The Ark

The back story of Noah’s family as they live inside the now infamous floating community to escape a drowning world, we see that when facing the challenges of life, we're all in the same boat. The animals come two by two and a family’s story of hope, love, and strength is brought to life…


by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Signature Theatre continues its commitment to new work and developing local talent by presenting the fifth season of SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series. This season Signature is proud to present four plays a?" Strange Men by Will Snider, Ay Gerald! by Vaughn Ryan Midder, The Story of Walter by Audrey Cefaly, and At the Full Yum by Rahima Rice.
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
America's adored World-Folk music group, Rising Appalachia, have already had a career-defining year and it's the start of September. Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith have led the band to new heights in 2019; releasing their much-anticipated LP Leylines which was met with high praise from fans and critics alike. Today, the band released the official video for the song “Cuckoo” via Billboard Magazine, who called the song a “perception changer” that “channels their southern roots.” Next week, the band will showcase at AMERICANAFEST in Nashville, TN before kicking off a two month Leylines release tour in Telluride, CO on Sept. 2o. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
HISTORY's hit unscripted series 'In Search Of,' hosted and executive produced by Emmy-nominated actor Zachary Quinto, will kick off its eight-episode second season on Friday, October 4 at 10PM ET/PT. Inspired by the iconic 1970s franchise of the same name, this investigative series travels the globe examining timeless mysteries using the latest in science and groundbreaking technology to reveal brand-new evidence.
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Fresh off the prestigious TOdays Festival in Torino and a homecoming show to open the weeklong RadioEins Festival in Berlin, Bob Mould kicks off a three week solo electric tour of the United States on September 11 in Cleveland, OH. The tour - with Will Johnson (formerly of Centro-Matic) as special support for all solo dates - continues until September 28 in Annapolis, MD. Tickets are available now at
by Kathy Strain - Sep 12, 2019
As LES MISERABLES continues to tour in North America, audiences continue to enjoy this timeless musical. The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, is one show that no one should miss. As the show continues its journey, BWW caught up with Jimmy Smagula who plays the comedic relief, Thenardier.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
WSC Avant Bard, celebrating 30 years of thoughtful, provocative work, announces three mainstage productions including a spring repertory, as well as an upcoming benefit featuring comic poetry readings from local acting icons Holly Twyford and Rick Foucheux.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Jesse Malin is sharing a new video for 'Meet Me at the End of the World Again' (directed by David Stekert) from his album Sunset Kids, produced by Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby. 'I just love his writing,' Lucinda tells Rolling Stone. 'I think his whole punk background informs a lot of what he does.'
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
A bonfire on a beach. A couple of days with the one you love. Simply doing...nothing. The little joys in life. Americana singer-songwriter Monica Rizzio's new album, Sunshine Is Free, is all about the simple things that make it all worth it. The album is out today.
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Eclectic blues/hip-hop artist G. Love has announced the January 17 release of The Juice via Philadelphonic/Thirty Tigers, and a 2020 tour in support. Co-produced and co-written with four time Grammy award-winner Keb' Mo', The Juice is an electrifying album that features a slew of special guests including Robert Randolph, Marcus King and Roosevelt Collier. Along with the announcement today, Rolling Stone Country has premiered the album's debut track 'Go Crazy' featuring Keb' Mo' during ' of his most prolific periods to date.'
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Ida Mae have released a new video for their beautifully effortless track, 'Love Is Still A Long Road.' Directed by Tom Cowles, the video features footage of husband-and-wife duo Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean as they travel across the US on tour. Ida Mae writes that ''Love Is Still A Long Road' is in some ways about us. We've existed on the road together for so long with an almost Bonnie & Clyde lifestyle….travelling alone in the car in cities and countries we never expected to see. It is kind of about being bound to one another.” 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Michael McLean's music theory professor was wrong. He told the would-be artist that he lacked what it took to succeed professionally as a musician.
