Sharon Lawrence News

Date of Birth: June 29, 1962 (54)
Birth Place: Charlotte, NC, USA
Gender: Female
Ring in 2017 With Lots of Laughter AT L.A. Connection Comedy TheatreRing in 2017 With Lots of Laughter AT L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 Kent Skov's L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre (LAC) continues its popular celebration of the incoming new year, which has been sold out every year for the past 24 years, with two shows featuring an all-star troupe of improv players. The schedule for December 31 was announced today by founder Kent Skov.  This will be the club's first New Year's Eve in the new Burbank location. (more...)

Skylight Theatre & Celebrities to SALUTE in BurbankSkylight Theatre & Celebrities to SALUTE in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Sharon Lawrence (Rizzoli & Isles) and Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles) lead the list of celebrities who join event hosts French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun, Mom) & Vanessa Claire Stewart (Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara) as Skylight Theatre's Board of Directors celebrates the artistic achievements of Gary Grossman and the Skylight Theatre Company for this year's annual Skylight Salute being held December 4th at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.   (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company in Association with Art Division Present Benefit to Feed L.A.'s Hungry for Thanksgiving DaySkylight Theatre Company in Association with Art Division Present Benefit to Feed L.A.'s Hungry for Thanksgiving Day
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Sharon Lawrence (three Primetime EMMY noms - Outstanding Supporting Actress in NYPD Blue) hosts ALIMENTO for Skylight Theatre Company in association with Art Division. Six World Premiere One-Acts will be read at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Shatto Chapel, on Sunday, November 6th at 5pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ari Graynor Hosts 16th Annual Les Girls CabaretPhoto Flash: Ari Graynor Hosts 16th Annual Les Girls Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

On Sunday, October 16, the wildly popular cabaret benefit, Les Girls, returned to the stage for its 16th annual celebration. Hosted by Ari Graynor (For a Good Time, Call...), the event kicked off with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a sexy and wickedly funny evening of entertainment, made possible by the donated performances of some of Hollywood's top personalities! All the proceeds supported the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund's Breast Cancer Deadline 2020, a strategic plan of action with a January 1, 2020 deadline for knowing how to end the disease. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENORPhoto Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

SHAMELESS star Emmy Rossum will make her directorial debut in the momentous fourth episode of the seventh season this Sunday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

SHAMELESS star Emmy Rossum will make her directorial debut in the momentous fourth episode of the seventh season this Sunday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENORLa Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Today, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Celebration Of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE AN AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM At The Wallis AnnenbergPhoto Coverage: Opening Night Celebration Of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE AN AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Oct 2, 2016

This fall, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts transforms much of its campus into a lively Little Italy themed street party as it celebrates For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. The Wallis and For The Record-the acclaimed company that began in a small bar in East Hollywood in 2010 and whose performances have quickly become must see shows-combine forces to pay homage to the visceral world of Martin Scorsese in a new co production that revolutionizes the musical theater experience and brings the legendary filmmaker's epic soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret, from September 21 through October 16. From the moment audiences arrive at The Wallis, the immersive experience begins with special pre show festivities, continuing through an exhilarating performance, and finishing with post show gatherings that feature specially curated entertainment. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENORLa Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Full SHAMELESS Season Seven Premiere Ahead of October DebutVIDEO: Watch Full SHAMELESS Season Seven Premiere Ahead of October Debut
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

SHOWTIME is giving viewers an early opportunity to sample the season seven premiere of the network's No. 1 comedy series SHAMELESS, ahead of its linear premiere on Sunday, October 2nd at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Showtime Reveals Key Art & Trailer for New Season of SHAMELESSVIDEO: Showtime Reveals Key Art & Trailer for New Season of SHAMELESS
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

SHOWTIME has released the new poster art and official trailer for season seven of its No. 1 comedy series SHAMELESS, premiering on Sunday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

