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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...)

Grey Flannel's Summer Games  Features Jordan's Signed, Game-Used 1984 Olympics Sneakers, 6/24Grey Flannel's Summer Games Features Jordan's Signed, Game-Used 1984 Olympics Sneakers, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Grey Flannel's Summer Games auction featuring top-tier game-used professional sports memorabilia is open for bidding, now through June 24. More than 900 lots representing all major sports are currently available to view at www.greyflannelauctions.com. (more...)

Courtney Love in KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY & More Set for CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre's 12th SeasonCourtney Love in KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY & More Set for CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 12th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT to Run 7/3-9/6 at the OdysseyMarivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT to Run 7/3-9/6 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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 3 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. (more...)

Benjamin Walker Will Get Bloody in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway; Musical Still Expected to Bow in 2016Benjamin Walker Will Get Bloody in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway; Musical Still Expected to Bow in 2016
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 2, 2015

As previously reported, American Psycho will soon be cutting out a niche for itself on Broadway, with previews expected to begin in February 2016, ahead of an official opening in March. (more...)

Humanitas and CTG Select Five Local Writers for PLAY LA WorkshopHumanitas and CTG Select Five Local Writers for PLAY LA Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

From a pool of nearly two hundred Los Angeles playwrights, Humanitas and CTG have chosen five writers for their new PLAY LA Workshop, a year-long development process for local, early to mid-career writers interested in creating stage works from the ground up. Each playwright will receive a $1,500 stipend and access to critiques and feedback from theatre, film and television professionals throughout the year as they develop a new play. (more...)

Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize Seeks Submissions Through June 30Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize Seeks Submissions Through June 30
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

As a part of their new partnership PLAY LA, Center Theatre Group and Humanitas will be accepting submissions starting June 1 for the Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize, which supports Southern California playwrights. Submissions will be accepted until June 30.  Three finalists will be notified in mid-December 2015 and the winner will be announced at the 41st Annual Humanitas Prize Awards Luncheon in February of 2016.  This is the first year Humanitas and CTG are awarding this annual prize.  (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds THE NETHER to for 2015-16 SeasonSan Francisco Playhouse Adds THE NETHER to for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano) announced its final selection for the previously-announced 2015-2016 Mainstage season: Jennifer Haley's mind-blowing exploration of second-life morality and virtual criminality, The Nether. (more...)

Ryder Bach and Curt Hansen to Reprise Roles in GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas This SummerRyder Bach and Curt Hansen to Reprise Roles in GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Casting is set for "Girlfriend," which will begin previews at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre on July 12 with the opening slated for July 19. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. (more...)

InterACT to Present ALL AMERICAN GIRL, 7/3-26InterACT to Present ALL AMERICAN GIRL, 7/3-26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Playwright Wendy Graf (No Word In Guyanese for Me) explores the journey of an 'all American girl' (Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia, alternating) as she develops from innocent youth to radicalized extremist. Anita Khanzadian directs the world premiere of All American Girl for InterACT Theatre Company, opening July 3 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC Begins Rehearsals at the Douglas Next WeekHOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC Begins Rehearsals at the Douglas Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Rehearsals begin May 26 for the world premiere production of "How to be a Rock Critic," based on the writing of Lester Bangs, the rock critic who reached iconic status in the 1970s with his passionate, intellectually honest writing. Performances at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre begin June 17 and continue through June 28, 2015, in the theatre's rehearsal space, Upstairs@KDT. Presented as part of DouglasPlus, "How to be a Rock Critic" is a co-production with South Coast Repertory.  (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dael Orlandersmith Talks NYTW's FOREVERBWW Interview: Dael Orlandersmith Talks NYTW's FOREVER
by Adrienne Onofri - May 19, 2015

The downtown theater stalwart discusses her latest play, about the woman who raised her and the artists who drove her. (more...)

In Performance Video: Dael Orlandersmith Performs from Her Solo Show FOREVERIn Performance Video: Dael Orlandersmith Performs from Her Solo Show FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

This week's New York Times In Performance video features a scene from Dael Orlandersmith's solo show FOREVER (more...)

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