Baz Luhrmann News

Date of Birth: September 17, 1962 (54)
Birth Place: New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender: Male
Netflix Cancels Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWN After One SeasonNetflix Cancels Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWN After One Season
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Netflix has canceled Baz Luhrmann's music-driven series THE GET DOWN after one season. Season one premiered in two parts, with part two debuting on the streaming network last month to disappointing ratings. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Get Ready to Come Together on the New York City Center Stage!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Get Ready to Come Together on the New York City Center Stage!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 23, 2017

Following the phenomenal success of their double platinum selling #1 UK album Together (released in the US by Decca Records), and a major sold out UK tour, musical legends Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will perform their first-and-only U.S. performance tonight, May 23. at New York City Center. Below, watch as the duo chats about performing together onstage, their friendship offstage and so much more! (more...)

KING KONG to Open on Broadway Next YearKING KONG to Open on Broadway Next Year
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Producers Global Creatures (CEO Carmen Pavlovic) and Roy Furman are pleased to announce that King Kong, will arrive on Broadway in the fall of 2018 at the Shubert Organization's Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Breaking: KING KONG Will Officially Swing to Broadway in 2018 with New Creative TeamBreaking: KING KONG Will Officially Swing to Broadway in 2018 with New Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Kong is coming! Producers Global Creatures (CEO Carmen Pavlovic) and Roy Furman just announced that King Kong, will arrive on Broadway in the fall of 2018 at the Shubert Organization's Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On June 7 & 8, Mundy, one of Ireland's most exciting live performers, returns to Irish Arts Center to share two evenings of his upbeat and celebratory folk/pop/rock style. While Irish Arts Center has a history of showcasing cutting edge musicians that redefine what it is to be an Irish artist - including esteemed Irish rockers Joe and Steve Wall of The Stunning, Irish / Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter Loah and theatrical songstress Camille O'Sullivan - Mundy's poetic lyrics, honest folk sensibility, and skilled guitar work truly set him apart. (more...)

Sundance Institute Gathers Emerging Global & U.S. Creators at 2017 Directors and Screenwriters LabsSundance Institute Gathers Emerging Global & U.S. Creators at 2017 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Thirteen new independent feature projects from Cuba, Chile, Kenya, the UK and the U.S. have been selected for the 2017 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. These Labs are the centerpiece of the nonprofit Institute's year-round support for independent artists. (more...)

A HAND OF BRIDGE, Helmed by Il Divo's David Miller, Set for SIFFA HAND OF BRIDGE, Helmed by Il Divo's David Miller, Set for SIFF
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2017

Acclaimed American tenor and opera singer David Miller is perhaps best known as a member of the multiplatinum classical crossover group Il Divo. Now, Miller is bringing his opera prowess to the cinema, with his directorial debut of the opera "A Hand of Bridge." The short film will premiere at the prestigious Seattle International Film Festival, which runs from May 18- June 11, 2017.   (more...)

Billy Porter to Perform, Chat Career & New Album at GRAMMY MuseumBilly Porter to Perform, Chat Career & New Album at GRAMMY Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum will welcome Billy Porter to the Clive Davis Theater on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:00pm for an intimate discussion on his distinguished career and latest album, followed by a special performance. (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Released to Critical AcclaimGarland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Released to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Acclaimed artist Garland Jeffreys' new album, 14 Steps To Harlem, is out now via Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Shakespeare's Globe
by Kelly McElroy - Apr 28, 2017

If there was controversy surrounding the use of light and sound at the Globe Theatre, the opening production of Emma Rice's second and final season as Artistic Director can only fuel the multi-hued fire. Romeo and Juliet directed by ENO's Daniel Kramer is an irreverent feast of colour and music but at times misses the truth and beauty of Shakespeare's timeless story. (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Out TodayGarland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Garland Jeffreys' highly anticipated new album, 14 Steps To Harlem, is set for April 28 release on Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. (more...)

The One Club for Creativity Announces Details of Creative WeekThe One Club for Creativity Announces Details of Creative Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The One Club for Creativity (www.oneclub.org), the non-profit organization that produces The One Show and ADC Annual Awards, today announced the schedule for Creative Week (www.oneshow.org), a weeklong festival (May 8-12) showcasing the best creative minds in advertising and design. TOCC also revealed that Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) will host The One Show on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. Creative Week partners include Pandora, Pinterest and Shutterstock. (more...)

New Musical TEMPLE to Receive Industry Presentation at The Pershing Square Signature CenterNew Musical TEMPLE to Receive Industry Presentation at The Pershing Square Signature Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Temple will take place on Friday, April 28th at 3pm at Signature Theatre (rehearsal studio - 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036).  Temple features a book and lyrics by Silvia Peto, music by Norman Durkee, additional music by Constantine Kitsopoulos, and will be directed by Gabriel Barre. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 4/21 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 4/21 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! STRICTLY BALLROOM and More! (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' Cover of 'Waiting For The Man' Premieres on The Huffington PostGarland Jeffreys' Cover of 'Waiting For The Man' Premieres on The Huffington Post
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Acclaimed artist Garland Jeffreys' cover of The Velvet Underground's “Waiting For The Man” premieres on The Huffington Post. Listen/share the track here (more...)

The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! This MayThe Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Return to NYC with New StoriesTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Return to NYC with New Stories
by BroadwayWorld JR - Apr 18, 2017

Jonathan Rockefeller's critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, will return to New York City for a strictly limited season beginning September 28 through February 4, 2018, at Union Square's DR2 Theatre (103 East 15 Street). (more...)

North American Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Begins 4/26North American Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Begins 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

David Mirvish and Global Creatures in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse are delighted to present the North American Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL in Toronto.   Based on the beloved 1992 film that inspired the world to dance and that took the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival that year, STRICTLY BALLROOM begins performances Wednesday April 26 and plays through Sunday June 25 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.  Media night is Wednesday May 3 at 8PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and NoblePhoto Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance! (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall. (more...)

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