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Weekly Wrap-up — May 31, 2013 - La Jolla Playhouse Blog

Weekly Wrap-up — May 31, 2013

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  • His Girl Friday, staged by the Playhouse’s Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, opened our 2013/2014 Season with performances that began on Tuesday, May 28. The show runs through June 30, and you can get your tickets here. Check out our handy Know Before You Go guide before you head over to the theatre!
  • Says acclaimed actor Keith Carradine of “Used To Be,” the song that drew him to the role of JD Drew in the Playhouse-commissioned, Tony-nominated Hands on a Hardbody: “[It] so spoke to me when I heard it because it’s kind of my experience of America… We’re losing the individual feeling for places because of everything becoming the same, everywhere you go. And there’s that beautiful line: ‘If it looks the same everywhere you go, how do you know when you’ve gotten home?’ It’s a great song.” Listen to his interview with NPR’s “All Things Considered” in its entirety by clicking here.
  • Music to our ears: the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hands on a Hardbody is slated for a June 25 release! Click here to check out some preview clips from the album.
  • And in more Hands on a Hardbody news, the show’s songwriter/lyricist Amanda Green discussed the joy of making musicals and her recent theatrical success in this interview with The Huffington Post.
  • Mark your calendars for Friday, June 14, 6pm. It’s the first Foodie Friday of the 2013/2014 Season when we welcome the tasty Asian-inspired fare of Chop-Sooey and the organic and local cuisine of the eco-friendly Green Truck! If you’re not familiar with the event, Foodie Friday invites theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats to select Playhouse performances which include access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting from Stone Brewery. (Please note cost of food is not included in ticket price. Make sure to bring cash for food truck purchases.)
  • The curtain will rise again for Little Miss Sunshine, the hit musical we launched in 2011 and which was based on the 2006 roadtrip-comedy flic of the same name. The production will make its way to New York City’s Second Stage Theatre with an October 15 debut!
  • The inimitable, iconic director and actor, Clint Eastwood, has officially signed on to helm the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys. Before it landed on Broadway, Jersey Boys, which tells the story of Franki Valli and The Four Seasons, premiered at the Playhouse in 2004. Production on the movie is scheduled for later this summer in Los Angeles.
  • Native Voices at the Autry is the nation’s premiere theatre company dedicated to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations writers. Every year, Native Voices presents new or in-progress plays by Native playwrights with staged readings at The Autry in Los Angeles and La Jolla Playhouse, where we are proud to welcome them back on June 1 & 2 for the 2013 Festival of New Plays! Learn more Native Voices in this Voice of San Diego article.

(L-R) Douglas Sills ("Walter Burns"), Jenn Lyon ("Hildy Johnson") and Donald Sage Mackay ("Bruce Baldwin") in our production of HIS GIRL FRIDAY.