Theater News

Jersey Boys Gets New S.F. Cast as May, Bergen, et al. Move to L.A.
Jarrod Spector, Drew Gehling, Jeremy Kushnier, and Steve Gouveia in Jersey Boys (© Joan Marcus) The San Francisco company of
Patti LuPone to Perform at Britannia Ball on May 24
Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will perform a special version of her critically acclaimed show The Lady With the Torch as part of the Britannia Ball, to be ...
Parsons, Stiller Set for NJ Reading of Early in the Mourning
Jerry Stiller Estelle Parsons and Jerry Stiler will star in a reading of P. Seth Bauer's new play Early in the Mourning at 8pm on Saturday, May 12 and 7pm on ...
Barrett, Hilsabeck, et al. to Join Karen Mason in Westchester Gypsy
Karen Mason Principal cast and creative team have been announced for the classic Arthur Laurents-Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim musical Gypsy at the Westchester ...
Seattle Kids Spotlight: May '07
For the family, two different productions and styles of Pinocchio are available: ArtsWest premieres a Commedia Dell'arte styled original adaptation of Pinocchio (May 16-June 3), while SecondStory Repertory's Pinocchio (May 4-20) is a musical theater version geared toward grade school. The Tutor's Tale (May 11-20) is a classic Russian tale suitable for the entire family, a musical adaptation of Anton Chekhov's novel, Green Scythe. Sally Mann and Mary Rhoads adapted this tale of a widowed princess and her daughter into a light-hearted lyric presentation for four talented local performers.
SF Kids Spotlight: May '07
Designed with small children, parents, and jaded teenagers in mind, Ashkenazi the Pretty Good's Family Magic Hour! (closing May 27) delights with magic, physical comedy and unusual usage of the English language.
Tom McGowan Joins Bay Street's Things Being What They Are
Tom McGowan Tom McGowan, who received a Tony Award nomination for his work in the 1991 Broadway play La Bete, has joined the previously announced Brian d'Arcy ...
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: May '07
Local audiences get a taste of Lookingglass Theatre Company's highly acclaimed production, Lookingglass Alice at the Arden Theatre Company (May 10-June 10). This visually stunning production -- appropriate for the whole family -- features aerial ballet, clever word play, and madcap comedy as it brings to life Lewis Carroll's surreal classics Through the Looking-Glass and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
LA Kids Spotlight: May '07
Family audience fare includes Anne of Green Gables, presented by the Laguna Playhouse's Youth Theatre program (May 11-20), and Santa Monica Playhouse Young Professional Company's musical The Silver Key: A Search for a Way Out (May 25-31), set in a magical world and intended for audiences age eight to adult.
London Kids Spotlight: May '07
Watermans Arts Centre is being turned into a child's weekend wonderland. Saturdays feature family cinema and drama workshops while Sundays are ripe with dance classes and theatre. During May, catch the Theatre of Widdershins production of The King's Got Donkey Ears (May 6). This tale of mythical mayhem and asinine antics is lovingly retold with Widdershins' unique blend of puppetry, storytelling and original music. A perfect treat for the May Day Bank Holiday!