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Broadway Ticket Buyers and The John Gore Organization Donate $1 Million To BC/EFA

When theaters across the country shut down in March, countless theater fans who had previously purchased tickets to Broadway and national touring shows suddenly had their plans canceled. In an act of unparalleled generosity, Broadway Across America gave purchasers the option to donate the value of their unused tickets to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The John Gore Organization this week added to their customers’ goodwill, bringing the total donation to Broadway Cares to an astounding $1 million.

“We are overwhelmingly grateful for the staggering generosity of our ticket buyers,” said John Gore, owner and CEO of the John Gore Organization. “It is wonderful to see thousands of individuals making the choice to support those in need.”

“When we launched this initiative, we understood we had a unique opportunity to help, but we had no idea how many people would contribute their tickets and join in our efforts to help the

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The Year in Touring Charts 2020: Elton John Crowns Top Tours in Abbreviated Year

Elton John Reissues Debut Self-Titled Album In Honor of 50th Anniversary Troubadour Set | Billboard News

Perhaps the least of our worries, this shutdown chopped Boxscore numbers into pieces, halting the Northern hemisphere’s stadium season and postponing scheduled tours to 2021 and 2022, while canceling others outright. And though the touring industry will look ahead to the coming years to reshape and rebuild, 2020’s shortened but still stellar box office results provide some hope for the future.

Billboard‘s Year-End Boxscore charts are based on engagements that played between Nov. 1, 2019 and Oct. 31, 2020. Gross and attendance totals include traditional touring, drive-in concerts, and livestream events.  

John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour began the 2020 chart year with 10 shows in North America, kicking off the new decade with $21 million in domestic grosses. He then went to Australia for a 37-show sweep that added $93.1 million before

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John Legend wasn’t sure he’d ‘handle’ seeing baby loss photos



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John Legend didn’t know if he could “handle” looking at the photos taken after Chrissy Teigen lost their son.

The couple lost their baby Jack 20 weeks into the ‘Lip Sync Battle’ star’s pregnancy in September and announced the sad news in a devastating post on Instagram, which was accompanied by heartbreaking black and white photographs taken at the hospital.

And John admitted he was “nervous” when his wife asked him to take the pictures of her cradling Jack and bent over with grief because he was worried about how he’d react.

He said: “I was nervous when we were taking pictures in the hospital because emotionally I didn’t know if I could handle looking at them.

“But I really do believe that it was good for Chrissy to share her story with people.”

The ‘All of Me’ hitmaker admitted he admires his wife –

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Sir Ian McKellen, John Rhys-Davies and Martin Freeman reunite to save J.R.R. Tolkien’s house



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The ‘Lord of the Rings’ cast want to save the house where J.R.R. Tolkien wrote ‘The Hobbit’.

Sir Ian McKellen, John Rhys-Davies and Martin Freeman – who play Gandalf, Gimli and Bilbo Baggins in the film series – have come together as part of Project Northmoor to save the Oxford house, 20 Northmoor Road, where the famed author penned the novel that inspired the movies.

Project Northmoor – backed by the three actors – has begun crowdfunding this week in a bid to raise a whopping $6 million to create a literary centre in honour of Tolkien at the address.

Speaking to People magazine, John Rhys-Davies said: “This is just an opportunity that can’t be ignored. If people are still reading in 1,000 years, Tolkien will be regarded as one of the great myth-makers of Britain and

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John Mulaney Says Secret Service Investigated Him After ‘SNL’ Joke

John Mulaney told Jimmy Kimmel he was investigated by the Secret Service after a joke he made in February on Saturday Night Live.

Mulaney detailed his experience during his Tuesday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I did a joke that was not about Donald Trump,” he explained. “The joke was about how it was a leap year and leap year had been started by Julius Caesar to correct the calendar and another thing that happened with Caesar was that he was stabbed by a bunch of senators ’cause he went crazy. And I said, ‘That’s an interesting thing that could happen.’”

He said the joke led to the investigation. “Am I stoked there’s a file opened on me? Absolutely. Did I enjoy it in the moment? Not so much,” he added. “But the person vetting me was very understanding.” He said that the investigator understood his bit had nothing to

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Watch Carrie Underwood and John Legend sing ‘Hallelujah’ in My Gift Christmas special clip

If you never anticipated a collaboration between Carrie Underwood and John Legend, you’re not alone.



