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Newly Formed Pike & Sutton Team Up With Blues Traveler's John Popper for 'New Year's  VideoNewly Formed Pike & Sutton Team Up With Blues Traveler's John Popper for 'New Year's Resolution'
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Austin-based duo Pike & Sutton recently announced their new self-titled band project earlier this fall. Led by 'hometown favorites' (Austin American-Statesman) Patrice Pike and Wayne Sutton, the band has evolved out of the longtime alternative rock band Sister 7 and will release their debut full-length Heart Is A Compass in early 2020. To close out the year, they've teamed up with Blues Traveler's John Popper for a reimagined version of Otis Redding and Carla Thomas' classic 'New Year's Resolution.'

BWW TV: First Look at BroadwayHD's Teaser for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Before its Re VideoBWW TV: First Look at BroadwayHD's Teaser for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Before its Release on 1/19
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2019

BroadwayHD is about to rock 'n' roll! This new year will bring the 48th anniversary of Janis Joplin's untimely death and 50th anniversary celebration for Woodstock, so BroadwayHD is opening the new year by releasing A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin starring the show's Tony-nominated star Mary Bridget Davies. The cast will also feature Aurianna Angelique, Ashley Támar Davis, Tawny Dolley, Paige McNamara and Jennifer Leigh Warren. This tribute to the iconic rock star will be released on what would have been her 76th birthday, January 19. 

VIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

The Wallis production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, starts performances next week in the intimate Lovelace Theater! Artistic Director Paul Crewes snuck into rehearsal to chat with cast members Yvette Cason, Bryce Charles, Chester Gregory, and Paulette Ivory about this exciting new production.

Visual Artist FdlM Pays Pictorial Tribute to Iconic Women on Women's History Month VideoVisual Artist FdlM Pays Pictorial Tribute to Iconic Women on Women's History Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Art has a responsibility and so too does the artist - one of the many requirements of art is that it elevates the viewer in some manner - not necessarily in spirit - but definitely in thought. In many ways Franck de las Mercedes embraces this responsibility as his work not only pleases aesthetically, it often teases intellectually. The viewer is often left having to dig deep within de las Mercedes subjects, tunneling with him, in a manner towards what can only be de?ned as the sublime. De las Mercedes, is also an artist that shares his existence with the viewer taking us through the ups and downs of not only his life, but of life in general - thereby adding the understanding of the human condition to his artistic responsibility.

VIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks About Playing Bessie Smith on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, Queen talks about playing legendary blues singer Bessie Smith.

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: Queen Latifah Talks Singing the Blues in HBO's BESSIE
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

Queen Latifah sings the blude in her new film BESSIE. The multi-talented actress and singer, who produced and stars in the new HBO film, stopped by ABC's Good Morning America to talk about the film.

VIDEO: First Trailer for HBO's Bessie Smith Biopic, Starring Queen Latifah
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Starring Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") in the title role, BESSIE focuses on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into "The Empress of the Blues," one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. Check out the first trailer for the film below!

STAGE TUBE: First Teaser for HBO's Bessie Smith Biopic, Starring Queen Latifah
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2015

The HBO film BESSIE is scheduled to debut SATURDAY, MAY 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. This marks a return to the network for Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah following her Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning performance in HBO Films' “Life Support.”

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Mary Bridget Davies on Crying 'Happy Tears' Over Her Nomination
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Mary Bridget Davies, a nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for A Night with Janis Joplin, who chats about the honor of bringing Janis back to the stage, getting to take a group picture with her fellow nominees, and more. Check out what she had to say below!

VIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Performs New Song 'Nobody Does It Better' on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

'Dreamgirls' star Jennifer Holliday stopped by ABC's THE VIEW and performed a song from her new solo album, 'The Song is You.' Check out the appearance below!

AUDIO: First Listen - Jennifer Holliday's THE SONG IS YOU, Out Jan 21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

On January 21, 2014, Shanachie Entertainment/Euphonic Records will release Jennifer Holliday's highly anticipated label debut, The Song Is You, an enchanting collection of R&B and Jazz numbers that showcase Holliday at her best. Listen to a sampling of the album below!

STAGE TUBE: Mary Bridget Davies Talks A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on ABC's WORLD NEWS NOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2013

Mary Bridget Davies, star of the new Broadway musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, appeared on ABC's "World News Now" late last night. In a backstage interview, she chatted about preparing for the role of a lifetime and teaching Broadway audiences through her performance about the blues singers who influenced Janis's music so deeply. Check out her interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Performs 'Spirit in the Dark' on 'WENDY WILLIAMS'
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2013

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, performed live on "THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW" on Tuesday, December 10. Mary Bridget Davies, critically acclaimed for her portrayal of Janis, was joined by Taprena Michelle Augustine,De'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Aretha Franklin to perform the show-stopping Act One finale "Spirit in the Dark." Check out their performance below!

STAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies Rocks GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2013

Mary Bridget Davies of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, performed live on FOX5's "Good Day New York" this morning, November 14. Davies wowed co-hosts Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scott with stories of growing up on Janis's music and a live in-studio performance of "Me and Bobby McGee' - check out her interview and peformance below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2013

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin began previews on September 20 and opened on Thursday night, October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night after party to chat with the full company and you can check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet at A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2013

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin began previews on September 20 and opened last night, October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat wit hthe evning's big guests, including Claybourne Elder, Melissa van der Schyff, Linda Ramone and more, and you can check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Mary Bridget Davies in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 8, 2013

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin began previews on September 20 and will open October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action!

BWW TV: Mary Bridget Davies Talks JANIS JOPLIN on 'Katie'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2013

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN star Mary Bridget Davies stopped by today's 'Katie' to talk about making her Broadway debut in the new production now in previews at the Lyceum Theatre. Check out a clip from the appearance below!

STAGE TUBE: Andrea Maulella, Andy Prosky and More Talk Penguin Rep's HOW THE WORLD BEGAN
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2013

Penguin Rep Theatre presents How the World Began, Catherine Trieschmann's thought-provoking new play examining contemporary America where religion, science and irreconcilable beliefs collide, beginning last night, June 28 in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York, directed by Penguin Rep founder and Artistic Director Joe Brancato will direct. Click below to watch interviews with the cast and creative team!

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