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VIDEO: Deaf West Theatre Creates ASL Interpreted Version of 'We Don't Talk About Brun Photo VIDEO: Deaf West Theatre Creates ASL Interpreted Version of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' From ENCANTO
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

It is International Day of Sign Languages and Disney and Deaf West Theatre have teamed up to celebrate. Check out a video of an ASL Interpreted version of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' from the hit film, ENCANTO.

Rupert Holmes Penned RBG Play Makes Its World Premiere In St. Petersburg Photo Rupert Holmes Penned RBG Play Makes Its World Premiere In St. Petersburg
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022

This fall, freeFall continues their American Character Series with All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Other popular freeFall shows that have saluted the unique and enduring legacies of American Masters have included productions featuring the stories of James Beard, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Review: Worlds and Tragedy Collide In Bilingual OEDIPUS TYRANNUS at Getty Villa Photo Review: Worlds and Tragedy Collide In Bilingual OEDIPUS TYRANNUS at Getty Villa
by Evan Henerson - Sep 15, 2022

Koons' moody production at the Fleishman is trying to tap into a noirish whodunnit vibe in which the story’s professed detective is the one person in the building (or in this case, the amphitheatre) who doesn’t realize that he is himself is also the murderer.

Elizabeth Stanley to Lead Industry Reading of WHO KILLED MARILYN? This Week Photo Elizabeth Stanley to Lead Industry Reading of WHO KILLED MARILYN? This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Broadway Baby Productions will present private industry readings of -Who Killed Marilyn‚ÄĚ a new play by Sharleen Cooper Cohen. Directed by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evening Rapture_), the readings will be held on Friday, September 16th at 11:00am and 2:30pm.

ALI, a New Musical About Muhammad Ali, in Development for Broadway Photo ALI, a New Musical About Muhammad Ali, in Development for Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

ALI, a new musical celebrating the life and legacy of the heavyweight boxing champion and humanitarian Muhammad Ali is being developed for Broadway. 

Deaf West Theatre's OEDIPUS Starring Russell Harvard & More Begins Performances Tonig Photo Deaf West Theatre's OEDIPUS Starring Russell Harvard & More Begins Performances Tonight at the Getty Villa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Performances of Getty Museum and Los Angeles’s Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre’s thrilling fresh take on Sophocles’ Oedipus begin Thursday, September 1st at 8:00pm PT, featuring a bilingual production in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.

Listen: GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM With Brightman, Alabado & M Photo Listen: GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM With Brightman, Alabado & More Now Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022

Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium (Original Studio Cast Recording) ‚Äď Deluxe Edition has been released by Ghostlight Records in streaming and digital formats. In addition to the all-star cast album, this new edition features karaoke tracks for highlights from the recording. Listen here!

TV, Film, and Broadway Actor Richard Roat Dies at 88
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2022

On Friday, August 5, the Lakers and Angels lost their biggest fan. Richard Roat, the most supportive friend a person in the entertainment industry could ever have, passed away suddenly. Richard had amassed over 135 acting roles on television, film, and on Broadway.

Cast Announced for the Los Angeles Premiere of SANCTUARY CITY at Pasadena Playhouse Photo Cast Announced for the Los Angeles Premiere of SANCTUARY CITY at Pasadena Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse will present the Los Angeles premiere of Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living). Performances are scheduled from September 14 through October 9. The production stars Ana Nicolle Chavez (Apple TV +‚Äôs Truth Be Told) as ‚ÄúG,‚ÄĚ and Miles Fowler (HBO‚ÄôsWinning Time) as ‚ÄúB.‚ÄĚ

Review: AMPED UP POETRY IN MOTION - FREESTYLE LOVE REIGNS SUPREME at Pasadena Playhou Photo Review: AMPED UP POETRY IN MOTION - FREESTYLE LOVE REIGNS SUPREME at Pasadena Playhouse
by Evan Henerson - Jul 24, 2022

The work is smart, kinetic, occasionally a bit raunchy and a blast. Basically, this is part of the evolution of improvised comedy, only with better music. The Groundlings should be so cool.

