Robin Williams is an American performer who got his start as a television actor in the 1970s, progressing later to stand-up comedy and film acting. Williams quickly became one of the nation’s best-known and most acclaimed comedic actors, known for his improvisational skills.
Though he became very successful on the silver screen in early ’80s, going on to star in such hits as “Good Morning, Vietnam” and “Good Will Hunting,” Williams has continued performing the occasional one-man stand-up comedy tours that he began in the ’70s. In 2008, he announced plans for his first tour in about six years.
The Weapons of Self-Destruction Tour ran from late 2008 through early 2009, at which point Williams announced he was postponing the remaining tour dates to undergo aortic valve replacement. Williams said he expected to continue the 80-city tour in late 2009 after recuperating.
March 31 served as opening night for the Richard Rodgers Theatre’s latest offering, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.” Directed by Moisés Kaufman (“The Laramie Project”), the limited engagement plays on Broadway through July 3. “Bengal Tiger” is an original dark comedy by Rajiv Joseph and arrives on the... Read more
After undergoing open heart surgery in March, funnyman Robin Williams has completed his first full week back on the road with his Weapons of Self-Destruction comedy tour. His much-applauded return to the road was coupled with the announcement of a seven-show engagement at Town Hall in New York, NY.... Read more
Funnyman Robin Williams has announced the rescheduled dates for his Weapons of Self-Destruction comedy tour. The final portion of Williams’ spring tour had been postponed so he could undergo emergency heart surgery. The fall 2009 tour leg picks up September 30 at Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington, IN, and... Read more
One day after postponing four performances of his one-man show “Weapons of Self-Destruction” due to shortness of breath, Robin Williams was forced to postpone the remainder of his 80-city tour until the fall to undergo surgery for an aortic valve replacement. “I’m so touched by everyone’s support and well... Read more
Comedian Robin Williams has postponed four performances of his one-man comedy show, “Weapons of Self-Destruction,” due to illness. After experiencing shortness of breath, Williams is being evaluated by doctors, who are recommending a week of rest. Williams was originally scheduled to perform the Florida-based shows at the Seminole Hard... Read more
The day’s recap includes concert and tour announcements, special event news and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 2, 2009. In today’s artist news, the King of Pop Michael Jackson will perform a series of live shows, according to a TicketNews source. Meanwhile, ska-punk band No Doubt and... Read more
Today’s recap includes concert, tour and venue announcements and more as compiled by TicketNews on December 26, 2008. We end this holiday week with the loss of an iconic Broadway voice. Actress and singer Eartha Kitt died at the age of 81 on December 25 after a battle with... Read more
Tickets for several upcoming comedy tour stops for Robin Williams as well as tickets for multiple concerts from Katy Perry are on sale throughout the weekend ending November 17 as compiled by TicketNews. In today’s onsales are tickets to catch classic rockers the Eagles in concert in North Carolina... Read more
Acclaimed comedian Robin Williams has been sending sold-out audiences into full-blown belly laughs during his 35-city Weapons of Self-Destruction tour. Due to the show’s high ticket demand, the iconic actor has announced 20 additional shows early in 2009. The new dates pick up February 11 at the Arlington Theatre... Read more
Today’s tour recap includes tour announcements, date additions, band reunions and more as compiled by TicketNews on September 24, 2008. At the top of the news today, the Smashing Pumpkins have announced their 20th anniversary tour itinerary. The month-long November trek includes several blocks of shows in major cities... Read more