Hank Williams News

Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1923
Date Of Death:
January 01, 1953 (29)
Birth Place:
Georgiana, AL, USA
Gender:
Male
Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Sony/ATV Signs Ella Henderson Ahead of Release of Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has signed Ella Henderson to a worldwide publishing deal. (more...)

Terrance Simien, Rebirth Brass Band and More Set for Centennial Festival of Riverboats' 2014 Music Lineup, 10/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a commemoration of the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville, will feature a variety of musical and performing acts, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company. The Kentucky Center curated the musical lineup with a close eye on authentic, river-inspired genres -- carefully orchestrating the music roster to set the tone for the event. The celebration, October 14-19, will have a distinctly local flavor, centering on Louisville's best music, food, bourbon and art along the banks of Waterfront Park. (more...)

Iggy Azalea Inks Global Deal with Sony/ATV
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has signed Iggy Azalea to a worldwide publishing deal. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre Adds Two Tuesday 7:30 pm Performances to Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY RUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Due to popular demand, the Clarence Brown Theatre has added a Tuesday, September 16 and a Tuesday, September 23 performance to the run of "Hank Williams: Lost Highway." The shows will begin at 7:30 pm in the CBT's Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus. (more...)

Elizabeth Olsen Joins Cast of Hank Williams Biopic I SAW THE LIGHT
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Elizabeth Olsen has signed on for the highly anticipated Hank Williams' biopic I SAW THE LIGHT. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Present MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!, 10/9-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Theatrical Outfit continues its 'Season of Compassion' with the poignant and meaningful drama My Children! My Africa!, written by South-African-born playwright Athol Fugard who won a Tony Award for lifetime achievement in 2011. This is the 38th season for Theatrical Outfit, the second-oldest professional theater company in Atlanta, and the home of stories that stir the soul. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/6-9/7/2014
by - Sep 07, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 7, 2014 - Sunday, September 7, 2014. (more...)

Tom Hiddleston Enacts Live Hank Williams Biopic Preview Performance
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 07, 2014

Internationally recognized stage and screen superstar Tom Hiddleston offered a surprise preview performance of his upcoming leading role in a new musical biopic based on the life and music of country music legend Hank Williams. (more...)

BWW Interview: Betsy Werbel Previews Upcoming IMAGINE Benefit Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Betsy Werbel, who co-founded the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund and organized the event, recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming concert. Read on to preview the upcoming benefit performance. (more...)

Sony/ATV Promotes West Coast A&R Executives
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced the promotion of Jennifer Knoepfle to the role of Senior Vice President, Creative, based in the company's Los Angeles office. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Opens Tomorrow at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The toe-tapping, heartfelt musical "Always…Patsy Cline" created and originally directed by Ted Swindley is based on a true story. It opens Sept. 3 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. "Always…Patsy Cline" features more than 25 of Cline's classic songs and will run for seven weeks closing Sunday, Oct. 19 with a 4 p.m. matinee. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Riverside Center's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Brings Legend to Life in Story and Song
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 02, 2014

Robbie Limon's uncanny performance as hillbilly blues crooner Hank Williams is reason enough to take a trip down LOST HIGHWAY at Riverside Center through September 14. Tuner gives glimpses of the singer's troubled life and inspiration while featuring a soundtrack of legendary tunes. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 27, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Equity Jeff Award nominations are out, and 'On The Town' is open. Peck and Lindley, Jessie Mueller and more are set for concerts here, and 'I Love Lucy' and the Grinch will return. Plus Theo Ubique's Andrews Sisters and Kurt Weill in rep, 'Titanic' and 'In The Heights' prepare, Munster announces 2015, and NBC flies its 'Peter Pan' cast. Ahh!! (more...)

Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 Set For 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (http://smarturl.it/BD_basement_amzn) on November4. Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes many found only recently this historic six-disc set is the definitive chronicle of the artist's legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band. (more...)

Marc Nelson Denim to Host Fundraiser to Benefit Clarence Brown Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

To celebrate the opening of its new flagship store and to honor 40 years of professional theatre at the Clarence Brown Theatre, Marc Nelson Denim will host a fundraiser to benefit the theatre on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 6:00 -10:00 pm at 700 East Depot Street. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 9/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

As a singer and songwriter, Hank Williams changed the face of not only country music, but music in general, forever. From September 4- 28, the Clarence Brown Theatre will stage the biographical retelling of his life in Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Rolling Stone called the show, "Exhilarating! A rare achievement in musical theater!" And, the NY Post called Lost Highway, "the best example of a musician's bio put on stage I've ever seen!" UT Medical Center is the corporate sponsor for the production with additional support from the City of Knoxville. Media sponsors are WUOT, WUTK and the Knoxville News Sentinel. (more...)

Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor today of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

SonyATV Music Signs James Blake to Worldwide- Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has signed James Blake to a worldwide co-publishing deal. (more...)

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