Sean Penn News

Date Of Birth:
August 17, 1960 (54)
Birth Place:
Santa Monica, CA, USA
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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...)

INK & STEEL to Premiere at Soho Film Festival, 5/17
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 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. on Saturday, May 17. The screening will be held at the Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave. in New York City. (more...)

The Group Rep Stages World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs today, May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Mother's Day Burlesque Brunch to Feature Stars of the Golden Age at The Highline Ballroom, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Sunday May 11th at The Highline Ballroom, burlesque legends will join their contemporary counterparts for a bawdy and beautiful brunch saluting the mothers of burlesque! (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Capitol Center for the Arts Presents Oscar-Nominee Hal Holbrook in MARK TWAIN TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Oscar®-nominee Hal Holbrook returns to the Capitol Center for the Arts tonight, April 11 at 8:00 PM in Mark Twain Tonight! - his acclaimed Tony Award-winning one-man show which celebrates the humor, satirical wit, and timeless observations of Mark Twain. Tickets start at $45 and are on sale now at the Capitol Center box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Todays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 06, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

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