David Foster News

Country Singer Kevin Sharp Dies at 43
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

According to his official website, Kevin Sharp passed away on Saturday, April 19th. The Country singer was just 43 years old. It was reported that he passed away from ongoing complications with past stomach surgeries and digestive problems. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of COOKIN! - A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, 5/12-13 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present free staged readings of "Cookin! - A Taste of Things to Come," a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz. Directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!), the readings will be held on Monday, May 12th at 1pm & 4pm and Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by Emma Cambey - Apr 13, 2014

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived" or so say the characters of Strictly Ballroom in both the musical and the 1992 original film. Anyone who has ever seen anything created by Baz Luhrmann would agree that Baz never does anything by halves and he is certainly fearless. To take one of your most popular and iconic films and turn it into a stage musical requires courage and a whole lot of confidence and creativity, none of which Baz Luhrmann lacks. The resulting musical, which opened Saturday night, is one that will please and entertain fans of the iconic film and will also create a new generation of fans of the story in its new form. (more...)

Uniweld Stirs Up Excitement at the 2014 Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Expo (CMPX) in Toronto, ON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The 2014 Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Exposition was held March 19-21 in the Metro Toronto Convention Center and Uniweld Products, Inc. created quite a buzz. (more...)

New York City Players Presents Richard Maxwell's ISOLDE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Following a 2013 world premiere at Theater Basel in Switzerland, New York City Players presents the U.S. premiere of Isolde. Returning to a core group of collaborators, Isolde, written and directed by Maxwell, features an ensemble of New York City Players veterans including Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez and Gary Wilmes. Maxwell's choice to not use any music in Isolde further supports a desire to excavate his own characteristically distilled approach to story telling. Isolde was inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde. (more...)

The Fulfillment Fund's THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Benefit to Pay Tribute to David Crosby and Lamont Dozier, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Fulfillment Fund has announced the 7th Annual 'The Songs of Our Lives' concert, which will pay special tribute to the songs of internationally acclaimed Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter Lamont Dozier and the legendary Songwriter's Hall of Famer, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, singer-songwriter, David Crosby. (more...)

Stevie Nicks to Be Honored as BMI Icon at 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

In a rapid fire Q&A with People Magazine, 'Once Upon a Time' actress Jennifer Morrison was asked, if she could reunite with her 'House' co-star Hugh Laurie on any project what would it be. (more...)

What's Ahead for the Cast of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Check out what's ahead for the talented cast now that the show is signing off the air! (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents PHIL. 176/OBIT by Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddle, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Bushwick Starr is proud to present multi-disciplinary artists Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie confronting a monumental subject - DEATH - with a staggering amount of raw material. PHIL. 176 / OBIT is an episodic performance installation drawing simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

Chris Botti to Bring Jazz-Pop Favorites to Abravanel Hall, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Top-selling American instrumental artist and composer Chris Botti comes to Abravanel Hall for a special performance on April 2 at 8 PM. Experience the pure sounds and clear tones of the trumpet played by a master. Botti has four number one jazz albums and has received multiple Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. (more...)

Bella Electric Strings Play the Spencer Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

What do you call a group of four beautiful powerhouse soloists who know how to rock out? That's right, Bella Electric Strings! (more...)

Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, Now thru 4/5 at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present a collaboration between stage and film director Daniel Fish and dance and theater artist Andrew Dinwiddie. Using nearly seven weeks of residency time at the Bushwick Starr, and in collaboration with actor T. Ryder Smith (War Horse, Passion Play) and designers Blanca Aņon (ETERNAL, Owned) and Daniel Kluger (Nikolai and the Others, A Map of Virtue), they will create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, an episodic performance installation that draws simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

Bella Electric Strings to Play the Spencer, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

What do you call a group of four beautiful powerhouse soloists who know how to rock out? That's right, Bella Electric Strings! (more...)

New York City Players to Present Richard Maxwell's ISOLDE, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Following a 2013 world premiere at Theater Basel in Switzerland, New York City Players presents the U.S. premiere of Isolde. Returning to a core group of collaborators, Isolde, written and directed by Maxwell, features an ensemble of New York City Players veterans including Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez and Gary Wilmes. Maxwell's choice to not use any music in Isolde further supports a desire to excavate his own characteristically distilled approach to story telling. Isolde was inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde. (more...)

peermusic Promotes Jerome Spence to Sr. Creative Director of Film and Television
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

BURBANK, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ peermusic, the world's largest independent music publisher, has announced the promotion of Jerome Spence to the newly created position of Senior Creative Director, Film and Television. Jerome is based in peer's main headquarters in Burbank, California and prior to this worked as their Creative Director for Film and Television. In his new position, Jerome will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of sync licensing and promotion for film, TV, trailers, videogames, apps and merchandise. Kathy Spanberger, peer's U.S. President and Chief Operating Officer commented, 'Jerome's knowledge and passion for music coupled with his energy, people skills and extraordinary work ethic, made him the perfect person for this very important position in the firm. I am always pleased when we can promote from within the organization. Jerome makes us look good!' (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Presents Verdi's REQUIEM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back revered conductor, and former CSO Creative Director, Rafael Fru?hbeck de Burgos for his second engagement of the 2013- 14 season. Tonight, February 28 and March 1 at historic Music Hall, Maestro Fru?hbeck de Burgos will conduct one of the most epic works in orchestral and choral repertoire-Verdi's Requiem. The piece pulls together massive forces of orchestra, chorus and soloists for an impassioned and dramatic blockbuster of human emotion. Perhaps best known for the famous 'Dies irae' movement, prevalent in pop culture in movies, advertisements and television, Verdi's masterpiece depicts a journey from terror and darkness to joy and light. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM Waltzes & Rhumbas To The Stage!
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 28, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to the recently announced stage adaptation of visionary theatre and film director Baz Luhrmann's blazing 1992 'Red Curtain Trilogy' entry STRICTLY BALLROOM, for which he has aligned a particularly impressive assortment of creative team members, with rehearsals currently underway for an opening set at the end of next month. (more...)

Wheeler, Furler, Perfect, Foster & Warren Create Music and Lyrics for Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

On Tuesday 25 February 2014 internationally renowned director, BAZ LUHRMANN, who is hard at work in the rehearsal room at Carriageworks, announced the extraordinary composers he and co-writer CRAIG PEARCE have collaborated with in order to bring STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL to life on stage. (more...)

Lionel Richie, With Special Guest Cee-Lo Green, to Bring ALL THE HITS ALL NIGHT LONG Summer Tour to Mandalay Bay, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Multi-platinum selling artist and five-time GRAMMY Award- winning music icon Lionel Richie announced today the extension of his worldwide All the Hits All Night Long tour which will make a stop at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m. The tour has sold out across the globe in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East and will travel through North America this summer with special guest CeeLo Green. (more...)

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