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Based on the play The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash

Adapted by Nash from his classic play "The Rainmaker," "110 in the Shade" tells the story of Lizzie Curry, a love-starved woman living on a rain-starved Texas ranch during the Depression. Lizzie likes to speak her mind, and she's plenty headstrong, but also lonely. Her father and brothers would like to see her hitched and happy, maybe to Sheriff File, who's become a brooding loner since his wife left him. Bursting with charisma, con-man Starbuck swaggers into town, promising rain to the drought-parched town, and a chance of romance for Lizzie.



"110 in the Shade" opened on Broadway 50 years ago on October 24, 1963, at the Broadhurst Theatre. Starring Inga Swenson as Lizzie and Will Geer as H.C. Curry and featuring the choreography of Agnes De Mille, the original production was nominated for four Tony Awards. The Roundabout Theater Company's 2007 revival starred Audra McDonald as Lizzie, Steve Kazee as Starbuck and John Cullum as H.C. Curry; it received five Tony nominations and won two Drama Desk awards for outstanding revival of a musical and for best actress in a musical.



BWW Interview: The Original Tom Jones Still Improving on His THE FANTASTICKS 50+ Years Later
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2016

The latest production of the classic THE FANTASTICKS arrived at The Pasadena Playhouse September 6, 2016, directed by Seema Sueko. With the book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, THE FANTASTICKS was awarded the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre in 1991, in its 33rd year of its 42-year Off-Broadway run (17,162 performances!). (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre Presents CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, runningSept. 29-Oct. 22, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Grizabellas of Past, Present & Future Unite Backstage at CATS!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 27, 2016

There were Grizabellas here, there, and everywhere last night at the Winter Garden Theatre, as current CATS star Leona Lewis, her upcoming replacement Mamie Parris, and original Broadway glamor cat Betty Buckley met up backstage. Also in attendance was stage and screen star Bryan Batt, who played Munkustrap during the show's first run. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Open Bristol Riverside Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 30th Anniversary Season with A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline by Dean Regan on September 27-October 16. (more...)

There's a New Glamour Cat in Town! Mamie Parris to Succeed Leona Lewis as 'Grizabella' in CATS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's New 'Grizabella' - Mamie Parris!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

As announced earlier today, Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Parris, who currently stars as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, will succeed pop star Leona Lewis in the role. Get to know Parris with clips from some of her performances below! (more...)

Actors Co-op Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the second show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the frightfully delightful THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Jeffrey Hatcher from the classic story by Henry James and directed by Robertson Dean (Antigone - A Noise Within).   (more...)

BWW Interview: David Lee Sets His Sights on His DEAR WORLD With Tyne, Jerry & Broadway
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2016

Director David Lee's latest directorial project DEAR WORLD stars Tyne Daly in a one-night-only concert performance at the Valley Performing Arts Center on September 30, 2016. The multi-lauded director/writer/producer of such television hits as Cheers, Fraiser and Wings continues his childhood passion in theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-Op Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

New Line Theatre has a CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Line Theatre, “the bad boy of musical theatre,” opens its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Mel Brooks, & More to Receive National Medal of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

It was announced today that a number of Broadway veterans are set to be awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama later this month. (more...)

BWW Review: I DO, I DO at Chestnut Fine Arts Center
by Alan Portner - Oct 4, 2016

A gentle, pleasant evening at the Chestnut (more...)

Lonny Price to Direct New Warhol/Basquiat Play 'COLLABORATION' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Staged Dreams has announced the world premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT, a new American play written by Tony Award nominee Calvin Levels and directed by Tony Award nominee Lonny Price. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Society to Present Josh Ellis's CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on October 29th, 2016 with CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," the autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Josh Ellis, directed by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York, on Today, October 29th. (more...)

Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from November 23 through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 24, 2016
by - Oct 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Ziegfeld Society to Present CALL MY PUBLICIST! – THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30pm CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 107 East 69th Street, (bet Park & Lexington Ave).  The autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Joshua Ellis, with direction by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York.  (more...)

Congratulations! Audra McDonald & Will Swenson Welcome Baby Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald turned to Twitter today to announce that she and husband, Tony nominee Will Swenson have welcomed Sally James McDonald-Swenson, born last night at 11:16pm. (more...)


