Tag: la jolla playhouse

Theatre Review: ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ at the La Jolla Playhouse

Welcome to Margaritaville – a place filled with color, lush foliage, steel drums, guitar, and lots (lots) of alcohol.

Paul Alexander Nolan Talks Steve Martin’s ‘Bright Star’ and How to Have a Normal Life While Working on Broadway

"It takes time to get stuff in your blood and to a place where you feel like you’re not just in a room surviving and trying to remember lines" - Paul Alexander Nolan on auditioning

Broadway’s ‘Side Show’ is Closing

This is why we can’t have nice things. The critically-lauded, dazzling new production of Side Show, which was just named one of “The Best Musicals of 2014” by Charles Isherwood of The New York Times, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Discussions are currently underway for Side Show to make its London debut. I saw the show when it premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse and thought it was outstanding. I’m beginning to think that if a Broadway show doesn’t play to the lowest IQ for those traveling to New York City, it’s not ... Read more

Interview: Jenn Lyon Talks ‘Saint George’, Theatre and Survival Jobs

If you ever get a chance to talk to Jenn Lyon, you should waste no time is saying ‘Yes’ because she’s awesome. You’ve probably seen her as ‘Lindsey’ on Justified, or as Cheryl Hines’ sister in Suburgatory or in one of my favorite shows, Louie. Jenn’s currently starring in the FX series, Saint George, opposite George Lopez and Danny Trejo where she plays the a-typical ex-wife of Lopez. And by a-typical, I mean her character isn’t a horrible human being! She brings the funny to the role and absolutely can go toe-to-toe with Lopez (who is always hilarious). I saw ... Read more

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Casting for the World Premiere Musical, ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’

The La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming world-premiere musical, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

Broadway’s ‘Chaplin’, Rob McClure: “I really enjoy being onstage, and I believe audiences sense that, and it makes them comfortable”

It would have been easy for the producers behind Chaplin, a new Broadway musical based on the life of the famed early film icon, to find a Hollywood star to cast in the lead. But going that route would have made it unlikely to equal the performance of Rob McClure, who initially received rave reviews portraying the man behind the Little Tramp during the musical's run at California's La Jolla Playhouse.

Watch a Rehearsal and Preview Songs from the Upcoming Broadway Musical, ‘Chaplin’

Chaplin, the new musical about the life and times of Charlie Chaplin, begins previews this Tuesday (August 21st) and at a recent rehearsal, the show opened their doors to press to check out some of the numbers.

Interview: Felicia Boswell on Auditioning for ‘Memphis’, Touring and Making a Role Your Own

Felicia: "There’s no secret process to how I approach it, it’s just, I honestly and genuinely love what I do"

Rob McClure to Star in Broadway’s ‘Chaplin’

Rob McClure, who originated the role of Chaplin at the La Jolla Playhouse, will star in the title role of the new Broadway musical Chaplin.

Rob McClure: “I didn’t start really working a lot until I stopped striving to be the actors I admired and started to just embrace me”

Rob McClure, star of the La Jolla Playhouse's new musical, Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin, talks about the show, how he got his Equity card and more!