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Sadie Thompson - 1944 - Broadway

Based on the short story "Rain" by W. Somerset Maugham


Adapted from the play "Rain" by John Colton and Clemence Randolph

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Alvin Theatre

(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.
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by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 22, 2019
The 3rd Annual Founder's Gala for the Garry Marshall Theatre honors the original Happy Days cast -- Ron Howard, Don Most, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Henry Winkler.
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2019
During last week's Best In Shows event, Bonnie Milligan and Eden Espinosa took the stage with Ricky the dog to perform a rendition of I Will Never Leave You from Side Show.
by Robert Diamond - Nov 20, 2014
This just in! The Old Globe will hold a developmental reading of the new musical Rain, with book by Sybille Pearson (Baby, Giant), music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant, Marie Christine), based on the short story 'Rain' by W. Somerset Maugham, and directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 2, 2018
Eden Espinosa and Richard Kind return to Elena of Avalor as Orizaba and Cacahuate, respectively, in the new episode premiering Saturday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior and Disney Now! 
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 16, 2020
Today's episode features beloved Broadway beltress Eden Espinosa, who is most recognized for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Listen as she chats about finding peace in the chaos of the pandemic, how she has coped with life without live theatre, and so much more.
by Tyler Peterson - May 8, 2015
Pittsburgh CLO's production of MAN OF LA MANCHA will feature performances from Broadway's very best including Tony Award-nominee Ron Raines as Cervantes/Don Quixote, Greg Hildreth as Sancho and Jackie Burns as Aldonza.
by Tyler Peterson - May 4, 2015
Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater announces its 31st year of championing new works, with a full season of stories that take audiences from a South Sea island to center court at the US Open and beyond.
by Eddie Varley - May 17, 2009
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is proud to announce its 2009 - 2010 performance season with 34 extraordinary engagements at the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres, as well as the Falls Theatre at ACT. Shows range from performance art and comedy to legendary musicians, dance and silent film.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2018
One of the most exciting voices of her generation, Eden Espinosa has wowed audiences in Broadway's Wicked, Rent, and Brooklyn.Now, the Anaheim-native returns home to perform an intimate evening of Broadway and contemporary favorites as part of Musical Theatre West's Broadway in Concert series on Saturday, March 31, 7pm at the Beverly O'Neill Theatre in Long Beach. Tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4 or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office. Tickets range from $45-$120.
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2019
Eden Espinosa released her second solo album in January of this year titled Revelation. Revelation is comprised of fully original songs and landed on the top 50 of the Pop iTunes charts.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play now through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is this Friday, April 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Eden Espinosa and the company in action below!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Mar 29, 2021
Today's episode of Little known Facts features theatre administrator, writer, and advocate Howard Sherman. What are his thoughts on the return of Broadway? 'I think if you asked me a couple of weeks ago, I might have been slightly less optimistic than I am today,' he said.
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2016
Get inside the rehearsal room of The Old Globe's upcoming world premiere musical RAIN by listening to Jared Zirilli sing 'Some People.'Get inside the rehearsal room of The Old Globe's world premiere musical RAIN by listening to Jared Zirilli sing 'Some People.' RAIN is currently in previews, with an official opening night set for Friday, April 1st. Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016
The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant) and book writer Sybille Pearson (Giant). Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play tonight, March 24, through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Friday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character, plus the full company, below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011
At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story 'Rain.' But thanks to a magician's time warp, the real Maugham finds himself on the guest list. Swirling together fantasy, history, humor and drama, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, winner of the Hawai'i Award for Literature and the author of The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu and Ola N? Iwi, re-imagines Maugham's steamy South Sea story in a wild romp of illusions, delusions and near fatal attractions.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011
At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story "Rain."
by Julie Musbach - Mar 20, 2018
One of the most exciting voices of her generation, Eden Espinosa has wowed audiences in Broadway's Wicked, Rent, and Brooklyn.  Now, the Anaheim-native returns home to perform an intimate evening of Broadway and contemporary favorites as part of Musical Theatre West's Broadway in Concert series on Saturday, March 31, 7pm at the Beverly O'Neill Theatre in Long Beach.  
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2016
The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Below, BroadwayWorld presents a first listen to the tune 'Sunshine' from the new musical, sung by star Eden Espinosa!
by Gabrielle Sierra - Mar 16, 2009
The Mirror Repertory Company will present John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Mar 13, 2011
At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story "Rain."
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2010
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays this March at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Mondays at 7pm.
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 15, 2019
Today's subject Eden Espinosa is currently living her theatre life as part of the national tour of the William Finn/James Lapine musical Falsettos where she is portraying the role of Trina. The show is currently playing in the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center and will continue through June 23rd. The tour will then travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for its final stop where it will end on June 30th.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2021
The series will feature the return of Solea Pfeiffer (the Globe's Almost Famous, national tour of Hamilton), Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack (Bright Star at the Globe and on Broadway, Broadway's upcoming Flying Over Sunset), and Eden Espinosa (the Globe's Rain, Broadway's Wicked and Rent) to the Globe.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 7, 2020
