Taylor Hackford News

LOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA Returns to Geffen PlayhouseLOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA Returns to Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Hershey Felder presents Taylor Hackford's Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara, written by Vanessa Claire Stewart, Taylor Hackford and Jake Broder, directed by Taylor Hackford. Featuring Anthony Crivello (Tony Award Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Vanessa Claire Stewart who originally created the part of Keely Smith, performances are scheduled December 30 through January 17 (press opening Wednesday, January 6) at the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

PHOTO: Jennifer Lopez Rocks Dramatic New Bob Hair Style!PHOTO: Jennifer Lopez Rocks Dramatic New Bob Hair Style!
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

J-Lo turned to Instagram yesterday to share a first look at her new dramatic bob hairstyle. The AMERICAN IDOL judge captioned the pic:'Short hair, don't care.' (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Return to Geffen Playhouse This AugustHERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Return to Geffen Playhouse This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Having broken Geffen Playhouse season production box office records, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin returns to the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse for two weeks only, August 4-16, 2015.  The director is Trevor Hay, who collaborated with the performer and creator on An American Story, Abe Lincoln's Piano, Hershey Felder as Franz Liszt and The Pianist of Willesden Lane. (more...)

Robin Williams' Last Movie BOULEVARD to Open Ischia Global FestRobin Williams' Last Movie BOULEVARD to Open Ischia Global Fest
by Movies News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Dito Montiel's 'Boulevard' - the last film starring Robin Williams - will enjoy its European premiere on July 12, opening the 13th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest. (more...)

Tony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music FestTony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music Fest
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Oscar and Tony Award winner Helen Mirren will be the recipient of the Ischia Legend Award, in the name of Luchino Visconti. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Taymor's Magical A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Makes Its New York PremierePhoto Coverage: Julie Taymor's Magical A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Makes Its New York Premiere
by Walter McBride - Jun 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld was on the scene this week alongside Julie Taymor, Reeve Carney, Helen Mirren, Anne Hathaway and numerous others on the opening night of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. In partnership with A Theatre for a New Audience, acclaimed Broadway director, Julie Taymor presents a re-imagined A Midsummer Night's Dream.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3Photo Coverage: 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3
by Walter McBride - Jun 7, 2015

The 2015 Tony Awards are airing as we speak on CBS tonight, June 7, co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com is your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! The red carpet just wound down, and BroadwayWorld has even more photos of this year's stylish arrivals. Scroll down for our third batch of photos! (more...)

Hershey Felder to Bring GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE to the Alley Theatre, 5/29-6/21Hershey Felder to Bring GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE to the Alley Theatre, 5/29-6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The irresistible music of America's favorite composer comes alive, along with insights into his brief and brilliant life, in this remarkable play-with-music by internationally acclaimed actor, playwright, and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone is a delightful, touching and captivating evening of sheer joy. Brimming with irresistible music, the award-winning show includes songs by the creator of An American in Paris including "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I Got Rhythm" and, of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."  (more...)

WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony TheatreWORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren & Many More Attend 2015 Met GalaPhoto Flash: Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren & Many More Attend 2015 Met Gala
by BWW Special Coverage - May 5, 2015

Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren and many more A-list celebs walked the red carpet at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass. The event was held Monday, May 4, 2015 in New York City. Check out photos below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

FOOTLOOSE, BUYER & CELLAR, Rita Rudner and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonFOOTLOOSE, BUYER & CELLAR, Rita Rudner and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 2015- 2016 season of shows! (more...)

LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA Extends at The Royal George TheatreLOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA Extends at The Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA has been extended by popular demand through Sunday, May 17 at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. Hackford, best known for his films An Officer and a Gentleman, Against All Odds, The Devil's Advocate,. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 15, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Lyric's 'Carousel' and the 'Sound Of Music' movie keep R&H front and center, plus 'Show Boat' from San Francisco and 'The Wiz,' 'Rocky Horror' and 'Grease' coming on television. COT has Ricky Ian Gordon, the Royal George has Louis Prima, more 'First Date' and 'Ordinary Days,' 'On Your Feet' and Broadway In Chicago's summer concert get set, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Walter McBride - Apr 13, 2015

The new Broadway musical An American in Paris is now in previews and just opened last night, April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). An American In Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American In Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwinand Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Isabella Rossellini Named President of Cannes Film Fesitval's Un Certain Regard JuryIsabella Rossellini Named President of Cannes Film Fesitval's Un Certain Regard Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Italian-American actress and director Isabella Rossellini has kindly agreed to preside the Un Certain Regard Jury, the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes made up of twenty films to be announced, along with the films In Competition, at the press conference on April 16th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Performances from LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA at the Royal George TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Performances from LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA at the Royal George Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder presents the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA. Hackford, best known for his films An Officer and a Gentleman, Against All Odds, The Devil's Advocate, and cinematic musical events such as La Bamba, Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail Rock n'Roll and his epic musical film RAY, has decided to bring his latest award winning musical stage production to Chicago, where Louis Prima and Keely Smith created sold-out musical magic in the '50s & '60s. (more...)

Twyla Tharp Celebrates 50th Anniversary Starting 4/13 at BarnardTwyla Tharp Celebrates 50th Anniversary Starting 4/13 at Barnard
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Twyla Tharp kicks off her Fiftieth Anniversary with showings at Hunter College, where she debuted her first dance, “Tank Dive,” on April 29, 1965, and at Barnard College from which she graduated in 1963. (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

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