Stage Alliance News

Drama-Logue Founder Bill Bordy Honors Memory of Sister with Donations to LA StageDrama-Logue Founder Bill Bordy Honors Memory of Sister with Donations to LA Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Honoring the wishes of his sister Pearl Bordy Frazier, who passed away on October 9 of last year, Drama-Logue founder Bill Bordy has donated a total of $500,000 to LA STAGE Alliance and eight of its member theatres in the Los Angeles area. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents FAIRLY TRACEABLENative Voices at the Autry Presents FAIRLY TRACEABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents the world premiere of Fairly Traceable by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee). This production is presented as part of Native Voices' 2016-17 season, themed "Take Back the Land."   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts reaches a true milestone by announcing the most added presentations it has EVER offered its 39-year history! For the first time, patrons will enjoy 22 unforgettable and can't-miss events in one extraordinary theatre.  LMT's most spectacular, most star-studded, most "special" special events season ever features everything from superstar comedian Bob Newhart to Vicki Lawrence and Mama; from Classic Albums Live!, showcasing the music of David Bowie and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Sing-Alongs with "Grease" and "Willy Wonka;" also, a National Theatre Live screening of "Amadeus;" country's Terri Clark, legendary Judy Collins; our on-stage Cabaret series; and so much more! There is simply no doubt that 2017 brings something for everyone to enjoy at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts! (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...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada TheatreDevin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

Video Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance TheaterVideo Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of ... Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company to Re-Open URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL on 1/6Coeurage Theatre Company to Re-Open URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL on 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the extension and re-opening of Urinetown: The Musical. With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Kotis, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Kari Hayter, the extended run will begin on Friday, January 6 at 8pm and continue through February 25 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center. (more...)

7th Annual Company Creation Festival Opens 1/187th Annual Company Creation Festival Opens 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Company Creation Festival, Son of Semele's popular showcase for new works developed by unconventional methodologies, returns to the Son of Semele Theater January 18 to February 12, 2017. Curated by Son of Semele, the annual festival promotes boundary-pushing LA theater artists by providing them with free performance space and marketing support. (more...)

BWW Previews: Loretta Swit Takes On SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at Coyote Stageworks At The AnnenbergBWW Previews: Loretta Swit Takes On SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at Coyote Stageworks At The Annenberg
by David Green - Dec 9, 2016

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley- based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company continues it 2016-2017 theatrical season with a production of 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,' a popular two-character comedy/drama that will feature Loretta Swit and David Engel. The production will run from February 3 through 12, 2017 with eight performances at the Annenberg Theater in the Palm Springs Art Museum.The fully staged play will star Loretta Swit (best known for her role of Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan on the beloved television show 'M*A*S*H') and actor and Coyote StageWorks Founding Board and Company Member David Engel. (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMENAmerican Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. Performances begin on Thursday, January 19 and run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. (more...)

Experience a NEW Shakespeare Play at Prague Shakespeare CompanyExperience a NEW Shakespeare Play at Prague Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Czech Republic premiere of a 'new' Shakespeare play that holds the mirror up to nature with its themes of date rape, victim shaming, betrayal of friendship, forced marriages and madness. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents the West Coast Premiere of CLAUDIO QUESTChance Theater Proudly Presents the West Coast Premiere of CLAUDIO QUEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of … Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Appoints Associate Artist Wendy Goldberg for 2017-18 SeasonCincinnati Playhouse Appoints Associate Artist Wendy Goldberg for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Veteran director Wendy C. Goldberg, who has had a decade-long relationship with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, will join the Playhouse's Associate Artist program for the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Chance Theater Presents THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUESChance Theater Presents THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Chance Theater is pleased to present its 13th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire… The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Written by Jeff Goode, directed by Resident Artist Alex Bueno, and associate directed by Resident Artist James McHale.  The Eight: Reindeer Monologues will perform December 8 through December 23 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY Extends Again at the Road Theatre CompanyEDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY Extends Again at the Road Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, have announced that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS CHOICE, Stage Raw TOP TEN) first show of its 2016-2017 season, EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY, written by Tony award-winning playwright Edward Albee and directed by Andre Barron, is extending again, now through Saturday, December 10 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

First Look - Official Artwork & Tracklist for Megan Hilty's 'A Merry Little Christmas'First Look - Official Artwork & Tracklist for Megan Hilty's 'A Merry Little Christmas'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Today, BWW shares the official artwork and track list for Megan Hilty's new Christmas CD, entitled 'A Merry Little Christmas,' which will be released this holiday season. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry to Stage 6th Annual Short Play Festival: TAKE BACK THE LANDNative Voices at the Autry to Stage 6th Annual Short Play Festival: TAKE BACK THE LAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Continuing its role as the only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices at the Autry presents its sixth annual Short Play Festival: Take Back the Land. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and Center Theatre Group Lead 27th Annual Ovation Award NominationsLa Mirada Theatre and Center Theatre Group Lead 27th Annual Ovation Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Nominees for the 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced today. (more...)

MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH to Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre This WinterMR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH to Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its Season with Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth, written and directed by Ensemble Member Doug Hara. Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth runs December 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

Gripping Drama About Struggle for Moral Choices Felix Mitterer's JAGERSTATTERGripping Drama About Struggle for Moral Choices Felix Mitterer's JAGERSTATTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

A gripping struggle to hold on to morality during the hardest of times. Experience Felix Mitterer's enthralling drama based on the life and death of Franz Jagerstatter (1907-1943), an Austrian farmer who refused to fight on behalf of Hitler because of his faith, morals and ideals. Mitterer depicts Franz, who was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007, as a courageous but insecure human being - and not at all as a saint.   (more...)

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