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Greenway Arts Alliance to Stage Five World Premieres in 2015-16Greenway Arts Alliance to Stage Five World Premieres in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance has announced a season of five world premieres kicking off September 25 with BREATHE by Javon Johnson which will run concurrently with BREATHING ROOM byMary Lou Newmark (beginning October 3). FRONT DOOR OPENby Tom Baum follows in November, and 2016 will begin with SWARM CELLby Gabriel Rivas Gomez, opening in January. The season will conclude with SIX LETTERS IN HARLEMby Crescent McGlone, opening in July. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting for CREEP World Premiere This OctoberWaterTower Theatre Announces Casting for CREEP World Premiere This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced details of the world premiere of Donald Fowler's musical CREEP. The musical will open WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 Season on Monday, October 5, 2015 (with previews on Friday, October 2, Saturday, October 3, and a Gala Preview performance on Sunday, October 4). Kate Galvin, Associate Producer at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, will direct. CREEP is produced by Terry Martin. (more...)

Kathy Griffin Adds Two More Shows at the Taper This NovemberKathy Griffin Adds Two More Shows at the Taper This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After an overwhelming demand, the two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin has extended the engagement of her 'Like A Boss' Tour at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles. Originally announced for November 4 and 5, Griffin has added two more 8 p.m. performances - Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of MAN COVETS BIRD Set for 24th Street Theatre, 9/26-11/22U.S. Premiere of MAN COVETS BIRD Set for 24th Street Theatre, 9/26-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

What are the songs of birds and men? 24th Street Theatre, the company that produced Walking the Tightrope to universal acclaim on its stage, on tour and, most recently, for CTG at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, presents the second production of its LAb24 resident experimental theater company. The U.S. premiere of Man Covets Bird by Finegan Kruckemeyer opens on September 26 at 24th Street Theatre in downtown L.A. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Bryan Cranston Stars in Upcoming Biopic TRUMBOVIDEO: First Look - Bryan Cranston Stars in Upcoming Biopic TRUMBO
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Bleecker Street Films has released the first trailer for TRUMBO, an upcoming biopic starring "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. The film hits theaters in limited release on November 6th. (more...)

Becky Ann Baker to Lead Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE at The Public; Cast Set!Becky Ann Baker to Lead Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Public Theaterannounced complete casting today for the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE begins previews on Tuesday, September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening on Thursday,October 8. (more...)

Kathy Griffin's LIKE A BOSS Tour to Stop at CTG's Mark Taper Forum This FallKathy Griffin's LIKE A BOSS Tour to Stop at CTG's Mark Taper Forum This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin brings her searing brand of pull-no-punches comedy to the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum with the 'Like A Boss' Tour for two performances, November 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of AMERICAN FALLS, 9/11-10/18Echo Theater Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of AMERICAN FALLS, 9/11-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

"In American Falls, a doctor can live next to a shoe salesman, and a shoe salesman can be an Indian." The Echo Theater Company introduces L.A. audiences to playwright Miki Johnson when Chris Fields directs the West Coast premiere of American Falls, opening Sept. 11 at the Echo's Atwater Village Theatre home. (more...)

Andrew Garman to Star in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper This Winter; Cast Announced!Andrew Garman to Star in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Center Theatre Group and Playwrights Horizons have announced casting for "The Christians," a new play written by Lucas Hnath ("A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney," "Isaac's Eye," "Death Tax"). (more...)

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the DouglasPhoto Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Rock musical 'Girlfriend' opened at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre last Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Band - Behind the Scenes with GIRLFRIEND at the DouglasSTAGE TUBE: Meet the Band - Behind the Scenes with GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2015

Rock musical 'Girlfriend' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre this Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. Previews began on July 12. Click below to go behind the scenes with the band! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ryder Bach and Curt Hansen in GIRLFRIEND at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at Ryder Bach and Curt Hansen in GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rock musical 'Girlfriend' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre this Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. Previews began on July 12. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the actors onstage in L.A.! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Theatre's THE FALSE SERVANTPhoto Flash: The Odyssey Theatre's THE FALSE SERVANT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for a July 11 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Rehearsals have started for "Girlfriend" at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will begin previews on July 12 with the opening slated for July 19. Performances will continue through August 9. To prepare for the Los Angeles run, scroll down for a peek at the Actors Theatre of Louisville production! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Erik Jensen Performs Scene from HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC at Kirk Douglas TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Erik Jensen Performs Scene from HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2015

The world premiere production of 'How to be a Rock Critic' continues through June 28 in a limited engagement of 12 performances at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Based on the writing of Lester Bangs, the rock critic who reached iconic status in the 1970s with his passionate, intellectually honest writing, 'How to be a Rock Critic' will be performed in the theatre's rehearsal space, Upstairs@KDT. Presented as part of DouglasPlus, it is a co-production with South Coast Repertory. Click below to watch a clip of star Erik Jensen in character! (more...)

Ovation to Air 2015 Actors Hall of Fame Induction Special, 10/10Ovation to Air 2015 Actors Hall of Fame Induction Special, 10/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Actors Hall of Fame, which will honor 15 exceptional film, television and theatre actors this year, has partnered with Ovation TV, America's only arts network, to present the premiere of the 2015 Actors Hall of Fame inductions specia (more...)

Musical Star & Voice of 'Chiquita Banana' Monica Lewis Dies at 93Musical Star & Voice of 'Chiquita Banana' Monica Lewis Dies at 93
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of the 'Ed Sullivan Show,' died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, CA. She was 93. (more...)

Actress & Recording Star Monica Lewis, Voice of Chiquita Banana, Dies at 93Actress & Recording Star Monica Lewis, Voice of Chiquita Banana, Dies at 93
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of the 'Ed Sullivan Show,' was THE VOICE of the popular Chiquita BANANA cartoons, clowned opposite Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye, turned down a marriage proposal from Ronald Reagan and went on to play co-starring roles in such films as 'Earthquake,' 'Airport 1975' and 'The Concorde--Airport '79,' died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, CA. She was 93. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The world premiere production of 'How to be a Rock Critic' opens Wednesday, June 17 at 8 p.m. and continues through June 28 in a limited engagement of 12 performances at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Based on the writing of Lester Bangs, the rock critic who reached iconic status in the 1970s with his passionate, intellectually honest writing, 'How to be a Rock Critic' will be performed in the theatre's rehearsal space, Upstairs@KDT. Presented as part of DouglasPlus, it is a co-production with South Coast Repertory. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

THE CALICO BUFFALO Set for NYMF, 7/8-16THE CALICO BUFFALO Set for NYMF, 7/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with Bosc Publishing Company, Inc. presents The Calico Buffalo a new musical fable with book, music and lyrics by EJ Stapleton, and music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning composer Peter Stopschinski. Craig J. George directs a cast of ten, including Jennifer Apple, Rachel Coloff*, Rhys Gilyeat*, Zachary Infante*, Stephen Mark, Anthea Neri*, Rachel Rhodes-Devey*, Brooke Shapiro*, Kevin Sims*, and Max Wilcox*. The Calico Buffalo is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th & 11th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 8 through Thursday, July 16, 2015. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

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