Play Yourself 2002

Opened: July 10, 2002
Closing: August 04, 2002

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Broadway Shows Based on the Top 1000 Highest-Grossing Films
by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2024

Of all the films on IMDB's list of the 1000 highest-grossing movies of all time, 31 have been adapted into Broadway musicals. Check out a guide to each those musicals below, along with musicals that are in development or ones that have not yet made their way to Broadway.

Ludacris and Paula Abdul Join HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Producing Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2023

Multi-Grammy Award winning music icons Ludacris and Paula Abdul have joined P3 Productions, and Tony Award-winning entertainment mini-studio Level Forward, on the producing team of the new Broadway musical How to Dance in Ohio.

Review: MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE at Contemporary Theater Company
by Jay Pateakos - Dec 4, 2023

What did our critic think of MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE at Contemporary Theater Company? While Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol is the go-to Christmas play each and every year, there's something fresh about a new Christmas play that has a little bit of the familiar with mostly all new takes and skits.  Welcome to Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge that eill keep you laughing to the very last!

Coalition Of Immigrant Artists Launches Initiative To Combat Xenophobia In The Theater Industry
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2023

COALITION OF IMMIGRANT ARTISTS is launching an initiative to combat xenophobia in the theater industry. The Immigrant Theatermakers Advocacy initiative works with institutions to reverse xenophobic policies and support immigrant artists.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2023

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!

Interview: James Beaman of LIVED EXPERIENCE at The Triad
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 5, 2023

James Beaman, a force to reckon with in the cabaret scene of the Nineties, has been quietly working behind the scenes, of late, as a director. Well, he's ready to get back into the spotlight, twenty years after trading in his wigs for some iambic pentameter.

Mamie Parris to Present SURRENDER: AN ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER THRILL RIDE at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2023

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Mamie Parris, star of Broadway’s Cats, School of Rock and more, in “Surrender: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Thrill Ride”. Learn how to purchase tickets!

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

Immersive 1920s Mystery Theatre Experience THE MANOR to Take Over Historic West Chester Mansion
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2023

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of a 1920s mystery theatre experience set in a historic West Chester mansion. Uncover secrets and solve puzzles in this unique and interactive production that will transport you back in time.

THE PIANIST, Directed and Adapted by Emily Mann, is Coming to George Street Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2023

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of 'The Pianist' as it comes to life on stage at George Street Playhouse. Don't miss this limited engagement. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

'Overture Presents' Individual Tickets Go On Sale This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2023

Overture Center's 2023/24 season showcases an array of diverse artistic expressions, cultures and personality. Learn more about the season lineup here!

Edward Albee Series Continues with THE MAN WHO HAD THREE ARMS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2023

The Black Box, Northern NJ's incubator for new and under produced works from world-class artists, in association with The Estate of Edward Albee, presents EDWARD ALBEE: FROM A TO ZOO, AN EXCLUSIVE STAGED READING SERIES OF EDWARD ALBEE'S PLAYS.  Next up is THE MAN WHO HAD THREE ARMS (1981), which ran briefly on Broadway in 1983 but closed shortly after being unceremoniously lambasted in reviews.

Unicorn Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin Will Retire In 2024
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2023

​​​​​​​ Unicorn Theatre has announced that Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin will retire in June 2024. Levin's departure will culminate a historic run spanning more than four decades at one of Kansas City's landmark theatres, where she gained a regional and national reputation for innovating and bringing to life bold and diverse plays with powerful messages and illuminating people in an empathetic and unique way.

Azuka Theatre to Close Season with World Premiere of Christine Evans' GALILEE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2023

Azuka Theatre will close their 2022/2023 season with the World Premiere of Galilee written by Christine Evans and directed by Azuka's Co-Artistic Director Rebecca May Flowers.

Richard Linklater Responds to MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Release Date Concerns
by Michael Major - Mar 7, 2023

Director Richard Linklater has responded to fans who are concerned about not living to see his Merrily We Roll Along film adaptation. He also discussed how the film's process compares to his recent film Boyhood, which similarly filmed once a year from 2002 to 2013. Merrily We Roll Along will star Ben Platt, Beanie Feldstein, and Paul Mescal.

Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at TampaRep
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 4, 2023

Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man, premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in London in November of 1977. Pomerance’s play also transferred to the National Theatre in London for an “In Rep” residency. From January to March of 1979 it played off-Broadway, and made a transfer to the Booth Theatre on Broadway later in 1979, but the production closed in 1981 after 916 regular performances. The Elephant Man received revivals in 2002 and 2014.

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2023 Winter & Spring Season Featuring HYPROV, David Sedaris & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the 2023 winter and spring season at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. There is something for everyone in this lineup of national performing acts, local and regional bands and family programming as part of the 10x10 Upstart Arts Festival featuring middle and high school students from Berkshire County.

Performance Space New York Announces Spring 2023 Season of its HEALING SERIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

Performance Space New York has announced the Spring 2023 season of its Healing Series, the second part of its year-long reflection on the political potency of healing and the role performance plays in it, in the midst of what feels like a momentous shift in art-making to foreground modes and practices of care.

Review: CHICAGO THE MUSICAL Still Dazzles at Bass Concert Hall
by Joni Lorraine - Nov 3, 2022

What did our critic think of CHICAGO THE MUSICAL Still Dazzles

The Catastrophic Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Celebrating 30 Years of Avant-Garde Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022

The Catastrophic Theatre has announced its 2022-23 season, highlighting the work that has made it, along with its forerunner Infernal Bridegroom Productions (IBP), Houston's premier avant-garde theatre for three dang decades.

Michael Grandage Will Direct Emma Corrin in Neil Bartlett's New Version of Virginia Woolf's Novel ORLANDO
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022

The Michael Grandage Company has announced that Emma Corrin will return to the London stage as the title role in Orlando, from the novel by Virginia Woolf in a new version by Neil Bartlett. Michael Grandage directs, reuniting him with Corrin, following their recent collaboration on the feature film My Policeman for Amazon.

Bobby Conte to Present ALONG THE WAY at Birdland in August
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.

William Parker to Release Monumental Archival Set 'Universal Tonality'
by Michael Major - Jul 27, 2022

Clocking in at nearly two hours and featuring six extended pieces flowing across two discs, Universal Tonality documents a performance that took place at Roulette in Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood in December 2002 (one of the final concerts at the venue's original loft space). Parker invited 16 musicians of various ages, cultures and backgrounds.

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY with Billy Stritch, Bobby Conte, Ashley Pezzotti Duo & More to Perform at Birdland in August
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.

Citadel Theatre Releases Four-Show 2022-23 Season
by Grace Cutler - Jul 23, 2022

Citadel Theatre Company recently announced its 2022/2023 season, featuring an Obie Award winner and three comedies –one of them a beloved musical.


Play Yourself has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2002.