Elton John News

Date of Birth: March 25, 1947 (70)
Birth Place: ENGLAND
Gender: Male
The Musicalization of Animation: How Broadway Made the Big Screen SingThe Musicalization of Animation: How Broadway Made the Big Screen Sing
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2017

In 1937, Snow White advised us to whistle while we work. In 1940, Jiminy Cricket taught us the power of wishing upon a star. Sleeping Beauty walked with us once upon a dream in 1959, and in 1967, Baloo gave us life lessons in the bare necessities. The stories we remember, but it's the songs from our favorite animated movies that have left an even deeper impression. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's THE SCARLET PIMPERNELPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
by Jerri Shafer - May 12, 2017

Daring sword fights, beheadings, mob rule, a wedding and a prince! What more could you ask for?  As the Reign of Terror reaches its bloody climax in 1794, a brave band of Englishmen risk their lives to rescue the intended victims of the guillotine. Their leader is an enigmatic hero known only by his calling card: the red, star-shaped wildflower, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Based on the classic novel by Baroness Orczy, the musical vividly portrays the romance, intrigue and horrors of one of the most tumultuous periods in history, mixing historical fact with dramatic adventure. Performances run May 18th thru May 21st, 2017 at Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3981 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio.  For reservations/more info visit:  http://www.ltob.org or call 614-875-3919 (more...)

BWW Review: Signature's Tuneful PIANO MEN CabaretBWW Review: Signature's Tuneful PIANO MEN Cabaret
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 12, 2017

Music lovers and historians will want to make their way to Shirlington for Signature Theatre's enjoyable, yet uneven, The Piano Men Cabaret. (more...)

Brand New Version of BLONDEL to Premiere at Union Theatre this JuneBrand New Version of BLONDEL to Premiere at Union Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A brand new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel, which follows the trials and triumphs of an ambitious minstrel in King Richard the Lionheart's court, will get its London premiere at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 21 June - Saturday 15 July. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre' presents One Night Only Concert MMAL MIXTAPEPorchlight Music Theatre' presents One Night Only Concert MMAL MIXTAPE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Bethany Thomas and Austin Cook, the stars of Porchlight Music Theater's Marry Me a Little (MMAL), will perform a special post show concert at Stage 773 called MMAL MIXTAPE. (more...)

Neil Berg's THE PIANOMEN Pays Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John at the Bickford TheatreNeil Berg's THE PIANOMEN Pays Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John at the Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Neil Berg's The Pianomen pays tribute to the songs of two of iconic artists of the 20th Century, Billy Joel and Elton John. The award-winning composer, lyricist, and producer Neil Berg will be joined by vocalists Danny Zolli and Michael Lanning in an intimate performance of the classic hits beloved by the whole world on stage at the Bickford Theatre on Friday, May 19, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Richard Shelton to Bring SINATRA AND ME to the Crazy CoqsRichard Shelton to Bring SINATRA AND ME to the Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

From LA, 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' for portraying Frank Sinatra in West End's 'Rat Pack Confidential', and critically acclaimed singer, Richard Shelton presents 'SINATRA AND ME' on Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th June 2017 at Crazy Coqs, Live at Brasserie Zedel, London W1. (more...)

NBC Has Heaven On Its Mind! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! to Air on Easter SundayNBC Has Heaven On Its Mind! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! to Air on Easter Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!,” a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Arts Alliance Illinois, under the leadership of Executive Director Claire Rice and Board Chair Brooke Flanagan, Director of Institutional Advancement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, welcome artistic, business, creative, and philanthropic leaders from across Illinois to the organization's Fifth Annual Benefit Luncheon on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Palmer House Hilton, located at 17 East Monroe Street in Chicago. Guest check-in and a reception begin at 11:15am, with the seated luncheon following promptly at noon. (more...)

