Joe Armstrong News

Little Kids Rock to Honor Joan Jett at Annual Star-Studded Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

To ensure the continuation and revitalization of music education in economically challenged public schools across the country, non-profit organization Little Kids Rock will host its sixth annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, honoring Joan Jett and her music. (more...)

The Petersons to Play 54 Below, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Petersons in "Oh, my God! It's The Petersons!" on Saturday, September 27th at 930pm. The Petersons are a five piece contemporary music ensemble comprised of five accomplished actors, writers, and comedians who play original rock tunes and present a continuing serial comedy about a misfit band from upstate New York who still want to make it big. Having performed more than 40 of these episodes around New York City at Joe's Pub, Caroline's on Broadway, The Bottom Line and many other venues, the band returns to the scene with their first performance in several years. But don't call it a comeback! (more...)

Paul Collins' New Album FEEL THE NOISE Out 9/9; Tour Kicks Off 9/23 in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Paul Collins is a guy who's been around the block. He was one of the progenitors of the early power-pop movement in the '70s in not one, but three influential bands of that era - The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat (the latter even appearing on Dick Clark's American Bandstand back in the day). (more...)

Netflix to Exclusively Premiere BBC Hit Drama HAPPY VALLEY in U.S. & Canada
by TV News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The hit BBC drama series, “Happy Valley” will make its US and Canadian debut on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 on Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. (more...)

Paul Collins' New Single 'I Need My Rock N' Roll!' Premieres; New LP Out 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Paul Collins is a guy who's been around the block. He was one of the progenitors of the early power-pop movement in the '70s in not one, but three influential bands of that era - (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Continue Irish Rep's Reading Series, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Irish Repertory Theatre, which 'encourages the development of works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures,' continues the eighth season of its Reading Series with Jen Silverman's play The Moors, directed by Jackson Gay. The reading will take place on Monday, July 28 at 3pm on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 W. 22nd Street). The reading is FREE and open to the public. An RSVP to the Irish Repertory Theatre Box Office at (212) 727-2737 is strongly suggested. (more...)

CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE Announces Nominations for 2013-2014 Season
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 16, 2014

A reception at 6:30 precedes the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30. All are welcome to attend the free event, which is fast becoming the theater-networking event in the state. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: AMERICAN IDIOT Closes National Tour at Denver Center
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2014

The AMERICAN IDIOT national touring production recently made its final stop at Denver Center after three years on the road.Composter, lyricist and co-book writer Billie Joe Armstrong was joined by Green Day bandmate Tre Cool and director / co-book writer Michael Mayer for the final cast party on May 23 at Denver's Pizza Republica, all of which was captured by Denver Center videographer David Lenk. Check out the video below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Santa Barbara (more...)

FOREVER PLAID, MARY POPPINS and More to Play Beck Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

After an acclaimed 80th theater season, Beck Center for the Arts is proud to announce its 2014-2015 professional theater season, seemingly the most eclectic yet. Known for its uniquely diverse theatrical productions, Beck Center's new season includes five musicals, the fourth Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre collaboration, two locally-produced premieres, one regional premiere, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, DOGFIGHT & More Set for Beck Center's 2014-15 Theater Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

After an acclaimed 80th theater season, Beck Center for the Arts is proud to announce its 2014-2015 professional theater season, seemingly the most eclectic yet. Known for its uniquely diverse theatrical productions, Beck Center's new season includes five musicals, the fourth Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre collaboration, two locally-produced premieres, one regional premiere, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Santa Barbara (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/8/14 - THE FEW, BOOGIE STOMP!, NYC Ballet, MAMMA MIA! & More!
by Jessica Showers - May 08, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE FEW and BOOGIE STOMP! open off-Broadway, and the New York City Ballet is hosting its starry spring 2014 gala with songs from CAROUSEL and more! (more...)

Showtime Airs BROADWAY IDIOT Documentary Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

Showtime presents the US broadcast premiere of BROADWAY IDIOT tonight, May 8th @ 8 PM EST/PST. (more...)

Showtime to Air BROADWAY IDIOT Documentary, 5/8
by TV News Desk - May 01, 2014

Showtime presents the US broadcast premiere of BROADWAY IDIOT on Thursday, May 8th @ 8 PM EST/PST. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Announces Lottery Policy for Hollywood Pantages Run
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Hollywood Pantages Theatre has announced a lottery ticket policy for Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, which returns to L.A. for a limited one week engagement; May 13 - 18, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMERICAN IDIOT Rocks the Palace, But the Shallow Book Thwarts Over-All Effect
by Roy Berko - Apr 28, 2014

In 1968 'Hair,' dubbed the American Tribal Love-Rock musical, exploded on Broadway. It shocked the nation, but gave an accurate picture of a world rocked with chaos. The Vietnam war raged, the peace movement flourished, draft cards were burned, rebellion against traditional values exploded. 'Drugs, sex and rock and roll' became the mantra of the day and were clearly exposed on stage. The show's book was strong and the score was filled with top ten hits including 'Aquarius,' 'Good Morning Starshine,' 'I Believe in Love,' and 'Where Do I Go?' It became the seminal musical theatre offering illustrating 'theater representing the era from which it comes.' (more...)

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