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TheatreWorks Reveals Lineup For 2024-25 Season of World and Regional Premieres, Commissions, and More

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced its 54th season—a lineup of works to be presented October 2024 through July 2025. Learn more about the full lineup here!
5 & DIME New Musical Will Make World Premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

The World Premiere of 5 & Dime, a new musical based on the classic play Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, will be produced by Tony Award recipient theatre company TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Photos: 5 & DIME: A NEW MUSICAL Plays Two Nights At Joe's Pub

June 12th and 13th saw the presentation of a concert titled 5 & DIME: A NEW MUSICAL at Joe's Pub, and Broadway World Cabaret has a photo essay of the show.
Review: Promising 5 & DIME: A NEW MUSICAL Plays Joe's Pub

Now the property is evolving into a musical.  And you know what?  It works.
New Musical 5&DIME to be Presented at Joe's Pub in June

Joe’s Pub will present two first-look performances of the new musical 5 & Dime, with a book by Ashley Robinson, music by Dan G. Sells and lyrics by transgender actress and activist, Shakina.
Northwestern's Incubator For New Musicals Announces New Leadership

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University announces its 2022-2023 season of new musical works and the arrival of multi-talented Broadway artist Alexander Gemignani as its new artistic director.
Queer|Art Announces Queer|Art|Film Winter 2022 Season at IFC Center

Queer|Art, New York City’s home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, has announced the upcoming Winter season of Queer|Art|Film, returning in person February 14th – May 9th.
BWW Review: SHAKINA NAYFACK Makes It Through In WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH IT at Feinstein's/54 Below

SHAKINA NAYFACK: WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH IT re-opening F/54B was really as fab a pride celebration as we could wish for and we hope that the lady will find her way back onto the club’s calendar soon
BWW Review: COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN at Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre

Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre takes us back and forth between 1955 and 1975 to the Five and Dime in McCarthy, Texas. The Disciples of Jimmy Dean are meeting to commemorate his untimely death in a car crash. Instead of contributing any new Jimmy Dean memorabilia to their collection, they uncover secrets long kept and truths about themselves.
Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre Presents COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, will perform Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by playwright Ed Graczyk, July 21 through August 5. All performances will be held at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, Cabaret Theatre, on the Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.
COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN to Open Next Month at Barnstable Comedy Club

COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN opens May 18th at BCC...a play about truth and the courage needed to tell it.
Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show.
Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show.
BWW Review: ACT 1's COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN

What happens when a group of teenagers idolize a celebrity - a figure from popular culture whose charisma ensures he will live on forever despite his death at a young age - reunite some 20 years later to further venerate their crush and to recall his impact on their young lives? That's the question considered in Ed Graczyk's Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, the tragicomedy now onstage as the final production of ACT 1's 2015-16 season at Nashville's Darkhorse Theater.
Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show.
Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show.
2016 Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle Announces 22nd Annual Citations for Outstanding Achievements - Andy Batt, Short North Stage and More!

The Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle has presented its 22nd annual citations for outstanding achievements in theater. Rather than focusing on competitive annual 'best' categories, the circle annually honors local individuals or groups whose work 'promotes the higher values of theater' or 'expands the possibilities of theater. All citations, presented Sunday night, January 31, 2016 during the Theater Roundtable's 16th annual Theater Awards Night at the Jewish Community Center, reflect a consensus of central Ohio theater critics:
Bill Pursell to Join Daughter Laura Pursell in Concert at Vitello's This January

On Jan 10th, Los Angeles audiences are about to receive a rare experience and opportunity to see and hear the legendary Bill Pursell and successful daughter, Laura Pursell, sharing their family legacy on stage for the first time in years - With special appearance by family friend Don Most (Happy Days).
Robert Re 'The Very Last Dance Hall Left in L.A.' At Vitellos

On Jan 10th, Los Angeles audiences are about to receive a rare experience and opportunity to see and hear the legendary Bill Pursell and successful daughter, Laura Pursell, sharing their family legacy on stage for the first time in years - With special appearance by family friend Don Most (Happy Days).
BWW Reviews: COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN Proves Timeless

Ed Graczyk's 1976 drama 'Come back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean' has a simple premise: It's September 30, 1975, and a small town dime store in West Texas is hosting the reunion of a James Dean Fan Club to mark the 20-year anniversary of Giant, which was filmed nearby. The underlying premise is you can't go home again.

Ed Graczyk FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Ed Graczyk written?

Ed Graczyk has written 1 shows including Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Playwright).

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