Janis Joplin News

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...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINAlley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the theatre's Summer Thrills Series and Broadway musical event - A Night With Janis Joplin. The Tony-Award nominated musical runs August 19 - September 18 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713-220-5700. (more...)

HELD: A MUSICAL FANTASY Sets Venue at FringeNYCHELD: A MUSICAL FANTASY Sets Venue at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) a production of The Present Company presents HELD: A Musical Fantasy, a poignant story of childhood friends growing apart in a world where reality is fluid and time can stand still, with book and lyrics by Kelly Maxwell and music by Meghan Rose. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Piacentile Brings Janis Joplin to Life in AN EVENING WITH JANIS JOPLINBWW Interview: Kristin Piacentile Brings Janis Joplin to Life in AN EVENING WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by Ashley LaChant - Aug 1, 2016

Playing the Capital Repertory Theatre in a co-production with Virginia's Barter Theatre, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN delights audiences with a concert style show that captures the legendary rocker in the prime of her career. BroadwayWorld sat down with Kristin Piacentile, who plays Joplin for select performances, to learn more about what it's like to embody such a legendary woman onstage. (more...)

A Fun Variety of Summer Entertainment Continues at Lannie's Clocktower CabaretA Fun Variety of Summer Entertainment Continues at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

A fun variety of summer entertainment continues at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret in August! (more...)

MOTOWN Plays Final Broadway Performance TodayMOTOWN Plays Final Broadway Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

The Broadway return engagement of Motown the Musical, the last stop on the First National Tour, will play its final performance  today at The Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

International HOME AWAY Festival Coming to Glasgow This OctoberInternational HOME AWAY Festival Coming to Glasgow This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Ten years ago, the National Theatre of Scotland launched with Home, a project inviting ten communities from across Scotland to express what Home meant to them, to reflect on their place in the world. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Shake Barter Theatre Next MonthA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Shake Barter Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Barter Theatre presents "A Night with Janis Joplin" beginning August 18 through September 10. (more...)

Cast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen PlayhouseCast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Geffen Playhouse has just announced the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Barbecue, written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara. Tony nominee Colman Domingo directs the production starring Yvette Cason, Dale Dickey, Omar J. Dorsey, Frances Fisher, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Travis Johns, Elyse Mirto, Maya Lynne Robinson, Heather Alicia Simms and Rebecca Wisocky. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: MOTOWN Will Conclude Broadway Run Early on July 31BREAKING NEWS: MOTOWN Will Conclude Broadway Run Early on July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Broadway return engagement of Motown The Musical, the last stop on the First National Tour, will play its final performance at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

New Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP SeriesNew Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2016-17 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals as part of the Broadway Close up series giving theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, with compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews. (more...)

MEGAN KANE. IT'S ABOUT TIME at 54 Below this AugustMEGAN KANE. IT'S ABOUT TIME at 54 Below this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Megan Kane in 'Megan Kane. It's About Time' on August 1 st , 2016 at 9:30pm. Here she is, boys. Here she is, world! Join Feinstein's/54 Below regular Megan Kane (Gay Bride of Frankenstein, God's Country) as she takes you on an uplifting, heartfelt, and hilarious journey from her suburban beginnings to (almost) childhood stardom, to that time she (almost) made out with Brad Pitt to her incredibly complicated and unique experiences as a hoofing, hard working actor in NYC and all over the country. This versatile actor/songstress will delight you with some favorites including Broadway classics, Janis Joplin, current pop hits from Sara Bareilles, contemporary musical theatre from the likes of Jason Robert Brown, and everything in between. Don't miss this entertaining and buoyant evening filled with special guests and fancy friends from Broadway and TV's hottest shows! (more...)

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