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Randy Johnson’s diverse and distinguished career has broken barriers and beat all the rules. His critically acclaimed work has been seen on Broadway ( Writer and Director of the critically acclaimed and 2014 Tony Award nominated production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at the Lyceum Theatre), London’s West End, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theatre, Wembley Arena, Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Off Broadway, Regional Theatres across the United States and Canada, Las Vegas and Arena’s worldwide. As a published playwright and director he has created theatrical musical portraits of such icons as Janis Joplin, Louis Prima and Keely Smith, and Conway Twitty. Randy is the original producer of ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE which under his aegis became one of the most produced musicals of all time. He co-produced the West Coast Premiere of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART starring Richard Dreyfuss and Kathy Bates. He has worked with some of our greatest talents of our time including Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Melissa Manchester. Audrey Hepburn, and Katharine Hepburn. Not to mention the remarkable diversity of his direction of The Las Vegas production and world premiere of Mike Tyson’s UNDISPUTED TRUTH and staging of Pope Benedict’s final appearances in New York City. His groundbreaking production of ELVIS THE CONCERT that reunited Elvis (via video) and his original musicians has been seen in venues worldwide and on PBS for 16 years. He executive produced the original cast albums of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and ALWAYS PATSY CLINE. His projects have broken box office records, earned a 2014 Tony Award nomination, made the Guinness Book of World Records, and have consistently surpassed expectations. Never one to stay in just one medium of entertainment he continues to explore and create new horizons for himself and his audience.


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Irina Maleeva to Recur on Peacock's PAUL T GOLDMAN

Irina Maleeva (The Merchant of Venice) is set to recur on the show, along with Christopher Stanley (Mad Men), W Earl Brown (The Book of Boba Fett), and Josh Pais (The Dropout), while James Remar (Yellowstone), Paul Ben-Victor (Pam & Tommy) and Hilda Boulware (Modern Family) are set for guest-starring roles.

Green Day & Eddie Vedder to Headline Fifth Annual Innings Festival

The two-day event will feature 18 bands on 2 stages, including performances from Weezer, Marcus Mumford, The Black Crowes, The Revivalists, The Offspring, Mt. Joy, The Pretty Reckless, The Head and the Heart and more, as well as curated food vendors and interactive baseball related activities.

Hero Theatre Presents the World Premiere of RISE: AN IMMERSIVE EXPLORATION OF GUN VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS.

Hero Theatre presents the world premiere of Rise: An Immersive Exploration of Gun Violence in Schools, an immersive, site-specific piece devised and directed by Director and Game Designer Jack McCarthy. 

Upcoming Spring Theatre Productions To See In New Orleans

New Orleans theatre had its share of setbacks due to the pandemic, but in 2022, the Crescent City is seeing a revival of bold theatre. These productions capture Nola's legacy of theatrical innovation and creativity from local theatre companies featuring local talent to grand-scale tours. This spring season, there's something for everyone, from classic stories with a twist to the Best of Broadway.

Le Petit Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season

Subscription renewals begin on June 21st and new subscription sales start in July. Single tickets will be available in late summer. 

Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and More Featured in AN 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF SONGWRITER MIKE STOLLER

On December 31 at 7 pm ET, 92Y will ring in 2021 with the streaming premiere An 80th Birthday Celebration of Songwriter Mike Stoller, a Lyrics & Lyricists Special Event from 2013. This magical concert will be released for the first time and available for free to audiences beyond the 900 people who packed the concert hall that night. 

129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021

BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,

BroadwayHD Will Celebrate the Best of Broadway With a Special Tony Award Playlist Featuring FALSETTOS, INDECENT & More

BroadwayHD, the premier streaming platform for live theater, is honoring Broadway's biggest night with an award-worthy lineup of programming. Starting June 1, Tony Award®-winning and nominated performances will be highlighted each day leading up to the originally scheduled Tony Awards® on June 7.

130+ Musicals That You Can Stream Now!

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites.

