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Center Theatre Group to Host Six Community Conversations for ZOOT SUITCenter Theatre Group to Host Six Community Conversations for ZOOT SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host six Community Conversations for 'Zoot Suit,' which returns to the Mark Taper Forum to celebrate Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary. This series of panel conversations on selected nights throughout the run will be open to the public and feature local thought leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on our stages. (more...)

Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces Producers & Writers Panels LineupSanta Barbara Film Festival Announces Producers & Writers Panels Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today their lineups for their annual Writers and Producers panel series. (more...)

Damien Chazelle, Kenneth Lonergan & More to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film FeestDamien Chazelle, Kenneth Lonergan & More to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Feest
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle, Denis Villeneuve, and Kenneth Lonergan will receive the 2017 Outstanding Directors of the Year Award. (more...)

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival to Honor Outstanding Contributions in DirectingThe Santa Barbara International Film Festival to Honor Outstanding Contributions in Directing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle, Denis Villeneuve, and Kenneth Lonergan will receive the 2017 Outstanding Directors of the Year Award. They will each be celebrated individually for their films Moonlight, La La Land, Arrival, and Manchester by the Sea respectively.  The individual honors will be followed by a joint conversation between the directors on their craft and the landscape of modern day filmmaking.  The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 7th at the historic Arlington Theatre. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Nancy Keystone to Direct Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical NEXT TO NORMAL at East West PlayersNancy Keystone to Direct Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical NEXT TO NORMAL at East West Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce Nancy Keystone as director of our upcoming production of Next To Normal, which begins performances on May 11 and runs until June 11, 2017, with opening night on May 17.   (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Block Party Kick-Off for Three Local Shows at the DouglasCenter Theatre Group to Host Block Party Kick-Off for Three Local Shows at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host the Block Party Kick-Off Event at the Kirk Douglas Theatre to celebrate the remounting of three local productions from Coeurage Theatre Company, The Echo Theater Company and The Fountain Theatre. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 2/26THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bloodletting Never Stops! Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons!  Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is extending again through Sunday, February 26 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

The Theatre at Boston Court Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPSThe Theatre at Boston Court Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS, A West Coast Premiere written by Jen Silverman and directed by Lindsay Allbaugh. Collective Rage is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. (more...)

 Fountain Theatre Launches 2017-18 Season for Social Action Fountain Theatre Launches 2017-18 Season for Social Action
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Fountain Theatre will open its 2017-18 season of new plays with an urgent warning against the proposed policies of the Trump administration, followed by statements on social justice, inclusion, acceptance of "the other," prejudice, the role of government and the need for human connection. (more...)

Pablo Santiago Named Sherwood Award Winner at 2017 Ovation AwardsPablo Santiago Named Sherwood Award Winner at 2017 Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates the recipient of the 2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award, Pablo Santiago, for his exceptional contribution to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and his work as innovative and adventurous artist. (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Crouch's ADLER & GIBB at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at Tim Crouch's ADLER & GIBB at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The American premiere of Tim Crouch's 'Adler & Gibb' will open tonight, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. The DouglasPlus production had one preview performance on January 17 and will run through January 29. A co-commission by Center Theatre Group and the Royal Court Theatre in London, 'Adler & Gibb' is written and directed by Crouch and co- directed by Andy Smith and Karl James. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nominations Announces for 54th Annual Publicists AwardsNominations Announces for 54th Annual Publicists Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced nominees for the 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24, 2017. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary LineupBECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including: Peter Kunhardt's BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist; Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA, a searing look at the five-year conflict in Syria; Irene Taylor Brodsky's chilling BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN, exploring how the dark corners of the Internet can influence society's most impressionable young consumers of the media; and Erin Lee Carr's MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST, the headline-grabbing story of Dee Dee Blanchard and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, touching on child abuse, mental illness and forbidden love. (more...)

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017 (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World PremiereBerkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

FENCES' Denzel Washington Named Publicist Awards Man of the YearFENCES' Denzel Washington Named Publicist Awards Man of the Year
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Oscar winner Denzel Washington will be named Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards in recognition of his remarkable career achievements (more...)

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