Powell Hall 2017/2018 Season AnnouncedPowell Hall 2017/2018 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Today, the St. Louis Symphony announced an exciting line-up of Live at Powell Hall events for the 2017/2018 season. The concerts will feature films with the orchestra playing the scores live, the music of iconic composers, and much more! (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' GalaMatthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Tony, Emmy, and two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 fundraising gala on Saturday evening, September 9. New this year will be the Gala's move to Saturday evening instead of Monday night as in past seasons. The Gala's theme, 'Moonlight Over Venice,' is a nod to the Playhouse's autumn production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement at the Fabulous FoxDisney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out return engagement at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, where the record-breaking tour celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 27. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez Will Make Joe's Pub Solo Debut This June!Mandy Gonzalez Will Make Joe's Pub Solo Debut This June!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Broadway's sensational Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked, In the Heights) will set the night on fire on June 18, in her Joe's Pub solo debut. Joined by a stellar band, Mandy Gonzalez celebrates her love of NYC and brings her elegant styling to the signature songs of her starring roles. Mandy will also feature highlights from her highly anticipated debut album and some personal favorites to celebrate Father's Day. It's going to be a captivating and inspiring evening as the fearlessly talented Mandy Gonzalez takes the stage. (more...)

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco to Bring 'Why Would You Do That' Tour to Caesars PalaceComedian Sebastian Maniscalco to Bring 'Why Would You Do That' Tour to Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Last year's Just for Laughs' Stand Up Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco continues to bring the laughs once again to Las Vegas with a highly anticipated stop of his "Why Would You Do That" tour at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Maniscalco is scheduled to perform Sunday, October 8. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 12 at noon PT. The event is presented jointly by AEG Presents and Caesars Entertainment. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Presents WAITRESS Hit 'Everything Changes' Featuring Intro From Sara BareillesVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Presents WAITRESS Hit 'Everything Changes' Featuring Intro From Sara Bareilles
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2017

Offering "Everything Changes" from the musical Waitress, with music and lyrics by recording artist Sara Bareilles ("Love Song"; "Brave"; "King of Anything"), Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and BIV release the tenth video in this series May 5th. (more...)

Lulu Comes to Pawling for First-Ever Headlining ConcertLulu Comes to Pawling for First-Ever Headlining Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Lulu's name is synonymous with rock and a whole lot of soul. She first burst onto the scene in the sixties at the tender age of 15, with the enduring mega-hit Shout. Since then she has topped the charts in every decade (working with everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash and The Beatles to Elton John, Sting, David Bowie and Paul McCartney) and also become an accomplished actress, in such notable works as the cult classic 'To Sir With Love' and legendary guest appearances on the BBC comedy, 'Absolutely Fabulous'. (more...)

Alliance to Premiere Beloved Children's Story, THE DANCING GRANNYAlliance to Premiere Beloved Children's Story, THE DANCING GRANNY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announce its upcoming world premiere production, The Dancing Granny. Based on the children's book by Newbery Honor winner Ashley Bryan, The Dancing Granny comes to life with exciting music and movement in this family-friendly, one-act production, at three locations June 10 - July 16, 2017. (more...)

San Francisco's Gay Men's Chorus presents THE GAY KITCHEN SINKSan Francisco's Gay Men's Chorus presents THE GAY KITCHEN SINK
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, announced the summer concert for Season 39: Community, featuring three performances of The Gay Kitchen Sink, running June 16-17 at the Nourse Theater (275 Hayes Street, San Francisco 94102). Performances are Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25-65 and are available now on www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.  (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Headline Ogunquit Playhouse's Season Opener MAMMA MIA!Patrick Cassidy to Headline Ogunquit Playhouse's Season Opener MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Reveals Its New Season Of Sizzling Entertainment For Summer 2017The Epstein Theatre Reveals Its New Season Of Sizzling Entertainment For Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

As the city hosts the Summer of Love, there's certainly plenty to love at The Epstein Theatre this summer as the historical venue hosts yet another sizzling season of sensational shows for everyone to enjoy! (more...)

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