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LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Garrett Clayton Joins Cast of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at The Pasadena PlayhouseGarrett Clayton Joins Cast of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This just in! The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) announces Garrett Clayton (Disney's "Teen Beach Movie") as Sleeping Beauty's Prince of Alhambra in this year's Panto at the Playhouse SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. The cast also features previously announced Disney Recording Artist Olivia Holt as "Aurora" (Disney's "I Didn't Do It"), Lucy Lawless as "Carabosse" ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Spartacus"), David Engel as "Nanny Tickle" (Broadway's "La Cage aux Folles," "Seussical"), Tamyra Gray as "The Good Fairy" ("American Idol," Broadway's "Bombay Dreams" and "Rent") and returning from last year's Panto at the Playhouse production of Aladdin and His Winter Wish, Ben Giroux as "Silly Billy" (CW's "Hart of Dixie). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 26Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 26
by - Oct 26, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Adds South Coast Repertory's THE WHIPPING MAN to 2014-15 SeasonPasadena Playhouse Adds South Coast Repertory's THE WHIPPING MAN to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced that they will present Matthew Lopez's multi-award winning play THE WHIPPING MAN, which will replace the previously announced production of William Gibson's TWO FOR THE SEESAW as the fourth production of the 2014-2015 season. THE WHIPPING MAN is produced in association with South Coast Repertory, where the show will play January 4-25, 2015, and then transfer to The Pasadena Playhouse February 3 - March 1, 2015 with a press opening on February 4. (more...)

24th STreet Theatre's Teatro del Pueblo to Present LA VISPERA, 12/6-1424th STreet Theatre's Teatro del Pueblo to Present LA VISPERA, 12/6-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

24th STreet Theatre's Teatro del Pueblo ('Theater of the Village') returns in 2014 with the world premiere of La Vispera ('The Eve'), another warm, funny and unique holiday play about love and sacrifice created from stories shared by members of the local immigrant community during workshops with professional theater artists. Written by Victor Vazquez, co-directed by Jesus Castaņos-Chima and Sayda Trujillo, and supported by The James Irvine Foundation Exploring Engagement Fund, La Vispera gets four performances Dec. 6 through Dec. 14 at 24th STreet Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. All performances are in Spanish with English supertitles, and admission is only 24 cents. Following each performance, the audience will be invited to join the performers for a Posada (Christmas procession) around the neighborhood before heading back to the theater for homemade tamales, warm ponche (punch) and a traditional star-shaped piņata. (more...)

Olivia Holt, Lucy Lawless, Tamyra Gray & More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Pasadena PlayhouseOlivia Holt, Lucy Lawless, Tamyra Gray & More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announce cast members for this year's Panto at the Playhouse SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. The cast will feature Disney Recording Artist Olivia Holt as "Aurora" (Disney's "I Didn't Do It"), Lucy Lawless as "Carabosse" ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Spartacus"), David Engel as "Nanny Tickle" (Broadway's "La Cage aux Folles," "Seussical"), Tamyra Gray as "The Good Fairy" ("American Idol," Broadway's "Bombay Dreams" and "Rent") and returning from last year's Panto at the Playhouse production of Aladdin and His Winter Wish, Ben Giroux as "Silly Billy" (CW's "Hart of Dixie). (more...)

LAVENDER NIGHT OUT Benefit Set for the Pasadena Playhouse, 11/6LAVENDER NIGHT OUT Benefit Set for the Pasadena Playhouse, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents Lavender Night Out a benefit in support of art, inclusion and equality featuring a Premiere Week performance of Diana Son's GLADD Media Award winning play STOP KISS on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The festivities start at 6:30pm at The Pasadena Playhouse, with the STOP KISS performance at 8:00pm followed by dessert and drinks with the cast and director. (more...)

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions Presents ALADDIN PANTO in July 2015Bonnie Lythgoe Productions Presents ALADDIN PANTO in July 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

?Bonnie Lythgoe Productions are proud to announce today, the Australian Premiere launch of Aladdin and his Wondrous Lamppanto at the State Theatre in Sydney, July 2015. (more...)

CTSA to Present THE LAST LIFEBOAT, Begin. 11/14CTSA to Present THE LAST LIFEBOAT, Begin. 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine has announced the world premiere of a new play by award-winning playwright Luke Yankee. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-BroadwayTHE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

VH Theatrical Development Foundation proudly announces the Off-Broadway premiere of THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN will be performed tonight, October 16th through Sunday, December 14th at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, Manhattan). The Press Opening is Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS Next MonthBrooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will present its first indoor production as Theatre Company in Residence at Babson College, Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days featuring Brooke Adams* (Lend Me A Tenor, CSC's The Last Will) and Tony Shalhoub* (Act One, Monk) November 18 - 23 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. (more...)

Stages St. Louis' ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Grosses $1 Million During RunStages St. Louis' ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Grosses $1 Million During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

STAGES St. Louis has announced that the box office sensation, Always... Patsy Cline grossed over $1 Million during its six month run at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza., making up 58% of STAGES 2014 ticket revenue. Always... Patsy Cline was originally produced by STAGES during its record-breaking 2013 Season, which resulted in two added performances and historic attendance. Nightly, the audiences stopped the show with thunderous applause for numbers like 'Crazy,' 'Lovesick Blues,' and 'Your Cheating Heart.' (more...)

Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview on Wednesday, November 5; Thursday, November 6; andFriday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical Seeks Investors for West End and Touring ProductionsSLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical Seeks Investors for West End and Touring Productions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL had its world premiere this June at the The Pasadena Playhouse, and could have a future life overseas. The show just launched a Crowd Funder campaign, asking fans to invest in the new show. According to the official page, creators intend to complete development in Spring 2015 and open in London's West End later next year before touring the musical around the world. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 12Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 12
by - Oct 12, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 12, 2014. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams to Star in CSC's HAPPY DAYS, 11/18-23Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams to Star in CSC's HAPPY DAYS, 11/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will present its first indoor production as ?Theatre Company in Residence at Babson College, Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days featuring Brooke Adams* (Lend Me A Tenor, CSC's The Last Will) and Tony Shalhoub* (Act One, Monk) November 18 - 23 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of SDMT's NEXT TO NORMALSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of SDMT's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL, with four more performances through Oct. 12 at the North Park Theatre. Check out a new video below! (more...)

The Actors Fund to Present TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY at the Pantages, 11/17The Actors Fund to Present TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY at the Pantages, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Actors Fund presents a very special MUSICAL MONDAY with Michael Childers Presents: ' TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY' on November 17, 2014. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m., followed by dessert reception with the performers. (more...)

BWW Reports: LUKE YANKEE's New Play About the AFTERMATH of the TITANICBWW Reports: LUKE YANKEE's New Play About the AFTERMATH of the TITANIC
by Don Grigware - Oct 7, 2014

A new play by award-winning playwright Luke Yankee will receive its world premiere at UC-Irvine this November. The Last Lifeboat is the untold story of J. Bruce Ismay, the owner of the White Star Line at the time of the sinking of the Titanic, whose decision to save himself rather than go down with the ship made him the scapegoat for one of the greatest disasters of all time. An ensemble cast playing multiple roles tells this epic tale which explores not only the tragedy itself, but the sensationalized trials and aftermath of the night that changed the world forever. The production will be directed and produced by Don Hill, Vice Chair of the UCI Drama Department. (more...)

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