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SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical Seeks Investors for West End and Touring ProductionsSLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical Seeks Investors for West End and Touring Productions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL had its world premiere this June at the The Pasadena Playhouse, and could have a future life overseas. The show just launched a Crowd Funder campaign, asking fans to invest in the new show. According to the official page, creators intend to complete development in Spring 2015 and open in London's West End later next year before touring the musical around the world. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Breaks Records with 2012-2013 SeasonPasadena Playhouse Breaks Records with 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse announced yesterday that its 2012 - 2013 "Better Than Ever" season, which concluded with the closing performance of Sleepless in Seattle - The Musical, exceeded sales and attendance goals for the theatre's fiscal year. The Playhouse's season was highlighted by the world premieres of the comedy Under My Skin and Sleepless in Seattle - The Musical; the smash-hit One Night With Janis Joplin, which was developed at The Playhouse, recently announced its Broadway engagement for this fall; and the launch of a long-term partnership with Lythgoe Family Productions for an annual holiday Panto at The Playhouse. The fiscal year closed with new summer programming that included an inaugural Cirque-A-Palooza festival, a one-week run of Letters From Zora starring Vanessa Bell Calloway and a sold out nine show limited engagement of Val Kilmer in Citizen Twain. (more...)

World Premieres, Broadway-Bound Productions Propel Pasadena Playhouse to Record SeasonWorld Premieres, Broadway-Bound Productions Propel Pasadena Playhouse to Record Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) announced today that its 2012 - 2013 "Better Than Ever" season, which concluded with the closing performance of Sleepless in Seattle - The Musical, exceeded sales and attendance goals for the theatre's fiscal year. The Playhouse's season was highlighted by the world premieres of the comedy Under My Skin and Sleepless in Seattle - The Musical; the smash-hit One Night With Janis Joplin, which was developed at The Playhouse, recently announced its Broadway engagement for this fall; and the launch of a long-term partnership with Lythgoe Family Productions for an annual holiday Panto at The Playhouse. The fiscal year closed with new summer programming that included an inaugural Cirque-A-Palooza festival, a one-week run of Letters From Zora starring Vanessa Bell Calloway and a sold out nine show limited engagement of Val Kilmer in Citizen Twain. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/28/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/28/2013
by BWW - Jul 28, 2013

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SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical to Move to West End?SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical to Move to West End?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL had its world premiere this June at the The Pasadena Playhouse, and according to the LA Times, the show could have a future life over seas. Sheldon Epps, artistic director if the Pasadene Playhouse told LAT of a London transfer: 'I'm feeling optimistic that it's going to happen. It could happen in the spring or fall of next year.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/21/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/21/2013
by BWW - Jul 21, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/14/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/14/2013
by BWW - Jul 14, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/07/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/07/2013
by BWW - Jul 7, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/30/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/30/2013
by BWW - Jun 30, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/23/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/23/2013
by BWW - Jun 23, 2013

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SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE World Premiere Closes Today at the Pasadena PlayhouseSLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE World Premiere Closes Today at the Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse, in association with David Shor Productions, presents SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL. Performances for the world premiere presentation began May 24 and run through today, June 23. The musical celebrated its official press opening on Sunday, June 2, 2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/16/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/16/2013
by BWW - Jun 16, 2013

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Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Los AngelesSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Los Angeles
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 14, 2013

Summer Stages in Los Angeles (more...)

Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Tonight!Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that Kevin Kline will reprise his Tony Award-winning role of The Pirate King with Glenn Close as Ruth, Eric Idle as the Sergeant, and Martin Short as Major-General Stanley in the one-night-only concert performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE for The Public's annual gala. Co-chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renee Beaumont, this unforgettable summer evening will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a long-time board member and consummate lover of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Public Theater's 2013 Gala Features PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at Delacorte Theater TonightPublic Theater's 2013 Gala Features PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at Delacorte Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

The Public Theater's 2013 Public Theater annual gala will celebrate the company's acclaimed 1980 production of the musical, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, with a one-night-only concert performance tonight, June 10 at the Delacorte Theater where The Public's production originally premiered more than three decades ago. Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renée Beaumont will serve as Gala Co-Chairs for this unforgettable evening that will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a longtime Public Theater board member and consummate lover of Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/09/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/09/2013
by BWW - Jun 9, 2013

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Review Roundup: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE at Pasadena PlayhouseReview Roundup: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE at Pasadena Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Jun 4, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse, in association with David Shor Productions, presents SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL. The world premiere presentation began May 24 and opened last night, June 2, 2013, at The Pasadena Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pasadena Playhouse Goes SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLEBWW Reviews: Pasadena Playhouse Goes SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
by Don Grigware - Jun 4, 2013

Sleepless in Seattle is one of the most popular films of the 90s which gave Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan two of their best roles ever as destined.to.meet lovers Sam and Annie. In a brave move Jeff Arch, Ben Toth and Sam Forman have composed a musical based on the movie which is making its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse through June 23. Under Sheldon Epps superior guidance, the well-cast show is a very bright, upbeat, contemporary look at relationships that does its ultimate best to remain faithful to the tone and texture of the film. (more...)

Photo Flash: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE's Opening Night Celebrations at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE's Opening Night Celebrations at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse, in association with David Shor Productions, presents SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL. The world premiere presentation opened last night, June 2, 2013 at The Pasadena Playhouse. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night curtain call and party below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/02/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/02/2013
by BWW - Jun 2, 2013

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