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It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues - 1999 - Off-Broadway

Based on an original idea by Ron Taylor

History represented by projections of historical photographs intertwined with everything from African chants to American blues.

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New Victory Theatre

(New York, NY)
207 W. 42nd St.
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by Stephen Mosher - Sep 30, 2020
A new concert series brings the stars into your homes in 360 degrees.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain.
by Review Roundups - Oct 8, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks favorites Fire on the Mountain and Tony-nominated It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes.
by Steve Murray - Oct 6, 2019
BWW Review: MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is a Musical/Historical Ride Down the Mighty Mississippi Guided by Famed Chronicler Mark Twain
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Today, Broadway Records /1650 Records /LOML Records released 'The Right of Way' from Tony-nominated singer Mary Bridget Davies. This is the first track from Stay With Me:  The Reimagined Songs of Jerry Ragovoy, to be released in January 2020. Written by the renowned songwriter, this is the first time the track has been recorded and released. 'The Right of Way' showcases Davies' powerful vocals, honed over many years as Janis Joplin in Love Janis and A Night With Janis Joplin.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks favorites Fire on the Mountain and Tony-nominated It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes. Directed by Randal Myler, Mark Twain's River of Song will be presented October 2-27, 2019 (press opening: October 5) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($30-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Billy Valentine, today, November 2 at 8:00pm.  Billy Valentine is the third evening of blackbox @ the edye, which transforms The Edye into a club featuring up-and-coming jazz and blues artists.  The series is curated and hosted by The Reverend Shawn Amos; he and his house band perform at select shows during the season as well.   
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers returns for her fifth engagement at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia as Louise Seger in Always Patsy Cline opening on May 16th. She will be joined by Broadway veteran, Carter Calvert starring as Patsy Cline. Both ladies are no strangers to these roles and most recently performed in the show together at the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, performances will run until July 15th.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers returns for her fifth engagement at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia as Louise Seger in Always Patsy Cline opening on May 16th. She will be joined by Broadway veteran, Carter Calvert starring as Patsy Cline. Both ladies are no strangers to these roles and most recently performed in the show together at the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, performances will run until July 15th.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018
After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers returns for her fifth engagement at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia as Louise Seger in Always Patsy Cline opening on May 16th. She will be joined by Broadway veteran, Carter Calvert starring as Patsy Cline. Both ladies are no strangers to these roles and most recently performed in the show together at the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, performances will run until July 15th.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers returns for her fifth engagement at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia as Louise Seger in Always Patsy Cline opening on May 16th. She will be joined by Broadway veteran, Carter Calvert starring as Patsy Cline. Both ladies are no strangers to these roles and most recently performed in the show together at the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, performances will run until July 15th.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
For the 106th Kritzerland show, Kritzerland is once again doing the show on Facebook and YouTube Live. For the June show, there's a great cast, it's more ambitious than the May show, and once again any donations would go to the Group Rep Theater in North Hollywood, non-profit 501 (c) (3).
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018
Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies (A Night with Janis Joplin) will bring her electric charm and powerhouse vocals to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for one show only on Sunday, May 13, at 7:30pm. Musical direction is by Ryan Sudick. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the West Coast premiere of the roof-raising musical play Marie and Rosetta. Developed at TheatreWorks' 2015 New Works Festival by Lucille Lortel Award-winner George Brant, Marie and Rosetta shares the saga of a musical legend. From stirring up churchgoers in the morning to rocking the Cotton Club at night, Sister Rosetta Tharpe inspired Elvis, Ray Charles, and more on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Growing competition on the 1940s Gospel Circuit finds Rosetta auditioning a new partner with a voice made from heaven. Will they break, blend, or find harmony at last? Directed by Robert Kelley, 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
Carter Calvert roars back to the live streaming series on April 9 at 7:30 PM EST with the fire, vocal precision, and emotive style that has made her the Broadway sensation she is, in her tour de force VIVA LA DIVA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2020
Krizterland's a?oeJune is Bustin' In All Overa??, free concert of an eclectic mix of songs that are romantic, funny and touching, produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel, musical direction by Richard Allen with technical expertise by Hartley Powers.   Via Live Stream on Sunday, June 7th at 5:00 PM (PST), 8:00 PM (EST)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Berkshire Theatre Group cast of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story had their first read through earlier this week in New York City! Rock and Roll Man is being presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, in association with five-time Tony Award-Winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf). Rock and Roll Man has a book by Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak and Rose Caiola, with original music and lyrics by Gary Kupper.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
In celebration of the Broadway musical's 50th anniversary, the Axelrod PAC presents HAIR in Concert with Remember Jones directing and starring as Claude alongside Tony Award nominees Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) as Berger and Mary Bridget Davies (A Night with Janis Joplin) as Sheila.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
The York Theatre Company will reunite the cast and creative team of the 2016 Musicals in Mufti production of the 1971 hit Broad-way revue Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, a musical entertainment by Micki Grant, conceived by Vinnette Carroll, for a Virtual Company Reunion as part of the live weekly streaming panel series 'Show! (and Tell)'.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season closing production of Meet Me In St. Louis, August 4 - 12. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
