Michael Williams News

MAMMA MIA! Breaks Blackpool Box Office History
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

International smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! has broken box office history with more than £2million in ticket sales in just six weeks. (more...)

Scoop: THE QUEST *Series Premiere* on ABC - Thursday, July 31, 2014
by - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE QUEST *Series Premiere*, airing on ABC on Thursday, July 31, 2014! (more...)

ABC to Premiere New Reality Series THE QUEST, 7/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

A genre-bending new reality series unlike anything else on television, “The Quest,” combines harrowing and intense competition challenges, narrative storytelling and cutting edge special effects and prosthetics to conjure an immersive fantasy environment. (more...)

Scoop: THE QUEST *Series Premiere* on ABC - Thursday, July 31, 2014
by - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE QUEST *Series Premiere*, airing on ABC on Thursday, July 31, 2014! (more...)

Cleve Carney Art Gallery to Welcome Vivian Maier for Film Screening, Discussion & Panel, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

In support of the current exhibition of work by acclaimed photographer Vivian Maier, the MAC's Cleve Carney Art Gallery, located at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, hosts “An Afternoon with Vivian Maier,” a film screening/panel discussion/book signing ticketed event Sunday, July 27 from 1 - 4 p.m. (more...)

Video: RABBIT HOLE Trailer Released
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 12, 2014

Commercial video production company !Gung Ho Films lends a hand to Red Turnip Theater to helm the official trailer of the latter's second season opener, David Lindsay-Abaire's 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play RABBIT HOLE. Directed by Enzo Marcos, the teaser film introduces the play's main cast Michael Williams, Agot Isidro, Sheila Francisco, and Che Ramos-Cosio. (more...)

YogaVibes Announced as Official Sponsor of Yoga Journal LIVE Event, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014

YogaVibes, the premium source for streaming online yoga classes and free yoga videos, is excited to attend Yoga Journal LIVE as an event sponsor, July 10-14th, at the beautiful Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California. (more...)

Cape Town Opera Makes History with 4 Productions in 4 Different Countries from July 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

It's not simply the inspiration of living under our beautiful flat-topped mountain with its snowy table cloth that makes Cape Town the undisputed opera capital of South Africa. There are other important factors. Like the support and presence of a vibrant university with a music department that year after year trains young men and women from all backgrounds to become polished performers in multi-languages. (more...)

Warner/Chappell Music Named Publisher of the Year at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has been named 2014 Music Publisher of the Year as announced at last night's 27th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. (more...)

The Pursuit to Crown the Ultimate Hero Begins Thursday, July 31 on ABC's New Reality Based Competition Series THE QUEST
by TV Scoop - Jun 19, 2014

In a thrilling race against time, fantasy, reality and scripted drama will collide as good vs. evil on 'The Quest, a new reality based competition series unlike anything else on television. The show premieres THURSDAY, JULY 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, taking 12 unsuspecting contestants to an imaginative realm, where ogres run free in the forest, dragons stir, agents of a dark lord infiltrate the keep, and the only thing standing between peace and chaos are one dozen very unlikely heroes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Red Turnip Theater's RABBIT HOLE Meets the Press
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 18, 2014

The cast members of Red Turnip Theater's ('Closer,' 'Cock') second season opener, David Lindsay-Abaire's 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play RABBIT HOLE, were introduced to the members of the press Monday, June 16, at 2nd's, Bonifacio High Street, Global City. (more...)

VIVIAN MAIER: EXPOSED Opens at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Cleve Carney Art Gallery hosts a unique exhibit of Vivian Maier's work entitled "Vivian Maier: Exposed" at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL, June 17 - Aug. 16. The opening preview reception will be Tuesday, June 17 from 6 - 8 p.m. and will include a meet and greet with members of "Team Vivian," a College of DuPage (COD) team including vintage film processor, Frank Jackowiak, and several film and photography students, who processed her film. The reception and exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery will also host special related events including "An Afternoon with Vivian Maier" film screening/panel discussion/book signing event on Sunday, July 27 from 1 until 4 p.m. Tickets are required for this event. For more about the exhibition or related events, visit cod.edu/gallery or call 630.942.3206. (more...)

Meet the New MASTERCHEF Contestants; Season 5 Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2014

Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for Season Five of the culinary smash hit MASTERCHEF, premiering tonight, May 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
by Jory Rivera - May 11, 2014

Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott's PRISCILLA , QUEEN OF THE DESERT, based on the 1994 sleeper hit 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,' is Resorts World Manila's (RWM) fifth theatrical production right on the heels of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella.' The production, helmed by Jaime del Mundo ('The Producers'), opened Friday, May 9, at Newport Performing Arts Theatre. (more...)

Contestants Revealed for Season 5 of MASTERCHEF, Premiering 5/26
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for Season Five of the culinary smash hit MASTERCHEF, premiering Monday, May 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

Resorts World Manila Takes a Detour from Family Musicals
by Jude Cartalaba - Apr 11, 2014

Resorts World Manila (RWM) begins its live shows for the summer this month, and will premiere the Broadway musical PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, on Friday, May 9, at Newport Performing Arts Theatre (NPAT). (more...)

Actuate's BIRT iHub Certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Actuate's BIRT iHub is a high performance enterprise platform used to pull Big Data from multiple sources and deliver secure, interactive and personalized content – such as dashboards, reports and analytic applications – to end users. The combination of BIRT iHub and Cloudera Enterprise 5 allows users to quickly filter through the large amount and variety of data that can be stored in a Cloudera enterprise data hub powered by Apache Hadoop, then immediately access real-time information on customer behavior and internal processes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA Meets the Press; Show Opens 5/9
by Jory Rivera - Apr 04, 2014

The main cast of the Philippine premiere of Sydney-London's West End-Broadway musical PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT: Leo Tavarro Valdez (Tick/Mitzi), Jon Santos (Bernadette), Red Concepcion (Adam, Felicia), Michael Williams (Miss Understanding), Bituin Escalante (Diva), Lani Ligot (Diva), Timmy Canlas (Diva), and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Marion), donned for the first time their '80s retro costumes, mainly designed by Edgar San Diego, before the members of the press Thursday, April 3, at Taps, Genting Club, Maxims Hotel. (more...)

Cape Town Opera Celebrates 15th Anniversary this Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

2014 sees Cape Town Opera celebrating its fifteenth year as South Africa's premiere opera company. From its home in Southern Africa to countries including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Israel, the United States and Australia, Cape Town Opera has thrilled audiences across the globe. Acclaimed for the vibrant vocalism and high-octane stage performances of its artists, Cape Town Opera's soloists and chorus continue to win the hearts of local and international critics and opera-lovers while proudly flying the South African flag and showcasing this country's wealth of talent. Michael Williams, Cape Town Opera's Managing Director reflects on this young company's history, 'Our survival would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and especially the National Lotteries Distribution Trust fund, the audience, our talented singers and staff members. Equally important are the valuable collaborations we've forged with international opera companies. However we not only have to think more globally, we have to become more entrepreneurial in the way we run the company; it is after all a business, and that means balancing high quality with low overheads to survive.' (more...)

Bryn Terfel to Perform at Artscape Opera House, 2-3 May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Internationally acclaimed Welsh opera and concert bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will perform two concerts only at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town on Friday, 2nd May and Saturday, 3rd May 2014. With a host of awards and accolades including a GRAMMY Award, a CBE and the Queen's Medal for Music to his name, Terfel is one of the most sought-after opera singers in the world. (more...)

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