Janis Joplin News

Peggy King to Make First LA Appearance in Over 30 Years at the Catalina Jazz Club, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Peggy King, one of the most popular TV and recording stars of the 1950's, will make her first Los Angeles appearance in more than 30 years on Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 PM at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Joining her will be acclaimed pianist, harpist and vocalist Corky Hale, leading an all-star quartet including Lymon Medeiros on bass, Jack LeCompte on drums and John Chiodini on guitar. (more...)

Broadway-Bound Version of RIO in the Works? ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS Live Show Also Set to Tour
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Broadway producer Michael Cohl has inked a licensing deal with Twentieth Century Fox to bring two of the studio's hit films, RIO and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED, to the stage. (more...)

Patty Smith to Bring FOOL FOR LOVE to Middlebury's Town Hall Theater, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Patty Smith's exploration of love treads a very fine line between tragedy and comedy. Her new one-person show, Fool for Love, debuts at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater on August 15. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF as the featured production of its 26th annual Free Summer Theatre Program in New York City. THE LIGHTNING THIEF began performances on July 21, 2014 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and continues through Friday, August 22, 2014. Opening night is set for tonight, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Flashy Promo Video For BROADWAY THE HARDWAY With Hall, Magnussen, Maroulis & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2014

An attention-grabbing new promotional video for the upcoming theatrical rock showcase BROADWAY THE HARDWAY featuring appearances by Lena Hall & The Deafening, Billy Magnussen & Reserved For Rondee, Constantine Maroulis and more is now available to view. (more...)

Upcoming Birdland Performance Schedule Includes Jazz Masters Quartet, Lindsay Mendez, and more, 7/28 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for July 28- August 3. Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE 27 CLUB Rocks the Warehouse at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 14, 2014

A musical at Fringe succeeds! (more...)

Powerhouse Vocalist Sari Schorr and Her All-Star Band at The Cutting Room, 7/31
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

On the heels of her exciting recent performances at Brooklyn's Shape Shifter Lab and Manhattan's Metropolitan Room, powerhouse vocalist Sari Schorr will next appear at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street, NYC) on Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm. Supporting Schorr will be her all-star band The Engine Room, featuring Rob Paparozzi on harmonica and vocals, Pete Levin on keyboards, Jerry Marotta on drums, John Cariddi on guitar, and Sue Williams on bass. With a distinctive sound and a 5-octave range that draws from her roots in blues, rock and jazz, Schorr will debut a selection of explosive songs from her upcoming CD. The Cutting Room show will also feature drumming and recording legend Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, who with his indelible sound will revisit some classic moments in funk drumming history, while also offering up some fat new grooves on songs written by Schorr. (more...)

Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD Live 54 Below Album Gets 9/9 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Shapiro Sisters announced today that their debut album Live Out Loud: Live at 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. (more...)

HEATHERS Sets Early August Closing Date Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will play its final performance of its limited engagement at New World Stages on Monday, August 4, 2014 after 17 previews and 145 regular performances. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014


VIP Concert Performance of LOUIS-AND-ELLA Set for The Cutting Room, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

On Tuesday, July 15, Onemoe Music & Palm Beach Performing Arts Center will present a 75 minutes VIP Concert performance of LOUIS-AND-ELLA!, by Trent Armand Kendall (award winning writer & star of Picture Incomplete), Music Direction / Arrangements by David Snyder (Mr. Confidential, Plaid Tidings, Forever Plaid) and Direction /Choreography by Jeff Whiting (Associate/Resident Director for Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish and Tony Nominated The Scottsboro Boys). (more...)

Patchogue Theatre to Welcome Jessie Haynes, Claudia Jacobs, and Rorie Kelly for Free Show at the Bandshell, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and The Incorporated Village of Patchogue Present an evening of original music by the bay. The critically acclaimed Live in the Lobby concert series moves down to Shorefront Park for a free concert featuring Long Island singer-songwriters Jessie Haynes, Claudia Jacobs, and Rorie Kelly on Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies to Bring PLAYHOUSE ROCKS! to Pasadena, 7/17-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Acclaimed blues singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES--nominated for a Tony this year in the “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical” category for her Broadway lead in “A Night With Janis Joplin”--will return to The Pasadena Playhouse for four nights July 17-20. She first wowed Pasadena, CA crowds in 2013 with the Janis Joplin role, marking The Playhouse's highest-grossing production in its history. (more...)

American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Returns July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed byDamon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

bergenPAC Presents Rock 'N' Blues FEST 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Rock 'N' Blues FEST 2014 Friday, August 8th at 8PM. Be sure to reserve tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Announces Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Musicals Inc. announces the line-up of panelists for the fifth biennial BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ CONFERENCE, set for July 18-20 in North Hollywood. (more...)

La Santa Cecilia and Los Cenzontles Kick Off Stanford Live's Inaugural Summer Series, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Stanford Live will launch its first summer season on July 20 with an afternoon of Mexican American alternative and roots music. The Grammy Award-winning La Santa Cecilia, named "Best Alternative Band of the Year" by L.A. Weekly, and Bay Area favorites Los Cenzontles ("The Mockingbirds") will take the Bing Concert Hall stage starting at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Announces Three Exciting Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents SUMMER AT THE PLAYHOUSE - Music, Mayhem and Madness, three exciting productions playing this July. A Judy Garland Concert with Joey Luft features Judy Garland's son Joey Luft making a rare public appearance (July 10-13) followed by PLAYHOUSE ROCKS! with Tony Nominee Powerhouse MARY BRIDGET DAVIES, a Tony Award nominee for A Night With Janis Joplin which was presented last season at The Pasadena Playhouse and was the venue's highest grossing show in its history (July 17-20). The month will end with Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED created by award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson and actor and improvisational guru Patrick Bristow with The Jim Henson Company's renowned puppeteers (July 24-26). The Playhouse continues its tradition of distinctive and entertaining summer programming. (more...)

2014 Marin County Fair to Feature Joan Jett, Huey Lewis and The News & More, 7/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The 2014 Marin County Fair, themed The Happiest Fair On Earth, will be the place to be over July 4th weekend with more family fun than ever before! The fair, which attracts more than 120,000 attendees over its five day run, takes place at the Marin County Fairgrounds in San Rafael, Wednesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 6. Hours are 11am to 11pm daily with headline concerts each day featuring some of Marin County's beloved locals - Huey Lewis and the News, Night Ranger, and Elvin Bishop (full schedule below.) The Fair is a one-price gate. Admission includes concerts, exhibits, entertainment, nightly fireworks and 28 free carnival rides! Adults are $17, Senior Citizens 65 and older, $15, Children 4-12 $15, and Children under 4, Free. (more...)

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