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BWW Reviews: One of the Finest Tuned Spectaculars to Play a Cabaret Stage
by Don Grigware - Dec 31, 2013

For the Record: Baz Luhrmann in Concert is the brainchild of Christopher Lloyd Bratten (musical director) and Shane Scheel (producer) who have previously produced concerts incorporating the music from the films of the Coen Brothers and also John Hughes and Quentin Tarantino, among others. The Luhrmann show is on its third extension - now through January - and it is easy to see why. The entire Rockwell Table and Stage is converted into a grande theatrical experience like no other, with playing areas for the 9 singers/actors in the round...complete 360 degree surround, including playing areas at and around the bar. Elevated stages are used, so there is little or no problem seeing the performers except if you are seated directly behind a pillar, offering partial obstruction. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN to Host 'GATSBY' Night on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Get transported back to the roaring 20's as Rockwell: Table & Stage (www.rockwell-la.com) is transformed into the world of Gatsby for a one-night-only New Year's Eve extravaganza. Your evening begins with a three-course prix fixe dinner created by chefs Wayne Elias and Martin Gonzalez, followed by a performance of Rockwell's acclaimed For the Record: Baz Luhrmann, where powerhouse performers from music, stage and screen fill the space around you with iconic music and moments from Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and The Great Gatsby. After the show, the entire Rockwell: Table & Stage space will be magically transformed into a Gatsby era after-party featuring a live band, along with a decadent buffet and complimentary glass of champagne for the New Year's Eve champagne toast at midnight. For those who'd prefer to skip dinner and the show and go straight to flappering into the night, there's a VIP Party Only option. You will have access to a second-floor VIP salon decked in Gatsby decor, featuring a full buffet, champagne toast, balloon drop and a live band from 9:00pm until the whole party ends at 2:00am. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN Extends at Rockwell: Table & Stage Through New Year; Lindsay Pearce, Nicole Parker & More Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The sultry, stylish world of "Moulin Rouge" meets the silk-and-diamond decadence of "The Great Gatsby" in "For The Record: Baz Luhrmann" as Lurhmann's best films spring to life before your eyes in this theatrical concert. Powerhouse performers from music, stage and screen fill the space around you with iconic scenes and songs from "Moulin Rouge," "Romeo + Juliet," "Strictly Ballroom" and "The Great Gatsby." In this special holiday extension of the popular For the Record show, Rockwell: Table & Stage will be decked-out with seasonal decor while the back patio will be transformed into a Gatsby-style 1920s' retreat. Soak up the sounds of 'Lady Marmalade,' 'Kissing You,' 'Love Is In The Air,' 'Crazy In Love,' and tons more, all while enjoying the delicious food and inventive cocktails for sale on Rockwell: Table & Stage's extensive menu. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GLEE's Lindsay H. Pearce Sings 'Everybody's Free' at Rockwell Table & Stage
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2013

Lindsay Pearce is best known for being one of the runners-up on The Glee Project, which gave her a recurring role on the Fox TV show GLEE. In the third season premiere of Glee, Pearce was introduced as Harmony, an ambitious and talented singer who awes characters Kurt and Rachel when they watch her and her group sing a mash-up of 'Anything Goes' from the musical Anything Goes and 'Anything You Can Do' from the musical Annie Get Your Gun. Click below to watch her sing 'Everybody's Free' at Rockwell Table & Stage in LA! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN IN CONCERT
by Lily Lim - Sep 01, 2013

Los Angeles's hit series 'For The Record' brings movies to life as never seen before and is celebrating its third anniversary by reinventing one of the audience's favorite shows, 'For The Record: Baz Luhrmann.' This new adaptation at Rockwell: Table & Stage intertwines the tales of the star-crossed lovers from 'Romeo + Juliet,' 'Strictly Ballroom,' 'Moulin Rouge,' and 'The Great Gatsby' in a stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. For The Record: Baz Luhrmann opened August 22, 2013, and continues through Saturday, October 19. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Rumer Willis Joins Cast of FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Los Angeles's hit series 'For The Record' brings movies to life as never seen before and is celebrating its third anniversary by reinventing one of the audience's favorite shows, 'For The Record: Baz Luhrmann.' This new adaptation at Rockwell: Table & Stage will intertwine the tales of the star-crossed lovers from 'Romeo + Juliet,' 'Strictly Ballroom,' 'Moulin Rouge,' and 'The Great Gatsby' in a stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. For The Record: Baz Luhrmann begins previews tonight, August 15 and officially opens Thursday, August 22, 2013. (more...)

Rumer Willis Joins Cast of FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN, Beg. 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

Los Angeles's hit series “For The Record” brings movies to life as never seen before and is celebrating its third anniversary by reinventing one of the audience's favorite shows, “For The Record: Baz Luhrmann.” This new adaptation at Rockwell: Table & Stage will intertwine the tales of the star-crossed lovers from “Romeo + Juliet,” “Strictly Ballroom,” “Moulin Rouge,” and “The Great Gatsby” in a stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. For The Record: Baz Luhrmann begins previews Thursday, August 15 and officially opens Thursday, August 22, 2013. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: ZEMECKIS Extends Through 8/10 at Rockwell: Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

This summer's most spectacular Hollywood blockbuster, For The Record: Zemeckis, will run for an additional three weeks due to popular demand at Rockwell: Table & Stage. Over the past two years the "For The Record" series has brought the movies to life as never seen before in a stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. For The Record: Zemeckis runs weekly Thursday - Sunday at 8:30PM and will now run through Saturday, August 10. Tickets range from $40 Reserved / $20 General Partial View, for ticket information please call (323) 661-6163 (ext 20) or visit www.rockwell-la.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FOR THE RECORD: ZEMECKIS Celebrates Opening at Rockwell Table & Stage
by Lily Lim - Jun 02, 2013

