Blank Theatre News

Center Theatre Group Receives Submissions from 53 Companies for 2nd Annual BLOCK PARTYCenter Theatre Group Receives Submissions from 53 Companies for 2nd Annual BLOCK PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Center Theatre Group received submissions from 53 local theatre companies for the second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Block Party will continue to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. (more...)

Social: Behind the Scenes at DOG SEES GOD with Corey FogelmanisSocial: Behind the Scenes at DOG SEES GOD with Corey Fogelmanis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Check out the Instagram takeover yesterday from Disney Channel's Corey Fogelmanis, who's currently starring in DOG SEES GOD! (more...)

Disney Channel's Corey Fogelmanis Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram TodayDisney Channel's Corey Fogelmanis Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

We're thrilled to announce that Disney Channel's Corey Fogelmanis will take over BroadwayWorld's Instagram account tomorrow, Friday, July 14th to give our readers a behind the scenes look at the extended Los Angeles Fringe production of DOG SEES GOD, directed by Broadway's Jonah Platt. (more...)

Disney Channel's Corey Fogelmanis Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram TomorrowDisney Channel's Corey Fogelmanis Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

We're thrilled to announce that Disney Channel's Corey Fogelmanis will take over BroadwayWorld's Instagram account tomorrow, Friday, July 14th to give our readers a behind the scenes look at the extended Los Angeles Fringe production of DOG SEES GOD, directed by Broadway's Jonah Platt. (more...)

Little Candle Presents World Premiere Play About The 2008 Mortgage CrisisLittle Candle Presents World Premiere Play About The 2008 Mortgage Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In 2008, playwright Stephanie Alison Walker and her husband were among the 1 in 54 homeowners to receive a foreclosure notice when the American housing market collapsed. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival is presenting THE BOY IN THE BATHROOMAdirondack Theatre Festival is presenting THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Adirondack Theatre Festival is presenting The Boy in the Bathroom as part of its 23rd summer season of professional theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26-Saturday, July 29 and Tuesday, Aug. 1-Friday, Aug. 4, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee performance Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

Worst First Kiss Productions presents DOG SEES GODWorst First Kiss Productions presents DOG SEES GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Worst First Kiss Productions is proud to announce a two-week extension of its critically acclaimed production of DOG SEES GOD, following a sold-out run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The production, directed by Jonah Platt, will perform 4 additional performances at The Blank Theater in Hollywood on Saturday July 15th at 2pm & 5pm, Sunday July 16th at 6 pm, and Sunday July 23rd 6pm. There will also be a special Encore performance on Saturday July 22nd at 2 pm as part of the Fringe Encores Awards, which represent the best of the Hollywood Fringe as selected by venue producers, based on artistic merit and commercial potential. (more...)

InnerMission Productions Announces Their First Musical, ORDINARY DAYSInnerMission Productions Announces Their First Musical, ORDINARY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

InnerMission Productions has announced the third production of its 2017-18 season, 'Ordinary Days.' This San Diego premiere will be InnerMission's first musical. It was written by Adam Gwon and will be directed by Matthew E. Graber, who is making his San Diego directorial debut. 'Ordinary Days' begins on Thursday, July 27, 2018 and plays through Saturday, August 12, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. In the Black Box space at Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

InnerMission Productions Announces Third Production of its 2017-18 SeasonInnerMission Productions Announces Third Production of its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

InnerMission Productions has announced the third production of its 2017-18 season, 'Ordinary Days.' This San Diego premiere will be InnerMission's first musical. It was written by Adam Gwon and will be directed by Matthew E. Graber, who is making his San Diego directorial debut. 'Ordinary Days' begins on Thursday, July 27, 2018 and plays through Saturday, August 12, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. In the Black Box space at Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

Guest Blog: OCEAN DEBRIS at Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights FestivalGuest Blog: OCEAN DEBRIS at Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Jun 15, 2017

A table read is like picking at a scab. There is something painfully vulnerable about showing something integral to myself to a group of strangers, cutting away superfluous lines, and revealing the pulse of what's underneath. Yet through it all, there's a strange joy in it all--like C.S. Lewis said, 'it is such fun to see it come away.' (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Casa MananaBWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 7, 2017

