Slow-but-funny Steven Wright back at Playhouse Square for more stand-up in March

I interviewed Steven Wright a little more than two years ago, not long before the longtime stand-up comic was slated to perform at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. In case you are unfamiliar with Wright, he talks and (I’m pretty sure, at least) moves pretty slowly. So when I saw recently that he was slated again to perform at Playhouse Square — on March 22, at the … Continue reading Slow-but-funny Steven Wright back at Playhouse Square for more stand-up in March

Playhouse Square announces 2019-20 Broadway Series

Playhouse Square in Cleveland has announced its 2019-20 KeyBank Broadway Series lineup. Hitting the stage next season will be: “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” Oct. 8-27 “The Band’s Visit,” Nov. 5-24 “Mean Girls,” Dec. 3-22 “Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical,” Feb. 4-23, 2020 “Jesus Christ Superstar,” March 10-29, 2020 “My Fair Lady,” April 28-May 17, 2020 “Disney Frozen: The Broadway Musical,” July 15-Aug. 16, 2020. … Continue reading Playhouse Square announces 2019-20 Broadway Series

Plan an artsy musical evening with Bon Iver at Playhouse Square March 29

Count yours truly among those who plan to be in attendance for Bon Iver’s show March 29 at Playhouse Square’s KeyBank State Theatre in Cleveland. To my ears, the Justin Vernon-led art-rock act is something special. That opinion was solidified for me when I saw Bon Iver perform in September 2012 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, in support of its fantastic eponymous … Continue reading Plan an artsy musical evening with Bon Iver at Playhouse Square March 29

Michelle Obama to promote ‘Becoming’ with Playhouse Square visit in March

After a 12-even arena tour this year to promote her recent book, “Becoming,” former first lady Michelle Obama” will be hitting the road again. The events, titled “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” will include a stop in Cleveland March 16 at Playhouse Square’s KeyBank State Theatre. “I couldn’t be more excited to visit even more cities across the country and around the world,” … Continue reading Michelle Obama to promote ‘Becoming’ with Playhouse Square visit in March

Cleveland Comedy Festival bringing a big batch of laugh-makers to town

He is a brave man. His only weapons are his creative mind and a microphone; with those two things he will entertain you, not with song, mind you, but with jokes, stories, gags and one-liners. He is the stand-up comedian. Maybe you could do what he does. But probably not. While there are almost always funnymen and funnywomen to be seen performing their craft at … Continue reading Cleveland Comedy Festival bringing a big batch of laugh-makers to town