Mark Taper Forum News

Rockstar INXS's TY TAYLOR to play Upright Cabaret on Halloween 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2009

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 - Upright Cabaret proudly presents Ty Taylor and Nalle Colt of Ghosthounds (www.ghosthounds.com) making Vintage Trouble. TY TAYLOR, star of CBS' Rockstar: INXS and PIPPIN at the Mark Taper Forum, mixes his soulful vocals with the intensity of Old Blues Rock and Soul band VINTAGE TROUBLE to create an evening people are sure to be howling about! For this very special Halloween engagement, Upright producers will clear the tables and chairs and open the floor for dancing, sweating and carrying on. This is the not-to-be missed Halloween event in LA. Leave the crowds to West Hollywood and come party with Vintage Trouble. TY TAYLOR & VINTAGE TROUBLE Sat, Oct 31st, 2009 at 9pm Upright Cabaret on Vermont, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027, (310) 652-5252 Tickets: $20 Main, Available online or $25 at the door (if available) Table minimums apply. For more info about Upright Cabaret including show times, tickets and scheduled performers, please visit us at www.uprightcabaret.com More about TY TAYLOR: TY TAYLOR is an artist whose soulful rock style is a compilation of singing at the age of five in St. Paul's Baptist Church, listening to 8 track tapes of James Brown, Bill Withers, and Tina Turner as a child, and his love for The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Born and raised in Montclair, NJ, Ty began playing in n nightclubs in Manhattan while still underage. His previous band, DAKOTA MOON, recorded two albums, toured the world twice over and had two Top 10 hits in the U.S. and internationally. His intoxicating and electro-magnetic stage performances have also given him the honor of sharing stages with Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Dave Navarro, Jerry Cantrell, Slash, Scott Weiland, Rob Zombie, Fiona Apple, and Macy Gray to name a few. Best known for his rise to fame as a finalist on Mark Burnett's CBS mega-series ROCKSTAR:INXS. He can be heard on the original cast recording of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World. Ty is also a very accomplished stage performer. Broadway: Joseph, Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Concert, Cats, Grease. Taylor recently starred alongside Ken Page and Lillias White in the Reprise! Production of DAMN YANKEES directed by Jason Alexander, CHESS at the Ford Amphitheatre and most recently protrayed the Lead Player in the Def West production of PIPPIN directed by Jeff Calhoun at the Mark Taper Forum. His band, Ghost Hounds, just released their debut CD and their songs can be played already on Rockband 2 video games. www.ghosthoundsmusic.com (more...)

TPAC Presents LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE With Melissa Gilbert, Opens 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2009

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will open October 27, 2009 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center as part of the HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC series. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES with Hayes & Chenoweth to Play Bway Theatre; Previews 3/28, Opens 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2009

Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Candy Spelling and The Weinstein Company will present the first-ever Broadway revival of PROMISES, PROMISES this spring at the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway). Previews will begin on Sunday, March 28th, 2010 with an opening night slated for Sunday, April 25th, 2010. The musical is written by legends Neil Simon (book), Burt Bacharach (music), and Hal David (lyrics). Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes will make his Broadway debut starring in the role of Chuck Baxter opposite Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, returning to Broadway as Fran Kubelik. Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford will also make his Broadway directorial debut and choreograph. More casting and creative team members will be announced in the near future. (more...)

Rapp, Kron & Corthron Set for Play Co's Idea Lab at New Dramatists, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2009

A panel of prominent American playwrights including Kia Corthron, Lisa Kron and Adam Rapp, will discuss with celebrated photographer Ken Collins how they approach creating portraits with words and with a camera, respectively at a one-time-only event entitled 'Face to Face: Portraits in Theatre and Photography' on Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at New Dramatists (424 W. 44 St.) in Manhattan. Presented by the Off-Broadway theater company, The Play Company as part of its Idea Lab series, in conjunction with Umbrage Editions, the evening will also feature brief excerpts from the playwrights' work along with an exhibition of photographs from 'In Their Company,' a series of black and white portraits by Mr. Collins that portray some of America's most distinguished playwrights. A reception follows in the New Dramatists Library. (more...)

Norris, McCraney and David Adjmi Nab Steinberg Playwright Awards, Ceremony Held 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2009

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has announced that that playwrights Bruce Norris, Tarell Alvin McCraney and David Adjmi are the first recipients of the Steinberg Playwright Award. (more...)

The Donmar Warehouse Featured in The New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

The Donmar Warehouse (producer of the current Broadway production of Hamlet starring Jude Law) announced that its yearlong West End season at the 750-seat Wyndham's Theater played to 98% of capacity. The Donmar is also making quite the mark on the Broadway stage with a number of current productions this season. (more...)

