Robin Williams News

 
Date Of Birth:
July 21, 1952 (66)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Bio:
Robin Williams has more than 40 industry honors to his credit including four Oscar nominations and one win, two Emmy awards, four Grammys and six Golden Globes, including the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 2009, he concluded his hugely successful comedy tour entitled "Weapons of Self ... (read more)
 
Date of Birth: July 21, 1952 (66)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Bio:
Robin Williams has more than 40 industry honors to his credit including four Oscar nominations and one win, two Emmy awards, four Grammys and six Golden Globes, including the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 2009, he concluded his hugely successful comedy tour entitled "Weapons of Self ... (read more)
Don Barnhart Releases New Standup Comedy SpecialDon Barnhart Releases New Standup Comedy Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

Joining season 4 of Dry Bar Comedy from Vid Angel Productions is comedian Don Barnhart in his first comedy special 'The Spinal Disintegration of Man'. (more...)

Peter Weir, Michael J. Meehan to Receive Honorary Awards at the 2019 Location Managers Guild International AwardsPeter Weir, Michael J. Meehan to Receive Honorary Awards at the 2019 Location Managers Guild International Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Initial honorees for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) were announced today by LMGI President Mike Fantasia.  Acclaimed Oscar®-nominated director Peter Weir (Witness, Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, Master and Commander) will receive the Eva Monley Award, which recognizes and honors industry members who support the work of location professionals. Location Manager Michael J. Meehan (Dead Poets Society, The Perfect Storm, Pirates of the Caribbean, Master and Commander) will receive the 2019 LMGI Lifetime Achievement Award. The LMGI Awards spotlight international features, television and commercials in which the creative use of filming locations set the tone, enrich the character and enhance the narrative. Winners of additional awards will be revealed during the formal ceremony on Saturday evening, September 21, 2019 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica.  *Nominations will be announced on July 18, 2019 (Please note date change). (more...)

Paramount Theatre In 2019-20 Season AnnouncedParamount Theatre In 2019-20 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

 In addition to its popular Broadway Series, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents internationally known comedians, music stars, dance events and family shows, and on most Mondays, screens a classic movie for just $1. (more...)

Noah Gundersen Shares New Song 'Robin Williams' and Announces The Release of New Album, 'LOVER'Noah Gundersen Shares New Song 'Robin Williams' and Announces The Release of New Album, 'LOVER'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen has announced the release of his extraordinary and highly personal new album. LOVER arrives August 23 via Cooking Vinyl; pre-orders are available now HERE.The Seattle-based Gundersen's fourth full-length solo release, LOVER is preceded by the new intimate single, 'Robin Williams,' available now at all DSPs and streaming services. (more...)

Single Tickets For San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season Now On SaleSingle Tickets For San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House are now available for purchase online at sfopera.com, in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office and by phone at (415) 864-3330. Tickets are also available for Full, Half and Design Your Own Flexible Series subscription packages, special events such as Opera Ball 2019, the San Francisco Opera Chorus in concert at the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater and The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Concert at Herbst Theatre. (more...)

Amazon Studios Begins Production on BLISS Starring Salma Hayek, Owen WilsonAmazon Studios Begins Production on BLISS Starring Salma Hayek, Owen Wilson
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

Amazon Studios started principal photography on visionary director Mike Cahill's (I Origins, Another Earth) Bliss this week in Los Angeles and Croatia. Academy Award nominees Salma Hayek and Owen Wilson are set to star in this sci-fi drama also written by Cahill. Endgame Entertainment's James D. Stern is producing, with the company's Lucas Smith serving as executive producer. Marsha Swinton (Hala) will also executive produce. (more...)

Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces Free Concerts, Movies, Festivals And More All Summer LongSegerstrom Center For The Arts Announces Free Concerts, Movies, Festivals And More All Summer Long
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

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The Drama Factory Hosts WORKSHOP - THE TEEN ACTORS FOUNDRYThe Drama Factory Hosts WORKSHOP - THE TEEN ACTORS FOUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

This is a unique opportunity, as it is not a run-of-the-mill workshop where students play Drama games; we use professional techniques to teach teenagers how to fulfil demanding roles on set, such as breaking down at the loss of one's parents or being abducted by strangers etc. Students will apply the techniques they learn to perform a scene with a scene partner, which will be filmed on the last day, giving them a set-like experience. If they choose, they can also use the footage for their showreels. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lea Salonga Talks Touring the UKBWW Interview: Lea Salonga Talks Touring the UK
by Louis Train - Jun 19, 2019

