Ahmanson Theatre News

Carmen Cusack to Return for BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson This FallCarmen Cusack to Return for BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced that Carmen Cusack will reprise her Tony- nominated role as Alice Murphy in 'Bright Star' at the Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING OF THE YEES Playwright Lauren Yee Shares Her Father's Story in an Innovative World Premiere StagingBWW Review: THE KING OF THE YEES Playwright Lauren Yee Shares Her Father's Story in an Innovative World Premiere Staging
by Shari Barrett - Jul 18, 2017

In her new latest play KING OF THE YEES, now enjoying its World Premiere at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, Yee shares the tale of how her father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Fung Toy (Yee Family Association), a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush when workers from China were brought to San Francisco to assist in the building of the much-needed railroads crossing America. And while the story may be totally fictionalized, it seemed very real to me, especially since Yee wrote herself as well as her father into the play, having them introduced in an innovative, comical, and interactive way during the preamble to the production. For those of you lucky enough to be seated in the front row, be prepared to interact with the overly friendly and well-intentioned Larry Yee, portrayed with energy and glee by Francis Jue. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Receives Submissions from 53 Companies for 2nd Annual BLOCK PARTYCenter Theatre Group Receives Submissions from 53 Companies for 2nd Annual BLOCK PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Center Theatre Group received submissions from 53 local theatre companies for the second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Block Party will continue to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei and More Celebrate KING OF THE YEES Opening at the DouglasPhoto Flash: George Takei and More Celebrate KING OF THE YEES Opening at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The world premiere production of 'King of the Yees' opened at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre this Sunday, July 16, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! Written by Lauren Yee, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and produced in association with Goodman Theatre, 'King of the Yees' will continue through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Original Star Ashley Shaw to Lead Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES at the AhmansonOriginal Star Ashley Shaw to Lead Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The cast is set for the acclaimed Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of "The Red Shoes." Presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, the American premiere of "The Red Shoes" runs September 15 through October 1, 2017, with the opening set for September 19. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood BowlTisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Uma Thurman to Make Broadway Debut in HOUSE OF CARDS Creator's THE PARISIAN WOMANUma Thurman to Make Broadway Debut in HOUSE OF CARDS Creator's THE PARISIAN WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, 'Imposters') will make her Broadway debut this fall in The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new power play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon (Farragut North, Ides of March), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KING OF THE YEES, Opening This Weekend at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at KING OF THE YEES, Opening This Weekend at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The world premiere production of 'King of the Yees' will open at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre this Sunday, July 16. Written by Lauren Yee, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and produced in association with Goodman Theatre, 'King of the Yees' will continue through August 6, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Original Cast to Dance Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Across the U.S.Original Cast to Dance Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

New Adventures has announced North American tour dates and casting for Matthew Bourne's double Olivier Award-winning production of THE RED SHOES. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Tweets Back at Stage Door ComplainersDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Tweets Back at Stage Door Complainers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Ben Platt who just last month won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Dear Evan Hansen tweeted over the July 4th holiday in response to a few fan complaints about him not appearing at the stage door post show. (more...)

Symmetry Theatre Stages THE OTHER PLACE at Live Oak in BerkeleySymmetry Theatre Stages THE OTHER PLACE at Live Oak in Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Imagine this. You're a brilliant scientist, a biophysicist studying the causes of dementia. And one day, mid-Power Point, you can't recall what you're supposed to say when the next slide comes up. Eventually you learn that the disease you're studying is now the disease you have. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old GlobeDaniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTATickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Ben Platt and Lucas HedgesExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Ben Platt and Lucas Hedges
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a MusicalDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Ben Platt has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Ben Platt Confirms That His Voice Is Back After Two Days of Vocal Rest, Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on TuesdayBen Platt Confirms That His Voice Is Back After Two Days of Vocal Rest, Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Tuesday
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld reported that Tony-nominee Ben Platt had been put on vocal rest as the hectic awards season wound down. The DEAR EVAN HANSEN star tweeted that he was going to take a few performances off in order to be in tip-top shape for the Tony Awards performance. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLODisney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Put On Vocal Rest Prior to Tony PerformanceDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Put On Vocal Rest Prior to Tony Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN star and Tony nominee Ben Platt turned to social media today to announce that he will be taking a short break from the hit Broadway show in order to rest his voice for his upcoming appearance on the TONY AWARDS Sunday night. (more...)

Chicago Cast to Return for KING OF THE YEES at the DouglasChicago Cast to Return for KING OF THE YEES at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere production of "King of the Yees" by Lauren Yee. Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and produced in association with Goodman Theatre, "King of the Yees" begins previews July 9, opens July 16 and continues through August 6, 2017, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The musical adaptation of the cult '90s hit ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION makes its World Premiere in Seattle! (more...)

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