The Playhouse News

Photo Flash: Great Lakes Theater Presents WAIT UNTIL DARKPhoto Flash: Great Lakes Theater Presents WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott's classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 - March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production. Wait Until Dark is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy Announces Spring 2017 Film & Media Arts ClassesHershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy Announces Spring 2017 Film & Media Arts Classes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy announces its film and media arts classes for students in grades K-12 in an 8-week spring session every Saturday from March 18 to May 6, 2017.  (more...)

Alison Pill and Thomas Sadoski Will Take Part in 'FOUR BY TENN' Readings at Pasadena PlayhouseAlison Pill and Thomas Sadoski Will Take Part in 'FOUR BY TENN' Readings at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that they will present FOUR BY TENN: A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS READING SERIES in celebration of Tennessee Williams. (more...)

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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by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series will present "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" on Sunday, March 19, for two performances, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Produced by Childsplay, the show is recommended for ages 3 and up. Running time is approximately one hour.  Tickets are $20.  (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Sets Cast, Creatives for 2017 POP Tour of #SuperShinySaraLa Jolla Playhouse Sets Cast, Creatives for 2017 POP Tour of #SuperShinySara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its 2017 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production, #SuperShinySara, by Wesley Middleton, and helmed by acclaimed San Diego director and Moxie Theatre Artistic Director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Counterweight, Without Walls Festival 2013). The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County, now through March 31, 2017. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Announces New Building Campaign, Will Stay in Eden ParkCincinnati Playhouse Announces New Building Campaign, Will Stay in Eden Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced today that Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will remain in Eden Park and move forward with a major capital campaign to replace the Playhouse's current mainstage with a new state-of-the-art facility commensurate with the Playhouse's artistry and national reputation. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Upcoming Dark Night Series Production ICONS OF SWINGHershey Area Playhouse Announces Upcoming Dark Night Series Production ICONS OF SWING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to announce the third of its 2017 Dark Night Series productions, Icons of Swing - The Bands, The Singers, The Songs, an evening featuring a concert and dance by the Unforgettable Big Band, preceded by swing dance lessons for those interested in getting the most out of the event. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN SON at George Street PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN SON at George Street Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2017

George Street Playhouse presents American Son, a ripped-from-the-headlines drama by Christopher Demos-Brown that earned the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for a new play by an emerging playwright. The emotionally charged play stars George Street favorites John Bolger (GSP's Outside Mullingar, Twelve Angry Men) and Suzzanne Douglas (GSP's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Wit), as well as Mark Junek (Broadway's The Performers) and Mark Kenneth Smaltz (Law & Order: SVU). Performances run now through February 26, 2017. (more...)

The Raucous Comedy DISENCHANTED Casts a Spell At The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for One Week OnlyThe Raucous Comedy DISENCHANTED Casts a Spell At The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for One Week Only
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Emery Entertainment in association with Starvox Entertainment is excited to bring a new show to St. Louis audiences as DISENCHANTED! hits the boards at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza February 28-March 5. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111.  Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $60. Disclaimer: this show contains adult content. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DOUBT: A PARABLE at Lakewood PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at DOUBT: A PARABLE at Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

 The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the FOURTH SHOW of our 78th SEASON - DOUBT: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley - The Winner of the Tony Award, the Academy Award and the Pulitzer Prize Award for Drama.  (more...)

Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and MorePatty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan's new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as producing and special events. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla PlayhouseFREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala to Honor David Saint, Marlene & Tony VolpeGeorge Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala to Honor David Saint, Marlene & Tony Volpe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that its Annual Gala Benefit - a one-of-a-kind evening featuring stars of Broadway, film and television - will take place Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5 pm, at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. This year, George Street Playhouse honors one of its own as David Saint will receive the Arthur Laurents Award for Distinguished Artistic Achievement in celebration of his 20th season as the Playhouse's Artistic Director. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/13/2017This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/13/2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/13/2017. (more...)

Maddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street PlayhouseMaddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Bad Jews, the smash hit comedy by Joshua Harmon, on stage March 21-April 9, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Serve at Bucks County PlayhouseMY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Serve at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Brad Zimmerman's My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of one man's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York. One part standup, one part theatrical, and all parts uproarious, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy will open as part of the Visiting Artists Series at Bucks County Playhouse on March 23 and run through April 9. (more...)

 BWW Review:  AMERICAN SON at GSP is Powerful, Poignant Drama BWW Review: AMERICAN SON at GSP is Powerful, Poignant Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 13, 2017

See 'American Son' now being performed at George Street Playhouse through February 26th. Written by Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by David Saint, this superb play addresses the issues of race relations and policing along with their profound effects on individuals. (more...)

Greenwich + Docklands Festivals Appoints Michelle Walker As Executive DirectorGreenwich + Docklands Festivals Appoints Michelle Walker As Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Greenwich + Docklands Festivals (GDF) today announces the appointment of Michelle Walker as its new Executive Director.  She takes up her role in March. (more...)

BWW Interview: Vicky McClure Talks LINE OF DUTY, THIS IS ENGLAND and Stage Drama TOUCHEDBWW Interview: Vicky McClure Talks LINE OF DUTY, THIS IS ENGLAND and Stage Drama TOUCHED
by Marianka Swain - Feb 13, 2017

Actress Vicky McClure's projects include Shane Meadows' This Is England series, Line of Duty and Broadchurch. She's now taking on her first major stage role with Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's World War II drama Touched, centring on a family of working-class women during the 100 days between VE Day and VJ Day. It begins previews on 17 February. (more...)

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