The Overwhelming


Laura Pels Theatre

(New York, NY)
Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
by Addison McKissack - Sep 9, 2019
When I think of PICNIC by William Inge, I think of the charming nature of classic, small town Americana, and PICNIC at the Wimberley Players delivered that charm in spades.
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 6, 2019
Harry Hunter is missing. Hi parents are being supported by the newly graduated Maori social worker Anahera, who's been left there by herself for the first time. When some unusual parenting practices resurface, she decides to take a stand. Emma Kinane's play comes to Finborough Theatre directed by Alice Kornitzer after receiving outstanding reviews and accolades in New Zealand, where it premiered in 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
This December, Park Avenue Armory will round out its 2019 season with the world premiere of a new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play Judgment Day, an ambitious work that explores morality, responsibility, and the guilt of a small-town's train stationmaster and his community. The adaptation, commissioned by the Armory and penned by Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Christopher Shinn, is staged by famed British theater director Richard Jones, who returns to the Armory to helm this gripping moral parable following his critically acclaimed, eight-time Drama Deska?"nominated production of The Hairy Ape  at the Armory in 2017. With much of the narrative centered around an ill-fated train depot, Judgment Day and its vast set will take on special resonance in the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Halla?"reminiscent of the great nineteenth century train sheds of Europe, with its vaulted ceiling and raw industrial design. The production runs December 5, 2019 through January 11, 2020. Casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
by Jim Munson - Sep 4, 2019
42nd Street Moon opens its 27th season on September 7th & 8th with a concert staging of Maury Yeston & Peter Stone's a?oeTitanica?? with full orchestra. BroadwayWorld spoke recently with Moon's Artistic Directors Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas about the show and Moon's upcoming season. The two make for an interesting team, with Carollo's candor and exuberance playing off Thomas' reserve and deliberation.
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Cigarettes After Sex will return with their anticipated sophomore album - Cry - on October 25th via Partisan Records. Recorded during night time sessions in a mansion on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the album is a lush, cinematic meditation on the many complex facets of love - meeting, wanting, needing, losing...sometimes all at once. Listen to album highlight “Heavenly” now.
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
The Ballroom Thieves - made up of lead singer and guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters and percussionist Devin Mauch - offer the first peek into their socially - and politically-driven collection of songs that will be released in 2020 (details TBA, album out via Nettwerk Records). The Thieves work a special concoction of powerful and harmonious music by combining blues, folk, and rock and roll, while never shying away from topics and ideas they are passionate about. 
by Charlotte Downes - Sep 15, 2019
The Last Night of the Proms is the culmination of the world's biggest musical festival. It's less a concert, more a cultural experience. The Royal Albert Hall is transformed with flags, banners, balloons and a tangible party atmosphere. The occasional glimpse of an inflatable flamingo or helium parrot just added to the evening's charm and eccentricity.
by Michael Dale - Sep 15, 2019
A bit over 400 years ago, a white Englishman named William Shakespeare scripted a play based on a story by a white Italian known as Cinthio about a Moorish general serving in the Venetian army, who is regarded as an outsider by his white colleagues because of his skin color.
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Grammy-Award winning and multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter, composer, poet and visual artist Serj Tankian has teamed up with non-profit cultural organization Creative Armenia to release 7 Notes Challenge, a compilation album highlighting some of the most notable submissions from a songwriting challenge posed to artists worldwide. The 17 song album from various artists is available now on all major streaming and download platforms across the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Rainbow Theatre Project will begin the 2019-2020 season with the world premiere production of Tim Caggiano and Jack Calvin Hanna's Blue Camp, a play that takes audiences inside of the blue barracks on a U.S. Army base. Blue Camp will run October 31 a?" November 24, 2019 at the Thurgood Marshall Gallery at Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church.
