Amazingly good in it’s simplicity… Given the tiny budget, imagination and creativity, for the most part, resulted in high appeal. Real feeling of environmental concern, or rebirth & regeneration. With stunning & innovative use of video projection, lighting, intricate patterns and illusions, the ceremony focussed on the creation of earth, from the first microbes and the forest, to climate change (great video, voiced by Dame Judi Dench) and the need to protect the natural wonders of Brazil.
James M. (Jimmy) Nederlander, Chairman of the Nederlander Organization passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016 at age 94 in Southampton, NY. A visionary theatrical impresario built one of the largest private live entertainment companies in the world.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony at the 78,000 seat Maracanã Stadium on August 5 will be a thrilling fusion of Brazilian culture set to the rhythms of the country’s vigorous musical styles, produced by some of the nation’s best creative talent. The budget will be 10 times smaller than for the London 2012 opening ceremony (London was about 50 times smaller than Beijing) intended to be less extravagant in this moment that Brazil is facing.
The 2015-2016 Broadway theatre season roared to a finale with the June 12 Tony Awards, but the 2016-2017 season has already gotten underway with the May 25 opening of Paramour and the June 6 revival of An Act of God—and they’re only the beginning. The new season already looks busy. Two shows have already opened…
Broadway stars recorded “What the World Needs Now Is Love” — Available now with 100% of the proceeds from sales of the $1.99 single will go to benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. #BroadwayForOrlando#
RIP Sir Peter Shaffer: legend of British Theatre, as well as a good friend, wickedly funny man whose lifelong passion for theatre & music inspired many. “Amadeus”, “Equus”, Oscars Tony’s gone.
HAMLET for Shakespeare’s 400th starring HRH the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles), Dame Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Tim Minchin, Paapa Essiedu, David Tennant and other #Theatre# stars — “To Be Or Not To Be” that is the question! Quite brilliant… shared for my Chinese friends who cannot access youtube…
400 years ago William Shakespeare died (on his birthday) on April 23,1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon. A tribute from Toby Simkin to the bard with a new profile photo for today only celebrating William Shakespeare. #IncredibleLegacy #AllTheWorldsAStage #ToBeOrNotToBe
“WeChat” with over ½ billion active daily users, is the worlds #1 communications app allowing free international calling (including video) over WiFi, sharing of photos and files, built in translation, and even financial payments (it’s also the ‘Facebook’ of China), all within a single, simple to use feature rich app. Think of it as text messaging, WhatsApp, PayPal, group messaging, Facebook and Skype rolled into one app).
My predictions in RED below… updated with actual (WINNER) in bold. Best Musical Fun Home (WINNER) An American in Paris Something Rotten! The Visit Best Revival of a Musical The King and I (WINNER) On the Town On the Twentieth Century Best Play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (WINNER) Disgraced…