Robin Williams News

Date of Birth: July 21, 1952 (65)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, 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...)

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...)

The Cornelia Street Cafe Turns 40!The Cornelia Street Cafe Turns 40!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 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...)

Showtime Lights Up the Fourth of July with I'M DYING UP HEREShowtime Lights Up the Fourth of July with I'M DYING UP HERE
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

In celebration of Fourth of July weekend, SHOWTIME is giving viewers nationwide an opportunity to sample the first five episodes of the revealing new drama series I'M DYING UP HERE for free, starting today. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLESSan Francisco Playhouse Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) complete their fourteenth season of transformation with the rollicking musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman. (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Returns To Las Vegas For Jokesters Summer Comedy JamComedian Don Barnhart Returns To Las Vegas For Jokesters Summer Comedy Jam
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Jokesters Comedy Club welcomes the return of standup comedian Don Barnhart to kick off their nightly Summer Comedy Jam Series inside The D Hotel Casino on Fremont Street. (more...)

Don Barnhart's Las Vegas Comedy Institute to Present STANDUP SHOWCASE 19Don Barnhart's Las Vegas Comedy Institute to Present STANDUP SHOWCASE 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The best and funniest comedians of Las Vegas will perform in the Las Vegas Comedy Institute's 19th Standup Comedy Showcase. (more...)

Josh Blue, Brad Williams & Dan Soder Available in Comedy Works Studio this WeekJosh Blue, Brad Williams & Dan Soder Available in Comedy Works Studio this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Josh Blue, Brad Williams & Dan Soder are available in studio this week. Josh Blue available in studio Wednesday, Brad Williams available in studio Thursday, and Dan Soder available in studio Friday. (more...)

Jokesters Named Best Comedy Club In Las Vegas By Casino Player MagazineJokesters Named Best Comedy Club In Las Vegas By Casino Player Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Jokesters Comedy Club inside the D Casino Hotel presents standup comedy the way it was meant to be: Live and uncensored each and every night at 10:30PM. Jokesters is the only full time Comedy Club in downtown Las Vegas and Casino Player Magazine named Jokesters the 'Best Comedy Club ' of Las Vegas for 2017. (more...)

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