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Last Days of Summer - 2018 - Regional (US) Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

History:

Premiere
Run Type: Limited Run
Market: Regional (US)
Previews: September 07, 2018
Closing: September 30, 2018

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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 Julie Musbach - 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 A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2020
STOPTIME: Live in the Moment host Lisa Hopkins speaks with Bobby Conte Thornton about second chances, hard work, getting back to the core of why we do what we do and embracing your inner child. Listen to the full episode.
by Julie Musbach - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 Michael Major - Sep 12, 2022
Cumbrian trio - VACANT WEEKEND - return with a refreshing new anthem: “Cool New Friends”, out now. Landing just in time for the last days of summer, “Cool New Friends” blends balmy melodies and funk-laden guitar licks with twinkling percussion that is as iridescent as the early September dew. 
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 Alan Henry - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2019
The new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER opened this past Friday, October 25th to unanimous rave reviews at George Street Playhouse. Under the direction of 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 29, 2019
George Street Playhouse (GSP) is kicking off their 2019/2020 Season with a new musical that is a sure-fire hit. 'Last Days of Summer' has everything going for it. The show presents a captivating story, stellar cast, a memorable score, and spirited dance numbers. Directed by Jeff Calhoun, it features a book and lyrics by Steve Kluger with music by Jason Howland.
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2019
Performances kicked off last night for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). Opening Night is October 25th. 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). Get a first look at cast members Teal Wicks and Bobby Conte Thornton and more in action!
by Julie Musbach - 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 Alan Henry - Oct 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at 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 Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2019
Performances kicked off last night for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). Opening Night is October 25th. 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 Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022
The North American Tour of Beetlejuice has revealed its cast. Get the scoop on who is playing what role and more details on the tour.
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 Julie Musbach - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2021
Company has officially returned to Broadway as of November 15. Meet the current cast and learn more about who is bringing this production to the stage!
by BWW Special - Nov 1, 2019
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 Dear Evan Hansen West End, Mrs. Doubtfire in Seattle and More!
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 1, 2019
Beloved indie pop band Alphabeat have released their highly anticipated fourth studio album Don't Know What's Cool Anymore – available now via Atlantic Records.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 20, 2021
Following Concord’s 2019 acquisition of Victory, Craft Recordings is now proudly managing the legendary indie label’s genre-defining catalog, which includes titles from such foundational acts as Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, A Day to Remember, and, of course, Silverstein.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2022
Celebrate the last days of summer with a visit to Masters of Tradition which runs from 24 – 28 August in Bantry, Co. Cork. It's the Festival's 20th anniversary and as usual, endeavours to journey to the heart of Irish music and provide a platform where subtle elements of the music can be heard.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2020
The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition (Corona Cabaret) continues its increasingly popular run with the release of a new episode today, featuring Annabelle Wachtel (Broadway's School of Rock, Broadway National Tour of Annie), Parker Weathersbee (Broadway National Tour of Les Miserables, Last Days of Summer), and Aubee Billie.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Bobby Conte – currently playing the role of PJ in the Broadway revival of Company – in his acclaimed solo concert “Along the Way” on Monday, August 15 at 7:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this August with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch John Pizzarelli Trio, Sam Gravitte, Alexa Tarantino Quartet, Karen Mason, Artemis, John Yao Orchestra Plays Bird, Bobby Conte, and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022
Following the success of last year's sold-out shows, Gateway Theatre returns with Songs of Summer on Saturday, August 27.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022
The Rivers Under the Earth by Thornton Wilder will perform at 3pm on Saturday, July 16 at the Trenton Free Public Library in Trenton, NJ. The performance is free to the public, and suitable for all ages.
by Alan Henry - Jan 8, 2020
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2020
Stephanie J. Block has released a statement regarding her concerts at Cadogan Hall in London on Sunday 12 April:
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023
New York Classical Theatre and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere of the new play The Rewards of Being Frank, written by Alice Scovell and directed by New York Classical’s Stephen Burdman.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2022
Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Country and more—the lineup of Singer-Songwriters coming up at South Orange Performing Arts Center includes compelling Grammy winners and skilled acoustic instrumentalists.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2020
Peter Saide, Australian actor who recently appeared on stage in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playhouse,  Desperate Measures Off-Broadway and more has died at the age of 36.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2022
PEN America today announces the presenters introducing the 2022 Literary Awards' three career achievement honorees, and the performers who will take the stage at New York City's Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.) for the momentous celebration of this year's most resonant literature, held on February 28 as an in-person event hosted by Emmy Award-winning late night host Seth Meyers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2020
Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale, Company) will celebrate the release of his debut album “Along The Way”, available digitally on Broadway Records, with an in-person and streamed concert this Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 7pm at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Gateway, Montana, at an altitude of 7500 feet.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2019
How does a musical based on a book go from a dream to reality? 92Y presents Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth, and authors Jodi Picoult and Steve Kluger in an illuminating panel moderated by Gordon Cox.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2022
Fresh from his Broadway run in the Tony Award-winning revival of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's Company, San Francisco native Bobby Conte will return home with his acclaimed solo show, Along the Way, on Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2019
Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2019/20 season with FUN HOME. Fun Home is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic novel, this relatable and moving story has Alison reliving her upbringing with her brilliant and volatile father-a man whose own secrets defined the family-while discovering her sexuality. It's a journey marked by honesty and humor and filled with memorable songs.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022
The creative team adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s landmark novel The Great Gatsby into a Broadway-bound stage musical has been announced. It will feature music & lyrics by Tony Award nominees Nathan Tysen & Jason Howland, and a book by Jonathan Larson Grant winner Kait Kerrigan, helmed by award-winning director Marc Bruni.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced performances for its final Benefit Gala, An Evening at Topping Rose, on Thursday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the historic barn at The Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. Only a few seats remain.
by Michael Major - Aug 25, 2022
As a founding member of powerhouse group Gloriana, Gossip has toured internationally with mega-acts like Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, and Sheryl Crow. In that time they dominated the Country and Hot 100 charts; were nominated for numerous honors, winning AMA, CMT, and ACM Awards; and even played at the White House.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022
Following the success of last year's sold-out concerts, Gateway Theatre will open its 2022/23 Season with the highly anticipated, Songs of Summer, on Saturday, August 27.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022
Birdland presented Bobby Conte in “Along the Way,” a solo concert celebrating his debut studio album. The concert featured an eclectic array of songs, all re-imagined and orchestrated by conductor/musician and producer, James Sampliner. Check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022
Grammy and Latin GRAMMY winning band Ozomatli will headline The Music Center's first annual free concert, as part of the Live at The Music Center series, on Saturday, September 3, at 8:00 p.m., on Jerry Moss Plaza.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021
Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced its 2021 virtual gala to be held Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. The celebration will shine a spotlight on the impact that the pandemic has had and underscore KCRep's ability to produce new and inspiring work during the past year.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2020
ALONG THE WAY, the debut album from Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale, Company) will be released digitally everywhere music is sold on Friday, April 24, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022
Goodspeed Musicals announced today that it will produce the world premiere of Christmas in Connecticut – A New Musical this holiday season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn.

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