Center Theatre Group News

Chester Theatre Company to Present ANNAPURNA, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will continue its 25th Anniversary Season with Sharr White's ANNAPURNA. The production, which runs from July 10th through July 20th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC newcomers: Westfield-native Michelle Joyner, Daniel Riordan and director Robert Egan. (more...)

MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' TALENT SHOW to Headline at the Duplex for Pride Week, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Talent Show, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Monday, June 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Christina Applegate, Paula Abdul and More Set for Dizzy Feet Foundation and The Music Center's 2014 'Celebration of Dance' Gala, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) and The Music Center today announced Christina Applegate, Jenna Elfman, Wayne Brady, Paula Abdul and Elizabeth Berkley as presenters for the fourth annual 'Celebration of Dance' Gala, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 19. (more...)

BWW TV: A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Kenny Leon on Taking the Tony for Best Direction of a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 08, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, A Raisin in the Sun's Kenny Leon has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Leon had to say below! As announced earlier this evening, A Raisin in the Sun's Kenny Leon has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Leon had to say below! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 8
by - Jun 08, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Kenny Leon Wins Tony for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

A Raisin in the Sun's Kenny Leon has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. Kenny Leon's Broadway credits include August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean (five Tony nominations) and the Tony Award-winning revival of A Raisin in the Sun, both featuring Phylicia Rashad; for the latter, he earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play. Other directing credits include the Off-Broadway hit Emergence-See featuring Daniel Beaty, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and From the Mississippi Delta (Huntington Theatre). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Suchet and More in THE LAST CONFESSION at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The exclusive U.S. engagement of "The Last Confession," a gripping new play of intrigue and mystery by Roger Crane, starring David Suchet, opens June 11 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Jonathan Church, "The Last Confession" begins previews tomorrow, June 7, 2014, continues through July 6. Following the engagement at the Ahmanson, "The Last Confession" will tour cities around Australia. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

CTG Seeks Submissions for 2015 Richard E. Sherwood Award; Application Deadline 6/30/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Center Theatre Group (CTG) is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Richard E. Sherwood Award. The Sherwood Award is an annual $10,000 fund to support Los Angeles theatre artists. The award is presented each year at the Ovation Awards ceremony produced by LA Stage Alliance. (more...)

RACE, LUNA GALE, CHAVEZ RAVINE, GIRLFRIEND and More Set for CTG's 11th Season at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 11th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

ANNAPURNA Ends Off-Broadway Run, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The New Group opened the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, on April 21. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will officially end its run on June 1. (more...)

Enda Walsh's PENELOPE to Open 6/14 at Rogue Machine
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award winning playwright Enda Walsh will be represented once again at Rogue Machine Theatre when PENELOPE opens on June 14th at 8pm. (more...)

Lythgoe Family Productions to Present PRINCESS & PIRATES Sing-a-long Concert, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) in association with The Pasadena Playhouse, announced today a new production for kids and their families -- PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert, directed and choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee So You Think You Can Dance and currently represented on Broadway for the musical staging of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris) and musical supervisor Michael Orland (American Idol). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Photo Flash: Sidney Poitier, Martin Sheen and Khandi Alexander Backstage at THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

'The Tallest Tree in the Forest', A Play with Music written and performed by Daniel Beaty, is being directed by Moises Kaufman in its World Premiere production at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center in Los Angeles. The show opened on Saturday, April 19 and runs until May 25. (more...)

Photo Flash: Company of PORGY AND BESS National Tour Performs at 'INSPIRED BY LOVE' ASTEP Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

On May 12th company members from the national tour of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess presented Inspired By Love: The Music of Brett Macias Upstairs at Vitellos, benefiting Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). Inspired By Love featured selections from composer Brett Macias's musicals Gumbo, Beautiful Dreamer, and Beneath the Surface as well as a world premiere song cycle based on the love sonnets of Pablo Neruda. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

HEARTBEAT OF HOME Delays Run at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Due to a shift in planning, the producers of 'Heartbeat of Home' have delayed their 2014-2015 national tour dates including the previously announced engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, December 9, 2014, through January 18, 2015. (more...)

Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton's HOLLYWOOD ARMS Gets Tribute Reading at CTG, 6/22; Jason Alexander to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

In honor of the legendary actress, comedian, singer and writer Carol Burnett, Center Theatre Group is hosting a special tribute to the star's late daughter Carrie Hamilton with a one-night-only reading of Burnett and Hamilton's Broadway play "Hollywood Arms," at the Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. Inspired by Burnett's early life in Hollywood, "Hollywood Arms" will be directed by Jason Alexander and will feature a star- studded cast (to be announced). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 18
by - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 18, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

General Director PlŠcido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's ThaÔs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of AthanaŽl, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of AthanaŽl, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

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