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Pasadena Community Playhouse (Pasadena, CA)
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Based on the play The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash

Adapted by Nash from his classic play "The Rainmaker," "110 in the Shade" tells the story of Lizzie Curry, a love-starved woman living on a rain-starved Texas ranch during the Depression. Lizzie likes to speak her mind, and she's plenty headstrong, but also lonely. Her father and brothers would like to see her hitched and happy, maybe to Sheriff File, who's become a brooding loner since his wife left him. Bursting with charisma, con-man Starbuck swaggers into town, promising rain to the drought-parched town, and a chance of romance for Lizzie.



"110 in the Shade" opened on Broadway 50 years ago on October 24, 1963, at the Broadhurst Theatre. Starring Inga Swenson as Lizzie and Will Geer as H.C. Curry and featuring the choreography of Agnes De Mille, the original production was nominated for four Tony Awards. The Roundabout Theater Company's 2007 revival starred Audra McDonald as Lizzie, Steve Kazee as Starbuck and John Cullum as H.C. Curry; it received five Tony nominations and won two Drama Desk awards for outstanding revival of a musical and for best actress in a musical.



Actors Co-op Theatre Company Opens its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Actors Co-0p Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and film by Alfred Hitchcock, directed by Kevin Chesley, produced by Jorie Janeway. THE 39 STEPS will preview on Thursday, September 21 at 8pm and will open Friday, September 22 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 29 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

York Theatre Company To Honor Harvey Schmidt And Tom Jones At 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. (more...)

Breaking: Betsy Wolfe, Alexander Gemignani and Margaret Colin Join CAROUSEL on Broadway; Cast & Theatre Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

Producers Scott Rudin and Roy Furman announced today that Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Justin Peck, will play the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) when it makes its return to Broadway next spring in one of the most deeply anticipated productions of the new season. (more...)

Charles Busch, Laura Benanti, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

This October, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

QUARTET to Sing at Bristol Riverside Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Learning to age gracefully is the theme of Bristol Riverside Theatre's next Mainstage production, Quartet by Ron Harwood running October 31-November 19. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Keith Baker, Joy Franz, Laural Merlington, and Nick Ullett. (more...)

Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee to Walk Down the Street in Broadway's PRETTY WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Producer Paula Wagner announces a new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall's PRETTY WOMAN, which will arrive on Broadway following its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Explains Why Parents Discouraged Her from Playing a Slave
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

During a recent appearance on BuzzFeed News, multi-Tony Award winner Audra McDonald revealed that her parents advised her not to play a slave early in her career. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Jones & Schmidt with THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 in the Shade, and I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. (more...)

Tony Winner John Cullum to Join WAITRESS as 'Joe'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Waitress have announced that on October 5, 2017, Tony Award winner John Cullum will join the Broadway musical in the role of Joe, the cantankerous owner of Joe's Pie Diner, home to the titular pie-maker's extraordinary confections. (more...)

Broadway's Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Tribute Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

In one week - back by popular demand! Broadway vets Carole Demas & Sarah Rice return in tribute to Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt. Thank You For Your Love will feature songs, multimedia, and memories from two storied careers, 2 nights only. (more...)

Breaking: Betsy Wolfe Departs CAROUSEL Revival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Scott Rudin said, We wish Betsy well and are enormously disappointed she won't be able to join the company at the Imperial. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning star Audra McDonald returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for an up close and personal concert on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Accompanied by her trio, McDonald will bring her vivacious personality and artistry to hit show tunes, classic film songs and selections written expressly for her by many of today's leading composers. The New York Times wrote of her Carnegie Hall concert, "That sense of excitement, in which she tugs a song forward emotionally, is inherent in the quickness and tang of her vibrato, as though feelings are pouring out of her almost faster than they can be reined in." (more...)

David Krane & Stephen Cole's GOIN' HOLLYWOOD Sets Private Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The award-winning team of David Krane and Stephen Cole will present a private industry reading of their new musical, Goin' Hollywood on Friday, October 13, 2017. (more...)

Jennifer Cody and More to Star in A COMEDY OF TENORS at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company will produce A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig, opening Oct. 20, 2017. The hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning 1989 comedy Lend Me a Tenor is directed by Wes Grantom and will run through Nov. 4, 2017. (more...)

Alli Mauzey and Nicole Parker to Bring WICKED DIVAS to Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra brings the music of Broadway to Sioux Falls with Wicked Divas on October 21 & 22. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's ACTOR THERAPY Begins 2017 Fall Cabaret Series Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

LINDSAY MENDEZ & RYAN SCOTT OLIVER'S ACTOR THERAPY presents their Fall 2017 Cabaret Series at Don't Tell Mama, beginning on October 19th, 2017 at 9:30pm with REINTRODUCING ALINA FONTANILLA. (more...)

Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe to Celebrate 'WOMEN OF NOTES' with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

The New York Pops, under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke, pays tribute to female composers and lyricists of the stage and screen on Friday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Lesley Ann Warren and Joyce Bulifant to Reprise Roles from THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater welcomes Lesley Ann Warren (Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Drat! The Cat!, 110 in the Shade, Dream) and Joyce Bulifant (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Airplane!), as they reprise their roles from the 1967 movie musical spectacular, Walt Disney's The Happiest Millionaire, celebrating its 50th anniversary in a concert benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Date Announced for BMA Gala, Richard Jay-Alexander Named Honorary Chair
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2017

Executive Director, Connor Deane announced today that the third annual BROADWAY SINGS gala would be held on Monday, November 27 at the historic Westport Country Playhouse. Broadway Method Academy is a non-profit musical theater-training program where young artists are linked with working Broadway professionals, both in the classroom and on-stage. The academy serves at resident conservatory to Westport Country Playhouse. (more...)

Broadway's DEMAS & RICE Celebrate Jones & Schmidt
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Join Broadway Stars and long-time friends, Carole Demas (GREASE original 'Sandy') and Sarah Rice (SWEENEY TODD original 'Johanna') in their musical celebration of Broadway's Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (THE FANTASTICKS, I DO, I DO, CELEBRATION, 110 in the Shade, COLETTE and more). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2017
by - Jun 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

'GREAT COMET', COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Receive AEA's Excellence in Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Actors' Equity Association today named The Great Comet, Come From Away and A Doll's House Part 2 the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2016-17 theatrical season. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 4, 2017
by - Jul 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Filling Their Shoes: Betsy Wolfe Explains the Art of the Broadway Replacement
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 27, 2017

Betsy Wolfe was last seen on Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of Falsettos playing Cordelia. Wolfe told BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge how she made the role her of Jenna own and why it's so important to do so. (more...)


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Ruth Eckerd Hall presents DANCE TO THE MOVIES on 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Dance To The Movies, the new, high octane stage hit with special guest star Lesley Ann Warren, Dancing with the Stars Pros, So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol finalists on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 29 at noon. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! Reunion and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, the cast of CATS, the New Writers at 54! series, and a HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! reunion concert. Scroll down for details! (more...)

VIDEO: What Can Baking Do? Betsy Wolfe Sings a WAITRESS Classic!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017

What exactly can baking do? In a special appearance on New York's Pix11, new Waitress star Betsy Wolfe croons a Jenna classic- 'What Baking Can Do.' Check out the performance below! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

VIDEO: The Memory Lives Again with CATS Resident Grizabella, Mamie Parris
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017

Mamie Parris, who plays the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, visited Fox 5 today to deliver her impressive take on the classic ballad, 'Memory.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Actors' Equity Association Presents GREAT COMET, COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 with Excellence in Diversity Award
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 12, 2017

Actors' Equity Association just presented The Great Comet, Come From Away and A Doll's House Part 2 the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2016-17 theatrical season. (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

Jordan Murphy Presents A Night On The Barge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Do you LOVE new musical theatre? Do you want to support new writing? Well, this is for you! (more...)

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company Kicks Off 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tracy Lynn Olivera
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 29, 2017

Today's subject Tracy Lynn Olivera is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre as the stalwart countess Charlotte in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, A Little Night Music. The production runs through October 8th in Signature's Max Theatre. (more...)

Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham and Chris Mann to Headline 5th Annual BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents and the City of Los Angeles have announced the fifth annual Broadway Under the Stars event, a one-night-only concert starring (in alphabetical order) Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham, and Chris Mann, with additional performers still to be announced. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Announces Cast for West Coast Premiere of INCOGNITO by Nick Payne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) is pleased to announce the cast for the West Coast premiere of NICK PAYNE'S profoundly moving play INCOGNITO, directed by Ovation nominee and Indy Award-winner KATHARINE FARMER. This dazzling new drama explores what it means to be human and how memory and imagination shape our identities. (more...)

Meet the Full Company of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Bowing Tonight on the Great White Way
by Meet the Cast - Aug 24, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opens tonight, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus go inside rehearsals with the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Broadway Experience Celebrates 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Broadway Experience celebrated its 10th Anniversary season with a culminating student performance alongside Broadway professionals this past Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the James & Martha Duffy Performance Space at Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Joins Cast of THE GOOD FIGHT as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald has joined the cast of THE GOOD FIGHT on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. The second season of CBS All Access' first original drama series will premiere in early 2018. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: CATS' Mamie Parris Makes Purrrfect Catnip Goldfish Crackers
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017

In this latest episode, we bring you very special guests from Cats- Grizabella herself, Mamie Parris! For the recipe for Katie's Catnip Goldfish Crackers, visit: www.backstagebite.com (more...)

TUTS Welcomes Dan Knechtges as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the appointment of Tony-nominated director and choreographer, Dan Knechtges, as TUTS new Artistic Director. (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

John Boyega and Amber Riley Among Newcomers on Shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Stage today announced the shortlist for its inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. The awards recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. (more...)

Tony Winner Steve Kazee to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical Based On Hit Movie THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Steve Kazee announced via Instagram today that he is leading the industry reading of a new musical The Sting! Check out his post below! (more...)

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