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Danny DeVito & Judd Hirsch Spread Sunshine, Joe Manganiello Yells ‘Stella’ & More Cross-Country Highlights

Danny DeVito & Judd Hirsch Spread Sunshine, Joe Manganiello Yells ‘Stella’ & More Cross-Country Highlights
Danny DeVito & Judd Hirsch, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Talisa Friedman, René Augesen & Joe Manganiello, Lindsay Crouse & Johnny Lee Davenport & Joel Grey
'Taxi' star reunite, Joe Manganiello gets rough and more in this week's Countrywide Guide. is taking this show on the road! We’re highlighting the best regional theater offerings from across the country, including a True Blood star’s stint as Stanley Kowalski, the long-awaited reunion of Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch and a musical version of Romeo and Juliet set to the songs of the late Jeff Buckley. Read below for this week’s cross-country theater picks!

Joe Manganiello Tackles Tennessee Williams

You’ve seen him play a werewolf with a heart of gold on True Blood and a stripper with a big, uh, you know, in Magic Mike—now see Joe Manganiello take the stage as Stanley Kowalski in the Yale Repertory Theatre production of A Streetcar Named Desire from September 20 through October 12 alongside Sarah Sokovic as Stella and Rene Augesen as Blanche. Catch the steamy new production at the University Theatre.

It’s Always Sunny in Los Angeles

For the first time in 30 years, Taxi favorites Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch are reuniting! The duo will star in the Center Theatre Group production of The Sunshine Boys, Neil Simon’s 1972 comedy about Willie Clark (DeVito) and Al Lewis (Hirsch), estranged vaudeville stars who have been invited to co-star in a comedy special. See the reunion, featuring The Hangover's Justin Bartha as Willie’s nephew, at the Ahmanson Theatre beginning September 24.

Joel Grey Goes Back in Time

Tony winner Joel Grey’s theater career began at age nine, when he starred in a 1941 Ohio production of On Borrowed Time. Now, the legendary actor and director is helming the show that gave him his start at the Two River Theater Company. Starring Oakes Fegley as Pud and Robert Hogan as Gramps, the play tells the story of a boy’s magical friendship with his grandfather. See Paul Osborn’s rarely performed work through October 13.

Romeo and Juliet and Jeff

Say hello to The Last Goodbye, an exciting musical take on Romeo and Juliet set to the music of the late Jeff Buckley. Starring Broadway vet Jay Armstrong Johnson and Talisa Friedman, the production features direction by two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers (Rocky) and choreography by Sonya Tayeh (So You Think You Can Dance). See the star-crossed lovers break into song from September 22 through November 3 at The Old Globe.

Miss Daisy Drives to New England

Oscar nominee Lindsay Crouse is taking the ride of a lifetime in the Gloucester Stage Company production of Driving Miss Daisy, where she’ll strike up an unlikely friendship with stage and screen vet Johnny Lee Davenport (The Fugitive) as loyal chauffeur Hoke. Directed by Benny Sato Ambush, the touching production features Robert Pemberton as Daisy's son Boolie. Alfred Uhry’s iconic 1987 drama, playing through September 22, is worth the trip!

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