February 14, 2018 at 12:37 pm #1202493906
I was looking through some old forum posts seeing if there was a place anybody was really talking about regional productions, but it didn’t look like there was any. So I thought I’d start one here.
I figured this thread could be used to talk about regional productions that we have either seen or plan to. We could also use it to talk about some exciting news regarding regional productions going on somewhere out in the country. For example, it was just announced that Alec Baldwin & Kelli O’Hara will be performing A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters for the Westport County Playhouse’s spring gala on April 12th…
http://www.theatermania.com/connecticut-theater/news/alec-baldwin-kelli-ohara-love-letters-westport_84092.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=14feb2018February 18, 2018 at 9:54 am #1202495975
Unmasked, a revue of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best-known songs as well as the stories behind them, created by Richard Curtis and Tony winner John Doyle, will be the opening production of Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2018-2019 season. Performances run from September 27-October 28. http://www.playbill.com/article/andrew-lloyd-webber-revue-unmasked-will-open-paper-mill-playhouse-seasonFebruary 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm #1202498284
J. Harrison Ghee, Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, Tom Hewitt, Richard Kline, & more will be joining Harry Connick, Jr. in the musical adaptation of The Sting that’s set to debut at the Paper Mill Playhouse…
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/191248/harry-connick-jr-will-be-joined-by-j-harrison-ghee-kate-shindle-janet-dacal-tom-hewitt-in-the-sting/February 21, 2018 at 12:38 pm #1202498296
Tony nominee Michael Arden will direct a production of Annie at the Hollywood Bowl this summer. http://www.playbill.com/article/michael-arden-will-direct-annie-at-the-hollywood-bowlFebruary 21, 2018 at 12:46 pm #1202498301
Interesting choice. Arden has so far proven to be successful at taking on contemporary musicals (Spring Awakening, Once on This Island). Though the classic musicals he’s taken on to date (My Fair Lady, Merrily We Roll Along), they haven’t been as talked about.February 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm #1202501359
Former American Idol contestants and real-life couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo will be playing Danny and Sandy in a production of Grease at Studio Tenn in Tennessee from May 10-27. http://www.playbill.com/article/american-idol-and-hair-stars-ace-young-and-diana-degarmo-will-play-danny-and-sandy-in-greaseFebruary 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm #1202501478
Susan Egan, who earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut as the original Belle in Beauty & the Beast on Broadway, will be reprising her role in 5-Star Theatricals’ upcoming production taking place from July 20th-29th in Thousand Oaks, California…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/That-Girl-is-Strange-But-Special-Susan-Egan-to-Reprise-Role-in-BEAUTY-AND-THE-BEAST-at-5-Star-Theatricals-20180226February 26, 2018 at 6:32 pm #1202501544
Due to MCC severing its ties with Neil LaBute, Geffen Playhouse’s production of Fat Pig for this spring that was set to star Chrissy Metz has been canceled. Going on in its place will be Amanda Peet’s new play Our Very Own Carlin McCullough. Exact dates and casting will be announced at another date. http://www.playbill.com/article/geffen-playhouse-cancels-neil-labute-play-amanda-peets-our-very-own-carlin-mccullough-joins-season-lineup
Pitch Perfect star Anna Camp and Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski will star in the Los Angeles premiere of Amy Herzog’s Belleville at the Pasadena Playhouse from April 18-May 13. http://www.playbill.com/article/anna-camp-and-thomas-sadoski-to-star-in-la-premiere-of-amy-herzogs-bellevilleMarch 2, 2018 at 8:52 am #1202504090
All Out Of Love, a new musical incorporating the songs of Air Supply, will premiere on October 18 at Newport Performing Arts Theater in Manila. http://www.playbill.com/article/all-out-of-love-new-air-supply-musical-will-debut-in-manilaMarch 2, 2018 at 8:54 am #1202504094
^^That sounds like a gag on The Simpsons.
Is there anything more unnecessary than an Air Supply jukebox musical?
LMFAO.March 2, 2018 at 9:12 am #1202504107
The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be putting on a production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown next spring, but with a twist: the actors will also serve as the orchestra, similar to the John Doyle-helmed revival of Sweeney Todd on Broadway a decade ago. Performances run from April 20-May 19, 2019. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/191341/odds-ends-actor-instrument-youre-a-good-man-charlie-brown-to-debut-in-ohio-more/March 2, 2018 at 9:24 am #1202504117
Judd Hirsch will reprise his Tony-winning role from I’m Not Rappaport at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont this summer from June 21-July 14. http://www.playbill.com/article/judd-hirsch-will-return-to-tony-winning-role-in-im-not-rappaportMarch 5, 2018 at 9:29 am #1202507556
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced their 2018-19 season…
Not only does it include new works like Unmasked, My Very Own British Invasion, and Benny & Joon, but also new productions of Holiday Inn and Beauty & the Beast.March 6, 2018 at 4:34 am #1202508124
Broadway veteran Elizabeth Stanley will lead the upcoming stage adaptation of Alanis Morissette’s album, Jagged Little Pill, at the American Repertory Theatre…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Elizabeth-Stanley-Will-Headline-JAGGED-LITTLE-PILL-at-ART-20180306March 6, 2018 at 10:21 am #1202508385
The Hartford Stage in Connecticut will be presenting a world premiere stage adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence that will star Boyd Gaines and Sierra Boggess…
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