Ghostlight Records releases Irving Berlin'sWhite Christmas, The Musical. The stage production of this beloved 1954 film made its debut in 2004 in San Francisco, winning rave reviews and breaking box office records. After successful 2005 productions again in SF and then in Boston, and Los Angeles the show has been reprised this year for your airplay consideration.
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With the Tony Awards taking place this Sunday, Crossover Media is proud to be representing Once and Newsies, two musicals nominated and competing for Best Musical. Competing with each other, as well as with Leap of Faith and Nice Work if You Can Get It, it'll be an exciting night to find out musical claims the top honor.
Newsies has been nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, and Best Scenic Design of a Musical.
Once is nominated for eleven Tony awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Musical,Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical.
Both Newsies and Once are new musicals that are based on movies of the same names, as well as their competition Leap of Faith. Tune in to the Tony's, Sunday, June 10th, 8/7c on CBS to find out how well these Crossover artists do!
Once scored not only once, but eight times at this year's Tony Awards. Bringing home the Tony for Best Musical, Once beat out its rival Crossover client Newsies. Once also received the Tony awards for: Best Book of a Musical (Enda Walsh), Best Actor in a Musical (Steve Kazee), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Bob Crowley), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Natasha Katz), Best Sound Design in a Musical (Clive Goodwin), Best Direction (John Tiffany), and Best Orchestrations (Martin Lowe).
Check out the cast performance at the Tony's:
Based off the 2006 film of the same name, the cherished cult favorite of many young musicians and film buffs alike has attracted a steady, but humble stream of attention from the Broadway community since opening on the Great White Way. With a talented cast of actor-musicians, Once tells the story of Guy meets Girl (quite literally the names of the main characters), who connect through a love of music. Hauntingly beautiful music and simple design and choreography construct this relatable tale and make Once the standout musical of the season.
For more information on the musical, or to buy tickets and the soundtrack, please visit http://www.oncemusical.com/index.html.
"Once" has done it a second time.
After winning the 2012 Tony for Best Musical, the hit Broadway show scored another big win at the 55th annual Grammy Awards by taking the golden gramophone for Best Musical Theatre album.
The producers and cast took the award over such popular shows as Follies, Newsies, the revival of Porgy and Bess, and Nice Work if you can get it (the latter two both being by the Gershwins)
However, despite the stiff competition, for most musical theatre fans the win didn't come as much of a shock; Once is no stranger to awards. It's source material, a 2006 film of the same name, won an Oscar for its original song "Falling Slowly," which also appears on the Broadway Cast album. "Just when you think things can't get sweeter, this happens," said Steve Kazee, one of the stars of the show.
Although the New York based stars Kazee and Cristin Milioti and? producers Stephen Epstein and Martin Lowe couldn't be there in person to accept the award, it was presented at the untelevised Grammy's ceremony earlier in the day.
"We recorded the album in one day a little over a year ago," said Kazee. "It's a testament to the cast and especially to Steve and Martin. They came in and knew exactly what they wanted."