Theatre Information

Union Square Theatre (New York, NY)
100 E. 17th Street
Patchwork is a one-of-a-kind production created specially for 1-3 year-olds to stimulate imagination, engage empathy and focus, and create a bonding experience for parents and children. The play unfolds around a bed: the place where the comfort of home meets the strange world of dreams, where sheets become oceans and pillows are transformed into creatures. Each child is actively engaged by the animation of objects, the shifting space and colour, as well as from the live music by Pedro the Music Man and the performers themselves. The piece presents a landscape of experience through which little travellers can walk, run or be carried. Patchwork is created with the support of the “Small size, big citizens – Widening of the European Network for the diffusion of the performing arts for Early Years” project.



BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's VOLTA is Athletic But Not Particularly Moving
by Robert Sokol - Nov 30, 2018

Volta, the latest Cirque du Soleil tour never stints on athleticism but leaves your breath mostly untaken and your heartstrings unplucked. (more...)

Chef Lidia Bastianich Journeys to Small-Town America for Holidays to Learn Food Traditions/Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

This holiday season, renowned chef, author and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich travels to rural communities across the U.S. to explore the Patchwork of traditions that make up America's diverse cuisine, in a holiday celebration of big meals from small towns. (more...)

Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR Joins Season 54 at Weathervane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini has announced Bright Star as the fifth show in the 2019 54th Season. Bright Star joins the rotating repertory on August 1. Based on a true story, this folk, bluegrass and country flavored musical is funny and heartwarming. Written by Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, Bright Star was nominated for five 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Weathervane is pleased to present the regional premiere following it's recent Broadway run and hit National Tour. Paulini will direct. This title joins the already announced Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill and Sister  Act. Cast, creative team and a full schedule will be announced shortly. Season 54 officially opens on July 6 with the annual Bubble and Squeak. Performances continue for 8 weeks through August 31 culminating in audience favorite Best Of. Other programming including Patchwork Players, will be announced in the coming weeks.   (more...)

SISTER ACT Joins Season 54 Lineup at Weathervane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini has announced Sister Act as the final show in the 2019 54th Season. Based on the hit 1992 film, Sister Act joins the rotating repertory on August 21, 2019. This heaven sent musical comedy is a high energy Broadway spectacular.  Adapted by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional material by Douglas Carter Beane, Sister Act features a disco, pop and R&B score by Oscar, Tony and Grammy Winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. This title joins the already announced Lady Day at  Emerson's Bar and Grill. Cast, creative team and a full schedule will be announced shortly. Season 54 officially opens on July 6 with the annual Bubble and Squeak. Performances continue for 8 weeks through August 31 culminating in audience favorite Best Of. Other programming including Patchwork Players, will be announced in the coming weeks.   (more...)

Juilliard Dance Presents New Dances: Edition 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Juilliard Dance, under the leadership of Alicia Graf Mack, opens its season with New Dances: Edition 2018 featuring four world-premiere dances by innovative choreographers Marcus Jarrell Willis (whose dance features the first-year class); Nelly van Bommel (featuring the second-year class); Juilliard alumnus Peter Chu (featuring the third-year class); and Stefanie Batten Bland (featuring the fourth-year class). Each choreographer works with one of the classes for the semester creating the new work; all Juilliard's dancers participate in the New Dances program. (more...)

Shinnerrie Jackson Will Star In LADY DAY at Weathervane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini has announced Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill as the 3rd show in the 2019 54th Season. Lady Day joins the rotating repertory on July 13 and continues through August. Featuring such iconic songs as "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit," Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is an thrilling recreation of Billie Holiday's final concert. Filled with humor, hope and unforgettable storytelling, the legendary singer takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of her tumultuous life while treating the audiences to exuberant renditions of her beloved jazz classics. Alumni and audience favorite Shinnerrie Jackson returns to portray the iconic music legend. Creative team and a full schedule will be announced shortly. (more...)

University Of Kentucky Announces Holiday Book Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

As the holiday season quickly approaches, what better gift to give your loved ones than a book. The University Press of Kentucky is pleased to announce the start of their 2018 Holiday Sale, which is the perfect opportunity to purchase affordable, yet thoughtful, presents for everyone on your list. With special pricing and discounts up to 75%, this sale is a wonderful chance to stock up for the holidays. Most 2018 titles are 40% off, while older releases are 50% off. In addition, select new releases and special titles have set markdowns of $5-$10. There are books for history fans, film enthusiasts, military buffs, and many more, especially Kentuckians interested in regional titles. With such a broad selection, there are sure to be books that will please even the most hard-to-buy-for people on your list. (more...)

Renowned Chef Journeys To Small-Town America To Learn Food Traditions & Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

This holiday season, renowned chef, author and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich travels to rural communities across the U.S. to explore the Patchwork of traditions that make up America's diverse cuisine, in a holiday celebration of big meals from small towns. (more...)

ELMER THE PATCHWORK ELEPHANT Brings Colour to Town
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 6, 2019

The classic children's character Elmer the Elephant has packed his trunk and is heading to Warrington later this month. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS on FREEFORM - Wednesday, April 17, 2019
by TV Scoop - Mar 22, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, April 17, 2019! (more...)

Petrol Girls Announced as Support for La Dispute Summer EU/UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Petrol Girls have added to their already busy touring schedule by announcing earlier this week that the feminist post-hardcore band will be playing a support role on La Dispute's summer 2019 tour in Europe and the UK starting in Paris, FR on June 28th for nine shows before wrapping on July 9th in Milan, IT. Tickets for the shows are on sale now. (more...)

Underbelly Festival To Host First Ever Family Fest Throughout Easter Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Underbelly Festival Southbank boasts its biggest family programme ever in 2019, kicking off with the first ever Family Fest - running every day throughout the school Easter Holidays (6-22 April). (more...)

Two Shows For Young Children Come to The Baxter For the School Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Two beautiful and original South African productions for children aged between 2 to 9 years, will delight the little ones (and their parents), at the Baxter Theatre Centre during the school holidays, from 26 to 30 March, at 12 and 2pm daily. (more...)

Babes With Blades Announce Gender Inclusive Cast of OTHELLO
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.   (more...)

Last Chance To See Work From Warrington Art Group Inspired By Town's Social And Natural History
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

There is just one week left to see the beautiful artwork created by Warrington group 10 Plus Textiles. (more...)

Baloji Shares ZOMBIES Video With Nowness, Album Out 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Congolese-born, Belgium-based artist Baloji today released a vibrant music video about digital and daily life, “Zombies” via NOWNESS and cross-posted on Dazed. The indie-afro musician is also the director, stylist, art director and producer of the film, which like his music blends tradition with modern flare, exploring our phone obsession and beyond in captivating colorful landscapes. Baloji, who has synesthesia so sees music in colors, describes the short film as“a journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinated Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), from the culture of the hair salon to solitary futuristic clubbing, from the urban parade to the glory of a dictator in campaign (Papa Bollo) to modern western in the Takeshi Kitano style.” (more...)

Prime Pantomimes Announce PETER PAN At Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The sky's the limit this Christmas as Stafford Gatehouse Theatre today announces this year's unforgettable pantomime spectacular as swashbuckling family favourite, Peter Pan, transforms Stafford into Neverland this Christmas from 13 December - 05 January. (more...)

CURIOUS INCIDENT Joins Season 54 at Weathervane
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as the 6th show in the 2019 54th Season. The international Tony and Olivier Award winning Best Play is based on the novel by Mark Haddon and was adapted by Simon Stephens. Curious Incident joins the rotating repertory on August 12. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Continues 40th Anniversary Season Celebrations With A Spectacular Selection Of Jazz And More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

In 2019, Flushing Town Hall offers a breadth of outstanding global music, family programs, exhibitions, jazz and workshops. From January through June, Flushing Town Hall will present 72 programs, including 18 world music shows, 10 jazz performances, eight family programs, seven classical music concerts, three exhibitions, and more.  The spring season is a continuation of 40th anniversary celebrations of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), the steward of Flushing Town Hall. (more...)

