Paul Williams News

First Listen: Paul Williams' Love Song for Elaine Stritch - 'Looking for Love in the Dark'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Variety just premiered a love song composer, singer-songwriter, director and actor Paul Williams wrote for the late, great Elaine Stritch last year after watching her documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME. It's called 'Looking for Love in the Dark', and you can listen to it HERE! (more...)

Enduranote Launched: First-of-its-Kind Company Enables Customers to Schedule Personal Messages for Loved Ones After Death
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Created by Austin-based attorney and former police officer Shiloh Coleman, the Enduranote system also enables customers to create and attach video, audio and other multimedia content to messages or establish specialized pages for full screen display at future weddings, graduations, or other special days in the lives of loved ones. (more...)

Alan Bergman, Bruce Broughton & More to Join Michael Feinstein & the Pasadena POPS for ASCAP's Centennial Celebration, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

A who's who of Hollywood's music elite is coming out to play with Michael Feinstein at the Pasadena POPS' August 16th Hooray for Hollywood concert, presented in partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at the LA Arboretum. Four of ASCAP's top film composers and lyricists will perform their hit music with the POPS: Alan Bergman ('Windmills of Your Mind,' with Marilyn Bergman and co-written with Michel Legrand, 1968 Oscar winner from The Thomas Crown Affair), Michael Giacchino (music from Up, winner of the 2010 Oscar for best original score), Bruce Broughton (music from Silverado, 1986 Oscar nominee for best original score) and Paul Williams ('Evergreen,' co-written with Barbra Streisand, 1976 Oscar winner from A Star Is Born). (more...)

Rita Moreno & More Set for 2014 VivaFest Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The organizers of íVivaFest!, San Jose's Latino destination festival, announced today its 2014 schedule. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Begins 6/27 at Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, have announced the Millbrook Premiere of Happy Days with music by Paul Williams, based on the book by Garry Marshall, on the Ryan Main Stage this Friday, June 27th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals awarded Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre on June 14, which featured Broadway luminaries and arts sustainers. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

Kerr Launches Herculite Ultra Flow: Product Features Smart Placement Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Herculite Ultra Flow features Smart Placement technology, which enables it to flow easily when used as a base or liner while maintaining its shape when used in small restorations. Other highlights of the new flowable composite include outstanding flexural strength, minimal shrinkage, easy polishability, excellent gloss retention, low wear and more than 300% radiopacity. Further, Herculite Ultra Flow comes in 12 shades for optimal clinician convenience. (more...)

Chita Rivera Performs at 2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Last night, the legendary CHITA RIVERA wowed the packed Marriot Marquis ballroom for the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala. She was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation as she sang a medley from WEST SIDE STORY, which included 'A Boy Like That' and the show-stopping 'America', in a program designed to mix past and future sounds. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert Tributes Lamont Dozier and David Crosby
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

"I'm in heaven," said Sean McNabb (bassist with House of Lords, Great White, and more), in reference to watching and meeting David Crosby. His sentiments seemed to be shared by the patrons of the 7th annual sold out "The Songs Of Our Lives" concert, benefiting The Fulfillment Fund, that paid tribute to two legendary songwriters: LAMONT DOZIER & DAVID CROSBY. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, CALVIN BERGER & EATING RAOUL Set for Minneapolis Musical Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Minneapolis Musical Theatre's (MMT) new 2014-15 season will feature the area premieres of Eating Raoul, Calvin Berger and Happy Days-A New Musical at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. Eating Raoul, based on the 1982 cult classic, black comedy film about a twisted take on the American dream, runs October 3-26, 2014. Calvin Berger, inspired by the classic French play Cyrano de Bergerac, runs January 23-February 15, 2015. TV's favorite family, the Cunninghams join The Fonz to save their favorite malt shop from demolition in Happy Days-A New Musical, running April 24-May 17, 2015. Three-show season subscription packages are just $66 and go on sale Friday, June 6 at 11 a.m. by calling 612.455.9501 or in person at the New Century Theatre Box Office (street level of City Center in downtown Minneapolis). Please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org/mmt for complete ordering information. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. (more...)

