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Randy Johnson

 
Bio:
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), ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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), ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 0]
Writer and Director

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

Garrett Lutz (back, center) with (front, left to right) George Toles, Eric Lindahl, R Photo

Garrett Lutz (back, center) with (front, left to right) George Toles, Eric Lindahl, Randy Johnson, Greg Foster and Scott Danielson

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Date:
03/11/2015
Caron Buinis (center) with (back, left to right), Eric Lindahl, Scott Danielson, Rand Photo

Caron Buinis (center) with (back, left to right), Eric Lindahl, Scott Danielson, Randy Johnson, George Toles, Garrett Lutz, Greg Foster and Seth Steinberg

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Date:
03/11/2015
E. Faye Butler, Mike Stoller, Randy Johnson, Levi Kreis and Nova Y. Payton Photo

E. Faye Butler, Mike Stoller, Randy Johnson, Levi Kreis and Nova Y. Payton

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Date:
05/09/2014
Taprena Michelle Augustine, Allison Blackwell, Mary Bridget Davies, Randy Johnson, Ni Photo

Taprena Michelle Augustine, Allison Blackwell, Mary Bridget Davies, Randy Johnson, Nikki Kimbrough and De''Adre Aziza

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Date:
10/21/2013

 

Stage

Productions

[US Tour, 2017]
Director

[Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 0]
Writer and Director

Writing
Bookwriter

Randy Johnson Biography

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.







Randy Johnson News

Upcoming Spring Theatre Productions To See In New Orleans Photo Upcoming Spring Theatre Productions To See In New Orleans
by Tara Bennett - Feb 24, 2022

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 Photo Le Petit Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021

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

Watch Broadway Shows Online - 130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now! Photo Watch Broadway Shows Online - 130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now!
by Team BWW - Apr 4, 2021

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.

Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and More Featured in AN 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF SONGWR Photo Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and More Featured in AN 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF SONGWRITER MIKE STOLLER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2020

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 Photo 129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020

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 Fea Photo BroadwayHD Will Celebrate the Best of Broadway With a Special Tony Award Playlist Featuring FALSETTOS, INDECENT & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 29, 2020

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.

Photo Flash: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at ZACH Theatre Photo Photo Flash: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at ZACH Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

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 Photo BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Captivates at ZACH
by Joni Lorraine - Feb 4, 2020

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 Photo January at ZACH Theatre Brings Two Openings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020

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 Photo Hero Theatre Announces Immersive Project Addressing School Shootings
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2019

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.

Randy Johnson Videos

VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Created and directed by RAndy Johnson, who wrote and directed the hit Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin, with book by Cheryl West (Play On!). Click below for a sneak preview at the talented ensemble!

STAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies on Good Day LA
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies. Check out Mary Bridget Davies and the Joplinaires on Good Day LA! 

VIDEO: 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Read LETTERMAN Top Ten List
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 8, 2015

The 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame class of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio presented the "Top Ten Things I Said When I Learned I Made the Baseball Hall of Fame" on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN

BWW TV: Highlights from SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage with Levi Kreis, E. Faye Butler, Nova Y. Payton and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2014

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER opened on Thursday, May 8 at Arena Stage and runs through June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. Scroll down to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies Visits NY1
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2013

Star of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on Broadway Mary Bridget Davies stopped by NY1's 'On Stage' segment to talk about playing the iconic singer. Click below to watch the interview!

BWW TV: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies and More Meet the Press, Plus Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 29, 2013

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN met the press earlier today at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture Mary Bridget Davies performing as Janis Joplin during the press preview. Click below for a sneak peek at the show, plus interviews with Davies, the creative team and more!

BWW TV: Highlights of Mary Bridget Davies, Sabrina Elayne Carten and More in ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2013

Following a critically acclaimed run at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater this past fall, One Night with Janis Joplin returns for a summer run. Leading the production is Mary Bridget Davies. Davies is joined by Sabrina Elayne Carten as the Blues Singer. Created, written and directed by Randy Johnson, the production is produced in partnership with The Pasadena Playhouse and Milwaukee Repertory Theater, in association with Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich of One Night Productions, The Estate ofJanis Joplin and Jeff Jampol of JAM, Inc. One Night with Janis Joplin runs June 21-August 11, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater.

STAGE TUBE: Mike Tyson, Spike Lee Chat UNDISPUTED TRUTH on 'Today'
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2012

Yesterday, Mike Tyson and Spike Lee announced that Tyson's Vegas act, UNDISPUTED TRUTH is heading to Broadway. The show will be directed by Lee and will play Broadway's Longacre Theatre for six performances only, July 31-August 5. Tyson and Lee appeared on this morning's 'Today' show to discuss the upcoming production. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH- Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, a news conference has been called for this Monday, June 18 in which Mike Tyson and Spike Lee will make a 'special announcement.' The duo will be joined by Broadway producer and theater owner James L. Nederlander. The announcement is expected to involve the Lee-directed Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH, which is rumored to be heading to Broadway. Check out highlights from the show's Vegas run below!


Randy Johnson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Randy Johnson written?
Randy Johnson has written 1 shows including A Night With Janis Joplin (Bookwriter).