IF I COULD TELL YOU Selected for L.A.'s HollyShorts Film Festival's TV CategoryIF I COULD TELL YOU Selected for L.A.'s HollyShorts Film Festival's TV Category
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

If I Could Tell You sheds light on how fertility issues could drive someone to take drastic measures, even without their spouse's knowledge! This thought provoking film screens at Hollyshorts Film Festival in Los Angeles, stars Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, Avery Clyde (NCIS), Sharon Lawrence (Shameless, NYPD Blue), Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) and is directed by the Clyde Brothers, Rob & Ben Clyde.  This story is close to Kevin Richardson and the Clyde's hearts, as they experienced their own issues with fertility. (more...)

Women In Film Presents An All Star Line Up to Discuss Ageism In The ArtsWomen In Film Presents An All Star Line Up to Discuss Ageism In The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

On Friday night, a panel of 8 industry leaders including Ashton Applewhite, B. Harlan Boll, Jobeth Williams, Lesley Ann Warren, Kathy Griffin, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Lynn Whitfield with moderator Sharon Lawrence, were brought together before an audience at the London Hotel by producers David C. Barry and Robyn Rosenfeld with the support of Women in Film for a panel on Gender Diversity and Ageism in Hollywood (more...)

Los Angeles Premier of 'If I Could Tell You,' Starring Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys), Jim O'Heir (Parks & Recreation), and Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Shameless)Los Angeles Premier of 'If I Could Tell You,' Starring Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys), Jim O'Heir (Parks & Recreation), and Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Shameless)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

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Sharon Lawrence, JR Bourne, Jessy Schram & More Set for Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights FestivalSharon Lawrence, JR Bourne, Jessy Schram & More Set for Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

More than 40 actors have been set to participate in The Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, including Angelique Cabral (Life In Pieces), Christoph Sanders (Ghost Whisperer, Last Man Standing), JR Bourne (Teen Wolf), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Scott Lowell (Queer As Folk), Angel Parker (Lab Rats, American Crime Story), Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie, Big Time in Hollywood, FL), and Jessy Schram (Nashville, Veronica Mars, Falling Skies). Twelve winning plays by young playwrights aged 16-19 from seven different states will be presented during this year's festival at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, running from June 2-26. (more...)

L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre Coming to Beautiful Downtown Burbank, 6/15-19L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre Coming to Beautiful Downtown Burbank, 6/15-19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

After a successful 36 year run at their Ventura Blvd. location in Sherman Oaks, the renowned L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre (LAC) will bring their unique brand of hilarity to Beautiful Downtown Burbank.  A Grand Opening at the new location is scheduled for the weekend of June 15-19, 2016, announced by LAC founder Kent Skov. (more...)

Keith David, Sharon Lawrence and More Set for Ojai Playwrights Conference 'TOWN AND COUNTRY' BenefitKeith David, Sharon Lawrence and More Set for Ojai Playwrights Conference 'TOWN AND COUNTRY' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference launches its 19th season with its annual Benefit Gala themed 'TOWN AND COUNTRY: THEĀTRE FANTASTIQUE.' This very special benefit, which includes a performance component and annual dinner, take place today, April 30, 2016, in Ojai. (more...)

Keith David, Sharon Lawrence and More Set for Ojai Playwrights Conference 'TOWN AND COUNTRY' BenefitKeith David, Sharon Lawrence and More Set for Ojai Playwrights Conference 'TOWN AND COUNTRY' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference launches its 19th season with its annual Benefit Gala themed "TOWN AND COUNTRY: THEĀTRE FANTASTIQUE.' This very special benefit, which includes a performance component and annual dinner, take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Ojai. (more...)

Black Comedy DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS Opens Tonight at Odyssey TheatreBlack Comedy DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS Opens Tonight at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

High finance, family dysfunction, death -- and laughs. The world premiere of DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS, a pitch-black comedy by Andrea Lepcio (Looking for the Pony), directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid) and presented by Indie Chi Productions, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre tonight, April 2. (more...)

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