Robin Williams News

Date of Birth: July 21, 1952 (65)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
High School Vocalists to Compete at SONGBOOK Regionals this Weekend in New YorkHigh School Vocalists to Compete at SONGBOOK Regionals this Weekend in New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

High school vocalists from New York and Connecticut will compete on Saturday, June 15 at a regional for the Great American Songbook Vocal Academy & Competition. Sponsored by the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, the annual endeavor is the only U.S. competition dedicated solely to the music from Broadway, Hollywood musicals and the Tin Pan Alley era of the early to mid-twentieth century. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nutmeg State Residents Will Recognize and Sputter While Laughing at Themselves in I'M CONNECTICUTBWW Reviews: Nutmeg State Residents Will Recognize and Sputter While Laughing at Themselves in I'M CONNECTICUT
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 10, 2013

Bristol native son Mike Reiss, who has enjoyed success as a comedy writer for 'The Simpsons' among other shows, turns his attention to the root of his humor, his home state in the riotously funny I'M CONNECTICUT getting a slick production at Ivoryton Playhouse. (more...)

MATILDA's Gabriel Ebert Wins Best Featured Actor, MusicalMATILDA's Gabriel Ebert Wins Best Featured Actor, Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

Gabriel Ebert has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Mr. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STAGE 2 IMPROV Laughs into NaplesBWW Reviews: STAGE 2 IMPROV Laughs into Naples
by Chris Silk - Jun 8, 2013

Maybe improv does have a future in Naples. Stage 2 Improv - 'the next stage of comedy' (insert eye roll here) - served up a loud, lively, way-better-than-I expected debut in the Naples Players' black box space Friday night. (more...)

Bill Irwin Joins Christopher Nolan's Sci-fi Triller INTERSTELLARBill Irwin Joins Christopher Nolan's Sci-fi Triller INTERSTELLAR
by Movies News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

Comingsoon.net reports that legendary stage clown Bill Irwin has joined the cast of Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi thriller INTERSTELLAR. The actor joins previously announced cast members Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. (more...)

Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri Bring TRANSYLVANIAN CONCERT to the Rubin Museum TonightLucian Ban and Mat Maneri Bring TRANSYLVANIAN CONCERT to the Rubin Museum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

Pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri celebrate the release of their new ECM release 'Transylvanian Concert ' with a performance at the Rubin Museum, tonight, June 7. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse Stages I'M CONNECTICUT, Now thru 6/23Ivoryton Playhouse Stages I'M CONNECTICUT, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

A brand new play from one of the writers of The Simpsons, I'm Connecticut - opening at the Ivoryton Playhouse tonight, June 5th - is a wacky, fast-paced, sweet, romantic comedy about Marc, a Connecticut native who struggles with relationships and feelings of inadequacy - why? Because he comes from Connecticut - land of steady habits, sanity and politeness. A must-see comedy for anybody from the Nutmeg State! (more...)

Bobby McFerrin Comes to Kimmel Center, 11/10Bobby McFerrin Comes to Kimmel Center, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. Now the 10-time Grammy winner is back with a new album release, spirityouall, bringing bluesy, feel-good performance of new works to Philadelphia on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Verizon Hall. (more...)

DeNiro, Cooper & More Set for INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO Special TonightDeNiro, Cooper & More Set for INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2013

Bravo Media's Emmy-nominated series 'Inside the Actors Studio,' hosted by James Lipton, reaches a milestone of 250 episodes with a two-hour event tonight, May 29th at 7p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

FIRST LOOK at THE SPOLIN PLAYERS Presenting AN EVENING OF SPOLIN GAMES at the Hollywood Fringe FestivalFIRST LOOK at THE SPOLIN PLAYERS Presenting AN EVENING OF SPOLIN GAMES at the Hollywood Fringe Festival
by Shari Barrett - May 28, 2013

If you see only one Comedy Improv show during The Hollywood Fringe Festival, go to the source, The Spolin Players, touted by the LA Times as presenting 'Improv as pure and unpredictable as you will find it.' (more...)

VIDEOS: CBS Releases Extended Trailers for New 2013-2014 Series!VIDEOS: CBS Releases Extended Trailers for New 2013-2014 Series!
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2013

CBS has just debuted extended trailers for its 2013-2014 lineup, including THE MILLERS, starring Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, and Beau Bridges. Check them all out below! (more...)

