Playhouse in the Park

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.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

 

Opening this week at Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre is Christian O’Reilly’s new play, Chapatti, the story of two senior citizens who rediscover the joys of human companionship through their shared affection for animals. Hear more about it when Rick Pender interviews the play’s director, Anne Marie Cammarato.

Jason Edwards is the singer, director and actor in the new Playhouse in the Park presentation of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. He’s in the studio with our Rick Pender to discuss this variation on the recent Broadway production and the way the actors capture the essence of The Man in Black without doing an impersonation of him.

Many younger audiences know her from the classic movie, White Christmas. But to millions, Rosemary 

Maysville, Kentucky’s favorite daughter, Rosemary Clooney, is the subject of a new play opening November 20 at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park. Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical was written by local playwrights Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman, and they join Rick Pender to talk about bringing the life and music of George Clooney’s famous aunt to the stage.

**JUST ANNOUNCED: Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical has been extended through January 4, 2015.

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