Michael York News

Date Of Birth:
March 27, 1942 (72)
Birth Place:
Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
Segerstrom Center Announces Return of Its Popular Movie Mondays; Starts 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Orange County movie fans can look forward to another great summer of free and fun film screenings at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as Movie Mondays returns for its eighth season on the Arts Plaza. Movie Mondays 2014 kicks off with the heartwarming 1935 classic The Little Colonel, starring Shirley Temple. From post Civil War America we head to 1990s London with the sparkling Spice Girls starring in the jet set musical, Spice World. Then it is off to turn-of-the-20th century Paris with the Academy AwardŽ-winning musical Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli and featuring some of the most memorable Lerner & Loewe tunes. Continuing with the winner of this year's Audience Favorite Fan Poll, Cabaret, starring Oscar winners Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. Shirley MacLaine as the eternal optimist in Sweet Charity wraps up the summer film series. Center audiences will have a chance to see MacLaine live when she makes her Center debut on September 20 in her one-woman show. (more...)

Spirited Hands Productions to Present New Musical VISIONARY MAN, 7/26-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The language of the Holy Spirit... direct from God? Spirited Hands Productions presents a new American musical based on the fascinating true story of visionary artist J.B. Murray. The world premiere of Visionary Man opens July 26 at the Hudson Mainstage in Hollywood. (more...)

SPICE WORLD, CABARET and More Headline MOVIE MONDAYS at Segerstrom Center, 7/7-8/4
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2014

Orange County movie fans can look forward to another great summer of free and fun film screenings at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as Movie Mondays returns for its eighth season on the Arts Plaza. Movie Mondays 2014 kicks off with the heartwarming 1935 classic The Little Colonel, starring Shirley Temple. From post Civil War America we head to 1990s London with the sparkling Spice Girls starring in the jet set musical, Spice World. Then it is off to turn-of-the-20th century Paris with the Academy AwardŽ-winning musical Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli and featuring some of the most memorable Lerner & Loewe tunes. Continuing with the winner of this year's Audience Favorite Fan Poll, Cabaret, starring Oscar winners Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. Shirley MacLaine as the eternal optimist in Sweet Charity wraps up the summer film series. Center audiences will have a chance to see MacLaine live when she makes her Center debut on September 20 in her one-woman show. (more...)

CABARET to Air on Reel 13 this Month
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2014

With Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams currently starring in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of 'Cabaret' on the Great White Way, Reel 13 broadcasts Bob Fosse's Oscar-winning movie version. The legendary Broadway director and choreographer brought him and star Liza Minnelli Academy Awards. In fact, the 1972 film still holds the record for most Oscar wins in a single year without winning the 'Best Picture' category, copping eight in all. (The Godfather received that prize.) (more...)

James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014


World Premiere of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, BILLY ELLIOT and More Make Up La Mirada Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and Mc Coy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce their most "practically perfect" 2014- 2015 season of shows! Beginning with David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony Award-winning Good People; followed by our favorite Sister returning in Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls The Dice; then three extraordinary musical experiences beginning with the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot; the World Premiere engagement of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice: A Musical; and finally the high-flying, Tony Award-Winning, Mary Poppins! This extraordinary season also includes the bonus options of its third "Onstage Series" production of a "brand new" Los Angeles premiere production of Carrie The Musical; also six-time Grammy award-winning superstar Amy Grant and the powerhouse dancing of Ballroom With A Twist - add it all up, and it's La Mirada Theatre/McCoy Rigby's, without a doubt, must-see, most exciting season of shows ever! (more...)

Interview with Librettist, Joe Masteroff
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 13, 2014

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod spoke with Joe Masteroff, originalCabaret librettist, about his experience and journey with this musical. (more...)

BRITTEN 100/LA Celebration Comes to a Close with LA Opera's BILLY BUDD, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Conductor James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera, concludes his three-year commemoration of the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and brings the Britten 100/LA celebration to a close in Los Angeles with LA Opera's production of Billy Budd, which opens today, February 22 and continues through March 16, 2014. (more...)

Liz McCartney and Steve Blanchard Set for Column Awards Gala, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

THE COLUMN Awards honors excellence in theater (Equity and Non-Equity) within the Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre community. The gala is open to the general public and will be held Monday February 24, 2014 at the Patty Granville Performing Arts Center. Cocktail reception at 7:00pm, curtain at 8:00pm. For ticket and all other info go to: www.thecolumnawards.org. (more...)

BRITTEN 100/LA Celebration Comes to a Close with LA Opera's BILLY BUDD, 2/22-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Conductor James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera, concludes his three-year commemoration of the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and brings the Britten 100/LA celebration to a close in Los Angeles with LA Opera's production of Billy Budd, which opens on February 22 and continues through March 16, 2014. For more information about this production, please visit www.LAOpera.org. (more...)

LA Opera's Britten 100/LA Events for February and March Include BENJAMIN BRITTEN AND LITERATURE and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The centenary of British composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) has been observed around the world by musicians and institutions of every kind. Music Director James Conlon, whose lifelong fascination with Britten is reflected in his personal three-year performance cycle of the composer's works in America and Europe, is the inspiration for LA Opera's Britten 100/LA: A Celebration, an extensive collaboration featuring performances, conferences and exhibitions presented by a host of organizations throughout the Southland. (more...)

Michael Arabian Directs GOD OF CARNAGE at La Mirada Theatre, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the third production in its 2013-1014 season of shows, the 2009 Tony Award-winning play, GOD OF CARNAGE, written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Michael Arabian. GOD OF CARNAGE will preview tonight, January 24, 2014 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 25) and run through Sunday, February 16, 2014 at La MiradaTheatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Michael Arabian to Direct GOD OF CARNAGE at La Mirada Theatre, 1/24-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the third production in its 2013-1014 season of shows, the 2009 Tony Award-winning play, GOD OF CARNAGE, written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Michael Arabian. GOD OF CARNAGE will preview on Friday, January 24, 2014 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 25) and run through Sunday, February 16, 2014 at La MiradaTheatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

FOX Acquires Film Rights to Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Fox has acquired film rights to the iconicmystery novel 'Murder on the Orient Express' from Acorn ProductionsLtd/Agatha Christie Ltd, the UK based rights holding production arm ofRLJ Entertainment, Inc. ( (more...)

CABARET Set for Theatre Artists Studio November 29 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Rising up to the task are Shana Rebilas Bousard, Brad Bond, Cynthia Elek, Tony Hodges, Matt MacDougall, Tina Khalil, Diana Thompson and Dorothy Gaynor. Musical direction is provided by Joe Bousard, and accompaniment includes Scott Hay on drums, Joe Bousard on piano and Diana Thompson on woodwinds, with choreography by Tina Khalil. (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Barbour Plays 54 Below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 13, 2013

Just last night, Broadway's James Barbour took the stage at 54 BELOW (254 West 54 Street, Cellar), Broadway's sumptuously successful new Supper club to perform his holiday concert. Broadway maestro Jeremy Roberts served as Musical Director. Check out photos from his concert below! (more...)

Mary Testa Joins James Barbour at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Laughing Dog Media has announced Broadway star and vocal powerhouse JAMES BARBOUR'S Special Guest Artists at his Sixth Annual Holiday Concert. STEPHEN WALLEM will join Mr. Barbour on stage Saturday, December 7. MARY TESTA will join Mr. Barbour on stage Today, December 12. (more...)

Stephen Wallem and Mary Testa Join James Barbour at 54 Below, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

Laughing Dog Media has announced Broadway star and vocal powerhouse James Barbour'S Special Guest Artists at his Sixth Annual Holiday Concert. Stephen Wallem will join Mr. Barbour on stage tonight, December 7. Mary Testa will join Mr. Barbour on stage Thursday, December 12. (more...)

World Premiere of Terrence McNally's AND AWAY WE GO Extends thru Dec 21 at The Pearl
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

The Pearl Theatre Company continues its 30th anniversary season-the second season in its new home on West 42nd Street-with the world premiere of And Away We Go by four-time Tony Award-winner Terrence McNally. In his first play written for an ensemble of actors, McNally celebrates the classics, acting companies and The Pearl itself. (more...)

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