Garrison Keillor News

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF LIZ Delivers a Bifocal Satire of the HeartlandBWW Review: THE BOOK OF LIZ Delivers a Bifocal Satire of the Heartland
by Perry Tannenbaum - Aug 13, 2015

With authentic Midwest flavoring, Amy and David Sedaris, lightly satirize ascetic religious communities like the Amish and the Amanas. Then as their heroine breaks free and explores the outside world, we watch how zany and insular the people are on our side of the fence, viewed through the lens of Liz's inner purity. Directed by Glynnis O'Donoghue for Donna Scott Productions, the nuttiness of this cheese ball comedy keeps us from taking the satire too seriously. (more...)

Cast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This FallCast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team and dates for the American Premiere of TRUCK STOP by Lachlan Philpott, opening Monday October 5, 8 pm running through October 24 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Directed by Marilee Talkington, this production marks Lachlan Philpott's first fully produced play in the United States. Philpott is an award-winning playwright in Australia whose plays have been extensively developed at American theaters including San Francisco's ACT, Crowded Fire Theater and the Magic. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Garrison Keillor Brings A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION - THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL TOUR to PPACBWW Reviews: Garrison Keillor Brings A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION - THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL TOUR to PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Aug 10, 2015

There is unquestionably something to be said for reliability and comfort. For things that are familiar to us or make us feel at home. There is something wonderful about that feeling when you are experiencing something that you know so well and have enjoyed so many times before. That feeling that you not only know what to expect, but know it will be very, very good. Provicence Performing Arts Center is always reliable in that you know they are bringing our area the best cultural, artistic and entertainment options around. The most recent example of this is this past weekend's arrival of Garrison Keillor and his A Priarie Home Companion - The America The Beautiful Tour. (more...)

VTA Has $24 Million Economic Impact in Miami ValleyVTA Has $24 Million Economic Impact in Miami Valley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) and the Arts Center Foundation (ACF) presented their 2014-2015 Community Report at today's annual meeting, held in the Mathile Theatre at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The meeting celebrated a report revealing more than 42,000 tickets sold to new patrons during the 2014-2015 Season, a successful launch of The Next Stage Endowment Campaign, and more than 22,000 students from more than 17 counties and 51 school districts participating in The Frank M. Tait Foundation Discovery Series. (more...)

DPAC Celebrates Record-Breaking Seventh SeasonDPAC Celebrates Record-Breaking Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

DPAC has just announced key event statistics for the venue's recently completed seventh season. Total attendance hit a new high mark of 448,998 guests, topping DPAC's last record of 421,000 set in the 2011 / 2012 season. The seventh season also set new records with total events (224 events), total sellouts (112 sellout performances) and number of season seat members (15,167) for the signature series, SunTrust Broadway at DPAC.   (more...)

Morris Performing Arts Center Wins 2015 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award from LHATMorris Performing Arts Center Wins 2015 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award from LHAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Country Music Legend Vince Gill took home another award to add to his 20 Grammy and 18 Country Music Awards when he received the 2015 Marquee Award presented by the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) at its Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. (more...)

Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This FallBaratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS are thrilled to announce the first ever TED TALKS LIVE, a six?night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) in New York's famed Theater District. (more...)

Brevard Music Center to Present Live A PRARIE HOME COMPANION Performance, 8/15Brevard Music Center to Present Live A PRARIE HOME COMPANION Performance, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Brevard, NC—A Prairie Home Companion, the beloved National Public Radio program hosted by Garrison Keillor, returns to Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at Brevard Music Center for a live performance on August 15th at 7:30 p.m.   As one of only a few cities across the country that will feature Keillor and company during his 2015 “The America the Beautiful” farewell summer bus tour, the Brevard Music Center performance marks one of the last opportunities for the public to experience A Prairie Home Companion with its original cast before Mr. Keillor retires as host.  (more...)