Photo Flash: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at ZACH Theatre

A Night with Janis Joplin returns to ZACH where its journey began; this time in the Topfer with Tony-nominated Mary Bridget Davies, who originated the title role on Broadway running January 29–March 8, 2020 at The Topfer at ZACH. Creator, writer and original director Randy Johnson joins Mary Bridget Davies with original choreographer Patricia Wilcox and original associate director Tyler Rhodes. 

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Captivates at ZACH

A great production with a stellar lead giving us an incredible voice that may be as close to the real thing as we can get.

January at ZACH Theatre Brings Two Openings

ZACH Theatre kicks off 2020 with two show openings, celebrating a legendary rock goddess, and bringing Eric Carle's books of children's classics to life on the stage. A Night with Janis Joplin will return to ZACH where its journey began; this time in the Topfer with Tony-nominated Mary Bridget Davies, who originated the title role on Broadway running January 29-March 8, 2020 at The Topfer at ZACH. Creator, writer and original director Randy Johnson joins Mary Bridget Davies with original choreographer Patti Wilcox and original associate director Tyler Rhodes. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show wiggles the ZACH Moody Foundation Theatre for Families into the 2020 Season when this menagerie of Eric Carle's favorite books is brought to life with puppetry for all ages.

Hero Theatre Announces Immersive Project Addressing School Shootings

Hero Theatre announced a special collaboration with immersive theatre artist Jack McCarthy as part of their 2020/2021 season. McCarthy has been commissioned to create two world-premiere immersive plays. The productions are part of Hero Ignite, a new division of the company that serves as an incubator for new works created and inspired by the experiences of youth in America today.

BWW Review: Get Ready to Raise the Roof with Seattle Rep's SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!

Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Have you heard of her? Maybe not (I know I hadn't before last night). But even if you're unfamiliar with her, you're more than likely familiar with one of the many artists she's influenced. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Little Richard to name just a few. But that's kind of the point of the show, a?oeShout Sister Shout!a??, currently playing at the Seattle Rep. A show that tells the story of the a?oeGodmother of Rock n' Rolla??, and how we need to recognize these artists that have been whitewashed and mansplained from history. But even beyond that, you want to catch this for the insanely powerful performance of Carrie Compere as Tharpe, who will have you rockin' in your seat as she tears the roof off the Rep.

Janis Joplin Returns To Monadnock Region Via Musical

Janis Joplin was a one of a kind. A legend whose life and meteoric career only lasted a few brief years. Long enough for her to perform at Franklin Pierce College's Winter Carnival in 1969. In January of 1968, Wesleyan University paid Janis (along with her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company) $2,500 for a performance. By the time Franklin Pierce's Social Committee booked her for a February 8, 1969 performance, her rate had soared to $20,000. Less than 2 years later, Janis died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970, at the age of 27.

New England's Newest Performing Arts Center Presents Benefit Performances During Construction

The Park Theatre has announced they will produce two benefit events in November at the American Legion Hall in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

Broadway's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks MPAC

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin rocks Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 19 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-$79.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Rock at The Orpheum

A Night With Janis Joplin will play at The Orpheum Oct. 13.

Luther Burbank Center For The Arts Adds Four Shows To Its 2019"20 Season Line Up

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced today that it has added four shows to its 2019a?"20 season lineup: A Night with Janis Joplin, Mark O'Connor's a?oeAn Appalachian Christmas,a?? The Price is Right LIVE!, and Ballet Hispánico. Tickets for all shows, as well as single tickets for the Carlton Senior Living Symphony Pops Series and the Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series, will be available beginning Friday, August 16 at 12 p.m. online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600, or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa).

Cesar Millan Comes To Mgm Grand Hotel & Casino For The World Premiere Of CESAR MILLAN " MY STORY: UNLEASHED

Cesar Millan, the world's most celebrated dog behaviorist, will bring the story of his remarkable life to the stage for the world premiere of his one-man show "Cesar Millan - My Story: Unleashed." Millan will lead the audience on an inspiring journey ranging from his humble beginnings in rural Mexico and travels to America, to his struggles, successes and passion for transforming families and their lives with his unique approach to canine discipline. He often says, "I train people not dogs," and now for the first time ever, Millan "live in person" will share his authenticity, honesty and bravery during this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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