Ages and Ages Announce New Album ME YOU THEY WE And Share New Single JUST MY LUCK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Ages and Ages are announcing Me You They We, the follow to their critically acclaimed 2016 release Something to Ruin, today with the 'bouncy but slightly macabre' 'Just My Luck' at Paste Magazine. Me You They We is a statement of purpose that also served as a respite, a kind of musical group therapy, for the principle songwriters Rob Oberdorf and Tim Perry who got together twice a week, along with drummer and co-producer Evan Railton, to cope with the daily onslaught of atrocities by writing through it. Ages and Ages continue with their offbeat take on indie-pop in ebbs and flows of optimism and pessimism but never falling into cynicism. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY a Sour Adaptation
by Dylan Shaffer - Jan 31, 2019

A world of pure imagination, sprinkled with a willing suspension of disbelief, yet riddled with incongruities - welcome to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the stage musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1964 book of the same name. (more...)

The Keegan Theatre Presents Benefit Performance of THE BALTIMORE WALTZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

The Keegan Theatre is proud to announce a pair of initiatives during the run of THE BALTIMORE WALTZ to help support Washington, DC-area community members affected by HIV/AIDS, including a special benefit performance for Whitman-Walker Health and a special food drive for Food & Friends. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates Lunar New Year With Exhibitions, Workshops, Performances, & 2019 Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

On the heels of the wildly successful Red Envelope Show featuring artists' tributes to the Year of the Pig, Flushing Town Hall unveils a host of visual and performing arts programming- including the return of the incredibly popular Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar-to celebrate the Lunar New Year throughout February and March. (more...)

10th Annual FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL Features Cutting-Edge And Emerging Black Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

OBIE award-winning The Fire This Time Festival  (TFTT) announces today its 10th anniversary festival dates and the lineup of featured playwrights who comprise the centerpiece of the annual 10-minute play program and select readings of new full-length plays. (more...)

The Weathervane Theatre Will Present INTERNS INCONCERT: SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

The Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, NH and Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini will expand programming in 2019. The new Interns InConcert Series will kick off with a presentation of the Tony Award winning musical Spring Awakening. Based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening features Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater and a score by Duncan Sheik. Premiering on Broadway in 2008, it won 8 Tony Awards including Best Score, Best Book and Best Musical. A recent revival was also Tony nominated for Best Musical Revival. Marisa Kirby will direct and choreograph. (more...)

Barbican Cinema Announces 'Poetry In Motion: Contemporary Iranian Cinema'
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Barbican Cinema is delighted to announce Poetry In Motion: Contemporary Iranian Cinema, which takes place between 3-24 April and showcases some of the country's most inventive filmmakers.  (more...)

The Suitcase Junket to Release 'Mean Dog, Trampoline'
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

The latest album from The Suitcase Junket, Mean Dog, Trampoline is populated by characters in various states of reverie: leaning on jukeboxes, loitering on dance floors, lying on the bottoms of empty swimming pools in the sun. Despite being deeply attuned to the chaos of the world, singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Matt Lorenz imbues those moments with joyful wonder, an endless infatuation with life's most subtle mysteries. And as its songs alight on everything from Joan Jett to moonshine to runaway kites, Mean Dog, Trampolinemakes an undeniable case for infinite curiosity as a potent antidote to jadedness and despair.  (more...)

Weathervane Announces Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks As Part of 2019 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini has announced Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks as the 2nd show in the 2019 54th Season. This funny and touching Broadway hit by Richard Alfieri, Six Dance Lessons joins the rotating repertory on July 10. This title joins the already announced Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bright Star, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Sister Act. Cast, creative team and a full schedule will be announced shortly. Season 54 officially opens on July 6 with the annual Bubble and Squeak. Performances continue for 8 weeks through August 31 culminating in audience favorite Best Of. Other programming including Patchwork Players, will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Weathervane's Patchwork Players Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Weathervane Announces Patchwork Players 2019 Lineup as part of their 54th Season. Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and Intern Program Director Marisa Kirby have announced the 2019 Patchwork Players Season. These musicals will feature the Weathervane Intern Company. (more...)

