Pasadena Playhouse News

Circle X Theatre Co. to Premiere New Play ICU This SeptemberCircle X Theatre Co. to Premiere New Play ICU This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new play, ICU, written by Fielding Edlow and directed by Brian Shnipper. (more...)

Kenny Ortega to be Honored at Pasadena Playhouse's Diversity Project BenefitKenny Ortega to be Honored at Pasadena Playhouse's Diversity Project Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today that legendary director, choreographer and producer Kenny Ortega will be the 2015 Diversity Award Artistic Honoree, and Abel Ramirez, founder of Pasadena's El Portal Restaurant and business and cultural leader of the Pasadena community, will be the Community Honoree at the 9th Annual Pasadena Playhouse's Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising benefit on Sunday, September 13, 2015, in honor of the opening of Josefina Lopez's Real Women Have Curves. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid!  Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Wendie Malick, Ray Abruzzo & More Set for Malibu Playhouse's THE GUYS, 9/11Wendie Malick, Ray Abruzzo & More Set for Malibu Playhouse's THE GUYS, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

 Malibu Playhouse presents "The Guys," by Anne Nelson, a reading tribute to firefighters, Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., starring Ray Abruzzo (SOPRANOS, TRANSPARENT) and Wendie Malick (HOT IN CLEVELAND), directed by Dan Lauria. A portion of the proceeds from this benefit for the Playhouse will be donated to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 'The Guys," is the story of an editor and a Fire Chief coming together in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy to write the eulogies for 8 of the men lost in the rescue.   (more...)

VIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks KINKY BOOTS; Gives Musical Improv LessonVIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks KINKY BOOTS; Gives Musical Improv Lesson
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

How does Wayne feel about playing a drag queen on Broadway? In this exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the Emmy winner shares his thoughts on his upcoming role in KINKY BOOTS (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This WeekendStuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (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...)

Cast Set for WICKED LIT 2015, Featuring 'RASHOMON', EBONY FRAME & MoreCast Set for WICKED LIT 2015, Featuring 'RASHOMON', EBONY FRAME & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the line-up for WICKED LIT 2015, the company's 7th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 6th year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Comes to Pasadena Playhouse This FallREAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Comes to Pasadena Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez runs September 8 - October 4, 2015, directed by Seema Sueko at The Pasadena Playhouse. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 16Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 16
by Audition Roundup - Aug 16, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 16, 2015. (more...)

Faith and Art Intersect in Rick Segall's One-Man Show at Hudson TheatreFaith and Art Intersect in Rick Segall's One-Man Show at Hudson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Faith and art intersect in Rick Segall's profoundly moving one-man show illuminating the final moments of Apostle Simon Peter's life, and how those moments changed the life of one man forever. Fishers of Men opens August 14 in a limited three-week engagement at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is now in its final performances at The Pasadena Playhouse and must close Sunday, August 23, 2015. The production was extended by popular demand, and became a summer smash, garnering milestone numbers at The Pasadena Playhouse box office. (more...)

Janet Dacal, German Alexander & More to Star in CUBA LIBRE at Artists RepJanet Dacal, German Alexander & More to Star in CUBA LIBRE at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre announces the casting of high-caliber actors, dancers and designers from Portland, Los Angeles and New York for the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale new musical Cuba Libre. (more...)

Stephanie Swirsky's JEW KAMP Wins Theatricum Botanicum's Israel Baran AwardStephanie Swirsky's JEW KAMP Wins Theatricum Botanicum's Israel Baran Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Botanicum Seedlings, Theatricum Botanicum's development series for playwrights, is pleased to announce the recipient of the fifth Israel Baran "Izzy" Award. Named for Theatricum's first dramaturg, who passed away in 2007, the award was created in honor of Baran's keen mind, sharp tongue and ear for language (despite the fact that he was frustratingly deaf), and recognizes the Seedlings play that "speaks to us the loudest." The winning play, Jew Kamp by New York City-based playwright Stephanie Swirsky, was presented as part of last season's Summer Playreadings series. (more...)

New 54 Below Concert Development Series, Hosted by Amy Jo Jackson, Begins TonightNew 54 Below Concert Development Series, Hosted by Amy Jo Jackson, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

After embarking on a search for New York's finest undiscovered concert acts earlier this summer, 54 Below recently announced the 16 finalists selected for their new concert development series, 54 CONCERT LAB. At the LAB, emerging artists hand-picked by 54 Below will develop new solo concerts bit by bit and draft by draft. Each artist will have the chance to preview their concert in 3 separate nights at 54 Below, beginning tonight, August 13 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Breaking News: Emmy Winner Wayne Brady Will Succeed Billy Porter in Broadway's KINKY BOOTSBreaking News: Emmy Winner Wayne Brady Will Succeed Billy Porter in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award nominee Wayne Brady will take over the coveted role of 'Lola' in the Tony AwardŽ-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on November 21, 2015. Brady will succeed Broadway's original (and current) award-winning 'Lola,' Billy Porter. Porter has played over 800 performances in the role and won both a Tony Award and a Grammy Award for his work in the production. His final historic performance in Kinky Boots will be November 20, 2015. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that writer and director Randy Johnson (A Night With Janis Joplin -- Broadway and currently at Pasadena Playhouse) has obtained the stage rights to Gayle Wald's biography SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROCK-AND-ROLL TRAILBLAZER ROSETTA THARPE (Beacon Press, 2007). Johnson is currently in discussion with producers and regional theatres to present and produce SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT! for the 2016/17 season. (more...)

FISHERS OF MEN Begins This Week at Hudson TheatreFISHERS OF MEN Begins This Week at Hudson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Faith and art intersect in Rick Segall's profoundly moving one-man show illuminating the final moments of Apostle Simon Peter's life, and how those moments changed the life of one man forever. Fishers of Men opens August 14 in a limited three-week engagement at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015
by - Aug 11, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015. (more...)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD, Starring Sami Staitman, to Premiere Next Month in BurbankWELCOME TO MY WORLD, Starring Sami Staitman, to Premiere Next Month in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Welcome to My World, starring Sami Staitman, is the first ever one-girl musical written for and about a fourteen-year-old. The musical will have its world premiere September 10 and continue through September 27, 2015 at the Grove Theatre in Burbank, CA. The official Press and Gala opening will be September 12th at 8pm. (more...)

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