It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues

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Based on an original idea by Ron Taylor

History represented by projections of historical photographs intertwined with everything from African chants to American blues.


Photo Flash: First Look at Ford Theatre's FLY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2012

Ford's Theatre presents the Washington premiere of "Fly," by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, directed by Ricardo Khan, now through October 21, 2012. The centerpiece of this year's programming for The Lincoln Legacy Project, "Fly" is based on the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. Get a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kirsten Holly Smith in FOREVER DUSTY!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

Tickets for the world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, are now on sale to the general public, via Telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200.. Directed by Randal Myler (Love, Janis; It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues), performances will begin November 11, 2012 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), with an official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 18, 2012. Forever Dusty will be produced by Jorja Fox, Leslie Brockett, Jane Gullong, and Sandalphon Productions, with executive producer Eva Price of Maximum Entertainment Productions. Check out a first look of Smith as Springfield beow! (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Stars in 'ETHEL WATERS' at Luna Stage, 8/16-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2012

Award-winning producers Michael & Barbara Ross will present Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins in Larry Parr's ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW at Luna Stage in West Orange, New Jersey, for a limited run, August 16 - September 2, 2012. The production will be directed by award-winning director Dennis Courtney, with musical direction by Barry Levitt. (more...)

Christina Sajous, Coleen Sexton and More Join FOREVER DUSTY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

The full cast and creative team for the world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, has been announced. Directed by Randal Myler (Love, Janis; It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues), performances will begin November 11, 2012 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), with an official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 18, 2012. (more...)

Arena Stage to Present PULLMAN PORTER BLUES, Starring E. Faye Butler, This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Following its celebrated opening at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pullman Porter Blues travels across the country to sweep D.C. audiences along for a ride in its world-premiere co-production at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by her grandfather's work on the postal trains, playwright Cheryl L. West, whose work at Arena Stage includes Jar the Floor and Play On!, returns with the tale of three Pullman train porters whose journey is underscored by Midwest blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train." Directed by Lisa Peterson (Arena's The Rainmaker and The Quality of Life), Pullman Porter Blues runs November 23, 2012 - January 6, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Fresh off its acclaimed run at the Cleveland Play House, One Night with Janis Joplin will take D.C. audiences on a musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends. The production is led by Cleveland native Mary Bridget Davies, who performs with Joplin's original band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and also features Sabrina Elayne Carten as the Blues Singer who pays homage to the artists that influenced Joplin's incomparable blues-rock blend. Created, written and directed by Randy Johnson, the production is produced in partnership with Cleveland Play House in association with Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich of Premiere Media, with support from The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeff Jampol of JAM, Inc. One Night with Janis Joplin runs September 28 - November 4, 2012 in the Kreeger Theater. Check out photos from the show's opening night party below! (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Opens LOMBARDI, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Few people know the real story of football's most legendary coach, Vince Lombardi. Through his inspirations and passions, he had an ability to drive people to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Arizona Theatre Company's "Lombardi" centers on the iconic Green Bay Packers coach during a pivotal week in 1965. This Southwest premiere production of the Broadway hit plays at the Temple of Music and Art and runs from October 20 - November 10, 2012. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from November 15 - December 2, 2012. "Lombardi" is supported by Opening Night Sponsor, Kate Garner. Arizona Theatre Company Season Sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alex Goley and James Monroe Iglehart in TheatreWorks' BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

TheatreWorks presents a family treat for the holidays, the Tony Award-winning musical BIG RIVER. Mark Twain's story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn comes alive in this enchanting musical adaptation. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012

Check out the recently released commercial for the show below and meet the cast with videos of them from past productions and roles! (more...)

Ogunuit Playhouse Kicks Off 2012 Season with ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963. "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight" are just a few of the 27 featured songs. (more...)

New Haarlem Arts Theatre Sets Second Season: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, SWEET CHARITY and More
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

This summer, New Haarlem Arts Theatre (NHAT), the professional theater company of City College of New York (CCNY), has expanded its programming and will present mainstage productions of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' and 'Sweet Charity,' as well as a show for young audiences and a readings series. The theater, led by Eugene Nesmith, is entering its second season and will again be in residence at Aaron Davis Hall, located at W. 135th Street and Convent Avenue, Manhattan (Hamilton Heights). (more...)

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Begins at Milwaukee Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates 'a compelling portrait of an artist' (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals. One Night With Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and it runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from tonight, May 3 - June 2, 2013 and opens on Monday, May 6, 2013. Packed with classic songs ('Piece Of My Heart,' 'Summertime,' 'Mercedes Benz'), One Night With Janis Joplin also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis - like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. (more...)

