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Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA, )
3806 Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA,

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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.



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DESPERATE WRITERS Arrives Off-Broadway May 16
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Desperate Writers, a new comedy, will make its East Coast premiere when it begins performances next week, on Monday, May 16 at the Union Square Theater (100 East 17th Street at Park Avenue South). (more...)

World Premiere by Bacharach/Slater, SCOTTSBORO BOYS et al. Set for Old Globe in 2011-2012; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced that The Old Globe will produce the World Premieres of four new plays and musicals in its 2011-12 Winter Season. The season will feature the World Premiere musicals Some Lovers by music legend Burt Bacharach and Tony Award winner Steven Sater and Nobody Loves You by Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses, as well as the West Coast Premiere of John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys, recently nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The two plays receiving World Premiere productions are Somewhere by Globe Playwright-in-Residence Matthew Lopez and The Recommendation by Jonathan Caren. The new season also includes revivals of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show and the Eugene O'Neill classic Anna Christie directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Auburn. Special events include the World Premiere of Odyssey by Todd Almond, a music theater event conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet celebrating the Globe's 75th Anniversary, The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program production of Twelfth Night and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which returns for its 14th consecutive year. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Ends Bristol Riverside Theatre's Season May 3-May 22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

Bristol Riverside Theatre Company concludes its 2010-2011 season with Little Women with book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein on May 3-May 22. (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Have West Coast Premiere at Old Globe; April 22-June 3, 2012
by BWW - May 4, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com has excitedly learned that fresh from it's 12 Tony nominations this morning, The Scottsboro Boys will make its west coast premiere from April 22-June 3, 2012 at The Old Globe in San Diego. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Choreography'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Direction of a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

9 to 5, Jekyll & Hyde, et al. Lead Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo Among B'way Stars Set for in CLO's 2011 Summer Season
by Caryn Robbins - May 31, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

9 to 5: The Musical Clocks in at the Benedum Center May 31-June 5
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Broadway hit and four-time Tony Award® nominee 9 to 5: The Musical kicks off Pittsburgh CLO's 65th Summer Season May 31 - June 5 at the Benedum Center in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. (more...)

Barrow Street Theatre Launches SOUNDS OF SUMMER Program, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2011

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter have announced the debut of Sounds of Summer, a musical storytelling celebration by acclaimed composers Todd Almond, Michael Friedman, Josh Schmidt and Kenny Vance. In addition, Glen Berger (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark) and PigPen Theatre Company will collaborate on an evening of new material and Off-Broadway's The Civilians will present a concert version of the their hit musical, Gone Missing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: I DO! I DO! at Boiler Rom Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2011

I Do! I Do!, the Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical now onstage at Franklin's Boiler Room Theatre through June 11, is a heartfelt two-character musical that - by the end of its two-hour running time - is more like a visit with two old friends, so completely engaging are the show's stars and the sweetly crafted production that plays out in front of you during that time. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Ends Bristol Riverside Theatre's Season May 22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Bristol Riverside Theatre Company concludes its 2010-2011 season with Little Women with book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein on May 3-May 22. (more...)

The Fantasticks to Celebrate 51st Anniversary with Performance 19,019
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

The world's longest-running musical is turning 51. On Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's romantic musical comedy The Fantasticks will celebrate its 51st anniversary when it plays its 19,019th New York City performance. (more...)

9 to 5: The Musical Clocks in at the Benedum Center May 31-June 5
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2011

Broadway hit and four-time Tony Award® nominee 9 to 5: The Musical kicks off Pittsburgh CLO's 65th Summer Season May 31 - June 5 at the Benedum Center in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. (more...)

DESPERATE WRITERS Arrives Off-Broadway May 16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2011

Desperate Writers, a new comedy, will make its East Coast premiere when it begins performances next week, on Monday, May 16 at the Union Square Theater (100 East 17th Street at Park Avenue South). (more...)

Aguilar, Boren Lead Cast Of LYSISTRATA JONES, Begins Previews 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

Transport Group Theatre Company, the winner of a special Drama Desk Award and two OBIE Awards, has announced casting and dates for the New York premiere of Lysistrata Jones, a new musical with a book by Douglas Carter Beane; music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn; directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges. (more...)

Kostival, Van Duyne & Maloney, Set for HOT MAMAS, 6/4-5
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2011

Looking for a show that's popping out with joy, wit & truth? Come see 3 sassy, soon-to-be-moms, Jessica Kostival, Elisa Van Duyne & Kristin Maloney, sing their hearts out in the playful, moving & intimate cabaret 'HOT MAMAS.' This cabaret, first performed in 2004, is being remounted at Don' t Tell Mamas this June. And yes, they are all pregnant - no costume pieces required. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Bobby Steggert on His Career, A MINSTER'S WIFE and Being a Nerd
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 11, 2011

It's obvious that Bobby Steggert is beginning to feel very much at home in the bowels of Lincoln Center. He's in the very dressing room that he had less than a year ago when he appeared in their production of A. R. Gurney's delightful play THE GRAND MANNER. Now he's playing Eugene Marchbanks in Joshua Schmidt and Jan Levy Tranen's A MINISTER's WIFE; a musical treatment of George Bernard Shaw's CANDIDA which opened on Sunday, May 8th. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for PRIVATE LIVES at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Casting has been announced for The Laguna Playhouse's production of Noël Coward's celebrated comedy, Private Lives that runs March 15 - April 10, 2011. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, the cast for Private Lives features Julie Granata as Amanda, Joseph Fuqua as Elyot, Winslow Corbett as Sybil, and Matthew Floyd Miller as Victor. (more...)

