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Peter Allen News

Date Of Birth:
February 10, 1944
Date Of Death:
June 18, 1992 (48)
Birth Place:
Tenterfield, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender:
Male
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Pride Films and Plays to Close Summer Season with THE BOY FROM OZPride Films and Plays to Close Summer Season with THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Pride Films and Plays will conclude its remarkable Summer Season with The Boy From Oz, the Broadway musical which tells the amazing life story of celebrated songwriter and performer Peter Allen. Featuring songs by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright, Direction by David Zak, and Musical Direction by Robert Ollis, The Boy From Oz tells the exuberant yet heart-warming true story of a young Australian boy who loved to perform and ended up in the glamorous orbit of Judy Garland and her soon-to-be famous daughter Liza. (more...)

BWW Reviews: For This Cabaret Performer (and Dozens of Others), the First Annual Tribute to New York Piano Bar Legend Jerry Scott is Poignant AND PersonalBWW Reviews: For This Cabaret Performer (and Dozens of Others), the First Annual Tribute to New York Piano Bar Legend Jerry Scott is Poignant AND Personal
by Billie Roe - Apr 14, 2015

It was more than fitting that the New York cabaret community should honor the late Jerry Scott last Saturday night at Parnell's--the last piano bar that Jerry played before he died in April, 2013 at 67. To honor Jerry's memory and his lifetime of achievements, three devoted friends, cabaret reviewer John Hoglund, Allan Armour, and Geri Malino produced The First Annual Jerry Scott Memorial Award Show. This yearly event will not only pay tribute to Jerry's extraordinary talent, but the award will be presented to an exceptional entertainer/performer in the Manhattan Piano Bar/Lounge/Restaurant scene. The first recipient of the aptly named “Bronze Piano” was Bobby Peaco, a well-respected member of the New York cabaret community for more than 20 years. (more...)

Connie Champagne to Bring 'BEYOND THE RAINBOW' to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/14Connie Champagne to Bring 'BEYOND THE RAINBOW' to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of San Francisco's own legendary, award-winning, extraordinary performer Connie Champagne for one performance only of her acclaimed show Beyond the Rainbow: The Best of Connie Champagne as Judy Garland on Thursday, May 14 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOSHUA WARR Converts Cabaret Crowd Into Cult of Worshiping 'Warr'-iors at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: JOSHUA WARR Converts Cabaret Crowd Into Cult of Worshiping 'Warr'-iors at 54 Below
by Andrew Martin - Apr 12, 2015

It's almost inconceivable that Joshua Warr, one of the current cabaret scene's truest powerhouses since his award-nominated debut some seasons ago, is at once so young, so accomplished, so poised and confident, and so adept at bringing a true sense of artistic sensibility to the arena unseen since the glory days of such 1970s clubs as Reno Sweeney and The Grand Finale. But with his new show at 54 Below, he hits it out of the park at every turn. (more...)

Web Series ACTING DEAD Wins Four Indie Series AwardsWeb Series ACTING DEAD Wins Four Indie Series Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Acting Dead, a web series created by Brian Beacock and produced by Beacock, Susan Bernhardt, and Paul Nygro, won four Indie Series Awards (ISA) at the sixth annual ceremony (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Cabaret World Mourns As Singing Legend JULIE WILSON Dies at 90BREAKING NEWS: Cabaret World Mourns As Singing Legend JULIE WILSON Dies at 90
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 6, 2015

Singer and actress Julie Wilson, arguably one of the greatest cabaret chanteuses to grace a stage, died early this morning at the age of 90, according to her long time accompanist and friend Christopher Denny, who posted the news on his Facebook page. As of 8:45 this morning, the news of Wilson's death had not yet broken through major news outlets. Denny reported that Wilson 'died peacefully, surrounded by people who loved her, after having sustained two strokes over the last several days.' Up until the past couple of months of her life, the energetic Wilson was still being seen at various cabaret shows around town and supporting the new breed of stars, recently having the time of her life at a Mark Nadler show at the York Theatre. (more...)

TheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & MoreTheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

TheatreZone founder and artistic director Mark Danni today unveiled his musical selections for the non-profit Equity professional theatre group's 11th consecutive season opening with legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch's final Broadway show Sweet Smell of Success on January 7, 2016 closely followed by The Boy From Oz in February, Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods in March and concluding with the tap dancing comedic gem Dames at Sea in May. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTony Yazbeck, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman Cancels Shows in Turkey - 'Make No Mistake, I'll Be Back!'Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman Cancels Shows in Turkey - 'Make No Mistake, I'll Be Back!'
by BWW Staff - Mar 18, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Hugh Jackman wrote 'Merhaba. I have a left vocal hemorrhage. At advice of Dr. Kocak Dr Korovin I will cancel my shows in Turkey. Make no mistake, I'll be back! (more...)

