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by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Kurt Travis is thrilled to share another new single from his forthcoming solo record, There's A Place I Want To Take You. Stream the hypnotic 'Best Way' here. There's A Place I Want To Take You is set to be released on May 17th via Esque Records and Blue Swan Records. Fans can pre-order the album at www.esquerecords.com.
by Mike Noland - May 27, 2019
The Sound Of Music in Little Rock was as thrilling and beautiful as the mountains that served as it's backdrop. Spectacular sing and powerful acting made for a fabulous evening of classical Broadway theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the company of the final production of the 2018/2019 Children's Season, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, opening Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots is a fun, colorful, and meaningful history lesson for children.
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2019
Lingua Ignota (aka Kristin Hayter) has become one of alternative music's heaviest hitters with her fearless fusion of classical vocal stylings, doom-inspired instrumentation and emotional purging. Following up the ravenous praise of her 2017 debut album, All Bitches Die, Lingua Ignota has announced her sophomore outing CALIGULA. 
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2019
 All Get Out will release the Northport Sessions EP on June 14 through Equal Vision Records. Today, the band shares the stripped down version of 'First Contact'.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The wait is over for Kurt Travis' new solo record, There's A Place I Want To Take You, streaming now exclusively on Substream Magazine. There's A Place I Want To Take You is set to be released this Friday, May 17th via Esque Records and Blue Swan Records. Fans can pre-order the album at www.esquerecords.com.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a conversation entitled 'Producing Theatre for an Ageless Audience', moderated by Linda Hartzell, SDC Foundation Trustee and Artistic Director Emerita of Seattle Children's Theatre, with luminary directors Mark Brokaw and Marcia Milgrom Dodge and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald on Monday May, 20, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at SDC, 321 W. 44th St., Suite 804.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
A local cast of 39 young actors will present Willy Wonka Jr. on the MainStage at Arkansas Repertory Theatre this summer. The production, which runs June 21-30, is based on the classic tale by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
As excitement builds for the June 21 release of Aaron Watson's brand new album Red Bandana,  the “reigning indie underdog” (Rolling Stone) reveals 16 new tour dates, adding to his already announced The Red Bandana Tour. Tickets for the tour, which spans coast to coast June through October, are available here!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Indie-rock band Ona's highly anticipated new album, Full Moon, Heavy Light, is out today. Their first release in partnership with Tyler Childers' label Hickman Holler Records, the album is now available to stream/purchase HERE.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Full Of Hell have shared the official audio for “Army of Obsidian Glass” off their highly anticipated new album Weeping Choir. Listen to the new track, featuring the inimitableLingua Ignota on guest vocals, on YouTube.
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
GRAMMY® Award winning artist Patty Griffin has announced a new series of North American live dates celebrating her acclaimed new album. The newly announced headline shows begin June 4 at Lubbock, TX's Cactus Theatre and then travel through the month, with highlights including a three-night-stand at Park City, UT's Egyptian Theatre on June 19, 20, and 21. Tickets for all new dates go on sale this Friday, March 29 (check local listings). The renowned singer-songwriter's 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP,PATTY GRIFFIN is available everywhere now on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Following the announcement of their upcoming tour and album release, Big Eyes have dropped their energizing new single “Hourglass” today via Brooklyn Vegan. Taking on a more psychedelic visual approach, the video encapsulates the driving snare and dual guitars emanating throughout the tune. Of the single, the band describes it as being about “coming to terms with the fact that you won't ever be with someone you are pining for.”
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
People's Light presents Mud Row, a world premiere play by recent Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations). Two generations of sisters navigate class, race, love, and family on "Mud Row," an area in the East End of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
With nearly 40 years as a band under their belt, the formidable force of SHONEN KNIFE shows no signs of slowing down. Their sugary punk appeal transcends just their music alone, as their videos, colorfully Mondrian-esque fashion aesthetic, and frenetic live shows can attest.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
More than 200 supporters of TheatreSquared's Our Next Stage Campaign gathered in the company's near-complete, state-of-the-art new home on Saturday for a black tie celebration as the company announced the new milestone of ninety percent of building funds raised.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
African-American director David Norwood will premiere a uniquely re-envisioned American version of TENDER NAPALM by renowned British playwright Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney, Mercury Fur, The Fastest Clock in the Universe). This poetic two-hander originally premiered in London in 2011, before making a limited engagement Off-Broadway debut in 2012 to critical acclaim. Previews begin July 18 at HERE with opening set for July 24.
by Theresa Bertram - Jun 19, 2019
For the candy lover in all of us, the Arkansas Repertory Theater, will present Willy Wonka Jr., their first all-kids cast on the main stage June 21-30.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
As Peter Frampton gets ready to kick off hisFarewell Tour tonight in Tulsa, the Grammy-winning guitarist is also celebrating another first in his long and distinguished career: All Blues, his first-ever blues album with his Peter Frampton Band, is debuting at #1 on theBillboard Blues Albums Chart in the U.S. The new collection, released via UMe, also marks his best overall sales numbers and chart positions since the release of Fingerprints in 2006.
