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Cleveland Playhouse Presents THEATRE THURSDAY: HOLIDAY MOVIE NIGHT Photo Cleveland Playhouse Presents THEATRE THURSDAY: HOLIDAY MOVIE NIGHT
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2020

Cleveland Play House celebrates the joy of the season in the next installment of Theatre Thursday: Holiday Movie Night on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Hosted by Artistic Director Laura Kepley, the December edition includes a special screening of original short films by commissioned artists, including: Will Van Dyke, Christopher Gerson, Tarah Flanagan, D.M. Pulley, Jeff Talbott, and Jimmie Woody. Tickets to Theatre Thursday are Pay What You Can starting at $5 and are available at www.clevelandplayhouse.com.

BWW Review: CLEVELAND THEATRE IN THE PANDEMIC Photo BWW Review: CLEVELAND THEATRE IN THE PANDEMIC
by Roy Berko - Dec 15, 2020

With pop, gospel, and reimagined classics, The First Noel tells the story of a family that must confront the grief of the past in order to reunite and celebrate the joy of the present. Join Tony Award winner Jason Michael Webb and CWRU/CPH MFA alum Lelund Durond Thompson for a special behind-the-scenes look of their musical The First Noel. This holiday concert will feature performances of select songs and exclusive interviews with the creative team. A moving and uplifting gift for the entire family!

ASF Launches Virtual Shakespeare Monologue Series Photo ASF Launches Virtual Shakespeare Monologue Series
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2020

With audiences and artists alike separated from live performing arts by the global COVID-19 pandemic, actors who have appeared on stage at Alabama Shakespeare Festival are sharing their favorite Shakespeare monologues online.

Kenneth Jones' ALABAMA STORY Combines Homecoming, Debut At ASF Photo Kenneth Jones' ALABAMA STORY Combines Homecoming, Debut At ASF
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2020

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones on the Octagon Stage March 5 through March 22, 2020. Directed by ASF Artistic Director Rick Dildine, this production brings home a play that was inspired by true events from 1959 Montgomery and was created on this very soil. Rich with all the complexities of human nature, this tale from Alabama history remains stunningly relevant to today's world.

Gulfshore Playhouse and the Naples Philharmonic perform Shakespeare for the entire 11 Photo Gulfshore Playhouse and the Naples Philharmonic perform Shakespeare for the entire 11th Grade of Collier County
by Julie Musbach - Oct 2, 2019

A mysterious island. Young love. Dark magic. Those are some of the elements that enthralled the entire 11th grade of Collier County when they attended last week's production of a?oeShipwrecked,a?? a new adaptation of Shakespeare's a?oeThe Tempesta?? performed by Gulfshore Playhouse and the Naples Philharmonic at Artisa?"Naples.

Announcing The Cast Of BUZZ, A New Work By Susan Ferrara Photo Announcing The Cast Of BUZZ, A New Work By Susan Ferrara
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2019

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents the world premiere of Buzz by Susan Ferrara, on stage September 4 a?' 15, 2019. Directed by Emmy Award-winning actor Carrie Preston, the provocative new play will be performed in an alternative space, ensuring that every performance is a unique experience for the audience.

BWW Review: THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS at Great River Shakespeare Festival Photo BWW Review: THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS at Great River Shakespeare Festival
by Kathleen Peterson - Jul 25, 2019

A rollicking adaptation of an 18th century farce provides a truly delightful night of theatre.

BWW Review: An Unsettling MACBETH at Great River Shakespeare Festival Photo BWW Review: An Unsettling MACBETH at Great River Shakespeare Festival
by Kathleen Peterson - Jul 8, 2019

It's not surprising to feel somewhat uneasy sitting in a theater waiting for MACBETH to begin. At the Great River Shakespeare Festival's production you're confronted when you sit down with a stage set that feels fractured, unforgiving, ominous.

Photo Flash: Great River Shakespeare Festival Opens Season 16 Photo Photo Flash: Great River Shakespeare Festival Opens Season 16
by Julie Musbach - Jul 8, 2019

Great River Shakespeare Festival opened the fourth show of its 16th season last night, with the world premiere of Beth Gardiner's new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters. 

Cleveland Play House Production Of A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns For 11th Year Photo Cleveland Play House Production Of A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns For 11th Year
by Julie Musbach - Oct 30, 2018

Everyone's favorite characters from Cleveland Street are back for their 11th production with Cleveland Play House (CPH) during the 2018 holiday season. A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with the story you know and love, based on the original motion picture that was filmed in Cleveland. CPH's production of A Christmas Story has quickly become an annual holiday tradition for families of all generations. Each year, these performances attract thousands of new guests to live theatre at Cleveland Play House. Previews begin November 23rd with press opening on November 30th at the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square. This production will be sponsored by Dollar Bank and Pinecrest.

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Everyone's favorite characters from Cleveland Street are back for their 10th production with Cleveland Play House (CPH) during the 2017 holiday season.

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Everyone's favorite characters from Cleveland Street are back for their 10th production with Cleveland Play House (CPH) during the 2017 holiday season.

BWW Review: Marvelous HAMLET at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Photo BWW Review: Marvelous HAMLET at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Oct 18, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents a uniquely engaging and compelling presentation of one of Shakespeare's finest plays with their current production of HAMLET. So many great lines that have become a part of our language are present here, and it's really amazing to think that the Rep hasn't staged this show until now. I think that just makes it all the more special, especially since director Paul Mason Barnes, who has an undeniable talent for interpreting the Bard, brings his vision to the project. Purists may quibble with it, but I found this staging utterly remarkable. Some people prefer their Shakespeare straight up, no chaser. But I've always found his canon to be extremely malleable; no matter how much you tinker with certain aspects, the powerful and poetic text will always shine through. Now, a lot has been cut to keep the show to a reasonable length (three hours split over two acts; we're not Elizabethan audiences, after all), but they're not things that are central to the plot, and overall, this trimming adds momentum, as well as ratcheting up the tension. I wholeheartedly recommend this production, and I think it's an example of must-see theater performed at its highest level.

Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall Photo Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

With a story as epic and revered as Hamlet, a theatre company has to either go big or go home. And with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy (running October 11 through November 5), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is most definitely going big with an all-star cast and production team.

Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall Photo Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

With a story as epic and revered as Hamlet, a theatre company has to either go big or go home. And with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy (running October 11 through November 5), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is most definitely going big with an all-star cast and production team.

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The most popular show in Cleveland Play House history is back just in time for the holidays! A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with its nostalgic tale of little Ralphie Parker and his ultimate Christmas wish.

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The most popular show in Cleveland Play House history is back just in time for the holidays! A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with its nostalgic tale of little Ralphie Parker and his ultimate Christmas wish.

Photo Flash: INSIGNIFICANCE Celebrates Opening Night!
by Nora Dominick - Feb 25, 2016

The cast of INSIGNIFICANCE celebrated its opening night this week and BroadwayWorld has all the photos of the celebration!

Crowded Outlet Launches
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 19, 2016

 Crowded Outlet, a new not-for-profit development and producing organization committed to harnessing the creative powers of a variety of artistic voices and theatrical visions, launches in January 2016 with the first event in a planned monthly developmental series called Surge, offering theatre artists a chance to test their new ideas and dawning projects. A full production is also on the horizon, for Spring 2016.

BWW Review: It's Back...A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Dec 7, 2015

Yes, A CHRISTMAS STORY is again lighting up the stage at the Cleveland Play House. It's a new production, which incites new comments, but the history and my unexpected involvement in the tale is still the same!

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