Woody Allen News

Date Of Birth:
December 01, 1935 (78)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Steps Beyond to Present THE WOMEN OF FOSSE, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Steps Beyond announces another of its lively and informative Artists Talks with three 'Broadway Babies' who can rightly be called The Women of Fosse - Diane Laurenson, Dana Moore and Mimi Quillin. Laurenson and Moore have appeared in five Fosse shows between them - Sweet Charity, Chicago, Fosse, Dancin', and Big Deal, and Quillin performed in Sweet Charity and was also assistant to Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. The Broadway veterans will share fascinating stories about the great choreographer, drawn from their personal experiences and highlighted by film clips, followed by a Q&A session and reception. Sunday October 5, 7:30 PM at Steps on Broadway, 4th floor. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre's DI AND VIV AND ROSE to Transfer to Vaudeville Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose, will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on 29 January 2015 with previews from 22 January. Anna Mackmin returns to direct Amelia Bullmore's funny and insightful comedy about female friendship. Tamzin Outhwaite* reprises her role as Di and will be joined by Samantha Spiro as Viv and Jenna Russell as Rose. (more...)

Paramount Pictures to Distribute Chris Rock's TOP FIVE Worldwide
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIABN, VIA), announced it will distribute writer / director Chris Rock's 'TOP FIVE' worldwide. The news comes as the film from producer Scott Rudin, and his IACF partner Barry Diller, earned rave reviews at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. (more...)

L.A. UNIFIED to Play United Solo Fest, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

L. A. Unified, a solo show written and performed by David Newer, will play at the Theatre Row Complex (410 W. 42nd St.) as part of the United Solo Festival on October 11th starting at 7:30PM. Erica Silberman directs Newer as he embodies 16 characters while recounting the chapter in his life as a substitute teacher in the often brutal L.A. Unified School System. (more...)

Critic John Lahr to Talk Tennessee Williams Biography at The Players This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The Shakespeare Guild's 2014-15 season will open with a conversation that will launch the U.S. author tour for a biography that actress Helen Mirren calls 'a masterpiece about a genius.' Only John Lahr, she says, 'with his perceptions about the theater, about writers, about poetry, and about people, could have written this book.' John Lahr will discuss his acclaimed biography of Tennessee Williams on Wednesday, September 24, at 6 p.m. at The Players. (more...)

Lebanon Community Theatre to Present DON'T DRINK THE WATER, Begin. 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for the next production at the Lebanon Community Theatre. The Broadway comedy DON'T DRINK THE WATER will be presented October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM and October 5 & 12, 2014, at 2:30 PM. LCT is located at East Maple St and Theatre Dr, Lebanon, PA 17046. (more...)

East Lynne to Host WITHIN THE LAW Post-Show Q&A, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast of the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's "Within the Law" at the opening night after-show party at Aleathea's Restaurant on September 17th, another chance is to be had on Friday, September 26 at an after-show Q&A. It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask such questions as "why do they do what they do?" and "how does one find these scripts?" (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...)

Tony Winner Scarlett Johansson Welcomes Baby Girl Rose!
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Scarlett Johansson and her fiance Romain Dauriac welcomed their first child, a little girl named Rose! (more...)

Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Steep Theatre Company will launch its fourteenth season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks the Chicago debut not only of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut. The production opens on Thursday, October 2 at Steep's Edgewater home. (more...)

Comedian Joy Behar to Bring Her 'View' to Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

The former co-host of "The View" Joy Behar brings two nights of standup comedy to Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28. (more...)

Ira Lee Collings to Play Don't Tell Mama, 9/17-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Ira Lee Collings Sings "Off the Charts"! is invited to perform at don't tell mama's, 343 W. 46th Street (Restaurant Row), NYC 10036, 212-757-0788. Wednesday, September 17th at 7PM; Sunday, September 21st at 3PM; Wednesday, October 1st at 7PM; Sunday, October 5th at 4PM, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Joanne Mosconi Talks About Her New Play YOU LOVE THAT I'M NOT YOUR WIFE
by Don Grigware - Sep 03, 2014

Joanne Mosconi's new play You Love That I'm Not Your Wife is set to open at the Avery Schreiber Playhouse in NoHo September 12. (more...)