Jones, Schmidt to Make Special Appearance at Merkin Concert Hall's Broadway Playhouse, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2011

Directed by Sean Hartley, Merkin Concert Hall's Broadway Playhouse concerts introduce New York's next generation of musical theater fans age 4-11 to some of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. The 2011 Broadway Playhouse series concludes with the musicals of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, creators of The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade and I Do! I Do! (more...)

Union Square Theater Presents DESPERATE WRITERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

Desperate Writers,a new comedy, will make its East Coast premiere when it begins performances on Monday, May 16 at Off-Broadway's Union Square Theater (100 East 17th Street at Park Avenue South). (more...)

PRISCILLA's WIll Swenson Directs FACING EAST Mormon Film
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

The New York Times reports today that Will Swenson (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hair) will direct independent feature film adaptation of Carol Lynn Pearson's play 'Facing East.' Pearson is also writing the screenplay. The play centers on a family's struggle to come to terms with their Morman faith after losing their gay son to suicide. The subject mater is not far from Swenson's heart, as he witnessed similar struggles within his own childhood Mormon community. Say Swenson of the project: 'Getting through my own adolescence as a young Mormon was challenging as it was, but watching my best friend struggle with his identity as a gay teenager was heartbreaking.' (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for PRIVATE LIVES at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Casting has been announced for The Laguna Playhouse's production of Noël Coward's celebrated comedy, Private Lives that runs March 15 - April 10, 2011. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, the cast for Private Lives features Julie Granata as Amanda, Joseph Fuqua as Elyot, Winslow Corbett as Sybil, and Matthew Floyd Miller as Victor. (more...)

Tecumseh High School Presents 110 IN THE SHADE, 3/18-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Under the direction of Tecumseh High School history teacher and Dayton Regional Emmy award winner, Don McKenny, the combined choirs will present acclaimed Broadway musical, 110 in the Shade. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents RUINED, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

This March, Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly presents Ruined, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A powerful new play about the harrowing lives of women in Africa, Ruined is written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Special Message from Dolly Parton
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 19, 2011

9 to 5: The Musical arrives at The 5th Avenue Theatre, just in time to brighten the final grey days of spring. And the writer of the musical's Tony-award nominated score, Dolly Parton, is bringing fans a special message. Clikc below to hear what Dolly has to say! (more...)

Tecumseh High School Presents 110 IN THE SHADE, 3/18-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2011

Under the direction of Tecumseh High School history teacher and Dayton Regional Emmy award winner, Don McKenny, the combined choirs will present acclaimed Broadway musical, 110 in the Shade. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Welcomes '9 TO 5', 4/5-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011

9 to 5: The Musical arrives at The 5th Avenue Theatre, just in time to brighten the final grey days of spring. Based on the wildly popular 1980s film of the same name, this outrageously funny Broadway delight features the original movie's blockbuster title tune, plus more than a dozen new songs by the queen of country music, iconic songwriter, movie star, and entrepreneur -- Dolly Parton! (more...)

THE RAINMAKER Opens At Northern Stage 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

As the region emerges from a long and difficult winter, Northern Stage taps into the eternal optimism of the American spirit with N. Richard Nash's acclaimed comedy-drama-romance The Rainmaker, on stage from March 16 through April 3 at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Hanggi Helms AND THE CURTAIN RISES at Signature Theatre; Begins 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, through its groundbreaking American Musical Voices Project (AMVP), announces the world premiere of the musical comedy And the Curtain Rises (formerly known as Wheatley's Folly). Beginning performances on Thursday, March 17, 2011, And the Curtain Rises marks the third production presented as part of Signature's AMVP, the largest commissioning program for new musicals in the country, following Michael John LaChiusa's Giant in 2009 and Ricky Ian Gordon's Sycamore Trees last year. The Washington Post has said that 'Signature's AMVP is the most ambitious embrace of new musical theater in the DC region.' (more...)

Dan Sharkey Joins THE FANTASTICKS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Dan Sharkey, whose Broadway credits include The Music Man and Show Boat, will join the cast of The Fantasticks as Hucklebee on February 28, 2011. He replaces Gene Jones, who played his final performance on February 20. (more...)

The National Tour of HAIR Will Perform at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee 2/27
by Erica Anker - Feb 27, 2011

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is playing its last performance at the Marcus Center on February 27. This Milwaukee engagement is presented by Broadway Across America-Milwaukee and the Marcus Center as part of the Time Warner Cable Broadway at the Marcus Center Series. (more...)

