Janis Joplin News

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINPhoto Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)

Two Music Soundtracks to Be Released from PBS' THE VIETNAM WARTwo Music Soundtracks to Be Released from PBS' THE VIETNAM WAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will begin airing on PBS on September 17, 2017, will be accompanied by two companion soundtracks to be released on September 15, 2017, Universal Music Enterprises announced today. (more...)

FUN HOME Opens 30th Anniversary Season at The ArmoryFUN HOME Opens 30th Anniversary Season at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th anniversary season opens with the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. Created by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and based on the celebrated graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home will begin preview performances on September 16, open September 22, and run through October 22 on The Armory's U.S. Bank Main Stage. Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct a cast lead by Allison Mickelson, Sara Masterson and Aida Valentine as the central character, Alison, at three different ages. Robert Mammana (previously at The Armory as Skye Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Father in Ragtime) and Faith Sandberg will play Alison's parents, Bruce and Helen Bechdel. (more...)

Garrison Keillor, Straight No Chaser, Shaping Sound and More Set for The Kentucky Center's 34th SeasonGarrison Keillor, Straight No Chaser, Shaping Sound and More Set for The Kentucky Center's 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 34th arts season. Fall performances will feature author and radio personality Garrison Keillor, all-male a cappella group Straight No Chaser, Emmy winner Travis Wall's dance company Shaping Sound as well as many others. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill PlayhouseMichael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

The Sweet Sounds of MOTOWN The Musical Will Fill Starlight TheatreThe Sweet Sounds of MOTOWN The Musical Will Fill Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Motown The Musical, the Tony Award-nominated tribute to the musical greats of the 1960s and '70s, brings its signature sound and American dream story to Starlight Theatre for six performances August 22-27. The acclaimed musical follows the true life story of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. on his journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. The man who founded Motown records in Detroit in 1959 went on to launch the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. (more...)

BWW Feature: Strong Women Get Their Due on Stage in AugustBWW Feature: Strong Women Get Their Due on Stage in August
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 11, 2017

If you were captivated by the film Hidden Figures and its story of the women known as 'human computers' who saved John Glenn's NASA space mission, get ready for Lauren Gunderson's play SILENT SKY, opening this month at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

On BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' We Break Down Replacing a Broadway StarOn BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' We Break Down Replacing a Broadway Star
by OHenry Report - Aug 7, 2017

On the second episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor, Oliver Henry Roth talks to four Broadway professionals about the ins and outs of replacing principal cast members in a Broadway show. (more...)

Boss Hog, Man Forever, Dave Harrington Group, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Joshua Light ShowBoss Hog, Man Forever, Dave Harrington Group, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Joshua Light Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Following highly successful performances in 2012 and 2014, the Joshua Light Show returns to NYU Skirball to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The renowned multimedia artist Joshua White and his legendary team of collaborators create live visual masterpieces that move to the sounds of a remarkable roster of musical collaborators. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINLaguna Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)

Annie Golden, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allen Nichols and More Set for INNER CITY in ConcertAnnie Golden, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allen Nichols and More Set for INNER CITY in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tom O'Horgan's controversial 1971 Broadway musical INNER CITY will be presented in concert on August 17th at Feinstein's/54 Below, with shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

EmiSunshine Set to Release New Album 'RAGGED DREAMS' 8/25EmiSunshine Set to Release New Album 'RAGGED DREAMS' 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

EmiSunshine, the extraordinary talent who burst into stardom four short years ago as a nine-year-old via viral video, is set to release her new album, RAGGED DREAMS, on August 25, 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Chicago This FallTickets on Sale Friday for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Chicago This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are delighted to announce that individual tickets for the return of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale on Friday, July 28, 2017. (more...)

Nicole Atkins Releases New Album Goodnight Rhonda Lee TodayNicole Atkins Releases New Album Goodnight Rhonda Lee Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Nicole Atkins has released her new album Goodnight Rhonda Lee today via Single Lock Records. The album was recorded with Fort Worth, TX's Nile City Sound, a.k.a. producers Austin Jenkins, Josh Block, and Chris Vivion (Leon Bridges), with additional mixing by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes). (more...)

REELZ Announces Summer and Fall 2017 Programming Slate ft. 5 New SeriesREELZ Announces Summer and Fall 2017 Programming Slate ft. 5 New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

ELZ today announced original programming for summer and fall 2017 including five new original series, new episodes of three returning viewer favorites and a never-before-seen Elvis special hosted by Natalie Morales. (more...)

BWW Review: GHETTO UNPLUGGED  at The Piano Man, DelhiBWW Review: GHETTO UNPLUGGED at The Piano Man, Delhi
by Zofeen Maqsood - Jul 14, 2017

Ghetto Unplugged are known for celebrating music in the most authentic way and are known for their rapturous live performances. (more...)

Nicole Atkins Shares New Album   Goodnight Rhonda Lee on NPR's First ListenNicole Atkins Shares New Album Goodnight Rhonda Lee on NPR's First Listen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Begins Wednesday, 7/19 at Hershey TheatreMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Begins Wednesday, 7/19 at Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Motown The Musical will play Hershey Theatre from Wednesday, July 19th through Sunday, July 23rd. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Play Park City Institute's 'Big Stars, Bright Nights' SeriesMelissa Etheridge to Play Park City Institute's 'Big Stars, Bright Nights' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Park City Institute presents MELISSA ETHERIDGE on July 27, 2017 at the St Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series at Deer Valley Resort. (more...)

Encore Award Winner MY JANIS Comes to The New Collective TheatreEncore Award Winner MY JANIS Comes to The New Collective Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

My Janis is a window into Janis Joplin's private world as she struggles to find her identity in the summer of 1966. (more...)

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