HBO Developing Romantic Drama Starring Patricia Clarkson
by TV News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The untitled project will reunite Clarkson with Ruba Nadda and Alan Poul, with Nadda directing and writing the pilot. Nadda and Poul will also executive produce with Clarkson. (more...)

Jane Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler and More to Join Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK; Spring Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Tickets go on sale today for FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy starring and written by Larry David, the creator and star of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and co-creator of 'Seinfeld.' FISH IN THE DARK, to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will mark Larry David's Broadway debut and will feature Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini, Rosie Perez, and Jerry Adler. The production will begin previews Monday, February 2, and open on Thursday, March 5 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Selina Cadell to Direct THE RIVALS at Arcolo Theatre Oct 15-Nov 15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

Arcola Theatre presents THE RIVALS by Richard Brinsley Sheridan in a new production directed by Selina Cadell at Arcola Theatre from Wednesday 15 October to Saturday 15 November 2014. (more...)

Rosanna Scotto to Serve as Gala Honorary Chair for NY Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

On October 23, 2014, the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund will hold its 29th Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City honoring William A. Ackman, Founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, LP, for his loyal and steadfast support of the nonprofit organization. Rosanna Scotto, Co-Anchor of "Good Day New York" on FOX 5, will be an Honorary Chair for the gala. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Richard Portnow!
by Ken Womble - Aug 29, 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 Richard Portnow! (more...)

Take2 Publishing Launches First DigiDialogue with Alex Sheremet's “Woody Allen: Reel to Real”
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Take2 Publishing is proud to announce the launch of its first DigiDialogue ... a process and a product that results with a published eBook where the dialogue between the author and the audience becomes part of the final 'copy.' Alex Sheremet presents one of the most thorough and considered critiques on Woody Allen's body of work ... but his text is only part of the full story. DigiDialogues are about the author inspiring a discourse between and amongst himself and his audience. The genesis of this DigiDialogue is the Woody Allen: Reel to Real website, the vehicle to have Sheremet and his 'readers' further explore, expand and explain the theses he presents. On this site one will find a combination of: faithful summaries of the key chapters of the book; one key chapter of the book in its entirety: and web-only content that through discussion will also be included in the final book. All the content on the site is married to a dedicated 'Comment Box' to propagate the dialogue. According to Sheremet, 'A critic's job is to be an intermediary, to explain how a work of art succeeds or fails as a work of art - not merely to give an opinion. And, these days, there's entirely too much opinion, too much of a need to seem 'relevant', and not enough sound argument and evidence. Thus criticism breaks down, and art suffers ... and I aim to rectify that,' he continued. 'I'd like to see people of intellect and discrimination read my arguments, think 'Hey, this actually makes sense,' and feel affirmed that someone's articulating what is often thought, but is rarely expressed especially on an artist as contentious as Woody Allen. This process is all about dialoguing with them,' he said. In this vast new world of interactive content, it has become second nature for readers to place their own comments at any article or column they come across on-line, but this simple concept and technology has bypassed the 'staid' world of book publishing. According to John Pruzanski, Managing Publisher at Take2 Publishing, 'We don't believe that needs to be the case. 'The advent and popular uptake of eBooks finally provides the platform to open up the publishing world to new forms and factors and DigiDialogues have been specifically formulated to perform the task of enjoining the readers into the publishing process.' 'Everyone has an opinion of Woody Allen, whether those opinions come from a learned perspective, or from the tabloids ... and Sheremet's excitingly exhaustive analysis is the perfect fodder to generate and further this unique form of dialogue,' he said. It must be acutely noted that the Woody Allen: Reel to Real website, although faithful to the theses presented in the full Sheremet text, actually contains only 25% of the final content of the eBook. The published work will contain much more in depth analysis by Sheremet on all the topics raised ... as well as including the best of the dialogue this site engenders. Look for the eBook later this year, but in the meantime, join the discussion at the website immediately and become part of the publishing process. (more...)

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