The Playhouse News

BWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park Playhouse
by Justin J Sacramone - Sep 19, 2014

Vernon Gersch, a 70's songwriter, is a punctual and sarcastic stick in the mud and Sophia Walsk practices candor and tardiness. So when he proposes to join forces with Sophia it is clear from the start that these two are going to make a comedically disastrous pairing. A score by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager and jokes by Neil Simon, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG is a passe musical about the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager. It is also The Winter Park Playhouse's third show of the season, conveniently starring the Company's Executive and Artistic Directors. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Host Singularity Sensational Sale, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is holding its Singularly Sensational Sale, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Saturday, Oct. 4. The costume sale, in the theatre's lobbies, features pieces from the past 20 years of Playhouse shows, vintage clothing, and fabric and notions. With Halloween right around the corner, this is a great opportunity to find one-of-a-kind costumes. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Shares Selfies From SPEED-THE-PLOW Rehearsals
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 18, 2014

Stage newcomer Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play are now available to view, courtesy of Lohan herself. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK Drops Some Knowledge on Cincinnati
by Kelly Thompson - Sep 18, 2014

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park started their new season off with Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club. The Playhouse started this new season exactly like last season ended, pretty great. Sherlock is a great way to start a season; not only was is thoroughly enjoyable but the cast was stellar as well. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Tweets From SPEED-THE-PLOW Rehearsals
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 17, 2014

Screen star and tabloid target Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play are now available to view, courtesy of Lohan herself. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through October 12, with a press opening on September 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present INTIMATE APPAREL, 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's 'Intimate Apparel,' a love story that confronts race and religion, directed by Mary B. Robinson, from October 7 through November 1. 'Intimate Apparel' is the recipient of the American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS to Open Long Beach Playhouse's 86th Mainstage Season, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The 39 Steps, a suspenseful-romantic-comedy, based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, opens the Mainstage Season on Saturday, Sept. 27. Four actors play over 100 characters in this Tony-winner that kept Broadway rollicking for the past three years. It is part juicy spy novel, part Monty Python, and it preserves the brilliance originally created by the master of suspense. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Presents Meet the Chairs Celebration, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) announces MEET THE CHAIRS, an invitation only event to be held Monday, September 15 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in celebration of new Board Chair David DiCristofaro, new Vice-Chair Brad King, and the theatre's long anticipated new chairs and carpeting. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND Through 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents The Music of James Bond from September 11- 21 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. Popular songs like 'Goldfinger,' 'Diamonds are Forever,' 'Skyfall,' and countless others will be featured in a night dedicated to the world's favorite spy. (more...)

Giggle and Hoot and Friends Coming to QPAC for Summer Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle are setting off on a giggle-icious live stage adventure with their friends the Bananas in Pyjamas and Hoopla Doopla's Zap, Mimi and Jango this summer! (more...)

Playwrights on Park to Present THIS LIVING HAND as First Reading, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Richard Vetere's play, This Living Hand, will be the first staged reading featured in Playwrights on Park, Playhouse on Park's new reading series. This inaugural series is an exciting opportunity for emerging and established playwrights to bring the earliest incarnations of their plays directly to The Playhouse on Park audience. It will serve as an immediate connection between the words (and world) of the play and the audience for which it is intended. The plays will receive a cast of professional actors and a director and will be presented as a staged reading for a public audience. After the reading, a moderated audience discussion with the actors, the director, and most importantly, the playwright, will give both The Playhouse on Park and the playwright constructive feedback to further develop the playwright's vision for the play. (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Writer and Humorist David Sedaris, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked and many other bestsellers are just some of the titles penned by David Sedaris aka the 'rock star of authors'. This international best-selling writer will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse for a comedic performance on Monday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome the Cab Calloway Orchestra, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Red-hot jazz, wine and art will kick off Ridgefield's The Big Read initiative when the Cab Calloway Orchestra comes to town on Friday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Pushes 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' Opening to 9/21 Following Actor's Death
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

In the wake of the tragic loss of Actor Bernie Yvon, 50, in a car accident on his way to rehearsal of WOMEN ON THE VERGE, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN the theater has moved its press opening to Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:30pm. Previews begin Saturday, Sept. 13, with George Andrew Wolff assuming the role of the taxi driver that Mr. Yvon had been scheduled to play. After the opening, a small tribute reception will take place at the theater for attendees of the performance. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Present TRAVELS WITH MARK TWAIN, 9/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival will present Travels with Mark Twain, from September 18th through the 20th at the Dorset Playhouse. Travels with Mark Twain stars Tony Award winner Ron Crawford as the renowned American author and satirist in a one-man show based on Twain's famous traveling lecture series, and will feature readings from some of his most beloved works including Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Adam and Eve. Travels re-creates Twain's lectures from a hundred years ago, his adventures as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi, his mining days out West, the Hawaiian Islands, and his first tour of Europe along with his caustic, humorous observations (and a few tall stories). (more...)

John Bolger, Patricia Conolly & David Schramm Join Cast of George Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have completed casting for the 41-year-old Playhouse's 2014-15 Season Opener, Outside Mullingar. John Patrick Shanley's (Moonstruck, Doubt) recent Broadway hit, a nominee for the Tony Award for Best Play, will trod the boards in New Brunswick beginning October 7. Joining Ellen McLaughlin in the cast will be John Bolger, Patricia Conolly and David Schramm. Mr. Saint will helm the production, which runs through November 2. Opening night is set for Friday, October 10. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present ROSES & THORNS, 9/27-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The 2014-15 season of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's popular Off the Hill series for families debuts with ROSES & THORNS (A TALE OF BEAUTY & THE BEAST), Bret Fetzer's creative take on the classic fairy tale. Recommended for ages 7 and up, ROSES & THORNS will tour to community venues throughout the Tristate from Sept. 27 through Nov. 2. (more...)

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