Woody Guthrie News

Majestic Theater Announces New 2017-18 SeasonMajestic Theater Announces New 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater hopes to "rock your world" of entertainment with its 2017-2018 Celebrity Season. "Every year I try to book a line-up of shows featuring popular headliners, as well as introducing the stars of tomorrow," said Jeffrey W. Gabel, the Majestic's Founding Executive Director. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2017/18 Professional Theatre SeriesCentenary Stage Company Announces 2017/18 Professional Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater fills the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 professional theater line-up.  The Sitnik Theatre is set to burst as this season's main stage professional theater series includes four exciting CSC produced plays; The Learned Ladies, Newsies, Art and Hitler's Tasters.  Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival also welcomes three incredibly unique guest productions; Song and Dance Men, Seeger: A Multimedia Solo Show and My Name is Gideon: I'm Probably Going to Die, Eventually as the festival returns for its third installment in the Kutz Theatre. (more...)

Martin Moran's OBIE Award-Winning One-Man Show THE TRICKY PART Gets Philadelphia PremiereMartin Moran's OBIE Award-Winning One-Man Show THE TRICKY PART Gets Philadelphia Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

After premiering Off-Broadway 13 years ago, The Tricky Part, heads to the City of Brotherly Love for a  two-night limited engagement May 22-23. The true story of a young Martin Moran, The Tricky Part has been called "a translucent memoir of a play … shattering and affecting" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. This production of The Tricky Part is part of Drexel University's Entertainment & Arts Management Program's Producing Live Entertainment class, led by Drexel professor and Broadway producer Brannon Wiles. (more...)

Joel Rafael to Perform Summer Festival Dates In Support of  John Trudell's 'AKA Grafitti Man' Re-ReleaseJoel Rafael to Perform Summer Festival Dates In Support of John Trudell's 'AKA Grafitti Man' Re-Release
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Songwriter Joel Rafael with John Trudell's Bad Dog band are scheduled to perform summer festival dates together in support of John Trudell Archives re-release of Trudell's AKA Grafitti Man. (more...)

Deborah Zall Project presents Dances by Dudley, Maslow, Sokolow, Zall, 5/12-13Deborah Zall Project presents Dances by Dudley, Maslow, Sokolow, Zall, 5/12-13
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Deborah Zall Project will present a program of works by legendary modern dance choreographers Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow and Anna Sokolow, along with dances by Deborah Zall, May 12 & 13 at 8 PM at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune St.   Zall has gathered an ensemble of artists, all former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company, to perform these timeless works that have been reconstructed by Abigail Blatt, Lynn Frielinghaus, Samantha Geracht, Martin Lofsnes, and Zall. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Kicks Off Theatricum Summer SeasonTHE MERCHANT OF VENICE Kicks Off Theatricum Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 3. (more...)

BWW Review: KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY at Laguna PlayhouseBWW Review: KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY at Laguna Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - May 1, 2017

King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story features brilliant performance by Jesse Johnson as the late country music star (more...)

WOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish RepWOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Summer 2017 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein). (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LUNA GALEStages Repertory Theatre Presents LUNA GALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre presents the regional premiere of award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman's Luna Gale, a powerful family drama about a burned-out social worker who faces an increasingly complex moral dilemma as she tries to determine the best home for an at-risk infant.  (more...)

BWW Review: Stars Shine for Lyrical Tribute to Music and Legacy of Pete Seeger at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Stars Shine for Lyrical Tribute to Music and Legacy of Pete Seeger at Kennedy Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 18, 2017

For one night, folk music legend Pete Seeger's legacy in song was celebrated by a diverse array of musical talent. The Kennedy Center Concert Hall stage held a who's who including multiple Grammy winners, living legends and up-and-coming artists performing in tribute to the singer and activist Pete Seeger. Hosted by Larry Groce of National Public Radio's MOUNTAIN STAGE, the long and satisfying evening was officially entitled PETE SEEGER AND THE POWER OF SONG: TRIBUTE TO A FOLK LEGEND. No frills, no fuss, just great music performed with the same simplicity and power Seeger was known for during his own long career. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary SeasonStages Repertory Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre's 2017-2018 Season celebrates the theatre's 40^th Anniversary with a mix of world and regional premieres, fan favorites and stories that reflect Houston's vibrant, diverse community. The season features 3 world and 4 regional premieres, collaborations with New York's One Year Lease Theater Company and Houston's Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Stages' inaugural Latina/o Theatre Festival, the 10^th anniversary of Stages' hallmark Panto holiday program for children and families, and a return to Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's Carmen Cusack Among Lineup for 'POWER OF SONG' Pete Seeger Tribute at Kennedy CenterBroadway's Carmen Cusack Among Lineup for 'POWER OF SONG' Pete Seeger Tribute at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Kennedy Center now announces the addition of new artists in a one-night-only event that will celebrate the artistry and lasting influence of GRAMMY-winning American folk icon Pete Seeger. (more...)

Jayme Stone's Folklife Out 4/7; Tour Dates AnnouncedJayme Stone's Folklife Out 4/7; Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 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...)

New Season of THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 PERFORMANCES WITH ADAM GOPNIK LaunchesNew Season of THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 PERFORMANCES WITH ADAM GOPNIK Launches
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

A new season of The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik begins on Monday, April 3, at the David Rubenstein Atrium, with a look at the career of the great American soprano Leontyne Price. Joining Gopnik are internationally renowned soprano Renee Fleming and rising soprano Julia Bullock. Interspersed with audio and video clips, they will discuss Ms. Price's extraordinary career and the significance of the pioneering African-American soprano's role on the world's stages. Ms. Bullock will also sing several of Ms. Price's signature arias. The entire evening will be streamed on Facebook Live on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page. (more...)

Deborah Zall Project Presents Dances by Dudley, Maslow, Sokolow, and ZallDeborah Zall Project Presents Dances by Dudley, Maslow, Sokolow, and Zall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Deborah Zall Project will present a program of works by legendary modern dance choreographers Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow and Anna Sokolow, along with dances by Deborah Zall, May 12 & 13 at 8 PM at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune St.  (more...)

Arlo Guthrie Returns to the Grand with His RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD TourArlo Guthrie Returns to the Grand with His RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Following his sold-out Grand debut in 2015, Arlo Guthrie makes his triumphant return to The Grand 1894 Opera House, with the Shenandoah Band, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)

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...)

John Mellencamp & Darius Rucker Set for All-New CMT CROSSROADS, TodayJohn Mellencamp & Darius Rucker Set for All-New CMT CROSSROADS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 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 Today, March 24 at 10pm ET/PT on CMT. (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...)

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