Theatre West News

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Valerie Perri Makes Cabaret Debut with David Burnham in TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME
by Don Grigware - Sep 23, 2014

Actors/singers David Burnham and Valerie Perri were critically acclaimed costars of Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Sunset Boulevard last season, but they have never sung together in cabaret until now. Together Again For the First Time premiered at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal on Sunday September 21, and with the opening number 'It's a Grand Night for Broadway' to the strains of 'Its a Grand Night for Singing', no finer words could appraise the evening. Accompanied on the piano and at various points in song by superior musical director Mark Vogel the trio knocked it out of the park. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

First-Ever Revival of FIRST EPISODE to Play Jermyn Street from Oct 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

This Autumn, Primavera, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, stages the first ever revival of Terence Rattigan's debut work, First Episode. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Hosts Tomorrow's BROADWAY SALUTES With Andy Karl, Lindsay Mendez and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Four-time Tony Award winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein will host the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tuesday, September 23rd, which is presented by The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG). This public celebration honors the countless professionals who have made Broadway great. In this industry-wide celebration, theatre professionals will receive special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50+ years on Broadway. (more...)

GHOSTS OF OCEAN HOUSE to Run 10/10-26 at Players' Ring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Players' Ring ushers in the Halloween season with the return of the award-winning play 'Ghosts of Ocean House,' by York writer Michael Kimball, recipient of the 2014 John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award (New England Theatre Conference) for his most recent play, Duck and Cover. (more...)

Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Continuing its 8 year reign as the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway Performers and Nightclub Artists in concert, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal welcomes Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri in their co-headlining concert debut of Together Again for the First Time, an evening of non-stop Broadway showstoppers with Musical Direction by Mark Vogel at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

BETTE DAVIS ON THE EDGE Begins Tonight at Mainstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Bette Davis On the Edge, a new one-woman show about the screen legend, written and performed by Christine St. John, an American actress, who has spent the last two decades working in London, and directed by renowned Chicago director, teacher and casting agent, Jane Drake Brody, will receive its world premiere at the Mainstreet Theatre in Michigan City, Indiana, beginning on September 12th, and running for four performances through September 20th. (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, September 25; will open on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

Imelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Gypsy opens at Chichester this autumn with Imelda Staunton leading a stellar cast as the indomitable Mama Rose, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest female musical roles. (more...)

GLORIOUS! to Run 10/10-11/2 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening Oct. 10. (more...)

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Joan Rivers Funeral, New Broadway Play 'The River' on TONIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy competed against guest Hugh Jackman in a giant game of billiards featuring bowling balls and no pool cues. Later, Jimmy speaks to Hugh Jackman about his Broadway play, The River. (more...)

DVR ALERT: Hugh Jackman to Guest on NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Hugh Jackman will guest on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON tonight, September 10. Nick Offerman and musical guest Luke Bryan are also scheduled to appear on the broadcast. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector & More Join BROADWAY SALUTES Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) are pleased to announce that special guest performers Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector, Lindsay Mendez and Adam Heller will join the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 7
by - Sep 07, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 7, 2014. (more...)

TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Has World Premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

A season of new plays exploring little-known true stories continues at Chichester with a drama featuring acclaimed actress Penelope Wilton. She plays Irmgard, the mother of celebrated lawyer Hans Litten who puts Hitler on the witness stand in 1930s Germany with devastating consequences. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Talks Return to Broadway in THE RIVER: 'I Was Really Affected by the Story Emotionally'
by Movies News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Hugh Jackman will make his return to the Broadway stage in THE RIVER, a new Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, co-starring Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

Whittier Community Theatre to Open THE PAJAMA GAME, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Whittier Community Theatre, established in 1921 (the longest running community Theatre West of the Mississippi), opens its 93rd Season with The Pajama Game, running September 5 through the 20th. (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...)

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