Janis Joplin News

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...)

The Wick Theatre Sets 2016/17 Theatre SeasonThe Wick Theatre Sets 2016/17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Wick Theatre's 2016/2017 Season: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Starring Broadway's Andrea McArdle October 13 - November 6 A musical comedy by master of the genre Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. The hit musical about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Don't worry, there's a happy ending. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This WeekMOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Motown the Musical has just announced its digital lottery and student rush policies for its Broadway return. (more...)

Damn The Light to Tribute Amy Winehouse This Week at Le Poisson RougeDamn The Light to Tribute Amy Winehouse This Week at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

On Thursday, July 21st, 2016, Damn The Light Productions celebrates her life, music and legacy with their new show Tears Dry On Their Own: An Amy Winehouse Experience starring Danielle Tyler. (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum CenterAIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

Kristin Piacentile Stars in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Capital Rep This SummerKristin Piacentile Stars in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Capital Rep This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Kristin Piacentile is currently starring as Janis Joplin in A Night with Janis Joplin at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY, where she portrays the legendary singer for three performances per week. (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre to Present BEEHIVE: THE '60S MUSICAL SENSATION, 7/22-8/28Sierra Repertory Theatre to Present BEEHIVE: THE '60S MUSICAL SENSATION, 7/22-8/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Beehive: The '60s Musical Sensation returns to Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora stage this month, with six rockin' women, 40 outrageous costumes, a couple cases of hairspray and a decade worth of hot, high energy hits. The action-packed trip through the sixties plays July 22 through August 28. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New SeasonTheatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

Lost Dog to Perform at Wilton's Music Hall, 7/19-24Lost Dog to Perform at Wilton's Music Hall, 7/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?LOST DOG, fronted by its highly individual, accomplished Artistic Director BEN DUKE, recently hit the jackpot with 5 star reviews and capacity audiences for the coruscating dance/theatre production 'Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)' which has been gaining momentum since its premiere at Battersea Arts Centre in May 2015.  The final dates in the spring 2016 tour are at Wilton's Music Hall, July 19th to 24th. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 SeasonOld School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Alley Theatre's Summer Chills Series to Continue with Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEBAlley Theatre's Summer Chills Series to Continue with Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie's Spider's Web, Agatha Christie's only comedy thriller, beginning performances July 12 in the Hubbard Theatre. The popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series returns to the Alley after a two-year break and offers a cool escape from the summer heat. The series is the perfect introduction to live theatre for first-timers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 19Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 19, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

New Concert Series BROADWAY'S MIXTAPE to Launch This FallNew Concert Series BROADWAY'S MIXTAPE to Launch This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Broadway's Mixtape, a new concert series featuring Broadway's best talent performing the songs of the artists who have influenced them the most, will debut at New York's iconic rock club Le Poisson Rouge this September.  (more...)

AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Returning to Sydney Opera House in JulyAT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Returning to Sydney Opera House in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

This smash-hit show had its world premiere in 2013 and since then has played to packed houses and thunderous applause throughout Australia and New Zealand. Having recently completed a sell-out season at Arts Centre Melbourne this incredible show returns one more to the Sydney Opera House - for one week only from 12 to 17 July. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL & More Added to Hollywood Pantages Theatre 2016-2017 Winter SeasonMOTOWN THE MUSICAL & More Added to Hollywood Pantages Theatre 2016-2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, is proud to announce the addition of four new productions, all with strictly-limited engagements, during the 2016/2017 Winter season. The new lineup will include three Hollywood Pantages return engagements and one L.A. Premiere. (more...)

Rhythm and the Method Set for Hollywood FringeRhythm and the Method Set for Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Go back in time, and experience one of the greatest music festivals in history, Woodstock 1969. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN at the Paramount is a Truncated, Desperately Spun DisappointmentBWW Review: MOTOWN at the Paramount is a Truncated, Desperately Spun Disappointment
by Jay Irwin - Jun 1, 2016

That old idiom, "History is written by the victors" kept ringing in my head last night as I watched the National Touring Company of "Motown: The Musical" at the Paramount Theatre. Or rather one could say, "History is written by the one telling it." This retelling of the life of Berry Gordy and his creation of Motown Records with a book written by Berry Gordy based on the autobiography by Berry Gordy comes across like a jock in the locker room bragging about all his conquests. But with such bad writing and storytelling coupled with an overabundance of half songs the show feels like a bunch of skewed half-truths and amounts to a tepid and forced evening. (more...)

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