Gilbert Gottfried News

Date of Birth: February 28, 1955 (62)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2017

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY's Heather Ayers Replaces Lead in DAVID AND GOLIATH ReadingGROUNDHOG DAY's Heather Ayers Replaces Lead in DAVID AND GOLIATH Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

On Friday, July 28th, there will be a first-look reading of 'David and Goliath' by Ricky Dunlop at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. The reading will star Heather Ayers* (currently in 'Groundhog Day') replacing previously announced Nancy Anderson. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominee Nancy Anderson to Lead Reading of DAVID AND GOLIATH! at MITFDrama Desk Nominee Nancy Anderson to Lead Reading of DAVID AND GOLIATH! at MITF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????On Friday, July 28th, there will be a first-look reading of "David and Goliath" by Ricky Dunlop at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. The reading will star three-time Drama Desk nominee Nancy Anderson* ("Sunset Boulevard," "The Fourth Messenger" at NYMF 2017), Michael Lorz* (Gotham, upcoming "Charm" at MCC), Washington Kirk* (Divorce, The Breaks), Pamela Bob* ("A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," "Hand to God") under the direction of Dunlop. (more...)

VIDEO: Pasek & Paul to Team with Menken on Live-Action ALADDIN; Miranda Confirmed for LITTLE MERMAIDVIDEO: Pasek & Paul to Team with Menken on Live-Action ALADDIN; Miranda Confirmed for LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At the D23 Expo held over the weekend in Anaheim, CA, famed composer Alan Menken confirmed reports that Tony winner Lin Manuel Miranda will be joining him on Disney's highly anticipated live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID remake. (more...)

Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith to Lead Live-Action ALADDINMena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith to Lead Live-Action ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Disney has found its live-action ALADDIN cast! (more...)

Comedy Show SEX, DRUGS & ROCK N ROLL to Celebrate Three YearsComedy Show SEX, DRUGS & ROCK N ROLL to Celebrate Three Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The edgy and equally hilarious, NYC-based comedy interview show 'Sex, Drugs & Rock N Roll,' hosted by Big Jay Oakerson (FX's Louie, Inside Amy Schumer & Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and Ralph Sutton, will celebrate its three-year anniversary this month with a special "Family Feud-Style" Anniversary Party in the East Village on Monday, July 17 at 9PM at Exile Upstairs (27 Avenue A) with many of the show's recent guests and VIPs from the comedy world in attendance. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for SISTER AFRICACast and Creative Team Announced for SISTER AFRICA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

SISTER AFRICA, Stephanie Liss' world premiere drama about efforts to aid female and child victims of the Congo's ongoing civil war, will be performed by a cast of actors from the worlds of feature films, opera and the Chicago theater scene. Elayne LeTraunik, Associate Artistic Director of Genesis Theatrical Productions, Chicago veteran actor, and director of SISTER AFRICA, announced casting today. (more...)

David Alan Grier, Gilbert Gottfried, Colin Jost and More Coming Up This July at Carolines on BroadwayDavid Alan Grier, Gilbert Gottfried, Colin Jost and More Coming Up This July at Carolines on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of July, highlighted by headliners Michael Blackson, 'The African King of Comedy,' from the film Next Friday, July 1 and 2; David Alan Grier, from NBC's The Carmichael Show, July 6 - 8; Sugar Sammy, from his HBO Canada special In Concert:  Direct from Montreal , July 13 - 15; Craig Shoemaker, 'The Love Master,' July 19; Gilbert Gottfried, from the documentary film Gilbert, July 20; and Colin Jost, co-anchor of Weekend Update on NBC's Saturday Night Live, July 21 and 22; and Lil Duval, from the film Grow House, July 27 - 30. (more...)

Gilbert Gottfried to Headline Comedy Works South This WeekendGilbert Gottfried to Headline Comedy Works South This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Gilbert Gottfried will headline Comedy Works South at the Landmark, June 22 - 24, 2017. (more...)

Filming On Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN to Get Underway This August!Filming On Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN to Get Underway This August!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

In a new interview with Billboard, award-winning composer and Disney mainstay Alan Menken discusses his upcoming projects for the House of Mouse, including live-action remakes of the classics, THE LITTLE MERMAID and ALADDIN.  (more...)

'SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING' Unveiled as Official Title of Worldwide Adventure'SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING' Unveiled as Official Title of Worldwide Adventure
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Pack your passport and grab a chainsaw, because SHARKNADO is going global! Taking the world – and unsuspecting celebrities – by storm, the movie event of the century blows into town this summer, and today, SYFY and The Asylum revealed its chilling title: SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING. (more...)

Comic Gilbert Gottfried Comes to CRT Downtown This Friday!Comic Gilbert Gottfried Comes to CRT Downtown This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown is pleased to present one of the most sought-after comics in the country, Gilbert Gottfried, Friday, May 12 at 7:30 PM for one night only.  (more...)

16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Juried Awards16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Juried Awards
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 16th Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its competition categories at the awards ceremony tonight at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? (more...)

Will Smith In Talks to Play Genie in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action ALADDINWill Smith In Talks to Play Genie in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action ALADDIN
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Will Smith is currently in discussions to take on the iconic role of Genie in Disney's upcoming live-action ALADDIN. The role was made famous by late comedian Robin Williams in the studio's 1992 animated film. (more...)

Priyanka Chopra, Diane Lane Among 2017 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Jurors; Full ListPriyanka Chopra, Diane Lane Among 2017 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Jurors; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its jurors for the 16th edition, comprised of a group of critically acclaimed filmmakers, award-winning actors working across film, television, and stage, accomplished producers, and cultural leaders. (more...)

Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? (more...)

Wanna Go to Agrabah? Casting Underway for Live-Action ALADDIN Movie!Wanna Go to Agrabah? Casting Underway for Live-Action ALADDIN Movie!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Guy Ritchie will be helming a live-action re-imagining of Disney's Aladdin. The project marks the latest in a string of upcoming live-action reboots of Disney classics, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, in theaters March 17th, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, out Christmas Day, 2018, MULAN and THE LION KING. (more...)

Brad Kane to Host Sing-Along at Tribeca Film Fest's Anniversary Screening of Disney's ALADDINBrad Kane to Host Sing-Along at Tribeca Film Fest's Anniversary Screening of Disney's ALADDIN
by Movies News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

To honor the 25th anniversary of Disney's 1992 ALADDIN, the Tribeca Film Festival has announced that Brad Kane, the singing voice behind the title character, will host a sing-along prior to the screening of the animated musical classic. (more...)

Comedians Bring the Laughs to Carolines on Broadway in MarchComedians Bring the Laughs to Carolines on Broadway in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of March, highlighted by headliners Erik Griffin, from Comedy Central's Workaholics,March 2 - 5; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, one night only,March 9; Vir Das, from his live stand-up show "Unbelievablish," March 10 - 12;Christopher Titus, headlining his 'Born with a Defect Tour,' March 16 - 18;Nikki Glaser, from her Comedy Central stand-up special "Perfect," March 23 - 26; and Big Jay Oakerson, host of SiriusXM Radio's The Bonfire, March 29 and 30. (more...)

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