BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Los Angeles in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

LA's Next Great Stage Star Kicks Off 1/8


LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012 bows to the New Year beginning Sunday, January 8th at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's, the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in Los Ang... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

Casa 0101 & American Latino Theatre Open THE KING OF THE DESERT 1/27


Casa 0101 Theater in association with CoActive Content will present a new co-production of "The King of the Desert," written by Stacey Martino, performed by René Rivera, and helmed by Sal Romeo, all L... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

Little Beast Theatre Company To Present MINE 2/9-3/11


Little Beast Theatre Company is set to present the Los Angeles Premiere of MINE, written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Dep Kirkland and starring Sam Daly, Adam Harrington and Kieren Van Den Bli... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV: James Cromwell on Starring in THE ARTIST


The Artist is a 2011 French comedy-drama film directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. The story takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on a decli... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV: LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012!


Upon the conclusion of six weeks of intense competition which began January 8, nearly a thousand patrons supported 20 of Southern California's newest and most dynamic, young musical theatre performers... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV: Davis Gaines, Lesli Margherita & Company Reflect on MAN OF LA MANCHA at Musical Theatre West


For the past several weeks, Broadway's Davis Gaines has took to the stage as Don Quixote in the Musical Theatre West production of Man of La Mancha at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Center for the Pe... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Bob and Dolores Hope Square Unveiled


Earlier this week, Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Msgr. Bob Gallagher, Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes, Linda Hope (daughter of Bob and Dolores Hope), and members of the Toluca Lake Community ga... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Sneek Peek at MoveOn WLA Council's THE FOLLY OF OUR TIMES


We've sourced a sneak peek at The MoveOn WLA Council's world premiere performance of Linda Holter's original play THE FOLLY OF OUR TIMES. The show will play on Saturday, March 24 from 1:00-2:30pm at O... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

GLEE's Curt Mega and Dominic Barnes to Perform in Hollywood 3/23-24


The Coterie presents Dominic Barnes & Curt Mega live in concert March 23 and 24th. Known best as part of the male vocal group The Warblers from FOX's megahit TV show GLEE, Barnes and Mega will offer a... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Billy Elliot's Opening Night at the Pantages Theatre!


blurbThe U.S. National Tour of the 2009 Tony Award winning musical Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL officially opened in Los Angeles April 12, 2012 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 5 week en... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: Hot Latin Music and Incredible Talent Shine in Upright Cabaret's RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT At The Annenberg Theatre


Last night The Annenberg Theatre played host to Chris Isaacson's Upright Cabaret and the latest installment of his American Icon Series, RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT, which plays tribute to the Latin pop-rock ... (read more...)
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WHEN YOU BELIEVE! Stephen Schwartz to be Honored at The Annenberg Theatre, 5/19


Multiple Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz will be honored with The Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's inaugural Melpomai Award at "When You Believe: A Conversation With and Tribute To Stephen Schw... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM!


Robert Lepage's newest Cirque du Soleil creation TOTEM, now playing in San Diego, features never-before-seen images of evolution through acrobatics and state-of-the-art projections. BroadwayWorld corr... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Inside Opening Night of FOLLIES in LA - First Footage of Victoria Clark, Red Carpet & More!


James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Follies, which was just nominated for eight Tony Awards, opened on May 9 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Performances of the exclusive Los Angeles en... (read more...)
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Clay Aiken, Andrea McArdle and More Set for Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Gala, 6/16


Three stars of Broadway and pop music - plus a celebrity DJ - have joined the entertainment lineup for the Encore Celebration presented by Krieg DeVault. The June 16 event benefits the Center for the ... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Makes L.A. Debut at Pantages Theatre, 6/19-7/1


Broadway/L.A. announces that MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons, will make its L.A. Premiere at the Pantages Theatre in Ho... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

MEMPHIS Red Carpet Streams Live at Pantages Theatre Tonight, 7/31


In celebration of the L.A. premiere of the 2010 Tony-Winning Best Musical MEMPHIS, the Pantages Theatre is hosting a fully produced red carpet broadcast which will be streamed live on the official Pan... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

