Sean Penn News

Date Of Birth:
August 17, 1960 (54)
Birth Place:
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Gender:
Male
John Leguizamo, Nick Sandow and Merritt Wever Board MEADOWLAND
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

John Leguizamo, Nick Sandow and Merritt Wever have joined the cast of the Bron Studios drama MEADOWLAND. The film also stars Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Giovanni Ribisi, Ty Simpkins, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Mark Feuerstein, Kevin Corrigan and Juno Temple. (more...)

Opera Parallèle Announces 2014-2015 Season, Featuring DEAD MAN WALKING and HEART OF DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement has announced details of Opera Parallèle's 2014--2015 season, which will feature the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's acclaimed Dead Man Walking--marking the 15th anniversary of one of the most widely performed operas of the 21st century--and the U.S. premiere of vibrant composer Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness. Both operas, based on significant literary works, plumb the depths of human emotion, resilience, fortitude, hope and redemption, making them ideal subjects for the operatic stage and for Opera Parallèle's brand of story-telling and rich exploration of the human experience in provocative and intense stagings. Both original Opera Parallèle productions will be led by Paiement on the podium, with production design and direction by Opera Parallèle Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel and members of the creative team responsible for OP's acclaimed productions of Orphée, The Great Gatsby, Ainadamar, and Trouble in Tahiti. (more...)

Nick Jonas to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

Multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas, will perform in the Piper Repertory Theater at Mesa Arts Center on September 27 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Avril Lavigne Launches Fundraising Campaign to Support Special Olympics
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and philanthropist Avril Lavigne has teamed up with CrowdRise, an online fundraising platform (more...)

IFC to Premiere Season Two of THE BIRTHDAY BOYS, 10/17
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Returning for a second season, The Birthday Boys are bringing back their sketch comedy TV show to IFC. (more...)

BAFTA to Host A LIFE IN PICTURES With Ray Winstone
by Movies News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that Ray Winstone, the BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-winning actor, will discuss his craft and career at a special 'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' event at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Sunday 5 October. (more...)

Benicio del Toro to Receive San Sebastian Festival's Donostia Award
by Movies News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Benicio del Toro to receive the Donostia Award at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The actor will play the leading part in 'Escobar: Paradise Lost', closing film of the Pearls section 09-02-2014 (more...)

Rob Brydon Set to Host 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles on 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles(R) (BAFTA Los Angeles), announced that award winning actor, Rob Brydon will be hosting the 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America, for the second year in a row. (more...)

THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long previously announced that the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, would begin previews tonight, July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014


It's Official! HERE LIES LOVE to Play London's New Dorfman Theatre; Runs Sept 30-Jan 8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love will open the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project. Here Lies Love plays from 30 September to 8 January, with a press night on 13 October. (more...)

Allie Gallerani, Scott Haze and More to Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco; Runs 7/7-8/23 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, will begin previews July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Noah Parets, Armand Schultz & Anastasia Barzee to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, will be one of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce the Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical on stage June 25 to July 26. Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy who discovers his true passion lies in ballet class and not in the boxing ring, and then finds the strength to defy the convention of his small UK mining town to make his dream come true. The Ogunquit production features a cast of Broadway veterans, including Anastasia Barzee, Armond Shultz and Tony Award nominee Joel Blum. (more...)

Naomi Watts Signs on for Next Three DIVERGENT Films
by Movies News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Naomi Watts has signed on for the next three films in the DIVERGENT franchise. Watts joins Shailene Woodley and Theo James in the film as the leader of the Factionless, Evelyn. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Million Ways to Die' Star Charlize Theron Admits: 'I'm a Bit of a Dork'
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

Charlize Theron stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about her raunchy new movie 'A Million Ways to Die In the West.' (more...)

Reelz Announces New & Returning Original Series for Summer Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2014

ReelzChannel today announced its summer programming lineup featuring premieres for three new original series Mansion Hunters ( (more...)

VIDEO: Jay Z & Beyonce 'On The Run' in New Short Film
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2014

Power couple Jay Z and Beyonce are planning their first joint tour, as previously reported, which is expected to perform in 20 U.S. cities. In anticipation of the tour, the pair have released a new short film, titled 'On The Run.' Check it out below! (more...)

INK & STEEL Premieres Tonight at Soho Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2014

After overcoming the impact of Hurricane Sandy and succeeding devastation, filmmakers Jonathan Ehlers and Patrick Ward-Perkins are premiering the mobster-themed drama 'Ink & Steel' at the Soho International Film Festival at 9:15 p.m. tonight, May 17. The screening will be held at the Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave. in New York City. (more...)

Paul McCartney Teams with Newman the Robot for New Video 'Appreciate'; Japanese Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Paul McCartney has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the world. In recent years his videos have featured a stellar line up of guests including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Tom Ford, Sean Penn and Natalie Portman. (more...)

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