You don’t have to be a Broadway baby to scratch your onstage acting itch. In fact, all around the country—and outside of it—there are bustling theater communities producing works so vibrant they’d have Edward Albee rolling over in his grave. Want in on that action? You’d be wise to know the ins and outs of industry happenings, and this is a good place to start: From across the pond and back again, here is the week’s biggest regional theater news.
Broadway goes Midwest.Launching its 2018–19 season, Kansas City Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere new musical “Last Days of Summer,” based on the book by Steve Kluger. Starring Broadway mainstays Corey Cott (“Bandstand”) and Emily Padgett (“Side Show”), the 1940s-set tuner features a book and lyrics by Kluger, and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland. Daryl Roth (“Indecent”) is onboard to produce the piece, which will run Sept. 7–30.
“Come From Away” announces national tour casting.Full casting is complete for the upcoming North American tour of “Come From Away.” The Tony-nominated best musical will feature an ensemble cast starring Kevin
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