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Fireflies - 2017 - Regional (US)

Tickets start at $29.

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.


Long Wharf Theatre

(New Haven, CT, )
New Haven, CT,


by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2020
La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines is launching the 2020-2021 season Tuesday September 8, 2020, the 30th La Chapelle’s season The whole 2020-2021 season program will be available exclusively on their website starting September 8, 2020 at noon.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2020
Responding to the extreme precarity the artistic community is experiencing amidst a dire lack of government intervention, Soho Rep. Project Number One creates jobs to support artists in this moment and will be part of building a new path forward.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 2, 2020
THE AGE OF NATURE, a three-part documentary series, explores how an increased awareness of the natural world is leading to a new chapter in the story of both humanity and the planet.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 18, 2020
Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET) will produce a limited presentation of Vote Art Vote, A Queer Instigation, a collection of newly conceived performances from Seattle artists in response to the 2020 election season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020
The Extinction of Fireflies, James Andrew Walsh's new comedy starring multi-award winner Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty,' Buyer & Cellar, Torch Song) and Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow, Follies), is now in production on location in the playwright/director's Shelter Island, Rhode Island home, where the play is set.
by Marina Kennedy - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 23, 2020
Today, Real Estate member and songwriter Alex Bleeker shares a song + video from a newly announced solo album Heaven on the Faultline. It's been five years since the release of his critically acclaimed album Country Agenda in which Bleeker showed off his propensity for Grateful Dead-leaning country-rock.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020
Long before contemporary country, bluegrass or Americana music, people in remote parts of Appalachia entertained each other with folk songs, many of which were brought to America or were influenced by European immigrants and African slaves in the 1800s.
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 Abigail Charpentier - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2020
The judges of the Capsule Theatre Festival - launched earlier this year by Sarah Berger of the So and So Arts Festival - have announced details of the four winning plays, that will eventually be produced, rehearsed and staged in a black box theatre space and also filmed in 3D technology by LIVR.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - May 3, 2021
Philadelphia Theatre Company announced the first winner of the newly revived Terrence McNally Award. The theatre wanted to revive the award and had been in discussion with McNally and his husband, producer Tom Kirdahy, to move forward before McNally passed away due to complications of Covid-19 in March 2020.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 28, 2021
Sonia shares, 'These songs are based on some of my life stories. I hope they will resonate with you and you will find solace in them- no matter where you are in life, as you follow your dreams.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
Northlight Theatre has announced its 2021-2022 season, opening with the tour-de-force musical Songs for Nobodies, by Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Rob Lindley, featuring Bethany Thomas; the world premiere of Mr. Dickens’ Hat by Michael Hollinger, directed by David Catlin and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
To round out the 2021-2022 season, marking its return to live performances, Pioneer Theatre Company has announced the Utah Premiere of FIREFLIES by MATTHEW BARBER. The remaining title to complete the previously announced schedule, Fireflies is a drama adapted from the novel 'Eleanor & Abel' by Annette Sanford.
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021
The Gatekeepers Collective (TGC) is collaborating with award-winning playwright Donja R. Love (Sugar in Our Wounds, Fireflies, one in two) to curate an intergenerational development process in which narrative theatrical works reflecting stories of self-acceptance as a rite of passage on the way to queer/same-gender love are created.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2020
Playwright Donja R. Love (one in two, Fireflies, Sugar in our Wounds) and Witness Uganda composers and lyricists Matt Gould (Jonathan Larson Grant winner; Lempicka) and Griffin Matthews ('Dear White People'), has secured the underlying rights for the new musical Drive Change, an incredible true story about the award-winning non-profit of the same name.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 31, 2020
Nashville Tears, the upcoming album by award winning British vocalist, RUMER, is rescheduled for an August 14 release, in deference to the worldwide fight against COVID-19. The album of 15 songs by Hugh Prestwood (Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame) is Rumer's 5th studio album.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 3, 2020
Elia Suleiman, Asian-American Filmmaking, LA HAINE, FilmAfrica, And More Announced At BAM, April-May 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2020
British vocalist RUMER has unveiled a sensual lullaby with 4th instant grat track, 'The Fate of Fireflies,' from NASHVILLE TEARS, her upcoming album of songs by Hugh Prestwood (Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame). The song is available now with album pre-order and accompanied by a night-sky themed lyric video -
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 17, 2021
As it is now a year since theatres went dark, it seems appropriate for one of the country’s most eminent theatre companies to now produce one of the most innovative and inventive productions seen since the pandemic began. With a production that was due to open to live and online audiences in Spring 2020, Dream is possibly the RSC’s most unusual offering yet. Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the production is part theatre, part game, part virtual reality immersion.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2020
Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 46th season, opening with The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, directed by Halena Kays.
by Jim Munson - Mar 10, 2020
Opening night of San Francisco Ballet's triumphant production of George Balanchine's a?oeA Midsummer Night's Dreama?? was both a thrilling and heartbreaking occasion. Thrilling because SFB gave a masterful performance of this Balanchine classic that has gone missing from its repertoire for far too long. Heartbreaking because mere moments after the final curtain came down, a notice was issued that all subsequent performances of a?oeMidsummer'sa?? scheduled run had been cancelled due the Mayor's efforts to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Of course, health concerns must take precedence, but it was still incredibly sad to think that others would not be able to experience this glorious production, at least for the time being. I also couldn't help feeling for the dancers and artistic staff who had clearly poured their hearts and souls into this huge endeavor. In the meantime, though, let's not let current events dim the glowing memories of opening night.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021
The Dramatists Guild of America has announced they will present the 2021 Horton Foote Playwriting Award to five amazing playwrights – Carla Ching, Kia Corthron, Aleshea Harris, Donja R. Love, and Mfoniso Udofia - at the Dramatists Guild’s awards presentations later this summer. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2021
Donja R. Love (he/him/his) is Black, Queer, HIV-Positive, and thriving. A Philly native, his work examines the forced absurdity of life for those who identify as Black, Queer, and HIV-positive –  a diverse intersection filled with eloquent stories that challenge the white supremacist, heteronormative structures that exist in American culture.
by - Jun 10, 2021
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/10/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020
The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA, has announced part of the 94th Season with new shows running January - June, 2021. Tickets for the new season will go on sale to State Theatre Members on Tuesday August 4, to the public on Wednesday, August 12th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2020
Award-winning British vocalist, RUMER has debuted the video for 'Deep Summer In The Deep South' from Nashville Tears, her upcoming fifth album which has already earned rave reviews ahead of its August 14 release on Cooking Vinyl.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 12, 2020
In addition to conquering the stage and performing on screen, many Broadway stars have lent their voice talents to another medium: video games!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2020
The New Collectives has announced the New York premiere of Bug Play, a new play for young audiences.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021
The Cherry Artists’ Collective will present the English-language United States Premiere of Hotel Good Luck, a play with music by celebrated Mexican playwright, Alejandro Ricaño, translated by Jacqueline Bixler and directed by Samuel Buggeln.
by Stephi Wild - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Abigail Charpentier - 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 Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2021
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), in collaboration with Manchester International Festival (MIF), Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) and Philharmonia Orchestra will stage a live performance of Dream using motion capture as the culmination of a major piece of cutting-edge research and development (R&D). 
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 21, 2020
Known for her honest songwriting that often traces political realities to their spiritual roots, Letitia VanSant is proud to share her much-anticipated sophomore album, Circadian today. Recorded in East Nashville with the help of noted producer Neilson Hubbard (Mary Gauthier, Caroline Spence) and an all-star backing band, Circadian is a cohesive collection of nine poignant and powerful songs that explore both VanSant's personal struggles as well as environmental and social crises. Paste Magazine praised her depth of empathy while writing about topics like depression, ecological destruction, politics, and her own account of sexual assault, adding, “Even at her most impassioned, VanSant sings to soothe spirits.” No Depression described Circadian as, “A record extolling the need for honesty, empathy, and a call to change society's most destructive urges.” Circadian is available today, click here to purchase.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 13, 2021
The history of show business is loaded with couples who work as well offstage as they do on. These twosomes have brought their offstage magic to the stages of the cabaret and concert world.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020
Barrington Stage Company has announced the first round of Spark Grants of $2,500 each to 11 artists with whom Barrington Stage Company has either collaborated with on past work or looks forward to collaborating with in the future. Recipients were awarded the grant under the single condition that the money be used to spark the artist’s creativity.
by Kaitlin Milligan - 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 Stephi Wild - Dec 21, 2020
The City of Coral Gables is turning on the lights. Illuminate Coral Gables (ICG), a new public art initiative focusing on the intentional use of light and technology to transform public art by day into magical and mysterious work at night, will be on view Feb. 12 – Mar. 14, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 14, 2020
Rebel Playhouse's TEN MINUTE TUESDAYS, a virtual family event, brings four delightful short plays into your home!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2020
The Lark has announced playwrights Zora Howard and Edison Ventura Mata Diaz have been selected as the 2020-21 Van Lier New Voices Fellows.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 21, 2021
Written after a breakup, the song 'Say My Name' describes the emotional tension that comes seemingly right after an end to a long-term relationship. Bowen executes this performance by giving us a song full of reverbed and layer vocals to a trap-influenced downtempo beat.