In Brittany K. Allen's new comedy Redwood, Meg and Drew are a young interracial couple, very much in love and moving in together. But when Meg's Uncle Stevie sets out to chart his ancestry online, he unwittingly discovers that Meg's family was owned by Drew's in the antebellum South. Surprise! Love and politics collide, and time bounces between the past and the present while Meg and Drew are forced to confront themselves, and their families, in a dark new light.


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by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Courtney Barnett has today announced a very special run of intimate shows. This will be her first ever solo tour of the USA.
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2019
Darkness descends upon the camp. Although it's lights out, evil has no curfew.  FX has shared a preview of episode two of American Horror Story: 1984!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
This October, Brittany K. Allen will star in the world premiere of her play Redwood at Portland Center Stage at The Armory. In Redwood, a young Black woman's relationship with her white boyfriend is thrown into turmoil when her uncle's exploration of their family's lineage reveals that her ancestors were enslaved by her boyfriend's ancestors. Guided by a hip-hop dance class chorus, this singular American story is about finding a way to live and love in a present that's overpopulated with ghosts.
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 18, 2019
Although fall is approaching, summer will still live on with “American Horror Story: 1984,” which premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. on FX.
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Atlantic Records has announced today's release of the eagerly awaited debut album from singer-songwriter Jake Troth. IT IS AS IF is available now for streaming and download.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
2020 marks the 20th birthday of the Dragon Productions Theatre Company and is the first season that new co-artistic directors Alika Spencer Koknar and Bora a?oeMaxa?? Koknar have programmed for the company. The theatre season is the typical mix of Dragon produced a?oeMain Stage Seriesa?? shows and a?oe2nd Stages Seriesa?? plays. However, in 2020, as part of a company re-branding effort in progress, the 2nd Stages series will be renamed the Dragon's Nest Incubator Program to better acknowledge Dragon's commitment to the development of local artists of varying disciplines.
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2019
Series creator Ryan Murphy released the title sequence for the upcoming season of 'American Horror Story,' subtitled '1984.' Watch it below!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
When famed Victorian explorer Melford Pumbleshire is torn to pieces by something horrible and unseen while on safari in deepest, darkest Africa, his redoubtable fiance Euphonia Riggstone must lead an expedition to put his unquiet spirit to rest. This globetrotting adventure comedy has romance, betrayal, an amnesiac ghost, perfidious cultists, and a Lovecraftian tentacle monster. Part of the Main Stage Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Today, Nashville's Lindsay Lou releases her country-soul inspired new song, “Keep On Going,” the first single from a new collection of music by the singer, songwriter, and musician that will be released over the next month. Premiering the song with Americana Highways, “Keep On Going” and its b-side “The Great Defender,” are available on digital platforms this Thursday, May 9th, and available to pre-save now, here. Lindsay Lou and her band kick off their summer tour on “Keep On Going's” release date, celebrating with a hometown show at The High Watt in Nashville. Next, Lou heads out across the Midwest for headlining dates and joining the lineup on festivals such as Delfest in Cumberland, MD over Memorial Day weekend, Camp Greensky in Wellston, MI and Northwest String Summit in North Plains, OR. All announced dates and tickets are available now at
by TV Scoop - May 6, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Saturday, May 25, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
A wop baba lu mop, ahh wop bam boom! Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with Grease - the beloved rock n' roll celebration of teen angst, fast cars and first loves all set in the fabulous fifties. This all-new production is on stage June 7 to 23 and features the irresistible songs from the Tony Award nominated Broadway show and hit movie, including 'Summer Nights,", "Greased Lightnin'", "Born to Hand Jive", "There are Worse Things I Could Do", and many more. So get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks with Rydell High's senior class of 1959!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
The theme for this year's San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) is The Path to Democracy. Artists from the Bay Area and 12 countries will gather at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to present work that speaks to issues of democracy and the incremental steps of getting there…including in the United States.
