Ahmanson Theatre News

The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM atThe George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the era of neon, teased hair, and shoulder pads as the American Pops interpret the popular music of the 1980's. This "rad" original program combines DJ mixing, live orchestra, dancers, and hot vocalists to bring back favorite music of the 1980's in a whole new way. 80's inspired attire is encouraged. Our talented performers lead the party and will get you into the groove like it's 1989. Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.TheAmericanPops.org. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Phylicia Rashad, Betsy Wolfe and More Sign on for Theatre Forward's 2017 GalaJason Robert Brown, Phylicia Rashad, Betsy Wolfe and More Sign on for Theatre Forward's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As previously announced, Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 3rd, at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). (more...)

VIDEO: Highlights and Behind the Scenes of Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the AhmansonVIDEO: Highlights and Behind the Scenes of Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2017

The Fiasco Theater Production of 'Into the Woods', with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, will arrive at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre this spring, with one preview on April 4 and an opening night set for April 5 for a run through May 14, 2017. BroadwayWorld has highlights and behind the scenes action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at JERSEY BOYS, Coming to the Ahmanson This SpringPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at JERSEY BOYS, Coming to the Ahmanson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

'Jersey Boys,' with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, and direction by Des McAnuff, will run at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre beginning May 16 for an opening night on May 18. Performances will continue through June 24, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the touring cast in action below! (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners For Theatrical Achievement In 2016Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners For Theatrical Achievement In 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 48th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre tonight, Monday, March 20, at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

CTG, LA STAGE Alliance, UCLA & USC to Host GOING PRO CAREER FAIRCTG, LA STAGE Alliance, UCLA & USC to Host GOING PRO CAREER FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Center Theatre Group invites current undergraduate and graduate-level college and university students to attend the 'Going Pro Career Fair' on Saturday, April 8, 2017, hosted by East Los Angeles College (ELAC) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Special Award of Achievement to Honor Gordon DavidsonLos Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Special Award of Achievement to Honor Gordon Davidson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle is proud to announce a new special award to be presented at its upcoming awards ceremony on March 20: The Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community. The award is sponsored by the Center Theatre Group, where Gordon Davidson served as the founding Artistic Director from 1967 to 2005, and will be presented this year to Pro99. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CTG's Walking Experience REMOTE L.A., Opening TomorrowPhoto Flash: First Look at CTG's Walking Experience REMOTE L.A., Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Currently in previews, pedestrian-based live art experience "Remote L.A." opens Tuesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. as part of Center Theatre Group's 50th season at the Mark Taper Forum. Created and conceived by Stefan Kaegi and Jorg Karrenbauer of international documentary theatre team Rimini Protokoll, "Remote L.A." takes place in Downtown L.A. and will run through April 2, 2017. Scroll down for a first look at the participants on the streets of L.A.! (more...)

BWW Review: GOOD GRIEF World Premiere at the Kirk Douglas TheatreBWW Review: GOOD GRIEF World Premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Mar 9, 2017

As a way to celebrate International Women's Day this year, I attended the World Premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's new play GOOD GRIEF at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. The production is directed by Patricia McGregor, with Anyanwu performing as the lead character, Nkechi. This is the first of Anyanwu's plays to receive a full professional production with great techniical credits including an impressive movable set designed by Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, costumes designed by Karen Perry, lighting designed by Pablo Santiago, with sound design by Adam Phalen. The cast features, in alphabetical order, Dayo Ade, Wade Allain-Marcus, Ngozi Anyanwu, Marcus Henderson, Omoze Idehenre, Carla Renata and Mark Jude Sullivan. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Cast Announced for Ahmanson TheatreINTO THE WOODS Cast Announced for Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The complete cast has been announced for the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of "Into the Woods" opening April 5, 2017, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and playing through May 14, 2017, with one preview performance on April 4. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is directed by Noah Brodyand Ben Steinfeld. (more...)

The Music Center Brings Back a Major Holiday Tradition with All-New Production of THE NUTCRACKERThe Music Center Brings Back a Major Holiday Tradition with All-New Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

In a move sure to delight children and families, The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, announced it will bring a favorite holiday tradition back to Los Angeles with a co-commission of an all-new production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet.  (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed This WeekRoundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Quirky Musical Farce GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Kills at OC's Segerstrom CenterBWW Review: Quirky Musical Farce GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Kills at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 3, 2017

Genuinely one of the funniest musical comedies to ever grace Broadway, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER easily proves quite early on---and pretty much throughout its two uproarious acts---why it won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical. Filled with hilarious sight gags, wickedly witty banter, and some of the silliest characters to ever be dropped into a musical (many of which are portrayed by one actor in a dizzying tour-de-force), the show's first national tour continues its way-too-short, week-long stop at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through March 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS, Arriving at the Ahmanson This SpringPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS, Arriving at the Ahmanson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Fiasco Theater Production of 'Into the Woods', with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, will arrive at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre this spring, with one preview on April 4 and an opening night set for April 5 for a run through May 14, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ngozi Anyanwu and More in GOOD GRIEF at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at Ngozi Anyanwu and More in GOOD GRIEF at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Currently in previews, the world premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's new play 'Good Grief' will open at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre on Sunday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Directed by Patricia McGregor, Anyanwu also performs in 'Good Grief,' which runs through March 26, 2017. This is the first of Anyanwu's plays to receive a full professional production. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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...)

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