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Broadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles Wright Broadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles Wright
by BWW News Desk on March 26, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in April with Broadway in Leimert Park, 27 performances beginningSaturday with Charles Wright, the writer and vocalist of the iconic 'Express Yourself' with the Watts 103rd Street Band, joining Emmy-nominated jazz and blues singer Morrison for a concert that begins at 7 p.m. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/26/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW on March 26, 2017 in Los Angeles

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)
Photo Flash: Actor's Co-op Presents Relevant Drama CAT'S-PAW Photo Flash: Actor's Co-op Presents Relevant Drama CAT'S-PAW
by BWW News Desk on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman.  CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)
Photo Flash: Moving Arts Preps (End of the) World Premiere of APOCALYPSE PLAY Photo Flash: Moving Arts Preps (End of the) World Premiere of APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)
BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)
Photo Flash: Teen Nihilism Erupts in L.A. Premiere of PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens Photo Flash: Teen Nihilism Erupts in L.A. Premiere of PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens
by BWW News Desk on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles

What happens when kids have the world at their feet, and its weight on their shoulders? Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the Los Angeles premiere of Punk Rock, a ferociously funny, complex and unnerving play by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) that peels back the layers of teen angst for a deeper look at what might make one of them snap. Lisa Jamesdirects for a March 25 opening at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)
The Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates 80th Anniversary as State Theater of California The Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates 80th Anniversary as State Theater of California
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

California State Assemblymember Chris Holden, Pasadena's Mayor Terry Tornek, and Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman gathered today at The Pasadena Playhouse to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of The Playhouse being designated the State Theater of California. (more...)
SUU Professor Launches New Book SUU Professor Launches New Book
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

Dave Admire, a Cedar City resident, retired judge, and retired Southern Utah University professor of criminal justice, has launched his first novel Terror in Paris. (more...)
MB Stage Productions to Bring THE VIDEO GAMES and STRINGMATES to Hollywood Fringe MB Stage Productions to Bring THE VIDEO GAMES and STRINGMATES to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

MB Stage Productions has announced that it will be bringing two shows to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year; A full reboot of its award winning Off-Broadway show The Video Games (co-created by Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy) and an original play Stringmates by: Amanda Newman. (more...)
Little Fish Theatre Announces New 2017 Season Dates After Flooding Little Fish Theatre Announces New 2017 Season Dates After Flooding
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

Little Fish Theatre has announced new dates for the remainder of the company's 2017 Season.  Due to this winter's record rainstorms, the theatre was forced to go dark in order to complete emergency electrical repairs.  As a result, the original performance schedule was reconfigured. Quartet was moved to the 2018 Season lineup, but all other productions will see the light of day in this calendar year. (more...)
TST to Host 9th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival Opening Night Reception TST to Host 9th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival Opening Night Reception
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

Towne Street Theatre, L.A.'s premiere African-American theatre company, is excited to announce the Opening Night Reception for their 9th Annual TST Ten-Minute Play Festival, at the Stella Adler Theatre on April 8th.  Attendees are invited to join the cast and crew in the Stella Adler's Speakeasy for a wine reception, following the Opening Night production. (more...)
BWW Review: ABSINTHE L.A. Brings Sin City to Los Angeles, and It's an Instant Hit BWW Review: ABSINTHE L.A. Brings Sin City to Los Angeles, and It's an Instant Hit
by Ellen Dostal on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

It used to be true that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But not anymore. For the next five weeks, LA audiences will get a taste of Sin City right here in our own backyard, thanks to Spiegelworld's in-your-face adult-only production, ABSINTHE LA. (more...)
GAGA GARDENS Parody to Premiere at Cavern Club Celebrity Theater GAGA GARDENS Parody to Premiere at Cavern Club Celebrity Theater
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

