At the start of 2020, the stage was literally set for a New York City audition reading of Mike Petrone’s “Caesar: The Musical” before an audience filled with potential backers and producers. A studio recording of the songs in this Broadway-bound passion project had also been created for dist…
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre will kick off its 92nd season with an online fundraiser game, “Murder by the Falls: ‘Nursery Crimes’” at 7 p.m. Sept. 10.
How renowned is Neil Simon? He has been showered with more Academy and Tony nominations than any other writer and is the only playwright to have four Broadway productions running simultaneously. In 1983, he became the only living playwright to have a Broadway theater named after him.
From the start, none too fragile theatre in Akron has produced plays that offer the darker and more disturbing sides of the modern zeitgeist. Works like Neil LaBute’s “In a Forest, Dark and Deep,” Johnna Adams’ “Sans Merci,” and Matt Pelfrey’s “Pure Shock Value” take the stage rather than an…
A clear sign that the New York City theater scene is coming back to life after its March 2020 pandemic shutdown is the September 2021 world premiere of “A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet.” This show – the first new musical to debut Off-Broadway since theaters went dark – is the brainchild…
We’ve all had a difficult 15 months living under the shadow of COVID-19 – the health scares, the isolation, the heartbreaking personal and professional losses. And, of course, there has been the absence of live theater.
Founded in 2000, convergence-continuum’s core mission has been to “produce contemporary, cutting-edge plays that examine our current culture in innovative, environmental settings.”
Since Dorothy Silver’s passing July 17, there has been a steady stream of heartfelt posted and printed testimonials from those whose lives she touched upon arriving in Cleveland in 1955 with her brilliant husband and favorite scene partner, Reuben, who died in 2014.
While sitting in your seat in Porthouse Theatre’s outdoor amphitheater, it is likely that “Bklyn: The Musical” will seem particularly familiar. It is not because the show is tapping universal truths, resonating with social relevance or conjuring commonly held slice-of-life scenarios, which i…
Weathervane Playhouse in Akron will welcome back live audiences for its 87th season with six shows, including “Kinky Boots” and the 10th annual 8x10 TheatreFest.
Milton and Tamar Maltz have made a $1 million grant to Cleveland Play House through the Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation, according to a July 1 news release.
Cleveland Public Theatre will present a workshop production of “Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation,” written and directed by CPT artistic associate India Nicole Burton at 7 p.m. on July 2, 3, 8 and 9 on CPT’s outdoor stage.
“Fringe” has added meaning when applied to Cleveland’s BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival, which has settled on the outskirts of the city’s art and culture scene since its highly successful inaugural launch in 2019.
Beck Center for the Arts announced its 2021-22 Professional Theater Season and the renaming of its main theater. The theater will now be called The Senney Theater in recognition of Wally and Joyce Senney’s gift of over $1 million.
Dayton-born Mary Illes, a singular talent with a range of Broadway (“She Loves Me”) and national tour (“The Secret Garden”) experience, comes via Zoom to Orange Village’s Temple Emanu El for one evening of questions and answers, which is open to the public.
The Shaker Heights High School theatre arts department will present New Stages 39, a festival of new plays, written, directed, performed and co-produced by students. New Stages 39 will stream on demand online at shakertheatre.anywhereseat.com.
The Solon High School drama club will have four performances of “Freaky Friday” beginning at 7 p.m. April 15. Shows will also be at 7 p.m. April 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. on April 18. All shows will be limited to 150 attendees to insure social distancing.