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A Noise Within Sets 2015-16 Repertory Season: ALL MY SONS, ANTIGONE & MoreA Noise Within Sets 2015-16 Repertory Season: ALL MY SONS, ANTIGONE & More
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/21/2015) - A Noise Within, led by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, announces its 24th season of classic theater. Informed by the season's theme, 'Breaking and Entering,' these plays follow protagonists as they break down walls, enter unknown realms, and search for the truth. 2015-16 subscription tickets are available by calling 626.356.3100, Ext. 1, visiting our website anoisewithin.org, or emailing boxoffice@anoisewithin.org.


RISE 'N SHINE WITH BETTE & JULIETTE to Continue with 'Women Who Rock!', 4/28RISE 'N SHINE WITH BETTE & JULIETTE to Continue with 'Women Who Rock!', 4/28
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/21/2015) - "Rise 'n Shine with Bette & Juliette" Loves Rock 'n Roll, and the next episode promises to rock YOU! The April 28th episode is a salute to the dynamite divas of the music industry: Women Who Rock! Dedicated to the female trailblazers and trendsetters of rock 'n roll, and highlighting icons throughout the decades, this show will feature some of your favorite Rock'n Chicks! Live musical performances, on-stage reunions, and celebrity interviews are just a few examples of what your favorite 'morning' show hosts have in store for you. So book your tickets now, put another dime in the jukebox, baby...and get ready to rock!


BWW Reviews: Alexandra Billings Makes a Stunning Return to Singing at the Federal After 5 YearsBWW Reviews: Alexandra Billings Makes a Stunning Return to Singing at the Federal After 5 Years
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(4/21/2015) - On Sunday April 19, actress/singer Alexandra Billings brought her new show I'm Still Here...Still! to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal to overwhelming success. It was a packed house of adoring friends and fans who have come to love Billings for what she brings to the stage -passion, a passion for performing, and most importantly, a passion for her audience. She genuinely cares about everyone, and on top of that, she is screamingly funny. When I first reviewed her cabaret six years ago, I stated:


BWW Reviews: BARBARA MINKUS Performs Benefit Concert of Love Songs for St. Mark'sBWW Reviews: BARBARA MINKUS Performs Benefit Concert of Love Songs for St. Mark's
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(4/21/2015) - On Friday, April 17 Barbara Minkus brought her new one-woman show An Evening with Barbara Minkus 'It's All About Love' (the good, the bad, the funny, the sad) to Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale as a fundraiser for the Sacred Arts Ministry. Affable Ron Barnett served as musical director and accompanied at the piano and Cooper Appelt was on bass for the bright 65-minute set.


BWW Reviews: Supercalifragilistic MARY POPPINS Flies Into CabrilloBWW Reviews: Supercalifragilistic MARY POPPINS Flies Into Cabrillo
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(4/21/2015) - Mary Poppins/book by Julian Fellowes/music by The Sherman Brothers/new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe/directed by Lewis Wilkenfeld/choreographed by Cheryl Baxter/Cabrillo Music Theatre at the Fred Kavli Theatre of the Thousand Oakes Civic Arts Plaza/through April 26 only


Celebration Theatre Continues New Works Series with MARRIED NORTH TonightCelebration Theatre Continues New Works Series with MARRIED NORTH Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/21/2015) - Celebration Theatre presents as part of its New Works Reading Series... MARRIED NORTH.


Songwriting Team Selda Sahin & Derek Gregor Make LA Rockwell: Table & Stage Debut TonightSongwriting Team Selda Sahin & Derek Gregor Make LA Rockwell: Table & Stage Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/21/2015) - The award-winning New York-based songwriting team of Selda Sahin and Derek Gregor will mark their much-anticipated debut at Los Angeles' acclaimed venue, Rockwell: Table & Stage, tonight, April 21.


THE ENGLISH BRIDE Extends Through May 10 at the Road TheatreTHE ENGLISH BRIDE Extends Through May 10 at the Road Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the third show of its 2014-2015 season, the critically-acclaimed, West Coast Premiere of THE ENGLISH BRIDE, written by Lucile Lichtblau and directed by Marya Mazor, which is running in repertory with The Other Place is extending through Sunday, May 10 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.


