David Benoit News

BWW REVIEW: BILLY ELLIOT Shines at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Jan Nargi - Jul 09, 2014

Electricity courses through Ogunquit Playhouse's stunning production of BILLY ELLIOT, continuing through July 26 at 'America's foremost summer theatre.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ogunquit Playhouse Mounts Regional Premiere of BILLY ELLIOT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 29, 2014

Assembling a stellar cast and creative team, the Ogunquit Playhouse has mounted a powerful production of the Elton John-Lee Hall 2005 musical, Billy Elliot. Based on the 2000 film, both directed by Stephen Daldry with original choreography by Peter Darling, Billy Elliot movingly tells the story of a Yorkshire working class boy who discovers his unlikely passion and talent for ballet and who must win his coal miner father's acceptance for his chosen vocation. Set against the background of the bitter 1984 mining strike which pitted the workers' life and death struggle against Margaret Thatcher's push to close the mines, Billy's discovery of his artistic gift becomes his ticket not only to self-fulfillment, but also to escape from his family's bleak existence. (more...)

Jazz Pianist, David Benoi & Classical Pianist, Rueibin Chen to Perform in Once-In-A-Lifetime Concert.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Jazz pianist and composer, David Benoit, and award winning, Chinese-Austrian born pianist, Rueibin Chen, will perform in a once-in-a-lifetime performance of Two Pianos as East Meets West. (more...)

ABC Airs I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN! Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2013

This holiday season, ABC will again air the “PEANUTS” Christmas special, “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!,” produced and animated by the same team that has gave us the other, now classic cartoon specials based on Charles M. Schulz's famed comic strip. (more...)

Jazz Piano Legend David Benoit Brings A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS to Life Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

A wonderful holiday program conceived by Grammy nominated jazz pianist David Benoit will play at the Fred Kavli Theatre, tonight, December 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Thousand Oaks - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 08, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for Thousand Oaks (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Plays the Kentucky Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' with Dave Benoit will play tonight, December 5, 8 p.m. at Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater. (more...)

ABC to Air I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN!, 12/21
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

This holiday season, ABC will again air the “PEANUTS” Christmas special, “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!,” produced and animated by the same team that has gave us the other, now classic cartoon specials based on Charles M. Schulz's famed comic strip. (more...)

Virginia Rep Opens FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony Award-winning musical, Fiddler on the Roof, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street tonight, November 22. The show runs through January 12, 2014. (more...)

2013 Holiday Shows For Your Merry Entertainment!
by Ellen Dostal - Nov 19, 2013

Looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit? Check out this list of options to help you have a festive month and bookmark this page for handy reference! (To be updated with new shows as announced). (more...)

Jazz Piano Legend David Benoit to Bring A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS to Life, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

A wonderful holiday program conceived by Grammy nominated jazz pianist David Benoit will play at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony Award-winning musical, Fiddler on the Roof, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, November 22 with a preview on Thursday, November 21. (more...)

Romantic Comedy WEDDING PALACE Comes to Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

An indie trailblazer, WEDDING PALACE is the first Asian American romantic comedy and family movie to open in U.S. theaters. (more...)

Romantic Comedy WEDDING PALACE Coming to Theaters 9/27
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

An indie trailblazer, WEDDING PALACE is the first Asian American romantic comedy and family movie to open in U.S. theaters. (more...)

Asian-American Romantic Comedy WEDDING PALACE to Open in Select U.S. Theaters, 9/27
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

Asian-American Romantic Comedy WEDDING PALACE will open in select U.S. theaters on Sept. 27 it was announced today. Currently, the film is slated to open at Times Square's AMC Empire 25, and Los Angeles/Orange County's CGV Theater, Laemmle's Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, and Edward's University Town Center 6 in Irvine. (more...)

Peter White, David Benoit, & David Pack Set for Granada Theatre, Begin. 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

This September, The Granada Theatre is striking the jazz and blues chords with two back-to-back performances within one week. The Granada Theatre is proud to welcome three well-known modern masters of the smooth jazz genre - Peter White, David Benoit, and David Pack. This triple bill will perform on Friday, September 13 at 8pm. The following Friday, September 20 at 8pm, Dr. John will take the stage and perform his New Orleans-style rhythm and blues. Lovers of contemporary jazz and psychedelic blues will not want to miss these incredible performances! (more...)

Weston Playhouse to Present Classic Musical 42ND STREET, 8/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

While the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal continues to rock the Weston Playhouse (thru 7/27), and the tender new musical Loving Leo captivates audiences at the Rod & Gun Club (thru 8/4); yet another busload of talent has pulled into town and invites you to 'come and meet their dancing feet.' The feel-good Broadway favorite, 42nd Street, kicks off August with glitz and glamour on the Playhouse stage (8/1 - 8/24.) (more...)

Memphis Music Fest, David Koz, Riders in the Sky and More Set for Granada Theatre's 2013-14 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) presents the 2013/2014 Granada Theatre Concert Series, an exciting series of performances featuring family-friendly shows and popular contemporary artists, sponsored in part by Lexus and the Santa Barbara Independent. This season, The Granada Theatre will be celebrating 90 years of music and entertainment gracing the historic theater's stage. The SBCPA, Santa Barbara's leading performing arts non-profit organization, will also collaborate with The Granada Theatre's resident companies on an outstanding line-up of performing arts accessible to the entire Santa Barbara community and beyond. This highly anticipated 90th Anniversary season will be one to remember, bringing exciting world-class talent to The Granada Theatre's stage. (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS to Play the Kentucky Center, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' with Dave Benoit will play Thursday, December 5, 8 p.m. at Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Presents Classic Musical 42ND STREET, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

While the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal continues to rock the Weston Playhouse (thru 7/27), and the tender new musical Loving Leo captivates audiences at the Rod & Gun Club (thru 8/4); yet another busload of talent has pulled into town and invites you to 'come and meet their dancing feet.' The feel-good Broadway favorite, 42nd Street, kicks off August with glitz and glamour on The Playhouse stage (today, 8/1 - 8/24.) (more...)

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