Marika Aubrey, Daniel Frederiksen, Elise McCann and James Millar to Star in MATILDA, Coming to Sydney This July!Marika Aubrey, Daniel Frederiksen, Elise McCann and James Millar to Star in MATILDA, Coming to Sydney This July!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt today announced four of the principal cast for the Australian Premiere Season of Matilda The Musical, which commences performances from July 28 in Sydney. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman Rehearses for Performances in Istanbul!Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman Rehearses for Performances in Istanbul!
by BWW Staff - Mar 17, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Hugh Jackman wrote 'Even though 'Hugh Jackman - An Evening with Hugh Jackman' may be a set performance, it is in effect a concert that also contains improvisations. Hugh Jackman is a Tony-Award-winning actor renown the world over, most notably by his roles in movies such as 'Wolverine', 'X-Men', 'Les Miserables' and 'Real Steel.' The Australian artist puts his talent in song and dance on full display before our very eyes and he is accompanied by dancers and an orchestra of thirty two pieces during the performance. The show features various segments, including tributes to classic movie musicals like 'Singin' in the Rain' and 'Guys and Dolls' as well as odes to the Aborigine culture of Jackman's native Australia and Peter Allen, the Australian composer Jackman earned a Tony Award for playing in The Boy From Oz. Jackman improvises often throughout the show. His charming interactions keep things fresh and funny. An international movie star who got his start in Australian theater, Jackman earned a Tony for his Broadway debut in The Boy From Oz in 2004, the same year he first hosted the Tony ceremony. He returned to Broadway in the 2009 hit 'A Steady Rain' opposite Daniel Craig, followed by the solo concert 'Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway' in 2011. In 2012, he played the role of Jean Valjean in the musical movie 'Les Miserables.' - See more at: http://www.zorlucenterpsm.com/en/hugh-jackman#sthash.FkXLGdkF.dpuf' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - THE BOY FROM OZ at Theatre MemphisPhoto Flash: First Look - THE BOY FROM OZ at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

The Boy from Oz opens March 6 and runs through March 29, 2015, on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. Touted as one of the national premieres on its return to the United States, this 'life of' musical tells the story of Peter Allen's rise from an intro act for Judy Garland, to his marriage to her daughter, Liza Minnelli, through his triumph as an Oscar-winning song writer and Radio City Music Hall concert star and his untimely death. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show! (more...)

STAGE RAW Announces First Ever Nominations, April 13 at LA Theater CenterSTAGE RAW Announces First Ever Nominations, April 13 at LA Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

STAGE RAW is pleased to announce the FIRST ANNUAL STAGE RAW LOS ANGELES THEATER AWARDS, championing the best work of 2014 in L.A.'s now embattled theaters of up to 99-seats. (STAGE RAW is using the same jury that was assembled through 2014 for the now dearly departed LA WEEKLY Theater Awards.) Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' THE BOY FROM OZ - Sparkles Aren't Just for July 4thBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' THE BOY FROM OZ - Sparkles Aren't Just for July 4th
by Joseph Baker - Mar 13, 2015

There was a time when it seemed as if any talent contender in a beauty pageant would lay into 'Don't Cry Out Loud' (later, Dolly Parton's 'I Will Always Love You' seemed to supplant it). It crept out of every radio station ad nauseum. Its almost iconic 'ear candy' status rendered it cringe-inducing, as far as I was concerned. Moreover, its composer and interpreter, Australian Peter Allen, was not the kind of performer I enjoyed - I prefer my talent without the 'over the top' exclamation point; he belonged, to my way of thinking, to the Liberace/Barry Manilow/Liza Minelli kind of performer. (Admittedly, I have a number of friends who take issue with this and who, rope in hand, would gladly pursue me if lynching were acceptable.) Their 'showmanship' and 'over the top' self-promotion proved exhausting. However, the intervening years have reconciled me to Allen's music, and THE BOY FROM OZ. with a book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright and a parade of Allen songs, has, in Theatre Memphis' latest offering, even somewhat endeared me to him. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Memphis' THE BOY FROM OZPhoto Flash: First Look at Theatre Memphis' THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Boy from Oz runs through March 29, 2015, on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. Touted as one of the national premieres on its return to the United States, this 'life of' musical tells the story of Peter Allen's rise from an intro act forJudy Garland, to his marriage to her daughter, Liza Minnelli, through his triumph as an Oscar-winning song writer and Radio City Music Hall concert star and his untimely death. Featuring the original songs made popular in night clubs and on tours, memorable hits as 'Don't Cry Out Loud,' 'Love Don't Need a Reason,' 'Everything Old is New Again' and 'I Go to Rio' are included In this all out extravaganza. (more...)

Theatre Memphis Moves THE BOY FROM OZ Opening to Tomorrow Due to Weather ConcernsTheatre Memphis Moves THE BOY FROM OZ Opening to Tomorrow Due to Weather Concerns
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Opening night for The Boy form Oz has been moved to tomorrow night, March 7, due to weather conditions and out of concern for the safety of our patrons, performers and volunteers. (more...)

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Attends New York Premiere of New Sci-fi Thriller CHAPPIEVIDEO: Hugh Jackman Attends New York Premiere of New Sci-fi Thriller CHAPPIE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The actored spoke with ET's Jason Dundas about his affinity for social media and why he appears to have a drink in his hand in every Instagram photo he posts. (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Chat New Film 'Chappie' & More on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, TodayHugh Jackman to Chat New Film 'Chappie' & More on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On today, March 5th, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan sit down with Tony Award winner HUGH JACKMAN to chat about his new film "Chappie." (more...)

VIDEO: Watch CHAPPIE's Hugh Jackman Attend the First Ever Holographic Press ConferenceVIDEO: Watch CHAPPIE's Hugh Jackman Attend the First Ever Holographic Press Conference
by Movies News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Hugh Jackman recently attended the first-ever holographic press conference, along with Neil Blomkamp to discuss his newest role in CHAPPIE with the Sony Spain press. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Attends First-Ever Holographic Press Conference to Talk CHAPPIEHugh Jackman Attends First-Ever Holographic Press Conference to Talk CHAPPIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Hugh Jackman recently attended the first-ever holographic press conference, along with Neil Blomkamp to discuss his newest role in CHAPPIE with the Sony Spain press, according to Variety. In the film about a smart robot named Chappie, the Tony Award-winner plays a corrupt law enforcement officer, Vincent, who is attempting to construct his own destructive robt with the sole purpose of taking out Chappie. (more...)

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