Downstairs

Downstairs follows the story of Irene, whose brother Teddy has decided to move home and live in her basement. Irene's husband Gerry is less than thrilled about this. And Teddy is more than a little off his game. As the brother and sister struggle to understand their present and their past, questions of betrayal, disappointment, and madness rise and fall. Who is saving whom?

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Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

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by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Last year, Sean McConnell, Garrison Starr, and Peter Groenwald sat down together to collaborate at a songwriting retreat; and while co-writing isn't out of the norm for three established musicians, a certain type of magic and connection made the group realize that this was out of the norm. Something more than just co-writing. The connection that day sparked the three to create their new trio, My Sister, My Brother, and on March 6, the group will release their debut, self-titled EP. Written during the retreat, the album's first single “Nothing Without You,” premiered exclusively today via Billboard, who coined the new band as a “songwriting supergroup.” Beginning next week, My Sister, My Brother will tour the U.S. throughout January before embarking on a European tour in early February. Pre-order digital or pre-save My Sister, My Brother on streaming services here.
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Equal parts heathen and heaven, Fotocrime's new album is summoned from a darkness that lives all around us, deep within us. Fotocrime not only survives, but thrives in the shadows—beneath a heaviness that cannot be escaped, within melodies that defy light and dark. With South Of Heaven, the second full-length chapter in the project's narrative, Fotocrime has found comfort on the fringe. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
La MaMa Will Present the New York Premiere of Combat Hippies' AMAL at their Downstairs theatre for three performances in January 2020. AMAL examines the impact of war with equal parts humor and urgency.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
La MaMa's 58th Season continues to celebrate the centennial of La MaMa's celebrated founder, the late Ellen Stewart with the announcement of its Winter/Spring lineup in its 58th season. The season features dozens of artists, playwrights, choreographers, directors, and award-winning theater companies and composers, including Elizabeth Swados, Anne Bogart, Noche Flamencia, Culture Hub, Hideki Noda/Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Nick Payne, En Garde Arts, Split Britches, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Aya Productions are back at Belvoir St Theatre to present the world premiere of SHEPHERD, written and directed by Liam Maguire. Kicking off the outstanding 25A Season in the Belvoir Downstairs Theatre, we bring you an absurdist play for absurdist times. SHEPHERD is a pitch-black satire from a knockout cast on finding hope in the modern world when hopelessness is so seductive.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
At a reception at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival today, the beneficiaries of $70,000 in grants from Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation were revealed. Doron Weber, Vice President and Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation presented the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize to Tesla and announced the new winners: Tim Delaney for The Plutonians (Sundance Institute | Sloan Commissioning Grant); Kiran Deol for Tidal Disruption (Sundance Institute | Sloan Development Fellowship); and Courtney Smith for Higher (Sundance Institute | Sloan Episodic Fellowship). Michael Almereyda's Tesla was formally presented with a $20,000 check for winning the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize, as previously announced.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Performances have begun for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Bug, the skin-crawling, mind-bending cult classic by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer.
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020
Performances have begun for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Bug, the skin-crawling, mind-bending cult classic by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer. The cast of this highly anticipated Steppenwolf debut features ensemble members Randall Arney (Dr. Sweet), Carrie Coon (Agnes White) and Namir Smallwood (Peter Evans) along with Chicago favorites Jennifer Engstrom (R.C.) and Steve Key (Jerry Goss).
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Following the release of her latest single, “fever dream,” mxmtoon is announcing her North American dawn & dusk tour today, with support from Temporex, Verzache, and Claud. Her last US tour sold out months in advance and demand is already through the roof for her next round of dates. mxmtoon will kick things off May 8th in San Diego at House of Blues, playing songs from her 2019 debut album the masquerade, as well as new material. There will be an Artist + Spotify Presale this Wednesday January 29th at 10AM local time, and tickets will be on sale to the general public on January 31st at 10AM local. Tickets will be available HERE. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The Granada Theatre, in partnership with Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) of Santa Barbara, Opera Santa Barbara, State Street Ballet, and the Santa Barbara Symphony, will present a special benefit performance of Peter and the Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev's enchanting musical tale of adventure and bravery, at 2 pm on Sunday, February 23. The performance will feature the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, with narration by renowned theatre scholar Simon Williams, who will also direct. Brief programs featuring Santa Barbara Youth Opera singers and Gustafson Dance Students from State Street Ballet will open the event. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $100 for VIP access, with proceeds benefiting the Granada Theatre. Children ages 17 and under will be admitted free of charge with a ticket.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
City Theatre will continue its 45th season with a new play about new parents, Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
BoHo Theatre has announced its 16th season, featuring fresh looks at a pair of classic stories. BoHo's 2020 season will feature the musical FALSETTOS by William Finn and James Lapine, followed by Jeffrey Hatcher's new adaptation of Frederick Knott's riveting thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK. BoHo will also continue its partnership with Northwestern University's Next Step Program by staging a reading of a new play by student Nate Hollander.
