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Sony Movie Channel to Honor Veterans with Memorial Day Marathon, 5/26Sony Movie Channel to Honor Veterans with Memorial Day Marathon, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2015

Sony Movie Channel salutes veterans with a stacked Memorial Day Marathon event on Monday, May 25, starting at 6:45 a.m. ET. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER Opens Tonight at NYTWDael Orlandersmith's FOREVER Opens Tonight at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The New York premiere of FOREVER, the fourth production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker), created and performed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Monster, The Gimmick) and directed by Neel Keller (The Nether),officially opens tonight, May 4, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). FOREVER runs through Sunday, May 31, 2015. (more...)

Curtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 9, Featuring Director Bart DeLorenzoCurtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 9, Featuring Director Bart DeLorenzo
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Curtain Call Podcast, an audio podcast featuring hour-long interviews with diverse theater professionals, announces the release of Episode Nine (9) with special guest Bart DeLorenzo available for free download starting May 1, 2015. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Heads to the Kirk Douglas Theatre This YearYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Heads to the Kirk Douglas Theatre This Year
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Center Theatre Group, in collaboration with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, will present the West Coast premiere of Young Jean Lee's newest work, the acclaimed play "Straight White Men," November 20 - December 20, 2015, at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 24th STreet's WALKING THE TIGHTROPE, Set for This Weekend at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at 24th STreet's WALKING THE TIGHTROPE, Set for This Weekend at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

A very limited engagement of 24th STreet Theatre's award-winning production of "Walking the Tightrope" will be presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre with four public performances only, May 2 and 3 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Student performances will take place April 28 through May 1.) Scroll down for a look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Star of Stage & Screen Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95Star of Stage & Screen Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

ET reports that legendary actress and star of stage andscreen, Jayne Meadows Allen passed awaypeacefully of natural causes in her Encino, Calif. home Sunday night at the age of 95. (more...)

Danny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award Next MonthDanny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 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 on Tuesday, May 12th at 8:00 p.m. at 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

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Lucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' to Begin 5/21 at the DouglasLucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' to Begin 5/21 at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

A work-in-progress presentation of Lucy Alibar's 'Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up' will commence at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre on Thursday, May 21, and will continue through May 31 as part of CTG's DouglasPlus programming. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER Begins Tonight at NYTWDael Orlandersmith's FOREVER Begins Tonight at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The New York premiere of FOREVER, the fourth production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker), created and performed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Monster, The Gimmick) and directed by Neel Keller (The Nether), begins previews tonight, April 22nd and officially opens on Monday, May 4, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). (more...)

SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at NorthlightSHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

Shohreh Aghdashloo and More Set for 'STAGING THE UN-STAGEABLE', 4/28 at Kirk Douglas TheatreShohreh Aghdashloo and More Set for 'STAGING THE UN-STAGEABLE', 4/28 at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

In observance of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Center Theatre Group, in partnership with the Armenian Dramatic Artists Alliance (ADAA), will present "Staging the Un-stageable: The Esthetics of Dramatizing Atrocity" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Tuesday, April 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference to Honor Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz at TOWN & COUNTRY GalaOjai Playwrights Conference to Honor Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz at TOWN & COUNTRY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) launches its 18th season with a benefit gala themed 'Town & Country' on Saturday, May 2, 3:00 pm, in Ojai, CA. Honoring Gordon Davidson for his decades of leadership in new play development in Los Angeles, and Judy Ovitz, an invaluable patron of the arts and OPC leader, the Benefit helps to fund the development of compelling new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND to Play CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre This SummerAlmond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND to Play CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

'Girlfriend', featuring book by Todd Almond and music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, will be directed by Les Waters at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, running July 12 through August 9, 2015. (more...)

California Repertory Company to Present OUT OF ORBITCalifornia Repertory Company to Present OUT OF ORBIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Los Angeles-based duo of playwright Jennifer Maisel and director Lindsay Allbaugh spearheads Out of Orbit in the final show of the 2014-2015 California Repertory season. The creative team demonstrates the distance between communication and connection can sometimes be worlds apart. (more...)

Playwright Sheila Callaghan to Bring FERAL DRIVES, FIERCE WOMEN to Sandbox@CTG, 4/14Playwright Sheila Callaghan to Bring FERAL DRIVES, FIERCE WOMEN to Sandbox@CTG, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Center Theatre Group welcomes playwright Sheila Callaghan, a recipient of CTG's Fadiman Award for Playwriting, and local feminist scholars Sue-Ellen Case (UCLA) and Dr. Tiffany Ana Lopez (UC Riverside) to the rehearsal room at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special one-night-only DouglasPlus event, Sandbox@CTG: "Feral Drives, Fierce Women" on Tuesday, April 14, at 8 p.m. (more...)

I WISH TO DIE SINGING to Play Finborough TheatreI WISH TO DIE SINGING to Play Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Commemorating the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, the world premiere of a documentary drama I Wish To Die Singing - Voices From The Armenian Genocide opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 (Press Nights: Thursday, 23 April and Friday, 24 April 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Award winning Broadway director Steve Zuckerman and noted playwright, screen and television writer John Bunzel are tapped by The New American Theatre Artistic Director Jack Stehlin to offer Los Angeles a 'first look' at the new comedy 63 TRILLION, opening at the Odyssey Theatre on April 25, 2015. (more...)

Cast Set for 24th STreet Theatre's WALKING THE TIGHTROPE at the Kirk Douglas, 5/2-3Cast Set for 24th STreet Theatre's WALKING THE TIGHTROPE at the Kirk Douglas, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Casting has been set for the 24th STreet Theatre award-winning production of "Walking the Tightrope," which will be remounted for the Kirk Douglas Theatre presentation of four public performances only, May 2 and 3 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

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