Playhouse in the Park

The Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden opens the 2015-16 season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will salute the legacy of King Records with a celebration in Washington Park on Sunday, May 31. Celebrating King Records will feature an evening of food, music and memories, capped with a staged concert reading of KJ Sanchez’'s play CINCINNATI KING.

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.

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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.

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.

A Delicate Ship World Premiere at Playhouse

Mar 30, 2014
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.

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Clybourne Park, the newest production at Playhouse in the Park, is the only play to have captured these three top honors: Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Tony Award for Best Play; and London’s Olivier Award for Best New Play. Bruce Norris’ biting satire of race and real estate is directed by Timothy Douglas, who is with our Rick Pender to talk about bringing this complex, issue-centric play to life.

Behind the scenes look at "A Christmas Carol"

Dec 13, 2013

Playhouse in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol is a longtime Cincinnati tradition, and now a former backstage employee shares some of the stories of working on the annual production. Daniel Townsend was wigmaster for four years, and he’s written A Mouthful of Goose: Backstage Stories from A Christmas Carol and he’s with Rick Pender to share a couple of those stories.

"Cabaret" comes to the Marx Theater stage

Oct 25, 2013

Playhouse in the Park brings the classic Broadway musical Cabaret to the Marx Theater starting October 24. Rick Pender talks with the show’s director and choreographer, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, about this production.

Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theater premieres Seven Spots on the Sun by playwright Martín Zimmerman starting September 28. Our Rick Pender talks with the Playhouse’s new artistic associate, and director of this play, KJ Sanchez, about this fable of revenge and redemption and the talented cast of all Latino actors.

Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison

Sep 15, 2013
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