Punk Rock

Inspired by playwright Simon Stephens' (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Harper Regan) own experiences as a teacher, Punk Rock is an honest and unnerving chronicle of contemporary adolescence at the breaking point. Punk Rock is inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, which Stephens believes "left its scar over the beginning of the 21st century."

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 45 minutes, no intermission

Lucille Lortel Theatre

(New York, NY)
121 Christopher St (between Hudson & Bleeker Sts)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
The Umbrella Community Arts Center came alive with the sights and sounds of Broadway last night to celebrate the launch of its newly minted professional company, The Umbrella Stage Company, and the grand opening of its new home - a just-constructed, state-of-the-art, 344-seat mainstage theater at 40 Stow Street.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Hundo4U Productions has announced its two-night engagement of Eric Bogosian's POUNDING NAILS IN THE FLOOR WITH MY FOREHEAD, a modern classic from New York's underground scene that will be making its Chicago premiere in this production. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
The National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced it has entered into a two-year, cross-platform marketing and promotional partnership with five-time Grammy Award-winning band Green Day. To launch the partnership, NHL fans will get a sneak peek to a yet to be released song called a?oeFire, Ready, Aim,a?? off Green Day's forthcoming thirteenth studio album, a?oeFather Of Alla?? a?oe (Reprise/Warner Records), which will serve as the opening theme song for NBCSN's Wednesday Night Hockey, debuting with the New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers game on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. In addition, a?oeFire, Ready, Aima?? will be featured on NHL on NBC  broadcasts throughout the 2019-20 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
The Mighty Mighty BossToneS announce that their 22nd HomeTown ThrowDown will take place December 27, 28, and 29 at House of Blues located at 15 Landsdowne Street, in Boston, MA. Tickets are $25 and will go on sale Friday, September 27, at 10am EST here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01005733E854785B. All shows are all ages with general admission seating. Doors open at 7pm and shows begin at 8pm. Opening bands will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Two River Theater: Love in Hate Nation, by Joe Iconis.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Jesse Malin and Band bring their rootsy original rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, December 7, at 9pm, capping the city's WinterWalk celebration. While Malin is a masterful songwriter in his own right, he has covered songs by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, the Clash, Neil Young, and the Replacements, which gives as good an idea as any of where to place him in the musical firmament.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 31, 2019
Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Kelly McIntyre who plays Sheila Nail in 'Love in Hate Nation' that will be performed at Two River Theater from November 9 to December 1.
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
San Bernardino Valley trio Brainstory has premiered a video for, “Dead End”, today via Earmilk - share via YouTube - off their upcoming debut album, Buck, due out November 15 on Big Crown Records. Brainstory will celebrate the release of Buck with a string of Big Crown label showcases, November 15 in Santa Ana at the Yost Theatre, 16 in Los Angeles at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and 17 in San Diego at Thorn Brewing Company. The guys will join label mate Lee Fields & The Expressions in Phoenix and San Diego, before a proper release celebration in Los Angeles, December 27 at the Moroccan Lounge with Los Retros.
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Slothrust share their new EP, Peach, out now via Dangerbird Records. Currently on tour with Highly Suspect, the band is continuing to play shows throughout November and just wrapped up a special hometown show at The Novo DTLA in Los Angeles, CA, where they took over Fender's social media for the night. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
4 a?' 15 December at fortyfivedownstairs  Intelligent. Articulate. F***ed. Tucked away in a grammar school library, the dreaded exam period looming, seven students on the cusp of adulthood humiliate and lustfully toy with each other, their latent fury skirting dangerously close to the surface.
by Jackie Camborde - Oct 25, 2019
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Storms Musical Theater Southwest
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
The Regrettes have released an original song for this year's holiday season, “Holiday-ish” (feat. Dylan Minnette), out today on Warner Records. Co-written by The Regrettes' frontwoman Lydia Night and her boyfriend, Dylan, the track will also be released as a 7” vinyl available on November 29th in celebration of Record Store Day's Black Friday special. Side A of the 7” is the final studio recording, while Side B includes a demo version of the track that was recorded as a voice memo in the couple's home.
