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UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS AND NINTENDO WILL BRING THE FUN OF NINTENDO TO LIFE WITH EXPANSIVE, HIGHLY THEMED ENVIRONMENTS AT OSAKA, ORLANDO AND HOLLYWOOD

Shigeru Miyamoto, Senior Managing Director and Creative Fellow of Nintendo, discusses attraction features with Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. © 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Shigeru Miyamoto, Senior Managing Director and Creative Fellow of Nintendo, discusses attraction features with Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. © 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Kyoto, Japan and ORLANDO, Florida, Hollywood, Calif.Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure.  Gigantic Piranha Plants spring to life.  Question blocks, power-ups and more surround you.  And Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world.

You will enter an entire realm filled with iconic Nintendo excitement, gameplay, heroes and villains.   And it is coming to three Universal theme parks around the globe.

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The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions.  Their goal: to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks.  And to do so in new and innovative ways that capture what makes them so special.  All of the adventure, fun and whimsy you experience through a screen will now be all around you – in breathtakingly authentic ways.

  • Nintendo-themed areas are coming to Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • These will be expansive, immersive and interactive.  They will be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants.
  • Guests will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite games – this time in real life.
  • There will be something for everyone – regardless of their age or gaming experience level.
  • Planning and creative work on these areas is well underway; they will open separately over the next several years.

The new themed areas come as the result of a global partnership between Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo – two icons of the entertainment world.  Universal theme parks create incredibly popular family entertainment experiences for millions of people based on compelling characters, stories and innovative technology.  Nintendo creates remarkable and imaginative games filled with captivating stories and beloved characters.

Each Universal theme park will announce details of its specific Nintendo areas.  The first such announcement will come soon.

About Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Parks & Resorts, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal, offers guests around the globe today’s most relevant and popular entertainment experiences. With three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg as creative consultant, its theme parks are known for immersive experiences that feature some of the world’s most thrilling and technologically advanced film- and television-based attractions.

Comcast NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood. It also owns Universal Orlando Resort, a destination resort with two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure), five resort hotels, and Universal CityWalk Orlando. In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal owns a 51 percent majority interest in Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka and has a license agreement with Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.  The company has also announced plans for a theme park in Beijing.

About Nintendo
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™and Wii™home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™and Nintendo DS™families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™and Pokémon™.

 

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Set to Open Spring of 2016 – First Look: Universal Studios Hollywood Captures the Magic of the Soon-to-Open “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” with Newly Revealed Signature Art

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Hollywood, Calif. - Universal Studios Hollywood wields a bit of magic with the reveal of newly created signature art for the eagerly-awaited arrival of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,” scheduled to open in Spring 2016.

The new image, which depicts a wand-wielding Harry Potter in the foreground with a bustling snowcapped Hogsmeade village and a spectacular view of the iconic Hogwarts castle in the background, captures the spirit of this dynamic new immersive environment as the theme park readies for the West Coast’s debut of the “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”

More than five years in the making, and inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will be masterfully recreated with impeccable detail as a real world interpretation at Universal Studios Hollywood. “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which will serve as its iconic focal point.

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About Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour featuring the intense “King Kong 360 3-D” attraction and the all-new “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” thrill ride as the Studio Tour’s grand finale. Other popular rides include the 3D-HD adventure, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and immersive “Super Silly Fun Land,” the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride,” “Jurassic Park® —The Ride,” “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “Nighttime Studio Tour” which runs on select evenings.

About Warner Bros. Entertainment: Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

Upcoming Rides and Attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood withThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Immerse yourself in the adventures of Harry Potter™ at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle, and experience pulse-pounding rides and attractions that transport you into a world of magic and excitement.

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JERRY SEINFELD WILL BRING SIGNATURE STAND-UP ROUTINE TO HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE FRIDAY 7PM & 9:30PM & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH & 10TH TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH AT 10AM

Hollywood, Calif. – America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will bring his signature stand-up routine to Hollywood Pantages Theatre for Two Nights – Four Performances Only; Friday & Saturday, October 9th & 10th at 7pm & 9:30pm.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 26th at 10am PT and will be available for purchase at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, and at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Boulevard). The box office opens daily at 10am except for Holidays. Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.

