Playhouse in the Park

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.

Cincinnati native Keith Josef Adkins’ new play, Safe House, explores a little known chapter in our region’s pre-Civil War history, and he’s in the studio with our Rick Pender to discuss the play’s world premiere at Playhouse in the Park.

  Later this month, Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park is presenting the world premiere of Safe House, by playwright Keith Josef Adkins.

"I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti" opens October 2

Sep 26, 2014

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti will kick-off the Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse season starting October 2. This play is based on Giulia Melucci’s bestselling memoir of the same name, and the production’s star, Antoinette LaVecchia, tells Rick Pender about doing this one-woman show that incorporates cooking and feeding the audience during the performances.

Artistic Director Blake Robison from Playhouse in the Park is in the studio with Rick Pender to provide a preview of the upcoming 2014-14 season in both the Marx Theater and the Thompson Shelterhouse.

"Venus in Fur" opens April 24

Apr 18, 2014
Tony Arrasmith - Arrasmith and Associates

David Ives’ seductive play of gender politics and power, Venus in Fur, opens April 24 at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park. Rick Pender previews the local production of this Broadway hit with the play’s director, KJ Sanchez, and actress Greta Wohlrabe.

Sandy Underwood, Playhouse in the Park

Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice is the newest production at Playhouse in the Park, and Artistic Director Blake Robison has personally directed this adaptation which stars Kate Cook and showcases some of the exquisite paintings from the Taft Museum of Art. Rick Pender sat down with Blake Robison to discuss this classic and why he decided to direct it for the third time in his career.

Fans of daytime soaps, specifically As the World Turns, will remember actor Rosemary Prinz from her 12 year run as Penny Hughes. She’s primarily an accomplished stage actress and is now appearing on stage at Playhouse in the Park in a production of Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. She spends a few minutes with Rick Pender to talk about her long career and her role in this Thompson Shelterhouse show.