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BWW Interviews: Orlando Native & Broadway Veteran, Davis Gaines
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 15, 2014

One star of Orlando Shakespeare's LES MIS is Broadway veteran Davis Gaines. Davis plays the antagonist, Inspector Javert, who becomes obsessed with capturing Jean Valjean. Taking a break between dress rehearsals, Davis took the time to answer some of BroadwayWorld's questions. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Perform VOICES OF LIGHT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, launches the 2014|15 season, its 51st, with a spectacular multi-faceted cinematic and aural event featuring the Walt Disney Concert Hall premiere of Richard Einhorn's "brilliantly effective" (Washington Post) 1994 work Voices of Light/The Passion of Joan of Arc, inspired by and performed live to the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Einhorn's evocative piece, written for orchestra, chorus and soloists, provides a haunting backdrop to the rarely seen restored version of Carl Dreyer's cinematic masterpiece, considered by many critics to be among the top films ever made. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with John Tartaglia!
by Ken Womble - Sep 12, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from John Tartaglia! (more...)

FROZEN to Replace MAELSTROM in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

On Friday, Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, posted a blog on DisneyParks.Disney.go.com announcing that FROZEN will replace MAELSTROM in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. (more...)

FROZEN Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney's Hollywood Studios Adds Four Weeks
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The "Frozen" fun of Arendelle won't melt away on Labor Day, as "Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" at Disney's Hollywood Studios has been extended through Sept. 28, 2014. (more...)

Open Data Center Alliance Reveals Final Agenda and Speaker Lineup for Forecast 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the global organization where members work together to advance the deployment of enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in, today announced the final agenda and speaker lineup for its third-annual Forecast 2014 conference. Being held September 22-24 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, Forecast is the ODCA's flagship event where IT executives convene to share best practices and discuss emerging challenges in enterprise cloud adoption. (more...)

Juanjo Mena to Close LA Philharmonic's 2014 Classical Season with Beethoven's Ninth, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl's 2014 classical season concludes in grand fashion with conductor Juanjo Mena leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 'Choral,' Thursday, September 11, at 8 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Rachel Potter Teams with VoicePlay for 'Chandelier' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Country-pop beltress Rachel Potter joins forces with internationally acclaimed a capella group VoicePlay for a fresh cover of Sia's smash hit, 'Chandelier.' Watch the music video below! (more...)

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov Replaces Leila Josefowicz in Three LA Phil Performances, 10/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Fresh from his Hollywood Bowl debut this summer pianist Behzod Abduraimov replaces Leila Josefowicz in a Los Angeles Philharmonic subscription program at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 17, 18, and 19. (more...)

They're Going Back to the Woods! Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Set for INTO THE WOODS Reunion at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Audiences have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to journey back into the woods and American musical theater history with the creators and original Broadway cast of the award-winning musical Into the Woods on Sunday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. Part conversation, part musical selections, this one-night-only reunion celebration is being written and produced by Eileen Roberts in association with Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It features special guests composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and author and director James Lapine, along with original Broadway cast members Bernadette Peters (The Witch), Joanna Gleason (The Baker's Wife), Chip Zien (The Baker), Robert Westenberg (Cinderella's Prince and Wolf), Kim Crosby (Cinderella), Danielle Ferland (Little Red Riding Hood) and Ben Wright (Jack). Mo Rocca is the moderator; Tedd Firth is the musical director. (more...)

Soundtrack for 'ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE DAY' Available 10/7
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" hits theaters Oct. 10, 2014, with a soundtrack that includes an original end-credit song from The Vamps, plus original songs from two of the film's stars and score by Christophe Beck ("Frozen," "The Hangover"). The six-song EP will be released in the U.S. by Walt Disney Records on Oct. 7, 2014; pre-order begins today. (more...)

Production to Begin on Disney's THE FINEST HOURS, Starring Chris Pine
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Production is scheduled to begin in September on “The Finest Hours,” starring Chris Pine (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Star Trek”), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “Ocean's Thirteen”) and Holliday Grainger (“Cinderella,” “Bonnie & Clyde”). (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Pianist Jeremy Denk, 10/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Esa-Pekka Salonen will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Beethoven's King Stephen Overture; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Jeremy Denk in his Philharmonic debut; and Stravinsky's The Firebird (complete), Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

TCG Announces SPARK Leadership Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG's Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or producing roles at U.S. not-for-profit theatres. (more...)

Avril Lavigne Launches Fundraising Campaign to Support Special Olympics
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and philanthropist Avril Lavigne has teamed up with CrowdRise, an online fundraising platform (more...)

Apogee Appoints Multimedia Veteran to Lead Video Division
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

AUSTIN, TX(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2014) - Apogee, higher education's largest residential network (ResNet) provider, today announced the appointment of Mike Jones as the company's vice president of video solutions. Jones leads strategy, sales, marketing and operations for Apogee's video division. He also oversees all programming, including IPTV, and leads a team of higher ed specialists to deliver video content and services to Apogee's nationwide footprint of college and university clients. (more...)

VFX Production Veteran Chris Del Conte Joins Legend3D
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legend3D, Inc, an industry-leading 2D to 3D conversion studio, announced that Emmy Award winner, Chris Del Conte, has joined the company as Vice President of Production in their Carlsbad studio. In his role at Legend3D, Del Conte will oversee all production aspects of the Carlsbad studio including stereo conversions of features, commercials and special venue projects. 'Legend3D offers the best in 3D conversion techniques and expertise to filmmakers around the globe and I'm very proud to become part of this team,' said Del Conte. Chris will share time between the Carlsbad office as well as the newly established Los Angeles 3D Hub. 'I am proud to work for a company like Legend3D that recognizes the importance of being competitive, but also remaining in California to utilize the unbridled local talent pool.' (more...)

MTG Strikes Content Deal with Maker Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Modern Times Group MTG AB: (STO:MTGA)(STO:MTGB) (more...)

American Opera Projects and Lively Works Add Performance to 9/10 Conrad Cummings Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Due to popular demand, American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks have added a second performance of Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014. The second performance will take place at 9:00 p.m., immediately after the initial 7:30 p.m. performance. Both performances will be held at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Pixar's New Animated Musical Love Story LAVA
by Movies News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Watch the first clip from LAVA, Pixar's new short, which premieres in front of Inside Out next summer. (more...)

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