Theater News

Ernestine Jackson to Star in Ethel Waters: His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Ernestine Jackson Two-time Tony Award nominee Ernestine Jackson will star in the Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Larry Parr's bioplay Ethel Waters: His E
In Hynes' Sight
Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes returns to Broadway with a new production of Brian Friel's Translations.
Resolutionary Theater
Start off the year by taking the kids to see the The King and I, Swimmy, Maggie and the Pirate, Three Little Pigs, Pinkalicious, and lots more family-friendly shows.
Seattle Kids Spotlight: January '07
Theatergoers looking to take their kids to a show can head to Seattle Children's Theatre, which unveils the world premiere of their new musical, Goodnight Moon (January 12-March 10), based on the beloved children's book. Another worthwhile children's offering is the classic fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk, presented by Storybook Theater/Studio East (January 24-March 1).
SF Kids Spotlight: January '07
Always a family favorite, Lionel Bart's famed musical Oliver! (January 12-27) takes hold of the Stage 1 Community Theatre in Newark. Directed by Barbara Williams, this perennial charmer is based on Charles Dickens' novel about a precocious orphan boy whose street smarts and natural charm eventually yields great riches.
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: January '07
As a longtime company member at People's Light & Theatre Company, Peter DeLaurier is best known for his skills as an actor. But he is also a playwright of note, and this month PLTC is producing the world premiere of his adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's literary classic Anne of Green Gables (January 18-February 11). Montgomery's tale concerns a young girl who is reluctantly taken in by a stodgy brother and sister who need help running their small farm. It's the perfect family fare.