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The Latest Press: La Jolla Playhouse in the News

Variety
Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame Gets U.S. Stage Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

UT San Diego
'Chasing the Song' leads Playhouse's 2014 season

LA Times
Ayad Akhtar's take on the Muslim experience in America

KPBS
Ayad Akhtar’s Muslim-American Culture Clash Comes To La Jolla Playhouse

UT San Diego
With 'Who & the What,' the 'how' is a wow

San Diego Voice & Viewpoint
Phylicia Rashad to Direct “Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin” at the La Jolla Playhouse

Rage Magazine
The Science Behind Great Art: DNA New Work Series Returns to La Jolla Playhouse

TIME Magazine
10 Reasons for Theater Lovers to Leave New York in 2014

LA Times
Faces to Watch in 2014: Theater

KPBS
Behind the Scenes with La Jolla Playhouse's Side Show

UT-TV
A Video Peek at Extraordinary Transformations of Side Show Actors

LA Times
Reworked ‘Side Show’ Puts Gripping Emotion in the Main Tent

Entertainment Weekly
Bill Condon on freak shows, directing for theater with his new production of 'Side Show'

Variety
Director Bill Condon Takes on “Side” Job with Cult Musical

Ain’t It Cool
Mr. Beaks Takes A Trip To The SIDE SHOW With Makeup Effects Artists Dave And Lou Elsey!

UT San Diego
Doubling Down with SIDE SHOW

American Theatre
Tall Enough to See the Truth: Daniel Beaty and Moisés Kaufman join forces to bring legendary actor/singer Paul Robeson to vivid life

LGBT Weekly
The Triple Threat of Beaty, Kaufman and the Playhouse

Voice & Viewpoint
The Tallest Tree in the Forest

UT San Diego
‘Tree’ Captures Voice of a Complex Hero: Solo show at Playhouse explores singer-actor Paul Robeson's legacy with insight, candor

New York Times
Surf’s Up and So Is the Curtain at WoW Festival

KPBS-TV
Play Puts County of San Diego On Stage

San Diego Magazine
Without Walls Festival at La Jolla Playhouse

UT San Diego
Second City Pokes Fun at All Things San Diego

Time Magazine
Total Immersion

American Theatre Magazine
The Walls Come Tumbling Down

Variety
Immersive theater mixes food, drink and environmental staging to lure auds that eschew Broadway

San Diego Magazine
Curtain up... Sideways; Rex Pickett takes his book 'Sideways' to the La Jolla Playhouse

UT San Diego
'Sideways' gets a fresh pour at Playhouse

10 News
'Sideways The Play' makes San Diego debut at La Jolla Playhouse

KPBS
Creating A Portrait Of San Diego For The Stage

UT San Diego
'Tribes' is moving, powerful

Jazz 88
Be sure not to miss Nina Raine's terrific 'Tribes'

KPBS
Behind The Scenes: 'His Girl Friday' – La Jolla Playhouse Production Mixes Farce and Commentary

LA Times
'His Girl Friday' still a crackling good story

San Diego Magazine
'Accomplice: San Diego': Stop traffic – this mobile street play keeps you on your feet

UT San Diego
'Accomplice' held over; 'Friday' actors named; Playhouse extends roving show (again); plus, locals prominent in upcoming season-opener

Playbill
La Jolla Reading of DiPietro and Bryan's 'Chasing the Song' to Feature Emma Hunton, Debbie Gravitte, Nikki Renée Daniels and More

La Jolla Light
'Chasing the Song' is high note in La Jolla Playhouse's DNA New Work Series

KPBS
Behind The Scenes: La Jolla Playhouse's DNA New Works Series

LA Times
'Side Show' will be reimagined at La Jolla Playhouse

Playbill
Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Will Star in Re-Imagined 'Side Show' at La Jolla and Kennedy Center

UT San Diego
Playhouse taps 'The Who & The What'; New work developed at recent reading will receive full production in La Jolla

KPBS
La Jolla Playhouse Debuts 2013-14 Season

UT San Diego
'Yoshimi' ready for battle
Des McAnuff and Flaming Lips promise a sci-fi spectacle at La Jolla Playhouse

KPBS
New Musial Based on Flaming Lips Album

La Jolla Light
Science Plays to Art in Staging of 'Yoshimi'

Voice of San Diego
A High-Tech Robot Musical, Captured with Pen and Paper

UT San Diego
A Singular Name in Theatrical Magic

Wall Street Journal
Fall Season 2012: Theater

KPBS
Legendary Comedian David Steinberg Takes the Playhouse Stage

North County Times
'Glengarry' a Dream Project for Playhouse Chief

LA Times
'Glengarry Glen Ross' Crackles with Energy

LGBT Weekly
"A Playwright and a Playhouse Walk into a Martini Bar..."