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The debut album from Erin Anne, Tough Love is an unruly yet elegant collage of all the elements that make up her musical vocabulary: wildly shredded riffs and lo-fi acoustic ramblings, punk-rock energy and folky austerity, new-wave whimsy and high-flown pop theatrics. The original album arrived in June 2019, quickly catching the attention of Carpark Records who have released a digital reissue of the album today, with a special remastered vinyl version slated for December.
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2019
Joe Iconis' new musical Love in Hate Nation is getting ready to hit the stage of Two River Theater, and we're getting a first listen to the cast as they hit the recording studio! Check out the video for a peek at Joe alongside Lauren Marcus and more performing the show's anthem, 'Revolution Song'!
by Craig Richardson - Oct 24, 2019
After World War II was over, we saw an increase in the American population thus characterizing that peace, love making lovers as 'the baby boomer' generation. They of course in turn gave birth to what is known as Generation X bringing a new age emergence of punk rock, grunge, and apparently both awesome and tasty cocktails. Generation X gave us millennials.
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Craft Recordings is pleased to announce reissues of Boysetsfire's second and third albums, After the Eulogy and Tomorrow Come Today, in celebration of the post-hardcore band's 25th anniversary. Set for release on December 6th and available on vinyl for the very first time, both reissues have been remastered by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Blakemore. Each album features new interviews with band members and in-depth liner notes from Jan Schwarzkamp, editor of Germany's VISIONS music magazine, plus archival photos of the band. Later this fall, the Delaware five-piece will kick off an 11-date tour in Garwood, NJ, with shows continuing throughout Europe.
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
2019 has seen seminal punk band Flipper touring North America and Europe in celebration of 40 years of being a band. Original members, Ted Falconi and Steve DePace were joined by David Yow (the Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid) and Rachel Thoele (Mud Women, Frightwig). The tour hits Brooklyn Bazaar tomorrow (10/24) and today they announce the final leg including a November 27 at Los Angeles' The Roxy where Mike Watt will join them on bass. All dates are listed below.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with the non-Equity world premiere of PROXY by Alexander Sage Oyen, Rachel Franco and Austin Regan, a story of journalistic and personal integrity set to a punk rock score, directed by Stephanie Rohr with music direction by T.J. Anderson. PROXY will play October 20 – November 24, 2019 at Underscore's newly-remodeled, permanent home, The Understudy, 4609 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at underscoretheatre.org. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Following the spectacular season opener 42nd Street in its mainstage, The Umbrella Stage Company will break in its newly constructed black box with an intimate and moving American classic, August Wilson's Fences. (Nov. 1-23). 
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Rising Brighton duo Para Fiction have unveiled the in-your-face official video for latest single 'No Comment' via Parasitic.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood as a group of young people struggle with questions of morality, sexuality and self-identity, on stage at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre November 6-24, 2019. Directed by Anna Skidis Vargas and set to a punk rock score, this groundbreaking musical personifies the struggles of growing up and finding your own unique voice.
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
On Friday, Dutch rock band, Iguana Death Cult, exclusively shared their video 'Nature Calls' with The FADER. The video features frontman, Jeroen Reek, giving an impassioned performance of the single with bandmates idly sitting by. 'Nature Calls' is a dynamic track displaying the band's vigor. With the LP, Nude Casino, only one week a way it further escalates the anticipation for the project.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 20, 2019
Broadway's original lovebirds, Curly and Laurey, are portrayed for a whole new generation in the Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma!, currently running on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre. And this productions is not your grandparents' Oklahoma! Or is it?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Circle X Theatre Co. presents the Southern California premiere of punkplay, written by Gregory S. Moss and co-directed by Circle X Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Matt Bretz & current Associate Artistic Director Lisa Sanaye Dring.
