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Mr. Holland's Opus - 2017 - San Diego, CA (Regional)

SDSU Musical Theatre students will have the opportunity of a lifetime to be on the ground floor as a new musical by award-winning Broadway, film and television actor BD Wong and Broadway veteran Wayne Barker is born.

Working with Wong (lyrics and libretto), Barker (composer), and head of the MFA Musical Theatre Program Robert Meffe, the students will 'workshop,' and then bring to life, a brand new film-to-musical adaptation of Mr. Holland's Opus, a 1995 Hollywood Pictures film.

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Don Powell Theatre

(San Diego, CA)
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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by Julie Musbach - Sep 23, 2019
StateraArts has announced that Joanna Gleason will be delivering one of the keynote address at Statera's 4th National Conference. The conference, which is to take place at City College of New York in NYC, is scheduled for October 26-27, 2019.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 15, 2016
Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 4, 2019
We'll be playing a '1-off' show in London at the world-famous Wembley Arena and you can win a trip to join us there!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 29, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Keira Knightley makes her Broadway debut in THERESE RAQUIN, opening tonight!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 24, 2019
ABC embraces the season with the upcoming original holiday movie “Same Time, Next Christmas,” which premieres on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST. The soon-to-be fan-favorite holiday film will also rebroadcast on ABC on Monday, Dec. 23, at 8:00-10:00 p.m. EST, as well as on Freeform as part of their “25 Days of Christmas” programming. You can also watch the movie via streaming on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 24, 2016
Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28.
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 23, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: HAMILTON'S West End Marquee Revealed, AFTER THE BLAST Opens, and More!
by Don Grigware - Oct 23, 2017
It baffles me when singers have a CD release party and then sing everything except the contents of the album. Even worse is not bothering to share with the audience the deep need to record it. And then they expect you to buy it! Go figure! Such was not the case at the Federal in NoHo for the solo concert debut of beautiful singer/actress Jean Louisa Kelly who literally sang the entire CD minus one song* and devoted the concert to her parents, husband and two children. Kelly is a joy to look at and has a wonderfully full and powerful vocal instrument that she uses to perfection. It doesn't hurt that all of your arrangements are composed by the brilliant Todd Schroeder who also served as musical director at the piano for the show that ran just under an hour at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Sunday night October 22 to a packed house of adoring fans.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017
The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced Mr. Holland's Opus - A New Musical as the latest feature in its New Works Program.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016
Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14.
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 8, 2017
BMI proudly presented its 2017 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Award recipient Bob DiPiero, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year.
by Gil Kaan - Nov 6, 2019
In his Broadway debut in 1988, BD Wong won his Tony Award (Best Featured Actor in a Play) for his ground-breaking role of Song Liling in David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY. Over the last year, in between shooting his two television series (as Whiterose on Mr. Robot, and as Awkwafina's father in Comedy Central's Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens), BD has managed to star in two theatrical productions of Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP (in New York and in San Francisco), and now will be directing THE GREAT LEAP at the Pasadena Playhouse, which begins previews today November 6, 2019.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2019
ABC has shared a preview of their upcoming film a?oeSame Time, Next Christmasa?? starring Lea Michele! The clip features Michele's character, Olivia, and Charles Michael Davis' character Jeff at a Luau together. Jeff coaxes Olivia to get up and dance the Hawaiian Christmas hula!
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2013
The Murphy family sets out to reverse the curse in Jinxed, Nickelodeon's hilarious brand-new original TV movie starring Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush) and Jack Griffo (The Thundermans), premiering today, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 18, 2015
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in partnership with four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), has announced Connected Caring
by Caryn Robbins - May 7, 2015
What was President Abraham Lincoln's greatest speech? To further commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination and end of the Civil War, a premiere screening of the hour-long documentary Lincoln's Greatest Speech will be shown on May 16 in Washington, D.C
by Caryn Robbins - May 28, 2015
Joanna Gleason has joined the cast of Showtime's critically-acclaimed drama THE AFFAIR in a recurring role.
