Center Theatre Group News

The Theatre at Boston Court Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPSThe Theatre at Boston Court Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS, A West Coast Premiere written by Jen Silverman and directed by Lindsay Allbaugh. Collective Rage is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTEDPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award Nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM. The concert - performed completely in alter ego, blending comedy and documentary film within a live rock and blues concert setting - is directed by Gina Rattan (Matilda, Cinderella) with Jesse Weiner serving as music director and arranger.  (more...)

 Fountain Theatre Launches 2017-18 Season for Social Action Fountain Theatre Launches 2017-18 Season for Social Action
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Fountain Theatre will open its 2017-18 season of new plays with an urgent warning against the proposed policies of the Trump administration, followed by statements on social justice, inclusion, acceptance of "the other," prejudice, the role of government and the need for human connection. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the 12 Finalists for CTG's 2017 August Wilson Monologue CompetitionPhoto Flash: Meet the 12 Finalists for CTG's 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group has selected 12 local high school students to participate in the regional finals for the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) to be held at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 27. Scroll down to meet the finalists! (more...)

Pablo Santiago Named Sherwood Award Winner at 2017 Ovation AwardsPablo Santiago Named Sherwood Award Winner at 2017 Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates the recipient of the 2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award, Pablo Santiago, for his exceptional contribution to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and his work as innovative and adventurous artist. (more...)

The Music Center Receives More Than $1.5 Million from The James Irvine Foundation and the Getty FoundationThe Music Center Receives More Than $1.5 Million from The James Irvine Foundation and the Getty Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, today announced it received more than $1.5 million in grants designed to further its groundbreaking work in arts engagement programming, an important focus of the performing arts organization for more than 12 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Crouch's ADLER & GIBB at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at Tim Crouch's ADLER & GIBB at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The American premiere of Tim Crouch's 'Adler & Gibb' will open tonight, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. The DouglasPlus production had one preview performance on January 17 and will run through January 29. A co-commission by Center Theatre Group and the Royal Court Theatre in London, 'Adler & Gibb' is written and directed by Crouch and co- directed by Andy Smith and Karl James. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award Winners Announced - THE BOY FROM OZ, HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR and More Big Winners!27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award Winners Announced - THE BOY FROM OZ, HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR and More Big Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17, at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

27th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Celebrated Achievement Throughout Los Angeles27th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Celebrated Achievement Throughout Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

TheatreWorks Brings International Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHY to Palo AltoTheatreWorks Brings International Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHY to Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the Regional Premiere of Velina Hasu Houston's international comic drama, Calligraphy. Two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters, and two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them, are all boldly calligraphed in this free-wheeling work set in Los Angeles and Tokyo, past and present.  East and West collide as Japanese free-spirit Sayuri and biracial American Hiromi care for their feuding mothers, whom they gamely hope to reunite before it is too late. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, Calligraphy will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley March 8-April 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($35-$59) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $200,000 To Support New Works Under A.C.T.'s New StrandsAmerican Conservatory Theater Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $200,000 To Support New Works Under A.C.T.'s New Strands
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that it has been awarded four grants totaling more than $200,000 to support the commission, development, and production of several new works under A.C.T.'s New Strands, including the upcoming world-premiere theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, opening at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater in February 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This WinterLife Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff Team Up for BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! at LPRDaniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff Team Up for BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony Award nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to The Playhouse 2/7-12Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to The Playhouse 2/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play The Playhouse on Rodney Square for a limited engagement from February 7-12, 2017. Tickets for CINDERELLA are available now and can be purchased by calling The Playhouse Box Office at 302.888.0200 or online at ThePlayhouseDE.org. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Extends at Mark Taper Forum; ARCHDUKE Pushes OpeningZOOT SUIT Extends at Mark Taper Forum; ARCHDUKE Pushes Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rehearsals have barely begun and Center Theatre Group is already announcing a one-week extension for 'Zoot Suit,' due to strong ticket sales. (more...)

Chris McCarrell to Star in New Show THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL This SpringChris McCarrell to Star in New Show THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Chris McCarrell, will star in a brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical this March at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Cast Complete for Geffen Playhouse's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred MolinaCast Complete for Geffen Playhouse's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jeanie Hackett. (more...)

BWW Review: Hollywood Stage Company Slays Hollywood Blvd with Maiden Production of BENTBWW Review: Hollywood Stage Company Slays Hollywood Blvd with Maiden Production of BENT
by George Brietigam - Jan 9, 2017

Hollywood Boulevard's newest theatre troupe is one to keep an eye on. (more...)

KPCC in Person Presents a Special One Night Event the Return of ZOOT SUITKPCC in Person Presents a Special One Night Event the Return of ZOOT SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

KPCC In Person will present a special event with The Frame at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The return of "Zoot Suit": downSTAGE with The Frame will include host John Horn, "Zoot Suit" writer-director Luis Valdez, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, original and revival cast memberRose Portillo and others as they take the "Zoot Suit" stage to revisit this crucial part of L.A. history and examine social conditions for Mexican-Americans in current-day Los Angeles. (more...)

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