Janis Joplin News

Mary Bridget Davies, Ruthie Ann Miles and More to Sing 'BABY MAKIN' HITS' at The Cutting RoomMary Bridget Davies, Ruthie Ann Miles and More to Sing 'BABY MAKIN' HITS' at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A bunch of Broadway's best will come together to sing some soulful new music October 4th at The Cutting Room. Mary Bridget Davies, Jerry Dixon, Trent Armand Kendall, Kingsley Leggs, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Charles Rooney, Christina Sajous and others will perform in Brett Macias' Neruda and Shakespeare: Baby Makin' Hits in New York at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Preview: SASSY MAMAS at The EnsembleBWW Preview: SASSY MAMAS at The Ensemble
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 20, 2016

As the summer comes to a close the heat is still on within the theatre community in H-Town. We are promised to see rappers at TUTS, Janis Joplin at the Alley and three cougars spicing it up at The Ensemble. The historic Ensemble Theatre is celebrating their 40th Anniversary and they will begin the bill with the tantalizing and steamy regional premiere of SASSY MAMAS by noted playwright Celeste Bedford Walker.  (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

The National Museum of American Jewish History Set to Present BILL GRAHAM AND THE ROCK & ROLL REVOLUTIONThe National Museum of American Jewish History Set to Present BILL GRAHAM AND THE ROCK & ROLL REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This DecemberCOME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

BAY STREET THEATER Shows All New LEGENDS OF ROCK FilmBAY STREET THEATER Shows All New LEGENDS OF ROCK Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Joe Lauro will be hosting an ALL NEW LEGENDS OF ROCK film on Thursday, September 29 at 8 pm. This version is a celebration of the diversity and passion that is AMERICAN MUSIC. Rare film clips of the 'Best of the Best' featuring Sam Cooke, Staple Singers, Beach Boys, Etta James, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Bill Monroe, Willie Nelson, Ben Goodman, Billie Holiday, Jerry Garcia, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan and many more will be presented by film maker Joe Lauro in celebration of the upcoming 3rd Annual SAG HARBOR AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Tickets are $15 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...)

VIDEO: Legendary Artist Steven Tyler Performs New Music on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Legendary Artist Steven Tyler Performs New Music on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Steven Tyler explained to Seth how his music is inspired by Janis Joplin. Later, Tyler performed 'My Own Worst Enemy' off his new album, 'Somebody From Somewhere.' (more...)

The Award-Winning LOST DOG Performs BEN DUKE's One-Man Show: PARADISE LOST (LIES UNOPENED BESIDE ME)The Award-Winning LOST DOG Performs BEN DUKE's One-Man Show: PARADISE LOST (LIES UNOPENED BESIDE ME)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

LOST DOG, the highly entertaining dance/theatre company is fronted by its Artistic DirectorBEN DUKE whose one-man show, 'PARADISE LOST (LIES UNOPENED BESIDE ME)' has been performing to critical acclaim and capacity audiences for over a year. (more...)

Crystal Bowersox, Capitol Steps, TAJ EXPRESS & More Set for Poway Center's 2016-17 SeasonCrystal Bowersox, Capitol Steps, TAJ EXPRESS & More Set for Poway Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Poway OnStage has announced its exciting 2016/2017 Professional Performance Series. (more...)

MOTOWN LEGENDS REVUE, Burlesque Acts and More Set for Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret This SeptemberMOTOWN LEGENDS REVUE, Burlesque Acts and More Set for Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The fall season has arrived at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, featuring several fun, fresh, new shows and concerts. Scroll down for a look at the September lineup! (more...)

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Brings Down the HouseBWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Brings Down the House
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Aug 24, 2016

Janis Joplin was a force of nature. She was a candle in the wind. She was brash, vulgar, hard-drinking, hard-drugging, hard-living and fatally flawed. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27BWW Interview: Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Actor and musician Ryan Molloy won praise for his roles in Jerry Springer: The Opera, Taboo, Godspell and On the Town, but he's best known for playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys for a record-breaking six years in the West End and on Broadway. He's now working in the rather more intimate Cockpit Theatre, where he stars in the world premiere of Sam Cassidy's rock musical 27, helmed by Arlene Phillips, which begins previews on 8 September. (more...)

BWW Preview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Worships at the Altar of a Rock-And-Roll GoddessBWW Preview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Worships at the Altar of a Rock-And-Roll Goddess
by Katricia Lang - Aug 19, 2016

The Alley Theatre brings Tony Award-nominated musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to its Hubbard stage. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Mixes Shakespeare's Classic Romantic Comedy with a Rockin' Song ScoreBWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Mixes Shakespeare's Classic Romantic Comedy with a Rockin' Song Score
by Shari Barrett - Aug 17, 2016

Director Gloria Gifford takes her job of inspiring upcoming stars in proper stage presentation, and above all, I must commend her for making sure each actor in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at TU Studios understood exactly what they were saying so audience members could not only understand the words but also what was being said in terms of the dialogue's meaning. It is the first production of the play in which I could get the meaning of each line, even though the words as written were foreign to modern English. Some of the actors shared with me that Gloria demanded their line presentation and stage movements make perfect sense, and the actors responded with great care. (more...)

PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis and WAITRESS' Eric Anderson Join BROADWAY'S MIXTAPE at LPRPARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis and WAITRESS' Eric Anderson Join BROADWAY'S MIXTAPE at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Announced this morning are additional performances by newcomer Ruby Lewis (Paramour) and long-time main stem favorite Eric Anderson (Waitress, The Last Ship, Rocky). (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents BACK TO THE GARDEN The Songs of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Laura NyroRubicon Theatre Company Presents BACK TO THE GARDEN The Songs of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Celebrate folk-rock trailblazers Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro when Rubicon Theatre Company presents BACK TO THE GARDEN later this week, the fifth offering in this season's Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. This energetic and soul-stirring concert directed by Amy Jones with musical direction by Debra Barsha, stars Melissa Hammans, Shaleah Adkisson, Maddy Wyatt and Sue Terwilliger on guitar. Having played to sold-out theatres across the country, Back to the Garden plays in Ventura for only 3 performances on Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue TheatreNorm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Just announced, Norm Lewis will star in the iconic dual roles of Cervantes/Don Quixote in the legendary Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Recording Artist and Congressman John Hall Releases MemoirRecording Artist and Congressman John Hall Releases Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

John Hall's new memoir, STILL THE ONE: A ROCK'n'ROLL JOURNEY TO CONGRESS AND BACK is out and available on CreateSpace.com and Amazon.com in paperback format. An initial discount is available through facebook.com/johnhall.memoir (more...)

Reelz Announces Fall 2016 Programming Slate ft. New & Returning ShowsReelz Announces Fall 2016 Programming Slate ft. New & Returning Shows
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

REELZ today announced a fall programming slate packed with new original series and specials in addition to the return of viewer favorite original series. (more...)

AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Returns to QPACAT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Returns to QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

?The smash-hit show, At Last - The Etta James Story, returns to the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Saturday 19 November 2016, starring the sensational Vika Bull. (more...)

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