THE RAT PACK IS BACK Runs at Ogunquit Playhouse, Now thru 6/8THE RAT PACK IS BACK Runs at Ogunquit Playhouse, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Straight from Las Vegas comes the award winning tribute show, The Rat Pack is Back, live on The Ogunquit Playhouse stage tonight, May 22 to June 8. (more...)

Tom Simmons Headlines Aurora Theatre Funny Fridays, Beg. TonightTom Simmons Headlines Aurora Theatre Funny Fridays, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

Aurora Theatre Funny Fridays continues club comedy performances on the square in downtown Lawrenceville with nationally renowned comedian Tom Simmons. He is the 2009 San Francisco Comedy Competition Winner, an event which launched the careers of talents like Robin Williams and Ellen Degeneres. Opening is host of Aurora Theatre Funny Fridays, comedienne Debra Cole, an Atlanta favorite. See them both tonight, May 17 and the 18th, with shows at 7:15 & 9:15 PM. This season Aurora Theatre expanded the Funny Fridays schedule with the introduction of Funny Fridays: Saturday Edition. This is a comedy event not to be missed by anyone who appreciates live stand-up. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - CBS Debuts Trailers for New 2013-2014 Lineup!VIDEO: First Look - CBS Debuts Trailers for New 2013-2014 Lineup!
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2013

CBS has just debuted the first behind-the-scenes trailers for its 2013-2014 lineup, including THE CRAZY ONES, starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Check them all out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - New CBS Comedies & DramasPhoto Flash: First Look - New CBS Comedies & Dramas
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2013

Today, the CBS announced its Prime Time Schedule for 2013-4. Below, get a first look at new comedies WE ARE MEN, MOM, THE MILLERS and THE CRAZY ONES and new dramas HOSTAGES and INTELLIGENCE! (more...)

Robin Williams to Star on New CBS Comedy THE CRAZY ONESRobin Williams to Star on New CBS Comedy THE CRAZY ONES
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2013

Robin Williams will return to network TV this fall with THE CRAZY ONES, a single-camera comedy from executive producer David E. Kelley and co-starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. (more...)

CBS Announces 2013-14 Prime Time Schedule; Anna Faris, Robin Williams Among New Sitcom StarsCBS Announces 2013-14 Prime Time Schedule; Anna Faris, Robin Williams Among New Sitcom Stars
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2013

CBS unveiled today its new 2013-2014 schedule, featuring eight new series - five comedies and three dramas - to build on the strength of America's top-rated network. Five of the new series will premiere in the fall and three at mid-season. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Writer Stephen Hanks Presents 'Stephen's Angels' at Iridium Jazz Club TonightBroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Writer Stephen Hanks Presents 'Stephen's Angels' at Iridium Jazz Club Tonight
by Stephen Hanks - May 14, 2013

Stephen Hanks, BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret columnist and reviewer, has produced and will host Stephen's Angels, a cabaret variety show presented by ScoBar Entertainment and slated for the Iridium Jazz Club tonight, May 14 at 10pm. Stephen's Angels will introduce audiences to six 'smart, sassy, sexy young women, whose singing is sublime.' Five of the six ladies are currently preparing summer or fall cabaret shows for the Metropolitan Room, and one will be launching a CD release show at the Laurie Beechman Theater in June. (more...)

CRITIC'S CUT: New Pilot-to-Series Pickups with the Most PotentialCRITIC'S CUT: New Pilot-to-Series Pickups with the Most Potential
by Tyler Peterson - May 13, 2013

The upcoming broadcast season is undoubtedly going to be a good one. At least a whole lot better than the current slate of programming (most networks have ditched their 2012-2013 additions). NBC, CBS, Fox, and ABC have managed to enlist some major talent to headline their new shows for the 2013-2014 lineup, and are now in the process of announcing their pick-ups. It's a rarity for execs to land such names as Rebel Wilson, Gillian Anderson, Robin Williams, Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Greg Kinnear at all - let alone all for new series in one year. And so, below are the top ten just-ordered network shows with the most potential! (more...)

Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri to Bring TRANSYLVANIAN CONCERT to the Rubin Museum, 6/7Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri to Bring TRANSYLVANIAN CONCERT to the Rubin Museum, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2013

Pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri celebrate the release of their new ECM release 'Transylvanian Concert ' with a performance at the Rubin Museum, Friday, June 7. (more...)

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