by Ella Embry - Jan 24, 2020
Actor's Express has created a fundamentally visceral production of the Tony-Award winning musical that's impossible to look away from and a thrill from start to finish.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2020
asdasdIn a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugsa?? Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classica?'a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracya?'roars back to Chicago for its Steppenwolf debut. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Below is the upcoming schedule at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater February 3 through February 16: 
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 23, 2020
Something is definitely wrong in Theresa Rebeck's claustrophobic dramedy- but who, or what, is it?
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Today Ellis - Hamilton, Ontario's Linnea Siggelkow - announces her breathtaking debut album, Born Again. Produced by Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear) and recorded partly at Aron's Brooklyn studio, Born Again arrives as the follow-up to Ellis's debut EP The Fuzz—a self-released, self-produced effort that promptly led to a deal with Fat Possum Records. In a departure from the viscerally charged dream-pop of The Fuzz, Born Again unfolds with a mesmerizing subtlety, gracefully spotlighting Ellis's unhurried melodies, starkly confessional lyrics, and luminous vocal work. Not only does this record and its production showcase Ellis' incredible growth as a songwriter, but it also explores more complex and honest themes than her earlier work.  “I grew up Christian and was quite devoted to faith up through my late teens, but I started challenging that once I got to university,” says Siggelkow, the daughter of a traveling book salesman and a piano teacher. “Since then I've been trying to redefine who I am and where I stand and what I think about these things on my own, and that journey very much played into the songwriting on this record.” Pre-order Born Again now, out April 3rd on Fat Possum Records, HERE. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Llama Llama Live!, a new musical by Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) inspired by the bestselling Llama, Llama Red Pajama series of picture books by the late Anna Dewdney comes to the WYO Tuesday February 18 at 6pm!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura begins the new year with the West Coast Premiere of NEVER NOT ONCE, a powerful, compelling and timely new drama by CAREY CRIM. The production premiered earlier this season at JEFF DANIELS' Purple Rose Theatre. NEVER NOT ONCE previews February 5-7 and opens February 8 at Rubicon's home, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District, continuing Wednesdays through Sundays through February 23. A thought-provoking response to the #MeToo movement, NEVER NOT ONCE is about the families we choose, and the secrets that can pull them apart. The production is helmed by Brit KATHARINE FARMER, who has directed acclaimed Rubicon productions of Gulf View Drive (Ovation Award, Best Production of a Play, Larger Theatre), Incognito (West Coast Premiere), Heisenberg with Faline England and Joe Spano, and South Pacific (all Critic's Choices in the L.A. Times). For tickets, call 805.667.2900 or go to www.rubicontheatre.org. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Stockton Civic Theatre is pleased to present its first production of the New Year. 2020 is rolling in with a hysterical comedy by renowned American playwright Terrance McNally. It's Only a Play is set in the posh Manhattan apartment of wealthy Broadway producer Julia Budder during the opening night party of her latest play, The Golden Egg. As the celebrity guests arrive downstairs, the hostess, playwright, director, lead actress, and friends gather upstairs and anxiously await the late-night reviews. The banter is hilarious as they boast about their theatre experiences and engage in shameless, and often harsh, celebrity name dropping.
