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Photo Flash: First Look at THE LAST TYCOON's European PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at THE LAST TYCOON's European Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Ruby In The Dust presents the European Premiere of The Last Tycoon, the last novel written by F Scott Fitzgerald, who died before he completed his masterly study of Hollywood in its heyday. (more...)

LATC to Host Town Hall on Actors' Equity and the 99-Seat DebateLATC to Host Town Hall on Actors' Equity and the 99-Seat Debate
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

A town hall event will be held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) for members of the greater Los Angeles theatre community on Monday, August 22, from 7:30-9:30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to examine the real-life consequences on LA's cultural ecosystem should Actors' Equity Association's new plan (which would eliminate the 99-Seat Plan) be put into place on December 14, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Rehearsal Photos of THE LAST TYCOON at the Arts TheatrePhoto Flash: First Rehearsal Photos of THE LAST TYCOON at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Broadway World have exclusive images of the rehearsals for the European premiere of F Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON (adapted for the stage by Simon Levy). (more...)

BWW Review: Sizzling West Coast Premiere of Authorized Tennessee Williams' BABY DOLL at the FountainBWW Review: Sizzling West Coast Premiere of Authorized Tennessee Williams' BABY DOLL at the Fountain
by Don Grigware - Aug 1, 2016

I cannot think of a better way to spend a hot summer night than to watch a sizzling stage production of a Tennessee Williams film. Baby Doll, when it first arrived in 1956, was condemned by the Catholic Church for indecency, and because of its lewd poster-sized ad depicting Carroll Baker lying in a crib, sucking her thumb, was one of the most controversial films across America. Now, almost 70 years later, the West Coast premiere stage adaptation by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann of Williams' Baby Doll is a practically flawless production at the Fountain Theatre, directed with stunning clarity by Simon Levy...and boasting an unforgettably ingenious cast of five. (more...)

PPhoto Flash: West Coast Premiere of BABY DOLL at the Fountain TheatrePPhoto Flash: West Coast Premiere of BABY DOLL at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

With lead actress Lindsay LaVanchy currently in New Orleans shooting an episode of Scream: The TV Series for MTV, the Fountain Theatre has announced a revised running schedule for the West Coast premiere of Baby Doll, adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann from the 1956 Academy Award-nominated film by Tennessee Williams. The new opening date will be July 29, and performances will continue through Sept. 25. (more...)

F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Play the West End This SummerF. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Play the West End This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

F Scott's final novel, THE LAST TYCOON, unfinished at the time of his death, is coming to London's West End this summer, to the Arts Theatre (Upstairs at the Arts) for a four week run this summer for its European premiere. (more...)

New Dates Announced for BABY DOLL at the Fountain TheatreNew Dates Announced for BABY DOLL at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

With lead actress Lindsay LaVanchy currently in New Orleans shooting an episode of Scream: The TV Series for MTV, the Fountain Theatre has announced a revised running schedule for the West Coast premiere of Baby Doll, adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann from the 1956 Academy Award-nominated film by Tennessee Williams. The new opening date will be July 29, and performances will continue through Sept. 25. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of Tennessee Williams' BABY DOLL Set for Fountain Theatre, 7/16-8/29West Coast Premiere of Tennessee Williams' BABY DOLL Set for Fountain Theatre, 7/16-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

This summer, L.A. audiences get to see a brand new play by Tennessee Williams. Simon Levy directs the West Coast premiere of Baby Doll, adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann from the 1956 Academy Award-nominated film of the same name - the first-ever Williams Estate-approved adaptation of this Williams screenplay. Baby Doll opens at the Fountain Theatre on July 16, starring Daniel Bess, Karen Kondazian, Lindsay LaVanchy, John Prosky and George Roland. (more...)

BWW News: Los Angeles Editors Pick SUMMER STAGESBWW News: Los Angeles Editors Pick SUMMER STAGES
by Don Grigware - Jun 6, 2016

Grey Gardens/Ahmanson Theatre/July 6 - August 14, 2016 Based on the 1975 documentary of the same name, the story recounts the fall from uppercrust society of mother and daughter Edith Bouvier Beale, eccentric cousins of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who lived in poverty in East Hampton, New York. This is the long-awaited west coast premiere of the Tony winning musical, and it will star Rachel York as 'Little Edie' and Betty Buckley as 'Big Edie'. www.centertheatregroup.org Beautiful - The Carole King Musical/Pantages Theatre/June 22 - July 17, 2 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mainstage Irving Las Colinas' THE GREAT GATSBY, Now Open!Photo Flash: First Look at Mainstage Irving Las Colinas' THE GREAT GATSBY, Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas continues its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Simon Levy's all-new adaptation based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY. The production will open on May 13 and run through the 28 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $19-28 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MainStage Irving-Las Colinas' THE GREAT GATSBYPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of MainStage Irving-Las Colinas' THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas continues its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Simon Levy's all-new adaptation based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY. The production will open on May 13 and run through the 28 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $19-28 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. (more...)

MY MANANA COMES to Run 4/16-6/26 at Fountain TheatreMY MANANA COMES to Run 4/16-6/26 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, opening April 16 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Launch Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 28th Season; Lineup Announced!WEST SIDE STORY to Launch Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 28th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert have announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain TheatrePhoto Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, which opened on January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Check out photos from the show, below! (more...)

World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER to Play Fountain Theatre in 2016World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER to Play Fountain Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, opening January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Painted Rocks at Revolver CreekPhoto Flash: The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

The Fountain Theatrecontinues its 15-year relationship with master playwright Athol Fugard, presenting the West Coast premiere of his newest play. Directed by Simon Levy, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek opens on November 7 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK West Coast Premiere Opens TonightTHE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK West Coast Premiere Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

The Fountain Theatre continues its 15-year relationship with master playwright Athol Fugard, presenting the West Coast premiere of his newest play. Directed by Simon Levy, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek opens tonight, November 7 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Actors' Equity Releases Statement Re: Equity Waiver Lawsuit, Asner vs. Actors' EquityActors' Equity Releases Statement Re: Equity Waiver Lawsuit, Asner vs. Actors' Equity
by Michael Dale - Nov 2, 2015

Actors' Equity Releases Statement Re: Equity Waiver Lawsuit, Asner vs. Actors' Equity (more...)

THE GREAT GATSBY Opens Tonight at Hilberry TheatreTHE GREAT GATSBY Opens Tonight at Hilberry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2015-16 season tonight, October 30 at the Hilberry Theatre with the opening of THE GREAT GATSBY. Wayne State University is delighted to present the only authorized stage interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, adapted by Simon Levy, featuring the memorable characters of the story interacting in its famous Gilded Age setting. (more...)

THE GREAT GATSBY to Open October 30 at Hilberry TheatreTHE GREAT GATSBY to Open October 30 at Hilberry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2015-16 season on October 30 at the Hilberry Theatre with the opening of THE GREAT GATSBY. Wayne State University is delighted to present the only authorized stage interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, adapted by Simon Levy, featuring the memorable characters of the story interacting in its famous Gilded Age setting. (more...)

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