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Annette Bening, Gary Cole and More to Appear in IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 3/14-15Annette Bening, Gary Cole and More to Appear in IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Lexikat Artists, in association with Chapman University, is proud to present the return of IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 2:30 pm at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City. The play is a moving, dramatic reading of real wartime letters by soldiers, Marines, sailors, and airmen, as well as their family members at home. (more...)

WALKING THE TIGHTROPE Comes to CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre This SpringWALKING THE TIGHTROPE Comes to CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

'Walking the Tightrope' by Mike Kenny, directed by Debbie Devine, comes to the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of Center Theatre Group's DouglasPlus programming at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 2 and 3, 2015. (Student performances April 28 through May 1). This is a production of the 24th STreet Theatre. (more...)

CTG Elects First Latina President of the Board, Kiki Ramos GindlerCTG Elects First Latina President of the Board, Kiki Ramos Gindler
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The Board of Directors for Center Theatre Group elected Kiki Ramos Gindler as President of the Board at the organization's board meeting on February 12, 2015. With this appointment, Gindler becomes the organization's first Latina president as well as the Music Center's first Latina board leader. Gindler will succeed William H. Ahmanson, who assumes the position of chairman of the board. (more...)

Classical French Actor Louis Jourdan Has Died at 93Classical French Actor Louis Jourdan Has Died at 93
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

Louis Jourdan, a French actor famous for American film and television appearances in the Oscar-winning musical GIGI, MADAME BOVARY, CAN-CAN, and THE FIRST OLYMPICS: ATHENS, 1896, as well as Broadway appearances in shows such as ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, has died. The Hollywood Walk of Fame winner was 93. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 16-22, Featuring Joanna Gleason, Tovah Feldshuh, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 16-22, Featuring Joanna Gleason, Tovah Feldshuh, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 15, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Melissa van der Schyff in "The Summer In Winter;' The Songs of Yandura & Melocik; Midnight at 9:30 Featuring Joanna Gleason, Aaron David Gleason, and More; Tovah Feldshuh: Aging Is Optional; and The Skivvies. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Nether is now in playing at the Duke of York's Theatre. Directed by Jeremy Herrin,Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. David Calder (Doyle) joins original cast members Amanda Hale (Morris), Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) and Stanley Townsend (Sims) who are joined by Jaime Adler, Zoe Brough, Perdie Hibbins and Isabella Pappas who alternate the role of Iris. Set designs are by Es Devlin, with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls. (more...)

Photo Flash: Culture Clash's 'CHAVEZ RAVINE' Celebrates Opening at the DouglasPhoto Flash: Culture Clash's 'CHAVEZ RAVINE' Celebrates Opening at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Powerhouse Latino theatre group Culture Clash's 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival,' opened last night, February 4, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances run through March 1, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

CTG & ADAA to Observe Armenian Genocide with STAGING THE UNSTAGEABLE Reading, 4/28CTG & ADAA to Observe Armenian Genocide with STAGING THE UNSTAGEABLE Reading, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

In observance of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Center Theatre Group, in partnership with the Armenian Dramatic Artists Alliance (ADAA), will present 'Staging the Unstageable: The Esthetics of Dramatizing Atrocity' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Tuesday, April 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek Culture Clash's 'CHAVEZ RAVINE', Opening at the Kirk Douglas Theatre Next WeekPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek Culture Clash's 'CHAVEZ RAVINE', Opening at the Kirk Douglas Theatre Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Powerhouse Latino theatre group Culture Clash's 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival,' opens next Wednesday (February 4) at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances run through March 1, 2015. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Margot Robbie & Miles Teller to Host the Oscars' Sci-Tech AwardsMargot Robbie & Miles Teller to Host the Oscars' Sci-Tech Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

According to Entertainment Weekly, Margot Robbie and Miles Teller will host this year's Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Wilshire. (more...)

LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical 'tour guide' for LACO's annual 'Discover' program, which this season features a special one-night-only exploration of Mozart's incomparable and deeply moving Requiem in D minor with special guests Alison King, soprano; Emily Fons, alto; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Aubrey Allicock, bass; and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8 pm, at Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium. The evening is designed to lead patrons to a greater understanding of Mozart's musical capstone and to appreciate the work with 'new ears.' Kahane, lauded for his 'eloquence' (The New York Times), explores a different work each year for LACO's annual Discover concert. According to LA Opening Nights, 'Some conductors are born educators, and Jeffrey Kahane is one of them.' Adding a special flourish to Kahane's introduction to the work are Antaeus Company actors John Sloan (Mozart ) and JD Cullum (Salieri). (more...)

THE CONVERT by THE WALKING DEAD's Danai Gurira Receives Bay Area Premiere at MTC, 2/19–3/15THE CONVERT by THE WALKING DEAD's Danai Gurira Receives Bay Area Premiere at MTC, 2/19–3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Marin Theatre Company begins 2015 with the Bay Area premiere of The Convert, which marks the Bay Area debut of award-winning Zimbabwean-American playwright Danai Gurira, running Feb 19-March 15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MISS DIETRICH REGRETS, St James Theatre Studio, January 21 2015BWW Reviews: MISS DIETRICH REGRETS, St James Theatre Studio, January 21 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jan 23, 2015

Gary Naylor is invited into the presence of Marlene Dietrich and finds much that is unique, and much that is universal, in this towering figure of 20th century culture. (more...)

Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Bob Newhart to be Honored by International Cinematographers GuildCheryl Boone Isaacs and Bob Newhart to be Honored by International Cinematographers Guild
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild have named Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Motion Picture Academy®, as recipient of the President's Award, and comedian Bob Newhart recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at the 52nd Annual Publicists Luncheon (more...)

Lauren Bacall Jewelry Collection & More Set for Auction This SpringLauren Bacall Jewelry Collection & More Set for Auction This Spring
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Bonhams is delighted to announce the highly anticipated auction of the Lauren Bacall Collection. Consisting of approximately 750 items, the collection will be exhibited and offered at auction at the New York Madison Avenue galleries; the auction will be conducted in four sessions on March 31 (more...)

Humanitas & Center Theatre Group to Launch PLAY LAHumanitas & Center Theatre Group to Launch PLAY LA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Humanitas, which has for years given budding television writers a leg up through its New Voices mentorship initiative, will now add support for locally based playwrights through PLAY LA, a new program launched in collaboration with Center Theatre Group (CTG). The announcement was made jointly by Humanitas President Ali LeRoi and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

David Drake Helms NYC Reading of THE BEACHCOMBER BOYS Musical TonightDavid Drake Helms NYC Reading of THE BEACHCOMBER BOYS Musical Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Today January 9, 2015 in New York City, Obie Award winner David Drake will direct the inaugural reading of the new musical The Beachcomber Boys, with book and lyrics by Myra Slotnick and music by Grammy Award-winning composer Peter Stopschinski, whose contribution to Madeleine George's The Curious Case Of Dr. Watson was nominated for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. (more...)

Deaf West's Michael Arden-Helmed SPRING AWAKENING to Return This SummerDeaf West's Michael Arden-Helmed SPRING AWAKENING to Return This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen present the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening for a limited 22-performance engagement Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, June 7, 2015 (press opening May 28) in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Carrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie ReynoldsCarrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Carrie Fisher will present the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. (more...)

Award-Winning Team Set for NYC Reading of New Musical THE BEACHCOMBER BOYSAward-Winning Team Set for NYC Reading of New Musical THE BEACHCOMBER BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

On January 9, 2015 in New York City, Obie Award winner David Drake will direct the inaugural reading of the new musical The Beachcomber Boys, with book and lyrics by Myra Slotnick and music by Grammy Award-winning composer Peter Stopschinski, whose contribution to Madeleine George's The Curious Case Of Dr. Watson was nominated for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. (more...)

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