Limos pull in front of the Writer’s Guild Theatre as throngs of people are milling about in the sidewalk. There are the flashing of cameras, entertainment news media, and known celebrities taking pictures with fans. Is it the Emmys? No, but the 5th annual Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Festival And Awards Show on November 1 in conjunction with Kids In The Spotlight and hosted by Ty Burrell, is perhaps one of the most memorable awards shows you’ll attend. The movies were created, written, and cast by foster care and underserved youth.
Hollywood loves technology. From “Star Wars” to “Back To The Future” and beyond, the push for bigger and better never ends. So why not bring the future from the silver screen to reality?
The Luxury Technology Show, produced by RAND Luxury, made its premiere from 4pm-9m last night at The Petersen Automotive Museum in LA. RAND is known for launching Evening of Luxury events for the affluent lifestyle. It has launched the newest innovations from Lamborghini, Leica, Rolls-Royce, SONY, Aston Martin, Bentley, Hasselblad, Giorgio Armani and Montegrappa. Last night was no exception.
The Who is kicking off their greatest hits tour next April in Tampa, Florida. They will hit the DC Area next November. NOVEMBER 2015. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 17th. OCTOBER 2014! Are they kidding me?
Have I said recently how much I loathe the idea of buying tickets this early? I have no idea where I’m going to be NEXT week, that alone 12 freaking months from now? I love The Who, but this is ridiculous. Official press release and tour information after the jump.
I’m new to Jingleballing. Went to my first show last X-Mas and it was a blast. I mean really, you get to see all the top touring acts in one place in a quick 3 hour span. I was skeptical at first and thought there would be a lot of dead spots, but Hot 99.5 and iHeartRadio did an amazing job of keeping things moving.
This year’s line up isn’t as good as last years, but hey it has Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Demi Lovato, OneRepublic, Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Lil Jon, Charli XCX, Jessie J, Kiesza, Rixton, Rita Ora and Shawn Mendes, with special guest host Nick Jonas. You all know how much I love me some Dems Lovats, but this will be my 3rd time seeing her in a year. Sign up on Hot99.5 website to get the code to get your pre-sale on. Press release after the jump.
The seven-time Tony Award-winning Evita has returned to The Kennedy Center in an extended engagement running Sept 30 – Oct. 19. For some reason I’ve never had a particular desire to see this, nor listen the the soundtrack, and that includes the 1996 movie starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. But given a musical directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford, with lyrics by the great Tim Rice and music by the even greater Andrew Lloyd Webber, it’s time that I cross this show off my musical bucket list.
Washington, DC – National Theater, 9/2/14. Is Jillian Mueller trying to corner the market on Broadway shows based on ’80s musical films? She was on tour earlier this year playing the lead in the musical touring production of Flashdance. Now she returns to Washington, DC to kick off the national tour of another show based on an ’80s movie classic: Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage. The production includes set designs by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting by Tim Mitchell, costumes by Jennifer Irwin, sound by Bobby Aitken and video production by Jon Driscoll, based on a book by Eleanor Bergstein.
There’s a reason TV and movie studios are flocking to Broadway. Disney’s venerable stage version of The Lion King has grossed over $1 billion at the theatrical box office, and the touring production now at Washington, DC’s The Kennedy Center will celebrate its 5,000th performance on July 13th, at 1:30pm.
The award for one of the most unique, surreal musical theater experiences of the year has to go the gorgeously staged Kennedy Center production of Side Show : The Musical. This production is from the team that brought us Dreamgirls. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis serves as musical director and arranger and conducts the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and in a nice change of pace, the show is doing an extended residency, playing June 13 – July 14.
The history of DC’s National Theater amazes me sometimes. Did you know that the seminal, classic Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical West Side Story had its world premiere at the venerable theater August 19, 1957 – before it went on to fame and fortune on Broadway?
The Broadway League reported that the 2013-2014 season attendance soared to 12.21 million and grossed $1.27 billion, outselling the combined ticket sales of the 10 surrounding professional sports teams including the Mets, Yankees, Jets and Giants. How is that possible? High profile TV stars who shine as brightly live as they do on screen are attracting tourists from all over the world. Here’s a roundup of TV’s biggest names and where you can find them on Broadway this season.
I’ve always been a fan of the Theme Park musical; they generally put an amazing amount of work into putting these shows together. Busch Gardens brings big time music back to its amazing Globe Theater with its latest production, London Rocks.