Woody Allen News

Date Of Birth:
December 01, 1935 (78)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
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...)

Take2 Publishing Launches First DigiDialogue with Alex Sheremet's 'Woody Allen: Reel to Real'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 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'. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch New Music Video for Julian Velard's 'No One's Getting Married Tonight'
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2014

On September 16, native New Yorker Julian Velard will release 'No One's Getting Married Tonight,' the next single off his New York City concept album aptly titled If You Don't Like It, You Can Leave. Check out the just-released music video below! (more...)

Louise Lasser to Direct On The Wind Productions' CHINESE COFFEE Revival; Performances Begin 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

On The Wind Productions will present a revival of CHINESE COFFEE by Ira Lewis. The production will be directed by Emmy nominee Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; Girls; Bananas on Broadway) starring Obie Award winner Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny, The Diary of Anne Frank on Broadway) and Sean Walsh. Previews begin September 24 with opening slated for September 28 at the Roy Arias Stage II Theater. (more...)

Take2 Publishing Launches DIGIDIALOGUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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MAD MEN and CASA VALENTINA Stars to Lead Vineyard's BILLY & RAY; Design Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Mad Men' star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga's new play -- directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall -- being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), with previews scheduled to begin October 1 prior to an official opening on October 20, it has been announced by Vineyard's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

Vincent Pastore On Cancer Treatment While Starring In BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 26, 2014

Actor Vincent Pastore recently appeared in the screen-to-stage adaptation of Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and reflects on his experience as part of a new interview, including his cancer diagnosis and treatment while playing eight performances a week. (more...)

Zach Braff Comments On BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Closing
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

Stage and screen star Zach Braff headlined the screen-to-stage adaptation of Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and comments on his experience as part of a new interview. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/23-8/24/2014
by - Aug 24, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014. (more...)

BWW Flashback: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Closes on the Great White Way
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen, and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway today, August 24 at the St. James Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 156 regular performances and 33 preview performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's run on the Great White Way! (more...)

BWW Profile: Jeff Daniels Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jeffrey Walker - Aug 23, 2014

BWW takes a look at the Emmy nominated performances of some Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we look star Jeff Daniels, nominated for a second time for his work as news anchor Will MacAvoy in HBO's THE NEWSROOM. (more...)

Liam Neeson to Present His Crime Drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES at Zurich Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson will present his latest film, the crime drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES at this year's Zurich Film Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary and taking place September 25th – Oct 5th. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

There are only seven more opportunities to catch the world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman - during its final week on Broadway. (more...)

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett & More Join Warner Bros' THE JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan will join Cumberbatch in lending their voices to the animal characters in the feature film. (more...)

Breaking News: CABARET Officially Finds Its Next 'Sally Bowles'; Show Extends Through Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning CABARET and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman is the latest Broadway star to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In this video, Hugh Jackman and fellow cast members challenge Tom Cruise and the cast of Mission: Impossible 5, the whole staff of William Morris Endeavor, and Oscar Isaac and the Star Wars cast. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

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