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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
VAR began as a solo project of Júlíus Óttar (vocals, guitar, piano) in 2013, but soon after, he realized that his vision for VAR could not be fully realized without additional collaborators — so he called upon those who were close.
by Laura Fuller - May 4, 2020
Curve Theatre in Leicester, currently led by Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, has developed a reputation for producing and programming bold and innovative work, with many productions going on to tour both in the UK and internationally. Chris and Nikolai talk to BroadwayWorld about their time at Curve, hopes for the theatre's future, and how audiences can support the theatre industry during these difficult times.
by Gary Naylor - May 2, 2020
The Remote Read revive Sir Tom Stoppard's 1966 television play using the technology of 2020, and provide an interesting insight into theatre's enduring power - and a rattling good play!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
Georgia Stitt, the award-winning composer/lyricist and music director, has released a new album of original music, a?oeA Quiet Revolution,a?? on Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals, available for purchase today. The album is now available wherever music is sold.
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
The Sweet Water Warblers, featuring Lindsay Lou, May Erlewine, and Rachael Davis, today offer “Mad At You,” the second single from their debut album The Dream That Holds This Child, out May 15th, 2020 and available to pre-order now. “Mad At You,” an anthem of forgiveness and healing, is now available on all digital service providers, here. The Dream That Holds This Child marks the first full-length album from The Sweet Water Warblers, who first came together in 2014 after being asked to perform together for a single performance at the Hoxeyville Music Festival and found a deep creative connection with one another. A fully independent release, The Sweet Water Warblers are currently raising money for the album campaign via Kickstarter, and fans can contribute by clicking here.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Unveiling its premiere production at The Old Red Lion, UP(BEAT) is a bold and unique play written by emerging talent, Sarah Kentish and directed by Ella Zgorska.
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
The Mystery Plan have announced their fifth album 'Zsa Zsa', which will be released in early April via boutique label Ten Millimeter Omega Recordings. Ahead of this, they present the lead single 'Ballad of JC Quinn', following up their recently-released infectious Massive Attack-esque single 'Al Gore Rhythms'.
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020
Stage and screen legend Hal Linden recently appeared on Showbiz Nation Live! at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.
by Filip Piotrowicz - Mar 20, 2020
Surprisingly a theatre comedy can be something more than just a straightforward pastime.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
It was announced today that Georgia Stitt will release a new album of original music, 'A Quiet Revolution,' on Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals, available digitally on April 10, 2020 and on CD May 1, 2020, with a pre-sale beginning today, wherever music is sold.
by Adrienne Proctor - Mar 17, 2020
GOING DARK is a special interview series. In this interview, Seattle based artist Zandi Carlson tells her story and how she's been personally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also gives insight into the atmosphere of the Seattle theatre community. Seattle is Ground Zero for COVID-19 in the United States.
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Other Lives are set to release their long-awaited new album For Their Love on ATO Records on April 24, and today the band shares their new single “Hey Hey I.” The track comes via a striking black-and-white video shot in the A-frame house studio in the Oregon mountains where the band recorded For Their Love. “The video is a reflection of the recording process of the album, that took place in the A-frame in the woods,” says frontman Jesse Tabish. “We wanted to portray this process in a natural, organic way, without telling a story but rather showing glimpses of us working together as well as coming together with friends.” 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020
Smuin Contemporary Ballet's groundbreaking spring program will introduce the Bay Area to internationally renowned Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, with the thrilling World Premiere of S-Quimera, combining flawless contemporary dance with Afro-Cuban and Latin social dances to create a piece truly unique to Smuin.
by Jade Kops - Mar 13, 2020
Jason Robert Brown (Music and lyrics) and Marsha Norman's (Book) Musical adaptation of Robert James Walller's American 1992 Best Selling romance novella THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is bought to the Sydney stage by director Neil Gooding
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
THE KILLERS are thrilled to share the details of their forthcoming, highly-anticipated sixth studio album, Imploding The Mirage, which is set for release on May 29, 2020 on Island Records. The album - produced by the band in conjunction with Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado of Foxygen - was recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Park City, UT. It is the first Killers album to be written and recorded since leaving their hometown of Las Vegas, NV. Imploding The Mirage also features a brilliant array of collaborators, another first for the band who have typically kept guest spots on their albums to a minimum. The list of featured artists includes Lindsey Buckingham, kd lang, Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel (War On Drugs), Blake Mills, and Lucius.
by Jared Reynolds - Mar 12, 2020
Love knows no bounds; not distance, nor hardship, nor time. In a story where time is not linear and each scene is a different timeline of the same events it can be hard to follow, but when you trust the script to tell the story and trust your audience to pick up on these concepts, you can focus on making each scene feel real and organic.
by Jade Kops - Mar 1, 2020
Riley Spadaro brings the world premiere of Angus Cameron's AUSTRALIAN OPEN to the Sydney stage as part of KXTeethCutting 's 2020 season.
