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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.



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...)

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...)

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...)

FST Announces NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

FST continues the 2017-18 Winter Mainstage Season with the culture clash comedy Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarias. Native Gardens runs from January 24 through March 25 in the Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions for all four Winter Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting us online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

BISTRO WINNER! Broadway's Carole Demas and Sarah Rice Return Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

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...)

FST Presents NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

FST continues the 2017-18 Winter Mainstage Season with the culture clash comedy Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarias. Native Gardens runs from January 24 through March 25 in the Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions for all four Winter Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting us online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

SIGNING THE SONG is Back At The Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

SIGNing the Song is back at the Rockwell Table and Stage for one night only on Tuesday, Feb 27th at 8 pm! Using a combination of American Sign Language and singing, actor-vocalist William Martinez's SIGNing The Song shares the story of a boy who grew up in a deaf household with little exposure to TV, radio, or movies. Because of his incredible 8th-grade music teacher and the love and support of his parents, he came out of his silent world and discovered his voice through music. Watch how ASL and song lyrics meld together into a beautifully unique art form. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive First Look - Tony Winner Steve Kazee Guests on NBC's BLINDSPOT
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 24, 2018

Tony Award winner Steve Kazee returns for a guest spot on NBC's BLINDSPOT, this Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Below, BWW brings you an exclusive first look at the appearance! (more...)

Theater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING
by Theater Talk - Jan 22, 2018

Actor Mark Rylance (Academy Award and 2-time Tony Award winner) and playwright Claire van Kampen discuss her new play in which he stars, Farinelli and the King, with co-hosts playwright Warren Leight and Susan Haskins. Also, co-host Michael Musto goes backstage at The Oscar Hammerstein Awards for a conversation with this year's honorees, the legendary songwriting team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks; I Do, I Do; 110 in the Shade). (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre heads into the new year with Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Time Stands Still January 23-February 11. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast includes Laura Giknis, Eleanor Handley, Michael Satow, and Danny Vaccaro. (more...)

Actors Co-op Theatre Co. Presents A WALK IN THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Actors Co-0p Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominated drama A Walk in the Woods written by award-winning playwright Lee Blessing, directed by Ken Sawyer, produced by Lauren Thompson. A Walk in the Woods will preview, Thursday, February 8 at 8:00 pm, and will open Friday, February 9 at 8:00 pm, and run through Sunday, March 18 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: BRIGHT STAR at Pioneer Theatre Company is a Special Experience
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 15, 2018

BRIGHT STAR at Pioneer Theatre Company is utterly ravishing. The masterful performances and staging will take your breath away as they unforgettably illuminate the moving story and songs. Essentially the original Broadway production transferred to the PTC stage, this is not a locally produced regional production, nor is it a typical national tour per se in its current state. This is the last city where it will be presented in this form, starring Carmen Cusack, who was Tony-nominated for her role. Suffice it to say, the experience of seeing BRIGHT STAR at Pioneer Theatre Company is something very special. In addition to reviewing, BroadwayWorld was provided the opportunity to speak with cast and band members about the production. (more...)

HBO EspaƱa incluye LADY DAY en su contenido
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 2, 2018

Por fin podemos ver en nuestro pais a traves de la plataforma HBO la obra de Lanie Robertson protagonizada por la espectacular Audra McDonald (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...)

Santino Fontana and Special Guest Jessica Fontana to Perform at Aventura Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

The City of Aventura's Broadway Concert Series presents two of New York's hottest stars when Santino Fontana with special guest Jessica Fontana take the stage on Wednesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. (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...)

Sugar, Butter, Married! WAITRESS Star Betsy Wolfe Shares Wedding Photos
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Another Broadway favorite ties the knot! This evening, Waitress' current Jenna, Betsy Wolfe took to Twitter to share photos from her recent nuptials. Check out Betsy in all her wedded bliss below! (more...)

Terrence Mann and Will Swenson to Headline JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The New Group has announced today that Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the company's Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as 'Jerry Springer' and 'Warm-Up / Satan,' respectively. (more...)

PETER PAN to Fly to Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

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