Nashville's Geoffrey Nauffts to Workshop New Musical SWITCHED at Texas State UniversityNashville's Geoffrey Nauffts to Workshop New Musical SWITCHED at Texas State University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Award winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts will workshop his new musical at Texas State University as part of The Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission, funded in part by The Stillwater Foundation. Switched is a new musical with book by Geoffrey Nauffts and music and lyrics by Jonatha Brooke. The workshop will be directed by Tony nominated director Sheryl Kaller. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WOODY SEZ at Westport Country PlayhouseVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WOODY SEZ at Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2018

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a summer '17 off-Broadway hit, is currently playing a limited engagement at Westport Country Playhouse, January 9 - 20. The joyful, touching, and tumultuous tale of 'America's greatest folk poet' is told using Guthrie's own words and over two dozen of his indelible songs, including 'This Land Is Your Land,' 'Union Maid,' 'Deportees,' and 'This Train Is Bound for Glory.' (more...)

Grammy Nominated Musician John McCutcheon New Track Premieres at The Bluegrass SituationGrammy Nominated Musician John McCutcheon New Track Premieres at The Bluegrass Situation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Wisconsin-bred, Georgia-based musician John McCutcheon is folk music's Renaissance man master multi-instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's WOODY SEZPhoto Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's WOODY SEZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a summer '17 off-Broadway hit, will have a limited engagement at Westport Country Playhouse, January 9 20. The joyful, touching, and tumultuous tale of America's greatest folk poet is told using Guthrie's own words and over two dozen of his indelible songs, including This Land Is Your Land, Union Maid, Deportees, and This Train Is Bound for Glory. (more...)

Lonesome Traveler: The Concert, with an Appearance from Peter Yarrow, Comes to The State Theatre In FebruaryLonesome Traveler: The Concert, with an Appearance from Peter Yarrow, Comes to The State Theatre In February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The story of folk music is truly the story of an ever-changing America. Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that the New York Times called illuminating revelatory achingly beautiful. (more...)

Rosenwald Documentary Presented in Honor of MLK Day at Jaffrey's River St. TheatreRosenwald Documentary Presented in Honor of MLK Day at Jaffrey's River St. Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15), the River Street Theatre (RST) in Jaffrey will present the documentary film Rosenwald, the surprising story of a philanthropic retailer who changed the course of education for African Americans in the rural south. Rosenwald will be shown at the RST on Sunday, January 14 at 2pm and 7pm. (more...)

$30M Simon Gift presented To Songbook Foundation$30M Simon Gift presented To Songbook Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Great American Songbook Foundation today announced a transformative gift in the form of one of Indiana's most stately and renowned private residences. (more...)

Great American Songbook Museum Finds Home in Local MansionGreat American Songbook Museum Finds Home in Local Mansion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Great American Songbook Foundation today announced a transformative gift in the form of one of Indiana's most stately and renowned private residences. (more...)

Grant Maloy Smith Brings 'Dust Bowl' to BakersfieldGrant Maloy Smith Brings 'Dust Bowl' to Bakersfield
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

When the Dust Bowl roared through the Southern Plains states during the Great Depression, countless people fled their dirt-ravaged communities and headed west, many settling in California's San Joaquin Valley. Since then, the Bakersfield area has been inextricably linked to the history of that environmental disaster and the unique style of country music known as the Bakersfield sound that evolved from it. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIEWestport Country Playhouse to Stage WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will stage a limited engagement of the recent off-Broadway musical, 'Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie,' from January 9 through January 20. Featured in the title role is David M. Lutken, the show's deviser, who won Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson awards for his performance. (more...)

Colter Wall Confirms 2018 Headline TourColter Wall Confirms 2018 Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Colter Wall will embark on his largest headline tour to date in 2018 including shows at Knoxville's Bijou Theater, Washington D.C.'s U Street Music Hall, New York's Bowery Ballroom, Dallas' Club Dada, San Francisco's The Independent and Seattle's Neumos among many others. Tickets for the newly announced shows go-on sale thisFriday, December 15 at 10:00am local time. See below for complete tour details. (more...)

