Ron Palillo News

Date of Death: August 14, 2012
Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of Albert James Kallis's A DELUSIONAL AFFAIR  2/25Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of Albert James Kallis's A DELUSIONAL AFFAIR 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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THINK January Play Reading in CranfordTHINK January Play Reading in Cranford
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

A new comedy about mismatched hospital roommates, fussy patients, and flamboyant physicians. (more...)

David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Santa Monica PlayhouseDavid Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

'A sardonic, merrily subversive tale-just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!' NY Newsday (more...)

David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Santa Monica PlayhouseDavid Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'A sardonic, merrily subversive tale-just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!' NY Newsday (more...)

David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Santa Monica PlayhouseDavid Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

'A sardonic, merrily subversive tale-just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!' NY Newsday (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Broadway Vets Star in THE LOST BOY Reading, Helmed by Hunter FosterBWW Photo Exclusive: Broadway Vets Star in THE LOST BOY Reading, Helmed by Hunter Foster
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Broadway's Matt Doyle, Joyce Van Patten, Patrick Breen, Jennifer Cody, Elizabeth Morton, James Lecesne and Sheffield Chastain appeared in a industry reading of Ron Palillo's play, The Lost Boy, at Martian Entertainment yesterday, November 14th. Tony Award Nominee Hunter Foster (Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors) directed. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look at the event below! (more...)

Hunter Foster to Helm THE LOST BOY Reading with Matt Doyle, Jen Cody, James Lecesne and MoreHunter Foster to Helm THE LOST BOY Reading with Matt Doyle, Jen Cody, James Lecesne and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Broadway's Matt Doyle (Book Of Mormon, War Horse), Jennifer Cody (Shrek, Urinetown), Elizabeth Morton (Death Of A Salesman), James Lecesne (The Best Man) and Sheffield Chastain (Is He Dead?) will appear in a industry reading of Ron Palillo's play, The Lost Boy, at Martian Entertainment, 165 West 46st St, Suite 1214. (more...)

AUDITION! THE MUSICAL Returns to Santa Monica PlayhouseAUDITION! THE MUSICAL Returns to Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Movie stars, music, suspense, hilarity, pathos, and the truth behind the Hollywood mystique, as told by those who've been there and done that. The 10th Anniversary production of the L.A. Times 'Recommended' AUDITION! THE MUSICAL, based on the all-too-true-life Hollywood experiences of the award-winning creative team of Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie, is back and brings ten years more harrowing, haunting and hilarious Hollywood horror stories than when it opened in 2006. It's the show for anyone who's ever wanted to be the best. At anything. (more...)

Santa Monica Playhouse Stages World Premiere of LOVE IN THE KEY OF C# OR Bb thru 3/29Santa Monica Playhouse Stages World Premiere of LOVE IN THE KEY OF C# OR Bb thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Santa Monica Playhouse presents the World Premiere of LOVE in the Key of C# (C sharp) or Bb(B flat)- a rockin', romantic, rambunctious, and ever so-slightly risque musical about first love, puppy love, second-time-around love, everlasting love, love in the afternoon, love of mothers, grandmothers, men at arms, and men in our arms by the award-winning team of Evelyn Rudie and Chris DeCarlo now playing weekends through March 29th. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS Opens TodaySM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS opening tonight, August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS Opening August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

Friends Always Creating Theatre Presents IF THE PINK PUMP FITS at Thespis Festival, 8/7 - 8/10Friends Always Creating Theatre Presents IF THE PINK PUMP FITS at Thespis Festival, 8/7 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

FACT (Friends Always Creating Theatre) is participating in August with the Cabrini Repertory Theatre and their Thespis Festival with a one-act comedy, 'If the Pink Pump Fits' by Jack Dyville, Artistic Producing Director of FACT. Three performances are set for Thursday August 7 at 8:45pm, Friday August 8 at 6:15pm and Sunday August 10 at 9:30pm at Roy Arias Stage II, 300 West 43rd Street, 4th floor, in the heart of the theatre district, NYC. (more...)

WELCOME BACK, KOTTER to Join Me-TV Lineup, Beg. 4/14WELCOME BACK, KOTTER to Join Me-TV Lineup, Beg. 4/14
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Classic 1970s sitcom 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' which introduced the masses to The Lost Boy's playwright Ron Palillo and actor John Travolta, will join the Me-TV line-up beginning on Monday, April 14. 'Kotter,' which produced 95 episodes on ABC from 1975-79, will replace 'F Troop' in the Monday to Thursday 9:30 p.m. half-hour. (more...)

Ron Palillo's THE LOST BOY Heads to NYCRon Palillo's THE LOST BOY Heads to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Producers Lawrence Leritz (Boobs! The Musical) and Dominic Paolillo are proud to announce their partnership, producing the Ron Palillo play 'The Lost Boy' for the New York stage. The team are in pre-production for a summer workshop, with full Broadway production to follow. (more...)

Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple TodayMatt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Matt Mezzacappa, who made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast-World Premiere of the Menken/Ahrens/Ockrent A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim has assumed the role of Peter in 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Palillo for tonight's Benefit Reading, October 14 at 7:30pm at Actors Temple Theatre, Off-Broadway. (more...)

Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple, 10/14Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Matt Mezzacappa, who made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast-World Premiere of the Menken/Ahrens/Ockrent A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim has assumed the role of Peter in 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Palillo for the upcoming Benefit Reading, October 14 at 7:30pm at Actors Temple Theatre, Off-Broadway. (more...)

Jenny Wiley Theatre Sets 50th Anniversary Celebration for Summer 2014Jenny Wiley Theatre Sets 50th Anniversary Celebration for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

The Jenny Wiley Alumni Association and Jenny Wiley Theatre are currently planning the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Jenny Wiley Theater in Prestonsburg, KY. for summer, 2014. The Alumni Association is currently searching for anyone who has worked as cast or crew at Jenny Wiley Theatre, during it's 50 year history. (more...)

Playscripts, Inc. Releases Ron Palillo's THE LOST BOYPlayscripts, Inc. Releases Ron Palillo's THE LOST BOY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Celebrating the wonderful life and career of Ron Palillo today, Playscripts, Inc. has released Ron's brilliant play 'The Lost Boy'. The beloved Welcome Back Kotter star died one year ago, on August 14th, 2012, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (more...)

Jenny Wiley Summer Music Theatre Reunion Runs Now thru 7/28Jenny Wiley Summer Music Theatre Reunion Runs Now thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

Alumni of the Jenny Wiley Summer Music Theater will celebrate with a reunion, today, July 26-28th, 2013. The main event will include attending a performance of 'The Sound of Music' at the JW Amphitheater on Saturday, July 27th, 2013. (more...)

Jenny Wiley Music Theater Hosts Alumni Reunion, Now thru 7/28Jenny Wiley Music Theater Hosts Alumni Reunion, Now thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Alumni of the Jenny Wiley Music Theater will celebrate with a reunion, today, July 25-28th, 2013. Events will include attending performances of 'The Sound of Music' and 'Oklahoma' at the JW Amphitheater. (more...)

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