Woody Guthrie News

New Musical THE FOLK SINGER to Premiere at Theater for the New City This FallNew Musical THE FOLK SINGER to Premiere at Theater for the New City This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, which opens on Sunday October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). (more...)

THE WOODY GUTHRIE STORY at Theatricum Invites Audiences to Sing AlongTHE WOODY GUTHRIE STORY at Theatricum Invites Audiences to Sing Along
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

A tribute to the songwriter, folklorist and labor leader who was also a longtime Theatricum friend. The spirit of Woody Guthrie is brought to life through his own words and music in this signature event performed by members of the Geer family and their friends. Cinematographer Haskell Wexler will be honored in memoriam with the second annual Will Geer Humanitarian Award. (more...)

Dan Layus (of Augustana) to Release Debut Solo Album Oct 21Dan Layus (of Augustana) to Release Debut Solo Album Oct 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Dan Layus, primarily known as the frontman of the critically acclaimed band Augustana, is set to release his debut solo album, Dangerous Things, out October 21 on Plated Records/ADA. As a special preview the title track, which features The Secret Sisters, is premiering today via The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages TonightA CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Lamb's Players to Exit Horton Grand TheatreLamb's Players to Exit Horton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

LAMB'S PLAYERS THEATRE has announced that after eight years as the resident company managing the Horton Grand Theatre it will end its tenure there after July 17th. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge, Ani DiFranco & More Set for Connecticut Public Television's Infinity Hall Live SeriesMelissa Etheridge, Ani DiFranco & More Set for Connecticut Public Television's Infinity Hall Live Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as Infinity Hall Live, the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July with some of today's most intriguing established and emerging artists: Rhiannon Giddens, Galactic, Joss Stone, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Ani DiFranco, and Melissa Etheridge. Infinity Hall Live Season 5 airs nationally on public television beginning July 2016 - check local listings or http://ihlive.org/watch-local-pbs-station/ for broadcast times.  ihlive.org will also stream the series weekly beginning Friday, July 8 through Friday, August 26. (more...)

Joss Stone & More Set for New Season of INFINITY HALL LIVEJoss Stone & More Set for New Season of INFINITY HALL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as INFINITY HALL LIVE , the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July (more...)

People's Light to Present RING OF FIRE, 7/20-8/14People's Light to Present RING OF FIRE, 7/20-8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Take an exuberant ride alongside an American icon in the regional premiere of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, playing at People's Light from July 20-August 14, 2016. Virtuoso David Lutken, star of the hit show Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, returns to the Leonard C. Haas Stage in a musical mosaic of the "Man in Black". People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. (more...)

Graham Nash Announces Additional U.S. Tour Dates In Support of New Album 'This Path Tonight'Graham Nash Announces Additional U.S. Tour Dates In Support of New Album 'This Path Tonight'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash has announced a new batch of U.S east coast tour dates in September and October 2016 in support of his new studio album, This Path Tonight (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in JulyA CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's 2016-17 Season to Feature MARY POPPINS & MoreCentenary Stage Company's 2016-17 Season to Feature MARY POPPINS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

? Theater fills the Lackland Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2016 - 17 professional theater line-up.  The Sitnik Theater is set to burst with audience favorites as this season's main stage professional theater series includes three exciting CSC produced plays; Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Jersey Lily, Mary Poppins and The Surrogate and welcomes three incredible solo performances Kick, Hard Travelin' with Woody and The Other Mozart as the CSC Fringe Festival returns for its second installment in the Kutz Theatre. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse's SISTER ACT Opens This MonthSaint Michael's Playhouse's SISTER ACT Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 21 opening of the Playhouse's 2016 summer theater season with the five-time Tony-nominated musical Sister Act, the sparkling smash hit musical comedy that the New York Post called 'ridiculously fun.' (more...)

Woody Guthrie Prize to Honor Music Legend Kris KristoffersonWoody Guthrie Prize to Honor Music Legend Kris Kristofferson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

An award that honors those who embody the spirit of legendary folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie will be presented to American musician and actor Kris Kristofferson during an event on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa's Brady Arts District. (more...)

Pete Sinjin Releases The Heart and The CompassPete Sinjin Releases The Heart and The Compass
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

'Combing through the lyrics of this album, the two words that stuck out were 'heart' and 'compass,' states Pete Sinjin. (more...)

Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival Announces Full Lineup for Memorial Day WeekendSeattle's Northwest Folklife Festival Announces Full Lineup for Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Seattle's Northwest Folklife today announced the full schedule of events for the 45th annual Northwest Folklife Festival, the country's largest community-powered arts and culture Festival. Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest, and the Northwest Folklife Festival is the non-profit's signature event, featuring over 5,000 performers from over 65 different cultural communities that help to make up the Northwest's arts-rich landscape. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Open Summer Season with THE FABULOUS LIPITONESFlorida Studio Theatre to Open Summer Season with THE FABULOUS LIPITONES
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Summer Mainstage season kicks off at FST with the serenades of a not so traditional Barbershop quartet. Written by John Markus and Mark St. Germain, The Fabulous Lipitones, delivers the story of a broken barbershop quartet seeking their fourth member. The perfect harmony they desire is quickly thrown off key when they see "Bob," for the first time. The Fabulous Lipitones opens in the Gompertz Theatre on June 3.  This culture clash comedy plays through June 19.  Subscriptions for all three Summer Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $39 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

BWW Interview: JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATEBWW Interview: JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

In Europe any day now and in Connecticut in June. (more...)

Jonatha Brooke's MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES to Play Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 7/1-2Jonatha Brooke's MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES to Play Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 7/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed My Mother Has 4 Noses, a musical play written and performed by renowned singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke and directed by Jeremy B. Cohen, will return to the Tri-State area this July 4th weekend, playing three performances at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, located at 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook, CT. My Mother Has 4 Noses will be performed on Friday, July 1st at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm, and Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $35 are on sale now online at http://katharinehepburntheater.org/events-tickets/. (more...)

Ellen Kuras to Receive Woodstock Film Festival's Haskell Wexler Cinematography AwardEllen Kuras to Receive Woodstock Film Festival's Haskell Wexler Cinematography Award
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Woodstock, NY - The Woodstock Film Festival is pleased to announce that the Haskell Wexler Cinematography Award will continue under the guardianship of Wexler's friend and colleague Ellen Kuras, carrying on Wexler's legacy for years to come. The 2016 Woodstock Film Festival takes place October 13-16. (more...)

Marcus Center to Welcome The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, 10/26Marcus Center to Welcome The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Marcus Center Presents series, sponsored by Envoy Restaurant and Lounge, is excited to bring the two- mega groups, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, to the intimate Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for The Summit Concert.  This one night only performance is on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $75 and go on sale on Friday, May 20 at 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, online at Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org or by phone at 414-273-7206. Group are available for 10 or more by calling Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210. (more...)

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