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Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT, )
New Haven, CT,

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Eleanor Bannister, a retired schoolteacher, lives a sleepy life in tiny Groverdell, Texas. She's taught almost everyone in town. She is, in a word, orderly. Until one night, when walking alone through the brambles barefoot and in her nightgown, she encounters Abel Brown, a mysterious drifteR. Brown has been wandering around town, looking for houses to fix and, rumor has it, widows to talk to. Brown is nothing but a drifter, but despite their obvious differences, Eleanor and Abel find themselves drawn to each other. This beautiful new romance shows that connection can be found in the unlikeliest of places and in the unlikeliest of ways.



Lineup Announced for The 2017 International Tmu-na Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The 2017 International Tmu-na Festival will be 16 days (October 23 - November 7, 2017) of works in the fields of theatre, performance, dance, music and plastic arts and its theme is 'Encounters'. (more...)

DANCEVENTURE: MENARI DENGAN RASA PENUH ASA by Indonesia Dance Company
by Yuliani Supandji - Sep 7, 2017

This year, Indonesia Dance Company (IDCo) is back with DANCEVENTURE, which presents 8 new dance works from professional choreographer in Indonesia. DANCEVENTURE was held for two days on Saturday, 26 August 2017 at 7PM and Sunday, 27 August 2017 at 5PM at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta. (more...)

LUNAR FIRE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY Comes to Fox Theatre 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

LUNAR FIRE, based in denver colorado, takes audiences to new heights with spectacular dance and musical performances. Pre-Columbian flutes, multilingual vocalists, powerful drummers and a wide range of bass and guitar styles tell stories reflected in dance. Aerialists fly, drop from the sky, crawl into a cocoon and emerge a warrior, a nature spirit, an animal guide. Multiple dancers meld into one multi armed being, circle, battle and burn fire in the form of dreamcatchers, antlers, machetes, staff, torches, ropes, multi poi, fans, Fireflies and other surprises. Paintings come to life mysteriously hovering in the air. These mystic images by visionary painters MARTINA HOFFMANN, ROBERT VENOSA, STEVON LUCERO and ADAM FU twist and bend under the movement of dance, a very enchanting and psychedelic visual effect. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Fetes All-Female 2017-18 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

With its 2017-2018 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form. (more...)

One Hundredth Birthday For Benjamin Franklin Parkway Kicks Off
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

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BWW Reviews: FIREFLIES at New Haven's Long Wharf
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 23, 2017

Jane Alexander, Judith Ivey, Dennis Arndt, and Christopher Michael McFarland light up world premiere of Matthew Barber's Fireflies. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Connecticut (more...)

uSens to showcase latest Fingo demo with Samsung at Samsung Developer Conference 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

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Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents 'Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop & Rock N' Roll', 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop & Rock N' Roll, presented by LAR Enterprises will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

Ben Edelman and Max Wolkowitz to Star in THE CHOSEN at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Chosen, adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from November 22 through December 17. (more...)

Jane Alexander Stars in FIREFLIES Premiere, Beginning Tonight at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. The production takes place from tonight, October 11, through November 5, 2017 at Long Wharf Theatre's Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 11th, 2017: BRIGHT STAR Begins in LA, COME FROM AWAY Recoups, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 11, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BRIGHT STAR begins in LA, COME FROM AWAY recoups, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jane Alexander, Judith Ivey and Denis Arndt in FIREFLIES World Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. The production runs tonight, October 11, through November 5, 2017 at Long Wharf Theatre's Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre, with a press opening set for October 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ben Edelman and Max Wolkowitz to Star in THE CHOSEN at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Chosen, adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Potok, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from November 22 through December 17. (more...)

Shaun Peknic Joins Planet Connections as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Shaun Peknic, a theatre director with a focus on the development of new plays and musicals, joins Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in 2018 as artistic director. (more...)

BWW Review: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW is a Delight!
by Juan Michael Porter II - Nov 1, 2017

Whether you have a child or are a child at heart, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW is a fabulous work of art that should be experienced by all. (more...)

Madison Square Park Announces Kids Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Madison Square Park Conservancy today announced the 2018 Mad. Sq. Kids programming schedule for May thru October. Programming will feature various interactive and enriching music, storytelling, and horticultural activities for kids and adults alike throughout the Park. (more...)

World Premiere Chicago-Centric Cinderella Adaptation Launches HPSD's 25th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) celebrates its home base-Hyde Park-and its hometown-Chicago-with a world premiere to kick off its 25th anniversary season: Amira: A Chicago Cinderella Story. Performances are June 15-17, 2018 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago. (more...)

Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 2018-19 Jerome And Many Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Each year, the Playwrights' Center serves as an artistic home for nearly 40 fellows and Core Writers, in addition to supporting 2,000+ member playwrights across the globe and partnering with producing theaters to move work from page to stage. The Center today announced the 2018-19 Jerome Fellows Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Casey Llewellyn and Philana Imade Omorotionmwan; Many Voices Fellows Marvin Gonzalez De Leon and Haygen-Brice Walker; and Many Voices Mentee Antonio Duke. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company Announces New Season, Including New Musical by Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik, and Susan Birkenhead
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director, Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has announced its 2018-2019 season productions, including a new musical by Lynn Nottage and Duncan Sheik. (more...)

NJSO to Performs Summer Concerts at Venues Statewide
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs free concerts in parks throughout New Jersey in June and July, bringing a family-friendly program of Broadway songs, opera overtures and more to six outdoor venues from Ridgefield Park to Toms River. The NJSO performs free concerts at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, Ocean County College in Toms River, Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, Branch Brook Park in Newark and Marine Park in Red Bank. (more...)

Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards Come to Walton Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Walton Arts Center is excited to present a lively and soulful concert just for children and families by Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards perform Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6 pm. (more...)

Sip Fest Announces Lineup Of Daring Theatrical Events At Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

SipFest, a new festival showcasing some of the coolest women theatremakers, has announced a lineup of multimedia works at different levels of development for an impromptu Wild Project takeover running March 7-14th. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Announces Cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE - Hannah Elless, Marin Ireland, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, beginning performances Friday, April 13. The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), and more. (more...)

Cast Announced For Corbin Went's OLD NAMES FOR WILDFLOWERS at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors), The Renovationists, and Parity Productions will co-present the World Premiere of Corbin Went's OLD NAMES FOR WILDFLOWERS, directed by Emma Rosa Went at The Tank (more...)

THE NEW BLACK FEST At The Lark Returns For Fifth Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for stories that explore the intersection of art and social justice, are proud to announce the fifth annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. This week-long event is aimed at showcasing diverse and provocative work in a festival of Black theater artists from throughout the Diaspora, and will feature talkbacks, a panel event, and staged readings of four plays-in-progress. The festival will take place April 9-13, 2018, and will include works by 2017 Djerassi Writer in Residence France-Luce Benson (Deux Femmes On the Edge De La Revolution), 2018 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award recipient Donja R. Love (soft), 2015 Princess Grace Award-Winner Jonathan Payne (Brother Rabbit), and artist, activist, and The New Black Fest alum Liza Jessie Peterson (Sistergurls and the Squirrel) who has performed excerpts of her one-person play The Peculiar Patriot in over 35 penitentiaries across the country. (more...)

Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2018 Play Festival Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has selected its four finalists for the 2018 Premiere Play Festival and will increase its cash awards for honored playwrights by one-third, the theatre announced today. Premiere Stages received a record 572 submissions for the festival, an annual competition for unproduced scripts that offers developmental opportunities to playwrights with strong affiliations to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The 572 submissions marked a 43% jump from 2017, and represented playwrights of all backgrounds and ages. For the first time in the festival's 14-year history, three of the four finalist scripts selected were requested from synopses submitted by playwrights. (more...)

BWW Review: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY at Lincoln Center is Thrilling
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 14, 2018

'Let's Dance,' the 2018 Season at Lincoln Center for the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company is here for the month of March. Those of us that are ardent fans will not be disappointed. For people that are new to the company's extraordinary talents, you're in for a real treat. (more...)

The Tank, The Renovationists, and Parity Productions To Premiere Corbin Went's OLD NAMES FOR WILDFLOWERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors), The Renovationists, and Parity Productions will co-present the World Premiere of Corbin Went's OLD NAMES FOR WILDFLOWERS, directed by Emma Rosa Went at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), May 11-25. Performances will be Friday, May 11 at 8pm, Saturday, May 12 at 8pm, Sunday, May 13 at 7pm, Thursday, May 17 at 8pm, Friday, May 18 at 8pm, Saturday, May 19 at 8pm, Sunday, May 20 at 7pm, Wednesday, May 23 at 8pm, Thursday, May 24 at 8pm, and Friday, May 25 at 8pm. Tickets ($25) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. (more...)

Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Serenbe Playhouse's TITANIC THE MUSICAL; Begins July 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Serenbe Playhouse is pleased to present TITANIC: THE MUSICAL, Directed by Brian Clowdus. (more...)

ATF Announces Upcoming Show LOCH NESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will feature the epic adventure musical Loch Ness. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, and run from July 6th-8th and 10th-14th, with a preview on July 5th. (more...)

