Mark Taper Forum News

The Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance SeasonThe Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Los Angeles audiences will discover a new perspective on many timeless classics interpreted through a contemporary lens as they journey through The Music Center's dance season and uncover themes of conflict between female strength and societal expectations.  The 2017/2018 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) season is replete with powerful characters, riveting storylines, modern choreography and theatrics that take the traditional narrative ballet to a new level.  Audiences are invited to venture into the world of dance and experience realms of expression beyond expectation.  The coming season opens with the U.S. premiere of Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes (September 15-October 1, 2017), a beloved fairytale and Hollywood classic where life imitates art, presented by Dance at The Music Center and Center Theatre Group.  (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna PlayhouseGregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

HUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTWHUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced five productions as part of its complete 2017/18 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Center Theatre Group Presents HEISENBERGPhoto Flash: Center Theatre Group Presents HEISENBERG
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed production of "Heisenberg" by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens has been announced as part of Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Davis Gaines Reveres MAN OF LA MANCHABWW Interview: Davis Gaines Reveres MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Don Grigware - May 1, 2017

Actor/singer Davis Gaines is perhaps the most revered singing star on Los Angeles stages. He is the longest running Phantom in Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Phantom of the Opera and is about to return to Man of La Mancha. The new production from McCoy/Rigby plays the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge Friday, May 5, Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7 and then moves to La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in early June. In our chat Gaines discusses musical theatre and his favorite roles from Broadway to LA. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes HADESTOWN Set Designer Rachel HauckDesign-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes HADESTOWN Set Designer Rachel Hauck
by in 1: the podcast - Apr 30, 2017

We close out April this week with Set Designer and current Lortel nominee Rachel Hauck! Aside from being a busy designer, Rachel is also a member of the Off-Broadway committee of designers that recently helped spearhead the first collectively bargained agreement ever for Off-Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Stocking, Patrick Page and More in Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Stephen Stocking, Patrick Page and More in Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Performances have begun for Center Theatre Group's production of "Archduke." Written by Rajiv Joseph, the world premiere of "Archduke" began previews April 25 and will continue through June 4, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Opening night is set for May 7. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the cast includes, in alphabetical order, Josiah Bania, Joanne McGee, Ramiz Monsef, Patrick Page, Stephen Stocking and Todd Weeks. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company onstage below! (more...)

Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePaul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2017-2018 season at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Announcing BeBe Winans' BORN FOR THIS at The Broad StageAnnouncing BeBe Winans' BORN FOR THIS at The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Born for This July 11 through August 6 (press opening on July 20).  Kicking off The Broad Stage's 2017-18 Theatre Season, this new musical features original music by six time GRAMMY Award-winning artist BeBe Winans, book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans, and is directed by Randolph-Wright (director of the Broadway and West End runaway hit Motown: The Musical).    (more...)

Calling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors EverywhereCalling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater's "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bakers and Witches, Cinderellas and Princes, Milky Whites, et al., who have ever appeared in a production of "Into the Woods." (more...)

Trivia, Talks, Tastings and More Among Events for ARCHDUKE at CTGTrivia, Talks, Tastings and More Among Events for ARCHDUKE at CTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host multiple community events inspired by 'Archduke' including two Community Conversations on May 13 and 24; three post-show Stage Talks on May 2, 21 and 23; post-show Audience Talks after every evening performance beginning May 11; a special 'Taper and Tonic' gin tasting event on May 3; and two 'Archduke'-themed trivia nights on April 26 and May 1. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This JuneDavis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Stars from JERSEY BOYS, INTO THE WOODS to Headline CTG's BROADWAY AT GRAND PARK ConcertStars from JERSEY BOYS, INTO THE WOODS to Headline CTG's BROADWAY AT GRAND PARK Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Friday, April 28, Center Theatre Group will launch the newly created free concert event 'Broadway at Grand Park' from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with cast members from the Ahmanson Theatre's 'Into the Woods' and 'Jersey Boys' performing some of the biggest hits from these popular shows. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech to Star Opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in CONSTELLATIONS at the GeffenDOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech to Star Opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in CONSTELLATIONS at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Downton Abbey star Allen Leech will make his U.S. stage debut opposite Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time, Big Love) in the Los Angeles Premiere of Constellations, Nick Payne's 2015 Broadway sensation. The Geffen's production is directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Guards at the Taj) and marks Goodwin's Los Angeles stage debut. (more...)

Centerstage Announces World Premiere of CARDINAL SINSCenterstage Announces World Premiere of CARDINAL SINS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Four years ago, the Centerstage Board commissioned its Artistic Director, Alan Bryce, to write three new shows. The first of these, For All That, was nominated for a Gregory Award as "Most Outstanding New Play of 2015". The second, Death on the Supermarket Shelf, about the Chicago Tylenol Murders of 1982, received critical acclaim. The third in the series, Cardinal Sins, opens on Saturday, May 13th. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING  - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd HallDIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Host Elevator Repair Service's 2017 Gala; Steve Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Monk and More to Attend!Stephen Colbert to Host Elevator Repair Service's 2017 Gala; Steve Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Monk and More to Attend!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On May 22nd, 2017 Stephen Colbert will host a star-studded gala, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Obie-Award winning theater ensemble, Elevator Repair Service. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Joins CTG's New Co-Commission InitiativeGoodman Theatre Joins CTG's New Co-Commission Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Goodman Theatre joins Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group (CTG) in a new co-commissioning partnership that also involves three other internationally renowned theaters-London's Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre, and New York's Second Stage-in the hopes of generating new plays to appear in multiple cities over the next decade. (more...)

Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Tapped as Associate Artist with CTGSteppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Tapped as Associate Artist with CTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has shared that Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro is one of three celebrated artists to be invited into an expanded relationship with the Center Theatre Group (CTG) in Los Angeles. CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced today Shapiro, as well as Matthew Bourne and Danai Gurira, will be Associate Artists with the company. (more...)

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