Stage Alliance News

BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking Satire THE WHY Investigates Who's To Blame for Senseless School Shootings
by Shari Barrett - Sep 20, 2014

According to Blank Artistic Producer Noah Wyle, "THE WHY is a truly original take on a very serious and very complex subject: what is happening to the youth of America? Why are kids killing each other? Who or what is to blame? Through blended styles, mixed media, and a constant shifting between drama, farce, satire, and melodrama, THE WHY… manages to debunk several popular theories being touted by 'experts' in the media. Its continued relevance is frightening." And personally, I love theater that makes you think, even if there is no apparent answer to the questions being asked. (more...)

Megan Hilty Welcomes Baby Daughter Viola Philomena!
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The 'Smash' star and Broadway vet welcomed baby daughter Viola Philomena yesterday, Thursday, September 18th in New York City! (more...)

LA STAGE Alliance to Announce 2014 Ovation Award Nominees, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The announcement of the 2014 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominees has been set for Monday, September 22 at 7pm. The event will be hosted by Native Voices at the Autry National Center, located at 4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles, 90027. Free onsite parking is available. (more...)

Cathy Lind Hayes' THE BEAUTY, THE BANSHEE & ME to Play United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

This October, actress CATHY LIND HAYES will bring her show The Beauty, The Banshee & Me to the fifth annual United Solo Festival, the world's largest solo theatre event, for its World Premiere. Written and performed by Hayes, the show is a tribute to both the mother who raised her, and the woman who gave her up. (more...)

The Vagrancy's WHAT OF THE NIGHT? to Run 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

What of the Night? is a poignant saga chronicling the life of Birdie and her family as they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty. Destitute and isolated, a 14-year old Birdie makes the brave decision to leave her family. 'I want something from life!' she cries as she abandons her loved ones in hopes of finding something more than sickness and crime. This decision propels Birdie, her family, and the viewer into a 60-year journey where estranged family and friends entwine and collide in poetic stories of love, impoverishment, and dreams. Maria Irene Fornes delivers a masterful piece of theatre that entertains us, humors us, breaks our hearts, and ultimately challenges us to examine our own complicity in the unbridled divide between the haves and the have nots across America today. (more...)

Unbound Productions Announces Cast for WICKED LIT 2014, Running 10/3-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present GOOD PEOPLE, 9/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first production in its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning GOOD PEOPLE, written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers) and directed by Jeff Maynard (Broadway Bound, Boeing-Boeing). GOOD PEOPLE will feature Katie MacNichol, Anne Gee Byrd, Gigi Bermingham, Wyatt Fenner, Sophina Brown and Martin Kildare. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

Blank Theatre's 24th Season to Open with THE WHY, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Blank Theatre has announced that the first production of its 24th season will be The Why by Victor Kaufold, directed by Henning. Previews begin September 16 and opening is set for Saturday, September 20 at 8pm. The engagement will run through October 19. (more...)

Son of Semele Ensemble to Present THE LIFE AND SORT OF DEATH OF ERIC ARGYLE, Begin. 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Son of Semele Ensemble (SoSE) will present the West Coast premiere of Ross Dungan's The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle, opening August 30, 2014, at the Son of Semele Theater. (more...)

Megan Hilty Set to Return to Provincetown's Art House Later This Month!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Megan Hilty, was a breakout star of NBC's "Smash" and starred on Broadway in "Wicked" and "9 to 5: The Musical." She most recently starred as Liz on NBC's "Sean Saves The World" with Sean Hayes of "Will & Grace" fame. She returns to the original Broadway @ The Art House series this month by popular demand after her sold-out debut run at the theater last summer. She will be joined by husband and fellow Broadway star Brian Gallagher on guitar August 13, 14, 15 & 18, and will be joined by series host and SiriusXM star Seth Rudetsky at piano on August 16 & 17. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

MEET & GREET to Return at Theatre Asylum, Opening 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

After playing to sold out crowds at the recent 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the new hit comedy play - MEET & GREET returns for an extended run at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space in Hollywood. The Encore! Producers' Award winner was written by t.v. veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Stan Zimmerman (Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas). The outrageous comedy features an all star cast, including Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Groundlings), Teresa Ganzel (Wall-E, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, General Hospital), Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio, Chicago on Broadway) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars). It runs for only twenty-four performances at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles from Friday August 1st to Sunday September 21st with three performances per weekend, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. (more...)

L.A. Jewish Symphony to Welcome Special Guest Hershey Felder at Ford Amphitheatre, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony has announced a celebratory concert to commemorate the orchestra's 20th Anniversary on Sunday, September 7 at 7:30pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. LAJS will be joined by award-winning and critically acclaimed pianist, actor, playwright, producer, and composer Hershey Felder, who has written an overture specifically for this occasion. With the anniversary concert, LAJS will be making its 11th consecutive appearance in the Ford Summer Partnership Concert Series. (more...)

LA LLORONA, DRACULA'S GUEST and THE MONK Set for Unbound Productions' WICKED LIT 2014, 10/3-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the line-up for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Screen Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a high definition screening of Matthew Bourne's legendary reimagining of SWAN LAKE, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne and broadcast for one screening only on Sunday, August 10 at 2pm at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE to Present the World Premiere of I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND, 7/25-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2014 season with the World Premiere of I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND, written by Erik Patterson and directed by McKerrin Kelly. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents DAMN YANKEES, 7/11-27 & 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Just in time for the country's favorite pastime, the award-winning 3-D Theatricals of Orange County, CA will not only present a rousing revival of the eternally effervescent American Broadway classic Damn Yankees at the historic Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, CA July 11 - July 27 for eleven performances, but an additional six performances at South Bay's Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA August 2 - 10, 2014. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre Presents Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMNON for One Weekend Only, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is delighted to bring back the always hilarious TROUBADOUR THEATER COMPANY with their newest smash-hit, critically-acclaimed show, ABBAMEMNON, directed by Matt Walker! ABBAMEMNON will perform one weekend only - Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Announces Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Musicals Inc. announces the line-up of panelists for the fifth biennial BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ CONFERENCE, set for July 18-20 in North Hollywood. (more...)

Megan Hilty Teases Baby Names: 'We're Trying to Keep It Short'
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

In an interview with PEOPLE, Megan Hilty spoke about her pregnancy and revealed that she's narrowed down her list of baby names to three top contenders! (more...)

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