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Cast Set for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Kirk Douglas Theatre This WinterCast Set for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Kirk Douglas Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN will have its West Coast premiere November 20 - December 20, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre, directed by Lee and presented in collaboration with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. The first U.S. performances of the play since The Public Theater presented its New York premiere last fall will feature a cast of Frank Boyd, Richard Riehle, Brian Slaten and Gary Wilmes. (more...)

Photo Flash: KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY, Starring Todd Almond and Courtney Love, Opens at Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY, Starring Todd Almond and Courtney Love, Opens at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY, with music and lyrics by Todd Almond, featuring Almond and rock icon Courtney Love, began performances with three previews Thursday, October 15, 2015, through Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m., and opened last night Sunday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. Check out photos below! (more...)

Michael Douglas To Receive AARP Movies For Grownups Career Achievement AwardMichael Douglas To Receive AARP Movies For Grownups Career Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

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REDCAT Presents Theater Artist John Fleck's BLACKTOP HIGHWAYREDCAT Presents Theater Artist John Fleck's BLACKTOP HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Los Angeles-based performer John Fleck returns to REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for the contemporary arts, Thursday October 22 to Sunday October 25, 2015, just in time to warm you up for Halloween. (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Headed to Los Angeles in 2016THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Headed to Los Angeles in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The producers of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY announced today that the play written by and starring James Lecesne will play a strictly limited three week engagement in Los Angeles from Wednesday, January 13, 2016 through Sunday, January 31, 2016 as a guest production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City).  The hit play ends its Off-Broadway engagement Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY, Starring Todd Almond and Courtney Love, Begins at Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY, Starring Todd Almond and Courtney Love, Begins at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY, with music and lyrics by Todd Almond, featuring Almond and rock icon Courtney Love, begins performances with three previews tonight, October 15, 2015, through Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m., and opens Sunday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. The show, which is a special DouglasPlus event, will run through November 8. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show from this year's PROTOTYPE Festival in NYC! (more...)

The Taper's THE CHRISTIANS to Hold Choir Auditions Next MonthThe Taper's THE CHRISTIANS to Hold Choir Auditions Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Center Theatre Group is seeking a diverse group of singers from across the greater Los Angeles community to perform as members of the church choir in the West Coast premiere of THE CHRISTIANS, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, presented by CTG and Playwrights Horizons at the Mark Taper Forum, December 2, 2015, through January 10, 2016. (more...)

Ovation Airs 2015 Actors Hall of Fame Induction Special TodayOvation Airs 2015 Actors Hall of Fame Induction Special Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The Actors Hall of Fame, which will honor 15 exceptional film, television and theatre actors this year, has partnered with Ovation TV, America's only arts network, to present the premiere of the 2015 Actors Hall of Fame inductions special today, October 10, 2015. (more...)

The SIlent Clowns Film Series Showcases Douglas Fairbanks' Iconic ZORRO RolesThe SIlent Clowns Film Series Showcases Douglas Fairbanks' Iconic ZORRO Roles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The Silent Clowns Film Series announced today their fall 2015 season entitled 'Before Batman: Douglas Fairbanks' ZORRO (and son)', celebrating the iconic character brought to the screen by silent era swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks in two blockbuster action pictures. The screenings of THE MARK OF ZORRO and DON Q, SON OF ZORRO will have live musical accompaniment and will take place at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the Library for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Open World Premiere of Jonathan Caren's NEED TO KNOW, 10/25Rogue Machine to Open World Premiere of Jonathan Caren's NEED TO KNOW, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of Ovation Award winning playwright Jonathan Caren's NEED TO KNOW, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and opening at 7pm Sunday, October 25, 2015. (more...)

CTG to Host AN OPEN CONVERSATION WITH PLAYWRIGHT WILL ENO, 11/2CTG to Host AN OPEN CONVERSATION WITH PLAYWRIGHT WILL ENO, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Center Theatre Group presents 'Sandbox@CTG: An Open Conversation with Playwright Will Eno,' in the rehearsal room at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special one-night-only DouglasPlus event, Monday, November 2, 2015, at 8 p.m. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 3-9THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 3-9
by Nora Dominick - Oct 9, 2015

Trying to get tickets to all the new shows on Broadway? Still trying to win the #Ham4Ham lottery? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY, Starring Todd Almond and Courtney Love at Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY, Starring Todd Almond and Courtney Love at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY, with music and lyrics by Todd Almond, featuring Almond and rock icon Courtney Love, begins performances with three previews Thursday, October 15, 2015, through Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m., and opens Sunday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. The show, which is a special DouglasPlus event, will run through November 8. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show from this year's PROTOTYPE Festival in NYC! (more...)

REUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens 11/7 at NoHo Arts CenterREUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens 11/7 at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

This melodic, memorable and quirky pop score provides biting social commentary along with a little romance and an outrageously good time for all. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll cringe. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

William Missouri Downs' edgy, existential comedy examines religion, love, politics and the meaning of life in a hilarious standoff between belief and doubt. Directed by Sirena Irwin, The Exit Interview opens on October 9 at the Lounge Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

THE SOPRANOS Star Frank Albanese Dies at Age 84THE SOPRANOS Star Frank Albanese Dies at Age 84
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Frank Albanese, perhaps best known for his role as Tony's Uncle Pat Blundetto on the HBO series THE SOPRANOS, passed away at the age of 84. (more...)

Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The PublicRobert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE began previews on September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening tonight, October 8. (more...)

WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA Makes U.S. Debut at 59E59 Theaters TonightWELCOME TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA Makes U.S. Debut at 59E59 Theaters Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes Monk Parrots with the US premiere of the new musical WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, book by Luke Landric Leonard; lyrics by Katie Pearl and Mr. Leonard; music by Peter Stopschinski; and directed by Mr. Leonard. (more...)

Jock Soto & Carmelita Tropicana to Host 31st Annual Bessie AwardsJock Soto & Carmelita Tropicana to Host 31st Annual Bessie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announce the lineup of special guests for the 2015 ceremony. Acclaimed former New York City Ballet principal Jock Soto and performance artist and playwright Carmelita Tropicana will host the event. The 31st Annual Bessie Awards will be held on Monday, October 19, at 7:30pm, at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. Doors open at 6:30pm for red carpet and pre-show celebrations. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Bryan Cranston in International Trailer for Upcoming Biopic TRUMBOVIDEO: First Look - Bryan Cranston in International Trailer for Upcoming Biopic TRUMBO
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

International distributor eOne has released the international trailer for TRUMBO, an upcoming biopic starring 'Breaking Bad's' Bryan Cranston (more...)

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