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LA Children's Chorus to Honor Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Next MonthLA Children's Chorus to Honor Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Next Month
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/24/2015) - It promises to be an evening of musical magic, touching accolades and tremendous excitement when the Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) honors at its annual Gala Bel Canto the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning songwriters behind Disney's 'Frozen,' Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and LACC President and Vice Chair Edward J. Nowak, Deputy General Counsel of The Walt Disney Company, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6 p.m., at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Grand Hall in downtown Los Angeles.


Playwright Josefina Lopez Set for THE STATE OF CREATIVITY, Airing 3/24Playwright Josefina Lopez Set for THE STATE OF CREATIVITY, Airing 3/24
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/24/2015) - Josefina Lopez, the award-winning playwright and co-screenwriter of Real Women Have Curves and a community leader in the city of Boyle Heights will be appearing in The Otis Report on the Creative Economy KCET Link Artbound's The State of Creativity, a broadcast special premiering in Southern California on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. PT on KCET and nationally on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. PT/ET on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410). An encore presentation will air on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. PT on KCET and on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. PT/ 4:00 p.m. ET on Link TV.


BWW Review: The Ultimate Online Party Awaits IF YOU CAN GET TO BUFFALOBWW Review: The Ultimate Online Party Awaits IF YOU CAN GET TO BUFFALO
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(3/24/2015) - The online world of social media began long before the internet exploded with email services and today's outlandish graphics and photo capabilities. Local BBS online systems allowed its members to log on, visit various chat rooms on lots of topics and create a world unto themselves by just typing away and watching plain text conversations fly by at rapid speed. No graphics - no photos - just words from however many users were in that particular chat room. It was a heady time when anyone could pretend to be whoever they wanted to be and create worlds where each of us could be a star - or the controller of everyone and everything going on in that imaginary room. Have avatar, will travel.


I LOVE 99 THE MUSICAL Encores Tonight at The DragonflyI LOVE 99 THE MUSICAL Encores Tonight at The Dragonfly
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/24/2015) - Sixth Avenue announced an encore of its 'I Love 99 The Musical!' cabaret event to save Los Angeles intimate theatre. Produced by Adam Silver and directed by Daniel Henning, the curtain will go up once again, featuring returning and additional performers, tonight, March 24 at 8pm at The Dragonfly in Hollywood.


RISE 'N SHINE WITH BETTE & JULIETTE Honors First Ladies of TV TonightRISE 'N SHINE WITH BETTE & JULIETTE Honors First Ladies of TV Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/24/2015) - 'Rise 'n Shine with Bette & Juliette' upcoming episode is a salute to the 1st Ladies of Television. This show will include tributes to the female pioneers of all TV shows: sitcoms, soaps, and prime time dramas. We will have surprise guests, live performances, celebrity interviews, interactive audience games and fun segments.


CHARLES' STORY Plays the Attic Theatre This WeekCHARLES' STORY Plays the Attic Theatre This Week
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/24/2015) - Padua Playwrights, in association with Atlanta's PushPush Film & Theater, presents an 'Early Look' at the final installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays' cycle. Mednick will direct two performances of Charles' Story tonight, March 24 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 25 at 2 p.m at the Attic Theatre in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in 2015/16.


Broadway Vet Allen Hidalgo Comes to The Hudson Theatre TonightBroadway Vet Allen Hidalgo Comes to The Hudson Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/24/2015) - Broadway veteran Allen Hidalgo brings his Concert to Los Angeles in this One Night Only performance, 'Keep Your Inner Child Alive', tonight, March 24th, 2015 at 8pm at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Los Angeles.


Grove Theater Center to Stage CARNEY MAGIC, 4/4-26Grove Theater Center to Stage CARNEY MAGIC, 4/4-26
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - Grove Theater Center (GTC) will present Carney Magic, a performance piece featuring the most awarded performer in the history of Hollywood's famed Magic Castle, from April 5 to April 26 at 1111-b West Olive, Burbank, California.


HUNCHBACK's Andrew Samonsky to Come Home for May Cabaret Concert at Rubicon TheatreHUNCHBACK's Andrew Samonsky to Come Home for May Cabaret Concert at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - Broadway star Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific, Scandalous, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Paper Mill's The Hunchback of Notre Dame), returns to his hometown on Sunday, May 3, for a special one-night-only cabaret performance to benefit Rubicon Theatre, Ventura County's premier not-for-profit professional theatre company.


