Theater News

LA Kids Spotlight: July '06
Family audiences will want to check out And Awaaay We Go to Wonderland (Santa Monica Playhouse, through July 9), an interactive production in which the audience helps decide the future of fairy tale characters, such as Hansel and Gretel.
D.C. Metro Kids Spotlight: July '06
For the younger set, there's The Borrowers (July 5-August 13) at Bethesda's Imagination Stage. It's an adaptation of the much-loved book about people who live beneath the floor and "borrow" all those things you seem to be looking for.
Larry Hagman to Perform Benefit for Casa Manana
Larry Hagman Theater and television great Larry Hagman will star in a one-night performance of Laugh With a Texas Legend: An Evening With Larry Hagman on ...
Chicago Kids Spotlight: July '06
As usual, Chicago offers some special-interest attractions, among them dueling circuses. A troupe of Chinese acrobats and circus artists who spend December-April in Branson, MO have set up shop at Skyline Stage on Navy Pier under the name Cirque Shanghai (through September 3), smartly offering daily matinees at very friendly prices ($14.50 for adults). Meanwhile, Cirque de Soleil returns after two years with Corteo, performed in their signature blue and yellow tent pitched at the United Center (July 14-August 15).
Boston Kids Spotlight: July '06
Based on the Old Testament, the John Caird-Stephen Schwartz tuner, Children of Eden, translates the first nine chapter of the Book of Genesis into a joyous and enchanting family musical for the 21st century. (Henry Lasker Theater in Newtonville, 7/21-29)
Brady, Clarke, Lawrence, Zien Set for BSC's Travels With My Discontent
Deborah Abramson Charlie Brady, Katie Clarke, Megan Lawrence, and Chip Zien will star in the Barrington Stage Company Musical Theatre Lab's Travels With My Discont
Lewis Cleale Replaces Christopher Sieber in Spamalot
Lewis Cleale Lewis Cleale has replaced Christopher Sieber in the roles of Sir Dennis Galahad, The Black Knight, and Prince Herbert's Father in Monty Python's Spama
Jim Caruso is... Prying!
David Burnham, Stephanie J. Block, Robert Cuccioli, Judy Gold, Sebastian Arcelus, and Kitty Carlisle Hart relate their most mortifying moments on stage.
58th Annual Emmy Award Nominations Announced; High School Musical Gets Six Nods
Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens in High School Musical Tony Award winners Ellen Burstyn, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Jackman, Shi
Benjamin Hendrickson, Stage and Soap Star, Dies at 55
Benjamin Hendrickson Benjamin Hendrickson, whose Broadway roles included John Merrick in The Elephant Man and Andrei in The Acting Company's celebrated ...