Lea Salonga sang the soundtrack to my childhood. As the voices of Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin and the title character of Mulan, Lea lent her talents to two of the most iconic animated characters of the Nineties. She also debuted the role of Kim in Miss Saigon on the West End, and has portrayed both Eponine and Fantine on Broadway. Lea returns to the UK this July for a six-stop concert tour. We caught up with her to ask for some teasers, get her take on the new Aladdin movie, and find out what she thinks of English weather and food. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Approaches Opening at the Long Beach PlayhouseLA CAGE AUX FOLLES Approaches Opening at the Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

The Long Beach Playhouse closes its Mainstage season with the award-winning musical, La Cage Aux Folles. (more...)

THE WAVERLY GALLERY's Elaine May Wins 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a PlayTHE WAVERLY GALLERY's Elaine May Wins 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019

Elaine May has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for THE WAVERLY GALLERY. (more...)

Photo Flashback: 2019 Tony Nominee Elaine May Poses in 2009Photo Flashback: 2019 Tony Nominee Elaine May Poses in 2009
by Walter McBride - Jun 3, 2019

We're flashing back through the photo archives of BroadwayWorld's very own Walter McBride to bring you some shots of 2019 Tony nominee Elaine May a decade ago, at the opening night performance of WEST SIDE STORY at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jessie Knowles Brings JESSIE'S MESSY MIND to FringeBWW Interview: Jessie Knowles Brings JESSIE'S MESSY MIND to Fringe
by Don Grigware - Jun 1, 2019

At a talkback after a show at her school, the presenter asked the audience if anyone had experienced a time when something they considered a flaw turned out to be an asset. Jessie Knowles raised her hand and boldly told the audience that her bipolar and schizophrenia actually heightened her creativity and spiritual insight. The room went silent and Jessie noticed that afterward people either treated her differently or avoided her altogether. She realized the lack of understanding people had about mental health…and that she could do something about it. (more...)

ALADDIN arrasa en la taquilla en su primer fin de semanaALADDIN arrasa en la taquilla en su primer fin de semana
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 27, 2019

Ha recaudado 4,74 millones de euros tras su estreno. (more...)

BWW Invite: RSVP Now to Watch a Live Q&A With Tony Nominated Director George C. Wolfe!BWW Invite: RSVP Now to Watch a Live Q&A With Tony Nominated Director George C. Wolfe!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2019

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of Disney's ALADDIN Live-Action Remake?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of Disney's ALADDIN Live-Action Remake?
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2019

Disney's newest live-action remake is Aladdin, and ahead of its release this Friday, May 24, critics are sharing their thoughts on the adaptation of Disney's 1992 classic. The film is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, 'Aladdin' is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney's 'Aladdin.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Making off de 'Un Mundo Ideal' con Aitana y ZaynSTAGE TUBE: Making off de 'Un Mundo Ideal' con Aitana y Zayn
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 22, 2019

Aitana, finalista de la novena edicion de Operacion Triunfo, ha sido la artista elegida por Disney para interpretar la cancion "Un mundo ideal" en los creditos finales de ALADDIN (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at The Overture CenterBWW Review: A BRONX TALE at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - May 18, 2019

I had the pleasure of seeing A Bronx Tale with my friend Cassy, who had NEVER seen a musical before! (I know, right?!) I invited Cassy because the 1993 movie, off which the musical is based, is her favorite. Seriously, her cat is named Calogero, after the lead character in both the movie and the play. I was excited to see this show, and especially excited to see it through the eyes of a neophyte theater goer. I was not disappointed! (more...)

El Capitan Theatre Presents Special Engagement of Disney's ALADDINEl Capitan Theatre Presents Special Engagement of Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's ALADDIN, May 23 to June 16, shown in brilliant Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos® Sound Technology. Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 and at The El Capitan Theatre box office.  (more...)

Rob McClure & Kate Baldwin Will Lead Reading of MRS. DOUBTFIRE MusicalRob McClure & Kate Baldwin Will Lead Reading of MRS. DOUBTFIRE Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019

As BroadwayWorld reported last summer, Alchemation and Kevin McCollum plan to bring a musical version of MRS. DOUBTFIRE to Broadway! Four-time Tony Award Winner Jerry Zaks will direct, joined by Tony Award Nominees John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick (book) and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick (music and lyrics). (more...)

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