John Travolta News

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Return to Broadway, 'Wicked' Film & More on Bravo
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Would Kristin Chenoweth consider playing Peter Pan in the upcoming NBC musical? Bravo's Andy Cohen aimed to find out when the actress appeared on last night's show (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Playing 'Peter Pan', 'Wicked' Film & 'Adele Dazeem' Flub
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Chenoweth talks about whether she'll be in the “Wicked” movie, plus what she thought about John Travolta's “Adele Dazeem” flub at the Oscars. (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Hosts SING-A-LONG-A GREASE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Grease is the word at the Exeter Northcott Theatre in April. (more...)

Idina Menzel Shares New Behind The Scenes Video Of IF/THEN Cast On TODAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2014

Broadway superstar and internationally recognized vocal talent Idina Menzel appeared on long-running NBC morning show TODAY last week to perform two songs from her brand new Broadway musical IF/THEN as well as address the multiple pop culture moments she has experienced in the last few months - many FROZEN-related - as part of an interview, as well, and a new behind the scenes video is now available to view. (more...)

Sha Na Na to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Sliders and milk shakes, a classic car show, 'Greaser' and 'Pink Lady' costume contests and the incomparable Sha Na Na in their doo-wop and rock 'n' roll concert will mark the 35th Anniversary of the ever popular movie Grease, at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. In the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John epic, Sha Na Na performed as 'Johnny Casino and the Gamblers', and they are well known for their hits 'Blue Moon', 'We Go Together', 'You're the One That I Want', 'Whole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On' and many more. In an interactive evening where the audience sings and dances along and participates in a 'Greaser Olympics', this is a great show for the entire family to enjoy together. The fun starts at 7 p.m. in the parking lot with the cars and a costume contest! The 'best dressed' will get their picture taken with Sha Na Na. Bistro 7 (Ethan Allen Highway, Wilton) will pour a free glass of house wine with dinner the night of this event when tickets are presented. An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d'oeuvre and priority parking, is available for this show by calling the box office (203-438-5795). This event is partially underwritten by Ace Tire & Auto Center and is part of the Xfinity Rock Series. (more...)

Austin Butler, Orson Bean & More to Star in DEATH OF THE AUTHOR at Geffen Playhouse this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Orson Bean (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Being John Malkovich, Desperate Housewives), Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries, Aliens in the Attic, Ruby and the Rockits), David Clayton Rogers (Nashville, Mixology, Jane by Design), and Lyndon Smith (Parenthood upcoming The Forger with John Travolta) have been announced as the cast of Death of the Author, a world premiere by Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, Steven Drukman, directed by Bart DeLorenzo, to be performed at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse beginning May 28. DeLorenzo returns to the Geffen Playhouse after directing Coney Island Christmas, by Donald Margulies, in 2012. Previews begin May 20; opening night is May 28. (more...)

'Seinfeld' & Broadway Actor John Pinette Dies at Age 50
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Comedian John Pinette has passed away at the age of 50. (more...)

'I'm Back!' Kirstie Alley Returns to Jenny Craig
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Craig, a leader in the weight loss and weight management industry, announced today that award-winning actress Kirstie Alley is returning to Jenny Craig and is the face of a new campaign centered on her renewed weight loss journey. Alley is coming back for the delicious food, consultant support and comprehensive approach, as they helped her reach her weight loss goals previously. Additionally, Jenny Craig's parent company CI Holdings, Inc. has acquired Alley's Organic Liaison line and will be integrating Organic Liaison's key products into the Jenny Craig line. They will be available in centers in the near future. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014
by - Apr 06, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 6, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014. (more...)

Standup Comedian John Pinette Found Dead at Age 50
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

John Pinette was a standup comedian. He was best known for his self-depreciating jokes about his weight and his guest appearance in the finale of Seinfeld. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pinette was found dead at a Sheraton hotel in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, April 5th. He was in the middle of touring and was supposed to appear in California next. He was 50 years old. (more...)

