Archive for June, 2009

CHESS In Concert

16 June, 2009

REPRISE RECORDS TO RELEASE CHESS IN CONCERT ON DVD, TWO-DISC CD, AND SINGLE-DISC CD ON JUNE 16TH

JOSH GROBAN AND IDINA MENZEL STAR IN A PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES SPECIAL OF THE REVIVAL OF BRITISH MUSICAL CHESS ON JUNE 17TH

May 29, 2009, Burbank, CA — PBS’s Great Performances will air the spectacular London concert revival of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ 1986 cult musical Chess, featuring Reprise Records’ Josh Groban and Idina Menzel as Chess in Concert on Wednesday, June 17th at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).

Reprise Records will release Chess in Concert as a two-CD set, a single audio CD, and as a stand-alone DVD to retail beginning June 16th, 2009. In addition, a three-disc Special Edition, which includes the two-CD set plus the DVD, will be available exclusively through Groban’s official website www.joshgroban.com, his official fanclub website www.friendsofjoshgroban.com, and Menzel’s official website: www.idinamenzel.com. This limited-edition version includes music and video from the performance, a full-color booklet with cast photos and a synopsis by composer Tim Rice, sheet music for “Anthem” and “I Know Him So Well,” plus an MP3 download of the two-CD audio content to be delivered on June 16th.

Groban and Menzel led the cast in this very special 21st anniversary performance of the British cult musical at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May 2008. The book and lyrics are by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, The Lion King) and the music is by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Mamma Mia!). Also featured are the West End Chorus and the City of London Philharmonic with Stephen Disley playing the great organ of the Royal Albert Hall. 

www.joshgroban.com

www.idinamenzel.com

 To view the trailer:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid4020141001/?bctid=ref:A10302B00008738924     

Source: Cinemedia Promotions

See also: chess.warnerbrosrecords.com

ABBA the Museum becomes ABBAWORLD

9 June, 2009

Touring Exhibitions

ABBA THE MUSEUM BECOMES ABBAWORLD

2009-06-02 15:00

The exhibition that will take the legendary Swedish pop group ABBA’s story on a world tour is changing its name from ABBA the Museum to ABBAWORLD.

Magnus Danielsson, president of Touring Exhibitions, the company behind the project, is confident that the new name and the new imagery will be welcomed. “ABBA is a global phenomenon and that is now reflected in both the content of the exhibition and the new name, ABBAWORLD,” he said. “ABBAWORLD will make it possible for fans of all generations and from all over the world to experience the music, memories and magic of ABBA through the innovative use of technology in sound, visuals and communications.”

The website, www.abbaworld.com, will be launched this summer and it will provide visitors with an appetiser for the exhibition.

“The site will make it possible for the audience to plan their visit, to record and play back selected interactive features such as dancing, singing and performing with ABBA, and to share their visit at ABBAWORLD with friends and family in a truly unique way,” said Danielsson. “We are working with some of the most talented people in the business to create a new platform for international, touring exhibitions which integrates seamlessly with the Internet.”

Görel Hanser, spokesperson and business manager of ABBA, commented: “The exhibition ABBAWORLD will ensure that the legacy of ABBA will live on, for old and new generations to experience far into the future.” The ABBAWORLD exhibition will have its world premiere in Europe later this year.

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ABBAWORLD

ABBAWORLD is a unique touring exhibition filled with music, original costumes, history, images, instruments and never-before-displayed memorabilia from the group’s recording and performing heyday. ABBAWORLD is an interactive experience featuring the latest technology in sound, visuals, multimedia and communications. It is the only exhibition of its kind, with memorabilia approved by ABBA. Most of the items have been supplied exclusively by the quartet: Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Agnetha Fältskog.

ABBAWORLD – The Music * The Memories * The Magic

www.abbaworld.com (due September 1)

CORPORATE

Touring Exhibitions (TX) creates exhibition experiences for all audiences and is backed by Polar Music, the company behind ABBA´s original success and part of Universal Music Group, the world´s leading music company; Eventum Exhibitions, one of the leading event companies in Sweden with roots from Live Nation; Parks & Resorts Scandinavia, the largest amusement park company in Sweden; and Synergera Rättighetsförvaltning.

For more information:

www.touringX.com

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ABBAWORLD
2009-06-02 15:00


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