1. Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez, Brandon Boyd To Do 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Arena Tour

    April 05, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Ri ...

  2. Elton John's Film Company Acquires Rights to Animated 'Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Film

    February 05, 2014 7:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Elton John's Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's global hit play "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and will adapt it as an animated family feature in association with We ...

  3. 'Evita' to Close When Ricky Martin, Other Originals End Run

    December 12, 2012 7:35 AM EST 0 0 0 So What Happens Now? Producers opt to end run on Jan. 26 rather than find replacements Evidently, Ricky Martin is irreplaceable. Despite previously announced plans to recast the principal roles in Evita following the exit on Jan. 26 of original star ...

  4. At Robin Gibb's Funeral, Brother Recalls a 'Beautiful Heart'

    June 08, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 B arry Gibb led a heartfelt tribute to his brother Robin on Friday, telling mourners at the singer's funeral in Thame, Oxfordshire that his fellow Bee Gee , who died May 20 at age 62, was taken way too early. "Life is too short," Gibb ...

  5. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 11:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. ...

  6. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. T ...

  7. 'The Lion King' Is Now Broadway's All-Time Highest-Grossing Show

    April 09, 2012 1:09 PM EDT Very quietly, almost stealthily, a new king has been inaugurated on Broadway. Box office figures to be released later Monday show that "The Lion King" last week swiped the title of Broadway's all-time highest grossing show from &quo ...

  8. Ricky Martin's 'Evita' Hits Broadway in March

    October 27, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 An updated version of the classic Broadway musical "Evita," starring Ricky Martin as Che Guevara, will premiere April 5 at the Marquis Theatre in NYC, producers confirmed on Thursday. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, Oct. 29 with pre ...

  9. Peaches to Launch One-Woman Show 'Peaches Christ Superstar'

    November 05, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For indie electro-rap provocateur Peaches, known for her graphically sexual songs and wild stage show, a one-woman live presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" dubbed "Peaches Christ Superstar" might seem an unlikely endeavor. N ...

  10. Gold Badges For Heather Small, John Paul Jones

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There was industry recognition for a diverse list of figures at the 37th edition of the Gold Badge Awards in London. The event was staged by the British Academy of Songwriters, Authors and Composers (BASCA) in association with PRS for Music at the ...

  11. Lily Allen Wins Three Ivors

    May 20, 2010 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo Nut ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco. Russian teen duo t.A.T.u. picks up three awards, while Norah Jones and Eminem wi 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophi ...

  13. Cox Returns To R&B With 'The Promise'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After last year's foray into jazz with the Dinah Washington tribute album "Destination Moon," Deborah Cox shifts into R&B mode with "The Promise." After last year's foray into jazz with the Dinah Washington tribute ...

  14. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco. Russian teen duo t.A.T.u. picks up three awards, while Norah Jones and Eminem wi 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophi ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent take ...

  16. Elton John Brings 'Gnomeo' To Miramax

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Weeks after Disney's new animation chiefs scrapped Elton John's musical "Gnomeo & Juliet," the pop star has taken his project to Miramax Films. Weeks after Disney's new animation chiefs scrapped Elton John's musical ...

  17. Elton's 'Gnomeo' Cartoon A No-Go At Disney

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Elton John movie "Gnomeo & Juliet," an animated musical based on William Shakespeare's tragic romance, is no longer in production at Walt Disney Feature Animation, the studio said yesterday (M The Elton John movie "Gnomeo ...

  18. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent take ...

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Mario, Gwen Stefani, Postal Service, Green Day and Ray Charles. ENDLESS 'LOVE': Mario's "Let Me Love You" (3rd Street/J) isn't ready to give up. The song is No. 1 on ...

  20. Williams Sings On Broadway & Beyond

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vanessa Williams has scheduled a four-night stand on Broadway that will precede a brief U.S. holiday-themed tour. Vanessa Williams has scheduled a four-night stand on Broadway that will precede a brief U.S. holiday-themed tour. The limited New York ...

  21. Keane In No Hurry To Make Sophomore Album

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. rock act Keane is enjoying breakthrough success at home and abroad with its recent Polydor/Interscope debut, "Hopes and Fears." And while demand is already high for new material, pianist Tim Rice U.K. rock act Keane is enjoying breakt ...

  22. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the use of vocal elements in pop arrangements, dies at an Esondido, Calif., hospital after injuring his head in a fal 2002 - Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winni ...

  23. Braxton To Join Broadway's 'Aida'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B star Toni Braxton is set to return to Broadway in the title role of Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida" starting June 30. Contrary to reports that Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams would be t R&B star Toni Braxt ...

  24. 'Mamma Mia!' Vegas Premiere Draws ABBA Stars

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA, are scheduled to attend an invitation-only premiere of the musical "Mamma Mia!" Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Mandalay Bay Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, ...

  25. Headley Not Ruling Out Broadway Return

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Finally, an awards show where it's all about the red carpet. At last night's (Oct. 15) VH1-Vogue Fashion Awards in New York, actors, models, and musicians-turned-designers were feted for their penchan Even though Heather Headley has traded ...

  26. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitari ...

  27. Veterans Clean Up At 43rd Grammys'

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Perhaps it's a wave started by Carlos Santana, whose Arista comeback album "Supernatural" earned him a record tying eight Grammys last year. Indeed, while the music charts seem dominated by younger ta Perhaps it's a wave started ...

  28. Former ABBA Members Reviving 'Chess'

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the male former members of ABBA, are planning to stage a Swedish version of the musical "Chess." The new version is scheduled to premiere in February 2002 in Stockho Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the ...