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
Read Melissa Rivers Humorous & Moving Eulogy for Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

According to many in attendance, the highlight of the service was a moving and humorous eulogy, delvered by Rivers' daughter Melissa. (more...)

VIDEO: Joy Behar Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers: '[She] Abhorred Political Correctness'
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

On ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, Joy Behar spoke about her relationship with late comedian Joan Rivers. The two funny ladies not only worked together on 'The View,' but were friends off camera as well. (more...)

VIDEO: Melissa Rivers Thanks Onlookers for 'Love and Support' Outside Joan Rivers' Funeral Service
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

As fans and media gathered in front of the funeral of legendary comedienne Joan Rivers, which was held yesterday, September 7th at New York City's Temple Emanu-El, Melissa Rivers took time to step outside and thank onlookers for their continued support. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Hugh Jackman Sing at Joan Rivers Funeral; Peters, Chenoweth & More B'Way Stars in Attendance
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

In her 2012 book 'I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me,' comedian Joan Rivers shared that she hoped her funeral would be 'a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action' and 'Hollywood all the way.' Boy did she get what she wished for. (more...)

Opera Australia Announces ANYTHING GOES Australian Tour Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost AM today announced the principal cast for their new production of Cole Porter's smash-hit musical comedy Anything Goes, which will tour Australia in 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman is the latest Broadway star to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In this video, Hugh Jackman and fellow cast members challenge Tom Cruise and the cast of Mission: Impossible 5, the whole staff of William Morris Endeavor, and Oscar Isaac and the Star Wars cast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OUR DON: ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Unveiled a Brand New Work
by Barry Lenny - Aug 18, 2014

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra today world premiered a new work by ex-patriot South Australian composer, Natalie Williams, Our Don - A Symphonic Tribute to Sir Donald Bradman. (more...)

MUSIC AT THE MANSION Announces Performance with Craig Pomranz, Celia Berk, and Jamie Hartmann on 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, August 31, at 3pm. Performers include Jamie Hartmann, Celia Berk and Craig Pomranz. The featured performer in the 'Young Musician Moment' will be Talia Wynzel. (more...)

Broadway's Christine Andreas to Perform at Media Theatre, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Broadway actress Christine Andreas will headline at The Media Theatre Saturday night August 23 during an evening of Broadway classics. She'll be joined by professional singers and actors as Media Music Theatre Company presents "What We Do", a one-time only concert. (more...)

Actors Co-Op to Present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at the Crossley Theatre, 9/17-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Actors Co-op announces its first show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with an immersive and environmental production of the five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 'Whodunit,' THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Stephen Van Dorn. THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD will begin previews on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 26 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alex Ross, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and More in the Regional Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ at Uptown Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Uptown Players closes its 2014 season with the Regional Premiere of the 2003 Tony Award winning musical, The Boy From Oz. This is the first regional theater production announced in the United States since the Broadway production and will run July 25 through August 10, 2014 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Glen Street Theatre to Present HOPELESSLY DEVOTED, 26-31 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

A middle-aged brother and sister, Amy and Andy, are stuck living at home in regional Australia, caring for their chronically ill mother. To escape this mundane existence, Amy creates a fantasy world in her lounge room that revolves around her idol, Olivia Newton-John. In between working two jobs to pay for the medical bills, Andy indulges his sister's devotion. He knows that if it weren't for Olivia, they'd both be going mad. But Andy is starting to change. He's ready to move on. The problem is, Amy is perfectly happy in her fantasy world and wants things to stay the same. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Christopher Cross, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Christopher Cross on Wednesday, August 20th at 8PM.Be sure to reserve tickets to see this amazing show at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Uptown Players Presents the Regional Premiere of THE BOY FROM , 7/25-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Uptown Players closes its 2014 season with the Regional Premiere of the 2003 Tony Award winning musical, The Boy From Oz. This is the first regional theater production announced in the United States since the Broadway production and will run from July 25 through August 10, 2014 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Getting to know MY FAIR LADY'S Tony Sheldon
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 01, 2014

Known best as Bernadette in PRISCILLA - QUEEN OF THE DESERT, actor Tony Sheldon is in Minneapolis for the summer and is having fun with his role, exploring the city and working at the Guthrie. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE 2014: AN AU PAIR IN AMERICA Is a Cautionary Tale
by Barry Lenny - Jul 01, 2014

Carla Anita Mattiazzo recalls her trip to the USA to study and to act as a nanny for a wealthy family, but it is not what you might expect. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New York's Cabaret Stars Shine Brightly in Emotional MARGARET WHITING Tribute Show at Carnegie Hall
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 25, 2014

When Margaret Whiting died on January 10, 2011, the news was like a dagger into the heart of the New York cabaret community. Whiting was a beloved singer for almost seven decades, who seemingly delivered every American popular song ever written, conquered almost every musical art form--from Big Band to Country to Musicals to Cabaret, from radio to the recording studio. On top of all that, Whiting worked with and mentored many New York cabaret musical directors and performers, including the late Mary Cleere Haran and K.T. Sullivan, who along with Whiting's daughter Deborah, hosted a 90th birthday Whiting tribute show on Monday night at Carnegie Hall's elegant Weill Recital Hall. Presented by The Mabel Mercer Foundation, for which Sullivan is Artistic Director, It Might As Well Be Spring! A Celebration in Song of the Life of Margaret Whiting was an almost three-hour concert featuring two All-Star teams worth of cabaret stars spanning a few generations. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #1 - AVENUE Q Vs. WICKED
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 08, 2014

Today we conclude the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest and most brutal battles for Best Musical ever with AVENUE Q versus WICKED. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: 2004 & 2014 Tony Awards Parallels Aplenty! With Hugh, Idina, Audra, NPH & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 06, 2014

Today we celebrate the many parallels between the 2004 and 2014 Tony Award races with a celebration of both as we look ahead to this Sunday's 2014 Tony Awards telecast, hosted by none other than 2004 Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman! (more...)

Nationwide Service Provider in India Selects DragonWave Solution for LTE Network
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

OTTAWA, CANADA - DragonWave Inc. (TSX:DWI)(NASDAQ:DRWI), a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, announced the finalization of a frame agreement today with a nationwide Service Provider in India. First purchase orders for several thousand links have now been received to provide microwave products and related services to this customer. DragonWave will provide several thousand turnkey Horizon Compact+ links in support of the Indian operator's plan to roll out extensive, nationwide 4G/LTE networks. The deployment will also include services to be delivered by DragonWave's Indian joint venture, DragonWave HFCL. (more...)

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