Michael Crawford News

Date Of Birth:
January 19, 1942 (72)
Birth Place:
Salisbury, Wiltshire, ENGLAND
Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Mayo Center Stages BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Celebrate some of the most memorable musical moments from Broadway, featuring stars of some of Broadway's biggest hit musicals, when Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Broadway Showstoppers! tonight, April 12, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-49. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez Returns to 54 Below Tonight with LOVE, ALL WAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Mandy Gonzalez, star of Broadway's Wicked, In the Heights, Lennon and more, invites you to join her for an unforgettable evening of great music and hilarity, all revolving around love and its crazy themes and variations. Expect hit tunes like 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' 'Breathe' (and, yes, 'Defying Gravity') as well as a catalogue of songs from musical greats like Elvis, Edie, Liza, Lennon, Aretha, Tina and a whole host of others. (more...)

GLEE Bonus Track! Kristin Chenoweth and Matt Morrison Sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' - Cut from Tonight's GLEE!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 25, 2014

Earlier this week, GLEE released the song, for a 'sneak peak' listen. Also, we'd all seen pictures of the filming at the Griffith Observatory. It seemed like a match made in heaven, for the two stars, the location and the song and one can only imagine what it looks like. Having watched the episode tonight, it looks like the storyline changed. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Mandy Gonzalez Talks 54 Below, Belting, VAMPIRES, HEIGHTS & Much More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 23, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, 'The Beast' herself, Mandy Gonzalez, who will soon return to 54 Below, shares stories from her time in In the Heights, Dance of the Vampires, Aida, Lennon, Wicked and more! Check out the full interview below! (more...)

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Returns to North America this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 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 this summer. The show that critics have called 'awesome', 'spectacular' and 'breathtaking' will commence a new tour in Cleveland from July 9-13, 2014. This updated production will showcase changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Worldwide, more than eight million people have seen this show in 243 cities and over 2,000 performances. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

Roman Polanski to Helm THE DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES in Paris this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The musical, originally billed as TANZ DER VAMPIRE when it premiered in Vienna in 1997, which Polanski also directed, had a brief Broadway run in 2002, with David Ives at the helm and Michael Crawford starring. The production closed shortly thereafter. (more...)

Mayo Center to Stage BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Celebrate some of the most memorable musical moments from Broadway, featuring stars of some of Broadway's biggest hit musicals, when Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Broadway Showstoppers! on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-49. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 10, 2014

The company of long-running West End mega musical mega-hit THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA wowed viewers with a spectacular recreation of the showstopping 'Masquerade' production number on the season finale of hit reality competition series DANCING ON ICE and a clip of the performance is now available to view. (more...)

Photos and Video: Michael Crawford Awarded CBE by Queen For His Charity Work
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 07, 2014

Internationally celebrated stage and screen performer Michael Crawford has been awarded a CBE today, in honor of his long-standing work with children's charities. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Unveils 2014 Valentine's Day Special! More Than 800 Stars Share the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

From Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad to Deborah Cox to Nick Jonas to Barbra Streisand to Michael Crawford to the Ladies of THE VIEW to Adam Pascal, Kristin Chenoweth, Raul Esparza, Alan Menken, Bernadette Peters, Laura Osnes, Victoria Clark, GLEE and Everything in Between - It's the BroadwayWorld.com 2014 Valentine's Day Special - It's the Biggest Ever! BroadwayWorld's 2014 Valentine's Day gift to you, the 8th Annual 'What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever?' brings you over 800 of the biggest stars, industry professionals, and personalities from across the globe. (more...)

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo Lead SAMSON AND DELILAH Concept Album; Release Concert Set for Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

A concept recording of the brand new musical love story will be released digitally on February 7th and on CD on February 11th, 2014 to coincide with Valentine's Day. The CD is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00HQ31WDI. There will be a special 54 BELOW album launch concert tonight, January 29th at 9:30 pm and January 30th at 9:30 pm where attendees will be able to buy the album 2 weeks early. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/25-1/26/2014
by - Jan 26, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 26, 2014 - Sunday, January 26, 2014. (more...)

by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2014

Today in 1988, The Phantom of the Opera opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it has played for 9980 performances and still running. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart, the musical opened in the West End in 1986, celebrating its 25th anniversary in October 2011. It won the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical, and Michael Crawford (in the title role) won the 1986 Olivier and 1988 Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical. It is the longest-running Broadway show by a wide margin, the second longest-running West End musical, and the third longest-running West End show overall. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: BroadwayWorld.com Visits Oz!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 24, 2014

Today we are taking a behind the scenes look at the incredible preparation and awesomely impressive final production celebrating BroadwayWorld's 10th anniversary: BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ The Concert - Part One
by Walter McBride - Jan 22, 2014

On Monday night, January 20, 2014 BroadwayWorld.com kicked off its 10th Anniversary Celebration with the first in a series of concerts to be presented in the upcoming year. It was an historic night for so many reasons and although yesterday was spent in BroadwayWorld 'after-glow and recovery' we rushed out the behind the scenes photos, taken by two photographers who were with us since the beginning - Linda Lenzi and Walter McBride. If you missed those yesterday, click here for rehearsal photos, here for backstage photos and here for photos of the posters being signed (soon to be available for sale). (more...)

BWW 10th Anniversary! The Legacy & Lore Of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 20, 2014

Tonight, in honor of BroadwayWorld's hotly anticipated 10th anniversary concert taking place at legendary NYC cabaret venue Joe's Pub, we are looking at some particularly fascinating facts and figures from the long legacy of L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ and the many books, films, musicals, songs, television shows and more that have been inspired by it. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Celebrates 10th Anniversary Tonight with Two SOLD-OUT Concerts - And You Can Join Us LIVE!
by Robert Diamond - Jan 20, 2014

Now, some VERY EXCITING NEWS. If all goes to plan, Joe's Pub will be streaming the 9:30 show live over the web at: http://www.broadwayworld.com/ozlive So, we hope that you can tune in and join in the excitement of all things OZ. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/18-1/19/2014
by - Jan 19, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 19, 2014 - Sunday, January 19, 2014. (more...)

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