by David Clarke - Jan 17, 2020
Are you lamenting that you can't get more cornbread and chili while taking in a performance of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA? Well, On Site Opera's site specific production of the family friendly musical DAS BARBECÜ, written by Jim Luigs and featuring music by Scott Warrender, is just for you! The musical is for you if you're looking for a fun date night, a crash course in Wagner's The Ring Cycle performed in roughly two hours (and that includes intermission!), or just want an evening of hearty laughter with a side of delicious barbecue. Following a recent rehearsal, BroadwayWorld sat down with co-directors Eric Einhorn and Katherine M. Carter to get a peek at the funny bones behind the tantalizing, well-seasoned ribs at DAS BARBECÜ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
This evening, BroadwayWorld was fortunate enough to get a tour of the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre from the man responsible: super-producer Cameron Mackintosh, who has provided London's Les Misérables with an extremely smart new West End home.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are pleased to present the schedule for the month of February! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the iconic Lionel Hampton Big Band Featuring Jason Marsalis, current GRAMMY nominee Catherine Russell, the Birdland debut of AGUAS Trio with Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares and Gustavo Ovalles, and iconic vocalist Jane Monheit. Internationally recognized trumpeter Rachel Therrien, the Seth Weaver Big Band, and The Voice contestant Melinda Rose Rodriguez will also be performing upstairs. 
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
TBS has greenlit Lost Resort, an upstairs/downstairs look at the booming subculture of exotic wellness retreats. Produced by ITV America's Sirens Media, the 10-episode unscripted series follows a group of strangers who are immersed in a three-week-long Costa Rican retreat led by a colorful team of alternative healers. From a married couple on the brink, to a mother/daughter pair with serious trust issues and a hothead with a painful past, the guests come from all walks of life hoping to leave transformed. At their breaking points and fed up with traditional Western therapies, they'll experience everything from rage rituals and shamanic cacao ceremonies to orgasmic dance. But the drama only intensifies between sessions as this motley crew hooks up, breaks up and opens up in ways they'd never expect.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that submissions are now open for their 10th annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes. Beginning today, six brand new plays, inspired by this year's theme: 'Private Lives,' will be selected through an open submission process to premiere alongside commissions from Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play, Daddy) and Theresa Rebeck (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Seminar). Submissions are open through March 30th, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Last Thursday, we noticed that an engagement was quietly added to the schedule of London's famed The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel. The announcement was for a debut of Amy Shaughnessy, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. We knew nothing about it, so, since both are friends of BroadwayWorld, we reached out.
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
After a string of successful singles and EPs, rising Icelandic singer-songwriter Axel Flóvent makes his US live debut opening for Radical Face, Ben Cooper's musical project.  The tour that begins on January 21 in Phoenix and ends on March 15 in Atlanta, includes two dates at LA's famed venue The Troubadour. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Palm Beach Dramaworks will celebrate its twentieth anniversary season by paying tribute to its past and stepping in to the future.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jan 10, 2020
It was 2015 when Athena Stevens was forced out of a flight to Glasgow due to her disability. Upon the return of her £30,000 wheelchair, she found that the airline company had severely damaged the machine - and they were being most flippant about it. A social media war ensued, and Stevens ended up signing an NDA and settling the case months after being left with no means of autonomous mobility. Scrounger packages this disastrous event in a chirpy yet feeble comedy that becomes the opportunity for her to detail the endless systematic discrimination she faces daily.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Buckle up. Rehearsals have begun for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Bug, the skin-crawling, mind-bending cult classic by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer. The cast of this highly anticipated Steppenwolf debut features ensemble members Randall Arney (Dr. Sweet), Carrie Coon (Agnes White) and Namir Smallwood (Peter Evans) along with Chicago favorites Jennifer Engstrom (R.C.) and Steve Key (Jerry Goss).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
On exhibition at the Napa Valley Museum Yountville from February 1 through April 26, 2020, the first U.S. museum exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Lucy Liu, the Artist, Actress and Advocate, entitled: a?oeLucy Liu: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others.a?? An accomplished artist whose work was recently exhibited at the National Museum of Singapore, Liu has created an impressive collection of deeply personal artworks, ranging from large-scale paintings to inventive mixed media works to intricate wood sculptures.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces its spellbinding experience, Speakeasy Magick, is relocating to The Lodge at Gallow Green. Performances in the hotel's winter rooftop hideaway begin on December 27.
by Rachael Goldberg - Dec 9, 2019
The Second City's 'She the People' is back at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The jokes and social commentary have been updated to address current events, as well as keep some evergreen topics fresh and remind us how upsetting it is that some things are considered evergreen. But, above all, 'She the People' is a call to action. It's a reminder that women's experiences matter, and women's voices matter.
