Elton John News

Also Credited As:
  • Sir Elton John

  • Date Of Birth:
    March 25, 1947 (67)
    Birth Place:
    ENGLAND
    Gender:
    Male
    Amy Jo Jackson & 'Smashed Up' Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

    BRAZOUKA To Debut in London This September
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

    From the producers of 'Burn The Floor' comes the brand new 'Brazouka,' which will be making its debut in London September 16th through the 20th. (more...)

    Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars Honoured at the 2014 Polar Music Prize
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

    LONDON, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

    Alliance Theatre Promotes Christopher Moses to Associate Artistic Director
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Moses to Associate Artistic Director. Moses joined the education staff of the Alliance Theatre in 2000 and has served as the Alliance's Director of Educational Programs since 2011. This transition reflects the Alliance's ongoing commitment to artistic integration in education. (more...)

    Broadway Inspirational Voices Along with Mary Testa, Justin Guarini and more set for IMAGINE: A CONCERT OF HOPE
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    The Broadway Inspirational Voices will lead a host of Broadway talent in 'Imagine: A Concert of Hope,' a benefit concert to raise funds for cancer research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. The event will take place Monday, September 8th at 8pm at Le Poisson Rouge and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund. (more...)

    THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Will Give 4,000th Performance as 'Mufasa' Tomorrow
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

    THE LION KING Broadway cast member ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE will play his 4,000th performance as Mufasa in the landmark musical event this Saturday evening, August 23rd, 2014. White originated the role of Mufasa in the US touring production in 2002 and in a sit-down Las Vegas production in 2009, in addition to leading the flagship Broadway company intermittently since. (more...)

    Teresa Eggertsen Cooke to Return to the Met Room with DECADES OF SONG, 9/20
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

    'Decades of Song' is coming to the Metropolitan Room, Saturday, September 20th at 7 PM. (more...)

    VIDEO: Ed Sheeran Debuts FAULT IN OUR STARS Song Live in Tour Vlog
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

    Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran is celebrating the highly anticipated arrival of his second album 'x' (pronounced multiply), with a series of whirlwind international events dubbed 'Multiply Days.' To commorate the event, he is documenting his travels by keeping the cameras running. In a recent video uploaded to his YouTube page, Sheeran surprised high school students with a performance and debuts his new song from THE FAULT IN OUR STARS soundtrack. (more...)

    BWW Interviews: Adam Pascal Hosts Master Class on the Basics of Auditioning in Musical Theatre
    by Jay Prock - Aug 22, 2014

    Straight from New York is bringing Adam Pascal to a city near you for a Master's Class this fall. As of now, master's classes are booked in Charlotte, NC (Sept. 16 - 17), Oklahoma City, OK (Sept. 18-19) and Austin, TX (Sept. 20). Straight from New York provides educational opportunities for performing arts students to work with top Broadway artists in cities around the country. www.straightfromnewyork.com Adam Pascal is an actor, singer, and musician known for his portrayal of Roger Davis in the original cast of Jonathan Larson's musical RENT as well as the movie version. He is also known for originating the role of Radames in the Elton John/Tim Rice Aida. He was also in the revival of Cabaret as well as Huey Calhoun in the Broadway Company of Memphis. When you work with students, what is your approach to teaching? A: I approach students from an existential place. I don't have any formal training. My training is practical from all my experience. I listen to what students are doing and offer them practical instructions on how to make it better. Tyce Green, the artistic director of Straight from New York, brings the technical experience. Together it is a great combination. Where did you go to school? What did you study? Where I grew up, everyone went to college. In my family, you just did it. I attended the University of South Florida for my freshman year. I then transferred to the NY Institute of Technology and got a degree in communications. I didn't necessarily want to go into that field but I knew I needed a degree. What is your favorite role you've played? Emcee in Cabaret Have you ever done any classical Musical Theatre roles and are there any roles in classical Musical Theatre you'd like to tackle? I would love to play roles from classical musical theatre but have not had the opportunity. I find many of the roles to be outside the box what people are used to seeing me play. These roles are out of my comfort zone but I look forward to the challenge. I think I'd like to play the role of Curly in Oklahoma! How did you feel taking over the role in Memphis and how was it taking over from the man who originated the role (Chad Kimball) They always allowed me to play the character and develop him on my own. I was never asked to play it like anyone else. They wanted me to bring my own personality to the role. What is your favorite musical you've never done? Les Miserables, Hedwig and the Angry Itch, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeny Todd For the young performer who wants to pursue musical theatre as a career, what advice would you give them? 1. There is no other reason to do musical theatre other than the love of it. Don't do this to be a star! Pursue this because you love it. 2. Have something else in your life that brings you happiness. The majority of this business is not getting the job. If you are only happy getting the role, then you will live perpetually unhappy. As a teacher, it's frustrating to hear kids say, 'my life is RENT.' As well all know there could not be anything further from the truth. When you teach your seminars, how do you convey there is more to Musical Theatre than RENT and Les Miserables? I tell kids to have a career in theatre, you have to be as versatile as you can be. If you sell yourself as only one thing, you will be handicapped in this business. To have a long career you need to be able to sing and do anything. It goes for people who are classically trained as well. You must know all aspects of this business and learn to do as many as you can. What is the focus of your seminars? We focus on the audition process. We want our students to learn to be comfortable performing under pressure in any situation. There is no other situation with as much pressure as an audition. We focus on technique, relaxation methods, choices in an audition, what to wear, and what to expect in any audition situation. We are extremely honest with addressing the pros and cons of choices made by students who attend our seminar. We try to bring each student as much practical information as we can. Why should someone take your seminar? Only take this seminar if you interested in learning honest information on the world of performing. This seminar will be full of information and advice you can't get anywhere else. To sign up for Adam Pascal's master class in your city, visit: www.straightfromnewyork.com (more...)

