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Theatre Under The Stars Welcomes Hillary Hart as New Executive DirectorTheatre Under The Stars Welcomes Hillary Hart as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

After an extensive ten-month national search, Theatre Under The Stars announced today the formal appointment of the nonprofit musical theatre company's new Executive Director, Hillary Hart. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Tree Lighting Celebration to Kick Off  A CINDERELLA CHRISTMASPasadena Playhouse Tree Lighting Celebration to Kick Off A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that this year's Panto at the Playhouse, Lythgoe Family Productions' A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS (opening Thursday, December 8, 2016) kicks off with a special Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

SDC Foundation's New Mason-Wilson Award to Support New York CollaborationsSDC Foundation's New Mason-Wilson Award to Support New York Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that on Tuesday, November 15, former SDC President and 2016 recipient of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement Marshall W. Mason will announce a bequest to SDC Foundation. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Launches JUST IMAGINE Campaign with Announcement of $4,000,000 GiftTheatre Under The Stars Launches JUST IMAGINE Campaign with Announcement of $4,000,000 Gift
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) launched the public phase of the JUST IMAGINE Where Dreams Take Center Stage campaign on Wednesday, October 19th with a kickoff event announcing the lead gift of $4,000,000 from Margaret Alkek Williams to name the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Arts and Education. (more...)

Billy Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the MatrixBilly Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of LUSH LIFE, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. LUSH LIFE begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Emily Skinner to Star in Reimagined INTO THE WOODS at TUTS; Robert Longbottom to Direct!Emily Skinner to Star in Reimagined INTO THE WOODS at TUTS; Robert Longbottom to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In a monumental move, Tony Award nominee Robert Longbottom will serve as director and choreographer for a newly conceptualized production of Into The Woods at Theatre Under The Stars this holiday season. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Recipient of Zelda Fichandler AwardStage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Recipient of Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that Lisa Portes is the recipient of the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award, which recognizes an outstanding director or choreographer who is transforming the regional arts landscape through singular creativity and artistry in the theatre. The award heralds accomplishment to date and promise for the future, artistic vision, and deep commitment to a region outside of New York. It carries an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to the individual recipient. (more...)

Jack O'Brien and Joshua Bergasse to Host SDC Foundation's 27th Annual Joe A. Callaway AwardsJack O'Brien and Joshua Bergasse to Host SDC Foundation's 27th Annual Joe A. Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

On October 24, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation) will celebrate the 27th Annual Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The evening will be hosted by former Callaway Award-winning Jack O'Brien and Callaway Award finalist Joshua Bergasse. (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 SeasonRUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Musical Receives Premiere in TexasTHE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Musical Receives Premiere in Texas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) are proud to announce a unique collaboration and joint production with Kaitlin Hopkins and the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance to bring The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY Cancelled at Pasadena Playhouse; Season to Continue with A CINDERELLA CHRISTMASM. BUTTERFLY Cancelled at Pasadena Playhouse; Season to Continue with A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today it will move the second production of its 2016-2017 Season to a later date in 2017 and will be canceling M. BUTTERFLY. The decision was made after The Playhouse was unable to secure rights to present the play later in its 2016-2017 Season.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Lee Medina Talks Life IN THE HEIGHTS and Bringing His Usnavi to TUTSBWW Interview: Anthony Lee Medina Talks Life IN THE HEIGHTS and Bringing His Usnavi to TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - Sep 15, 2016

You may recognize Anthony Lee Medina from your TV screens, but this week he begins his turn as Usnavi in the Theatre Under The Stars-mounted production of IN THE HEIGHTS. Today we catch up with Medina to talk about the show, the 'glamorous' life of a working performer, and the awesomeness of Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Photo Flash: Starry IN THE HEIGHTS Begins Tonight at Theatre Under The StarsPhoto Flash: Starry IN THE HEIGHTS Begins Tonight at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In The Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, which will kick off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season tonight, September 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Starry IN THE HEIGHTS at Theatre Under The StarsPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Starry IN THE HEIGHTS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In The Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, which will kick off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season on September 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges to Helm 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at TUTSTony Nominee Dan Knechtges to Helm 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has just announced that Dan Knechtges will serve as Director and Choreographer for the upcoming production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. (more...)

BWW Preview: Fall 2016 Cleveland Theater CalendarBWW Preview: Fall 2016 Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2016

Soon, the leaves will start to turn and many local theatres will be lifting their curtains to welcome a new season. Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the fall season. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

TUTS Kicks Off National Audition Tour for IN THE HEIGHTSTUTS Kicks Off National Audition Tour for IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars Artistic Advisor, Sheldon Epps and In The Heights Director, Nick DeGruccio kicked off a three city audition tour this weekend for the upcoming TUTS production of In The Heights, the Tony-winning best musical from the creator of Hamilton: An American Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Take Over TUTS This FallTHE ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Take Over TUTS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is thrilled to present the original stage version of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, the musical that inspired the iconic 1974 film. Live on stage in Zilkha Hall, November 8-20, 2016. (more...)

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