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Among the other mysteries in the premiere season of UNEXPLAINED AND UNEXPLORED that maps are used to investigate are whether the Knights Templar secretly brought their treasure to the New World a century before Columbus's voyage to America. Also looked at are clues in maps left behind by the Ancient Egyptians that may help lead Justin and Emiliano to the location of the legendary land of Punt, so revered by the pharaohs, it was known as the “Land of the Gods.” 
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Nashville-based husband-and-wife duo of Ida Mae has announced their debut U.S. headlining tour this fall, followed by a tour supporting Rodrigo y Gabriela this fall. Closing out a banner year that saw the release of their debut album, as well as successful tours in support of Blackberry Smoke and Greta Van Fleet, Ida Mae has quickly established themselves as one of today's most essential live acts in the Americana genre. Find a full list of U.S. tour dates below or visit their website. 
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2019
Hard Rock Cafe has today announced that it will be returning to The Isle of Wight Festival 2019 for a sixth consecutive year. The iconic brand is excited to be partnering with the legendary festival once again in 2019 with the Hard Rock Stage. The line-up for the stage has been carefully selected by both Hard Rock and The Isle of Wight Festival, promising an epic mix of music's most exciting rising stars, emerging artists, undiscovered acts and a couple of familiar faces, ready to rock this year's festival.
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2019
Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird has announced her first ever North America tour. Bird will take her high energy performances, throughout the East Coast and Midwest making stops in DC, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, and Nashville among others.
by TV Scoop - May 6, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE 100, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, May 21, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Sam Cohen releases 'Man On Fire' from his eagerly anticipated album The Future Is Still Ringing In My Ears (30th Century) due May 17. Co-produced by Cohen with producer-artist Danger Mouse, The Future's Still Ringing In My Ears was heralded last month by the Stereogum premiere of 'Something's Got A Hold On Me,' as well as 'I Can't Lose' on Consequence of Sound.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
St. Luke's United Methodist Church presents Children of Eden, the story of a big family making mistakes, learning to forgive, and embracing new beginnings. The show, directed by Steve MacKinnon, features music by Grammy award-winning, Tony-nominated composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell).
by TV Scoop - May 13, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE 100, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, May 28, 2019!
by Sam Abney - May 13, 2019
I've never been disappointed by a show at Signature Theatre. Even their ongoing Grand Hotel, which is working with some less-than-stellar source material, is elevated by the wonderful craftsmanship and talented artists this theater welcomes. The same can unfortunately not be said of the disappointing Spunk, which opened in Signature's more intimate ARK theater on Friday. Zora Neale Hurston's masterful prose falls flat in a production that feels like it opened too soon, resulting in an evening lacking in the gumption this show tries to champion.
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
GRAMMY® Award winning artist Patty Griffin has announced a new series of North American live dates celebrating her acclaimed new album. The newly announced headline shows begin June 4 at Lubbock, TX's Cactus Theatre and then travel through the month, with highlights including a three-night-stand at Park City, UT's Egyptian Theatre on June 19, 20, and 21. Tickets for all new dates go on sale this Friday, March 29 (check local listings). The renowned singer-songwriter's 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP,PATTY GRIFFIN is available everywhere now on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers.
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 11, 2019
Sometimes a particular genre of theater isn't necessarily popular with a general audience. Theater of the Absurd might be the biggest example of this. Playwrights like Eugene Ionesco and others have left audiences scratching their heads for years as to what they were trying to say within their plays.