Ogunuit Playhouse Kicks Off 2012 Season with ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963. "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight" are just a few of the 27 featured songs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Allison Case, Hunter Foster, et al. in La Jolla Playhouse's HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse's Hands on a Hardbody will run through June 17, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. The world-premiere, commissioned musical has a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Creditors), lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity), music by Trey Anastasio (lead singer of the popular band Phish) and Amanda Green, with direction by Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow) and musical staging by Benjamin Millepied (BLACK SWAN). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Preview Songs from La Jolla's HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Recently, La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY, starring Tony Award-nominees Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster and Mary GorDon Murray, previewed their songs in a rehearsal hall, and the production team talked about the show. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens at La Jolla Playhouse Today, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2012

HANDS-ON-A-HARDBODY-Opens-at-La-Jolla-Playhouse-20010101 La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere of Hands on a Hardbody, starring Tony Award-nominees Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster and Mary Gordon Murray, as well as Allison Case and more, opens tonight, May 12, and runs through June 17, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. The commissioned musical has a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Creditors), lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity), music by Trey Anastasio (lead singer of the popular band Phish) and Amanda Green, with direction by Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow) and musical staging by Benjamin Millepied (BLACK SWAN). (more...)

NHAT to Open Season With MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, 6/14-7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

New Haarlem Arts Theatre (NHAT), the professional theater company of City College of New York (CCNY), will open its second season June 14 to July 8 with 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' by August Wilson, directed by Eugene Nesmith and starring Johnnie Mae as Ma. (more...)

54 Below Launches 'WBGO Jazz Series', 4/2-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

The 54 Below WBGO Jazz Series will feature weekly Tuesday evening shows by jazz artists curated by the famed veteran Jazz programmer, Todd Barkan. Just around the corner from Swing Street, these seasoned jazz performers come to Broadway's Nightclub to play and sing the night away in grand style. The series is sponsored by the WBGO, the country's premier jazz radio station, promising a truly classic only-in-New York experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: President George H.W. Bush & Barbara Bush Visit Ogunquit Playhouse's ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

President George HW Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush honored the Ogunquit Playhouse by attending yesterday's (June 3rd) Matinee performance of Always, Patsy Cline, now playing through June 16. Sally Struthers (as Louise) and Carter Calvert (as Patsy Cline) welcomed them backstage during intermission, where President and Mrs. Bush exalted both leading lady's performances. The former President and First Lady "loved" the show, and the cast, musicians and audience members loved seeing them as well. Check out the photo below! (more...)

Terry Martin, Mark Fleischer, René Moreno to Direct WaterTower Theatre's 2012-13 Season Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the directors for the Company's 2012-2013 Main Stage season at the Addison Theatre Centre. Directing the season opener, The Mystery of Irma Vep (September 28 - October 21, 2012) will be Terry Martin. It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (November 23 - December 16, 2012) will be directed by Mark Fleischer. Black Tie (May 31 - June 23, 2013) will be directed by Rene Moreno. As previously announced, Putting It Together (January 11 - February 3, 2013) and The Grapes of Wrath (April 5-28, 2013), will be directed by Terry Martin. The director for Xanadu (July 26 - August 18, 2013) will be announced at a later date. (more...)

NHAT Opens Season with MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Now thru 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

New Haarlem Arts Theatre (NHAT), the professional theater company of City College of New York (CCNY), will open its second season tonight, June 14 through July 8 with 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' by August Wilson, directed by Eugene Nesmith and starring Johnnie Mae as Ma. (more...)

FLYING FABLES Plays New Haarlem Arts Theatre, 7/14-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

Aiming to become a community anchor with the capacity to unite theater professionals, students and local residents of all ages, New Haarlem Arts Theatre, the professional theater company of City College of New York (CCNY), will present its first play for young audiences, 'Flying Fables,' adapted by Obie-winner Stephanie Berry, directed by John-Martin Green with choreography and staging by Bruce Hawkins, and original music by Patricia Ju from July 14 to 27 at Aaron Davis Hall, 135th Street and Convent Avenue. (more...)

Robin De Jesus, John Tartaglia, et al. Star in Muny's ALADDIN, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

The Muny presents the third show of its 94th season, Disney's Aladdin, opening tonight through July 13, directed by Gary Griffin, and choreographed by Alex Sanchez. (more...)

FLYING FABLES Plays New Haarlem Arts Theatre, 7/14-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Aiming to become a community anchor with the capacity to unite theater professionals, students and local residents of all ages, New Haarlem Arts Theatre, the professional theater company of City College of New York (CCNY), will present its first play for young audiences, 'Flying Fables,' adapted by Obie-winner Stephanie Berry, directed by John-Martin Green with choreography and staging by Bruce Hawkins, and original music by Patricia Ju from July 14 to 27 at Aaron Davis Hall, 135th Street and Convent Avenue. (more...)

