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Fireflies

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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.

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by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Ghosteen, the new two part album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, will be released globally across all digital platforms on Friday, October 4th.
by DC Felton - Sep 22, 2019
Growing up can be hard. We try to do everything we can to stop it. We try to change our appearance or even hold on to a memory. What makes it difficult, is when they are memories we don't want to, or can't let go of. Kimberly Belflower's 'Lost Girl,' currently playing at Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre, allows us to look at letting go through the eyes of a familiar character. By doing this, it allows us as an audience to take a journey and reflect on the things we hold onto, and the impact they have.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The New Group announces full casting for Donja R. Love's one in two, featuring Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler and Edward Mawere. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Camelback Resort delivers big on spooky fun this October, including thrills for day visitors to Camelback Mountain Adventures and fang-tastic offers and activities for guests at Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark and.
by Ashley Elliott - Oct 13, 2019
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS is Art with a capital A and is probably suited best for an theatre-goers who are open to a more experimental theatre experience.
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Ghosteen, the new two part album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, is out now on double vinyl, double CD and across all digital platforms. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced Ben McKenzie (Ben) will complete the cast of Bess Wohl's GRAND HORIZONS. The production will mark his Broadway debut.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2019
The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
The New Group celebrates its 25th Anniversary, announcing four productions for the 2019-2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Babes With Blades Theatre Company's (BWBTC) 21st anniversary season concludes with the return of The Fighting Words Festival this June at Otherworld Theatre. The Fighting Words sprang from the very clear need to increase the canon of female fighting roles.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei today announced South Coast Repertory's 13-play, 2019-20 season, which builds on the theatre's 56-year foundation of stellar artistry. The offerings range from a two-person show to a large-cast musical and represent a kaleidoscope of classics and popular hits, along with four world premieres and three shows for young audiences and families. The season includes the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter by Kate Hamill, the musical She Loves Me (directed by Ivers), American Mariachi by Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard and the beloved children's story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Subscription packages are currently on sale; single tickets will go on sale on June 10. More information is available at www.scr.org.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Soho Rep. today announces a one-week extension of the New York Premiere of Christopher Chen's Passagein response to popular demand and critical praise. The innovative play, a fantasia on colonialism past and present, asks the question: if Country Y occupies Country X, can someone from Country X and someone from Country Y ever form a mutual relationship?
by David Green - Mar 8, 2019
He's a handsome Catholic widower, and she's got "good legs for a Baptist", also recently bereaved. Together, this down-home odd-couple of next door neighbors generate sparks, laughs and more than a bit of Faulknerian introspection in Audrey Cefaly's Maytag Virgin, the season closer for Dezart Performs. Directed by Deborah Harmon, this "Southern love story" is the ultimate offering of the critically acclaimed and almost completely-sold-out 11th Season from the award winning Palm Springs ensemble. The play runs April 5 - 14 at the Pearl McManus Theater (at the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club / 314 S Cahuilla Road, Downtown Palm Springs).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Judith Ivey will be directing a reading of SENIOR LIVING, a new play written by Tor Hyams & Lisa St. Lou featuring David Wohl, Zach Grenier, Debra Jo Rupp, Erika Rolfsrud, Mary Beth Peil, Paul DeBoy and Susan Slatin.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Lincoln Center Theater will produce the American premiere of THE ROLLING STONE, a new play by Chris Urch, directed by Saheem Ali, beginning previews Thursday, June 20 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).
by Kay Kudukis - Mar 29, 2019
He's a handsome Catholic widower, and she's got 'good legs for a Baptist', also recently bereaved. Together, this down-home odd-couple of next door neighbors generate sparks, laughs and more than a bit of Faulknerian introspection in Audrey Cefaly's Maytag Virgin, the season closer for Dezart Performs. Directed by Deborah Harmon, this 'Southern love story' is the ultimate offering of the critically acclaimed and almost completely-sold-out 11th Season from the award winning Palm Springs ensemble. The play runs April 5 - 14 at the Pearl McManus Theater (at the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club / 314 S Cahuilla Road, Downtown Palm Springs).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Richmond's Professional Theatre with a Community Heart is excited to announce its 56th season - "We're Still Here!" 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Richmond's Professional Theatre with a Community Heart is excited to announce its 56th season - "We're Still Here!"
