Steve Martin’s ‘Meteor Shower’ Breaks Old Globe Box Office Records

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play “Meteor Shower,” which finished its highly acclaimed run on Sunday, has broken multiple Globe box office records and has become one of the most successful shows in Globe history. The adult comedy now ranks as the highest-grossing show in the theatre’s in-the-round space (which […]

Old Globe Managing Director Departs

SAN DIEGO–The Board of Directors of The Old Globe announced the departure of Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, who has accepted an appointment as the President and CEO of Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York. Murphy will replace Anthony Conte, who retiring after 15 years at the helm. Murphy will leave the Globe […]

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show Comes To Art Center

ESCONDIDO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show in partnership with North Coast Repertory Theatre. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a sassy, sultry celebration of legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. This roof-raising musical tribute will transport audiences to the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance with a versatile cast […]

Award-Winning Comedian Kathy Griffin Brings Laughter To Art Center

ESCONDIDO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin September 10 in the Concert Hall. It is a sure bet that audiences will be doubled over with laughter as Griffin delivers her rapid-fire wit, outrageous musings on popular culture, and hilarious celebrity anecdotes. With her ability to break […]

The Old Globe To Present ‘Barry Edelstein In Conversation’ With Steve Martin

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Steve Martin, August 4 at Balboa Park. The 6 p.m. chat between Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and playwright/renaissance man Steve Martin, will be held in conjunction with the world premiere of Martin’s new play Meteor Shower, an adult […]

Benefit Concert Reading Of Hair

SAN DIEGO–The musical Hair debuted in New York City in 1968 on the heels of the Summer of Love and changed theatre forever. As the very first rock musical, it was a product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s. Several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. […]

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet To Perform At Arts Center

ESCONDIDO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet April 14 in the Concert Hall. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet combines rugged athleticism with liquid grace in a lively performance that leaves audiences breathless. The ensemble’s bold vision coupled with top global choreographers, a groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dances has fostered […]

The Old Globe Receives Visionary $5 Million Gift

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe received a $5 million gift from Dr. Andrew Viterbi, which will create The Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Fund. The fund, which supports the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs, will name the Globe’s artistic leadership position and confer on Barry Edelstein the honor of a new title: the Erna Finci […]

The Old Globe Serves ‘The Last Match’

SAN DIEGO–The world of tennis serves as the backdrop in The Old Globe’s premiere of Anna Ziegler’s “The Match.” Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, “The Last Match” plot takes place at the US Open tennis semifinals. As Russian phenom Sergei Sergeyev and American superstar Tim Porter do battle under the lights on center court, Galina […]

InnerMission Productions Begin New Season With ‘Seminar’

SAN DIEGO–InnerMission Productions launch its full seasons of shows with its third San Diego premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s “Seminar.” “Seminar,” directed Kym Pappas, opens with four aspiring young novelists who sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances […]