Theater News

Casting Announced for San Francisco Jersey Boys
Casting has been announced for the San Francisco holiday engagement of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, to play the Curran Theatre, November 20-...
LA Kids Spotlight: October '07
There's some highly promising family fare this month: Lloyd L. Schwartz' new musical adaptation of Cinderella (Hollywood's Theatre West, through March 29); Laguna Playhouse's Youth Theatre production of Disney's High School Musical (October 26-November 4), Santa Monica Playhouse's perennial seasonal hit Absolutely Halloween (October 6-28) and Parson's Nose Family Theatre's The Pied Piper of Hamlin--A Musical! (outdoors in South Pasadena, October 26-28).
Boston Metro Kids Spotlight: October '07
Passing through Boston this month are Disney's touring High School Musical (Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, October 31-November 4), and Wheelock Family Theatre's resurrection of To Kill a Mockingbird (October 16-November 25).
Florida Kids Spotlight: October '07
At the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, there are plenty of shows for the young and the young-at-heart: On October 11, Stone Soup provides memorable musical lessons on the importance of sharing; Paul Zaloom brings the wacky science of his hit educational T.V. show, Beakman's World, to the stage in Beakman Live! (October 16); on the 20th, TheatreworksUSA presents its musical adaptation of Max and Ruby, based on the hit Nickelodeon show and the books by Rosemary Wells; the 23rd finds Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad on many an adventure in The Wind in the Willows; and the master of adventures, Tom Sawyer, makes his way to the stage on the 24th.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeanine Tesori Set for DuoLogues Series
Lin-Manuel Miranda (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) The Dramatists Guild of America's DuoLogues series will present a conversation between composers Jeanine Tes
The Company of Wolves
October's family-friendly shows include The Wolves in the Walls, FunkeyMonkeys, Jump!, The Little Mermaid, The Three Sillies, and Polly Princess and the Penniless Fry Cook.
When October Comes
Joy Behar, Betty Buckley, David Burnham, Victoria Clark, Jason Graae, Tammy Grimes, Mary Cleere Haran, Judy Kuhn, Maureen McGovern, Mark Nadler, Daniel Reichard, Steve Tyrell, Paula West, and Rachel York entertain this month.
Louis Cancelmi Takes Over Title Role in Soho Rep's Philoktetes
Louis Cancelmi Louis Cancelmi will now play the title role in Soho Rep's production of Philoktetes, written, directed, and designed by John Jesurun. The show ...
Espinosa, Lowder, Taylor, Wooten, et al. Set for The Existents
Eden Espinosa (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) A concert version of the new rock musical The Existents, which tells the life story of a fictional rock and roll