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Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, will begin previews Saturday, February 7th, and open on Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM. Based on his best-selling novel, the show features critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated and award-winning storyteller James Lecesne, who portrays the life and characters of a Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing. The play is directed by Tony Speciale, with visuals by Matthew Sandager and incidental music by Duncan Sheik, some of which will be released in his new record "Legerdemain" in April 2015. THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will run through March 28th at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling (212) 219-0736. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR Opens Next Week at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR Opens Next Week at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Center Theatre Group engagement of 'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -- The Farewell Tour' opens on Wednesday, January 28 at the Ahmanson Theatre. The production continues through March 15, 2015. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show on tour in Australia and the UK! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights of DAME EDNA's Career History for GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOURSTAGE TUBE: Highlights of DAME EDNA's Career History for GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2015

'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -The Farewell Tour,' begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 24, opens January 28 and continues through March 15, 2015. Check out the video below of her career history! (more...)

VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the public, free of charge, at 7pm on February 23 and 5pm on February 24 (limited availability, online RSVPs are required at http://bit.ly/RSVPVireo).Vireo's 25-minute pilot episode will air on March 31, 2015, and will feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-sopranoLaurie Rubin, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School Choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova, baritone Gregory Purnhagen, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role ofVireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This SpringAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansburyreturns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. (more...)

Barry Manilow's HARMONY Finally Headed to Broadway?; LA Run Wins 10 BWW AwardsBarry Manilow's HARMONY Finally Headed to Broadway?; LA Run Wins 10 BWW Awards
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 20, 2015

After 10 years of hard work and persistence, Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman musical HARMONY will be heading to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GOD OF CARNAGE Presents a Modern Comedy of Manners… Without the Manners!BWW Reviews: GOD OF CARNAGE Presents a Modern Comedy of Manners… Without the Manners!
by Shari Barrett - Jan 19, 2015

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter in GOD OF CARNAGE, now onstage at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre through February 8, 2015. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, with the parents becoming increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos. (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen to Host 2015 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDSKristen Bell, Fred Armisen to Host 2015 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Film Independent President Josh Welsh announced today that Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell will co-host the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Winners Announced - Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, Vanessa Williams & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Winners Announced - Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, Vanessa Williams & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Los Angeles winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER to Play LA's Ahmanson Theatre This Summer?Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER to Play LA's Ahmanson Theatre This Summer?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts just wrapped up the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in November, and according to the New York Times, the show will continue life on the west coast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GRIGWARE Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2014BWW Reviews: GRIGWARE Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2014
by Don Grigware - Dec 26, 2014

The Best in LA Theatre for 2014 (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ahmanson Welcomes Coward's Ageless BLITHE SPIRITBWW Reviews: Ahmanson Welcomes Coward's Ageless BLITHE SPIRIT
by Don Grigware - Dec 16, 2014

Noel Coward wrote in a song, 'If love were all, I should be lonely', declaring the impossibility of romantic love. He continued this theme onstage in Private Lives, and on screen in Brief Encounter and once again in his most produced play internationally Blithe Spirit, now onstage in a sterling production at the Ahmanson through January 18, and starring the one and only Angela Lansbury. (more...)

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and officially opened last night, December 14. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/13-12/14/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/13-12/14/2014
by - Dec 14, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 14, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA TonightBLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening tonight, December 14. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening on Sunday, December 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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