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Hugh Jackman Vanishes From 'Houdini' Musical

By Joe Wilde | 24th December 2013

Hugh Jackman was in line to front the upcoming Broadway show dedicated to the life of famed magician Harry Houdini, at least that was the case until he dropped out of the project earlier this...

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Danny Elfman Lands Lifetime Achievement Honour

10th October 2012

Famed film composer Danny Elfman is set to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to music in Hollywood movies.Elfman, who has won a Grammy Award and an Emmy for his work...

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The King's Speech Leads Golden Globe Nominations

14th December 2010

'The King's Speech' has received seven Golden Globe award nominations. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, the movie - which tells the tale of a king suffering from a speech impediment -...

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Sorkin Signs On To Pen Jackman's Houdini Musical

2nd November 2010

Top screenwriter AARON SORKIN has teamed up with HUGH JACKMAN and composer DANNY ELFMAN to bring master illusionist and escape artist HARRY HOUDINI back to life in a thrilling new Broadway musical.Elfman tells he...

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Elfman To Take Cirque Du Soleil To New Heights In Hollywood

24th September 2010

TIM BURTON's longtime score collaborator DANNY ELFMAN has been commissioned to create the score for Cirque du Soleil's new Los Angeles show, IRIS.The high-flying circus spectacular will begin a residency at the home of the...

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Houdini Gets Elfman's Magic Touch

19th April 2008

Celebrated composer DANNY ELFMAN has landed the magical job of turning illusionist HARRY HOUDINI's life into a stage musical. Elfman, who has been moviemaker TIM BURTON's longtime musical partner for films like The Nightmare Before...

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Groening Outraged Elfman With Bad Review

6th July 2007

THE SIMPSONS iconic score was almost never written - after composer DANNY ELFMAN realised the cartoon's creator MATT GROENING once gave his music band a bad review. Groening was a rock critic in his youth,...

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Fatboy Slim In Disney Deal

3rd January 2007

British DJ legend FATBOY SLIM has signed a lucrative deal with Disney to record the soundtrack for an upcoming animation film. The PRAISE YOU star - real name NORMAN COOK - is taking a break...

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The Things They Say 2979

25th September 2006

"It will be the vampire national anthem. Black panties all across the world will moisten at the sound of my voice." MARILYN MANSON has high hopes for his cover of DANNY ELFMAN's THIS IS HALLOWEEN,...

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Fall Out Boy + Manson Record Nightmare Soundtrack

29th August 2006

FALL OUT BOY and MARILYN MANSON are among the stars paying tribute to TIM BURTON's classic Halloween movie THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS on a new soundtrack album. The acts have recorded covers of the composer...

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Depp And Winslet Reunite For 3-D Film

22nd December 2005

Hollywood heart-throb JOHNNY DEPP has teamed up with his FINDING NEVERLAND co-star KATE WINSLET for a 3-D documentary project. The pair will swap the fantasy world of Neverland for the visually stunning surrounds of...

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Bridget Fonda Pregnant

25th November 2004

BRIDGET FONDA and her composer husband DANNY ELFMAN are celebrating after discovering the actress is pregnant with her first child. The latest member of the famous Fonda clan is due to arrive in February...

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Elfman Shares His Big Day With Birthday Girl Bridget

1st February 2004

Former OINGO BOINGO star-turned-movie composer DANNY ELFMAN had trouble celebrating his OSCAR Best Score nomination last week (27JAN04) - because it was new wife's BRIDGET FONDA's 40th birthday. Elfman was nominated for his BIG...

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Bridget Fonda Weds

4th December 2003

Actress BRIDGET FONDA and composer DANNY ELFMAN have become the latest Hollywood newlyweds, after exchanging nuptials on Saturday (29NOV03). Fonda, 39, and 50-year-old former OINGO BOINGO singer Elfman became husband and wife at Los...

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Pearl Jam Turn To Digital Downloads

7th November 2003

PEARL JAM are the latest band to embrace the digital age - they're making their new single exclusively available on the internet. The official Pearl Jam site will begin accepting pre-orders for MAN OF...

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