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Al Pacino to Play Joe Paterno in Film About Penn State ScandalAl Pacino to Play Joe Paterno in Film About Penn State Scandal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

According to Deadline, Al Pacino will portray Joe Paterno in a film about the Penn State scandal. Next week, ICM Partners is shopping around a package for the movie. (more...)

Rivera, Alda, McKechnie Among Talent Roster For Orbach Tribute 'Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage' 11/9Rivera, Alda, McKechnie Among Talent Roster For Orbach Tribute 'Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage' 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2009

A host of film and theater celebrities will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Al Pacino to Lead SALOME in the West EndAl Pacino to Lead SALOME in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Al Pacino is returning to the West End for the first time in 30 years in Oscar Wilde's SALOME, which will premiere in Spring of 2016, helmed by Robert Allan Ackerman. (more...)

Rabe, Jennings, Martin et al. Back for MERCHANT on BroadwayRabe, Jennings, Martin et al. Back for MERCHANT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010

Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post this morning that Al Pacino's star power has earned The Merchant of Venice the winners spot for the fall's highest advance generating show. The production, which opens at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 7, 2010, has reportedly taken in approximately $4M, beating out all incoming fall plays and musicals. (more...)

Philbin, Belzer, and Cariou Added To Orbachs' REMEMBER HOW I LOVE YOU Release Celebration, 11/9Philbin, Belzer, and Cariou Added To Orbachs' REMEMBER HOW I LOVE YOU Release Celebration, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

Regis Philbin, Richard Belzer and Len Cariou have been added to the roster of celebrities who will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues and friends at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Al Pacino to Receive AFI Life Achievement AwardAl Pacino to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2006

Eight-time Oscar-nominee and two-time Tony Award-winner Al Pacino has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) Board of Trustees to receive the 35th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees (more...)

Al Pacino Set to Return to Broadway in New David Mamet Play- CHINA DOLL; Opens Next FallAl Pacino Set to Return to Broadway in New David Mamet Play- CHINA DOLL; Opens Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

According to the New York Times, Al Pacino will head back to Broadway next Fall in a new David Mamet play- CHINA DOLL, directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon. According to NYT, the play is 'a two-character play about a billionaire, Mickey Ross, who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancee as he prepares to go into semiretirement; the other character is Carson, Ross's assistant.' (more...)

Al Pacino Wants to Take the Chicago StageAl Pacino Wants to Take the Chicago Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Al Pacino told the publication's columnist Bill Zwecker that he wants to do a play in Chicago and has pitched the idea to a couple of Chicago theaters. As Pacino put it, 'anybody who would have me.' Pacino said he would like to do Shakespeare, O'Neill or Mamet. (more...)

Rivera, Alda, McKechnie Among Talent Roster For Orbach Tribute 'Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage' 11/9Rivera, Alda, McKechnie Among Talent Roster For Orbach Tribute 'Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage' 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

A host of film and theater celebrities will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Philbin, Belzer, and Cariou Added To Orbachs' REMEMBER HOW I LOVE YOU Release Celebration, 11/9Philbin, Belzer, and Cariou Added To Orbachs' REMEMBER HOW I LOVE YOU Release Celebration, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

Regis Philbin, Richard Belzer and Len Cariou have been added to the roster of celebrities who will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues and friends at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

B.D. Wong, Annita Gillette & Robert Klein Join Starry 'I Love You: Love Letters' Benefit, 11/9B.D. Wong, Annita Gillette & Robert Klein Join Starry 'I Love You: Love Letters' Benefit, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

B.D. Wong, Anita Gillette and Robert Klein have been added to the roster of celebrities who will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues and friends at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

B.D. Wong, Annita Gillette & Robert Klein Join Starry 'I Love You: Love Letters' Benefit, 11/9B.D. Wong, Annita Gillette & Robert Klein Join Starry 'I Love You: Love Letters' Benefit, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2009

B.D. Wong, Anita Gillette and Robert Klein have been added to the roster of celebrities who will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues and friends at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Arthritis Foundation Honors Al Pacino with 2009 Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award, 11/14Arthritis Foundation Honors Al Pacino with 2009 Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2009

The Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will present the 22nd 'Commitment To A Cure' Awards Gala on Saturday, November 14th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award to actor Al Pacino. (more...)

Pacino Set for ARBITRAGE FilmPacino Set for ARBITRAGE Film
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2010

According to Variety, Al Pacino is set to star in 'Arbitrage' alongside Eva Green and Susan Sarandon. The thriller will be directed by Nicholas Jarecki and will begin production next spring. Producers for the film include Michael Ohoven, Kevin Turen and Robert Salerno. (more...)

Arthritis Foundation Honors Al Pacino with 2009 Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award, 11/14Arthritis Foundation Honors Al Pacino with 2009 Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

The Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will present the 22nd 'Commitment To A Cure' Awards Gala on Saturday, November 14th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award to actor Al Pacino. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Leading Actor in a Play'2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Leading Actor in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

Al Pacino Set to Star in HBO's 'KERVORKIAN'Al Pacino Set to Star in HBO's 'KERVORKIAN'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2009

Variety reports that Al Pacino is set to star in the upcoming HBO film, 'Kervorkian' about right-to-die champion Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Barry Levinson is set to direct the film, which will revolve around Kervorkian's construction of his infamous 'Mercy Machine,' his first assisted suicide in the early 1990s and the resulting media frenzy. (more...)

