Cape Playhouse News

The Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADYThe Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The oldest professional summer theater in America, The Cape Playhouse, presents its first-ever Playhouse production of Lerner and Loewe's triumph - My Fair Lady - July 28 through August 8. Tony Nominee Hunter Foster makes his Cape Playhouse directorial debut with the unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a proper lady. Broadway's Ashley Brown and Jeff McCarthy star in what is generally hailed as a masterpiece of musical theatre. Set against the gorgeous scenery and costumes of Edwardian England, My Fair Lady is filled with some of the greatest songs in musical theater history: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face. Lorin Latarro choreographs and Nick DeGregorio is the musical director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Get the Wine! Cape Playhouse Presents WOMEN IN JEOPARDYBWW Reviews: Get the Wine! Cape Playhouse Presents WOMEN IN JEOPARDY
by Kristen Morale - Jul 20, 2015

This is one show for which it is imperative that someone yells "Don't forget the wine!" so that each character is mentally prepared for what mess is to come. Now that that has been said and everyone has been sufficiently warned, the audience is give a trio of middle-aged, divorced women who spend their free time in book clubs, Spanish classes and holding female-only sleepovers; if there is not already wine visible on the table, someone is bound to pull it out of her handbag or from some hidden compartment soon enough. There is Mary, Jo and Liz: three women who are more adventurous and eager to prove themselves right than one would ever imagine; between boyfriends, daughters' boyfriends and their images as older women who just need the non-killer type of guy to make their lives that much more dramatic, the Cape Playhouse's production of Women in Jeopardy provides enough excitement and whodunit humor that will have audiences captivated until the final moment when our three heroines are finally able to put the wine down. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DROWSY We Are Not!BWW Reviews: DROWSY We Are Not!
by Kristen Morale - Jul 12, 2015

Now, to continue in the tradition of giving each of us the theatrical experience we truly relish and yearn for this time of year (if not always!), the Playhouse brings a stellar production of five-time Tony Award Winner The Drowsy Chaperone to a Cape Cod audience, and let me just put it out there now that this production does everything but cause any sort of drowsiness; that is reserved for the title character as she joins a cast of beyond talented performers who make this show the great experience we all so hope to have at the theater. As that lovable man in his chair states, audiences hope for a show that will whisk it away to another world for a couple of hours, sucking each of us into the plot of a new, interesting and at times slightly tumultuous show; hold on to your hats for this one. (more...)

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Opens 7/16 at the Hangar TheatreHOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Opens 7/16 at the Hangar Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Continuing its Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre will present The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson. This production will be directed by Mark Shanahan, who made his Hangar Theatre directing debut with last season's production of Other Desert Cities.  This family friendly show will run from July 16, until July 25, 2015. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 17 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 in Cass Park. (more...)

Peggy Cosgrave & Robert Rutland to Star in White Heron Theatre Company's THE GIN GAMEPeggy Cosgrave & Robert Rutland to Star in White Heron Theatre Company's THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company announces the opening of its first play of the 2015 season - the timeless Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn, running from July 6th through July 22nd at White Heron's 2015 summer home -  Nantucket's Dreamland Theater on Water Street. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Continues Season with World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!Cape Playhouse Continues Season with World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Cape Playhouse presents the world premiere production direct from Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY of Women in Jeopardy! - a fun and flirtatious new comedy by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Sean Daniels. Women in Jeopardy! is opening on Tuesday, July 14 and running through Saturday, July 25. (more...)

Judy Blazer Joins A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER TonightJudy Blazer Joins A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Judy Blazer joins the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of 'Miss Shingle' tonight, June 30. (more...)

Robin Hood, Pirates, Puppets & More Slated for The Cape Playhouse for Kids 2015 SeasonRobin Hood, Pirates, Puppets & More Slated for The Cape Playhouse for Kids 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Robin Hood, pirates, magicians, puppets, best loved stories…all these and more are included in the Cape Playhouse for Kids 2015 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cape Playhouse's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMNBWW Reviews: Cape Playhouse's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by Kristen Morale - Jun 22, 2015

How does one go about explaining what playwright Eric Coble describes as "the speed of the end?" Assuming a person knows what the end looks like and how it will come about, the mere realization that each of our lives will someday end and that we must deal with the complete decay of who each of us once was as that life fades away is daunting; it's almost too finite yet still so simple an idea to understand completely. So, what would a woman faced with the elimination of all that she has ever been do when confronted with the prospect of change - a change that will destroy her foundation but improve her life to the extent of prolonging it in a personally undesirable way?The Cape Playhouse begins its 89th season with The Velocity of Autumn; directed by Skip Greer, this is a beauty of a story written by Eric Coble and now brought to the Playhouse following its recent Broadway run. (more...)

JoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Cape Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!JoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Cape Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Full casting has been announced for The Cape Playhouse's upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone, starring JoAnne Worley, that will play the Massachusetts venue June 30 - July 11, 2015 (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season TonightMY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight, June 15, through June 21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season.  (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This MonthOgunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim. (more...)

Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

It was announced today that Judy Blazer will join the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of Miss Shingle.  She will begin performances on Tuesday, June 30.  Carole Shelley, who currently fills the role, will play her final performance on Sunday, June 28. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar- 'It's Everything I Ever Dreamt Of!'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar- 'It's Everything I Ever Dreamt Of!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Brad Oscar, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical nominee for Something Rotten! (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Co-Host 17th Annual COLUMN Awards GalaTony Winner Beth Leavel to Co-Host 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

THE COLUMN Awards Organization announced today that one of Broadway's brightest stars will serve as the guest star and Co-host for the 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala, Tony Award winner Beth Leavel. (more...)

Christian Borle, Jefferson Mays & More Will Take Part in BROADWAY BRUNCH on 5/31Christian Borle, Jefferson Mays & More Will Take Part in BROADWAY BRUNCH on 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Spend Sunday brunch at the Vulture Festival this weekend!  Broadway favorites will join Susan Blackwell for a morning of songs, debauchery and adult beverages, including Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Sarah Stiles (Hand to God), Brad Oscar (Something Rotten), Christian Borle (Something Rotten), Scarlett Strallen (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), and Geneva Carr (Hand to God). (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Beth Fowler to Lead Cape Playhouse's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMNORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Beth Fowler to Lead Cape Playhouse's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Beth Fowler will star in the straight-from-Broadway comedy-drama THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN as Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. The Cape Cod premiere takes place June 16 and will run through June 27, 2015. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Brad OscarIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Brad Oscar
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Brad Oscar, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Something Rotten! (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACTRashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

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