Runaways 1978

Opened: February 21, 1978
Closing: April 30, 1978

Runaways - 1978 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Hall
425 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003

RUNAWAYS is composed by Elizabeth Swados and premiered at the Public Theather NYC, 1978. This excellent show which spans multiple musical styles featured such performers as Diane Lane, Trini Alverado, Jossie de Guzman, and Karen Evans.

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Tom Nelis, Andrew Polec, and More Will Lead the Off-Broadway Premiere Of THE BEAUTIFUL LADY
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2023

Broadway actors Tom Nelis (INDECENT), Henry Stram (TITANIC), Ashley Perez Flanagan (FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME), Andrew Polec (BAT OUT OF HELL), Kate Fuglei (SPRING AWAKENING), George Abud (THE VISIT) and Drama Desk winner Starr Busby (OCTET) are among the 12-member cast of the new musical THE BEAUTIFUL LADY.

Elizabeth Swados' THE BEAUTIFUL LADY to Have NYC Debut at La MaMa in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2023

THE BEAUTIFUL LADY – a new musical work by the Tony nominated composer Elizabeth Swados (RUNAWAYS in 1978), with text translated by Paul Schmidt – will have its NYC debut at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre this spring.

Who Has Worn the Most Hats on Broadway? Part 2
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 13, 2022

Today's question is: Who has worn the most hats on Broadway- director, producer, writer, actor, etc.? Here are a few folks that could hold a record for the 'number of hats' they've worn on Broadway shows. Part one includes those who have worn four or five hats on Broadway shows and part two will include those who have held even more positions than that!

La MaMa Announces 61st Season Featuring 40 Productions From 8 Nations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

La MaMa ETC’s 61st season will feature world-premieres by John Kelly, Erik Ehn, Elizabeth Swados, Witness Relocation/Dan Safer, Bobbie Jene Smith and Ping Chong, along with the live, in-person stage debut of Split Britches’s 2021 digital production LAST GASP and the first-ever revival of Maria Irene Fornes’ EVELYN BROWN.

Review: RUNAWAYS at On The Verge Theatre
by Alric Davis - Aug 8, 2022

Housing instability can have devastating effects on the lives of the youth affected and severely compromises their ability to evolve naturally into adulthood. On The Verge's Runaways uses songs and spoken word to bring awareness to this still relevant issue. Catch it before it runs away!

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Erin Driscoll Gardiner
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 23, 2021

You most likely know today’s subject Erin Driscoll Gardiner as a superb performer. Some of her most memorable performances over the years include the title role in Violet and Cinderella in Into the Woods at Ford’s Theatre, many productions at Signature Theatre including a Helen Hayes Award winning performance as Hope Cladwell in Urinetown, and of course her solo cabarets where her angelic voice always rings like a band of angels.

Student Blog: Zodiac Signs of Tony-Nominated Musicals
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021

The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!

Student Blog: Every Single Tony Awards, Ranked
by Student Blogger: Emily Earle - Mar 12, 2021

This week, I was so sick I couldn’t get out of bed. What’s a neurotic theatre kid to do? Watch every Tony Awards that I could find, of course. Shout out to MsPoochSmooch.

Sophia Anne Caruso, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray and More Join THE LIZ SWADOS PROJECT Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and JOE's PUB will present a free virtual celebration of the new album The Liz Swados Project tonight Tuesday, November 24 at 8:00 PM Eastern. The event will feature several of the performers who appear on the album, offering singular musical performances and personal insights into Swados' work.

Sophia Anne Caruso, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray and More Join Virtual Event Celebrating THE LIZ SWADOS PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and JOE's PUB will present a free virtual celebration of the new album The Liz Swados Project on Tuesday, November 24 at 8:00 PM Eastern. The event will feature several of the performers who appear on the album, offering singular musical performances and personal insights into Swados' work.

THE LIZ SWADOS PROJECT Featuring Ali Stroker, Amber Gray and More Released Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that The Liz Swados Project has been released on CD in stores and online today, Friday, October 2. The album was released on digital and streaming formats earlier this year.

Sophia Anne Caruso, Ali Stroker, Amber Gray and More Featured on THE LIZ SWADOS PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that The Liz Swados Project will be released on CD in stores and online Friday, October 2. The album is currently available on digital and streaming formats.

THE LIZ SWADOS PROJECT Featuring Ali Stroker, Sophia Anne Caruso and More is Available Today on Digital Formats
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that The Liz Swados Project is available on digital and streaming formats today, Friday, May 22. The Liz Swados Project - a newly-recorded tribute album to the visionary artist - features an epic tribe of diverse performers, composers and lyricists, who have been influenced and inspired by Swados.

BWW Exclusive: Damon Daunno Sings 'Isadora' From THE LIZ SWADOS PROJECT
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2020

On Friday, Ghostlight Records will release The Liz Swados Project, the newly-recorded tribute to the 4-time Tony nominated composer and lyricist Elizabeth Swados. Listen to Damon Daunno sing 'Isadora' from the album!

THE LIZ SWADOS PROJECT to Feature Ali Stroker, Sophia Anne Caruso, Michael R. Jackson & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that The Liz Swados Project will be available on digital and streaming formats on Friday, May 22. The Liz Swados Project - a newly-recorded tribute album to the visionary artist - features an epic tribe of diverse performers, composers and lyricists, who have been influenced and inspired by Swados.

