The Playhouse News

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Carteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Awarded $30,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant announced by Joan Shigekawa, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) acting chairman. The Playhouse is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support its community engagement initiative, "Threads of Time, Fabric of History: 'Intimate Apparel' in Context," which will run concurrently with The Playhouse production of Lynn Nottage's play, "Intimate Apparel," in October. (more...)

Kellye Cash Stars in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at CC Playhouse, 5/2-7/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Cumberland County Playhouse starts May off with a bang as they present Irving Berlin's beloved musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Tennessee's Miss America Kellye Cash as sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set to one of Berlin's most famous scores, the show contains such classics as "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Naturally", "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun", "They Say It's Wonderful", "My Defenses Are Down" and "Anything You Can Do". (more...)

Prince George's Little Theatre to Present THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, 5/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Prince George's Little Theatre will present Ken Ludwig's ingenious "The Fox on the Fairway" at the Bowie Playhouse at White Marsh May 2-18. The performances on Friday and Saturday evenings May 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17 are at 8 p.m. The Sunday May 4, 11, and 18 performances are 2 p.m. matinees. Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors and those 18 and under). For more information, call 301-937-7458. (more...)

The Winery Dogs to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Winery Dogs -- the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Adrenaline Mob), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big and David Lee Roth) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison) -- is getting 2014 started with a new round of tour dates and the release of two new special versions of its self-titled debut album. ?They will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Announces Summer 6-8 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and Playhouse on Park is offering a summer acting program for Grades 6-8. This program will be held in two-week sessions. The first session meets for two hours in the afternoon, and the second session meets for three hours in the morning to allow for more in-depth training. Students will learn age appropriate acting techniques, and each session ends with a final student showcase. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Sets Summer K-5 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and Playhouse on Park is offering summer acting programs for Grades K-5. Each program meets two hours a day for two weeks. Students are generally grouped by grade level to focus on age appropriate acting techniques, and each session ends with a final student showcase. (more...)

Marion Grodin to Headline Playhouse on Park's Final Comedy Night, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The jokes are at their pinnacle at Playhouse on Park with this season's last Comedy Night at The Playhouse on Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00 PM. This evening of stand-up will feature Marion Grodin as the headliner, with Danny Cohen as the opening act. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC at Paper Mill Playhouse is Extraordinary
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 17, 2014

Metropolitan area audiences will relish the opportunity to see South Pacific at Paper Mill Playhouse through May 4th. (more...)

Daren A.C. Carollo Joins Berkeley Playhouse as Producing Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Berkeley Playhouse has announced the addition of Daren A.C. Carollo to their full time staff. After devoting months to a national search for a Producing Director, they discovered the person they needed was right here in the Bay Area. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the world's longest running musical in the history of musicals, The Fantasticks, from today, April 17 - May 11 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by The Cliffs, The Playhouse is pleased to offer this installment of love, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, loosely based on the play 'The Romancers' by Edmond Rostand. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER AND HER NEW DRESS, 5/31-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Laguna Playhouse will present the return of Rita Rudner who will be performing her award-winning solo comedy, AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER and her new dress, for two performances only, Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of PINKALICIOUS at DM Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the musical, 'Pinkalicious,' Apr. 25-May 18. Scroll down for a first look at the show's star Halen Becker in costume! (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Nick Blaemire, Kim Yu Blanck & More Set for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its Page To Stage workshop production of Chasing the Song, a jubilant new musical by the team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Kicking off The Playhouse's 2014/15 season, Chasing the Song runs May 13 - June 15 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets are available by calling the Patron Services Department at (858) 550-1010 or online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Summer 2014 Camp Classes, Running 6/16-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy is excited to announce its summer drama classes for 2014. Two different summer sessions will be held from June 16-27, 2014 and July 21- August 1, 2014. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Host PREMIERE GALA - TAKE THE LEAD AT THE PLAYHOUSE, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today the planning and honorary gala committee members leading the best party in Pasadena annual fundraiser entitled PREMIERE GALA -TAKE THE LEAD AT The Playhouse. The Pasadena Playhouse's gala will be held on the stage of The Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5:30p.m. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse to Open 75th Anniversary Season with Gala Featuring Betty Buckley, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) celebrates its 75th anniversary season on Saturday, May 3rd with a Gala evening benefit, featuring Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley in her Bucks County debut with a special concert under the musical direction of Christian Jacob. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present THE NORTH POOL, 5/3-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Provocative. Intense. Engrossing. These are all words that have been used to describe Rajiv Joseph's exciting new play THE NORTH POOL, which closes The Playhouse's 2013-14 season May 3 to June 1. The two-person thriller is a riveting psychological drama that promises to keep audiences guessing until its final moments. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, 4/23-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

What's a daughter to do when she wants to get in touch with her father who she hasn't seen in 16 years and who lives 3,000 miles away? Well, if you're Libby Tucker you hitch hike and bus your way across the country with nothing but a backpack full of dreams and spare socks. Libby travels from Brooklyn to Los Angeles ostensibly to break into movies but mostly because she needs to find out why her dad and left and does he still love her. (more...)

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