Central Square Theater Presents CRAVINGS 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

Boston's favorite cabaret artist Belle Linda Halpern takes a funny, intriguing and profound Jewish-American look at our constant cravings: food, sex, acceptance, fame and true nourishment in CRAVINGS: Songs of Hunger & Satisfaction at Central Square Theater. Playing Thursday, October 8th through Sunday, October 25th, press night is set for Friday, October 9 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Rogue Machine's STOP KISS Extends, Added Performance 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

The consequences of love can be horrifying, yet miraculously tender. Callie meets Sara and an astonishing chain of events is set into motion. This story pays homage to life's abrupt and unexpected transformations...to romance, and to the search for personal identity. (more...)

OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch to Receive Margo Jones Award, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2009

Artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Bill Rauch, is the confirmed recipient of the 2009 Margo Jones Award. He will be awarded the prize in a closed ceremony at the Ashland Springs Hotel on October 24. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Sweeps into The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St Louis, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2009

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will arrive on November 24 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri. Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing ‘Laura' in the hugely successful NBC television series 'Little House on the Prairie' during the 1970's, now continues her legacy ‘on the prairie' by taking on the role of Ma. LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE will also star Steve Blanchard as Pa and Kara Lindsay as Laura. Tickets for the St. Louis engagement of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased by calling 314-534-1111, online at www.metrotix.com, or by visiting the Fox Theatre box office. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Produce Staged-Reading of Stephen Metcalfe's "Tragedy of the Commons"!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2009

Cygnet Theatre is proud to present the San Diego premiere staged-reading of acclaimed writer Stephen Metcalfe's Tragedy of the Commons. The cast will include Jim Winker, Manny Fernandes, Monique Gaffney, Francis Gercke, Veronica Murphy and Tim West and will be directed by Stephen Metcalfe. Tragedy of the Commons will be presented ONE NIGHT ONLY at Cygnet's Old Town Theatre on Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 7:30pm. A wine and appetizer meet-and-greet will precede the reading, and a talk-back with the cast and playwright, Stephen Metcalfe, will immediately follow the reading. (more...)

OLEANNA's Julia Stiles Reveals Her 'NYC' Favs to NY Post
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2009

OLEANNA star Julia Stiles, a native New Yorker, revealed her 'New York City' favorites to the Sunday NY Post. (more...)

Yale School of Drama to Offers Projection Design Concentration, Fall 2010
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2009

Yale School of Drama (James Bundy, Dean; Victoria Nolan, Deputy Dean) will offer a new concentration in Projection Design under Wendall Harrington, within the Design Department (Ming Cho Lee, Stephen Strawbridge, Co-Chairs) beginning in the fall of 2010, the first such course of graduate theatre training in the United States. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents OH COWARD! 11/17-3/21/2010
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the run of Oh Coward!, words and music by Noël Coward, devised by Roderick Cook. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alley Theatre Presents GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009

The world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) Gruesome Playground Injuries features Selma Blair (Hellboy, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Storytelling, Legally Blonde, NBC's Kath & Kim) playing Kayleen and Brad Fleischer (Center Theatre Group's premiere of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Broadway's Coram Boy, Off Broadway's Streamers) playing Doug. (more...)

Gallery Players' TOP OF THE HEAP Extends Through 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009

The Gallery Players have extended their current production of TOP OF THE HEAP until November 15th. Based in 1950s Brooklyn, Top of the Heap follows Like You Like It and Yank! A new musical in The Gallery Players' tradition of championing new, undiscovered hit musicals. TOP OF THE HEAP is making its Brooklyn premiere with this limited engagement. (more...)

Mandell and Pressman Star in Odyssey's NO MAN'S LAND, Opening 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009

Alan Mandell and Lawrence Pressman will star in the Odyssey Theatre's production of NO MAN'S LAND, opening Wednesday, October 21st. NO MAN'S LAND, by playwright Harold Pinter, is directed by Michael Peretzian. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere Of TINY KUSHNER 10/16-11/21, Opens 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009

TINY KUSHNER makes West Coast premiere at Berkeley Rep, begins previews on October 16, opens October 21, and closes November 29. (more...)

OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch to Receive Margo Jones Award, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2009

Artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Bill Rauch, is the confirmed recipient of the 2009 Margo Jones Award. He will be awarded the prize in a closed ceremony at the Ashland Springs Hotel on October 24. (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents TOP OF THE HEAP 10/24-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2009

The Gallery Players, three-time recipient of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, is proud to announce casting and creative team for its fall musical: Top of the Heap. (more...)

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