Broadway in Orlando: See which shows are coming to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced its Broadway season lineup on Friday. READ: Orlando Shakes ‘shakes up’ Central Florida, announces lineup for its new seasonBroadway in Orlando subscribers must renew by Friday, April 15. The 2022/2023 series will be presented by Dr. Phillips Center in partnership with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, organizers said. READ: Pamela Anderson set to make her Broadway debut in ‘Chicago’“We are thrilled to be bringing more Broadway shows than ever to Orlando this upcoming season. Tina – The Tina Turner Musical — Jan. 10 to Jan. 15, 2023.wftv.com
McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall
Bassett will induct singer Tina Turner into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters and Swift will induct songwriter Carole King, and also perform some of her music, along with Jennifer Hudson. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. Swift will induct songwriter Carole King, and also perform some of her music, along with Jennifer Hudson. Angela Bassett, who portrayed Tina Turner in the movie “What's Love Got to Do With It?wftv.com
Tina Turner sells music rights in blockbuster BMG deal
Tina Turner Tina Turner during the premiere of the musical 'Tina - Das Tina Turner Musical' at Stage Operettenhaus on March 3, 2019, in Hamburg, Germany. The rock and soul icon announced Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, that she has sold her music rights to and is planning the protection of her musical legacy with Berlin-based BMG. BMG announced Tuesday that it has acquired a portfolio of rights associated with Tina Turner and her music catalog, including her share of her solo recordings and publishing assets, as well as the rights to her name and image, Variety reported. “I am confident that with BMG and Warner Music my work is in professional and reliable hands.”Read more here and here. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 41 Tina Turner Tina Turner performs on stage at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 4th November 1990.wftv.com
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Go-Go's in Rock Hall on first try
Music-Rock Hall This combination photo shows, from left, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go's. Foo Fighters, Jay-Z and the Go-Go's will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and the Go-Go's were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren. After serving as Nirvana's drummer, Dave Grohl stepped to center stage with Foo Fighters, becoming one of the few modern rock bands comfortable in arenas. Grohl, King and Turner bring the number of artists inducted into the Rock Hall twice to 26.wftv.com
New this Week: 'Tina,' 'Runaway Bunny' & 'City on a Hill'
This combination of photos shows key art for "The Runaway Bunny," premiering March 25 on HBO Max, left, "Tina," a documentary about Tina Turner premiering March 27 on HBO Max, center, and "City on a Hill," a new series premiering March 28 on Showtime. He has grasped, at least for a proud man like Anthony, how one’s ego keeps fighting a battle it doesn’t know is already lost.”Ad— In Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's revealing documentary “Tina,” Tina Turner surveys her tumultuous and extraordinary life. The film, which debuts Saturday on HBO and HBO Max, includes intimate interviews with the 81-year-old “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll," along with previously unseen footage, audio tapes and personal photos. The piercing Romanian documentary “Collective” was nominated for both best documentary and best international film — something only one previous film ( "Honeyland," in 2020) — has ever managed to do. Ad— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Carrie Underwood’s upcoming album features gospel hymns important to the "American Idol" winner.
Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland — in fall
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, images of Kobe Bryant are displayed as fans enter Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for an NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans Pelicans in Cleveland. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. President and CEO Greg Harris said the ceremony's move to the fall will likely stick, going forward, news outlets reported. Last year’s ceremony was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and eventually replaced with an HBO special honoring the inductees.
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year's nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go's, Mary J. Blige and Dionne Warwick. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Turner would be inducted for a second time, having gone to the hall as part of Ike & Tina Turner in 1991. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana. CBS News"This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates," said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement Wednesday.cbsnews.com
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go’s nominated for Rock Hall
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band made this years list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana. “This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement Wednesday.
Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics
This Nov. 19, 2019 booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Phil Spector. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. But while Spector made his mark as a revolutionary music producer, the stories of him waving guns at recording artists and being convicted of murder overshadowed his artistry. The reaction to Spector’s death resurrected some mixed feelings about his life and legacy. Some lauded his early contributions to rock music, while others struggled to forgive his volatile past.
Play 'Thoughts of a Colored Man' to get a Broadway run
NEW YORK – Playwright Keenan Scott II's play “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” a work about the outer and inner lives of Black men, is heading to the bright lights of Broadway. The play will be given a Shubert theater and will open whenever Broadway restarts. The play made its world premiere last year at Syracuse Stage and also was produced at Baltimore Center Stage. While discussions of transferring “Thoughts of a Colored Man” to Broadway predated the protests, Moreland said the show's championing of diversity and inclusion fits perfectly in an era of Black Lives Matter and outcries over young Black deaths. Several theater companies — including The Public Theater, Second Stage Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company and Lincoln Center Theater — have appointed or elevated theater artists of color.
Broadway reaches for normalcy with Tony Award nominations
FILE - This JuNe 9, 2019 photo shows a view of the stage prior to the start of the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York. Nominations for the American Theatre Wings 74th Annual Tony Awards will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 15. Nominations for Tony Awards will be announced Thursday with just 18 eligible plays and musicals making the cut, a fraction of the 34 shows the season before. One category — best musical revival — has no eligible shows at all. The 2020 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast digitally and take place this fall, at a date still to be announced.
Tony Award nominations to be announced Oct. 15
NEW YORK – Nominations for this year's Tony Awards have been set for Oct. 15, pitting 18 eligible shows in competition for 26 competitive categories in a coronavirus-shortened season. James Monroe Iglehart will announce the nominations on the Tony Awards' YouTube Channel at noon ET. The Tony Awards Nominating Committee will meet Tuesday to vote on this year’s nominations. That left the following productions eligible for 2020 Tony Award nominations:“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” “Moulin Rouge! Producers, citing health and city authorities, have three times extended the Broadway shutdown, currently until at least early January.