Karen Carpenter News

William Inge Theater Festival Kicks Off with New Voices Award Winner Lauren GundersonWilliam Inge Theater Festival Kicks Off with New Voices Award Winner Lauren Gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson will be honored at the 36th William Inge Theater Festival as the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award winner.  The festival, which takes place every spring in Independence, Kansas, will celebrate her achievements during the four-day event happening April 19th - 22nd, 2017. (more...)

Sally Olson's Carpenters Tribute Concert Set for The TriadSally Olson's Carpenters Tribute Concert Set for The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Acclaimed Karen Carpenter sound-alike and look-alike Sally Olson will appear in concert on Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 pm at the famed Triad Theatre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The show will include signature covers and hits by the Carpenters, such as 'We've Only Just Begun,' '(They Long To Be) Close To You,' 'Rainy Days and Mondays,' 'Superstar,' and more. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS Comes to Kalamazoo's Miller AuditoriumCLOSE TO YOU: THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS Comes to Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Part of the 2016-17 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series, Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters comes to Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at (800) 228-9858 or (269) 387-2300 and online at www.millerauditorium.com. (more...)

'Legendary Ladies of Song' Lights Up Suncoast Showroom 5/13'Legendary Ladies of Song' Lights Up Suncoast Showroom 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Bill Fayne's "Legendary Ladies of Song" will showcase world-famous hits of legendary musicians throughout the decades on Saturday, May 13. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLEAurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Celebrates New Works with Reading of ZERO FEET AWAYCelebration Theatre Celebrates New Works with Reading of ZERO FEET AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents as part of its New Works Reading Series, ZERO FEET AWAY by Brian Otano, directed by Brad Griffith and performing one night only on Tuesday, March 21 at the West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present CLOSE TO YOU: MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERSFSCJ Artist Series to Present CLOSE TO YOU: MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters is coming to Jacksonville's Times Union Center, Terry Theater, March 4, 2017 for two performances only! (more...)

Tribute to The Carpenters with Vocalist Michelle Whited Comes to Spencer TheaterTribute to The Carpenters with Vocalist Michelle Whited Comes to Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Spot-on phrasing and soothing, sultry tones made Karen Carpenter's voice so categorically unique that it's been considered matchless - that's until Michelle Whited came along. So ideally does this San Francisco-based singer capture Karen's singular style, and pitch-perfect angelic sound that it's much like a virtual reincarnation of the late music star. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The GammBWW Review: Powerful THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The Gamm
by Andria Tieman - Jan 19, 2017

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR is a classic play, which premiered in 1934 and is just as timely and relevant today.  The Gamm's production is a near-flawless retelling of this disturbing story about how much words matter and how the power of a lie can have repercussions far greater than expected.  The intricate and methodical script comes to life under the talents of Madeleine Lambert and Gamm resident actor Karen Carpenter and as two women who run an all-girls boarding school and find themselves with a pupil who seeks to destroy anything that gets in the way of her agenda. (more...)

Inge Center's Karen Carpenter to Direct AFTERGLOW Reading in NYCInge Center's Karen Carpenter to Direct AFTERGLOW Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

William Inge Center for the Arts Artistic Director Karen Carpenter takes a sojourn from Kansas to New York City to direct a presentation of the new comedy 'Afterglow.'  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts reaches a true milestone by announcing the most added presentations it has EVER offered its 39-year history! For the first time, patrons will enjoy 22 unforgettable and can't-miss events in one extraordinary theatre.  LMT's most spectacular, most star-studded, most "special" special events season ever features everything from superstar comedian Bob Newhart to Vicki Lawrence and Mama; from Classic Albums Live!, showcasing the music of David Bowie and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Sing-Alongs with "Grease" and "Willy Wonka;" also, a National Theatre Live screening of "Amadeus;" country's Terri Clark, legendary Judy Collins; our on-stage Cabaret series; and so much more! There is simply no doubt that 2017 brings something for everyone to enjoy at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts! (more...)


by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 31, 2016

2016 was a year for imagination and innovation on Rhode Island stages. Here's a look back on some of the productions that stole the spotlight in the Ocean State this season. (more...)

Asleep at the Wheel Presents MERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS Y'ALLAsleep at the Wheel Presents MERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS Y'ALL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

With Texas twin fiddles and boogie piano, great vocals and sizzling guitars, Ray Benson's Asleep at the Wheel is a 10-time Grammy winning band serving up the very best in western swing and distinctive Wheel favorites, plus a program full of tunes from their all new Christmas collection, Lone Star Christmas Night. Expect melodies like 'Christmas in Cowtown,' 'Baby It's Cold Outside,' 'Deck the Halls Boogie,' 'What Child Is This' and 'Merry Texas Christmas Y'all,' - all with group founder and lead Ray Bensen's inimitable talent and twinkling spirit and the enormous talents of his eight-member band, including the fresh styles of Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/17-12/18/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/17-12/18/2016
by - Dec 18, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 18, 2016 - Sunday, December 18, 2016. (more...)

Jim Caruso's Sixth Day of Christmas... Get Jolly with the Carpenters!Jim Caruso's Sixth Day of Christmas... Get Jolly with the Carpenters!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2016

This ravishing song has an interesting history. The lyric was written in 1946 by a nineteen-year old Frank Pooler, as a gift to a girlfriend he was missing. Twenty years later, a nineteen-year old Richard Carpenter set it to music. In four years, this recording by The Carpenters went to #1, which it did for three consecutive holiday seasons. It sounds as fresh today as it did in 1970, partly because of Richard's lush arrangement and backup vocals, and that famous tenor sax solo. But honestly, it's all about Karen. For my money, Karen Carpenter had one of the warmest and truest voices in the history of popular music. Sometimes the universe makes a terrible mistake and we lose someone way too soon…long before they've finished. That's how I feel about Karen Carpenter. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays with CLOSE TO YOU at Raue CenterCelebrate the Holidays with CLOSE TO YOU at Raue Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Raue Center is excited to welcome Lisa Rock and her six-piece band as they pay tribute to the music of Karen and Richard Carpenter in "Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters" at 7 p.m. on December 30, 2016. The show will include holiday classics like "Merry Christmas, Darling" and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" alongside the music of The Carpenters for a unique and unforgettable end of the year! (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The GammLillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman's startingly relevant Depression-era play  opens at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) on January 12. Director Rachel Walshe (Grizzly Mama, Marie Antoinette) directs a cast of Gamm veteran actors and newcomers, including local high school students, in an emotional journey exploring the power of a lie and the nature of public shaming. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN, National Theatre, 2 December 2016BWW Review: PETER PAN, National Theatre, 2 December 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show soar, like Peter, beyond expectations - a delight for all the family. (more...)

Johnny Rogers' Buddy & Beyond at Spencer TheatreJohnny Rogers' Buddy & Beyond at Spencer Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

From Branson to Las Vegas, showman Johnny Rogers is in the business of bringing yesteryear's music and history of rock 'n' roll to life with his outstanding music tribute to the great Buddy Holly and legends beyond. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

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