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News HBO to Air Robin Williams' Weapons of Self-Destruction HBO will broadcast Robin Williams' new one-man show, Weapons of Self-Destruction, in December, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Williams had been scheduled to play Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre this past April in Self-Destruction, but the limited engagement was canceled so Williams could undergo heart surgery. As previously reported, the award-winning actor will return to the road in September. The HBO special will be filmed at Washington, D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall in November.

New Broadway dates have yet to be announced.

Weapons of Self-Destruction, according to press notes, "highlights Williams' trademark free associations and riffs on social and political absurdities."

The actor-writer-comedian, who became known during his work 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 "Death to Smoochy," among others. Williams has often taken on dramatic roles as well in such films as "The Fisher King," "Awakenings," "Insomnia" and his Academy Award-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting." On stage the actor may be remembered for his performance as Estragon opposite Steve Martin's Vladimir in the Mike Nichols-directed production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

Williams was seen on Broadway in Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (July 11-14, 2002) and V.I.P. Night on Broadway (April 22, 1979).

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