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Photo Flash: First Look at OCSA's A CHORUS LINE, Helmed by Krysta RodriguezPhoto Flash: First Look at OCSA's A CHORUS LINE, Helmed by Krysta Rodriguez
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - Krysta Rodriguez, an OCSA alumna (Class of 2002) who played 'Bebe' in the Broadway revival of A CHORUS LINE, returns to The Orange County School of the Arts to guest direct and choreograph A CHORUS LINE, running now through October 19, 2014. A CHORUS LINE also features Musical Director Amy Eklund and Associate Choreographer Ryan Perry Marks. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!


Hollywood Producer Rebecca Wang to Chair amfAR Inspiration Gala 2014 Honoring Supporter Tom Ford on 10/29Hollywood Producer Rebecca Wang to Chair amfAR Inspiration Gala 2014 Honoring Supporter Tom Ford on 10/29
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - Rebecca Wang is set to chair upcoming amfAR Inspiration Gala 2014 honoring longtime supporter Tom Ford.


BEAUTY SHOP 25th Anniversary Performance Set for Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 10/24BEAUTY SHOP 25th Anniversary Performance Set for Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 10/24
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - Shelly Garrett Entertainment has announced a 25th Anniversary one night only performance of BEAUTY SHOP, written and directed by Shelly Garrett. BEAUTY SHOP will perform on Friday, October 24 at 8pm. This very special 25th anniversary performance will be at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles.


Photo Coverage: John Lloyd Young AN EVENING FOR FRIENDS At Sterling's Upstairs At The Federal In North HollywoodPhoto Coverage: John Lloyd Young AN EVENING FOR FRIENDS At Sterling's Upstairs At The Federal In North Hollywood
by Lily Lim (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - John Lloyd Young, an actor/singer who is best known for his Tony-winning portrayal of Frankie Valli in the original Broadway Jersey Boys and for his performance in the 2014 film, performed two sold out cabaret concerts An Evening for Friends at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood on October 13 and October 14.


CVRep Theatre to Present THE CHOSEN, 10/29-11/16CVRep Theatre to Present THE CHOSEN, 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - CVRep Theatre is back for its fourth outstanding season with a melange of four plays by four critically acclaimed playwrights that celebrate some of the distinct cultures that resonate in America today.


Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre to Host A MAGICAL EVENING OF LUMINARIES, 11/2Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre to Host A MAGICAL EVENING OF LUMINARIES, 11/2
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre has announced their first fundraiser event for the 2014-15 season - A Magical Evening of Luminaries. This star-studded event will be held on Sunday, Nov 2nd at 7 PM. and will feature Luminaries from Broadway, Film and Television.


FOR THE RECORD: TARANTINO Returns Through 11/23FOR THE RECORD: TARANTINO Returns Through 11/23
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - After a sold-out six month run, "For The Record: Tarantino" returns to West Hollywood for five Thursday night performances. In the previous run, the show attracted thousands of attendees, including director Quentin Tarantino, actors and singers like Bruce Willis, Aaron Paul, Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Demi Moore, Dylan McDermott, Adam Lambert as well as network, studio and industry executives. The show will run every Thursday at 8:00 p.m thru Thursday, November 23 with tickets ranging from $35 - $55, and can be purchased at DBAHollywood.com.


BWW Reviews: Whip-Smart Philosophical Comedy DISCORD Presents a Battle of Wits for the AgesBWW Reviews: Whip-Smart Philosophical Comedy DISCORD Presents a Battle of Wits for the Ages
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - DISCORD brings three great thinkers together in a room which appears to be a holding cell for heaven. They enter according to the time period in which they lived: first Thomas Jefferson, then Charles Dickens, and finally Count Leo Tolstoy. When each enters through the only door, it closes and locks, blocking the only way out. Thus begins their examination of why they have been brought together, what they could possibly have in common, and how can they possibly escape? It's a blistering battle of wits for the ages.


FIRST LOOK: Collaborative Artists Ensemble Presents HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, Opening TodayFIRST LOOK: Collaborative Artists Ensemble Presents HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, Opening Today
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of the modern romantic comedy HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, the producer/writer of the immensely popular and critically acclaimed television series 'The Americans,' from today, October 17 through November 16, 2014.