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 26, 2019!
by Sarah Hookey - May 22, 2019
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO)'s Music Director Designate Jaime Martin announces the appointment of Adrienne Malley as Second Oboe. Malley began her new post with the Orchestra's 2018-19 season-concluding concerts on May 18 and 19. 
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Today, The Allman Betts Band released the first track “All Night” from their debut album Down To The River (BMG).  
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
ICE ON FIRE, an eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis, goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
When famed Victorian explorer Melford Pumbleshire is torn to pieces by something horrible and unseen while on safari in deepest, darkest Africa, his redoubtable fianc Euphonia Riggstone must lead an expedition to put his unquiet spirit to rest. This globetrotting adventure comedy has romance, betrayal, an amnesiac ghost, perfidious cultists, and a Lovecraftian tentacle monster. Part of the Main Stage Series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
Utopia Theatre Project presents the world premiere of Anne Yumi Kobori's original play, Every Day Alice. Directed by Utopia's Artistic Director, Maryssa Wanlass, Every Day Alice reimagines familiar characters from Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan in a modern day setting and explores the themes of growing up, identity and the fine line between imagination and delusion.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
On Tuesday, April 23, multitalented tree expert and sustainability advocate Jonathan Drori will visit The Music Hall as part of its Innovation + Leadership series to share AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREES, his scientifically-grounded love letter to the fascinating organisms that support life as we know it. The book features beautifully detailed illustrations by Lucille Clerc, who is shortlisted for a World Illustration Award.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Bay Area Cabaret is thrilled to present its fifth Bay Area Teen Idol vocal competition, showcasing 12 of the Bay Area's most talented high school students. At 3 pm on Sunday, April 28, those 12 young singers will perform in the Fairmont San Francisco's legendary Venetian Room for a panel of experts and have the chance to earn cash and performance prizes. Hosting the event will be Bay Area native and Tony Award nominee Adam Jacobs.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
Last night, The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Visible Ink program presented their 11th annual live performance, which featured award-winning actors such as David Hyde Pierce, a Four-time Emmy (Frasier) and Tony Award-winner (Curtains); Debra Monk, winner of the Tony Award for Redwood Curtain and an Emmy Award-winner for NYPD Blue; and Marc delaCruz - currently in the Broadway company of Hamilton and the first Asian-American actor to play Hamilton on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
Dragon Productions Theatre Company and Fuse Theatre are proud to announce a joint one act play festival in Redwood City beginning this summer. The Redwood City Play Festival will combine the strengths of both companies to produce one act plays and events centered around a central social justice theme and will highlight local artists.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Portland Center Stage at The Armory announced their 2019-2020 season, the first that new Artistic Director Marissa Wolf has planned for the company.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Fresh off three cruises and Island Exodus with Gov't Mule and Lukas Nelson, The Allman Betts Band will kick off their world tour in NYC at The Brooklyn Bowl on March 27. The band will make their way across the US and will be making stops in Europe as part of their inaugural tour.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Bullets Over Broadway The Musical, the Tony Award-nominated musical based on Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's screenplay for the hit film Bullets over Broadway. A love letter to the golden age of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway The Musical brings the classic musical comedy back with a bang. Loaded with the songs that made the 1920s roar, this splashy musical features Jazz Age standards including 'Let's Misbehave,' ''Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do,' "Tiger Rag," and 'Up a Lazy River.' In this madcap comedy, a young playwright finally gets his play produced on Broadway, but discovers there's a catch: the mobster putting up the funds wants a vehicle for his ditzy, talent-free girlfriend. Throw in an aging diva, dancing gangsters, and a bevy of beautiful chorus girls, and comedic capers ensue. Under the direction of Milissa Carey and music direction of Louis Lagalante, Bullets Over Broadway The Musical will play February 28- March 17, 2019 (press opening: March 1) with performances 7:30pm Thursdays, 8:00pm Todays & Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays at the Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Rd (I-280 & El Monte Road), Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $36) and information can be found at or by phone at (650) 949-7360.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
McCarter will welcome a group of esteemed and emerging playwrights and theater artists to Princeton for the Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Retreat. The annual retreat in June is a centerpiece of McCarter's LAB, a platform and creative incubator devoted to ongoing theatrical development and artist cultivation. The 2019 Retreat will take place from June 12 - June 19.
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 21, 2019
Gifting is something we do all year round. If you're attending a summer get together, don't arrive empty handed. Broadwayworld recently attended a Gift Guide Preview by Colangelo & Partners at Gattapardo in Midtown where we enjoyed the opportunity to do some tastings. Here are some of their great gift ideas for our readers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
This Father's Day, show Dad how much he's appreciated by treating him to a delectable dining experience on Sunday, June 16 at Boyd Gaming restaurants across the Las Vegas Valley.
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2019
FX has released a new teaser for American Horror Story: 1984, the upcoming ninth season of Ryan Murphy's hit horror anthology series.
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
One of Los Angeles' best-kept musical secrets, indie folk songwriter Jamie Drake will emerge onto the national scene with her stunning debut album, Everything's Fine out September 20, 2019 via AntiFragile Music (pre-order). Today Jamie Drake has shared 'Redwood Tree' the latest single from the forthcoming album with AudioFemme. The track premiered on the site along with an exclusive interview with Jamie Drake. AudioFemme raves, 'Jamie Drake presents a portrait of herself as singer-songwriter driven by both pop sensibilities and sweeping cinematic tendencies, both of which make 'Redwood Tree' a 'tentpole' on the album's tracklist. The feeling of floating through reality displays itself beautifully on the track, its delicate arrangement meandering through a forest so lush, so thick and untouched by human hands, you never want to leave. 'Redwood Tree' will be available on all streaming services this Friday and follows up her first two singles, 'Everything's Fine” and “Wonder,” which have received a combined five millions streams on Spotify. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Singular Stores: A Celebration of Unique Voices is the newest addition to the Dragon Theatre line up. Managing Director Kimberly Wadycki says that "for the past few years we've received applications from local artists to produce a solo show as a part of the 2nd Stages Series application process. Those types of stories are not a great fit for the 2nd Stages series, but we are aware that there are a number of artists developing solo shows with very few performance options available to them. We've workshopped more than a few solo shows in our Monday Night Play Space series - Laura Jane Bailey's show "Mutti" actually held its first full performance on our stage in that series. With all the new programming we're adding we thought this summer would be a great way to test run the concept for future development.  We're thrill to have Trevor Allen's "Working for the Mouse," Laura Jane Bailey's "Mutti," and Fred Pitts' "California Missions and Race Tour" on our stage for a limited run in early August."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Broadway by the Bay will hold its third annual summer fundraiser social on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the historic Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Holy hit! Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with SISTER ACT - the exciting and joyful musical adaptation of the beloved 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
'It's The Hangmen he wanted to kill... we got run out of Cactusville,' laments Bryan Small on the album's title track of The Hangmen's seventh album. Flanked by longtime members Jimmy James (guitar), Angelique Congleton (bass) and newcomer Jorge Disguster (drums), Small recollects the harrowing tale of a gig in Tuscon promoting their major label debut. 'It was such a formative trip for us as a young band. There was death, drugs, booze, guns, girls and rock n' roll... and we met some new friends along the way.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
The 2017 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, A Doll's House, Part 2, makes its Seattle debut at Seattle Rep this spring, helmed by the extraordinary talents of Michael Winters (The Cider House Rules) and Pamela Reed (The Humans, 2017). Written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath and directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham, A Doll's House, Part 2 runs March 15 - April 28, 2019 (opening night is March 20, 2019) on the Leo K. stage. Single tickets are on sale now (starting at $17) and are available through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Holy hit! Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with SISTER ACT - the exciting and joyful musical adaptation of the beloved 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
On the third single from her critically acclaimed full album 'Hike Up Your Socks,' Liz Kennedy presents a light-hearted jazzy track in the vein of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.
