Baz Luhrmann News

Date of Birth: September 17, 1962 (52)
Birth Place: New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender: Male
AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE's Jon Peter Lewis Joins Jewish Songwriters 54 Below Tribute, 8/5AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE's Jon Peter Lewis Joins Jewish Songwriters 54 Below Tribute, 8/5
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2015

A standout from AMERICAN IDOL and THE VOICE joins 54 Below's tribute! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Local Brisbane Children to Appear in STRICTLY BALLROOM at QPACLocal Brisbane Children to Appear in STRICTLY BALLROOM at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

With just six weeks to go until Baz Luhrmann's smash hit STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL dances into the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 9 September 2015, the company is set to welcome some new cast members including eight local Queensland children. (more...)

Theodore Bikel Tribute Concert Set for 54 Below, 8/5Theodore Bikel Tribute Concert Set for 54 Below, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and KulturfestNYC, the citywide week-long summer mega-festival that brought in over 50,000 attendees, present "Another Hundred Years" on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30pm. (more...)

KulturfestNYC to Present ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS at 54 Below Next MonthKulturfestNYC to Present ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and KulturfestNYC present 'Another Hundred Years' on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30pm. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie HartPHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie Hart
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The 'Dancing With the Stars' champion will make her Broadway debut in the iconic role beginning Tuesday, August 18, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next MonthBreaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Another Willis is headed to Broadway this season! (more...)

Trekkies Unite for Cincinnati Pops' Live Accompaniment to STAR TREK, 7/18Trekkies Unite for Cincinnati Pops' Live Accompaniment to STAR TREK, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform Michael Giacchino's breathtaking orchestral score of Star Trek in synch with 2009 blockbuster film Star Trek (PG-13) at the Taft Theatre on Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

William Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This AugustWilliam Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

BEING SEEN, a new play written by Richard Gustin, starring Broadway's William Youmans, will make its world premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival/Fringe NYC. BEING SEEN will be performed at Venue #12/The Underground (64 East 4th Street). (more...)

Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public.  (more...)

Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series, in association with Jacob Langfelder, is excited to announce that "Love Me: Downtown and Downunder - A Pride Celebration" will take place on the historic music stage on this Sunday, June 28 at 10:30pm. (more...)

Giancarlo Esposito Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Music DramaGiancarlo Esposito Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Music Drama
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Giancarlo Esposito is the latest to join Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Netflix music drama THE GET DOWN. (more...)

Laurie Beechman to Celebrate 100th Show by Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales, 6/19Laurie Beechman to Celebrate 100th Show by Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Laurie Beechman Theatre will celebrate the 100th performance by RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon and her cohort Major Scales on Friday, June 19th. The evening will feature a pre-show unveiling of a special hand-painted outdoor mural on the front of the building and a post-performance champagne toast. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Todd Susman to Star in WHEN BLOOD RAN RED at KulturfestNYCORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Todd Susman to Star in WHEN BLOOD RAN RED at KulturfestNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Orange is the New Black mainstay cast member Todd Susman, who plays Harold Bloom, father of series lead Larry Biggs in the Netflix hit, helms the casting of this new drama along with Tony Award nominee Jonathan C. Kaplan, (Falsettos, The Diary of Anne Frank), Opera icon Lawrence Craig (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) at Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, on Monday, June 15 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Hip to Hip Theatre Company to Present 'MERCHANT' & 'MERRY WIVES' This SummerHip to Hip Theatre Company to Present 'MERCHANT' & 'MERRY WIVES' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

'Spanning small-town Windsor and sophisticated Venice, our 2015 season incorporates romance, wit, suspense and even finance. Join us as we explore both the outrageously funny and the sadistically dark sides of revenge and justice, commerce, courtship, and the social order,' said Jason Marr, Artistic Director of Hip to Hip. (more...)

Jaden Smith Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Music DramaJaden Smith Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Music Drama
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Actor and musician Jaden Smith is joining Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama for Netflix, The Get Down. Smith joins the cast for the 1970s Bronx series in the role of Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling, 18, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer raised in the South Bronx.   (more...)

Full Cast Set for OKLAHOMA! at The Muny, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & MoreFull Cast Set for OKLAHOMA! at The Muny, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

TAKING FLIGHT Set for Planet Connections Theatre FestivityTAKING FLIGHT Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Sarah Jebian* presents her acclaimed cabaret act, Taking Flight: Songs of Hope, which combines her long-time love of music with her passion for social equality. Created and performed by Jebian, with piano accompaniment by David Libby, and directed by Robb Hillman and David McMullin, Taking Flight will be performed on Friday, June 26 at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 27th at 8pm, Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30pm, Monday, July 6th at 7pm and Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm in the Downstairs Theatre at The Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street as part of the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWNYahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama for Netflix, The Get Down, is adding Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to its growing cast. Abdul-Mateen will play 'Cadillac,' a fly gangster and prince of the disco world who's the owner and proprietor of the most notorious after-hours night spot in the Bronx. (more...)

Which Musical Will Play London's Palace Theatre This Autumn?Which Musical Will Play London's Palace Theatre This Autumn?
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Now that THE COMMITMENTS are leaving The Palace this autumn, several shows are vying for the open venue, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

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