MEMPHIS Red Carpet to Stream Live at Pantages Theatre, 7/31


In celebration of the L.A. premiere of the 2010 Tony-Winning Best Musical MEMPHIS, the Pantages Theatre is hosting a fully produced red carpet broadcast which will be streamed live on the official Pan... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Dreamhouse Theater's ALL MY SONS, Opening Tonight


Dreamhouse Theater Company presents Arthur Miller's play, ALL MY SONS, directed by Dreamhouse Theater Company's Artistic Director Alex Sol. ALL MY SONS opens tonight, July 20 and continues through Sun... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Pantages Hosts MEMPHIS, the Musical That Has It All


Now on its national tour, Memphis docks at the Pantages for two weeks only through August 12, and the production is thrilling from top to bottom with a great book, great score, sensational direction a... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV: Interview with Nicolas Dromard and Rachel Wallace of MARY POPPINS at the Ahmanson Theatre


The award-winning musical "Mary Poppins", which opened Friday, August 10th at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles has once again been declared a spectacular hit with Los Angeles a... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

Olympic Story THREE YEAR SWIM CLUB Returns By Popular Demand At East West Players, Through 8/19


The popular and critically-acclaimed production THREE YEAR SWIM CLUB has returned to East West Players (EWP) for a second run. This play is inspired by the true life story of legendary swim coach Soi... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

Hayworth Theatre's SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Releases New Block of Tickets thru Nov 18


A new block of tickets through Sunday, November 18, is now on sale for SILENCE! The Musical at the Hayworth Theatre.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Playwrights' Arena Presents Scintillating HELEN at Getty Villa


Jon Lawrence Rivera's brisk staging, making generous use of the vast stage area, Nick Salamone's quirkily funny Hollywoodesque yet faithful adaptation, and a splendidly fun-loving cast make for this u... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at 24th STreet Theatre's ROME AT THE END OF THE LINE


In Rome at the End of the Line (Roma al Final de la Via), 24th STreet Theatre brings Mexico's Viaje Redondo Producciones to Los Angeles with the U.S. premiere of a whimsical and poignant story about f... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

JEKYLL & HYDE Plays the Pantages Theatre, Feb 12-March 3


The international musical sensation JEKYLL & HYDE will return to Broadway in Spring 2013 following a 25-week National Tour which will include a 3-week stop at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Tony... (read more...)
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Next Arena and Mistral Productions Present VINCENT, 10/7-11/18


The Next Arena and Mistral Productions present Leonard Nimoy's Vincent, directed by Paul Stein, performed by Jean-Michel Richaud.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

Carrie St. Louis Accelerates Six Month Anniversary of Sterling's Upstairs


The combination of music (mostly Broadway and Great American Songbook fare) and California gourmet cuisine at this North Hollywood, NoHo Arts District hot spot, registers cool chic as Sterling's Upsta... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

Star-Studded Lineup to Take Part in Hollywood Christmas Parade, 11/25


The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade will be held in the streets of Hollywood, CA this Sunday, November 25, 2012, kicking off with a Pre-Parade Spectacular Show from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., followed by the p... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Poop Jokes And White Snake Songs - ROCK OF AGES Opens at the McCallum Theatre


The McCallum Theatre kicked off its Broadway Series last night with the national tour of the wildly popular Jukebox Musical ROCKS OF AGES to a sell-out opening night crowd. The McCallum once again pro... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Coyote Stageworks Hits All The Right Notes With SOUVENIR


Unlike the leading character in Stephen Temperly's brilliant comedy SOUVENIR -- the Coyote Stageworks production, now playing through December 2 at The Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs, is pitch perf... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Donny & Marie Bring Their Super Vegas Show to LA for the First Time


It's no wonder that Donny & Marie Osmond's Vegas show won the Best in Vegas 2012, having premiered there in 2008. It's a big, splashy, hi-tech evening with all kinds of fun, popular music. They are fi... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE TORTOISE & THE HARE MAKE A HOLIDAY WISH - A Limecat Family Adventure


Want to see another side of Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Company you might not expect? Take your kids to see THE TORTOISE & THE HARE MAKE A HOLIDAY WISH, brought to you by their companion theatre ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Los Angeles Theatre Stories of 2012

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Closes Today at Hayworth Theatre


The Los Angeles Company of the Off-Broadway smash hit Silence! The Musical at the Hayworth Theatre ends its run today, December 9, 2012.... (read more...)

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