BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Cleveland in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell Set for 'The Golden Boys' Concert, 2/18


In 1985, three former teen idols-all from the same Philadelphia neighborhood-teamed for a concert titled The Golden Boys, which not only satisfied fans from their teen era by performing their hits, bu... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Lou Bellamy to Direct RADIO GOLF at Cleveland Play House, 2/10


Lou Bellamy, Artistic Director of the acclaimed Penumbra Theatre, will direct the Cleveland Play House production of Radio Golf, the Tony Award-nominated finale of playwright August Wilson's unpreced... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: HAIR Brings Hippies To Cleveland Through 1/29


From the moment the house lights dim and the opening chords of 'Aquarius' fill the theatre HAIR is a non-stop, energy-driven force of nature. It's also interactive, with members of the Tribe filling t... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: IN ARABIA WE'D ALL BE KINGS @ CWRU/CPH


CAPSULE JUDGMENT: IN ARABIA WE'D ALL BE KINGS gets an impressive production and is a perfect vehicle to open CPH's new Lab Theatre. Due to its language and subject matter, it's not a play for everyo... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: MISS ABIGAIL Dishes Advice at the 14th Street Theatre Through 2/12


Miss Abigail, a highly sought-after relationship expert to the stars, makes a stop at the 14th Street Theatre with her handsome Latino assistant, Paco, to share her views on dating, mating and marriag... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: SPRING AWAKENING is Mesmerizing at Beck Center for the Arts


CAPSULE JUDGEMENT: SPRING AWAKENING is an emotionally stirring, relevant, and well staged production. This is not a should see, it's a must see presentation. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Cleveland Play House Presents IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, 4/13-5/13


Directed by Laura Kepley, CPH Associate Artistic Director, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play takes place at the dawn of electricity, when a remarkable treatment for "hysterical" men and women is ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

PlayhouseSquare's 2012-13 Broadway Series to Include THE BOOK OF MORMON, ANYTHING GOES and More


PlayhouseSquare today announced its line-up for the 2012-2013 KeyBank Broadway Series. The nation's largest performing arts complex outside of New York City, PlayhouseSquare is currently celebrating 9... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Cleveland Play House's RED Is a Colorful Production - Now Through 4/8


What do you see when you see RED at Cleveland Play House? You see a strong, layered production of a thought-provoking play.... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Talking Shakespeare With Romeo & Juliet'S Christian Durso


Los Angeles native Christian Durso stars as Romeo in Great Lakes Theater's current production of Romeo & Juliet at the intimate Hanna Theatre in downtown Cleveland. I recently had the opportunity to a... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at ROMEO AND JULIET at Cleveland's Great Lakes Theater thru 4/28


Cleveland's Great Lakes Theater presents ROMEO AND JULIET through April 28 at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. The greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare's powerfully poetic tale of love and lo... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Hysterically Funny GOD OF CARNAGE at Dobama Theatre


GOD OF CARNAGE is a well written comedy that evokes constant laughter. It gets a top-notch production at Dobama. If you want an evening of totally delightful entertainment, to experience rationality... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at Great Lakes Theater


Commemorating the life and works of Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, PlayhouseSquare and Great Lakes Theater present the musical SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, May 16 - July 8 at the Hann... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is a Lively Revue of Masterful Songs, Now thru 7/8


When all is said and done, Great Lakes Theater should be extremely proud of its first collaboration of PlayhouseSquare as part of the annual Key Bank Broadway Series. The production is on par with the... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Beck Center Youth Theater Presents WILLY WONKA, Now thru 5/13


Beck Youth Theater presents Willy Wonka, a children's favorite by Roald Dahl on the Mackey Main Stage, tonight, May 4 through May 13, 2012. Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man an... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Convergence-Continuum Presents GRACE, Opening 6/29


convergence-continuum continues its 2012 Season with the Ohio premiere of GRACE, a darkly comic, eerily tragic, sometimes hilarious, wholly timely play. It dives headfirst into questions of faith and ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: DAMN YANKEES...An Enjoyable Evening of Escapist Theatre at Porthouse


Probably the golden age of musical theatre in the US was from 1950 to 1960. Great scripts like King and I, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story were staged. Also produced were such flops as Salad Days,... (read more...)
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BWW Interviews: Talking SONDHEIM With Pamela Myers


