William Goldman News

Date of Birth: August 12, 1931 (84)
Birth Place: Highland Park, IL, USA
Gender: Male
Act II Playhouse to Present ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN, 9/8-10/11Act II Playhouse to Present ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN, 9/8-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Act II Playhouse in Ambler will open its 2015-16 season with According to Goldman by Bruce Graham, beginning Sept. 8. Due to a record number of subscribers, Act II has already extended the show until Oct. 11. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

American Express Pre-Sale for MISERY on Broadway Begins This WeekAmerican Express Pre-Sale for MISERY on Broadway Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Castle Rock Entertainment and Raymond Wu announced today tickets for Broadway's new suspense thriller Misery, starring two-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, will go on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2015. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, July 15th at 10am EST through Sunday, July 26th at 10pm EST by visiting www.telecharge.com or calling 212.239.6200. (more...)

FSLC Announces Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema IconoclastFSLC Announces Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema Iconoclast
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces a celebration of films from the Swinging Sixties (and beyond) with the retrospective Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema Iconoclast (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting SuggestionsSOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting Suggestions
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 24, 2015

The hottest news of the week as far as plays for the new season are concerned is the surprise announcement that the mainstage adaptation of Stephen King's iconic best-selling novel and its subsequent Academy Award-winning feature film adaptation, MISERY, would be coming to Broadway with Hollywood headliner Bruce Willis and a new leading lady in place of the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel - no less than three-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen notable Laurie Metcalf. Of course, Metcalf will be essaying the operatically dramatic role of the ultimate all-time uber fan Annie Wilkes in the tale of a writer rescued from a horrific car accident by his number one fan only to be trapped and tortured at her secluded cabin in the deep backwoods of Maine. Kathy Bates memorably took home a Best Actress Oscar for her turn in the 1990 film and acclaimed screenwriter William Goldman told me himself in our InDepth InterView about the new stage version of the story that he originally wrote the role in the film explicitly for Bates, as revealed in our exclusive 2012 conversation here. Surely, now is the ideal time to consider some spectacular dramatic actresses who just might be the right replacements should the run of the play extend beyond Metcalf's involvement in the production - and Willis's, too, for that matter. (more...)

Breaking News: Two-Time Tony Nominee Laurie Metcalf Will Now Join Bruce Willis in MISERY on Broadway; Theatre, Dates Set!Breaking News: Two-Time Tony Nominee Laurie Metcalf Will Now Join Bruce Willis in MISERY on Broadway; Theatre, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures , Castle Rock Entertainment and Raymond Wu announced today that three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf will star as Annie Wilkes opposite two-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis as Paul Sheldon in the new suspense thriller MISERY. (more...)

Gretchen Carlson Releases New Inspiring Book #GettingRealGretchen Carlson Releases New Inspiring Book #GettingReal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

In GETTING REAL celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson opens up the conversation of what it means to be an ambitious career woman in America today (more...)

VIDEO: Bruce Willis Talks Broadway Debut in MISERY on 'Letterman': 'I'm Scared to Death'VIDEO: Bruce Willis Talks Broadway Debut in MISERY on 'Letterman': 'I'm Scared to Death'
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Bruce Willis made his 64th appearance on CBS's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN last night. During his visit, the actor spoke about making his Broadway debut in an upcoming stage adaptation of Stephen King's MISERY. (more...)

Mary-Louise Parker & Bruce Willis to Co-Host TONY Nominations Announcement LiveMary-Louise Parker & Bruce Willis to Co-Host TONY Nominations Announcement Live
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Mary-Louise Parker, a Tony Award winner and three time Tony nominee, will be joined by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis to announce the nominations for the American Theatre Wing's TONY AWARDS in a live webcast, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 28 at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Brings Twisted Macabre Fun to VillageBWW Reviews: NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Brings Twisted Macabre Fun to Village
by Jay Irwin - Mar 23, 2015

A serial killer being hunted by the police sounds like ripe fodder for a musical comedy, right? No? Well then you need to expand your perception and get out to Village Theatre to catch their current production of "No Way to Treat a Lady" which not only manages to amuse while it horrifies but also boasts a killer ensemble each of whom slays their roles. (more...)

Firehouse Theater Company Presents James Goldman's THE LION IN THE WINTER, 4/04-5/02Firehouse Theater Company Presents James Goldman's THE LION IN THE WINTER, 4/04-5/02
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Firehouse Theater Company presents James Goldman's masterpiece "The Lion in Winter" April 4 through May 2 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. (more...)

Barbra Streisand to Present Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center GalaBarbra Streisand to Present Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Barbra Streisand (recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award) will present the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award-winner Robert Redford (more...)

Breaking News: Bruce Willis & Elizabeth Marvel Are Headed to Broadway in MISERY!Breaking News: Bruce Willis & Elizabeth Marvel Are Headed to Broadway in MISERY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

This just in! Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that two-time Emmy winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite Obie Award-winning stage and screen actress Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, “House Of Cards”) in the new play MISERY, written by two-time Academy Award-winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) who wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film, based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 1/28/2015 - 1/30/2015This Weeks New Movies - 1/28/2015 - 1/30/2015
by BWW - Jan 25, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 1/28/2015 - 1/30/2015! (more...)

Fox Valley Rep Kicks Off 2015 Season With NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, Running Through 3/8Fox Valley Rep Kicks Off 2015 Season With NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, Running Through 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Fox Valley Repertory opens their 2015 theater series with Douglas J. Cohen's musical game of cat and mouse, No Way To Treat a Lady. Based on the novel and movie by William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), the award-winning musical is directed by John Gawlik with music direction by Jeffrey Poindexter and choreography by Christie Kerr. Performances will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage January 15 - March 8, 2015. (more...)

WILD CARD, Starring Jason Statham, to Hit Theaters Jan 30WILD CARD, Starring Jason Statham, to Hit Theaters Jan 30
by Movies News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

WILD CARD, directed by Simon West and starring Jason Statham, will hit theaters and On Demand the U.S. on January 30, 2015. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000sFLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 26, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music and lyrics with a new series highlighting the work of the iconic composer and lyricist, finishing today with a look at his work in the 1990s and 2000s. (more...)

NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, BIKINIS, CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE and More Set for Fox Valley Rep's 2015 SeasonNO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, BIKINIS, CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE and More Set for Fox Valley Rep's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

?Fox Valley Rep, in residence at Pheasant Run Resort, announces their calendar-year 2015 season of nostalgic toe-tapping Off-Broadway musicals and modern award-winning comedies, including the Off-Broadway musical thriller, No Way To Treat a Lady, the award-winning farce, Unnecessary Farce, followed by the fun 1960's music revue, The Bikinis, then to the romantic comedy, Maybe Baby It's You, to a holiday music revue, A Christmas Survival Guide. (more...)

VIDEO: Cary Elwes Talks New Book, THE PRINCESS BRIDE Anecdotes, and MoreVIDEO: Cary Elwes Talks New Book, THE PRINCESS BRIDE Anecdotes, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Cary Elwes recently sat down with Young Hollywood to discuss his new book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from THE PRINCESS BRIDE. In this interview, Elwes talks about co-writing his book with the rest of THE PRINESS BRIDE 'family,' breaking his toe on set, and more! (more...)

AS YOU WISH, An Inside Look at the Making of The Princess Bride, Hits Bookshelves, 10/14AS YOU WISH, An Inside Look at the Making of The Princess Bride, Hits Bookshelves, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

AS YOU WISH: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden and forward by Rob Reiner, hits the bookshelves tomorrow, October 14, 2014. (more...)

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