    Disney's LION KING North American Tour Celebrating Sold-Out Engagement in D.C
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

    The North American touring company of 'The Lion King' celebrated its success in Washington, D.C with a sold-out final performance on August 17th. (more...)

    Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias Concert Tours & More Heading to the Big Screen from AEG LiveScreen
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

    AEG Live will be bringing music to NCM's FirstLook pre-show in movie theaters nationwide in a new multi-year deal with National CineMedia (NCM), America's #1 weekend video network, reaching moviegoers on-screen, on-site, online and on mobile devices. (more...)

    Tribeca Film Acquires Chris Lowell's BESIDES STILL WATERS
    by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    It was announced today that Chris Lowell's Beside Still Waters will be theatrically released this fall, beginning on November 14, 2014 with cable/telco and satellite video-on-demand and digital platforms on November 18, 2014 via Tribeca Film. (more...)

    Walt Frasier to Play Room 53, 8/29
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    There is a hot new room in town for music and cabaret. Room 53 (314 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019) is a no cover, no drink minimum wine bar (great beers on tap too!) with amazing food influenced by French and Moroccan Cuisine. On August 29, piano / singer, Walt Frasier delivers a wide variety of music with special guests from Broadway and cabaret. From 8pm until midnight, Mr Frasier will play and sing rock, blues, Broadway, Jazz and even some Opera. (more...)

    A-Listers Align For A Star-Studded Partnership At Baha Mar
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    NASSAU, The Bahamas, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music and entertainment Jamie King and Emilio Estefan who will be teaming up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the resort's Grand Opening Gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman. (more...)

    People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

    People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

    Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi Look Up to the Skies to Celebrate 6th Wedding Anniversary
    by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

    Ellen DeGeneres wanted to celebrate her sixth wedding anniversary with her wife Portia de Rossi in a big way, and apparently, the skies were literally the limit! (more...)

    Disney Interactive And Harmonix Announce Pre-Order Bonus For The Award-Winning Musical Motion Video Game 'Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved'
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

    BURBANK, Calif., August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Disney Interactive and Harmonix today announced a pre-order bonus for the award-winning musical motion video game, 'Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved.' (more...)

    sMASHed UP with Taylor Louderman, Ben Fankhauser & More Set for 54 Below, 9/1
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

    Join a cast of Broadway's brightest young talent, led by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, for an evening of wild mash-ups! From Bernstein to Bareilles, from Schwartz to Spears - audiences can expect an eclectic mix of pop and musical theater tunes, always with an unexpected twist. (more...)

    MARIAH CAREY Announces 'The Elusive Chanteuse Show' World Tour!
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

    On the heels of her most critically acclaimed album of her career, "Me. I am Mariah The Elusive Chanteuse," best-selling female artist of all time Mariah Carey embarks on a world tour entitled "The Elusive Chanteuse Show." (more...)

    Paul Giamatti to Star as Rap Group Manager in STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Biopic
    by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Giamatti will star in Universal's biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON as Jerry Heller, the manager of the rap group N.W.A. F. Gary Gray directs. The film is scheduled to hit the big screen next August. (more...)

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