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Neil Patrick Harris to Appear as 'Magic Mirror' in A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS Panto in San DiegoNeil Patrick Harris to Appear as 'Magic Mirror' in A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS Panto in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

San Diego Theatres in collaboration with San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents A Lythgoe Family Panto 'A Snow White Christmas,' an American panto presentation featuring an onscreen appearance from Tony Award Winner Neil Patrick Harris as the 'Magic Mirror.' (more...)

Erich Bergen to Play in Concert at Feinstein's at the Nikko This FallErich Bergen to Play in Concert at Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

After sold-out engagements in New York, Los Angeles, London and Las Vegas, Erich Bergen will bring his acclaimed concert to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, November 5 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, November 6 (3 p.m.). (more...)


by Michael Sterling - Jun 28, 2016

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) Benefit titled Sondheim 5, took place June 18th at Beverly Hills' beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in benefit of AIDS Project Los Angeles.  The much anticipated event, was once again directed by David Galligan.  Michael Orland served as Musical Director, with Choreography by Lee Martino; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the stars just prior to their first of two performances. (more...)

The 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announces Nominees; Awards Show to Be Held at Pantages, 5/22The 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announces Nominees; Awards Show to Be Held at Pantages, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 5TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Cast Party of 3-D Theatricals' FULL MONTY At Redondo Beach Performing Arts CenterPhoto Coverage: Curtain Call and Cast Party of 3-D Theatricals' FULL MONTY At Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
by Lily Lim - Apr 20, 2016

Based on the hit motion picture, 3-D Theatricals of Orange County, California puts its award-winning spin on The Full Monty... one of Broadway's most hilarious, yet truly touching family musicals April 15 - 17 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA; and April 22 - May 8, 2016 at the historic Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, CA.  Official "press" openings in Redondo Beach and Fullerton will be Saturday, April 16 and Saturday April 23, respectively. The production is directed by 3DT Executive Producer and Artistic Director T.J. Dawson,  with Choreography by Leslie Stevens; and  Musical Direction by Conductor Corey Hirsch.  Ryan Ruge serves as Assistant Director. Check out a first look at the opening night curtain call and cast party below! (more...)

Allison Janney, Loretta Devine, Barrett Foa & More to Take Part in 32nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill EventAllison Janney, Loretta Devine, Barrett Foa & More to Take Part in 32nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Susan Anton, Barrett Foa, Loretta Devine, Allison Janney and Andrea Marcovicci are among the galaxy of Broadway, Film, and Television stars lending their talents to the 32nd annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (STAGE), Sondheim No. 5, with two performances on Saturday, June 18th at the beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  David Galligan directs with Michael Orland as Music Director.  Performances will be at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. (more...)

Roslyn Kind Opens Tonight at the Catalina Jazz Club; Plays Again Sunday March 20thRoslyn Kind Opens Tonight at the Catalina Jazz Club; Plays Again Sunday March 20th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Singer star Roslyn Kind will play the Catalina Jazz Club for two performances only - Thursday March 17th at 8:30pm, and Sunday, March 20th at 7:30pm. According to the venue's web site, it is 'an all-new show which she debuted at '54 Below' in New York. After a 4 year absence - Rozzie and her band will make a splashy return with her show which includes new material and vintage 'Rozzie' tunes featuring career highlights, pop songs, show tunes and personal favorites...She'll share some great stories, too' (more...)

S.T.A.G.E. to Host SONDHEIM NO. 5 Gala This Summer to Benefit APLAS.T.A.G.E. to Host SONDHEIM NO. 5 Gala This Summer to Benefit APLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) is delighted to announce the 32nd annual gala, 'Sondheim No. 5,' to be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 with two performances: 2:00 pm matinee and the evening at 8:00 pm, at the new beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210). David Galligan directs and serving as Musical Director for his first time is Michael Orland. (more...)

Pasadena's Panto at The Playhouse Announces 'PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL' Breakfasts, LotteryPasadena's Panto at The Playhouse Announces 'PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL' Breakfasts, Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse adds to the excitement of this year's Panto at The Playhouse production of PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS with special Peter Pan and Tinker Bell breakfasts on select days (which can be enjoyed with or without tickets to the show) and, as a way of giving back to the community with the record-breaking success of this year's production, a one day only, Pay-What-You-Can Lottery on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John O'Hurley, Kevin Quinn, Sabrina Carpenter and More in 'PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL' at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at John O'Hurley, Kevin Quinn, Sabrina Carpenter and More in 'PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL' at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) recently opened Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. The cast features Sabrina Carpenter as 'Wendy' ('Girl Meets World', Hollywood Records recording artist), Kevin Quinn as 'Peter Pan' ('Bunk'd,' Season 12 of 'American Idol', 'Adventures in Babysitting'), Nikki SooHoo as 'Tiger Lily' ('The Lovely Bones,' 'Bring It On: Fight to the Finish' and 'Stick It'), Corey Fogelmanis as 'John' ('Girl Meets World'), and August Maturo as 'Michael' ('Girl Meets World'). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN Panto at Pasadena Playhouse Less CharmingBWW Review: PETER PAN Panto at Pasadena Playhouse Less Charming
by Don Grigware - Dec 15, 2015

