Andrew C. McGibbon
IS HEADED TO BROADWAY!
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Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver
Acquires First-Class Stage Rights to
Groundbreaking Musical Variety Television Show
(New York, NY – April 15, 2014) Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) of MediaWeaver Entertainment - a movie, TV and stage production company – has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the beloved, trailblazing musical variety television series Soul Train. Created in 1970 by visionary Don Cornelius, Soul Train famously introduced the world to generations of new music and a whole new series of dance moves and styles on a weekly basis. Weaver acquired the rights from Soul Train Holdings, LLC. Weaver is now in talks with theater and film notables to come on board as the creative team for the Broadway production.
The 2014 Oliver Awards were given out Sunday, April 13 at the Royal Opera House in London. Chimerica led the tally with a total of five awards, including Best New Play, Book of Mormon took four, including Best New Musical, and Once winning two. The real winner of the evening was the Almeda Theater garnering a total of 8 awards for their West End transfers of a new adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts and Chimerica, a the story of a photojournalist obsessed with an image he had taken during the Tiananmen Square protest. Broadway's own Gavil Creel took home the award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayel of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon.
NEWS FROM THE O’NEILL
NATIONAL CRITICS INSTITUTE NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS FOR THE FELLOWS PROGRAM
Waterford, CT - The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center announced today applications are now being accepted for the National Critics Institute’s Fellows Program through Friday, May 16, 2014. The conference begins on the evening of Saturday June 28th and runs through the morning of Saturday July 12th.
WALT DISNEY RECORDS TO RELEASE
ALADDIN ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
FEATURING EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT
ALADDIN CAST IN NEW YORK CITY STUDIO TODAY
DIGITAL ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 27
PHYSICAL ALBUM AVAILABLE JUNE 17
(NEW YORK, NY – March 31, 2014) The cast of the new Broadway smash, Disney's Aladdin, is currently in the studio laying down tracks for the Original Cast Recording of the show, to be released by Walt Disney Records digitally on Tuesday, May 27th. The physical album is set for release on Tuesday, June 17th and will also be available for purchase in-theater. The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording will be produced by Alan Menken, Michael Kosarin, Frank Filipetti and Chris Montan and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch.
The music from the movie musical Aladdin had a tuneful nature and much of the score you hear on stage at the New Amsterdam Theatre in the new musical based on the film will be familiar to you. There are, however, some pleasant surprises. This eye-popping evening of candy-colored costumes and pyrotechnically enhanced effects also restores some of the original Alan Menken and Howard Ashman tunes that were cut from the original movie. Some songs make more of an impression ("Proud of Your Boy") than others ("Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim"). One thing is certain, if you take your children, they will be rapt in this production and you parents will get a chuckle or two yourselves.
RAISES RECORD-BREAKING $423,182 FOR
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
& THE CENTER
Broadway’s best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwardson Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
PROUDLY ANNOUNCES EIGHT PRODUCTIONS
FOR THE 2014-15 SEASON
INCLUDING TWO NEW RESIDENCY ONE PLAYWRIGHTS
THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN by A. R. GURNEY
WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER by A. R. GURNEY
AND I AND SILENCE by NAOMI WALLACE
THE LIQUID PLAIN by NAOMI WALLACE
A PARTICLE OF DREAD by SAM SHEPARD
BIG LOVE by CHARLES MEE
A NEW PLAY by ATHOL FUGARD
OUR LADY OF KIBEHO by KATORI HALL
NEW PLAYS BY GURNEY AND WALLACE TO BE A PART OF 2015-16 SEASON
SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.SIGNATURETHEATRE.ORG
Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) is pleased to announce eight productions for the 2014-15 Season at the company’s Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All subscriber tickets for the 2014-15 Season are $25 each as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. Subscription packages start at just $125.
You can't blame someone for going into Rocky, the musical, with a slight bit of trepidation or skepticism. But this new Broadway musical is an entertainment juggernaut. The fact that it is a spectacle, in the best sense of that word, doesn't detract from its art or heart.
F A N T A S I A
RETURNS TO BROADWAY’S
A F T E R M I D N I G H T
TUESDAY, MAY 13 – SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
A PORTION OF EACH TICKET SOLD FOR
FANTASIA’S FIRST PERFORMANCE WILL BE DONATED
TO THE HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
New York, NY (Thursday, March 20, 2014) – Fantasia, After Midnight’s original Grammy Award-winning “Special Guest Star,” will reprise her critically acclaimed performance in the smash hit Broadway musical, Tuesday, May 13 through Sunday, June 8, 2014. After Midnight will donate $5 from each ticket sold for the Tuesday, May 13th performance to the Harlem School of the Arts, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring the big-band sounds of nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, After Midnight performs at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street).