Lisa Okikawa began her career in publicity/marketing at Varese Sarabande Records -- the label once known for the Broadway/Cabaret-related "Spotlight Series." Following that, she turned her attention to the television industry focusing on generating buzz in the online world where she has worked for the last five years. Lisa is also a seasoned journalist having contributed stories to The Orange County Register and The Los Angeles Times. She owes her love of musical theatre to a little orphan named Annie.
GREAT BIG STUFF SERVED UP AT THE PANTAGES THEATRE'S PREMIERE OF 'DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' -- Tony-Award winner Norbert Leo Butz reprises his role as 'Fredy Benson' in the Southern California Engagement.I'd Be Delighted -- Little Women opens in Los Angeles August 5, 2006
It isn't everyday that a touring company exceeds an original Broadway cast in performance value, but in this case, Little Women was stronger, more enjoyable and engaging than it's original. The story is a timeless coming-of-age tale for theatre-goers of all ages.'The Last Five Years' at the Pasadena Playhouse July 10, 2006
1 relationship. 2 points of view. Moving forward while moving in reverse. How one falls in love. When does one falls out of love? Its easy to remember falling in love, but at what point do you feel it slowly begin to unravel? Jason Robert Brown?s ingenious two-character musical, ?The Last Five Years? shows the cycle of love from two points of view: beginning to end (from the man?s perspective) concurrently from end to beginning (from the woman?s perspective).Butz to Headline L.A. Run of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels June 29, 2006
Broadway L.A. launches its 2006-07 season with the Los Angeles premiere of the Tony Award winning musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for a two week run this summer (August 15-27) at the Pantages Theatre. Headlining the engagement is Norbert Leo Butz who recreates his Tony Award winning role as Freddy Benson.GO, GO, GO JOSEPH -- Reviewing Joseph in L.A. June 22, 2006
Broadway favorite and Tony winner Bernadette Peters ('Annie Get Your Gun,' 'Song and Dance') will guest-star on NBC's 'Will & Grace' (Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m. ET) in the series' next-to-last episode on May 11.Broadway/L.A.'s 2006-07 Season Announcement April 5, 2006
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sweet Charity, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Altar Boyz and more make their L.A. premieres in 2006-07!