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Photo Coverage: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Celebrates its 10th Birthday in Culver City on 10/14/14Photo Coverage: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Celebrates its 10th Birthday in Culver City on 10/14/14
by Shari Barrett - Oct 19, 2014

The Kirk Douglas Theatre was originally an historic 1940s Streamlined Moderne-style movie house called the Culver Theater, and it is believed that Kirk Douglas' movie "Spartacus" played there in the early 1960s. In 2003 it was transformed into an intimate 317-seat live theatre venue and named for the theatre's initial major donor: Kirk Douglas. On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre celebrated its 10th birthday with Anne and Kirk Douglas in attendance. (more...)

Photo Flash: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Hosts 10th Birthday CelebrationPhoto Flash: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Hosts 10th Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie recently gathered with CTG Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson, Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas and more to celebrate the Kirk Douglas Theatre's 10th birthday in Culver City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Applications Now Open For Director's Lab West 2014; Deadline 2/28Applications Now Open For Director's Lab West 2014; Deadline 2/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Directors Lab West Steering Committee is pleased to announce the dates for the fifteenth annual Directors Lab West. The 2014 Lab will take place May 17-24th in residence at the Pasadena Playhouse. The Lab will continue its tradition of bringing together dedicated theatre directors, choreographers and master artists for a week of intense discussions and exploration of the art form. (more...)

Applications Now Open For Director's Lab West 2014; Deadline TodayApplications Now Open For Director's Lab West 2014; Deadline Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Directors Lab West Steering Committee is pleased to announce the dates for the fifteenth annual Directors Lab West. The 2014 Lab will take place May 17-24th in residence at the Pasadena Playhouse. The Lab will continue its tradition of bringing together dedicated theatre directors, choreographers and master artists for a week of intense discussions and exploration of the art form. (more...)

CLOSELY RELATED KEYS Will Now Open 2/28CLOSELY RELATED KEYS Will Now Open 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Home. Identity. Secrets and lies. An African-American attorney with a career on the rise is shocked to discover she has an Iraqi half-sister in Wendy Graf's newest play, a hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney, the world premiere of Closely Related Keys opens Feb. 28 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth and Edgerton Foundation to Be Honored at NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala, 3/31Kristin Chenoweth and Edgerton Foundation to Be Honored at NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

On March 31st at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will honor Tony and Emmy Award Winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala. The evening will be chaired by Chairman James S. Turley, Cisco Systems, Inc, Wells Fargo/Joseph F. Kirk and world-renowned playwright David Henry Hwang. (more...)

Applications Now Open For Director's Lab West 2014; Deadline 2/28Applications Now Open For Director's Lab West 2014; Deadline 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Directors Lab West Steering Committee is pleased to announce the dates for the fifteenth annual Directors Lab West. The 2014 Lab will take place May 17-24th in residence at the Pasadena Playhouse. The Lab will continue its tradition of bringing together dedicated theatre directors, choreographers and master artists for a week of intense discussions and exploration of the art form. (more...)

Shirley Jo Finney to Direct Wendy Graf's CLOSELY RELATED KEYS at Lounge Theatre, Begin. 2/22Shirley Jo Finney to Direct Wendy Graf's CLOSELY RELATED KEYS at Lounge Theatre, Begin. 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Home. Identity. Secrets and lies. An African-American attorney with a career on the rise is shocked to discover she has an Iraqi half-sister in Wendy Graf's newest play, a hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney, the world premiere of Closely Related Keys opens Feb. 22 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Opens at Ahmanson TheatrePhoto Flash: Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Opens at Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Tony Award-winning choreographer/director Matthew Bourne, along with his company New Adventures, returns to the Ahmanson Theatre with a timeless tale for all ages, 'Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty,' A Gothic Romance. Presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, 'Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty' opened last night, November 21, 2013, and will run for two weeks only through December 1. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Director of Marketing Jim Royce to Exit Center Theatre GroupDirector of Marketing Jim Royce to Exit Center Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Jim Royce, Center Theatre Group's longtime Director of Marketing, Communications and Sales, will be leaving his position with the Los Angeles theatre company in February 2014 to further expand his arts consulting business. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Publishes AN IDEAL THEATER: FOUNDING VISIONSTheatre Communications Group Publishes AN IDEAL THEATER: FOUNDING VISIONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art, a wide-ranging, inspiring documentary history of the American theatre movement as told by the visionaries who goaded it into being. (more...)