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Rock band Flight Club is thrilled to announce their new EP, Recreational Love. The EP was produced by Alan Day (Four Year Strong) and mixed/mastered by Jay Maas (Defeater). Recreational Love is set to be released on November 15th, and will mark the band's first release with new Richmond-based label Open Your Ears Records. For additional information, please visit: www.flightclubva.bandcamp.com
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2019
Rehearsals have begun and it feels like sha la la for Love in Hate Nation, an original rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall that features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins. Love in Hate Nation has music direction and vocal arrangements by Annastasia Victory, music supervision and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and choreography by Mayte Natalio. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, November 9 and continue through Sunday, December 1. The opening night performance is Friday, November 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Rehearsals have begun and it feels like sha la la for Love in Hate Nation, an original rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall that features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Canadian garage rockers Dead Ghosts have announced that their new album Automatic Changer, will be available on vinyl, cassette, CD, and streaming on April 24, 2020. The album will be Dead Ghosts 3rd release with southern California independent label, Burger Records.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Released today via Fat Possum, “Delta 88 Nightmare,” newly recorded music from the iconic punk rock band, X, along with the video directed by Henry Mortensen, premiering today on Rolling Stone.
by Sabrina Wallace - Oct 12, 2019
With punk-rock undertones and theatrical mastery, 12 OPHELIAS (A Play With Broken Songs) empowers female characters, subdues bad boys, and engulfs us all in a new version of a story that we always loved to hate.
by Monica Moore - Oct 10, 2019
The essence of Green Day has not been shoved into the safe mode stage musical model; it breathes the rage, the confusion, the struggle and the senselessness of post 9/11 in an edgy package of fast paced grit wrapped up in the sensational music. Expect a confronting emotional roller coaster that infiltrates on a soul-level.
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Bridge Nine Records will release the Blu-ray edition of THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE, the critically-acclaimed, Ian McFarland-directed documentary, on November 15. The film is available digitally here.
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The iconic punk rock band, X, have announced their annual Holiday tour plans. Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake are hitting the West Coast for X-Mas '19, their annual holiday tour with stops in San Juan Capistrano, Sacramento, Sonoma, San Francisco, Seattle and finishing up on December 19 & 20 for their hometown Los Angeles finale shows. The Blasters will join X on all shows except Sonoma and Seattle.  X will also appear at the Wonderfront Festival in San Diego on November 24th.  Tickets for X-Mas '19 will be on sale as of October 4th with a pre-sale beginning October 2nd (use code: DELTA88).
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 9, 2019
I've been tracking this Storm for quite a while now and the intensity and power of her performance keeps escalating to the point where there is literally no category in the music world that describes her adequately. She is a performer who excites you on ever level and presses all your buttons. After Storm Large sweeps through an audience you are part of you'll be talking about her to all your friends and encouraging them to see her to experience the awesome talent and personality of one of the most unique entertainers on the planet. In addition to her own poignant songs she deconstructs and reconstructs Cole Porter like you've never heard before.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to announce its OTR New Works lineup for 2020. We will be presenting two staged readings from past and president Resident Playwrights, as well as a LAB Workshop production, and our first commissioned play, which is being written by our first Resident Playwright, Adam Szymkowicz. All performances will take place at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
In January of 2020, as Americans get set to vote in the presidential primaries, Petaluma Records will release Stop, Hey What's That Sound: Classic Protest Songs Reimagined with liner notes from famed music critic Rob Tannenbaum.  Announced the compilation for a January 31, 2020 release with a premiere of a video for Renee Holiday & Nigel Harrison's (Blondie) cover of Patti Smith's 1988, “People Have The Power” via Audiofemme – share via YouTube.  Proceeds from the single, out tomorrow, will go to support Headcount.org.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
World/Inferno Friendship Society are back with the first single from their upcoming All Borders are Porous to Cats LP that is set to be released on January 17th 2020 via Alternative Tentacles. You can hear the first single below.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents Spring Awakening, book and lyrics by Steven Sater with music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Anna Skidis Vargas, Spring Awakening will be on stage November 6-24, 2019 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2019
Performances begin on November 9 for Love in Hate Nation, an original rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall that features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins. Watch the music video for 'Oh Well'!
