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DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Cleveland Play House is in the national spotlight with its recent appointment by Fodor's Travel as one of the top 10 regional theaters in the country. 

Fodor's, the world's largest publisher of English language travel and tourism info, is one of the most respected guides for travelers looking to gain insight into the country's top offerings. 

With this new distinction, CPH will have even greater opportunities to showcase its tradition of producing high-quality, entertaining and thought-provoking productions, and to further its mission to inspire audiences through art and arts education.

“We are thrilled that Fodor's has recognized Cleveland Play House as one of the top regional theatres, alongside the other distinguished theatres on the list,” states Cleveland Play House Managing Director Kevin Moore. “Cleveland's reputation as a theatre destination has been skyrocketing, including its selection to host this year's Theatre Communications Group (TCG) national conference. We hope this recognition from Fodor's will encourage people from all over to make Cleveland Play House - and Cleveland's many entertainment options – part of their travel plans.”

As America's first professional regional theater, CPH brings a combination of classic productions, new revivals and world-premieres to its stages each year. CPH is also responsible for launching America's first community-based theater education initiatives and boasts an outstanding Playwrights' Unit to nurture new work. 

Members of the unit have had their plays produced at CPH and various other theatres around the U.S. Most notably, Eric Coble, a member of the Playwrights' Unit, took his show The Velocity of Autumn to Broadway in the spring of 2014.CPH's ability to bring groundbreaking new works to Cleveland was also evident during their annual New Ground Theatre Festival in 2014, when they presented Page 73's production of Grounded written by critically acclaimed Cleveland-based playwright, George Brant. It was announced earlier this week that Grounded will premiere on Broadway this spring at The Public Theatre. The one-woman show will star Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway with visionary director and Tony Award Winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King) at the helm. 

As Cleveland Play House prepares to announce its highly-anticipated 100th season this spring, its current season is already in full swing. The infectious, high-energy production of Five Guys Named Moe is on stage now at the Allen Theatre through Feb. 15th. 

The season also includes The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Feb. 27 – March 22, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, April 3 – April 26, and the season will conclude with Eric Coble's Fairfield, May 1 – 24.

Ticket Information Five Guys Named Moe will take place in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. 

Tickets range in price from $49-$79 each. Students under the age of 24 with a valid ID will be offered a special $15 ticket price. Tickets are also just $25 for anyone under age 35, sponsored by Scene Magazine. To order single tickets please call 216-241-6000 or visit clevelandplayhouse.com. Groups of 10+ save up to 40% off single ticket prices; call 216-400-7027.Ticket information for the remaining shows in the 2014-2015 season may be found at clevelandplayhouse.com.

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