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has renewed for a fifth season Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed drama series “Queen Sugar” to air in 2020. Produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, “Queen Sugar” has been lauded for its powerful portrayal of an African-American family in the Deep South and for DuVernay's initiative since the series' inception to hire an inclusive crew and all-female directing team, many of whom were first time TV directors. Current season four showrunner Anthony Sparks returns for the fifth season. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Entertainment Exhibitions International (UK) Ltd (EEI), in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, have announced ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition in a 14,000 square foot space within London's home of music, The O2. Running from 6th December 2019 to 31st August 2020, the immersive exhibition brings to life the world of chart-topping Swedish pop sensation ABBA (Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid (a?oeFridaa??) Lyngstad) in a visitor experience that charts their music, lyrics, creative process and influence as one of the most iconic pop bands of the modern age.
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2019
Los Angeles-based dream-pop band NIGHTJACKET are excited to announce the release of their debut album, Beauty In The Dark. Produced with Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Yo La Tengo) and mixed by James Krausse (Beyonce), Beauty In The Dark (purchase) is a contemplative body of work that analyzes both the perils of love as well as the overwhelming power it has over all of us.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Artistic Director Robert Falls has named Kimberly Senior the newest member of Goodman Theatre's Artistic Collective-ten American theater artists whose work has cemented the theater's international reputation for excellence over three decades. The Collective, which Falls established when he became Artistic Director, currently includes award-winning playwrights, directors and actors: Brian Dennehy, Rebecca Gilman, Henry Godinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Steve Scott, Chuck Smith, Regina Taylor, Henry Wishcamper and Mary Zimmerman.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
This Island's Mine was originally written in 1988 for Gay Sweatshop in response to Section 28. Yet it doesn't feel like a museum piece, and in some ways it's still sadly resonant to a London in 2019.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 5, 2019
Sam (Michelle Fox) has been trying to deal with her traumatic past for most of her life. When another 13-year-old girl is kidnapped the same way she'd been, her coping mechanisms blow up and she goes down a spiral of obsession and angst. While her brother Scotty (Nima Taleghani) indulges her fixation, her husband John (Mark Quartley) tries to steer her back to their shared path of healing.
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Drummer Dave Schoepke will be releasing his first solo drum album titled “Drums On Low” on July 15, 2019. Schoepke is an accomplished North American drummer, who has had the pleasure of working with the legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre. Dave toured with Martin's band in 2017 and in 2018 for the “Cruise To The Edge” Tour. He's also been the primary drummer for The Willy Porter Band since 2002, and has loved every second of his time with the band. Dave has toured with Willy Porter on a number of occasions over the years, and has numerous television and radio appearances on his record. The amazing part is that Dave is able to do all of this, and still has time to devote to his own band Tweed. Tweed has been a mainstay touring in Europe for the last few years along with a number of other blues and soul groups. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
At an event today at Shoreditch Town Hall, Papatango announced that Samuel Bailey has won the 11th annual Papatango New Writing Prize for his debut full-length play, Shook, from a record 1,406 entries. Also announced today were the shortlisted writers - Emma Anderson for The Lesson; Steven Bloomer for Bricolage; Tabitha Mortiboy for Daffy Grod and the Shaking Lights, and Joel Tan for Love in the Time of the Ancients. Each of these writers received a showcase reading alongside Shook at today's event for industry attendees.
by Marc Savitt - Jun 2, 2019
Processing the powerful piece of theatre and important lesson in American History / civics HOLD THESE TRUTHS provides, the phrase: 'those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it' comes to mind. Particularly considering the relatively low level of coverage and general knowledge of this period in our classrooms and citizenry. I was also reminded of one that I am quite fond of: 'America - Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
At an event today at Shoreditch Town Hall, Papatango announced that Samuel Bailey has won the 11th annual Papatango New Writing Prize for his debut full-length play, Shook, from a record 1,406 entries.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The UK's leading biennial festival of live art, Fierce has announced the full programme for its 2019 festival, the second edition under Artistic Director Aaron Wright.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Young Guv is Ben Cook. You may know the dedicated and prolific songwriter from his work and partake in F'cked Up and No Warning. Today he's announced GUV I, a collection of staggeringly poignant and infectious pop music and label debut for Run For Cover which sees its release August 2. Alongside, he's unveiled the album's lead single and video 'Every Flower I See'. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Yesterday, The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, in partnership with the office of Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, hosted the official event celebrating the street co-naming of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way, located at the intersection of St. James Place and Fulton Street in Brooklyn, where the late rapper was born and raised. The event commemorated the life and legacy of the legendary Notorious B.I.G., and his impact on music as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Hundreds of fans showed up to witness this historic moment, joining Biggie's closest family and friends in celebration. 
