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Photo Flash: Chef Wayne Elias Dishes It Up for the Stars at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 2015 OSCARS PartyPhoto Flash: Chef Wayne Elias Dishes It Up for the Stars at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 2015 OSCARS Party
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

For the eleventh year in a row, Chef Wayne Elias and his business partner Chris Diamond of Crumble Catering dished it up for a cavalcade of stars at the 23nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park. This marked the third year Chef Wayne and his Crumble Catering team collaborated with Chef Gordon Ramsay to create the perfect dining experience for Hollywood's biggest night. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Rebecca Wang Supports the 23rd Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy...Rebecca Wang Supports the 23rd Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

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23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Hosted By Sir Elton John And David Furnish Raised Just Over $5.8 Million For The Fight Against HIV/AID23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Hosted By Sir Elton John And David Furnish Raised Just Over $5.8 Million For The Fight Against HIV/AID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

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HBO Greenlights Musical Period Drama VIRUOSO from Elton JohnHBO Greenlights Musical Period Drama VIRUOSO from Elton John
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

HBO has ordered a pilot for a new period drama about musical prodigies titled VIRTUOSO. The project is from 'True Blood' creator Alan Ball, along with Elton John and David Furnish. (more...)

Elton John AIDS Foundation to Present 23rd Annual ACADEMY AWARD Viewing PartyElton John AIDS Foundation to Present 23rd Annual ACADEMY AWARD Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 23rd annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces New Grant-Making Partnership with the Support of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation!The Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces New Grant-Making Partnership with the Support of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced a new grant-making partnership supported in part by The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). The two foundations have awarded a combined $315,000 in grants to six organizations addressing the AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States. (more...)

Gillian Elisa to Succeed Ann Emery in West End's BILLY ELLIOTGillian Elisa to Succeed Ann Emery in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Gillian Elisa has been confirmed to play Grandma in the internationally award-winning West End hit Billy Elliot the Musical, having previously alternated in the role. Gillian takes over from Ann Emery who originated the character in 2005 and who recently retired from the role at the age of 84, having worked with all 39 London Billy Elliots. (more...)

Photo Flash: Additional Photos from Elton John Wedding Revealed!Photo Flash: Additional Photos from Elton John Wedding Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

As BWW reported yesterday, music icon Elton John and his partner of 21 years, film and stage producer David Furnish officially wed on Sunday, December 21st in a private ceremony in London. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/22/14 - New Stars for ALADDIN and CABARET, Liz Callaway Ushers in the Holidays and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/22/14 - New Stars for ALADDIN and CABARET, Liz Callaway Ushers in the Holidays and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 22, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: New players join ALADDIN and CABARET on Broadway, Liz Callaway brings the holidays to 54 Below and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Elton John & David Furnish Share Wedding Photos!Photo Flash: Elton John & David Furnish Share Wedding Photos!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Music icon Elton John and his partner of 21 years, film and stage producer David Furnish officially wed on Sunday, December 21st in a private ceremony in London. (more...)

Elton John & David Furnish Officially Tie the Knot
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WAKE UP with BWW 12/18/14 - INTO THE WOODS Off-Broadway, Billy Magnussen Rocks for Charity and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/18/14 - INTO THE WOODS Off-Broadway, Billy Magnussen Rocks for Charity and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Roundabout welcomes INTO THE WOODS tonight, Billy Magnussen and his band rock for charity, and WE MUST BREATHE responds to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Gardner in Chicago! (more...)

Elton John and David Furnish to Tie the Knot This WeekendElton John and David Furnish to Tie the Knot This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Associated Press reports that music icon Elton John and his partner of 21 years, film and stage producer David Furnish, will officially marry this weekend in a private ceremony in London. (more...)

George Lucas, Elton John & More to Be Honored at Geffen Playhouse's Annual Fundraiser This SpringGeorge Lucas, Elton John & More to Be Honored at Geffen Playhouse's Annual Fundraiser This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Next year's eagerly awaited 'Backstage at the Geffen' will honor Mellody Hobson and George Lucas with the Distinction in Service Award and Sir Elton John and David Furnish with the Distinction in Theater Award at the 13th annual fundraiser, slated for Sunday, March 22, 2015. The irreverent evening of laughter, music and stories featuring personal 'backstage' memories and songs by a cavalcade of stars precedes the award ceremony in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse and will be produced by Vice Chair of the Board, Gil Cates, Jr. David Geffen is Honorary Chair. The event also launches the 20th anniversary of the founding of the not-for-profit theater. (more...)

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Announces More Than $3.2 Million in GrantsThe Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Announces More Than $3.2 Million in Grants
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced more than $3.2 million in new grants, bringing the Foundation's total grant disbursements for the calendar year 2014 to an impressive $6.857 million. These end-of-year grants represent EJAF's continued commitment to helping all people infected with HIV and combatting stigma in communities most threatened by the virus. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Brodie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher and Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's dad, and becomes the thirty-ninth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-sixth boy to perform the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. Also joining the cast today will be 10 year old Connie Fisher from Northallerton, North Yorkshire, who will play Mrs Wilkinson's daughter Debbie. In addition 19 girls from London and surrounding counties aged 9 - 14 join the cast as Ballet Girls. Billy Elliot the Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 19 December 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical (more...)

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in New GrantsThe Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in New Grants
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced nearly $1.5 million in new grants today, including a new program aimed at addressing the rampant stigma against HIV-positive people and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: David Furnish On BILLY ELLIOT Fathom EventSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: David Furnish On BILLY ELLIOT Fathom Event
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 4, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present a world premiere exclusive clip featuring producer David Furnish discussing the upcoming Fathom Events presentation of BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL in movie theaters nationwide. (more...)

Billy's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This NovemberBilly's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Fathom Events brings top theater from London's iconic West End to the big screen with 'Billy Elliot the Musical Live' which will be screened in select U.S. cinemas for three showings only: November 12 at 7 p.m., November 15 at 12:55 p.m. and November 18 at 7 p.m., all local times. This unique performance was previously captured live when it was broadcast to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, hitting number one at the UK box office. It has been dazzling audiences in London since it opened in 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences across five continents, winning more than 80 theater awards globally including 10 Tony Awards®. (more...)

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