Scott Rudin News

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Producer Anne Garefino Set for Boston College's 16th Annual Arts Festival, 4/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Campus arts in all genres will be celebrated and showcased -and the achievements of accomplished alumni arts professionals will be highlighted-at Boston College's 16th annual Arts Festival, Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26, 2014. (more...)

Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic?
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Sources claim that Leonardo DiCaprio is also in talks to star in the title role, however he has not signed on oficially. (more...)

After Pulitzer Win, THE FLICK to Return to New York City at Barrow Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Just after today's news that Annie Baker's THE FLICK is being honored with the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The New York Times reports that the drama will return to New York City at the Barrow Street Theatre 'in the near future', according to a spokesman for producer Scott Rudin. (more...)

Revival of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, to Open in June in Chicago; Heads to Broadway in August!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Chicago Tribune just announced that THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan is headed to Chicago, then Broadway this summer, guided by producer Scott Rudin and directed by Anna D. Shapiro. It will star Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Broadway Revival with Denzel Washington Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway tonight, April 3, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. This new production began previews nearly 55 years to the day that A Raisin in the Sun had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night for A Raisin in the Sun is tonight, April 3 at 6:45pm. The 14-week limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 15. (more...)

SMOKEFALL, TWO TRAINS RUNNING and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Chicago's most established resident theater presents a 90th anniversary "season to celebrate," a line-up of new and contemporary works on its two stages-the 856-seat Albert Theatre and 400-seat flexible Owen Theatre. Today, Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announced six plays (of eight)-half of which were developed by commission and/or workshop in the Goodman's new play development programs-that comprise the 2014/2015 Season, plus co-productions with Chicago's off-Loop theaters. Remarked Falls, "We are proud to present this Season in the same spirit that launched the Goodman in 1925: 'an array of dramatic fare, from classics to noteworthy contemporary works, innovative and oft controversial, embracing genres from farces to searing social dramas.' We hope to give our audiences compelling, relevant experiences from a range of culturally and aesthetically diverse artists, from bold new talents to acclaimed local and national voices." For a limited time, Subscriptions start at $90 in honor of the milestone season; call 312.443.3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org. Individual tickets go on sale in August. Two Albert plays are TBA. (more...)

Waterwell Launches Film Division, Will Premiere DAY TEN at Tribeca
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Waterwell, one of the Village Voice's Best Arguments for Devised Theater and creators of Goodbar and #9, announces the official launching of its film division with the World Premier of the short film, Day Ten, at the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. Day Ten, is written and directed by Arian Moayed and stars Omar Metwally. (more...)

Arian Moayed Short Film DAY TEN Set for Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Waterwell announces the official launching of its film division with the World Premier of the short film, Day Ten. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Broadway Revival with Denzel Washington Begins Previews Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

Previews begin tonight, Saturday, March 8, at 8pm for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night for A RAISIN IN THE SUN is Thursday, April 3 at 6:45pm. The 14-week limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 15. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Broadway Revival with Denzel Washington Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, at 8pm for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night for A RAISIN IN THE SUN is Thursday, April 3 at 6:45pm. The 14-week limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 15. (more...)

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks A RAISIN IN THE SUN on 'Fallon'
by TV News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The actor stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON to talk about his latest project. (more...)

6th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Highlighting High School Students Set for 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company have announced the 6th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. (more...)

12 YEARS A SLAVE Tops BAFTA Awards; GRAVITY Takes Six Honors - All the Winners!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The BAFTA Awards -- the EE British Academy Film Awards took place on 16 February at The Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. Stephen Fry returned to host this year's ceremony, which was broadcast on BBC One in the UK and in all major territories around the world. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Tops Movies on Demand Titles, Week Ending 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten Movies on Demand (MOD) titles based on consumer transaction rate. Movies on Demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers. (more...)

12 YEARS A SLAVE, GRAVITY Tie at 2014 Producers Guild Awards; Full List of Winners Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Last night, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year's winning motion picture and television productions at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. (more...)

BREAKING BAD, COLBERT Among Winners of 2014 Producers Guild Awards; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Last night, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year's winning motion picture and television productions at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. (more...)

86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced from AMERICAN HUSTLE to FROZEN
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2014

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the 86th Academy Awards® nominations this morning, Thursday, January 16. Boone Isaacs and Hemsworth unveiled the nominations at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world gathered. (more...)

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is Re-released in Theaters Nationwide Today
by Movies News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Columbia Pictures announced today that they will re-release Captain Phillips into about 1,000 theaters nationwide today, January 15th. (more...)

Up On The Marquee: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Installation!
by Walter McBride - Jan 14, 2014

Produced by Scott Rudin, Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington will star as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, opposite film, television and Tony Award-winning stage starDiahann Carroll as Lena Younger, in her first Broadway appearance in over 30 years.The production will be directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon. Previews begin March 8, 2014, with opening night on April 3, 2014 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. A Raisin in the Sun is a limited engagement, running 14 weeks only through June 15, 2014. The marquee just went up at the Barrymore Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there as it was being installed. Check out photos below! (more...)

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