Last Days of Summer

$38-$84

Kansas City Repertory Theatre launches its 2018/2019 season with the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, September 7 - 30, 2018.

LAST DAYS is based on the book by author Steve Kluger, who also wrote the book and lyrics for this production. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features music by Grammy winner Jason Howland, is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's NEWSIES, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES), and is produced by special arrangement with Daryl Roth (Broadway's KINKY BOOTS and INDECENT, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES).

Starring in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER are Corey Cott (Broadway's BANDSTAND) as third baseman Charlie Banks, Emily Padgett (Broadway's SIDE SHOW) as Hazel MacKay, Robbie Alan Berson as Joey Margolis, Jim Kaplan as Craig Nakamura, and Chris Dwan as Stuke. Rounding out the cast of 15 are: Lauren Braton, Joseph Carr, Gary Neal Johnson, Katie Karel, Mike Ott, Josephine Pellow, Ben Priestland, Tim Scott, Emily Shackelford, and John-Michael Zuerlein.

The creative team for LAST DAYS OF SUMMER includes Set Design by Jason Sherwood, Costume Design by Loren Shaw, Lighting Design by Jen Schriever, Sound Design by Ken Travis, and Wig Design by Alison Hanks. Rick Hip-Flores will serve as Music Director and Paul McGill as Associate Director/Choreographer. Mary Honour is the Stage Manager.

Set in early 1940s Brooklyn, soon-to-be Bar Mitzvah boy, Joey Margolis and best friend, Craig Nakamura, write letters to their hero, New York Giants Charlie Banks, with the hope that Charlie will help them impress and suppress the neighborhood bullies.