Felice Brothers Bring Rootsy Folk Rock & Americana Romanticism at White Eagle HallFelice Brothers Bring Rootsy Folk Rock & Americana Romanticism at White Eagle Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Formed in 2006, the Felice Brothers are a Hudson Valley, New York-based folk rock ensemble hailed by the AV Club for a sound at once timeless, yet tossed-off. The band started husking in the subways, and went from playing subway stations and Brooklyn Apartments to high-profile gigs, such as Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, and festivals, including: Mountain Jam, Clearwater Festival, Bonnaroo, Philadelphia Folk Festival and the All Points West Music & Arts Festival. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2017BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2017
by - Dec 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Klezmatics Bring A Happy Joyous Hanukkah to VPACThe Klezmatics Bring A Happy Joyous Hanukkah to VPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Valley Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) welcome The Klezmatics on Saturday, December 16 at 8:00pm as they celebrate Yiddish culture at this time of year when candles and family warm the dark nights. As outspoken human rights advocates, their Hanukkah celebration embraces audiences of all cultures and backgrounds as they explore Hanukkah lyrics by Woody Guthrie, father of American Folk Music. (more...)

Josh Lovelace's 'Young Folk' Reaches #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Albums ChartJosh Lovelace's 'Young Folk' Reaches #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

On November 17th, Josh Lovelace of the Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE released his debut family album Young Folk. The collection of songs features guest appearances from Ben Rector, Ellie Holcomb, Spirit Family Reunion, and members of the legendary children's group Sharon, Lois & Bram. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Present The '60s: The Years That Changed AmericaCarnegie Hall to Present The '60s: The Years That Changed America
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

From January 14-March 24, 2018, Carnegie Hall presents The '60s: The Years that Changed America, a citywide festival exploring the turbulent decade that was the 1960s through the lens of arts and culture, including music's role as a meaningful vehicle to inspire social change. (more...)

Woody Guthrie-Inspired Hootenanny Set for Westport Country PlayhouseWoody Guthrie-Inspired Hootenanny Set for Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Woody Guthrie-inspired hootenanny on Friday, December 8, 7 to 9 p.m., in the Lucille Lortel White Barn Center, adjacent to the theater. The admission-free event, open to the public by reservation, invites the audience to bring an instrument, sing along, or clap to the rhythms. (more...)

Folk Icon Ramblin' Jack Elliott Heads South For November Tour DatesFolk Icon Ramblin' Jack Elliott Heads South For November Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Spanning six decades, the career of Ramblin' Jack Elliott is still going strong. At 86, the lover of storytelling and veteran troubadour style musician still takes to the long and winding road on tour. Fresh from shows with John Prine in Northern California and Nevada, the two-time GRAMMY winner and National Medal for the Arts recipient will make his way through Texas and onto Louisiana in November. (more...)

Reeve Carney Chats HADESTOWN at Citadel, Touring Solo, SPIDER-MAN and MoreReeve Carney Chats HADESTOWN at Citadel, Touring Solo, SPIDER-MAN and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Reeve Carney, who plays Orpheus, spoke with Citadel Theatre's Sydnee Bryant about growing up in a musical family, learning to play a new instrument, and reuniting with his Spiderman co-stars Patrick Page and T.V. Carpio in Ana s Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin's new production of Hadestown. (more...)

HDSA Pays Tribute to Founder Marjorie Guthrie and the Legacy of Music Icon Woody GuthrieHDSA Pays Tribute to Founder Marjorie Guthrie and the Legacy of Music Icon Woody Guthrie
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 2, 2017

Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of attending a tribute event for Marjorie Guthrie, the Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA) founder. Marjorie's inspiration to help others stemmed from the fact that her husband, music icon Woody Guthrie, suffered from the disease until his death in 1967. 2017 marks 50 years of the Guthrie family legacy. (more...)

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