Archiv - April 2, 2008

Tony Awards 2008: Prognosen, Facts & Übersichten

Die Tony Awards, die seit 1947 jährlich stattfindende Verleihung des Antoinette Perry Awards an die “besten” Theaterstücke und Musicals, die im Laufe des Jahres am Broadway ihre Premiere feierten, finden 2008 am 15. Juni statt. Wer geht diesmal als Favorit ins Rennen, wer hat überhaupt Chancen, nominiert zu werden? Alle diese Fragen beantwortet die Website “Tony Awards Haven - The ultimate guide to the New York Theatrical Awards Season”.

ZDF-Casting “Musical Showstar 2008″ floppt

Die von Thomas Gottschalk moderierte Musical-Castingshow “Musical Showstar 2008″ schwächelt weiter, mit zunehmender Tendenz. Bei der zweiten Folge waren nur mehr 1,97 Millionen (1. Folge: 2,23 Millionen) Zuseher dabei, was einem Marktanteil von 7,4 Prozent bedeutet. Die Hauptzielgruppe, die 14- bis 49-Jährigen, haben sich großteils ausgeklinkt: 0,49 Millionen Zuseher konnten erreicht werden, das entspricht einem Marktanteil von 5.1 Prozent.

Markus Neugebauer als “Joseph” in der Wiener Stadthalle

Bei der ORF-Castingshow “Musical! Die Show” reichte es nicht zum Sieg, aber beim Casting in der Musical-Realität konnte Markus Neugebauer überzeugen. Er spielt in Andrew Lloyd Webbers Musical “Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat” im Herbst 2008 die Hauptrolle - in jener Produktion, die vom 1. bis 19. Oktober in der Wiener Stadthalle zu sehen ist. Tickets sind bereits erhältlich.

B72: Justin Nozuka LIVE

2. April 2008

B72: Justin Nozuka LIVE
Datum: 02.04.2008
Zeit: 21:00
Eintritt: AK 9€ VVK 7€

Blending elements of neo-soul, folk, old-time blues and pop, Justin has the guts of Ray LaMontagne and the soul of Lauryn Hill.

This guitar slinging aficionado has the street smarts of an urban swinger and the heart-bending soul of a gospel preacher, and is adept at blending a dark, bluesy Americana vibe with warm, acoustic soul where bits of old folk music and flamenco tunes swirl in and out of earshot.

Half Japanese, half American Justin Nozuka was born in New York and grew up in Toronto. Raised by a single mother, Justin was the sixth of seven children, where all four of his brothers are artists in some form. As a teen, he spun Motown, folk and hip-hop as he fleshed out his music skills learning guitar with his Mexican friends at boarding school.

During his short career, Justin has already snagged stage time with greats like John Cale, Crowded House and Ziggy Marley and with up-and-comers Sam Roberts, Jully Black and Xavier Rudd.

It’s open aired honesty tightly knit. You’ve discovered something that’s all your own yet it spans backstories and countries to fill a million yards and a hundred theatres. This could be Central Park, could be Massey Hall.


“In his debut album “Holly”, Justin Nozuka has created eleven impressive pieces of thoughtful acoustic-soul. Filled with understated melodies, minimal production and an interesting, sometimes dark take on song-craft…4 Stars.” — BBC

“Superior acoustic soul… 4 Stars.” — Q Magazine, UK

“…Nozuka is producing material that is unlike any other singer songwriters - and consequently is beyond genre definition. Largely, it is one man and his faithful guitar - but with a voice like his, there really is no need for any other instrumentation. In truth it would only get in the way. 4 Stars.” — Belfast Daily Telegraph

“Nozuka seemed very modest, but there was absolutely no reason. He had every eye on him and it was nearly impossible to look away. Every song seemed to outdo the one before it, and when he quietly walked off, we were all aching for more.” –Chartattack.com