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Prost! opens new Hofbrauhaus at PlayhouseSquare

It was probably one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in the area. PlayhouseSquare has given new life to the “back end” of the theaters with the creation of the new Hofbrauhaus. The facility had a “soft” opening at the beginning of October, but the crowds it attracted made it anything but soft. One of [...]

Disney’s ‘Newsies’ makes PlayhouseSquare headlines

We can chalk up another home run to PlayhouseSquare, which is the current home of the touring production of Disney Theatrical Productions’ “Newsies” stage musical. This megahit from Broadway is making Cleveland the first stop on its tour. The production has been much anticipated, and it is loaded with as much energy as the promotional [...]

Cleveland Play House looks at musical transition in ‘How We Got On’

Continuing its season with some very happy surprises, the Cleveland Play House is currently presenting the innovative show “How We Got On.” Like most audience members, I was a bit leery of the subject matter. It’s about the transition from rap music to hip-hop. Set in 1988, the show is much more than a dull [...]

Huntington’s ‘A Murder Is Announced’ keeps audiences guessing

Traditionally, each season at Huntington Playhouse includes a murder mystery, often during the spooky short days of late autumn. This year, the Bay Village theater is presenting “A Murder Is Announced.” First written as a novel by Agatha Christie, it was adapted for the stage by another writer. For those who are fans of this [...]

 

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