Michael Cohl News

FUERZA BRUTA WAYRA Premieres Tonight at Daryl Roth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

S2BN Entertainment and OZONO Producciones are bringing the hit off-Broadway show, Fuerza Bruta, back to life with WAYRA, an electrifying and innovative spectacle that has most recently been performed in London, England and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The New York City performance will premiere at the Daryl Roth Theatre tonight, June 25th, 2014, and includes spectacular new scenes from the international sensation. (more...)

WAYRA Sets NYC Opening Night for Tuesday, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

S2BN Entertainment and OZONO Productions bring the hit off-Broadway show, Fuerza Bruta, back to life with WAYRA, the electrifying and innovative third production in the De La Guarda trilogy. Having recently thrilled audiences in London, England and Buenos Aires, Argentina, the New York City production of WAYRA will begin performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 E. 15th Street, NYC) on Friday, June 27, 2014 (originally scheduled to begin June 25), and features spectacular new scenes and, for the first time in the history of the trilogy, live music. An official opening night for WAYRA has been set for Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (more...)

Producer Michael Cohl Reveals Reasons For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 06, 2014

UK SUPERSTAR reality star winner and announced headliner for the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour that was abruptly cancelled on Friday, Ben Forster, has taken to social media to share his dissatisfaction with the decision by producers to abandon the tour, but remains hopeful even so. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Tour at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is reimagined for the 21st century as an arena rock spectacular. The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking rock musical is coming to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:00PM with an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 5/16 for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Tour at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is reimagined for the 21st century as an arena rock spectacular. The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking rock musical is coming to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:00PM with an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars. (more...)

FUERZA BRUTA WAYRA to Premiere 6/25 at Daryl Roth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

S2BN Entertainment and OZONO Producciones are bringing the hit off-Broadway show, Fuerza Bruta, back to life with WAYRA, an electrifying and innovative spectacle that has most recently been performed in London, England and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The New York City performance will premiere at the Daryl Roth Theatre on June 25th, 2014, and includes spectacular new scenes from the international sensation. (more...)

Reasons Revealed For A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Abrupt Off-Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The New York Times has revealed part of the story behind A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's abrupt cancellation prior to its scheduled off-Broadway run at the Gramercy Theater this month. Producers broke the news to the cast at their final rehearsal on April 8, just two days before the show's reopening downtown. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Open at Gramercy Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will open at New York City's Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd St. / 23rd & Lexington Ave) today, April 10th, giving fans a chance to see Broadway's acclaimed theatrical rock experience in one of New York's most intimate concert venues. An exclusive presale for Citi Cardholders will begin today, March 17th at 10AM followed by Live Nation and Ticketmaster presales beginning at 10AM on Tuesday, March 18th. Tickets will be available to the general public at 10AM on Wednesday, March 19 via Ticketmaster.com and at the Gramercy Theatre box office. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Postpones Off-Broadway Run Indefinitely
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

'A Night With Janis Joplin at Gramercy Theater will postpone its opening indefinitely due to production issues. Refunds will be available for all ticket holders at point of purchase. Further information will be released when available.' (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour with Ben Forster, Michelle Williams & JC Chasez to Play Joe Louis Arena, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is reimagined for the 21st century as an arena rock spectacular. The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking rock musical is coming to Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, June 28 with an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars. (more...)

Ben Forster, Michelle Williams & JC Chasez to Lead 50-City US Arena Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Kicks Off in June!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The Really Useful Group and AEG Live concluded a UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar back in 2013, which starred Tim Minchin as 'Judas Iscariot', Spice Girl Melanie C as 'Mary Magdalene' and Winner of ITV's Superstar, Ben Forster as 'Jesus'. It was officially announced on Good Morning America today that a 50-city US tour will kick off on June 9 in New Orleans, featuring Forster (Jesus), Brandon Boyd (Judas), JC Chasez (Pilate), Michelle Williams (Mary), and John Rotten Lydon (King Herod). Check out highlights from the UK production below! (more...)

