Streep, Kline, Lewis, Pendleton, Weller Star in COURAGE IN CONCERT: October 19

by BWW News Desk

The Public Theater, Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori will produce COURAGE IN CONCERT, a one-night-only benefit concert reuniting Kevin Kline, Jenifer Lewis, Austin Pendleton, Meryl Streep and Frederick Weller for an evening of songs from the Public Theater's 2006 Shakespeare in the Park production of Brecht's masterpiece, Mother Courage and Her Children. Translated by Tony Kushner with music by Jeanine Tesori and originally directed by George C. Wolfe, COURAGE IN CONCERT will be performed at the Public Theater on Monday, October 19 at 8:00 PM with all proceeds benefiting American Jewish World Service and Partners In Health. The cast of HAIR along with special guests will complete the evening. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, September 17.

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Meryl Streep, Debra Monk and More Set for Reading of A Good Smoke

By Andrew Gans
May 19, 2009

Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will take part in an upcoming by-invitation-only reading of Don Cummings' A Good Smoke.

Hare/Deux Productions will present the June 14 reading at the Public Theater. Show time is 7 PM.

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PS Classics and Nonesuch to Record Sondheim's Road Show Feb. 23

By Adam Hetrick
February 19, 2009

The cast of the recent Public Theater production of Road Show will head into a Manhattan recording studio Feb. 23 to capture the latest musical from Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Sondheim.

PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker told Playbill.com that Nonesuch Records will jointly produce the single disc. A spring in-store arrival is expected.

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Wicked's Espinosa to Be Part of Hair Cast; Broadway Perfs. Begin March 6

By Andrew Gans
January 1, 2009

Spring Awakening producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel have joined forces with the Public Theater to present the upcoming revival of Hair, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.

Oskar Eustis, artistic director of The Public Theater, also announced that Eden Espinosa — seen on Broadway in Wicked and Brooklyn — has joined the cast in the role of Sheila.

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Sondheim & Weidman's Bounce Is Now Called Road Show; Cast Announced

By Kenneth Jones
August 12, 2008

Road Show is the new title of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's new musical — once known as Bounce — The Public Theater announced Aug. 12. The fall Off-Broadway production, directed by John Doyle, will star Michael Cerveris and Alexander Gemignani as the Mizner brothers.

Doyle, who won a Best Direction Tony for the recent revival of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and also directed the recent Company and A Catered Affair on Broadway, will also provide scenic design for the newly revised musical.

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