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
HEART--ANN and NANCY WILSON--will extend their massive 'Love Alive' cross-country summer tour into the fall with dates now taking the group through October. New dates include stops in Newark, Little Rock, Memphis, Kansas City, St. Paul and more with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts joining as very special guests and Lucie Silvas opening.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Revered purveyors of their own critically celebrated style of doom infused progressive rock/metal, Pallbearer have expanded their relationship with Nuclear Blast Records, announcing today that they've signed a worldwide deal for the band's highly anticipated fourth full-length album.  Pallbearer commented:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
As the third installment in their Gentrification series, which started in 2014, Street Sects will release a new two-song EP on August 2nd via The Flenser.  Titled Gentrification III: Death and Displacement, the A-side track “Goodbye Recidivist Road” is streaming today via Revolver Magazine.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, is pleased to announce that 2019 Tony Award-winner Andre De Shields (Hadestown) will host their inaugural Rachel Crothers Leadership Award Luncheon to honor Donna Walker-Kuhne, on Thursday, June 27 from 12-3pm at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036). The event will also feature a special performance by LaChanze (2006 Tony Award winner for The Color Purple; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical). Tickets: Members $95; Non-Members $125.00; VIP tickets $175 (includes journal ad); VIP table $1,700 (with a journal ad). For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.theatrewomen.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the U.S. will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 10th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 10th - 13th.  The event is underwritten by Freddie ('G') Gershon, Co-Chairman of the global theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI), his wife Myrna and MTI. The four days of classes and activities honor instructors and teachers who are working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theatre productions in their schools and educational theatre groups. In addition to the all-expense paid visit to New York, each of the teachers' schools receives $5,000 from Freddie and Myrna. The teachers are empowered to identify and select how their respective school's theatre program can best utilize the funds.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
The Studio Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Open Window Theatre has hired its first Managing Director, Dr. Cole Matson, as the next step in its 'Redemption 2019' theatre re-launch after a three-year producing hiatus. Dr. Matson will work with Open Window's founding Executive-Artistic Director Jeremy Stanbary on the business management of the theatre and development of a new season of cultural events - including talks, concerts, film screenings, and new play readings - complementi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical, is the next production in The Rep's 2019 Season. Tickets for the production, which runs Sept. 4-Oct. 6, are available at TheRep.org. 
by Theresa Bertram - Jul 26, 2019
The Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., in North Little Rock, never fails to bring a top-notch performance with every show, and the audience has caught on to this fact. Not only was the show that I saw on Sunday sold-out, the whole entire run was sold out by opening night. When most theaters hope to at least break even, the Argenta has to decide if they want to add extra shows to accommodate all of their fans. I do not have to go to a show at the Argenta to write about whether the production is good or not. I am lucky enough to get to attend the performances to catch the details and watch emerging stars shine on the stage.
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Breakout New Orleans-based five-piece Tank and The Bangas will continue to take their lauded live show on the road this fall with stops including New York's Apollo Theater, Los Angeles' The Fonda Theatre, Chicago's Metro and Boston's Royale as well as performances at Afropunk, Newport Jazz Festival and Emerge Fest. Tickets will be available on Friday, July 26 at tankandthebangas.com. See below for complete tour dates.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
African-American director David Norwood premieres a uniquely re-envisioned American version of TENDER NAPALM by renowned British playwright Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney, Mercury Fur, The Fastest Clock in the Universe). This poetic two-hander originally premiered in London in 2011, before making a limited engagement Off-Broadway debut in 2012 to critical acclaim.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 18, 2019
 The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is announcing the exhibitor list for the first edition of the Chicago Invitational. The new contemporary art fair will take place at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel from Wednesday, September 18 through Saturday, September 21, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
American metalcore band, Oh, Sleeper, is excited to be exclusively premiering the music video for 'Fissure,' today via Metal Injection. Give it a watch below. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
American metalcore band, Oh, Sleeper, is back and more powerful than ever with today's release of their highly anticipated fourth full-length album BloodiedUnbowed via Solid State Records. This includes singles 'Decimation & Burial,' 'Fissure,' and 'The Island,' and is now available across streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, and more here!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Los Angeles-based band Bad Suns share a new video for the song “One Magic Moment,” a track off their recently released album Mystic Truth, a synthesis of driving rock romanticism and new wave texture that the LA Times describes as 'post-punk with a hint of the Boss.' The album debuted #21 on the Current Alternative Albums chart, #34 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and #145 on the Billboard 200. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
This summer, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter Carl Anderson will embark on a midwest tour supporting American Aquarium. The news follows the release of his new EP You Can Call Me Carl and tour dates with Nikki Lane, Devon Gilfillian and Paul Cauthen.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Kelsey Waldon is no stranger to calling it as she sees it. Over the years, her songs have been honest observations of real-life, in the trenches issues; small-town woes, prescription drug addiction, and all manners of heartbreak have been on Waldon's chopping block.  Yesterday, Nylon premiered what may be Waldon's most matter-of-fact, hitting close to home composition to date, “Sunday's Children.” 'Essentially, that tune was inspired by how I felt about people using religion and God in the name of hate,' Waldon told Nylon. 'I grew up in the Southern Baptist church, and I was really discouraged to hear so many people instill fear in the hearts of people, that just because somebody isn't like them, they would be afraid of this person.' “Sunday's Children” comes as the second single fromWhite Noise/White Lines following the previously released “Anyhow,” whichGarden & Gun called a “fitting first taste of an album that should firmly establish Waldon as one of classic country's rising torchbearers.” White Noise/White Lines will be released October 4th on John Prine's Oh Boy Records.
