Diane Warren News

E! Announces Dynamic Original Programming Slate Featuring New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

E! announces a dynamic original programming slate with new series, specials and live events, and successful ongoing and returning franchises. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Announces CD/DVD Release of Mystery Girl - Deluxe, the 25th Anniversary Edition of Roy Orbison's Final Album Masterpiece, on May 20, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, in conjunction with Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company formed by the sons of the late Roy Orbison, commemorate the 25th anniversary of the artist's Mystery Girl with the release of both a CD/DVD Deluxe edition coming Tuesday, May 20, 2014 as well as a 15-track (audio only) Mystery Girl Expanded edition CD. (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...)

InDepth InterView: Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo Talk JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 2014 Tour, SAMSON & DELILAH At 54 Below, New EP & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 27, 2014

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented twosome who have found success sharing the stage both in entertainment endeavors and in life itself - real-life triple-threat couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. Discussing many details of their two upcoming major musical productions - first, a special live concert presentation of the new musical SAMSON & DELILAH at cool NYC cabaret venue 54 Below, followed by the release of the concept album; as well as the upcoming new national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic family-friendly Biblically-themed musical JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, kicking off in a few short weeks - Young and DeGarmo share their passion for the arts and their unwavering commitment to their craft. Furthermore, the attractive and fit duo share how they are preparing for their upcoming Biblical roles and how they first became involved with the respective projects themselves. Additionally, both shed some light on their notable AMERICAN IDOL heydays, sharing backstage stories from the intriguing list of credits on their impressive resumes thus far. Plus, DeGarmo shares thoughts on the many in-development musicals she has had a hand in developing, from Sheryl Crow's forthcoming DINER to the similarly screen-to-stage adaptation of JAWBREAKER, not to mention her memorable work in the recent revisal version of CARRIE and more. As if all of that were not enough, Young and DeGarmo also recount memories of starring on Broadway together in HAIR as well as reflect on their turns in GREASE and HAIRSPRAY, while also casting a glance back at some favorite early roles, as well. Everything mentioned plus first news on the couple's new self-penned EP titled YOUNG & FREE as well as much more awaits in this career-spanning conversation with two of musical theatre's most popular and affable modern stars! (more...)

GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Ceremony Streamed Live at Grammy.com; Cyndi Lauper Hosts Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2014

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on today, Jan. 26, 2014, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live internationally at GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com. (more...)

GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Ceremony to Be Streamed Live at Grammy.com; Cyndi Lauper Hosts
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live internationally at GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Talk THE SOUND OF MUSIC: LIVE!, PIPPIN Movie, Oscars 2014, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 20, 2013

Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to two of the hottest producers in Hollywood and on Broadway all about their recent smash hit December with the ratings bonanza of NBC's live presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC as well as the three-network tent-pole two-night TV event, BONNIE & CLYDE - the peerless Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Discussing all aspects of the unprecedented live presentation, Zadan and Meron outline the process of bringing the gigantic production to the small screen and grant us a vivid look behind the scenes of the big show. Additionally, Zadan and Meron comment on the social media frenzy that occurred during the 25+ million-viewed telecast as well as their reaction to criticism of country music superstar Carrie Underwood in the starring role, as well as their longstanding relationship with NBC in general. Plus, Zadan and Meron also clue us in on what elements they seek out in special events such as this as we look ahead to next year's confirmed major live musical - whatever could it be?! Besides all about THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Zadan and Meron also offer us the 411 on a number of other projects immediately upcoming in 2014 and far beyond, with a special focus on their just-announced Harvey Weinstein collaboration on a feature film version of Stephen Schwartz's beloved PIPPIN, as well as first news on a forthcoming original Beach Boys jukebox musical currently in development and preliminary information on the pilot for a new musical series inspired by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren titled SONGBYRD, set to shoot in January. All of that, reflections on last year's sensational Academy Awards broadcast hosted by the controversial Seth MacFarlane and a look ahead to this year's Zadan & Meron-produced Oscars show - set to be hosted by daytime queen Ellen Degeneres - as well as stories from their early years producing cabaret showcases and penning books on theatre as well as much, much more in this all-encompassing conversation with the most important men in movie musicals. (more...)