The Summer lives on for Ogunquit Playhouse, as we re-open our immaculate grounds for a limited seating, COVID-safe, open air Playhouse Patio Cabaret featuring some of Broadway's finest alumni vocal talents from our most popular shows including Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Kinky Boots, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Due to technical issues (or spy interference) the Off Broadway premiere of I Spy A Spy, a new (declassified) musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Jamie Jackson and book & music by SoHee Youn, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Desperate Measures) with musical direction by Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace) will now begin its limited engagement (through September 21) at The Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Saturday, July 6th at 8pm. The show will have its official opening on Thursday, July 18th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Off-Broadway's 62-seat Playroom Theater, who's tagline is 'Caution, Artists at Work,' was forced to close on June 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
The MAC Award-winning Piano Bar Live! continues this Tuesday, July 21st at 7:15 pm ET, with this week's Guest Host Michael Orland and featuring Ashley Argota, Dan Bauer, The Bleam Sisters, Hadiza Dockeray, Robin Lyon, Julie Sheppard, Nancy Timpanaro, Peter Allen Vogt, Mystery Guests & MORE!.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018
The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018
Children's Theatre Company (CTC) in partnership with Penumbra Theatre will present The Wiz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; directed by Lou Bellamy, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of Penumbra Theatre Company, assistant directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris (Broadway credits as Choreographer for A Raisin in the Sun), with music direction by Sanford Moore (Musical Director at Penumbra Theatre).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
The Science Theater Company, the newly formed theatre company founded by Producer Eric Krebs that uses the magic of theatre to make science fun, will do just that this spring. That Physics Show - now in its 3rd year Off Broadway - recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck) and That Chemistry Show, written by Borislaw Bilash which both delight, amaze and educate audiences will be performed in repertory for an open ended engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street just east of Broadway) beginning, Saturday, February 17, 2018. For more information, please visit www.sciencetheatercompany.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
Children's Theatre Company (CTC) in partnership with Penumbra Theatre will present The Wiz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Tony nominee Mary Bridget Davies, best known for her onstage work channeling the late rock icon Janis Joplin, will release an album of compellingly reimagined songs by the legendary songwriter and Grammy® winning producer Jerry Ragovoy. The album is dedicated  to Davies' sister who tragically took her own life. Broadway Records will release the studio album, digitally and in stores, on Friday, March 20, 2020. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017
That Physics Show - now in its 3rd year Off Broadway - recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for 'Unique Theatrical Experience,' written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck) and That Chemistry Show, written by Borislaw Bilash will delight, amaze and educate audiences in their final performances at The Physics Theatre (300 West 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Berkshire Theatre Group (Kate Maguire, Artistic Director/CEO) in association with five-time Tony Award-winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) presents Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story, directed by Tony Award-nominee Randal Myler (It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues) at The Colonial Theatre as part of their 2019 Summer Season. The production is in development for a Broadway run and a national tour.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment in association with T&D Productions, LLC present Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original 'Janis' starring in her Tony nominated performance A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, musical direction by Brent Crayon, and created, written & directed by Randy Johnson. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will preview on Friday, September 14, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
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.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks favorites Fire on the Mountain and Tony-nominated It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2019
For Carter Calvert, the velvet-voiced, charismatic star of the Bucks County Playhouse's production of Always... Patsy Cline, stepping into those famous dresses and ruby red lipstick, belting out 27 heart-wrenching songs nearly every night, embodying the spirit of a?oeThe Clinea??... is a dream come true.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Carter Calvert, the Broadway actress-singer who is currently wowing audiences at Bucks County Playhouse as the iconic country music legend in a?oeAlways .. Patsy Cline,a?? will present her one-woman show, a?oeViva La Divaa?? at the historic playhouse on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 pm.
by Pati Buehler - Aug 14, 2019
New Hope Pa. is a livelier than usual town this summer because of two special ladies. Sally Struthers, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress, best known for her roles in 'All in the Family' and 'Gilmore Girls. Her Broadway credits Wally's Café' with Rita Moreno, and Jimmy Coco and Neil Simon's female version of 'The Odd Couple' with Brenda Vaccaro. She also starred on Broadway and on tour in Tommy Tune's production of 'Grease' and played Miss Hannigan in the 20th anniversary national tour of ANNIE.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018
The final show in the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season is the series premiere of the hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, which features a cast of Broadway veterans and is based on the campy 1960s cult horror film. The show's music, by master composer Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Aladdin), is in the style of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, and includes several well-known tunes such as "Suddenly Seymour," "Somewhere That's Green" and the title song. The plot follows nerdy floral shop worker Seymour, who would do or give anything to gain the love of his co-worker Audrey. The depth of his desire is tested when a strange and menacing addition to his floral shop brings him sudden and unexpected popularity. Performances of Little Shop of Horrors are Tuesday, August 21 through Sunday, August 26 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
Ted Swindley's hit musical Always...Patsy Cline closes out the 2018 mainstage season at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT.
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2019
If True Love and a great friendship are to your liking, 'Come On In' and meet Sally and Carter.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
Today (April 9) in live streaming: Marisha Wallace chats on Clubhouse, an Easter Bonnet celebration on Stars in the House, Lena Hall in concert, and more!
by Herbert Paine - Apr 9, 2018
Arizona Theatre Company presents LOWDOWN DIRTY BLUES. Rousing performances by Felicia Fields, Shake Anderson, and Chic Street Man. At the Herberger Theater in Phoenix through April 22nd.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2021
Theatre Communications Group has announced the 2021 TCG 60th Anniversary Gala: Our Stories will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:30pm ET with an afterparty to follow. The Gala will honor Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance, and both the Gala and virtual live afterparty will be hosted by drag superstar Shequida. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018
After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 10, 2018
Choreographer Donald McKayle, whose work on the musical Raisin made him the first black man to direct and choreograph a Broadway show, passed away on Friday in Irvine, California. He was 87 years old.