Theater News

It's a Thrill Just To Be Nominated!
Shots from the Drama Desk Award nominees' reception at the Arte Cafe.
Duffy Square Renovation Begins; TKTS Booth Temporarily Moves to West 46th Street
S. Epatha Merkerson (Photo © David LeShay) A ground-breaking ceremony was held on May 2 to begin the revitalization of Duffy Square (47th Street and Seventh Ave
LAByrinth Benefit Auction to Include Items Signed by Crystal, Fiennes, Hoffman, Kidman, Parker, et al.
Shoes signed bySarah Jessica Parker (Photo © Monique Carboni) The LAByrinth Theatre Company will launch Celebrity Attic, an auction of memorabila signed
David Rasche and Fred Willard to Star in Elvis and Juliet
David Rasche (Photo © Joseph Marzullo) David Rasche and Fred Willard will star in Mary Willard's Elvis and Juliet at the June Havoc Theatre. Directed by
Siân Phillips and Simon Jones Complete Bay Street's Quartet
Siân Phillips (Photo © Joseph Marzullo) Siân Phillips and Simon Jones will join Kaye Ballard and Paul Hecht in the Bay Street Theatre's production
Boone, DeLuise, Feinstein, Hamlisch, Howard, Lee, et al. Set for Dorothy Fields Salute
Marvin Hamlisch (Photo © Michael Portantiere) Debby Boone, Dom DeLuise, Marvin Hamlisch, Ken Howard, and Michele Lee will be among the performers appearing in
Jay Presson Allen Dies at 84
Jay Presson Allen Jay Presson Allen, the noted writer and director whose Broadway credits included The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Forty Carats, and T
Praising Caine
The stars of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial are thrilled to be bringing Herman Wouk's drama back to Broadway.
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: May '06
What do you get when you take classic fairy tales and turn them on their head? According to The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, the Ugly Duckling grows up to be A Really Ugly Duck, Cinderella snubs Rumpelstiltskin, and the Princess kisses a frog only to end up with a mouthful of slime. Arden Theatre Company presents this show for all ages, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, adapted by John Glore, and directed by Whit MacLaughlin.
LA Kids Spotlight: May '06
Family fare this month includes the new musical The Empress and Her New Clothes (continuing through May 28 at Burbank's Falcon Theatre), set in the world of fashion design, and involving an empress who goes undercover, finding that a pushy girl has a sneaky trick up her sleeve. Finally, Burbank's Media City Ballet presents Hansel and Gretel (Glendale's Alex Theatre, May 13 & 14), based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, and set to the music of Richard Strauss and others.