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MEET & GREET to Return at Theatre Asylum, Opening 8/3MEET & GREET to Return at Theatre Asylum, Opening 8/3
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/22/2014) - After playing to sold out crowds at the recent 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the new hit comedy play - MEET & GREET returns for an extended run at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space in Hollywood. The Encore! Producers' Award winner was written by t.v. veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Stan Zimmerman (Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas). The outrageous comedy features an all star cast, including Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Groundlings), Teresa Ganzel (Wall-E, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, General Hospital), Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio, Chicago on Broadway) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars). It runs for only twenty-four performances at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles from Friday August 1st to Sunday September 21st with three performances per weekend, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door.


Long Beach Opera to Present 'I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING,' 8/23Long Beach Opera to Present 'I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING,' 8/23
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/22/2014) - An earthquake romance. A genre-defying song play. With a score by leading contemporary composer John Adams and a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was written as an homage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Now, 20 years later, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission presents the Southern California premiere, performed by Long Beach Opera. LBO artistic director Andreas Mitisek conducts a concert staging at the Ford Amphitheatre on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the Ford's Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series.


OBJECT OF HER AFFECTION to Play REDCAT, 7/30-8/2OBJECT OF HER AFFECTION to Play REDCAT, 7/30-8/2
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/22/2014) - Part puppetry, part performance art, Marsian De Lellis' Object of Her Affection is a visual narrative about Object Sexuals - humans who form intimate relationships with inanimate objects. Following sold-out workshop performances, an excerpt of Object of Her Affection will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 30, August 1 and 2 at 8:30pm at REDCAT NOWFest (New Original Works Festival) 2014: Program 2 on a shared program with hybrid performances by Carole Kim, and d. Sabela Grimes. REDCAT is located at 631 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-237-2800. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.redcat.org/event/nowfest-2014-week-two.


Actors' Gang to Return to LA with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Tim Robbins to DirectActors' Gang to Return to LA with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Tim Robbins to Direct
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/22/2014) - For a month this summer, The Actors' Gang, the renowned Los Angeles based ensemble theatre company, will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City. Tickets for performances can be purchased anytime at www.theactorsgang.com, by calling the box office: (310) 838-4264 or by visiting The Actors' Gang theatre in Culver City (9070 Venice Boulevard). The box office is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Rebecca Spencer to Make LA Concert Debut with FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's, 8/15Rebecca Spencer to Make LA Concert Debut with FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's, 8/15
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/21/2014) - Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist Rebecca Spencer will celebrate her Los Angeles concert debut with a performance of FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's on Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm.


Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players Welcome Del Shores and Original SORDID LIVES Cast Members to Their ShowPhoto Coverage: Kentwood Players Welcome Del Shores and Original SORDID LIVES Cast Members to Their Show
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(7/21/2014) - On Sunday, July 20, the Kentwood Players performance of SORDID LIVES had 4 very special guests in the audience: playwright Del Shores and original cast members Ann Walker, Newell Alexander and Rosemary Alexander. After enjoying the show, they visited with the Kentwood cast and posed for photos on the set.


IT'S JUST SEX to Play Secret Rose Theater, 8/22-10/26IT'S JUST SEX to Play Secret Rose Theater, 8/22-10/26
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/21/2014) - After over 2 Years of sold out performances in Los Angeles, and 11 months Off-Broadway in New York City, It's Just Sex, the original, acclaimed, award-winning comedy about partner-swapping couples, makes its return to LA. Written by Jeff Gould and directed by Rick Shaw, It's Just Sex will open on Friday, August 22nd and run through Sunday, October 26th at The Secret Rose Theater, 11246 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601.


Longtime Fountain Theatre Subscriptions Director Diana Gibson Passes Away at 69Longtime Fountain Theatre Subscriptions Director Diana Gibson Passes Away at 69
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/21/2014) - Producer, writer, director, actress and longtime subscriptions director at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, Diana Moore Gibson passed away on Thursday, July 17 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from multiple complications following pneumonia. She was 69.


Theatricum Botanicum Now Accepting Submissions for 2015 Development Series for PlaywrightsTheatricum Botanicum Now Accepting Submissions for 2015 Development Series for Playwrights
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/21/2014) - "Botanicum Seedlings," Theatricum Botanicum's Development Series for Playwrights, is gearing up for 2015 by announcing a new submission window for playwrights from Sept. 1 - Dec. 1, 2014.


