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Bringing the Undead to Life

Jan 24, 2024
Tatiana Godfrey

Bringing the undead to life in a world premiere adaptation.

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A Part of Tradition

Oct 20, 2023
Tatiana Godfrey

Playhouse welcomes a new production of the age-old tradition.

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Illuminating Humanity and Believing in Grace in CLYDE'S

Oct 20, 2023
Russell Florence Jr.

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Class Is In Session!

Oct 18, 2023
Tessa D'Errico

One of the longest running shows in Chicago, LATE NITE CATECHISM brings heartfelt faith and hilarious interactions to Cincinnati.

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Community. Connection. Redemption.

Oct 12, 2023
Russell Florence Jr.

Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s intimately, humorously and potently examines the lives of the formerly incarcerated attempting to begin anew.

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Staging A Legend

Aug 11, 2023
Tatiana Godfrey

Spanning multiple genres and decades, the music of Johnny Cash embodies and reflects an American spirit that will be celebrated on stage. Director/Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge sat down with us for an interview about our new production of Ring of Fire.

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Cowboys: A History

May 19, 2023
Tatiana Godfrey

The first cowboys appeared in America in the 1500s. They were largely Indigenous American “vaqueros,” who were trained by Spanish colonizers to wrangle cattle on horseback, utilizing expert skill with a lasso.

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Paper Jams and Self-Discovery

May 17, 2023
Tatiana Godfrey

This laugh-out-loud play is one of two world premieres debuting this season at the Playhouse, and it’s written by one of the nation’s hottest playwrights.

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Beyond Stereotypes

Apr 20, 2023
Tatiana Godfrey

How has the relationship between the U.S. and its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) citizens changed? One way to dive deeper into these parallels is to look at the historical and ongoing perception of the AAPI community in the United States.

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A Story As Soulful As Its Music

Apr 18, 2023
Tatiana Godfrey

Lyrical language, earnest characters and a skillful infusion of the blues reveal the true wonder of Seven Guitars.

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Watch Her Story Unfold

Apr 11, 2023
Tatiana Godfrey

Director Jess McLeod delivers artistic insight about Afong Moy and the timely significance of The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh.

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LOOK CLOSER

Mar 28, 2023
Tatiana Godfrey

Striking a rare balance between poetic darkness and humorous moments of whimsy, The Chinese Lady blends historical accounts with a deep exploration of character and culture.

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5, 6, 7, 8!

Mar 2, 2023
Natalie Clare

Director Blake Robison and Choreographer Alex Sanchez give us closer looks at bringing to life A Chorus Line, presented by The Singular Sensations.

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The Sensational, Tony Award-Winning Musical

Mar 2, 2023
Natalie Clare

As the first show staged in Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre, this Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning show ushers our community into a new theatrical era.

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Explore the Features of the New Mainstage Theatre Complex

Feb 27, 2023
Deja Shanks

Welcome to the all-new Mainstage Theatre Complex, featuring Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre! For patrons and community members, the new facility improves your experience from top to bottom — here’s how.

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Arts and Culture Incubator Fuels Projects Beyond the Playhouse

Jan 23, 2023
Natalie Clare

Playhouse’s new program, the Arts and Culture Incubator, aims to achieve that by providing resources in our new facility to a selected group of local artists and organizations.

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Hear Him Roar

Nov 9, 2022
Natalie Clare

Max Alexander-Taylor tells us about bringing his performance in The Lion, a one-man show, to Cincinnati at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.

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Playhouse Connections To The Most-Produced Plays And Playwrights of the 2022-23 Season

Nov 8, 2022
Natalie Clare

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Finding Beauty in Unlikely Places

Oct 26, 2022
Natalie Clare

A charming and poetic adaptation of The Little Prince opens the 2022-23 Off the Hill season. Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, this classic fairy tale finds a deserted aviator crossing paths with a young drifter who instills in him life-changing lessons. Audiences of all ages are sure to take the drifter’s sentiments to heart, too!

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Beauty. Ambition. Biting Comedy.

Apr 28, 2022
Russell Florence Jr.

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Steel Magnolias: Notes from the Director

Mar 24, 2022
Deja Shanks

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FEATURE Q&A WITH PLAYWRIGHT KATIE FORGETTE

Feb 1, 2022
Russell Florence Jr.

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We're Gonna Need a Few Hail Marys

Jan 24, 2022
Russell Florence Jr.

Katie Forgette’s charmingly nostalgic comedy Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help conjures a simpler time of a family just trying to make it through 1973.

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Give the Gift of Theatre for the Holidays

Dec 9, 2021
Natalie Clare

Take a look at how you can shop for your family and friends who can’t get enough of the performing arts.

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Becoming Little Willie John

Dec 6, 2021
Natalie Clare

Read how performer Antonio Michael Woodard found the spirit and soul of R&B’s unsung hero for Need Your Love.

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Stage Manager's Notes

Oct 28, 2021
Andrea L. Shell

Read thoughts from Andrea L. Shell, the Stage Manager for A Christmas Carol.

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Our History Unfolds

Oct 5, 2021
Natalie Clare

Take a closer look at the people and the places of the West End.

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Little Willie John Returns

Sep 22, 2021
Natalie Clare

KJ Sanchez’s musical docudrama Cincinnati King brought to life a groundbreaking chapter of our history through its tale about Syd Nathan’s King Records Studio.

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Joanie Schultz  Named Associate Artistic Director

Sep 16, 2021
Aly Gomez

We are pleased to announce that Joanie Schultz, a national arts leader and director of theatre and opera, will join the Playhouse as our new associate artistic director starting in late November!

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Playhouse Partners with New Play Commission Initiative and Derek J. Snow

Jun 23, 2021
Megan Bowers

Cincinnati artist Derek J. Snow has been named one of five recipients of The Breath Project’s New Play Commission Initiative. The Playhouse is proud to continue our participation in The Breath Project as the partner theatre for Derek’s new work.

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New Play Commissions Guide an Eventual Return to the Theatre

Mar 4, 2021
Natalie Clare

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Marry Me a Little: Weddings at the Playhouse

Feb 12, 2021
Natalie Clare

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Happily Ever After: Engagements at the Playhouse

Feb 3, 2021
Natalie Clare

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Set for Romance: Date Nights at the Playhouse

Feb 3, 2021
Natalie Clare

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Embracing the Wonder and Joy of Everyday Life

Feb 2, 2021
Piper N. Davis

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Why Education Rose to the Top of the Playhouse's Priorities

Jan 26, 2021
Natalie Clare

Amidst the pandemic, Playhouse Education programming has gone virtual. Read about the new and adapted programs available for teachers, parents and kids.

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Love Scenes: First Dates at the Playhouse

Nov 13, 2020
Natalie Clare

We can’t think of a better place to share a first date than at the theatre! We’re honored to be a part of these love stories, which all begin with an evening at the theatre.

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The Camera in the Theatre: Staging a Show for Film

Nov 2, 2020
Natalie Clare

We produced The Wind in the Willows designed specifically to adhere to pandemic-related protocols and to stream from home. Here’s how we did it.

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Feature Q&A with Cincinnati Artists in The Breath Project Festival

Oct 22, 2020
Natalie Clare

The Breath Project is hosting a free virtual festival, which will feature 24 world premiere works created by multidisciplinary theatre artists of color.

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Rehearsal to Romance: Three Playhouse Love Stories

Oct 14, 2020
Natalie Clare

Read how these couples came to Cincinnati to perform in Playhouse productions and left with life-changing relationships.

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Cheers to Heidelberg and the Vontz Family!

Oct 12, 2020
Natalie Clare

We’re proud to call Heidelberg Distributing Company the Playhouse’s longest-standing institutional sponsor.

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Lighting Up the Playhouse for a Cause

Sep 1, 2020
Aly Gomez

When we found out that We Make Events North America was "going red" for the 12 million people out of work due to COVID-19, we knew we needed to participate.

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Clearing the Way for the New Building

Jun 23, 2020
Aly Gomez

Site work for the Playhouse’s new Mainstage Theatre Complex is underway!

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Digi and Mike Schueler Make $3 Million Commitment to Your Playhouse

May 26, 2020
Natalie Clare

Their gift will support new theatre construction as well as ongoing operations.

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Blake Robison Chats with 55KRC's Brian Thomas About the State of Cincinnati Arts

Apr 27, 2020
Natalie Clare

Listen to the full audio segment or read a transcription of the interview.

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Celebrate World Book Day with Playhouse Favorites

Apr 17, 2020
Natalie Clare

Go from the stage back to the page with these Kindle and audiobook editions of recent Playhouse shows.

