Tom Hanks News

Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Moonlight Stage's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Now Playing Through 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

VIDEO: Lena Dunham Talks Bringing Her Parents to the Emmys on KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

'Girls' star Lena Dunham stopped by last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE to talk about being hungry at the recent Emmy awards and what it was like to bring her parents to the awards show. (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2013: Joan Rivers Talks JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, FASHION POLICE, SALLY MARR Revival & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 07, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this InDepth InterView originally presented in 2013. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Durham Performing Arts Center, October 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

The First American National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will launch in September 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island (September 15-20, 2015); a 12-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL (December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016); and will play the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA; DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC in October 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Gary Beach!
by Ken Womble - Sep 05, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Gary Beach! (more...)

West End's BEAUTIFUL Expected to Have an All-British Cast
by Louisa Brady - Sep 05, 2014

Yesterday, producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced that this year's Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will be transferring to the West End's Aldwych Theatre. According to Daily Mail, the producers further announced that the West End production would feature an all-British cast. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL National Tour to Play Hollywood Pantages as Part of 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages as part of the 2015-2016 Season. This announcement comes four weeks prior to the start of the Hollywood Pantages' already announced 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel & Sarah Silverman Remember Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, guest Sarah Silverman and Jimmy shared their thoughts on the passing of comedy legend Joan Rivers. Check out the clip below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/5/14 - WINTER'S TALE in Central Park, 'MIGHTY REAL' Off-Broadway, Joan Rivers and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 05, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE WINTER'S TALE begins at the Delacorte, 'MIGHTY REAL' starts performances off-Broadway, RUTHLESS! benefits BC/EFA, we remember Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Goes Abroad! Opens at West End's Aldwych Theatre in February and Launches US Tour in Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will expand across America and the world in 2015. The West End production of Beautiful will begin previews on February 10, 2015 in the West End at London's Aldwych Theatre, with an official opening night set for February 25, 2015. The First American National Tour of Beautiful will launch in September 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island (September 15-20, 2015); a 12-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL (December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016); and will play the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA; DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC in October 2015; and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC, among other cities across the country. (more...)

Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin Among 37th Annual KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Singer Al Green; actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks; ballerina Patricia McBride; singer-songwriter Sting; and comedienne Lily Tomlin will receive honors for 2014 on THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (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...)

Shirley Bassey to Make Rare Appearance at amFAR's Inspiration Gala
by Movies News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

In a rare appearance, legendary singer Shirley Bassey will perform at amFAR's Inspiration Gala on Oct. 29 in Los Angeles (more...)

VIDEO: Ed Sheeran to Play ANNIE in Live ABC Production?
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE last night, Kimmel announced that in order to compete with NBC's PETER PAN, who would be played by a woman, ABC would be producing a live production of ANNIE, starring, music superstar Ed Sheeran in the title role. (more...)

HBO Announces OLIVE KITTERIDGE Debut Starring McDormand, Murray, Gallagher Jr., Kazan
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

HBO has confirmed the debut dates for the miniseries OLIVE KITTERIDGE, with the first two parts scheduled to debut on SUNDAY, NOV. 2 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed the next night by the debut of the final two parts on MONDAY, NOV. 3 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

VIDEO: JIMMY KIMMEL Stages 20th Anniversary FRIENDS Mini-Reunion
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Beleive it or not, but the iconic sitcom debuted 20 years ago on NBC, and to celebrate JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE staged a mini-reunion with the show's three lead women, and a few special guests. Needless to say, the results were a little different than the original show. (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

Hanks, Howard set for Dan Brown's INFERNO Adaptation
by Movies News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

According to Deadline Hollywood, Tom Hanks will once more put on the tweed jacket of Harvard Symbologist Robert Langdon in the big screen adaptation of Dan Brown's 'Inferno.' (more...)

Tom Hanks & Ron Howard to Begin Filming Next Spring for Dan Brown's INFERNO
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Deadline writes that Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment will kick off filming for INFERNO next April in Italy. INFERNO is the third film adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling series. (more...)

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