Kenny Ortega News

Gloria Estefan and Kenny Ortega To Serve As 2014 Miami Beach Gay Pride Grand Marshals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

For the sixth annual installment of Miami Beach Gay Pride, the honor of Grand Marshal has been bestowed upon two extraordinary members of the entertainment industry. After selling 100 million albums worldwide, singer-songwriter, actress and entrepreneur Gloria Estefan will be joined by the acclaimed American film and television producer, director and choreographer Kenny Ortega, announced Joel Stedman, Chairman of the Pride Board. The Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival will take place Sunday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. along Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: How'd They Make FROZEN? Watch the Full 'Making Of' Song Below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2014

In anticipation of FROZEN being available to own and continuously binge watch, Disney has released its full 'The Making of Frozen'- a song featured on the DVD/Blu-ray, hitting shelves on March 18. The musical behind-the-scenes series, directed by Kenny Ortega, lets viewers in on what went into making Disney's hit animated film, and features Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Kristen Bell (Anna) and Josh Gad (Olaf). Check out the full song below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - People Wanna Know! Jonathan Groff & Josh Gad Take Fans Inside the Making of Disney's FROZEN
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2014

In anticipation of FROZEN being available to own and continuously binge watch, USA Today has unveiled a sneak peek at 'The Making of Frozen,' featured on the DVD/Blu-ray, hitting shelves on March 18 and digital retailers on Feb. 25. The musical behind-the-scenes series, directed by Kenny Ortega, lets viewers in on what went into making Disney's hit animated film, and features Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Kristen Bell (Anna) and Josh Gad (Olaf). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Australian Actor Mitchell Hope Joins Disney's DESCENDANTS Movie as 'Ben'
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Australian actor Mitchell Hope has signed on for Disney Channel's upcoming liv-action, original TV movie DESCENDANTS, about the children of classic Disney villains. Hope will play 'Ben', the teenage son of Belle and the Beast. (more...)

Dove Cameron to Star as Maleficent's Daughter in Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Variety reports that Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) is set to play 'Mal', daughter of Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent, in Disney Channel's upcoming live-action, original TV movie DESCENDANTS, about the children of classic Disney evildoers. (more...)

Disney Channel Orders Original Movie Following Children of Classic Villains
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The film, written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott, will be directed by HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL's Kenny Ortega. (more...)

Photo Flash: Groff, Gad, Ortega & More at Work on 'Top Secret' FROZEN Project
by Movies News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Broadway vet Josh Gad, who voices the character of Olaf the Snowman in Disney's highly anticipated animated film FROZEN, posted a photo on Instagram with a cryptic message. (more...)

VIDEO: Bette Midler Talks HOCUS POCUS' 20th Anniversary on KATIE
by Movies News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Stage and screen star Bette Midler recently stopped by KATIE to talk about the 1993 film HOCUS POCUS celebrating its 20th anniversary. In the clip below, find out what she had to say about filming with her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and more! (more...)

Cast of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL to Reunite for Charity Event; Fans Can Win Chance to Attend
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

They're all in this together! According to US Magazine the cast of 2006's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is set to reunite after a five year hiatus for a special charity event. (more...)

Two More Dancers Eliminated from FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE; Kenny Ortega to Guest Judge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2013

After deliberating, the judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Anna Kendrick sent Juliano and Holland home at the end of the show. (more...)

Two More Dancers Eliminated from FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE; Kenny Ortega to Guest Judge
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

After deliberating, the judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Anna Kendrick sent Juliano and Holland home at the end of the show. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Remake Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

Originally a low-budget film by a new studio and with no major stars (except Broadway legend Jerry Orbach in a supporting role), Dirty Dancing became a massive box office hit. As of 2009, it earned over $214 million worldwide. The remake of the film - directed by the original choreographer, Kenny Ortega - has set a release date. Lionsgate has slated Dirty Dancing for today, July 26, 2013. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mollee Gray Talks Disney Channel's TEEN BEACH MOVIE
by Devin MacDonald - Jul 19, 2013

Four years ago, Mollee Gray lit up the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE stage with a run that landed her in the Top 8 and the hearts of fans everywhere. Now, she's taking her moves to the beach in Disney's next big TV musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE's Opening Night Celebrations at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse, in association with David Shor Productions, presents SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL. The world premiere presentation opened last night, June 2, 2013 at The Pasadena Playhouse. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night curtain call and party below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Steven Weber, Tracie Thoms, Cathy Rigby and More at 2013 Jerry Herman Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

The Nederlander Organization and Pantages Theatre, Hollywood announced the major winners in all categories from the 2nd Annual JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, which took place this weekend on Sunday, May 19th at Pantages Theatre. KABC 7 Eyewitness News Entertainment Reporter George Pennacchio served as the master of ceremonies for the evening. BroadwayWorld has photos of the judges, performers and more below! (more...)

Steven Weber, Cathy Rigby, Tracie Thoms and More Present at 2013 Jerry Herman Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2013

The Nederlander Organization and Pantages Theatre, Hollywood have announced that the 2nd Annual Jerry Herman AWARDS, a celebration in the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles will be hosted at the Pantages Theatre tonight, May 19, 2013 at 7pm. Red Carpet celebrity arrivals will begin at 6pm on Sunday evening. Single tickets for this awards celebration are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Steven Weber, Cathy Rigby, Tracie Thoms and More to Present at 2013 Jerry Herman Awards, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

The Nederlander Organization and Pantages Theatre, Hollywood have announced that the 2nd Annual JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration in the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles will be hosted at the Pantages Theatre on Sunday May 19, 2013 at 7pm. Red Carpet celebrity arrivals will begin at 6pm on Sunday evening. Single tickets for this awards celebration are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

THREE BLIND SAINTS Set for DVD Release by FilmWorks Entertainment Today
by Movies News Desk - Nov 20, 2012

THREE BLIND SAINTS, the family-friendly comedy about three childhood friends scheming to make it big, announced today that it has signed a deal with FilmWorks Entertainment Inc. for worldwide distribution. The U.S. release is set just in time for Thanksgiving and the film will be available on DVD, digital and video-on-demand today, Nov. 20, 2012. International sales efforts began this October at the MIPCOM market, which was held in Cannes, France, Oct. 8-11, 2012. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cortes Alexander Talks His Challenging Role in Crown City Theatre's DANGEROUS CORNER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

In this chat, actor Cortes Alexander talks about the challenges of doing this play, Dangerous Corner at Crown City Theatre, and his musical work, including how his group The Tonics skyrocketed to fame. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cortes Alexander Talks His Challenging Role in Crown City Theatre's DANGEROUS CORNER
by Don Grigware - Sep 18, 2012

In this chat, actor Cortes Alexander talks about the challenges of doing this play, Dangerous Corner at Crown City Theatre, and his musical work, including how his group The Tonics skyrocketed to fame. (more...)

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