Fads come and go, and aesthetic poetry is all the rage in town these days, especially among the maidens who have all become groupies of the self-styled poet Reginald Bunthorne - to the dismay of their macho military boyfriends. All but Patience, the virtuous village milkmaid who claims to have never loved anyone. She doesn't care for poetry much either, and, as it turns out, neither does Bunthorne! And while Bunthorne is infatuated with Patience, she falls for her childhood crush Archibald Grosvenor, another famous aesthete who attracts women even faster than Bunthorne. The rigid military men attempt to win back their ladies by comically attempting to be willowy poets, but, when exasperated Bunthorne challenges Grosvenor to give up the current aesthetic craze, he does so willingly - and everything backfires. Being common becomes the new celebrity, and all the ladies choose their old sweethearts, including Patience - proving after all, that every generation has its own temporary insanity!

by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019


Rita Ora Reveals The Anticipated New Video For ONLY WANT YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

The music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, arrives shortly after Rita began the first leg of her hotly anticipated Phoenix World Tour which kicked off on March 1st in Australia. Borrowing a 1950s aesthetic, Rita embodies different versions of herself, from being dressed to the nines in an elegant dress as a club singer, to a classic diner waitress.  (more...)

Alexandra Sauser-Monning of Mountain Man Releases Solo Project GEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Daughter of Swords, the project of Alexandra Sauser-Monning of Mountain Man, has shared 'Gem,' the first peek into her solo output. Of the song, Sauser-Monning says ''Gem' is about that omnipotent feeling you get when you're falling in love and the rules haven't been made yet. When everything feels possible and the world looks beautiful and shining, and at the same time, you and the world are kind of dented from human contact. This was the first song Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso) and I produced together. It was so much fun. To me, with its messed up little drum beat and unrelenting optimism, it feels like a romance novel in song form being played out of a tiny, broken cassette player.' (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

A showcase of local talent featuring art by Sarah Rose and Vix Newton-King. (more...)

Nashville Children's Theatre Reveals 2019-20 Season Offerings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 6, 2019

Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) this week revealed its 2019-20 season replete with rock and roll, history, holiday magic, current events, interactivity, musicals, classics and more. NCT, the nation's oldest professional theatre for young audiences and the largest theatre in Tennessee will perform seven shows during its 2019-20 season, including both world and regional premieres. (more...)

Exit North's Debut Album 'Book of Romance and Dust' is Now Available In US On Inner Knot Records
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

An uncompromising debut album that explores the collective psyches and diverse influences of its renowned members. The focus is on songcraft that seamlessly combines genres and lyrical perspectives that shift between shadows and light. Exit North's 'Book of Romance and Dust' traces the edges of darkness and hope across a nuanced, provocative song cycle (more...)

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! STEAMPUNK REVIVAL! at Mesa Encore Theatre
by Emily Noxon - Mar 5, 2019

With a fresh take on a classic story, the steampunk revival of Hello, Dolly! showcases inventive choreography and a fantastic cast. (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches Mayfesto 2019: A Season Of Escapology
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Mayfesto is the Tron's mini-festival of edgy and provocative new work and with the world around us seemingly forever on a knife-edge, we present a cavalcade of escape artists. Fierce woman at home and abroad tear apart their societal constraints, lone adventurers strike out in environs new and dreamers carry us down the rabbit hole and off to karaoke. (more...)

Tame Impala Release New Single 'Patience'
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) has released 'Patience,' the first new music since his GRAMMY nominated, RIAA Gold-Certified 2015 release, Currents. The new track, is out today on Interscope Records.  (more...)

Meet the Cast of HADESTOWN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2019

Hadestown begins preview performances tonight, March 22, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 official opening night. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Brooklyn's AOP To Select Composers, Librettists For Two Years Of Free Training In The Fundamentals Of Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2019-21 seasons. Created and led by Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood, six composers and up to three librettists will be selected for two-year fellowships to learn the fundamentals of writing for the voice and opera stage. Workshop sessions with professional opera singers, mentors, and instructors are held at AOP's home base in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Applications and complete information will be available beginning March 18 at www.aopopera.org/composers_voice. The deadline for applications is April 26 with fellowships announced by July 16. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Presents AS YOU LIKE IT In The Selby Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training concludes its season with Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy, As You Like It. The show, which features the entire class of second-years, is directed by Jonathan Epstein and performed outdoors in the stunning Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The production previews on Tuesday, April 9 at 8pm with a special pay-what-you-can show, offering tickets at whatever price patrons can afford when purchased the day of the performance, at a minimum of $3 per seat. The show officially opens on Wednesday, April 10 at 8pm, and runs through Saturday, April 27.  Performances will run Tuesday through Saturday. (more...)

Makes My Blood Dance Drop First Brand New Single 'Beaming Right Up'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Having kicked off their musical journey just last year, powerhouse Disco/Symphonic Metal band Makes My Blood Dance has dropped their very first single “Beaming Right Up” - available on all digital platforms (iTunes, Google Play, Spotify) and the newly minted USB dog tags exclusive at live shows! (more...)

BWW Review: Beating the Villain is Never as Easy as It Seems on THE FLASH
by Delaney Rombough - Mar 15, 2019

Eobard Thawne is running out of time, Barry is running out of words, and Nora is running out of Patience. This week, Nora attempts to orchestrate one last confrontation for The Flash and Cicada to offer him the cure. Team Flash has almost everything they need to defeat Cicada—they just need his permission and an opportune time. (more...)

Athena Project Announces Playwrights For The 8th Annual Plays In Progress Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Plays In Progress is a unique program to fostering new works by women playwrights. Each Spring playwrights are invited to submit previously unproduced plays which are read and scored by a team of readers. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of ALL AMERICAN on THE CW - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 31, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of ALL AMERICAN, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, February 20, 2019! (more...)

Theater At Monmouth Shares 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

This summer, take a break from the hustle and bustle and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to celebrate Theater at Monmouth's 50 years of producing classic theatre in Maine. TAM's What Dreams May Come Season is bursting with plays to make audiences laugh, cry, gasp, and experience a sense of wonder. Through Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and classic comedies, TAM's Golden Anniversary with sparkle and shimmer all season long. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE at CV Rep Theater
by Kay Kudukis - Jan 29, 2019

CV Rep's last production at its old space is James iJames' black comedy, White. And what a way to go. (more...)

Savage After Midnight Prepares for Release of '11:59' EP with Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Dogged perseverance and unyielding determination are qualities shared by countless bands struggling to break out from their hometown club scene and onto the arena stage.  Memphis, Tennessee quintet Savage After Midnight have exhibited far more Patience and dedication than most. They are gearing up for the release of their debut EP, '11:59' (RED Music/The Century Family) on March 8th, 2019 with an east coast run of tour dates with Pop Evil. (more...)

Janna Morrison Joins OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES At The Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Jan 28, 2019

Old Jews Telling Jokes has added Janna Morrison to their talented cast of characters.  She replaces Sharon Geller, who had a prior commitment out of town. Janna was recently seen as Miss Lynch in MNM Theatre Company's production of Grease.    (more...)

Randy Travis Announces Memoir, 'Forever and Ever, Amen'
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

homas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins, announced the cover for the upcoming memoir by country music legend Randy Travis today in an exclusive with People.com. The book is available now for preorder on Amazon and other retailers. (more...)

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING to Premiere on Independent Lens on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Hale County This Morning, This Evening looks at the lives of two young African American men from rural Alabama over the course of five years. Daniel Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Quincy Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son in this open-ended, poetic film without a traditional narrative. Distilling life to its essence, the film invites the audience to experience the mundane and the monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime. These moments combine to communicate the region's deep culture and provide glimpses of the complex ways the African American community's collective image is integrated into America's visual imagination. The directorial debut of award-winning photographer RaMell Ross, the film premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 11, 2019, 10:00-11:30 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS. The film received an Oscar nomination today for Best Documentary Feature from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (more...)

Lakewood Cultural Center Presents ArtsPower's Production Of AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

The nationally touring ArtsPower Theatre returns to the Lakewood Cultural Center (LCC) with another lively original one-hour musical based on the book "Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon" by Paula Danziger. Children will love the up-close experience in the LCC's 320-seat theater, as they laugh along and relate with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the virtues of Patience and the meaning of forgiveness. (more...)

The Moth & The Flame Release New Single ONLY JUST BEGUN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Moth & The Flame are proud to share their new single “Only Just Begun”, from the forthcoming album Ruthless, out February 1st via Robot Farming/Thirty Tigers. Released today, the song is featured on Spotify's “New Music Friday”, “New Noise”, and “All New Rock” playlists, and Ones To Watch calls the single “an entrancing explosion of alternative rock”, replete with “eerie electronics and demanding percussion, which are drawn together by infectious melodies and pleasant harmonies.” The band performs next week at Hi, How Are You Day on January 22nd alongside The Flaming Lips, Doug Martsch, and Yo La Tengo,  a benefit to support the Hi, How Are You Day Project to end the stigma around mental health conversations. Then, The Moth & The Flame will celebrate the release of their new album with a home town show at Velour in Provo, UT on February 2nd. (more...)

Mary Bragg Releases Optimistic New Song 'The Right Track'
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter and 'Americana Queen' (Noisey) Mary Bragg will release her new album Violets as Camouflage on March 1st via Tone Tree Music. Self-produced and self-engineered at her home studio, the fourteen-song collection was recently hailed by Billboard as 'the most intensely personal Bragg has ever written.' Both beautiful and blunt, it's the work of an artist only just beginning to embrace the full range of her talents. Today Bragg released her optimistic new song 'The Right Track,' which promises that hard work will be rewarded in the long run while encouraging Patience when faced with self-doubt. (more...)

The Antlers' 'Hospice' Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Reissue
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The Antlers are excited to announce the forthcoming vinyl reissue of their seminal album Hospice on March 8 via Frenchkiss Records / Transgressive. The reissue will mark a decade since the band first released the album that Robin Hilton @ NPR called 'one of the most beautiful and moving works I've heard in a long, long time. Just astonishing.'  (more...)

BWW Interview: Ashley Lane of INSPECTING CAROL at The Village Players Of Birmingham Says You're Going to Laugh!
by Katie Laban - Jan 15, 2019

The Village Players of Birmingham are kicking off the new year with an uproarious and zany comedy, Inspecting Carol, opening this weekend, January 18th and running through February 3rd in Birmingham. Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol, rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish, and their funding is on hold pending an inspection. When an impossibly bad actor is mistakenly identified as the inspector, the troupe does everything to accommodate his craziest wishes. Mistaken identities lead to side-splitting comedy as opening night draws and it seems only a Christmas miracle will save this production! Ashely Lane is making her directorial debut at The Village Players of Birmingham after directing at the Emerald City Theatre and Farmington High School. Lane was very passionate and excited to discuss with BroadwayWorld Detroit her love of the arts and why Inspecting Carol is such a fun and special show everyone should see. Check out her interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Park Theatre's ROSENBAUM'S RESCUE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Get a first look below at Rosenbaum's Rescue, the World Premiere play exploring the true story of how over 7,000 Danish Jews managed to escape the Nazi occupation in 1943. (more...)

Photo Flash: OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Comes to Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Jan 10, 2019

Old Jews Telling Jokes celebrates the rich tradition of Jewish humor, 'and all the rabbis, complaining wives, fed-up husbands, Patience-challenged physicians, gossiping ladies, and competitive men' populating it.  (more...)

Thelma Premieres TAKE ME TO ORLANDO Video, Announces East Coast Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Thelma (Brooklyn's Natasha Jacobs) will release her second album The Only Thing, an account of her adjustment to life following treatment for thyroid cancer and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, on February 22. She announced the record last month and shared the Virginia Woolf-inspired first single 'Take Me to Orlando,' which Stereogum praised for its 'haunting, weird, pretty elegance.' Today, Thelma shares the 'Take Me to Orlando' video, a whimsical account of her journey to find connection at the most magical place on earth. The clip was directed by Stephanie Gould and premieres today on The Grey Estates. (more...)

New Line Premieres Gilbert and Sullivan's Long-Lost BLOODY KING OEDIPUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' has announced a free public reading of Gilbert and Sullivan's BLOODY KING OEDIPUS, Monday night, Jan. 6, 2020, at 7:00 pm at the Marcelle Theater, in the Grad Center Arts District. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Barbican Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 6, 2019

The Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre brings its modern, surreal take on Chekhov's classic play to The Barbican, with a barb or two directed towards some familiar faces. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chuck Cooper Preaches to the CHOIR BOY
by Naomi Serviss - Feb 5, 2019

The Tony Award winner has found a provocative story in Tarell Alvin McCraney's passionate play about outsiders' struggle for acceptance. (more...)

Joffrey's 2019/20 Season Includes JANE EYRE, DON QUIXOTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2019-2020 season featuring a Chicago premiere from Northern Ballet Artistic Director Cathy Marston, along with a Chicago premiere from Tony Award-winning choreographer and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, plus the return of an audience favorite by choreographer Yuri Possokhov, and Christopher Wheeldon's holiday classic The Nutcracker. The Joffrey Ballet begins its 64th season with Marston's modern re-telling of Jane Eyre, October 16-27, 2019, followed by Wheeldon's magical holiday classic The Nutcracker, November 30-December 29, 2019. For its winter engagement, the Joffrey presents a mixed repertory program that includes the Chicago premiere of Peck's acclaimed The Times Are Racing, the Chicago premieres of Mono Lisa and The Sofa by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Wheeldon's Commedia, and Bliss!, a new work from Stephanie Martinez, winner of the Joffrey's 2015 Winning Works choreographic competition, February 12-23, 2020. Closing the season is the return of Possokhov's Don Quixote, April 22- May 3, 2020, which received its world premiere in Chicago in 2011. (more...)

