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BWW Interview: Actress Judith Light Talks GOD LOOKED AWAY and Working with Al PacinoBWW Interview: Actress Judith Light Talks GOD LOOKED AWAY and Working with Al Pacino
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Actress Judith Light certainly needs no introduction. A familiar face to television audiences, she co-starred in the soap One Life to Live winning two Daytime Emmy Awards and in prime time with Tony Danza in Who's the Boss?She has also won two Tony Awards for her stellar work on Broadway. She is a gay rights activist and she and her husband Robert Desiderio have contributed greatly to the gay community in Los Angeles over the years. Co-starring in Amazon's web series Transparent, she is currently performing double duty: the TV show by day and at night a workshop play God Looked Away at the Pasadena Playhouse sharing the stage with none other than icon Al Pacino. I caught up with her this week, and she talked briefly but joyously about the play, her role in it and working with Pacino. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce HAMILTON as a 'Special Engagement' rounding out the full 2017-18 Season by Special Arrangement with BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center! (more...)

Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and MorePatty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan's new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as producing and special events. (more...)

Houston's Theatre Under The Stars Seeking New Artistic DirectorHouston's Theatre Under The Stars Seeking New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Board of Directors announced today a national search to select a permanent Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT Smolders at Creative CauldronBWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT Smolders at Creative Cauldron
by Barbara Johnson - Feb 13, 2017

Creative Cauldron's production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, directed by Matt Conner, spotlights a strong four-person cast that delivers 26 songs by Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, and other early jazz legends. Backed by a live band led by Walter 'Bobby' McCoy and surrounded with a sultry set, these singers enthrall. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Makes Its Debut at Texas State UniversityBWW Interview: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Makes Its Debut at Texas State University
by Lynn Beaver - Feb 2, 2017

Peanuts fans rejoice! THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY, a re-imagined sequel to YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN runs at Texas State University from February 14 - 19. A massive undertaking in the debut of this re-worked show, has Peanuts fans, like myself giddy with excitement. Head of Texas State University's Musical Theatre Department, Kaitlin Hopkins, took time from her busy schedule to answer some questions for BWW. (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Present Scorching Musical BLUES IN THE NIGHTCreative Cauldron to Present Scorching Musical BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Creative Cauldron presents the Tony-Award Nominated Musical Blues in the Night, directed by Creative Cauldron's Artistic Associate, Matt Conner. Set in a rundown hotel in Chicago 1938, Blues in the Night was conceived and originally directed by Sheldon Epps. (more...)

Directors Lab West 2017 Is Now Accepting ApplicationsDirectors Lab West 2017 Is Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Directors Lab West Steering Committee is pleased to announce the 18th annual Directors Lab West will be held Saturday, May 20 through Saturday, May 27, 2017. Applications are now being accepted at directorslabwest.com. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN, BRIGHT STAR and More Slated for TUTS' 2017-18 SeasonTHE SECRET GARDEN, BRIGHT STAR and More Slated for TUTS' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Building upon the artistic acclaim of the of 2016-17 Season and reaffirming the commitment to bring "more theatre to more people", Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced today a dynamic 2017-18 Season; celebrating the prismatic and perennial impact of musical theatre. (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY to Receive World Premiere in TexasTHE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY to Receive World Premiere in Texas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According to Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

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Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps to Direct New Production of DREAMGIRLS at Theatre Under The StarsArtistic Advisor Sheldon Epps to Direct New Production of DREAMGIRLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps will serve as Director for the upcoming production of the six-time Tony winning show when it hits the TUTS stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston next spring. (more...)

John Denver Songs Tell Story in New Musical BACK HOME AGAINJohn Denver Songs Tell Story in New Musical BACK HOME AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

The new musical Back Home Again, featuring songs by John Denver with book by Stewart F. Lane will have a limited run at The Lesher Center For The Arts from January 11-21. (more...)

Alexandra Billings Set To Host 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation AwardsAlexandra Billings Set To Host 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Alexandra Billings has been set to host the 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, January 17 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6pm and the ceremony begins at 7:30pm. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Welcomes Hillary Hart as New Executive DirectorTheatre Under The Stars Welcomes Hillary Hart as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

After an extensive ten-month national search, Theatre Under The Stars announced today the formal appointment of the nonprofit musical theatre company's new Executive Director, Hillary Hart. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Tree Lighting Celebration to Kick Off  A CINDERELLA CHRISTMASPasadena Playhouse Tree Lighting Celebration to Kick Off A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that this year's Panto at the Playhouse, Lythgoe Family Productions' A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS (opening Thursday, December 8, 2016) kicks off with a special Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

SDC Foundation's New Mason-Wilson Award to Support New York CollaborationsSDC Foundation's New Mason-Wilson Award to Support New York Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that on Tuesday, November 15, former SDC President and 2016 recipient of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement Marshall W. Mason will announce a bequest to SDC Foundation. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Launches JUST IMAGINE Campaign with Announcement of $4,000,000 GiftTheatre Under The Stars Launches JUST IMAGINE Campaign with Announcement of $4,000,000 Gift
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) launched the public phase of the JUST IMAGINE Where Dreams Take Center Stage campaign on Wednesday, October 19th with a kickoff event announcing the lead gift of $4,000,000 from Margaret Alkek Williams to name the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Arts and Education. (more...)

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