I haven’t done a Pasadena Playhouse update in a bit, but an item in today’s news caught my eye and made me realize an update is appropriate. For a change, it is all good news.
- The Playhouse has begun to communicate better with subscribers. We’ve received a letter from them about the situation, and they’ve actually updated their blog.
However, their main site appears to have disappeared over the weekend.[ETA: Their web site is back, albeit with a new look… they must have just been updating.] About the only comment I have is that the material they’ve sent has failed to address how tickets for their new show will be handled for those who donated their season—are there special past subscriber rates? [ETA: On the upside, they now have a page for subscriber questions]
- They’ve sent out the donation letters. The amount is for a bit less than I had hoped for, but I’m not surprised they forgot they originally promised 7, not 6, shows.
- Yet another Playhouse show is going to Broadway. “Baby, It’s You”, their penultimate musical, now appears to be headed to Broadway… directed by Floyd Mutrix (the author) and Sheldon Epps (of the Playhouse). Sheldon’s looking to be a busy boy on Broadway, as he is also directing “Unchain My Heart” on Broadway (this was “Ray Charles Live” at the Playhouse). “Sister Act”, which was also tested at the Playhouse, is also coming to Broadway, and “Vanities”, another Playhouse musical, was recently off-Broadway (as well as the non-musical “Looped”). Of course, they don’t seem to be bringing my favorite recent Playhouse musical, “Mask” to Broadway, but I can hope that it makes it someday.