The Pasadena Playhouse Videos

VIDEO: Deaf West Theatre Creates ASL Interpreted Version of 'We Don't Talk About Brun VideoVIDEO: Deaf West Theatre Creates ASL Interpreted Version of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' From ENCANTO
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

It is International Day of Sign Languages and Disney and Deaf West Theatre have teamed up to celebrate. Check out a video of an ASL Interpreted version of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' from the hit film, ENCANTO.

VIDEO: Alfred Molina Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Alfred Molina Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with stage and screen star Alfred Molina, who will soon appear in We Have To Hurry, streaming live via Broadway on Demand for two performances only, Saturday, June 5th at 8pm and Sunday, June 6th at 3pm.

VIDEO: Learn How to Make a Toy Theatre From Household Items as Part of Center Theatre VideoVIDEO: Learn How to Make a Toy Theatre From Household Items as Part of Center Theatre Group's THEATRE SKILLS @ HOME
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2020

If you miss experiencing storytelling in a theatre, you're in luck with Center Theatre Group's new Theatre Skills @ Home entry. This new video is teaching you how to make a toy theatre from household items, starting with the box that most recently held your latest delivery.

VIDEO: Joe Iconis Fans Create 'Andy's Song' Tribute Video VideoVIDEO: Joe Iconis Fans Create 'Andy's Song' Tribute Video
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2020

The Twitter stans of composer Joe Iconis and his frequent collaborator and Be More Chill star, George Salazar, came together this week to create a tribute to the duo.

BWW Flashback: The Cast of WILL AND GRACE on Stage! VideoBWW Flashback: The Cast of WILL AND GRACE on Stage!
by Abigail Charpentier - Oct 24, 2019

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are reprising their celebrated roles as Will, Grace, Karen and Jack for one last time in the farewell season of beloved NBC sitcom.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast Of THE HEIRESS at Arena Stage VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast Of THE HEIRESS at Arena Stage
by Alan Henry - Feb 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. After growing up subjected to her father's disinterest and strong resentment, a young woman in the 1850s discovers what love is in her journey towards independence, growth and strength, without an impactful female role model in her life. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, The Heiress runs February 8 - March 10, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.

VIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by Alan Henry - May 4, 2018

The Wallis production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, starts performances next week in the intimate Lovelace Theater! Artistic Director Paul Crewes snuck into rehearsal to chat with cast members Yvette Cason, Bryce Charles, Chester Gregory, and Paulette Ivory about this exciting new production.

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with CASA VALENTINA at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents the West Coast Premiere of CASA VALENTINA by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, the iconic playwright of the Broadway hits Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Newsies and Kinky Boots. The production opened on March 20 and will play through April 10, 2016, at The Pasadena Playhouse. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Opening Night of PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) opened Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. The cast features Sabrina Carpenter as 'Wendy' ('Girl Meets World', Hollywood Records recording artist), Kevin Quinn as 'Peter Pan' ('Bunk'd,' Season 12 of 'American Idol', 'Adventures in Babysitting'), Nikki SooHoo as 'Tiger Lily' ('The Lovely Bones,' 'Bring It On: Fight to the Finish' and 'Stick It'), Corey Fogelmanis as 'John' ('Girl Meets World'), and August Maturo as 'Michael' ('Girl Meets World'). Check out a behind the scenes look at opening night in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: John O'Hurley, Sabrina Carpenter and Chrissie Fit Talk PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS on Local TV
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) announces John O'Hurley ('Seinfeld,' Broadway's Chicago, 'Dancing With The Stars,' National Tour and Vegas production of Spamalot) as Captain Hook, Chrissie Fit ('Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Teen Beach Movie') as Tinker Bell, and Parvesh Cheena(NBC's 'Outsourced', 'A to Z' and 'Transformer Rescue Bots.') as Smee in this year's Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. In the videos below, John O'Hurley, Sabrina Carpenter and Chrissie Fit talk about the show on local TV.  Check it out below!