by Cary Ginell - Dec 31, 2019
A riotous script and a veteran cast who know their way around comedy highlight a bravura production of 'The Man Who Came To Dinner,' Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's classic 1939 play about a sidelined theater critic, forced to be wheelchair bound in a house in small town Ohio. Jim Beaver, Barry Pearl, and Kay Cole starr in this outrageously funny revival.
by Peter Nason - Dec 29, 2019
freeFall Theatre, American Stage, Jobsite, Stageworks and a slew of community theatre companies all promise exciting shows this year.
by Cicely Binford - Dec 28, 2019
Some say it's the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas; probably because they're quoting the song. And there are plenty of reasons to celebrate as the year draws to a close, so why not spend an evening Downstairs at the Maj with the Perth Cabaret Collective, singing along to some of your favourite Christmas tunes and familiar jazz standards, featuring the vocal stylings of Jessie Gordon, Cougar Morrison and Mark Turner? It's a perfectly suitable, reasonable, seasonal thing to do.
by Don Grigware - Dec 27, 2019
Actor/playwright Doug Haverty will become Group Rep's new artistic director in January 2020. In our conversation he tells our readers in great detail about the upcoming season and talks in depth about his vision for the theater. How long have you been a member of Group Rep? DH: I started in 1983, so 36 years.
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
Rob Garza (half of the pioneering electronic outfit Thievery Corporation) has released a music video for “Where the Moon Hides,” a single from his debut EP as GARZA of the same name. Featuring captivating, ethereal visuals and singer-songwriter EMELINE (the stunning vocalist on the track), the video takes the viewer through a dreamy tech landscape.
by Carissa Chesanek - Dec 22, 2019
Over the weekend (and just in time for Christmas), the two-man production featuring actor Jeffries Thaiss and musician Eric Scott Anthony conducted an engaging and unique Dickens experience to get the crowd in the holiday spirit. The show was called CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL A PLAY WITH MUSIC, and it was an absolute delight.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Check out photos from the U.S. premiere of WHERE ARE WE NOW, conceived and performed by Sven Ratzke, with Christian Pabst on grand piano, directed by Dirk Groeneveld, running through December 21 at La MaMa's Downstairs Theatre (66 East 4th Street) in New York City.
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Milford Arts Council, The MAC presents their second annual two-day indoor bluegrass festival called The Souped Up Bluegrass Bash on January 11 and 12, 2020. It's an indoor weekend music festival that'll warm the hearts of New Englanders, and a fantastic way to forget about the winter blues.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
A brand new production of the classic thriller, Dial M for Murder, tours the UK in 2020 opening at Richmond Theatre on Monday 13th January 2020. The genre-defining thriller - based on Frederick Knott's stage and screen play, made world-famous by Hitchcock's iconic 1954 film - will be directed by Anthony Banks.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Due to popular demand performances for THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY will now extend through January 5, 2020. Tickets available now!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Cellist Sophia Bacelar and dancer Megan Myers make their official debut as FEMAURA this coming Sunday, December 22, 2019, on GatherNYC's 11:00 AM concert series. The duo steps in on short notice to replace cellist Astrid Schween.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Local stars take the stage as City Theatre continues its 45th season with Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck. This ominous, darkly intriguing new play a?" from Broadway's most produced female playwright a?" confronts family secrets, regrets, and the threat of madness in the search for the good life.
by Joe Lombardi - Dec 15, 2019
Fans of David Bowie's music - and especially his lyrics - should immediately stop reading this review and book tickets to see the very limited run of Where Are We Now.  Then come back and continuing reading!  With a $26 top ticket price, this is one of the greatest cabaret values in New York City.  The version of 'Heroes' is musically gorgeous and absolutely unforgettable.  I would argue the best one ever.  I would be right.
by Mary Lincer - Dec 15, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
As the 20th Anniversary Edition of LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST approaches next month, the ongoing mission of the world-renowned charitable festival to defeat Parkinson's Disease and related illnesses through the awesome power of music gains renewed national focus with the CBS telecast of the Kennedy Center Honors this weekend (Sunday, 8 p.m. ET). new
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
The revolutionary concert series GatherNYC closes its mindful musical mornings Fall 2019 season with Grammy-nominated Aizuri Quartet on 12/15, and cellist of the acclaimed Juilliard Quartet, Astrid Schween on 12/22. Concerts take place at 11am at SubCulture, with doors at 10:30 for complimentary coffee, pastries and community.