Baz Luhrmann News

Date of Birth: September 17, 1962 (54)
Birth Place: New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender: Male

by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Classical singer/musical actress, Aimee Marcoux-Spurlock, whose true-life story will come to the big screen in 2017, will make her Metropolitan Room debut on February 3rd with Women of Bilbao, a collection of Kurt Weill's compositions from his 12-tone Weimar period to his more lush Broadway compositions. Marcoux-Spurlock has performed over fifty operatic, musical theater and oratorio roles with leading orchestras and opera companies across the globe. The Women of Bilbao repertoire will include 'Surabaya Johnny' from Happy End, 'Moon of Alabama,' from The Rise and Fall of the City ofMahagonny and 'That's Him' from One Touch of Venus. The singer will be joined by Doug Martin as Pianist/ Conductor (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme on Broadway).  (more...)

Review Roundup: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh-Led THE PRESENT- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh-Led THE PRESENT- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 8, 2017

Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, The Present opens tonight at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. THE PRESENT features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, each making their Broadway debut, including Cate Blanchett (Anna) and Richard Roxburgh (Mikhail). (more...)

Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez to Star in FADE at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez to Star in FADE at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Primary Stages has announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of FADE, written by Tanya Saracho (Mala Hierba) and directed by Jerry Ruiz (Basilica). (more...)

Alex Timbers In Talks to Helm Disney's CRUELLA, Starring Emma StoneAlex Timbers In Talks to Helm Disney's CRUELLA, Starring Emma Stone
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Broadway director Alex Timbers is currently in talks to helm the live-action film CRUELLA for Walt Disney Studios. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel Rings in 2017 with a New Year's Eve Bohemian SoireeThe McKittrick Hotel Rings in 2017 with a New Year's Eve Bohemian Soiree
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, is once again throwing a one-of-a-kind NYC New Year's Eve dance party-The McKittrick Masquerade: A New Year's Eve Bohemian Soiree-on Saturday, December 31, 2016.  (more...)

Javier Santos forma parte del elenco de STRICTLY BALLROOMJavier Santos forma parte del elenco de STRICTLY BALLROOM
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 13, 2016

El actor y bailarin español interpreta el papel de Jonathan Drench en este nuevo musical dirigido y coreografiado por Drew McOnie (IN THE HEIGHTS) y supervisado por Baz Lurhmann, director de la pelicula original. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other PalaceDonna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

Cherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and PlaywrightsCherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Cherry Lane (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director; Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Producing Artistic Directors) is proud to announce this year's playwrights and mentors for their Obie Award-winning Mentor Project, culminating with fully-staged productions presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St. in NYC) from February 22 to May 6, 2017.   (more...)

Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Extends at T. Schreiber TheatreTHE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Extends at T. Schreiber Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) has announced the extension of their critically acclaimed production, The Motherf**ker with the Hat written by Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis. (more...)

Limited Run Alert! Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins Set for CAROUSEL at English National OperaLimited Run Alert! Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins Set for CAROUSEL at English National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY Gets Holiday MakeoverTHAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY Gets Holiday Makeover
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, Jonathan Rockefeller's That Golden Girls Show! will deck the halls and get a holiday makeover, script and all, for the entire month of December in That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody: Holiday Edition. (more...)

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Dance Party to Kick Off the Holidays at The McKittrick HotelNIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Dance Party to Kick Off the Holidays at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, continues its monthly film-inspired Supercinema dance parties with an evening celebrating Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, on Saturday, December 3, 2016, fittingly just as the holidays kick into full gear. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Bridge Group's Re-Envisioned RICHARD III in NYCPhoto Flash: First Look at The Bridge Group's Re-Envisioned RICHARD III in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

William Shakespeare's bloody epic Richard III is getting a bold re-envisioning in NYC this month as The Bridge Production Group presents their inaugural full-scale production, running thru November 27 at the Fourth Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Interview - Harold Perrineau Talks Contemporary Relevancy of THE CHERRY ORCHARDBWW Interview - Harold Perrineau Talks Contemporary Relevancy of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 11, 2016

Talented actor Harold Perrineau speaks exclusively with BWW about the relevancy of this classic story in today's times. (more...)

Bridge Group's Bloody, Reimagined RICHARD III Launches Inaugural Season TonightBridge Group's Bloody, Reimagined RICHARD III Launches Inaugural Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

William Shakespeare's bloody epic Richard III will get a bold re-envisioning in NYC this month as The Bridge Production Group presents their inaugural full-scale production, running tonight, November 9, through November 27 at the Fourth Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street). (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 SeasonAndrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

KISS ME KATE Screens in 3-D at Film ForumKISS ME KATE Screens in 3-D at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

"3-D Auteurs," a 19-day, 34-film festival spotlighting stereoscopic movies by some of history's most distinguished directors, will run at Film Forum from Friday, November 11 through Tuesday, November 29. The festival spans 3-D's earliest days (including some turn-of-the-century films by pioneer Georges Melies) to the present, and represents virtually every genre, including Westerns, Film Noir, and Science Fiction. (more...)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens to Be Honored With the 'Hollywood Documentary Award' for Their Film 'Before the Flood' at the 20th Annual 'Hollywood Film AwardsLeonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens to Be Honored With the 'Hollywood Documentary Award' for Their Film 'Before the Flood' at the 20th Annual 'Hollywood Film Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Billy Porter's New Album to Spotlight Richard Rodgers with Help from Cynthia Erivo and MoreBilly Porter's New Album to Spotlight Richard Rodgers with Help from Cynthia Erivo and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway announced today that Tony & Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release a new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, in April 2017. (more...)

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