Blitz!

In London’s Jewish East End during the Bltizkrieg, The Jewish Blitzstein family’s mother owns a pickled herring stall that adjoins the cockney Locke family’s father’s fruit stall. The two are at odds. But the Bltizstein’s son falls in love with the Locke’s daughter (who is blinded during an air raid). Harry Blitzstein deserts the army. And Mrs. Blitzstein is nearly killed in an air raid.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
The most spellbinding panto of them all is returning to St Helens Theatre Royal this October a?" and producers are today excited to reveal its stellar cast.
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2019
The Netflix original series LIVING WITH YOURSELF is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better? Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he's been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife (Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity.
by Amber Kusching - Sep 13, 2019
There is an old adage: the show must go on. And the shows have gone on at Ritz Theatre Company in Haddon Township, NJ for more than three decades now, and the historic theatre has become a staple to the Delaware Valley community. But, a recent post on the Ritz Theatre Company Facebook page has really gotten audiences in South Jersey wondering if the curtain might go down forever on the iconic theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Following 2018's sell-out run, the critically acclaimed show Those Two Weeks comes to The Epstein Theatre later this month.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
US producers The Lifted have been drafted for a remix of Hooked Like Helen's 'Tear This Place Apart' set for release on 27 September via Stipp Manor Music. The Lifted boast over 5 million Spotify plays to date and garnered serious traction with their track 'Mr. Sandman (feat. Ashliann)' which was released via Lowly Palace, and has racked up over 5.5 million plays on Youtube, featuring on popular channels TrapNation, Trap City, and 8D Tunes. They have graced the stage of the renowned Electric Daisy Carnival as part of Trap Nation's line up, alongside the likes of Diplo, Dj Khaled, Major Lazer, Marshmello and Martin Garrix, as well as Burning Man Festival in 2018.
by Debbie Gilpin - Oct 4, 2019
Almost six years since its first outing at the Tabernacle, Letters Live last night put on its biggest show yet: in the grandiose and historic setting of the Royal Albert Hall. As well as celebrating the joy and emotion of the written word, with the help of a stunning array of talent, the shows also seek to support charitable causes - this time it was the turn of the National Literacy Trust. Over the course of three hours, the audience was treated to a wide-ranging selection of correspondence, including everything from noisy neighbours and Albert Hall shenanigans, to a prolifically flatulent dog.
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
BLITZ VEGA (featuring Andy Rourke of The Smiths and KAV, formerly of Happy Mondays) are treating their fans this Halloween with a brand new single, 'LA Vampire.' Following this week's video release for 'Lost and Found,' 'LA Vampire' is driven by a non-stop psychedelic guitar riff, while KAV sings about the dangers of soul suckers preying on the weak. This track adds another sure-fire hit to the band's steadily growing catalog.
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Ovation, America's only arts network, announced today their full slate of holiday programming for winter 2019. Starting Monday, December 9, the arts network will begin airing holiday films as well as special holiday episodes from such series as The Art Of, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The Librarians, Travel Man, and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. All holiday programming will also be available on VOD and on the Ovation NOW app.