WINNIE MANDELA Available on DVD & Blu-Ray Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, announces the DVD and Blu-ray release of WINNIE MANDELA on December 3, 2013. Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Best Supporting Actress, Dreamgirls, 2006) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Best Actor, Hustle & Flow, 2005), WINNIE MANDELA is an epic story of love, Sacrifice and courage. The film will be available on DVD for a SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for a SRP of $29.97. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Hudson Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson was honored with the 2,512th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Los Angeles. (more...)

WINNIE MANDELA Available on DVD & Blu-Ray, 12/3
by Christina Raquel - Nov 08, 2013

One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, announces the DVD and Blu-ray release of WINNIE MANDELA on December 3, 2013. Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Best Supporting Actress, Dreamgirls, 2006) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Best Actor, Hustle & Flow, 2005), WINNIE MANDELA is an epic story of love, Sacrifice and courage. The film will be available on DVD for a SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for a SRP of $29.97. (more...)

Gordon Lightfoot Brings 50 YEARS ON THE CAREFREE HIGHWAY TOUR to the Colonial Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

GRAMMY award-nominated and Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee, Gordon Lightfoot performs his '50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour' at The Colonial Theatre tonight, November 8 at 8pm. (more...)

Celine Dion's Acclaimed New Studio Album 'Loved Me Back To Life' Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Loved Me Back To Life, the highly anticipated new album from multi-platinum-selling and five-time Grammy Award-winning musical legend Celine Dion, is available everywhere today (more...)

Gordon Lightfoot to Bring 50 YEARS ON THE CAREFREE HIGHWAY TOUR to the Colonial, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

GRAMMY award-nominated and Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee, Gordon Lightfoot performs his '50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour' at The Colonial Theatre on Friday, November 8 at 8pm. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Rollingstone.com reports that Tony Award winner Cyndi Lauper is among this year's nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (more...)

Gallo Center Presents Gordon Lightfoot Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, whose career has spanned 50 years and produced numerous #1, Top 10 and Top 40 hits, including 'If You Could Read My Mind,' Carefree Highway' and 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,' will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm tonight, September 30. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Toni Braxton Back On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 27, 2013

Multi-Grammy Award-winning recording artist and repeat Broadway performer Toni Braxton returns to the stage in the jazz and blues revue AFTER MIDNIGHT next year it was announced this week, so, today, we salute the smoky chanteuse about to bring her unmistakable allure back to the Great White Way in a major way. (more...)

Rumer Willis Signs on for E!'s SONGBYRD Pilot
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

According to Deadline, Willis has signed on to join Bethany Joy Lenz in E!'s upcoming scripted drama pilot SONGBYRD. The project comes from PRIVATE PRACTICE's Krista Vernoff and Diane Warren. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will executive produce. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Jennifer Hudson's New Single 'I Can't Describe the Way I Feel' ft. T.I.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Today, the former American Idol contestant has releassed her newest song, 'I Can't Describe the Way I Feel' featuring artist T.I. Get a first listen below! (more...)

James Rocco to Join Rob Ashford, Susan Stroman and More as BROADWAY SALUTES Inductee, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

James Rocco (Vice President Programming and Producing Artistic Director of Ordway Center for the Performing Arts) is being recognized for his 25 Years of Dedication to the theatre at 3:30 p.m. on September 24, 2013 at the Times Square Visitor Center. The Broadway League and Coalition of Broadway Unions will be inducting James as well as Rob Ashford, Karen Azenberg, Jeff Calhoun, Sheldon Epps, Joey McKneely, Gregory Mosher and Susan Stroman into BROADWAY SALUTES. (more...)

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