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  • Sunday, December 9, 2007

    BroadwayWorld.com and Broadway Beat have released the first of three episodes exploring the journey of Sweeney Todd from Broadway sensation by Stephen Sondheim to Tim Burton–directed big-screen blockbuster starring Johnny Depp. Hosted by Richie Ridge, Broadway Beat is a half-hour show, now in its 16th year, covering the best in New York theater. 

    Journal Topics: Television
  • Sunday, November 25, 2007

    As we reported last week, k.d. lang recently appeared on the UK talk show Parkinson to perform the new song "I Dream of Spring," off her upcoming Nonesuch release, Watershed,
    due out in February. You can now watch the performance here.

    Journal Topics: Television Video
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2007

    Singer k.d. lang stopped by the set of the popular British TV talk show Parkinson last Saturday to perform the new song "I Dream of Spring," off her upcoming Nonesuch release, Watershed, due out in February. The show's host, Michael Parkinson, a mainstay in the UK for more than 35 years, will be retiring at the end of the year. As the series winds down, he's asked his favorite guests to come back on for the last few shows, and k.d. is among them.

    Journal Topics: Television
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2007

    There's no doubt about what New York Post writer Adam Buckman will be doing on February 25: watching ABC's TV-movie version of A Raisin in the Sun, starring Audra McDonald and her co-stars from the play's 2004 Broadway revival: Sean "Diddy" Combs, Phylicia Rashad, and Sanaa Lathan. Buckman calls the movie "so rewarding that it figures to be the cultural high point of the current TV season." After attending a private screening of the film, Buckman was "blown away," calling the performances "top-drawer."

    Journal Topics: Television
  • Monday, October 22, 2007

    The LA Opera production of Brecht/Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, which starred Audra McDonald and Patti LuPone and ran through February 2007, will air December 17 as part of the Great Performances series on New York's PBS station Thirteen/WNET. It will be available on DVD the following day. The production was directed by John Doyle, who also helmed the recent Broadway revivals of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (starring LuPone) and Company.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television
  • Sunday, October 21, 2007

    Playbill.com reports that ABC's Private Practice, the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off starring Audra McDonald, has been picked up for a full season. The show, which airs Wednesday nights at 9 PM EST, will add nine new episodes for a total of 22 shows this season. Audra was among the performers last night at a gala benefit for the Motion Picture & Television Fund hosted by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Hugh Jackman. The MPTF offers retirement care and social services for people in the entertainment industry.

    Journal Topics: Television
  • Thursday, August 30, 2007

    Tune in to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight on NBC to hear Wilco perform “Either Way” from their latest record, Sky Blue Sky. "Either Way" is featured in a new Volkswagen commercial, along with several other Wilco tracks.

    Journal Topics: Television
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2007

    The Black Keys will perform live on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Thursday, January 11. Tune in around 12:30 AM EST.

    Journal Topics: Television
  • Friday, September 22, 2006

    Audra McDonald will guest co-host The View tomorrow, September 26, and will perform “Bein’ Green” from her latest Nonesuch album, Build a Bridge, at the end of the show. A profile of McDonald aired on Saturday, September 23, on NPR's All Things Considered. Additionally, NPR has prepared a special webpage, with pictures, extra interview audio, and a few songs from the new album.

    Journal Topics: News Radio Television
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2006

    Adam Guettel's six-time Tony Award-winning show The Light in the Piazza will be broadcast live on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center tomorrow night, Thursday June 15. Nonesuch released the show's cast album in 2005.

    Journal Topics: Television

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