Update June 1999:
Bill Irwin and David Shiner received a Special
Tony for Live Theatrical Event for the production of
Update June 1998: I have dug up a preliminary review of ILLUMINATA from the Cannes Film Festival. (Please remember English is the second language of the reviewer)
Update June 1998:
"Fool Moon," opens Sept. 9, 1998 as part of the American
Conservatory Theater's (San Francisco, CA) 1998-99 season.
Subscriptions for American Conservatory Theater's 1998-99 season are
now available; individual plays will go on sale Aug. 24.
"Conceived, directed and starring the comedic duo of David Shiner and Bill Irwin, with the Red Clay Ramblers providing bluegrass musical accompaniment. "Fool Moon" played to rave reviews on its Broadway run."
Bill has been cast in a supporting role in the new remake of the Shakespeare classicA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with an excellent cast. He was on the set in Italy in mid-April.
Bill played Harry's dog, Pickles, come to Earth in human form, in an episode of the NBC comedy 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, which aired 1/21/98.
3rd Rock Episode Guide
SUBWAY STORIES begins airing Aug 17th on HBO, and will be on several times between then and Sep 8. See the SUBWAY STORIES link above for the full schedule. Bill appears only in the first and last segments of the 90 minute piece, and while he's said he's not overly happy with the results of the project I know his fans will be tuning in to see him anyway. I did.
- Bill Irwin had to withdraw from the Williamstown Festival due to other commitments.
- He is currently filming the movie Illuminata (1998) with John Tuturro.
- He also has a small cameo role in Piece of Cake with Andie McDowell and Andy Garcia.
- Bill's adaptation of Moliere's SCAPIN is scheduled to be published by Dramatists Play Services, but there is no date available yet for this release.
Bill Irwin is scheduled to participate in the Williamstown Theater Festival in Williamstown, MA, in a play called Johnny on a Spot". (see July update)
On April 17, Bill appeared on Turner Classic Movies as the host of "The Cameraman" during the Buster Keaton festival.
Bill will teach to a group of children Sunday morning, March 16, at the Hudson Valley Children's Museum in Nyack, N.Y.
Scapin was scheduled to run through March 9 but has been extended one week, to March 16. Production spokesperson Erin Dunn told Playbill On-Line the extension was due to "an overwhelming response to the show": "also, we're fortunate that they can stay an extra week."
Scapin opened January 9, 1997, to a terrific review from the New York Times.
Previews for Scapin began on December 4, 1996. The show is a limited run, and will close March 9, 1997.
Bill Irwin and David Shiner provided the entertainment for in "A Magical Evening" at the Waldorf-Astoria, Nov. 19.
The tv show DATELINE (NBC) will reportedly air a segment on Bill Irwin in conjunction with the opening of Scapin at the Roundabout Theatre in NYC. Current word is that this segement will air in late December or early January.
Bill Irwin appeared as a befuddled Drum Major who had not the least bit of control over his marching band in the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA.
Bill Irwin will direct and star in a new version of Moliere's Scapin at the Roundabout Theatre in December.
Bill Irwin will be appearing in an HBO Original Movie called Subway Stories , airing early 1997.
Bill Irwin curated and performed in Deuces Are Wild, a series of dance and music presentations for families and children. He appeared in Hip Hop Wonderland at the New Victory Theater on 42nd St in Manhattan until May 5th. Other programs in the series ran through May 12th.