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Redwood - Off-Broadway

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.


Ensemble Studio Theatre

(New York, NY)
549 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Dragon's 2020 season is intensely human, with warts and all. It is a season of stories about our intentions and their outcomes and how sometimes those don't always match up. It's looking at two sides of the coin of our nature - the saints and the sinners, the sacred and the profane. It's about virtue and making mistakes. It's about forgiveness... or revenge. It is about morality and conviction, and how sometimes we don't quite understand what's right or wrong, at least not until it's too late. It is ultimately about embracing the journey of being human, and not knowing where the road will end.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Portland Center Stage at The Armory will kick off the new year with the Tony Award-winning rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Delphon Curtis Jr. as Hedwig and Ithica Tell as Yitzhak. Brilliantly innovative, this genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation tells the story of Hedwig, a German emigrant, who is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the operation that left her with that a?oeangry inch.a??
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Luna Stage will present a benefit performance of Ami Brabson's newest cabaret A Change is Gonna Come on Saturday, December 14th. Doors open at 6:30 PM for wine and mingling. Brabson's performance at 7:30 will be followed by live music, dessert, drinks, and coffee.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2019
Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with INTO THE WOODS - the thrilling masterpiece about wishes, what can happen when they come true, and what happens after they come true. This all-new production is on stage November 8 to 24 and features the countless unforgettable songs from the Tony Award-winning score including “Agony,” “It Takes Two,” “No One Is Alone,” “Children Will Listen,” and many more. With a book by multiple Tony Award-winner James Lapine (Falsettos, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George) and music and lyrics by multiple Tony Award-winner and musical theatre titan Stephen Sondheim (Company, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, to name a few), this is one adventure you won't want to miss!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
Bay Area Theatre Live! is bringing together over 20 Broadway and Bay Area Stars performing for a LIVE audience via YouTube and Facebook in an effort to raise money for Bay Area Theatre Companies affected by COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Building on over 40 years of producing powerful contemporary theatre, Studio Theatre is pleased to announce its largest class ever of commissioned artists to Studio R&D, its incubator to support the creation of new work. Studio will award grants to 10 artists-playwrights, directors, and multidisciplinary creators-investing in its future while supporting theatre-makers and expanding the idea of what it means to be a generative artist. For the first time, Studio R&D commissions are being awarded to support the creation of audio plays, as Studio explores alternate modes of theatrical storytelling in response to the present moment.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
WORLD GOES ROUND, a supergroup which formed in the late 80s but whose recordings were never released, will be releasing a never-before-heard track titled 'Big House' on Viper Records on May 29.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2020
As the shutdown continues, BroadwayWorld is keeping you up to date on the latest announcements and updates from New York's Off-Broadway theatres. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
For the past eleven years, California Roots Music & Arts Festival has been bringing the best reggae, roots music, rock, hip hop and psychedelic art center stage to the iconic Monterey County Fair and Event Center. To celebrate “International Women's Day,” the festival is proud to highlight artists HIRIE, Nattali Rize, Vana Liya and Artikal Sound System fronted by Logan Rex on their 2020 lineup. DJs also bringing the vibes include Kayla Kush and Lexy Love. In addition to the talent on stage, behind stage has plenty to celebrate with a staff of over 70% women bosses!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director) and Radio Drama Network (Melina Brown, President) announced casting today for the New York Premiere of Redwood, written by EST/Youngblood member Brittany K. Allen (Happy Happy Joy Joy) and directed by Mikhaela Mahony (Dido of Idaho). Redwood begins previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) on April 15, 2020 and is set to open April 23 for a limited run through May 10, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Which productions are currently running, cancelled, and postponed in NYC? We've got a comprehensive list of all the changes.
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
M. Ward has unveiled the video for his current single “Unreal City.” Directed by Beatrice Pegard and filmed in Paris, France, the video comes ahead of the April 3rd release of highly anticipated new album Migration Stories (Anti Records). Pegard adds, 'The video is about finding joy and wonder in the most random moments and places, paying homage to Jean-Luc Godard and the New Wave.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Ensemble Studio Theatre has just released the following statement in regards to future programming:
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2020
Raúl Esparza and Samira Wiley led a live stream presentation of Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's TARTUFFE, directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Four-time Tony Award-nominee and Obie Award-winner Raúl E. Esparza and Emmy and SAG Award-winner Samira Wiley will star in a live stream presentation of Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's TARTUFFE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Throughout June and July, Montalvo Arts Center will present original artworks around the Bay Area for viewing on billboards and bus shelters, in a new public exhibition entitled lone some. In association with its 2019-2020 programming initiative, SOCIAL: Rethinking Loneliness Together, Montalvo will transform traditional advertising and commerce medium spaces into catalysts for conversation and connection.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
This summer, Free Shakespeare in the Park will become Free Shakespeare at Home as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival transitions its public theater program to a virtual format. Offering live virtual performances of King Lear is the safest way to continue thirty-eight years of tradition in the face of the current pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2020
Due to popular demand, Molière in the Park has extended the run of its critically acclaimed live stream recording of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's TARTUFFE, directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, through Sunday, July 12 on their YouTube channel.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2020
Chip Miller has been named the associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage, the city's largest professional theater company. Miller originally joined the company in the spring of 2019, in the role of associate producer. In the past season, they directed the company's smash-hit production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the celebrated world premiere of Redwood, a play he also helped develop. Miller steps into the new role immediately. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Jeff Daniels is starring in the new film Guest Artist, based on Daniels play of the same name. He recently chatted with Salon about the film, his feelings on theatre vs. film, and much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Chicago-based creative force, Violet, presents a multi-media 'live music video' performance to this year's annual experimental play festival.
