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BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena PlayhouseBWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Plays Final Week at A.C.T.'s Geary TheaterA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Plays Final Week at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) critically acclaimed production of A Night with Janis Joplin ends its six-week run this Sunday, July 16 following two extensions and resounding critical and audience response. The performance schedule for the final week is as follows: Wednesday, July 12 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, July 13 at 8 p.m.; Friday, July 14 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 16 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Good seats for all remaining performances are available by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or visiting www.act-sf.org. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces Final Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN; Tickets Now On Sale Through 7/16A.C.T. Announces Final Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN; Tickets Now On Sale Through 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Due to unprecedented ticket demand and widespread critical acclaim, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the second and final extension of A Night with Janis Joplin at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St.). Tickets are on sale now through Sunday, July 16, 2017. Receiving the highest rating by the San Francisco Chronicle, A Night with Janis Joplin is a 'transcendent' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'intoxicating' (SFist.com) 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. Hailed as 'a psychedelic flashback to the glory days of Haight-Ashbury' (Bay Area News Group), A Night with Janis Joplin features such unforgettable songs as 'Me and Bobby McGee,' 'Piece of My Heart,' 'Mercedes Benz,' 'Cry Baby,' 'Summertime,' and more! Tickets for all performances 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: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary TheatreBWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Jun 26, 2017

While not particularly illuminating on the life of the singer, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (now extended to July 9) delivers powerful vocal performances from Kacee Clanton and a strong supporting cast including Sharon Brown. (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...)

ATF presents Children's Classic THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBEATF presents Children's Classic THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Adirondack Theatre Festival is hosting its PB&J Cafe, a dinner theater for kids, with performances of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Performances are Wednesday, July 5-Thursday, July 20 at 12 p.m. in the cabaret space of the Charles R. Wood Theater. (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...)

Pasadena Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Three Summer ProgramsPasadena Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Three Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse (Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director and Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director Emeritus) rounds up its 2016-2017 Season with three summer programs including HOLD THESE TRUTHS, a critically acclaimed play about the unsung American hero Gordon Hirabayashi, from May 30 - June 25, 2017; SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! The Gospel of Rock. (more...)

Cast Set for Theo Ubique's JACQUES BREL'S LONESOME LOSERS OF THE NIGHT RevueCast Set for Theo Ubique's JACQUES BREL'S LONESOME LOSERS OF THE NIGHT Revue
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

To close out its 2016-17 season, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre will revive its highly acclaimed original musical revue, Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Summer of Love in San Francisco-coinciding with A.C.T.'s 50th anniversary-American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will close out its 2016-17 season with Broadway's critically acclaimed musical A Night with Janis Joplin (June 7-July 2, 2017). (more...)

Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann is pleased to announce the lineup for the upcoming 2017-2018 Theater Series. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY and More Slated for Laguna Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonHAIRSPRAY and More Slated for Laguna Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2017-2018 season of shows. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 2/19/2017Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for San Diego (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 2/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for San Diego (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 2/05/2017Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for San Diego (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 1/29/2017Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for San Diego (more...)

Tickets on Sale for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at A.C.T. This SummerTickets on Sale for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at A.C.T. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Human Be-In, which took place on January 14, 1967 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for the upcoming production of the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin (June 7-July 2, 2017). (more...)

A.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINA.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the cancellation of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love,originally scheduled to close A.C.T.'s 2016-17 season. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Summer of Love in San Francisco-coinciding with A.C.T.'s 50th anniversary-A.C.T. will now present the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin.  (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Brings Down the HouseBWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Brings Down the House
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Aug 24, 2016

Janis Joplin was a force of nature. She was a candle in the wind. She was brash, vulgar, hard-drinking, hard-drugging, hard-living and fatally flawed. (more...)

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