American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Returns July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed byDamon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

FLYING FABLES Plays New Haarlem Arts Theatre, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

Aiming to become a community anchor with the capacity to unite theater professionals, students and local residents of all ages, New Haarlem Arts Theatre, the professional theater company of City College of New York (CCNY), presents its first play for young audiences, 'Flying Fables,' adapted by Obie-winner Stephanie Berry, directed by John-Martin Green with choreography and staging by Bruce Hawkins, and original music by Patricia Ju from tonight, July 14 to July 27 at Aaron Davis Hall, 135th Street and Convent Avenue. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Michael McCormick, Christiane Noll Join Broadway's CHAPLIN- Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

The producers of the new musical CHAPLIN have just announced full casting for the production, which will star Rob McClure in the title role, as previously announced. The production will also feature Jim Borstelmann (Alf Reeves), Jenn Colella (Hedda Hopper), Erin Mackey (Oona O'Neill), Michael McCormick (Sennett, McGranery, Emcee), Christiane Noll (Hannah Chaplin), Zachary Unger (Young Charlie, Jackie) and Wayne Alan Wilcox (Sydney Chaplin). (more...)

Neil Berg Brings Cast of Broadway Veterans and 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY to The McCallum Theatre, 1/15 & 16
by David Green - Jan 15, 2013

Neil Berg will brings his all new production, 101 Years of Broadway, to the McCallum Theatre for two performances, tonight, January 15 and the 16th at 8:00 pm. 101 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, Cats,Wonderful Town, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Fiddler on the Roof. Five Broadway Veterans light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling songs from Broadway's newest hit shows. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous Recreate James Bond Classic 'The Look of Love'
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2013

In tribute to '50 Years of Bond,' Kirsten Holly Smith (as Dusty Springfield) and Christina Sajous (as Dusty's lover, Claire), stars of the new musical Forever Dusty, have recorded a music video of 'The Look of Love,' putting a new spin on Burt Bacharach and Hal David's Oscar nominated classic made popular by Dusty Springfield herself from the 1967 James Bond film, Casino Royale. That year, the song famously lost the Academy Award to 'Talk to the Animals' from Doctor Doolittle, but at Sunday's Oscars, Adele is favored to win for her own Bond tune, a new rendition of 'Skyfall.' Click below to watch the performance! (more...)

Eric Krebs to be Honored by AMAS Musical Theatre with The Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 44th Year with a Gala evening on Monday, April 1st, 2013 featuring a special concert by two-time Tony Nominee Christine Andreas with Martin Silvestri at the piano, titled LOVE IS GOOD. The event will honor legendary producer Eric Krebs with The Rosie Award and will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues beginning at 6:30pm. The evening's host will be Broadway and television star Dan Lauria (Lombardi, A Christmas Story, The Wonder Years), and the emcee will be Tony and Olivier Award Nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). (more...)

Eric Krebs to Be Honored by Amas Musical Theatre, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 44th Year with a Gala evening on Monday, April 1s, 2013 featuring a special concert by two-time Tony Nominee. Christine Andreas with Martin Silvestri at the piano, entitled LOVE IS GOOD. The event will honor legendary producer Eric Krebs with The Rosie Award and will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues beginning at 6:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alex Goley, James Monroe Inglehart and More in TheatreWorks' BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

TheatreWorks presents a family treat for the holidays, the Tony Award-winning musical BIG RIVER. Mark Twain's story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn comes alive in this enchanting musical adaptation. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous Sing 'Baby It's Cold Outside'
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2012

Kirsten Holly Smith (as Dusty Springfield) and Christina Sajous (as Dusty's lover, Claire), stars of the new musical Forever Dusty, have recorded a music video of "Baby It's Cold Outside," putting a new spin on the holiday classic. Michael Thomas Murray accompanies them on the piano. (more...)

BREAKING: Norbert Leo Butz-Led BIG FISH to Play 5-Week Engagement at Chicago's Oriental Theatre; Opens 4/21
by BWW - Dec 18, 2012

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will star Norbert Leo Butz as Edward Bloom, and have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances Tuesday, April 2, 2013, opening Sunday, April 21, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013. Tickets on sale Monday, February 4, 2013. (more...)

Neil Berg Brings Cast of Broadway Veterans and 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY to The McCallum Theatre, Jan 2013
by David Green - Dec 17, 2012

Neil Berg will brings his all new production, 101 Years of Broadway, to the McCallum Theatre for two performances, January 15 and 16 at 8:00 pm. 101 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, Cats,Wonderful Town, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Fiddler on the Roof. Five Broadway Veterans light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling songs from Broadway's newest hit shows. (more...)

