Woody Guthrie News

Irish Rep Announces Second Extension of WOODY SEZIrish Rep Announces Second Extension of WOODY SEZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today a second extension for WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein), which will now run through September 10. Devised by David M. Lutken, with Nick Corley, and Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell, and Andy Teirstein, WOODY SEZ began performances on June 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on June 8, 2017. Tickets are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at IrishRep.org. (more...)

Great American Songbook Foundation Named GRAMMY Museum Cultural AffiliateGreat American Songbook Foundation Named GRAMMY Museum Cultural Affiliate
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Joining an elite group of institutions worldwide, the Great American Songbook Foundation at the Center for the Performing Arts has been named a Cultural Affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. (more...)

Grammy-Nominee Seth Glier Premieres 'For What It's Worth' VideoGrammy-Nominee Seth Glier Premieres 'For What It's Worth' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released his own take on Buffalo Springfield's anti-war anthem “For What It's Worth.” (more...)

BWW Review:  In Anne Kauffman's Incisive Encores! Production, ASSASSINS Seems More Relevant Than EverBWW Review: In Anne Kauffman's Incisive Encores! Production, ASSASSINS Seems More Relevant Than Ever
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2017

A folk-singing black man with an optimistic view of America looks back at our nation's history of angry white people finding no better way to cope with their grievances than by firing a gun at the president. (more...)

Travis Linville and Grant Maloy Smith to Perform on WDVX Blue Plate SpecialTravis Linville and Grant Maloy Smith to Perform on WDVX Blue Plate Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, Tennessee, will present two acclaimed Americana singer/songwriters, when Grant Maloy Smith and Travis Linville take to the stage and the airwaves on Monday, July 17. (more...)

BWW Previews: WHAT'S COMING UP AT THE GRACIE  at Gracie TheatreBWW Previews: WHAT'S COMING UP AT THE GRACIE at Gracie Theatre
by Elaine Bard - Jul 10, 2017

The Gracie Theatre has a spectacular line-up for their 2017/2018 season (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mr. Finn's Cabaret Celebrates July 4th With David Lutken & FriendsPhoto Coverage: Mr. Finn's Cabaret Celebrates July 4th With David Lutken & Friends
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 5, 2017

David Lutken brought his friends to William Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Co. and they are giving the BSC audience a treasure trove of American Folk Music for July 3rd & 4th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Megan Loomis of WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE On Guthrie's Influence and Cherishing the Art of StorytellingBWW Interview: Megan Loomis of WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE On Guthrie's Influence and Cherishing the Art of Storytelling
by Courtney Savoia - Jul 3, 2017

As part of their 2017 summer season, Irish Repertory Theatre, is presenting the music, life, and legacy of folk icon, Woody Guthrie in the musical, Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie. Actress and musician, Megan Loomis, has starred in this production in Guthrie's home state of Oklahoma as well as internationally in Scotland and Vienna and is excited to bring Guthrie's influence to New York City this summer! BroadwayWorld had an enlightening conversation with Loomis about Guthrie's impact on American music as well as around the world; performing the show in different cities; and cherishing the art of storytelling in this fast-paced technological age. (more...)

Casting Announced for NYMF Readings of WOODY - A NEW FAIRY TALECasting Announced for NYMF Readings of WOODY - A NEW FAIRY TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

'Woody - A New Fairy Tale' was chosen as an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Readings will be held on Monday, July 10th at 1:30 PM, Friday, July 14th at 3:30 PM, and 11:30 AM on Monday, July 17th at Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studio. (more...)

GRAMMY-Nominated Seth Glier Premieres New Single & Pledge CampaignGRAMMY-Nominated Seth Glier Premieres New Single & Pledge Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released a performance video of his new track “I'm Still Looking” which premiered exclusively via Glide Magazine and also launched his Pledge Music campaign in support of his forthcoming new album, 'Birds'. (more...)

WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE Extends at Irish RepWOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE Extends at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein), which will now run through August 20. (more...)

John Denver Musical ALMOST HEAVEN Premieres at Chenango River TheatreJohn Denver Musical ALMOST HEAVEN Premieres at Chenango River Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

A true American troubadour and early environmental activist, John Denver's songs make up much of the soundscape of the '60s and '70s with their honesty, passion and love of nature and mankind.  (more...)

Grant Maloy Smith Brings 'Dust Bowl' to Rockwood Music HallGrant Maloy Smith Brings 'Dust Bowl' to Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Nashville recording artist Grant Maloy Smith will celebrate the release of his new album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" with a performance at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 22. Joining him onstage will be Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, Richard Ribb on bass, and Rick Couto on drums. (more...)

The Players Salutes The American Spirit With AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: A PATRIOTIC CELEBRATIONThe Players Salutes The American Spirit With AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: A PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, The Players pays tribute to the music and musicians that have characterized the American experience with "America the Beautiful: A Patriotic Celebration." This dynamic and captivating five-piece production will warm your heart, lift your spirit and make you "proud to be an American!" Starring nationally renowned pianist/vocalist and musical director Brian Gurl, vocalists Katherine Alexandra and Michele Pruyn plus The All Star Band, this captivating show celebrates America's independence with an exciting blend of popular songs, lush vocal harmonies and Gurl's awesome, one-of-a-kind musical arrangements.  (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Kicks off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINEStages Repertory Theatre Kicks off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Always…Patsy Cline, one of the most often performed stage productions in the U.S., makes a triumphant return to Stages Repertory Theatre-where it had its world premiere-to kick off the theatre's 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINEStages Repertory Theatre Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Always…Patsy Cline, one of the most often performed stage productions in the U.S., makes a triumphant return to Stages Repertory Theatre-where it had its world premiere-to kick off the theatre's 40th Anniversary Season. Written by Stages' Founding Artistic Director Ted Swindley, and directed by Stages' current Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin, the internationally-acclaimed musical is based on the true story of an unlikely friendship between the beloved country singer and a Houston fan. (more...)

Radiohead Among Winners at A2IM's 6th Annual Libera AwardsRadiohead Among Winners at A2IM's 6th Annual Libera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

At NYC's PlayStation Theater last night, A2IM honored a select list of luminaries in a star-studded, highly-anticipated awards ceremony. Presented by SoundExchange, the 6th annual Libera Awards gave members of the independent music community an opportunity to come together and celebrate their peers. (more...)

Old Town School's Free 'Soundtrack of the City' Concert Series Launches ThursdayOld Town School's Free 'Soundtrack of the City' Concert Series Launches Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Old Town School of Folk Music, with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), is pleased to announce a free, city-wide concert series, Soundtrack of the City, taking place June 8 - August 20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Guy Davis Forges Path Through Music, Theater & BeyondBWW Interview: Guy Davis Forges Path Through Music, Theater & Beyond
by Tory Gates - Jun 5, 2017

'I think entertaining is what I do, that is what my spirit is called to do, and the blues is kind of like my salvation. It was a form of music that I felt like it was in me. It is in me to communicate.' (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/3/2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/3/2017. (more...)

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