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Michael Crawford News

Date Of Birth:
January 19, 1942 (72)
Birth Place:
Salisbury, Wiltshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
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@CrawfordMichael - 12/22/13 05:16pm I wish you a beautiful and blessed holiday season, wrapped in love, joy, and the increase of peace on earth. With lots of love, Michael xx


@CrawfordMichael - 11/27/13 03:16pm Thanks to all MCIFA members on reaching $1,000,000 charity goal! That is AMAZING!! I could not be more proud. Thank you. THANK YOU!!


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Norm Lewis Extends Run in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; Julia Udine & Linda Balgord to Join Broadway CompanyNorm Lewis Extends Run in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; Julia Udine & Linda Balgord to Join Broadway Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group today announced principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM this year surpassed 11,000 performances in New York - an unprecedented feat achieved by no other Broadway show. The Broadway production has played to more than 16 million people at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street), the musical's home for more than 26 record-breaking years. (more...)

Adam Pascal, Mandy Gonzalez and More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY Three-City Tour Next MonthAdam Pascal, Mandy Gonzalez and More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY Three-City Tour Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Featuring four of Broadway's brightest stars, 'Seasons of Broadway' is an evening of songs and stories celebrating some of the greatest shows to ever hit the streets of New York City. The show will play a three-city engagement, beginning at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts (Scottsdale, AZ) on November 7th, followed by Carmel by the Sea (Carmel, CA) on November 8th, and Lone Tree Arts Center (Lone Tree, CO) on November 9th. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sir Tim Rice's Whole New World Of LyricsFLASH SPECIAL: Sir Tim Rice's Whole New World Of Lyrics
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 1, 2014

Today we are celebrating the lyricist and producer of this week's hotly anticipated Fathom Event, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, with multi-award winner Sir Tim Rice! (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Don't Sit Under the Chandelier with Anyone Else But Me' - PHANTOM Haunts the OrpheumBWW Reviews: 'Don't Sit Under the Chandelier with Anyone Else But Me' - PHANTOM Haunts the Orpheum
by Joseph Baker - Sep 29, 2014

When Gaston Leroux published THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA back in 1911, little did he realize the numerous chandeliers that would come crashing down through the decades, and I've witnessed a good number of them. First, in 1925, there was 'the Man of a Thousand Faces,' Lon Chaney, Sr., who frightened poor Mary Philbin (a well-done version, even IF the film was silent); then, for Universal in 1941, Claude Rains (Bette Davis' favorite co-star) was a more subdued vocal coach for soprano Susanna Foster (a wooden Nelson Eddy, alas, is a greater impending horror as 'Raoul'). I could go on - even Herbert Lom, the actor who was the harried police superior to Peter Sellers' 'Inspector Clousseau,' took a swing on the old light fixture. (And let us not forget diminutive Paul Williams in the slightly askew PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE.) All of these pale, of course, in comparison to the legendary interpretation by Michael Crawford in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which first brought the audience to its feet in 1986. (more...)

12 Days Of Barbra Streisand - FLASH FRIDAY: Barbra's Partners, Then & Now12 Days Of Barbra Streisand - FLASH FRIDAY: Barbra's Partners, Then & Now
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Here at BroadwayWorld.com, we could not be more excited about the upcoming September 16 release of the highly anticipated latest album, PARTNERS, from Broadway's greatest export, Barbra Streisand. In honor of the album's 12 brand new duets, we are counting down with 12 days of Barbra! To pre-order the album, click here for Amazon.com, iTunes.com or to order direct. Today we are focusing our attention on the starry collection of collaborators on the new album from the recording icon. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole PieSOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole Pie
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 11, 2014

Today we are thrilled to be the very first to review the new duets album from legendary stage and screen icon Barbra Streisand, PARTNERS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BARNUM, Curve Theatre Leicester, September 10 2014BWW Reviews: BARNUM, Curve Theatre Leicester, September 10 2014
by Jenny Antill - Sep 11, 2014

Cameron Macintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Barnum debuted at the Curve Theatre, Leicester last night before embarking on a National Tour. The show was seen by nearly 70,000 people during its run in Chichester last year and was critically acclaimed by many throughout its time there. Way prior to this, the production opened on Broadway back in 1980 where it picked up three Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award. Following this, Barnum opened in the West End in 1981 starring Michael Crawford; a role which he won an Olivier for. (more...)

