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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...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next MonthRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

Charles Shaughnessy to Lead HARVEY at Alhambra Theatre & DiningCharles Shaughnessy to Lead HARVEY at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Screen Actor.  Stage Actor.  Soap Star.  Blogger.  Voice-over talent.  Celebrity Jeopardy Winner.  Social media star. Philanthropist.  It turns out Charles Shaughnessy is a lot of things, and will add the Alhambra Theatre & Dining to his list of credits as he stars in a retooling of the classic drama/comedy, 'Harvey.'  As if it weren't interesting enough, Shaughnessy will be joined at the Alhambra by his wife, Susan Fallendar. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse has extended by popular demand A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, which will now play through August 23, 2015. The Pasadena Star News said of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, "Fearsome energy…a musical treat" and Beacon Media said "Truly amazing…a DO-NOT-MISS play!" The production stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, alternates the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead All-Latino Cast of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena StageNicholas Rodriguez to Lead All-Latino Cast of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Karen Zacarias' new telenovela-inspired comedy Destiny of Desire receives its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, kicking off the company's 66th season with dramatic storytelling and comic flair. Zacarias, an inaugural resident playwright of the theater's American Voices New Play Institute whose previous credits include The Book Club Play and Legacy of Light, collaborates with renowned director Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director of the Latino Theater Company, to bring the Latin-American telenovela genre to life on stage. Destiny of Desire runs September 11-October 18, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24
by Nora Dominick - Jul 24, 2015

Got caught up watching Lin-Manuel singing NEWSIES at the 'Ham4Ham' Lottery? Celebrated National Vanilla Ice Cream Day with too many Schmakary's ice cream sandwiches? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, starring Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award® nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Producer Tara Smith Joins DCPA Board of TrusteesAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Producer Tara Smith Joins DCPA Board of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

At its recent June Board meeting, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' (DCPA) appointed Broadway producer Tara Smith as an incoming Trustee. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse presentes A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies on Good Day LASTAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies on Good Day LA
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies. Check out Mary Bridget Davies and the Joplinaires on Good Day LA!  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2015
by - Jul 20, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2015
by - Jul 19, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/18/2015
by - Jul 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/18/2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 18, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 18, 2015
by - Jul 18, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This FallCUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere production of the new musical Cuba Libre at the Winningstad Theatre from October 3 - November 8. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2015
by - Jul 17, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2015
by - Jul 16, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES at Pasadena PlayhouseTickets on Sale Tomorrow for REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Single tickets for The Pasadena Playhouse production of REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez and directed by Seema Sueko, go on sale Wednesday, July 15.  REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES plays September 8 through October 4 (press opening on Sunday, September 13). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 14, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 14, 2015
by - Jul 14, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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