Burt Bacharach News

Date of Birth: May 29, 1929 (87)
Birth Place: Kansas City, MO, USA
Gender: Male
VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Proceeds from the love anthem will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Accepts Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando ChallengeVIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Accepts Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The new full-time Hamilton sings and signs 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' to support the GLBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

VIDEO: Theatre Community Shows Its Love, Taking On Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando ChallengeVIDEO: Theatre Community Shows Its Love, Taking On Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

For each share or challenge, Stagedoor will donate $10 to the GLBT Center of Central Florida, up to $5,000, because love is love is love. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES To Play for Five Performances this September in HoustonPROMISES, PROMISES To Play for Five Performances this September in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Bayou City Concert Musicals will celebrate its tenth season at the Heinen Theatre with the only Broadway show written by the legendary songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Promises, Promises. BCCM will follow up Promises, Promises with a cabaret evening of non-Broadway music of Bacharach and David in February 2017. (more...)

Acclaimed Vocalist Todd Murray Performs at The TRIADAcclaimed Vocalist Todd Murray Performs at The TRIAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Praised as "Impeccable, "and "a confident singer…the real deal,' by Stephen Holden of the New York Times and winner of two BroadwayWorld.com Awards  (Best Show Male and  Best Male Vocalist)  Todd Murray performs his acclaimed CROON: When A Whisper Became A Song at The Triad,  158 West 72nd Street, New York, for four nights on Tuesday August 16 & 23 and Thursday August 18 and 25, at 7pm. There is a $25.00 cover charge.  Due to the high demand for this special event, advance tickets are available and highly recommended by visiting www.TriadNYC.com and calling 212-581-06-0440.   (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Takes Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando ChallengeVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Takes Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

The Stagedoor Manor has issued a challenge to post videos singing 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' to benefit The GLBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

VIDEO: Stagedoor Manor Launches #BroadwayForOrlando Singing ChallengeVIDEO: Stagedoor Manor Launches #BroadwayForOrlando Singing Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

The Catskills theatre camp has released their own version of the #BroadwayForOrlando love anthem to raise funds for the GLBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

Legendary Musician Gordon Lightfoot to Play Victoria TheatreLegendary Musician Gordon Lightfoot to Play Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

GORDON LIGHTFOOT  is coming to the Victoria Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 8 @ 8pm.  Tickets go on sale Friday, July 22 @ 10am at TicketCenterStage.com or by calling 937-228-3630. Ticket prices range from $30.00 to $85.00 plus applicable fees. (more...)

Kristen Bell and More Set for Sing-Along at UNITED FORLANDO Concert in L.A.Kristen Bell and More Set for Sing-Along at UNITED FORLANDO Concert in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

United FORlando, an evening concert and conversation presented by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Los Angeles LGBT Center in memory and support of the victims of the recent tragedy at Pulse nightclub, will close the evening tribute with a sing-along performance of Broadway For Orlando's What the World Needs Now is Love. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark PlayhouseCreative Team Announced for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

?Booking opens today and the creative team is announced for the first major London production of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises since its 1969 West End premiere. (more...)

Smokey Robinson to Receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular SongSmokey Robinson to Receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao today announced that Smokey Robinson is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Will Swenson, Jessica Phillips & More in LC Originals's SOME LOVERSSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Will Swenson, Jessica Phillips & More in LC Originals's SOME LOVERS
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

Some of Broadway's top talent including Will Swenson, Jessica Phillips, Jenni Barber, and Andrew Mueller performed songs from SOME LOVERS, the new musical from legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach and Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Sater (Spring Awakening). This event is part of LC Originals, where artists share new works and demystify the creative process. (more...)

BWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERSBWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregacăo Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

Rob McClure, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reunion & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekRob McClure, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reunion & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Now AvailableCLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the Original London Cast Recording of KYLE RIABKO's Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined in digital formats today, Friday, June 24. (more...)

Official: Burt Bacharach's PROMISES, PROMISES Returns to London in 2017Official: Burt Bacharach's PROMISES, PROMISES Returns to London in 2017
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

PROMISES, PROMISES, the hit Broadway musical based on the multi Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and book by Neil Simon, is to get its first London production since its 1969 West End premiere. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES to Return to London This WinterPROMISES, PROMISES to Return to London This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Burt Bacharach's PROMISES, PROMISES will return to London for the first time since 1969 at Southwark Playhouse, beginning January 2017. (more...)

NBC's MAYA & MARTYWins Time Period; Delivers Over 4 Million ViewersNBC's MAYA & MARTYWins Time Period; Delivers Over 4 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

NBC wins Tuesday night among the Big 4 in all key categories led by the #1-2 shows of the night in adults 18-49, AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and MAYA AND MARTY. (more...)

Broadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunesBroadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunes
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

According to the official iTunes charts, the Broadway Records recording of 'What the World Needs Now is Love', which benefits the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre, is currently the No. 2 most down-loaded song. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTYSTAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. Check out a preview of their performance below! (more...)

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