Only a Kingdom

Only a Kingdom details Edward and divorcee Wallis Simpson's early romance and marriage and the opposition their romance faced. The British government, the people, the church, and those who wanted to preserve the integrity and dignity of the Royal Family all objected.

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Pasadena Community Playhouse

(Pasadena, CA)
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 7, 2010
After his early triumph in some truly troubled musicals - among them the most notorious of twenty-first century cult Broadway musicals, the infamous DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES - this dashing and terrifically talented Broadway leading man went on to star in the most successful production to date of Stephen Schwartz's delicate Gallic musical THE BAKER'S WIFE - causing even the WICKED composer himself to be taken aback by the sheer power of this tenor's voice - and is now singing the most talked about song of the New York Musical Theater Festival - from the new musical THE HISTORY OF WAR - the captivatingly charming and charismatic Max Von Essen. In this thorough discussion we go into his experiences working with Jim Steinman, Roman Polanski, Michael Crawford, John Rando, Mandy Gonzalez and the rest of the cast and creative team of DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES and how that flash of brilliance of a Broadway debut prepared him for the plight of the working actor making his way on Broadway today. We also discuss the details of his new NYMF musical and singing his star-making solo and adding another notable entry to his pristine performance record. Additionally, we talk about playing Enjorlas in the LES MISERABLES revival co-starring Lea Michele and Daphne Rubin Vega as well as his upcoming appearances and events - such as BROADWAY UNPLUGGED - plus how he keeps his voice in shape to traverse the treacherous vocal territory required of the tenor rock ballads he excels at enacting in song - and thoroughly slaughtering.(He'd be the last to admit he has cords of steel, but he does.) He may be known for 'For Sarah', but this interview is all Max.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017
The theatre and music world lost a great friend and mentor with the passing of Michael Larsen, who was instrumental in shaping the careers of many stars of theatre, film and television. Larsen died suddenly on Thursday, October 26, 2017, after suffering with a heart condition for many years. He was 57.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2010
The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) will present a Developmental Lab of Judith Shubow Steir's new musical ONLY A KINGDOM, directed by David Glenn Armstrong, on November 9-12, 2010 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011
The majestic red rock cliffs of Southern Utah have been magically transformed into an underwater fantasy of epic proportions as Tuacahn Center for the Arts presents the regional premiere of Disney's The Little Mermaid, which opened June 2nd, 2011 and will run through October 21st.
by Ashley Steves - Oct 14, 2017
Betty Buckley's STORY SONGS #2, the artist's new show at Joe's Pub running through Sunday night, was initially supposed to have another, darker title. She won't divulge the original choice, but one can certainly imagine. Making a sequel to the original, which, as a mixtape of numbers rich to the core with vibrant tales, was one of 2016's best solo shows, it feels like a momentary return to some form of normalcy, musical comfort food in its purest form.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010
The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) will present a Developmental Lab of Judith Shubow Steir's new musical ONLY A KINGDOM, directed by David Glenn Armstrong, on November 9-12, 2010 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012
Jack Gindi's new play, Best Friends, will have a staged reading at 2:00pm on Friday, November 16th at Theatre 54 inside Shetler Studios. David Glenn Armstrong directs this four-person contemporary comedy/drama which stars Josh Adam Davis, Sarah Nedwek, Graham Powell, and Leah Wagner.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 12, 2010
The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) will present a Developmental Lab of Judith Shubow Steir's new musical ONLY A KINGDOM, directed by David Glenn Armstrong, on November 9-12, 2010 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actors and teaching artists Eric Robertson and Michelle Pruiett visit the Playhouse as guest teaching artists for the Musical Theatre Preparatory Program. Friends of the theater may remember both Robertson and Pruiett as the two lead actors in the Playhouse's production of A Chorus Line in 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2009
OSO at The Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street in Southampton continues its popular 'Dinner and...' Series featuring a 3 course gourmet dinner and conversations with luminaries in The Hamptons with a very special evening featuring three Hamptonites who have delighted audiences on stages across the East End: Josh Perl founder of The Naked Stages, Josh Gladstone Artistic Director, John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall and Watermill Center Artist in Residence writer/actor/director/choreographer Kate Mueth. The trio will give audiences a brief preview of the upcoming Naked Stages Marathon at Guild Hall; what special events are planned for the 2009 Season and do a short performance in an intimate salon like atmosphere.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2009
Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 'Brave New World' Season with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The musical begins previews Thursday, March 19, open on Saturday, March 21 at 7pm and run through Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the Tony Award? winning musical that captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal. The play tells the story of Tevye, a Jewish milkman coping with day-to-day 'shtetl' life, Jewish traditions and the women in his life in pre-Revolutionary Russia.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009
Rubicon Theatre Company continues its ?Brave New World? Season with Fiddler on the Roof. The musical begins previews Thursday, March 19, open on Saturday, March 21 at 7pm and run through Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY has announced the release of her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - today, Friday, June 8. The recording is now available from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats. Buckley is celebrating the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive concert engagement that runs through Saturday, June 9.
by Michael Dale - Jun 16, 2004
From a chorus boy in the original cast of 'Oklahoma!' to a one-man show off-Broadway and a Tony Award in between, George S. Irving has been one of Broadway's most endearing and enduring character men
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actor and teaching artist Michelle Pruiett is lined up to teach Contemporary Musical Theatre Audition Technique on Monday, July 23 from 6:30-8:30pm. Friends of the theater may remember Pruiett from the Playhouse's production of A Chorus Line in 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2011
The majestic red rock cliffs of Southern Utah have been magically transformed into an underwater fantasy of epic proportions as Tuacahn Center for the Arts presents the regional premiere of Disney's The Little Mermaid, which opened June 2nd, 2011 and will run through October 21st.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013
A stellar cast has been assembled for an invitation-only reading of Rich Orloff's award-winning comedy, Advanced Chemistry, at the National Arts Club on Monday, January 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2010
Take some of the greatest songs of the 1940s; add a healthy dose of comedy and romance; mix it all together with an award-winning cast and some of Southern California's finest creative staff, and what do you get?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013
A stellar cast has been assembled for an invitation-only reading of Rich Orloff's award-winning comedy, Advanced Chemistry, at the National Arts Club today, January 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2010
Take some of the greatest songs of the 1940s; add a healthy dose of comedy and romance; mix it all together with an award-winning cast and some of Southern California's finest creative staff, and what do you get?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2009
Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 'Brave New World' Season with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The musical begins previews Thursday, March 19, open on Saturday, March 21 at 7pm and run through Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the Tony Award? winning musical that captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal. The play tells the story of Tevye, a Jewish milkman coping with day-to-day 'shtetl' life, Jewish traditions and the women in his life in pre-Revolutionary Russia.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2010
Take some of the greatest songs of the 1940s; add a healthy dose of comedy and romance; mix it all together with an award-winning cast and some of Southern California's finest creative staff, and what do you get?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2011
Producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders have announced additional casting and the creative team for the new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's landmark musical EVITA, opening April 5, 2012 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). Previews begin Monday, March 12, 2012. Joining the previously announced stars of EVITA - world renowned music artist Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger in her Broadway debut as Eva Peron and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron - are Max Von Essen as Magaldi, Rachel Potter as the Mistress, and Christina DeCicco as the alternate/standby for Eva Peron. Alternate performances to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016
B Street Theatre has announced the first three productions in their 26th Mainstage Season. This season will feature James Goldman's contemporary classic The Lion in Winter; Steven Dietz's unique romance Bloomsday; and the Tony-nominated play Hand to God by Robert Askins.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017
The world-famous story of King Edward VIII of Great Britain and the American Mrs. Simpson, a twice-divorced woman for whom he renounced the British throne in 1936.
by - Aug 19, 2017
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/19/2017.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
On Sunday, August 20, Guild Hall presents a staged reading of 'Only A Kingdom' directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man), with book, music and lyrics by Judith Shubow Steir, and orchestration and arrangements by Peter Mansfield. Tom Ware is Executive Producer.
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2019
If True Love and a great friendship are to your liking, 'Come On In' and meet Sally and Carter.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY will release her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 8. Buckley will celebrate the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive four-concert engagement from June 5 to 9.