Play It Cool

Play It Cool is centered around Mary's Hideaway, a fictional Hollywood jazz club, circa 1953," according to production notes. "Inspired by 1950s film noir, the musical looks at the laws governing gay and lesbian clubs of the time; when women weren't allowed to bartend and men couldn't dance with other men; when every glance had a double meaning and every word was an innuendo and everything had to be done to strict code. Play It Cool is set against a sexy 1950s Hollywood backdrop and celebrates the gay men and lesbian women of that time who had the guts to break the rule.

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Celebration Theatre

(Hollywood, CA)
7051-B Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017
Following on her acclaimed, Tony-nominated performance in Fun Home, Sydney Lucas is tackling her next musical role as a teenage girl with severe autism. Indigo is a musical exploration of how one family attempts to break through autism's challenging veil and in the process, learns how to listen to one another.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to be part of the North American rollout of the new musical From Here to Eternity, on stage October 4 through 29.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016
Crobot are pleased to unveil, 'Play It Cool,' the latest offering from their new record, 'Welcome to Fat City'.
by Jordan Higginbotham - Sep 18, 2018
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? has opened at the Alhambra in Jacksonville. The show follows a group of eight students who grow up in catholic school. The audience will experience a show that has many elements they can relate to, such as elementary school crushes, being picked on, dating in high school, or prom catastrophes.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.
by - Oct 9, 2017
Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 25, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017
The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to be part of the North American rollout of the new musical From Here to Eternity, onstage tonight, October 4, through October 29.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 3, 2018
Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Martin Casella's 'Black Tom Island' from October 11 to October 21 at the 1882 Carriage House, Liberty Hall Museum. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Casella about his career and the upcoming show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017
Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC today, October 25, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016
An invitation-only reading of the new musical PopStar will take place today, October 21 (11am) at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue, Studio #1204).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016
GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016
Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016
An invitation-only reading of the new musical PopStar will take place on Thursday, October 20 (2pm) and Friday, October 21 (11am) at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue, Studio #1204). PopStar features a book by Martin Casella, music and lyrics by Jay Levine and Sophie Dupin and is conceived and directed by Sharon Rosen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
Eowyn Ivey's debut novel The Snow Child is reborn as a magical new musical featuring a score that combines Alaskan string-band traditions and contemporary musical theater. On November 17t, SubCulture will present the show in a concert adaptation featuring KATE BALDWIN, MATT BOGART, FINA STRAZZA, GERARD CANONICO, SALLY MAYES and WILLIAM PARRY.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016
GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016
GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018
A brand new, original musical is opening this May at Donny's Skybox theater at Second City. Inspired by the American Girl book, The Care and Keeping of You, "Lucky: A Musical" is a hilarious, pop anthem-filled dive into young adulthood and growing up. Produced by an all female team, Lucky: A Musical also proudly features a four-piece, all woman band and 14 person cast!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017
Two Glasgow drama pupils had a visit from the cast of Grease earlier today.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Today, two-time Grammy nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki and global superstars Monsta X release the English version of their collaborative hit “Play it Cool.” On the heels of releasing the Korean version last month, the Aoki-Monsta force keeps fans on their feet with the new English language track. Aoki composed, arranged, and produced this track, marking Steve's fourth K-pop collaboration to date.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017
The York College of Pennsylvania Division of Theatre will bookend its first show of the season with Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead written by Bert V. Royal.
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 19, 2017
I was also excited about the book because it revolved around the world of theatre, and that always gets my attention in a book. Mattie doesn't want to try out for a big role, even though her teacher thinks she should, and when the cast's Romeo quits--and there are no understudies--Mattie finds herself cast in the role because she knows the part and had been helping the previous Romeo understand the show. But now she's, *gulp* playing lead against Gemma, the new girl at school who has changed her world and way of thinking. She's coming to realize that she has a huge crush on Gemma, and she doesn't know what to do about the fact that she's now playing Gemma's love interest onstage. Can she play it cool? Is there any possibility Gemma could like her back as more than a friend?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the Broadway classic West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics byStephen Sondheim, and based on a concept ofJerome Robbins. West Side Story will be directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate (CRT's Peter Pan, A Chorus Line, The Music Man) is the final show of the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017
Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 in New York City.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2016
Directed by Daniel Sullivan, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and will run through Sunday, August 14, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 9. .
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016
The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents the world premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY, starring Sally Mayes, Lacretta, Michele Duffy, and Charity Farrell.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016
Directed by Daniel Sullivan, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production will officially open on Wednesday, August 3 and will run through Sunday, August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
MadLab's Young Writers Short Play Festival, featuring a collection of ten short plays written by 10 area high school students, will take place July 12 - 27, 2019 at MadLab, 227 N. 3rd St., in Columbus. Admission is $18 for the general public, $15 for students and seniors and $13 for MadLab members. Tickets are available online at www.madlab.net.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances today, July 13, and tomorrow, July 14, in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017
Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new Broadway-bound musical about the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, just had an industry presentation in New York City. The musical has reportedly earned the approval of one very important guest, Liza Minnelli. She told Deadline: 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new Broadway-bound musical about the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, will have an industry presentation today, January 10, in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to helm the five exciting productions planned this season: an All-American classic, a heart-warming musical tale, an electric dance-filled tuner, an extraordinary true story, and an inspirational journey that's sure to inspire. Single tickets for all five shows set for Goodspeed's 2019 season go on public sale this Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m..
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016
Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016
The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017
Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017
Theater at Monmouth closes its 48th Summer Repertory Season August 20th, but don't fret, TAM's not done just yet. Right when the curtain falls, TAM is back at it again with the 'What's Next Fest', making old things new and new things classic. Join TAM for their debut week-long celebration of Theatre after a summer of astonishing acts by the 2017 Summer Company.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017
It opened 60 years ago on Broadway, yet its message continues to resonate today. The powerful and poignant musical West Side Story is now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre for performances now through Oct. 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Broadway veteran and Tony Award Nominee Sally Mayes is beginning a series of concerts celebrating her life, the business of show, and just plain singing her heart out.   She kicks things off September 7th and 8th at BJ Ryan's Magnolia Room in Historic Downtown Norwalk. 
by Review Roundups - Aug 10, 2016
Directed by Daniel Sullivan, Troilus and Cressida had its official opening on August 9, 2016. This is the second of three productions in the 2016 Shakespeare in the Park season, which is produced by The Public Theater.
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 10, 2016
Directed by Daniel Sullivan, Troilus and Cressida began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and will run through Sunday, August 14. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night last night, and you can check out photos below!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 6, 2017
War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Maddie Ross understands the importance of creating authentic music, and the necessity of visible, queer role models. Today, she shares new video 'Miracle' – watch via Affinity Magazine, share via Youtube – ahead of its release on all DSPs this Friday, off her debut, full-length album, Never Have I Ever, out May 10 via Sentimental Records.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Rick Faugno, veteran of 6 Broadway shows, as he makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut in Play It Cool on Thursday, May 17 at 9:30pm. Rick brings back the old school essence of Sammy Davis, Jr. with singing, dancing, instrument playing, an impression or two, and a good laugh. Join Rick as he takes us back into the era of the all-around entertainer. He'll sing some of the great (and sometimes forgotten) songs in jazz and music theater history.