Jermaine Dupri & Ne-Yo to Receive Special Honors at 27th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Out 8/5
by Pat Cerasaro - May 26, 2014

A fully-loaded collector's edition Blu-ray/DVD combo back of Brian De Palma's celebrated cult rock movie musical PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE is now available for pre-order, set for release later this year. (more...)

Nick Ziobro's A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - May 21, 2014

A sterling new debut album from up-and-coming vocalist Nick Ziobro featuring a slew of musical theatre showstoppers titled A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO is now available to order. (more...)

Denise LeFrak, Frankie Valli & Johnny Rzeznik Honored at 20th Annual Caron Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Last night New York's elite came together with music legends for Caron New York's 20th Annual Gala Fundraiser at the elegant Cipriani on 42nd in New York City, NY. The event raised over a million dollars, all of which will be used towards charity recovery services. Caron's own Harris Stratyner Ph.D , Honoree's Frankie Valli and Denise LeFrak Calicchio were joined by Paul Williams, James Lipton, David Johansen and comedianStewie Stone. The Goo Goo Dolls Johnny Rzeznik was also honored but at the last minute was unable to attend. (more...)

Freda Payne & Former Supremes Join David Crosby in 7th ANNUAL SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Fulfillment Fund is proud to announce the 7th Annual "The Songs of Our Lives" concert, which will pay special tribute to the songs of internationally acclaimed Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter Lamont Dozier and the legendary Songwriter's Hall of Famer, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, singer-songwriter, David Crosby. "The Songs of Our Lives" is a benefit concert showcasing award-winning songwriters performing the hit songs they have written over the course of their career. The Songs of Our Lives provides a unique opportunity to experience these pieces as the songwriter envisioned them. The intimate setting of this event gives guests the chance to be up close and personal with these artists. Award-winning songwriter Charles Fox, a longtime Fulfillment Fund board member along with his wife Joan Fox, created "The Songs of Our Lives" as an opportunity to combine entertainment and philanthropy in a meaningful way to support the Fulfillment Fund's important work in the community. Songwriters who have participated in The Songs of Our Lives include Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Hal David, Mac Davis, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, David Foster, Steve Karmen, Jerry Leiber, Kenny Loggins, Barry Mann, Alan Rich, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil, Paul Williams, Bill Withers, and many others. Freda Payne as well as Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence (Formerly of The Supremes) have been added to the program as well. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, 27-31 May
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

FORTY years since it first appeared on television screens, Happy Days comes to The Marlowe Theatre later this month. (more...)

Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala to Honor Sheldon Harnick, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce that Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. Over the years Mr. Harnick's work has been represented on the Goodspeed stage with Fiorello! (1985), She Loves Me (1978), The Apple Tree (1999), and this summer's 50th Anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Goodspeed Opera House. The award will be presented by longtime friend and star of stage and screen, two time Tony Award-winner Tony Roberts (Broadway's Promises, Promises; They're Playing Our Song; Victor/Victoria; Cabaret). (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Join Nick Ziobro For CD Release Concert at Birdland, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Michael Feinstein will join Nick Ziobro, the 17 year-old pop/jazz vocal sensation, as a special guest for his CD release concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, May 22 at 6:00 PM. The CD's all-star band - led by Tedd Firth and featuring music legend Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Jay Leonhart on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Brian Pareschi on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Marc Phaneuf on saxophone and clarinet - will also join the concert. Nick's debut album A Lot of Livin' to Do is produced by Michael Feinstein, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, pianist and musicologist. Tickets - which include a complimentary CD - are $20 with an additional $10 minimum. Visit BirdlandJazz.com for more information. (more...)

CBS's YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Tops Nominees for 41st ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - May 01, 2014

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 41ST Annual Daytime Emmy« Awards. (more...)

The Temptations to Play Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents one of the most influential groups of the 20th century, The Temptations, for the final performance in its inaugural season, on Saturday, June 7 at 8pm. For more than forty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. Tickets, available online by visiting www.Arcadiapaf.org, are $59.50 and $99.50. The theatre is at 188 Campus Drive at North Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia CA 91007. For more information please call 626-821-1781. (more...)

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