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
BLITZ VEGA (featuring Andy Rourke of The Smiths and KAV, formerly of Happy Mondays), have released a trippy, vibrant new music video for their song “Lost & Found,” directed by the group's art director, former graffiti artist Paul Mulvey. The video follows the song's release last month. In addition to the new video, Blitz Vega will also be releasing their brand new single 'LA Vampire' next week on Halloween.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Alice By Heart a?" Original Cast Recording is available on CD online and in stores today, Friday, October 25.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Amy Rosenthal's classic play about female friendship and winner of the Sunday Times Drama Award Henna Night gets an exciting new outing, playing at the Cockpit for two nights only in October 2019, starring Poppy Almond (Common, National Theatre) and Bethany Muir (Call The Midwife, BBC).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Cellist Zlatomir Fung comes to Pepperdine University's Raitt Recital Hall at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2019 as part of the Recital Series for the 2019a?"2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Britain's Got Talent singing sensation BECKY O'BRIEN performs the New York premiere of her show A GARLAND FOR JUDY on Tuesday, November 5 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. O'Brien performs her personal takes on some of Judy Garland's greatest songs, including The Man That Got Away, Get Happy, and Over the Rainbow. Showtime is at 7 PM. Tickets are $22 (with a $35 VIP ticket available), available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com or at 212-352-3101. There is a $20 food/drink minimum, with a full menu available.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Columbus, OH-based hard rock group PRAY FOR SLEEP are using their music to raise awareness for mental and behavioral health issues plaguing our youth. The band, who range from ages 19-22, have collaborated with Nationwide Children's Hospital's On Our Sleeves movement, Columbus active rock radio station 99.7 The Blitz (WRKZ) and SJC Custom Drums to launch their own mental health program, SCREAM BACK.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 6, 2019
Where would theatre be without literary adaptations? From The Woman in Black to Matilda The Musical, some of the best shows originate from books. At first glance, Sarah Waters' fourth novel, the 2006 hit The Night Watch, is ripe for adaptation for the stage. A tale of love and desire set during and after World War Two, it follows the stories of four Londoners in reverse. They manage to survive The Blitz, but are forever-changed by their experiences.
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2019
Set to be one of the most highly anticipated tours of 2020, Stormzy has today announced a huge 55-date 'H.I.T.H. World Tour'. With shows spanning across Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North America, UK & Ireland and Africa, the tour marks Stormzy's biggest live offering to date. Kicking off the tour in Dubai on February 7th and concluding in Africa in October, the tour will also see him make his solo debut at London's O2 Arena for two nights on 3rd & 4th of September, marking his first solo shows in the capital since his 3-day stint at Brixton Academy in May 2017! Subsequent to London's O2 Arena, Stormzy will grace the stages of 11 more arenas throughout the UK and Ireland, concluding at Bournemouth's international Centre on 22nd September. Thereafter he will head to Africa to tour for the first time, notably playing a date in his homeland of Ghana, before ending the world tour with a show in Lagos, Nigeria.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Nov 25, 2019
Copies of C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe have decorated children's bookshelves since its publication in 1950, and the image of a solitary gas lamppost amidst a blanket of white snow has become iconic. Following a successful run at the Leeds Playhouse in 2017, Sally Cookson's adaptation of Lewis's novel is now at the Bridge Theatre, and proves a perfect tonic to the theatrical soul, with impeccable design and innovative scenic effects.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse revives Robert Ardrey's THUNDER ROCK for a limited run from January 16 through February 9, 2020, at the Playhouse home: 220 E 4th Street. Artistic Director Alex Roe directs.
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Fresh from celebrating their 5th birthday earlier this year, Monticule Festival returns in 2020 for another unmissable edition. Set against the backdrop of the picturesque French countryside, the festival welcomes guests to savour its stunning surroundings, diverse musical programme and further activities taking place in and around the site.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the internationally-acclaimed The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Starring celebrated pianist Mona Golabek, this triumphant tour de force recounts the inspiring true story of Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician. Created and directed by TheatreWorks favorite Hershey Felder, this musical journey follows Jura's escape from Nazi-occupied Austria via the Kindertransport, and her life at a children's home on Willesden Lane in London, where she later survived the London Blitz. Combining vivid storytelling and masterful performances of classics by Bach, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff, The Pianist of Willesden Lane is a one-woman show that illustrates how music can bring light and hope to even the darkest of times.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2019
The Flea Theater announces its winter 2019-2020 Anchor Partners, an initiative designed to support small independent theater, music and dance companies. This season, The Flea welcomes companies Tiffany Mills Company, Elisa Monte Dance, Notch Theatre Company, Gabrielle Revlock, The Bang Group and TOSOS.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
The Revival is excited to announce the return of BREAKDOWN: A LIVING NEWSFEED a?" a news-based improv comedy performance.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Following the sold-out run at Park Theatre, London, full casting has been announced for the first national tour of The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, the new political comedy from journalist, broadcaster and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep). Directed by Dugald Bruce-Lockheart, the tour will begin at Festival Theatre, Malvern on 22 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
My first encounter with Southern Belles - two one-act plays by Tennessee Williams - was actually over a year ago. I wasn't yet working at the King's Head Theatre. Jamie Armitage, the director - and also the director of the smash-hit SIX - and I were working together at another venue and he was telling me about this pretty special play he found, And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Ghostlight Records has announced that the new musical cast album Alice By Heart is available for digital download and streaming today Friday, June 28. The CD release is planned for later this year. The album is based on the show's recent New York premiere production from MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director). Alice By Heart has a book by Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson; music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater, and direction by Jessie Nelson. The album is produced by Duncan Sheik and Kurt Deutsch, with Craig Balsam and Cody Lassen serving as executive producers. To stream or download the album, please visit ghostlightrecords.lnk.toalicebyheart
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
A genuine rock star since birth, Michael Monroe innately knows exactly how to sing, swagger and walk the most glamorous and colourful of walks. One Man Gang, the former Hanoi Rocks man's brand new offering on Silver Lining Music, is all about the fun of Friday nights, seven days a week, letting your hair down (or up!) for a dirty, dangerous, damn good time, and embracing a total escape into the rock'n'roll dream.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2019
BWW catches up with Doodlebugs Productions to chat about bringing Paradise Lodge to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Following their production of Animal Farm on a real-life farmyard in 2014, James Kenworth and James Charlton bring a brand new, contemporary urban adaptation of much-loved fantasy adventure Alice in Wonderland to an adventure playground in the East End featuring tree houses, swings, trampolines, rope bridges and giant slides and a cast of professional actors and local Newham primary and secondary school pupils.
by Amanda Prahl - Jul 12, 2019
With a score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, the cast recording of 'Alice By Heart' is a little uneven in parts but still manages to hit the gut-punch of emotion when it counts.
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Carnegie Hall today announced that boundary pushing hip-hop duo Soul Science Lab will perform Make a Joyful Noize on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commission Project, Make A Joyful Noize explores the affirming and unifying experiences that uplift the human spirit in the face of oppression. The immersive production blends sound and multimedia using music, affirmations, projected images, spoken word, and dance to celebrate unapologetic Black joy as a healing force for cultural resistance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Alice By Heart creatives Steven Sater (Book, Lyrics), Duncan Sheik (Music), Jessie Nelson (Book, Director) join cast members Grace McLean, Colton Ryan, and Wesley Taylor for an exclusive panel for BroadwayCon 2020 attendees about the show and the process of adapting the musical into a novel on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
The music that filled the dancehalls during the Big Band era is brought to life again by The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra this Spring as The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular heads out on a major 2020 national tour. Kicking off at the Harlow Playhouse on 20 March, the hardest swinging band in the UK will recreate the million-sellers of the 1940s and 50s with a show that's guaranteed to get audiences In The Mood.
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2020
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today the premiere date and official trailer for its new original anthology drama “Cherish the Day,” created and executive produced by Emmy winner/Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay (“Queen Sugar,” “When They See Us”). “Cherish the Day” is set for a two-night premiere on Tuesday, February 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Tuesday night's premiere will be presented with limited commercials by Toyota Highlander. The eight-episode chapter will continue to air on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the internationally-acclaimed The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Starring celebrated pianist Mona Golabek, this triumphant tour de force recounts the inspiring true story of Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician.
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 13, 2020
Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from January 14th-19th is the national tour of Come From Away. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actor James Earl Jones II, who is currently in the production playing Bob & others.
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the directorial lineup and additional casting for the first installment of the anticipated new romantic anthology drama “Cherish the Day,” created and executive produced by Emmy® winner/Academy Award®-nominee Ava DuVernay (“Queen Sugar,” “When They See Us”). The series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television added Michael Beach, Anne-Marie Johnson and Kellee Stewart in recurring roles. They join previously announced series regulars Xosha Roquemore, Alano Miller and legendary Emmy®-winning actress Cicely Tyson. The DuVernay led series recently announced it achieved full gender parity with a production crew of over 50% women, including 18 female department heads. 
