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BWW Review: WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD Takes a Madcap Look at the Battle of the Sexes from Both Sides of the ClosetBWW Review: WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD Takes a Madcap Look at the Battle of the Sexes from Both Sides of the Closet
by Shari Barrett - Mar 14, 2016

The battle between the sexes has always been a favorite topic for all types of literary works. With the onslaught in today's media of how women should look to attract men rather than being true to who they really are, playwright Sheila Callaghan has taken a very personal stand in her madcap new play WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD, now presented in its West Coast premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Neel Keller, with musical staging by Ken Roht, performances continue through April 3. The gender-bending cast includes Lisa Banes, Nora Kirkpatrick, David Clayton Rogers and Dinora Z. Walcott, all of whom plays both female and male characters! (more...)

Victory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World PremiereVictory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for the next show of its 41st season, the world premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, West Coast Premieres & More Set for Marin Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary SeasonAUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, West Coast Premieres & More Set for Marin Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker are thrilled to announce the 50th anniversary season for the North Bay's leading non-profit professional theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CTG's West Coast Premiere of WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALADPhoto Flash: First Look at CTG's West Coast Premiere of WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

The West Coast premiere of Sheila Callaghan's madcap new play "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" opens Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Neel Keller, with musical staging by Ken Roht, performances for "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" continue through April 3. (Previews began on March 6.) (more...)

Peggy King Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/5Peggy King Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Peggy King, one of the last of the great Golden Age singers still performing today, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a special appearance on Saturday, March 5 at 9:30 PM, accompanied by the acclaimed All-Star Jazz Trio.  She will be celebrating the release of her first new recording in 36 years, "Songs a La King" on Fresh Sound Records. (more...)

James Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This SpringJames Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Further casting has been announced for Samuel Beckett's masterful ENDGAME, directed by one of Beckett's most celebrated interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 24 through May 22, 2016. The opening is scheduled for May 1. (more...)

Gallery Players to Present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NESTGallery Players to Present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

?Gallery Players announces the much anticipated production of the award-winning play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest based on the novel by Ken Kesey, and adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman.  Cuckoo's Nest continues Gallery's 49th Season of operation.  This production will be directed by Mark Harborth, with an opening night on March 12th at 8:00 pm.       (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Master Class Series with THE STORY WORKSHOP, a three-day intensive workshop with award-winning  writer and actor James Lecesne, whose work includes the Off-Broadway hits The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey and Word of Mouth. The master class is set for March 18-20 at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Falls & Bockley's 2666 Makes World Premiere Tonight at Goodman TheatreFalls & Bockley's 2666 Makes World Premiere Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaņo's famed novel, 2666, which has received extraordinary audience enthusiasm during previews, officially opens tonight, February 16, 2016. (more...)

Falls & Bockley's 2666 Extends Before World Premiere at Goodman TheatreFalls & Bockley's 2666 Extends Before World Premiere at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaņo's famed novel, 2666-which has received extraordinary audience enthusiasm during previews and officially opens tomorrow, February 16-has been extended. Four additional performances include March 17, 18 and 19 at 6:30pm and March 20 at 1pm. The 15-member all-Chicago ensemble cast remains unchanged during the added performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD at the DouglasPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The cast is set and rehearsals are underway for the West Coast premiere of Sheila Callaghan's madcap new play WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD, opening March 13, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Neel Keller and choreographed by Ken Roht, previews for WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD begin March 6 and performances continue through April 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

The Geffen Playhouse: Twenty Years Of Serious Theater Presented With A Hollywood SheenThe Geffen Playhouse: Twenty Years Of Serious Theater Presented With A Hollywood Sheen
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2016

The Los Angeles theatre that carries David Geffen's name serves its community as well as emerging playwrights. (more...)

TOKYO FISH STORY Gets Northern California Premiere at TheatreWorks This SpringTOKYO FISH STORY Gets Northern California Premiere at TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Northern California Premiere of TOKYO FISH STORY by Kimber Lee. (more...)

Victoria T. Morris, Bruce Daitch & Nanci Lewis Elected to Broadway Dreams Foundation's Board of DirectorsVictoria T. Morris, Bruce Daitch & Nanci Lewis Elected to Broadway Dreams Foundation's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), a premier non-profit organization dedicated to training, mentoring and providing career opportunities to the next generation of musical theater performers, announced that Victoria T. Morris, CEO of Lexikat Artists; Bruce Daitch, Head of Strategy, Planning and Operations for DreamWorks SKG; and Nanci Lewis, of The Vanderblue Team, have been elected to the BDF's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016. (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Kim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 SeasonKim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

?Abingdon Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Muse Project, will present STET, a new play inspired by true events, written by Kim Davies and conceived by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Artistic Director Tony Speciale. A limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin previews in June, as part of Abingdon's 2015-2016 Season. Tony Speciale is set to direct the world-premiere production, which marks his inaugural programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain TheatrePhoto Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, which opened on January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Check out photos from the show, below! (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Reveals 2015 Nominations for Achievements in TheatreLos Angeles Drama Critics Circle Reveals 2015 Nominations for Achievements in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2015 (Dec. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2015). (more...)

Grace Gummer Signs On as MR. ROBOT Series RegularGrace Gummer Signs On as MR. ROBOT Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Grace Gummer will appear as a series regular in the second season of USA Network's hit drama series MR. ROBOT. (more...)

CTG Presents THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASSCTG Presents THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Center Theatre Group presents "Through the Looking Glass," as part of its Community as Creators project, which engages L.A. communities in the creation of theatre. Written by poet/playwright Jerry Quickley, "Through the Looking Glass" brings together the people of two neighborhoods - Montebello and Leimert Park - to study one another and, with a new perspective, tell each other's stories and illuminate their own experiences. reg e gaines directs this deeply personal production which seeks to create connections, inspire and empower. (more...)

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