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 28, 2019
ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) announces its 2019/2020 season. The season will commence in October 2019 with the world premiere of GEORGIA MERTCHING IS DEAD, a new play by Catya McMullen(Agnes) and directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Describe The Night), presented by EST's Youngblood (Graeme Gillis and RJ Tolan, Co-Artistic Directors) and Radio Drama Network (Melina Brown, President).
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Things just got a lot better for Prog Music Fans – and fans of genuine classic bands with great players. Robert Berry has assembled a killer four-piece band set to begin playing this year. For those who appreciate the fine craftsmanship of YES, ELP, Keith Emerson, Genesis, Jethro Tull, etc... are in for a real treat. Berry is riding high with his latest release “3.2: The Rules Have Changed” written with Keyboardist Keith Emerson. Berry is well known for his Bass, Vocals and as a multi-instrumentalist who's written and toured with Carl Palmer, Steve Howe (Yes), GTR and Ambrosia to name a few. Rounding out the group are Drummer Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard), Guitarist Paul Keller (Emerson/Palmer), and Keyboardist Andrew Colyer (Circuline, Cell15, Awaken). Aside from all the heavy instrumental lifting, all four band members sing - a pleasant surprise in today's music world. The word has been spreading quickly, and already 3.2 will be headlining at this year's ProgStock Festival - an annual 3-Day Festival in Rahway, New Jersey this October 11-12-13. ProgStock is the gem of the Prog Music Festivals in the North East U.S. and continues to bring in more prestigious acts every year. The band will be touring North America this fall (tour dates below).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
What if we all had a literal internal clock that counted down to our time of death? This is the premise of Marisa Wegrzyn's award winning play Hickorydickory. Cari Lee's mortal clock was tinkered with, so she's stuck at age 17 for eternity. Now she's the same age as her daughter, Dale, whose time may be literally running out. Hickorydickory is a funny, heartbreaking story about family, and mortality, and sacrifice. Part of the Main Stage Series.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) will present Curve of Departure by Rachel Bonds in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from August 8 - 18. The production is directed by Keira Naughton making her CTC debut.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) celebrates the 10th annual Fiesta de Independencia on Sunday, September 15 from 1a?"7 P.M. Organized by the Center's Latino Advisory Council, the free, family-friendly, campus-wide festival provides an opportunity for guests to experience a traditional fiesta as they enjoy authentic food, music, games, performances, and more.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Following on the heels of last year's well-received self-titled debut album, L.A.'s premiere garage rock upstarts The Brutalists are proud to announce their forthcoming sophomore album, We Are Not Here To Help, on September 6. The new album once again unites Mick Cripps (founding member of L.A. Guns) and Nigel Mogg (founding member of The London Quireboys) along with Kent Holmes, Charlie Nice, and Luke Bossendorfer for a smoldering slab of bluesy pub rock mixed with R&B and bits of ska and reggae thrown in for good measure. The result is utterly unique yet enchantingly familiar, driving melodies and riffs deep into the heart and soul of listeners. Just give a listen to the superb first single from the new album, “Take It All Away,” along with the supremely cool video, for a taste of what this band is capable of - watch it below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Critically-acclaimed musical theater singer and comedic cabaret artist  Maureen McVerry presents her New Solo Cabaret Show,
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season. The World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; will be directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Today, Thursday, April 11, NPR Music's First Listen premiered Daniel Norgren's highly-anticipated forthcoming album Wooh Dang, calling it “welcoming with a careful touch of ambiance and mystery in the playing.” The April 19 release of Wooh Dang will be the first worldwide release for the Swedish artist and Superpuma Records.
by Krista Garver - Apr 10, 2019
THE NO PLAY tells the story of the relationship between the Cheeks, an African American family, and Yaveni Aaronsohn, a Jewish scholar writing a book about the commonalities in the two cultures' experiences. It's challenging, emotional, and important.