This summer's most spectacular Hollywood blockbuster will not be found in the movie theater this year but rather at Rockwell: Table & Stage with For The Record: Zemeckis. Over the past two years the 'For The Record' series has brought the movies to life as never seen before in a stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. For The Record: Zemeckis officially opened Friday, May 31, 2013. Weekly performances are Thursday -Sunday at 8:30PM and will run through Saturday, July 20. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening on Friday and brings you pictures from the party below! (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: ZEMECKIS Begins 5/23 in LA
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

This summer's most spectacular Hollywood blockbuster will not be found in the movie theater this year but rather at Rockwell: Table & Stage beginning May 23 with For The Record: Zemeckis. Over the past two years the 'For The Record' series has brought the movies to life as never seen before in a stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. For The Record: Zemeckis begins previews Thursday, May 23 and officially opens Friday, May 31, 2013. Weekly performances are Thursday -Sunday at 8:30PM and will run through Saturday, July 20. Tickets range from $40 Reserved / $20 General Partial View, for ticket information please call (323) 661-6163 (ext 20) or visit www.rockwell-la.com. (more...)

Matt Deangelis, Samantha Massell and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. Tonight, February 28th Broadway Sessions will celebrate 'Broadway Bad Boys and 1 Very Good Gilr' featuring performances by Broadway vets Matt Deangelis, Walter WInston O'Neil, Derek Ferguson, Samantha Massell and more. (more...)

Matt Deangelis, Samantha Massell and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, February 28th Broadway Sessions will celebrate 'Broadway Bad Boys and 1 Very Good Gilr' featuring performances by Broadway vets Matt Deangelis, Walter WInston O'Neil, Derek Ferguson, Samantha Massell and more. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: BOOGIE NIGHTS Extends thru Aug 11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Stimulate your senses this summer as everything is growing over at Rockwell: Table & Stage with For The Record: Boogie Nights. The space at 1714 N Vermont Ave no longer operates under three distinct names but instead the entire venue will be referred to as Rockwell: Table & Stage and includes a bi-level outdoor dining space as well as a newly remodeled live music performance space. While renovations will continue throughout the summer, "For The Record" co-creators Shane Scheel and Christopher Lloyd Bratten choose to present a show adapted from the works of multiple Academy Award-nominated Los Angeles director Paul Thomas Andersonfor a summer experience that Angelenos will not easily forget. The show has just been extended through August 11, 2012. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: BOOGIE NIGHTS Extends thru Aug 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

Stimulate your senses this summer as everything is growing over at Rockwell: Table & Stage with For The Record: Boogie Nights. The space at 1714 N Vermont Ave no longer operates under three distinct names but instead the entire venue will be referred to as Rockwell: Table & Stage and includes a bi-level outdoor dining space as well as a newly remodeled live music performance space. While renovations will continue throughout the summer, "For The Record" co-creators Shane Scheel and Christopher Lloyd Bratten choose to present a show adapted from the works of multiple Academy Award-nominated Los Angeles director Paul Thomas Andersonfor a summer experience that Angelenos will not easily forget. The show has just been extended through August 11, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FOR THE RECORD: BOOGIE NIGHTS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2012

"For The Record" co-creators Shane Scheel and Christopher Lloyd Bratten present a show adapted from the works of multiple Academy Award-nominated Los Angeles director Paul Thomas Anderson for a summer experience that Angelenos will not easily forget. Check out photos from last night's opening of 'For The Record: Boogie Nights' below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside WONDERLAND's Cast Ablum Recording Session!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2011

Broadway's WONDERLAND played its final performance this Sunday, May 15 at 3pm at the Marquis Theatre in front of a packed house including many Broadway notables. The show played 31 previews and 33 regular performances. WONDERLAND began previews Monday, March 21 and opened Sunday, April 17. The production will play a National tour. Dates and venues to be announced soon. Click below to behind the scenes of the recording of 'One Knight' and 'Finding Wonderland' from the show! (more...)

BWW Radio Bids Farewell to WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2011


STAGE TUBE: A Broadway Love Story! Darren Ritchie Proposes to Janet Dacal at Final WONDERLAND Curtain Call - The Video!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2011

As we first reported earlier, at the curtain call the show's love story mixed with real life, as Darren Ritchie, who played Jack the White Knight proposed to his co-star, Janet Dacal, who played Alice. Darren proposed to Janet on stage right after the curtain call with the entire audience in the house. Janet screamed 'I said yes!' In the audience, there were tears of joy mixed with the sadness for the show closing. Now, the first videos are making their way onto YouTube! (more...)

A Broadway Love Story! Darren Ritchie Proposes to Janet Dacal at Final WONDERLAND Curtain Call!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

At the curtain call the show's love story mixed with real life, as Darren Ritchie, who played Jack the White Knight proposed to his co-star, Janet Dacal, who played Alice. Darren proposed to Janet on stage right after the curtain call with the entire audience in the house. Janet screamed 'I said yes!' In the audience, there were tears of joy mixed with the sadness for the show closing. (more...)

BWW TV Flashback: WONDERLAND on Broadway; Final Show Today
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2011

Broadway's WONDERLAND will play its final performance this Sunday, May 15 at 3pm at the Marquis Theatre. As of that date the show will have played 31 previews and 33 regular performances. WONDERLAND began previews Monday, March 21 and opened Sunday, April 17. Here's a look back at footage from the show! (more...)

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