An unlikely friendship is formed between the two boys and Charlie, and as they are there for each other through everything life throws at them and while the turbulent events at the dawn of World War II unfold, bonds are formed that will last forever. This new musical is a poignant and hilarious tale of baseball, the struggle to fit in, and the true gift of friendship.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
Kansas City Repertory Theatre launches its 2018/2019 season with the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, September 7 - 30, 2018.  LAST DAYS is based on the book by author Steve Kluger, who also wrote the book and lyrics for this production. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features music by Grammy winner Jason Howland, is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's NEWSIES, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES), and is produced by special arrangement with Daryl Roth (Broadway's KINKY BOOTS and INDECENT, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES).  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
George Street Playhouse has a new home at the brand new NBPAC (New Brunswick Performing Arts Center) which also serves as the resident home for American Repertory Ballet, Crossroads Theatre Company and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. The new cultural venue is set to open this evening (Wednesday) with an invitational gala at 6 pm at the Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater, the larger of the two state-of-the-art theatres at NBPAC. This special event will feature two musical numbers performed by the stars of George Street Playhouse's upcoming engagement of the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, based on the best-selling novel by Steve Kruger and directed by Jeff Calhoun (GREASE, NEWSIES). NBPAC marks a new era in George Street Playhouse's esteemed history of bringing world-class productions to New Jersey audiences.
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 26, 2019
The fall theatre season is in full swing and that means it's time to get your tickets, plan a meal out, and enjoy the fabulous offerings in the Garden State. From north to south, and east to west, there's musical theatre, drama, comedy, music, dance, and so much more.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
George Street Playhouse has a new home at the brand new NBPAC (New Brunswick Performing Arts Center) which also serves as the resident home for American Repertory Ballet, Crossroads Theatre Company and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. The new cultural venue opened with an invitational gala on September 4th, featuring a performance from George Street Playhouse's upcoming production of LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, and the official ribbon cutting took place in a public ceremony the following day. In attendance were New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill and other local dignitaries.
by BWW Special - Sep 21, 2018
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature GYPSY, HUNCHBACK, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017
Few things in life are better than Pop-Tarts. Except, perhaps, frozen Pop-Tarts.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Last Days of Summera?"a new musical based on the best-selling novel by Steve Klugera?"began first rehearsals this week at George Street Playhouse's new home in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Rehearsals are set to begin today (Tuesday) for George Street Playhouse's new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE). LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kruger (based on his best-selling novel), and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018. Check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018. Check out the photos below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018. Check out video of the cast in action below!
by Alan Portner - Sep 15, 2018
The Spencer Theater, KC Rep audience roared its approval at the world-premiere, musical production of Steve Kruger's 1998 novel 'Last Days Of Summer.'   In collaboration with Composer Jason Howland and Director Jeff Calhoun, Kruger's new play takes its first full scale step toward a hoped for long run on the Great White Way
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018.
by in 1: the podcast - Sep 11, 2019
This week we are sitting down with Emmy Nominated Scenic Designer Jason Sherwood! Jason is nominated for the production design of 'RENT Live' and he gives us the full deep dive into his set for this groundbreaking production. From it's development along side Michael Greif, to figuring out audience locations and camera blocking, to how to transition the story from place to place, Jason is giving us the inside scoop on all of it.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at rehearsals for George Street Playhouse's new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE). LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kruger (based on his best-selling novel), and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019
A new video debuted on YouTube this week featuring LAST DAYS OF SUMMER cast members Danny Binstock and Julian Lerner paying homage to a classic 1980s film.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Kansas City Repertory Theatre announced today that two shows which received their world premiere productions at Spencer Theatre are going on to new life on the East Coast. New York's Second Stage Theater announced this week that Between the Lines, which premiered in 2017 at KCRep in association with Daryl Roth Productions, will be produced Off-Broadway. Performances begin April 21, 2020, and it officially opens in May 2020. Between the Lines is based on The New York Times Best-Seller Book by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer with Book by Timothy Allen McDonald and Music & Lyrics by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018
The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
George Street Playhouse has a new home at the brand new NBPAC (New Brunswick Performing Arts Center) which also serves as the resident home for American Repertory Ballet, Crossroads Theatre Company and the Mason Gross School of the Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
Goodspeed Musicals announces the full cast of their new production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with more Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Performances are set to begin this Tuesday, October 15th, with the official Opening Night on October 25th, for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 10, 2019
George Street Playhouse opens their inaugural season at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) with 'Last Days of Summer.' It is based on the contemporary novel by Steve Kluger and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun with music by Grammy winner Jason Howland. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Julian Emile Lerner who plays Joey Margolis in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Kansas City Repertory Theatre announced today that two shows which received their world premiere productions at Spencer Theatre are going on to new life on the East Coast. New York's Second Stage Theater announced this week that Between the Lines, which premiered in 2017 at KCRep in association with Daryl Roth Productions, will be produced Off-Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
A private industry reading has been announced for the new musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER based on the Steve Kluger, international best-selling novel of the same name.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Returning to The Green Room 42 on November 25th at 7pm for it's third installment, (YOUNG) showcases some of Broadway's biggest littles while supporting littles around the world through the (YOUNG) For Young Initiative.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
The Green Room 42 presents the debut performance of New York City based band Stereo Dawn on Sunday, May 19th at 9:30pm. Standout performer on and off Broadway, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland, Enter Laughing) and multi-talented music director/orchestrator, Will Van Dyke (Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots, RENT) make their Green Room 42 concert debut. Inspired by singer-songwriters of the 90s, boy bands of the 2000s and contemporary music of today, this duo will be joined by some of New York's best musicians to perform a set of all new, original tunes. After years of experience bringing new musicals to life on Broadway, regionally and across the world, there's new music on the horizon.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018
Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Executive Director, Angela Lee Gieras, has announced plans for the organization's 2018 Gala, A Fearless Fete. This year's Fete, Live from Kansas City … It's Saturday Night, features performances by internationally-acclaimed comedy troupe, The Second City and resident comedian at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Seth Herzog. The annual fundraising event, hosted this year by Leo and Yvette Morton, takes place on Saturday, May 19 at 7 pm at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Vevo announces the release of Summer Walker's DSCVR performances of Girls Need Love and Karma. Her 2018 debut, 'Last Days of Summer,' brims with old school heartache and millennial panache. That combination, combined with Walker's swagger and forthright personal personality, just might help her capture 2019's It Girl crown. Recently, Vevo connected with her for cool performances of 'Girls Need Love' and 'Karma' from the 'Last Days' album. The former got a boost this year by way of a Drake verse for the remix. Add that material to her new EP, 'Clear,' and your cold winter nights will feel a bit warmer.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
Excitement is in the air as The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City announces its 2018-2019 season of arts and cultural offerings,
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Shining Star Players, a youth production company who produces various theatrical works has announced its plans to produce the play, The End Of Summer by KT Curran.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Casting is set for the upcoming production of The End of Summer, at the 13th Street Theatre, which will play a two-performance engagement on July 24 at 2 & 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018
Single tickets for the 2018/2019 season at Kansas City Repertory Theatre will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 30, 2018. The tickets, which range in price from $38 to $97 for online purchases, and are as low as $10 for students the day of a performance, will be available online, in-person, and on mobile devices with the app.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017
The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jeanie Hackett.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017
The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jeanie Hackett.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017
The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jeanie Hackett.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
Kansas City Repertory Theatre offered a sneak peek at their diverse 2018/2019 season this evening at a special invitation-only event for Donors and Subscribers announcing the featured plays and musicals slated for next season at their Spencer Theatre and Copaken Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
Kansas City Repertory Theatre offered a sneak peek at their diverse 2018/2019 season this evening at a special invitation-only event for Donors and Subscribers announcing the featured plays and musicals slated for next season at their Spencer Theatre and Copaken Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017
A private industry reading has been announced for the new musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER based on the Steve Kluger, international best-selling novel of the same name.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2017
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by - Dec 2, 2017
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by Stephen Mosher - Aug 29, 2019
An evening of Sirs Elton John, Paul McCartney and Andrew Lloyd Webber had people dancing in their seats at 54 Below this week.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Last Days of Summera?"a new musical based on the best-selling novel by Steve Klugera?"will kick off the landmark 2019/20 season at George Street Playhouse. This highly anticipated production, directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies on Broadway), will star Teal Wicks, following her performance as Lady Cher in Broadway's The Cher Show, and Bobby Conte Thornton, known for A Bronx Tale on Broadway. 
by BWW - Aug 20, 2017
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
Kansas City Repertory Theatre launches its 2018/2019 season with the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, September 7 - 30, 2018. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
Kansas City Repertory Theatre launches its 2018/2019 season with the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, September 7 - 30, 2018.  LAST DAYS is based on the book by author Steve Kluger, who also wrote the book and lyrics for this production. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features music by Grammy winner Jason Howland, is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's NEWSIES, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES), and is produced by special arrangement with Daryl Roth (Broadway's KINKY BOOTS and INDECENT, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES).  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
George Street Playhouse is set to open its 2019-20 season in its new home, the state-of-the-art New Brunswick Performing Center this October, marking a new era in the theater's esteemed history of bringing world-class productions to New Jersey audiences. The theater's longtime Artistic Director David Saint will be this week's special guest on the popular WPKN Radio (89.5 FM) program 'State of the Arts" tomorrow (Friday) at 12:10 pm. The show can be heard online at www.wpkn.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
George Street Playhouse will open its inaugural 2019-20 season in its new home, the state-of-the-art New Brunswick Performing Center, this October, marking a new era in the theater's esteemed history of bringing world-class productions to New Jersey audiences.