John Legend sitting on a stage: Watch country star Carrie Underwood sing 'Hallelujah' with John Legend in this clip from her Christmas special 'My Gift,' and find out what to expect from the festive show.


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Watch country star Carrie Underwood sing ‘Hallelujah’ with John Legend in this clip from her Christmas special ‘My Gift,’ and find out what to expect from the festive show.

Discussing her performance of “Hallelujah” with the R&B star in her upcoming HBO Max Christmas special My Gift, as seen in the exclusive clip above, Underwood jokingly tells EW, “I don’t know if people would have thought, ‘Hey, Carrie and John, sing together,’ but it works so well.”

As Underwood sees it, the key to their success as duet partners is that “we’re both singers, and we really get into what we are singing, what we’re communicating. It’s just such a beautiful song. I’m so glad they sent it to me and he sang it with me, and I’ve had

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John Boyega, The Actor-Activist, Isn’t Afraid To Use His Voice

This year has been absolutely maddening for John Boyega.

“I never knew the plot twist could be so mad. I feel like God just maybe went to the toilet for a bit too long and left this whole thing on shuffle. And I know we’re just going through random now,” he joked, before shifting to a more serious tone. “It feels a lot.”

He ain’t lying. This year has been unprecedented on so many levels. Black Lives Matter protests expanded to new global heights, an urgent call to end police brutality in Nigeria rang loudly across the African diaspora and millions of people were afflicted by the deadly coronavirus pandemic. 

While the devil has been working hard, it’s no doubt that the British-Nigerian actor has been aiming to outwork him in more ways than one. Boyega refuses to sit idly by and has been using his platform for good, especially

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Alan Dershowitz & John F. Kennedy Documentary Filmmakers Up Next On Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

Alan Dershowitz & John F. Kennedy Documentary Filmmakers Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Alan Dershowitz, acclaimed civil liberties lawyer/bestselling author, Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman, the co producers/directors of TRUTH IS THE ONLY CLIENT: THE OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION OF THE MURDER OF JOHN F. KENNEDY, and Bret Weinstein, a biologist/evolutionary theorist, are Tom Needham’s special guests this Thursday on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

Alan Dershowitz is a New York Times bestselling author and one of America’s most respected legal scholars. Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by Politico and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by Newsweek. His latest book is Cancel Culture.

Cancel Culture is a defense of due process, free speech, and even-handedness in the application of judgment. It makes the case for restraint and care in decisions about whom and what to cancel, boycott, deplatform, and bar from

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John Holiday on ‘The Voice’: Trading the opera stage for TV

John Holiday spent the first two months of this year in Los Angeles. He wasn’t expecting to spend the last one here too, but as we’ve learned, 2020 has left few plans unchanged.

Holiday, a 35-year-old countertenor from Texas, began this year on the Los Angeles Opera stage lending his soaring voice tothe role of Orpheus’ Double in theworld premiere of composer Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice.” He was scheduled to spend the rest of the year performing across the U.S. and Europe. This December, he thought, he’d be singing “a Messiah or three or five” and prepping for a spring debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York — an engagement ultimately canceled like so many others by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Which is why Holiday is instead back in L.A. competing in the live rounds of NBC’s “The Voice” and singing to an audience of four celebrity judges

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If you can’t visit family due to the COVID-19 pandemic, host a virtual Thanksgiving dinner instead.

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Thanksgiving looked different for most of us this year. With the coronavirus raging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending people not travel, a lot of celebrations were scaled way back. But Americans still recognized a day of traditions, gratitude and pie.

And celebrities were no different, keeping close to home but still managing to have their best Turkey Day. Stars like Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Nicki Minaj and Blake Shelton took to social media to talk about what they were grateful for.

Even some who grew up outside the U.S., like Nicole Kidman (Australia), Paul McCartney (England) and Justin Bieber (Canada), chimed in with good wishes. 

“Friends” alum Courteney Cox took to Instagram to recreate her iconic turkey dance from the November 1998 episode of the show.

“Happy

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