Garrison Keillor News

2016 Town Hall Gala to Honor Garrison Keillor's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION2016 Town Hall Gala to Honor Garrison Keillor's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Sunday, October 23 at 4pm at the Princeton Club of New York (15 West 43rd Street), The Town Hall will hold its Annual Gala where they will honor Grammy & Peabody Award-winner Garrison Keillor's acclaimed program A Prairie Home Companion with The Town Hall Friend of the Arts Award (over 150 shows were broadcast live from The Town Hall stage). (more...)

Bernard Purdue and David Haney Tell their JAZZ STORIES, October 8th @ Joe's PubBernard Purdue and David Haney Tell their JAZZ STORIES, October 8th @ Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Jazz Stories combines the swinging exciting music with legend Bernard Purdie and company plus some great stories retold by David Haney.  Haney talked to each of these artists and had them to recount the following stories for Cadence Magazine: Sonny Rollins, The Bridge Story; John McLaughlin's story about recording with Miles Davis; Annie Ross Meets Sarah Vaughan, Gunter Hampel remembers Thelonious Monk; Steve Swallow recalls his trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols; Dominic Duval on Charles Mingus; and of course Bernard Purdie breaks down the Purdie Shuffle. (more...)

Billy Gardell Brings His One-Man Comedy Show to Aurora's Paramount TheatreBilly Gardell Brings His One-Man Comedy Show to Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

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Paula Poundstone at Bay Street Theater on September 22Paula Poundstone at Bay Street Theater on September 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a special Fall Comedy Show with Paula Poundstone, onThursday, September 22. The show is suggested for ages 17 and up. The evening is sponsored in part by Dan's Papers. Tickets on sale now at baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. (more...)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Reveals Fall SeasonScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Reveals Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Reveals Fall Events Season. Highlights include the Scottsdale International Film Festival, R&B legend Roberta Flack, flamenco guitarist Tomatito, the world-class Warsaw Philharmonic, The Havana Cuba All-Stars, best-selling author Garrison Keillor, Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby, Broadway stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, The Capitol Steps' take on Trump vs. Hillary, and much more! (more...)

Tony & Emmy Winner Lily Tomlin to Be Honored with SAG Lifetime Achievement AwardTony & Emmy Winner Lily Tomlin to Be Honored with SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Lily Tomlin - an entertainment maverick whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing - has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. (more...)

Richard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay StreetRichard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. (more...)

Cooperstown Festival to Present Jasper String Quartet, Sinatra-Inspired Jazz & MoreCooperstown Festival to Present Jasper String Quartet, Sinatra-Inspired Jazz & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cooperstown, NY -- An award-winning string quartet known for 'guerilla chamber music' and a hand-picked quintet of jazz all-stars kick off an eventful August for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. (more...)

iHeartRadio Opens Its Doors to NPR Member StationsiHeartRadio Opens Its Doors to NPR Member Stations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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Historian George Muschamp to Helm 1776 at Gettysburg Community TheatreHistorian George Muschamp to Helm 1776 at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present 1776 the musical, to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. Performances will be held at GCT Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm July 15-31, 2016. GCT only seats 80. Limited Reserved Seating Tickets are $18 plus tax/fees of the Gettysburg Borough Amusement Tax. Tickets can be ordered online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 717-334-2692 for group sales of 20 or more or visit the box office during box office hours 5-7pm Mondays-Thursdays at GCT. Opening night will include a complimentary wine reception with the cast and crew after the performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rachel Bay Jones, Robert Creighton & More Sing the Songs of the 70s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARPhoto Coverage: Rachel Bay Jones, Robert Creighton & More Sing the Songs of the 70s at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 21, 2016

Drama Desk Awards Nominees Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin, Hair, Broadway's upcoming Dear Evan Hanson), Robert Creighton (Cagney, Chicago) & Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Grease, Saturday Night Fever), in addition to Noah Racey (Never Gonna Dance, Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Morgan Weed (American Psycho, Rent) & Maxine Linehan just took part in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, June 20, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1970s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Robert Creighton & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 6/20Rachel Bay Jones, Robert Creighton & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Drama Desk Awards Nominees Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin, Hair, Broadway's upcoming Dear Evan Hanson), Robert Creighton (Cagney, Chicago) & Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Grease, Saturday Night Fever), in addition to Noah Racey (Never Gonna Dance, Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Morgan Weed (American Psycho, Rent) & Maxine Linehan are set to star at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 20 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1970s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Garrison Keillor Coming to Morrison Center, 11/14Garrison Keillor Coming to Morrison Center, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Garrison Keillor will be taking the stage at the Morrison Center Monday, November 14th at 7:00 pm.  Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Morrison Center box office, MorrisonCenter.com, or by calling 426-1110.  One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. (more...)

BWW News: Los Angeles Editors Pick SUMMER STAGESBWW News: Los Angeles Editors Pick SUMMER STAGES
by Don Grigware - Jun 6, 2016

Grey Gardens/Ahmanson Theatre/July 6 - August 14, 2016 Based on the 1975 documentary of the same name, the story recounts the fall from uppercrust society of mother and daughter Edith Bouvier Beale, eccentric cousins of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who lived in poverty in East Hampton, New York. This is the long-awaited west coast premiere of the Tony winning musical, and it will star Rachel York as 'Little Edie' and Betty Buckley as 'Big Edie'. www.centertheatregroup.org Beautiful - The Carole King Musical/Pantages Theatre/June 22 - July 17, 2 (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Host Annual Political Players Radio Show in JuneLong Beach Playhouse to Host Annual Political Players Radio Show in June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

On June 15 at 5:30 P.M., the Long Beach Playhouse will present the sixth annual Return to the Long Beach Home Companion at the offices of Keesal Young and Logan. This truly unique event is a fundraiser for the Playhouse which at 87 years is one of the city's oldest arts organizations. (more...)

Christina Bianco and More Sign on for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR SeriesChristina Bianco and More Sign on for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee & YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, two-time Nightlife Award-winner Scott Coulter (who travels around the world performing with Stephen Schwartz), Jeannette Bayardelle (original cast of The Color Purple) and Cooper Grodin (plays The Phantom in the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), will join previously announced Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy ClubJulie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Seattle Theatre Group Announces Diverse Lineup for 2016-17 SeasonSeattle Theatre Group Announces Diverse Lineup for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

CONNECTION stands at the heart of everything Seattle Theatre Group does, and STG's 2016-2017 season features performances by renowned partners from across the globe, country, and region. With life-changing access to artists, mentors, and experiences on and off the stage, STG's upcoming season aims to continue to connect all members of the community through its performances and educational events. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch on Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm. Tickets are $50 sides, $65 Center, $75 with VIP Reception and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.  (more...)

Patti LuPone, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2016-17 SeasonPatti LuPone, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has unveiled its 2016-17 season of music, dance, theater, comedy and more. The Center's star-studded lineup spans virtually every genre of the performing arts and highlights talent from around the globe, including Australia, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Additional events will be announced later in the summer. (more...)

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