Broadway's Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Rent, Falsettos) will present her new solo show 'Unplugged & Unplanned' for a month-long residency at NYC venue The Green Room 42 with four performances between Sunday, February 9 and Friday, February 28.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 27, 2016
The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego will soon present a world-premiere production- Michael John LaChiusa's Rain. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Eden Espinosa will lead the production as 'Sadie.' Directed by Barry Edelstein, the show will run March 24 to May 1, 2016 at the Old Globe's Shiley Stage.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2019
Broadway powerhouse Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Brooklyn, Rent) released her Sophomore Album REVELATION. The crowd-funded album is comprised entirely of original songs. The night will open with Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Izzi Ray and will feature Espinosa singing her new music as well as special guest performances. The songs of REVELATION will premiere at New York's Sony Hall on January 28 at 8 PM.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2018
Big Apple Performing Arts, the home of New York City Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus, has announced that Broadway powerhouse, Eden Espinosa, will perform live at their ninth annual HARMONY gala fundraiser on February 14 at Current, Pier 59. More than just a fundraiser, HARMONY is a celebration of the power of music to bring people together. What better day to celebrate than the Feast of St. Valentine to cozy up with someone special or find that perfect someone you've been hoping to spot? Think roses and champagne, romantic ballads and passionate love songs: love is love in all its many glorious guises. Complete with a special Sweetheart Table for Two offering for couples to celebrate their love while supporting the great work of NYCGMC and YPC.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 8, 2011
At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story 'Rain.' But thanks to a magician's time warp, the real Maugham finds himself on the guest list. Swirling together fantasy, history, humor and drama, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, winner of the Hawai'i Award for Literature and the author of The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu and Ola N? Iwi, re-imagines Maugham's steamy South Sea story in a wild romp of illusions, delusions and near fatal attractions.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016
The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant) and book writer Sybille Pearson (Giant). Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play March 24 - May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run March 24 - 31. Opening night is Friday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character, plus the full company, below!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 26, 2020
THE GREEN ROOM 42 - the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's 'off-night hotspot' by The New York Times - has announced that Broadway's Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Rent, Falsettos) will extend her acclaimed solo residency 'Unplugged & Unplanned' for three more shows due to popular demand. Originally scheduled to run through Friday, February 28, performances have been added on Friday, March 6 at 9:30 PM; Sunday, March 15 at 7:00 PM; and Sunday, March 22 at 9:30 PM. Inspired by the energy of the new decade, Espinosa is shaking things up to try something she's never done before: a laid-back evening of intimate dialogue, taking requests, special guests, spontaneous moments and off-the-cuff stories. Featuring selections from both of her albums, Broadway hits, pop covers, songs she's never sung before and more, 'Unplugged & Unplanned' delivers a different experience at every performance.
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 24, 2011
At the Sadie Thompson Inn in Samoa, the innkeepers have planned an unusual experience for their special guests: a reenactment of W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story 'Rain.' But thanks to a magician's time warp, the real Maugham finds himself on the guest list.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Kirstin Maldonado makes her Broadway debut in KINKY BOOTS, the cast of GROUNDHOG DAY will have a reunion concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, and more!
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 10, 2010
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays this March at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Mondays at 7pm.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2019
Manhattan Concert Productions has announced that Eden Espinosa, Alex Newell, and Jessica Vosk will share the role of a?oeNarratora?? in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on February 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm. Espinosa, Newell, and Vosk join previously announced Noah Galvin (Joseph), Michael Arden (Stage Director) and Stephen Oremus (Music Director) in leading this one-night-only performance, featuring a chorus of over 300 singers from across the United States, professional cast and creative team, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2016
The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play now through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Eden Espinosa and the company in action below!
by Don Grigware - Apr 4, 2016
You cannot beat the Old Globe Theatre for its audacity in mounting the challenging musical Rain, based on a short story by W. Somerset Maugham. Rain was made into three separate films, a silent in 1928 starring Gloria Swanson, and then in 1932 starring Joan Crawford as Miss Sadie Thompson, and finally in 1953 Rita Hayworth assumed the role of the prostitute stranded on the South Pacific Island of Pago, Pago in 1924. This much anticipated musical version with book by Sybille Pearson and music by Michael John LaChiusa is the second time Rain has been performed onstage, the first being a play in 1922. For the entire cast and creative team in San Diego this enterprise has been enormous. It is truly an outstanding ensemble headed by Eden Espinosa as Sadie, and the set designed by Mark Wendland is by itself worth the price of admission.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2009
The Mirror Repertory Company will present John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM.
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2016
The world premiere of RAIN opened last night at The Old Globe in San Diego, with a score by LaChiusa, a book by Sybille Pearson, and Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein's musical directorial debut. Check out highlights from the production below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2019
The season two finale of 'Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure' features the song 'WIth You By My Side' sung by  Eden Espinosa, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, and BroadwayWorld has the exclusive first listen!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 2016
Something Rotten! this way comes - along with a healthy assortment of recent Broadway hits, a homegrown version of an Andrew Lloyd Webber hit and a transfer from London's West End - as the Tennessee Performing Arts Center revealed the list of shows included in their 2016-17 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series during a Monday night event.