Carrie St. Louis to Join Cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES as 'Sherrie,' 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Producers of the five-time Tony Award nominated hit musical ROCK OF AGES are have announced that direct from the Las Vegas production Carrie St. Louis will make her Broadway debut in the lead role of Sherrie - the 'small town girl' who 'took the midnight train goin' anywhere' - on Monday, April 21, 2014. Carrie St. Louis originated the role of Sherrie in the Las Vegas production, which opened on January 5, 2013, for which she received The Broadway World Las Vegas Award for Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)

Cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES to Perform on NBC's THE TODAY SHOW, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The five-time Tony Award Nominated musical ROCK OF AGES continues to celebrate its 5th Anniversary on Broadway, #RockofAge5, by bringing Broadway's Best Party back to NBC's TODAY SHOW on Thursday, March 20. The cast will help TODAY kick off spring in the plaza with a performance in the 8am hour and again in-studio with Kathie Lee & Hoda in the 10am hour. This is the first time the cast returns to perform on the plaza since their appearance 5 years ago on May 25, 2009. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Open at Gramercy Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will open at New York City's Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd St. / 23rd & Lexington Ave) on Thursday, April 10th, giving fans a chance to see Broadway's acclaimed theatrical rock experience in one of New York's most intimate concert venues. An exclusive presale for Citi Cardholders will begin today, March 17th at 10AM followed by Live Nation and Ticketmaster presales beginning at 10AM on Tuesday, March 18th. Tickets will be available to the general public at 10AM on Wednesday, March 19 via Ticketmaster.com and at the Gramercy Theatre box office. (more...)

Former Facebook Exec Randi Zuckerberg Makes Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The five-time Tony Award Nominated musical Rock of Ages marks its 5th Anniversary on Broadway by toasting its beloved 'social network' of fans with a month-long celebration, #RockofAge5, from tonight, March 14 - April 14, 2014. Kicking off the party tonight, March 14 is social media rock star Randi Zuckerberg, who makes her Broadway debut as community leader 'Regina' (ruh-GINE-ah) for two weeks only - through March 28 (#RandiRocks). The party continues through April 14 with additional 'social' surprises to be announced. (more...)

Former Facebook Exec Randi Zuckerberg to Make Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGES, Begin. 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The five-time Tony Award Nominated musical ROCK OF AGES marks its 5th Anniversary on Broadway by toasting its beloved 'social network' of fans with a month-long celebration, #RockofAge5, from March 14 - April 14, 2014. Kicking off the party on March 14 is social media rock star Randi Zuckerberg, who makes her Broadway debut as community leader "Regina" (ruh-GINE-ah) for two weeks only - through March 28 (#RandiRocks). The party continues through April 14 with additional 'social' surprises to be announced. (more...)

Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Talks Accident, Lawsuit and More: 'I Thought, Am I Going to Die?'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

More has come to light on the SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK saga involving injured dancer Daniel Curry, as the performer has opened up about the experience and the resulting lawsuit in an interview with The New York Times. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin plays its final performance tonight, Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre. The show has played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances since beginning previews on Friday, September 20 and opening on Thursday, October 10. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Daniel Ezralow On 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, SPIDER-MAN Broadway Memories, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 07, 2014

Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished choreographer, actor and director who has crafted uniquely compelling movement for a number of wide-ranging projects in many mediums, from his early work as a performer onstage to creating dances for film, television and theatre - the gifted Daniel Ezralow. Discussing his elemental participation in tonight's 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Ezralow previews some of the pageantry, spectacle and artistry we can anticipate in the multi-million dollar production as well as the themes and ideas present in it. Additionally, Ezralow opens up about the technical process in organizing such a titanic technical production as well as outlines his collaboration with the scores of performers and behind-the-scenes individuals converging to pull it all off for a worldwide audiences. Plus, Ezralow comments on the controversial politics and ongoing drama surrounding the games. As if all that were not enough, Ezralow generously recounts his experiences working on the recent Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, recounting the troubled preview period and much-discussed injuries as well as sharing his enthusiasm for his ongoing artistic relationship with master director Julie Taymor, extending also into her fantastic Beatles-inspired feature film musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE as well as THE GREEN BIRD on Broadway and more. Besides all that, Ezralow also comments on some of his specialty work for awards shows and looks back on some of his most memorable stage and screen work. All of that and much, much more awaits in this special interview with a dance dynamo! (more...)

Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Suing Show's Producers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK might have closed on Broadway, but its drama continues. The New York Times reports that Daniel Curry, who was injured in August while performing in the musical, filed a lawsuit this week against the show's producers, engineering consultants and others, pointing to the "negligence in the design and operation of a mechanical lift that Mr. Curry was using onstage when he was hurt." (more...)

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