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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.



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...)

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company Kicks Off 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 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...)

Actors Co-op Theatre Company Opens its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 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 Today, 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...)

Actors Co-op Theatre Company Opens its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 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 today, 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...)

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...)

Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham and Chris Mann Headline 5th Annual BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Tonight at Ford Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 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...)

THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Begins Tonight in Schenectady
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

The first North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE begins tonight, October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors. The tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. (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...)

Tony Winner John Cullum Joins WAITRESS as 'Joe' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

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

QUARTET to Sing at Bristol Riverside Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 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...)

Utah Rep Announces Cast for Utah Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Nov. 25-Dec. 10
by Blair Howell - Oct 31, 2017

Utah Repertory Theater Company is excited to announce the cast and creative team for the final show in its fifth season, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. The first-in-state premiere staging of this award-winning musical runs Nov. 25-Dec. 10, 2017, in the Eccles Regent Street Black Box Theater. (more...)

Judy Kaye, Norm Lewis, Betsy Wolfe, Christopher Sieber and More Set for York Theatre's 26th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced a line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala set for Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Deck the Halls with Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Actors Co-0p Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the second show in its 26th Season, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's beloved comedy classic THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER. (more...)

Alli Mauzey and Nicole Parker to Bring WICKED DIVAS to Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

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

David Krane & Stephen Cole's GOIN' HOLLYWOOD Sets Private Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

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

BWW's On This Day - November 30, 2017
by - Nov 30, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Steve Kazee Lands Recurring Role in NBC's BLINDSPOT
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Entertainment Weekly has just reported that Broadway and 'Nashville' star Steve Kazee has landed a recurring role in NBC's Blindspot. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 29, 2017
by - Nov 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Photo Flash: First Look at Utah Rep's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Blair Howell - Nov 28, 2017

Utah Repertory Theater Company stages the Utah premiere production of the Tony-winning BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at the Eccles Theater's Regent Street Black Box in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City Nov. 25-Dec. 10. (more...)

VIDEO: WAITRESS Stars Betsy Wolfe, Jason Mraz Perform on THANKSGIVING PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2017

On the THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, WAITRESS stars Betsy Wolfe and Jason Mraz performed 'It Only Takes a Taste', live from The Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Mraz, a two-time Grammy Award winner is making his Broadway debut in the show. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe Will Leave WAITRESS Early to Headline Seattle Concerts With Jeremy Jordan
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 22, 2017

Betsy Wolfe has tweeted that she will be leaving Waitress earlier than planned to headline Seattle Symphony concerts with Jeremy Jordan. Her final performance will not be January 9th, and the Seattle concerts will be January 11-14. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams, Randy Rainbow, Randy Harrison, Well-Strung and More Join Roster for York's 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has added Samantha Bruce (The Fantasticks), Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), Julian Fleisher (February House), Randy Harrison (Cabaret), Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Randy Rainbow (Viral Video Sensation), Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street), Ben Rimalower (Bad with Money), the HOT singing string quartet Well-Strung, and The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre Ensemble (Judith Clurman, Director) to the line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Ben Vereen, The Muppets, Sondheim Unplugged and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 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. (more...)

PETER PAN's 'Gotta Crow' at Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PAN at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (more...)

Carrie St. Louis, Laura Michelle Kelly, 54 SINGS BILLY JOEL and More Set for This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

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

BWW Interview: Barry Pearl of ALL SHOOK UP at Studio C Performing Arts
by Cary Ginell - Nov 1, 2017

Jukebox musical featuring Elvis Presley catalog is refreshing, funny, and has some of the most energetic, stellar choreography of the year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company honored legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). BroadwayWorld has more photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Gala Honors Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt with 2017 Hammerstein Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 5, 2017

Last night The York Theatre Company honored the musical theatre writing team of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in a Fantastick gala concert and award ceremony directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. The 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre was presented to the legendary team (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) at the event held at the Asia Society on Park Ave in NYC and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Broadway Director Lonny Price to Lead Leonard Bernstein Masterclass at HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

HB Studio, one of New York's legendary institutions for theater training and practice, this winter offers musical theater performers the opportunity to study 'The Musical Theater Works of Leonard Bernstein' in a five week masterclass led by Broadway Director Lonny Price. (more...)

BWW TV: Try to Remember... Broadway Legends Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt Recall Career Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2017

Just last night, the York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, honored legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala. (more...)

Jim Dale and Robert Cuccioli to Headline Ziegfeld Society's HERE'S LOVE TO THE MUSIC MAN Meredith Willson Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Tony Award winner Jim Dale and Tony nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Robert Cuccioli headline in HERE'S LOVE TO THE MUSIC MAN: A Celebration of Songwriter Meredith Willson, the opening event of The Ziegfeld Society's ninth Season, honoring the 60th Anniversary of THE MUSIC MAN which received the 1958 Tony Award for Best Musical, and its legendary creator, Meredith Willson. (more...)

Richard Jay-Alexander Talks Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt for York Theatre Gala
by BWW Features - Dec 3, 2017

This Weekend we reached out to Richard to fill us in on the event and what attendees can look forward to. We found him in the midst of rehearsals and planning for the event to take place at The Asia Society with cocktails beginning at 6:00 PM and the Award Presentation starting at 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2017
by - Dec 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/2/2017
by - Dec 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/2/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2017
by - Dec 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

York Theatre Company's Star-Studded 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Set for Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 1, 2017
by - Dec 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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