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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...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Breaks Box Office Record in BostonTHE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Breaks Box Office Record in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The star-studded production of Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, starring Cicely Tyson in her legendary, Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated performance, Tony Award-nominee Vanessa Williams, and Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, broke box office and attendance records at Boston's Cutler Majestic Theatre with a gross of $1,045,893 for its engagement. The production was seen by 15,294 audience members, also a record for the venue. Additional touring cities are currently under discussion. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Launches BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour in Los Angeles!Angela Lansbury Launches BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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 begin today, December 9th at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening on Sunday, December 14. Following the closing of the LA engagement on Sunday, January 18th, the tour will continue on to SHN's Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco from Tuesday, January 20th through Sunday, February 1st; Mirvish Productions' Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto from Tuesday, February 10th through Sunday, March 15th and concludes in Washington D.C. from Tuesday, March 17th through Sunday, March 29th at the National Theatre where Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day. For more information, please visit www.BlitheSpiritThePlay.com. (more...)

MATILDA Recoups Broadway Investment!MATILDA Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Matilda The Musical has paid back its $16 million investment on Broadway, making the show a rare hit simultaneously on Broadway and in London's West End. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Terrance Spencer in Lead!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Terrance Spencer in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

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

Dale Kristien and Bill Hutton to Bring HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to The Grove Theatre, 12/21Dale Kristien and Bill Hutton to Bring HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to The Grove Theatre, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

?Broadway veterans Dale Kristien and Bill Hutton present their 19th annual Home for the Holidays concert at The Grove Theatre. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld LA Awards Update 11/25 - Vanessa Williams, Cody Jamison Strand Gobble Up Competition!2014 BroadwayWorld LA Awards Update 11/25 - Vanessa Williams, Cody Jamison Strand Gobble Up Competition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning TonightTonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, running tonight, November 21, through December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). (more...)

The Actors Fund Presents TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY Tonight at the PantagesThe Actors Fund Presents TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY Tonight at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Actors Fund presents a very special MUSICAL MONDAY with Michael Childers Presents: ' TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY' tonight, November 17, 2014. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m., followed by dessert reception with the performers. (more...)

Tony Speciale to Direct Jordan Dean, Jeff Hayenga, Mark Junek and Elizabeth Morton in LOCUST SONG Reading, 11/17-18Tony Speciale to Direct Jordan Dean, Jeff Hayenga, Mark Junek and Elizabeth Morton in LOCUST SONG Reading, 11/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Jordan Dean (Mamma Mia! CSC's Midsummer), Jeff Hayenga (The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Elephant Man), Mark Junek ('Smash', Berkeley Rep's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Elizabeth Morton (Death of a Salesman) will lead an industry reading of Locust Song, a new play by Jerry Marsini on November 17th at 7 pm and on November 18th at 12:30pm at the WorkShop Theater Company's Main Stage, 312 W 36th Street. Drama Desk Nominee, Tony Speciale, who recently directed the Barry Manilow musical Harmony (2014 Suzi Bass Award winner Outstanding Director of a Musical & Outstanding Production of a Musical), will direct the Manhattan reading. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Judd Hirsch Talks New Series FOREVER; Broadway Career  & MoreBWW Exclusive Interview: Judd Hirsch Talks New Series FOREVER; Broadway Career & More
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 9, 2014

Judd Hirsch speaks exclusively with BroadwayWorld about his love of theater and his exciting new TV series, which he describes as a 'history mystery'. (more...)

BWW TV:  MATILDA's Tim Minchin Dishes on the Upcoming National Tour!BWW TV: MATILDA's Tim Minchin Dishes on the Upcoming National Tour!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Nov 6, 2014

MATILDA THE MUSICAL will launch its national tour from Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre in 2015, and BroadwayWorld has the scoop on the upcoming production. Below, watch as BroadwayWorld's Michael Sterling chats with Tim Minchin about the upcoming engagement! (more...)

Tickets to DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE at CTG/Ahmanson Theare On Sale 11/2Tickets to DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE at CTG/Ahmanson Theare On Sale 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Tickets go on sale this Sunday, November 2, 2014, for "Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -The Farewell Tour," which begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 24, opens January 28 and continues through March 15, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Dame Edna's GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour, Coming to Los Angeles This WinterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Dame Edna's GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour, Coming to Los Angeles This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Tickets go on sale this Sunday, November 2, 2014, for 'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -The Farewell Tour,' which begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 24, opens January 28 and continues through March 15, 2015. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the Dame onstage! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Minchin and Barrett Foa Talk MATILDA, Coming to CTG in 2015Photo Flash: Tim Minchin and Barrett Foa Talk MATILDA, Coming to CTG in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Last night, Monday, October 20, MATILDA THE MUSICAL composer/lyricist and renowned comedian Tim Minchin appeared at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre to answer questions about the musical's 2015 run in Los Angeles, opposite special event host Barrett Foa ("NCIS: Los Angeles"). Scroll down for photos from the discussion! (more...)

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