Theater News

Gettelfinger Will Take Leave From Scoundrels to Appear in Grey Gardens With Ebersole, Wilson, Cavenaugh, McMartin, et al.
Sara Gettelfinger (Photo © Joseph Marzullo) Sara Gettelfinger will take a leave of absence from her role of Jolene Oakes in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from
Daniel Jenkins to Star in Separating the Men from the Bull
Daniel Jenkins Daniel Jenkins will co-star with Neal Learner in Separating the Men from the Bull, being presented by the Unofficial New York Yale Cabaret, at ...
Sherman Yellen's December Fools to Bow on February 1
Jana Robbins The world premiere of Emmy Award winner Sherman Yellen's December Fools will be seen at the Abingdon Theatre Company, January 27-February 27. The ...
Adams, Campbell, Modine, Schell, Wood Set for London Premiere of Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues
Matthew Modine Jane Adams, Neve Campbell, Peter McDonald, Matthew Modine, Maximillian Schell, and John Wood will star in the London premiere of Arthur Miller's Res
Rat Tales
Barbara & Scott take in Frank, Dean, and Sammy: Live in Concert at The Supper Club and Infertility at Dillon's.
Donna McKechnie and Brian Stokes Mitchell to Headline MTC's Intimate Night Benefit
Donna McKechnie (Photo © Michael Portantiere) Tony Award winners Donna McKechnie and Brian Stokes Mitchell will headline An Intimate Night, the Manhatta
Chicago Kids Spotlight: January '06
If you have kids in tow, a new (but ambitious and obviously well-heeled) troupe, the Chicago Children's Theatre, debuts with the regional premiere of A Year with Frog and Toad, in the Goodman Theatre's small (400 seats!) space (Jan. 20-March 5). You might also want to check out the daytime matinees of Short Shakespeare at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier, the creative energy of That's Weird, Grandma presented by Barrel of Monkeys Theatre Company, or the Sunday morning shows for kids at The Second City. Be sure to ask about the age group for which show is suitable. Some are for the wee ones, while others are for pre-teens and adolescents.
Las Vegas Kids Spotlight: January '06
Stage Door's presentation of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Too, provides a '70s nostalgia trip. The stage show -- a sequel to the popular Schoolhouse Rock Live! -- is based on the popular children's TV program which used catchy musical numbers to teach kids about everything from grammar ("Conjunction Junction") to government ("I'm Just a Bill"). The songs were written by several people, but most notable among them for Broadway lovers is Lynn Ahrens, lyricist of Ragtime and Once On This Island fame (Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center, January 21-February 4).
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: January '06
The most famous Philadelphian of all time has been getting the royal treatment this winter as seemingly the entire city is celebrating Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday. Not one to miss out on the festivities, the Philadelphia Theatre Company is hosting Josh Kornbluth's solo play Ben Franklin: Unplugged. Structured as a detective story of sorts, the show focuses on the troubled relationship between Franklin and his son (a royalist who opposed the American Revolution) as well as Kornbluth's difficulties with his own eccentric father. Kornbluth (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Franklin) was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his autobiographical play Red Diaper Baby, which was also an exploration of father-son relationships. The play isn't for small children, but Unplugged provides a perspective on Franklin that older kids won't discover in history books (January 10-21).
LA Kids Spotlight: January '06
Santa Monica Playhouse presents a return of its popular adaptation of Cinderella (January 14). Also returning due to popular demand is December's hit family show Ken Roht's Route 99 Orange Star Dinner Show, a musical extravaganza of plastic and fun (Evidence Room, January 6).