Sigourney Weaver News

James Cameron to Finish Three AVATAR Sequels in Six Weeks
by Movies News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

As previously announced, James Cameron is working on three sequels for Avatar, which hit the big screen in 2009. On Reddit, Cameron offered an update on his progress. He wrote, 'The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They're essentially all in preproduction now, because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks.' (more...)

The Houston Symphony Presents SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR! SEE THE MUSIC with Host Victor Garber, 5/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Houston Symphony announced that Hollywood veteran Victor Garber will host the Centennial season-ending Pops weekend, Symphonic Spectacular! See the Music, on May 23, 24 and 25. The recognizable Garber has appeared in multiple popular television programs and movies including the current "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Good Wife" along with the award-winning spy drama from the early 2000s "Alias" with actress Jennifer Garner. His film credits include Argo, Legally Blonde, Titanic and many others. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 9, 2014 for the 59th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. (more...)

Jessica Stone to Direct The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 5/17-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creative team of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will be directed by Jessica Stone. Stone, who is a frequent collaborator with Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, will base this production on his Tony-nominated Broadway direction. Martin had been previously announced to return to San Diego to direct but had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 17 - 21. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by subscription only. Single tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, April 4 at 12 noon and will be available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Set to Begin Shooting in 2015
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

MTV Reports that the long-awaited reboot of the 'Ghostbusters' franchise is set to begin shooting in early 2015. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host GHOSTBUSTERS Screening at United Palace, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The United Palace Theatre and UPCA (United Palace of Cultural Arts) will feature a 30th Anniversary screening of Ivan Reitman's classic comedy GHOSTBUSTERS, as part of it's new 'Sunday Movies at the Palace' screening series, curated and hosted by Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer/writer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) on March 23rd. Stage show begins at 5:00 followed by the screening at 5:30. (more...)

Tom Aulino, Barbara Walsh, Mary Beth Fisher and More Star in KC Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Beg. Tonight Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Broadway hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by the Rep's Artistic Director Eric Rosen, runs tonight, March 14 - April 6 at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a co-production with Center Stage in Baltimore. (more...)

Three World Premieres, Including THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner, Set for MTC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced three world premiere productions for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2014-2015 theatrical season. (more...)

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 58 short films, 29 of which are world premieres. (more...)

Rattlestick's ODE TO JOY Extends Through April 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews, the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, will extend three weeks through Saturday, April 19 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

Little Orchestra Society Invites NYC to Craft Its New Name; Ideas Accepted thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The Little Orchestra Society is reaching out to fellow New Yorkers to help craft its new name. Long time fans of the Orchestra and new enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to submit their favorite names for an institution beloved by generations of concert-goers. Today through March 9th, music lovers are invited to visit the Orchestra's website: littleorchestra.org, and recommend a new name for an Orchestra known for its audience engagement, inclusive educational mission and commitment to innovative music and multi-disciplinary performances. The Orchestra's new name will be announced later this year. (more...)

'VANYA AND SONIA,' COMPANY, THE SOUND OF MUSIC & More Set for Bay City Players' 97th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Bay City Players, Michigan's oldest continuously operating community theatre, will open its 97th season with Stephen Sondheim's Company next autumn, and close with family favorite The Sound of Music in spring 2015. In between, playgoers will be entertained with a unique interpretation of the holiday favorite Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the classic American comedy You Can't Take It With You, and the 2013 Tony Award winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, written originally for David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host 22 theatrical offerings from 20 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 that will run for three weeks March 10-30, 2014 throughout the Center. The international festival features contemporary theater works offering 13 fully staged productions, 4 theater-focused installations, 3 readings of new works, and 2 forums. From Olivier and Tony Award-winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, a diverse showcase of theatrical expression will be represented by countries spanning the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. (more...)

Haven Entertainment and Firefly Theater & Films to Stage Short Plays in UNSCREENED, 3/3-31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Haven Entertainment and Firefly Theater & Films will present the fourth annual Unscreened, a lively evening of four world-premiere short plays by some of Hollywood's fastest-rising writers and featuring a multi-star cast, opening Monday night, March 3 at the Lillian Theater. (more...)

Tom Aulino, Barbara Walsh, Mary Beth Fisher and More to Star in KC Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Rehearsals begin today for Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Broadway hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by the Rep's Artistic Director Eric Rosen, and running March 14 - April 6 at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a co-production with Center Stage in Baltimore. (more...)

NECA Unveils Hot New Product Line-Ups At New York Toy Fair
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today at the 111th American International Toy Fair in New York, National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), the world leader in licensed consumer goods, wowed attendees with an exciting line-up of new products from the biggest and best movies, video games and comic books. WizKids Games, NECA's games publisher and the leading innovator in collectible miniatures gaming, kept up the pace with a wealth of new products across major licenses, as well as hands-on game demos. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Returns to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA Production, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will return to the hysterically funny and affecting new play 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' this time directing the play which earned him his most recent Tony nomination. Christopher Durang's Tony-winning farce will be performed at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, tonight, January 29 through March 9, 2014, and will feature two Tony-nominated members of the Broadway cast. (more...)

LOVE GONE BAD, New Plays by Neil LaBute, Robert Askins, and Don Nigro Set for Nylon Fusion's ASPCA Fundraiser, 2/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

NYLON FUSION THEATER COMPANY presents Two evenings of Love Gone Bad - A fundraiser for the ASPCA Featuring new works including World Premier play 'Two Minute Warning' by Neil LaBute, Robert Askins, Kristina Poe and Don Nigro (more...)

Cast Announced for TACT's Revival of Christopher Durang's BEYOND THERAPY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre (Scott Alan Evans, Cynthia Harris and Jenn Thompson, Co-Artistic Directors), the critically-acclaimed company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' and named 'Company of the Year' by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal, is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Beyond Therapy, the hilarious comedy by Christopher Durang, the modern master of the outrageous and absurd (and recipient of the 2013 'Best Play' Tony Award for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike). The spring production of the company's 21st Season directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Scott Alan Evans will begin performances at Theatre Row'sBeckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Opening night is set for Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will continue through April 19, 2014. (more...)

WWE Studios, Relativity and Blumhouse Productions Partner on Intrepid Pictures' Oculus
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2014

WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE), Relativity and Blumhouse Productions announced today a partnership in connection to the release of Intrepid Pictures' Oculus, the Mike Flanagan-directed supernatural horror film starring Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Not Another Happy Ending), Brenton Thwaites (the upcoming Maleficent, The Giver), Rory Cochrane (Argo, Parkland) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick). WWE Studios will leverage its extensive multi-platform reach to help promote the film that debuted at the Midnight Madness section of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Oculus was developed and produced by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans of Intrepid Pictures, who co-financed with MICA Entertainment and is set for a wide theatrical release on April 11, 2014. (more...)

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