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February 2001 News

Page updated on February 28, 2001
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JOAN JETT Broadway Schedule

JOAN JETT will continue her role as Columbia in the Rocky Horror Show live on Broadway until mid May. From March 12th through the 20th, Joan will vacation. The Rocky Horror Show are making plans to record a soundtrack starring the Broadway cast. Joan is NOT yet confirmed to participate in this recording. We will post more details as they become available. Joan will be rehearsing for a summer tour following her commitment to The Rocky Horror show.

Joan on the cover of Hambone Magazine
from: Hambone Magazine

Yes, those are the leads from Broadway's "Rocky Horror" (JOAN JETT, Tom Hewitt, and Daphne Rubin-Vega). See the feature story on JOAN JETT. The interview this month is with the stage and commercial actor, Michael Deeg of the short film "Gameday" - and we have a wonderful centerfold this month -- the Susan Stroman! This month's publication contains more auditions than ever from all over the United States along with fantastic stories about acting, useful information, and other interesting articles about our profession!

New Joan Recordings

HEY EVERYBODY!!!! We are NOT done releasing new records. Warners has messed us up a bit, but we are correcting the problem.

There are new songs recorded from The Rocky Horror Show done in Electronica/Dance/Pop by me (Kenny) and some dudes in Europe who have the No. 1 record there. We hope to have them out very soon.

Soon we will be doing shows and hopefully continuing in The Rocky Horror Show when we are home. See you all on the road.

Thanks for your Loyalty and Patience,
Best to all,

Note from Joan

Hi Everyone

I would like to take a moment to say "Thank You" for all your support. I have been doing "The Rocky Horror Show" on Broadway, and I am having a lot of fun. But I must say I look forward to doing shows this spring and summer, and look forward to seeing many of you out on the road! Take care, see you soon & Keep Rockin' Hard!


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JOAN JETT Releases New EP On Her Own BLACKHEART RECORDS; Continues Broadway Rock Horror Run

JOAN JETT's own BLACKHEART RECORDS has just released a CD EP called Unfinished Business. The 5-song EP is a collection of sports-related songs (three previously unreleased) recorded by JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS. The hard rocking Jett, currently appearing on Broadway as Columbia in Rocky Horror Live, has had a lifelong love affair with sports, as a fan and an athlete.

JOAN JETT Surprise Performance
from: NY Post

JOAN JETT stunned the crowd at Spa for Patricia Field's "Rocky Horror Show"-inspired fashion show Wednesday night by jumping on stage to perform with her band, the BLACKHEARTS. An energetic Jett tore through classics such as "I Love Rock & Roll" and even invited fellow "Rocky Horror Show" cast member Daphne Rubin-Vega on stage for their duet "Science Fiction/Double Feature." Catching the show were Donovan Leitch, Shalom Harlow and Robin Byrd, who arrived after her performance as the hostess in the off-Broadway smash "The Donkey Show."

Broadway Broadway Caught In Tarantula's Web ( to be re-designed March 5)

As Broadway shows begin to acknowledge the need for a snazzy presence on the web, Tarantula Web, a New York-based internet design service, has grown leaps and bounds in the past few months. Now, they've formed an entertainment division to focus on the needs of the theater community and have recruited David Risley, of Alan Wasser Associates and Cameron Mackintosh, Inc., as its head.

Broadway Bootlegs Can Get You Banned

If you're swapping illegally-recorded songs from Broadway’s The Rocky Horror Show, you may be kicked off of Napster. On January 18, first wrote about the increasing amount of Broadway bootlegs on the popular file-sharing service. At that time Rocky producer Jordan Roth told us that his attorneys have "contacted Napster and spoken to them about getting them taken off." Now, extended talks with Roth and legal representatives at Napster have revealed a plan of action.
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