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VIDEO: Young Jean Lee On Bringing STRAIGHT WHITE MEN To Los AngelesVIDEO: Young Jean Lee On Bringing STRAIGHT WHITE MEN To Los Angeles
by Michael Dale - Nov 23, 2015

The Brooklyn-based playwright/director's play about identity politics makes its west coast debut. (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: TRUMBO Is Solid, But Bryan Cranston is BrilliantBWW Review: TRUMBO Is Solid, But Bryan Cranston is Brilliant
by Natalie de la Garza - Nov 20, 2015

Dalton Trumbo is the writer of such films as SPARTACUS, ROMAN HOLIDAY, and EXODUS. All are films that, if HUAC and Hedda Hopper and the Motion Picture Alliance had their way during a dark chapter of American history, he'd either never have written or never received credit for writing. Trumbo's is a story worth telling, and a movie certainly worth watching. (more...)

Actors Bridge's 20th Anniversary Continues with THE NETHERActors Bridge's 20th Anniversary Continues with THE NETHER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 19, 2015

Jessika Malone directs Actors Bridge Ensemble's 20th Anniversary Season's upcoming production of Jennifer Haley's The Nether, opening December 4 at the new Actors Bridge Studio at the Darkhorse Chapel, 4610 Charlotte Avenue (entrance on 47th Avenue). (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Begins Tonight at the Engeman TheaterMIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Begins Tonight at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL. Performances begin tonight, November 19, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through January 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at the DouglasPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN written and directed by Young Jean Lee, opens this Sunday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. The West Coast premiere of the production, presented in collaboration with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, will have two previews on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m. and will run through December 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Return to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES This SpringPhylicia Rashad to Return to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report initial casting for The Public Theater's New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Phylicia Rashad returns to The Public to play 'Shelah' in this deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith. Rashad last appeared at The Public in THE STORY by Tracey Scott Wilson in 2003. HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

REUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts CenterREUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 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...)

Kirk Douglas as ON THE TOWN's Gabey?  It Almost Happened!Kirk Douglas as ON THE TOWN's Gabey? It Almost Happened!
by Michael Dale - Nov 6, 2015

The great Hollywood actor gives an overview of his dubious Broadway career. (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 - Nov 6, 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...)

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Dances, Sings, Raps & Ziplines in BEST TIME EVER Season Finale!VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Dances, Sings, Raps & Ziplines in BEST TIME EVER Season Finale!
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Below, check out highlights from last night's season finale of "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" with guest announcer Kelsey Grammer. (more...)

Kathy Griffin's LIKE A BOSS Tour Stops at CTG's Mark Taper Forum TonightKathy Griffin's LIKE A BOSS Tour Stops at CTG's Mark Taper Forum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin brings her searing brand of pull-no-punches comedy to the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum with the 'Like A Boss' Tour for two performances, tonight and tomorrow, November 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Kim Carsons, Aaron Ramey, Matt Wolpe, Bill Nolte and More to Star in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at the Engeman; Cast, Creatives Set!Kim Carsons, Aaron Ramey, Matt Wolpe, Bill Nolte and More to Star in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at the Engeman; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL. Performances begin on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through January 3, 2016. (more...)

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...)

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