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Poolside has just announced a major North American tour, their most profile headline trek thus far. The “LOW SEASON Tour” – which celebrates Poolside's eagerly awaited new album, LOW SEASON – begins April 24 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR, and features stops at The Showbox in Seattle, WA, 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and Tipitina's in New Orleans, LA before ending on May 23 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ. The band will also be appearing at Governor's Ball in New York City the weekend of June 5-7. Tickets for all newly announced dates go on sale this Friday, January 31 (see local listings). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.poolsidemusic.com.
by Steve Murray - Jan 27, 2020
A fun party among best friends takes a decidedly dark turn in the World Premiere of Ryan Fogarty's cautionary tale of the deleterious effects of gossip, judgement and miscommunications. Based on a series of real-life encounters, Fogarty presents a nightmare orgy of sniping, back-stabbing and behavior most decidedly un-friendly. While my generation had The Broken Hearts Club and Longtime Companion, You'll Catch Flies feels like a millennial version of 1968's Boys in the Band'. Playing to a young demographic, this play, like its predecessors, should scare the bejesus out of gays by representing an unapologetic vision of the worst of human nature.
by Andrew Child - Jan 25, 2020
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's boom was the most produced American play of 2010. 10 years later, Wellesley Repertory Theatre has brought it back, directed by artistic director, Marta Rainer, armed with the proverbial program note toting its enduring relevance. In a way, it seems to wittily comment on the 'New Play' format that still plagues us. It gives us the Annie Baker-esque satisfaction of seeing things really happen on stage. Right at top of show, one character bangs on a timpani. We see the drum reverberate and hear the sound ringing off of the walls. Another character immediately tells her scene partner to take his shirt off. We watch him do so, and then we see him fumble to awkwardly remove his jeans, turning them inside-out in the process. Is that a real fire extinguisher? Is that a real first-aid kit? Cool.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 24, 2020
A cabaret debut from Bruno Giraldi is a labor of love that isn't ready to be born.
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 23, 2020
Something is definitely wrong in Theresa Rebeck's claustrophobic dramedy- but who, or what, is it?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Paula Kelly, actress of stage and screen, has died. She was 76. Kelly made her Broadway debut as Mrs. Veloz in the 1964 musical Something More!, alongside Barbara Cook. Her other Broadway credits include The Dozens (1969), Paul Sills' Story Theatre (1971), Ovid's Metamorphoses (1971), and Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (1981).
by Fiona Scott - Feb 7, 2020
Oscar Toeman is the director of The Sugar Syndrome at the Orange Tree Theatre. He is the runner-up of the JMK Award 2019 and previously directed productions at Trafalgar Studios and the Finborough Theatre. Oscar spoke to BroadwayWorld about his career and the production.
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Poolside has announced today's release of their eagerly awaited new album. LOW SEASON is available digitally everywhere now.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Martin McDonagh, the multi Olivier, BAFTA and Academy Award-winning playwright and screen-writer responsible for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths and Six Shooter, is back in London's West End this summer with his acclaimed iconic play, The Pillowman.
by Virag Dombay - Feb 27, 2020
It's not often a piece of work comes along that threatens to completely challenge society's perception of love, but that's exactly what Queensland Theatre's upcoming production, Triple X is set to do.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Soho Rep., in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company, will present Hansol Jung's mischievous and affecting new work, Wolf Play, directed by Dustin Wills, March 17-April 19. When a young South Korean boy-represented onstage as a puppet operated by a 'wolf'-is 're-homed' via a website chat room, he and his brand-new parents (a professional boxer, Ash, and Ash's wife, Robin) undergo the strange, fraught process of becoming a family.
by Review Roundups - Feb 25, 2020
WE'RE GONNA DIE officially opened tonight at Second Stage Theater Read the reviews!
by Juan Michael Porter II - Feb 24, 2020
​​​​​​​What a difference proper programming can make. February 6th's NYCB Classic's I featured an array of gems and pleasure.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2020
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Bernadette Peters, Sierra Boggess, Orfeh, and more will perform at Broadway Belts for PFF! tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
On Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:00pm, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and The Classical Theatre of Harlem perform the world premiere of A Harlem Dream as part of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts' SHIFT: A Festival Of American Orchestras. The festival is a weeklong celebration of the vitality, identity, and extraordinary artistry of North American orchestras through an immersive festival experience in the nation's capital, taking place in Washington, D.C. from March 23-29, 2020.
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 23, 2020
a?oeExcept for Hydrogen, all the atoms that make each of us up [...] were manufactured in the interiors of a collapsing stara??. But we amount to something more than the simple sum of our atoms, and Perhaps Contraption are proof of it. Their latest work, perfectly titled Nearly Human, is a joyous celebration of life. We follow the a little particle as it makes its way from being to being in what is a mesmerising blend of music and theatrics.
