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2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik EhnPhoto Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Get Ready for AMELIE at the Ahmanson with Film Screening at The Theatre at Ace HotelGet Ready for AMELIE at the Ahmanson with Film Screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

In anticipation of "Amelie, A New Musical" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles will present a special screening of the five-time Oscar-nominated film "Amelie" on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Chance Theater Announces 2017 SeasonChance Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Chance Theater is thrilled to announce its lineup for 2017, which will be the third to employ both stages in its new home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature nine fully-staged productions, a workshop production, and three staged readings of new plays still in development. (more...)

THE WHOLEHEARTED Opens this Weekend at Center Theatre GroupTHE WHOLEHEARTED Opens this Weekend at Center Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Stein | Holum Projects' engrossing one-woman show "The Wholehearted" previews this Friday, December 2 and opens Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of DouglaPlus. Written and co-directed by Deborah Stein and performed and co-directed by Suli Holum, the world premiere production is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. "The Wholehearted" plays through December 11, 2016. (more...)

Paulo P. Lima, Ph.D. Named Senior Vice President and Chair of the Newly Created  Arts & Culture PracticePaulo P. Lima, Ph.D. Named Senior Vice President and Chair of the Newly Created Arts & Culture Practice
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Effective today, Paulo P. Lima, Ph.D. will serve as senior vice president and chair of the Arts & Culture Practice. Dr. Lima has held various roles in his 12 years with LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS such as senior counselor and vice president, managing director, Hispanic Practice. In this newly created role, Dr. Lima will play an integral part in further driving the agency's presence in the arts and culture industry.    (more...)

Pentatonix, The Roots & More Added to NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTERPentatonix, The Roots & More Added to NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Roots, Anthony Hamilton & the HamilTones and Pentatonix will join NBC's star-studded special CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER," set to air live from Rockefeller Center in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Celebrates its Return to the Mark Taper ForumZOOT SUIT Celebrates its Return to the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

'Zoot Suit' was originally commissioned and developed by Center Theatre Group, playing for nearly a year in Los Angeles first at the Taper from August 6 to October 1, 1978, then from October 10, 1978, through July 1, 1979, at the Aquarius in Hollywood. It went on to become Broadway's first Chicano play, was made into a major motion picture and became a cultural phenomenon. (more...)

THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead' Reveals Truth About Van Gogh's Ear, 12/14THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead' Reveals Truth About Van Gogh's Ear, 12/14
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Van Gogh's Ear, broadcast as part of Secrets of the Dead, one of PBS's longest running, limited primetime series, delves into the artist's state of mind on the night he committed his notorious act of self-harm and offers fascinating evidence discovered by researcher Bernadette Murphy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THRONES: THE MUSICAL PARODY, Now in Los AngelesPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THRONES: THE MUSICAL PARODY, Now in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment will present the Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn. THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY runs through Sunday, December 20 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in character! (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa LoomerCasting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. presents A CHRISTMAS CAROLIndependent Shakespeare Co. presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISC), producers of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS. In his lifetime, Charles Dickens was recognized not only as a great writer, but as an actor. His greatest successes on the stages of Britain and the United States were his solo performances of his own work. One of the first pieces he presented to great acclaim was A Christmas Carol. A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS will perform at Independent Studio from Thursday, December 8 - Sunday, December 18(Thursdays - Sundays) at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

ADLER & GIBB to Make American Premiere at CTG This JanuaryADLER & GIBB to Make American Premiere at CTG This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

'Adler & Gibb' by Tim Crouch, directed by Tim Crouch, Andy Smith and Karl James, will run in a Center Theatre Group co-commission with the Royal Court Theatre in its American Premiere this January. (more...)

Gordon Davidson Memorial Will Be Held at the Ahmanson This WinterGordon Davidson Memorial Will Be Held at the Ahmanson This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Center Theatre Group will hold a memorial in honor of its Founding Artistic Director, Gordon Davidson, on Monday, January 9, 2017, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Ahmanson Theatre. The theatre will open at 7 p.m. The memorial will not be a ticketed event and will be open to the public. Additional details will be released at a later date. (more...)

Santa Barbara Film Fest to Honor LA LA LAND's Emma Stone & Ryan GoslingSanta Barbara Film Fest to Honor LA LA LAND's Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling
by Movies News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will be presented with the 2017 Outstanding Performers of the Year award (more...)

Demian Bichir to Star as 'El Pachuco' in ZOOT SUIT at the TaperDemian Bichir to Star as 'El Pachuco' in ZOOT SUIT at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

International stage and screen star Demian Bichir (Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' FX's 'The Bridge,' Showtime's 'Weeds' and Soderbergh's 'Che') is set to play the indelible role of El Pachuco in Center Theatre Group's production of 'Zoot Suit' at the Mark Taper Forum, with previews beginning January 31, opening set for February 12 and performances continuing through March 12, 2017. (more...)

THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead' Reveals the Truth About 'Van Gogh's Ear' Wednesday, December 14, 10 p.m. on PBSTHIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead' Reveals the Truth About 'Van Gogh's Ear' Wednesday, December 14, 10 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

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Richard Skipper Celebrates with an Old-Fashioned Variety/Talk Show at the TriadsRichard Skipper Celebrates with an Old-Fashioned Variety/Talk Show at the Triads
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Friday, December 9th at 7pm, at The Triad, Richard Skipper Celebrates with an Old-Fashioned Variety/Talk Show with Musical Direction by Bryon Sommers, with Rex Benincasa on percussion & Jeff Carney on bass & a great lineup of featured guests including One Mystery Guest every month. Previous Mystery Guests have included Hilary Kole, Melba Moore and Stacy Sullivan.  (more...)

CTG Selects Local Teachers for August Wilson In-School ResidencyCTG Selects Local Teachers for August Wilson In-School Residency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Center Theatre Group has selected four local high school teachers from three different high schools in Los Angeles to participate in the 2017 August Wilson In-School Residency Program. The in-school residency is a semester-long program that provides Title 1 students with an in-depth study of the work of prolific African American playwright August Wilson and provides opportunities for them to discover their own creative voices. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host ZOOT SUIT Ticket On-Sale BashCenter Theatre Group to Host ZOOT SUIT Ticket On-Sale Bash
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Tickets for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum's production of 'Zoot Suit' go on sale Friday, November 18, 2016, with a celebratory on-sale event from noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Ahmanson Theatre on the Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

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