Theatre West News

James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Stage and Screen Actor Walter Roy Beery Passes Away at 75
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Variety writes that stage and small screen actor Walter Roy Beery passed away on April 6 due to complications from lymphoma. He was 75. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

FAR AWAY PLACES with Vicki Knight Set for Arthur Newman Theater, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

'Far Away Places' starring Vicki Knight' on April 27th at 2 PM in Palm Desert Originally from Canada, (she's big in Winnipeg) Vicki Knight moved to the Desert area in the early eighties and wasted no time making a name for herself in Southern California, quickly being dubbed 'The Desert's Songbird'. On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Ms. Knight will present her latest cabaret show, 'Far Away Places', featuring songs sung in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Hebrew, Yiddish, and more, from Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, and other 'far away places, together with with stories and patter delivered in the comedic style that's become her trademark. (more...)

Soho Theatre Announces Philip McKinley and Jenny Rainsford to Join Cast of MICROCOSM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Philip McGinley (Game of Thrones, E4's Drifters, Herding Cats; Hampstead) and Jenny Rainsford (Headlong's The Seagull, No Quarter; Royal Court) reunite after starring alongside each other in Straight (Sheffield/Bush) for the world premiere of Matt Hartley's new play which opens for a three-week run on 9 May with previews from 7 May. (more...)

Erin Moore Named Executive Director at Astoria Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announced today, that as of April 14, 2014, Erin Moore will be the new Executive Director, replacing Taryn Sacramone, who resigned last June. This is the culmination of a nearly year-long search for that candidate whose love for the performing arts is matched only by her commitment to further the cultural vibrancy of Queens. Moore's first production as Executive Director will be Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, directed by APAC's Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik, opening May 1st, 2014. (more...)

AstonRep Theatre to Present WIT at Raven Theatre, 5/8-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

AstonRep Theatre Company continues its 2013-14 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama WIT by Margaret Edson, directed by Ensemble Member Derek Bertelsen, playing May 8 - June 7, 2014 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets are available at or by calling (773) 828-9129. The press opening is Saturday, May 10 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: S'WONDERFUL: Gershwin Tunes Sung by a Super Talented Cast Onstage at MTW
by Don Grigware - Apr 08, 2014

S'Wonderful:The New Gershwin Musical//written & directed by Ray Roderick/MTW (Musical Theatre West) at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach/through April 20 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview today, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

La Mirada Theatre Presents FLOYD COLLINS, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is thrilled to present a remarkable musical about dreamers and hope, FLOYD COLLINS, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, book and additional lyrics by Tina Landau, musical direction by David O and directed by Richard Israel. FLOYD COLLINS will preview tonight, March 27 and tomorrow, March 28 and runs through Sunday, April 13, 2014, live 'ONSTAGE' at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PETRIFIED FOREST is a Clever Mash-Up of a Love Story, Gangster Tale, and Political Drama
by Shari Barrett - Mar 24, 2014

THE PETRIFIED FOREST endures because it has it all: romance, suspense, danger, sex and even a little politics. A fantasy of the highway, it unfurls like a dream of a still-untamed corner of the American West. Although it has some of the flavor of an adventure, its multiple themes (men and women, working class struggle, class conflict gender issues, left vs. right) still resonate today. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

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