Baz Luhrmann News

Date of Birth: September 17, 1962 (53)
Birth Place: New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender: Male
Tony Nominee Daveed Diggs Talks Going from 'Homeless to HAMILTON'Tony Nominee Daveed Diggs Talks Going from 'Homeless to HAMILTON'
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

HAMILTON star Daveed Diggs has come a long way from his days as a struggling artist, when he first arrived in New York almost 12 years ago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Join Forces for TOGETHER Album and Tour!STAGE TUBE: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Join Forces for TOGETHER Album and Tour!
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2016

Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nation's leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation's favorite tenor, Alfie Boe, have just announced that they are joining forces for the first time, to record a brand new album as well as take to the stage for a unique UK Headline Tour- Together. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: Jonathan Rockefeller, Creator & Producer Of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Chats to BWW SydneyBWW INTERVIEWS: Jonathan Rockefeller, Creator & Producer Of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Chats to BWW Sydney
by Jade Kops - May 15, 2016

Following the announcement that THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW was nominated for the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show and the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, BWW Sydney had a chat with Creator and Producer Jonathan Rockefeller. (more...)

Tony Winner Alfie Boe Performs FINDING NEVERLAND on 'Today'Tony Winner Alfie Boe Performs FINDING NEVERLAND on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Tony Winner Alfie Boe stopped by this morning's 'Today' to perform the title song from Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. The actor recently stepped into the role of author 'J.M. Barrie' in the production. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Two Hodels! Samantha Massell and Monica Swayne Interview Each Other on FIDDLER and More!STAGE TUBE: Two Hodels! Samantha Massell and Monica Swayne Interview Each Other on FIDDLER and More!
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2016

Samantha Massell and Monica Swayne are currently both playing the role of Hodel in two different productions of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Swayne in Sydney, Australia and Massell on Broadway! The two actresses decided to interview each other, asking questions about Fiddler and more. Check out the video below! (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Extends Again Off-BroadwayTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Extends Again Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Recently nominated for a coveted Drama Desk Award and The Off-Broadway Alliance Award, the producers of the critically acclaimed, sold-out family show, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW will offer a new block of tickets beginning June 11, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING MovieVIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING Movie
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

The composer/lyricist talks to Laura Heywood about his first hit musical and his newest. (more...)

BWW Review: LES FETES VENITIENNESBWW Review: LES FETES VENITIENNES
by Wesley Doucette - Apr 22, 2016

A review of Robert Carsen's direction of 'Les Fetes Venitiennes,' as performed by Les Arts Florissants and L'Opera Comique at BAM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe in FINDING NEVERLAND!Photo Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, again in the West End's 2011 production, and in Broadway's current revival, recently took over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Boe in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Adly Guirgis Reads, Signs Plays at The Drama Book Shop with Bobby Cannavale and MorePhoto Flash: Stephen Adly Guirgis Reads, Signs Plays at The Drama Book Shop with Bobby Cannavale and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5th, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) presented 'An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis,' author of the hit Broadway play The Motherf***er with the Hat, which featured a reading of excerpts from several of his plays, a discussion, and signing of his newly published play, Between Riverside and Crazy, for which he received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, at the Drama Book Shop in New York, now celebrating its 99th year. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

CHICAGO's Rumer Willis to Bring a Jazzy Vibe to the Carlyle This WeekCHICAGO's Rumer Willis to Bring a Jazzy Vibe to the Carlyle This Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

As if winning DANCING WITH THE STARS and making her Broadway debut as Roxy Hart in CHICAGO weren't enough, Rumer Willis will now bring her jazzy vibe to New York City's famed Carlyle Cafe at the Carlyle Hotel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alfie Boe Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLANDPhoto Coverage: Alfie Boe Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 30, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, again in the West End's 2011 production, and in Broadway's current revival, just took over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from his first official curtain call! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FIDDLER's Samantha Massell Sings 'God Help the Outcasts' at 54 BelowSTAGE TUBE: FIDDLER's Samantha Massell Sings 'God Help the Outcasts' at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2016

Samantha Massell was featured at 54 Below's 'Broadway Princess Party' earlier this month, singing 'God Help the Outcasts' from Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Check out the video here! (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWhoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Idina Menzel, Tom Hanks & More Set for 2016 Tribeca Film FestivalIdina Menzel, Tom Hanks & More Set for 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of panels and conversations with some of the industry's most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives (more...)

Andrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works FestivalAndrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

 Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 3rd ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, April 29 - May 1. THE READINGS ARE FREE. Reserve seats online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Extends Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Starring Timothy OlyphantAtlantic Theater Extends Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Starring Timothy Olyphant
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening to critical acclaim. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic TheaterTimothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents 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...)

The McKittrick Hotel's SUPERCINEMA Series to Continue with James Bond ExperienceThe McKittrick Hotel's SUPERCINEMA Series to Continue with James Bond Experience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Hot off the heels of last month's first-ever SUPERCINEMA inspired by Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of SLEEP NO MORE, will present its second edition of the one-of-a-kind party, this time an ode to the evocative world of Ian Fleming's James Bond 007.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/29/2016 - STRAIGHT, THE WILDNESS, Roundabout and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/29/2016 - STRAIGHT, THE WILDNESS, Roundabout and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 29, 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: Two shows open off-Broadway, Roundabout marks its 50th anniversary, and a Happy Leap Year to all! (more...)

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