110 in the Shade

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.

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Pasadena Community Playhouse

(Pasadena, CA)
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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by Jim Munson - Sep 27, 2019
Keith Pinto is one of those fortunate stage actors who seems to work almost constantly. If you attend Bay Area theater with any regularity, chances are you've seen him, most likely in a role that showcases his energetic performance style and talent for movement. His latest role is the iconic a?oesweet transvestitea?? Frank-N-Furter in San Jose Stage Company's new production of a?oeThe Rocky Horror Show.a?? Mr. Pinto recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his process while he was between rehearsals.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
According to People, actress Jenna Dewan and boyfriend Steve Kazee are expecting their first child together. 'We are beyond overjoyed and couldn't be happier to be expanding our family!' the couple told People.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre announces that Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson and Artistic Director Keith Baker will be stepping down from their day-to-day roles at the end of the 2019-2020 season. Atkinson is credited with helping to rejuvenate Bristol Borough during her 33 years of service. She led the way in turning an old adult movie theatre into a professional theatre company that has produced five world class productions a year for the past 33 years. Baker steps down after 28 years of service to the theatre. He wore many different hats at BRT, directing, singing and acting in over 120 plays and musicals, and steering its artistic vision. The duo will step down from their roles at the conclusion of the current season. The BRT Board of Directors has launched an extensive search for a new artistic director. Later in the season, look for news of a special event that will honor Atkinson and Baker's service to the organization and the community. 
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 18, 2019
One of Broadway's most legendary sopranos, Tony nominee Inga Swenson, joins Rob and Kevin via phone to look back on her incredible career which includes films like The Miracle Worker, television like Benson and The Golden Girls, and theater credits including New Faces of 1956, Peer Gynt, Camelot, 110 in the Shade, Baker Street and many others!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
With limited remaining spots, Betsy Wolfe, co-creator of BroadwayEvolved, reflects upon the past two years and what excites her about bringing BroadwayEvolved to select cities throughout the year.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Oct 21, 2019
Today's conversation is with Betsy Wolfe, who has established herself as one of the most versatile and keenly intelligent Broadway performers of her generation. She recently starred as Jenna Hunterson, the title role in the Tony nominated musical Waitress.  Prior to that, she played Cordelia, one of the one of the lovable a?oelesbians from next door,a?? in the Broadway revival of Falsettos directed by James Lapine, which recently aired on PBS. She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed performance as Cathy in the off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2019
Today's top stories: The Sound Inside and Little Shop of Horrors officially open tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the Bay Area premiere of Groundhog Day the Musical, the hit Broadway comedy adapted from the timeless Bill Murray film. Danny Rubin, co-writer of the 1993 film, wrote the book, with music and lyrics supplied by Tony-winner Tim Minchin (Matilda). Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Music Theatre Kansas City (MTKC) presents a concert celebration of Broadway in Kansas City, featuring special guest artist Betsy Wolfe on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
 Actors' Equity Association has presented the company members of Head over Heels with the 12th Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2018-2019 season. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Alley Theatre and Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of the Tony Award®-winning Alley Theatre, announce the cast and creative team of Fully Committed. Under the direction of Alley Associate Producer and Casting Director Brandon Weinbrenner, Resident Acting Company Member Dylan Godwin steps into the role of Sam. Arriving just in time for the holidays at the Alley, Becky Mode's hilarious hit lets the holiday madness run wild. Performances of Fully Committed begin Tuesday, November 26 and run through Sunday, December 29. Tickets are available at the Alley Theatre Box Office at 713.220.5700 and online at www.alleytheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Performances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Shea's Performing Arts Center announced Six-Time Tony Award-Winning Broadway Star, Audra McDonald will be headlining Shea's Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, April 25, 2020!
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Tune in to WFAA's Midday News on Channel 8 Thursday, November 14 at 11 AM to see Mirette stars Emma Grace Freeman and Christopher J. Deaton.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway), along with Solo Productions' Mary Young Leckie (Maudie, Mary's Wedding), have just announced the creative team and casting for The Louder We Get, based on the true story of Marc Hall, with book by Kent Staines, lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, and music by Colleen Dauncey.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Alley Theatre and Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announce the cast and creative team of Fully Committed. Under the direction of Alley Associate Producer and Casting Director Brandon Weinbrenner, Resident Acting Company Member Dylan Godwin steps into the role of Sam. Arriving just in time for the holidays at the Alley, Becky Mode's hilarious hit lets the holiday madness run wild. Performances of Fully Committed begin Tuesday, November 26 and run through Sunday, December 29. Tickets are available at the Alley Theatre Box Office at 713.220.5700 and online at www.alleytheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced the world premiere of a new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a Book by Michael Mitnick and Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Scotland, PA is Gwon's Roundabout commission following the debut of his musical Ordinary Days at Roundabout Underground.
by Julie Musbach - May 4, 2019
In celebration of four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's 80th birthday, producers Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno and Tom Kirdahy announce a new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starring Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald and two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, directed by Obie Award winner Arin Arbus.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, the sixth show of its second century, July 27 – August 2. Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon is proudly sponsored by Ameren.     
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Jessica Fontana, the Broadway actress and co-creator of the hit podcast 'Support For This Podcast,' will debut her solo show, Jessica Fontana: What You See Is What You Get. This special, two-night-only engagement will take place at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street) on Thursday, June 13 and Monday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Berkshire Theatre Group cast of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story had their first read through earlier this week in New York City! Rock and Roll Man is being presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, in association with five-time Tony Award-Winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf). Rock and Roll Man has a book by Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak and Rose Caiola, with original music and lyrics by Gary Kupper.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
'I tried to tell a simple story about droughts that happen to people, and about faith,' wrote N. Richard Nash (1913-2000) in regards to his own profoundly beautiful play, 'The Rainmaker.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Kathleen Clark's (In The Mood, Southern Comforts, Secrets of a Soccer Mom) world premiere comedy What We May Be at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, beginning August 8 and running through August 31.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
BroadwayWorld followers got a special treat this weekend as Mamie Parris took over our Instagram Story as The Muny's production of Paint Your Wagon. So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy! Check it all out the full video!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by Linnae Medeiros - Jul 26, 2019
Get ready because Mamie Parris is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Saturday, July 27th, at the Muny's production of Paint Your Wagon! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look at this reimagined version of the Lerner and Lowe classic!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen presented a one-night-only concert production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical South Pacific, starring Christy Altomare!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
On Monday, July 8 (6pm) Green Room 42 will present An Evening With Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days, 'Submissions Only'). The special event will feature performances by: Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels), Dave Thomas Brown (American Psycho), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin), Jessica Vosk (Wicked), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Deborah S. Craig (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Raymond J. Lee (Groundhog Day), Sarah Lynn Marion (Ordinary Days), Destinee Rea (Book of Mormon), Sevan Greene (Aftermath), and a special preview of songs from Adam Gwon's new musical SCOTLAND, PA. Click here for tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Broadway's Golden Age of Theatre comes alive next month when New York's Feinstein's/54 Below presents legendary two-time Tony Award winning actor John Cullum in his first ever one man show, John Cullum: An Accidental Star.  Performances will be Sept. 2 nd and Sept. 4th through 7th, at the 254 W. 54th St. supper club, each night at 7.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks favorites Fire on the Mountain and Tony-nominated It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Cast and crew for Michael John LaChiusa's HELLO AGAIN, the first show of Theo Ubique's second season on Howard Street in Evanston, have been announced by the show's multi-Jeff award-winning director-choreographer Brenda Didier.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
On August 1, N. Richard Nash's daughter, Amanda, who lives in Massachusetts, came to see East Lynne Theater Company's 'The Rainmaker' and brought four cousins, including Lois, the daughter of Nash's sister Mae, who was the inspiration for 'Lizzie' in this comedy-drama. They all loved the play, which again received a standing ovation. Amanda thanked director Gayle Stahlhuth for 'bringing this family back to life' in such 'a wonderful production.' She grew up with this play and the profits from it paid for her college education.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
BoHo Theatre closes out its 2019 season with BIG FISH, the imaginative and moving musical by Andrew Lippa and John August, directed by BoHo Theatre Artistic Director Stephen Schellhardt. BoHo brings its trademark attention to character and relationships to this intimately staged tale of a larger-than-life storyteller and his fraught relationship with his only son.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Kathleen Clark's (In The Mood, Southern Comforts, Secrets of a Soccer Mom) world premiere comedy What We May Be at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, beginning August 8 and running through August 31.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
The masked man has a new Broadway baby! Star of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, Ben Crawford, and his wife Kate have just welcomed a baby boy to the family. Jack Benjamin Crawford, the couple's second child, was born over the weekend. BroadwayWorld sends our congratulations to the happy family!
