Janis Joplin News

Melissa Etheridge to Play MPAC, 10/1Melissa Etheridge to Play MPAC, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Academy Award and Grammy® winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, will take the stage to perform songs from her album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like 'Come to My Window,' 'I'm The Only One' and 'I Want To Come Over' at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 8 pm. Tickets are $59-$109. (more...)

New Documentary SOUND TRACKS: THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME to Air Nationwide This SeptemberNew Documentary SOUND TRACKS: THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME to Air Nationwide This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Award-winning Great Museums® Television's newest documentary, 'Sound Tracks: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum,' begins airing nationally on public television in September 2015. (more...)

Avid Collector Announces His Search for Original 1967 Jim Morrison and...Avid Collector Announces His Search for Original 1967 Jim Morrison and...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

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BWW Interview: Music Director and Broadway Producer Michael J. Mortiz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and MusicBWW Interview: Music Director and Broadway Producer Michael J. Mortiz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and Music
by David Clarke - Aug 30, 2015

Music director, Broadway producer, and skilled musician Michael J. Moritz Jr. will be spending this fall traveling the United States with one purpose in mind: teaching. To get the inside scoop on his US coaching tour, I sat down with Michael J. Moritz Jr., and we discussed his multifaceted career, teaching, and music. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Alliance Theatre to Present TIGER STYLE!Tony Award-Winning Alliance Theatre to Present TIGER STYLE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Alliance Theatre has announced its world premiere production of Tiger Style!  From Mike Lew, the award-winning playwright of Bike America, comes a hilarious new play about family influence and finding personal success without an academic framework.  The Alliance's production, directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, runs on the Alliance Stage from September 30 - October 18, 2015.  This production marks the first time that a past winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition has returned for a world premiere on the main stage.      (more...)

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: LIVE ON STAGE! Heads to Rosemont Theatre, 11/20-21ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: LIVE ON STAGE! Heads to Rosemont Theatre, 11/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Iconic Entertainment Studios will bring 'ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: LIVE ON STAGE!,' a brand new, music-filled interactive live show, to the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road for four performances November 20 and 21. The world's most famous chipmunk trio - accompanied by the Chipettes - will delight fans of all ages with a live performance that will feature spectacular production values, music, special effects and immersive interactivity to encourage audience participation. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is now in its final performances at The Pasadena Playhouse and must close Sunday, August 23, 2015. The production was extended by popular demand, and became a summer smash, garnering milestone numbers at The Pasadena Playhouse box office. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company to Close Season with Shakespeare's HENRY VChautauqua Theater Company to Close Season with Shakespeare's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, presents William Shakespeare's Henry V from August 14 through August 21 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

Riverside Theatres to Present PEARL: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY Next MonthRiverside Theatres to Present PEARL: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

On Saturday 12 September, Riverside Theatres presents Pearl: The Janis Joplin Story, a musical presentation that celebrates the queen of rock 'n' roll and vintage funk, Janis Joplin. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that writer and director Randy Johnson (A Night With Janis Joplin -- Broadway and currently at Pasadena Playhouse) has obtained the stage rights to Gayle Wald's biography SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROCK-AND-ROLL TRAILBLAZER ROSETTA THARPE (Beacon Press, 2007). Johnson is currently in discussion with producers and regional theatres to present and produce SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT! for the 2016/17 season. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Breaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on BroadwayBreaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

This just in... The Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN will conclude its run on Broadway on Sunday, September 6 following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. (more...)

The Arundel Barn Playhouse to Present BEEHIVE: THE '60'S MUSICALThe Arundel Barn Playhouse to Present BEEHIVE: THE '60'S MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

'Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me...' You can't help singing along when Aretha Franklin asks for some "Respect," and this year the iconic tune turns 50. Though originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, Franklin reimagined the song as a declaration from a strong and confident woman, which is why it is one of the featured songs in The Arundel Barn Playhouse production of Beehive: The '60's Musical. (more...)

The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, the story of 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch clips from the musical! (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWNNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2015

Below, watch as Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck and Megan Fairchild dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet from Act 2! (more...)

Michael J. Moritz, Jr. to Take 'US Broadway Coaching Tour' to 15 Cities This FallMichael J. Moritz, Jr. to Take 'US Broadway Coaching Tour' to 15 Cities This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Two time Tony Award nominated producer, two time Grammy Award nominated record producer and internationally acclaimed Music Director/Pianist Michael J. Moritz Jr. announces US Coaching Tour, spanning 15 cities over 45 days this October-November. Sessions are available for all ages and skill level. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at PPAC on Sale 8/6Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at PPAC on Sale 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10A. Tickets will be available at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), and online at www.ppacri.org (more...)

BWW Reviews: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a Night to RememberBWW Reviews: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a Night to Remember
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 31, 2015

Baby boomers don't normally show their approval at the theater by leaping to their feet and giving standing ovations during a performance… unless they happen to be seeing A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse. The power of remembrance combined with the powerhouse performances of Mary Bridget Davies (as Janis Joplin) and her crew - four dynamic supporting female vocalists and an eight piece kickass rock band - prove that the Queen of Rock 'n Roll can still conjure up a revolution in the hearts of her fans and get them on their feet in spite of themselves. (more...)

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