Bobby Lopez News

2014 New Voices Project Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Looking for the next Sondheim -- or we should say Bobby Lopez (who wrote 'Frozen' and 'The Book of Mormon')...? Maybe the newest voice in musical theatre just won the 2014 New Voices Project, sponsored by New Musicals Initiative in Los Angeles. Three talented young musical theatre writers will have selections from their new musicals showcased as part of the New Musical Initiative's annual GOT MUSICAL concert at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside ROCKY's Star-Studded Opening Night Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 14, 2014

ROCKY hit Broadway last night, officially opening with stars Andy Karl and Margo Seibert at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. The show features an original score by Stephen Flahertyand Lynn Ahrens and a book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky.The production is directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Steven Hoggett, and Kelly Devine. BroadwayWorld was on the windy and frigid red carpet and you can check out photo coverage from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: How'd They Make FROZEN? Watch the Full 'Making Of' Song Below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2014

In anticipation of FROZEN being available to own and continuously binge watch, Disney has released its full 'The Making of Frozen'- a song featured on the DVD/Blu-ray, hitting shelves on March 18. The musical behind-the-scenes series, directed by Kenny Ortega, lets viewers in on what went into making Disney's hit animated film, and features Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Kristen Bell (Anna) and Josh Gad (Olaf). Check out the full song below! (more...)

FROZEN Video of the Day: Africanized Tribal Cover of 'Let It Go' ft. Alex Boye
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Composer Bobby Lopez shared today's video of an Africanized cover of the Oscar-nominated song 'Let It Go' on his Facebook page. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - People Wanna Know! Jonathan Groff & Josh Gad Take Fans Inside the Making of Disney's FROZEN
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2014

In anticipation of FROZEN being available to own and continuously binge watch, USA Today has unveiled a sneak peek at 'The Making of Frozen,' featured on the DVD/Blu-ray, hitting shelves on March 18 and digital retailers on Feb. 25. The musical behind-the-scenes series, directed by Kenny Ortega, lets viewers in on what went into making Disney's hit animated film, and features Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Kristen Bell (Anna) and Josh Gad (Olaf). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Oscar Win Could Make FROZEN's Bobby Lopez Newest 'EGOT'er!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Could Book of Mormon's Bobby Lopez be next in line to join the elite circle of entertainers? (more...)

FROZEN Video of the Day: 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman' Goes Horror Movie
by Movies News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Today we present an eerie version of 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman', which could have come right out of a horror movie! (more...)

UPDATED: FROZEN Wins Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song at 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

This year's Critics' Choice Movie Awards are currently underway on The CW, and Disney's FROZEN, starring Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, nabbed the honors for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for 'Let It Go'. Click here to check out the full list of winners! (more...)

FROZEN's Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Bobby Lopez React to OSCAR Nomination
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

In an interview in today's Entertainment Weekly, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez (Avenue Q, Book of Mormon) reacted to this morning's announcement that their tune, 'Let It Go', from the Disney hit film FROZEN received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. (more...)

INTERVIEW: Bobby Lopez, Kristen Anderson on the Golden Globes Red Carpet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Filipino American and Tony Award-winning composer Bobby Lopez, who created and co-wrote 'The Book of Mormon' and 'Avenue Q,' and his wife, Kristen Anderson, were nominated for Best Original Song 'Let It Go' from the Disney animated feature film 'Frozen,' also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, at the 71st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday, January 12. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: FROZEN's Flurry Of Creative Talent
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 21, 2013

Disney's newest animated feature film FROZEN boasts not only one of the most Broadway-centric casts of any Disney film to date - encompassing Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana - but also a score by the man behind two of the biggest hits of the 21st century on Broadway, AVENUE Q and THE BOOK OF MORMON - the gifted composer/lyricist Bobby Lopez, who collaborates here with Kristen Anderson-Lopez, with a musical score provided by Chrisophe Beck. And, the talented troupe assembled extends beyond the songwriters to the directors, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, as well! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Get FROZEN! Behind the Scenes of Disney's Animated Movie Musical with Composers Bobby & Kristen Lopez
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 11, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge got to chat with the film's composers, Bobby Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez, about creating music for some of Broadway's biggest voices, drawing inspiration from their daughters, and more. Check out what they had to say about the process below! (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: London Revival of MISS SAIGON Will Complete Casting Late December
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 08, 2013

A spokesperson for Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical 'Miss Saigon,' said today, 'The casting is not yet completed for 'Miss Saigon' and will not be until later in the year as the Director, Laurence Connor, is currently directing 'Les Miserables' in Toronto. No decision has yet been taken about who will play Gigi.' (more...)

BC/EFA's 2013 Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Over $631,000
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Even the threat of rain didn't stop the biggest day of the year for Broadway fans from turning into a bright and sunny day for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS as the 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised an outstanding $631,222. (more...)

Reminder: BC/EFA's 2013 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans is only four days away as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS sets the stage for the 27th AnnualBroadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). The all-day, outdoor market features one-of-a-kind theatre treasures, once-in-a-lifetime onstage and backstage experiences and your favorite stars from Broadway's biggest shows. (more...)

Reminder: BC/EFA's 2013 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Set for Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans is only four days away as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS sets the stage for the 27th AnnualBroadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). The all-day, outdoor market features one-of-a-kind theatre treasures, once-in-a-lifetime onstage and backstage experiences and your favorite stars from Broadway's biggest shows. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Sep 15, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 15, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013. (more...)

Bobby Lopez, Jose Llana Named TOFA-NY Nominees
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 15, 2013

Tony Award winner Bobby Lopez ("Book of Mormon," "Avenue Q") and Broadway actor Jose Llana ("…Spelling Bee," "Here Lies Love"), alongside fellow theater actors with Filipino ethnicity Ching Valdes-Aran ("Smash," "Flipzoids") and Brian Jose ("Miss Saigon," "Imelda"), are nominated for this year's The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards, whose awarding ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 26. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Promo Released for 2013 BROADWAY FLEA MARKET & GRAND AUCTION; Pre-Bidding Now Open!
by Stage Tube - Sep 04, 2013

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will include one-of-a-kind opportunities to own a part of theatre history or to step into the footlights as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents the 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). (more...)

Pre-Bidding Now Open on Select BROADWAY FLEA MARKET Auction Packages!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2013


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