Ahmanson Theatre News

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Young Vic Production of Arthur Miller's 'A View From the Bridge' produced by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Ivo van Hove, 'A View From the Bridge' will begin previews on September 7, with the opening set for September 14, 2016. Performances continue through October 16. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Will Blum & More Will Join Chris Dwan in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 BelowTony Yazbeck, Will Blum & More Will Join Chris Dwan in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Dwan in 'Waste of Space' on Tuesday, September 6th 2016. With standout performances both on and off Broadway, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland, The Old Boy, Harmony) makes his Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City solo concert debut. Conceived by Chris Dwan and Will Blum, the concert event is a cerebral exploration of self discovery and the power of the imagination through the eyes of a boy on a journey beyond the cosmos. Will Van Dyke (Kinky Boots, RENT) music directs with special guests Hannah Corneau (Evita, Daddy Long Legs, Harmony) and Angela Travino (From Here to Eternity, South Pacific). The evening will include a wide range of musical genres including original material by Chris Dwan and Ross Baum and music from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony as well as the Off-Broadway musical Peter & I, with a highly anticipated performance by RANGE a cappella (Hamilton [in 7 minutes], Nickelodeon, Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece tour). Additional special guests include Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town, Finding Neverland, Gypsy) Will Blum (School of Rock, The Book of Mormon) Will Taylor (BENT, A Chorus Line) and Max Chernin (Bright Star, Brooklynite). (more...)

Kelley Curran Steps Into SENSE & SENSIBILITY, BEDLAM Taps New Managing DirectorKelley Curran Steps Into SENSE & SENSIBILITY, BEDLAM Taps New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

BEDLAM has just announced that Kimberly Pau Boston has been named BEDLAM's new Managing Director. Additionally, Kelley Curran is now starring as Elinor in BEDLAM's critically acclaimed production of SENSE & SENSIBITY which is extended through Sunday, November 20, 2016, at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street). (more...)

Rehearsals Underway for Lucy Alibar's THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP at the DouglasRehearsals Underway for Lucy Alibar's THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of 'Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,' written and performed by the Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar (Best Adapted Screenplay for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'). 'Throw Me on the Burnpile...' begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 2, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Promo Video of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the AhmansonSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Promo Video of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

The cast is set for the Young Vic Production of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" produced by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Ivo van Hove, "A View From the Bridge" will begin previews on September 7, with the opening set for September 14, 2016. Performances continue through October 16. The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Danny Binstock, Catherine Combs, Alex Esola, Andrus Nichols, Howard W. Overshown, Dave Register, Thomas Jay Ryan and Frederick Weller. The scenic and lighting design is by Jan Versweyveld, costumes are by An D'Huys and sound is by Tom Gibbons. The production stage manager is David S. Franklin.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the promo video below! (more...)

Betty Buckley to Perform Tunes from GHOSTLIGHT at NJPAC This SeptemberBetty Buckley to Perform Tunes from GHOSTLIGHT at NJPAC This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Betty Buckley, who has been called 'The Voice of Broadway,' is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. For her NJPAC performances on Saturday, September 17 at 6 and 8:30 p.m., Buckley will feature songs from her new album, Ghostlight. (more...)

Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Sets Casting for West Coast RunIvo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Sets Casting for West Coast Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The cast is set for the Young Vic Production of Arthur Miller's 'A View From the Bridge' produced by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Ivo van Hove, 'A View From the Bridge' will begin previews on September 7, with the opening set for September 14, 2016. Performances continue through October 16. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present 2016 Play Festival Winner LAS CRUCESPremiere Stages to Present 2016 Play Festival Winner LAS CRUCES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

?Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Las Cruces by Vincent Delaney, the winner of the 2016 Premiere Stages Play Festival, September 1 - 18 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). (more...)

Acclaimed Revival of Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Announces National Tour DatesAcclaimed Revival of Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Announces National Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Dates have been announced for a national tour of Fiasco Thater's acclaimed off- Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo Video of GREY GARDENS, Starring Rachel York and Betty BuckleySTAGE TUBE: New Promo Video of GREY GARDENS, Starring Rachel York and Betty Buckley
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2016

GREY GARDENS The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Check out the new promo video below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the LineBWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
by Gil Kaan - Jul 25, 2016

To any A CHORUS LINE aficionado, the mere mention of Baayork Lee will conjure up vivid memories of the original Connie Wong - the youthful-looking, 4'10' Asian-American, perky dynamo who repeatedly evaded revealing her biological age to Zach, the interviewing choreographer. Now in 2016, Baayork will be choreographing and directing her most recent production of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (more...)

Rachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENSRachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A series of Stage Talks have been set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson, to take place following the performance on Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9. Cast members Rachel York and Betty Buckley will comment on the production and answer questions from audience members. (more...)

Lillias White to Star in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad in Los AngelesLillias White to Star in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which begins previews August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper ForumWorld Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Review Roundup: GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, in L.A.Review Roundup: GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, in L.A.
by Review Roundups - Jul 18, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes and Highlights of GREY GARDENS Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York!STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes and Highlights of GREY GARDENS Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York!
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016

GREY GARDENS The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Check out a behind the scenes look below, along with highlights of the performance! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & More Attend GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Angela Lansbury & More Attend GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening night - check them out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Betty Buckley & Rachel York Discuss GREY GARDENS THE MUSICALVIDEO: Betty Buckley & Rachel York Discuss GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Below, watch the show's leading ladies Rachel York and Betty Buckley discuss the show during an appearance on ABC news. (more...)

BWW Review: Buckley and York Bring an Emotionally Engaging West Coast premiere GREY GARDENS to the AhmansonBWW Review: Buckley and York Bring an Emotionally Engaging West Coast premiere GREY GARDENS to the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Jul 14, 2016

True-to-life eccentrics tend to make the most riveting dramatic/comedic characters. In 1975 Albert and David Maysles produced an award-winning documentary called Grey Gardens about Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie), aunt and cousin respectively of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The film was eventually rated among the top 10 greatest documentaries of all time, and provided the basis for a the musical of the same name, produced off and on Broadway in 2006. The musical, with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, shows the socialite family in its heyday in East Hampton, New York in Act One. Act Two is their demise into total poverty. The estate inhabited by the reclusive mother and daughter combo was condemned by the board of health, and the two women gained notoriety for their delusional, certifiable behavior. Now at the Ahmanson through August 14, Grey Gardens explores the fiercely fiery relationship between the two Edies, offering Betty Buckley (older Big Edie) and Rachel York (younger Big Edie/Little Edie) their most cherished roles to date. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley and Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley and Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical opens at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre this Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast onstage below! (more...)

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