Pasadena Playhouse schedules 3-play season

PASADENA, Calif. The playhouse is kicking off the season with "FDR," a one-man show starring Ed Asner as the former president.

In November, singer and actress Leslie Uggams will star in her autobiographical show, "Uptown Downtown."

The playhouse has scheduled a three-production season that it hopes will fill seats and attract subscribers.

Insufficient fundraising due to the stalled economy contributed to the theater's May bankruptcy filing.

"It's been a tough, difficult time," said playhouse artistic director Sheldon Epps, who says he's feeling very confident about the theater's future.

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