John Denver News

Cast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tony-Nominated Director Randal Myler and multi-talented Music Director Dan Wheetman return to Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) to create a new vision for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after setting the bar high with Hank Williams: Lost Highway last spring and John Denver Holiday Concert in 2012. Returning to the roots of Mark Twain's classic American folktale, this production of Big River focuses on the talent and voices of the cast as they each become storytellers. (more...)

Documentary on Neo-Nazi Threat to Holocaust Survivors to Air on WLIW/WNET TV
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Three decades after the end of World War II and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, a group of neo-Nazis threatened to march through a Chicago suburb that was home to some 7,000 Holocaust survivors—the largest concentration of survivors outside of Jerusalem at that time. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

The Stockton Symphony's Pops Concert Features THE TEXAS TENORS, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Since wowing audiences as the highest-ranking vocal group ever on NBC's America's Got Talent, JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen bring their diverse brand of harmonic, pop melodies to the Stockton Symphony's Pops & Picnic concert on Saturday, May 3. Concert attendees will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the biggest musical party of the year at University of the Pacific's Spanos Center. Doors open at 5:45 and the concert begins at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Georgia Ensemble Theatre's CAMELOT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will end its twenty-first season with the musical blockbuster that is Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. Georgia Ensemble Theatre audiences will be treated to this story and fabulous music by an extremely gifted ensemble of outstanding Atlanta artists. This long-loved show is now poised to touch in new ways a generation that was around when it opened on Broadway in the early 60s, and an entirely new generation as well. GET Artistic Director Robert F. Farley directs this production. Camelot runs tonight, April 10-27, 2014, at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Present CAMELOT, 4/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will end its twenty-first season with the musical blockbuster that is Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. Georgia Ensemble Theatre audiences will be treated to this story and fabulous music by an extremely gifted ensemble of outstanding Atlanta artists. This long-loved show is now poised to touch in new ways a generation that was around when it opened on Broadway in the early 60s, and an entirely new generation as well. GET Artistic Director Robert F. Farley directs this production. Camelot runs April 10-27, 2014, at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. The production is generously sponsored by The Kimberly-Clark Corporation. (more...)

Mike Doughty to Bring Question Jar Show to Bridge Street Live, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Mike Doughty's World-Renowned, Award-Winning Question Jar Show at Bridge Street Live is set for Thursday April 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $24 GA, $34 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/391385. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Georgia Ensemble Theatre's CAMELOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will end its twenty-first season with the musical blockbuster that is Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. Georgia Ensemble Theatre audiences will be treated to this story and fabulous music by an extremely gifted ensemble of outstanding Atlanta artists. This long-loved show is now poised to touch in new ways a generation that was around when it opened on Broadway in the early 60s, and an entirely new generation as well. GET Artistic Director Robert F. Farley directs this production. Camelot runs April 10-27, 2014, at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: COUNTRY ROADS: A JOHN DENVER CELEBRATION Fills the El Portal with Love
by Shari Barrett - Apr 04, 2014

John Denver was an environmentalist before it was fashionable and a man not afraid to sing about his deep love for the Earth and his wife. While few radio stations still play his music, his many albums sold millions of copies during his singing career from 1969-1997. Those of us in the audience on opening night were quick to join in singing, spreading Denver's joy and love throughout the theater. (more...)

El Portal Theatre Presents COUNTRY ROADS: A JOHN DENVER CELEBRATION, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

El Portal Theatre is association with Off Broadway Productions (a division of Rock N Roll Inc.) proudly present Country Roads: A John Denver Celebration starring Jim Curry, a multimedia musical production celebrating the music, life and legacy of John Denver, at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special ten performance engagement will be presented today, April 3, 2014 through April 13, 2014. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Extends POEMS, PRAYERS AND PROMISES, FREUD'S LAST SESSION and More This Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre has now extended five shows in the 2013-14 Mainstage and Cabaret Seasons. The two most recent extensions in the lineup are POEMS, PRAYERS, AND PROMISES which is now playing through April 27, and FREUD'S LAST SESSION which now sees its second extension playing through April 5. (more...)

A Beautiful Journey... Meet the Full Cast of VIOLET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of VIOLET, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, begins previews tomorrow, March 28, 2014. VIOLET officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company and check out a sneak peek performance and interviews with the cast! (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Present CAMELOT, 4/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will end its twenty-first season with the musical blockbuster that is Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. Georgia Ensemble Theatre audiences will be treated to this story and fabulous music by an extremely gifted ensemble of outstanding Atlanta artists. This long-loved show is now poised to touch in new ways a generation that was around when it opened on Broadway in the early 60s, and an entirely new generation as well. GET Artistic Director Robert F. Farley directs this production. Camelot runs April 10-27, 2014, at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. The production is generously sponsored by The Kimberly-Clark Corporation. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster returns to Roundabout in the highly anticipated Broadway debut of the musical Violet, following the acclaimed concert performance at City Center Encores! Off-Center. Below you can check out photos of Colin Donnell in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

The Most Popular Songs Played by Musicians in Each State, Revealed by Musicnotes.com
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Musicnotes crafted a list of the “Uniquely Popular Sheet Music by State (Plus D.C.)” to expound on the breadth of its sheet music catalogue, as well as the diversity of its sheet music audience. (more...)

Laura Benanti and Nicholas Rodriguez Join 2014 Orlando Cabaret Festival at Mad Cow Theatre, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

MAD COW THEATRE announces the headliners for the The Twelfth Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, Orlando's Home of the Great American Songbook. The Festival features cabaret artists and acts from Central Florida and beyond. Joining the previously announced headliner Christiane Noll (April 25-26) are Nicholas Rodriguez (May 1-3) and Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti (May 9-10). (more...)

El Portal Theatre to Present COUNTRY ROADS: A JOHN DENVER CELEBRATION, 4/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

El Portal Theatre is association with Off Broadway Productions (a division of Rock N Roll Inc.) proudly present Country Roads: A John Denver Celebration starring Jim Curry, a multimedia musical production celebrating the music, life and legacy of John Denver, at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special ten performance engagement will be presented April 3, 2014 through April 13, 2014. (more...)

ERA OF ABBA, LEGENDS OF ROCK and More Set for The Philly POPS' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Music Director and Conductor Michael Krajewski, the nationally recognized Pops conductor who performs with orchestras throughout the country, brings back his innovative programming and lighthearted approach with the 2014-2015 concert season of The Philly POPS. Encore Series, Inc, the presenter of The Philly POPS, is pleased to introduce this exciting series of concerts which begins in October, 2014 with the Era of ABBA, followed by Classic Soul. It continues with a salute to the American Songbook Then and Now and a visit to the movies with Epic Hollywood Soundtracks. The season ends with the Legends of Rock. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ashleigh Gray About FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by Carrie Dunn - Feb 24, 2014

Ashleigh Gray talks about featuring in this week's From Page to Stage showcase at the Landor Theatre as well as turning green to play Elphaba - and pink to play Stephanie in Cool Rider... (more...)

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