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Today The Joy Formidable have announced the release of a special commemorative 10-year double album edition of their acclaimed debut release A Balloon Called Moaning. The double album, due October 25 via Hassle Records, will include their 2009 EP A Balloon Called Moaning plus a newly recorded acoustic Welsh language version, Y Falŵn Drom. A Balloon Called Moaning (10th Anniversary Edition) will be available on double CD and double coloured vinyl, limited to 1000 copies and can be pre-ordered HERE. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Arkansas playwright and screenwriter Qui Nguyen is the recipient of the 2019 Porter Fund Literary Prize. The Porter Prize is presented annually to an Arkansas writer with a substantial and impressive body of work that merits enhanced recognition. Past winners of the Porter Prize include Mara Leveritt, Morris Arnold, Kevin Brockmeier and Jo McDougall, the current Poet Laureate of Arkansas. The $2,000 prize makes it one of the state's most lucrative as well as prestigious literary awards. Eligibility requires an Arkansas connection.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??the american vicarious proudly presents the World Premiere of (A)loft Modulation by NYC-based playwright Jaymes Jorsling. Inspired by true events at 821 6th Avenue from 1957 - 1965,  (A)loft Modulation will feature a live jazz band led by saxophonist Jonathan Beshay that will improvise nightly. Previews begin Thursday September 26th with Opening Night set for Thursday, October 3rd. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through Sunday, October 27th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Kentucky-Fried Queerdos GRLwood are back with their sophomore album I Sold My Soul To The Devil When I Was 12, out now on Kerrang! and across all streaming platforms.Addressing the well established themes of punk rock such as politics and depression, along with new, much welcomed topics of queerness and sexuality, each song can be viewed as an internal monologue of a 12 year old, a pivotal age that throws a kid into the struggles and confusion of adolescence.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, the Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop returns to the Little Theatre August 9 through August 18 with the annual Summer Festival of Shows. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will present the classic musical theatre productions Assassins, The Act, and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, as well as the play Wait Until Dark and the Mini-Musical/One Act Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Comedian, actress, singer and radio-host Sandra Bernhard returns to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, on Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m., launching the start of the Center's 25th Anniversary Season. Single tickets for her new show Quick Sand are on sale now, with a limited number of subscription offers available through September 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces its Spring 2020 Season. The new season, which begins in January, marks the first selected under the leadership of Little Rock native Will Trice, the Rep's new executive artistic director.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
It's 2019 and the words 'rock' and 'female-led' have rejoined the conversation with Big Eyes' new album, Streets of the Lost out now via Ghettoblaster. As an album chasing, “Classic power pop songwriting with hard rock dual leads and a punk edge,” Big Eyes succeed in delivering more than just the traditional two-minute angry blast of sound. From tackling the tragedy of suicide on “The Upside” to laughing in the face of adolescence on “Young, Dumb and Bored,” the band presents a fully-formed idea of unrelenting guitars and percussion that anyone could find meaning in. The addition of tastefully electrifying vocals only contributes to the overall humility and humanity of the album. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mahira Kakkar) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Greg Wood), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship with food and wine, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team as comic playwright Ken Ludwig, who delighted Globe audiences with Robin Hood! and Baskerville, returns with a hilarious world premiere: Ken Ludwig's The Gods of Comedy, directed by Amanda Dehnert (West Side Story at Carnegie Hall, world premieres of Kate Hamill's Pride and Prejudice and Ludwig's Baskerville). Presented in association with McCarter Theatre Center, The Gods of Comedy will run May 11 - June 16, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, opening on May 16. Single tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1362 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Performances at McCarter Theatre Center ran March 12 - 31, 2019.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 27, 2019
This season, Hillary Clinton is hitting the Broadway stage for the first time ever, played by none other than the great Laurie Metcalf, in Douglas Hnath's new play, Hillary and Clinton.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Preliminary casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Into the Woods.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The Weekend Theater will stage the drama 'The Survivor' May 10-18 at the theater, 1001 W. 7th St. in Little Rock.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Kurt Travis is thrilled to announce his brand new solo record, There's A Place I Want To Take You, out May 17th via Esque Records and Blue Swan Records. Travis has also shared the first single and music, 'Easy Peasy,' streaming now here. Fans can pre-order the album here.