LES MISERABLES' Nikki M. James Attends Today's LUCKY STIFF Screening at Hollywood Film FestivalLES MISERABLES' Nikki M. James Attends Today's LUCKY STIFF Screening at Hollywood Film Festival
by Movies News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - Nikki M. James, Tony-winner for Book of Mormon and currently starring in Les Miserables on Broadway, will get the night off to attend the screening of her film Lucky Stiffat the Hollywood Film Festival today, October 17, flying back to New York the next morning for her Saturday performance.


City Shakes Opens THE CHERRY ORCHARD TonightCity Shakes Opens THE CHERRY ORCHARD Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - The 1% confronts the 99%...in turn of the century Russia. An aristocratic Russian family down on their luck is shocked when a former servant, who has done well in the world, returns and offers to buy their property. Power roles are reversed and the world is turned upside down as the family faces the new reality.


Robert Beltran Directs JULIUS CAESAR at CASA 0101 Theater, Now thru 11/16Robert Beltran Directs JULIUS CAESAR at CASA 0101 Theater, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - POLITICAL INTRIGUE. CONSPIRATORS. MURDER. JULIUS CAESAR, a tragic play in five acts written by William Shakespeare and directed by Robert Beltran (Star Trek: Voyager; Zoot Suit; Eating Raoul), will be coming to the community of Boyle Heights, CA presented in a five-week run by CASA 0101 Theater and Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director. The production will be presented on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033 todays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m., October 17 - November 16, 2014. A Preview performance will be given on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. There will be no performance on Sunday, November 9, 2014.


YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens Tonight at the GroveYOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens Tonight at the Grove
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - The Grove Theatre announces the opening of You Can't Take It With You tonight, October 17th at 7:29 pm and running on weekends through November 2nd.


GONE WITH THE WIND Script, Publicity Materials, Studio Photos, Art and More Set for Profiles in History Auction This WeekendGONE WITH THE WIND Script, Publicity Materials, Studio Photos, Art and More Set for Profiles in History Auction This Weekend
by Movies News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - Considered one of the biggest film events of all time, the Gone with the Wind premiere was a three-day extravaganza for over 300,000 movie fans and citizens of Atlanta, Georgia in 1939. MGM and Gone with the Wind publicist William R. Ferguson kept detailed records and memorabilia leading up to and during the historical and magical movie event. Ferguson's premiere tickets, shooting script, vintage publicity materials, and studio photographs are just a few of the Gone with the Wind items that will be available in Profiles in History's October 17-20, 2014 Hollywood Entertainment Auction.


CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, Now thru 11/1CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, Now thru 11/1
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/17/2014) - The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players will present The Colored Museum, written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kysia Bostic, and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing today, October 17th through November 1st, The Colored Museum, in a series of vignettes, explores stereotypes through African American stories and history.


SAG-AFTRA Remembers Former Interim SAG President Sumi HaruSAG-AFTRA Remembers Former Interim SAG President Sumi Haru
by Movies News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - It is with great sadness that our SAG-AFTRA family says goodbye to Sumi Haru, said SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard. Sumi notably represented SAG-AFTRA and its predecessor unions for decades on our local and national boards, and as Screen Actors Guild recording secretary and interim president. Sumi served our members through her lifelong dedication to actors, the labor movement, and civil rights and equal employment. She did that with conviction, passion and grace. Our deepest condolences go out to her loved ones. We will miss her.


'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is now performing at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Due to popular demand, the production has extended now through November 23.


Photo Flash: 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' Celebrates Opening Night at the GeffenPhoto Flash: 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' Celebrates Opening Night at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - The Geffen Playhouse presents The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and is helmed by director, Matt August(Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord began previews on October 7 with the press opening last night, October 15. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!


BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Elephant Butts and Mermaid TailsBWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Elephant Butts and Mermaid Tails
by Guest Blogger: Molly Garner (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - As I walked into rehearsal on Monday the sights of three elephant butts sticking out of a wall greeted me. 'Welcome to Big Fish,' they seemed to say. 'It gets even crazier from here.'


Lindsay Pearce, Payson Lewis & More to Reunite for BARE Concert at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 11/16Lindsay Pearce, Payson Lewis & More to Reunite for BARE Concert at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 11/16
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - Tickets are now available for a one-night-only concert reunion with the Los Angeles revival cast of bare: A Rock Musical, to be held Sunday, November 16th @ 8PM at Rockwell: Table & Stage, one of LA's premiere live performance venues.


2014 BWW Nominations Now Open in Over 65 Regions Worldwide!2014 BWW Nominations Now Open in Over 65 Regions Worldwide!
by BWW Special Coverage (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2014 BWW Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 65 regions! Click on the link below to your region and nominate your favorites now!


