An adaptation of the play The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and the Howard Hawks film His Girl Friday, screenplay by Charles Lederer, produced by Columbia Pictures
Breaking the Story
A major story is brewing in a 1939 Chicago press room when ace reporter Hildy Johnson stops by for one last visit before leaving the newspaper game for good. But when her former editor and ex-husband entices her with the promise of the scoop that could break the story, the lure of fame and rekindled romance prove more than she can resist. Renowned playwright John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation) and Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) team up to deliver a fast-talking comedy that exposes the unsavory politics of tabloid journalism.
Learning to Listen
From rising British playwright Nina Raine, this contemporary new play is a savage, funny look at family dynamics and the challenges of communication. As the only deaf member of his sharp-tongued family, Billy has spent much of his life feeling out of place. But when he finds a new family in the deaf community, tensions reach an all-time high. A provocative and touching play about membership in your tribe – and hearing what isn’t said.
If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving
When friends Miles and Jack head to Santa Barbara wine country for one last blowout before Jack’s wedding, their journey through wine, women and disappointment becomes the definitive mid-life road trip. This honest and touching comedy comes from Rex Pickett, author of the novel from which the Academy Award-winning film was made, and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots).
As an internationally-renowned vocalist and star of stage and screen, Paul Robeson was one of the best known African American artists in the world in the early 20th century. Through his singing and acting talent, he became enormously popular and wealthy; but as a champion for human rights, he became despised by his people and his country. Featuring excerpts from some of Robeson’s signature songs, including “Ol’ Man River” and “Steal Away,” The Tallest Tree showcases award-winning playwright and performer Daniel Beaty in a stunning piece that explores the bold choices that defined Robeson’s remarkable life.
Meant to be Together
In the re-imagining of this cult Broadway musical, conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton are beautiful, talented sisters on the rise. But as they transform from circus novelties to famed stage stars, the strength of their bond is tested. Academy Award winner Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Chicago, the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 and 2) directs this ground-breaking musical.
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