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Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.

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Based on the short story "Rain" by W. Somerset Maugham


Adapted from the play "Rain" by John Colton and Clemence Randolph

Scoop: Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch, Carolee Carmello, Will Swenson & More Star in Reading of LaChiusa's RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

This just in! The Old Globe will hold a developmental reading of the new musical Rain, with book by Sybille Pearson (Baby, Giant), music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant, Marie Christine), based on the short story 'Rain' by W. Somerset Maugham, and directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 16, 2015
by - Nov 16, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ron Raines, Jackie Burns & Greg Hildreth to Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO's production of MAN OF LA MANCHA will feature performances from Broadway's very best including Tony Award-nominee Ron Raines as Cervantes/Don Quixote, Greg Hildreth as Sancho and Jackie Burns as Aldonza. (more...)

New Works by Duncan Sheik, Stephen Trask & More Set for Vassar's 2015 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater announces its 31st year of championing new works, with a full season of stories that take audiences from a South Sea island to center court at the US Open and beyond. (more...)

Taylor Hicks, WICKED, Radio City X-mas, 'OSAGE' Part of STG 2009/10 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2009

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is proud to announce its 2009 - 2010 performance season with 34 extraordinary engagements at the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres, as well as the Falls Theatre at ACT. Shows range from performance art and comedy to legendary musicians, dance and silent film. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eden Espinosa and More in Michael John LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play now through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is this Friday, April 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Eden Espinosa and the company in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Sings 'Some People' from RAIN at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2016

Get inside the rehearsal room of The Old Globe's upcoming world premiere musical RAIN by listening to Jared Zirilli sing 'Some People.'Get inside the rehearsal room of The Old Globe's world premiere musical RAIN by listening to Jared Zirilli sing 'Some People.' RAIN is currently in previews, with an official opening night set for Friday, April 1st. Check out the video below! (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents THE HOLIDAY OF RAIN, 3/24-4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011

At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story 'Rain.' But thanks to a magician's time warp, the real Maugham finds himself on the guest list. Swirling together fantasy, history, humor and drama, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, winner of the Hawai'i Award for Literature and the author of The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu and Ola N? Iwi, re-imagines Maugham's steamy South Sea story in a wild romp of illusions, delusions and near fatal attractions. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents The Holiday of Rain
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011

At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story "Rain." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Eden Espinosa Performs 'Sunshine' from LaChiusa's New Musical RAIN at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Below, BroadwayWorld presents a first listen to the tune 'Sunshine' from the new musical, sung by star Eden Espinosa! (more...)

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

The Mirror Repertory Company will present John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents The Holiday of Rain
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2011

At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story "Rain." (more...)

Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays Return to The Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2010

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays this March at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Mondays at 7pm. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Will Lead Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's RAIN at Old Globe Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego will soon present a world-premiere production- Michael John LaChiusa's Rain. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Eden Espinosa will lead the production as 'Sadie.' Directed by Barry Edelstein, the show will run March 24 to May 1, 2016 at the Old Globe's Shiley Stage. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents THE HOLIDAY OF RAIN, 3/24-4/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011

At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story 'Rain.' But thanks to a magician's time warp, the real Maugham finds himself on the guest list. Swirling together fantasy, history, humor and drama, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, winner of the Hawai'i Award for Literature and the author of The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu and Ola N? Iwi, re-imagines Maugham's steamy South Sea story in a wild romp of illusions, delusions and near fatal attractions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe - Eden Espinosa, Jared Zirilli and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant) and book writer Sybille Pearson (Giant). Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play March 24 - May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run March 24 - 31. Opening night is Friday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character, plus the full company, below! (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces THE HOLIDAY OF RAIN for March & April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story 'Rain.' But thanks to a magician's time warp, the real Maugham finds himself on the guest list. (more...)

Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays Return to The Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2010

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays this March at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Mondays at 7pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe, Starring Eden Espinosa!
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play now through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Eden Espinosa and the company in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: A Deluge of RAIN Pours Into the Old Globe
by Don Grigware - Apr 4, 2016

You cannot beat the Old Globe Theatre for its audacity in mounting the challenging musical Rain, based on a short story by W. Somerset Maugham. Rain was made into three separate films, a silent in 1928 starring Gloria Swanson, and then in 1932 starring Joan Crawford as Miss Sadie Thompson, and finally in 1953 Rita Hayworth assumed the role of the prostitute stranded on the South Pacific Island of Pago, Pago in 1924. This much anticipated musical version with book by Sybille Pearson and music by Michael John LaChiusa is the second time Rain has been performed onstage, the first being a play in 1922. For the entire cast and creative team in San Diego this enterprise has been enormous. It is truly an outstanding ensemble headed by Eden Espinosa as Sadie, and the set designed by Mark Wendland is by itself worth the price of admission. (more...)

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2009

The Mirror Repertory Company will present John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from RAIN at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2016

The world premiere of RAIN opened last night at The Old Globe in San Diego, with a score by LaChiusa, a book by Sybille Pearson, and Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein's musical directorial debut. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN This Way Comes: TPAC Reveals 2016-17 Broadway Series
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 2016

Something Rotten! this way comes - along with a healthy assortment of recent Broadway hits, a homegrown version of an Andrew Lloyd Webber hit and a transfer from London's West End - as the Tennessee Performing Arts Center revealed the list of shows included in their 2016-17 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series during a Monday night event. (more...)

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