Janis Joplin News

WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU starts its fireworks show tonight on Broadway, the DIRTY DANCING tour kicks off in D.C., NEWSIES' John Dossett travels over to PIPPIN and more! (more...)

FringeArts Sets Free Late-Night Festival Bar Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Opening Night of the 18th Annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival (Sept 5, 2014), will launch three weeks of free late-night comedy, theater and music at FringeArts' permanent home at 140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race Street). The late-night lineup will feature local favorites and international performers each night of the 2014 Fringe Festival (Sept. 5-21). (more...)

THE SUNSET STRIP & GIBSON FOUNDATION to Unveil GuitarTown Art Pieces
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

THE SUNSET STRIP and GIBSON FOUNDATION are excited to unveil their next installment of 10-foot, one-of-a-kind guitars Tuesday, August 19 (more...)

BOOMER FEST DAYS Festival to Debut This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

This fall, the North American festival market will expand with the addition of the inaugural BOOMER FEST DAYS festival, set for October 8-12 in Rocky Point/Puerto Penasco, Mexico (more...)

Paul McCartney Unveils Never Before Released BEATLES Photos at Historic Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Paul McCartney took the crowd of 50,000 at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on a magical mystery tour back through time at tonight's historic Farewell To Candlestick: The Final Concert. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre Selected as Fifth Star Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, celebrating their 125th Anniversary Season, has been chosen as one of five honorees for the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) inaugural Fifth Star Awards, celebrating the city's creativity through artists, arts advocates and cultural institutions. The free public celebration, also honoring dancer Lou Conte, artist Richard Hunt, Grammy-winning composer, pianist and radio personality Ramsey Lewis and arts advocate Lois Weisberg, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 pm at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.) and will feature live performances and tributes throughout the evening. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Karen Irwin: A Piece of Her Heart, A Tribute to Janis Joplin
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - Aug 13, 2014

Karen Irwin tore up the stage at The Cabaret at The Columbia Club July 25 and 26. The Indianapolis native is well known for her bluesy rasp vocals and excellent coverage of Janis Joplin tunes. So popular is Irwin, the entire weekend was sold out for both performances, matching her prior visit to this stage. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Vocal Selections Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 11/3
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 11, 2014

A collection of sheet music for the recent Broadway celebration of iconic rock n roll superstar Janis Joplin titled A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin is now available for pre-order. (more...)

U.S. Postal Service Honors Groundbreaking Singer Janis Joplin on Limited-Edition Forever Stamp
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The U.S. Postal Service today added legendary singer Janis Joplin to its Music Icons Forever Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park. (more...)

First Look - Legendary Singer Janis Joplin Honored with USPS Music Icon Forever Stamp
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

U.S. Postal Service Honors Groundbreaking Singer Janis Joplin on Limited-Edition Forever Stamp (more...)

American Blues Theater Extends HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Through Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the extension of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," through Sunday, September 28, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Michael Rupert, Allison Guinn, Phillip Boykin & Stephen DeRosa Join ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Producers Howard and Janet Kagan have announced complete casting for the new revival of ON THE TOWN, the musical-comedy love letter to New York City opening on Broadway this fall. Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') ON THE TOWN is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Closes Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 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 tonight, August 4, 2014 after 17 previews and 145 regular performances. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 26- August 1
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 01, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include BROADWAY THE HARDWAY, Tina Fey's visit to HEATHERS, a first look at THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, and more! (more...)

Amber Martin to Kick Off Bi-Monthly Series of Performances at Joe's Pub on 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Celebrated singer and comedian Amber Martin embarks on a bi-monthly year-long performance residency at Joe's Pub at The Public with her newest show The Days of My Lives on Tuesday, August 12 at 9:30PM (doors 9:00PM). Over the course of her year at the Pub, she will showcase new material and characters, recounting her 30 year journey from the bayou in Southeast Texas to the Downtown bustle of New York. Tickets are $15, and available now online: www.joespub.com, by phone (212-967-7555) or in person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC). Further residency dates are to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia Return to Birdland Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

On Monday, July 28, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the return of Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia. The duo was accompanied by a spectacular group of musicians, including a dazzling horn section. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Howard & Janet Kagan have announced that Jackie Hoffman will join the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN as "Madame Dilly." Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') ON THE TOWN is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Tina Fey Goes Backstage at HEATHERS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

How VERY fetch! MEAN GIRLS creator Tina Fey was spotted with her husband Jeff Richmond on Sunday night at the hit musical HEATHERS at New World Stages in New York. Scroll down for a photo of Fey with the cast! (more...)

BWW TV: Lena Hall, Constantine Maroulis, Billy Magnussen, and More Rock BROADWAY THE HARDWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2014

42West just hosted BROADWAY THE HARDWAY last night, July 28. Alongside Tony winner Lena Hall's The Deafening, BROADWAY THE HARDWAY featured Tony nominee Billy Magnussen's Reserved For Rondee with fellow Tony nom Constantine Maroulis, and Rock N Roll Debauchery, including cast members from ROCK OF AGES, A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin, and more. (more...)

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