Cleveland Play House News

Trinity Rep Chooses New Executive DirectorTrinity Rep Chooses New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Following a national search, Trinity Repertory Company, the State Theater of Rhode Island, has named the highly accomplished Tom Parrish as Executive Director. Parrish takes over from Michael Gennaro who left in February to take a similar position at renowned Goodspeed Musicals. Parrish will begin his role full-time in Providence in late fall. (more...)

Trinity Rep Names New Executive DirectorTrinity Rep Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

†Following a national search, Trinity Repertory Company, the State Theater of Rhode Island, has named the highly accomplished Tom Parrish as Executive Director. Parrish takes over from Michael Gennaro who left in February to take a similar position at renowned Goodspeed Musicals. Parrish will begin his role full-time in Providence in late fall. (more...)

Avenue Theater to Stage BRIGHT IDEAS Later This MonthAvenue Theater to Stage BRIGHT IDEAS Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Avenue Theater presents 'Bright Ideas' previewing on August 27 and opening on August 28 at 417 E. 17th Ave, CO, 80203. Performances run through October 3 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the†full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets.†Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

Tickets to Playhouse Square's Upcoming Season on Sale 9/11Tickets to Playhouse Square's Upcoming Season on Sale 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

On Friday, September 11 beginning at 11 a.m., tickets to more than 80 different shows including Broadway, dance, comedy, concerts and family programming will all be on sale as part of Playhouse Square's 2015-2016 "Season On Sale" event. The annual on-sale includes single tickets to KeyBank Broadway Series shows including: If/Then, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Matilda The Musical; non-series Broadway shows, including Elf The Musical, Annie and The Wizard of Oz; great family shows such as Air Play, Good Night Moon and The Runaway Bunny and The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!; and legendary performers like Johnny Mathis and returning favorites Paula Poundstone, Jim Brickman and Dave Koz. (more...)

DROP DEAD PERFECT, Starring Everett Quinton, Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayDROP DEAD PERFECT, Starring Everett Quinton, Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

DROP DEAD PERFECT, the madcap comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns to the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street - between 8th and 9th Avenues) and begins previews on Wednesday, August 19th, for a limited eight week engagement. The official opening is set for Sunday, August 23rd. (more...)

Eric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway This FallEric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

With over 50 million copies sold worldwide, John Gray's 1992 NY Times Best-Seller, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is one of the most read self-help books in the world, helping men and women enrich their personal relationships. Celebrated playwright Eric Coble (Broadway's The Velocity of Autumn) has adapted Gray's principles into a hysterical and inspiring night of theatre called Ö Men are from Mars --†Woman are from Venus LIVE! † (more...)

BWW Previews: 2015 Fall Cleveland Theater ScheduleBWW Previews: 2015 Fall Cleveland Theater Schedule
by Roy Berko - Aug 10, 2015

Though the weather is still warm, soon the leaves will be turning and the Fall 2015 theatre season will be upon us. Here's a list of some of the offerings from September through December. (more...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Michael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next MonthMichael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

DROP DEAD PERFECT with Everett Quinton Begins Next Month Off-BroadwayDROP DEAD PERFECT with Everett Quinton Begins Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Hot on the high heels of last year's acclaimed sold-out production, the madcap comedy DROP DEAD PERFECT, starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns to the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street - between 8th and 9th Avenues) for a limited 8-week engagement Off-Broadway with an opening set for Sunday, August 23rd. ††Previews begin Wednesday, August 19th. With overwhelming rave reviews, critic picks, and audience accolades, DROP DEAD PERFECT is directed by Joe Brancato and written by Erasmus Fenn. The comedy is produced by Penguin Rep Theatre, Morton Wolkowitz, Barbara Freitag and Jamie deRoy.† Tickets are $69 and can be purchased by visiting www.dropdeadperfect.com or calling 845-786-2873. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 19Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 19
by Audition Roundup - Jul 19, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 19, 2015. (more...)

Joan Ellison to Honor Judy Garland at TheatreZone in 2016Joan Ellison to Honor Judy Garland at TheatreZone in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

†††††††† Artistic director Mark Danni today unveiled that actress and singer Joan Ellison will perform a one-night-only concert Love Finds Judy Garland, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8 pm. †††††††† (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Receives Grant from The Roy Cockrum FoundationActors Theatre of Louisville Receives Grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce that the theatre is the recipient of a major grant awarded from The Roy Cockrum Foundation in support of the theatre's prestigious Apprentice/Intern Company. The award will support grants over the next ten years for each apprentice and intern during the nine-month program, and provides year-round employment for the program's leadership. The Apprentice/Intern Company offers total immersion into the world of a major American regional theatre and a unique combination of performance, training, observation and networking. (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre †continues the 2015 Uptown Series†with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.† KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.† Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chris Howey Reveals All in the Funny, Often Sad, Always Compelling EXACT CHANGEBWW Reviews: Chris Howey Reveals All in the Funny, Often Sad, Always Compelling EXACT CHANGE
by Roy Berko - Jun 14, 2015

In her book, 'Dress Codes: of three girlhoods-my mother's, my father's and mine,' Noelle Howey writes, 'I have a dad who is a woman much like me, but with better legs. And when he was still male, I had a dad possibly like yours: sullen, sporadically hostile, frequently vacant. I had a dad who became a woman in order to be nice.' Noelle goes on to say, 'I have a family that survived a life in the closet . . . a traditional family . . . that would probably be the right wing's worst nightmare.' (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's powerfully-penned adaptation of Life Is a Dream, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's epic tale of love, power, and destiny, Life Is a Dream. Directed by Magic Theatre's Artistic Director Loretta Greco in her Cal Shakes debut, Life Is a Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 8 through August 2. (more...)

Summer Stages: 2015 Summer Theater Calendar in Cleveland, OHSummer Stages: 2015 Summer Theater Calendar in Cleveland, OH
by Roy Berko - Jun 9, 2015

2015 Summer Cleveland Theater Calendar (more...)

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