Blank Theatre News

Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon to Honor Richard M. Sherman, Open Fist Theatre and More, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, benefiting the Council's arts programs for underserved children in the community, will be held on April 25, 2014. Emceed by ABC7 Television's George Pennacchio, the luncheon will take place in the Blossom Room in the Hollywoof Roosevelt Hotel. Arrivals will happen between 11:15am and 12:00noon, at which time the event begins. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The 2013-2014 season at Cleveland Play House (CPH) continues with the compelling world premiere production of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent. Co-produced with Geva Theatre Center, this incredibly thought-provoking production is inspired by the real life court case between the Havasupai Indian tribe and Arizona State University, and sparks an intriguing debate on both ethicality and morality. Directed by Sean Daniels and Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth, Informed Consent will serve as the centerpiece to CPH's 2014 New Ground Theatre Festival and will run from April 23 - May 18 in the Second Stage. (more...)

Official: Norm Lewis to Star in Industry Reading of MANDELA: A NEW MUSICAL, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Norm Lewis - the Tony Award nominated leading man who will soon make history as the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway- will play the title role in a special industry reading of Mandela: A New Musical with book, music and lyrics by Steven M. Fisher on Monday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. It will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with Music Direction by Micah Young. (more...)

Silk Road Rising Presents RITUALS OF SIGNS AND TRANSFORMATIONS Staged Readings This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

Silk Road Rising to present three staged readings of Rituals of Signs and Transformations, written by Saadallah Wannous, translated from Arabic into English by Nada Saab and Robert Myers, and directed by Sahar Assaf, this weekend, March 8 and 9, 2014. (more...)

CharityBuzz.com Auction Now In Progress to Benefit The Blank Theatre; Ends Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The Blank Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, has announced a Charitybuzz.com auction to raise funds for the 24-year-old critically acclaimed company in Hollywood. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

CharityBuzz.com Auction Now In Progress to Benefit The Blank Theatre; Ends 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Blank Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, has announced a Charitybuzz.com auction to raise funds for the 24-year-old critically acclaimed company in Hollywood. (more...)

Benjamin Sprunger Named New Development Director of About Face Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

About Face Theatre Company has announced the appointment of Benjamin Sprunger as its new Development Director. Sprunger, who has served on AFT's Board of Directors and as an Artistic Associate, will begin the full-time staff position in March 2014. (more...)

Pacific Resident Theatre to Open HENRY V on 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

HENRY V - An upstart king inspires a nation, leading an army of ragtag misfits to fight an invincible army five times its size. Directed and adapted by Guillermo Cienfuegos. (more...)

Davis Gaines Stars in THE MUSIC MAN at Musical Theatre West, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines (Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera) starring as Professor Harold Hill and Gail Bennett (Mary Poppins) starring as Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's timeless and joyous, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, musical direction by Corey Hirsch, choreography by John Todd and directed by Jeff Maynard. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, John Glover Star in LOVE, NOEL at Lovelace Studio Theater, 2/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Wallis has announced that Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (She Loves Me, Chess and Les Miserables) and Tony winner and five-time Emmy nominee John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!, 'Smallville') will star in Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett, who over saw The Antaeus Theatre production of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 and the three-year development of the Antaeus production of Coward's Peace in Our Time. The musical direction and piano accompaniment is by David O. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added and Love, Noel will now be performed February 14 through 23 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

Silk Road Rising to Present RITUALS OF SIGNS AND TRANSFORMATIONS Staged Readings, 3/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Silk Road Rising to present three staged readings of Rituals of Signs and Transformations, written by Saadallah Wannous, translated from Arabic into English by Nada Saab and Robert Myers, and directed by Sahar Assaf, on March 8 and 9, 2014. (more...)

Wasatch Theatrical Ventures to Present INHERIT THE WIND, 2/8-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Wasatch Theatrical Ventures will present one of the great American plays of the 20th century, INHERIT THE WIND, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, directed by the award-winning Kiff Scholl, produced by Racquel Lehrman/Theatre Planners. In a small town courtroom and with the eyes of the nation upon them, two legal giants face off over a teacher's right to teach evolution to a high school class in this critically acclaimed drama based on the Scopes Monkey Trial. As rousing and relevant today as it was when it debuted in 1955, INHERIT THE WIND is an edge-of-your-seat riveting look at the age-old conflict between science and religion. The play opens Friday, February 8th and runs through March 16th at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank, CA. (more...)

The REP Presents EM Lewis' HEADS, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, continues its compelling 2013-2014 season with the Pittsburgh premiere of EM Lewis' heart-wrenching prize-winning drama, Heads. (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Winners Announced - Ramin Karimloo, Lindsay Pearce & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 27, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Los Angeles winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Blank Theatre Now Accepting Submissions for 2014 Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival is now seeking submissions nationwide from playwrights 19 years of age and younger. The submission deadline is March 15, 2014. Winning plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in June, 2014 at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Star in THE MUSIC MAN at Musical Theatre West, Beg. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines (Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera) starring as Professor Harold Hill and Gail Bennett (Mary Poppins) starring as Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's timeless and joyous, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, musical direction by Corey Hirsch, choreography by John Todd and directed by Jeff Maynard. (more...)

THE TRIP BACK DOWN to Open 2/21 at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Groupies, trophies and fast, beautiful cars. Is winning all there is? Terri Hanauer directs a rare revival of the celebrated Broadway drama that kick-started playwright/screenwriter John Bishop's career. Nick Stabile (Bride of Chucky, Dennis Wilson in ABC's award-winning The Beach Boys) heads the cast as once-great NASCAR racer Bobby Horvath in The Trip Back Down, opening Feb. 21 at the Whitefire Theatre. (more...)

The REP to Present EM Lewis' HEADS, 1/30-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, continues its compelling 2013-2014 season with the Pittsburgh premiere of EM Lewis' heart-wrenching prize-winning drama, Heads. (more...)

Furious Theatre Presents FOXFINDER U.S. Premiere in Pasadena, Now thru Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The critically-acclaimed FURIOUS THEATRE COMPANY will present the second show of their 2013-2014 season, in association with, and direct from its critically-acclaimed run at the ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE in Portland, the rolling U.S. premiere of FOXFINDER written by Dawn King and directed by Damaso Rodriguez. FOXFINDER will feature Furious members, Sara Hennessey and Shawn Lee as well as Amanda Soden and Joshua Weinstein and will preview tonight, January 8, Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, January 11 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, February 2 at the Pasadena Playhouse Carrie Hamilton Theatre, 39 S. El Molino Ave. in Pasadena. (more...)

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