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New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights ConferenceNew Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

Center Theatre Group in L.A. Welcomes New Directors of Marketing & CommunicationsCenter Theatre Group in L.A. Welcomes New Directors of Marketing & Communications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Deborah Warren has been named the new Director of Marketing and James Sims the new Director of Communications at Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles, one of the largest and most active nonprofit theatre companies in the country, it was announced today by Stephen D. Rountree, Center Theatre Group's Managing Director. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUNRuskin Group Theatre to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Ruskin Group Theatre Opens A RAISIN IN THE SUN Featuring Starletta DuPois - Begins July 22nd in Los Angeles (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/24; Pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/24; Pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 24, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A CHORUS LINE in Connecticut, the pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, and SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This FallWorld Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in JulyA CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

The Old Globe Extends World Premiere of Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWERThe Old Globe Extends World Premiere of Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe today announced further news about its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Riveting DISGRACED at Mark Taper ForumBWW Review: Riveting DISGRACED at Mark Taper Forum
by Don Grigware - Jun 21, 2016

Playwright Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-Prize winning Disgraced is at the core a portrait of an American born  Muslim Amir Kapoor (Hari Dhillon) and a treatise on Islamophobia, but it is first and foremost an entertainment, and as such, its big ideas take less priority. In structure and excitement somewhat like Donald Margulies' Dinner with Friends and Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage, the play is humorous on the surface, but underneath... like a time-bomb set to explode. It consistently builds and builds to an unexpected climax. Now onstage at the Mark Taper Forum through July 17, Disgraced is a real audience-grabber with a dynamite cast under the superb direction of Kimberly Senior. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Lucie Arnaz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko DebutStage and Screen Vet Lucie Arnaz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Award-winning star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz will bring An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, September 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 17 (7 p.m.). (more...)

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...)

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