Kirk Douglas News

Chapman University & Lexikat Artists to Present IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Chapman University in association with Lexikat Artists present the wartime letters of American soldiers, sailors and airmen and their loved ones at home which are brought to life in a new play If All The Sky Were Paper by Andrew Carroll. The author will narrate this evening's performance. If All The Sky Were Paper is directed by John Benitz. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kimber Lee's DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING Celebrates Opening in LA
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The world premiere of Kimber Lee's 'different words for the same thing' opened last weekend on May 11 at the Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances continue through June 1, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kimber Lee Talks Writing DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING, Now Playing at CTG
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2014

The world premiere of Kimber Lee's 'different words for the same thing' opened last weekend on May 11 at the Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances continue through June 1, 2014. Click below to go behind the scenes with the playwright as she talks about her writing process and more! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Weekly Variety Show for CBS?
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2014

NPH revealed that he would instead love to serve as host of a weekly variety show for the CBS network. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Confirms He Was Initially Offered 'LATE SHOW' Gig
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris, once rumored to be a contender to replace David Letterman on THE LATE SHOW, confirmed today to Howard Stern that he was, in fact, initially approached to succeed the late-night host. Harris said CBS' Les Moonves and Nina Tassler also offered him Craig Ferguson's spot in the later show, though he eventually turned both gigs down. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kimber Lee's DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING Reverberates at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Don Grigware - May 14, 2014

Think Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Move the action ahead a century or so, adding Asian Americans and Mexican-Americans to the Anglo-Saxon mix and you come out with a very contemporary perspective of a small American town in Kimber Lee's different words for the same thing, beautifully staged by director Neel Keller. In fact, the entire staging with set pieces moved or carried on and off by the 12-member cast to make the houses, stores, school playground, church, cemetery and other interiors/exteriors of the Idaho town come to life in the vast space is what first brought Our Town to mind. I could see/feel the big picture before getting into the smaller ones. These are highly personal scenarios, some quiet/passive, others volatile. Some scenes are practically blackouts with little or no dialogue... but the all-encompassing thread keeping them connected bristles with furrows of emotional tension. Very cinematic! The effect is overwhelming, almost like divine intervention. Now onstage at the Kirk Douglas Theatre through June 1, this world-premiere play cries out to be experienced. (more...)

Benjamin Walker to Star in Psychological Thriller '2:22'
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2014


Playwrights Union to Host 5th Annual First Peek Reading Series, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Playwrights Union, a network of Los Angeles theater artists writing for stage, tv and film, hosts its fifth annual FIRST PEEK reading series of new work, May 17 and 18 at Monk Space in Koreatown. Original plays were first drafted during a month-long writing challenge in February. Plays have been finished or re-written in the weeks leading up to the Festival. Readings start at 2pm on Saturday and 1:30pm on Sunday. Tickets are free, but donations are suggested. There will be a Reception with Small Bites from Chef JC (aka PU member Jonathan Ceniceroz) and tunes from DJ Mad Joint (aka PU member Terence Anthony) starting at 8:30pm on Saturday. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, 4/23-510
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

The world premiere of Kimber Lee's 'different words for the same thing' opens this Sunday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances continue through June 1, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TheatreWorks Names Giovanna Sardelli as Director of New Works
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, has announced the appointment of Giovanna Sardelli to the position of Director of New Works. Sardelli brings stellar national directing credits and close ties with many of today's hottest rising playwrights to the company, which has established itself as a leader in cultivating and producing new works. No stranger to TheatreWorks, Sardelli helmed the company's 2013 production of Somewhere by rising star Matthew Lopez, as well as the TheatreWorks' 2011World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-nominee Rajiv Joseph's The North Pool, named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of that year's ten best productions in the Bay Area. (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND, Begin. 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Pulitzer Prize nominee Rajiv Joseph's (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo - NEA Award BEST PLAY) Gruesome Playground Injuries launches the season for multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (BEST PRODUCTION award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation). Their SEVENTH SEASON begins May 24, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kimber Lee Talks World Premiere of DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING
by Stage Tube - May 02, 2014

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Kimber Lee's "different words for the same thing," which begins previews May 4 at the Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Opening night is May 11 and performances run through June 1, 2014. Kimber Lee discusses the show in the video below. (more...)

Echo Theater Co. to Premiere BACKYARD, 5/31-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Earn your blood at the tag team match of the century, with the survival of two families in the balance. The Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of an outrageously violent, seriously dark and surprisingly funny new play about backyard wrestling. Larry Biederman directs Backyard by Mickey Birnbaum, opening May 31 at the Echo's new home, Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

LCT3 to Present BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY), 10/4-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and engaging new audiences, will produce the New York premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a new play by Kimber Lee, this fall. The production, to be directed by Patricia McGregor, will begin performances Saturday, October 4, running for six weeks only through Sunday, November 16 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, October 20. (more...)

Peggy King to Play Metropolitan Room with All-Star Jazz Trio, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

As the result of her recent successful appearances at the Metropolitan Room, singer Peggy King will be joined by the entire All-Star Jazz Trio for her next show on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 PM. The award-winning group consists of Andy Kahn on piano, Bruce Klauber on drums and Bruce Kaminsky on drums and they have been performing with King for the past year, but this will mark their debut at the Metropolitan Room. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth to Close Season with THE TOTALITARIANS, 6/2-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's The Totalitarians, a high-energy political comedy. The play explores the vacuous double-speak we invent for political gain and how this language insinuates itself into our everyday lives, relationships, and culture. Nachtrieb's work was last seen at Woolly with Season 29's Boom (2008), which went on to become the most widely produced new play in the country. Woolly Company Member and Andrew W. Mellon Playwright in Residence Robert O'Hara-the playwright and director of Season 31's Bootycandy (2011) and the playwright of Season 29's Helen Hayes Award winning Antebellum (2009)-will direct. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, today, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

DATE AND NUTS to Run 5/31-7/13 at the Bootleg
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

An animal rights activist in Brooklyn searches for love in the dating jungle of New York City. Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway, for the RSC and at the Taper) will direct the West Coast premiere of Dates and Nuts, a romantic comedy by Gary Lennon (Orange is the New Black for Netflix, Echo Theater Company's A Family Thing). Opening night is set for May 31 at the Bootleg Theater. (more...)

New Group's ANNAPURNA, Starring Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement through June 1. Official Opening Night is tonight, April 21 at 7:00pm, at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

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