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Buffalo, NY,

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Based on the life and works of Johnny Cash.


THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Release Cast Recording with Broadway Records this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - is thrilled to announce the Original Cast Album will be released by Broadway Records. Produced by Michael Croiter, the original cast recording is now available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com. The album will be released on August 11.  (more...)

Home Free to Perform Live in Concert This Fall at Morrison Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The all vocal country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so). The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor. (more...)

Syracuse Stage to Celebrate Johnny Cash
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

From the songbook of The Man in Black himself, comes the musical adaptation "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash". Performed by a multi-talented cast of 10, the show features 38 Cash classics including "I Walk the Line", "A Boy Named Sue" and "Folsom Prison Blues". This lively musical about love and faith, struggle and success, and rowdiness and redemption, opens at Syracuse Stage on June 9 in the Archbold Theatre at Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Preview performances are June 7 and 8. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Well-Strung and More Join Broadway @ The Art House Lineup in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's famed Art House theater, has announced four more additions to his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

Catherine Zeta Jones to Star in New Lifetime Movie COCAINE GODMOTHER
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Lifetime has greenlit the original movie, COCAINE GODMOTHER, starring Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro. (more...)

MAN IN BLACK: A Tribute to Johnny Cash Comes to The Orleans Showroom 6/30 and 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

"Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash" will bring Cash's classic hits to The Orleans Showroom on June 30 and July 1. (more...)

Martin Moran's OBIE Award-Winning One-Man Show THE TRICKY PART Gets Philadelphia Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

After premiering Off-Broadway 13 years ago, The Tricky Part, heads to the City of Brotherly Love for a  two-night limited engagement May 22-23. The true story of a young Martin Moran, The Tricky Part has been called "a translucent memoir of a play … shattering and affecting" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. This production of The Tricky Part is part of Drexel University's Entertainment & Arts Management Program's Producing Live Entertainment class, led by Drexel professor and Broadway producer Brannon Wiles. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Ring of Fire' Season Finale of GREY'S ANATOMY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

On the Season Finale of GREY'S ANATOMY titled 'Ring of Fire', the doctors' lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room. (more...)

Maltby & Shire's New Musical Adaptation of THE COUNTRY WIFE Gets Reading at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.  (more...)

Hangar Theatre Brings a Classic Musical Comedy to the Finger Lakes Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Hangar Theatre will present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as this season's musical from June 29 until July 15, 2017. The musical combines the classical Broadway fare, the comedy of ancient Rome, and a healthy shake of vaudeville. (more...)

Grammy Winning & Platinum-Selling Soundtrack 'Walk The Line' to Debut on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Craft Recordings announces the vinyl debut of the best-selling soundtrack to the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line. Due out July 21st, the album features original recordings from the Academy Award-winning film, with fiery performances by actors Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, and deft production by the legendary T Bone Burnett. (more...)

WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE Extends at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein), which will now run through August 20. (more...)

John Denver Musical ALMOST HEAVEN Premieres at Chenango River Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

A true American troubadour and early environmental activist, John Denver's songs make up much of the soundscape of the '60s and '70s with their honesty, passion and love of nature and mankind.  (more...)

A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE to Bring Honky Tonk to Parr Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Country music fans are in for a treat this November when Parr Hall hosts A Country Night in Nashville. (more...)

Broadway Licensing Appoints David Abbinanti as Vice President of Music and Creative; Tralen Doler Hired as Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

David Abbinanti, national-award-winning composer, orchestrator, and arranger, will join Broadway Licensing as Vice President of Music and Creative and Tralen Doler will fill the role of Director of Marketing, it was announced today by Sean Cercone, President. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GET's RING OF FIRE, THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is partnering once again with The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) to bring great music to summer nights in Roswell. After two wildly popular summer productions of Almost Heaven, John Denver's America, GET will now bring Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash to the outdoor stage at the CNC. Performances will run Thursdays through Saturdays from July 13-29, 2017 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center's Ben Brady Pavilion, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, GA 30075. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

BWW Review: RING OF FIRE Captivates at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 12, 2017

Syracuse Stage ends its season with the jukebox musical Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. The musical, created by Richard Maltby Jr. and conceived by William Meade with orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby, features the familiar and well-loved music of Johnny Cash. So, expect to hear hits such as “Ring of Fire,” “Get Rhythm,” “Going to Memphis,” “Jackson,” “I Walk the Line,” just to name a few. (more...)

Johnny Cash Tribute, STRICTLY's Favourite Couple Coming to St Helens Theatre Royal This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It's another amazing month of theatre as St Helens Theatre Royal welcomes two brand new shows this June with audiences able to choose between a night of sensational live music or stunning dance. (more...)

