Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HEATHERS ends its run at New World Stages, ROCK OF AGES welcomes back its leading man, Jason Robert Brown performs in NYC and more! (more...)
Directed by Adam Shankman and featuring a talented, impossibly photogenic cast that includes Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Benjamin Walker, Amber Riley, Mario, Jenna Ushkowitz and Jonah Platt, the Hollywood Bowl production of the 60's hippie-centric HAIR is lively and unabashedly joyful to the core. This must-see event continues for additional performances through the weekend, August 2 and 3. (more...)
The Daily Mail writes that The Pussycat Dolls' lead vocalist Nicole Scherzinger is in early negotiations to star as 'Grizabella' in the upcoming CATS revival at the London Palladium this winter. (more...)
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas from ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars will be kicking up dust on their latest project a home renovation series on HGTV. Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip, a four episode series, will follow along as the multi-talented entertainers who recently co-purchased a house in Southern California completely gut and rehab the property before flipping it for profit. Currently slated to premiere on HGTV in early 2015, the series will be produced by Scott Sternberg Productions. (more...)
The Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Hair, the American Tribal Love-Rock musical, which won the Tony and Drama Desk Award for best revival of a musical in 2009, will star Kristen Bell as Sheila, Hunter Parrish as Claude, Amber Riley as Dionne, Jenna Ushkowitz as Jeanie and Beverly D'Angelo as Mom. Adam Shankman will direct and choreograph. Hair will be conducted by Lon Hoyt. Zach Woodlee will serve as associate director and associate choreographer. Additional casting is to be announced. (more...)
The 21st annual Cinema Against AIDS at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, May 22, raised a record $35 million for amfAR. The star-studded black-tie event was presented by Worldview Entertainment, Bold Films, and BVLGARI.
amfAR Fundraising Chairman Sharon Stone and longtime amfAR supporter Harvey Weinstein helped to lead the legendary live auction, along with the evening's official auctioneer, Simon de Pury. A highlight was the sale of a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton in a colossal steel and glass vitrine, created by renowned artist Damien Hirst. Titled Gone but not Forgotten, the three-meter tall Mammuthus Primigenius, which became extinct over 10,000 years ago, fetched a record $15 million. This was the highest grossing lot in amfAR's history.
The evening also featured a stunning all-red fashion show curated by Carine Roitfeld, and outstanding performances by Robin Thicke, Lana Del Rey, Aloe Blacc, and Andrea Bocelli.
Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough are bringing their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa) on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between. Tickets are $69 and $49 and will be available starting Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12 p.m., online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600, or at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)
Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, onstage across North America beginning May 28 through July, 2014. The show will be at the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Indiana, on Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between. (more...)
Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, onstage across North America beginning May 28 through July of 2014. MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between. The tour stops at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)
According to Deadline, the notorious TV and music industry insider has confirmed that he will return to the UK edition of The X Factor for its next season, leaving his post on the U.S. judging panel after mounting it on Fox three years ago. (more...)
UPDATE: A production spokesperson has confirmed to BroadwayWorld that former Pussycat Doll Nicole Sherzinger will not be joining Broadway's PIPPIN, as the New York Daily News reported earlier today. (more...)
2013 competition winner of THE X FACTOR along with former judge and popular performer Nicole Scherzinger joined in song onstage of the big finale show of the UK edition of the hit reality series last night to sing one of Broadway's best-loved diva anthems - the iconic DREAMGIRLS show-stopper 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going'. (more...)
Following a successful week of concerts at New York's Marquis Theater, Il Divo-the record-breaking classical crossover group that has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide-will bring IL DIVO - A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. (more...)