Baz Luhrmann News

Date of Birth: September 17, 1962 (53)
Birth Place: New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender: Male
MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Bryan Ferry to Perform at the Fox Theatre, 8/4Bryan Ferry to Perform at the Fox Theatre, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Today, Bryan Ferry announced additional live dates for 2016 including a performance at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, August 4 7:30 p.m. The show will feature a fantastic set list that combines both Roxy Music and solo hits and will include songs from Ferry's recent critically acclaimed release Avonmore, described as 'his best album in 30 years'. (more...)

2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to be Presented by San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to be Presented by San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals. This season, the recitals move to the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, located on the fourth floor of the Veterans Building (401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco). The February 28 series-opener—Ports of Call with New York Festival of Song Artistic Director Steven Blier and 2016 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows Amina Edris, Edward Nelson and Brad Walker—marks the inaugural public performance in the Taube Atrium Theater, which boasts the innovative Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. The 5:30 p.m. Sunday recital series continues on March 6 with bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and pianist John Churchwell; March 20 with baritone Efraín Solís accompanied by pianist Robert Mollicone; and April 24 with baritone Kihun Yoon and pianist Mark Morash. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel to Host First 'Supercinema' During Valentine's Day WeekendThe McKittrick Hotel to Host First 'Supercinema' During Valentine's Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of Sleep No More, will debut its first-ever Supercinema, an all-new way to experience nightlife through a cinematic lens. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater CompanyTimothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Timothy Olyphant to Lead Atlantic Theater Company's HOLD ON TO ME DARLINGEmmy Nominee Timothy Olyphant to Lead Atlantic Theater Company's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS FOR THE FALLEN Recounts The Life Of Famous Courtesan Marie DuPlessis For SYDNEY FESTIVALBWW Review: SONGS FOR THE FALLEN Recounts The Life Of Famous Courtesan Marie DuPlessis For SYDNEY FESTIVAL
by Jade Kops - Jan 19, 2016

The inspiration for Alexandre Dumas' novel 'La Dame Aux Camelias' and later Verdi's La Traviata, Marie DuPlessis shares her story with SYDNEY FESTIVAL in SONGS FOR THE FALLEN. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2016 - Grammer Back in Neverland, SKELETON CREW & MoreWAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2016 - Grammer Back in Neverland, SKELETON CREW & More
by Jessica Khan - Jan 19, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kelsey Grammer flies back to Neverland, SKELETON CREW opens at the Atlantic and more! (more...)

Netflix Announces Premiere Date for Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWNNetflix Announces Premiere Date for Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Netflix has announced the premiere date of Baz Luhrmann's all-new music-driven drama THE GET DOWN. Part-one of the series will premiere globally Friday, August 12, 2016 at 12:01am PT. (more...)

Netflix Announces Premiere Dates, JESSICA JONES Renewal & MoreNetflix Announces Premiere Dates, JESSICA JONES Renewal & More
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for several upcoming comedy series and kids series; the renewal of its acclaimed drama Marvel's Jessica Jones; and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. (more...)

Netflix Nails Down Premiere Dates for KIMMY SCHMIDT, OITNB, THE RANCH, and 8 More ShowsNetflix Nails Down Premiere Dates for KIMMY SCHMIDT, OITNB, THE RANCH, and 8 More Shows
by Sally Henry - Jan 17, 2016

If you need us in the foreseeable future, we'll be in a comfy chair binge-watching Netflix. (more...)

FilmRise Acquires Home Media Rights from Gravitas Ventures to Eight FilmsFilmRise Acquires Home Media Rights from Gravitas Ventures to Eight Films
by Movies News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

FilmRise announced today that it has acquired from Gravitas Ventures exclusive North American home media rights to eight films, including “I'm Crazy About Tiffany's,” “Peace Officer,” and “Requiem for the American Dream.” (more...)

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will WriteWarner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will Write
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY) will write a new play based on the Oscar®-winning motion picture DOG DAY AFTERNOON.  Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is developing the play for a Broadway bow to follow their successful production of Oscar® winner William Goldman's adaptation of MISERY starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Netflix Drama THE GET DOWNVIDEO: First Look at Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Netflix Drama THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

This morning at CES, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos premiered two First Look videos at upcoming Netflix original series, THE CROWN and THE GET DOWN. (more...)

ALMOST FAMOUS, AMELIE and More Set for QV Melbourne's New Outdoor Cinema, Jan-Feb 2016ALMOST FAMOUS, AMELIE and More Set for QV Melbourne's New Outdoor Cinema, Jan-Feb 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Melbourne's beloved laneway style precinct, QV Melbourne, is thrilled to announce the January-February summer program for their new outdoor cinema in the QV Square. (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWelcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Eric Carle's Books Head Off-Broadway in THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW This WinterEric Carle's Books Head Off-Broadway in THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Acclaimed children's author and illustrator, Eric Carle has delighted three generations of readers with his books featuring his distinctive collage art and iconic characters. His most famous book THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR which was first published in 1969, has sold more than 41 million copies worldwide. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW will begin performances on January 30, and will celebrate its opening on Sunday, February 7, with an initial run through March 27, 2016 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 W 47th St.). (more...)

Alfie Boe - Broadway's 'Jean Valjean' - to Depart LES MISERABLES This FebruaryAlfie Boe - Broadway's 'Jean Valjean' - to Depart LES MISERABLES This February
by Jessica Khan - Nov 12, 2015

A brand-new promo for Broadway's LES MISERABLES just hit YouTube (watch it below!), and it looks like Alfie Boe isn't long for the part of 'Jean Valjean'. The video announces the actor's departure date as February 28th, 2016. No word yet on who will replace him in the lead role, but BWW will keep our ears to the ground! (more...)

Nathan Lane to Read 'Love Letter' to Brian Dennehy at TCG Gala Next WeekNathan Lane to Read 'Love Letter' to Brian Dennehy at TCG Gala Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Who wouldn't want to see this? BroadwayWorld has learned that Nathan Lane will read a love letter to Brian Dennehy onstage at Threatre Communications Group's gala this coming Monday, November 9, 2015 at The Edison Ballroom. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival GalaPhoto Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 29, 2015

Last night in a Long Island star studded event The Gold Coast International Film Festival and Arts Center held it's 2015 Gala at the Tilles Center. The Gold Coast Arts Center's honorees this year were, Vince Giordano, Artist of Distinction - Music, Actor Navid Negahban, Artist of Distinction, Film, and Director Patricia Riggen, Director, Woman of Influence Award.  The evening's presenters were Will Friedwald, author & music editor, Michael Cuesta, Screenwriter, director of Showtime's "Homeland" and Lou Diamond Phillips, Actor Director and the star of the upcoming fiom "The 33" The Gala Emcee was Award winning WABC correspondent Kristin Thorne.  Regina Keller Gil is founder & executive director of The Gold Coast Arts Center and Caroline Sorokoff is an associate director of the Gold Coast Arts Center and Director of the Gold Coast International Film Festival.  The festival will run November 9-15th. (more...)

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