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The wait is over for rock band Flight Club's brand new EP, Recreational Love, out now on Open Your Ears Records. Fans can stream it now on Spotify and Apple Music, and check out an exclusive Track By Track on New Noise Magazine. The album, which was produced by Alan Day (Four Year Strong) and mixed/mastered by Jay Maas (Defeater), has recently been featured on Substream Magazine. It marks the band's first release with the new Richmond-based label. For additional information, please visit: www.flightclubva.bandcamp.com
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce the company's second main stage production of its 18th season. The world premiere of Brett Neveu's Verböten with music and lyrics by Jason Narducy runs January 16 a?" March 8, 2020 at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Verböten, a new musical inspired by Narducy's 1980's Evanston-based teenage punk rock band is directed by The House Theatre of Chicago's Artistic Director Nathan Allen.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Conspirators invite you to end 2019 with a bang and Rand/Schultz! Chicago's favorite Neo-Commedians are happy as little elves to present Ayn Rand's a?oeIt's a Wonderful Lifea?? as Performed by The Conspirators Under the Direction of Debbie Wasserman Schultz Written by Sid Feldman and directed by Wm. Bullion, Rand/Schultz is an hour-long cabaret satire that highlights the irreverent antics and punk-rock nihilistic tragicomedy The Conspirators are becoming known for. The show runs for TWO NIGHTS ONLY, Friday and Saturday, December 20-21 at 8:00 pm at The Charnel House, 3421 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Put away the pumpkins, kids - it's time to hang the fishnet stockings, trim the plastic tree and celebrate another collection of fun, holiday-inspired ditties performed by Santa's favorite mischievous elves! Punk Rock Christmas 2 follows on the heels of the massively successful Punk Rock Christmas (released in 2015) and pulls together an even larger gathering of punk rock all-stars who perform a sleigh-full of highly original Christmas-themed songs that are sure to become staples at every family's holiday sing-a-long, such as The Vibrators “Santa Had To Go Into Rehab” and MDC's “(Merry Christmas) World's On Fire.” They also transform several well-trod Christmas favorites, from “O Holy Night” to “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” into shiny new musical gifts for the punk rock lover in your life.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents Love in Hate Nation, a world-premiere musical written (book, music and lyrics) by Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins. Love in Hate Nation has music direction and vocal arrangements by Annastasia Victory, music supervision and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and choreography by Mayte Natalio. Love in Hate Nation opens to the press on Friday, November 15 at 8pm and continues through Sunday, December 1 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Performances began on November 9 for Love in Hate Nation, an original rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall that features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins.
by Courtney Symes - Nov 11, 2019
Who would guess that what has been described as a sleepy little cowtown is actually a hotbed of young musical talent? The latest to join Sacramento's rank of up-and-coming people-to-watch is Sam C. Jones, a transplant from Virginia who landed on the west coast in 2016 and has quickly made a name for himself in the world of local professional theatre. He has recently returned to his passion of songwriting and will be releasing an album of original work later this winter. Broadway World Sacramento spoke to Sam about the King, country music, and what gets his creative juices flowing.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Unruly Brighton-based duo Para Fiction have dropped their highly anticipated sophomore EP 'Episode 2: Epidemic' out now via Parasitic.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Mighty Mighty BossToneS announce the 22nd HomeTown ThrowDown's support acts will be Walker Roaders, Art Thieves, The Suicide Machines, Rebuilder, and Big D & The Kids Table. The ThrowDown will take place December 27, 28, and 29 at House of Blues located at 15 Landsdowne Street, in Boston, MA. Tickets are $25 and are available here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01005733E854785B. All shows are all ages with general admission seating. Doors open at 7pm and shows begin at 8pm.