Photo Flash: RING OF FIRE Opens Tonight at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents for the first time Ring of Fire, a unique musical inspired by the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash, no won stage through Aug. 13. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mr. Finn's Cabaret Celebrates July 4th With David Lutken & Friends
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 5, 2017

David Lutken brought his friends to William Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Co. and they are giving the BSC audience a treasure trove of American Folk Music for July 3rd & 4th. (more...)


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BWW Review: RING OF FIRE at Vintage Theatre
by Chris Arneson - Jul 24, 2017

Ring of Fire is a jukebox musical featuring the music of Johnny Cash, but it's not necessarily biographical. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Million Dollar Quartet brings the legendary 1956 recording session to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayals and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. The production recreates the era with an incredible score of rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. The production features such classic hit songs as: "Blue Suede Shoes," "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "That's Alright Mama," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and more. (more...)

Music of Johnny Cash Musical Comes to York's Belmont Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Belmont Theatre will present the music of Johnny Cash in the musical  Ring of Fire - LIVE in the theatre's Bon-Ton Studio August 11-13 & 17-20. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

Irish Rep Announces Second Extension of WOODY SEZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today a second extension for WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein), which will now run through September 10. Devised by David M. Lutken, with Nick Corley, and Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell, and Andy Teirstein, WOODY SEZ began performances on June 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on June 8, 2017. Tickets are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at IrishRep.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Ensemble Casts Impresses in RING OF FIRE at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by Melissa Hall - Jul 10, 2017

The infamous 'Man in Black' certainly has the legions of fans that merit a musical about his life, but you don't have to be a big Johnny Cash fan to love Ring of Fire. The show, onstage now at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, walks audiences through his life song by song; starting with his childhood in Arkansas all the way through the Grand Ole Opry days and then his struggle with substance abuse. (more...)

30th Anniversary Multi-Format Release of Hysteria (Remastered 2017) Released Today, August 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

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Beth Malone Will Debut at Provincetown's Art House on 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown has announced that Beth Malone, Broadway star of Ring of Fire and Tony nominee for 2016's smash hit Fun Home, will make her Broadway @ The Art House series debut on August 20 at 7:00 PM for one show only, with Susan Draus at the piano. The 2017 Art House and Town Hall season produced by Mark Cortale is sponsored by Cape Air, Anchor Inn Beach House, Ptown Bikes, Loveland and Provincetown Gym. For Tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

TexARTS Announces THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Cast and Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The TexARTS Professional Series presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the spirited musical comedy that recounts the heyday and demise of the infamous "Chicken Ranch."  The musical by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson with music and lyrics by Carol Hall plays August 18 - September 3, 2017 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

BWW Review: Fall Into the RING OF FIRE at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 14, 2017

The Johnny Cash jukebox musical comes with a sizzling stage band and over thirty Cash numbers you can sing along to. (more...)

Comedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Syracuse Stage presents "Deathtrap," a comedy-thriller guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. (more...)

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Replaces THE WONDER YEARS at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, announces a change to its 2017-2018 Season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway replaces The Wonder Years as the opening show. (more...)

WOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Summer 2017 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein). (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with Coming Out for Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will partner with Coming Out, a non-profit open-source platform for sharing diverse stories about coming out, for a special event after the performance on Thursday, April 27. Engage with peers, cast and creative members of The View UpStairs, and the Coming Out team as we celebrate the LGBTQ community's vibrant and diverse voices.   (more...)

Xperimental Puppetry Theater to Take the Stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT) will take the stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts, May 11-14. XPT is the Center's platform for new, innovative works for puppet theater, allowing artists from all disciplines to present original pieces conceived and designed for adult audiences. This year's featured artists will present a variety of puppetry styles, including live performances, short films and an art installation.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Kansas City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Beth Malone, Lee Roy Reams, & More to Remember THE UNSINKABLE TAMMY GRIMES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

A cast of award winning performers, friends and colleagues will gather to pay tribute to the life and career of Tony Award winning Broadway legend Tammy Grimes in The Ziegfeld Society's The Unsinkable Tammy Grimes: A Musical Life in Revue, featuring reminiscences and musical numbers from Miss Grimes iconic Broadway musicals. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

THE WONDER YEARS Musical and More Highlight Riverside Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, is excited to announce its 2017-2018 Season. Building on the success and support the theatre has attained over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present our magnificent season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

The Charlottetown Festival Announces Return of P.E.I.'s Own Aaron Hastelow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

It's School Again! for Aaron Hastelow. The Islander will return to The Charlottetown Festival this summer for his second stint as Avonlea sweetheart, Gilbert Blythe.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Kansas City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, running May 5 - 20, 2017. The musical was the toast of Broadway when it premiered in 1991, winning the 1991 Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 4/14 - SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More! (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

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