by TV News Desk - Dec 26, 2019
The Big Texas Beer Fest returns to the Automobile Building at Fair Park on March 27-28, 2020. The event was founded in 2012 and has raised nearly $75,000 for the North Texas Food Bank since its inception. Named as Dallas Observer's best beer festival two years in a row, and Blitz Weekly's best festival, this year's event expects to draw over 8,000 attendees across two days. The festival is one of the Southwest's largest beer events and will feature over 450 beers from more than 100 breweries.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2019
The Big Texas Beer Fest returns to the Automobile Building at Fair Park on March 27-28, 2020. The event was founded in 2012 and has raised nearly $75,000 for the North Texas Food Bank since its inception. Named as Dallas Observer's best beer festival two years in a row, and Blitz Weekly's best festival, this year's event expects to draw over 8,000 attendees across two days. The festival is one of the Southwest's largest beer events and will feature over 450 beers from more than 100 breweries.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Due to popular demand, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will extend its upcoming run of internationally-acclaimed The Pianist of Willesden Lane through February 16, adding five performances. Starring celebrated pianist Mona Golabek, this triumphant tour de force recounts the inspiring true story of Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician.
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today the first-look teaser trailer for its new original anthology drama “Cherish the Day,” created and executive produced by Emmy® winner/Academy Award®-nominee Ava DuVernay (“Queen Sugar,” “When They See Us”). “Cherish the Day,” which is set for a February 2020 premiere on OWN, is produced for OWN by ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes (“Queen Sugar”), Tanya Hamilton (“Queen Sugar,” “Night Catches Us”), and Oprah Winfrey serve as executive producers. 
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
That's a wrap! National Geographic is saying goodbye to 2019 with some of your all-time favorite NGC programs of the year. From the dangerously frigid Alaskan terrain to the 3,200-foot summit of El Capitan, explore breathtaking sights, heart-pounding adventure and groundbreaking science from wherever you're spending the holidays. After a year of such amazing content, we won't judge if you stay on the couch for the whole two weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
STC Associate Director Paige Rattray will direct a stellar cast including Marta Dusseldop, Fayssal Bazzi and Paul Capsis in the Terrance Rattigan classic The Deep Blue Sea, opening at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Britain's Got Talent singing sensation BECKY O'BRIEN returns New York with her new holiday show A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS on Thursday, December 19 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The most wonderful time of the year gets even more wonderful as the angelic-voiced O'Brien shares her favorite Christmas songs and stories of holidays in the UK. Showtime is at 7 PM. Tickets are $22 (with a $35 VIP ticket available), available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com or at 212-352-3101. There is a $20 food/drink minimum, with a full menu available.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Choreographer Gabrielle Revlock presents two works, SEX TAPE and Nuptial Blitz, January 8-12, 2020 (7pm Wed-Sat, 3pm Sun) at The Flea, a staple of New York City's downtown performing arts scene located at 20 Thomas Street in Tribeca. Tickets cost $20 and are available by phone at 212-226-0051 or online at TheFlea.org. A restorative contact class ($12 drop in) will be offered Sunday, January 12, 11:30am-1pm: 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
The Segal Centre is proud to present the stirring and inspiring Hershey Felder Presents production of The Pianist of Willesden Lane in the Sylvan Adams Theatre from September 8 to 29, 2019. The show stars internationally-acclaimed storyteller and concert pianist Mona Gol
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Today, Slothrust and Highly Suspect kick off their US tour. Tonight's show in Omaha will be their first show together, and dates are scheduled through November. Billboard says, 'You're never going to fully figure out Slothrust, but rest assured, it's well worth the effort,' and Ones to Watch agrees saying, 'Their versatility gives them an edge – they could be punk, they could be indie, they've even gotten away with covering Britney Spears.' Fans should prepare for some surprises on this tour. Slothrust says, 'It's gonna be a wild one.' Tickets are on-sale now at slothrust.com.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Netflix has released the first look photos from Living With Yourself, starring Paul Rudd  in his first leading role(s) in a television series.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
The Hole and UTA Artist Space announce Meet Me In The Bathroom: The Art Show, presented by Vans.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Alice in Canning Town is a brand-new, contemporary, urban adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland', reconfigured for the East End, and performed site-specific in Arc in the Park, an inclusive adventure playground in Canning Town. Alice is the fourth in a quartet of East End-based plays by James Kenworth, all dealing with revolution and social change, and all performed in appropriate locations.
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