Woody Guthrie News

DONOVAN Comes to The Cutting Room for One Night OnlyDONOVAN Comes to The Cutting Room for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Donovan Leitch is widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists working today. At his induction into the R & R Hall of Fame in 2012 it was stated, 'Donovan singlehandedly initiated the Pysychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman'. This masterwork album he created late 1965 at 19 years of age, one year before his friends The Beatles, influencing their album Sgt Pepper's  Lonely heart's Club Band, and leading the way for many other artists. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents First-Ever BANNERS AND CRANKS MINI-FESTIVALThe Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents First-Ever BANNERS AND CRANKS MINI-FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present its first-ever Banners and Cranks Mini-Festival on April 14 and 15, 2017 in conjunction with its current exhibit Banners and Cranks: Paintings and Scrolls in Performance. The Banners and Cranks Mini-Festival will present cranky and cantastoria performances created by puppeteers, musicians, and artists from throughout the Northeast, with productions geared for adult audiences on Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. and family-friendly shows on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. All events will take place at the Ballard Institute, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. 'The Banners and Cranks Mini-Festival,' Ballard Institute Director John Bell said, 'is an exciting new addition to our performance programming, and we are very happy to bring these shows to Storrs Center.' (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in TopangaTheatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum rises up and speaks out with a summer line-up of socially conscious classic and contemporary plays, music and performance. The 2017 summer season at the company's unique outdoor setting in Topanga will offer five mainstage productions in rotating repertory as well as a host of satellite events, June through October. (more...)

LIGHTS OUT, SKELETON CREW and More Set for People's Light's 2017-18 SeasonLIGHTS OUT, SKELETON CREW and More Set for People's Light's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 2017-2018 Season at People's Light features iconic and intimate stories of heroism and hope, rebellion and romance. (more...)

Crown City Theatre to Stage ROAR This SpringCrown City Theatre to Stage ROAR This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Crown City Theatre Company presents, ROAR, Rock on American Resurrection, directed by Antonia Bogdanovich and beginning performances March 24th for an opening on March 30th. (more...)

Americana Songstress Amilia Spicer to Release New Album 'Wow and Flutter' 4/28Americana Songstress Amilia Spicer to Release New Album 'Wow and Flutter' 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Americana songstress Amilia Spicer will release her third album, Wow and Flutter, on April 28, 2017. Spicer is also set to exclusively premiere the music video for “Fill Me Up” from Wow and Flutter on February 14 (more...)

Entrance Releases Video for Standout Single 'Always The Right Time'Entrance Releases Video for Standout Single 'Always The Right Time'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

ENTRANCE (aka Guy Blakelsee) is excited to release his brand new video for standout lead single “Always The Right Time.” (more...)

Jayme Stone's Folklife Out 4/7; Tour Dates AnnouncedJayme Stone's Folklife Out 4/7; Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Stone is the consummate collaborator, unearthing musical artifacts and magnetizing extraordinary artists to help rekindle these understudied sounds. He is a passionate educator and producer. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

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John Mellencamp & Darius Rucker Set for All-New CMT CROSSROADS, 3/24John Mellencamp & Darius Rucker Set for All-New CMT CROSSROADS, 3/24
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

GRAMMY® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp meets up with GRAMMY® Award-winning country superstar Darius Rucker for "CMT Crossroads: John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker," premiering Friday, March 24 at 10pm ET/PT on CMT. (more...)

Folk Icon Arlo Guthrie to Perform at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza This AprilFolk Icon Arlo Guthrie to Perform at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Everybody's favorite folk singer, Arlo Guthrie will perform at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

PETE SEEGER AND THE POWER OF SONG Set for The Kennedy CenterPETE SEEGER AND THE POWER OF SONG Set for The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, announces Pete Seeger and the Power of Song: Tribute to a Folk Legend, on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. (more...)

Los Lonely Boys, Kris Kristofferson and More Coming Up This March at City Winery ChicagoLos Lonely Boys, Kris Kristofferson and More Coming Up This March at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) throughout the month of March. (more...)

Musical Legends Arlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal to Hit NJPAC This MarchMusical Legends Arlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal to Hit NJPAC This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with two musical legends, on stage together: folk music icon Arlo Guthrie and southern country and blues artist Taj Mahal in one incredible night. (more...)

Open Dance Project Embraces the Activism of Woody Guthrie in 'BOUT A STRANGER at MATCH TheaterOpen Dance Project Embraces the Activism of Woody Guthrie in 'BOUT A STRANGER at MATCH Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Beyond the obvious parallels of migration and worker's rights, issues that are still relevant today, Woody Guthrie continues to inspire artists because of his "no apologies" style of activism. Artists looking to expand the dialogue around difficult political issues embrace his words as a way to find common ground. Just look at Lady Gaga singing "This Land Is Your Land" at Super Bowl LI. It is from this place-a desire to activate the public in social political discourse-that Annie Arnoult, the founding Artistic Director of Open Dance Project, has crafted "'Bout a Stranger." (more...)

Symphony Space Welcomes Smithsonian Folkways Artist Elizabeth MitchellSymphony Space Welcomes Smithsonian Folkways Artist Elizabeth Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A morning of folk songs and fun with Elizabeth MItchell and special guests. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on BroadwayEntire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Award-Winning Multimedia Solo Show, HARD TRAVELIN' Performs at Kerr Cultural CenterAward-Winning Multimedia Solo Show, HARD TRAVELIN' Performs at Kerr Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY, the critically acclaimed multimedia solo show with the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie, written and performed by ASU theatre alum, Randy Noojin, will be presented at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, on Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $33 premium, $28 reserve, $25 general admission, $21 for faculty/staff and students of ASU at the door. Tickets at www.asukerr.com, or call box office: 480.596.2660. Visit show site at www.HardTravelinShow.com (more...)

Magic, Equal Rights and More Highlight Steppenwolf's LookOut Series LineupMagic, Equal Rights and More Highlight Steppenwolf's LookOut Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces new programming through early April for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series featuring a diverse array of work from both emerging and established artists. (more...)

Taylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoTaylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, two solo performances by M. Ward of She & Him and Monsters of Folk, Grammy Award winner Paula Cole ("I Don't Want to Wait") and more. (more...)

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