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Today, The Sweet Water Warblers, featuring Lindsay Lou, May Erlewine, and Rachael Davis, announce the release of their debut album The Dream That Holds This Child, out May 15th, 2020 and available to pre-order now. Premiering the first single, “Turn to Stone” with American Songwriter earlier this week, the track is now available on all digital service providers, here. The Dream That Holds This Child marks the first full-length album from The Sweet Water Warblers, who first came together in 2014 after being asked to perform together for a single performance at the Hoxeyville Music Festival and found a deep creative connection with one another. Currently on tour in their home state of Michigan, The Sweet Water Warblers can be seen performing in East Lansing and Grand Rapids, with more dates to be announced soon. All confirmed dates can be found at www.sweetwaterwarblers.com 
by Gary Naylor - Feb 13, 2020
In just 45 minutes, Caryl Churchill's Far Away walks a tightrope between tricksy surrealism and dystopian warning but stays upright due to its sheer theatricality.
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Eight new half-hour episodes of Poetry in America will begin airing on public television stations nationwide (check local listings) and on the World Channel starting this April and continuing through the spring and summer. Also in April, which is National Poetry Month, the series will be available to stream on pbs.org and individual episodes will be available on poetryinamerica.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
The Butterfly Club has a long history of unearthing and supporting emerging theatre productions from Melbourne's rich and varied independent theatre sector. To recognise and further develop the sector, they are presenting their very own one-act play festival, with a hand picked line up of some of Australia's newest writers and actors.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM Award-winning duo SUGARLAND will return to the road this summerfor their THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR 2020 with special guests Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tenille Townes as well as Danielle Bradbery on select dates. Amplifying a fan-fueled buzz that has permeated stages across the globe, the duo will also release a special collection of tracks on their BIGGER, LOUDER, LIVE EP via Big Machine Records on February 28. The live versions honor their critically-acclaimed sixth studio album BIGGER as Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush prepare to embark on a new chapter with fresh music coming this year.
by Harker Jones - Feb 11, 2020
Penelope Lowder's WEST ADAMS is a keenly observed look at race, class, and privilege seen through a magnifying glass that elevates it to an over-the-top state, for both better and worse. The timely show focuses on two interracial married couples: pregnant Caucasian Sarah (Allison Blaize) and Latin Edward (Andrés M. Bagg), and Asian Julie (Jenny Soo) and Caucasian Michael (Clayton Farris). They live in the burgeoning West Adams district of Los Angeles, thrilled to be part of the community's gentrification. But when a very wealthy black family moves in across the street, they struggle to even pretend they can keep up with the Jones', and the pressure devolves them into a spiral of resentment, racism, and, ultimately, revenge.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Canadian singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop shares his new EP Embers. Premiering on Exclaim!, the EP includes tracks “Something More,” “Embers,” and “Behind the Light,” as well as new single “Ash & Stone.” Reflecting on the song, here's what Joshua had to say. 'I do a lot of solo touring and, for someone who can feel pretty low sometimes, that can be hard to do. I started working on this song on tour when I'd start to feel down or worried or anxious, as a way of writing myself some hope. It's my own way of telling myself to hang in there and to keep moving forward.' Check out the official video for “Ash & Stone” below.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2020
Today's top stories: Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf will lead a revival of Death of a Salesman in 2021, and more!
by Jimin Lee - Feb 10, 2020
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,' is a phrase used to encourage an optimistic attitude, to change something undesirable to something more pleasant. Casey, a young Elvis impersonator uses this phrase to the fullest as his life takes a sudden turn. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE had its first performance in Korea on November 27th at Uniplex Hall 2, welcoming the Korean audience to an extraordinary story of how a young man's life entirely changed.
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2020
Today Charli XCX releases 'Forever', the debut track taken from her forthcoming album 'how i'm feeling now'. 
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 30, 2020
The cool couple of cabaret share a little about life at home with BWW cabaret editor Stephen Mosher in a new interview.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
The Jewish Plays Project is taking its National Playwriting Contest online and is seeking dedicated theater lovers and Jewish culture aficionados to vote for a winner in the Contest.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is likely to face delays for their 2020 season according to a new report.
by Marianka Swain - Apr 21, 2020
During the shutdown, we're taking the opportunity to look back at some memorable productions. Here, Dick Bird discusses his career with BroadwayWorld, and gives us some fantastic insights into designing the Royal Danish Theatre, Teatro Real Madrid and Scottish Opera's co-production of a modern classic: John Adams' Nixon in China.
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Today Charli XCX releases the video for 'forever', the debut track taken from her forthcoming album 'how i'm feeling now'. Charli announced the visual at the second of her Zoom press conferences last night with fans and special guests such as Nadya Tolokno of Pussy Riot and Shamir Bailey in attendance.
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
Norway's brightest new light, girl in red, today uploads “midnight love,” a song about self-realization & learning. Written from the perspective of the person suffering, this is Marie Ulven's songwriting & production at its most intimate, opting for honesty and showing her vulnerabilities on her sleeve.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020
Georgia Stitt, the award-winning composer/lyricist and music director, has released a new album of original music, 'A Quiet Revolution,' on Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals, available digitally today (April 10, 2020) ahead of a May 1, 2020 physical release. The album is now available wherever music is sold.