Theater In Asylum Presents Alice Pencavel's TOTALLY WHOLESOME FOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The New York-based theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present six performances of Alice Pencavel's Totally Wholesome Foods at Episcopal Actors' Guild in New York City. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Arrives at The Colony Theatre on APRIL 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Philip Roger Roy and Playhouse Productions, Inc. have announced a limited engagement of the off Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. The visiting production is set to open on Thursday, April 25, at 8pm and the engagement will continue through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Bad Religion Announce New Album AGE OF UNREASON Tp Be Released 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band Bad Religion will release a new album entitled Age of Unreason on Epitaph Records on May 3rd. Since the group's formative years they have steadfastly advocated for humanism, reason, and individualism. Now, when these values are in decline and nationalism and bigotry are on the rise, Bad Religion's message has never been more essential. Age of Unreason delivers a powerful and inspired response - a political and deeply personal treatise on all they believe in.   (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces THE ORESTEIA Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

In a fitting conclusion to his illustrious tenure at STC, Michael Kahn is bringing a dream project to the stage. 'I've always wanted to do all of The Oresteia,' he says. 'When I was in college, we read the whole Oresteia, and I was completely fascinated by the story, by the form, by the relationships, by the incredible depths of what it was about-violence, revenge, and the search for human justice.' (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Plays a Pleasing Tune at Music Theatre Of Denton
by Zac Thriffiley - Feb 25, 2019

Listening to ragtime means embracing music with Patience and consideration, allowing the melodies to overwhelm you with the emotion of their story. To get a sense of this experience, one only has to see Music Theatre of Denton's production of RAGTIME. (more...)

NYOA Presents the Fourth Annual New York Opera Fest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019

With over 20 companies presenting more than 25 events throughout the city, the Fest will once again prove how opera can be fresh, vital, and relevant, exploring contemporary themes of gender roles, LGBTQ rights, toxic masculinity, political satire, global warming, and more. (more...)

Cory Wells Premieres New Video on Baeble Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Acoustic singer/songwriter Cory Wells has shared two new singles ahead of his upcoming tour with Wiliam Ryan Key (formerly of Yellowcard) and Selfish Things. Fans can check out a new music video for 'Patience,' along with a stream of 'Lost,' now on Baeble Music. (more...)

Parker Arts Presents Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

The late great Neil Simon, whom passed away last year in August at the age of 91, was a playwright and comedy genius known for his works on the stage and screen alike. One of the most enduring stories he created is The Odd Couple in which an uptight, neat freak named Felix and an easygoing, slob named Oscar both find themselves divorced from their respective wives and living together as reluctant roommates. The Odd Couple has ignited laughter everywhere from Broadway and film, to a legendary TV series… (more...)

Song Insights: 'Getting Married Today', COMPANY
by Rona Kelly - Feb 16, 2019

Ever wanted to know how your favourite songs come together? Our Song Insights will dissect an iconic number with the cast and creatives themselves. What better way to kick things off than with 'a great actor/director/conductor challenge', in the words of conductor and Musical Director himself Joel Fram: 'Getting Married Today' (more...)

DARLING GRENADINE, Directed by Michael Berresse, and More Set for Roundabout's 2019-20 Off-Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced a line-up of all new work Off-Broadway, including a new Roundabout commission by Roundabout Underground alumnus Jire?h Breon Holder (Too Heavy for Your Pocket) and the first Roundabout Underground musical in more than a decade. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019


The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Announces Bi-Coastal Event
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, the annual festival that honors legendary novelist Philip K. Dick through the dynamic power of science fiction film, is returning for its seventh outing with a full schedule of events. For the first time since its inception, the festival will hold a bi-coastal gathering presenting a lineup of films, premieres and panels for audiences in New York City, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, CA. The ambitious endeavor will provide a platform for independent filmmakers who tackle a variety of themes that empower the narratives of Philip K. Dick, whose work continues to serve as a profound mark on the literary and entertainment worlds. (more...)

BWW Review: ABIGAIL'S PARTY, Nuffield Southampton Theatres
by Jo Fisher - Feb 12, 2019

Mike Leigh's iconic class comedy, Abigail's Party, has arrived at Nuffield Southampton Theatres on its UK tour. (more...)

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Presents MERRIE ENGLAND March 15-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

In a break with tradition, The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will step outside the Gilbert & Sullivan canon for the first time to present Merrie England, by Basil Hood and Edward German, at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall, March 15-17, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: SADLER'S WELLS SAMPLED, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - Feb 10, 2019

Sadler's Wells annual pick 'n' mix buffet of dance offerings return again for a selection of live performances and interactive front of house experiences. (more...)

BWW Review: I AND YOU at Mile Square Theatre Hoboken
by Adam Cohen - Feb 1, 2019

Lauren Gunderson's play 'I and You' is now playing at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken. Under director Chris O'Connor's steady hands this is a tender intelligent production with articulate, vital, complex, and achingly vulnerable performances. It will appeal to teens and adults. (more...)

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