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 27, 2020
As policymakers and school administrators are reviewing school opening options for the forthcoming school year, the CMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association (CMA), has lent its voice to support the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
by Macon Prickett - Mar 30, 2018
Shawn Stockman, a member of the legendary group Boyz II Men, is currently recording his first solo album for SRG Records in Los Angeles, CA alongside producer, songwriter, and SRG/ILS Head of A&R Tim Kelley.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 3, 2021
The long-awaited, self-titled debut album from Mammoth WVH will be available worldwide on June 11th via EX1 Records/Explorer1 Music Group.
by Macon Prickett - Mar 26, 2018
Minds Eye Entertainment, Falconer Pictures, VMI Worldwide, and QME Entertainment announced today that principal photography has begun on DAUGHTER OF THE WOLF in Kelowna, British Columbia. The action thriller stars Richard Dreyfuss, Gina Carano and Brendan Fehr.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2020
Seniorly, the fastest growing senior living marketplace in the U.S. announces the launch of a free daily show for seniors called Curtain Up!
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2016
Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt ('As Good As It Gets,' 'The Sessions,' 'Mad About You'), Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss ('The Goodbye Girl,' 'Jaws,' 'Madoff,' 'Mr. Holland's Opus') and Stephen Moyer ('The Bastard Executioner,' 'True Blood') have been cast in lead roles in SHOTS FIRED.
by Jessica Khan - Mar 15, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE opens tonight Off-Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017
SDSU Musical Theatre students will have the opportunity of a lifetime to be on the ground floor as a new musical by award-winning Broadway, film and television actor BD Wong and Broadway veteran Wayne Barker is born.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Glenne Headly, star of Dick Tracy and Mr. Holland's Opus, among others, has died. The actress was 63. Her reps did not provide a cause of death when making their statement.
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 8, 2016
Check out Urban's acoustic performance of his newest single, 'Wasted Time,' off his newest album, 'Ripcord.'
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 15, 2018
Entertainment Weekly recently premiered the video for Alicia Witt's “Younger,” the first single off her anticipated EP 15,000 DAYS, out on August 24. 
by Macon Prickett - Jun 12, 2018
NBC's annual “Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” celebrates Independence Day with some of the biggest names in music. Making it the can't-miss event of the summer, Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and more will take the stage before the incredible firework display that the show is known for.
by Macon Prickett - Jun 1, 2018
Accomplished Singer/Actress Alicia Witt announces 15,000 DAYS, her EP set for release on August 24. Billboard recently premiered “Younger,” the first single off the album.  Witt reflects on the track, “When we are younger, when we are 17 or 18, we kind of know exactly who we are. I think I'm a much more similar person to that version of me now than I was a few years ago.  So I wrote the song, thinking of how to appeal to that side in somebody else and to have that little child version of you connecting, and letting that be your authentic self, as you go out into the world as an adult.” Listen and purchase “Younger” here.
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 28, 2014
USA Today reports that dozens of people were fell ill to alcohol-related illnesses at this past weekend's Keith Urban concert, held at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, about 30 miles south of Boston.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 15, 2019
ABC has picked up holiday movie Same Time, Next Christmas, starring Lea Michele, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The television film hails from Freeform Studios, the production arm of Freeform.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020
The Ogunquit Playhouse Foundation has announced that is has been awarded an Art Works grant of $10,000 for the development of the film-to-musical adaptation of Mr. Holland's Opus by Tony-winning theatre, television, and movie actor BD Wong, as part of the theatre's New Works Program. Art Works is the Arts Endowment's principal grantmaking program. National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and has awarded 977 grants in this category.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 7, 2017
ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre, featuring special guest Jean Louisa Kelly (Mr. Holland's Opus, The Fantasticks) will be held at Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks, CA, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 -- and includes entertainment, dinner, awards, a first-rate auction, and a VIP Champagne Reception.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 6, 2020
Variety reports that Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss will guest star on 'The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 6, 2020
MaryJo Mundy, the highly acclaimed and beloved cabaret singer and founder of the longest running open mic at the famed Gardenia, hosts the 4th night of what celebrates and fosters musical theatre/cabaret performers, while also showcasing her own remarkable talent. On the third Saturday of every month Ms. Mundy (co-hosted monthly by Alexis Gach and singer/songwriter/producer Hillary Rollins ) throws a 'cabaret party' on-stage at the Gardenia along with three guest performers.
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 5, 2015
?From Citizen Kane, considered by some to be the greatest film of all time, to classic films starring Richard Dreyfuss (who will be on hand) to films about food and food waste and from Sophie Tucker to Dean Kamen
by Macon Prickett - Feb 27, 2018
Shawn Stockman, a member of the legendary group Boyz II Men, is currently recording his first solo album for SRG Records in Los Angeles, CA alongside producer, songwriter, and SRG/ILS Head of A&R Tim Kelley.
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 26, 2015
Roy Scheider thought they needed a bigger boat, but The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk certainly does not need a bigger movie screen for a special 40th anniversary presentation of 'Jaws' on Sun., June 14 with special guest Richard Dreyfuss.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020
The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced an exciting lineup of shows for its 88th season that includes the Northeast regional premiere of the hilarious dark comedy The War of the Roses, a new play based on the novel by Warren Adler and helmed by Tony Award-winner Jason Alexander, and the world premiere of the funny and heartwarming musical adaptation of Mr. Holland's Opus, helmed by Tony Award-winner BD Wong. The season opens with the high-energy musical sensation Dirty Dancing -The Classic Story on Stage based on the smash-hit film, then continues with a stunning revival of the Tony Award-winning, all-Gershwin, tap dancing extravaganza Crazy for You, and the exhilarating Broadway hit musical based on the lives of Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan, On Your Feet!. The season will stretch to the holidays once again with the return of the hit show White Christmas in collaboration with The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2021
Mammoth WVH perform “Distance” - Wolfgang Van Halen’s tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen. The proceeds of the song support Eddie’s favorite charity - Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 10, 2014
Angel Light Pictures announced today that they will produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF, a documentary about the life of Ted Kotcheff (William T. Kotcheff).
by Diana Heisroth - Feb 10, 2014
Angel Light Pictures announced today that they will produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF, a documentary about the life of Ted Kotcheff (William T. Kotcheff). The film will track the cinematic journey of the legendary Canadian film and television director, by Antonio Saillant in his debut as a director (Heterosexual, The Ascension).
by TV Scoop - Dec 9, 2019
Get all the scoop on ABC to Rebroadcast SAME TIME, NEXT CHRISTMAS, airing on ABC on Monday, December 23, 2019!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019
After the immense success of her previous classes, United Solo is bringing back Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis to teach a series of 3 Master Classes on consecutive Fridays starting August 30, 2019 in New York City. This is a rare opportunity to work with Ms. Dukakis over the course of three weeks, developing one's acting skills and receiving her direct feedback. The class series, 'The Importance of Craft,' will teach students to identify and develop what is important to them as performers. Ms. Dukakis will explain how to approach the craft of acting as a personal connection to thoughts, actions, circumstances, and character, as expressed and defined by the text. 'My most important tools when I teach are my own sensibility, my personal perceptions, my knowledge of the craft, and the excitement and satisfaction I always feel with students,' said Ms. Dukakis.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 8, 2019
ABC has picked up holiday movie Same Time, Next Christmas, starring Lea Michele, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The television film hails from Freeform Studios, the production arm of Freeform.
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 31, 2015
10 years ago Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, leaving behind a trail of destruction that The Edge of U2 would soon witness firsthand during a visit to New Orleans' hard hit 9th Ward.
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 24, 2017
Jay Thomas, best known for his roles on CHEERS, MURPHY BROWN and RAY DONOVAN has passed away following a battle with cancer at the age of 69.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 9, 2017
Broadway veterans Wayne Barker and BD Wong set out to write a new musical, but the process is always strenuous and requires many pieces to come together just right. In the hopes of going beyond their own creative development, the pair took their work to San Diego State University and brought in students from the MFA program to aid in the development and production process.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014
Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents AT LONG LAST - COLE PORTER on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM.