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110 in the Shade - 1992 - Off-Broadway

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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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
Patrick Oliver Jones recently sat down with actor and singer Will Swenson for a two-part in-depth interview on Feedspot's Top 25 Theatrical podcast Why I'll Never Make It. Part 1 aired Monday, September 6th with Part 2 airing Wednesday, September 8th on all streaming platforms.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2020
Playwright and Your Program Is Your Ticket podcast Creator/Host/Producer Sean Chandler's new musical Running: The Musical co-written with Joseph Jefferson award-winning Chicago Composer Leo Schwartz recorded five music videos from nine different locations and three different states during the COVID-19 lockdown.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatre's continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatrea??s continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG. Helmed by by Rubicona??s new Associate Artistic Director CHRIS BUTLER, A SONG will be livestreamed for free on Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The York Theatre Company in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present the world premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort, music direction by David Hancock Turner, and directed by Randy Skinner.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 6, 2020
Need a new Broadway diversion to get you through the day? Check back today at 5pm to watch as BroadwayWorld's Spencer Glass broadcasts a very special episode of It's The Day of the Show Y'all LIVE! Which little-known musical theatre treasure will he uncover? Today is all about 110 in the Shade!
by Sally Henry Fuller - Oct 31, 2020
Musical theatre has a history of big, splashy, high-kicking casts, and that’s what many people think when they hear the word “musical.” The increasing trend for writers wanting to tell a poignant, dramatic story (and producers wanting to pay fewer actors) is to use a tiny cast of six or fewer to narrow the focus without getting distracted by glitter.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 30, 2020
Tony-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon has joined the ensemble of Lyrics & Lyricists Preludes - Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt: Simple Little Things at 92Y.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2020
This fall brings new life toa??92Y's Lyrics & Lyricistsa?? with Preludes, a new autumn series to be available online. Five short-form programs will serve as a prologue to the upcoming 50th Anniversary Season in Spring 2021 in this special series led by Artistic Director Paul Masse.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2020
92Y has announced Nikki Renée Daniels and Jeff Kready have joined the ensemble for Lyrics & Lyricistsa?? Preludes and Beth Malone narrates the new online autumn season for the American Songbook series, with five concerts filmed on the stage of 92Y's historic Kaufmann Concert Hall.
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 7, 2020
There are few better moments for theatre people than discovering our favorite songwriting team has written more than just that one hit show we love (looking at you, Lin-Manuel Miranda). In Monday's episode, Sally and Ashley discuss when they have experienced such moments with Lin himself, Andrew Lippa, and Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt of THE FANTASTICKS.
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 30, 2020
The American Musical Theatre was built on great songwriters whose names can't be said without their partners'. OKLAHOMA!, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and CINDERELLA might as well be credited to one hyphenated name, Rodgers-and-Hammerstein. Today, they take a look at some equally inseparable duos with an emphasis on Lerner & Loewe and their masterpiece, CAMELOT.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2020
It is said that Jule Styne published over 1,500 songs in his lifetime, a staggering number that spans decades and includes some of the biggest hits in the history of popular song. His lyricists were such names as Frank Loesser ('I Don't Want To Walk Without You'), Sammy Cahn ('It's Magic'), Betty Comden & Adolph Green ('Just in Time'), and more.
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 21, 2020
How many exclamation points is too many? On Monday's episode of THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST, hosts Sally and Ashley explore the answer through the eyes of Lionel Bart, composer and lyricist of OLIVER!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2020
In a loose song cycle format, this program will weave his work with the charming and witty creations of daughter Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress) and the complex and extraordinary palette of grandson Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins ), as we look toward the progression of musicals over the decades and into the future.
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 16, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama almost always goes to a critically-acclaimed straight play by someone really serious like Eugene O’Neill or August Wilson, but on rare occasions, it goes to a musical. Only ten musicals have ever won.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) has joined the cast as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn will direct BTG's production.
by Stephi Wild - May 30, 2021
Broadway's Will Swenson has been cast in the upcoming Netflix+ vampire series, First Kill. Written by Felicia D. Henderson and best-selling author Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, First Kill is based on a short story by Schwab.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted us with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, that beloved music will be celebrated in Pandora Presents Disney Princess - The Concert on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre Saturday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Due to popular demand, a 2:30 p.m. matinee has been added to the Pandora Presents Disney Princess - The Concert engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 28 at 10 a.m.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2021
Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris’ Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ organizations. 
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 24, 2020
Hale Center Theater Orem has announced that it has restaged its acclaimed 2018 Utah professional premiere of the musical DADDY LONG LEGS and will release a stream of the pre-recorded performance starring Kelly Coombs and David Smith.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021
Vineyard Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, and Irish Repertory Theatre in association with Jeff Berger, have announced John Cullum: An Accidental Star, which will premiere April 8 and will be available for streaming on demand through April 22. Two live watch party events will take place April 8 at 7:00 pm EDT and April 17 at 2:00 pm EDT.  
by Paula Makar - Jun 18, 2021
Mirette is based on the Caldecott Award-winning book Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully. The musical runs June 16-20 at the Century II Convention Hall, with excellent socially distanced seating. If you have children, RUN, don’t walk, to purchase tickets for this delightfully charming treasure. It’s the kind of show that will turn children into lifelong theatre goers. The story is simple, the characters are timeless archetypes, the message is positive, and the artistic value is high despite the impositions of strict COVID19 restrictions.
by Alan Henry - Jun 10, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning theatre superstars Audra McDonald, Lea Salonga, and Melissa Errico will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2021
Today, we're wishing a Happy Birthday to Broadway favorite, Betsy Wolfe!
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2020
Today, we're wishing a Happy Birthday to Broadway favorite, Betsy Wolfe!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 30, 2020
The Board of Directors of RUBICON THEATRE of Ventura, California, has appointed Ovation, NAACP and Garland Award-Winner CHRIS BUTLER as the company's new Associate Artistic Director.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2020
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series titled The Seth Concert Series.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 8, 2020
92Y has announced Lyrics & Lyricists Preludes: THE THEME FROM…: SONGS WRITTEN FOR FILM, hosted by Tony- nominated actor Beth Malone, and featuring appearances from Nikki Renée Daniels, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kara Lindsay, Julia Murney, and more!
by Sally Henry Fuller - Dec 7, 2020
Last week, Sally and Ashley concluded their first season with a deep dive into CAMELOT, and now they are kicking off a mini series of bonus episodes in advance of January’s Season 2 launch. Beginning with “How to be a Classy Fangirl,” today’s episode breaks their usual mold of focusing on a single musical and instead sees the hosts sharing stories from their stage door experiences.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 7, 2020
Betsy Wolfe took over our Instagram story yesterday leading up to her concert premiere last night! Missed all the fun? No worries-- check out highlights from her takeover and purchase the concert On Demand!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 7, 2020
Betsy Wolfe's virtual concert, A Pants Optional Holiday, is now available On Demand on BroadwayWorld Events now through January 3rd, 2021.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 6, 2020
In celebration of her holiday special 'A Pants Optional Holiday' premiering tonight, Betsy Wolfe will be taking over our Instagram today!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 3, 2020
Betsy Wolfe is joined by Jessica Vosk in this pandemic parody of 'I Don't Need Anything But You' from Annie!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2020
The pandemic has not stopped the producers of the hit holiday musical Black Nativity from bringing their production to audiences around the world. Black Nativity: A Gospel Christmas Musical Experience is known for sold out performances in Atlanta, and cities in the southeast, will return this year as a streamed theatrical concertized performance.
by Erica Handel - Dec 11, 2020
For those missing live theater and looking for some holiday cheer, you are in luck. Broadway star Betsy Wolfe returned to Holmdel Theatre Company with a live stream concert called “BETSY WOLFE: A PANTS OPTIONAL HOLIDAY (And Other Things I Know In 2020)” after performing a holiday show there last year.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020
Legendary Broadway stars Carole Demas and Sarah Rice will be taking center stage on Friday, December 4, at 7:30 PM to perform a variety of their favorite songs, when the series 'Live From Skylight Run' streams its third concert from Westchester, New York to its growing global audience.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2020
Sana Selemon is the new executive director of BoHo Theatre in Chicago.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2021
The Charleston Gaillard Center is thrilled to announce 2021-2022 Series single tickets are on sale Friday, August 6 at 11am for seven performances. Additional performances will go on sale later this month. Featuring ten incredible performances, from award-winning Broadway to stunning dance performances, the 2021-2022 Series creates unforgettable, world-class experiences here in the Lowcountry. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2020
Shadow Star will now offer online Masterclasses in addition to their one-on-one mentoring sessions in their mobile app! Launching the first intensive will be Broadway's Courtney Reed. The 2-day masterclass will take place virtually on Zoom Saturday August 22nd & Sunday August 23rd, 2020 from 1-3pm EST each day.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 12, 2021
Ari Axelrod's recent dinner music set at The Westbank Cafe yielded great fun for the audience... and for future audiences as well.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines and corresponding health and safety officials.
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 19, 2021
With NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1961, Porchlight Music Theatre has put together a program that will satisfy the cravings of those who desperately miss live musical theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2021
Vineyard Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with Jeff Berger, has announced that  John Cullum: An Accidental Star is now available on demand for an additional two weeks through Thursday, May 6.  The final live watch party event will take place on April 17 at 2:00 pm EDT.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2021
Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations.
by Review Roundups - Apr 12, 2021
Vineyard Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, and Irish Repertory Theatre in association with Jeff Berger present John Cullum: An Accidental Star, which premiered on April 8 and will be available for streaming on demand through April 22. Check out what the critics had to say!
by Roy Berko - Apr 11, 2021
This and other personal tales are the core of John Cullum: An Accidental Star. Stories about the golden days of the American musical and his friendships with the likes of Richard Burton, Robert Goulet, and Julie Andrews, told in his home-style manner, is interspersed with songs from shows in which he appeared.