Neil Diamond News

Lionel Richie to Be Named 'Legend of Live' at 2014 Billboard Touring Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Lionel Richie will be named a Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, to be held Nov. 20 at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: York Little Theatre's SHREK: THE MUSICAL - It's Big, Green, and Raucous
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 23, 2014

Rene Staub leads Randy Stamm and a large cast of fractured fairy tale stars in a musical tale of love, loss, daring heroics, and dragons, donkeys, and ogres (more...)

Blake Mills' 'Heigh Ho' To Be Released 9/16 On Verve Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Renowned guitarist, songwriter, and producer Blake Mills will release his highly anticipated second album, Heigh Ho, on September 16th via Verve Records / Record Collection. (more...)

Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks and More Star in PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opens tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Fox Valley Rep's Live Music Series to Bring Sounds of Patsy Cline, Neil Diamond and More to Pheasant Run, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Fox Valley Repertory rocks this August with four tribute bands as part of their live music series, including: Chicago's own Patsy Cline cover band Weepin' Willows, tribute band Close to You with the music of The Carpenters, The Legacy Girls with a fun night of nifty fifties and sixties music, and a unique tribute to the music of Neil Diamond with Denny Diamond and the Family Jewels at Pheasant Run Resort (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; 630-584-6342). (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Mid-Year Cabaret Review--Best (and Favorite) 20 Shows and Performances (So Far) for 2014
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 05, 2014

Since I attended more than 50 shows over the past eight months (a few more than once)--the large majority of which were reviewed on these web pages—I felt I had more than enough cabaret show inventory to present my second-annual “Mid-Year Cabaret Review” citing the “20 Best Cabaret Shows and Performances” for the first half of 2014. Since the eligibility period for 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Award consideration begins with shows staged since last November (late October if it was the first of a run), I've included a few of those late 2013 shows in this group. And with the announcement of the BWW Award nominees just four months away, I've offered some projections on the Award categories for which these shows very well might receive consideration. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Music, Merriment & Some Fabulous Fireworks - An Independence Day Bonanza!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 04, 2014

Today we are tipping our very best top hat to Uncle Sam and celebrating the greatest theatre-themed July 4 moments in honor of Independence Day! (more...)

Neil Diamond's All-Time Greatest Hits Set for Release 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Neil Diamond gets a comprehensive compilation of his career with ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS, a 23-track collection that will be released July 8 (more...)

Guitar Virtuoso and Former Supertramp Member Marty Walsh Releases New CD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Much to the excitement of guitar aficionados across the globe, celebrated guitarist Marty Walsh released his eagerly awaited debut instrumental solo album 'The Total Plan' on June 16th 2014! Making the release even more thrilling is the array of guest artists appearing on the release – Billy Sherwood (YES/CIRCA:), John “JR” Robinson (Rufus, Eric Clapton, Mike Oldfield/Steve Winwood) and a multitude of LA Studio Legends. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Rock Musician Dean Colley Brings His Amazing Neil Diamond Tribute to the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Jun 10, 2014

Hot August Night/Neil Diamond tribute concert with Dean Colley/at Monroe Forum Theare, El Portal, NoHo/through June 15 (more...)

Sandblast Productions Opens New Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Sandblast Productions has opened a new facility at historic 1650 Broadway where its team of musicians and audio engineers will blend art and technology to help clients tell stories with compelling music, distinctive sound design, state-of- the-art mixing and Grammy Award-winning audio restoration. (more...)

Universal Music Enterprises' 'ICON Continues with New Releases in Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues its popular ICON series with a brand-new selection of collections available today, including a hit-stacked 2-CD collection from American legends (more...)

The Buffalo Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 Rock Series -Randy Newman, Blood Sweat & Tears and Music of Led Zeppelin and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Classic rock for all generations is on tap for the BPO's 2014-15 Rock Series. (more...)

3,000 Miles Off Broadway Productions & El Portal Theatre Present 'HOT AUGUST NIGHT,' 6/6 - 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

3,000 Miles Off Broadway Productions in association with El Portal Theatre proudly present Hot August Night: A Tribute to Neil Diamond, starring tribute artist Dean Colley at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special eight performance engagement will be presented June 6 through June 15, 2014. Dean Colley will perform his special salute to Neil Diamond, Hot August Night, backed by his top-notch show band. The evening will recreate the legendary concerts performed by Neil Diamond at the Greek Theater in August of 1972. (more...)

Hal Leonard Releases Vocal Selections for ROCKY, BEAUTIFUL, ALADDIN & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Hal Leonard will release vocal selections for a series of shows from this Broadway season in the coming months, including: Rocky (available now), Beautiful (June 1,2014), A Night with Janis Joplin (June 1, 2014), A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (June 6, 2014), Big Fish (July 1, 2014), and Aladdin (August 1, 2014). (more...)

Sandblast Productions Blends Art and Technology at 1650 Broadway; Party Set for 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Once America's most famous entertainment building, 1650 Broadway was home to musical luminaries Irving Berlin and Fats Waller. Legendary Carole King, Neil Diamond and Neil Sedaka wrote some of music's most memorable songs in its halls. Now a team of musicians and audio engineers at Sandblast Productions has opened a new sound facility at 1650, sharing building space with arts and entertainment giants Cameron Mackintosh, the New York Orchestra and Whoopi Goldberg, among others. (more...)

Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, de'Adre Aziza, Teal Wicks and More to Star in PIECE OF MY HEART; Full Cast Announced, Rehearsals Begin Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The full cast has been announced for Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, an upcoming new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns. Produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), the show began rehearsals today, and begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. (more...)

The Michael Jackson Channel to Launch Exclusively on SiriusXM
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

SiriusXM announced today that it will launch The Michael Jackson Channel, an exclusive, limited-run channel dedicated to the King of Pop's extensive solo musical career. (more...)

Neil Diamond Tribute Artist Jay White to Play Las Vegas' Suncoast Showroom, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Local entertainer Jay White will pay tribute to Neil Diamond in a tribute performance at the Suncoast Showroom on June 7. (more...)

Jennifer Lopez to Receive 2014 Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards
by TV News Desk - May 05, 2014

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that international music superstar Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the prestigious Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 18, on ABC at 8pm ET. (more...)

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