Garrison Keillor to Celebrate 41 Years of A PRAIRE HOME COMPANION at PPAC, 8/7Garrison Keillor to Celebrate 41 Years of A PRAIRE HOME COMPANION at PPAC, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Garrison Keillor will visit the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8P (Garrison's birthday) as part of his coast-to-coast, sea to shining sea bus tour to celebrate his popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion's 41st anniversary. RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC RADIO is the welcoming partner for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion The America the Beautiful 2015 Tour in Providence. (more...)

Sara Bareilles Previews Two WAITRESS Songs!Sara Bareilles Previews Two WAITRESS Songs!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2015

Sara Bareilles recently served the audience of the radio program, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION a special treat. (more...)

Sara Bareilles Previews WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL On A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION TonightSara Bareilles Previews WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL On A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 27, 2015

Get a free sample of WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL! (more...)

Louis Armstrong House Museum's 'Hot Jazz / Cool Garden' Series to Welcome The Ladybugs & More This SummerLouis Armstrong House Museum's 'Hot Jazz / Cool Garden' Series to Welcome The Ladybugs & More This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

It's not summer in NYC until there is hot jazz and red beans 'n rice at the Louis Armstrong House Museum.  Louis Armstrong House Museum announces the line up for its signature summer concert series Hot Jazz / Cool Garden.  (more...)

Summer Stages: Rhode Island Summer EventsSummer Stages: Rhode Island Summer Events
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 1, 2015

Warm, dazzling sunshine and refreshing sea breezes signal the start of the summer arts season in Rhode Island. Once again, Ocean State performers have a busy season planned, as venues from Downcity to South County prepare to welcome stories and songs to their stages. (more...)

ALTMAN'S ART Screening with Bob Balaban Set for Bay Street Theater, 6/8ALTMAN'S ART Screening with Bob Balaban Set for Bay Street Theater, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Altman's Art, a screening of Gosford Park and a discussion of the work of one of Americas greatest filmmakers on Monday, June 8 at 7 pm. The evening will also include a talkback hosted by Bob Balaban, with Guilia D'Agnolo Vallan, and Kathryn Altman-the widow of Robert Altman. Tickets are $20 and are available online at baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open 11 am to Showtime daily. (more...)

Summer 2015 Kicks Off at Wolf Trap This Friday with Garrison KeillorSummer 2015 Kicks Off at Wolf Trap This Friday with Garrison Keillor
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Pack your picnic, grab your friends, and get ready for cool shows on star-filled summer nights! Summer officially begins this Friday for Washington-area music lovers, when Wolf Trap opens the Summer 2015 season on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Milk Carton Kids Coming to Nashville, 11/5The Milk Carton Kids Coming to Nashville, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Grammy-nominated harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have announced the May 19 release of their third album, Monterey, and will bring their 2015 concert tour to Nashville with a performance at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on November 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION to Stop at the Wharton Center, 7/30A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION to Stop at the Wharton Center, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Garrison Keillor will be embarking on what may be his most ambitious tour to date - 30 cities in 36 days - a coast-to-coast, sea to shining sea bus tour to celebrate his popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion's 41st anniversary. The show will stop on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.  (more...)

Ina Garten, The Tenors & Garrison Keillor Headed to NJPAC This SeasonIna Garten, The Tenors & Garrison Keillor Headed to NJPAC This Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announces three new shows on sale Friday, May 8th at 10AM. (more...)

The Milk Carton Kids Coming to Boulder Theater, 12/9The Milk Carton Kids Coming to Boulder Theater, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

KUNC and Z2 Entertainment will present The Milk Carton Kids with Special Guests at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015. Tickets are on sale May 1st for $27.50 general admission. (more...)

Urban Stages to Honor Henry Buhl & KT Sullivan at Annual BenefitUrban Stages to Honor Henry Buhl & KT Sullivan at Annual Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill will hold their annual benefit at the Boathouse in Central Park at 6:30PM on May 18th. This event will honor philanthropist Henry Buhl for his contributions to Urban Stages and the New York Community as the Founder of the Association of Community Employment for the Homeless (ACE). Brilliant singer and actress, KT Sullivan will receive the first Musical Theatre Award for her work with Urban Stages and as director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation which produces the New York Cabaret Convention. (more...)

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