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Imagine Yourself in a Telenovela

Mar 24, 2020
Natalie Clare

Take a look at some of the most recognizable telenovela story lines, and imagine what you would do in the given circumstances.

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DESTINY OF DESIRE: Playwright's Notes by Karen Zacarías

Mar 6, 2020
Natalie Clare

The writer shares artistic insight into crafting this enormously entertaining stage comedy.

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5 Questions with Gamal Chasten

Mar 5, 2020
Natalie Clare

Gamal plays Emmitt Weatherman/Crawfish/Ensemble in the world premiere production of americUS, written and performed by Universes performance ensemble.

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ACTUALLY: Playwright's Notes by Anna Ziegler

Mar 5, 2020
Natalie Clare

The writer shares important context for Actually, a new play about gender, race and consent on a college campus.

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Beyond the Stage: Raise Your Voice, Cincinnati

Mar 2, 2020
Rachel Kazee

Inspired by americUS? Learn more about arts organizations in Cincinnati with similar art forms and missions.

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Examining Complicated Truths

Feb 27, 2020
Natalie Clare

Director Bridget Leak sheds light on her artistic perspective of Anna Ziegler’s new play, Actually.

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One Night on a College Campus

Feb 26, 2020
Natalie Clare

Actually is a thought-provoking new play that grapples with the deep complexities of gender, race and consent.

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Watch the Drama Unfold

Feb 19, 2020
Erica Reid

Playhouse Associate Artist and playwright Karen Zacarías tells us more about Destiny of Desire, a switched-at-birth comedy and homage to Latin American soap operas.

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A Switched-at-Birth Comedy

Feb 19, 2020
Erica Reid

Burning passion, cunning deception and outrageous melodrama combine in Destiny of Desire, presented by Leading Ladies.

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Beyond the Stage: BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

Feb 18, 2020
Natalie Clare

See how you can stay engaged in the world of 1950s rock and roll.

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Buddy Holly: A Timeline

Feb 11, 2020
Aly Gomez

Before Buddy Holly became the bespectacled rock legend of the 1950s, he was Charles Hardin Holley — a skinny kid from Texas who could play a lot of instruments.

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Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and The Crickets

Jan 28, 2020
Gigi Relic

Learn more about the band that sprung Buddy Holly into rock and roll fame and the singers who accompanied him on the Winter Dance Party bus tour.

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An Inspiration for Rock and Roll Legends to Come

Jan 24, 2020
Gigi Relic

Buddy Holly is considered one of the most influential creative forces in early rock and roll. See what other rock and roll legends have said about him.

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A Modest Mouse in a Great, Big World

Jan 14, 2020
Gigi Relic

Embark on an adventure as the Playhouse presents its second Off the Hill touring production this season with E.B. White’s endearing classic.

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Breaking Bounds

Jan 14, 2020
Natalie Clare

Take a closer look at Universes, the theatre company that's using poetry, music and dance to bring their world premiere americUS to life on the Rosenthal Shelterhouse stage.

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Right here. Right now.

Jan 9, 2020
Natalie Clare

Universes performance ensemble fuses theatre, poetry, dance and music to create a compelling theatrical collage of contemporary America that will challenge, move and entertain you.

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Rock to the Rhythm and the Blues

Jan 9, 2020
Erica Reid

Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge gives us a closer look at the sensational musical memoir Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

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Rock and Roll 'til the Early, Early Night!

Jan 9, 2020
Erica Reid

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story explores Holly’s meteoric rise to rock and roll stardom in the most fitting way possible: through an electrifying performance of his iconic catalogue of music.

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Flashback Fridays Fashion Inspiration for BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

Jan 7, 2020
Natalie Clare

Get in the groove for this sensational musical by assembling your favorite retro ensemble for Flashback Fridays.

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Beyond the Stage: 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS

Jan 2, 2020
Gigi Relic

Stay engaged with the entertaining musical comedy by learning piano basics, attending local events and venues, and checking out musical apps.

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More Than Entertainment: The Playhouse's Sensory-Friendly Performance

Dec 11, 2019
Natalie Clare

To provide better accessibility, the Playhouse hosts a special, sensory-friendly matinee performance of A Christmas Carol each season.

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A Word from the Spotlight

Dec 10, 2019
Natalie Clare

Bruce Cromer takes a moment to share his thoughts on the impact of live theatre.

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Thoughts from the Creators of 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS

Nov 15, 2019
Gigi Relic

Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt reflect on the success of 2 Pianos, 4 Hands and what has made it connect to over two million audience members worldwide.

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Beyond the Stage: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

Nov 15, 2019
Natalie Clare

Stay connected to The Lifespan of a Fact by checking out interviews with John D'Agata and Jim Fingal, learning more about the characters' jobs and enjoying related films.

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John D'Agata and Jim Fingal: In Real Life

Nov 8, 2019
Natalie Clare

The Lifespan of a Fact reflects real events, real people and a real essay. Take a closer look at their lives and careers.

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ALIAS GRACE: A Breakdown of True Events

Oct 30, 2019
Gigi Relic

Here are the true facts about the chilling double-homicide depicted in the Playhouse’s stage adaptation of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace.

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Tickling the Ivories — and Your Funny Bone

Oct 28, 2019
Erica Reid

Director/Music Director Tom Frey tells us about bringing together piano wizardry and laugh-out-loud comedy in 2 Pianos, 4 Hands.

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Beyond the Stage: Margaret Atwood's ALIAS GRACE

Oct 25, 2019
Gigi Relic

Stay engaged with the story by checking our recommendations of books, podcasts, television shows and films.

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Meet This Season's Associate Artists

Oct 22, 2019
Natalie Clare

Three nationally acclaimed theatre artists work closely with Artistic Director Blake Robison on season planning, new play development and community engagement.

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5 Questions With Annie Fitzpatrick

Oct 21, 2019
Natalie Clare

Annie plays Mrs. Lavell in Jennifer Blackmer's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace.

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5 Questions With R. Ward Duffy

Oct 21, 2019
Natalie Clare

Ward plays Jeremiah/Dr. Jerome Dupont in Jennifer Blackmer’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace.

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Give Your Spirits a Lift!

Oct 18, 2019
Natalie Clare

Charles Dickens is a beloved storyteller who imparted sentiment and wisdom that we still embrace today. Check out these quotes from A Christmas Carol and other Dickens stories.

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Embracing New Rehearsal Techniques in ALIAS GRACE

Oct 17, 2019
Natalie Clare

Movement and Intimacy Coach Casey Sams gives us an inside look at the growing field of intimacy choreography in theatre, film and television.

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Music in the Key of Comedy

Oct 16, 2019
Erica Reid

In 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, piano wizardry and laugh-out-loud comedy come together to tell the story of Richard and Ted’s life-long pursuit of becoming concert pianist superstars.

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Becoming Grace: A Q&A With Caroline Hewitt

Oct 9, 2019
Natalie Clare

Caroline Hewitt tells us more about bringing Margaret Atwood's mysterious heroine Grace Marks to life in the theatrical rendering of Alias Grace.

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A Whip-Smart Comedy of Conflict

Oct 8, 2019
Natalie Clare

Director Wendy C. Goldberg delivers her perspective on helming The Lifespan of a Fact in this feature Q&A.

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Beyond the Stage: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Oct 2, 2019
Gigi Relic

Stay engaged with the story by listening to our recommended podcasts, reading books by the author who inspired the musical and attending local events.

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A Battle of Fact vs. Fiction

Oct 2, 2019
Natalie Clare

A critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway play, The Lifespan of a Fact is a fast-paced, blistering comedy.

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Spotlight on Margaret Atwood

Oct 1, 2019
Natalie Clare

Margaret Atwood is one of the most prolific storytellers of our time. In her 1996 novel Alias Grace, Atwood revisits one of the most notorious true crimes in Canadian history.

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Rosa Guy and the Novel That Inspired ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Sep 27, 2019
Gigi Relic

Caribbean-born writer Rosa Guy is best known for her young adult novels and the story that inspired Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty to create Once on This Island.

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Director's Notes by Wendy C. Goldberg

Sep 27, 2019
Natalie Clare

Playhouse Associate Artist Wendy C. Goldberg shares her artistic perspective of the Broadway comedy The Lifespan of a Fact.

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5 Questions With Colin Carswell

Sep 25, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Colin Carswell, who plays Daniel Beauxhomme in Once on This Island.

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5 Questions With Allan K. Washington

Sep 25, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Allan K. Washington, who plays Agwe, the God of Water, in Once on This Island.

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A Touching Tale of Love and Loss

Sep 18, 2019
Gigi Relic

This theatrical tour-de-force is performed by a small ensemble of actors from the Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company and features live music, a transformative set and the portrayal of over 20 characters.

