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Date Of Birth:
August 14, 1945 (69)
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ALADDIN Composer Alan Menken Reacts to Passing of Robin Williams
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

As the world mourns the loss of comedic great Robin Williams, composer Alan Menken, who worked with the actor in the hit animated Disney film ALADDIN, gave Billboard a statement on his reaction to the tragic news (more...)

Robin Williams' Daughter Shares Emotional Message on Twitter
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

As the world mourns the tragic loss of comedic great Robin Williams, his daughter Zelda took to Twitter last night to share an emotional message as well as a quote from Antoine De Saint-Exupery's classic children's book The Little Prince (more...)

President Obama Issues Statement on Passing of Robin Williams: 'He Touched Every Element of the Human Spirit'
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

As the world mourns the tragic loss of the great comedic talent, Robin Williams, The White House has issued the following statement from President Obama (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Friend Like Him - A Robin Williams Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on one of the most popular and prolific comedians and actors of our age in honor of his unexpected passing this week, Robin Williams. (more...)

Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International jazz Vocal Competition, now known as the SASSY awards. (more...)

The Recording Academy Remembers Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Recording Academy's President and CEO Neil Portnow just released the following statement on Williams' death. (more...)

President Obama on the Passing of Robin Williams: 'He Was One of a Kind'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. Chiming in following the news of the actor's passing, President Obama released the following statement... (more...)

Stage and Screen Stars Mourn the Loss of Robin Williams on Twitter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. A slew of stars took to Twitter following the announcement to express their gratitude to the performer and wish him well. Scroll down to see what they had to say, and check back for updates later tonight and tomorrow morning! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Robin Williams on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

Comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014. He was 63. Scroll down for a look back at Williams' time on Broadway and around the Broadway world... (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN Genies React to Robin Williams' Death
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Robin Williams is well known for his voice work as the high-energy, pun-tastic, hilarious 'Genie' in Disney's 1992 animated film. And now cast members from Broadway's Aladdin have reacted to the actor's passing, including the show's current, Tony-winning 'Genie' James Monroe Iglehart and standby Michael James Scott. Scroll down to see what the actors had to say, and stay tuned for updates... (more...)

Tina Lifford to Star in Generation W's Benefit Performance of THE CIRCLE at Alhambra, 8/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Generation W will present the Jacksonville premiere and benefit performance of THE CIRCLE. THE CIRCLE is written by and stars nationally known actress, Tina Lifford and directed by Shirley Jo Finney, who has won multiple awards for her special talent and eye for storytelling. Tina Lifford and Generation W are teaming up with The Alhambra Theater and Dining to showcase THE CIRCLE Sunday, August 24th and Monday, August 25th. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 10
by - Aug 10, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 10, 2014. (more...)

Demetri Martin Coming to WHBPAC, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The ingeniously brilliant standup comic Demetri Martin performs at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $60, $75, $90 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band Launches Live Tour This December
by TV News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, comes to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:30PM (more...)

Dane Cook to Make Directorial Debut in Showtime's 'TROUBLEMAKER', 10/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Dane Cook returns to the stage with his directorial debut in DANE COOK TROUBLEMAKER, premiering Friday, October 17th at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on SHOWTIME. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/14 - PHOENIX Opens, Elaine Stritch Tribute at the Met Room and 50 SHADES!, 'ELBOW' & More in Bryant Park!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 07, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PHOENIX, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, opens off-Broadway, the Met Room celebrates Elaine Stritch, BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK returns for one of its final shows this summer and more! (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 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 September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Press opening is Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn and Shawn Hatosy Star in REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Opening Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless, The Newsroom), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Alicia Witt (Justified, 88 Minutes) are cast in the Geffen Playhouse production of Reasons to Be Pretty, nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play (2009). Helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney, Reasons to Be Pretty will be performed in the Gil Cates Theater through August 31 with an opening night of tonight, August 6. (more...)

The Old Globe to Launch Free San Diego Tour of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creation of an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will direct the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He plans to cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego M.F.A. Program in classical acting. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances in the Globe's Hattox Hall November 7-9. (more...)

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