Mark Taper Forum News

Photo Flash: DISGRACED Celebrates Opening Night at the Taper with Ayad Akhtar and MorePhoto Flash: DISGRACED Celebrates Opening Night at the Taper with Ayad Akhtar and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Disgraced' opened last night, June 19, and continues through July 17, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

The Road Theatre Company Extends JOHN IS A FATHER with Sam AndersonThe Road Theatre Company Extends JOHN IS A FATHER with Sam Anderson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the fifth show of its 2015-2016 - 25thAnniversary Season, the critically acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE, Stage Raw TOP TEN), world premiere ofJOHN IS A FATHER, written by Julie Marie Myatt, starring Sam Anderson and directed by Dan Bonnell is EXTENDINGthrough SATURDAY, JULY 16 at the Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Jack Viertel Discusses and Signs THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL at The Drama Book ShopJack Viertel Discusses and Signs THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL at The Drama Book Shop
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome Jack Viertel for a discussion and signing of his new book, The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built, on Wednesday, June 15th at 5:00PM. The event is free to the public, but priority admission is granted to those who purchase a copy of the book. Mr. Viertel will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase, following the discussion. (more...)

ONE OF THE NICE ONES to Premiere Next Month at Echo Theater CompanyONE OF THE NICE ONES to Premiere Next Month at Echo Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

True to its LA Weekly-given moniker as "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays," Echo Theater Company's next offering is a cringe-worthy black comedy about sexual politics in the workplace that will leave audiences howling with laughter in spite of their better selves. Echo artistic director Chris Fields directs the world premiere of One of the Nice Ones by Erik Patterson for a July 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Applications Now Available for CTG's Block Party at the DouglasApplications Now Available for CTG's Block Party at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Applications are now available for Center Theatre Group's inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre, which will highlight some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: DISGRACED at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Opening June 19Photo Flash: DISGRACED at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Opening June 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Disgraced," opens Sunday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Kimberly Senior, "Disgraced" plays through July 17. (more...)

Tennessee Williams' KINGDOM OF EARTH Set for Odyssey Theatre, 7/15-8/14Tennessee Williams' KINGDOM OF EARTH Set for Odyssey Theatre, 7/15-8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Tennessee Williams aficionados will have the chance to view one of his lesser-known works in a rare Los Angeles production this summer. Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot) directs Susan Priver, Brian Burke and Daniel Felix de Weldon in Kingdom of Earth, a darkly comic psychodrama set to open July 15 as a guest production, presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger, at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

The Huntington to Welcome Jack Viertel for Free Reading, Discussion This MonthThe Huntington to Welcome Jack Viertel for Free Reading, Discussion This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents a free reading and discussion with author and producer Jack Viertel at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA on Monday, June 20 at 7:30pm, moderated by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. A New York Times bestseller, The Secret Life of the American Musical is an insider's look at the anatomy of a Broadway musical. Viertel writes about what he learned over the course of his career, including his observations about the egotists, geniuses, and workaday professionals who have sustained this unique American art form. (more...)

Photo Flash: THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE at Lookingglass Theatre Company!Photo Flash: THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE at Lookingglass Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure, written by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas, and co-directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks and Krissy Vanderwarker. Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure runs June 1 - August 14, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.   (more...)

AUDIO: Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Talks HAMILTON, Social Change & More on THE NEW YORKER RADIO HOURAUDIO: Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Talks HAMILTON, Social Change & More on THE NEW YORKER RADIO HOUR
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2016

Artistic Director Oskar Eustis was recently featured in the latest episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour, co-produced by WNYC Studios, where he was interviewed by New Yorker editor David Remnick. The pair talked about social change, HAMILTON, and more - you can listen below! (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street TheaterBroadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

Jonathan Cake & Marsha Stephanie Blake to Star in The Old Globe's MACBETH; Cast & Creative Team SetJonathan Cake & Marsha Stephanie Blake to Star in The Old Globe's MACBETH; Cast & Creative Team Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the first offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's thrilling classic Macbeth, directed by Brian Kulick, Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company and a leading Shakespearean expert. The so-called "Scottish Play" will run June 19 - July 24, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run June 19 - 24. Opening night is Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $29, on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Works by Lucy Alibar, Lauren Yee & More Set for CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonWorks by Lucy Alibar, Lauren Yee & More Set for CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2016-2017 season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with Alex Scolari: On Tour with DIRTY DANCINGBWW Interview: A Conversation with Alex Scolari: On Tour with DIRTY DANCING
by Noelle Hannibal - May 31, 2016

Alex Scolari always knew she wanted to perform. From the age of 5 she was performing in musical theatre productions in her community just outside Los Angeles. At the age of 9, she was competitively competing in dance with The Millennium Dance Complex's Junior Dance Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alvin Ing Celebrates Birthday Post-Show at The DuplexPhoto Flash: Alvin Ing Celebrates Birthday Post-Show at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On Monday night 5/23, Alvin Ing performed at The Duplex Theatre in GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, filled the house with tears and laughter as Mr. Ing shared his story throughout the night. (more...)

Rehearsals Have Begun for Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED at CTG/Mark Taper ForumRehearsals Have Begun for Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by Maeve Riley - May 26, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Disgraced,' which begins previews June 8, opens June 19 and continues through July 17, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED at CTG/Mark Taper FormPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED at CTG/Mark Taper Form
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Disgraced," which begins previews June 8, opens June 19 and continues through July 17, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Alvin Ing Celebrates 84th Birthday with GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO to The DuplexPhoto Flash: Alvin Ing Celebrates 84th Birthday with GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On Monday night 5/23, Alvin Ing performed at The Duplex Theatre in GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, filled the house with tears and laughter as Mr. Ing shared his story throughout the night.  (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson  to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Jonathan GroffPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hamilton, Jonathan Groff, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

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