For the last few years the uber talented Lythgoe family have been entertaining us at Christmastime, first at the El Portal in NoHo and now at the Pasadena Playhouse with a British style panto. A panto is an interactive entertainment that starts with a very contemporary retelling of a fairy tale such as Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, or in this case Peter Pan and turns it into a fun imaginative show with music that will appeal to both children and their parents. There's usually an actor in drag - none here, and a villain (John O'Hurley as Captain Hook) ... and audience are encouraged to root for the heroes and HISS loudly at the villains. O'Hurley merely needs to turn on that magnificent voice to seize control of the audience, after which kids and adults boo and boo some more. It's all in amusement, of course, and this year's Peter Pan and Tinker Bell A Pirate's Christmas is all good fun with an excellent cast, some fine pop singing and fast-paced dancing... and, first and foremost, a pleasant script by Kris Lythgoe. I feel that some elements of the traditional Peter Pan telling should have been left in tact. For whatever reason, Lythgoe made some less appealing changes. (more...)

Photo Flash: PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS Celebrates Opening at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS Celebrates Opening at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) just opened Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. The cast features Sabrina Carpenter as 'Wendy' ('Girl Meets World', Hollywood Records recording artist), Kevin Quinn as 'Peter Pan' ('Bunk'd,' Season 12 of 'American Idol', 'Adventures in Babysitting'), Nikki SooHoo as 'Tiger Lily' ('The Lovely Bones,' 'Bring It On: Fight to the Finish' and 'Stick It'), Corey Fogelmanis as 'John' ('Girl Meets World'), and August Maturo as 'Michael' ('Girl Meets World'). Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities, plus, click here for a behind-the-scenes look at opening night! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Opening Night of PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at Pasadena PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Opening Night of PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) opened Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. The cast features Sabrina Carpenter as 'Wendy' ('Girl Meets World', Hollywood Records recording artist), Kevin Quinn as 'Peter Pan' ('Bunk'd,' Season 12 of 'American Idol', 'Adventures in Babysitting'), Nikki SooHoo as 'Tiger Lily' ('The Lovely Bones,' 'Bring It On: Fight to the Finish' and 'Stick It'), Corey Fogelmanis as 'John' ('Girl Meets World'), and August Maturo as 'Michael' ('Girl Meets World'). Check out a behind the scenes look at opening night in the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: John O'Hurley, Sabrina Carpenter and Chrissie Fit Talk PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS on Local TVSTAGE TUBE: John O'Hurley, Sabrina Carpenter and Chrissie Fit Talk PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS on Local TV
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) announces John O'Hurley ('Seinfeld,' Broadway's Chicago, 'Dancing With The Stars,' National Tour and Vegas production of Spamalot) as Captain Hook, Chrissie Fit ('Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Teen Beach Movie') as Tinker Bell, and Parvesh Cheena(NBC's 'Outsourced', 'A to Z' and 'Transformer Rescue Bots.') as Smee in this year's Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. In the videos below, John O'Hurley, Sabrina Carpenter and Chrissie Fit talk about the show on local TV.  Check it out below! (more...)

L.A.F.P.D. Canine Joins Company of Pasadena Playhouse's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELLL.A.F.P.D. Canine Joins Company of Pasadena Playhouse's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today that Wilshire The L.A.F.D. Fire Dog, will play the role of "Nana" in this year's Panto at The Playhouse production of PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS for one day only, on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Wilshire, a Dalmatian, has served as the L.A.F.D. Fire Dog since he was taken in as a rescue puppy by the firefighters at the Wilshire Blvd. fire station on St. Patrick's Day, 2006. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Brings Panto to School Children for the Holidays!The Pasadena Playhouse Brings Panto to School Children for the Holidays!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

?The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today that the opening night celebration of this year's Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 will be dedicated as a benefit event with proceeds supporting student matinee performances over the holiday season. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS Opening to Benefit Holiday School PerformancesPasadena Playhouse's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS Opening to Benefit Holiday School Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that the opening night celebration of this year's Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 will be dedicated as a benefit event with proceeds supporting student matinee performances over the holiday season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS, at Pasadena PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS, at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) announces John O'Hurley ('Seinfeld,' Broadway's Chicago, 'Dancing With The Stars,' National Tour and Vegas production of Spamalot) as Captain Hook, Chrissie Fit ('Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Teen Beach Movie') as Tinker Bell, and Parvesh Cheena(NBC's 'Outsourced', 'A to Z' and 'Transformer Rescue Bots.') as Smee in this year's Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth, and More to Play the Smith CenterLiza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth, and More to Play the Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes world-renowned performers, family programming and returning favorites as part of the 2016 winter/spring season. (more...)

CHICAGO's John O'Hurley and PITCH PERFECT 2's Chrissie Fit Join 'PETER PAN' at Pasadena PlayhouseCHICAGO's John O'Hurley and PITCH PERFECT 2's Chrissie Fit Join 'PETER PAN' at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

This just in! BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) will welcome John O'Hurley ('Seinfeld,' Broadway's Chicago, 'Dancing With The Stars,' National Tour and Vegas production of Spamalot) as Captain Hook, Chrissie Fit ('Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Teen Beach Movie') as Tinker Bell, and Parvesh Cheena (NBC's 'Outsourced', 'A to Z' and 'Transformer Rescue Bots.') as Smee in this year's Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. (more...)

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