A veteran of stage and screen, Pamela Myers has starred in several of Sondheim's works, including INTO THE WOODS, GYPSY, SWEENEY TODD and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. She was also a member of the o... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE Goes On Sale at PlayhouseSquare Tomorrow


The PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE is described as 'much more than just a flawless recreation of the legendary songs that spanned decades in their appeal. PFX echoes everything that made Pink Floyd one of rock... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory Presents URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, 8/10-19


Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory (FPAC), the theatre arm of Fairmount Center for the Arts, is pleased to present Greg Kotis' musical, URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, at the Mayfield Civic Center August ... (read more...)
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15th Annual Cinema at the Square Set for 8/2-19


Cinema at the Square returns to PlayhouseSquare for its fifteenth year of bringing classic films back to the BIG screen in Cleveland August 2-19.... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band Add 10/13 Performance at PlayhouseSquare


The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, are adding ONE NEW PERFORMANCE at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the State T... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: GroundWorks Dance at Cain Park


With the ever increasing popularity of reality television shows like SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and DANCING WITH THE STARS, the interest in dance is expanding. Local evidence was the large enthusiast... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

XANADU Plays Beck Center for the Arts, 9/14-10/14


Beck Center for the Arts rolls out its 2012/2013 Professional Theater season with the first locally produced premiere of Xanadu, the award-winning Broadway hit musical based on the Universal Pictures'... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: LOMBARDI Kicks a Field Goal at Cleveland Play House


LOMBARDI doesn't get the full six points of scoring a touchdown, but is good enough to get three for kicking a field goal.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Beck Center for the Arts' XANADU


Beck Center for the Arts rolls out its 2012/2013 Professional Theater season with the first locally produced premiere of Xanadu, the award-winning Broadway hit musical based on the Universal Pictures'... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Lakewood's Pink Lotus Yoga Studio Announces Community Outreach Endeavor with 'Bend for Beck' Celebration, 9/29


For Marcia Camino, there's more to yoga than going to class to exercise and relax. The owner of Pink Lotus Yoga (PLY) in Lakewood firmly believes that the practice of yoga ultimately is about fosterin... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: ANYTHING GOES Tour is a De-Lovely Production


The first national tour of ANYTHING GOES kicked off over the weekend and is already proving itself to be a must-see show, playing to near capacity crowds. The cast and crew of the S.S. American stay i... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to PlayhouseSquare, 11/6-18


Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Cleveland as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Problematic LITTLE DOG LAUGHED at Beck Center


THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED continues the recent trend of area theatres to probe into the gay phenomenon. Though it is somewhat dated due to changing attitudes towards gays in the arts, it still makes for... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

PlayhouseSquare Sets JUMP BACK TWO SPACES Ball for February 23


On Thursday, November 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., tickets for the 22nd annual Jump Back Ball go on sale at a kickoff party at the Market Garden Brewery Ohio City Room (1947 W. 25th St.). Themed "Jump Back... (read more...)
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Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLE & WONDER, 11/15-12/2


Following the critically acclaimed 'The Normal Heart' which opened its 33rd season, Ensemble Theatre presents MIRACLE & WONDER, a play by local Cleveland Heights playwright, Jonathan Wilhelm. The prod... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

PlayhouseSquare Offers Free Holiday Theater Tour, Dec 1


December 1st's free Holiday Tour of PlayhouseSquare will showcase theaters decorated in their holiday finest while offering up backstage glimpses, interesting facts and fun anecdotes about the largest... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

THE WALKING DEAD LIVE Comes to PlayhouseSquare, 2/14


THE WALKING DEAD LIVE - An Evening with the Cast & Creators of the Hit Show gives audiences an exclusive look inside The Walking Dead with cast members Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steve Yeun (Glenn) & Laur... (read more...)
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4 Hands 2 Pianos Plays December 5-30 at Park Square Theatre


A sell-out in 2010, Park Square Theatre brings 2 Pianos 4 Hands, the delightful play about two piano whiz kids with stars in their eyes, back to the stage December 5-30, 2012. A side-splitting celebra... (read more...)
BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Not One But Two NUTCRACKERS the Same Weekend


It's that time of year. Local theatres are staging all sorts of holiday fare. Tiny Tims, Scrooges, elfs and Santas are traipsing their way across the boards. And true to form, THE NUTCRACKER is mar... (read more...)

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