Dolly Parton News

Date of Birth: January 19, 1946 (71)
Birth Place: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Gender: Female
BMI Honors Carrie Underwood at 69th Annual NAB Dinner in Las VegasBMI Honors Carrie Underwood at 69th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, honored music superstar Carrie Underwood at the 69th annual BMI/NAB Dinner held last night at the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas. (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 SeasonCasting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Full Bloom at Theatre JacksonvilleBWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Full Bloom at Theatre Jacksonville
by Heather Vollman - Apr 23, 2017

If you are like me and were practically raised in Truvy's Beauty Parlor, when STEEL MAGNOLIAS hits the stage, you're in the front(ish) row, trying to get Shelby to drink her juice. If you're not like me, you might check it out because it has become a classic and you want to know why. Whichever your stance, you're in luck, because Theatre Jacksonville opened STEEL MAGNOLIAS Friday night, and it will play through May 7th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne WarrenPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2017

Carnegie Hall is home to some of the greatest 'serious' music created by mankind and when Maestro and Music Director Steven Reineke takes the stage with the 78 member New York Pops Orchestra it's also about great music, great entertainment, and great fun.   The final concert of the season was titled 'You've Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters and it featured guest artists Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren.  (more...)

Julia Murney, Cole Escola, Molly Pope and More to Honor Patti LuPone at THE MEETING* This WeekendJulia Murney, Cole Escola, Molly Pope and More to Honor Patti LuPone at THE MEETING* This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, April 23 with a celebration of Broadway legend Patti LuPone at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.  (more...)

DIRTY DANCING  - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd HallDIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department's 9 TO 5VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department's 9 TO 5
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2017

Nothing screams comedy like a workplace fantasy sequence. The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department will take on the stage version of 9 to 5: the Musical, based on the 1980 hit film of the same name, April 21-22 at 7:30pm and April 23 at 2 pm in the Callahan Theatre at the Nazareth College Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 9 TO 5 at Nazareth College Theatre and Dance DepartmentPhoto Flash: First Look at 9 TO 5 at Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Nothing screams comedy like a workplace fantasy sequence. The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department will take on the stage version of 9 to 5: the Musical, based on the 1980 hit film of the same name, April 21-22 at 7:30pm and April 23 at 2 pm in the Callahan Theatre at the Nazareth College Arts Center. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Internationally-known voice coaches Peisha McPhee and Michael Orland have a message for prospective Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) students to encourage them to apply for the summer institute where they will be teaching this summer. (more...)

BWW: Interview: Media's Anita of WEST SIDE STORY VICTORIA GUITERAS MAYOBWW: Interview: Media's Anita of WEST SIDE STORY VICTORIA GUITERAS MAYO
by Pati Buehler - Apr 18, 2017

Here's an inside peek at the energetic actress playing the singing, dancing lead role of Anita, Bernardo's main squeeze in Media's upcoming production of West Side Story. (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Downtown Cabaret Children's TheatreBWW Review: CINDERELLA at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Apr 15, 2017

Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT entertains while providing unique twists and positive lessons from the classic children's story CINDERELLA. The entire family will enjoy this musical with audience participation for children and music from the 1980s for their parents. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Honor Broadway Legend Patti LuPone This MonthTHE MEETING* to Honor Broadway Legend Patti LuPone This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, April 23 with a celebration of Broadway legend Patti LuPone at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

12 Peers Theater to Welcome SQUEEZE MY CANS This May12 Peers Theater to Welcome SQUEEZE MY CANS This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

12 Peers Theater announces an addition to their 2017 season, the touring production of Squeeze My Cans, written and performed by Cathy Schenkelberg, to be performed at the University of Pittsburgh Studio Theatre May 3-7, 2017. (more...)

$25,000 Cash Prize Home & Family's Best Home Cook On Hallmark Channel$25,000 Cash Prize Home & Family's Best Home Cook On Hallmark Channel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Hallmark Channel's Emmy nominated daytime talk show "Home & Family" is on the search to find 'Home & Family's: Next Best Home Cook'! If you love to cook and have a great personality, than this is the contest for you. Not only can the applicant win $25,000, but he/she can also join Emmy Winner Mark Steines and two-time Emmy nominee Debbie Matenopoulos and become a part of 'Home & Family's' recurring cast. All the applicant has to do is submit a video sixty seconds or fewer showcasing their culinary talents and prove why they should be crowned 'Home & Family's' 2017 Best Home Cook. (more...)

A Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERSA Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

A Classic Theatre presents A.R. Gurney's 'Love Letters' starring Annie Gaybis and Peter Gutierrez in this 'tender sketch of the bond between two people who cannot live with, or without, each other.' William A. Henry III, Time (more...)

Don Fleming Produces Kim Rancourt Solo Debut With All-Star BandDon Fleming Produces Kim Rancourt Solo Debut With All-Star Band
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Kim Rancourt's plum plum album is the latest project overseen by producer/archivist/musician Don Fleming. (more...)

Getting to Know...JEFF SWAFFORD of Woodland EntertainmentGetting to Know...JEFF SWAFFORD of Woodland Entertainment
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 6, 2017

Writer/producer/director Jeff Swafford debuts Crazy All These Years, the stage version of his screenplay which he made into a film last year, at Nashville's Darkhorse Theatre next week for an April 13-22 run. Starring Cinda McCain, Michael Adcock, Jennifer Richmond and Daniel Hackman, Swafford's play is one of Spring 2017's most eagerly anticipated productions. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning!BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning!
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 6, 2017

Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann…what do these four people have in common? An insane amount of songwriting talent! A history filled with awards. And a story worth telling through their melodies and lyrics. (more...)

Broadway's Megan Hilty Headlines KC SuperStar 2017; 24 Semi-Finalists Chosen for High School Singing CompetitionBroadway's Megan Hilty Headlines KC SuperStar 2017; 24 Semi-Finalists Chosen for High School Singing Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Megan Hilty, known for her amazing singing talents on the Broadway stage, film and the critically-acclaimed television series "SMASH," will serve as host for 2017 KC SuperStar finals on Sunday, August 27. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lance Horne On His Current Residency at Joe's Pub, His Iconic Collaborators and Trying to Recruit Neve CampbellBWW Interview: Lance Horne On His Current Residency at Joe's Pub, His Iconic Collaborators and Trying to Recruit Neve Campbell
by Troy Frisby - Apr 5, 2017

Lance Horne is developing new music based on acclaimed author Neil Gaiman's love poems to his wife, Amanda Palmer, is working on a top-secret project with Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and continues to work with his 'musical husband,' Alan Cumming. And, if all of that weren't enough, the Emmy-winning composer (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), lyricist and performer has also returned to Joe's Pub for the 2016-2017 season. Having performed at the venue since it first opened its doors in 1998, Horne is currently undertaking a four-part residency of new material---aptly titled NEW WORK, NEW WORK---for which he's been joined by many of his famous friends. Ahead of the residency's penultimate installment, NEW WORK NEW WORK 3, on April 12 at 7pm, we spoke with Horne by phone about his innumerable collaborators, his history with Joe's and the stars he's still working on teaming up with. (more...)

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