Meghan Brown's THE FIRE ROOM Opens 10/18 at The Barn Acting StudioMeghan Brown's THE FIRE ROOM Opens 10/18 at The Barn Acting Studio
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - 'The Fire Room', by Meghan Brown, is set in a surreal afterlife that shifts between a 1920s speakeasy and a shoddy modern Van Nuys apartment. J.W. and Meredith are two ghosts who have managed to find true love, however, when Meredith's earthly ex-lover arrives on the scene he revives the darkness she has so desperately fought.


Alex Ramon to Bring #NEWMAGIC to El Portal Theatre Main Stage, 11/1-2Alex Ramon to Bring #NEWMAGIC to El Portal Theatre Main Stage, 11/1-2
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - El Portal Theatre presents ALEX RAMON #NEWMAGIC, November 1 & November 2, for 2 performances only, at the historic El Portal Theatre Mainstage in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA.


Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to The Wallis in February 2015Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to The Wallis in February 2015
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - Wallis Center for the Performing Arts (aka "The Wallis") announces Patti LuPone Coulda Woulda Shoulda played that part for a single performance on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Coulda Woulda Shoulda is conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Dick Gallagher; the musical director is Joseph Thalken.


BWW Reviews: Olson Brothers' Latest DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED Plays Group Rep in NoHoBWW Reviews: Olson Brothers' Latest DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED Plays Group Rep in NoHo
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - Folks who are unfamiliar with the Don't Hug Me series of shows need look no further than at the signs in the lobby of the group rep that say 'Have a Crappie Day!' It's obvious that the show inside is unlike any other with an unmistakable individuality and peculiarly regional point of view, that everyone can relate to. We've all known people like these crazy characters. In a long series of Don't Hug Me productions the Olson Brothers are at it again, this time around with Don't Hug Me, We're Married, now onstage in NoHo through November 15.


Krysta Rodriguez Directs and Choreograph A CHORUS LINE, Beginning Tonight in Orange CountyKrysta Rodriguez Directs and Choreograph A CHORUS LINE, Beginning Tonight in Orange County
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/16/2014) - Krysta Rodriguez, an OCSA alumna (Class of 2002) who played 'Bebe' in the Broadway revival of A CHORUS LINE, returns to The Orange County School of the Arts to guest direct A CHORUS LINE, running today, October 16-19, 2014.


The Theatre @ Boston Court Announces New 'PLAY/ground' Festival, Running 11/7-9The Theatre @ Boston Court Announces New 'PLAY/ground' Festival, Running 11/7-9
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - The Theatre @ Boston Court announces PLAY/ground, the annual New Play Festival November 7-9, 2014 at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA.


Randal Kleiser to Direct THE PENIS CHRONICLES at Coast Playhouse, 11/6-12/14Randal Kleiser to Direct THE PENIS CHRONICLES at Coast Playhouse, 11/6-12/14
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - ?TPC Play, LLC is thrilled to present a World Premiere Play with music, THE PENIS CHRONICLES, written by Tom Yewell and directed by Randal Kleiser (The Blue Lagoon, Grease). THE PENIS CHRONICLES will preview on Thursday, November 6 & Friday, November 7 at 8pm; will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8pm and run through Sunday, December 14 at the Coast Playhouse, 8325 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.


Photo Flash: First Look at Conor McPherson's THE DANCE OF DEATH at A Noise WithinPhoto Flash: First Look at Conor McPherson's THE DANCE OF DEATH at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens this Saturday, October 18, and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Photo Flash: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Hosts 10th Birthday CelebrationPhoto Flash: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Hosts 10th Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie recently gathered with CTG Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson, Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas and more to celebrate the Kirk Douglas Theatre's 10th birthday in Culver City. Scroll down for photos!


Photo Flash: Joey Fatone, Florence Henderson, Bruce Vilanch and More in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY's Benefit for A&OPhoto Flash: Joey Fatone, Florence Henderson, Bruce Vilanch and More in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY's Benefit for A&O
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - The 'Celebrity Autobiography' performance to benefit Actors and Others for Animals was held on Monday, Oct 13th at the El Portal Theatre. The evening featured Joey Fatone, Florence Henderson, Lainie Kazan, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Mindy Cohn, Bruce Vilanch and Fred Willard, with special guests, Lily Tomlin, Dawn Wells, Susan Olsen and A&O President JoAnne Worley and more. Scroll down for photos!


