Playhouse in the Park

In honor of the 75th anniversary of King Records this month, the last special I'm producing has a potpourri of topics from a look at the Tokyo Happy Coats and Playhouse in the Park's production of "Cincinnati King" to Darren Blase's efforts to showcase his King Records collection at Shake It Records, plus the preservation work being done to save the King Records studio on Brewster Avenue.  

This King Records Potpourri special will air on Saturday night, September 22nd, at 11pm and again Sunday evening, September 23rd, at 7pm.

The 2018-19 season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park features a new, locally-produced King Records production, plus shows from or inspired by Stephen King and Lin-Manuel Miranda will take the stage in Mt. Adams. 

The different sides of marriage, romance, and parenting are explored in Sooner/Later, now open at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park revealed plans for its new theater late Thursday, which will see its main stage move from the current Marx Theatre to a new building in northern Eden Park. 

Playhouse in the Park is presenting the world premiere of playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer's play Be Here Now

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Actor Frank Ferrante has created an indelible, and career-defining, performance as the comedy icon Groucho Marx. 

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For me, it was watching the Marx Brothers' crazy football game in "Horsefeathers" as a young teenager that made me a fan of Groucho for life.

For "An Evening with Groucho" star Frank Ferrante, their anarchist irreverent humor in "A Day At The Races" inspired his career choice.

Michael Dopucett

The late, great Groucho Marx comes to life in the Playhouse in the Park Shelterhouse Theatre as if he was at the height of his movie career in the 1930s, between roles in "Animal Crackers," "Duck Soup," "A Night At The Opera" or "A Day At The Races."

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is preparing for the 2017-18 season, which will kick-off with a stage adaptation of the award-winning film, Shakespeare in Love, starting September 2. 

Dayton-native and bestselling author and humorist Erma Bombeck is the subject a one-woman play now on stage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

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Lights! Cameras! Auction! Yes, I've used that line before, but not for 50 straight years…. which is what WCET-TV is celebrating with its 50th annual "Action Auction" Tuesday April 25 through Saturday April 29.

Yes, it's old school fund-raising. It's also fun to watch because you can get some great deals on wine, art, pottery, hotels, restaurants, Reds tickets and all kinds of stuff while supporting public television.

All the Roads Home is the latest production in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be getting a new home. Artistic Director Blake Robison says it will still be in Eden Park though. The existing theater will be torn down and replaced.


Arlita Jones is the playwright of the newest production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Summerland

Coming to the Marx Theatre stage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is the funny, tuneful, yet slightly disturbed musical, Little Shop of Horrors

Playwright August Wilson’s acclaimed American Century Cycle of 10 plays began with Jitney, which is coming to the Marx Theater stage at Playhouse in the Park

The first production of Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse season is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced by playwright Ayad Akhtar

Opening the new Playhouse in the Park season is an adaptation of the popular John Irving novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany

The fascinating story of baseball legend Satchel Paige is the current production on the Marx Theatre stage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Director and co-writer Ricardo Khan details the story of Paige, Bob Feller, Buck O'Neill and others in Satchel Paige & The Kansas City Swing and he's in the studio with Rick Pender.

Cincinnati native, bestselling author, TV writer/producer and acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck joins Rick Pender to talk about her popular one-woman play Bad Dates.

Mothers and Sons is Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-nominated play that is now onstage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre.

The American classic, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, returns to town in a unique production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

A new comedic play about the women of the French Revolution will have its world premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Karen Zacarias, the playwright of The Book Club Play that had a successful run at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park two years ago, returns to premiere her latest effort, Native Gardens.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their holiday production of A Christmas Carol.

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.

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