Coeurage Theatre Company's ANDRONICUS Partners with Children's Hospital Los Angeles for Blood Drive, 7/25Coeurage Theatre Company's ANDRONICUS Partners with Children's Hospital Los Angeles for Blood Drive, 7/25
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/21/2014) - Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced a partnership with Children's Hospital Los Angeles for the Andronicus Blood Drive, a community event in Silver Lake on Friday, July 25 from 12pm-5pm. Coeurage approached CHLA with the notion of turning the negativity of Shakespeare's bloodiest play into a positive and this blood donation event is the result.


BWW Reviews: Ken Ludwig's LEADING LADIES Are Ravishing at GCTBWW Reviews: Ken Ludwig's LEADING LADIES Are Ravishing at GCT
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(7/21/2014) - Playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo as well as Leading Ladies) is one of a dying breed of American farceurs. How many presently exist? In the UK, yes, there are many. Farce is their specialty, but not in the US. So, that given, Leading Ladies is a uniquely special ode to the theatre, to Shakespeare and to that band of traveling actors who make little money but devote their lives to entertain us, and to comedy put forth at a breakneck pace. Thanks to Ken Ludwig and his Leading Ladies our lives are that much brighter. Now in an especially exhilarating production at GCT James Castle Stevens skillfully guides a fiercely talented cast through August 16.


BWW Reviews: Cabrillo Brings Back BYE BYE BIRDIEBWW Reviews: Cabrillo Brings Back BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(7/21/2014) - Ah, the rhythms of the 50s/60s! Got 'A Lot of Livin' to Do'! Lee Adams and Charles Strouse wrote the music and lyrics of Bye Bye Birdie to honor a generation of fans who swooned and literally gave themselves over to the rock and roll of Elvis Presley. Conrad Birdie (Austin MacPhee) is an obvious play on Conway Twitty, a rock star of that era who later became a superstar in the world of country. When Elvis went into the army, he became a national hero. Female teens adored him and would give up their own boyfriends just to be near him. This is Bye Bye Birdie in a nutshell now in a rollicking revival at Cabrillo Music Theatre through July 27.


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
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(7/20/2014) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014.


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
by (Los Angeles)

(7/20/2014) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014.


STAGE TUBE: Trailer Available for NO HOMO at Hollywood Fringe, 7/25-31STAGE TUBE: Trailer Available for NO HOMO at Hollywood Fringe, 7/25-31
by Stage Tube (Los Angeles)

(7/20/2014) - NO HOMO sweeps the Hollywood Fringe Festival Closing Night Awards, winning The Golden Elephant Award for Golden Playwright (Brandon Baruch); the Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Director (Jessica Hanna); the Fringe Freak Award for Best in Ensemble Theater; the Fringe Freak Award for Fringe First - Best World Premiere; and garnering nominations for The Golden Elephant Award for Golden Production; The O-Face Award for Most Orgasmic Playwright (Brandon Baruch); The Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Playwright (Brandon Baruch); and The Fringe Freak Award for Top of Fringe.


Creating Arts Company Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, 8/9-9/7Creating Arts Company Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, 8/9-9/7
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/20/2014) - Creating Arts Company presents a childhood favorite for children and parents alike! Dance and sing along with Snoopy, Lucy, Sally, Linus, Schroeder and of course Charlie Brown himself in this classic with all the Peanuts Gang characters. Perfect for all ages this productions features wonderful songs like "My New Philosophy" and promises to never yank the football away! Good grief Charlie Brown!


Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW (Los Angeles)

(7/20/2014) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for Los Angeles


BWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds During TWELFTH NIGHT at Carlson Park in Culver CityBWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds During TWELFTH NIGHT at Carlson Park in Culver City
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(7/20/2014) - While there is speculation that Twelfth Night was written for the 12th night of Christmas by request of Queen Elizabeth, a holiday which celebrates revelry by turning the world upside down, with masks, music, dance, celebrating a moment where servants are masters, masters are servants, and not all seems as it should be. While there is no proof for this speculation, it was certainly the author's and this production's comic inspiration.


BWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Offers More Than Just a Traditional Story About Freedom of ChoiceBWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Offers More Than Just a Traditional Story About Freedom of Choice
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(7/20/2014) - Each year, Long Beach Playhouse closes its Mainstage Season with a musical. This year it's presenting the popular classic, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. When it opened on Broadway 50 years ago in 1964, the musical was nominated for ten Tony Awards and won nine. In 1971, it was made into a movie, produced and directed by Norman Jewison, starring Chaim Topol who was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Tevye the Milkman.