NAACP Theatre Awards Nominate John Stephens for I WANNA BE LOVED, Coming to Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 10/19NAACP Theatre Awards Nominate John Stephens for I WANNA BE LOVED, Coming to Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 10/19
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - John Stephens has been nominated for Best Musical Director-local by the NAACP Theatre Awards for I Wanna Be Loved, the story of Dinah Washington's life and loves starring Barbara Morrison which returns to the stage Sunday at Morrison's Performing Arts Center in Leimert Park. The show begins at 4 p.m.


SCARY MUSICAL Extends Through 11/23 at NoHo Arts CenterSCARY MUSICAL Extends Through 11/23 at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - SCARY MUSICAL The Musical is EXTENDING by overwhelming demand through Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood.


Parson's Nose to Present THE PIED PIPER OF HAMLIN, 11/1-23Parson's Nose to Present THE PIED PIPER OF HAMLIN, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) continues their 2014-15 Season with their first Full Production, The Pied Piper of Hamlin (A Musical), an original piece from Artistic Director, Lance Davis, based off an Eastern European Folk Tale.


Center Theatre Group Selects Stephen D. Rountree as New Managing DirectorCenter Theatre Group Selects Stephen D. Rountree as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - Stephen D. Rountree has been named the new Managing Director at Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles, one of the largest and most active theatre companies in the country, it was announced today by William H. Ahmanson, President of the CTG board of directors.


East West Players to Stage TAKARAZUKA!!!, Begin. 11/6East West Players to Stage TAKARAZUKA!!!, Begin. 11/6
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, continues its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden, with "TAKARAZUKA!!!," by Susan Soon He Stanton, directed by Leslie Ishii and choreographed by Cindera Che. This production is presented with community partners the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and AARP. The production features Fiona Cheung, Michael Hagiwara, Joseph Lim Kim, Klarissa Mesee, Joy Regullano, Janelle Toyomi-Dote, Grace Yoo.


British Rock Legend Peter Asher to Perform at Arnold Palmer's Restaurant, 11/15British Rock Legend Peter Asher to Perform at Arnold Palmer's Restaurant, 11/15
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - Music industry legend Peter Asher is slated to perform with his band at Arnold Palmer's Restaurant in La Quinta, California on Saturday, November 15th


BWW Reviews: Singer JOHN LLOYD YOUNG Brings An Evening for Friends to Sterling's Upstairs at the FederalBWW Reviews: Singer JOHN LLOYD YOUNG Brings An Evening for Friends to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - Actor/singer John Lloyd Young, best known for his Tony-winning portrayal of Frankie Valli in the original Broadway Jersey Boys and for his performance in the 2014 film, has performed three cabaret concerts at the Cafe Carlisle in New York since 2013. He felt it was high time to bring the act home to California, and so on Monday October 13 and Tuesday October 14, Young, backed by a dynamite five-piece band, presented An Evening for Friends at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. It was a sold-out engagement with screaming fans who had flown in from all over the world. It was my first time experiencing the talent of this young artist, and hopefully not my last. If you have never heard his angelic tenor voice that glides smoothly and effortlessly into high-octave falsetto, you are missing a rare treat. He has a one.of.a.kind style that sets him apart from every male singer on the music scene today with a quiet, personable charisma and stellar stage presence that keep you hanging on to every note, every phrase. At the end of the 60-minute set, he left us wanting more; true artist that he is, Young knows when it is time to finish.


BWW Reviews: SCR Presents Tony-winning VENUS IN FURBWW Reviews: SCR Presents Tony-winning VENUS IN FUR
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - David Ives' fascinating two character play within a play Venus in Fur won a Best Actress Tony Award for Nina Arianda in 2012. It's no wonder as the role in theatrical size and scope is every actress's dream. Now onstage at SCR, Casey Stangl directs two first-rate actors in Ives' thoroughly engrossing, unpredictable story of degradation.


BWW Reviews: NO ACTORS ALLOWED - Tim Bagley's Hysterical Diary of an Actor Managing His Sanity!BWW Reviews: NO ACTORS ALLOWED - Tim Bagley's Hysterical Diary of an Actor Managing His Sanity!
by Gil Kaan (Los Angeles)

(10/15/2014) - Tim Bagley weaves the hysterically sad and poignantly funny incidents of his working actor career into his quick, one-hour, entertaining creation No Actors Allowed




 
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