Cincinnati Playhouse to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 4/25-5/23
(5/23/2015) - The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2014-15 Robert S. Marx Theatre season comes to a riotous close with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Christopher Durang's madcap comedy about melancholy people. A smash hit on Broadway, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE earned numerous critical accolades, including the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony awards for best play. It runs April 25 through May 23 in the Marx Theatre.
Cincinnati Playhouse to Tour BIRD BRAIN, 4/10-5/23
(5/23/2015) - The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's popular Off the Hill series for families wraps up its 2014-15 season with Vern Thiessen's BIRD BRAIN, a charming and funny fable full of laughs and the lesson that strange behavior isn't always foolish. Recommended for ages 5 and up, BIRD BRAIN will tour to community venues throughout the Tristate from April 10 through May 23.
Broadway Producer Kevin McCollum Joins CCM Faculty
(5/20/2015) - Peter Landgren, dean and Thomas James Kelly professor of music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), has appointed leading Broadway producer Kevin McCollum to the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor. McCollum's initial appointment will be for three years and will become effective in August of 2015.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Opens Next Month
(5/20/2015) - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company concludes its season with the premiere of the much anticipated and hilarious 'One Man, Two Guvnors' by Richard Bean based on 'The Servant of Two Masters' by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding. 'One Man, Two Guvnors' promises to be a riotous bash of a production complete with a colorful cast of characters in a hysterical world of mistaken identities, love triangles, and live music not to be missed. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features a large cast of Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Matthew Lewis Johnson, Justin McCombs and Caitlin McWethy joined on stage by a skiffle band of live musicians! The production design is generously sponsored by Thompson Hine and Matson Money.
Broadway in Cincinnati Adds THE BOOK OF MORMON and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Season
(5/20/2015) - Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth announces by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking three week run in 2014 returns to Cincinnati for a limited engagement March 29 - April 3, 2016 and the smash hit Broadway musical, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will play a strictly limited engagement April 20 - 24, 2016. Ticket package holders receive priority ticket opportunities to all shows, so a season package is the best way to guarantee seats to THE BOOK OF MORMON and DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Tickets for both shows will be made available to Season Subscribers and group ticket buyers in the next two weeks. Single tickets will be available for sale at a later date. THE BOOK OF MORMON and DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST join the previously announced 2015-2016 Season shows of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, PIPPIN, Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, KINKY BOOTS, IF/THEN, Disney's NEWSIES, and CABARET.
UPDATE: The Phantom Is Finally Coming To America- LOVE NEVER DIES Will Tour US in 2017; Statement Released
(5/19/2015) - BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Phantom will soon return to America in the continuation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musical. Love Never Dies is set to tour North America in 2017. This is the highly acclaimed follow up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. A German production is also set to open in Hamburg this fall.
Casting has not yet been announced.