Ahmanson Theatre News

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCHNelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AidsFred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

Get Ready for AMELIE at the Ahmanson with Film Screening at The Theatre at Ace HotelGet Ready for AMELIE at the Ahmanson with Film Screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

In anticipation of "Amelie, A New Musical" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles will present a special screening of the five-time Oscar-nominated film "Amelie" on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Rachel York Launches 10-City Concert TourRachel York Launches 10-City Concert Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning actress and singer Rachel York (Disaster!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Victor/Victoria) embarks on a 10-city concert tour from December, 2016 through April, 2017 beginning with Michael Feinstein's American Songbook at NJPAC! December 1. York joins Feinstein, Andrea McArdle, Jared Grimes, and Youth Songbook Ambassador Julia Goodwin at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a cabaret and Q&A featuring favorite American standards. The program will be filmed before a live audience for future broadcast on NJTV, WNET, and WLIW21. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

AMELIE Tickets On Sale Now to the General PublicAMELIE Tickets On Sale Now to the General Public
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Tickets for AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL are now on sale to the general public at ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Celebrates its Return to the Mark Taper ForumZOOT SUIT Celebrates its Return to the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

'Zoot Suit' was originally commissioned and developed by Center Theatre Group, playing for nearly a year in Los Angeles first at the Taper from August 6 to October 1, 1978, then from October 10, 1978, through July 1, 1979, at the Aquarius in Hollywood. It went on to become Broadway's first Chicano play, was made into a major motion picture and became a cultural phenomenon. (more...)

ADLER & GIBB to Make American Premiere at CTG This JanuaryADLER & GIBB to Make American Premiere at CTG This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

'Adler & Gibb' by Tim Crouch, directed by Tim Crouch, Andy Smith and Karl James, will run in a Center Theatre Group co-commission with the Royal Court Theatre in its American Premiere this January. (more...)

Gordon Davidson Memorial Will Be Held at the Ahmanson This WinterGordon Davidson Memorial Will Be Held at the Ahmanson This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Center Theatre Group will hold a memorial in honor of its Founding Artistic Director, Gordon Davidson, on Monday, January 9, 2017, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Ahmanson Theatre. The theatre will open at 7 p.m. The memorial will not be a ticketed event and will be open to the public. Additional details will be released at a later date. (more...)

Demian Bichir to Star as 'El Pachuco' in ZOOT SUIT at the TaperDemian Bichir to Star as 'El Pachuco' in ZOOT SUIT at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

International stage and screen star Demian Bichir (Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' FX's 'The Bridge,' Showtime's 'Weeds' and Soderbergh's 'Che') is set to play the indelible role of El Pachuco in Center Theatre Group's production of 'Zoot Suit' at the Mark Taper Forum, with previews beginning January 31, opening set for February 12 and performances continuing through March 12, 2017. (more...)

CTG Selects Local Teachers for August Wilson In-School ResidencyCTG Selects Local Teachers for August Wilson In-School Residency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Center Theatre Group has selected four local high school teachers from three different high schools in Los Angeles to participate in the 2017 August Wilson In-School Residency Program. The in-school residency is a semester-long program that provides Title 1 students with an in-depth study of the work of prolific African American playwright August Wilson and provides opportunities for them to discover their own creative voices. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host ZOOT SUIT Ticket On-Sale BashCenter Theatre Group to Host ZOOT SUIT Ticket On-Sale Bash
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Tickets for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum's production of 'Zoot Suit' go on sale Friday, November 18, 2016, with a celebratory on-sale event from noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Ahmanson Theatre on the Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

The Miracle of MATILDA: Revolting Around the World!The Miracle of MATILDA: Revolting Around the World!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

While the Broadway production is entering its final months, there is still time to catch MATILDA elsewhere, with West End, Australian and US touring productions still going strong. Below, we're bringing you some highlights from the show's production history around the world! (more...)

Erin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab Today at AbingdonErin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab Today at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its new Musical Theatre Lab with two readings of PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW, a new musical with music by Leo Hurley and book & lyrics by Charles Osborne, tonight and tomorrow, November 10 and 11, in Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for AMELIE, Starring Phillipa SooPhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for AMELIE, Starring Phillipa Soo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Center Theatre Group presents 'Amelie, A New Musical' at the Ahmanson Theatre which begins previews December 4, 2016, opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017.  BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

Alex Brightman Plays Final SCHOOL OF ROCK Performance Tonight, Says Goodbye Via TwitterAlex Brightman Plays Final SCHOOL OF ROCK Performance Tonight, Says Goodbye Via Twitter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Tony Nominee Alex Brightman plays his final performance in School of Rock on Broadway tonight after performing the role of Dewey Finn for nearly a year. Before taking the stage, Brightman expressed his gratitude and said goodbye via Twitter. Check out the collected tweets below! (more...)

Center Theatre Group Introduces THE BACKSTAGE CLUB, An Ahmanson Student SubscriptionCenter Theatre Group Introduces THE BACKSTAGE CLUB, An Ahmanson Student Subscription
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Center Theatre Group is launching the Backstage Club, a new subscription program that allows students ages 12-18 to purchase a three-show season ticket package to the Ahmanson Theatre for just $75. (more...)

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