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Soho Rep. presents the New York Premiere of Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen's Passage (April 23-May 26), a fantasia on colonialism past and present that asks the question: if Country Y occupies Country X, can someone from Country X and someone from Country Y ever form a mutual relationship? Directed by Saheem Ali, Passage is a playful and gripping experiment that isolates power as the sole differentiator between people challenging the arbitrary binaries that define how we live.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Babes With Blades Theatre Company's (BWBTC) 21st season continues with its biennial William Shakespeare production. In 2019, the Shakespeare production is Othello running April 11 - May 25, directed by Mignon McPherson Stewart with fight choreography by Samantha Kaufman.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for stories that uplift the wide range of experiences in our complex world, are proud to announce the sixth annual The New Black Fest at The Lark.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Celebrating its 37th anniversary, Outfest - the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen - today announced the complete programming lineup for the 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival, presented by HBO. The nation's leading LGBTQ festival will be held July 18-28, 2019.
by Keith Waits - Jun 10, 2019
There is something special about this time of year. The school schedule is winding down, the sun shines a bit longer in the day, fireflies come out of their hibernation and the Kentucky Shakespeare Company begins their season. This year will mark the venerable company's 59th Anniversary and they are still going strong. So what magic is weaved that keeps this program going year after year? The answer is quite simple really and can be summed up in a few words: imagination, reinvention, education, and dedication. All of these were on full display in the season opener of As You Like It.
by Kelsey Lawler - Jun 1, 2019
Fairy kings and queens, mischievous woodland spirits, young lovers, and merry buffoons - nearly all of Shakespeare's characters are present in the wondrous production that is A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Milwaukee Ballet. The company, armed with stunning Bruce Wells choreography, cast a spell of dance that's not to be missed, whether you're a lover of classical ballet, fairytale magic, or the Bard's most bewitching comedy.
by Sean Fallon - Jul 29, 2019
On Friday, July 26, I had the pleasure of seeing the musical comedy SHREK, THE MUSICAL, as put on by Musicals at Richter in Danbury, CT.  Directed by Lindsay O'Neil, this talented cast brings these characters to life! The outdoor venue on the grounds of the Richter House Arts Center is perfect for this show. I highly recommend this show!
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Jul 26, 2019
The colorful characters of Eric Carle's books come to life on stage, gaining gentle movement, soothing voices, and quirky personalities, given to them by some of America's most talented puppeteers. Their puppets are grander than life size, and captivating to watch interact with each other. The actors/puppeteers talk to us about how they bring Eric Carle's magic to non-English speaking audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has announced the creative team that will shape its epic production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Parts One and Two, running September 4 a?" October 6.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Curtain Players has announced its 2019-2020 season and has opened sales for season subscriptions, flex passes, and individual tickets for six productions.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The New Collectives has announced the New York premiere of Bug Play, a new play for young audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
The Amateurs by Jordan Harrison and directed by Jason King Jones runs in Olney Theatre Center's Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, March 4 - April 5, 2020. The production is the fifth show in Olney Theatre's 2019-2020 season and the final show to perform in the Theatre Lab before it closes for renovations, scheduled to re-open in November 2020. OTC regulars Evan Casey (On the Town), James Konicek (Dial 'M' For Murder), Michael Russotto (Singin' in the Rain), Emily Townley (Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors) and Rachel Zampelli (The Crucible) are joined by Shakespeare Theatre Company veteran John Keabler (Hotspur in Henry IV, part I). Opening night is Saturday, March 7 at 7:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
On Sunday, February 23, the Omaha Symphony will perform Winston Schneider's 'Insect Suite,' as a part of the Family Concert Series.
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Orlando, Florida, Hard Rock band Breathing Theory have released their full length album titled BALANCE today on all digital outlets. The record was produced by Collin Morrison and David Marfitt of Innerforce Productions, whereas two of the songs, 'Animals' and 'Who We Are' were co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award Winner, Malcolm Springer. In addition, the band has been added to the line-up of Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Appomattox, VA September 18-20, 2020.
by Michael Quintos - Jan 21, 2020
In their continued and laudable feat of presenting diverse voices in theater, Orange County's South Coast Repertory is currently staging another stirring new drama, this time from playwright Donja R. Love entitled FIREFLIES, which continues performances through January 26, 2020 in Costa Mesa under the admirable direction of Lou Bellamy. At times heartbreaking and devastating, but ultimately empowering and (slightly) hopeful for future generations, FIREFLIES is a must-watch drama with searing emotions and real-world importance, highlighted by powerful performances from its two talented leads.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 6, 2020
Much-lauded cabaret artist Susanne Mack continues to prove why she has developed the reputation she has earned as an artist, with her show WHERE I BELONG in a recent performance at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira) will presents the 2020 INK'D Festival of New Plays, showcasing new works by this year's Realm Writing Fellows Tanya Everett, Maya Macdonald, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, and Christopher Reyes (February 24-27). The festival's plays offer vast tonal and stylistic variation while cohering around complex contemplations of structural issues. INK'D has proven to be an indispensable launching pad for the voices driving the future of playwriting. This year's powerful slate continues to introduce audiences to a diversity of fresh perspectives, thereby underscoring theater's potential to expand the possibilities of dramatic storytelling and engage with the world around it.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Director Kathryn Little is determined to infuse SCERA Center for the Arts with all the charm that defines the musical based on the animated Disney film, "The Little Mermaid" as well as Hans Christian Anderson's original love story.
by Ron Bierman - Feb 10, 2020
Engelbert Humperdinck's HANSEL AND GRETEL opened Saturday to an audience that included several dozen children, who followed their attention from beginning to end with color, movement, and singing backed by lushly orchestrated music. Even a five year-old girl sitting in front of me on a raised seat kept her eyes on the stage without a single fidget. Director Brenna Corner's playful production emphasized the fairy-tale nature of the story. During the overture a boy entered in front of the curtain, picked up a large book lying center stage and blew a cloud of dust from its cover. Fascinated, he dropped to the floor reading with a rapt expression while members of the San Diego Opera's children's chorus entered behind him, each with a letter on the front of their costumes. Once assembled the letters lit up to say, 'Once upon a time...,' and the story began. It continued after intermission with 'And then...' though not before a necessary rearrangement of the 'And...' brought a second laugh. The approving audience laughed again when the production closed with 'The end.'