Al Pacino Brings 'Lear' to the Silver ScreenAl Pacino Brings 'Lear' to the Silver Screen
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

Th U.K.'s Screen Daily is reporting that Al Pacino will portray King Lear in a new film adaptation directed by Michael Radford. The two have previously collaborated on the film version of The Merchant of Venice (Pacino will deliver a second rendition of his Shylock live in Merchant for Shakespeare in the Park this summer). The film will begin filming in the U.K. in 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: Previews For Playwrights Horizons' OUR HOUSE Began 5/15Photo Flash: Previews For Playwrights Horizons' OUR HOUSE Began 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2009

Previews are now underway at Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) for the New York premiere of Our House, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (The Butterfly Collection and Bad Dates at Playwrights Horizons, Broadway's Mauritius, co-author of Omnium Gatherum). A scathing new comedy that shakes up Reality TV, Our House is the final production of the theater company's 2008/2009 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizon's OUR HOUSE Rehearsals Now Underway, Previews Begin 5/15Playwrights Horizon's OUR HOUSE Rehearsals Now Underway, Previews Begin 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2009

Rehearsals are now underway at Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) for the New York premiere of OUR HOUSE, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (The Butterfly Collection and Bad Dates at Playwrights Horizons, Broadway's Mauritius, co-author of Omnium Gatherum). A scathing new comedy that shakes up Reality TV, OUR HOUSE is the final production of the theater company's 2008/2009 Season. (more...)

Al Pacino Stars in LA Salome April 14 - May 14Al Pacino Stars in LA Salome April 14 - May 14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2006

Al Pacino, Kevin Anderson and Jessica Chastain will appear in a presentation with music of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece SALOME at the Wadsworth Theatre for 26 performances only, April 14 to May 14. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 24, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 24, 2010
by - Jun 24, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pacino Stars in LA Workshop of Kessler's Orphans, July-Aug
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2005

Film and stage star Al Pacino will star in a Los Angeles workshop of Lyle Kessler's tense play Orphans in July and August; neither specific dates nor a theatre have been announced (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates 50 Years at the Delacorte & Honors Al PacinoPhoto Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates 50 Years at the Delacorte & Honors Al Pacino
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 19, 2012

Last night, June 18, The Public Theater celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Delacorte Theater, home of Shakespeare in the Park, and honored Al Pacino for his body of work at The Public. The evening included a benefit reading of Romeo and Julie featuring Kevin Kline as Romeo and Meryl Streep as Juliet. On hand to celebrate were the likes of Julia Stiles, Chelsea Clinton, Steve Martin and many more who have both particiated and enjoyed the works at the Delacorte. BroadwayWorld was also on hand and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

Pacino Receives First-Ever Oxford Prize from OSCPacino Receives First-Ever Oxford Prize from OSC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2010

Al Pacino, currently starring in the Public Theater's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, has been named the first-ever recipient of Oxford Shakespeare Company's Oxford Prize. The award will be presented to Pacino later this summer, along with an Al Pacino Scholarship to OSC student Frank Franconeri. (more...)

CONFIRMED: Al Pacino-Led GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Revival to Play Schoenfeld Theatre; Opening Set for Nov. 11CONFIRMED: Al Pacino-Led GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Revival to Play Schoenfeld Theatre; Opening Set for Nov. 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, David Mamet's 1984 play Glengarry Glen Ross is heading back to Broadway, this time starring Al Pacino as leading man, 'Shelly "The Machine" Levene.' Pacino previously played 'Richard Roma' the the 1992 film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Daniel Sullivan is attached to direct the project. The New York Times has confirmed that the show will begin previews on October 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. Opening night is set for November 11. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Mark Rylance Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Play'2011 Tony Awards: Mark Rylance Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Play'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

MERCHANT OF VENICE to Transfer to Broadway; Opens Oct. 19 at Broadhurst TheatreMERCHANT OF VENICE to Transfer to Broadway; Opens Oct. 19 at Broadhurst Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2010

Following a sold-out, eight week run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel announced today that they will transfer Daniel Sullivan's critically acclaimed production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Broadway this fall. Al Pacino will reprise his celebrated performance as Shylock for 78 performances only, beginning Tuesday, October 19 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street) and running through Sunday, January 9. Complete casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Al Pacino Stars in LA Orphans Workshop in Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2005

Film and theatre legend will star in a workshop production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans in Los Angeles in September (more...)

Atlantic's Romance by David Mamet announces full cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2005

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Broadway at the Golden Globes- BWW Rounds Up 2014's Theatrical NomineesBroadway at the Golden Globes- BWW Rounds Up 2014's Theatrical Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2014

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, air tonight, January 12 on NBC, and BroadwayWorld has rounded up this year's Broadway alums. Learn more about the stars below, and be sure to let us know your picks! (more...)

