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Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-BroadwaySebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN to Open This Weekend Off-BroadwayTHE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN to Open This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias opens on Sunday, September 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Aca-Believe It! Tony Winner Ben Platt Signs Record Deal for Debut Album with Atlantic RecordsAca-Believe It! Tony Winner Ben Platt Signs Record Deal for Debut Album with Atlantic Records
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

According to Billboard, Tony Award winner Ben Platt has just signed a record deal with Atlantic Records! (more...)

Thirteen's American Masters Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Richard Linklater -- Dream is Destiny 9/1 on PBSThirteen's American Masters Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Richard Linklater -- Dream is Destiny 9/1 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater (b. July 30, 1960) is all these things and more. Boasting a trove of never-before-seen archival footage, American Masters: Richard Linklater -- dream is destiny provides an unconventional look at the fiercely independent style of filmmaking that emerged out of Austin, Texas in the late 1980s and 1990s with Linklater as its poster boy. The new documentary premieres nationwide Friday, September 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The film will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS OTT apps. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS Presents Richard Linklater - Dream Is Destiny on PBS 9/1AMERICAN MASTERS Presents Richard Linklater - Dream Is Destiny on PBS 9/1
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater (b. July 30, 1960) is all these things and more. Boasting a trove of never-before-seen archival footage, American Masters: Richard Linklater -- dream is destiny provides an unconventional look at the fiercely independent style of filmmaking (more...)

Netflix to Release New Documentary GAGA: FIVE FOOT TWO Globally This SeptemberNetflix to Release New Documentary GAGA: FIVE FOOT TWO Globally This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Netflix today announced the release of GAGA: FIVE FOOT TWO, an intimate and unfettered portrait of a year in the life of Lady Gaga. The documentary was selected to premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and will launch simultaneously in all 190 countries in which Netflix is available on September 22. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Ben Platt, Revisited!Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Ben Platt, Revisited!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Wallace Shawn to Guest on Star on Amazon's THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISELWallace Shawn to Guest on Star on Amazon's THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Beloved film and television actor Wallace Shawn has signed on to for a guest-starring role in Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino's upcoming Amazon Original Series THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. Shawn will play Herb Smith, a self-proclaimed comedy writer who 'shapes acts, writes jokes, and eats pastrami.' (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Tweets Back at Stage Door ComplainersDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Tweets Back at Stage Door Complainers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Ben Platt who just last month won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Dear Evan Hansen tweeted over the July 4th holiday in response to a few fan complaints about him not appearing at the stage door post show. (more...)

Melanie Griffith to Play 'Mrs. Robinson' in THE GRADUATE at Laguna PlayhouseMelanie Griffith to Play 'Mrs. Robinson' in THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Laguna Playhouse announced today that Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith will star as Mrs. Robinson in their upcoming production of THE GRADUATE, adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews. (more...)

Richard Linklater, Edgar Allan Poe & Tyrus Wong Documentaries Coming to AMERICAN MASTERSRichard Linklater, Edgar Allan Poe & Tyrus Wong Documentaries Coming to AMERICAN MASTERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

New American Masters documentaries will premiere this fall on PBS about filmmaker Richard Linklater, artist Tyrus Wong and author Edgar Allan Poe. Descriptions follow (more...)

20th Annual Maine International Film Festival to Honor Actress Lauren Hutton20th Annual Maine International Film Festival to Honor Actress Lauren Hutton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) will present its annual Mid-Life Achievement Award to actress and supermodel Lauren Hutton at a special ceremony held at the Waterville Opera House on the evening of July 20. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Ben Platt and Lucas HedgesExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Ben Platt and Lucas Hedges
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a MusicalDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Ben Platt has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Ben Platt Confirms That His Voice Is Back After Two Days of Vocal Rest, Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on TuesdayBen Platt Confirms That His Voice Is Back After Two Days of Vocal Rest, Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Tuesday
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld reported that Tony-nominee Ben Platt had been put on vocal rest as the hectic awards season wound down. The DEAR EVAN HANSEN star tweeted that he was going to take a few performances off in order to be in tip-top shape for the Tony Awards performance. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Put On Vocal Rest Prior to Tony PerformanceDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Put On Vocal Rest Prior to Tony Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN star and Tony nominee Ben Platt turned to social media today to announce that he will be taking a short break from the hit Broadway show in order to rest his voice for his upcoming appearance on the TONY AWARDS Sunday night. (more...)

Jamie Brickhouse to Present 'DANGEROUS WHEN WET' Pride Weekend PerformanceJamie Brickhouse to Present 'DANGEROUS WHEN WET' Pride Weekend Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (three-time Moth StorySLAM champion; voices on Beavis and Butthead) faces his three most defining relationships-booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean-in this darkly comic tour de force. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Andrew Rannells and Ben PlattExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Andrew Rannells and Ben Platt
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

VIDEO: Shuffle Down Memory Lane and Check Out Ben Platt in MAME in 2004VIDEO: Shuffle Down Memory Lane and Check Out Ben Platt in MAME in 2004
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2017

Unstoppable and adorable, Ben Platt has been strutting his stuff across the stage since he was just a kid. Check out the Tony nominee's 2004 run as Patrick in the Hollywood Bowl's production of MAME! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben PlattPhoto Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Dear Evan Hansen- Ben Platt, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

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