Baz Luhrmann News

Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1962 (51)
Birth Place:
New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender:
Male
Diane Warren To Be Honored By Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Point Foundation (Point) will present its Leadership Award to songwriter Diane Warren, whose work has been recognized with Grammy and Golden Globe awards and multiple Academy Award nominations. The Point Leadership Award is given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their professional career and unequivocally supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Warren has repeatedly spoken out against bigotry of all kinds, including discrimination directed at the LGBTQ community. The 'It Gets Better' musical theater project that is touring the U.S. in support of LGBTQ youth includes songs of Warren's alongside those of Gnarls Barkley, Kelly Clarkson and Alanis Morissette. (more...)

Quartet of Broadway, West End Talent to Lead KISS ME, KATE at BBC Proms This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement. (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2014

The 2014 Helpmann Awards Nominees were announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

Tickets to STRICTLY BALLROOM at Her Majesty's Theatre On Sale 21 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Baz Luhrmann's much-loved hit show STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will open in Melbourne at Her Majesty's Theatre in January 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jul 14, 2014

The Helpmann Awards are Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. The annual awards recognise achievement in live performance including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Open Season with World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING, 7/9 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The production stars Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz, who between them have a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations, and is directed by Cameron Watson, who has been heralded as "one of our finest contemporary directors" by The Los Angeles Times, while The Wall Street Journal declared his work "the best in the country." (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Melbourne Season Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Global Creatures confirmed today that Baz Luhrmann's much-loved hit show STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will open in Melbourne at Her Majesty's Theatre in January 2015. (more...)

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY to Celebrate Songs of Andrew Lippa at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 27 May - 14 June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is delighted to invite you to The Life of the Party - A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa, a spectacular evening with one of Broadway's most exciting composers and lyricists. It takes place 27 May - 14 June 2014 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Arvada Center Breathes Energetic Life into Literature with a Solid Ensemble in THE GREAT GATSBY
by Michael Mulhern - May 23, 2014

I was encouraged to see so many students in the audience experiencing this required reading masterpiece in a whole new light. (more...)

Caroline O'Connor & Louise Dearman Join SINATRA: The Main Event Lineup, 4 July - 9 Sept
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2014

Frank Sinatra's legendary concert, SINATRA: The Main Event, was billed as the biggest comeback in showbusiness history. Now the 40th anniversary is to be marked in London on Friday October 10 at the Cadogan Hall with a stunning recreation of The Main Event, at New York's Madison Square Garden on October 13, 1974. (more...)

It's Official! Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly, Cush Jumbo Set for Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER at Circle in the Square This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

We've been reporting on the buzz since January, but now Hugh Jackman is making Broadway fan's May dreams come true! It's just been officially announced that Sonia Friedman Productions will present the Royal Court Theatre production of THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

Baz Luhrmann in Talks to Direct ELVIS Biopic
by Movies News Desk - May 05, 2014

Buz Luhrmann to direct The King? (more...)

Baz Luhrmann in Talks to Direct Elvis Presley Biopic for Warner Bros.
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Baz Luhrmann may be moving on from Gatsby to 'The King.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Alfie Boe Talks TRUST, MR. SELFRIDGE, and Career
by David Clarke - Apr 24, 2014

Alfie Boe, who is internationally recognized for his tenor voice, first gained recognition in the US when he starred in Baz Luhrmann's LA BOHÈME. In 2010, he took on the role of Jean Valjean for the 25th Anniversary Concert of LES MISERABLES. Now, he is gearing up for the US release of his latest album, TRUST, and his appearance on Mr. Selfridge. Recently, I chatted with Alfie Boe about these projects and his career. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Shrunken Shakespeare Company's 2014 Fundraiser Gala, Featuring Paul Sorvino's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On Monday, April 21 Shrunken Shakespeare Company held their 2014 Fundraiser Gala at New York's TGB Theatre. The gala featured actor Paul Sorvino's 'Lear' Adaptation. Scroll down to see some photos from the event! (more...)

Christina Rinaldi Wins Inaugural Motion Photography Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ are delighted to announce the winner of the first-ever Motion Photography Prize: Christina Rinaldi, whose entry in the 'Urban' category won the overall prize. (more...)

Review Roundup: Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 14, 2014

Baz Luhrmann's exciting, action packed STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, presented by Global Creatures, is the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. This uplifting and courageous tale will opened Saturday, April 12 at Sydney's Lyric Theatre, Star City. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 14, 2014 - Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman in ANNAPURNA, SUBMISSIONS ONLY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 14, 2014

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: husband and wife acting team Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman star in ANNAPURNA, beginning previews off-Broadway, plus the fourth episode of SUBMISSIONS ONLY airs tonight on BWW! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by Emma Cambey - Apr 13, 2014

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived" or so say the characters of Strictly Ballroom in both the musical and the 1992 original film. Anyone who has ever seen anything created by Baz Luhrmann would agree that Baz never does anything by halves and he is certainly fearless. To take one of your most popular and iconic films and turn it into a stage musical requires courage and a whole lot of confidence and creativity, none of which Baz Luhrmann lacks. The resulting musical, which opened Saturday night, is one that will please and entertain fans of the iconic film and will also create a new generation of fans of the story in its new form. (more...)

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY to Celebrate Songs of Andrew Lippa at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 27 May - 14 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is delighted to invite you to The Life of the Party - A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa, a spectacular evening with one of Broadway's most exciting composers and lyricists. It takes place 27 May - 14 June 2014 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

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