Lost Ed Wood Novels Found And Published For First Time In 50 Years!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2019

Now on Amazon! Eight great Edward D. Wood, Jr. novels have been discovered in an attic in Oklahoma. They have been painstakingly reprinted from the tiny text, on aged, yellow paper, to a larger, clearer text on exception cream paper. Countless hours have been toiled formatting and silently correcting typos for a new, refreshing read. It's a major Ed Wood miracle, bringing these lost gospels to the curious modern age. They all bare the original covers, some wonderfully illustrated in the glorious 60s pulp style.  The stories include a crock-pot of weirdos and oddballs, transvestites and strippers, detectives chasing unknown killers, lovely young runaways caught up with seedy carnivals, and much, much more sleazy insanity!

Vanguard Theater Company To Present RUNAWAYS By Elizabeth Swados
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Vanguard Theater Company presents Runaways, by Elizabeth Swados, for four performances only on January 18-20 at the American Theater for Actors, 314 W 54th Street, NY, NY.

Jamie Lee Curtis Stars In HALLOWEEN Available Digital 12/28 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2018

The infamous killer Michael Myers strikes again inHalloween, arriving on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on December 28, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on January 15, 2019. Hailed by critics as “a near perfect blend of craft, character growth and nostalgia” (Perri Nemiroff, Collider), Halloween takes place four decades after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween Franchise, “Scream Queens”) narrowly escaped the masked Michael Myers' brutal killing spree. Packed with bonus features including chilling deleted and extended scenes as well as special featurettes showing behind the scenes looks at creating the film, Halloween delivers spine-chilling, hair-raising intensity and thrills to both new and repeat viewers.

Vanguard Theater Company To Present RUNAWAYS By Elizabeth Swados
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2018

Vanguard Theater Company presents Runaways, by Elizabeth Swados, for four performances only on January 18-20 at the American Theater for Actors, 314 W 54th Street, NY, NY.

Jamie Lee Curtis Stars In HALLOWEEN Available Digital 12/28 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 1/15
by Tori Hartshorn - Nov 20, 2018

The infamous killer Michael Myers strikes again inHalloween, arriving on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on December 28, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on January 15, 2019. Hailed by critics as “a near perfect blend of craft, character growth and nostalgia” (Perri Nemiroff, Collider), Halloween takes place four decades after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween Franchise, “Scream Queens”) narrowly escaped the masked Michael Myers' brutal killing spree. Packed with bonus features including chilling deleted and extended scenes as well as special featurettes showing behind the scenes looks at creating the film, Halloween delivers spine-chilling, hair-raising intensity and thrills to both new and repeat viewers.

The Public Adds Free Public Performance of RUNAWAYS
by Julie Musbach - Jun 7, 2018

The Public Theater will present the Annual Gala performance of the groundbreaking and thought-provoking musical RUNAWAYS by Elizabeth Swados on Monday, June 11 at the Delacorte Theater. There will also be a free added public performance of the musical on Tuesday, June 12, open to all.

The Public Theatre Announces Free Encore Performance of RUNAWAYS at the Delacorte
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2018

The Public Theatre has announced a free performance of the Liz Swados musical RUNAWAYS on Tuesday, June 12 at 8pm, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be available via the line at Central Park, the TodayTix app, and the lottery at The Public Theater. Learn more about how to access free tickets. 

Public Theater Announces Free Encore Performance of Runaways June 12
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that there will be a free added public performance of the groundbreaking and thought-provoking musical RUNAWAYS by Elizabeth Swados on Tuesday, June 12 at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Sam Pinkleton, with choreography by Ani Taj, and creative advisement by Jeanine Tesori, the additional performance will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone production that first premiered at The Public in 1978 and continues to be a definitive moment in Public Theater history.

The Public Announces Gala Performance of RUNAWAYS
by Julie Musbach - Mar 27, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that The Public's Annual Galawill be a performance of the groundbreaking and thought-provoking musical RUNAWAYS by Elizabeth Swados on Monday, June 11 at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Sam Pinkleton with choreography by Ani Taj, and creative advisement by Jeanine Tesori, the highly-anticipated summer gala under the stars will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone production that first premiered at The Public in 1978 and continues to be a definitive moment in Public Theater history.

Photo Flash: Little Radical Theatrics Announces Cast of Liz Swados' RUNAWAYS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2018

Little Radical Theatrics (Fatima Viegas, Executive  Producer) is thrilled to be presenting its' first all youth musical, a 40th Anniversary production of the musical 'Runaways' by Elizabeth Swados.

Runaways FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You Don't Understand
I Had to Go
Parent/Kid Dance
Appendectomy
Where Do People Go
Footstep
Once Upon a Time
Current Events
Every Now and Then
Out on the Street
Minnesota Strip
Song of a Child Prostitute
Christmas Puppies
Lazar's Heroes
Find Me a Hero
Scrynatchkielooaw
The Undiscovered Son
I Went Back Home
This Is What I Do When I'm Angry
The Basketball Song
Spoons
Lullaby for Luis
We Are Not Strangers
In the Sleeping Line
Lullaby from Baby to Baby
Tra Gog Vo In Dein Whole
Revenge Song
Enterprise
Sometimes
Clothes
Mr. Graffiti
The Untrue Pigeon
Señoras de la Noche
We Have to Die
Where Are Those People Who Did 'Hair'?
Appendectomy II
Let Me Be a Kid
To the Dead of Family Wars
Problem After Problem
Lonesome of the Road
You Have No Heart
Runaways has had 5 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2016.

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