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Kaleb Lee has built a great relationship with superstar Kelly Clarkson and today their collaboration on “I Dream In Southern” is available. The tune, written by award winning songwriters Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Brandy Clark, is an ode to all things southern including “blue jeans, back porches, cotton fields, mason jars, fireflies” and countless other things.  Clarkson sent the song to Lee after he finished in the Top 6 on Team Kelly on Season 14 of The Voice. He joined the superstar at her Meaning of Life tour earlier this year in Duluth, GA where he performed the tune. Clarkson loved it so much she lent her vocals to the track. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Grand Horizons is now in previews on Broadway!  Grand Horizons will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement, and officially open on January 23, 2020 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Pride Films and Plays today announced the first in a series of quarterly film festivals that will screen LGBTQ+ features and shorts from filmmakers all over the world. Each quarter's festival will highlight different members of the LGBTQ+ community. The first quarterly festival will be held over three days in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The theme of this first quarterly festival is “New Trans Cinema.” It will open with a panel discussion by Chicago filmmakers Rey Tang, Connor O'Keefe and Adam Birch on Monday, December 9 to be held at Human Citizen Workplace, 4101 N. Broadway; and continue on Tuesday, December 10 with a screening of two features: TRANSFINITE, an American sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven standalone magical realistic short stories; and FIREFLIES, the story of a female-identifying cis male and his Lesbian sister in a remote village in northeast India. The concluding program on Wednesday will be screenings of six shorts, including films from the US, France, Ecuador, and Greece. Talkbacks will be held each night following the film screenings.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
The Lark has announced that playwrights Xavier Galva and Ife Olujobi have been selected as the recipients of the 2019-20 New Voices Fellowship, supported by the Jerome Foundation. This year long residency is designed to support extraordinary playwrights of color under 30, in order to to help address the lack of inclusion of early career playwrights of color in the field. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $15,000, plus a $3,000 Opportunity Fund for the purposes of research, travel, or other expenses, as well as access to The Lark's artistic resources and support. The New Voices program is part of a portfolio of Fellowships at The Lark, which aims to engage a diverse community of playwrights from around the world, at various places in their careers.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Today, South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei announced an expanded schedule of thoughtful, lively conversations and talkbacks for the 2019-20 season, the first programmed by Ivers. The main productions on the Segerstrom and Julianne Argyros stages will have at least 4 post-show discussions, a series of artistic director talkbacks and Saturday morning seminars called Inside the Season. There will be a special talkback for A Christmas Carol, which marks its 40th anniversary this year.
by Amanda England - Aug 27, 2019
FIREFLIES is set in the late summer of 1963, at a home in the South - just after the Birmingham church bombings that killed four young girls. The story centers on Olivia (Tenee Goff). She's the wife of Reverend Charles Grace (Ryan Smith) - who is known for his powerful public speeches on civil rights. While he is inspiring crowds throughout the South, Olivia is trying to hold herself together as she battles anxiety over the fate of her husband and their unborn child. She's increasingly certain that the world isn't safe for the baby she is carrying.
by Lynn Beaver - Aug 13, 2019
Tarik Daniels, recent winner of an Austin Under 40 Award for his mental health advocacy using his theatre company Whatsinthemirror? presents FIREFLIES by Donna R. Love opens August 14th at Santa Cruz Center For Culture. A quiet young man with an ever ready megawatt smile, Tarik's joy in life is infectious as we sat down with him recently for a chat.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Today, South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei announced the 13 creative dream teams for the 2019-20 season, the first programmed by Ivers. The roughly 100 individuals are among the theatre industry's finest, most creative and versatile talents.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019
Vintage Theatre Productions Announces 12 Shows For The 2020 Season. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Early bird season tickets are currently on sale. Single ticket will go on sale October 1. Call 303-856-7830 or purchase online at www.vintagetheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
From the author of the play Enchanted April, comes a humorous and heartwarming love story for feisty women featuring a cast of Broadway veterans, directed by two-time Tony Award winner, Judith Ivey.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Quintet of the Americas, Queens' renowned woodwind quintet, will present an evening of new music, including Mexican composer Arturo Marquez's Danza de mediodia, Brazilian-American composer Ricardo Romaneiro's minimalist piece Ventos, Xinyan Li's Mo Suo's Burial Ceremony, Valerie Coleman's Tzigane and Owl City's Fireflies.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
MCC Theater announces five new productions for its 33rd Season at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street).