Ahmanson Theatre News

THE RED SHOES at Music Center's Ahmanson Theatre this SeptemberTHE RED SHOES at Music Center's Ahmanson Theatre this September
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 24, 2017

Center Theatre Group enters its second half century at the Ahmanson Theatre with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features two Tony-nominated musicals, a Tony-winning play, the world premiere of a Center Theatre Group commission and the American premiere of an exciting new work. An additional production for the subscription season will be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW Review: Extraordinary Tony Award Winning FUN HOME Plays the AhmansonBWW Review: Extraordinary Tony Award Winning FUN HOME Plays the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Feb 24, 2017

Finally an extraordinary musical that is high on substance and heart as well as entertainment value! 2015's Tony Winning Best Musical Fun Home is based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. The Bechdels are an atypically dysfunctional family living in Pennsylvania. Cartoonist Alison (Kate Shindle) is trying to draw her father Bruce (Robert Petkoff) and to understand why he committed suicide. Currently onstage at the Ahamsnon Theatre through April 1, Fun Home with its emotionally engaging book by Lisa Kron and curiously vibrant music score by Jeanine Tesori, boasts seamless direction from Sam Gold and a wonderfully sensitive cast.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Shindle, Alison Bechdel and More Celebrate FUN HOME's Opening at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: Kate Shindle, Alison Bechdel and More Celebrate FUN HOME's Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical 'Fun Home' opened last night, February 22, at the Ahmanson Theatre and continues through April 1, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below! (more...)

Darren Criss, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More Among 48th Annual LADCC Award NomineesDarren Criss, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More Among 48th Annual LADCC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2016 (Dec. 1, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2016). (more...)

THE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson TheatreTHE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Stephen Karam's four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway play THE HUMANS will be the centerpiece of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2017-18 season at Center Theatre Group next June, along with David Henry Hwang's new commission SOFT POWER. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Announces Judges for 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional FinalsCenter Theatre Group Announces Judges for 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Center Theatre Group is announcing five judges from varying professions that will participate in the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) Regional Finals taking place at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 27. (more...)

FUN HOME Opens Tomorrow at the AhmansonFUN HOME Opens Tomorrow at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical "Fun Home" opens February 22 at the Ahmanson Theatre and continues through April 1, 2017. "Fun Home" has one preview performance on February 21. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Extends for Third and Final Time at the TaperZOOT SUIT Extends for Third and Final Time at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Due to continued extraordinary ticket sales and resounding critical response, Center Theatre Group is announcing a third and final one-week extension for the run of Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit' at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 8 - 12, 2017 as part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 season at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The company will perform three different programs during the five-day engagement. (more...)

Warren Freeman to Join The American Pops Orchestra for 'SONGS OF LOVE' at Third Thursdays SeriesWarren Freeman to Join The American Pops Orchestra for 'SONGS OF LOVE' at Third Thursdays Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, February 16 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Due to extraordinary ticket sales, Center Theatre Group's 'Zoot Suit' has announced a second one-week extension. Performances will now continue through March 26, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews for 'Zoot Suit' began January 31. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has photos from Sunday's opening festivities below! (more...)

MATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at AbingdonMATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company welcomes Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story) to the cast of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION on Tuesday, February 21. (more...)

The Public Theater to Host Memorial for L.A. Artistic Director Gordon DavidsonThe Public Theater to Host Memorial for L.A. Artistic Director Gordon Davidson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A private memorial service for Gordon Davidson, a longtime friend of The Public Theater and former Artistic Director of the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles for 38 years, will be held at The Public on Sunday, February 12. The Public Theater will also dim the lights on Sunday at approximately 6:00 p.m. in honor of Davidson and his enormous contributions to the American Theater. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and EmceeCABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Sing 'Ring of Keys' and Win Free Tickets to FUN HOME at the AhmansonSing 'Ring of Keys' and Win Free Tickets to FUN HOME at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

In anticipation of 'Fun Home' coming to the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will host a Sing Out 'Ring of Keys' Contest. Individuals and non-professional choirs are invited to submit video of themselves singing the song 'Ring of Keys' from the musical 'Fun Home.' (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on BroadwayEntire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at FUN HOME, Coming to the Ahmanson, 2/21STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at FUN HOME, Coming to the Ahmanson, 2/21
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2017

Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, 'Fun Home' introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. (more...)

BWW Feature: Center Theatre Group and FUN HOME Announce Choir CompetitionBWW Feature: Center Theatre Group and FUN HOME Announce Choir Competition
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 6, 2017

Heads up singers - want to win tickets to see Fun Home at the Ahmanson? Center Theatre Group is holding a cool choir competition in conjunction with the upcoming national tour of Fun Home, which begins performances at the Ahmanson Theatre on February 21st! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF at the DouglasPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Casting is complete and rehearsals have begun for Ngozi Anyanwu's new play 'Good Grief' at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Patricia McGregor, Anyanwu will also perform in 'Good Grief' for its world premiere at the Douglas, which begins previews February 26, opens March 5 and closes March 26, 2017. This is the first of Anyanwu's plays to receive a full professional production. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This SpringSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

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