Sunday, July 26, 2020
BERKO: CLEVELAND-CENTRIC ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PANDEMIC—PHSQUARE, SHAW FESTIVAL, CPT, GLTF AND MORE….
PLAYHOUSE SQUARE LISTS MUSICALS AND PERFORMANCE DATES
Cleveland’s Play House Square has announced a “buy it now and if something comes up, free ticket exchanges policy for the 2020-2021 season. The shows planned are:
January 5-24, 2021--PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL
March 9-28, 2021—THE PROM
April 6-25, 2021—AIN’T TOO PROUD--
(THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS)
May 5-June 6, 2021—MOULIN ROUGE!
July 6-15, 2021--HADESTOWN
For information call 216-640-8800
CLEVELANDERS DISAPPOINTED AS SHAW FESTIVAL CANCELS ALL AUGUST PERFORMANCES
Many Clevelanders travel to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada each spring, summer and fall to attend the Shaw Festival nestled in the prettiest little city in Canada.
Unfortunately, The Shaw has released this message: “The Shaw Festival is forced to cancel all public events and performances scheduled in August due to the extension of the Province of Ontario’s Emergency Orders and the continuation of the State of Emergency in the Province and Niagara. In discussion with and under the guidance of The Shaw’s insurer, it has become clear that scheduled performances cannot proceed as originally planned.”
"While we are disappointed with these further cancellations, we are focusing our energy on planning for the future so that we can safely welcome audiences back to our theatres, hopefully in September – even if in a more limited way," said Tim Jennings, Executive Director/CEO. "In the meantime, we continue to stay in touch with our patrons through a number of digital and other initiatives and thank you all for your support."
OHIO LIGHT OPERA TO BE SILENT THIS SUMMER
The boards on the stage at the College of Wooster are silent this summer. Ohio Light Opera has cancelled its season for the first time since its inception in 1979. Well, not cancelled really — it will perform the scheduled 2020 season next year.
GREAT LAKES THEATER CANCELS 2020 FALL REPERTORY
Great Lakes Theater (GLT) has cancelled the first two productions of its 2020-21 season (Jane Austen’s EMMA and Shakespeare’s HENRY V). Current ticketholder options for the cancelled productions include full refunds, exchanges into future productions through the theater’s 2021-22 season, and/or tax-deductible ticket donation opportunities. Outreach to ticketholders is ongoing.
NELLIE MCKAY, IS COMING BACK TO NE OHIO TO PERFORM
NELLIE MCKAY will perform in a carefully-spaced outdoor concert on Saturday August 15 at Riverdog, which is 5 miles west of Oberlin in Wakeman.
A combination of songwriter, singer, pianist, and entertainer McKay will perform many of her original songs, which are filled with humor, as well as some wonderful classics. Preview her website or at her YouTube page.
Here is the link for more details and reserving your tickets (no tickets available at the door).
THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
Visit 22 film musicals in 12 minutes (skip the ads!):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_TvKH-qEJk
THE RESURRECTION OF 42ND STREET
Ever wonder how Times Square and 42nd Street were repurposed, the role of Disney in saving the American musical and the effect on American musical theatre? Read this article: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/essays/resurrection-of-42nd-street/
BROADWAY BARES IS SET TO GO VIRTUAL AUGUST 1
BROADWAY BARES is set to go virtual August 1. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the event will be available beginning at 9:30 PM ET on Playbill and at BroadwayCares.org.
Although the in-person 30th anniversary celebration, originally set for June 21, was postponed until 2021, the annual evening will live on digitally through streamed stripteases featuring New York City dancers. Viewers can expect new performances that make social distancing sexy, plus favorite numbers from years past and new appearances by special celebrity guests to be announced.