Idina Menzel Talks Travolta Flub, Marriage & More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

Newfound fame, driven by John Travolta's Academy Awards name flub, a starring role in a Broadway production, and performing an Oscar winning song, is 'very special,' actress Idina Menzel tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Saturday Night Laughs! Idina Menzel Apologies to Parents for 'Let it Go'; Jokes About Future Vegas Act
by Stage Tube - Apr 05, 2014

In a fun preview of her interview airing tomorrow morning on CBS, Idina Menzel jokingly apologizes to parents for 'Let it Go', expresses regrets for singing the song in such a high key, and jokes about her Las Vegas future. (more...)

Photo Flash: Olivia Newton-John Arrives in Las Vegas to Kick Off SUMMER NIGHTS Residency
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

In anticipation of her new Las Vegas residency, 'Summer Nights,' which kicks off on Tuesday, April 8, Olivia Newton-John arrived to her new home at Flamingo Las Vegas in a fashion that was just as iconic as the performer herself. On Wednesday, April 2, the city's newest headliner made a grand entrance to the center Strip property in the same 1949 Mercury 'Hell's Chariot' that was featured in the movie Grease. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Idina Menzel Talks Travolta Flub, Marriage & More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 4/6
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Newfound fame, driven by John Travolta's Academy Awards name flub, a starring role in a Broadway production, and performing an Oscar winning song, is "very special," actress Idina Menzel tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD (more...)

Idina Menzel Shares A Behind The Scenes Look From Backstage At TODAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 03, 2014

Broadway superstar and internationally recognized vocal talent Idina Menzel appeared on long-running NBC morning show TODAY today to perform two songs from her brand new Broadway musical IF/THEN as well as address the multiple pop culture moments she has experienced in the last few months - many FROZEN-related. (more...)

Frog & Peach Theatre Co. to Present KING JOHN, 4/24-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

'If you like action-packed thrillers,' writes Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre, 'you are going to love King John.' She calls the seldom-produced history play 'Game of Thrones, Shakespeare style,' being filled with wars over crowns, gold and power; craven courtiers, bickering in-laws, a greedy, power-mad Cardinal; illegitimate relatives and two very ambitious Queen Mothers. She will direct the classic April 24 to May 18, 2014 featuring a cast of Frog and Peach stalwarts including Karen Lynn Gorney ('Saturday Night Fever,' 'All My Children') as the ruthlessly clever Queen Elinor. (more...)

Idina Menzel Admits She Was Thrown by Travolta Name Flub: 'Did That Just Happen?'
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Broadway's Idina Menzel appeared on this morning's TODAY and spoke about how she has no hard feeling towards John Travolta for mispronouncing her name at this year's Oscars. (more...)

Frog & Peach Theatre to Present KING JOHN, 4/24-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

'If you like action-packed thrillers,' writes Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre, 'you are going to love King John.' She calls the seldom-produced history play 'Game of Thrones, Shakespeare style,' being filled with wars over crowns, gold and power; craven courtiers, bickering in-laws, a greedy, power-mad Cardinal; illegitimate relatives and two very ambitious Queen Mothers. She will direct the classic April 24 to May 18, 2014 featuring a cast of Frog and Peach stalwarts including Karen Lynn Gorney ('Saturday Night Fever,' 'All My Children') as the ruthlessly clever Queen Elinor. (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Talks 'Adele Dazeem' Oscar Flub on SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Actress Anna Kendrick stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and spoke about being in the audience when John Travolta made his now infamous Idina Menzel introduction. (more...)

WELCOME BACK, KOTTER to Join Me-TV Lineup, Beg. 4/14
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Classic 1970s sitcom 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' which introduced the masses to The Lost Boy's playwright Ron Palillo and actor John Travolta, will join the Me-TV line-up beginning on Monday, April 14. 'Kotter,' which produced 95 episodes on ABC from 1975-79, will replace 'F Troop' in the Monday to Thursday 9:30 p.m. half-hour. (more...)

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