Judy Garland News

First Listen To KINKY BOOTS's Billy Porter & Cyndi Lauper's Duet From BACK ON BROADWAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 15, 2014

2013 Tony Award-winning Best Actor Billy Porter and 2013 Best Score composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper team up on a track from Porter's upcoming solo album BACK ON BROADWAY and a first listen is now available. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Australian Performer Rachael Beck Releases First Solo Album, THIS GIRL
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Mar 15, 2014

Australian performer Rachael Beck has now added another achievement to her impressive CV - solo recording artist. This month marked the debut of This Girl, a ten-track album that journeys from Sondheim to Rihanna, right through to Beck's own composition, the closing track, Perfect Day. (more...)

Kickstarter Launched For WHO STOLE THE RUBY SLIPPERS? Oz Doc
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 14, 2014

A new crowd-sourcing campaign for a proposed documentary all about iconic movie memorabilia item the ruby red slippers from THE WIZARD OF OZ titled WHO STOLE THE RUBY SLIPPERS? is now available to support according to a new Kickstarter listing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: After 44 years of its Debut, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is Revived in Sao Paulo Under Much Controversy
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 14, 2014

With a young, cohesive and full of energy cast, the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar gets a revival in São Paulo, in a version with high levels of emotion, watching the last days of Jesus. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss & More Set for TCM Star-Studded Film Festival Line-Up
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

As the countdown continues toward the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has unveiled the lineup for Club TCM, the central gathering point for festival passholders. (more...)

Pasadena Pops to Welcome Laura Osnes, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan & More Throughout 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The stars are coming out to play this summer with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS and their one of a kind, simply cannot miss popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles Arboretum. Coming off the heels of last summer's critically acclaimed concerts to record breaking crowds, Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS are taking the popular series to new heights. Artists include Laura Osnes ('Cinderella' and 'Bonnie and Clyde'), Norm Lewis ('LES MISERABLES' and 'Porgy and Bess'), Julia Goodwin (2013 Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador), composer/host Tena Clark, Dionne Warwick (five-time Grammy Award winning music legend), Michael Feinstein (to sing Gershwin for one night only), powerhouse singers Maureen McGovern, Patti Austin, stars of stage and screen Kevin Earley, Liz Callaway ('Anastasia and 'Aladdin'), Jeremy Jordan ('Smash'), plus special appearances by Debby Boone, Alan Bergman and pianist Armen Guzelimian. (more...)

Good Theater to Premiere UNDERWATERGUY, 4/2-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Good Theater has announced the world premiere of Stephen Underwood's UNDERWATERGUY playing April 2-13 for twelve performances at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. For tickets and more information contact Good Theater at 207-885-5883 or go to www.goodtheater.com . (more...)

Arvada Center to Present Regional Premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW, 3/25-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The Arvada Center will open the regional premiere of End of the Rainbow directed by Rod A. Lansberry on March 25 running through April 13 in the Main Stage Theater. End of the Rainbow is written by Peter Quilter. Performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Preview performances are March 21 - 23 at 7:30 p.m. Moderated talkbacks with the cast are offered on Friday, April 4 after the 7:30 p.m. show and Wednesday, April 9 after the 1:00 p.m. show. The show will be ASL Interpreted for the hearing impaired on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200. Please note: This production contains adult language and content dealing with alcoholism, drug use and sexuality. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Billy Porter's BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY Album Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

It's been almost a decade since the Pittsburgh-born Billy Porter released a solo album, and since then much has changed for the award-winning artist, who grew up singing in the Pentecostal church. Perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning role as 'Lola' in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter's musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. He released his first solo album, Untitled, on A&M Records, and a second album, At The Corner of Broadway + Soul, on Sh-K-Boom Records. On April 15, 2014, Porter releases his debut on Concord Records, Billy's Back on Broadway. The CD is now available for pre-order on Amazon, and you can get a first look at the artwork below! (more...)

MISS GULCH RETURNS! to Kick Off Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth's New Collaboration, 4/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth | Table & Stage in beautiful Hillcrest are excited to announce a new collaboration in 2014, presenting for the first time ever performances of Diversionary's adventurous Cabaret series in San Diego's premier Dinner Theatre! (more...)

THE MEETING to Welcome Kim Smith, Christian Coulson & More for BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Tribute, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, March 16 at 9:30 PM with a celebration of the celebrated TV program 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, the show has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The March show will feature special guests Kim Smith, Christian Coulson, Diana Kazakova, Chris Tyler and Mark Dommu with others to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as Music Director. (more...)

Ralph Macchio & Mario Cantone to Star in Reading of Charles Messina's New Comedy A ROOM OF MY OWN, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone will headline the cast of a special industry reading of A Room of My Own, the anticipated new comedy written and directed by Charles Messina. Mr. Macchio and Mr. Cantone will be joined by a cast that includes Colin Critchley, Gina Ferranti, Kendra Jain, and Johnny Tammaro. The invitation only reading is set for Monday, March 17, 2014 on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 5th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 06, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Mosh Pit's exclusive Oscar wrap-up, Billy Zane announced for Lyric Opera, DLO's 'Les Miz' aims high, Porchlight tries 'How To Succeed,' Bailiwick's 'Dessa Rose' begins, as does 'Heartbeat Of Home' from BIC, 'Option Up! ' returns, voice students compete at NATS, and more! (more...)

TUTS Welcomes THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour, Now thru March 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz will play today, March 4 - 16 at Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. (more...)

Meredith DiMenna Brings QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: THE SONGS OF JUDY HENSKE to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

'Queen of the Beatniks: The Songs of Judy Henske' moves downtown! After two smash performances at The Cutting Room, the Queen of the Beatniks is back, this time at NYC's premiere downtown venue, Joe's Pub, tonight, March 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Chats 'Wizard of Oz' Tribute on OSCAR Red Carpet
by TV News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

On the red carpet, the siblings shared how thrilled they were with the tribute to their mother. (more...)

54 SINGS SIDE SHOW, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming to Perform at Crown & Anchor, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

New York's nightlife impresario, Daniel Nardicio and the Crown & Anchor are bringing both sensational singers to the Paramount stage for the first time ever when the two perform live at the Crown & Anchor on Monday, August 4th. This is a transferral of their two sold-out shows in Fire Island's historic Ice Palace nightclub, a celeb-studded affair that the New York Times called 'arguably the biggest cultural event on Fire Island this Summer.' Everyone who missed out on the biggest installment of Nardicio's Icon Series will see why the crowds were on their feet after every song and chanting both Liza and Alan's names. (more...)

VIDEO: Pink Pays Tribute to WIZARD OF OZ, Judy Garland at Oscars
by Movies News Desk - Mar 02, 2014

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the groundbreaking musical movie THE WIZARD OF OZ, the Academy Awards paid tribute to the film, and its star Judy Garland. On hand were Garland's three children Tony and Oscar winner Liza Minnelli, and Broadway veterans Lorna and Joey Luft. Grammy Award-winning singer Pink performed the movie's classic song 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

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