Janis Joplin News

Photo Coverage: Lynn Ahrens Attends RAGTIME Opening Night at Barrington Stage Co.Photo Coverage: Lynn Ahrens Attends RAGTIME Opening Night at Barrington Stage Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 25, 2017

Union Street in Pittsfield MA had all the excitement of a Broadway Opening as the Tony Award Winning Ragtime opened on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage of Barrington Stage Co. and Broadway and lyricist Lynn Ahrens were there.   (more...)

VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Created and directed by RAndy Johnson, who wrote and directed the hit Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin, with book by Cheryl West (Play On!). Click below for a sneak preview at the talented ensemble! (more...)

Nicole Atkins Releases New Track Today + Album Release + Tour DatesNicole Atkins Releases New Track Today + Album Release + Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Nicole Atkins has released her new song “Darkness Falls So Quiet” today via Billboard. The song appears on her forthcoming album Goodnight Rhonda Lee, out July 21 on Single Lock Records. Listen and share “Darkness Falls So Quiet” here and pre-order Goodnight Rhonda Lee here. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick TheatreBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 11, 2017

The Wick Theatre proudly presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the musical features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton. The stage version of Beauty and the Beast includes memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast". (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand-New Shots from A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at American Conservatory TheaterPhoto Flash: Brand-New Shots from A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld has brand-new production photos from American Conservatory Theater's production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN! Tickets are on sale now through Sunday, July 9. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, HENRY, SWEET HENRY and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowBrian Stokes Mitchell, HENRY, SWEET HENRY and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Legacy of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham Showcased in New Illinois Holocaust Museum ExhibitionLegacy of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham Showcased in New Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will bring a pivotal era of rock music history to life with its new exhibition, 'Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution,' opening July 16, 2017. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Added to North Carolina Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Added to North Carolina Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

North Carolina Theatre is proud to announce the addition of a new show to the 2017-18 season on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season will feature A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN during an extended run in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, May 4-20, 2018. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINA.C.T. Announces Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In response to strong advance ticket sales, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will extend the run of Broadway's critically acclaimed musical A Night with Janis Joplin at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St.). Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, July 9, 2017. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as 'Me and Bobby McGee,' 'Piece of My Heart,' 'Mercedes Benz,' 'Cry Baby,' and 'Summertime,' A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences-icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith-who inspired one of rock and roll's greatest legends. Tickets are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating Girl Power with BEEHIVE The 60's MusicalBWW Review: Celebrating Girl Power with BEEHIVE The 60's Musical
by Andria Tieman - Jun 5, 2017

BEEHIVE is a musical so jam-packed with hits that it's almost overwhelming.  Though this show is not a traditional musical so much as it's a musical revue, there is a nice loose plot running through the whole production that serves to give the songs political and social context and really drive home how tumultuous the 1960s were and how dramatically different the early part of the decade was from the end of it.  The cast of seven women start out as young adults, and then as the time of the songs passes, they grow up, learn more about the world, and channel that knowledge back into the music.  It's a fun night of nostalgia, but also one that doesn't completely sugarcoat the problems of the past. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEEHIVE THE 60'S MUSICAL Grooves at Theatre By The SeaPhoto Flash: BEEHIVE THE 60'S MUSICAL Grooves at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

BEEHIVE - THE '60s MUSICAL is playing at Theatre By The Sea thru June 18. Tickets are $46 - $72. Tickets are available to purchase by phone (401) 782-8587, online at theatrebythesea.com, or in person at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. (more...)

Lovelace Brothers Bring Badass Blues Straight Out Of Houston, TexasLovelace Brothers Bring Badass Blues Straight Out Of Houston, Texas
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Straight out of Southeast Texas, home of ZZ Top, the late, great Johnny Winter, and Janis Joplin, The Lovelace Brothers have released a smokin' new single, 'Leaving,' (purchase the single at CD Baby, here) and are readying a U.S. tour for the Summer of 2017, Billy Lovelace, the group's guitarist-vocalist and principal songwriter, has announced. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly PerformancePaper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 SeasonMara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

INNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 BelowINNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be hosting a Reunion Concert of the 1971 Broadway musical, INNER CITY. The original Broadway production, directed by Tom O'Horgan, featured music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam.  The show was based on Merriam's book "The Inner City Mother Goose," a collection of updated nursery rhymes reflecting life of the disenfranchised inhabitants of America's urban inner cities circa 1970. The production ran at Broadway's Barrymore Theater from December 1971 to March 1972. Featured cast member, Linda Hopkins, was awarded a 1972 Tony Award for her performance. (more...)

Schedule Announced for 2017 Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert SeriesSchedule Announced for 2017 Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Jones Beach Bandshell today announced its lineup for Live at The Shell: The 2017 Jones Beach Bandshell Concert Series. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTThe Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Amanda McBroom to Celebrate New Release VOICES at BirdlandAmanda McBroom to Celebrate New Release VOICES at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce that singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom ("The Rose") will make her Birdland debut with a concert celebration of her new CD, "Voices." The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, June 5 at 7pm. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces Cast/Creative of EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORYAngelwalk Theatre Announces Cast/Creative of EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Angelwalk Theatre has just announced the cast/creative for EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY! (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton StageBWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

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