Two Grants Awarded to National Corporate Theatre Fund for New Works and Theatre Education Across the U.S.Two Grants Awarded to National Corporate Theatre Fund for New Works and Theatre Education Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

On July 10, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) announced it has received two significant grants that will help develop exciting new works for theatre and strengthen innovative theatre education programs at NCTF's theatres across the country. The Ford Foundation awarded $250,000 to five significant regional theatres celebrating their 50th anniversaries-Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Trinity Repertory Company through the National Corporate Theatre Fund. And The Hearst Foundations will award $100,000 to Impact Creativity which supports interdisciplinary and innovative theatre education programs at NCTF's 19 theatres, a critically important grant as arts education budgets are cut across the country. (more...)

TheatreWorks Honors Gala Recognizes Gordon Davidson and Joe DiPietro TonightTheatreWorks Honors Gala Recognizes Gordon Davidson and Joe DiPietro Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, will stage its annual TheatreWorks Honors gala tonight, June 15, shining the spotlight on a Silicon Valley leader and a renowned theatre artist, both of whom have dedicated their lives to bringing forth vision, innovation, and creativity. The evening's honorees are Chairman of Fenwick & West law firm Gordon Davidson and Tony Award-winning Broadway playwright and composer Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It). (more...)

TheatreWorks Honors Gala Celebrates Joe DiPietro and Gordon Davidson TonightTheatreWorks Honors Gala Celebrates Joe DiPietro and Gordon Davidson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, will stage its annual TheatreWorks Honors gala event tonight, June 15. The evening's honorees, Tony Award-winning Broadway playwright and Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and Chairman of Fenwick & West law firm Gordon Davidson, will be celebrated for their unwavering dedication to bringing forth vision, innovation, and creativity to the Silicon Valley and national arts communities. (more...)

Harold Prince, Tom Schumacher & More to Mentor 2013 T Fellow; Applications Accepted Through 8/1Harold Prince, Tom Schumacher & More to Mentor 2013 T Fellow; Applications Accepted Through 8/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Applications for the second annual T. Fellowship will be accepted from May 22, 2013 through August 1, 2013. Applications and instructions are available online at www.tfellowship.com. (more...)

TheatreWorks Honors Gala to Recognize Gordon Davidson and Joe DiPietro, 6/15TheatreWorks Honors Gala to Recognize Gordon Davidson and Joe DiPietro, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, will stage its annual TheatreWorks Honors gala June 15, shining the spotlight on a Silicon Valley leader and a renowned theatre artist, both of whom have dedicated their lives to bringing forth vision, innovation, and creativity. The evening's honorees are Chairman of Fenwick & West law firm Gordon Davidson and Tony Award-winning Broadway playwright and composer Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It). (more...)

George Takei Emcees National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala Honoring Vanessa Williams TonightGeorge Takei Emcees National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala Honoring Vanessa Williams Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Tonight, April 29th, at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will honor Vanessa Williams, American Express and five resident theatres celebrating their 50th anniversary - Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Trinity Repertory Company - at NCTF's annual Chairman's Awards Gala. Actor George Takei, star of the Broadway-bound musical Allegiance, emcees the event. (more...)

George Takei to Emcee National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala Honoring Vanessa Williams, 4/29George Takei to Emcee National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala Honoring Vanessa Williams, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

On Monday, April 29th, at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will honor Vanessa Williams, American Express and five resident theatres celebrating their 50th anniversary - Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Trinity Repertory Company - at NCTF's annual Chairman's Awards Gala. Actor George Takei, star of the Broadway-bound musical Allegiance, emcees the event. (more...)

TheatreWorks Honors Gala to Celebrate Joe DiPietro and Gordon Davidson, 6/15TheatreWorks Honors Gala to Celebrate Joe DiPietro and Gordon Davidson, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, will stage its annual TheatreWorks Honors gala event June 15. The evening's honorees, Tony Award-winning Broadway playwright and Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and Chairman of Fenwick & West law firm Gordon Davidson, will be celebrated for their unwavering dedication to bringing forth vision, innovation, and creativity to the Silicon Valley and national arts communities. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper ForumPhoto Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

In honor of comedy legend Carl Reiner's 75 years in the business, Center Theatre Group presented a staged reading of "Enter Laughing, The Musical," which is inspired by Reiner's experiences as a young man struggling to break into theatre in New York. The one night only event directed by Stuart Ross ("Forever Plaid"), was performed at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, January 28, 2013. Box office receipts were $290,000 and proceeds from this special event benefit CTG programs that support emerging artists. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event, which included a pre-show cocktail tribute hosted by Billy Crystal and Bob Reiner and cast party, below! (more...)

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