Baz Luhrmann News

Date of Birth: September 17, 1962 (52)
Birth Place: New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender: Male
Alfie Boe is Back on Broadway - A Look Back at the Top Performances from LES MISERABLES' New Lead!Alfie Boe is Back on Broadway - A Look Back at the Top Performances from LES MISERABLES' New Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Alfie Boe returns to Broadway as 'Jean Valjean' tonight in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre. Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo gave his final performance just last Sunday, August 30. BWW welcomes Boe back to Broadway with a roundup of his top performances - check them out below, and be sure to let us know your favorites below! (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Boston, MA — Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème.  Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bohemian artists to mid-20th century student artists on the brink of social change, thisBohème opens BLO's French-influenced 2015/2016 Season and runs October 2-11, 2015 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Alfie Boe Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES as 'Jean Valjean' TonightAlfie Boe Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES as 'Jean Valjean' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Internationally-renowned performer Alfie Boe returns to Broadway to star as 'Jean Valjean' in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Boe begins performances in Les Miserables tonight, September 1. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles. (more...)

Photo Flash: PAINTING HIS WINGS Plays The Kraine Theatre at NY International Fringe FestivalPhoto Flash: PAINTING HIS WINGS Plays The Kraine Theatre at NY International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

PAINTING HIS WINGS will perform at The Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th Street, New York City, now through August 25. Take a look at shots from the show below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Boe's Back! LES MISERABLES' New Jean Valjean Preps for His Big Broadway ReturnBWW Interview: Boe's Back! LES MISERABLES' New Jean Valjean Preps for His Big Broadway Return
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2015

Boe just began rehearsals for his Broadway comeback, and he checked in with BroadwayWorld after Day 1. In the full interview below find out how he feels about being Britain's favorite tenor, what his memories are of the 25th Anniversary concert and so much more! (more...)

Independent Theatre to Present F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE GREAT GATSBY, Sept 3-12Independent Theatre to Present F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE GREAT GATSBY, Sept 3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Independent Theatre is poised to roar into The Space with a new version of what is considered the greatest American novel of the twentieth century. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

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Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Series THE GET DOWN to Take Unscheduled Break in ProductionBaz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Series THE GET DOWN to Take Unscheduled Break in Production
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Baz Luhrmann's 13-episode music-driven series from Sony Pictures TV THE GET DOWN, scheduled to debut in all Netflix territories in 2016, will take a short break to catch up on scripts. (more...)

Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As reported yesterday, Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover and Alex Finke will join Alfie Boe, the internationally-acclaimed performer who takes over the role of Jean Valjean in Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, on Sept 1. Glover succeeds Erika Henningsen as Fantine, while Finke (making her Broadway debut) replaces original cast member Samantha Hill. In honor of the trio boarding of one Broadway's most beloved hits, BWW brings you a brief look at their past performances! (more...)

Montego Glover & Alex Finke Will Join Cast of LES MISERABLES This September!Montego Glover & Alex Finke Will Join Cast of LES MISERABLES This September!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover (Memphis) will assume the role of Fantine beginning Tuesday, September 1 in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). She succeeds Erika Henningsen in the role.  Glover, who also received the Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her acclaimed performance in Memphis, most recently co-starred on Broadway in the musical It Shoulda Been You.   Also on September 1, Alex Finke makes her Broadway debut in the role of Cosette, succeeding Samantha Hill.  (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 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...)

THE FRINGE FESTIVAL Presents PAINTING HIS WINGSTHE FRINGE FESTIVAL Presents PAINTING HIS WINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

Television writer, Sinead Daly (current associate producer and writer, The Get Down (Netflix, Baz Luhrmann) and CBS' Blue Bloods) is also a celebrated playwright. Her moving and imaginative work, PAINTING HIS WINGS makes its New York theatre debut as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. The play is produced by Making It Happen Productions and is directed by Heather Lanza, the play's original director from its premiere at the 2013 Berkshire Fringe. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This WeekDonna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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...)

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