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BWW Reviews: Fringe Review: THE WEREWOLVES OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD Rocks the Fringe
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 28, 2014

I have to say...I really loved this crazy new rock musical. In my book, it's the kind of show that embodies all that is best about the Fringe, with its unconventional characters, sly direction (by Aaron Lyons), pert choreography (by Michelle LaVon), and wicked twist on a relevant message. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: THE WEREWOLVES OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD, A Damnable Rock Musical
by Ellen Dostal - May 21, 2014

From the wild world of Michael Shaw Fisher who brought you previous Fringe hits Exorcistic: The Rock Musical Parody Experiment and Doomsday Cabaret, comes The Werewolves of Hollywood Boulevard, A Damnable Rock Musical. (more...)

Second 'TONYA & NANCY' Concert Date Added at King King Club, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Due to high ticket demand, a second concert performance of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has been set for Wednesday, February 5 at 8pm at Hollywood's legendary King King Club. The February 4 & 5 concerts will take place just a few days before the start of the 2014 Olympics, which is also the 20th anniversary of the lead pipe assault heard 'round the world and their subsequent skate-off at the 1994 Winter Olympics. With libretto by Elizabeth Searle and music by Michael Teoli, the concert version of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera will be choreographed and directed by NAACP and Ovation Award-winner Janet Roston. Produced by Los Angeles Rock Opera Company in association with HarborSide Films, proceeds from the two evenings will go to support Celebration Theatre. [For more info about Celebration, see page 2 of this release.] (more...)

'TONYA & NANCY' Concert at King King Club to Benefit Celebration Theatre, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

A one-night-only concert performance of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has been set for Tuesday, February 4 at 8pm at Hollywood's legendary King King Club. The concert will take place just a few days before the start of the 2014 Olympics, which is also the 20th anniversary of the lead pipe assault heard 'round the world and their subsequent skate-off at the 1994 Winter Olympics. The librettist is Elizabeth Searle and music by Michael Teoli, the concert version of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera will be choreographed and directed by NAACP and Ovation Award-winner Janet Roston. Proceeds from the evening will go to support Celebration Theatre. (more...)

CHRISTMAS SMACKDOWN to Make New York Premiere at Laurie Beechman Theater, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

After acclaimed premieres in Hollywood and Chicago, CHRISTMAS SMACKDOWN makes it highly anticipated New York Premiere. Written by Mark Nutter (Re-Animator: The Musical, Bicycle Men) and Cynthia Carle (The Sixth Man), performances begin December 19 at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). This limited engagement runs for 2 nights only: Thursday, Dec. 19 & Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EXORCISTIC, The Rock Musical Parody Experiment
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 21, 2013

When Michael Shaw Fisher walks out to introduce EXORCISTIC: The Rock Musical Parody Experiment at its Fringe Mainstage home, it takes a few minutes before you realize that the musical has actually begun. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Spotlight - Part I: EXORCISTIC: THE ROCK MUSICAL PARODY EXPERIMENT and THE ROAD TO HIGH STREET
by Ellen Dostal - May 14, 2013

The third annual Hollywood Fringe Festival, Hollywood's fearless celebration of the emerging arts is back June 13 - 30, 2013, and over the next couple of weeks I'll be featuring some of the musical productions hoping to entice audiences to see their latest work. First up are Michael Shaw Fisher and Exorcistic: The Rock Musical Parody Experiment, and Andrew Potter's The Road to High Street. (more...)

SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON World Premiere to Play Hayworth Theatre, 2/7-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

National Lampoon will present the World Premiere of SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, conceived and produced by Matty Simmons, with original songs by Richard Levinson and directed by Pat Towne. SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON will begin previews on Thursday, February 7 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 15 at 8pm and run through Today, March 17 at the Hayworth Theatre, 2511 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night at SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON LA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

Last night, February 15, 2013, the opening night of the SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON World Premiere, directed by Pat Towne, welcomed a slew of celebrity guests and more to the Hayworth Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening curtain call and celebrations below! (more...)

SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON World Premiere Plays Hayworth Theatre, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2013

National Lampoon will present the World Premiere of SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, conceived and produced by Matty Simmons, with original songs by Richard Levinson and directed by Pat Towne. SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON will begin previews tonight, February 7 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 15 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 17 at the Hayworth Theatre, 2511 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON World Premiere to Play Hayworth Theatre, 2/7-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

National Lampoon will present the World Premiere of SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, conceived and produced by Matty Simmons, with original songs by Richard Levinson and directed by Pat Towne. SKETCHES FROM THE NATIONAL LAMPOON will begin previews on Thursday, February 7 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 15 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 17 at the Hayworth Theatre, 2511 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Closes Today at Hayworth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2012

The Los Angeles Company of the Off-Broadway smash hit Silence! The Musical at the Hayworth Theatre ends its run today, December 9, 2012. (more...)

Hayworth Theatre's SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Releases New Block of Tickets thruToday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2012

A new block of tickets through Today, November 18, is now on sale for SILENCE! The Musical at the Hayworth Theatre. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Releases Final Block of Tickets thru December 9 at Hayworth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

The final block of tickets is now on sale for the Los Angeles Company of the Off-Broadway smash hit Silence! The Musical at the Hayworth Theatre. SILENCE! is now playing through December 9, 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lindsay Shaw and Chad Allen Visit SILENCE! THE MUSICAL in LA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Lindsay Shaw, best known for playing Jennifer Ann 'Moze' Mosely on the Nickelodeon series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and as Paige McCullers on the ABC Family hit drama Pretty Little Liars and Chad Allen came to see SILENCE! The Musical at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles. Check out photos of the pair with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS' Lindsey Shaw Visits SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2012

'Pretty Little Liars' star Lindsey Shaw got into the Halloween spirit with a visit to LA's SILENCE! The Musical at The Hayworth Theatre. She even wore the lamb ears for some photos backstage with the cast. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: John Billingsly, Audrey Wasilewski and Vicki Lewis Attend SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

John Billingsly, Audrey Wasilewski and Vicki Lewis attended SILENCE! The Musical at the Hayworth Theatre this past Sunday, October 14, and stuck around to take photos with the cast after the show. Check them out below! (more...)

Hayworth Theatre's SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Releases New Block of Tickets thru Nov 18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

A new block of tickets through Sunday, November 18, is now on sale for SILENCE! The Musical at the Hayworth Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Davis Gaines, Christine Lakin and More in SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2012

Winner of the 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, SILENCE! The Musical the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli, opened a Los Angeles company with performances beginning August 31, at the Hayworth Theatre. This engagement marks the West Coast Premiere of the Off-Broadway hit. The press opening is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2012. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Davis Gaines and More Star in SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's West Coast Premiere at Hayworth Theatre Tonight, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Winner of the 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, SILENCE! The Musical the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli, will open a Los Angeles company with performances beginning tonight, August 31, at the Hayworth Theatre. This engagement marks the West Coast Premiere of the Off-Broadway hit. The press opening is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2012. SILENCE! The Musical is produced by Theater Mogul. (more...)

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