Woody Guthrie News

David M. Lutken to Play Title Role in 'WOODY SEZ' at Seattle RepDavid M. Lutken to Play Title Role in 'WOODY SEZ' at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The internationally acclaimed tale, Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, is coming to Seattle Repertory Theatre. This musical portrait, featuring Woody's stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's great folk troubadour. Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie will run January 6- 29, 2017 (opening night is January 11, 2017) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

The Klezmatics to Make Segerstrom Center Debut in Hanukah ConcertThe Klezmatics to Make Segerstrom Center Debut in Hanukah Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

This Hanukah season, Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes superstars of the klezmer world, the Klezmatics on December 22 in Samueli Theater. (more...)

Jim James Delivers A Hopeful Message with 'Here In Spirit' VideoJim James Delivers A Hopeful Message with 'Here In Spirit' Video
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The official video for “Here In Spirit” – the first single from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James' acclaimed new solo album, Eternally Even (ATO/Capitol Records) – premiered today on The Atlantic's website. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for the Musical Portrait WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIETickets On Sale Now for the Musical Portrait WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The legendary Woody Guthrie defined an American era of social consciousness and political expression with songs such as 'This Land is Your Land' and 'The Ballad of Tom Joad.' This musical portrait, featuring Woody's stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's great folk troubadour. Along with a multitalented cast of performers/musicians, virtuoso David Lutken reprises his award-winning role as 'the original folk hero.' (more...)

People's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVERPeople's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Sing along with the greatest hits of a legendary folk musician in the regional premiere of The Road: My Life with John Denver, an intimate, insider's portrait of life on tour. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Originally produced at FringeNYC, winner of Best of Fest at Maui Fringe and the Alderman Award at Chicago Fringe, Randy Noojin'scritically acclaimed, award winning multimedia solo show, Hard Travelin' with Woody continues Centenary Stage Company's annual Fringe Festival November 10 - 13 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Jim James' New Solo Album Eternally Even Now Streaming Via NPR's First ListenJim James' New Solo Album Eternally Even Now Streaming Via NPR's First Listen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Eternally Even, the new solo album from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, is streaming exclusively HERE as part of NPR's “First Listen” series. (more...)

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon to Tribute John Denver at SCERAChris Collins and Boulder Canyon to Tribute John Denver at SCERA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The spirit of the late, great singer John Denver will be clearly evident at SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem today, Oct. 22 when Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon pay tribute to Denver using their own talent, warmth and humor. (more...)

Dan Layus's Debut Solo Album DANGEROUS THINGS Out TodayDan Layus's Debut Solo Album DANGEROUS THINGS Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Dangerous Things, the debut solo album from Dan Layus, is available now via Plated Records. The new music is receiving critical acclaim with Rolling Stonehailing Layus as '...one of Americana's most articulate newcomers,' while The Boot praises the album's 'from-the-heart lyrics with minimalist production' and The Alternate Root furthers it 'drifts a dreamy Americana on a western breeze.' He also recently performed a feature session for Daytrotter. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Originally produced at FringeNYC, winner of Best of Fest at Maui Fringe and the Alderman Award at Chicago Fringe, Randy Noojin'scritically acclaimed, award winning multimedia solo show, Hard Travelin' with Woody continues Centenary Stage Company's annual Fringe Festival November 10 - 13 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Jim James Releases  'Here In Spirit', First Single from New Solo AlbumJim James Releases 'Here In Spirit', First Single from New Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

'Here In Spirit,” the new single from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, is out today. Download “Here in Spirit” HERE, view the static video HERE and stream on Apple Music and Spotify.  (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 BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 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...)

BWW Review: Joan Baez & Mary Chapin Carpenter Shine at the Academy of MusicBWW Review: Joan Baez & Mary Chapin Carpenter Shine at the Academy of Music
by Tory Gates - Oct 11, 2016

An October Sunday evening found a friend plus two newfound ones in the first balcony of Philadelphia's Academy of Music for a celebration of not only Joan Baez's 75 years of life, but also the music, and an enduring symbol that bridges generations...' (more...)

BettySoo and Michael Fracasso to Play Rockwood Music HallBettySoo and Michael Fracasso to Play Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

BettySoo & Michael Fracasso will perform on Friday, November 11th, at ROCKWOOD Music Hall (185 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002) at 7:00pm. (more...)

THE FOLK SINGER Opens at at Theater for the New City, 10/9THE FOLK SINGER Opens at at Theater for the New City, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, opens on Sunday, October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors and students.) Box office: 212.254.1109, SmartTix: 212.868.4444 or purchase online at www.smarttix.com. (more...)

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon to Tribute John Denver at SCERAChris Collins and Boulder Canyon to Tribute John Denver at SCERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The spirit of the late, great singer John Denver will be clearly evident at SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem on Saturday, Oct. 22 when Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon pay tribute to Denver using their own talent, warmth and humor. (more...)

Theatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKSTheatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Also opening this weekend are three new one act plays by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Directed by Eduardo Machado Starring Sharon Ullrick, Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Lighting Design: Alexander Bartenieff  Costume Design: Michael Bevins Stage Manager: Fran Acuna-Almiron From two old friends who seem to have fallen for the same man.... again, to a chance meeting on a park bench, to a showdown between two theatrical giants, LIFE MASKS is a collection of one acts celebrating that even though you might now be of a certain age, you still can fight for what you believe (more...)

New Musical THE FOLK SINGER Begins at Theater for the New City TonightNew Musical THE FOLK SINGER Begins at Theater for the New City Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 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). Previews begin tonight, September 29th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek of Hank Williams Show at Reilly Arts CenterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek of Hank Williams Show at Reilly Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

The nostalgic live concert tribute Lovesick Blues: Remembering Hank Williams plays for one show only, Sunday, September 25 at 3pm, at Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL, 34470.  (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Offer Free Concert Tickets for New VolunteersCentenary Stage Company Offer Free Concert Tickets for New Volunteers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

The Centenary Stage Company (CSC) has the perfect opportunity for theatre, music and dance lovers who would like to enjoy great entertainment on a limited budget.  CSC is once again seeking volunteer ushers for upcoming performances  in the new Lackland Center, which will include the performances of  CSC's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Don Quioxote by the NJ Ballet, the Fringe Series with The Other Mozart, Hard Travelin' with Woody Guthrie and Kick - a Rockette's Story, the annual holiday musical, Mary Poppins, as well as  15 other events throughout the 2016-17 professional season. (more...)

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