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Today, Olivia Jean has shared a lyric video for her cover of the Mohammed Rafi classic 'Jaan Pehechaan Ho' from last year's stellar Night Owl LP -- watch below!
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
M. Ward has shared “Unreal City,” the second single from his latest album, Migration Stories, to be released on April 3rd, 2020 via Anti Records. A full North American tour will follow in April and May - all dates below. Captivating first track, “Migration Of Souls,” was released in December. 
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
This Valentines Day Courtney Barnett is teaming up with the legendary Newport Folk Festival for a special night of surprise collaborations at the historic Palace Theatre in Downtown LA. This is the latest Newport Folk Revival to raise money for music education in underserved communities. The evening will directly benefit the needs of the greater Los Angeles area, and will feature Barnett who will be joined by a hand picked all star backing band along with special guests who will drop by to perform alongside the iconic singer-songwriter.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Wishbone Ash celebrates a half-century of live twin-lead guitar power in 2020. Fans can look forward to enjoying repertoire from the band's vast catalog of exactly 100 unique releases - 27 studio albums, 24 live albums, 43 compilations and box sets and five live DVDs, along with a DVD rockumentary ('This is Wishbone Ash'). Continually pushing their creative process, the band will release their next studio album, 'Coat of Arms,' through SPV/Steamhammer on February 28th, 2020 as CD DigiPak, 2LP version (incl. bonus track), download and stream:
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
After two impressive rounds of artist announcements featuring some of the biggest names in reggae, hip hop, and roots music, the California Roots Music and Arts Festival is proud to announce its third and final wave of artists. The eleventh edition of the event taking place May 22-24, 2020 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center, has added Stick Figure, Sublime with Rome, Pepper, Common Kings, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Through The Roots, Nattali Rize, Natural Vibrations, Kash'd Out, and Sensi Trails to the already stellar lineup. Full artist lineup and day by day breakdown is listed below.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) has announced the lineup for the 2020 Ted Snowdon Reading Series.
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The California Roots Music and Arts Festival has become synonymous with the North American reggae and roots music scene, but for years the event has also featured some of the biggest names in hip hop. The 2015 edition had the legendary Roots headline and Cypress Hill also perform that year. Minneapolis' Atmosphere has become a staple at the festival with 2020 being their fourth year. Cali Roots has also featured Rhymesayers labelmates Brother Ali and Dilated Peoples. 2018 included the Bay Area legend E-40, who brought his “hyphy” style to the stage and 2017 had old school revivalists Jurassic 5 getting the crowd going before the epic set from Nas blew everyone away that year.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2020
Today's top stories: Presley Ryan is Beetlejuice's new Lydia, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2020
MSR Classics presents a concert of music by award-winning composer Sunny Knable in celebration of his album 'Song of the Redwood-Tree: Bassoon Works of Sunny Knable'. Featured performers include bassoonist Scott Pool and pianist Natsuki Fukasawa who commissioned Song of the Redwood-Tree and The Busking Bassoonist. Also included are new works for New York ensembles Parhelion Trio, Trio Cabrini, and Elizabeth Pitcairn, violinist of the 'Red Mendelssohn' Stradivarius, with pianist Barbara Podgurski.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Known for her honest songwriting that often traces political realities to their spiritual roots, Letitia VanSant is proud to share her much-anticipated sophomore album, Circadian today. Recorded in East Nashville with the help of noted producer Neilson Hubbard (Mary Gauthier, Caroline Spence) and an all-star backing band, Circadian is a cohesive collection of nine poignant and powerful songs that explore both VanSant's personal struggles as well as environmental and social crises. Paste Magazine praised her depth of empathy while writing about topics like depression, ecological destruction, politics, and her own account of sexual assault, adding, “Even at her most impassioned, VanSant sings to soothe spirits.” No Depression described Circadian as, “A record extolling the need for honesty, empathy, and a call to change society's most destructive urges.” Circadian is available today, click here to purchase.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
For the first time in its 20 years Dragon is mounting two plays at the same time on an alternating schedule. Why? Because while being very different plays, they share much of the same DNA.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
From a deeply stirring Mass to hauntingly re-imagined Leonard Cohen masterpieces, LUNA PEARL WOOLF: Fire and Flood encompasses 25 years of vocal and choral works by the innovative American-Canadian composer. The composer-portrait album features new and compelling performances from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY conducted by Julian Wachner, cellist Matt Haimovitz, soprano Devon Guthrie, mezzo-soprano Elise Quagliata, and Broadway actress Nancy Anderson.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Marsh San Francisco presents Aren't Youa???, the newest solo show by actor Fred Pitts recounting his hilarious journey to visit all 21 California Mission churches, where he discovers being black makes him an instant celebrity a?" the question is which one? Set in the Summer of 2012, Pitts finds himself at one Mission after the next, encountering docents and fellow tourists.
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The Ben Rice Blues Band embark on their Spring 2020 Tour, with a local performance at Full Circle Brewing Company, 620 F Street, Thursday, February 20. Showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is free. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Pear Theatre Board of Directors is has announced the appointment of their newest Artistic Director, Sinjin Jones. Jones, a recent transplant to the Bay Area, has been an artist and teacher of the arts for over a decade and was an Honorable Mention for the 2019 Tony Awards Excellence in Theatre Education Award. He will officially step into the role beginning January 1, 2020, as Artistic Director Betsy Kruse Craig steps down.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Jayne & Wayne Productions to present an invite only industry presentation of the new play GONER by Drew Morrison and is directed by Matthew McVey-Lee. The reading will be held in New York City on December 11, 2019.
by TV Scoop - Dec 6, 2019
On October 22nd Courtney Barnett performed a unique and special show at the invitation of MTV Australia in her hometown of Melbourne. The “Unplugged” performance features Barnett as you've never heard her before, warm, vulnerable and emotional. Under a garland of lights and a canopy of florals in the outdoor courtyard of Howler, Barnett performed a stirring set of eight songs to an intimate audience including “Depreston”, “Avant Gardener” and “Sunday Roast”. Joined by her usual band Dave Mudie and Bones Sloane, she also enlisted cellist Lucy Waldron. MTV Australia Unplugged Live in Melbourne is available to be streamed now and will be released physically on February 21, pre-order it HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Boyd Gaming destinations throughout the Las Vegas Valley are making holiday dining merry and memorable with a variety of festive specials and spirited dining experiences available this December.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
The Emerald Cup returns December 14 & 15, 2019 for the 16th annual competition and festival, bringing top cannabis experts, educators and farmers together with consumers. The event is the largest, most-respected organic outdoor cannabis competition in the world and will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA.
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Letitia VanSant's entrancing new album Circadian is powerful and simple, harkening back to a time not too long ago when the lines between folk-singer, storyteller, and activist were not just blurred, but nearly nonexistent. In our modern age of categories and brands and sound bites, the aforementioned renaissance women and men have seemingly fallen through the cracks or have been pigeonholed into one role or the other. Enter Circadian, out February 21, and VanSant, a massively honest singer-songwriter tracing political realities to their spiritual roots. Yesterday, The Boot premiered “Something Real” and its accompanying music video, filmed on the Chesapeake Bay near VanSant's grandfather's old house with VanSant's friends and giant dog in tow. The song came to VanSant at a moment when she was feeling cynical about music and life in general. “I was at Kerrville Folk Festival not long after the death of a beloved songwriter named Jimmy LaFave,” says VanSant. “And although I never met him, I was amazed to feel how much his energy was still moving through the world as people sang his songs around campfires.” VanSant allowed her cloud of pessimism to blow over and found a new driving force; the miracle that we're alive and that we're so fortunate to gather with friends to create and sing songs in any form. “So I created the video with that kind of joy in mind.” Listen to “Something Real” here.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the New York premiere of dwb (driving while black) from March 19-21, 2020 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-$36 and can be purchased online at
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the New York premiere of dwb (driving while black) from March 19-21, 2020 at 7:30 pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-$36 and can be purchased online at
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
New York Stage and Film has announced Kirya Traber as the recipient of the 2020 Founders' Award, which provides financial support and administrative resources for a summer residency, as well as access to the NYSAF artist community.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 1, 2020
​​​​​​​Many Broadway stars have taken their incredible talents off the stage and onto your TV screens. One company that has seen many Broadway actors and actresses lend their talents is Hallmark!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Some of the biggest names in British pantomime have come together to raise awareness and show support for theatrical charity ACTING FOR OTHERS with a hilarious take on the panto classic a?oeThe 12 Days Of Lockdowna??.
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
To celebrate Earth Day 2020, the California Roots Music and Arts Festival is proud to announce their expansive greening initiatives and partnerships for 2020.
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Northern California-based indie-folk band Alec Lytle & Them Rounders will release The Remains of Sunday this Friday, April 17 via CEN/The Orchard.