Playhouse in the Park

Sadly, the great Allen Toussaint passed away this past Monday while on tour in Madrid.  His presence was a given in New Orleans for years and years.  Such a talent.  So, in his honor, the first two songs of this week's blues show on Saturday, November 14th, at 11pm, will feature Mr. Toussaint followed by "Precious Lord" by the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre will be heating up the holiday season with some of the best blues music ever written in their production of Low Down Dirty Blues.

Blake Robison, producing artistic director at Playhouse in the Park, is directing Dana Yeaton’s Mad River Rising, opening on October 22.

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Laura Eason, one of the writers for the hit Netflix series House of Cards, is the playwright of Playhouse in the Park’s first Thompson Shelterhouse production, Sex with Strangers.

The Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden opens the 2015-16 season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will salute the legacy of King Records with a celebration in Washington Park on Sunday, May 31. Celebrating King Records will feature an evening of food, music and memories, capped with a staged concert reading of KJ Sanchez’'s play CINCINNATI KING.

Rick Pender talks with Wendy Goldberg, the director of the new production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Parks Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre, Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker.

The 2013 Tony Award-winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opens on April 30 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Buzzer by Chicago playwright Tracey Scott Wilson opens March 26 in the Thompson Shelterhouse at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Joining Rick Pender to discuss this provocative play about race, class and sex are the director, Timothy Douglas, and actor Eric Lynch.

If you’ve ever wondered what happened before the start of the classic book/play/musical Peter Pan, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, running through April 7. Our Rick Pender sat down with the show’s director and artistic director of the Playhouse, Blake Robison, for a conversation about this fun look at the classic tale.