by Erica Miner - Jul 9, 2019
With a lush low range and glowing top range, the Milwaukee native is equally adept in Handel and Mozart as she is in contemporary works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
Two evolutionary biologists, one a graduate student, the other an established leader in her field, meet for the first time. What follows is a smart, complex work about men and women, genetics and genius, and the overwhelming power of biological connection. Part of the 2nd Stages Series.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces its residents for BRIClab 2019-2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
The Hill Country Community Theatre announces auditions for its fifth annual talent show. If you are a singer, musician, dancer, magician, comedian, ventriloquist, animal trainer, or have some other entertaining act, you are encouraged to try out. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Broadway veteran Kelly Briggs ( Les Miserables,CATS) will bring his special concert ' One Of Those Moments' along with musical director Gregory Allen to the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point,NJ on Sunday August 25th at 3pm. The concert ,which is produced by KCKB Prods., has become a fundraiser for the Servis Family of EHT who suffered a devastating fire at their home on July 15th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Following the overwhelming success of #JustMen last year - tackling the scourge of violence against women and children and toxic masculinity - the second instalment, takes this urgent conversation to the next level, at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for a limited season, from 17 July to 3 August, at 7.30pm. There are three selected schools' matinee performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with the Boston area premiere of Richard Strand's Ben Butler from August 2 through August 25 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, a smart and funny discourse on race, protocol and our sense of humanity garnered high critical acclaim during its Off Broadway run in 2016. New York's Joseph Discher who helmed the show's world premiere production in 2014 and the Off Broadway production in 2016, makes his GSC debut directing Ben Butler. Actors Ames Adamson as General Benjamin Butler and Shane Taylor as escaped slave Shepard Mallory make their GSC debut in Ben Butler. GSC veterans Doug Bowen-Flynn as Lieutenant Kelly and David DeBeck as Confederate Major Cary complete the cast. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, runs from August 2 through August 25. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Young Guv has revealed his new video and single, 'Patterns Prevail'. He explains, 'the track is a love letter written by my collaborator Aurora Shields, but dissolved into a song. As long as the patterns in the colours of a rainy summer sky mash together with a glowing streetlight continue to prevail in a bittersweet tangerine tone, so do the patterns in the musical notes of yearning and infatuation, of tenderness and chaos, rapture and combustion. Complimentary patterns of the night and day will always prevail. We are all experiencing sadness and happiness through love, and that's the balance of it. That's life, I suppose.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 22, 2019
Theatre royalty Lea Salonga concluded her tour with a spectacular last night at the London Palladium. The crowds who gathered to catch a glimpse of the prowess of her voice were treated to 17 pieces that included crowd-pleasers as well as stunning arrangements of beloved songs.
