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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...)

Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Emmy(R)-winning television event, which this year will celebrate the career of actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician Steve Martin, will continue premiering on TNT or TBS through 2018, with encores each year on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). (more...)

Leslie Ayvazian Set for Reading of New Play at Raven Theatre, 5/31Leslie Ayvazian Set for Reading of New Play at Raven Theatre, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

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Lucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' Starts Next Week at the DouglasLucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' Starts Next Week at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

A work-in-progress presentation of Lucy Alibar's "Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up" begins a limited engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre next Thursday, May 21, as part of CTG's DouglasPlus programming. It will continue through May 31 with only 11 public performances. (more...)

BWW Interviews: KAY COLE Directs Love Again at Group RepBWW Interviews: KAY COLE Directs Love Again at Group Rep
by Don Grigware - May 14, 2015

production of A Chorus Line, which garnered the Tony, Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk, and Theatre World awards -among others.  Other credits include:  director/choreographer: 22%, Love Songs, Spelling Bee, Rose Bowl Queens, Bark! No Strings, Desperate Writers (Off-B'way/LA), Flunky, The Dining Room, Nuncrackers, Judy's Scary Little Christmas, Frog & Toad, A Chorus Line, choreographer: Hunger, Nightmare Alley, Atlanta, Great Expectations, Triumph of Love, Dancing at Lughnasa. Pasadena Playhouse: 110 in the Shade, Do I Hear A Waltz. Hollywood Bowl: Mame, Bernstein's Mass, My Fair Lady, Music Man, Camelot, Reprise!, Three Penny Opera, City of Angels, Company, 20th Century, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Most Happy Fella. Other Los Angeles: Atlanta, Paint Your Wagon (Geffen); Grave White Way (Hudson Theatre); Dogeaters, Gaytino (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Six Dance Lessons (Falcon, Geffen, B'way); Snoopy, Blockheads (London West End). Film/TV: Country Rules, Santa Clause 3, Six Dance Lessons…  Website: www.kaycole.net (more...)

Photo Coverage: Downtown Urban Theater Festival  Presents Danny Hoch with Playwright Masters AwardPhoto Coverage: Downtown Urban Theater Festival Presents Danny Hoch with Playwright Masters Award
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival just presented playwright/director/actor Danny Hoch with the 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at this year's Opening Night event at 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC). The DUTF Playwright Masters Award is awarded to a writer that embodies the spirit of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival, founded in 2001 with the purpose of building a fresh repertoire of stories that echo the true spirit of urban life, while speaking to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. Previous honorees of the DUTF Playwright Masters Award include Nilo Cruz (Pulitzer Prize winner for Anna in the Tropics) and Adrienne Kennedy (OBIE Award winner for Funnyhouse of a Negro). (more...)

BWW News: SENIOR STAR SEARCH Set in LA for July 12BWW News: SENIOR STAR SEARCH Set in LA for July 12
by Don Grigware - May 12, 2015

Actress/producer/motivational speaker/champion of senior causes Jackie Goldberg, known more popularly as the Pink Lady and 'Pink' o her friends, has come up with yet another fantastic idea to help promote permanent senior entertainment in greater Los Angeles. The event is appropriately entitled Senior Star Search, a senior competition that will be held on Sunday July 12 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Park, Hollywood. Co-producing the event will be actress/singer/humanitarian Barbara Van Orden, known for her outrageous Las Vegas night club act as well as her close involvement in producing LA's Next Great Stage Star held annually at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood. Goldberg and Van Orden as co-producers of Senior Star Search wish to bring active, motivated seniors into local live entertainment. They are hopeful that more than 200 interested entertainers 55 or older will come forth to audition for the event on May 23rd and 24th. (more...)

Danny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at Tomorrow's OpeningDanny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at Tomorrow's Opening
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival announces that acclaimed playwright/director/actor Danny Hoch will receive the 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at this year's Opening Night event, which will take place tomorrow, May 12th at 8:00 p.m. at 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC). (more...)

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