Al Pacino Eyeing Marvel Role?Al Pacino Eyeing Marvel Role?
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

In an interview with MTV's "Happy Sad Confused" podcast, Al Pacino revealed he recently met with Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige. (more...)

Pacino to Star in MERCHANT OF VENICE; Ferguson, Martin, Rabe, Santiago-Hudson & Wright Join Shakespeare in Park RepPacino to Star in MERCHANT OF VENICE; Ferguson, Martin, Rabe, Santiago-Hudson & Wright Join Shakespeare in Park Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced early casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season. Daniel Sullivan will direct THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in rotating rep with THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif. The repertory company will feature Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Solanio/Young Shepherd); Jesse L. Martin (Gratiano/Polixenes); Al Pacino (Shylock); Lily Rabe (Portia/First Gentlewoman); Ruben Santiago-Hudson as (Prince of Morocco/Leontes); and Max Wright (Old Gobbo/Old Shepherd). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Pacino Visits LARRY KING LIVE Tonight, 12/6STAGE TUBE: Pacino Visits LARRY KING LIVE Tonight, 12/6
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2010

Tonight, Decmber 6, MERCHANT OF VENICE star Al Pacino will appear on Larry King Live to discuss 'his one regret, his roles, and more.' Click below to watch a preview of his appearance! (more...)

Al Pacino Brings 'The Humbling' to the Big ScreenAl Pacino Brings 'The Humbling' to the Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

The New York Times reports that Al Pacino will star in a big screen adaptation of Phillip Roth's novel, The Humbling. Pacino is the owner of the motion picture rights. The story centers on an insignificant stage actor who becomes reinvigorated by a younger woman. Barry Levinson, Oscar winner for Rain Man and Oscar nominated for Bugsy, rounds out the creative trifecta. Celebrated publicist Pat Kingsley is also attached. (more...)

Oscar And Tony Award Winner Pacino Will Star As 'Herod' In New 'Mary' FilmOscar And Tony Award Winner Pacino Will Star As 'Herod' In New 'Mary' Film
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2009

Al Pacino is set to star as 'Herod' in the upcoming film 'Mary, Mother of Christ.' The multi-award winning actor will star alongside Camilla Belle, Al Pacino, Peter O'Toole, Julia Ormond and Hollywood newcomer Diogo Morgado, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Louise Lasser to Direct On The Wind Productions' CHINESE COFFEE Revival; Performances Begin 9/24Louise 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...)

Pacino-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE Begins Previews at Broadhurst Oct. 19, 2010; Opens Officially Nov. 7Pacino-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE Begins Previews at Broadhurst Oct. 19, 2010; Opens Officially Nov. 7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel announced the opening date today for the summer's biggest hit, Daniel Sullivan's critically acclaimed production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Al Pacino will reprise his celebrated performance as Shylock on Broadway for 78 performances only, beginning Tuesday, October 19 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street) and running through Sunday, January 9. Opening Night will be Sunday, November 7 at 6:45 p.m. (more...)

Orphans, Starring Al Pacino Expected on Broadway in Spring 2006Orphans, Starring Al Pacino Expected on Broadway in Spring 2006
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2005

A fall workshop of the play will take place in September, and the NY Post reports it'll arrive in New York this Spring. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Park Ends RunShakespeare in the Park Ends Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

The Public Theater has announced additional casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in repertory June 9-August 1. (more...)

Jennings, Topol et al. Join Pacino and More in Shakespeare in the Park, 6/9 - 8/1Jennings, Topol et al. Join Pacino and More in Shakespeare in the Park, 6/9 - 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

The Public Theater has announced additional casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in repertory June 9-August 1. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY and More!WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 25, 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: the Drama Desk nominees will be announced, the Tonys committee is making its final decisions, and everyone across the country can see Matthew Bourne's reimagining of SLEEPING BEAUTY! (more...)

Meryl Streep & Kevin Kline Reunite in ROMEO & JULIET for The Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Gala, 6/18Meryl Streep & Kevin Kline Reunite in ROMEO & JULIET for The Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Gala, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

In honor and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will hold a special one-night-only gala event on Monday, June 18, featuring Kevin Kline as Romeo and Meryl Streep as Juliet in a star-studded staged reading of ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Daniel Sullivan. For information on tickets for The Public Theater's Anniversary Gala, please call (212) 539-8547 or visit www.shakespeareinthepark.org. (more...)

Oscar Wilde's Salome: the Reading Will Not Tour in CaliforniaOscar Wilde's Salome: the Reading Will Not Tour in California
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2005

The tour which was announced yesterday to star Pacino and Tomei has now been called off (more...)

Victoria Clark & More Star in Roundabout's The Marriage of Bette & Boo; Opens July 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announces the cast for Christopher Durang's award winning comedy The Marriage of Bette and Boo directed by Walter Bobbie, featuring Terry Beaver (Father Donnally), Heather Burns (Emily Brennan), Victoria Clark (Margaret Brennan), John Glover (Karl Hudlocke), Julie Hagerty (Soot Hudlocke), Kate Jennings Grant (Bette Brennan), Adam Lefevre (Paul Brennan), Charles Socarides (Matt), Christopher Evan Welch (Boo Hudlocke). (more...)

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