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 12, 2019
She is one half of the first female songwriting team to hit Broadway and one of the most important figures in the American Musical Theater of the 1970s. Along with composer Nancy Ford, the wonderful Gretchen Cryer has given the world such musicals as Now Is The Time For All Good Men...., Shelter, and I'm Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road, as well as appearing in the original Broadway companies of Little Me, 110 In The Shade, and 1776.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2019
Earlier this year, on April 22, The Phantom of the Opera, reached a milestone that no other Broadway show has even come near. Phantom, the longest-running show in Broadway history, became the first Broadway show EVER to reach #13,000 performances. This is just one of many incredible achievements made by the show since it opened on Broadway over three decades ago.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Full cast and production team were announced today for the Equity-affiliated Citadel Theatre Company's production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.  The fantasy-comedy by Rick Elice, author of JERSEY BOYS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and THE CHER SHOW, imagines how Peter Pan might have become lost in Neverland, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards (including Best Play) and won five.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series presents Mamie Parris in a one-night-only solo show accompanied by Broadway composer Barbara Anselmi (It Should Have Been You) on Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm. On Broadway, Mamie most recently returned to the cast of School of Rock  in the role of Rosalie. She previously starred as Grizabella in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS. Her other Broadway and National Tour credits include School of Rock (Patty) (cast album), Wicked (Elphaba), 9 To 5 The Musical (as Judy Bernly, the role created by Jane Fonda in the iconic film), the Tony-Nominated revival of Ragtime, 5-time Tony-Winner The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde the Musical, and Roundabout Theatre's acclaimed revivals of On The 20th Century (Agnes) (cast album), and 110 In the Shade (cast album). Off-Broadway credits include Pump Boys and Dinettes (Prudie), part of the Encores! Off-Center series, and See Rock City and Other Destinations (Dodi) presented by the Transport Group (cast album out now). Other notable credits include roles at The Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, The Muny, The Macau International Music Festival in Macau, China, and many more. Her film and television credits include The Blacklist (NBC), A Stand Up Guy (Orchard), and State of Affairs (NBC).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
A preliminary list of performers for Pride Films and Plays annual NOMINEE NIGHT concert has been announced by PFP Artistic Associate Robert Ollis, presenting music director for the event. NOMINEE NIGHT, which showcases musical theater performers and productions nominated in the Non-Equity Jeff Awards, will be performed on Monday, May 13 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted. The lineup, which is subject to change up until show time, will include performers who were cast members of the five productions nominated for "Production of a Musical" or who received individual performance nominations.
by Steve Murray - Apr 28, 2019
BWW Review: 110 IN THE SHADE at The Gateway Theater is a sweet and poignant romance set in a 1936 drought-stricken Southwest town praying for a miracle of rain.
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for Moon's next production, the 8-Time Tony Award-nominated musical 110 IN THE SHADE. Based N. Richard Nash's acclaimed 1954 play THE RAINMAKER (the basis for the 1956 film starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn), 110 IN THE SHADE features music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (THE FANTASTICKS), and a book by Nash adapted from his own play. 42nd Street Moon's production of 110 IN THE SHADE runs from April 24 - May 12, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). The press opening will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for Moon's next production, the 8-Time Tony Award-nominated musical 110 IN THE SHADE. Based N. Richard Nash's acclaimed 1954 play THE RAINMAKER (the basis for the 1956 film starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn), 110 IN THE SHADE features music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (THE FANTASTICKS), and a book by Nash adapted from his own play. 42nd Street Moon's production of 110 IN THE SHADE runs from April 24 - May 12, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). The press opening will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT), a resident company of the Aronoff Center for the Arts, is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Season, including two full-scale musical productions in the Jarson-Kaplan Theater and three Studio Series productions in the intimate Fifth Third Bank Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Ghostlight Productions, kicks off its inaugural season with a new production of the world's longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, a captivating romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers, and a wall, with performances April 25 -28 at Richmond Town's County Courthouse.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
The Jeff Awards announced today via a special video, a total of 132 nominations in 22 categories for the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards.