Dolly Parton News

Date of Birth: January 19, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Gender: Female
VIDEO: 'Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch' Explores THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE's Country PlaceVIDEO: 'Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch' Explores THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE's Country Place
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

A new book tells the true story of the infamous brothel that inspired the hit Broadway musical. (more...)

What's On at The Wild Project this SummerWhat's On at The Wild Project this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From a voice that has second-hand smoked since the womb and a mind that was born on the day of the hard look, enjoy an evening of new original and cover songs and insightful and sensationalistic storytelling by Nath Ann Carrera in an immersive arc of cultish lesbian-separatist murder ballads, gender-variant Priestesses of antiquity, consensual a-morality, the blending and dissolution of all dualities, and far BEYOND! (more...)

Catch a Rising Star Brings Comedian Bobby Collins Back to Ocean State Theatre August 14Catch a Rising Star Brings Comedian Bobby Collins Back to Ocean State Theatre August 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently opened its 2016 summer season, in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, along with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce the return of comedian Bobby Collins to Ocean State Theatre for one performance only on Sunday, August 14 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Legendary Musician Gordon Lightfoot to Play Victoria TheatreLegendary Musician Gordon Lightfoot to Play Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

GORDON LIGHTFOOT  is coming to the Victoria Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 8 @ 8pm.  Tickets go on sale Friday, July 22 @ 10am at TicketCenterStage.com or by calling 937-228-3630. Ticket prices range from $30.00 to $85.00 plus applicable fees. (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights ConferenceNew Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

BWW Review: WHOREHOUSE Delivers Outstanding Performances at the PlayhouseBWW Review: WHOREHOUSE Delivers Outstanding Performances at the Playhouse
by Backstage Bunny - Jul 11, 2016

While I have reservations about the show itself, the latest production of 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' is probably the best directed show I have seen at the Playhouse. Director David Nanny has coaxed some outstanding and highly amusing performances from his cast, turning a mediocre musical into a highly enjoyable show - particularly in the first half. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Sneak Peek - Michael Urie & Panel Talk 'First Wives Club' on Logo's COCKTAILS & CLASSICSBWW Exclusive: Sneak Peek - Michael Urie & Panel Talk 'First Wives Club' on Logo's COCKTAILS & CLASSICS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 9, 2016

Below, BWW exclusively shares clips from this week's episode of COCKTAILS & CLASSICS on Logo, featuring the classic hit First Wives Club (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present 9 TO 5Flat Rock Playhouse to Present 9 TO 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Stumble out of bed and tumble on over to the Flat Rock Playhouse! The 2016 season for the State Theatre of North Carolina will continue with the modern musical comedy Dolly Parton's 9 to 5, which will run from July 28th through August 20th at the Clyde & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present SPAMALOTWay Off Broadway to Present SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has become known for not only its productions of classic Broadway musicals but its part in bringing a number of area and regional premieres to the Frederick stage. In 2009, Way Off Broadway was one of the very first theatres in the country to receive the rights to produce The Wedding Singer, an 80's inspired musical comedy based on the Adam Sandler film. In recent seasons, the theatre, the Frederick -area's only year-round professional producing theatre, has produced several movies-turned-musicals. In fact, the 2013 Season was named "Hollywood Meets Broadway," all of the shows having been hits on the silver screen and Broadway stage. (more...)

Dolly Parton & Sony Music Nashville Announce Joint Venture; New Album 'Pure & Simple' Out 8/19Dolly Parton & Sony Music Nashville Announce Joint Venture; New Album 'Pure & Simple' Out 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Today, world-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton and Sony Music Nashville announced a joint venture and the launch of Dolly's new studio album, Pure & Simple, for worldwide distribution on August 19. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The VenetianPUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company Announces Upcoming Winter Season
by Louisa Brady - Jul 2, 2016

BroadHollow Theatre Company has announced its upcoming winter season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

OUT AND PROUD at Davenport's to Benefit The Center OrlandoOUT AND PROUD at Davenport's to Benefit The Center Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Called 'a cabaret diva' by TimeOut Chicago, acclaimed vocalist Melissa Young's takes audiences on a tour of the gay rights movement through song and comedy in Out And Proud! A Rainbow Celebration. This special one night only benefit for The Center Orlando, musical celebration takes place at Davenport's, 1383 N Milwaukee, Chicago, Thursday , July 28th Showtime at 8pm. (more...)

Legendary Singer/Songwriter and Producer Barry Gibb Signs to Columbia RecordsLegendary Singer/Songwriter and Producer Barry Gibb Signs to Columbia Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb has signed with Columbia Records and will release his first album with the label titled, In The Now, in the fall of 2016. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Grabs a Beer & Reads Fan-Fiction with Tony-Nominee Jeremy JordanBroadwaysted Podcast Grabs a Beer & Reads Fan-Fiction with Tony-Nominee Jeremy Jordan
by Broadwaysted - Jun 28, 2016

Jeremy Jordan has been lighting up the screens recently on television's SUPERGIRL and as everyone's favorite cheating writer in the film adaptation of JRB's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, but this Tony-nominated Broadway Leading Man 'seized the day' to get Broadwaysted with us! This week, we do a 'super' quiz and Jeremy discovers he does an incredible James Corden impression--and during the 'Lights of Broadway' round Jeremy finds out he's a 'fun fact' on the back of a card! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/24; Pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/24; Pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 24, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A CHORUS LINE in Connecticut, the pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, and SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

Lott Entertainment Presents to Launch 2nd Season with New Home, New WorksLott Entertainment Presents to Launch 2nd Season with New Home, New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Lott Entertainment Presents' second season begins with a new home and a slew of new works guaranteed to raise the bar-and some eyebrows-in Houston's performing arts scene. (more...)

Debbie Matenopoulos Named New Co-Host of Hallmark Channel's HOME & FAMILYDebbie Matenopoulos Named New Co-Host of Hallmark Channel's HOME & FAMILY
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Cristina Ferrare, longtime co-host of Hallmark Channel's Daytime Emmy(R)-nominated daily series HOME & FAMILY, will depart the network's popular original lifestyle program, it was announced today by Hallmark Channel. (more...)

Sadie Frost Plays Gypsy Rose Lee in New Season at Wilton's Music HallSadie Frost Plays Gypsy Rose Lee in New Season at Wilton's Music Hall
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

Wilton's Music Hall today announces its exciting new season programme, which sees the world's oldest surviving grand music hall welcome a diverse range of work, shining a spotlight on live music and bespoke theatre productions. Highlights include Sadie Frost starring as Gypsy Rose Lee in world premiere BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN and musical FLOYD COLLINS, which tells the story of a 1920s Kentucky cave explorer. (more...)

SQUEEZE MY CANS Set for Greenhouse Theater's Solo CelebrationSQUEEZE MY CANS Set for Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Greenhouse Theater's 'Solo Celebration!' continues with 'Squeeze My Cans,' a limited engagement autobiographical solo-play written and performed by Cathy Schenkelberg and directed by Shirley Anderson. Making its Chicago premiere, Schenkelberg shares a glimpse behind the velvet curtain of Scientology in this strangely hilarious and unbelievable story of resilience, loss, and extraterrestrials. 'Squeeze My Cans' runs July 14 - July 24 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Avenue); the press performance is July 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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