Center Theatre Group News

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and MoreThe Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting MondayGo Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

OUT ON A LIMB: New Plays From America's Finest City at SRT Opens 7/14OUT ON A LIMB: New Plays From America's Finest City at SRT Opens 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Scripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant International University, presents their 6th Annual Out on a Limb - New Plays from America's Finest City. Scripps Ranch Theatre is a leader in the Southern California Arts Community in developing and producing new plays. The pieces are all new, world-premiere plays written by area playwrights, and have a common theme of having something to do with San Diego. This year, the festival will run for two weekends; July 14-16 & July 21-23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

NEA Approves More Than $82 Million to Support the Arts NationwideNEA Approves More Than $82 Million to Support the Arts Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  (more...)

American Theatre Wing, MTC, City Center and More Among NEA's Second Round of Grantees for 2017American Theatre Wing, MTC, City Center and More Among NEA's Second Round of Grantees for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

More funding is reaching theaters across the country as the National Endowment for the Arts announces its second round of grants for FY 2017. (more...)

Chicago Cast to Return for KING OF THE YEES at the DouglasChicago Cast to Return for KING OF THE YEES at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere production of "King of the Yees" by Lauren Yee. Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and produced in association with Goodman Theatre, "King of the Yees" begins previews July 9, opens July 16 and continues through August 6, 2017, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The musical adaptation of the cult '90s hit ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION makes its World Premiere in Seattle! (more...)

Adam Langdon to Lead 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' National Tour at the AhmansonAdam Langdon to Lead 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' National Tour at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Casting is set for the Los Angeles engagement of the National Theatre production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" presented at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. The Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott ("War Horse"). "Curious Incident…" previews August 2, opens August 3 and continues through September 10, 2017. (more...)

Breaking: Susan Stroman Will Direct Broadway-Bound CRAZY FOR YOU Revival in LA!Breaking: Susan Stroman Will Direct Broadway-Bound CRAZY FOR YOU Revival in LA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Broadway producer Joey Parnes announced today that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, 'Crazy for You,' with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig ('Lend Me a Tenor'), will be produced by Center Theatre Group in an exclusive pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre. Susan Stroman ('The Producers,' 'Show Boat,' 'Contact'), who won the first of her five Tony Awards for choreographing the original 1992 Broadway production of the musical, will direct and choreograph this limited Los Angeles engagement which will begin performances February 7, 2018, and run through March 18, 2018. (more...)

American Blues Presents BEAUTY'S DAUGHTERAmerican Blues Presents BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Abe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-BroadwayAbe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will open Tuesday, June 20. (more...)

Bette Midler Sends a Housewarming Gift to New Neighbors SPAMILTONBette Midler Sends a Housewarming Gift to New Neighbors SPAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Spamilton, the comedic musical take on all things Hamilton and Broadway, began previews at its new home at the 47th Street Theater/The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater last night, June 2nd, with an official opening set for June 19th. The new theater on 47th Street, which is just a block from its inspiration and main punchline, will host the show for an open engagement. The Divine Miss M misses nothing and sent the company a lovely gift to welcome them to the neighborhood. (more...)

SPAMILTON Starts Previews Tonight at 47th Street TheaterSPAMILTON Starts Previews Tonight at 47th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Spamilton, the comedic musical take on all things Hamilton and Broadway, will begin previews at its new home at the 47th Street Theater/The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater starting tonight, June 2nd, with an official opening set for June 19th. The new theater on 47th Street, which is just a block from its inspiration and main punchline, will host the show for an open engagement. (more...)

LOVE IS A DIRTY WORD to Premiere at VS. TheatreLOVE IS A DIRTY WORD to Premiere at VS. Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Tilted Field, in association with VS. Theatre Company, is proud to present the World Premiere of Giovanni Adams' new play Love is a Dirty Word, opening in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 17th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Offer Daily MOBY DICK Ticket LotteryLookingglass Theatre to Offer Daily MOBY DICK Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces a partnership with TodayTix-the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to theater tickets-to offer exclusive $25 Lottery tickets to the return of its award-winning production of Moby Dick. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly PerformancePaper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Elliot Martin, Broadway Producer of Shows Starring Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Al Pacino and More, Dies at 93Elliot Martin, Broadway Producer of Shows Starring Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Al Pacino and More, Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Elliot Martin, renowned Broadway producer and Tony Award winner passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21st, in Connecticut, surrounded by his family. He was 93. (more...)

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater UptownSOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater Uptown
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Second Stage Theater's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) production of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER has been extended by one week and will now play through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!
by Michael Sterling - May 31, 2017

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the west coast's renowned Center Theatre Group was a thrilling evening of performances top lined by Academy Award winner and Platinum recording artist Jennifer Hudson at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday, May 20th in Los Angeles. Fresh off her acclaimed performance in NBC's "Hairspray Live!," Hudson sang the evening's closing number. BWW TV's own Michael Sterling covered the red carpet for the much anticipated event. (more...)

Regional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on BroadwayRegional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2017

Broadway shows are made, not born. Though the polished final product of a Broadway show seems to land before our very eyes as if put there by some divine circumstance, the life of the average show before it makes its way to New York is long. (more...)

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