The Lark Will Stage A BareBones Production Of Donja R. Love's IN THE MIDDLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

The Lark announces that after a five year hiatus, its BareBones program will return in March 2018, with a workshop production of In the Middle by Donja R. Love (soft, Sugar in Our Wounds) to be directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night, The Public Theater). In the Middle is the third and final play in Love's trilogy, The Love* Plays, a surrealistic exploration of *Queer Love during pivotal moments in Black History: Slavery (Sugar in Our Wounds), The Civil Rights Movement (Fireflies), and the Black Lives Matter movement (In the Middle). The workshop will run at The Lark's BareBones Studio from March 2 11, 2018, at 311 West 43rd Street, 5th Floor, in New York City. (more...)

Karamu House Presents Regional Premiere of SASSY MAMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Karamu House, the oldest multicultural performing arts center in the country, continues its mission to produce socially-relevant, professional-quality entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW at Dallas Children's Theater
by Lorens Portalatin - Jan 24, 2018

Dallas audiences are among the first to experience the world of 75 larger-than-life puppets in the critically acclaimed production of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW. Within 55 minutes you'll explore the beautiful worlds of author Eric Carle's books The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Under the direction of Douglass Burks, founding member and Master Puppeteer with Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts, four talented actors bring to life characters previously admired only as Carle's iconic collage and watercolor illustrations. (more...)

SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Receives the 2018 Laurents/Hatcher Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

The Trustees of The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation, Inc. are pleased to announce that SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS by Donja R. Love is the recipient of the Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award. Mr. Love will receive $50,000, and Manhattan Theatre Club, who will present the world premiere in June 2018, will receive $100,000 towards the production. (more...)

2018 Grand Hyatt Wedding Collection - Weddings That Wow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

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BWW Interview: Background Music Director Zubin Balaporia Known for Bollywood Films such as Dev Talks About How Ustad Zakir Hussain Impacted him
by Zofeen Maqsood - Jan 22, 2018

Zubin Balaporia has been the background music director for many landmark Bollywood films such as Dev, Honeymoon Travels, Lafangey Parindey (more...)

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards By the Numbers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards By the Numbers (more...)

BWW Review: DIXIE'S NEVER WEAR A TUBE TOP WHILE RIDING A MECHANICAL BULL at Starlight Theatre KC
by Paul Bolton - Feb 14, 2018

Dixie's Tube Top tears into town like a tornado ripping through a trailer park. Dixie Longate stars in this latest installment of comedy from the Tupperware Queen of Mobile. Now showing at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City Feb 13-18, 2018 (more...)

Five Big Names of the '60s Headed to Warner Theatre for A ROCK 'N DOO WOP HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

The Warner Theatre will welcome five of the biggest names of the 1960's to the Main Stage today, December 2 at 8:00 pm for A Rock n' Doo Wop Holiday Spectacular! (more...)

Jazzy Ash & Leapin' Lizards to Bring Musical Adventure to Walton Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Walton Arts Center and Jazzy Ash invite the whole family to come along on a jazzy music adventure Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6 pm. (more...)

Academy of Country Music Celebrates Artists, Musicians & More at 11th Annual ACM HONORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Academy of Country Music® presented the 11th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. (more...)

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland to Star in FIREFLIES Premiere at Long Wharf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Doo-Wop, Citizen Cope, Kristin Chenoweth, Boyz II Men and More on Sale at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop & Rock N' Roll, presented by LAR Enterprises on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.; Citizen Cope: An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Performance on Nov. 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.; Freestyle Holiday Jam on Nov. 24, 2017 at 8 p.m.; Los Mejor de Los '90s on Nov. 25 at 8 p.m.; The Maccabeats on Dec. 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.; An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth on Dec. 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.; The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash on Jan. 19, 2018 at 8 p.m.; Boyz II Men on Feb. 17, 2018 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Classic Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), present a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, now in  previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20.  Opening night is Thursday, May 3.  The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan),  Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson(Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez (Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer),Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller). (more...)

BWW Review: French Creampuff CENDRILLON Finally Reaches Met with DiDonato
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 18, 2018

The Met's new CENDRILLON is a Cinderella of a production, finally allowing Massenet's take on the classic tale of the girl from the cinders who finds her Prince Charming to reach the Met's stage 119 years after its premiere at the Opera-Comique in Paris. (more...)

XPT To Showcase Original, Innovative Puppetry Works For Adults At The Center For Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

The Center for Puppetry Arts will soon present a series of original puppetry pieces during its highly anticipated Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT), May 10-13. Throughout XPT, artists from all disciplines will work together to produce, workshop and perform inspired, original works for adult audiences. The talented artists will cover a full range of styles, including live performances, short films and an art installation in a chance to experiment and collaborate with their peers under the guidance of Center for Puppetry Arts staff. (more...)

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