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GOD'S MAN IN TEXAS Opens 8/15 at 2nd Stage TheatreGOD'S MAN IN TEXAS Opens 8/15 at 2nd Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

A new production of the comic drama God's Man In Texas by David Rambo has been announced as a guest production at The Blank Theatre's 2nd Stage in Hollywood. Directed by Rambo, the engagement will run four weeks only with previews on Thursday 8/13, Friday 8/14, and opening set for Saturday, 8/15 at 8pm.  (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY to Play Odyssey Theatre, 8/22-10/11CAFE SOCIETY to Play Odyssey Theatre, 8/22-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of Cafe Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on August 22. (more...)

John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

nfinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt and David Elliott are pleased to announce that the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will star John Bolton as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi as Joan, Danny Gardner as Lucky, Eloise Kropp as Ruby, Laurence Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent, and Cary Tedder as Dick. The original 1968 production of Dames at Sea launched the career of the young ingenue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Blank Theatre to Host Benefit Staged Reading of THE BOOK OF LIZ, 7/20Blank Theatre to Host Benefit Staged Reading of THE BOOK OF LIZ, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Hollywood's Blank Theatre has announced a one night only staged reading of The Book of Liz by David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris, directed by Darin Anthony. The benefit event, which will raise funds for The Blank's Young Playwrights Festival (currently completing its 23rd year) is set for Monday, July 20 at 8pm at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces the producers, venue, and partners for its upcoming production of Extremities by William Mastrosimone. Previously, Dark & Stormy has presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, The Receptionist by Adam Bock, The Drunken City by Adam Bock, and The Hothouse by Harold Pinter. Extremities will be the first production of Dark & Stormy's 2015 season. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES to Close This MonthBen Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES to Close This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

BAD WITH MONEY, Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means -- performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES -- will conclude its run at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) on June 21. (more...)

More Than 50 Actors Set for Blank Theatre's 23rd Annual Young Playwrights FestivalMore Than 50 Actors Set for Blank Theatre's 23rd Annual Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

More than 50 actors are set to participate in The Blank Theatre's 23rd Annual Young Playwrights Festival, including Deborah S. Craig (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Julie Gonzalo (Dallas), Echo Kellum (Sean Saves the World, Ben & Kate), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), Sara Rue (Rules of Engagement, Impastor), Lindsey Shaw (Pretty Little Liars), and Virginia Williams (Fairly Legal). Twelve winning plays by young playwrights aged 12-19 from seven different states will be presented during this year's festival at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, running from June 4-28. (more...)

The Blank Theatre Sets New Living Room Series Submission PeriodThe Blank Theatre Sets New Living Room Series Submission Period
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Blank Theatre in Hollywood is now accepting scripts for its 2015-2016 Living Room Series. Submissions will be accepted between June 1 and August 31, 2015. (more...)

Road Theatre Company's THE OTHER PLACE Extends Through May 31Road Theatre Company's THE OTHER PLACE Extends Through May 31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the second show of its 2014-2015 season, the critically-acclaimed (LA Times' CRITICS CHOICE!) Los Angeles Premiere of THE OTHER PLACE, written by Sharr White and directed by Andre Barron and starring Sam Anderson, Taylor Gilbert, Dirk Etchison and Danielle Stephens is EXTENDING AGAIN - Now through SUNDAY, MAY 31st at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival Sets Lineup for 23rd Anniversary EditionBlank Theatre's Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival Sets Lineup for 23rd Anniversary Edition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Now celebrating its 23rd Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young  Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by young playwrights aged 12-19 from seven different states. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 4-28. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Continue New Works Series with MARRIED NORTH, 4/21Celebration Theatre to Continue New Works Series with MARRIED NORTH, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Celebration Theatre presents as part of its New Works Reading Series... MARRIED NORTH. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY & PATTI ISSUES Extend Into JuneBen Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY & PATTI ISSUES Extend Into June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

BAD WITH MONEY, Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means - performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES - will be extended at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through June 21. Ben was featured in today's New York Times and a recent interview on WNYC / New York Public Radio, available to listen here. In a recent four star review from Time Out New York, BAD WITH MONEY was hailed as "light, funny" and "vividly personal," as well as "courageously honest, keenly specific and emotionally naked" by The Advocate. PATTI ISSUES, which ran for a year at the same venue and subsequently toured the country and abroad, explores his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. The pieces will be performed on alternating Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM through April 29 and then various days and times through June 21. Both shows are written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. (more...)

