Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Star-studded Jesus Christ Superstar sees first lawsuit as producer sued for scrapping show by Mark Kennedy

The abrupt cancellation of this summer's North American arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar is heading to court

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What's The Buzz? Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Take Legal Action Against Superstar Promoter Michael Cohl by Broadway.com

It’s a case of “I don’t know how to love him.” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group is taking legal action against promoter Michael Cohl, after he canceled…

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ArtsBeat: No Turning the Other Cheek: Suit Over Canceled Tour of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by Dave Itzkoff

The production company of Andrew Lloyd Webber sues over the cancellation of a planned tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

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Breaking News: THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP Filing Suit Against Michael Cohl for SUPERSTAR Tour Cancellation by BroadwayWorld

The Really Useful Group RUG confirmed it is taking legal action against Michael Cohl's Options Clause Entertainment following his cancellation of the 2014 North American Tour of Jesus Christ…

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News: Andrew Lloyd Webber to sue over Jesus Christ Superstar US tour collapse by Matthew Hemley

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group is suing the promoter of the cancelled US tour of Jesus Christ Superstar in a bid to recover costs. The musical was due to begin touring the US in…

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Michael Cohl Reveals SPIDER-MAN Arena Tour in the Works for 2015-16 by BroadwayWorld

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark producer Michael Cohl revealed that the show will n fact not be opening in Las Vegas. Instead an arena tour i…

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Michael Cohl Comments on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour: 'It Was a Disaster' by BroadwayWorld

Cohl comments on the 50-stop planned arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

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Amazing Grace Musical to Have World Premiere in Chicago Before Heading to Broadway by Lauren Yarger

Josh Young performs "Testimony" from Amazing Grace on June 23 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. in Chicago.  Photo: Amy Boyle Photography.Casting is complete for the world…

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Spotlight On...Glen North by Michael Block

Name: Glen NorthHometown: Fairfax, VAEducation: James Madison UniversitySelect Credits: Kyle McLaughlin in Showgirls the Musical Off-Broadway, Link in Hairspray and Laurie in Little Women th…

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West End Alum & The Voice Star Liam Tamne & More Join London's The Phantom of the Opera by Broadway.com

Some new faces are about to brave the Opera Populaire. The Voice U.K.’s Liam Tamne will join the cast of The Phantom of the Opera beginning September 1 at Her Majesty’s Theatre. …

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Spotlight On...Erica Ether by Michael Block

Name: Erica EtherHometown: Los Angeles, CAEducation: gutenberg.orgFavorite Credits: Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (though I'd love to play JC or Judas!); Sister Amnesia in Nunsens…

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Review: Back to Black II, The Crazy Coqs by Ruby-Isla Cera-Marle

US-born singer Ray Shell is perhaps best known in the world of musical theatre for creating the roll of Rusty, the main protagonist in the original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s roll…

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dates for U.S. Screenings of Tim Rice's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Confirmed; Will Run in Select Theaters in October by BroadwayWorld

Tim Rice 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Evita' makes his long-awaited return to the musical spotlight as Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision present the legendary lyricist's stage adaptation of '…

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris & Tony Nominee Laura Osnes Will Star in Randy Newman's Faust at Encores! by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Laura Osnes will star for one-night-only in Encores! Off-Center's Randy Newman's Faust. As previously reported, Grammy, Oscar and Emmy a…

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #7 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by Pat Cerasaro

Today we kick off a special spotlight series highlighting the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD amp THE MASTER BROADWAYWORLD.C…

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Ben Forster & Brandon Boyd Post Pic Following JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation by Pat Cerasaro

Ben Forster, SUPERSTAR UK reality show winner and star of the recently cancelled US arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has utilized soc…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Ben Forster Blogs About 'A Huge Blow' Felt By JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation by Pat Cerasaro

Ben Forster, SUPERSTAR UK reality show winner and star of the recently cancelled US arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has utilized soc…

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Producer Michael Cohl Reveals Reasons For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation by Pat Cerasaro

UK SUPERSTAR reality star winner and announced headliner for the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour that was abruptly cancelled on Friday, Ben Forster, has taken to social media to share h…

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Blogs: Michael Coveney: Donmar plays Globe in Tony Awards; Superstar cancels US tour; theatre goes al fresco

The Tonys, announced on Sunday, feature an impressive number of Brits; while Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar has had less success Stateside

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tim Rice Talks FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, THE LION KING & Much More by Pat Cerasaro

Multi-award-winning lyricist Tim Rice discusses his contributions to long-running Broadway and West End mega-hit THE LION KING as well as his new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and classics s…

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Review - Violet Revival on Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre Company by Christopher Caggiano

We can complain all we want about star casting, but the fact remains that it works. Not always, of course, as the producers of the recently canceled mega-tour of Jesus Christ Superstar disco…

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All-star touring Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams cancelled days before launch by Mark Kennedy

A new arena version of Jesus Christ Superstar starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly cancelled its 54-city tour just days befor…

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Tour Axed a Week Before Debut by Diamond Grant

In somewhat surprising news, the U.S. tour of the hit production Jesus Christ Superstar has been cancelled just 10 days before it was set to begin. The production, which was set to star Sex …

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BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Goes 3D! by Randy Rainbow

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow In this edition, Randy returns to the CTS Newsdesk to cover this week's hot topics- the…

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ben Forster Comments On JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation by Pat Cerasaro

UK SUPERSTAR reality star winner and announced headliner for the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour that was abruptly cancelled on Friday, Ben Forster, has taken to social media to share h…

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This Week on Broadway for June 1, 2014: Tony Awards Predictions by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere make predictions for next Sunday’s Tony Awards. We also discuss the unexpected cancellation of the Jesus Christ Superstar arena to…

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

'Jesus Christ Superstar' Promoter Blames Tour Cancellation on Low Ticket Sales by Devon Maloney

Michael Cohl said many of the dates only sold at half-capacity: "In the end it just did not make business sense to continue." read more

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Anger for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Cast, and a Black Eye for Its Promoter by Dave Itzkoff

The tour of the star-studded rock opera, which was canceled with no warning on Friday, would have been a big break for the actor in the lead role.

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Brandon Boyd & More Comment On JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation by Pat Cerasaro

Incubus frontman and announced headliner for the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour that was abruptly cancelled yesterday has taken to social media to share his dissatisfaction with the de…

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Jesus Christ Superstar cancelled on eve of celebrity-packed US tour by Associated Press In New York

Showrunners do not explain why performance starring musicians of Destiny's Child, Incubus and 'N Sync was quietly shut downA new arena version of Jesus Christ Superstar starring punk legend …

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North American Jesus Christ Superstar Tour Is Abruptly Canceled by Matt Edwards

Less than 10 days before their first show the North American tour of Jesus Christ Superstar has been abruptly cancelled. The 50 city tour of Jesus Christ Superstar was to star Incubus lead s…

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