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Disney+ Restores Cut MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL Song Photo Disney+ Restores Cut MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL Song
by Michael Major - Nov 4, 2022

Disney+ has restored the full-length version of “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” including the song “When Love Is Gone.” The song is sung by the character Belle (Meredith Braun) when she and young Ebenezer Scrooge are at the finale stage of their relationship. Listen to Martina McBride's version of the song before hearing the official now!

Wake Up With BWW 10/21: MJ Halloween Special, Meet the Cast of FIDDLER in Yiddish, an Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/21: MJ Halloween Special, Meet the Cast of FIDDLER in Yiddish, and More!
by - Oct 21, 2022

Top stories include an update on Anthony Rapp's lawsuit against Kevin Spacey. Plus, Garth Drabinsky sues Actors' Equity for defamation. In more positive news, meet the cast of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, returning soon off-Broadway! Also, MJ will celebrate Halloween with a special performance on Monday, October 31st at 7:00PM.

There Was Almost a Version of WEST STORY STORY Starring Animated Cats Photo There Was Almost a Version of WEST STORY STORY Starring Animated Cats
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2022

A version of West Side Story featuring animated cats was almost created. Animated film writer and director Christopher Sanders revealed, “Jeffrey Katzenberg once flew me out to New York City because he wanted us to do West Side Story with cats.”

Photos: Eddie Redmayne, Julia Roberts & More Attend Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Photo Photos: Eddie Redmayne, Julia Roberts & More Attend Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Gala
by Michael Major - Oct 17, 2022

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which held its second annual gala tonight, raised $10 million to support the museum’s access, education, and programming initiatives. Check out photos of Rebel Wilson, Glenn Close, Tilda Swinton, Colman Domingo, Joe Jonas, Selena Gomez, Julia Roberts, Diana Ross, and more at the event!

Michelle Yeoh And Lawrence Herbert To Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Conservatory Co Photo Michelle Yeoh And Lawrence Herbert To Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Conservatory Commencement
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

The American Film Institute announced today it will confer a Doctorate of Fine Arts degree honoris causa for contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image upon Michelle Yeoh, who will become the first Asian artist to receive the AFI honor; and a Doctorate of Communication Arts degree honoris causa upon AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert for his commitment to the mission of the American Film Institute.

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Exhibit to Close at the Academy Museum Photo HAYAO MIYAZAKI Exhibit to Close at the Academy Museum
by Marissa Tomeo - May 12, 2022

Hayao Miyazaki, the Academy Museum’s acclaimed exhibition, will close on June 5, 2022. Marking the first museum retrospective in North America dedicated to the legendary filmmaker and his work, the exhibition has been on view since the museum’s opening on September 30, 2021. Presented in the museum’s Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery on Level 4, the exhibition features approximately 300 objects from Miyazaki’s animated feature films, including My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and the Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away (2001).

Academy Museum Announces Details of REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 898â€"1971 Photo Academy Museum Announces Details of REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 898â€"1971
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

The first museum exhibition of its kind, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 opens at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on August 21, 2022. It offers the public a chance to learn more about how Black performers and filmmakers have helped define cinema in the United States. The exhibition explores the achievements and challenges of both independent production and the studio system, from cinema’s infancy in the 1890s through the height of the civil rights movement. Regeneration features rarely seen excerpts of films restored by the Academy Film Archive, as well as other narrative films and documentaries; newsreels and home movies; photographs; scripts; drawings; costumes; equipment; posters; and historical materials, such as entrance tickets, note cards, and telegrams; along with augmented reality experiences (AR) designed specifically for the exhibition.

Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO Photo Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2022

American Buffalo officially begins performances tonight, March 22, at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Opening night is set for April 14. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to Broadway!

Bryan Adams Kicks Off Six-Show Run With Sold Out Performance At Encore Theater Photo Bryan Adams Kicks Off Six-Show Run With Sold Out Performance At Encore Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

Last night, GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams kicked off his six-show run with a sold-out performance at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theater.

Lena Hall and FLETCHER to Perform at the GLSEN Respect Awards Photo Lena Hall and FLETCHER to Perform at the GLSEN Respect Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2021

GLSEN has announced that FLETCHER and Lena Hall will each perform at the GLSEN Respect Celebration.  GLSEN also announced Jennifer Beals, Jess Cagle, Wilson Cruz, Connor Franta, Jim Parsons and Alexandra Shipp will be part of the celebration.  GLSEN previously announced Antoni Porowski as host.

Jeffrey Katzenberg Videos

VIDEO: AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 12, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11th, Jim Parsons, best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper on CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory', received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

STAGE TUBE: John Kander, Bill T. Jones & More Recieve National Medals of Arts
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

Just yesterday, President Barack Obama presented the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals in an East Room ceremony at the White House. NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, 'Whether its animation or architecture, writing or music, these artists' creativity and passion have made an enormous impact on our nation. I join the President in congratulating them and celebrating the arts in our country.' The official citations for the 2013 National Medal of Arts recipients are: Julia Alvarez, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joan Harris, Bill T. Jones, John Kander, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Maxine Hong Kingston, Albert Maysles, Linda Ronstadt, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, and James Turrell. Check out the ceremony below!

VIDEO: Jeffey Katzenberg Among 2012 Governors Awards Honorees
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 3, 2012

Many of the movie industry's biggest names came out to pay tribute to an eclectic group of honorees at the Academy's fourth annual Governors Awards held on December 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Center's Ray Dolby Ballroom. Below, watch Jeffrey Katzenberg accept the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the ceremony.

STAGE TUBE: Eric Peterson and Haven Burton Talk SHREK Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2011

An entirely new musical, SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the Dreamworks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series. SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales. Hear from SHREK stars Eric Peterson and Haven Burton in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: SHREK in London - Preview Footage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2010

Straight from the swap (Ok, the Haymarket Hotel in London), BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share photos of the principle cast members for the upcoming West End production of SHREK THE MUSICAL. The show will open at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in May 2011. Tickets went on sale to the general public on October 1, 2010. The new stage musical will initially be booking until February 19, 2012. Click below for the first preview footage!

STAGE TUBE: SHREK Tour Premieres New Song 'Forever' on Facebook
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 13, 2010

An entirely new work, SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series. SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales. The national tour of the production recently kicked off and is now underway. Click below for a first listen of the brand new song - created entirely for the touring production - the has just been released on the show's facebook page!

STAGE TUBE: First Clip From SHREK FOREVER AFTER!
by Charlie Piane - Apr 20, 2010

'Shrek Forever After' will open the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. 'Shrek Forever After' is the final chapter in the adventures of the beloved ogre, Shrek, and the first of the series to be presented in 3D. It is directed by Mike Mitchell and stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. The premiere will take place on Wednesday, April 21 and the Festival will run through May 2.

BWW TV: Behind The Swamp - Recording the Cast Album of SHREK!
by Eddie Varley - Mar 18, 2009

The talented cast came together to bring the magic of the stage show to the recording studio, BWW TV is excited to bring you 'behind the swamp' as the fairy tale score comes to life right here on BroadwayWorld.com!

The $24 Million Dollar Musical - Shrek Opens on Sunday on Broadway
by Robert Diamond - Dec 12, 2008

Variety reports on DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg's pitch to Wall Street analysts this week on the company's health and included is information on the financial status of SHREK.

BWW TV: SHREK TV Spot
by Eddie Varley - Dec 12, 2008

DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL will open at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway @ 53rd St) on Sunday, December 14, 2008. Preview performances began on Saturday, November 8, 2008. SHREK THE MUSICAL debuted a fun new television commercial that they shared with BWW TV, so click below and get your 'Ogre' on!