News & Updates

Posted: Nov 03, 2021

Playhouse Square CEO Gina Vernaci to Retire in 2023

Gina Vernaci helped drive organization’s growth in size and stature and shepherded it through pandemic challenges 

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Posted: Nov 03, 2021

Celebrating 99 Years of the Connor Palace ๐Ÿฅ‚

In honor of the Connor Palace's 99 year anniversary and it's recent renovations we are sharing 9 fun facts about our historic Playhouse Square theater you may not know. 

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Posted: Oct 29, 2021


With the city gearing up to celebrate the 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction this weekend, we wanted to pay homage to the inductees who can boast a Broadway connection.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2021

THE PROM Premieres at Playhouse Square! ๐Ÿ’œ

Some may have been lucky enough to catch this show on Broadway, others may know it from the Netflix movie adaptation, but for those of you experiencing The Prom for the first time, we want to introduce you to the show The New York Times acclaims ‘makes you believe in musical comedy again.’ But don’t worry – no major spoilers ahead.

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Posted: Oct 14, 2021


Tis' the season to be SPOOKY! With Halloween just a few weeks away, we look to the world of theater to give us some scary inspiration for the ghoulish occassion that is All Hallows Eve. 

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Posted: Jul 01, 2021

Top Act I Finales

Did you know July 2 marks the exact midway point of the year? With 182 days behind us and 182 to go, we’re lowering the curtain on the first half of 2021 by looking at some of the most memorable Act I finales on Broadway. Whether they involve iconic musical numbers or dramatic plot twists, these finales wet our palates for Act II and leave us anxiously craving more!

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Posted: Jun 29, 2021

Where to go after the show?

Rediscover what the Playhouse Square District can do for your evening. Stretch those legs after watching the enjoyable show Choir of Man, and stroll under the GE Chandelier taking in our new decorative patio enclosures. 

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Photo of Mufasa from The Lion King
Posted: Jun 17, 2021

โ€œFather Figuresโ€ on Broadway ๐Ÿ‘”

From being great role models, to showing unconditional love and support, to going the extra mile for their children, here’s a look at some of our favorite “Father Figures” on Broadway.

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Gina Vernaci surrounded by Dazzle Awards Students
Posted: Jun 03, 2021

The Dazzle Awards: How Did the Show Go On?

30 hours of rehearsal. 57 hours of production. 392 hours of post-production. That plus a whole lot of determination, hard work, talent and some fun went into the 2021 Virtual Dazzle Awards presented by Pat and John Chapman!

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Posted: Jun 02, 2021


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