Wallace Shawn News

Date Of Birth:
November 12, 1943 (70)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Andre Gregory Talks New Film Of Ibsen's A MASTER BUILDER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2014

Familiar theatre personality Andre Gregory discusses his participation along with Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme in creating a film version of Wallace Shawn's new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's acclaimed drama THE MASTER BUILDER, titled A MASTER BUILDER, as part of a new interview in promotion of the film. (more...)

Jonathan Demme Discusses Unique New Film Of Ibsen's A MASTER BUILDER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2014

Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme discusses the unique way in which he set out to film Wallace Shawn's new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's acclaimed drama A MASTER BUILDER as part of a new interview in promotion of the film. (more...)

ABC Orders New TOY STORY Holiday Special
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

ABC announced today that their second Pixar Animation Studios special for television, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” a new Christmas special featuring your favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films, will air on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET). The special comes on the heels of the success of “Toy Story OF TERROR!,” which premiered to stellar ratings last October. (more...)

THE FEVER to Play Actors Theatre, 7/11 & 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

In taking on Wallace Shawn's blistering one-man play, The Fever, well-known Valley actor Mike Lawler battles personal guilt for his good intentions toward the dispossessed without the courage to join the struggle. Actors Theatre presents The Fever July 11 and 16 at Black Theatre Troupe, 1333 E. Washington St. in Phoenix as part of the No Sweat (For You)" summer season. (more...)

TCG Books Releases Henrik Ibsen's A MASTER BUILDER, Translated and Adapted by Wallace Shawn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of A Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen, translated and adapted by Wallace Shawn. Shawn's version of the play was used by legendary director (and Shawn's frequent collaborator) Andre Gregory during 15 years of work on a theatrical production which, as of 2014, has not been produced in a theatre. Instead, it was made into a film by Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), with a cast that includes Shawn, Gregory, Julie Hagerty, Lisa Joyce and Larry Pine. (more...)

Disney XD Announces July 2014 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Disney XD announces July 2014 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

Mike Daisey, Julie Klausner, Catie Lazarus & More Set for Joe's Pub, 6/25-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup for June 25-July 6, including JULIE KLAUSNER'S CABARET SITUATION, MIKE DAISEY: YES THIS MAN, CATIE LAZARUS: THE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW, LEONID FEDOROV AND VLADIMIR VOLKOV, SHARABI FEAT. MANU NARAYAN, FRANK LONDON & DEEP SINGH, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - KARSH KALE: COLLECTIVE SESSIONS, SYMPHONIC SUNDAYS W/ MOTHER FALCON & TODD REYNOLDS FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Off Broadway Alliance Awards, Honoring McNally, Shawn, Tesori & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, presented the 4th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards June 17th at Sardi's. Honorees were on hand to receive their awards and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ruth Maleczech and Nicholas Martin were posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)

Ware Center Presents Festival Favorite THE DOUBLE, 6/23 & 26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Two months ago we ran an enigmatic film called 'Enemy' starring Jake Gyllenhal. Though fascinating, the audience left the theatre scratching their heads 'What was THAT?' Now, a second retelling of the best-selling novel 'The Double' has hit the screens. This one takes a completely different approach to the novel -- it's a comedy-drama, not science fiction; it does not feature any other worldy creatures like giant spiders, and it stars Jesse Eisenberg, an oscar-nominee for 'The Social Network.' If you saw the first one, catch this re-make -- which is virtually entirely different take on the same novel. If you didn't see 'Enemy,' see this one, instead (more...)

23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, at Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering celebration of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud that HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. (more...)

4th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards Held Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, will present the 4th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards today (Tuesday) at 4:30 PM at Sardi's. Honorees will be on hand to receive their awards and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ruth Maleczech and Nicholas Martin will be posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)

This Week at Joe's Pub, June 18-29: Cristin Milioti, Make Music New York, Julie Klausner, Karsh Kale, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014


Off Broadway Alliance Awards to Be Presented Next Tuesday, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, will present the 4th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards Reception this coming Tuesday, June 17th at Sardi's. Honorees will be on hand to receive their awards and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ruth Maleczech and Nicholas Martin will be posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell, Mary Gauthier, Cristin Milioti and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, June 11 through the 22nd. Scroll down for the lineup! (more...)

BAC Announces $100,000 DiMenna Matching Gift for Cage Cunningham Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) has announced a $100,000 matching gift from philanthropist Diana DiMenna and hedge-fund manager Joe DiMenna, in support of BAC's campaign to establish the Cage Cunningham Fund for artist fellowships, named after legendary artistic partners John Cage and Merce Cunningham. (more...)

Molly Bloom Monologue with Caraid O'Brien and Bernadette Quigley to be Rebroadcast on 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Back by popular demand, the innovative performance of the complete Molly Bloom monologue from James Joyce's Ulysses recorded live on June 16, 2013 by not one but two actresses, Caraid O'Brien and Bernadette Quigley, will be rebroadcast nationwide on Monday, June 16. 2014. (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell, Penny Arcade & More Set for Joe's Pub, 6/4-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced performances from June 4-15, including John Cameron Mitchell, Penny Arcade and more. Check out full details below! (more...)

ANNAPURNA Ends Off-Broadway Run, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The New Group opened the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, on April 21. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will officially end its run on June 1. (more...)

Rory O'Malley, Bridget Barkan, John Cameron Mitchell, Echoes of Etta and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup now through June 8. Details below! (more...)

The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Artistic Director) presents the 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering festival of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud the HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. This year's HOT!, featuring hundreds of participating artists presenting their newest creations, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place, located at 161A Chrystie Street in New York City. (more...)

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