Photo Flash: THIEVES Celebrates World Premiere in North HollywoodPhoto Flash: THIEVES Celebrates World Premiere in North Hollywood
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - Rising Phoenix Repertory, Weathervane Productions, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present the world premiere of Thieves, written by Charlotte Miller and directed by Daniel Talbott, at the Monroe Forum Theatre at the El Portal in North Hollywood. Thieves tells the story of a dysfunctional family in East Texas that descends into chaos when their matriarch dies. The show opened on March 20, 2015 with the production running through Saturday, April 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!


Actors' Equity Association on 99-Seat Plan Proposal in LA: 'Time for a Positive and Progressive Change'Actors' Equity Association on 99-Seat Plan Proposal in LA: 'Time for a Positive and Progressive Change'
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - Following today's (March 23, 2015) protest march by members of Actors' Equity Association against a proposal recently announced by their own union to end the 99-Seat Theater Plan in Los Angeles, AEA has released the following statement.


Theatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & MoreTheatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & More
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is gearing up for another summer of theater, music and performance under the California oaks and summer skies of Topanga. The theme of Theatricum's 42nd annual Summer Repertory Season is 'Americana,' as the company sets out to explore who we are as Americans with a mix of American plays, Shakespeare performed with an American twist, toe-tapping Americana roots and folk music, buffet dinners in the gardens and more - making Theatricum a unique destination spot for locals and visitors alike.


West Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD to Open 4/18 at Pico PlayhouseWest Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD to Open 4/18 at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - 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, there will be two preview performances on April 16 and 17 with opening set for Saturday, April 18 at 8pm at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. The engagement will run through June 7.


BWW Reviews: Stellar TWINTASTIC at the El Portal One More WeekendBWW Reviews: Stellar TWINTASTIC at the El Portal One More Weekend
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - Actors/singers Eddie and Anthony Edwards, identical twins originally from Burbank, Ca, have been doing singing impressions for the last 30 years. In their renowned Vegas-style show entitled Twintastic, which tours much of the east coast and Canada, Anthony creates mostly male celebrities and Eddie, the females. Eddie's most popular divas are Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Cher. In their new show for 2015, currently onstage at the El Portal in NoHo through March 29 only, he does not do Midler, but adds Celine Dion to his regular roster of Barbra and Cher. These vocal impressions, apart from incorporating incredible wigs, makeup and costumes, employ Eddie's and Anthony's actual voices - that's right, there is no lip-syncing, they are doing their own singing... and their vocals... are amazingly precise and on.target.


BWW Reviews: Casey Smith Gets Off AT SOME POINT IN THE PROCESS OF THE END OF THE WORLDBWW Reviews: Casey Smith Gets Off AT SOME POINT IN THE PROCESS OF THE END OF THE WORLD
by Gil Kaan (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - More of a performance art piece than a play, Casey Smith masters an hour of mimed sketches timed with complementing video projections by Dustin Hughes. Not for the prude at heart, Smith performs a handful (pun intended) of explicit sexual miming, mimics loads of scat and vomit humor, and administers an exorbitant amount of intense violence on imaginary animals, babies, and Smith himself.


BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Serves Up World Premiere of TOKYO FISH STORYBWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Serves Up World Premiere of TOKYO FISH STORY
by Michael L. Quintos (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - In playwright Kimber Lee's hushed yet absorbing sushi-making drama TOKYO FISH STORY---now having its World Premiere production at Costa Mesa's Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory through March 29---centuries of painstaking tradition are... well, rapidly showing its age against the progress of modern times. Can both harmoniously co-exist? Directed with poetic beauty by Bart DeLorenzo, the play is a subtle yet engagingly universal drama that is also a 90-minute love letter to the intricate art of making sushi.


BWW Reviews: GLOBAL TAX DRIVER Could Use Clearer DirectionsBWW Reviews: GLOBAL TAX DRIVER Could Use Clearer Directions
by Gil Kaan (Los Angeles)

(3/23/2015) - A talented ensemble energizes the Los Angeles premiere of playwright Leilani Chan's Global Taxi Driver, a collection of taxi drivers' stories from all over the world.


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 22Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 22
by (Los Angeles)

(3/22/2015) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 22, 2015.


Musical Theatre Guild Presents One Night Only GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDESMusical Theatre Guild Presents One Night Only GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/22/2015) - Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 2014-2015 season with 1949's classic GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES.


Photo Flash: First Look- Actors Co-Op's MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!Photo Flash: First Look- Actors Co-Op's MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/22/2015) - Actors Co-op presents Athol Fugard's spellbinding MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!, produced by Catherine Gray and directed by Inger Tudor. MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! opened on March 20 and runs through May 3 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. Check out the first production photos below!