BWW Reviews: ONCE's Absorbing Love Story Rocks the PantagesBWW Reviews: ONCE's Absorbing Love Story Rocks the Pantages
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(7/20/2014) - Once/book by Enda Walsh/music & lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova/directed by John Tiffany/Pantages Theatre/through August 10


Photo Flash: Opening Night of ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE in North HollywoodPhoto Flash: Opening Night of ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE in North Hollywood
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - El Portal Theatre and 22Q Entertainment -- Robert Levinstein& Alan Wager present Always...Patsy Cline, starring Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert as Patsy Cline, through August 3, 2014 at the historic El Portal Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. Check below for photos from the opening night!


Photo Flash: ONCE Opens at the Pantages Theatre, Now Through 8/10Photo Flash: ONCE Opens at the Pantages Theatre, Now Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - Pantages Theatre opened ONCE on July 17. The production runs through August 10, 2014. Scroll down to see the opening night photos!


Found Theatre Presents Premiere of New Play CONSIDER THE MATCH, 8/1-3Found Theatre Presents Premiere of New Play CONSIDER THE MATCH, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - The Found Theatre of Long Beach will host the debut of a new play written, directed and performed in by Long Beach artists Maggie Boles and Katie Faris: 'Consider the Match.' Through the use of the surreal, absurd and awkward, 'Consider the Match' follows two friends who ponder the complexities of today's human existence through a series of quirky scenarios.


NoHo Arts Center Presents an Intergalactic Musical IT HAPPENED IN ROSWELL, 8/3-25NoHo Arts Center Presents an Intergalactic Musical IT HAPPENED IN ROSWELL, 8/3-25
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - It's your classic story: Boy-meets-alien, boy-loses-alien, boy-gets-alien, and everyone sings-and-dances. Billed as an intergalactic musical, 'It Happened in Roswell' is set on the site of a flying saucer landing at Roswell, New Mexico on July 3, 1949. This new musical will have a limited run this August at the NoHo Arts Center.


BWW Reviews: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Examines the Exquisite Perversity of the Human HeartBWW Reviews: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Examines the Exquisite Perversity of the Human Heart
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - The world premiere of Peter Lefcourt's play THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT takes an in-depth and often comic look at two couples, a pair of ex-spouses and their new mates. When the four get together for the first time in years, it blows up in a delightful mess of romantic complications proving you should never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart.


BWW Reviews: OC's Chance Theater Presents Vibrant IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Reviews: OC's Chance Theater Presents Vibrant IN THE HEIGHTS
by Michael L. Quintos (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - Lively and electrified by its talented, winsome lead actors, this new admirable local production of the Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS has just been extended for additional performances in its Anaheim Hills home through August 8---and deservedly so. Overall, this new OC production crackles with an electric, infectiously appealing pulse, offering a genuinely entertaining, praiseworthy go at Lin-Manuel Miranda's multi-layered material.


SkyPilot Theatre Presents Workshop Production of KEITH HARING: PIECES OF LIFE, Beg. TodaySkyPilot Theatre Presents Workshop Production of KEITH HARING: PIECES OF LIFE, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - SkyPilot Theatre Company will present a workshop production of KEITH HARING: PIECES OF A LIFE by Greg Machlin, directed by Doug Oliphant.


Macha Theatre Revives MARILYN - MY SECRET, Now thru 8/24Macha Theatre Revives MARILYN - MY SECRET, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - Macha Theatre brings back MARILYN - MY SECRET by popular demand! The show will run today, July 19 - August 24, 2014.


SkyPilot Theatre Presents a Workshop Production of KEITH HARING: PIECES OF A LIFE, Beginning TodaySkyPilot Theatre Presents a Workshop Production of KEITH HARING: PIECES OF A LIFE, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - 1980s phenomenon pop artist Keith Haring has a problem. Make that two problems. 1) He's in a coma in February 1990, about to die. 2) The Man Who Knows Things and The Woman Who Knows (two beings that may or may not be gods) say his art's going to kill lots of people-unless he travels back to key points in his own life and agrees to destroy it. The horrible thing is, they might be right


LA Zoo Hosts Docent Training Program Informational Meeting TodayLA Zoo Hosts Docent Training Program Informational Meeting Today
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/19/2014) - Do you love animals? Children? Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Check out the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) docent training program at an information meeting today, July 19, 2014, 10 am to noon, at the Los Angeles Zoo's Witherbee Auditorium. GLAZA's docent program, open to ages 18 and up, provides comprehensive training, with no previous experience necessary.




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