ERRY SEINFELD WILL BRING SIGNATURE STAND-UP ROUTINE TO HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE

PIPPIN WILL CELEBRATE HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES PREMIERE – THREE WEEKS ONLY – OCTOBER 21 – NOVEMBER 9, 2014

Hollywood, California– PIPPIN will celebrate its Hollywood Pantages Premiere with a limited three week engagement; October 21 – November 9, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical PIPPIN are pleased to announce casting for the U.S. national tour which launches onSeptember 10, 2014 at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz’s PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers).

The national tour will feature Sasha Allen (a finalist on the 4th season on NBC’s “The Voice”) as Leading Player, Kyle Selig (The Book of Mormon on tour) as Pippin, Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (created the role of “Pippin” in the 1972 original Broadway production) as Charles, Sabrina Harper (Pippin, original Broadway Revival cast) as Fastrada and Kristine Reese (Wicked on tour) as Catherine. The company also includes Skyler AdamsSascha BachmanBradley BenjaminDmitrious BistrevskyMark Burrell,Mathew deGuzmanFernando DudkaMirela GolinskaKelsey JamiesonPreston JamiesonLisa KarlinAlan KellyMelodie LamoreuxTory TrowbridgeMackenzie Warren and Borris York.

Additional casting, including the role of Berthe, will be announced soon. With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen SchwartzPIPPIN features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Tony Award nominee Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Award nominees Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.

 

PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? The show is noted for many Broadway standards including “Magic To Do,” “Corner of the Sky,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”

 

The original production of PIPPIN, directed by Bob Fosse, premiered on Broadway in 1972. It won five Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, and ran for close to 2000 performances before closing in 1977. This production of PIPPIN debuted at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA where it ran December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. It opened on Broadway on April 25, 2013 and went on to win four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical. This production also received Best Revival of a Musical honors from the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League. The New Broadway Cast Recording for PIPPIN is available on Ghostlight Records.

 

Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of PIPPIN with Lisa MatlinKyodo TokyoA&A Gordon/Brunish TrincheroTom Smedes/Peter SternBroadway Across AmericaIndependent Presenters NetworkNorton HerrickAllen SpivakRebecca GoldJoshua GoodmanSteve McManusDavid Robbins/Bryan S. WeingartenPhilip Hagemann/Murray RosenthalJim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla LernerHugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney.
Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing!  A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.”

 

Tickets are currently available with the purchase of a season package. For more information or to purchase, visit www.HollywoodPantages.com/SeasonPackages. Or call 866-755-2929.

The performance schedule for PIPPIN is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.  Opening Night is Wednesday October 22nd at 8pm.

 

PIPPIN is recommended for ages 9 and up.  (Please note that in consideration of audiences, no one under 5 will be admitted to the theatre.)

 

For more information on PIPPIN, please visit http://www.PippinTheMusical.com/Tour.

 

For tickets or more information about the Los Angeles engagement of PIPPIN, please visit the official website for Hollywood Pantages Theatre: www.HollywoodPantages.com.

 

‘Catch Me If You Can’ Lands at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, March 12 – 24, 2013

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN THE PANTAGES THEATRE MARCH 12 – 24, 2013

Hollywood, Calif. – CATCH ME IF YOU CAN comes to The Pantages Theatre March 12 – 24, 2013Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life.2042.jpg
With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end…and finds something he never expected.
This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Award®-winning “dream team,” with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), a swinging score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).Don’t miss this big-hearted musical adventure based on an astonishing real-life story of being young, in love…and in deep, deep trouble!Individual Tickets: CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW!
Or Call 800-982-ARTS (2787)Price Range: Prices start at $25
Parent Advisory: Ages 10 and Up (children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre)
FRANK ABAGNALE JR. INTERVIEW WITH CNN
Frank W. Abagnale Jr. recently sat down with the folks at CNN to discuss the driving forces behind his book “Catch Me If You Can”, which later became a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and a recent Broadway hit soon coming to the Pantages Theatre in March 2013!http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/showbiz/2012/05/30/orig-jtb-red-chair-frank-abagnale.cnn#/video/showbiz/2012/05/30/orig-jtb-red-chair-frank-abagnale.cnn

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