When ROCK OF AGES (the stage musical…not the dreadful movie) debuted on Broadway in 2014, they were 'Living on a Prayer' that they'd find enough middle-aged former frat guys and metal heads willing to rock out on The Great White Way, but after 2,328 New York performances of people saying 'I Wanna Rock' at the box office, it was clear that they'd gotten 'High Enough' to be a bonafide Broadway hit. [If this is too many 80's puns for you, then ROCK OF AGES probably isn't up your alley, dude.] Now appearing in regional theaters across the country, the musical is nice break from safer titles like JOSEPH, GUYS AND DOLLS or THE MUSIC MAN, which have overly peppered each season at [fill in the blank theatre company]. And although those more familiar shows might find greater success in the Fort Worth dome, this exceptional approach by Casa Manana is a great effort that should be applauded and rewarded by people wanting to see something other than SOUND OF MUSIC. (more...)

Flint Youth Theatre Appoints Michael Lluberes New Producing Artistic DirectorFlint Youth Theatre Appoints Michael Lluberes New Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Flint Youth Theatre is proud to announce Michael Lluberes as the new Producing Artistic Director. Michael Lluberes is an award winning playwright and director. His work includes: The Boy in the Bathroom (New York Musical Theatre Festival, NYMF Best New Musical and Best Book Awards, Chance Theater, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Upcoming: Adirondack Theatre Festival), Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers (BroadwayWorld L.A. Theatre Award Best Play, The Blank Theatre, No Rules Theatre Company, Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival), The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On (ASCAP/Dreamworks Workshop), Twelfth Night (Sonnet Rep), Bayonets of Angst (NYMF), Simon Dawes Becomes A Planet (Time Shared), 1,000 Cats (TV: HBO's Funny Or Die Presents). (more...)

More Than 50 Actors Set to Participate in The Blank Theatre's 25th AnniversaryMore Than 50 Actors Set to Participate in The Blank Theatre's 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

More than 50 actors have been set to participate in The Blank Theatre's 25th Anniversary Young Playwrights Festival, including Michael Grant Terry (Bones, NCIS, Grimm, CSI), Janina Gavankar (The Mysteries of Laura, The Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy), Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie, Frequency, Big Time in Hollywood, FL), and Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place). Twelve winning plays by young playwrights aged 17, 18, and 19 from six different states will be presented during this year's festival at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, running from June 1-25. (more...)

Blank Theatre to Celebrate 25 Years of The Young Playwrights FestivalBlank Theatre to Celebrate 25 Years of The Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Hollywood's Blank Theatre has announced The Blank Soiree, A Benefit Reunion celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Young Playwrights Festival, on Sunday, June 4 at 6pm. (more...)

SIX FIGURES Directed by Stacy Traub at Hollywood FringeSIX FIGURES Directed by Stacy Traub at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

ABC's Executive Producer, Stacy Traub (The Real O'Neals, Black-ish) takes on directing, 'SIX FIGURES' the work shopping of new one act plays. These dark comedies explore three couple's very different relationships all in today's social media driven, free world. (more...)

Megan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This SpringMegan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Producer Charlotte Cohn with SCS Innovations LLC, Franklin Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep, announced today cast changes at Church & State. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Award Winners For Its Third Annual AwardsStage Raw Announces Award Winners For Its Third Annual Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Professional Los Angeles intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles Theatre Center to support the third-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS. (more...)

Blank Theatre's 25TH ANNIVERSARY YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Winners AnnouncedBlank Theatre's 25TH ANNIVERSARY YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 17, 18, and 19 from six different states and the District of Columbia. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's Festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 1-25. (more...)

REBATEnsemble and Theatre Off Jackson presents RICHARD IIIREBATEnsemble and Theatre Off Jackson presents RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Directed by Elizabeth Wu, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III (more...)

UNDER THE JELLO MOLD Opens 6/1 at Complex RUBY TheatreUNDER THE JELLO MOLD Opens 6/1 at Complex RUBY Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The World Premiere production of the one-woman show, Under the Jello Mold  at The Complex as part of The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival  in the Ruby Theatre, June 2017. The play is written by and starring Jennie Fahn and directed by Tom Cavanaugh. (more...)

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