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A Night with Janis Joplin Delivers on Its Title

Most people view legendary artist Janis Joplin for what she was- an icon and a true original. Just in case there’s any doubt about her prolific talent or legacy, however, it’s all cleared up in A Night with Janis Joplin, onstage now through North Carolina Theatre and under the direction of Randy Johnson, who also… Read More ›

Carolina Rebellion 2018 Review

This was my first Carolina Rebellion at the Rock City Campgrounds/Charlotte Motor Speedway and I am sure it will not be my last.  I did not get my media/photo pass but was offered a media ticket and was told I could bring my little “non professional camera”.  No photo pit for me at this even,… Read More ›

Paige McNamara (shown here) and Francesca Ferrari alternate in the role of Janis Joplin in NCT's May 4-20 production of A Night with Janis Joplin (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s A Night with Janis Joplin Will Steal Another Piece of Your Heart, Now Through May 20th, at Raleigh’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater

Last night was an opening night of ghosts and powerful women during the North Carolina Theatre‘s May 4-20 production of A Night with Janis Joplin, the tribute show written and directed by Tony Award® nominee Randy Johnson. Not only is Janis Joplin honored and exalted with a night of her fabulous music, but her influencers… Read More ›

A Night with Janis Joplin stars Paige McNamara as Janis Joplin (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Francesca Ferrari and Paige McNamara Will Alternate in the Title Role in A Night with Janis Joplin May 4-20 at the North Carolina Theatre

The North Carolina Theatre, the Triangle’s premiere producer of homegrown Broadway Revivals, will present the 2014 Tony Award®-nominated 2013 Broadway Musical A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with Francesca Ferrari and Paige McNamara alternating in the title role, on May 4-6, 8-13, and 15-20 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater… Read More ›

Stars (from left) are Lenne Klingaman, Desi Oakley, and Charity Angél Dawson (photo by Joan Marcus)

The Waitress Women Command Center Stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center May 1-6

With an all-female creative team that includes the singer-songwriter and six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (who created the original music and lyrics), Adrienne Shelly (screenwriter for the 2007 film), Jessie Nelson (who created the book for the Broadway musical), Lorin Latarro (choreographer), and Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (director), the Broadway hit Waitress the Musical… Read More ›