Playbill
La Jolla Playhouse To Stage Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir in Unique Lounge-Restaurant Space; Luke Macfarlane Stars

Variety
Review of An Iliad

UT San Diego
An Iliad: A Warrior's Legacy

North County Times
'Blood and Gifts' a Taut, Entertaining Political Thriller

La Jolla Light
War Correspondent to Speak at La Jolla Playhouse's Discovery Sunday

Performances
Broadway Bond

UT San Diego
Catching Up with 'Chaplin,' 'Hardbody' on Broadway

New York Times
Reimagined 'Side Show' Musical Has Dates on Two Coasts

NPR
A Test Of Hearts, Minds And 'Hands On A Hardbody'

UT San Diego
Playhouse Looks to Broadway: 'Bonnie & Clyde,' 'Peter' among La Jolla-linked shows that may get Tony nominations Deck

American Theatre Magazine
Trey Anastasio, Doug Wright and Amanda Green: Hands On

Jambands.com
Hands on a Hardbody: Amanda Green on Developing the Musical, Writing with Trey

UT San Diego
A touch extreme: Playhouse's 'Hardbody'

North County Times
Playhouse readies world premiere of 'Hands on a Hardbody'

USA Today
Pop artists ply their craft in musicals

Performances Magazine
A Quirky Contest from the Heart of Texas Inspires a World Premiere Musical

UT San Diego
'Starcatcher' nets strong Broadway reviews

Chicago Tribune
Carradine goes 'Hands On': Cast set for new musical at La Jolla

The Wrap
Flaming Lips 'Yoshimi' Stage Musical to Launch in November

New York Times
Keith Carradine Will Star in 'Hands on a Hardbody' Musical

NBC San Diego
Smash Winner Performs

Huffington Post
'Car Plays' Put The Actors In The Front Seat, Audience In The Back

UT San Diego
'Nightingale' winging its way to Playhouse

Playbill
Sam Gold, August: Osage County, Milk Like Sugar, Jesus Christ Superstar Win San Diego Critics Awards

KPBS Radio
A Trip Through American History With Culture Clash

La Prensa
Culture Clash Back in SD for AMERICAN NIGHT

UT San Diego
Playhouse's Ashley Doubling up on Broadway

Riviera Magazine
Jesus Christ Superstar Opening Night

Rolling Stone
Exclusive: Phish's Trey Anastasio Talks About His First Musical

UT San Diego
Jim Hebert's Top 10 in Local Theater

SDGLN
Meet Christopher Ashley, La Jolla Playhouse's artistic director

Backstage
Broadway Producers Are Looking to America's Heartland for the Next Megahit

San Diego Daily Transcript
Performing Arts Roundtable

UT San Diego
Playhouse cooks up kids' show about civility

Voice of San Diego
Jesus Christ Superstar "By the Numbers"

LA Times
Jesus Christ Superstar Review: Believe! Revival Is Genuine Superstar

Variety
Jesus Christ Superstar Review

Union-Tribune
Superstar Hits La Jolla on Road to Broadway

KPBS
Director Des McAnuff Talks about Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar as Time Capsule

North County Times
Playhouse's Next Without Walls Show, Car Plays, Takes Audience Members for a Ride

Union-Tribune
New Playhouse Shows: Mamet and Antiquity

Union-Tribune
Playhouse Sets New Shows, Marks Milestones

Variety
Broadway Catches "Peter": Starcatcher Targets Spring Opening

North County Times
La Jolla Playhouse to Premiere 'Hardbody' Musical in April

Union-Tribune
"Hands" Musical on Deck at Playhouse

Variety
Milk Like Sugar Review: "One of the Works of Art for which 2011 Will Be Remembered"

American Theatre Magazine
A Midsummer Night's Dream

San Diego Business Journal
Fundraiser Puts Live Theater and Technology Center Stage

LA Times
La Jolla Playhouse: A nurturing ground for Tony winners

The Advocate
S.D. Mayor to Join Laramie Cast

Wall Street Journal
Restoration Review by Terry Teachout

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