Los Angeles New Court Theatre to Stage ORPHANS, 4/17-26Los Angeles New Court Theatre to Stage ORPHANS, 4/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Los Angeles New Court Theatre proudly presents... ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler. Directed by Samson Kohanski and starring Matthew Grondin, Nathan Burkart and Warren Davis (more...)

GHOSTLIGHT 9 Set for Series of Performances at The Cherry Lane TheatreGHOSTLIGHT 9 Set for Series of Performances at The Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

ALL FOR ONE THEATER and GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT will offer a special presentation of GHOSTLIGHT 9: A MUSICAL GHOST STORY for three performances only, April 22, 28 and May 3. GHOSTLIGHT 9 is performed by All For One's Artistic Director Michael Wolk - who also provides book, music and lyrics - and directed by Aaron Mark. Mr. Wolk accompanies himself on guitar. GHOSTLIGHT 9, a charmingly spooky tale inspired by the ghost that famously haunts the New Amsterdam Theater, will take place at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street in Manhattan) to coincide with ALL FOR ONE THEATER production of the New York premieres of 8 STOPS and MAJOR TOM. The show was developed in All For One's SoloLab in 2014, and it received a workshop presentation in January 2015 at The Wild Project. (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, 4/19-6/21Road Theatre Company to Present THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, 4/19-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the fifth show of its 2014-2015 season, the Los Angeles Premiere of THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, written by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Andre Barron. THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE will preview on Sunday, April 19 at 7pm; Tuesday, April 21 & Wednesday, April 22 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, April 23 at 8pm and run through Sunday, June 21st at the Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE Extends Through April 26 at The Road Theatre CompanyTHE OTHER PLACE Extends Through April 26 at The Road Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the second show of its 2014-2015 season, the critically-acclaimed (LA Times' CRITICS CHOICE!) Los Angeles Premiere of THE OTHER PLACE, written by Sharr White and directed by Andre Barron and starring Sam Anderson, Taylor Gilbert, Dirk Etchison and Danielle Stephens is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, APRIL 26 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Award winning Broadway director Steve Zuckerman and noted playwright, screen and television writer John Bunzel are tapped by The New American Theatre Artistic Director Jack Stehlin to offer Los Angeles a 'first look' at the new comedy 63 TRILLION, opening at the Odyssey Theatre on April 25, 2015. (more...)

L.A. Actors' Equity Members to Vote on Union's 99-Seat Theater ProposalL.A. Actors' Equity Members to Vote on Union's 99-Seat Theater Proposal
by Anna Bencivengo - Mar 25, 2015

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Actors' Equity is proposing to eliminate the Los Angeles 99-Seat Theater Agreement and instead require that all actors be paid minimum wage (currently $9 an hour in L.A. County) for rehearsals and performances. (more...)

BWW Interviews: John Tartaglia in BUYER AND CELLARBWW Interviews: John Tartaglia in BUYER AND CELLAR
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 17, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed John Tartaglia about his career and current role in George Street Playhouse's 'Buyer and Cellar.' (more...)

Cincinnati Arts Association Reveals 2015 Overture Award WinnersCincinnati Arts Association Reveals 2015 Overture Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Cincinnati Arts Association is pleased to announce the winners of its Overture Awards Competition, held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater, and the winner of its new Arts Educator Award for Excellence in Arts Instruction. The competition awarded $4,000 to six area students for education and training, with 18 runners-up each winning $1,000, while the Arts Educator Award winner received $2,500 and two finalists were awarded $500 each. (more...)

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