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History

Timeline

1990 - 1999

1990 Neil Simon again chooses The Old Globe for a premiere, this time Jake's Women, which plays on Broadway during 1991-92.
1992 - 1993

Completion of the first two phases of facilities enhancement, with $5 million Creative Center (architects Liebhardt, Botton & Associates, A.I.A.): a remodeling of former administrative wing originally constructed in 1965; Copley Plaza, designed by Wimmer Yamada; opening of the Helen Edison Gift Shop; and completion of Shiley Terrace food-service facility and new lobby and air-conditioning system for Cassius Carter Centre Stage. All are part of the $10 million Advancement Campaign.

Jack O'Brien's revival of Damn Yankees is a box office hit and goes on to a successful Broadway run and national tour, starring Jerry Lewis.

1995

The Old Globe celebrates its 60th Anniversary Season. Winter season opens with the first winter-season Shakespeare since 1982, Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Jack O'Brien.

John Goodman stars as Falstaff in sold-out Festival production of Henry IV, directed by Jack O’Brien.

1996 The Old Globe produces three musicals, two of which are world premieres, Time and Again and Play On!. The third musical, Cowgirls, goes on to a successful off-Broadway run and Play On!, directed/conceived by Associate Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and featuring the songs of Duke Ellington, is scheduled to open on Broadway in March 1997.
1997 Play On! opens on Broadway.
1998 The Old Globe produces world-premiere of Burt Bacharach musical, What the World Needs Now and world premiere of Paramour (music by Howard Marren, book and lyrics by Joe Masteroff, directed by Associate Artist Joseph Hardy). The Old Globe inaugurates annual production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in association with long-time supporter and San Diego resident Audrey Geisel. Grinch sets single-day box office records.
1999 West coast premiere of Floyd Collins, directed by Tina Landau, leads off Season ‘99.