Chris Isaacson News

Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows OnlyBroadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm. (more...)

Michael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & HollywoodMichael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Australian cabaret sensation Michael Griffiths, making his West Coast debut with his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna in San Diego and Hollywood in January, and Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Andrea McArdle performing her show '70s & Sunny in February. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway's Tony Winning Melba Moore Brings FOREVER MOORE to CatalinaBWW Review: Broadway's Tony Winning Melba Moore Brings FOREVER MOORE to Catalina
by Don Grigware - Dec 12, 2016

On Friday December 9 and Saturday December 10 Chris Isaacson Presents brought us the incomparable R&B recording artist Melba Moore with her CD release party for 'Forever Moore' at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Moore is no stranger to Broadway audiences who remember her Tony-winning portrayal in Purlie and a string of other hits including Hair, Ain't Misbehavin', Les Miserables and Chicago among many others. Once you have attended one of her live concerts, you are electrified and changed for good. Moore sings passionately from the very depths of her soul. She has been known for her p (more...)

Melba Moore: Forever Moore At Catalina Bar & Grill In HollywoodMelba Moore: Forever Moore At Catalina Bar & Grill In Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that four-time Grammy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner Melba Moore will appear in concert at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood celebrating the release of her new CD "Forever Moore."  (more...)

Photo Coverage: West Coast Debut Of ADAM PASCAL AND ANTHONY RAPP: ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKINGPhoto Coverage: West Coast Debut Of ADAM PASCAL AND ANTHONY RAPP: ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING
by Lily Lim - Oct 26, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the West Coast debut of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking ? Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship for two shows only on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Acoustically Speaking is a new show featuring two Broadway favorites coming together to celebrate music, memories, and their 20-year friendship. (more...)

Chris Isaacson Presents ADAM PASCAL & ANTHONY RAPP ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKINGChris Isaacson Presents ADAM PASCAL & ANTHONY RAPP ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the West Coast debut of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking ? Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship for two shows only on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Acoustically Speaking is a new show featuring two Broadway favorites coming together to celebrate music, memories, and their 20-year friendship. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

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Chris Isaacson Presents CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAYChris Isaacson Presents CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Chopin Meets Broadway, the unique artistic collaboration of acclaimed vocalist Peisha McPhee and award-winning pianist Sergiu Tuhutziu for two shows only on Today, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood.  (more...)

Special Guests Katharine McPhee and Adrianna McPhee Join their Mom, Peisha, in ConcertSpecial Guests Katharine McPhee and Adrianna McPhee Join their Mom, Peisha, in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Katharine and Adriana McPhee will join their mom Peisha McPhee along with award-winning pianist Sergiu Tuhutziu for Chopin Meets Broadway at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at 8:30pm. (more...)

Chris Isaacson Presents CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAYChris Isaacson Presents CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Chopin Meets Broadway, the unique artistic collaboration of acclaimed vocalist Peisha McPhee and award-winning pianist Sergiu Tuhutziu for two shows only on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Direct from six sold-out performances at Joe's Pub in New York City, Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Ryan Raftery will bring his new show Watch What Happens-Live on Stage! to the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for two shows only on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at 8:30pm.  (more...)

DONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in HollywoodDONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Photo Flash: Broadway Under the Stars Celebrates DREAMGIRLS 35th AnniversaryPhoto Flash: Broadway Under the Stars Celebrates DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

On Sun, July 10, 2016, Chris Isaacson Presents the 4th annual Broadway Under the Stars celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Tony Award-winning musical, Dreamgirls --- a complete sellout at the newly remodeled Ford Theatres in Hollywood, CA.  (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Reunite Triumphantly to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of the Broadway ShowBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Reunite Triumphantly to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of the Broadway Show
by Don Grigware - Jul 12, 2016

Not in the least hard to fathom that the Dreamgirls' 35th anniversary concert presented under the auspices of Chris Isaacson Presents Broadway Under the Stars was a sellout. With Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday all headlining, who would not want to be there to marvel at the ageless talent of these amazing Broadway superstars? Directed by Iona Morris, choreographed by Lee Martino and musically directed by Kenneth Crouch, the evening also featured a bevy of other singing and dancing talents such as Frenchie Davis, Matt Zarley and a special fun appearance by Mary Wilson. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/9/2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/9/2016. (more...)

Perez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway StarsPerez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Perez Hilton has been set to host Broadway Under the Stars - Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of 'Dreamgirls' - on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. (more...)

John Anson Ford Amphitheater to Reopen This SummerJohn Anson Ford Amphitheater to Reopen This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

This summer, an iconic Hollywood venue for performance and film, the John Anson Ford Amphitheater makes its dramatic return after a nearly two-year revitalization. (more...)

BWW News: Los Angeles Editors Pick SUMMER STAGESBWW News: Los Angeles Editors Pick SUMMER STAGES
by Don Grigware - Jun 6, 2016

Grey Gardens/Ahmanson Theatre/July 6 - August 14, 2016 Based on the 1975 documentary of the same name, the story recounts the fall from uppercrust society of mother and daughter Edith Bouvier Beale, eccentric cousins of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who lived in poverty in East Hampton, New York. This is the long-awaited west coast premiere of the Tony winning musical, and it will star Rachel York as 'Little Edie' and Betty Buckley as 'Big Edie'. www.centertheatregroup.org Beautiful - The Carole King Musical/Pantages Theatre/June 22 - July 17, 2 (more...)

Jason Graae to Perform at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6/8Jason Graae to Perform at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

On Wed, June 8th at 8:30pm, musical comedy mastermind JASON GRAAE brings his newest show 'GRAAETEST HITS' to Catalina Bar & Grill in the heart of Hollywood, CA.  (more...)

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