Joshua Carswell Coming to Long Beach Next SpringJoshua Carswell Coming to Long Beach Next Spring
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - Delight in the masterful stylings of tenor Joshua Carswell, whose stunning interpretation of beloved American classics ranges from Johnny Mercer to James Taylor!


Jane Lynch to Perform in First-Ever Carpenter Center President's Gala, 10/3Jane Lynch to Perform in First-Ever Carpenter Center President's Gala, 10/3
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - Join Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch for an evening of musical comedy as she explores her love of the beauty and absurdity of American standards and show tunes.


Come See the Alley Cats, 1/27-28 at Long Beach's Carpenter CenterCome See the Alley Cats, 1/27-28 at Long Beach's Carpenter Center
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - Always the cat's meow, America's premiere doo wop group delivers mid-century favorites blending tight harmonies, and universal humor, with endless a cappella energy!


AJ Croce Set for Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series, 11/11-12AJ Croce Set for Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series, 11/11-12
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - Witness the legacy of the American roots tradition as the blues-drenched voice and wry vocal style of singer, songwriter and pianist A.J. Croce-son of soft rock icon Jim Croce-brings his artistry to the cabaret stage.


Jane Monheit to Perform at Long Beach's Carpenter Center, 10/7-8Jane Monheit to Perform at Long Beach's Carpenter Center, 10/7-8
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - Jane Monheit will bring her silky smooth jazz voice to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 7-8 at 7 p.m. The Carpenter Center is at 6200 East Atherton Street, Long Beach, California.


Bill T. Jones to Narrate STORY/TIME at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 10/10Bill T. Jones to Narrate STORY/TIME at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 10/10
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - In a rare stage appearance, Bill T. Jones narrates personal stories in this captivating multidisciplinary work Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 East Atherton Street, Long Beach, California.


CTG to Host Free KICK-START YOUR ACTING CAREER 2.0 Workshop This WeekendCTG to Host Free KICK-START YOUR ACTING CAREER 2.0 Workshop This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - CTG's Education and Community Partnerships Department is continuing its Theatre 101 series with a free student workshop on Saturday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The workshop, Kick-Start Your Acting Career 2.0, will be held in the Music Center Annex at 601 West Temple St. in Downtown Los Angeles.


STRONGER THAN THE WIND Opens 4/23 at Whitefire TheatreSTRONGER THAN THE WIND Opens 4/23 at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - The critically acclaimed one woman play "Stronger than the Wind" written and performed by Alice Manning, directed by Jim Petosa, will run April 23rd through May 28 at the Whitefire Theatre.


Ophelia's Jump to Present ESPIRITU GITANO, 5/9Ophelia's Jump to Present ESPIRITU GITANO, 5/9
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - Beatrice Casagran (Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a special event on May 9th from Ophelia's Jump Productions, ESPI?RITU GITANO, celebrating the flavor, music and passion of Spain featuring performances by some of LA's top Flamenco artists, musicians, singers and selections of the translated works of Federico Garcia Lorca.


New Cirque du Soleil Show KURIOS Coming to Southern California This YearNew Cirque du Soleil Show KURIOS Coming to Southern California This Year
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - Cirque du Soleil performs in Southern California with its newest touring show, KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top beginning October 15 in Costa Mesa at the OC Fair & Event Center, followed in Los Angeles by Cirque du Soleil's first visit to Dodger Stadium beginning December 10, 2015. These will be the only Cirque du Soleil engagements in Southern California in 2015.


Photo Coverage: JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical Premieres at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical Premieres at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim (Los Angeles)

(4/20/2015) - LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 19Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 19
by (Los Angeles)

(4/19/2015) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 19, 2015.


Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/19/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/19/2015
by BWW (Los Angeles)

(4/19/2015) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/19/2015 for Los Angeles


BWW Reviews: New GUYS AND DOLLS Tour Charms OCBWW Reviews: New GUYS AND DOLLS Tour Charms OC
by Michael L. Quintos (Los Angeles)

(4/19/2015) - Surprise! This brand new, non-equity national tour of GUYS AND DOLLS---currently onstage at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited week-long run through April 19---is a winning, nicely-nicely done charmer. Of course, it helps a lot that this traveling production comes equipped with Broadway-caliber sets and costumes and, most satisfying of all, a really talented, engaging ensemble cast.