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Exploring Caribbean Folklore

Sep 17, 2019
Natalie Clare

Through joyous lyrics, spirited movement and an uplifting score, Once on This Island pays homage to the cherished tradition of storytelling in the West Indies.

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Playwright's Notes by Jennifer Blackmer

Sep 13, 2019
Natalie Clare

Blackmer reveals her artistic perspective on adapting Margaret Atwood's spine-tingling, best-selling novel Alias Grace.

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A Legacy of New Work

Sep 11, 2019
Natalie Clare

From dramas to comedies to musicals, the American theatre has benefited greatly from the vision and craftsmanship now synonymous with the Playhouse.

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Unlocking the Memory

Sep 5, 2019
Natalie Clare

Director Blake Robison shares his perspective on Margaret Atwood’s mind-bending thriller Alias Grace.

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An Enchanting Musical Fairy Tale

Sep 5, 2019
Erica Reid

Director and Choreographer Robert Barry Fleming takes us behind the scenes of the joyous and uplifting, Tony Award-winning musical Once on This Island.

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A Closer Look at the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre Remodel

Aug 30, 2019
Natalie Clare

Over the summer, the Playhouse underwent renovations to the newly renamed Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre. Capital Projects Manager Phil Rundle offers historical information, project details and additional insight on the remodel.

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A Mystery of the Mind

Aug 29, 2019
Natalie Clare

Based on the novel by master storyteller Margaret Atwood, the spine-tingling mystery of Alias Grace will chill you to the bone.

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We Tell the Story

Aug 29, 2019
Erica Reid

Hearts soar in Once on This Island, the Tony Award-winning, Calypso-flavored musical about a peasant girl who rescues a wealthy boy and falls in love with him.

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Nick Cearley on the Playhouse

Jun 27, 2019
Aly Michaud

Actor Nick Cearley on creating innovative theatre that makes an impact, right in your own backyard.

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Theatre: It's More Fun in a Group

Jun 7, 2019
Sophie Wong

One of the most fun ways to see theatre is with a group. The Playhouse has exclusive, customizable group ticket offers for all types of theatregoers. Here’s how you can save.

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The Music of MAD RIVER RISING

Jun 3, 2019
Aly Michaud

Sound Designer Matthew M. Neilson on using folk singer Anaïs Mitchell’s songs for Mad River Rising.

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A Closer Look at our Summer Camp Partners

Jun 3, 2019
Natalie Clare

Satellite locations in Evendale, Mason, Madisonville and Blue Ash offer greater access to the arts for campers and their families.

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5 Questions With James Holloway

May 24, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet James Holloway, who plays Jeremiah in the world premiere of Tiny Houses.

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5 Questions With Nandita Shenoy

May 24, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Nandita Shenoy, who plays Jevne in the world premiere of Tiny Houses.

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5 Questions With Michael Doherty

May 24, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Michael Doherty, who plays Ollie in the world premiere of Tiny Houses.

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5 Questions With Peter Hargrave

May 24, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Peter Hargrave, who plays Bohdi in the world premiere of Tiny Houses.

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5 Questions With Kate Eastman

May 24, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Kate Eastman, who plays Cath in the world premiere of Tiny Houses.

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Playhouse Theatre Camps to Spend a Summer at the Movies Throughout Cincinnati

May 10, 2019
Natalie Clare

Summer Theatre Camp 2019 features movie-themed one-week, multi-week and half-day camps for children ages 3 to 7 at locations throughout Greater Cincinnati.

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5 Questions With Nick Cearley

May 9, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Nick Cearley, who plays Linus in and is the co-conceiver and dance captain of the actor-musician production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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5 Questions With Armando Gutierrez

May 9, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Armando Gutierrez, who plays Snoopy in the actor-musician production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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5 Questions With Lauren Molina

May 9, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Lauren Molina, who plays Lucy in and is the co-conceiver of the actor-musician production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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5 Questions With Rob Morrison

May 9, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Rob Morrison, who plays Charlie Brown in the actor-musician production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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5 Questions With Brett Ryback

May 9, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Brett Ryback, who plays Schroeder in the actor-musician production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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5 Questions With Stephanie Anne Johnson

May 9, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Stephanie Anne Johnson, who plays Patty in the actor-musician production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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A Brief Guide to Minimalism

May 3, 2019
Gigi Relic

In the world premiere comedy Tiny Houses, a group of millennials seek fulfillment and meaning in minimalism. But what exactly does that philosophy entail?

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Little Known Facts about Charles M. Schulz

Apr 30, 2019
Gigi Relic

Learn more about the creator of Peanuts with these five “little known facts.”

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The Peanuts Offer Something for Everyone

Apr 25, 2019
Natalie Clare

The artists who produced and created the Playhouse’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown share their perspectives of the Peanuts’ multigenerational impact on American pop culture.

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2019 Summer Theatre Camp Movie Viewing List

Apr 18, 2019
Natalie Clare

Before you join us for a summer of play, we encourage you to make some popcorn, curl up on the couch and watch these suggested movies and television shows!

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Can Tiny Equal Happy?

Apr 17, 2019
Erica Reid

Playwright Chelsea Marcantel tells us more about constructing the world premiere comedy Tiny Houses.

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Tiny House, Big Problems

Apr 12, 2019
Erica Reid

Tiny Houses is a world premiere comedy about four young adults determined to build a 200-square-foot tiny house.

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5 Questions With Ashley Austin Morris

Apr 12, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Ashley Austin Morris, who plays Alicia in The Thanksgiving Play.

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5 Questions With Scott Parkinson

Apr 9, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Scott Parkinson, who plays Jaxton in The Thanksgiving Play.

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5 Questions With Nat DeWolf

Apr 8, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Nat DeWolf, who plays Caden in The Thanksgiving Play.

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The Peanuts Gang Returns

Apr 4, 2019
Natalie Clare

Director Bill Fennelly tells us more about bringing the two-dimensional world of the You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown to life for the Marx stage.

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5 Questions With Malkia Stampley

Mar 25, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Malkia Stampley who plays Risa in August Wilson's Two Trains Running.

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Good Grief!

Mar 25, 2019
Natalie Clare

Fall in love all over again with the Peanuts gang in the whimsical musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, featuring delightful songs and a new musical arrangement.

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Outfitting August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING

Mar 21, 2019
Natalie Clare

Costume Designer Kara Harmon tells us more about dressing the characters of August Wilson's masterpiece set in the 1960s.

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An Outrageous Send-up of PC Behavior

Mar 21, 2019
Natalie Clare

The Thanksgiving Play Director Lisa Portes provides a behind-the-scenes perspective on directing this hilarious new comedy.

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Monkey Business Ventures Off the Hill

Mar 21, 2019
Gigi Relic

Join in the monkey business as the Playhouse presents its final Off the Hill touring show with Ernie Nolan’s adaptation of Eileen Chistelow’s children’s book series, Five Little Monkeys.

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5 Questions With Frank Britton

Mar 20, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Frank Britton, who plays Hambone in August Wilson's Two Trains Running.

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The Characters of August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING

Mar 18, 2019
Natalie Clare

Playhouse Artistic Associate Timothy Douglas shares insight into the characters’ journeys and how he directed the cast of this historical drama.

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Playwright's Notes by Larissa FastHorse

Mar 18, 2019
Natalie Clare

In The Thanksgiving Play, a group of liberal artists attempt to devise a politically correct Thanksgiving play for elementary schools.

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Dig In

Mar 8, 2019
Natalie Clare

Playwright Larissa FastHorse tells us more about crafting The Thanksgiving Play and setting the table for plenty of laughs.

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Composer's Notes by Matthew M. Nielson

Mar 4, 2019
Natalie Clare

Sound Designer/Composer Matthew M. Nielson shares his notes about composing original music for the world premiere of The Last Wide Open.

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5 Questions With Marcus Kyd

Mar 1, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Marcus Kyd, who plays Roberto in the Playhouse's world premiere production of The Last Wide Open.

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Director's Notes by Timothy Douglas

Mar 1, 2019
Natalie Clare

Playhouse Associate Artist and Two Trains Running Director Timothy Douglas provides his notes on the significance of revisiting August Wilson's award-winning work.

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Good Intentions Gone Bad

Feb 27, 2019
Natalie Clare

Watch as a group of liberal artists attempt to devise a politically correct Thanksgiving play in this fresh, satirical comedy.

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Conveying Truths: A Q&A With Timothy Douglas

Feb 15, 2019
Erica Reid

Playhouse Associate Artist Timothy Douglas provides creative insight into directing August Wilson's Two Trains Running.