Photo Coverage: CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Team Takes First Bows and Celebrates at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Team Takes First Bows and Celebrates at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim (Los Angeles)

(3/22/2015) - La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, and The Transfer Group present the Los Angeles premiere of the all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE THE MUSICAL. Performances started at Southern California's La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (14900 La Mirada Blvd.) on Thursday, March 12, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5, 2015. Opening night was March 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you inside press night at the show!


Hudson Backstage Presents World Premiere of MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WARHudson Backstage Presents World Premiere of MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/22/2015) - MY CHILD: Mothers of War by Angeliki Giannakapoulos will open for a six week run Sunday April 26th at the Hudson Backstage Theatre (6530 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90039).


Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/22/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/22/2015
by BWW (Los Angeles)

(3/22/2015) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/22/2015 for Los Angeles


BWW Review: AMERICAN WEE-PIE Proves A Second Chance Can Happen When You Least Expect ItBWW Review: AMERICAN WEE-PIE Proves A Second Chance Can Happen When You Least Expect It
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(3/21/2015) - Most people who change career paths make that choice due to being let go from a job or being offered a new challenge that seems to be something more rewarding. But what about those who walk away from a successful career, from a job with a great salary and excellent benefits, to go back to a more simple life that offers a more fulfilling way to express your creativity when a second chance comes along? Wouldn't it be wonderful to be that lucky?


Photo Flash: Rising Phoenix, Weathervane and Rattlestick's THIEVES Premiere Opens TonightPhoto Flash: Rising Phoenix, Weathervane and Rattlestick's THIEVES Premiere Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/21/2015) - Rising Phoenix Repertory, Weathervane Productions, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present the world premiere of THIEVES, written by Charlotte Miller and directed by Daniel Talbott, at the Monroe Forum Theatre at the El Portal in North Hollywood. Performances began Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Opening night is tonight, March 21, 2015 with the production running through Today, April 4, 2015. Thieves tells the story of a dysfunctional family in East Texas that descends into chaos when their matriarch dies. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal!


Frances Fisher, French Stewart and Kirsten Vangsness Join March Against AEA's 99-Seat Theatre Plan ReferendumFrances Fisher, French Stewart and Kirsten Vangsness Join March Against AEA's 99-Seat Theatre Plan Referendum
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/20/2015) - Frances Fisher, French Stewart and Kirsten Vangsness will join a protest march by members of Actors' Equity Association against a proposal recently announced by their union to end the 99-Seat Theater Plan in Los Angeles on Monday, March 23.


Kennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award WinnersKennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award Winners
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/20/2015) - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2015 winners of Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards -- a series of annual grants which recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. Thirteen teachers were selected in 2015 from a pool of nominations received through the Kennedy Center's website. Award recipients each receive $10,000 and are showcased, along with the people they inspired, on a website dedicated to inspirational teachers. The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010 and were initiated and funded through the generous support of Myrna and Freddie Gershon.


Stephen Adly Guirgis' DEN OF THIEVES Opens 5/8 at The Stella AdlerStephen Adly Guirgis' DEN OF THIEVES Opens 5/8 at The Stella Adler
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/20/2015) - Montana Roesch and Out House Productions with Stella Adler Academy Los Angeles are proud to present a comedic night of theatre by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, 'Den of Thieves' directed by Alex Aves. Opening May 8th at The Stella Adler Academy Los Angeles - Studio C Theatre in Hollywood, CA.


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/20; New Jersey, St. Louis, LA, Sydney & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/20; New Jersey, St. Louis, LA, Sydney & More!
by BWW Special Coverage (Los Angeles)

(3/20/2015) - BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the net, now reaches over five million monthly viewers, covering theatre and beyond in over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions.


Theatre360's ARGONUTS! Begins TodayTheatre360's ARGONUTS! Begins Today
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/20/2015) - ARGONUTS: Jason & The Quest For The Golden Fleece opens today, March 20th at Theatre 360, 75 North Marengo Avenue in Pasadena. Performances run Friday March 20th at 7:30pm, Saturday March 21st at 2pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday March 22nd at 2pm. Tickets are available by calling Theatre 360 at (626) 577-5922.


Cathy Rigby & More Set for STEP IN TIME Benefit for McCoy Rigby Conservatory TodayCathy Rigby & More Set for STEP IN TIME Benefit for McCoy Rigby Conservatory Today
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/20/2015) - McCoy Rigby Entertainment hosts a special benefit evening for their McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts, STEP IN TIME, a memorable night of great performances, gourmet food and drink, silent auction and many wonderful surprises! STEP IN TIME tonight, March 20, 2015 (with cocktails and silent auction beginning at 6pm; dinner and performances beginning at 7pm) at the Richard Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda blvd. in Yorba Linda.




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