Photo Flash: Colony Theatre Company's WORDS BY IRA GERSHWINPhoto Flash: Colony Theatre Company's WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - Check out pics of Colony Theatre Company's production of 'WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN,' by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein and now playing at the COLONY THEATRE in Burbank!


Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre to Present HOLD THESE TRUTHS Through May 3rdCoachella Valley Repertory Theatre to Present HOLD THESE TRUTHS Through May 3rd
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) concludes its 2014-2015 American Melting Pot-themed season with HOLD THESE TRUTHS, The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi, byJeanne Sakata.


The Falcon Theatre Presents THE TROUBLE WE COME FROMThe Falcon Theatre Presents THE TROUBLE WE COME FROM
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - The Falcon Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of The Trouble We Come From written by Scott Caan and directed by Matt August. In this romantic comedy Charlie (Michael Weston) finds himself at a crossroads in his life with the news that his girlfriend is expecting. Charlie confides in his best friend, Vince (Scott Caan), that he has recently crossed paths with other women in his life, including previous girlfriends, and in this tangled web of relationships, is unsure about commitment.


BWW Review: WORKING FOR THE MOUSE Exposes Backstage Shenanigans at DisneylandBWW Review: WORKING FOR THE MOUSE Exposes Backstage Shenanigans at Disneyland
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - San Francisco playwright and performer Trevor Allen spent a few years in Southern California portraying Pluto, Mr. Smee, the Mad Hatter and other characters in his 5'5' height range on his quest for voice clearance and his dream of becoming Peter Pan. The boy who never wanted to grow up recounts his tales of backstage debauchery, sex, drugs, kicks to the crotch, militant managers, and quirky coworkers in this unique coming-of-age tale that blows pixie dust in your eyes while offering a glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom.


20th Anniversary of the Todd Schroeder Young Artist Grant Benefit Concert Set for Tonight20th Anniversary of the Todd Schroeder Young Artist Grant Benefit Concert Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - The talent lineup for the 20th Anniversary of the Todd Schroeder Young Artist Grant Benefit Concert, scheduled to take place in Sonora, California, on April 18th, has been announced today. Headlining the show will be Sam Harris, direct from his Off-Broadway hit run of 'Ham: A Musical Memoir,' directed by Billy Porter ('Kinky Boots') and produced by Susan Dietz. Other performers will include Mark D. Espinoza, best known for his role as 'Jesse' on the hit 90s TV series 'Beverly Hills, 90210'; multi-platinum selling songwriter Kevin Fisher; Robyn Spangler, BroadwayWorld's 2011 Cabaret Artist of the Year, and many more. Light and sound design will once again be created by Broadway veteran technical director Matt Berman.


CTG Offers Reading of USED TO WAS (MAYBE DID) with Inner-City Arts TonightCTG Offers Reading of USED TO WAS (MAYBE DID) with Inner-City Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - A reading of the free-flowing, hip hop-style 'Used To Was (Maybe Did)' by Brian Dykstra will be presented by CTG and Inner-City Arts tonight, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. as part of CTG's DouglasPlus programming. Directed by Margarett Perry, the free reading will take place in Inner-City Art's Rosenthal Theater. A reception with the artists will follow the performance.


Art of Acting Studio Hosts Shakespeare Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS This WeekendArt of Acting Studio Hosts Shakespeare Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - A longstanding tradition in New York at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting is coming to Los Angeles! The annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, dubbed the Shakespeare Benefit, will make its debut in LA this weekend, April 18th and 19th, 2015. The production will included Shakespeare scenes, monologues, sonnets, and songs featuring current students, alumni, administration and faculty. This is a pay-what-you-can event, and all proceeds will benefit BC/EFA.


West Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD Opens Tonight at Pico PlayhouseWest Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD Opens Tonight at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced the first production of its 2015-16 season, the American Premiere of O My God by Anat Gov. Directed by WCJT Artistic Director Howard Teichman, the show opens tonight, April 18 at 8pm at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. The engagement will run through June 7.


SUNSET BABY Opens Tonight at Odyssey TheatreSUNSET BABY Opens Tonight at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend in a powerful story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. The West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby opens tonight, April 18 at the Odyssey Theatre.


Bets Malone Stars in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Opening Tonight at La MiradaBets Malone Stars in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Opening Tonight at La Mirada
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(4/18/2015) - La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical opens tonight, April 18 and runs through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.




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