Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Shipwrecks, Cannibalism and the Avett Brothers: Why ‘Swept Away’s’ Next Stop Could Be Broadway by Brent Lang

Four whalers are set adrift after a violent storm sinks their ship. Lost at sea, exposed to the elements and on the brink of starvation, the men must make horrifying decisions in their strug…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:55PM
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Spamalot, Stephanie J. Block, Patrick Page, More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards by Margaret Hall

The D.C.-area theatre honors also gave nods to Swept Away, Sammi Cannold, John Gallagher Jr., Bryonha Marie, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM
Monday, January 22, 2024

SPAMALOT, SWEPT AWAY And More Nominated for 2024 Helen Hayes Awards

Tonight, at a celebration honoring outstanding theatre on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered at the ATLAS Performing Art…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:50PM
Monday, January 8, 2024

Truth, forgiveness: 'Swept Away' is a theatrical vessel for Avett Bros' music by Elizabeth Blair

With songs by the Avett Brothers, Swept Away follows four men fighting to survive a shipwreck. The musical is inspired by the true story in which men resort to cannibalism to survive.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:18PM
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

With Musical Swept Away, The Avett Brothers Chart New Waters by Darryn King

In the early 2000s—long before they got the attention of producer Rick Rubin and topped the Billboard charts with “Ain’t No Man”—the Avett Brothers were a scrappy young band forgin…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:48AM
Thursday, December 28, 2023

The Broadway Show: SWEPT AWAY's Team Talks Bringing the Avett Brothers-Inspired Musical to the Stage by Broadway.com

Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek talks with SWEPT AWAY stars John Gallagher Jr. and Stark Sands, composers Scott & Seth Avett and Bob Crawford and bookwriter John Logan about bring…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:06PM

The Broadway Show: The Avett Brothers on New Musical SWEPT AWAY by Broadway.com

Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek talks with Scott Avett, Seth Avett and Bob Crawford about bringing SWEPT AWAy to the stage.

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:06PM

The Broadway Show: John Gallagher Jr. and Stark Sands on SWEPT AWAY by Broadway.com

Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontotek speaks with John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands and more about the new Avett Brothers-inspired musical, SWEPT AWAY.

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:02PM
Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Get Swept Away on The Broadway Show! Watch the Premiere! by Broadway.com

Before The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal airs nationwide this weekend, you can watch the episode's YouTube premiere at 5PM ET on Wednesday, December 27 Hosted by Emmy winner Fadal, this …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:24PM

Get SWEPT AWAY with John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands & More on THE BROADWAY SHOW WITH TAMSEN FADAL by Broadway.com

Before The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal airs nationwide this weekend, you can watch the episode's YouTube premiere at 5PM ET on Wednesday, December 27 Hosted by Emmy winner Fadal, this ep…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:24PM
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Watch: Get Swept Away With the New Avett Brothers Musical at Arena Stage by Logan Culwell-Block, Meg Masseron

The Grammy-nominated folk-rock band has contributed music and lyrics to the new show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

Video: Get a First Look at The Avett Brothers' SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage

Get a first look at footage of The Avett Brothers' Swept Away at Arena Stage!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:20PM
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Set Sail with the Swept Away Cast on Opening Night by Darryn King

The Broadway Show recently headed to the opening night of Swept Away, a new musical set on an ill-fated whaling ship now playing D.C.’s Arena Stage through January 14, 2024. For John G…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:18PM

The Broadway Show: Step Inside SWEPT AWAY by Broadway.com

Go inside the out-of-town opening of the Avett Brothers-inspired musical SWEPT AWAY with John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands and more.

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:03PM
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Hear From Jordan Fisher, Amber Ruffin and More on The Broadway Show! Watch the Premiere! by Broadway.com

Before The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal airs nationwide this weekend, you can watch the episode's YouTube premiere at 5PM ET on Wednesday, December 13. Hosted by Emmy winner Fadal, this…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:32PM

The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal: 12/16/23 - Jordan Fisher, Sandra Bernhard and More by Broadway.com

Before The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal airs nationwide this weekend, you can watch the episode's YouTube premiere at 5PM ET on Wednesday, December 13. Hosted by Emmy winner Fadal, this e…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:32PM
Monday, December 11, 2023

Reviews: What Do Critics Think of the Avett Brothers Musical Swept Away at Arena Stage? by Meg Masseron

The musical features music and lyrics the by Grammy-nominated folk-rock band The Avett Brothers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32PM
Sunday, December 10, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Swept Away’ at Arena Stage by Charlotte Selton

A story for “those who are part way in love with tragedy,” as the anti-hero protagonist self-describes his tale, accurately pegs the new musical, “Swept Away.” The gorgeous folk-rock…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 12:47PM
Friday, December 8, 2023

Photos: The Avett Brothers Musical SWEPT AWAY Opens at Arena Stage!

On Wednesday evening, The Avett Brothers (Scott Avett, Seth Avett, and Bob Crawford) celebrated the opening of their new musical, Swept Away, running at Arena Stage’s Kreeger Theater at th…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:41PM

Review Roundup: SWEPT AWAY Opens at Arena Stage

Read the reviews for Swept Away at Arena Stage.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:19PM

Theatre Life: Chris Miller and Brian Usifer On Orchestrating The Avett Brothers For The Stage

Chris Miller and Brian Usifer are currently living their theatre lives as the co- Music Arrangers/Orchestrators of The Avett Brothers’ new musical Swept Away. Brian also serves as the Musi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:57PM

Avett Brothers musical ‘Swept Away’ makes for a spellbinding tale by Thomas Floyd

“Swept Away,” a roots rock musical about a 19th-century shipwreck, proves itself worthy of a Broadway voyage.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:32PM

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of The Avett Brothers Musical SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage

Check out photos from opening night of The Avett Brothers musical Swept Away at Arena Stage!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:49PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Photos: Get a 1st Look at Avett Brothers Musical Swept Away, Opening December 6 at Arena Stage by Andrew Gans, Logan Culwell-Block

The new musical has extended its limited engagement at the D.C. theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

Photos: Get a First Look at The Avett Brothers Musical SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage

Get a first look at Swept Away at Arena Stage!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:31PM
Saturday, November 25, 2023

Avett Brothers Musical Swept Away Starts at Arena Stage November 25 by Logan Culwell-Block

The new musical is playing the D.C. theatre through December 30.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12AM
Friday, November 24, 2023

An Avett Brothers musical is testing the waters. Next stop: Broadway? by Peter Marks

The brothers’ folk-rock songbook is featured in “Swept Away,” an Arena Stage production telling the story of a 19th-century shipwreck

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:54PM
Friday, November 3, 2023

Ballet West: The Nutcracker | Nov. 22 - 26, 2023 by The Kennedy Center

https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/explore-by-genre/dance/2023-2024/bw-nutcracker/ Be swept away in a flurry of holiday magic as Ballet West presents America’s first and longest-runn…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:02PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Tickets to See THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical On Sale Now; 'Gift a Ticket' Program on Oprah's Favorite Things Holiday List

Get ready to be swept away by the newly reimagined movie musical version of The Color Purple, starring Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, and Taraji P. Henson. To make things even better, Fa…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:42AM
Monday, September 25, 2023

La, la, la… The actor is me, Alora Dagnino by C. Jefferson Thom

La, la, la… The actor is me, Alora Dagnino C. Jefferson Thom September 25, 2023 - 16:00 Topics Theater Review Tags …

SOURCE: culturecatch.com at 04:00PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards