Hershey Felder will open the season with his solo evening Beethoven, As I Knew Him, running Sept. 15-Oct. 4 in the Bolton Theatre under the direction of Joel Zwick.
Seth Gordon will stage Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee's courtroom drama Inherit the Wind, which is scheduled to run Oct. 23-Nov. 15 in the Drury Theatre. Following will be the Neil Simon comedy Lost in Yonkers, running Jan. 8-31, 2010, in the Drury Theatre. Michael Bloom stages the latter, a co-presentation with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Paper Mill Playhouse.
The Fats Waller revue Ain't Misbehavin', a co-presentation with Arizona Theatre Company and San Jose Rep, runs Jan. 29-Feb. 21 in the Bolton Theatre under the direction of Kent Gash. Also on the bill is the world premiere of Michael Bloom's adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, which will be directed by Peter Amster and play Feb. 26-March 21, 2010 in the Drury Theatre.
The final offering of the season will be Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey's Bill W. and Dr. Bob. Michael Bloom directs the drama about the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Anon. Bill W. and Dr. Bob runs April 9-May 2 in the Drury Theatre.
The Cleveland Play House also promises the return of the holiday classic A Christmas Story for the holiday season. Subscriptions are currently available. Single tickets begin sale Aug. 3. For tickets and more information, visit clevelandplayhouse.com or phone (216) 795-7000.
Founded in 1915, the Cleveland Play House has presented the world premieres of Randal Myler's It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Michele Lowe's The Smell of the Kill, Eric Coble's Bright Ideas and Seth Greenland's Jerusalem.