Center Theatre Group News

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel York, Betty Buckley and More in Rehearsal for GREY GARDENS at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: Rachel York, Betty Buckley and More in Rehearsal for GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre, directed by Michael Wilson, will begin previews on July 6, with the opening set for July 13, 2016. Performances continue through August 14. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the starry company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Josh Young, Bryan Batt Join Rachel York and Betty Buckley in GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson; Full Cast Announced!Josh Young, Bryan Batt Join Rachel York and Betty Buckley in GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The cast is set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, 'Grey Gardens' The Musical will begin previews on July 6, with the opening set for July 13, 2016. Performances continue through August 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: DISGRACED Celebrates Opening Night at the Taper with Ayad Akhtar and MorePhoto Flash: DISGRACED Celebrates Opening Night at the Taper with Ayad Akhtar and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Disgraced' opened last night, June 19, and continues through July 17, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Chalk Rep to Stage Site Specific IN CASE OF EMERGENCYChalk Rep to Stage Site Specific IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

?The garage door of an actual private home becomes a curtain, rising on Meredith, a single woman who has filled her garage with supplies for any emergency. It's gotten a little out of hand, which is why she's hired Alex from 'Ready, Set, Go' to help her get organized. But neither the supplies nor the prepping expert can prepare her for the personal disasters that her younger sister brings home, on a day when the city seems set to go up in flames. In Case of Emergency, a brand new site-specific theatrical experience presented by Chalk Repertory Theatre, takes place in a garage at an actual private home in Pasadena from June 24-26 and July 1-3. Written by Chalk Rep founding member Ruth McKee and directed by Deena Selenow, in the LA-based company's signature style. (more...)

About Face Theatre to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE and More During 2016-17 SeasonAbout Face Theatre to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE and More During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce its 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall/winter with a reimagining of I AM MY OWN WIFE, Doug Wright's Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at About Face in 2003.  (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Will Lead Adam Bock's A LIFE at Playwrights Horizons This FallDavid Hyde Pierce Will Lead Adam Bock's A LIFE at Playwrights Horizons This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Playwrights Horizons announced today that acclaimed and beloved stage and television star, Tony Award winner and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce (The Heidi Chronicles and The Maderati at PH; "Frasier," Broadway's Curtains, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Monty Python's Spamalot, next season's Hello, Dolly!) has joined the cast of A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at PH, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows).  (more...)


by Walter McBride - Jun 16, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Javier Muñoz - Lin-Manuel Miranda's alternate in the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton on Broadway and the actor who portrayed AlexanderHamilton when President Barack Obama saw Hamilton last July - will step into the title role starting July 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.), it has been announced byHamilton producer Jeffrey Seller. Mr. Miranda's final performance in the Broadway production is set for July 9. (more...)

Applications Now Available for CTG's Block Party at the DouglasApplications Now Available for CTG's Block Party at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Applications are now available for Center Theatre Group's inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre, which will highlight some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: DISGRACED at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Opening June 19Photo Flash: DISGRACED at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Opening June 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Disgraced," opens Sunday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Kimberly Senior, "Disgraced" plays through July 17. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Talkback with Betty Buckley, Rachel York and Michael Wilson Following Film ScreeningCenter Theatre Group to Host Talkback with Betty Buckley, Rachel York and Michael Wilson Following Film Screening
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Center Theatre Group will host a special event featuring a screening of "Grey Gardens," the 1975 classic documentary, followed by a conversation with Betty Buckley, Rachel York and Michael Wilson - the stars and director of the upcoming Ahmanson Theatre production of the Tony Award-nominated "Grey Gardens" The Musical. (more...)

Works by Lucy Alibar, Lauren Yee & More Set for CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonWorks by Lucy Alibar, Lauren Yee & More Set for CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2016-2017 season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing DateBreaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

World Premiere of PARALLEL WORLDS: A NEW ROCK MUSIC EXPERIENCE at Club ParallelWorld Premiere of PARALLEL WORLDS: A NEW ROCK MUSIC EXPERIENCE at Club Parallel
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Parrot Poet Productions presents the world premiere of PARALLEL WORLDS: A NEW ROCK MUSIC EXPERIENCE throughout all four weekends in June. Created by Brandon Beckner with stage direction by Matthew McCray, attendees can expect a powerful live rock concert, a bold theatrical stage play, and an epic big-screen love story, all harmoniously blended with one another to take its audience on a mind-bending, musical journey through Parallel Worlds. It has been described as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Pink Floyd's The Wall."  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

CTG to Honor 2015-16 Student Ambassador Program ParticipantsCTG to Honor 2015-16 Student Ambassador Program Participants
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Center Theatre Group honors 24 high school students for participating in the 2015- 2016 Student Ambassador Program, a six-month program that allows students to build leadership and teamwork skills in a creative environment that promotes the arts. (more...)

Warehouse Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICAWarehouse Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Warehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the next production in its 2016 Season, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner and directed by Kristofer Green. (more...)

14 Southern California Teens Named Grand Prize Finalists in The Music Center's Spotlight Program14 Southern California Teens Named Grand Prize Finalists in The Music Center's Spotlight Program
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Music Center named 14 outstanding Southern California high school students as Grand Prize Finalists in the 28th annual The Music Center's Spotlight (Spotlight), a free nationally recognized scholarship and arts training program for teens. (more...)

Richard Montoya and Roger Guenveur Smith to Chat 'American Venice' at the DouglasRichard Montoya and Roger Guenveur Smith to Chat 'American Venice' at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Award-winning Los Angeles writer-performers Richard Montoya ("Chavez Ravine" and "Water & Power") and Roger Guenveur Smith ("Rodney King" and "The Watts Tower Project") will take part in a DouglasPlus: Conversations event, "Excavating Venice of America," on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m., at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre.          (more...)

Starry Lineup Set for ALL THE DAYS McCarter In Conversation PanelStarry Lineup Set for ALL THE DAYS McCarter In Conversation Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

McCarter In Conversation events feature a discussion among artists, scholars, and other public figures that foster the exploration of big questions and concepts in the plays presented on the McCarter stage. (more...)

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