Frances McDormand News

Date of Birth: June 23, 1957 (60)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
BRIC presents PILOBOLUS as Part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! FestivalBRIC presents PILOBOLUS as Part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is pleased to present a free performance by the world-renowned and ever-creative dance company, Pilobolus, on Thursday, July 6. The performance will take place at the Prospect Park Bandshell (9th St. & Prospect Park West), is free to the public (with a suggested $5 contribution at the gate) and begins at 8:00 P.M. (more...)

Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th AnniversaryPhoto Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Center Theatre Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

INDECENT Playwright Paula Vogel to Chat Career with Linda Winer for LPTWINDECENT Playwright Paula Vogel to Chat Career with Linda Winer for LPTW
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On Monday, June 5 at 6:00 pm, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is presenting Tony Award nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright PAULA VOGEL, whose critically-acclaimed Indecent is nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for Best New Play and she is Lifetime Achievement Obie Award this month. (more...)

Theater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events WorldwideTheater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In an unprecedented effort to bring arts-based public health projects to communities around the U.S. and globally, Theater of War Productions is partnering with government, community, and educational organizations to stage over 65 events in 2017, in more than 20 cities worldwide. (more...)

New York Film Critics Series Announces Next National In-Theater Screening SeriesNew York Film Critics Series Announces Next National In-Theater Screening Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation's leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. (more...)

Raul Castillo, Billy Crudup, Nancy Giles and More to Star in Plays by 10-Year-Olds in ALL TOGETHER NOWRaul Castillo, Billy Crudup, Nancy Giles and More to Star in Plays by 10-Year-Olds in ALL TOGETHER NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by the Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen menses - 9- and 10-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education - writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time.  (more...)

Theater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In ResidenceTheater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Department of Cultural Affairs today named Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, as the City's newest Public Artist in Residence (PAIR). (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aasif Mandvi, Marisa Tomei and More Set for THE PEOPLE SPEAK at BAMMaggie Gyllenhaal, Aasif Mandvi, Marisa Tomei and More Set for THE PEOPLE SPEAK at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

BAM presents two stimulating evenings of history and ideas in March that focus on traditionally marginalized voices. (more...)

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura LinneyThe League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV.  (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura LinneyLeague of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event will take place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis.   (more...)

YEN, Starring Lucas Hedges, Begins Tonight at MCC TheaterYEN, Starring Lucas Hedges, Begins Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith join Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of Yen, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Pullman at MCC Theater.  (more...)

Buffaloe Theatre Ensemble Continues 2016-2017 Season with David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLEBuffaloe Theatre Ensemble Continues 2016-2017 Season with David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) continues its 2016-2017 "Year of the Phoenix" Season in the McAninch Arts Center's intimate Playhouse Theatre with David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People," directed by BTE Ensemble Artistic Director Connie Canaday Howard,* Feb. 2-March 5. There will be a preview performance onThursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.; press opening is Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. Performances run through Sunday, March 5. (more...)

Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film FestivalJury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Celebrates Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold ChoicesPhoto Coverage: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Celebrates Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold Choices
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 11, 2017

To celebrate Yale Rep's 50th anniversary season, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts just unveiled a photo exhibition titled 'Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold Choices'. (more...)

Tom Holland, Lucas Hedges Among BAFTA's 2017 Rising Star Award NomineesTom Holland, Lucas Hedges Among BAFTA's 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

BAFTA has unveiled this year's selection of its EE Rising Star Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by upcoming actors, and is the only award voted for solely by the public. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 SeasonAbigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Sue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-OldsSue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-Olds
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-nine- and ten-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Accomplished professional actors including Sue Jean Kim (theater: Aubergine; film: Maggie's Plan, Bachelorette), Omar Metwally (film: Twilight: Breaking Dawn II, Rendition; TV: "The Affair," "Mr. Robot"), Stephen O'Reilly ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Orange is the New Black," "Girls"), Annie Purcell (The Coast of Utopia, Awake & Sing) and others will perform in Infinity and Beyond: The Ultimate Plays, the Project's Fall 2016 Playmaking show. (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC TheaterMANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that breakout actor Lucas Hedges -- whose performance opposite Casey Affleck in the film festival favorite Manchester by the Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, is garnering rave reviews ahead of its November 18 theatrical release -- will lead the cast of the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

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