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by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

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Tim Crouch Joins American Premiere of ADLER & GIBB at the DouglasTim Crouch Joins American Premiere of ADLER & GIBB at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Playwright, actor and director Tim Crouch will join the cast of the American premiere of "Adler & Gibb," a co-commission by Center Theatre Group with the Royal Court Theatre in London. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This WinterAditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at New Trailer for AMELIE at the AhmansonSTAGE TUBE: First Look at New Trailer for AMELIE at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2016

Center Theatre Group's production of 'Amelie, A New Musical' at the Ahmanson Theatre opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017. Based on the motion picture written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, 'Amelie, A New Musical' will have its Broadway premiere at the Walter Kerr Theatre, beginning performances on March 9, 2017 and opening April 3, 2017.  Check out a first look at the new trailer below! (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere THE WHOLEHEARTED Proves to be a Tour-de-Force Solo Show for Suli HolumBWW Review: World Premiere THE WHOLEHEARTED Proves to be a Tour-de-Force Solo Show for Suli Holum
by Shari Barrett - Dec 10, 2016

Set in a boxing gym where female boxing phenom Dee Crosby (Suli Holum) is preparing for a whole new fight, THE WHOLEHEARTED looks past the neatly-packaged Cinderella stories of sports coverage into the real world of a woman grappling with lost love and her abusive husband, Charlie, who is being released from prison on the date we meet her. This tale of revenge and redemption addresses the violence of love, the sexuality of sports, and the high cost of fame through the use of live projections, filmed interviews broadcast on an overhead screen resembling a scoreboard. and a thumping rockabilly score to explore the line between personal fantasy and hard reality - and what it takes to be a champion. (more...)

Daniel Valdez and Rose Portillo to Return for ZOOT SUIT at the Taper; More Cast Announced!Daniel Valdez and Rose Portillo to Return for ZOOT SUIT at the Taper; More Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Jeanine Mason, Rose Portillo, Daniel Valdez and Jeremy Ray Valdez will join the previously announced Demian Bichir in the cast of Center Theatre Group's production of 'Zoot Suit' at the Mark Taper Forum, which begins previews January 31, opens February 12 and continues through March 12, 2017. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. (more...)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival to Honor Isabelle Huppert with Montecito AwardSanta Barbara International Film Festival to Honor Isabelle Huppert with Montecito Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Isabelle Huppert will receive their prestigious Montecito Award for her critically acclaimed role in Paul Verhoeven's Elle, a Sony Pictures Classics release. Given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film, the award will be presented to her at a ceremony on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the historic Arlington Theater. (more...)

Santa Barbara Film Festival to Honor Isabelle Huppert with Montecito AwardSanta Barbara Film Festival to Honor Isabelle Huppert with Montecito Award
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Isabelle Huppert will receive their prestigious Montecito Award for her critically acclaimed role in Paul Verhoeven's Elle, a Sony Pictures Classics release. (more...)

Jason O'Connell's THE DORK KNIGHT to Bring Batman to AbingdonJason O'Connell's THE DORK KNIGHT to Bring Batman to Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company kicks off 2017 with a limited engagement of THE DORK KNIGHT, a new play written and performed by Jason O'Connell (star of Bedlam's recent Off-Broadway hit Sense and Sensibility) about his complicated relationship with the Caped Crusader. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 1/1THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed, 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 through SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.   (more...)

Charles Busch to Perform, Chat New Album with Richard Skipper at The TriadCharles Busch to Perform, Chat New Album with Richard Skipper at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Charles Busch joins Richard Skipper's old-fashioned variety/talk show on Friday, December 9 at 7:00 pm. He will be sitting down with Richard to discuss his first CD, Charles Busch's 'Live at Feinstein's/54 Below' with Tom Judson on piano, just released December 1, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik EhnPhoto Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Get Ready for AMELIE at the Ahmanson with Film Screening at The Theatre at Ace HotelGet Ready for AMELIE at the Ahmanson with Film Screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

In anticipation of "Amelie, A New Musical" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles will present a special screening of the five-time Oscar-nominated film "Amelie" on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Chance Theater Announces 2017 SeasonChance Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Chance Theater is thrilled to announce its lineup for 2017, which will be the third to employ both stages in its new home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature nine fully-staged productions, a workshop production, and three staged readings of new plays still in development. (more...)

THE WHOLEHEARTED Opens this Weekend at Center Theatre GroupTHE WHOLEHEARTED Opens this Weekend at Center Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Stein | Holum Projects' engrossing one-woman show "The Wholehearted" previews this Friday, December 2 and opens Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of DouglaPlus. Written and co-directed by Deborah Stein and performed and co-directed by Suli Holum, the world premiere production is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. "The Wholehearted" plays through December 11, 2016. (more...)

Paulo P. Lima, Ph.D. Named Senior Vice President and Chair of the Newly Created  Arts & Culture PracticePaulo P. Lima, Ph.D. Named Senior Vice President and Chair of the Newly Created Arts & Culture Practice
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Effective today, Paulo P. Lima, Ph.D. will serve as senior vice president and chair of the Arts & Culture Practice. Dr. Lima has held various roles in his 12 years with LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS such as senior counselor and vice president, managing director, Hispanic Practice. In this newly created role, Dr. Lima will play an integral part in further driving the agency's presence in the arts and culture industry.    (more...)

Pentatonix, The Roots & More Added to NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTERPentatonix, The Roots & More Added to NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Roots, Anthony Hamilton & the HamilTones and Pentatonix will join NBC's star-studded special CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER," set to air live from Rockefeller Center in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Celebrates its Return to the Mark Taper ForumZOOT SUIT Celebrates its Return to the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

'Zoot Suit' was originally commissioned and developed by Center Theatre Group, playing for nearly a year in Los Angeles first at the Taper from August 6 to October 1, 1978, then from October 10, 1978, through July 1, 1979, at the Aquarius in Hollywood. It went on to become Broadway's first Chicano play, was made into a major motion picture and became a cultural phenomenon. (more...)

THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead' Reveals Truth About Van Gogh's Ear, 12/14THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead' Reveals Truth About Van Gogh's Ear, 12/14
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Van Gogh's Ear, broadcast as part of Secrets of the Dead, one of PBS's longest running, limited primetime series, delves into the artist's state of mind on the night he committed his notorious act of self-harm and offers fascinating evidence discovered by researcher Bernadette Murphy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THRONES: THE MUSICAL PARODY, Now in Los AngelesPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THRONES: THE MUSICAL PARODY, Now in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment will present the 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. THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY runs through Sunday, December 20 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in character! (more...)

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