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2019
The news getting your spirit down? Let Neil Haskell 'Lift it Up' in the latest video from the Singing Revolution studio sessions. The Euro-pop song, written by Tony Spinosa and James Bearhart for their original musical Singing Revolution, is a rousing anthem in which the lead character, Heinz Tamm, rallies his fellow countrymen into celebrating their cultural pride in the face of a Soviet Union occupation.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 11, 2019
After a stellar debut at Rose Theatre Kingston and a tour around the UK, Captain Corelli's Mandolin lands in the West End at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Louis de Bernieres's novel is adapted by Rona Munro and directed Melly Still, and stars Alex Mugnaioni as the title character and Madison Clare, who plays young and decisive Pelagia. We caught up with the actress to learn how the play has changed from its debut and the overwhelming success of the book.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Today, Young Guv shares 'Roll With Me' -- the latest single from his forthcoming album GUV I due out onRun For Cover August 2. GUV I, a collection of staggeringly poignant and infectious pop tunes, is the first volume of a two part album series -- the second sees its release later this fall. Young Guv performs this Thursday with Krimewatch and Lil Ugly Mane in part of Sound and Fury Fest at The Belasco Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Minihorse are sharing the third single, 'King Of The Concrete', from their debut LP Living Room Art, out July 26th on Park The Van Records, with The Alternative who liken the band's debut to 'the brittle hooks of Elliott Smith, the dynamic progressions of Grandaddy, and the textural girth of My Bloody Valentine' and say that 'Collins' songs are incredibly well-produced and meticulously performed, with tons of space in the mix for distorted guitar leads and gravelly basslines to float alongside one another like stardust...[King Of The Concrete] is over and done in a blink, but there's enough going on in that brief moment to go back and dissect multiple times.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
MTC Associate Artistic Director Sarah Goodes directs Golden Shield, the first ever MTC NEXT STAGE Original to be produced, written by remarkable 25-year-old playwright Anchuli Felicia King, who this year alone will have her work performed on the stages of MTC, Sydney Theatre Company and The Royal Court in London.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Amanda Palmer has shared the official music video for “Drowning In The Sound,” which is lifted from her recently released album There Will Be No Intermission, her first solo record in seven years. The track addresses everything from climate change and the #MeToo movement to fake news, the internet and the American government; a reflection on the turbulent times we're currently living through.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
On Tuesday, August 13, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present a staged reading of The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto (Der Nes In Geto), which tells the story of the historic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising through one family and their neighbors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Due to popular demand, Creative Time is announcing the reopening of Risa Puno's The Privilege of Escape, which will be on view from September 12 through September 29, 2019 at Onassis USA.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Returning for its third season is the Meeting Points Series, a contemporary concert series for the curious running from 22 September 2019 a?' 31 May 2020 in The Pavilion at Arts Centre Melbourne.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Young Guv's latest endeavor GUV I, delivers a collection of staggeringly poignant and infectious pop tunes which he describes akin to 'people-watching in a foreign country in the morning, trying not to cry from the overwhelming feeling of sadness and happiness.' Another way of putting it; Young Guv songs are about being alone. The album is the first volume of a two part LP series and sees its release today on Run For Cover Records -- details on the second to come.
by Daniel Perks - Aug 14, 2019
An intense, unnerving and magnetic performance by Richard Gadd, as Baby Reindeer takes the audience through a journey of Gadd's long-term stalker.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
The Hill Country Community Theatre announces its fifth annual talent show. Due to the overwhelming popularity of last year's show, there will be two performances this year: Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 18 at 2:15 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Showtime Australia's acclaimed tribute concert The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids is making its second visit to the U.S., following rave reviews of its debut tour last year. The show will play Jacksonville's Times-Union Center on January 26, 2020 for one performance only. In fact, the positive feedback last year was so overwhelming that many of those venues have already locked in encore performances.
by Evann Normandin - Aug 11, 2019
The phenomenon that got its start in DC at the Arena Stage in 2015 has come home to DC for a five week, sold out run at the Kennedy Center. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the story of an anxious young man desperate to fit in, and the powerful musical is opening the conversation to a wider audience as it launches a 50-city national tour of the United States, with international productions in Toronto and, next year, London. In an age when it's easy to feel increasingly disconnected, the revolutionary DEAR EVAN HANSEN reminds us in myriad, potent ways that we are not alone.
by Cindy Marcolina - Aug 10, 2019
It's hard to say what FRUITS or, The Decline of a Distant Memory is about. It's certainly not about literal fruit but it is about a decay of some sort. The Collective describe themselves as an 'international experimental performance group' on Twitter, and one can clearly see why. The piece is, essentially, a pretentious but brazen absurdist play on the decadence of society.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
 Due to popular demand, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts has added an additional performance of The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc Martel on Sunday, August 11 at 8pm.