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Emmy and Grammy-Winning Adam Blackstone Joins THE WIZ Creative Team

Emmy Award®-winning music director and Grammy Award®-winning writer, Adam Blackstone, has joined the creative team as Dance Music Arranger for the revival of The Wiz.

Common and MC Lyte Join the Producing Team For THE WIZ

Academy Award®, Grammy Award® and Emmy Award®-winning artist, actor, author and activist Common and hip-hop pioneer, actor, philanthropist, and business mogul MC Lyte will join the co-producing team of the all-new production of The Wiz. Learn more about The Wiz and how to get tickets here!

The Broadway League Presents The 2023 League Awards

The Broadway League congratulates the honorees of the League Awards, which were announced today during the 33rd annual Spring Road Conference, celebrating industry professionals whose outstanding achievements contribute to the success of Broadway on the Road. Since 1992, the League Awards recognize those who have displayed exemplary service to the Touring Broadway industry and are regarded as innovators in their profession.

The Broadway League Announces Recipients of Inaugural League Leadership Awards

The Broadway League has announced the recipients of the 2023 Broadway League Leadership Awards. See the list of recipients!

Playhouse Square Unveils Next Phase of Neighborhood Transformation Featuring Dazzling New Theater Marquees

Playhouse Square has unveiled plans to build upon its dramatic neighborhood transformation. Designed to bring the grandeur and beauty of its 100-year-old, fully-restored theaters outdoors, this next phase features dazzling new theater marquees, signage for the performing arts center's resident companies and technology upgrades for elements installed during the original phase of the transformation.

Playhouse Square Names Royal Albert Hall Chief Executive Craig Hassall as New President and Chief Executive

Royal Albert Hall Chief Executive Craig Hassall has been named Playhouse Square's new president and chief executive officer, replacing retiring CEO Gina Vernaci.

Royal Albert Hall CEO Craig Hassall to Step Down

Royal Albert Hall CEO Craig Hassall will step down at the start of the 2023 season, having accepted a position as President and Chief Executive of Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Playhouse Square Announces New President and CEO

Playhouse Square announced that Royal Albert Hall Chief Executive Craig Hassall has been named its new president and chief executive officer, replacing retiring CEO Gina Vernaci.

Photos: Playhouse Square Honors Legendary Lyricist Sir Tim Rice

Playhouse Square Board of Trustees Chair Amy Brady honored noted lyricist Sir Tim Rice with the organization’s highest award, the Playhouse Square Star Award for Achievement in the Performing Arts, at its annual Chairman’s Dinner on May 4.

Playhouse Square Announces 2022-23 KeyBank Broadway Series

Playhouse Square has revealed the shows Cleveland audiences will enjoy as part of the 2022-2023 KeyBank Broadway Series: LES MISÉRABLES (October 2022), CATS (November 2022), BEETLEJUICE (January 2023), HADESTOWN (January- February 2023), TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL (April-May 2023, and more.

National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch October 2022

Cameron Mackintosh announced today that his acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will relaunch its record-breaking tour of North America in October 2022.

Sara Bareilles' Beloved Musical WAITRESS Returns To Playhouse Square For Intimate Run In Historic Hanna Theatre

Sara Bareilles' hit musical Waitress returns to Playhouse Square this May for a limited 5-week engagement at the intimate 550-seat Hanna Theatre. Playhouse Square launched the first national Waitress tour at the Connor Palace in 2017.

CHOIR OF MAN is Coming Back to the UIS Performing Arts Center in March

University of Illinois Springfield announces Choir of Man as part of the show's third U.S. tour. The performance is on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the UIS Performing Arts Center.

Playhouse Square CEO Gina Vernaci To Retire In 2023

Playhouse Square announced today that Gina Vernaci plans to step down as president and CEO in February 2023 after a 39-year career with the organization.

Playhouse Square Introduces Vaccination Or Negative Testing Requirement For Audiences

Playhouse Square will be joining performing arts venues in the Northeast Ohio region and around the country to implement a safer return to full-capacity live indoor performances this fall by requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or if they cannot be vaccinated to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, building another layer of protection onto the mask requirement introduced in late July.

WICKED Returns To Playhouse Square This December

Playhouse Square has announced WICKED will make its long-awaited return to Cleveland this holiday season at the KeyBank State Theatre, Dec. 8, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022. Tickets go on sale August 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Playhouse Square Welcomes First Audiences and Announces Extension Of THE CHOIR OF MAN

On June 11, audiences returned to Playhouse Square for the first time in 15 months. The high-energy global phenomenon THE CHOIR OF MAN was waiting for them with lively songs, laughs and Labatt beer.

Disney's THE LION KING to Return to Playhouse Square in October

The Lion King will begin performances at the KeyBank State Theatre on Friday, October 1 for a limited engagement of 2 weeks (16 performances) through Friday, October 15. The opening night is Tuesday, October 5 at 7:30 PM. 

THE PROM, PRETTY WOMAN, and More Announced for Return of Broadway at Playhouse Square

Through a virtual broadcast this evening, Playhouse Square revealed the five shows Cleveland audiences will enjoy live and in person as the KeyBank Broadway Series returns to its historic stages beginning this fall: THE PROM, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS and DISNEY'S FROZEN.

Playhouse Square Faces Pandemic Challenges Head On; BWY IN CLE Expected To Return Fall 2021 

Playhouse Square's KeyBank Broadway Series is expected to return in Fall 2021. 

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