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News-Herald City Editor John Bertosa lets you know what options await in the 216 and beyond for those looking to get out of the house.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Playhouse Square: Broadway in Cleveland

OK, so a couple of posts ago I was talking up the wonderful non-musical options over at the Hanna Theatre, but there are some great options for those who would like to include a rousing bout of singing in their date nights.
And leading the way is KeyBank’s Broadway Series at Playhouse Square.
The seven-play series kicks off next week with “Anything Goes” and will be followed by a mix of vintage revivals, newcomers and endearing favorites. Next comes “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” in November then “Priscilla,” “Sister Act,” War Horse,” and “Guys and Dolls.”
It will then be capped off next spring by the funniest/raunchiest play I’ve ever seen -- “The Book of Mormon.” So, I’m not totally against musicals. And there is something old-school romance about getting dressed up and going to the Playhouse theaters that were built in the 1920s at the height of Cleveland’s greatness. There’s the giant murals, classic European designs and the lush carpet walkways to hush the footfalls. You won’t find anything like it between New York and Chicago.
And, if there are other events going on at the theater complex year-round that you can use as a reason to hit the town, from concerts to comedy shows to intellectual talks.
Ahh, but “Mormon” isn’t until June. So, as for this weekend Jeannene and I will be checking out the Great Lakes Theatre production of The Winter’s Tale at the Hanna and before that we’re going to drop by the Encore! Restaurant and Blue Bar at the Wyndham and see what’s going on over there.
I wish I didn’t have to get up so early on Saturday otherwise I’d be sure to check out the Cosmic Cocktails event at Liquid/Suite SIXX/Ultra in the warehouse district. notes that starting at 9 p.m. attendees can try inventive cocktails and complimentary dishes all for $35.

See you around town.


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