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William Daniels to Chat, Sign 'THERE I GO AGAIN' Memoir at Drama Book ShopWilliam Daniels to Chat, Sign 'THERE I GO AGAIN' Memoir at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome celebrated actor of stage and screen, William Daniels (1776, Boy Meets World, St. Elsewhere) for a discussion to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, There I Go Again. Daniels will sit down with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland for an intimate conversation about his life on stage and off.  (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Offer Free Workshops at The ShopCenter Theatre Group to Offer Free Workshops at The Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Center Theatre Group will provide free workshops to community members at The Shop located at 2856 E. 11th Street in Boyle Heights, 90023. Center Theatre Group staff will teach crafting techniques with activities that range from puppet making to fabric marbling. Upcoming workshops are taking place in May and June. (more...)

Photo Flash: DRY LAND Celebrates Opening Night as Part of 'Block Party' the DouglasPhoto Flash: DRY LAND Celebrates Opening Night as Part of 'Block Party' the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Center Theatre Group's Block Party continues with the opening of The Echo Theater Company production of 'Dry Land' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Alana Dietze, 'Dry Land' opened on May 14 and runs through May 21, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Abingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins TonightAbingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, tonight, May 15, through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old GlobeCast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Sing Closing Number at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary CelebrationJennifer Hudson to Sing Closing Number at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, today announced two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and newly announced coach on NBC's 'The Voice' Jennifer Hudson will join Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Block Party Info Session This MonthCenter Theatre Group to Host Block Party Info Session This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host a special informational session at the Kirk Douglas Theatre rehearsal room on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. for those interested in applying to Center Theatre Group's second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. Block Party aims to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. The deadline to apply to the 2017-2018 Block Party program is May 30, 2017. (more...)

Glenn Davis Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company EnsembleGlenn Davis Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Glenn Davis to the world-renowned ensemble. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Silly at Sardi's with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Mike Faist & Will RolandThe Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Silly at Sardi's with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Mike Faist & Will Roland
by Broadwaysted - May 10, 2017

This week the Broadwaysted crew is thrilled to be chatting with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Mike Faist and Will Roland! We're cozy in a corner booth in Sardi's and we're drinking...well, everything while we discuss Will and Mike's shared three-year journey with the show and Mike's reaction to finding out he was a Tony nominee! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of Echo Theater's DRY LAND, Part of CTG's Block PartyVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of Echo Theater's DRY LAND, Part of CTG's Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Center Theatre Group's Block Party continues with the opening of The Echo Theater Company production of 'Dry Land' this Sunday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Alana Dietze, 'Dry Land' will begin previews May 12 and continue for 11 performances only through May 21, 2017. Go behind-the-scenes in the video below! (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Keith David and More Sign on for Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary CelebrationMatthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Keith David and More Sign on for Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, announced today that Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Louis Gossett Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Jimmy Smits, Rene Auberjonois, Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Anthony Crivello, Culture Clash, Merle Dandridge, Tim Dang, Keith David, Shaila Essley, Davis Gaines, Harry Groener, Clint Holmes, David Henry Hwang, Gregory Itzin, Dale Kristien, Doug LaBrecque, Tzi Ma, Alan Mandell, Dakin Matthews, Christina Saffran, Benjamin Schrader, Shoshannah Stern, Lisa Vroman, Ed Waterstreet and Aryana Williams are set to take the stage at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 SeasonBENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Seeks Applications for 2018 Sherwood AwardCenter Theatre Group Seeks Applications for 2018 Sherwood Award
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Center Theatre Group is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Richard E. Sherwood Award. The deadline to submit an application is June 5, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. (more...)

The Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance SeasonThe Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Los Angeles audiences will discover a new perspective on many timeless classics interpreted through a contemporary lens as they journey through The Music Center's dance season and uncover themes of conflict between female strength and societal expectations.  The 2017/2018 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) season is replete with powerful characters, riveting storylines, modern choreography and theatrics that take the traditional narrative ballet to a new level.  Audiences are invited to venture into the world of dance and experience realms of expression beyond expectation.  The coming season opens with the U.S. premiere of Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes (September 15-October 1, 2017), a beloved fairytale and Hollywood classic where life imitates art, presented by Dance at The Music Center and Center Theatre Group.  (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna PlayhouseGregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Block Party Continues with Opening of CITIZEN This Sunday at the DouglasBlock Party Continues with Opening of CITIZEN This Sunday at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group's Block Party continues with the opening of The Fountain Theatre production of "Citizen: An American Lyric" this Sunday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Based on a book of poetry by Claudia Rankine, adapted for the stage by Fountain Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs and directed by Shirley Jo Finney, "Citizen: An American Lyric" will begin previews April 28 and continue for 11 performances only through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePaul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2017-2018 season at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of CTG's CITIZEN; AN AMERICAN LYRICVIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of CTG's CITIZEN; AN AMERICAN LYRIC
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2017

Citizen: An American Lyric joins Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the inaugural Block Party program. (more...)

Calling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors EverywhereCalling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater's "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bakers and Witches, Cinderellas and Princes, Milky Whites, et al., who have ever appeared in a production of "Into the Woods." (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Christine Pedi Talks S.T.A.G.E. Benefit IDOLS & ICONS To Be Performed One Night Only on May 13BWW Interview: Actress Christine Pedi Talks S.T.A.G.E. Benefit IDOLS & ICONS To Be Performed One Night Only on May 13
by Don Grigware - Apr 26, 2017

Actress Christine Pedi is well known for her theatre/cabaret appearances as well as TV and SiriusXM radio. Her finest hour has come in Forbidden Broadway with her glorious singing impressions. She took time out from her busy schedule to talk about her upcoming appearance in LA for the last S.T.A.G.E. benefit on Saturday May 13 at the Saban Theatre. (more...)

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