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Playwright's Notes by Audrey Cefaly

Feb 12, 2019
Natalie Clare

Audrey Cefaly shares her notes about writing original song lyrics for the world premiere of The Last Wide Open.

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5 Questions With Sophia Macías

Feb 8, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Sophia Macías, who plays Nina in In the Heights.

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Time Waits for No One

Feb 7, 2019
Erica Reid

The long-time regulars of a local diner watch history unfold amidst the civil rights movement in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running.

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5 Questions With Stephanie Gomérez

Feb 5, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Stephanie Gomérez, who plays Vanessa in In the Heights.

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5 Questions With Karmine Alers

Feb 4, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Karmine Alers, who plays Camila in In the Heights.

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5 Questions With Nicolas Garza

Feb 1, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Nicolas Garza, who plays Sonny in In the Heights.

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5 Questions With Yassmin Alers

Jan 31, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Yassmin Alers, who plays Abuela Claudia in In the Heights.

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Fate Plays Its Hand: A Q&A With Audrey Cefaly

Jan 31, 2019
Natalie Clare

Before beginning rehearsals for the world premiere of The Last Wide Open, playwright Audrey Cefaly provided insight into how she crafted this romantic, imaginative play.

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5 Questions With Lillian Castillo

Jan 30, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Lillian Castillo, who plays Daniela in In the Heights.

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5 Questions With Tony Chiroldes

Jan 29, 2019
Natalie Clare

Meet Tony Chiroldes, who plays Kevin Rosario in In the Heights.

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Notable Latinx, Hispanic and Chicano/a Playwrights in American Theatre

Jan 24, 2019
Natalie Clare

The legacy of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, which features a vibrant community of Latin characters, reflects the changing landscape of American theatre.

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When Lina Met Roberto

Jan 15, 2019
Natalie Clare

Fate plays its hand in this romantic world premiere when co-workers Lina and Roberto find their lives intersecting in mystical ways.

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Everybody's Got a Dream

Jan 11, 2019
Erica Reid

May Adrales tells us about directing this high-energy production of In the Heights.

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A Classic Goes Off the Hill

Jan 8, 2019
Natalie Clare

Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac is adapted into a family-friendly touring production to be performed around Cincinnati.

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Lights Up!

Jan 4, 2019
Erica Reid

Lights up on In the Heights, the high-energy, Tony Award-winning musical that started it all for Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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¡Bienvenido a Washington Heights! / Welcome to Washington Heights!

Dec 18, 2018
Aly Michaud

Meet the characters of the Tony Award-winning smash hit In the Heights, and learn more about the real-life community they inhabit.

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A Word from the Spotlight

Dec 11, 2018
Aly Michaud

Bruce Cromer takes a moment to share his thoughts on the impact of live theatre.

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The Music and Language of IN THE HEIGHTS

Dec 11, 2018
Aly Michaud

Take a deeper dive into the acclaimed music and language of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first smash hit.

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5 Questions With Terrell Montgomery

Dec 7, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Terrell Montgomery, who is the bassist for Cincinnati King. Learn about when he started to play music, what has been his all-time favorite project, and what he's enjoyed about performing in this toe-tapping musical.

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5 Questions With Ralph Huntley

Dec 7, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Ralph Huntley, the pianist in Cincinnati King. Learn about the first time he played piano, what he loves about being a musician, and what he's found most interesting about working on this riveting production.

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5 Questions With Seth L. Johnson

Dec 3, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Seth L. Johnson, who is the Guitarist for Cincinnati King. Learn about how he became a professional musician, what kind of project he's always wanted to work on, and what he's learned from working on this musically rich show.

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5 Questions With Richard Livingston Huntley

Nov 26, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Richard Livingston Huntley, who is the Music Director and Drummer for Cincinnati King. Learn about his early beginnings as a musician and what he has enjoyed the most about working on this world premiere musical.

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Give the Gift of Theatre for the Holidays!

Nov 21, 2018
Natalie Clare

Looking for a holiday present for the theatre lover in your life? Give them the perfect gift with help from the Playhouse!

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5 Questions With Anita Welch

Nov 20, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Anita Welch, who plays Woman in the world premiere of Cincinnati King. Learn what inspired her to pursue acting, what role changed her life and what she's found most interesting about this Cincinnati-based musical.

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Made in Cincinnati: A Q&A With KJ Sanchez

Nov 8, 2018
Natalie Clare

Playhouse Associate Artist KJ Sanchez tells us more about creating the riveting, toe-tapping musical, Cincinnati King.

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5 Questions With Maribel Martinez

Nov 6, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Maribel Martinez, who plays Jane Bingley in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Learn how she came into acting and performing, what her favorite part about being an actor is, and what she's found most interesting about this heartwarming production.

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5 Questions With John Ford-Dunker

Nov 2, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet John Ford-Dunker, who plays Charles Bingley in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Learn about his early beginnings as an actor, what role has been his favorite and why he's enjoyed this beloved production.

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5 Questions With Marina Shay

Nov 1, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Marina Shay, who plays Elizabeth Darcy in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Learn how she became an actor, what role has been most memorable for her and what she's enjoyed about performing in this charming and witty production.

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CINCINNATI KING: Music Director's Notes by Richard Livingston Huntley

Oct 26, 2018
Natalie Clare

Music Director and Drummer Richard Livingston Huntley provides his artistic insight into this docu-jukebox musical.

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Jane Austen Heroine Profiles

Oct 24, 2018
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Jane Austen would surely be shocked at the online (unchaperoned!) dating culture of today. Check out what her heroines' dating profiles might have looked like if the internet had existed in the 1800s.

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5 Questions With Mary Jo Mecca

Oct 10, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Mary Jo Mecca, who plays Robyn in The Roommate. Learn how she was inspired to pursue acting, where she got her start and what she's enjoyed most about performing in this darkly humorous show.

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Queen City. King Records.

Oct 9, 2018
Natalie Clare

Celebrate a piece of Cincinnati’s rich history in this world premiere musical about the groundbreaking rise of King Records.

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Meet Your Match: A Q&A With Director Eleanor Holdridge

Oct 2, 2018
Erica Reid

Director Eleanor Holdridge shares her artistic insight on Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, an imagined sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

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Nationally Recognized. Locally Crafted.

Sep 26, 2018
Aly Michaud

For each Playhouse production, a team of nationally recognized designers partners with our resident crew at the Gilbert Avenue Scene Shop to bring to life the world of the story as envisioned by the director.

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In Transition: A Q&A With Costume Designer Tracy Christensen

Sep 25, 2018
Natalie Clare

The Roommate Costume Designer Tracy Christensen discusses her artistic approach to expressing characters Sharon and Robyn in this wickedly fun comedy.

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Pemberley Awaits

Sep 21, 2018
Erica Reid

Middle sister Mary finally takes center stage in this charming and romantic sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

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5 Questions With Barbara Chisholm

Sep 20, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Barbara Chisholm, who plays Annie Wilkes in this chilling adaptation of Misery. Learn about her beginnings as an actor, what roles have been most meaningful to her and the many reasons she's enjoying working on this highly entertaining production.

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5 Questions With David Whalen

Sep 19, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet David Whalen, who plays Paul Sheldon in Stephen King's unforgettable story, Misery. Learn what inspired him to act, what role he's dying to play and why he's enjoyed performing in this suspense-filled show.

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5 Questions With Kenneth Early

Sep 18, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Kenneth Early, who plays Buster in the spine-tingling production of Misery. Learn how he became an actor, what his favorite role has been and what he's found most interesting about this thrilling, Stephen King adaptation.

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THE ROOMMATE: Director's Notes

Sep 14, 2018
Natalie Clare

In The Roommate, Sharon says, “Everybody just wants to burn it down and start over.” How many of us will take the risk of setting fire to what we know and reinventing ourselves?

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Break Out of the Comfort Zone

Sep 13, 2018
Natalie Clare

Director Tracy Brigden describes the thematic elements of The Roommate and describes her artistic approach to this wickedly fun show.

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Celebrate King Records Month

Sep 10, 2018
Natalie Clare

King Records Month features more than 30 local events including concerts, parties, radio shows, special performances, speaking events, artistic exhibits and more. Here’s a look at just a few of the events that we recommend you check out.

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Welcome to the Jungle

Sep 7, 2018
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The Jungle Book is fantastical journey about friendship, family and self-discovery.

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Groups Have More Fun at the Playhouse

Sep 7, 2018
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One of the most fun ways to see theatre is with a group. The Playhouse has exclusive, customizable group ticket offers for all types of theatregoers. Here’s how you can save.