ILoveMakonnen Goes 'Spendin' With Gucci Mane, Listen Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

GRAMMY®-nominated multi-platinum singer, rapper, and innovator ILoveMakonnen is back with his first official release in over a year, 'Spendin (feat. Gucci Mane),' out now on Warner Bros. Records. He says, 'I made 'Spendin' to be a fun song that you can play anywhere. It's about spending money on things you love and spending time with people who hate you. People always like to hate when you're spending.' Listen to the new single below! (more...)

BWW Review: OUR TOWN Astounds at Circle Theatre
by Zac Thriffiley - Feb 6, 2019

Director Matthew Gray's production and his incredibly talented ensemble cast prove that we might just need OUR TOWN now more than ever. (more...)

WOMEN WHO MOVE AMERICA Comes to the Hatbox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Tales Told Productions presents Women Who Move America: A three-part program exploring the unique challenges facing women throughout American history. Performances will be held Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 pm, at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Suite 1161, Concord, NH. Tickets are $17.00 for adults, $14.00 for Students, Seniors, and Members, and $12 for Senior Members. Tickets are available online at hatboxnh.com or at the box office. For more information contact Lisa Aquizap 603-219-9557 or email Talestoldproductions@gmail.com. (more...)

LA Jewish Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary With New CD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

In 1938, at the age of 33, Austrian composer Eric Zeisl and his wife fled the Nazi invasion of his home in Vienna for a new life in the United States. When he arrived in Los Angeles, Zeisl committed himself to applying his mastery of classical compositional technique to commemorating the destroyed Jewish European heritage. Now, in celebration of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony's 25th Anniversary, Albany Records has just released The Music of Eric Zeisl with the LAJS, conducted by Dr. Noreen Green. (more...)

The Suitcase Junket Shares EVERYTHING I LIKE Video, Plus Expands Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

The Suitcase Junket will release Mean Dog, Trampoline on April 5 viaSignature Sounds. Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos (Jackie Greene, Rickie Lee Jones, Leo Kottke), Mean Dog, Trampoline marks a deliberate departure from the homespun approach of The Suitcase Junket's previous efforts and emerges as his most powerfully direct album yet. NPR Music calls him, “A living, breathing, throat-singing, road-tested, avant-garde, one-man-band who is in a state of perpetual motion… gutsy, fuzzed-out, groove-laden psych rock.” (more...)

The Soraya And LA Organizations Join Forces For VIOLINS OF HOPE In Spring 2020
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Four symphonic orchestras, a major heritage museum and one of Los Angeles' leading performing arts centers will join forces in 2020 for an ambitious collaborative initiative that will bring to life the sounds of music once lost.  (more...)

BWW Feature: FOR TONIGHT Finds 'Home' in Humanity at Queensbury Theatre
by Audrey Morabito - Feb 25, 2019

Running through March 3rd at Queensbury Theatre, the world premiere of FOR TONIGHT explores a tale of difference and divide, framed within a full-circle love story. Written by Spencer Williams, Shenelle Salcido, and Whitney Rhodes with music and lyrics by Williams and Salcido, FOR TONIGHT displays a Patchwork of styles and sounds, indicative of the cross-cultural focus of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: A Modern Day OTHELLO Finds Humor Amid the Horror of Revenge
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 21, 2019

Never has the relationship between Iago and Roderigo in Shakespeare's OTHELLO stolen the show like it does in the current A Noise Within production, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. With an outwardly nonchalant Michael Manuel as the revenge seeking villain, and Jeremy Rabb, an actor who knows comedy like the back of his hand, as his unsuspecting lackey, the situational humor in Shakespeare's tragedy comes front and center. That's right, humor. (more...)

