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Playhouse Square Marquees to Dim to Honor Kevin Moore, CPH Managing Director

Posted October 28, 2020 in Press Releases


(Cleveland, OH) Kevin Moore, Managing Director of Cleveland Play House, died suddenly on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 59.

In the Broadway community, it is a tradition to dim the marquee lights for one minute to honor the passing of a celebrated artist. Playhouse Square will join CPH in mourning this loss to the Greater Cleveland theatre community by dimming the marquee lights in Cleveland’s Theatre District on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. to honor Kevin Moore. Moore's name and photo will appear on the Allen Theatre marquee in his honor.

Kevin Moore joined Cleveland Play House in 2007. During his tenure, CPH made its historic relocation to the Allen Theatre in partnership with Playhouse Square and Cleveland State University. Moore was instrumental in the building of the Outcalt and Helen theatres and renovating the historic Allen Theatre, while also shepherding the company’s move from East 85th and Euclid Avenue to CPH’s new home at Playhouse Square in 2011. In collaboration with Artistic Director Laura Kepley, he guided CPH’s centennial celebration in 2015, and the two proudly accepted the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award on CPH’s behalf.


CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE, founded in 1915 and recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate, and entertain diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions. Today, Cleveland Play House celebrates the beginning of its second century of service while performing in three state-of-the art venues at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland. Cleveland Play House is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Cleveland Play House is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. To learn more, visit:


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