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It's Good to Be Bad

Sep 6, 2018
Erica Reid

Fifty-something Sharon takes a leap towards the dark side when she uncovers the secrets of her mysterious roommate in the wickedly funny comedy, The Roommate.

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Thrills and Chills

Aug 24, 2018
Natalie Clare

Director Blake Robison chats with us about taking the spine-tingling story of Misery from the page to the Marx stage.

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Spotify: Get into the Groove for our 2018-19 Season

Aug 14, 2018
Aly Michaud

Drum roll, please! Our 2018-19 season is starting soon, and we're excited to introduce the new Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Spotify account!

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I'm Your Number One Fan

Aug 9, 2018
Natalie Clare

Stephen King’s psychological thriller Misery takes the stage.

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Groups Have More Fun

Aug 6, 2018
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One of the most fun ways to see theatre is with a group. The Playhouse has exclusive, customizable group ticket offers for all types of theatregoers. Here’s how you can save.

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ICYMI: College Students Save Big

Aug 3, 2018
Natalie Clare

You don’t need to hop a Megabus to New York to experience some of the very best of American theatre. The two-time Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park invites college students to check out top-notch theatre at seriously affordable prices.

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Welcome to the Playhouse: A Newcomer's Guide

Jul 13, 2018
Natalie Clare

If you’re new to theatre, or new to the Playhouse, we know that it might be a little intimidating at first glance. We’ve put together this newcomer’s guide to help you navigate your first trip here.

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5 Questions With Eric Shorey

Jun 1, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Eric Shorey, who plays The Suspects in Murder for Two. Learn what inspired him to become an actor, what his favorite role so far has been and what's been most enjoyable about this hilarious musical comedy.

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5 Questions With Eric Van Tielen

Jun 1, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Eric Van Tielen, who plays Marcus Moscowicz in Murder for Two. Learn about his training as an actor, what role has been his favorite and what's been most interesting about this madcap murder mystery.

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Easter Eggs in MURDER FOR TWO

May 31, 2018
Natalie Clare

We’ve created a list of artistic references — aptly named “Easter eggs” — that can be found in this hilarious musical comedy.

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5 Questions With Austin Reed Alleman

May 22, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Austin Reed Alleman, who plays George Merry, the Bailiff’s Son and Bristol Sailor in Ken Ludwig’s Treasure Island. Learn about what show inspired him to pursue acting, where he received his training and what he's learned from this extravagant production.

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Building the Voyage to Treasure Island

May 14, 2018
Natalie Clare

See how Playhouse craftsmen and artisans brought the extravagant world of Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island to life on the Marx stage.

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Finding Jim Hawkins: A Q&A With Em Grosland

May 14, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Em Grosland, who plays the lead role of Jim Hawkins in Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island. Learn how he approached this courageous character and why one particular moment in the show is his favorite.

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5 Questions With Rin Allen

May 10, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Rin Allen, who plays Anne Bonny and Jim's Mother, and is Assistant Fight Choreographer in Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island. Learn about how she became an actor, what her favorite roles have been and what she's enjoyed most about this high-seas adventure.

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5 Questions With Andy Paterson

May 9, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Andy Paterson, who plays Squire Trelawney and The Bailiff in Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island. Learn about his training as an actor, what his favorite part of the craft is and what he's enjoyed most about this action-packed adventure story.

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5 Questions With Barry Mulholland

May 8, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Barry Mulholland, who plays Dr. Livesey in Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island. Learn what play inspired him to pursue acting, what role he's dying to play and what he's enjoyed about working on this exciting, literary adaptation.

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5 Questions With Grant Goodman

May 7, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Grant Goodman, who plays Billy Bones and Captain Smollett in Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island. Learn what influenced him to become an actor, what he loves about theatre and what he's found most interesting about this epic production.

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5 Questions With Jeffrey M. Bender

May 2, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Jeffrey M. Bender, who plays Long John Silver and Jim's Father in Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island. Learn how he became an actor, what roles he's hoping to play and what he's enjoyed most about this swashbuckling adventure.

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A Zany Blend of Amusements

May 1, 2018
Natalie Clare

When a dimwitted detective takes on the case in Murder for Two, the evening unfolds into a riotous murder mystery that’s a fusion of favorite theatrical genres.

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The Playhouse's Multigenerational Gems

Apr 30, 2018
Natalie Clare

Artistic Director Blake Robison has prioritized efforts that introduce up-and-coming theatre lovers to top-notch, mainstage productions featuring the nation’s leading artists.

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Killin' It: A Q&A With Paul Mason Barnes

Apr 18, 2018
Natalie Clare

Murder for Two director Paul Mason Barnes provides insight into how he will approach and bring to life this zany murder mystery.

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5 Questions With Olivia Cygan

Apr 16, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Olivia Cygan, who plays Lexie in Sooner/Later. Learn where she received her training, what role she's dying to play and what she's loved about this world premiere production.

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Moving Through Space and Time: Set Design in SOONER/LATER

Apr 13, 2018
Natalie Clare

Sooner/Later Set Designer Narelle Sissons shares her insight into how she imagined bringing this captivating production to life onstage.

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5 Questions With Todd Cerveris

Apr 12, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Todd Cerveris, who plays Griff in Sooner/Later. Learn how he became an actor, what role has been his favorite so far and what's found most interesting about working on this world premiere play.

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Summer Theatre Camp 2018 Reading List

Apr 11, 2018
Natalie Clare

Can’t wait to leap into a summer of stories for theatre camp? Get your imagination ready to explore the worlds of these beloved authors in preparation for your artistic adventures at the Playhouse.

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A Musical Comedy to Die For

Apr 10, 2018
Natalie Clare

Who killed the great American novelist Arthur Whitney? The mystery unfolds in hilarious fashion in Murder for Two, as one actor plays an overwhelmed detective and another plays a dozen suspects — and they both play piano.

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Happily Ever After Told Anew

Apr 6, 2018
Natalie Clare

The Playhouse's Off the Hill production of Rapunzel stays faithful to its fairy tale setting while offering a nuanced perspective of independence, friendship and family relationships.

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Written in the Stars: A Q&A With Lisa Rothe

Apr 5, 2018
Natalie Clare

Sooner/Later director Lisa Rothe shares her artistic perspective in bringing this metaphysical romantic comedy to life.

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The Adventure of a Lifetime

Apr 2, 2018
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Director Blake Robison chats about the enduring appeal of Treasure Island in preparation for the Playhouse's swashbuckling adventure for the whole family.

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5 Questions With George Naha

Mar 28, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet George Naha, the guitarist for Marie and Rosetta. Learn about George's musical roots, what his favorite gigs have been and what he's found most interesting about this play with music.

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A Pirate's Life

Mar 27, 2018
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Arguably the greatest adventure story ever told, Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island leaps to the Playhouse stage in a larger-than-life production helmed by Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison.

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The Evolution of African American Gospel Music

Mar 22, 2018
Natalie Clare

Marie and Rosetta tells the story of gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her young protégée Marie Knight. Their signature collaboration reflects the evolution of African American gospel music, from its roots in spirituals to the rock and roll we know today.

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5 Questions With Chaz Hodges

Mar 22, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Chaz Hodges, who plays gospel singer Marie Knight in Marie and Rosetta. Learn about what inspired her to become an actor, what role has been her all-time favorite and what she's enjoyed about this heart-rending production.

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5 Questions With Miche Braden

Mar 16, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Miche Braden, who plays the legendary Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Marie and Rosetta. Learn about how she became an actor, what her favorite role has been and what she enjoys most about this inspiring play with music.

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A Full Artistic Meal

Mar 14, 2018
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Playwright Allyson Currin discusses the evolution of the world premiere production of Sooner/Later, the power of humor and the “wonderfully weird” world of teenage girls.

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Found Objects: Exploring the Set of BE HERE NOW

Mar 8, 2018
Natalie Clare

Cincinnati Playhouse Properties Manager John Gallagher describes the experience of building the set of Be Here Now with Playhouse artisans and craftsmen.

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Twists of Fate

Mar 7, 2018
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This captivating world premiere with a metaphysical twist navigates the difficult paths of romance, marriage and parenting.

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5 Questions With Emily Kratter

Mar 1, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Emily Kratter, who plays Luanne in Be Here Now. Learn how she got her start as an actor, what her favorite role has been and what she enjoys about this world premiere production.

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5 Questions With Michele Ragusa

Feb 28, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Michele Ragusa, who plays Patty in Be Here Now. Learn about what inspired her to become an actor, what role she's dying to play and what she enjoys about this world premiere production.

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5 Questions With Eva Kaminsky

Feb 27, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Eva Kaminsky, who plays Bari in Be Here Now. Learn about her background in theatre, why this role is one of her favorites and what she's found most interesting about this world premiere.