Family Competition Launched To Highlight New Schools Art Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Families are in with the chance of winning tickets to a spectacular stage show as a new exhibition goes on display in three town centre venues. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Revival Couldn't Come at a Better Time
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 15, 2019

How do you scale down an epic musical like RAGTIME for a smaller stage and a different time? When it opened at the Shubert Theatre in Century City in 1997, the cast numbered nearly fifty, the same as it would for its Broadway debut later that year. The stage was enormous and the production filled every inch of it. I still remember how the sheer volume of the choral numbers gave me chills. (more...)

Paines Plough Announces Programme 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today announced the company's Programme 2019, marking the final season from the pair who will step down later this year after nearly a decade at the helm. (more...)

Unsolicited Press Announces Availability of 'To Square a Circle' by T.K. Lee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

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THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Joins Season 54 at Weathervane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini has announced The Drowsy Chaperone as the fourth show in the 2019 54th Season. (more...)

BWW Overview: A Look-Back at Opera's Many-Colored Dream Coat of Performance Highs in 2018
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 27, 2018

Well, it's that time of the year again--time for a look-back on what was worth making note of during the calendar year that's about to come to an end. It's from a totally personal, subjective point of view, of course, but frankly that's the way opera-lovers always seem to like it, n'est-ce pas? The productions worth noting come from places big, small and in-between, from composers old as the hills to freshly minted or somewhere in between (likewise the performers), from traditional or boldly modern to simply stand up and sing. (more...)

Weathervane Announces Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS as Part of the 2019 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini has announced the Weathervane will celebrate #ChristmasInJuly with Irving Berlin's White Christmas opening the 2019 54th Season. The musical comedy adaptation of the classic MGM film features a book by David Ives and Paul Blake (more...)

The Fire This Time Festival Returns for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

OBIE award-winning The Fire This Time Festival  (TFTT) announces today its 10th anniversary festival dates and the lineup of featured playwrights who comprise the centerpiece of the annual 10-minute play program and select readings of new full-length plays. (more...)

Cast Announced For THE BALTIMORE WALTZ From The Keegan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

The Keegan Theatre announces the cast and creative team of Paula Vogel's award-winning dramatic farce THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, opening on January 19, 2019.  Directed by Keegan Theatre Artistic Director Susan Marie Rhea, THE BALTIMORE WALTZ features Helen Hayes Award-winning actor Michael Innocenti (Carl), Brianna Letourneau (Anna) and Ray Ficca (The Third Man). (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Announces Photo Exhibition to Accompany THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse presents When Does a Place Become Home?, an exhibition of six acclaimed international artists and photojournalists currently working on the front lines of the world's migrant crisis, from the original Calais Jungle to Serbia to the Southern borders of the U.S. Photographer and filmmaker Miguel Amortegui, photographer Sarah Hickson, conceptual artist Omar Imam, Getty special correspondent John Moore, refugee photographer Abdul Saboor, and visual journalist Griselda San Martin provide a hard look at the complexities of immigration and migration. Their work documents the experiences of people worldwide embarking on perilous journeys to find safety in new homes or temporary stops along the way. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE BROOKLYN NUTCRACKER Turns a Holiday Tradition Into an Opportunity to Honor Authentic Expressions of Diversity
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 11, 2018

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Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh-In On Dove Cameron in CLUELESS THE MUSICAL
by Review Roundups - Dec 11, 2018

The New Group is currently presenting Clueless, the Musical by Amy Heckerling in a world premiere production with choreography by Kelly Devine, directed by Kristin Hanggi. The show opens tonight! Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Selladoor Worldwide And Immersion Theatre Launch New Pantomime Production Company PRIME PANTOMIMES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Selladoor Worldwide and Immersion Theatre today announce an exciting new partnership launching a dedicated Pantomime Production Company, Prime Pantomimes. Both Selladoor Worldwide and Immersion Theatre are exceptionally passionate about pantomime and are committed to reinvigorating the genre by creating story-driven, localised, and highly interactive productions with heart. (more...)

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