After performing "Live at the Met" over 15 years ago, actor-comedian Robin Williams returns to the New York stage and HBO with his "Robin Williams: Live on Broadway" set to debut on the cable network July 14. The live broadcast will be performed at the Broadway Theatre in midtown Manhattan.
The thespian, who became known during his turn in "Mork & Mindy" — a spinoff created from a guest spot on "Happy Days" — is widely hailed for his madcap improvisational humor in movies such as "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Aladdin," "The Birdcage," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and most recently "Death to Smoochy." Williams has often taken on dramatic roles as well, typically of a maudlin cast, in such films as "The Fisher King," "Awakenings" and his Academy Award-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting."
Currently on the second leg of his live tour, the comedian will play to audiences in San Francisco, Toronto, and Baltimore among others before making a 3 performance stop in New York City. Scheduled for July 11 and 13 before the live broadcasted show on July 14, the event has not yet released the sure-to-sell-out tickets.
The HBO telecast is set to air July 14 at 9PM ET under the direction of Marty Callner — who recently helmed the live taping of John Leguizamo's Sexaholix...a love story. The show, which boasts a "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" warning, will span approximately 87 minutes, covering such topics as "sex, drugs, rock-'n'-roll, religion, politics...and anything else" according to a release.
Subsequent airings are tentatively scheduled as follows (all ET): July 15 - 10PM on HBO2 as well as July 18 - 9PM, July 21 - 12AM and July 29 - 10 PM on HBO. For more information on "Robin Williams: Live on Broadway," visit www.robinwilliamstour.com.