Janis Joplin News

The Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates 80th Anniversary as State Theater of CaliforniaThe Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates 80th Anniversary as State Theater of California
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

California State Assemblymember Chris Holden, Pasadena's Mayor Terry Tornek, and Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman gathered today at The Pasadena Playhouse to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of The Playhouse being designated the State Theater of California. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIRFull Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HAIR In Concert, which will be presented as part of the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the first ever outdoor rock festival - the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. HAIR In Concertwill take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org   (more...)

Portland-Based Rock Band Blitzen Trapper to Make Their Theatrical Debut with WILD AND RECKLESS at The ArmoryPortland-Based Rock Band Blitzen Trapper to Make Their Theatrical Debut with WILD AND RECKLESS at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Acclaimed Portland-based rock band Blitzen Trapper will make their foray into the world of theater with Wild and Reckless, a new concert event written and performed by the band that will have its world premiere at The Armory. The band has already recorded a limited-edition LP soundtrack for Wild and Reckless that will be available exclusively at performances. Entertainment Weekly premiered the song "Love Live On," which can be heard HERE. Co-directed by The Armory's Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and Production Manager Liam Kaas-Lentz, Wild and Reckless will run on the U.S. Bank Main Stage for 28 performances. Preview performances begin March 16; the opening night/press night is March 24; and regular performances run through April 30. The band will be joined on stage by New York-based actor Laura Carbonell (originally from Portland), making her debut at The Armory, and Portland-favorite Leif Norby. (more...)

Carole J. Bufford to Bring 'Fearless Females' to Feinstein's/54 Below in 'YOU DON'T OWN ME'Carole J. Bufford to Bring 'Fearless Females' to Feinstein's/54 Below in 'YOU DON'T OWN ME'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Carole J Bufford in You Don't Own Me: The Fearless Females of 1960s on April 4, May 6, June 12, and July 6. (more...)

Carole J. Bufford Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with YOU DON'T OWN MECarole J. Bufford Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with YOU DON'T OWN ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Carole J Bufford in You Don't Own Me: The Fearless Females of 1960s on April 4, May 6, June 12, and July 6. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents Annual EAST SIDE STORIESMetropolitan Playhouse Presents Annual EAST SIDE STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

OBIE Award-winning theater company Metropolitan Playhouse will present its annual EAST SIDE STORIES, a three-week celebration of the life and lore of the East Village featuring four new plays and six new solo performances. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN'S Mary Bridget Davies Brings Her One Woman Show To The Copa Palm SpringsA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN'S Mary Bridget Davies Brings Her One Woman Show To The Copa Palm Springs
by David Green - Mar 21, 2017

Tony-nominated singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES' journey began in her hometown of Cleveland, OH in 2001 when she first started singing in local bands, and she hasn't slowed down since. The powerhouse rock and blues singer's love of music was instilled by her parents, who raised her on a healthy diet of the Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Joe Cocker and, naturally, Janis Joplin. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's tour embarked on its third year at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, nearly 58 years to day that Motown Records was founded. The music of Motown began bringing people together back in 1959, reaching men and women of different cultures, religion, ethnicity and ages, and has provided a message of hope and healing ever since. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTFull Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)

A.C.T. to Present Peter Brook's BATTLEFIELD, An Adaptation of Indian Epic 'The Mahabharata'A.C.T. to Present Peter Brook's BATTLEFIELD, An Adaptation of Indian Epic 'The Mahabharata'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Following the stunning success of The Suit, which played to standing ovations and sold-out houses at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in 2014, legendary director Peter Brook returns to A.C.T. with Battlefield (April 26-May 21, 2017). (more...)

Maya Beiser to Play Two Shows at Big Ears This MonthMaya Beiser to Play Two Shows at Big Ears This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

"Cello goddess" (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser will perform two shows at this year's Big Ears Festival. On Friday, March 24, at 10:30am she opens the day with Morning Trance, a solo show at The Mill & Mine, and on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30pm she takes the stage at the Bijou Theatre for Uncovered, classic rock reimagined with Glenn Kotche, drums and Gyan Riley, bass. (more...)

BoDeans, Dave Barnes, Cathy Richardson Band and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoBoDeans, Dave Barnes, Cathy Richardson Band and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces an intimate show with Milwaukee-bred rock band BoDeans ('Closer to Free'), renowned Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dave Barnes, the return of the Cathy Richardson Band with Maisie Bull and more. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY and More Slated for Laguna Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonHAIRSPRAY and More Slated for Laguna Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2017-2018 season of shows. (more...)

BWW Review: LIMEHOUSE, Donmar WarehouseBWW Review: LIMEHOUSE, Donmar Warehouse
by Gary Naylor - Mar 14, 2017

Limehouse focuses on the events concerning the founding of the Social Democratic Party (the SDP) and the drafting of the Limehouse Declaration that led to it. Many, many parallels with today's fractured polity. (more...)

Banditos Announce New Album + Premiere New Single 'Fine Fine Day'Banditos Announce New Album + Premiere New Single 'Fine Fine Day'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

For much of the last two years, the Banditos have been on the road, relentlessly showcasing their critically acclaimed 2015 self-titled debut album. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Announce M.E. LIVE - Melissa EtheridgeAT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Announce M.E. LIVE - Melissa Etheridge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents announced today that tickets for M.E. Live - Melissa Etheridge will go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m.  One of America's favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades, Melissa Etheridge, will perform for one night only at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Majestic Theatre. (more...)

Portland-based Rock Band Blitzen Trapper to Make Theatrical Debut with WILD AND RECKLESS at The ArmoryPortland-based Rock Band Blitzen Trapper to Make Theatrical Debut with WILD AND RECKLESS at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Acclaimed Portland-based rock band Blitzen Trapper will make their foray into the world of theater with Wild and Reckless, a new concert event written and performed by the band that will have its world premiere at The Armory. The band has already recorded a limited-edition LP soundtrack for Wild and Reckless that will be available exclusively at performances. Entertainment Weekly premiered the song 'Love Live On' today, which can be heard HERE. Co-directed by The Armory's Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and Production Manager Liam Kaas-Lentz, Wild and Reckless will run on the U.S. Bank Main Stage for 28 performances. Preview performances begin March 16; the opening night/press night is March 24; and regular performances run through April 30. The band will be joined on stage by New York-based actor Laura Carbonell, making her debut at The Armory, and Portland-favorite Leif Norby. (more...)

Grammy Winners for Best Latin Rock LA SANTA CECILIA Comes to Tempe Center for the ArtsGrammy Winners for Best Latin Rock LA SANTA CECILIA Comes to Tempe Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust brings the Grammy Award winning LA SANTA CECILIA  in concert on Friday April 14th at 7:30 pm.    (more...)

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