Janis Joplin News

North Carolina Theatre Welcomes New President and CEONorth Carolina Theatre Welcomes New President and CEO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The board of North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh's premiere, non-profit professional regional theatre announces the selection of Elizabeth Doran as the organization's new president and chief executive officer. (more...)

Smuin to Present Trey McIntyre Premiere THE CHICKEN SEES and More for 23rd SeasonSmuin to Present Trey McIntyre Premiere THE CHICKEN SEES and More for 23rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Smuin concludes its 23rd season with Dance Series 02, featuring a world premiere by internationally acclaimed choreographer Trey McIntyre entitled The Chicken Sees. McIntyre returns to Smuin to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love" in an energetic exploration of dance and the creative process. The program also includes an exciting new addition by Smuin dancer Nicole Haskins. Rounding out the bill is Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert's critically lauded Broken Open. (more...)

AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Starring Vika Bull And The Essential R&B Band To Tour Spring 2017AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Starring Vika Bull And The Essential R&B Band To Tour Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The smash-hit show, At Last - The Etta James Story, is set to tour this spring starring the sensational Vika Bull; marking its UK debut on the 28th March 2017 when it opens at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLSGangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowNew Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

Brandon Kalm and Krista Pioppi Among Company for NYTB's 2017 New Works SeriesBrandon Kalm and Krista Pioppi Among Company for NYTB's 2017 New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series launches on Monday, February 27, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: For Tonight and The Brontes. (more...)

Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and MorePatty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan's new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as producing and special events. (more...)

A.C.T. to Bring Miles Davis to the Stage in Robert Lepage's NEEDLES AND OPIUMA.C.T. to Bring Miles Davis to the Stage in Robert Lepage's NEEDLES AND OPIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

This spring, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Robert Lepage's internationally acclaimed play, Needles and Opium (March 30-April 23, 2017). (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHRubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

Lacy Schwimmer Joins 'Legends Never Die' in the All-New 34th Season Beginning 2/11 at Flamingo Las VegasLacy Schwimmer Joins 'Legends Never Die' in the All-New 34th Season Beginning 2/11 at Flamingo Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Lacey Schwimmer has teamed up with Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, to unveil a stunning new production number to open the show at Flamingo Las Vegas on February 11. (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 85th Anniversary SeasonChattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera announces the 2017/18 season - the 85th Season for the organization. Music programmed showcases the old and the new - from music that was written hundreds of years ago to music written more recently. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's LOUIS-AND-ELLA to Land in NYC This SpringTrent Armand Kendall's LOUIS-AND-ELLA to Land in NYC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Broadway's Trent Armand Kendall has been touring the country with his new musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA!, and the party continues in 2017 with stops in Dallas, TX, Manasquan, NJ, Sanibel Island, FL, and then back to NYC's The Cutting Room this March (more stops to be announced). (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival to Open with CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVESTribeca Film Festival to Open with CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, will open the 16th edition with the world premiere of the feature length documentary CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES at Radio City Music Hall (more...)

BEEHIVE: The 60's Musical 30th Anniversary Tour Comes to The Lyric TheatreBEEHIVE: The 60's Musical 30th Anniversary Tour Comes to The Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A tribute to the incredible female musicians of the 1960s, Beehive: The 60's Musical 30th Anniversary Tour highlights the best women singers of the mid 20thcentury, from Lesley Gore to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin. A musical revue featuring over 40 beloved hits, Beehive takes audiences on a journey through the tumultuous '60s, exploring the change in styles of female musicians from the early part of the decade to the beginning of the 1970s. (more...)

National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sending Message of UnityNational Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sending Message of Unity
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 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...)

Renowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only ConcertRenowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Corky Hale, the legendary jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist, will perform her new show, 'An Evening With Corky Hale,' at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., Feb. 1 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: ROE at Arena Stage - A Thought-Provoking Timely Examination of the Pivotal Supreme Court Case of Roe v. WadeBWW Review: ROE at Arena Stage - A Thought-Provoking Timely Examination of the Pivotal Supreme Court Case of Roe v. Wade
by Charles Shubow - Jan 25, 2017

Lisa Loomer's new drama focuses on the two women responsible for the decision in Roe v. Wade. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 23, 2017

When scheduling an interview with Broadway and now West End star: Marisha Wallace, I was quickly reminded that London is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so when we found an appointment that was congruently free; it was a little early for me... Flash forward to a 7am interview that started my day on the highest of notes: Marisha's bubbly and down to earth personality drew me in the first moment I saw her perform in the hit musical 'Something Rotten!' (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Lesli Margherita, Milly Shapiro and More to Sing Out Against Bullying at Feinstein's/54 BelowJennifer Damiano, Lesli Margherita, Milly Shapiro and More to Sing Out Against Bullying at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Following on the massive success of the first 'Broadway Against Bullying' cabaret held last year, nationally renowned non-profit No Bully will host the second annual one-night-only cabaret titled 'Broadway Against Bullying: Stars Shine Brightest in the Dark.' (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld to Celebrate Birthday with Frankie Grande, Lilli Cooper and MoreJeremy Schonfeld to Celebrate Birthday with Frankie Grande, Lilli Cooper and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

On January 30th, 2017, singer/songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld celebrates his birthday with an all-star lineup of talented friends in concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10012). Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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