Robin Williams News

Date of Birth: July 21, 1952 (65)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
Berkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTSBerkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere of Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, written by Daniel Handler and directed by Tony Taccone. The new play begins previews on Thursday, October 5 and the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Anatomy of a Showtune: Exploring the Magic of 'Friend Like Me' from Disney's ALADDINAnatomy of a Showtune: Exploring the Magic of 'Friend Like Me' from Disney's ALADDIN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 12, 2017

When Disney's Aladdin hit theaters in summer of 1992, the tale transported audiences to a whole new world of wonder, love, and adventure through the fictional streets of Agrabah. Following the titular street rat, Aladdin, from bread thief to Prince Ali, audiences were instantly captivated by the story, the characters, and most notably, the songs. (more...)

David Sedaris, Armistead Maupin & Humans of NY Come to BenaroyaDavid Sedaris, Armistead Maupin & Humans of NY Come to Benaroya
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

With words and photographs these three artists share personal stories that have sparked laughter and motivated change. Northwest Associated Arts (NWAA), KNKX (88.5 FM) and The Stranger present all three events at beautiful Benaroya Hall. Tickets prices vary and are available through the Benaroya Hall Box Office, at 206.215.4747 or online at www.benaroyahall.org.Phone interviews are available upon request. Both the Armistead Maupin and Brandon Stanton events offer a VIP option that includes prime seating and a private reception. (more...)

Carolines and The Second City Partner to Present Inaugural Pop-Up Training Center at 2017 New York Comedy FestivalCarolines and The Second City Partner to Present Inaugural Pop-Up Training Center at 2017 New York Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), presented in association with TBS, today announced the lineup of comedians bringing laughter to New York November 7 - 12 when the festival takes over some of the city's most prestigious venues. Over 200 comedians are set to perform over the six-day festival, including Conan O'Brien, Samantha Bee, Bill Maher, and Nick Offerman. (more...)

Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights OnlyBilly Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Tony Award winner Billy Porter back to Provincetown for two performances only, Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Porter will be performing his acclaimed cabaret show, Broadway & Soul. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterComplete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Sequel to Acclaimed HEY HEY LBJ Comes to San Francisco FringeSequel to Acclaimed HEY HEY LBJ Comes to San Francisco Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

"Return to the Scene of the Crime" - David Kleinberg's one-man sequel to his acclaimed "Hey, Hey, LBJ!" - receives its Bay Area debut next month with four shows as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival at the Exit Theater, 156 Eddy Street. (more...)

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...)

MAC Adds Kathleen Madigan to 2017-2018 SeasonMAC Adds Kathleen Madigan to 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage is pleased to announce the addition award-winning comedian Kathleen Madigan to their 2017-2018 Season. Madigan enjoyed a sold-out MAC debut engagement last December and will bring an all new show when she returns to the MAC Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Jokesters Las Vegas Presents Triple Headliner Comedy ShowJokesters Las Vegas Presents Triple Headliner Comedy Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Named 'Best Comedy Club' by Casino Player Magazine, Jokesters Comedy Club features a triple headliner standup comedy show featuring Don Barnhart, Kathleen Dunbar and Derek Richards along with special guest sets from some of the best local Las Vegas comedians. (more...)

Highly Anticipated Release of the New Book from Jackie Ganiy, 'Tragic Hollywood Beautiful Glamorous and Still Dead'Highly Anticipated Release of the New Book from Jackie Ganiy, 'Tragic Hollywood Beautiful Glamorous and Still Dead'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

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Attend A FREE Q&A with the Cast and Creative Team of COME FROM AWAY!Attend A FREE Q&A with the Cast and Creative Team of COME FROM AWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. (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...)

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Uptown PlayersBWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Uptown Players
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 15, 2017

There's a fabulous party going on at the Kalita Humphreys Theatre hosted by Uptown Players and, as is often the case with this acting troupe, the festivities include drag queens, glitter, and a whole lot of laughter. Although not everyone on the guest list is a solid ten, the hosts have pulled out all the stops to guarantee a great evening. This serves as your invitation to come and join the denizens of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES! (more...)

More Than 50 Playwrights, Directors & Dramaturgs Set for 2017 MFA Workshop at Kennedy CenterMore Than 50 Playwrights, Directors & Dramaturgs Set for 2017 MFA Workshop at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will co-present the 12th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Dragon Theatre Debuts New Late Night SeriesDragon Theatre Debuts New Late Night Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Beginning in the summer of 2017 Dragon Theatre will be open late on select Friday nights to showcase some up and coming local talents and help make downtown Redwood City the peninsula's premiere destination for entertainment. (more...)

Disney Struggling to Cast Lead Roles in Live-Action ALADDIN RebootDisney Struggling to Cast Lead Roles in Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 11, 2017

Disney is struggling to find its leads for the recently announced live-action remake of its hit 1992 animated film ALADDIN. The site reports that the studio and the film's director Guy Ritchie put out a global casting call back in March in an attempt to find its Aladdin and Jasmine for the project. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Bloomsday was commissioned by the ACT theatre in Seattle, Washington and premiered there in September of 2015, where it received rave reviews. The play has received further productions throughout the country: the Ensemble Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio, Austin Playhouse in Austin, Texas, and the Next ACT Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (more...)

Grand Lady of the West Village, The Cornelia Street Cafe, Turns 40Grand Lady of the West Village, The Cornelia Street Cafe, Turns 40
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Forty years ago, three struggling artists (writer/director Robin Hirsch, actor Charles McKenna, visual artist Raphaela Pivetta), opened a one room storefront cafe on Cornelia Street in the heart of the West Village. With a toaster oven and an espresso machine, Cornelia Street Cafe became a magnet for artists of all genres, who soon found a home, and a willing and appreciative audience. That was on July 4, 1977. (more...)

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