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
 Rising Appalachia, America's new favorite World-Folk musicians, have already had a career-defining year, and it's not yet July. Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith have already led the band to new heights in 2019; releasing their much-anticipated LP Leylines to praise from fans and critics alike.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
In celebration of the 25th anniversary edition of King of California, out June 28 on Craft Recordings, acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist Dave Alvin will embark on a 22-date U.S. tour beginning June 11, with an intimate conversation and performance at GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. Dave will share the stage with special guest and King of California producer Greg Liesz on nine dates, seven of which are already sold out, two new dates have been added in the Northwest. A full list of dates is below or at
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Wallis Bird has announced her new album Woman (AntiFragile) and shared the first single “As The River Flows” with the accompanying music video. Woman is due out onSeptember 27. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Today Bob Mould announces a string of new solo electric tour dates for September 2019, all following 25+ shows earlier this year in the United States and Europe in support of his latest full-length solo release Sunshine Rock. In addition to the solo dates there will be one Bob Mould Band appearance at Chicago's Riot Fest.The critically-acclaimed Sunshine Rock album, released on Merge Records, has dubiously been named his most vibrant and optimistic collection of songs to date. Tickets for the new dates will be available at Singer-songwriter Will Johnson (formerly of Centro-Matic) is confirmed as support.
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Winnipeg duo, The Bros. Landreth, aka Joey & Dave Landreth, have announced their sophomore album, '87, will be arriving September 27 via Birthday Cake/The Orchard, releasing first single,“Got To Be You”, today.  The brothers will preview the record at this year's Bear Creek Folk Festival in AlbertaAugust 17 + Americana Music Festival in Nashville, September 14, before heading out on tour in North America, the UK & Europe this fall (all dates below).
by Charles Shubow - Jul 2, 2019
Credit Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer for this season on a high.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Nashville indie duo The Harmaleighs (Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson) give another taste off their upcoming full-length She Won't Make Sense with album opener “Anthem For The Weak.”  The accompanying video, which premiere earlier today via FLOOD,  was shot in Mt. Pleasant, TN and follows the duo around the town on razor scooters, a hobby Haley took up during her darkest mental state at the advice of her therapist. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Wouldn't it be great if we could all take a look at the bright side more often? It's clear when speaking with Monica Rizzio that she certainly does. Her new album, Sunshine Is Free, is all about appreciating how the little things in life make it all worth it. A bonfire on a beach. A couple of days with the one you love. Simply doing...nothing. The album is set for release on October 4, and the first single, “My Sweet Heart,” is now premiering on Wide Open Country.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Grammy Award winner John Paul White is set to continue his North American tour in support of his new solo album The Hurting Kind (out now on Single Lock Records) with a run of west coast performances with Shovels & Rope. Tickets go on sale on July 19 at 10 a.m. local time, see below for a list of dates.
by Roger Catlin - Jul 13, 2019
Running a small opera company requires innovation enough, but Washington's Urban Arias goes further, by commissioning new works, or finding pieces that are little known or rarely performed and infusing them with reliable company talent that can electrify their purposely small audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Today, Wallis Bird released 'Brutal Honesty,' a new song from her forthcoming record Woman (AntiFragile).  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
This year's Dublin Theatre Festival programme reflects with many contemporary topics - but also reaches beyond, to a poetic enquiry about the times we live in. Over three weeks performances include 10 World Premieres, reimagined classic texts, inspiring international projects from Australia, Belgium Estonia, Portugal, Sweden, the UK and the USA, and an expanded season of Theatre for Children.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Jesse Malin has announced plans for a wide-ranging live tour, including headline dates, festival appearances, and runs alongside such like-minded artists as Justin Townes Earle and Joseph Arthur. The schedule begins August 31 with a special in-store performance at Philadelphia, PA's Main Street Music and then continues into mid-November.
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
The Bros. Landreth, aka Joey & Dave Landreth, have premiered a new single, “Good Love”, today via Billboard prior to its release this Friday.  The Winnipeg duo will release their sophomore album '87 on September 27 via Birthday Cake/The Orchard, previewing material at this year's Americana Music Festival in Nashville, September 14, before embarking on tours of North America in October, the UK & Europe in November (all dates below).
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Today, David Wax Museum, fronted by David Wax and Suz Slezak, released their fifth studio album Line Of Light via Nine Mile Records. Produced by Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket, the album was the first full length record to be produced in his newly built recording studio in his home of Nashville, TN. Purchase Line Of Light HERE.
