On November 3rd ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ premiered at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. The Universal Pictures’ animation is based on Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as voice of Grinch. Danny provided the score to the movie. Here are some photos from the event and a short interview with Elfman.
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This year Hollywood Bowl celebrated the 25th Anniversary of The Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas in 3 concerts on October 26, 27 and 28. The Nightmare’s live to picture performance starred Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington and original cast members: Catherine O’Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens. Maestro John Mauceri conducted the orchestra.
Danny just like the last time at the Bowl ended the show with encore of Oingo Boingo song ‘Dead Man’s Party’ (with Steve Bartek on guitar and Tony Kanal on bass).
Look at some highlights from the concerts.
Hollywood Bowl’s Facebook page hosted a Q&A with Danny. Elfman talked about the upcoming Halloween shows celebrating 25th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Then Danny answered some questions from the fans.
Watch the video here.
Tickets for the Halloween concerts are available here.
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Elfman’s violin concerto ‘Eleven Eleven’ comes to The Soraya (Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts) in 2019. The brilliant violin soloist Sandy Cameron will perform with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Soraya Stage on April 4th, 2019. Fot the ticket info go here.
Here are some pictures from Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City which took place yesterday. There is also already available the conversation with Gus Van Sant and Danny Elfman. You can find it below.
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Two days ago showed up an interview in which Danny Elfman focuses on The Nightmare Before Christmas concerts. He speaks about his impressions of preparing the live to the screen show and performing as Jack Skellington. He also reminds how the movie was created. Watch the interview here.