Shaker Heights

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Linda Gross Theater

(New York, NY)
336 West 20th Street
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by Roy Berko - Sep 5, 2017
Apollo's Fire, Cleveland's award winning Baroque orchestra, opens new season with "Israel in Egypt"
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
Near West Theatre announced today that it has hired Mike Obertacz to fulfill the role of Managing Director to succeed founder and executive director, Stephanie Morrison Hrbek. Obertacz will begin his tenure on October 11, 2017 as the theatre commences its 40th season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
What does it take to put on a high school musical? Once the director chooses a show, students audition for parts. Casting is announced and then a flurry of activity begins - rehearsing, building sets, preparing and fitting costumes, setting lights, checking microphones and selling tickets. This happens at high schools across Northeast Ohio as students play their roles on stage, backstage or in the orchestra pit.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017
With the aim of recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools and honoring excellence, the Playhouse Square Dazzle Awards program presented by Patricia and John Chapman is affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
The Cleveland Institute of Music announced today that guitarist Damian Goggans and cellist Evan Rowland-Seymour were selected as the inaugural class of its Minority Artist Fellowship (MAF) program. Goggans is a freshman at Cleveland School of the Arts and Rowland-Seymour is an eighth grader at University School in Shaker Heights. Dr. Joyce Griggs, CIM Vice President and Director of the Center for Innovative Music
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018
The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) will produce "Silver Linings: The Songs of Jerome Kern" on Friday, October 19 at 7 pm at First Baptist Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights and on Sunday, October 21 at 3pm at Mixon Hall at Cleveland Institute of Music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
Shaker Theatre Arts Department proudly presents the fall play, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen, playing November 16-18 at 7 pm, in the Large Auditorium at 15911 Aldersyde Drive, Shaker Heights, OH 44120.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
Verb Ballets has commissioned two new ballet by Cleveland choreographers Kay Eichman and Richard Dickinson. The public is invited on October 26, 2018 for Live @ Noon an exclusive working rehearsal with the choreographers. This unique opportunity will provide insight into the work of creating a new ballet and the choreographers process. Pack a lunch to enjoy during the rehearsal followed by dessert to be provided.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
The 11th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival is back to supply audiences with plenty of laughs from 50-plus comedians from throughout the U.S. and Canada, with Playhouse Square once again serving as home base. "Eclectic would be the word for this year's festival," said Cleveland Comedy Festival Co-director John Wellington. "There are a number of great shows for every type of comedy fan."
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017
Playhouse Square will again play host to 18 comedy performances during the annual CLEVELAND COMEDY FESTIVAL Nov. 29 Dec. 3 this year celebrating the Festival's 10th anniversary. Playhouse Square's Outcalt Theatre and Kennedy's will be the sites for the events, featuring comedians from all across the U.S. Events include: a variety of performances as well as free comedy happy hour; a comedy class graduation performance; comedy contest finals and the Festival feature presentation, An Evening with Fred Willard.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Verb presents the community dance program open house at the new Verb Ballets Center for Dance on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2:00-5:00pm. The Verb Ballet Center for Dance, located at 3558 Lee Road in Shaker Heights inside The Dealership, is the new home for the professional dance company and community dance program.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018
Adventure awaits when a young girl's dream of a magical Nutcracker hits the stage at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, December 14, 15 and 16 in Hackettstown. Over 45 talented dancers from Northampton, PA, and Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, Warren counties in NJ and have earned roles in the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet's (NJCYB) new production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017
Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman brings the songs and sounds of the season to Columbus as part of his 2017 holiday tour, A Joyful Noise.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
Be part of the holiday concert tradition of the season with Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman. His 22nd annual holiday tour, A Joyful Christmas, delivers the sounds and spirit of the season with carols, classics, and original songs, bringing yuletide memories to life and keeping days merry and bright. Celebrate the faith, love, and togetherness of the season, and share in the celebration of A Joyful Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Christmas traditions sparkle and holiday music fills the air, as Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman embarks on his 30-city holiday tour A Joyful Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2018
This year, a company of over 60 students and adults is coming together to create Pippin. Directed by Department Chair Scott J. Sumerak, the co-curricular production engages students enrolled in several areas of the Shaker Heights High School Theatre Arts Department course curriculum. including the ensemble actor training program, the production training program; and the technical studies program, as well as students not enrolled in classes, in a variety of roles: performers, musicians, managers, dramaturges, designers, and technicians.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
Playhouse Square will again play host to 18 comedy performances during the annual CLEVELAND COMEDY FESTIVAL Nov. 29 Dec. 3 this year celebrating the Festival's 10th anniversary. Playhouse Square's Outcalt Theatre and Kennedy's will be the sites for the events, featuring comedians from all across the U.S. Events include: a variety of performances as well as free comedy happy hour; a comedy class graduation performance; comedy contest finals and the Festival feature presentation, An Evening with Fred Willard.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
Writers in the Loft hosts Celeste Ng, whose New York Times bestseller, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, was named a "Best Book of 2017" by critics at NPR, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, People, and Entertainment Weekly. The tale unfolds in Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, OH, where everything is planned, from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses to the successful lives its residents will lead.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Hulu's highly anticipated upcoming (8-episode) limited series, Little Fires Everywhere, announces Joshua Jackson as a series regular.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2018
With the aim of recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools and honoring excellence, the Playhouse Square Dazzle Awards program presented by Patricia and John Chapman is affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
With the aim of recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly hosts the Dazzle Awards presented by Patricia and John Chapman, affiliated with the Broadway League Foundation's National High School Musical Theatre Awards ("The Jimmy Awards").