Tecumseh High School Presents 110 IN THE SHADE, 3/18-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

Under the direction of Tecumseh High School history teacher and Dayton Regional Emmy award winner, Don McKenny, the combined choirs will present acclaimed Broadway musical, 110 in the Shade. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents RUINED, Previews 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

This March, Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly presents Ruined, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A powerful new play about the harrowing lives of women in Africa, Ruined is written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

92Y's L&L Presents STAGE DOOR CANTEEN: BROADWAY RESPONDS TO WWII
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II and in 1941 songwriters - like all Americans - did their part for the war effort, with hits from Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser and many more working to keep up morale. (more...)

Roundabout Completes Cast for Murphy Led PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Tracy Aron, announces the complete cast for the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. (more...)

Robin Wagner, Lewis Brown, et al. Win TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Three-time Tony Award-winning scenic designer ROBIN WAGNER and esteemed costume designer LEWIS BROWN are among the 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 8 at 6:30pm at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Brown was selected to receive the 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design, and Tony Award-winning scenic designer Robin Wagner will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. Sadly, Mr. Brown passed away in January of 2011. His award will be accepted by his long-time colleague and friend, Albert Wolsky, who was the recipient of the 2010 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award (more...)

Robin Wagner, Lewis Brown, et al. Win TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Three-time Tony Award-winning scenic designer ROBIN WAGNER and esteemed costume designer LEWIS BROWN are among the 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 8 at 6:30pm at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Brown was selected to receive the 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design, and Tony Award-winning scenic designer Robin Wagner will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. Sadly, Mr. Brown passed away in January of 2011. His award will be accepted by his long-time colleague and friend, Albert Wolsky, who was the recipient of the 2010 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award (more...)

Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier to Star in PORGY AND BESS at A.R.T.; Tickets on Sale April 28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2011

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) announced that Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald, and David Alan Grier are joining the A.R.T. to play Porgy, Bess, and Sportin' Life in the A.R.T.'s new production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Performances will begin August 17at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge. Further casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber to Announce Drama Desk Noms 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

Nominations for the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at a news conference on Monday, May 2, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:45 AM. Drama Desk and Tony winners Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber will announce the nominations in the various categories. In addition, there will be remarks by Drama Desk President Isa Goldberg, Drama Desk Awards Executive Producer Robert R. Blume, Nominating Committee Chairperson Barbara Siegel and Randie Levine-Miller, Drama Desk Director of Special Events, who has produced this event at the Friars Club for the past 15 years. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Welcomes '9 TO 5', 4/5-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

9 to 5: The Musical arrives at The 5th Avenue Theatre, just in time to brighten the final grey days of spring. Based on the wildly popular 1980s film of the same name, this outrageously funny Broadway delight features the original movie's blockbuster title tune, plus more than a dozen new songs by the queen of country music, iconic songwriter, movie star, and entrepreneur -- Dolly Parton! (more...)

Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier to Star in PORGY AND BESS at A.R.T.; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2011

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) announced that Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald, and David Alan Grier are joining the A.R.T. to play Porgy, Bess, and Sportin' Life in the A.R.T.'s new production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Performances will begin August 17at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge. Further casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Stars Set for 'Boogie in the Butt Benefit', 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2011

Broadway veteran James Moye, currently starring as Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet, will perform in 'The Boogie in the Butt Benefit' concert Sunday, April 24 at 8pm at the Triad Theater. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). (more...)

BWW TV: AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S In The Wings - Special Effects Designer - Gregory Meeh
by American Theatre Wing - Apr 23, 2011

Special Effects Designer Gregory Meeh uses a vast array of technologies to build illusions for live stage productions. He has created pyrotechnic explosions and atmospheric effects such as rain, fire, and fog for Spamalot, Women on the Verge, and 110 in the Shade on Broadway. A special effect event like The Phantom of the Opera chandelier is comprised of many elements. Seen here are Treasure Island's simple yet creative effects, as well as Meeh's expertise with firearms (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon). (more...)

Aguilar, Boren Lead Cast Of LYSISTRATA JONES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Transport Group Theatre Company, the winner of a special Drama Desk Award and two OBIE Awards, has announced casting and dates for the New York premiere of Lysistrata Jones, a new musical with a book by Douglas Carter Beane; music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn; directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Stars Set for 'Boogie in the Butt Benefit', 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

Broadway veteran James Moye, currently starring as Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet, will perform in 'The Boogie in the Butt Benefit' concert Sunday, April 24 at 8pm at the Triad Theater. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Ends Bristol Riverside Theatre's Season May 3-May 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Bristol Riverside Theatre Company concludes its 2010-2011 season with Little Women with book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein on May 3-May 22. (more...)

Signature Theatre Caps off 21st Season with Side by Side 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

The Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre fittingly wraps up its 2011-2012 season by paying tribute to their "signature" composer Stephen Sondheim, with Side by Side by Sondheim, the renowned musical revue celebrating the early works of America's leading composer. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo Among B'way Stars Set for in CLO's 2011 Summer Season
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 12, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

9 to 5, Jekyll & Hyde, et al. Lead Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

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