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
2019 BMA Award Nominees The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, the greatest country-blues band in the world, have announced the next leg of the Poor Until Payday tour.  They are led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
THE ARK opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, August 30, 2019 and runs through Saturday, September 28, 2019. The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning September 7. Reserved seating tickets are $28.00 for adults, $26.00 for students and seniors, and $16.00 for children 12 and under. Monday through Thursday tickets are $26.00 for adults and $14.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Old Salt Union has released their 4th studio album, WHERE THE DOGS DON'T BITE, today on Compass Records. The album finds this non-traditional stringband digging deep into their eclectic and diverse interests to create this set of new music, which has already received praise in such publications as No Depression, Rolling Stone Country, Relix, The Bluegrass Situation, and Bluegrass Today.
by Jay Irwin - Aug 16, 2019
Dear Readers, remember way back in December when the crazy minds of The Habit showed up at Seattle Public Theater with one of the most hysterical parodies ever, a?oeA Very Die Hard Xmasa??? Well I'm thrilled to tell you that they're back, this time tackling the a?oeRaiders of the Lost Arka?? movies (minus a?oeCrystal Skulla?? since that one was an abomination) and showing off how amazing they are at the lost art of satire with the brilliant a?oeIndy Jones and the Raiders of the Last Temple of the Doomed Arka??.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Music of Remembrance (MOR) opens its 22nd season with world premieres of two pathbreaking works: Ryuichi Sakamoto's Passage and Shinji Eshima's Veritas. MOR will unveil these timely works as part of its program on Sunday, November 3 at 4:00 p.m. at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. Tickets are $55 and available at
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Old Salt Union released a third song off their new album Where the Dogs Don't Bite,  due out Friday, Aug 16 (Compass Records). 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
The Old Vic is delighted to announce Matthew Warchus' Season 5 featuring an exciting and eclectic mix of thought-provoking entertainment.
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Minnesota songsmith Erik Koskinen premiered the rustic new single 'Darlin'' today via GLIDE ahead of its release this Friday. The track is featured on Koskinen's new albumBurning The Deal set to arrive June 28 via Real Phonic Records/Tone Tree Music. Produced by Koskinen andBernie Larsen (Melissa Etheridge, Jackson Browne) and recorded by Jason Mariani (Mumford & Sons, Kenny Loggins), the album has a moody, shadowy vibe and the songs carry familiar musical touchstones: the drifting-cowboy loneliness of Hank Williams; the understated melancholy of J.J. Cale. They're populated by people we recognize, in circumstances we might share (or feel fortunate we don't). 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Craft Recordings is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary reissue of  GRAMMY®-award winning artist Dave Alvin's King of California. Available at streaming services and on CD, and for the first time on vinyl, the album was originally released in 1994, to critical acclaim on Hightone Records. The remastered, expanded edition includes a previously unreleased instrumental studio track, “Riverbed Rag,” along with bonus material. Click here to pre-order King of California, available June 28.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Factory's 49th season concludes with the Toronto premiere of BEAUTIFUL MAN, a searing satire written by Erin Shields, directed by Andrea Donaldson and featuring Ashley Botting, Mayko Nguyen, Sofia Rodrigues, and Jesse LaVercombe, May 4-26, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Pure Bathing Culture have shared the third and final single from their upcoming album Night Pass out April 26 on Infinite Companion. The video for 'All Night' follows an infectiously retro romance through glittering performances and nostalgic urban nightlife. The band elaborate, 'Night Pass is a record about perseverance and protecting what you love. 'All Night' is simply about two people who refuse to give up on each other. The darker it gets the harder they run.' 
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Todd Snider is heading back on tour today, April 10 at the JoAnn Davidson Theatre in Columbus, OH in support of his critically-acclaimed album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol 3., which was given four stars in a glowing Rolling Stone review and an 'A' from Robert Christgau in his Noisey review. Todd Snider has also announced brand-new tour dates starting this July and August.
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
The Hillbilly Moon Explosion are a European band who just came to the US to play their own unique version of Rockabilly to Americans.