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
The Shaker Heights High School Theatre Arts Department presents the thirty-sixth festival of new plays, written, directed, performed and co-produced by students, Stages 36: Shaker New Plays Series, March 21, 22, 23 & 24 at 7 PM with a 9:15 PM show on Friday, March 23, in our intimate black box theatre, Stage 3. Six ten-minute plays will be presented as part of a full season of theatrical events, which began with Sense and Sensibility and Carrie, the musical, and concludes with Origin: A Spring Ensemble Show, in April.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017
Jim Brickman has transformed the genre of solo piano music with his original pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. Brickman celebrates the hits that have spanned his twenty-year career with his 2017 tour Pure Piano: The Greatest Hits. Brickman is bringing the show to New Orleans at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 30th at 7:30pm.
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
According to the Hollywood Reporter,  Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon are set to star and executive produce in an television adaptation of Celeste Ng's best-selling novel LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Verb Ballets welcomes the community for the Dance For Everyone Spring Open House at the new Verb Ballets Center for Dance on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 2:00-4:00pm. The Verb Ballet Center for Dance, located at 3558 Lee Road in Shaker Heights inside The Dealership, is the new home for the professional dance company and community dance program. The Dance For Everyone open house features free class samplers, meet and greet with teachers, studio tours and a performance by the Adverb Project. Verb Ballets offers monthly youth classes in addition to drop-in teen and adult classes. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce ROAD TO HOPE at OUTHWAITE COMMUNITY HOMES, a free performing arts event celebrating hope, honoring Cleveland's leadership role in areas of social justice and equity, addressing modern day struggles for freedom and justice, and rejoicing in Outhwaite Homes' historical community center and its resident services - a prelude to Cleveland Public Theatre's fourth annual Station Hope celebration on April 29 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Cleveland's first authenticated Underground Railroad site.
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2018
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hulu has acquired the upcoming series LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. This television adaptation of Celeste Ng's best-selling novel LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE sparked a multiple-outlet bidding war and eventually was quickly ordered by Hulu. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the participants in Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead (BCJA)-the international jazz residency, performance, and composition project discovering and presenting the next generation of jazz greats-to be held March 20-31, 2017 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Led by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran, the Jazz Ahead program identifies outstanding, emerging jazz artists/composers in their mid-teens to age 25 and brings them together under the tutelage of experienced artists/instructors who coach and counsel them, polishing their performance, composing, and arranging skills.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
The Shaker Heights High School Theatre Arts Department presents the thirty-seventh festival of new plays, written, directed, performed and co-produced by students, Stages 37: Shaker New Plays Series, March 13, 14, 15 & 16 at 7 PM with a 9:15 PM show on Friday, March 15, in our intimate black box theatre, Stage 3. Six ten-minute plays will be presented as part of a full season of theatrical events, which began with Pippin and concludes with As You Wish: A Spring Ensemble Show, in April.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Rafflelution announced today that its new artist Kyera's debut single, 'Passion,' is available for purchase on all digital platforms: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, and Amazon. The single features music legend Carlos Santana and producers award-winning Narada Michael Walden, and Raffles Van Exel. 'Passion captures the essence of empowerment for humanity and not letting anything stand between you and your passion in life,' said Kyera who wrote the touching lyrics. 'I don't apologize for my greatness and no one ever should.' Santana's electrifying sounds matched the power of Kyera's voice. 'We wanted the diverse message of Passion to be an important influence in the #MeToo movement as a mantra about standing in your truth and pursuing your passion while keeping your integrity,' said Van Exel, Kyera's manager. 'Carlos Santana's contribution to the spirited song gives it a rock and roll feel and giving it a cross over sound.' In a recent radio interview on iHeart RUSA radio show with Andrey and Zoya, the only syndicated Russian-language FM HD station in the United States, Kyera talks about her accidental singing journey. 'Music has been a big part of my life,' she said. 'I am a composer by nature.' She explained that listening to her environment allows her to create music from anything. 'Initially, I never considered myself a singer until a dear friend, a fashion designer, heard me sing and became teary eyed from the power of my voice,' said Kyera who is a native of the Shaker Heights area of Cleveland, Ohio. 'She said I have something extraordinary and that I should sing my own songs. I debuted as a vocalist at her fashion show and found my passion for singing.' 'I feel the right producer can duplicate what your music is about and help flow power through your voice,' she said. 'When Raffles, a family friend and music producer heard my voice, he knew what to do and connected me with hit maker Narada Michael Walden,' recalled Kyera who now resides in New York City. 'This awesome producer was struck by my voice and music and was immediately on board.' Van Exel took the song to a higher level by bringing music icon Santana on board to collaborate on Passion. As they say, the rest is history for Kyera's fast-rising music career.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Verb Ballets will delight audiences this summer with performances throughout Northeast Ohio with entertaining programming and brilliant dancing. The featured works will range from story ballets to instrumental rock ballets.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody).
