Dolly Parton News

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, SEUSSICAL, HARVEY, ANYTHING GOES and More Set for Alhambra Theatre & Dining's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

The 48th season for the Alhambra Theatre & Dining promises a diverse nine-show slate with seven shows never before seen at the Alhambra. It will also feature three Broadway and pop culture veterans: Lisa Whelchel, who starred as Blair in NBC's 'Facts of Life,' 80's pop icon Debbie Gibson, and Charles Shaughnessy, who rose to prominence on the CBS hit, 'The Nanny.' Season Packages and individual-show tickets went on sale to the general public on October 1, said Managing Partner Craig Smith. Smith also announced the Alhambra's new website, making access to the Alhambra simpler and more dynamic. (more...)

Justin Sayre's THE MEETING to Honor Julie Andrews This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, October 19 at 9:30 PM for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The October show will include a tribute to the Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews, with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre to Join VERONIC Voices as Charity Partner for “Lend Your Voice” Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

LAS VEGAS (September 29, 2014) - Vocal impressionist Veronic DiCaire will raise funds and awareness for her selected charity partner Nevada Ballet Theatre in October, as part of her "Lend Your Voice" campaign, a monthly goodwill effort for Las Vegas-based nonprofits. During her performances from October 2 through October 18 at the Jubilee Theater at Bally's Las Vegas, Veronic will encourage audience donations and provide information on Nevada Ballet Theatre's mission from the powerful platform that is her stage. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Miss Coco Peru and More Set for Birdland, Oct 6-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for October 6 - October 12, including Chita Rivera, Miss Coco Peru, Barbara Carroll, and more. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas Brings HELLO DOLLY to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On Monday, September 15, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly,' an all-new concert celebrating the music of Dolly Parton. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

Ovation to Premiere SONG BY SONG: SHERYL CROW, 10/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Song by Song, the popular and critically acclaimed original series from Ovation, America's only arts network, returns with the new season premiere of Song by Song: Sheryl Crow on Tuesday, October 14th at 10PM ET. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Walnut Street's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
by Pati Buehler - Sep 15, 2014

With the good wishes of Dolly Parton herself, the stellar Philly/ Broadway cast under the direction of Bruce Lumpkin and choreographer Michelle Gaudette is a fun loving day at the office from hell! . (more...)

Chita Rivera, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2014 schedule, featuring Chita Rivera, Dave Leibman Big Band, Miss Coco Peru, Benny Green Trio, Kenny Baron and Dave Holland, Barbara Carroll, Ron Carter Nonet, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/13-9/14/2014
by - Sep 14, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Features Natalie Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

On Monday, September 8, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was pleased to welcome Natalie Douglas back to her musical home. Her concert, Four Women, celebrated the music of Dr. Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday. Check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 14, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: An Evening of Song Benefiting 'Art Attack', The Songs of Miller & Tysen: Tuck Everlasting & More, Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton', Sondheim Unplugged, and @Actor_Friend @54Below. (more...)

Ovation to Air Sheryl Crow 'SONG BY SONG' Special, 10/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Song by Song, the popular and critically acclaimed original series from Ovation, America's only arts network, returns with the new season premiere of Song by Song: Sheryl Crow on Tuesday, October 14th at 10PM ET. The documentary music series, from the Emmy(R)-nominated production company TH Entertainment, will focus on four of Crow's most-enduring hit songs and the stories and inspiration behind them. (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, reached a milestone in 2014, celebrating its 20th Anniversary Platinum Season. Today, the theatre's producers have announced the line-up for the 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Kenny Mellman and More to Tribute Amy Winehouse in THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, September 14 at 9:30 PM for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The September show will include a tribute to the beloved soul diva Amy Winehouse, featuring special guests Kenny Mellman, Jessica Vosk, Xavier Rice and Mark Aaron James. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Premiere New Show HELLO, DOLLY! at Birdland, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

NATALIE DOUGLAS - the acclaimed vocalist hailed as "sensational" by Time Out New York and "stirring" by The New York Daily News - will debut the new concert "HELLO DOLLY…THE MUSIC OF Dolly Parton" on Monday, September 15 at 9:30 PM. Douglas honors another notably-buxom performer: the beloved singer, actor, songwriter and Broadway composer Dolly Parton. Selections including songs that Dolly wrote such as "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors" and "I Just Might" from the Broadway musical 9 to 5, in addition to numbers that Dolly creatively covered like Neil Young's "After The Gold Rush" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Natalie will be joined by her longtime Musical Director Mark Hartman (Broadway's Avenue Q, Sondheim on Sondheim) on piano, accordion and mandolin; Michael Blanco on bass; Scott Kuney on guitar and banjo; Joe Choroszewski on drums and Shanna Sharp on acoustic guitar. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/6- 9 TO 5
by Stage Tube - Sep 06, 2014

Today in 2009, 9 to 5 closed at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 148 performances. 9 to 5 is a stage musical with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick, based on the 1980 movie Nine to Five. Resnick had co-written the screenplay with Colin Higgins, the director of the film, in which Parton had her first screen role. The musical premiered at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in September 2008 and opened on Broadway on April 30, 2009. It was nominated for 15 Drama Desk Awards, the most received by a production in a single year. It was also nominated for four Tony Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dee Hoty and More in Walnut Street Theatre's '9 TO 5'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy is currently in previews and opens on September 10th, running through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOHNNY PARTRIDGE - Dames, Dudes & Cowboys Too Album
by Jenny Antill - Sep 05, 2014

John Partridge first came to my attention in the wonderful Drowsy Chaperone back in 2007 although he had had a great two decades previous to this working in musical theatre. Since then his career has rocketed and he is now most commonly and fondly known as Christian Clarke from Eastenders. John has most recently been seen in the BBC's gymnastics reality show Tumble until he sadly bowed out last weekend. His next venture is the release of his debut album 'Dames, Dudes and Cowboys too' under the name of Johnny Partridge and I have had the pleasure of previewing it for BWW:UK. (more...)

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