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Rockin' the Faith

Feb 23, 2018
Natalie Clare

Before there was Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who formed the foundation of a sound that would soon have world all shook up.

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En-Lighten Up: A Q&A With Portia Krieger

Feb 23, 2018
Natalie Clare

Be Here Now director Portia Krieger shares her artistic insight on bringing this charming and funny world premiere play to life.

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It's All Joy

Feb 19, 2018
Natalie Clare

Marie and Rosetta chronicles Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight’s first rehearsal as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in music history.

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5 Questions With Zach Cossman

Feb 14, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Zach Cossman, who plays Fluke Holland in Million Dollar Quartet. Learn about his training in theatre, what his favorite role has been and what he thinks is most interesting about performing in the show.

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The Work of Deborah Zoe Laufer

Feb 12, 2018
Natalie Clare

“All of my writing, really, asks a very broad question of, what does it mean to be human right now?” says Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer. That’s certainly true of Be Here Now, the Playhouse's second world premiere this season.

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World Premieres Put Cincinnati on the Map

Feb 9, 2018
Natalie Clare

Since its founding in 1960, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has produced 75 world premieres, include two this season. This commitment to creating and nurturing new works is one of the reasons why the Playhouse received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

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5 Questions With Bligh Voth

Feb 6, 2018
Natalie Clare

Meet Bligh Voth, who makes her Playhouse debut as Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet. Learn about how she began her career in theatre, what role she's dying to play and what she loves most about this electrifying musical.

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Theatre Camps to Explore a Summer of Stories

Jan 22, 2018
Natalie Clare

The Playhouse invites students entering grades one through 12 to dive in to the worlds of children's literature while learning theatre arts and important developmental skills.

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It's All Connected

Jan 19, 2018
Natalie Clare

Two lost souls somehow come together under the most unusual circumstances in this funny, charming and insightful world premiere.

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Million Dollar Magic

Jan 16, 2018
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Making his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park directing debut with the show, Hunter Foster brings with him the experience of having worked on no fewer than eight previous productions of Million Dollar Quartet.

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Bringing Imagination to Life

Jan 11, 2018
Natalie Clare

The Playhouse goes off the hill again this January with Pinocchio, the much-loved tale about a wooden puppet who’s full of child-like whimsy.

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A Word from the Spotlight

Dec 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Bruce Cromer takes a moment to share his thoughts on the impact of live theatre.

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Rock 'n' Roll Heaven

Dec 15, 2017
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On Dec. 4, 1956, in a small storefront recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee, pop culture history was made as four singular musicians assembled for an impromptu jam session of epic proportions.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Fast Facts

Dec 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

Called “the second greatest Christmas story ever told,” Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has endured generations of faithful audiences since its publication in 1843. It has proven to be a timeless work of art that’s fostered much scholarly research.

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Hollywood: The Films that Made the Marx Brothers Legends

Dec 12, 2017
Natalie Clare

The Depression weighed heavily on Broadway. Across the country, however, the motion picture industry was taking off. Hollywood quickly became the new home to actors, writers, directors, composers and everyone in between — including the Marx Brothers.

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Broadway: The Stages that Made the Marx Brothers Famous

Dec 5, 2017
Natalie Clare

By the 1920s, the Marx Brothers had run the gamut of vaudeville success and failure. Yet the world of theatre was on the cusp of change. New York City had become a bustling theatre town that would soon launch them into stardom.

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Bruce Cromer on Making A CHRISTMAS CAROL Sing

Nov 22, 2017
Natalie Clare

Bruce Cromer reflects on playing Ebenezer Scrooge and on what he enjoys most about A Christmas Carol.

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Vaudeville: The World that Gave Rise to the Marx Brothers

Nov 17, 2017
Natalie Clare

Vaudeville was defined by its variety of song, dance, music and comedy performed onstage. Its heyday lasted from the 1890s to the 1930s, and it was a genre that spanned the country.

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5 Questions With Amy Blackman

Nov 9, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Amy Blackman, who makes her Playhouse debut as Judy in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Learn about how she became an actor, what role she's dying to play and what she enjoys about in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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5 Questions With Laiona Michelle

Nov 8, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Laiona Michelle, who makes her Playhouse debut as Mrs. Shears/Ensemble in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Learn about she began her acting career, her favorite roles and why she's enjoyed working on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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5 Questions With Kevin Cutts

Nov 7, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Kevin Cutts, who returns to the Playhouse as Roger/Ensemble in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, after having appeared in Double Indemnity (2013) and Over the Tavern (2011). Learn about where he got his start in acting, his favorite roles and what he finds interesting about being in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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5 Questions With Ka-Ling Cheung

Nov 7, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Ka-Ling Cheung, who makes her Playhouse debut as Punk Girl/Ensemble in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Learn about her favorite roles, what roles she's dying to play and how she's enjoyed working on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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5 Questions with Dale Hodges

Nov 3, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Dale Hodges, who returns to the Playhouse as Mrs. Alexander/Ensemble in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, after having recently been in To Kill a Mockingbird. Learn about how she got her start as an actor, what her favorite role has been and what she's enjoyed the most about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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5 Questions with Jimmy Kieffer

Nov 2, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Jimmy Kieffer, who makes his Playhouse debut as Ed in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Learn about the moment he knew he wanted to act, what his role he's dying to play and what's he's enjoyed about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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5 Questions with Kathleen Wise

Nov 1, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Kathleen Wise, who returns to the Playhouse as Siobhan in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, after having appeared in last season's A Christmas Carol. Learn about Kathleen's beginnings in theatre, what her favorite role has been and what she's found most interesting about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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A Brazen Rascal

Oct 31, 2017
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Frank Ferrante brings the legendary humor of Groucho Marx to the Shelterhouse this season in An Evening With Groucho. Take a look at some of the comedian's most memorable roles as one part of the hilarious Marx Brothers.

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5 Questions with Dathan B. Williams

Oct 31, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Dathan B. Williams, who returns to the Playhouse in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, after having appeared in The Secret Garden. Learn about what inspired him to become an actor, what his favorite roles have been and what he enjoys about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Comic Genius

Oct 26, 2017
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Ferrante has given more than 2,500 performances in some 400 cities as the iconic, cigar-chomping comedian with the bushy mustache and zingy one-liners. He’ll add Cincinnati to that list when An Evening With Groucho comes to the Shelterhouse.

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Creating Christopher: A Q&A with Nick LaMedica

Oct 25, 2017
Natalie Clare

Nick LaMedica describes the experience of creating his character, Christopher Boone, in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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A Mysterious and Illuminating Journey

Oct 17, 2017
Natalie Clare

Tony Award-nominated Broadway director and choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge describes the artistic aesthetic behind The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Bringing Mr. Joy's Shoe Shop to the Shelterhouse

Oct 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Set Designer Misha Kachman and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Properties Manager John Gallagher share their artistic insight into bringing the highly detailed and realistic scenery of Mr. Joy to the Shelterhouse stage.

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5 Questions with Debra Walton

Oct 12, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Debra Walton, who returns to the Playhouse in Mr. Joy, after having appeared in Ain't Misbehavin' and Beehive. Learn how Debra became an actor, what she loves about performing and what she's enjoying most about Mr. Joy.

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Storytelling that Makes an Impact

Oct 6, 2017
Natalie Clare

MR. JOY playwright Daniel Beaty has built his artistic career on a foundation of social healing and transformation. Here’s a look at other artists and organizations who are working today to create meaningful art that aims to make a social impact.

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Seeing Through a Different Perspective

Oct 4, 2017
Natalie Clare

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by author Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows Christopher after his neighbor accuses him of killing her dog, Wellington, when she finds him at the scene of the crime.

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5 Questions with Michael Brusasco

Sep 25, 2017
Natalie Clare

Michael Brusasco makes his Playhouse debut as Lord Wessex in Shakespeare in Love. Meet Michael to find out more about his acting roots, his favorite roles and how he's been enjoying his work on Shakespeare in Love.

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5 Questions with Wynn Harmon

Sep 22, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Wynn Harmon, who makes his Playhouse debut in Shakespeare in Love. Find out how he got his start in theatre, what role he's dying to play and how he's enjoying his work on Shakespeare in Love.

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5 Questions with Laura Gordon

Sep 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Laura Gordon, who returns to the Playhouse as Nurse in Shakespeare in Love, after having appeared in last season's A Prayer for Owen Meany. Learn why Laura became an actor, what she loves about performing and what she's enjoying most about Shakespeare in Love.

