Stomp celebrates 20th anniversary this week!
Theater news for the week of February 28 – March 7, 2014
Each week, we’re going to keep you up-to-speed with the latest Broadway news and stories. Check back every Friday to see what you missed this week and to catch a glimpse of what’s going on at PlayhouseSquare this weekend. Enjoy!
Happening on Broadway …
Happy birthday Stomp!
Happy birthday Stomp! The show celebrated its 20th anniversary on February 27. In honor of the milestone, the cast lit up the Empire State Building in NYC Red and White. Stomp is a 100 minute music filled, though wordless show that features 8 different personalities telling a story through brooms, poles, garbage cans, intertubes and even a kitchen sink. (broadway.com) Read more.
Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renee join Pippin on Broadway
The roles of Pippin and Leading Player are filled! Starting April 1 at the Music Box Theater, Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renee will begin the performances of Pippin. The pair will replace Matthew James Thomas and Patina Miller. Massey is best known for his roles on Broadway in Wicked, Xanadu and Next to Normal, while Renee, a recent Baldwin Wallace University graduate, has performed in Lizzy Borden and Sondheim on Sondheim at PlayhouseSquare, and made her Broadway premiere in Big Fish. (broadway.com) Read more.
Tony Awards look to expand number of nominees in show categories
More nominees means more possibilities for Tony winners! This year, the number of nominees in the Best Musical, Best Play, Best Musical Revival and Best Play Revival categories will expand from four nominees to five nominees. At this time, twelve new musicals have either opened or will open during the 2013-2014 Broadway season, which means you can expect to hear five Best Musical nominees when Tony nominations are announced on April 29. (broadway.com) Read more.
Upcoming Events at PlayhouseSquare
Deathtrap – Great Lakes Theater
Breath and Imagination – Cleveland Play House
Lysistrata – Cleveland State University Dept. of Theatre & Dance
The 8th Annual Cleveland Blues Festival
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – KeyBank Broadway Series
Too True to Be Good – CPH/CWRU MFA Program
Trisha Brown Dance Company