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Woodstock Promoter Eyes Broadway Musical About ‘69 Fest

September 14th, 2009
Photo: Michael Ochs Archive/GettyWoodstock concert promoter Michael Lang plans to stage a Broadway musical about the famous festival and is targeting the Great White Way’s 2009-10 season. But don’t expect any show-tune treatments of the storied song catalog from the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in August. “My God, no,” Lang said. What could be featured in the production, however, are new tunes written by musicians who performed at Woodstock, according ...

“Taking Woodstock” Team Meet Fest’s Organizer, Talk “Hippie Camp” at Screening

August 10th, 2009
Photo: Ken Regan/Focus Features Michael Lang, the man most closely associated with the staging of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, is giving Ang Lee’s new movie about the famous festival, Taking Woodstock, his stamp of approval. “It’s fun and it really is a nice sort of trip back into that time and space and Ang really gets that feeling across,” Lang said Saturday prior to an advance screening of the film in ...

Woodstock Promoter Lang Drops Plans for 40th Anniversary Concert

August 3rd, 2009
Photo: Gries/ImageDirect Woodstock promoter Michael Lang has dropped plans for a 40th anniversary concert. Asked why he abandoned the pursuit for a third anniversary concert celebrating the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Lang simply told Rolling Stone, “Money. No sponsors.” Lang, one of the four partners to stage Woodstock in 1969, had wanted to hold a free concert in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to coincide with the anniversary in mid-August. Those plans were postponed after he failed to ...