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5 Questions with Naomi Jacobson

Sep 18, 2017
Natalie Clare

Naomi Jacobson returns to the Playhouse after performing in last season's A Prayer for Owen Meany. Learn more about how she became an actor, what roles have inspired her craft and how she's been enjoying her work on Shakespeare in Love.

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Speaking Truth to Power

Sep 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

Before he made his Playhouse debut, playwright Daniel Beaty had been making waves in the arts community. In 2005, he performed an original, spoken word poem titled “Knock Knock” on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. The poem, inspired his own upbringing, traces a son’s fractured relationship with his incarcerated father.

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5 Questions with John Plumpis

Sep 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Actor John Plumpis makes his Playhouse debut this fall as Fennyman/Catling/Ensemble in Shakespeare in Love. Meet John and learn why he became an actor, what he loves about performing and what he's enjoying most about Shakespeare in Love.

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Finding Courage Within

Sep 7, 2017
Natalie Clare

It begins with a light, a sliver, a flash. Then comes a sound, a pulse, a beat, a crash — like a giant hammer smashing through the sky. This is the mythical story of Boom, the son of Thunder, who sets out to discover his true self in The Last Firefly.

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A Romantic Roller Coaster

Aug 31, 2017
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Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison took a few minutes before heading into rehearsals for Shakespeare in Love to discuss the fun of journeying back in time to Elizabethan London and of exploring the magic of first love.

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Every Person Has a Story

Aug 29, 2017
Natalie Clare

Written by Dayton-native playwright Daniel Beaty, Mr. Joy is a thoughtful drama that weaves together the personal narratives of nine different characters who unravel the mystery of Mr. Joy’s disappearance.

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How the Bard Shaped our Language

Aug 23, 2017
Natalie Clare

Throughout the course of his writing, William Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words by either devising new ones or re-tooling existing words to fit his script. He also coined (or popularized) more than 100 phrases that we still use today.

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A Joyous Celebration of Passion and Poetry

Aug 8, 2017
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Though he never meanders far from the spotlight, William Shakespeare is, as they say, having a moment. This summer, he made national headlines thanks to a production that proved once again how his play’s timeless themes can be reimagined in very timely ways. And, in even more boisterous fashion, the Bard debuted as a punk rock 20-something in cable television’s Will, a fictionalized account of the author’s early, largely undocumented, years in London.

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The Feminine Mystique Through Erma Bombeck's Lens

Jun 28, 2017
Aly Michaud

In 1963, suburban housewives rushed out of their homes to purchase what would quickly become one of the most subversive books of the decade: "The Feminine Mystique," written by feminist author and activist Betty Friedan.

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Erma Bombeck Book Club, Featuring Playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel

Jun 28, 2017
Aly Michaud

It’s likely no surprise that theatre fans are often avid readers. A good story is a good story, after all. This year some of the best stories in the Playhouse season — from A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY and JANE EYRE to ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END — were all inspired by great books.

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Play Team: Take an Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes

Jun 21, 2017
Aly Michaud

In 1992, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park introduced the Play Team program, which was designed to give deeper insight into the theatre’s development of its own productions. Play Team members could peek behind the curtain for an exclusive look at the process of taking a story from the script to the stage.

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The Magic of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Michael Evan Haney discusses the nuances of directing the Playhouse’s holiday production of A Christmas Carol each season.

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Bruce Cromer on Making A CHRISTMAS CAROL Sing

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Bruce Cromer, who returns for his 12th season as Ebenezer Scrooge this holiday season, took a moment before starting rehearsals to reflect on what he enjoys most about the Playhouse production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

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5 Questions with Cupp and Sosser

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Cincinnati-based actors Nick Rose and Stephen Skiles — in their roles of Mr. Cupp and Mr. Sosser, respectively — serve as the quasi-narrators for the Playhouse’s production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. They also perform various other roles in the show.

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In Conversation with Playwright Ayad Akhtar

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Linda Lombardi, Arena Stage production dramaturg, interviews DISGRACED playwright Ayad Akhtar about the cultural and personal significance of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Free Playhouse Perspectives Events Enhance DISGRACED Performances

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Audiences across the country have reacted strongly and emotionally to Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winner DISGRACED. Artistic Director Blake Robison chose to include the show in the Playhouse’s 2016-17 season because of the important conversation it inspires.

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The Essential Ayad Akhtar

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Playwright Ayad Akhtar has known he wanted to be a writer for years, but it took him time to find his voice. Once he did, he’s been prolific, winning significant acclaim and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for DISGRACED, which opens the Playhouse’s 2016-17 Thompson Shelterhouse season.

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Challenging Assumptions

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

DISGRACED director Lisa Portes reveals what excites her about this story.

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5 Questions with Amin El Gamal

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Amin El Gamal makes his Playhouse debut as Abe in the timely Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED. Meet Amin, and find out what he enjoys most about being an actor, his all-time favorite roles and what excites him about working on DISGRACED.

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5 Questions with Maury Ginsberg

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Actor Maury Ginsberg makes his Playhouse debut this season as Isaac in DISGRACED. Learn about his favorite roles, how he started acting and what he loves most about being on stage.

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Artistic References in DISGRACED

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Discussions of art inform and illuminate the rich tapestry of Ayad Ahktar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama DISGRACED, which continues through Oct. 23 in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre.

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5 Questions with Krystel Lucas

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Krystel Lucas, who makes her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut as Jory in the Shelterhouse season opener Disgraced. Find out why she became an actor, what role she’s been dying to play and what she enjoys most about working on DISGRACED.

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Holiday Disasters — and Second City Alumni — We’ve Known and Loved

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

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The Second City Cast Talks Improv

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

The cast of The Second City's HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE are masters of sketch comedy and improvisational performance. We asked them a few questions to find out about their favorite games and craziest improv memories.

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An Interview with Director Andel Sudik

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Director Andel Sudik took a moment during the rehearsal process to discuss The Second City’s HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE.

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SUMMERLAND Workshop

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

This summer, playwright Arlitia Jones visited the Playhouse with Associate Artist Michael Evan Haney for a weeklong workshop of her play SUMMERLAND, which will have its world premiere in the Thompson Shelterhouse in February 2017.

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Echoes from Another World

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

In April 1869, when William H. Mumler entered a New York City courtroom charged with two counts of felony fraud for asserting that he could provide his clients with images of their ghostly loved ones — a story that takes center stage in Arlitia Jones’ world premiere play SUMMERLAND — it wasn’t just his controversial spirit photography business at stake.

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5 Questions with Whitney Maris Brown

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Whitney Maris Brown makes her Playhouse debut this season as Mrs. Mumler in SUMMERLAND. She has traveled all across America throughout her regional career, and with SUMMERLAND she's able to check Cincinnati off her list.

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5 Questions with Michael Rothhaar

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Michael Rothhaar returns to the Playhouse, where he most recently appeared in the 2006 production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION. He now takes the stage as William H. Mumler in the world premiere production of SUMMERLAND.

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5 Questions with Billy Finn

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Billy Finn, who appeared in last season's MAD RIVER RISING, returns to Cincinnati to portray Joseph Tooker in the world premiere production of Arlitia Jones' SUMMERLAND.

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A Humble Instrument

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

In the mid-19th century, spirit photographer William H. Mumler was the subject of widespread national and even international attention, pitting believers against skeptics in judging whether Mumler’s haunting images were the stuff of miracle or deception.

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A Most Wicked Fraud

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

In today’s world of digital photography, we’ve become so accustomed to modifications that we’re often more surprised to see unaltered images. With this cynical perspective, it can be difficult to imagine the world illuminated in Arlitia Jones’ world premiere SUMMERLAND and the fierce debate William H. Mumler’s spirit

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Looking Across Generations

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

ALL THE ROADS HOME playwright Jen Silverman took time before the show went into rehearsal to talk about her inspiration for the story, the script’s unique structure and when she knew she’d be a writer.

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5 Questions with Libby Winters

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Libby Winters, who makes her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut in the world premiere production of Jen Silverman's ALL THE ROADS HOME.

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5 Questions with Tina Chilip

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Tina Chilip, who makes her debut at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Jen Silverman's ALL THE ROADS HOME.

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American Culture from the Glamour of the 1950s to the Community of the 2000s

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Through Madeleine, Max and Nix, Silverman takes the audience from the 1950s, 1970s and into today. Each of the characters offers a glimpse into how the culture of each time period led them to the life choices they made and, ultimately, their destinies.

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5 Questions with Tramell Tillman

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Tramell Tillman, who makes his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut in the world premiere of ALL THE ROADS HOME.

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5 Questions with Rebecca S’manga Frank

Jun 20, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet Rebecca S’manga Frank, who makes her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut in the world premiere of Jen Silverman's ALL THE ROADS HOME.