Ken Page, Jennifer Hope Wills and More Set for Gateway Playhouse's DRESSING FOR THE NIGHT Gala, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

The Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County will hold its second annual gala benefit, Dressing for the Night on the evening of August 18 at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse. Ken Page leads the all star cast of entertainers for the evening which includes Jennifer Hope Wills, Ed Staudenmayer, Erica Aubrey and Jamie Jackson. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Stars in 'ETHEL WATERS' at Luna Stage, 8/16-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

Award-winning producers Michael & Barbara Ross will present Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins in Larry Parr's ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW at Luna Stage in West Orange, New Jersey, for a limited run, August 16 - September 2, 2012. The production will be directed by award-winning director Dennis Courtney, with musical direction by Barry Levitt. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Presents FLY, 9/21-10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

Ford's Theatre presents the Washington premiere of "Fly," by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, directed by Ricardo Khan, September 21 through October 21, 2012. The centerpiece of this year's programming for The Lincoln Legacy Project, "Fly" is based on the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHAPLIN Begins Performances Tomorrow - Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

Broadway's new musical CHAPLIN begins previews tomorrow at 8pm and opens September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Meet the cast below! (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for FOREVER DUSTY at New World Stages, Opening 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

Tickets for the world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, are now on sale to the general public, via Telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200. Directed by Randal Myler (Love, Janis; It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues), performances will begin November 11, 2012 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), with an official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 18, 2012. Forever Dusty will be produced by Jorja Fox, Leslie Brockett, Jane Gullong, and Sandalphon Productions, with executive producer Eva Price of Maximum Entertainment Productions. (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY, Starring Kirsten Holly Smith, Receives New World Stages Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Forever Dusty, a new musical by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, will receive its New York premiere this fall. (more...)

Ken Page, Jennifer Hope Wills and More Set for Gateway Playhouse's DRESSING FOR THE NIGHT Gala, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2012

The Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County will hold its second annual gala benefit, Dressing for the Night this evening, August 18 at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse. Ken Page leads the all star cast of entertainers for the evening which includes Jennifer Hope Wills, Ed Staudenmayer, Erica Aubrey and Jamie Jackson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies in ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2012

Fresh off its acclaimed run at the Cleveland Play House, One Night with Janis Joplin will take D.C. audiences on a musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends. The production is led by Cleveland native Mary Bridget Davies, who performs with Joplin's original band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and also features Sabrina Elayne Carten as the Blues Singer who pays homage to the artists that influenced Joplin's incomparable blues-rock blend. Created, written and directed by Randy Johnson, the production is produced in partnership with Cleveland Play House in association with Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich of Premiere Media, with support from The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeff Jampol of JAM, Inc. One Night with Janis Joplin runs September 28 - November 4, 2012 in the Kreeger Theater. Get a first look at the show in the photos below! (more...)

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Opens 9/28 at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Fresh off its acclaimed run at the Cleveland Play House, where The Plain Dealer called it "a feel-good, fist pumping, must-see concert," One Night with Janis Joplin will take D.C. audiences on a musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Stars in 'ETHEL WATERS' at Luna Stage, Now thru 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Award-winning producers Michael & Barbara Ross will present Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins in Larry Parr's ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW at Luna Stage in West Orange, New Jersey, for a limited run, tonight, August 16 - September 2, 2012. The production will be directed by award-winning director Dennis Courtney, with musical direction by Barry Levitt. (more...)

Neil Berg's 103 Years of Broadway Revue Returns to San Rafael Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

From the creator of last season's hit show 102 Years of Broadway comes 103 Years of Broadway today, April 28. This performance will take place at 3 pm at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags at Civic Center Drive in San Rafael, CA 94903. (more...)

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Begin at Milwaukee Rep, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates 'a compelling portrait of an artist' (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals. One Night With Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and it runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from May 3 - June 2, 2013 and opens on Monday, May 6, 2013. Packed with classic songs ('Piece Of My Heart,' 'Summertime,' 'Mercedes Benz'), One Night With Janis Joplin also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis - like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. (more...)

Neil Berg's 103 Years of Broadway Revue Returns to San Rafael 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

From the creator of last season's hit show 102 Years of Broadway comes 103 Years of Broadway on April 28. This performance will take place at 3 pm at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags at Civic Center Drive in San Rafael, CA 94903. (more...)

Eric Krebs Honored by Amas Musical Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 44th Year with a Gala evening tonight, April 1st, 2013 featuring a special concert by two-time Tony Nominee. Christine Andreas with Martin Silvestri at the piano, entitled LOVE IS GOOD. The event will honor legendary producer Eric Krebs with The Rosie Award and will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues beginning at 6:30pm. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Eric Krebs Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 44th Year with a Gala evening on Monday, April 1st, 2013 featuring a special concert by two-time Tony Nominee Christine Andreas with Martin Silvestri at the piano, titled LOVE IS GOOD. The event will honor legendary producer Eric Krebs with The Rosie Award and will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues beginning at 6:30pm. The evening's host will be Broadway and television star Dan Lauria (Lombardi, A Christmas Story, The Wonder Years), and the emcee will be Tony and Olivier Award Nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). (more...)

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