Joey Keane, the funny-man who brought you the sold-out Madonna Monroe, is back with a NEW hilarious musical mash-up! GAGA GARDENS is a romp through Grey Gardens to the tunes of Lady Gaga! (more...)
2017 Jimmy Awards to Honor Two Inspiring Teachers This June 2017 Jimmy Awards to Honor Two Inspiring Teachers This June
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA)/Jimmy Awards has announced the inaugural Inspiring Teacher Award, presented by Wells Fargo to Brendan Jennings, John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA, and Larry Robinson, Central Academy of Technology and Arts, Monroe, NC for the encouragement and inspiration that led their students to win the 2016 coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor. (more...)
VIDEO: Geffen Playhouse Remembers VIDEO: Geffen Playhouse Remembers
by Stage Tube on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles remembers productions through the years. From renowned shows of American classics and new plays to Education and Community Programs that extend the joy of live theater well beyond its four walls, the Geffen Playhouse is a lively hub and vital force within the cultural life of Los Angeles. (more...)
Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm. (more...)
The Lampshades Featuring Kate Flannery to Perform at Flappers Comedy Club The Lampshades Featuring Kate Flannery to Perform at Flappers Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

Cult comedy act The Lampshades with THE OFFICE's Kate Flannery and Scot Robinson from ANCHORMAN will be performing at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant on Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at www.flapperscomedy.com. (more...)
MadJackRats present THE EGG-CEPTIONAL EASTER SHOW MadJackRats present THE EGG-CEPTIONAL EASTER SHOW
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

Going on over three years of their witty, rowdy and hilarious monthly improv show, LPNSImprov takes the stage with MAKIN' A MOVIE: The MaD JaCKRaTS in The (insert show title here) on Sunday (insert date here) at 7:30pm at Theater 68 (5112 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood 91601). LPNSImprov is created and directed by Lauren Patrice Nadler and produced by Christina Orloff. Tickets are $12 online and $16 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more info please visit LPNSImprov.com or https://www.facebook.com/LPNSI/ (more...)
Skirball Cultural Center Presents PAUL SIMON: WORDS & MUSIC, 4/27-9/3 Skirball Cultural Center Presents PAUL SIMON: WORDS & MUSIC, 4/27-9/3
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Skirball Cultural Center today announced details about its West Coast presentation of Paul Simon: Words & Music, an exhibition originally curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. (more...)
ICT Takes Chilling Jaunt Into the Future with L.A. Premiere of UNCANNY VALLEY ICT Takes Chilling Jaunt Into the Future with L.A. Premiere of UNCANNY VALLEY
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

What does it mean to be human? How far will we go to live forever? The Los Angeles premiere of Uncanny Valley, a new play about artificial intelligence written by Thomas Gibbons, directed by caryn desai [sic], and starring Susan Denaker and Jacob Sidney, opens April 21 at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on April 19 and April 20. (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More! (more...)
Jerry Seinfeld Bringing Ted L. Nancy's LETTERS FROM A NUT to the Geffen Playhouse Jerry Seinfeld Bringing Ted L. Nancy's LETTERS FROM A NUT to the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy, a brand-new show based on the bestselling book series of prank letters and their responses from Ted L. Nancy (aka Barry Marder), will debut in June at the Geffen Playhouse as part of the theater's Spotlight Entertainment Series. The show is produced by Jerry Seinfeld, and written by Nancy, who will star alongside Beth Kennedy and Sam Kwasman. Pierre Balloon will direct. (more...)
Cynthia Erivo to Perform at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Honoring Patricia Arquette Cynthia Erivo to Perform at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Honoring Patricia Arquette
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today it will honor Academy Award-winning actress and activist Patricia Arquette at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on April 1, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: Fred Willard, Weird Al, Jennifer Tilly and More Perform CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at the Grammy Museum Photo Flash: Fred Willard, Weird Al, Jennifer Tilly and More Perform CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at the Grammy Museum
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY returned to the GRAMMY Museum, by popular demand, with new material! As seen on Bravo TV, audiences enjoyed a night of non-stop laughter with a variety of jaw-dropping vignettes inspired and torn straight from the pages of the most unforgettable music autobiographies, tell-alls and more. Scroll down for photos of GRAMMY legend Peter Asher, Tony Hale, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Jennifer Tilly, Fred Willard, and 'Weird Al' Yankovic onstage! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)