BWW Interview: PATTI ISSUES' Ben Rimalower Discusses New Solo Show BAD WITH MONEY, Opening Tonight!BWW Interview: PATTI ISSUES' Ben Rimalower Discusses New Solo Show BAD WITH MONEY, Opening Tonight!
by Louisa Brady - Sep 4, 2014

Ben Rimalower, famous for his renowned solo piece PATTI ISSUES, has written a new solo piece, which he will begin to star in tonight at the Duplex. BAD WITH MONEY deals with Rimalower's struggles with money and excessive shopping, an addiction that has plagued him throughout his adult life. Directed by Aaron Mark, the play will run for two months, closing on November 6th and beginning tonight (September 4th). Rimalower took some time out of his busy schedule to discuss this exciting new production, as well as his past experiences in theatre, 'Patti Issues,' and much more. Read the whole interview below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Norm Lewis Extends Run in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; Sierra Boggess' Successor AnnouncedTony Nominee Norm Lewis Extends Run in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; Sierra Boggess' Successor Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group today announced several principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history and the most successful stage production of all-time, PHANTOM recently surpassed the milestone of performance #11,000 in New York an unprecedented feat achieved by no other Broadway show. The Broadway production has played to more than 16 million people at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street), the musical's home for more than 26 record-breaking years. (more...)

New Video Of Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess Performing 'The Phantom Of The Opera'New Video Of Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess Performing 'The Phantom Of The Opera'
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 2, 2014

An attention-grabbing new video of current headliners of the longest-running show in Broadway history, THE PHANTOM OF OPERA, is now available to view, showcasing stars Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/31- Alan Jay LernerSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/31- Alan Jay Lerner
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2014

Happy Birthday, Alan Jay Lerner! Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors. Some of his best-know works include My Fair Lady, Briagadoon, Camelot, and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. (more...)

BRAZOUKA To Debut in London This SeptemberBRAZOUKA To Debut in London This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

From the producers of 'Burn The Floor' comes the brand new 'Brazouka,' which will be making its debut in London September 16th through the 20th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Broadway's Latest Phantom Norm Lewis Sing 'The Music of the Night'STAGE TUBE: Watch Broadway's Latest Phantom Norm Lewis Sing 'The Music of the Night'
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, is currently starring Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis and Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess. Below, check out a video of Lewis in action as he sings 'The Music of the Night' on stage at the Majestic Theatre! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Feathered Beasts in WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Arena ShowPhoto Flash: First Look at Feathered Beasts in WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Arena Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR will be performed at Honda Center from a limited eight-performance engagement from Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 7 and STAPLES Center for a limited eight-performance engagement from Thursday, September 11 to Sunday, September 15. Check out new photos of the show's feathered dinosaurs below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Blu-ray Out 9/9A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Blu-ray Out 9/9
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 16, 2014

A new Blu-ray release of the all-star big screen edition of popular Broadway musical comedy A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is now available for pre-order. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway's Mandy Gonzalez Talks New Film AFTER & MoreBWW Interviews: Broadway's Mandy Gonzalez Talks New Film AFTER & More
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2014

Today, the talented actress speaks exclusively to BWW about the emotionally charged drama as well as what's on tap for her busy showbiz career. (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre MelbourneThe Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

TV: Banner Year for Two Beloved African-American Broadway Stars - Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis Honored by ABC NewsTV: Banner Year for Two Beloved African-American Broadway Stars - Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis Honored by ABC News
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2014

Last night, on ABC World News, Audra McDonald marked the second African-American Broadway actor to be featured as a PERSON OF THE WEEK on the popular telecast this year. The program is hosted by Diane Sawyer, who soon leaves that chair to 'create innovative specials' for the network. On the broadcast, McDonald discussed how she prepares to become Billie Holiday each night, as she continues to strive bettering her 'Lady Day' for every performance. This production, directed by Lonny Price, earned her the distinction of being the only actress in history to receive a record 6th Tony Award earlier this year. (more...)

Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber with ANGEL OF MUSIC, 8/7-10Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber with ANGEL OF MUSIC, 8/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Acclaimed Broadway veterans FRANC D'AMBROSIO and GLORY CRAMPTON celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many beloved musicals in the wonderful salute, 'Angel of Music,' coming to the RRazz Room in New Hope for four very special nights beginning Thursday, Aug. 7 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 10. (more...)

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