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The Ziegfeld Society to Present Josh Ellis's CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on October 29th, 2016 with CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," the autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Josh Ellis, directed by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York, on Saturday, October 29th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for St. Louis (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-Op's TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the second show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the frightfully delightful THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Jeffrey Hatcher from the classic story by Henry James and directed by Robertson Dean (Antigone - A Noise Within).  THE TURN OF THE SCREW previewed on Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13 at 8pm and opened on Friday, October 14 at 8pm; it runs through Sunday, November 20 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Actors Co-op Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the second show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the frightfully delightful THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Jeffrey Hatcher from the classic story by Henry James and directed by Robertson Dean (Antigone - A Noise Within).   (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Mamie Parris Take on 'Memory' as CATS' New Grizabella!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2016

Broadway veteran Mamie Parris recently assumed the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Parris, who most recently starred as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, succeeds pop star Leona Lewis in the role. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Limited Run Alert! Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins Set for CAROUSEL at English National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

Lonny Price to Helm COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Staged Dreams has announced the world premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT, a new American play written by Tony Award nominee, Calvin Levels and directed by Tony Award nominee, Lonny Price. The play will be presented at Here's MainStage Theatre, located in New York's SoHo district. It runs December 2 through 22, 2016. (more...)

Starry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Urban Stages has announced the line-up for this year's Award Winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin Thursday, December 1 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Lonny Price to Direct World Premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Staged Dreams is pleased to announce the world premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT, a new American play written by Tony Award nominee, Calvin Levels and directed by Tony Award nominee, Lonny Price. The play will be presented at Here's MainStage Theatre, located in New York's SoHo district. It runs December 2 thru 22, 2016 (more...)

New Line Sets Full 26th Season; Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' announces its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, 2016; followed by Kander & Ebb's rarely produced gem ZORBA, running March 2-25, 2017; then the regional premiere of the pitch-black 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, based on the famous novel and film, running June 1-24, 2017; and the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes L5Y, BULLETS, FROZEN Star Betsy Wolfe
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 production of 110 in the Shade, and in 2010, she returned to Broadway in EVERYDAY RAPTURE. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Billie Takes a Holiday! Audra McDonald to Bring LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Across the Pond This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Billie Holiday will be traveling across the pond this summer! Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will make her West End debut as the legendary jazz icon in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL for a ten-week run at Wyndham's Theatre from 25 June 2016. (more...)

Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Creative Cauldron's 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1st through September 19th at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 4, 2016
by - Jul 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Top 10- Celebrate Audra McDonald's Birthday With Our Favorite Performances!
by Nora Dominick - Jul 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald!! Today is six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald's birthday and to celebrate her special day BroadwayWorld has decided to round up some of our favorite Audra McDonald videos! (more...)

HAMILTON, SPRING AWAKENING and WAITRESS Receive Equity's 2016 Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Actors' Equity Association (Equity) today named Hamilton, Spring Awakening and Waitress the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2015-16 theatrical season. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/1/2016 - It's Independence Day Weekend!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 1, 2016

This weekend's big news: It's the 4th of July this holiday weekend, and HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson is among the lineup for PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH, plus WAITRESS composer Sara Bareilles will perform on NBC's 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS! (more...)

Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Creative Cauldron's 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series will be held todays and Saturdays from July 1st through September 19th at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards Update - Tiziano D'Affuso, Jaysen Wright in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Open Bristol Riverside Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 30th Anniversary Season with A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline by Dean Regan on September 27-October 16. (more...)

Tony Winner Anthony Crivello Joins Cast of Studio Tenn's EVITA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello will join the cast of Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performinig Arts Center's production of Evita this September, playing the role of Juan Peron. Playing opposite Crivello in the eponymous role of Eva Peron is Broadway diva Eden Espinosa. (more...)

Tony 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...)

Actors Co-Op Presents First Show of 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents A Special One-Night-Only Free Performance of FULLY COMMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents an evening of nonstop laughs with the comedy FULLY COMMITTED by BECKY MODE, a FREE one-night only performance starring JOEY SPONSELLER and directed by the award-winning RICHARD ISRAEL on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. This highly energetic, witty and frenetic play follows Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's premier restaurant. Sam is caught between coercion, threats, bribes and histrionics - with a cast of desperate callers who will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam's got his own needs to contend with - his recently widowed dad wants him home for the holidays, and he's up for a chance part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, Sam must learn how to look out for himself. But can he?  (more...)

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