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5 Questions with Lawrence Redmond

Jun 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

Ten years ago, actor Lawrence Redmond was part of director Blake Robison’s original Round House Theatre production of A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY. This season he makes his Playhouse debut returning to the show as Mr. Meany in John Irving’s classic story. Meet Lawrence and learn why he became an actor, what he loves about performing and what he’s enjoying most about A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY.

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5 Questions with Jeremy Webb

Jun 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

Actor Jeremy Webb makes his Playhouse debut this fall as narrator John Wheelwright in A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY. Meet Jeremy and learn how long he’s been acting, what he loves about taking on a new character and what he enjoys most about A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY.

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Watching History in A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Jun 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

Based on John Irving’s classic novel, A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY tells a fictional story within a realistic setting. Historical references to 1950s and ‘60s American politics, war and pop culture create a familiar world, providing rich context for the story and enhancing our understanding of its unique characters.

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Composing A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Jun 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

Sound designer Matthew M. Nielson returns to the Playhouse this fall to compose music and design soundscapes for the 2016-17 season opener A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY.

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Finding Faith

Jun 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

Sean Mellott, who has appeared on Playhouse stages in LEVELING UP and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, returns to the Marx Theatre as the title character in A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY. Prior to the start of rehearsals, Mellott shared his thoughts on his upcoming role.

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Join Our OWEN MEANY Book Club!

Jun 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

It’s likely no surprise that theatre fans are also often avid readers. A good story is a good story, after all. This year some of the best stories in the Playhouse season — from A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY and JANE EYRE to ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END — were all inspired by great books.

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Inspiration for Fiction

Jun 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

World-renowned American author John Irving is always insistent that his fiction does not mirror his life. As he told The New York Times in 1989, the year that his bestselling novel A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY was published, “I am not John Wheelwright.”

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An Interview with OWEN MEANY Director Blake Robison

Jun 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

Learn what drew Artistic Director Blake Robison to direct A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY, and find out what he enjoys most about returning to John Irving's classic story for a brand new production.

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Making OWEN MEANY Soar

Jun 15, 2017
Natalie Clare

For the first time since the 2007 production of DRACULA, the Playhouse is exploring new theatrical heights. In A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY, the show’s title character literally soars above the Marx Theatre stage.

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Recreating the 1970s: 5 Questions with Costume Designer Tracy Dorman

Jun 14, 2017
Natalie Clare

Set in 1977, August Wilson’s JITNEY evokes vivid images of that late disco era in the clothing worn by the characters. We asked JITNEY costume designer Tracy Dorman about creating the clothing for the cast of the production.

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5 Questions with Jefferson A. Russell

Jun 14, 2017
Natalie Clare

Jefferson A. Russell is a former Baltimore police officer turned professional actor who makes his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut as Shealy in August Wilson’s JITNEY. Meet Jefferson, and discover why he’s drawn time and again to August Wilson’s acclaimed American Century Cycle.

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Before Uber, There Were Jitneys

Jun 14, 2017
Natalie Clare

August Wilson’s play JITNEY follows a group of unlicensed cab drivers hustling to survive in 1970s Pittsburgh. Their jitney station serves a neighborhood — in this case the largely African-American Hill District — that traditional cab operators would not.

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5 Questions with Stori Ayers

Jun 14, 2017
Natalie Clare

Stori Ayers is an actress with a passion for work that challenges social norms and ignites within her generation a spirit of activism. Meet Stori, and find out why she’s excited to make her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut as Rena in August Wilson’s JITNEY.

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August Wilson: In His Own Words

Jun 14, 2017
Natalie Clare

JITNEY was the first script written in August Wilson's groundbreaking American Century Cycle, in which he explored the experience of black Americans through a series of 10 plays set in each decade of the 20th century.

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Seymour Role Is a Dream Come True

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Cincinnati native Nick Cearley, who portrays a hapless Skid Row flower shop employee in the new Playhouse production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, shares his insights into playing the nerdy Seymour, pawn of the ravenous and mysterious Audrey II plant.

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Committed and Scrappy: The Legacy of Roger Corman and His Impact on the Arts

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

As a true Hollywood heavyweight, Roger Corman has produced more than 400 films and directed more than 50 throughout his 60+-year career, including the original film production of THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in 1960.

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5 Questions with Gina Milo

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Gina Milo makes her debut at the Playhouse this season as Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Find out how LES MISERABLES led to her career in musical theatre and what she enjoys most about acting and singing.

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The Musical Stylings of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Though the original production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS premiered in 1982, the story vaguely takes place in the 1960s and uses its toe-tapping musical score to invite the audience to examine the pop culture of that era.

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5 Questions with David Meyers

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Meet David Meyers, who makes his Playhouse debut as Mr. Mushnik in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and find out what he enjoys most about acting and performing across the country.

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A Peek Inside the LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Movie Sing-Along

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

On Sunday, Jan. 29, fans rushed to grab their complimentary Seymour glasses in preparation to sing along with their favorite tunes from the 1986 movie-musical starring Rick Moranis.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Audrey II

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a co-production between Portland Center Stage at the Armory in Portland, Oregon, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The musical features the same touring cast and production crew and reflects the artistic efforts of both theatres.

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5 Questions with Nick Cearley

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Nick Cearley makes his Playhouse debut as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, but this Ohio-native has been singing and dancing in the Tri-state since childhood. Meet Nick and find out more about how he received his training, why he decided to become an actor and what roles he loves best.

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Join Our JANE EYRE Book Club!

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

It’s likely no surprise that theatre fans are also often avid readers. A good story is a good story, after all. This year some of the best stories in the Playhouse season — from A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY and JANE EYRE to ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END — were all inspired by great books.

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Taking Center Stage: Margaret Ivey's Journey from Internship to Leading Lady

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

This month, actress Margaret Ivey moves into the spotlight as JANE EYRE in Polly Teale’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, under the direction of Playhouse Associate Artist KJ Sanchez.

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5 Questions with Michael Sharon

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Michael made his Playhouse debut in AVENUE X (2001), and he is thrilled to return this season as Rochester in JANE EYRE.

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5 Questions with Christine Toy Johnson

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Christine Toy Johnson makes her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut as Bessie, Blanche Ingram, Grace Poole and Diane Rivers in JANE EYRE.

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5 Questions with Rebecca Hirota

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Rebecca Hirota makes her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut in JANE EYRE as Helen Burns, Adele and Mary Rivers.

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JANE EYRE Reading List

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Still mesmerized by Polly Teale’s stage adaptation of JANE EYRE? We’ve compiled a list of books for your consideration in case you can’t get enough of Charlotte Brontë’s sweeping romance, Gothic landscape and psychological drama.

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A Thrill Ride of Spooky Surprises

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Brendon Fox, director of Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, discusses how he’s revived a literary favorite while leaving exciting surprises along the way.

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Follow a Trail of Clues to Baskerville Hall

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

The world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson has been a beloved one for generations, and it comes to life at the Playhouse with Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY. In this classic mystery, the gloomy and foreboding world of fog, quicksand, moors and monsters combine to create a dizzying web of clues.

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5 Questions with Jacob James

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Jacob James makes his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut as Doctor Watson in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY.

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5 Questions with Nisi Sturgis

Jun 13, 2017
Natalie Clare

Nisi Sturgis makes her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut as Actress One in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY.

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5 Questions with Evan Alexander Smith

Jun 12, 2017
Natalie Clare

Brian Owen makes his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY.

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Erma Bombeck Reading List

Jun 12, 2017
Natalie Clare

Did you leave ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END laughing, reminiscing on your own household comedy hours or feeling an urge to fight for the Equal Rights Amendment? We’ve compiled a list of books in case you’re still wanting more daily life amusement, or if you’re curious about the feminist movement of the 1960s and ‘70s.

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Help Us Bring Masterful Performances to the Stage with a Sponsorship!

Jun 1, 2017
Aly Michaud

Interested in more information? Want to tailor a unique sponsorship experience? Contact Vickie Ellis at (513) 977-2022 or vickie.ellis@cincyplay.com!

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Mommy Bloggers: Writers, Humorists and the Columnists of Today

May 22, 2017
Aly Michaud

“Mommy bloggers,” as they call themselves, make up an online community that sheds light on the world of parenting and motherhood. While some of these blogs focus on new and different ways to care for one’s family, others poke fun at their own misadventures using humor and sarcasm—much like Bombeck did with her columns.

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Humor and Grit: Capturing Erma Bombeck

May 2, 2017
Playhouse General User

Barbara Chisholm, who plays Erma Bombeck in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END sheds light into her character development of this trailblazing woman.

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