by Roy Berko - Jan 28, 2019
It is entirely appropriate that the songs of Nina Simone were heard before, during intermissions and following the Ensemble production of Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun.' Simone, an activist and singer, was strongly influenced by Hansberry, who was the first female African-American playwright to have a play performed on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) presents Les Delices in their new program, Songs Without Words, in two concerts:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) presents Les Delices in their new program, Songs Without Words, in two concerts:
by BWW - Feb 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
The Cleveland Havana Ballet Project Returns To Cleveland with Cuban dance legend, Laura Alonso. Verb Ballets and Pro Danza continue their international collaboration with a month-long cultural exchange in Cleveland. Alonso will travel to Cleveland to reunite with the dancers of Verb Ballets for the third year of cultural exchange. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018
Verb Ballets has announced new offerings in its dance classes focused on opportunities for youth! Beginning in January these programs will aim to nurture a love of dance as an art form and healthy activity. Classes in Creative Movement and Ballet will help kids build a strong foundation for dance by improving coordination, strength, flexibility, musicality and good teamwork! Classes are available for a variety of different ability levels and age ranges. Classes begin January 7, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017
Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to bring George Brant's Marie and Rosetta to the Allen Theatre stage. Marie and Rosetta chronicles the story of 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Early Influence Inductee Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her counterpart Marie Knight as they changed the landscape of modern music. Miche Braden will make her return to Cleveland Play House as Sister Rosetta Tharpe alongside CPH newcomer Chaz Hodges as Marie Knight. Directed by Neil Pepe, Marie and Rosetta runs January 20 through February 11, 2018 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018
Join Verb Ballets on January 4, 2019 for Live @ Noon an exclusive working rehearsal with Margaret Mullin. Mullin, a renowned soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, received a prestigious fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation. For the past three years, Verb Ballets has been working in partnership with dancer Mullin and Nel Shelby Productions to create a documentary film No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story. Mullin is the director and producer of the upcoming documentary and will be in studio setting Ian Horvath's last work, No Dominion. Set to Sir William Walton's cello concerto, the work for an all-male cast is a reflection on Horvath's impending death from AIDS. No Dominion takes its title from the poem 'And Death Shall Have No Dominion,' by Dylan Thomas. Her arrival in Cleveland is in preparation for Verb Ballets celebration of the life and work of Ian Horvath on February 9, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018
Verb Ballets is proud to announce it is moving to a new home at 3558 Lee Road in Shaker Heights. Located near the corner of Lee and Chagrin Boulevard, the more than 6,000-square-foot studio space will serve as the base for the Verb Ballets professional dance company, in addition to providing ample room for classes and workshops for the community. After a yearlong search for the right location, Verb Ballets selected the garages at The Dealership, a co-working community and initiative of the Shaker Heights Development Corporation.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
The Cleveland Orchestra's Choruses today announced that auditions for the 2019-20 season will take place this spring. The Cleveland Orchestra holds a long-standing commitment to choral music in which community members of all ages have the opportunity to participate. All auditions are scheduled by appointment and can be arranged by visiting the Orchestra's website at www.clevelandorchestra.com/chorus-auditions/. For more information, contact the Chorus Office at 216-231-7374 or chorus@clevelandorchestra.com.
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Hulu's highly anticipated upcoming (8-episode) limited series, Little Fires Everywhere, announces additional series regulars: Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott and Lexi Underwood. This teen cast joins previously announced series regulars and executive producers, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, as well as Rosemarie DeWitt.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
With the aim of recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly hosts the Dazzle Awards presented by Pat and John Chapman, affiliated with The Jimmy Awards/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
The Shaker Heights High School Theatre Arts Department presents As You Wish: A SPRING ENSEMBLE SHOW, April 25 & 26 at 7 PM in the Large Auditorium.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017
Shaker Theatre Arts presents 'Nevermore: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, a spring Ensemble Show' on April 21-22 at 7 pm, in the Large Auditorium at 15911 Aldersyde Drive, Shaker Heights, OH 44120.