Theater News

Bryne, Corduner, Stram, et al. Set for McCarter's The Birthday Party
Allan Corduner Barbara Bryne, Allan Corduner, Dennis Creaghan, Randall Newsome, Charlotte Parry, and Henry Stram will star in Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party
York Theatre to Present Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln
Carolann Page The York Theatre Company will kick off its 2006-2007 season with the world premiere musical Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln, September ...
San Francisco Kids Spotlight: August '06
The man behind the curtain isn't the only one pulling the strings in this puppet version of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. In Fairyland's latest show, Dorothy and her friends are operated by expert puppeteers as the characters battle the evil witch, confront the old man, and learn the value of home. It also contains music from the original 1939 movie.
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: August '06
Philadelphia Children's Theatre presents a Pinocchio Commedia, with all of the figures of the beloved Italian art form -- an "Arlecchino" Cricket, a "Pantalone" Geppetto, a "Razullo" Fox, a "Beltrama" Cat, and a "Pulcinella" Puppetmaster. (Pinocchio plays himself.) It's fun for adults, children, and all theater enthusiasts. Meanwhile, Jungle Book is still playing at the Hedgerow Theatre.
London Kids Spotlight: August '06
L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has seen several adaptations -- from the original musical to The Wiz to Wicked -- but it's never been adapted like this. The Unicorn Theatre presents Patrick Shanahan's Oz, which takes the audience to a quiet Victorian office in Chicago where Baum is working on his masterpiece. When he finds a girl named Dot hiding in his house, he takes her on a journey to his soon-to-be-famous magical land. Also, check out Babe, The Sheep-Pig at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park.
Abraham, Alexander, Fonda, Short, et al. Will Appear at 92nd Street Y
Jane Fonda F. Murray Abraham, Edward Albee, Jason Alexander, Jane Fonda, Robert Klein, and Martin Short are among the artists who will appear this fall at the 92nd ...
Pitching a Spiegeltent
Duncan Sheik, Reverend Billy, and Absinthe are among the cutting-edge acts that will call the South Street Seaport home during this European-style festival.
Seattle Kids Spotlight: August '06
The whole family can enjoy the Village Theatre KIDSTAGE SummerStock production of Les Misérables School Edition, performed entirely by 44 students ages eight to 18 (August 4-13).
Benanti, Chenoweth, Cook, LuPone Set for Wesport Country Playhouse's Celebrate Sondheim Benefit
Patti LuPone (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara Cook, and Patti LuPone are among the stars set to participate in Celebrate S
Los Angeles Kids Spotlight: August 2006
Two promising family offerings on tap are Tina Howe's adaptation of the Norwegian folk tale, East of the Sun and West of the Moon (South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, August 12-20), and International City Theatre's production of writer-director Diana Doyle's Pollution Solution! (various Long Beach parks, through August 17). This musical romp, presented for free, is said to entertain children while educating them on the importance of ecology.