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LYTHGOE FAMILY PRODUCTIONS BETTING ON PANTO – LATimes.com

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Lythgoe Family Productions brings panto to the Pasadena Playhouse

 

Kris Lythgoe — whose father is “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” producer, Nigel Lythgoe — and his wife, Becky, have a flair for theatrics. The couple staged a murder mystery-themed wedding last April and they’re both enthusiastic members of Hollywood’s Magic Castle…Read Full Article

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LA STAGE INSIDER: AROUND TOWN – WAYNE BRADY TO STAR IN ‘KISS ME, KATE’ – ArtsInLA.com

LA STAGE INSIDER

by Julio Martinez, July 25, 2014

AROUND TOWN

Pasadena Playhouse has announced Emmy-winning TV personality Wayne Brady (pictured) as the star of a revival of Cole Porter’s 1948 mashup of Shakespeare and Broadway, Kiss Me, Kate, helmed by Sheldon Epps, co-starring Merle Dandridge as Kate, opening Sept. 21…Read Full Column

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MULTI-EMMY AWARD WINNING WAYNE BRADY IS SET TO STAR AND LEAD CAST IN ‘KISS ME, KATE’ DIRECTED BY SHELDON EPPS – LosAngeles.Bitter-Lemons.com

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MULTI-EMMY AWARD WINNING

WAYNE BRADY

IS SET TO STAR AND LEAD CAST IN

KISS ME, KATE

Directed by Sheldon Epps

September 16 to October 12

at The Pasadena Playhouse 

PASADENA, CA (July 24, 2014) – The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announced today that Wayne Brady will star as Fred/Petruchio in the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE.  The multi-Emmy Award winning Brady will head a cast of 17.  Epps will direct the 2014–2015 Season opener, which will run from September 16– October 12, 2014 with the official press opening on September 21. The production also stars Merle Dandridge (Broadway’s Spamalot and Tarzan) as Lily/Kate…Read Full Post

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MULTI-EMMY AWARD WINNING WAYNE BRADY IS SET TO STAR AND LEAD CAST IN ‘KISS ME, KATE’ DIRECTED BY SHELDON EPPS – StyleMagazine.com

September 16 to October 12 at The Pasadena Playhouse

Jo-Carolyn Goode | , Style Magazine Newswire | 7/26/2014, 9:43 a.m.

Wayne Brady set to star in KISS ME, KATE at The Pasadena Playhouse,

PASADENA, CA (July 24, 2014) – The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announced today that Wayne Brady will star as Fred/Petruchio in the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE. The multi-Emmy Award winning Brady will head a cast of 17. Epps will direct the 2014–2015 Season opener, which will run from September 16– October 12, 2014 with the official press opening on September 21. The production also stars Merle Dandridge (Broadway’s Spamalot and Tarzan) as Lily/Kate…Read Full Article

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WAYNE BRADY SET FOR ‘KISS ME, KATE’ REVIVAL AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – AtlantaDailyWorld.com

*“Let’s Make A Deal” host Wayne Brady will star with Merle Dandridge (Spamalot) in the Pasadena Playhouse season opener, a revival of Cole Porter’s 1951 Shakespeare-inspired, Kiss Me, Kate. Staged by longtime artistic director Sheldon Epps, the production “will view the work through a new lens to showcase the trailblazing African-American actors and entertainers of […] Read Full Article

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15 OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND…’PUPPET UP! UNCENSORED’ – LAMag.com

How about beach volleyball, crabs, a theater production in a cave, naughty puppets, and a tiki talk?

Posted on 7/25/2014 10:40:00 AM by Elina Shatkin

THEATER: Puppet Up! Uncensored
Because Avenue Q is so 2004, see a new set of puppets behaving badly. This time they’re brought to you by the Jim Henson Company. But don’t expect to see any Muppets hanging around; you’ll want to leave the kids at home for this one. More information (July 24-26; Pasadena Playhouse)…View Full Listing

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‘PUPPET UP! UNCENSORED’ IS A PUPPET SHOW FOR A MORE MATURE UNCENSORED – FrontiersLA.com

Posted on 7/24/2014 2:30:00 PM by Mike Ciriaco

We all know the bit. A group of Muppets is bickering en masse, and just as Kermit quiets them down, Janice, the puppet posse’s resident flower child, continues her off-color train of thought with a line like, “So, I told him I take my clothes off for no one, even if it is artistic.” It’s nuances like these within the various Jim Henson productions that make the franchise so appealing to not only children but their fun-loving parents as well…Read Full Article

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EMMY WINNER WAYNE BRADY TO STAR OPPOSITE MERLE DANDRIGE IN ‘KISS ME, KATE’ AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – HuffingtonPost.com

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10:  Wayne Brady attends the Apollo Spring Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration at The Apollo Theater on June 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that Wayne Brady will star as Fred/Petruchio in the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE. The multi-Emmy Award winning Brady will head a cast of 17. Epps will direct the 2014-2015 Season opener, which will run from September 16- October 12, 2014 with the official press opening on September 21. The production also stars Merle Dandridge (Broadway’s Spamalot and Tarzan) as Lily/Kate.

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WAYNE BRADY SET TO STAR IN ‘KISS ME, KATE’ AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – EntertainmentScoop.com

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The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announced today that Wayne Brady will star as Fred/Petruchio in the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE.  The multi-Emmy Award winning Brady will head a cast of 17.  Epps will direct the 2014–2015 Season opener, which will run from September 16– October 12, 2014 with the official press opening on September 21. The production also stars Merle Dandridge (Broadway’s Spamalot and Tarzan) as Lily/Kate…Read Full Article

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WAYNE BRADY SET FOR ‘KISS ME, KATE’ REVIVAL AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – Eurweb.com

Actor Wayne Brady attends the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City

Actor Wayne Brady attends the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City

*“Let’s Make A Deal” host Wayne Brady will star with Merle Dandridge (Spamalot) in the Pasadena Playhouse season opener, a revival of Cole Porter’s 1951 Shakespeare-inspired, Kiss Me, Kate…Read Full Article

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