‘MasterChef Junior Live!’ cooks up an event for Playhouse Square

Considering “MasterChef Junior” is in its seventh season on Fox, it’s hardly surprising it’s popular enough to take its culinary show on the road. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it is a cooking competition for child contestants ages 8-13. Its judges are the award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi and celeb chef and restaurateur Aaron Sanchez. “MasterChef Junior Live!” will look … Continue reading ‘MasterChef Junior Live!’ cooks up an event for Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square has a bunch planned for Family Theater Day on May 4

On May 4, Playhouse Square will host a day of theater and activities for Cleveland through Family Theater Day, presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Family Theater Day, according to a Playhouse Square news release, “offers children and families the opportunity to experience unique live performances and activities, and enjoy the excitement of a visit to downtown Cleveland in a fun, welcoming … Continue reading Playhouse Square has a bunch planned for Family Theater Day on May 4

Rob Lowe to tell ‘Stories I Only Tell My Friends’ at Playhouse Square

Maybe you heard Rob Lowe on the most recent episode of Marc Maron’s popular podcast talking about how he once turned down what likely would have been the lucrative “Grey’s Anatomy” role of Dr. Derek Shepherd — aka “McDreamy.” One might expect more fun topics to come up when the veteran actor (“The West Wing,” “About Last Night,” “Tommy Boy”) brings one-man show “Stories I … Continue reading Rob Lowe to tell ‘Stories I Only Tell My Friends’ at Playhouse Square

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