Winona Ryder News

Breaking News: Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that Broadway legend Elaine Stritch died this morning, at home in Birmingham, MI. The star was 89 years old. (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres Season Two of DRUNK HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! (more...)

HEATHERS Sets Early August Closing Date Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will play its final performance of its limited engagement at New World Stages on Monday, August 4, 2014 after 17 previews and 145 regular performances. (more...)

Point Park University's The REP Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The 2014-2015 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include two world premieres by Pittsburgh playwrights, a classic by Nobel laureate John Steinbeck and a hilarious comedy about an American singer renowned for her lack of rhythm, tone and especially an ability to sing. (more...)

A VERY HEATHERS PROM to Celebrate Cast Album Release 6/18 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will host A VERY HEATHERS PROM immediately following the performance on Wednesday, June 18, from 10:30PM-2:00AM at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. The Prom celebrates the release of the show's World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label, available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores June 17. (more...)

Second Season of Comedy Central's DRUNK HISTORY to Premiere 7/1
by TV News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! Ten episodes of the hit Comedy Central series 'Drunk History' begin on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of 'Nathan For You.' For fans that want to relive every sloshed moment of season one, all episodes are now available on the Comedy Central App and atcc.com/drunk. (more...)

Kristolyn Lloyd & Dave Thomas Brown to Join Cast of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, welcome Dave Thomas Brown as JD and Kristolyn Lloyd as Heather Duke to the "in-crowd" on Monday, June 9, 2014. (more...)

A.C.T.'s 2014 Season Gala Raises Over $670K for Actor Training and Arts Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

With the help of students from the Master of Fine Arts and Young Conservatory programs, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) raised over $670,000 at its 2014 Season Gala, FLEISHHACKER, MAGNIN, SWIG -- A.C.T.'s MAD, MAD MEN, which honored the three founding fathers of A.C.T. -- Mortimer Fleishhacker, Jr., Cyril Magnin, and Melvin Swig -- and celebrated the past, present, and future of the organization. The Gala took place on Sunday, May 18, at the historic Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The proceeds from the Gala support A.C.T.'s actor training and arts education programs. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder Join Indie Film 'EXPERIMENTER'
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder have signed on to star in the upcoming indie drama EXPERIMENTER, THE STANLEY MILGRAM STORY, written and directed by Michael Almereyda. (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Rights to Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut ROSEWATER
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2014

Open Road Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution to Jon Stewart's ROSEWATER (more...)

Dolphin Films & IM Global Ink MAX STEEL Distribution Deal
by Movies News Desk - May 09, 2014

On the eve of Cannes, Dolphin Films International and IM Global have announced robust sales for “Max Steel,” (more...)

PBS Announces Full Fall Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

PBS announced today an expansive fall primetime lineup that launches with the premiere of Ken Burns's seven-part series THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, (more...)

Andy Garcia to Portray 'Dr. Miles Edwards' in Live Action MAX STEEL Franchise
by Movies News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Dolphin Films announced today that Academy Award Nominee Andy Garcia has signed on to the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film 'Max Steel,' based on the popular superhero property from Mattel. Andy Garcia will play the pivotal role of the brilliant and mysterious scientist, 'Dr. Miles Edwards.' (more...)

A.C.T. Sets Spring 2014 Repertory: OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET, THE GIRL FROM MAXIM'S & TEACH FOR AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

American Conservatory Theater announced today the Spring 2014 Repertory featuring students from A.C.T.'s acclaimed Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program, as well as a coproduction featuring students from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory (YC) Program. The three works in repertory this May are Stephen Adly Guirgis' scorching comedy, Our Lady of 121st Street; Georges Feydeau's madcap farce The Girl from Maxim's; and Rob Ackerman's hilarious and heartbreaking Teach for America. Tickets for each performance are $20 and are available online at www.act-sf.org or by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228. Two and three-show packages are available. Pick any two shows for $30 (a savings of $10) or purchase all three shows for $40 (a savings of $20). Packages are available for purchase by visiting https://tickets.act-sf.org/online/ (select M.F.A. Program Spring Repertory Package). (more...)

BWW Reviews: STARFISH, Patty Dann's Excellent New Novel by Greenpoint Press
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 23, 2014

Patty Dann's newest novel, 'Starfish' is an extraordinary book. This sequel to her well known 1986 novel, 'Mermaids,' is a refreshing, vibrant piece of modern fiction and a truly entertaining story about the Flax family. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label to Release HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Recording in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL-the critically acclaimed new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film-are pleased to announce the Original Cast Recording of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, to be released on Yellow Sound Label. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, "Defiance", "Desperate Housewives"), HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. (more...)

Kate del Castillo, Miriam Colon & Angelica Vale Among First Stars of Off-Broadway's LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The producers of Los Monologos de la Vagina, Eve Ensler's groundbreaking show, have announced the stars joining the show for the first four weeks at New York's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Christian Slater Attends HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL & Shares Enthusiastic Reaction
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 04, 2014

Occasional stage player and recognizable small screen and big screen actor Christian Slater shared his thoughts on the new screen-to-stage adaptation of cult classic HEATHERS as part of a new interview. (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to Make Off-Broadway Return in Spanish, Begin. May 6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Eve Ensler's groundbreaking show, The Vagina Monologues, will return in a new form when the first New York City revival opens for a Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home. Los Monologos de la Vagina will begin performances at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) on May 6 . Opening night will be announced. Mexican director Jaime Matarredona helms the production. It is produced by Morris Gilbert and Federico Gonzalez Compean. This will mark the first time that a mainstream off-Broadway theatre has hosted a commercial Spanish language play for an ongoing run. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2014 MAC Awards, 'Screech' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 27, 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: Cabaret fans, rejoice! The 2014 MAC Awards are tonight at BB King's! (more...)

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