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It’s Los Angeles, Calif., the years 1942 to 1943. The war in the Pacific is in full gear, American big band music has young people at home dancing up a storm and the Zoot Suit is the uniform of choice for Chicano gangs on the streets of Los Angeles. One August morning a young Chicano boy is found bloody and beaten by the side of a road near a county reservoir. His death leads to the indictment of a local Chicano gang and the infamous Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial, a kangaroo court fanned by media hysteria. When the verdict is announced the Zoot Suit riots begin, and the mythical mystical figure of El Pachuco is born.



Playwright Luis Valdez is America’s greatest Latino playwright. “Zoot Suit” is his masterpiece – a muscular mix of historical fact and agitprop fiction. Featuring a cast of 33 actors/singer/dancers and a live orchestra playing hot Latin Jazz form the 1940’s, “Zoot Suit” is a not-to-be-missed classic filled with swagger and swing.



Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of San Diego REP's MY MANANA COMES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announces the cast for MY MANANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin. Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, previews begin Oct. 1, 2015. Opening night is Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 and runs through Oct. 25, 2015 in the Lyceum Space. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company! (more...)

Norm Lewis Will Celebrate the Holidays at 54 Below with SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas, running December 20-24 at 54 Below, is an all-new show that will help you ring in the holidays and remind you why he is one of Broadway's greatest singers and most sought-after leading men. (more...)

Photo Flash: MY MANANA COMES Opens Tonight at San Diego REP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the West Coast Premiere of MY MANANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin. Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, the show opens tonight, Oct. 7, 2015 and runs through Oct. 25, 2015 in the Lyceum Space. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MY MANANA COMES at San Diego REP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the West Coast Premiere of MY MANANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin. Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, previews began Oct. 1, 2015 for a Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 opening night. The production runs through Oct. 25, 2015 in the Lyceum Space. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin today, October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 - 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

10 Amazing Things We Learned from EW's INTO THE WOODS Cover Story!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 23, 2014

Below, check out ten amazing things we learned from the exclusive story appearing in this week's issue! (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater and Angel City Theatre Ensemble to Present MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

CASA 0101 Theater, Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director and the newly formed production company, Angel City Theater Ensemble (ACTE), Vance Valencia, Founder, will present the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed play, MARIELA IN THE DESERT, written by Karen Zacarias, directed by Robert Beltran (Star Trek:  Voyager; Zoot Suit; Eating Raoul).  The production will be presented for a five-week run on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA  90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m., November 4 - December 11, 2016.  There will be no performances on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25th, 26th and 27th. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Diego REP's MY MANANA COMES Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents MY MANANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin. Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, previews begin tonight, Oct. 1, 2015. Opening night is Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 and runs through Oct. 25, 2015 in the Lyceum Space. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company! (more...)

Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Reveals INTO THE WOODS Secrets
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

In the December 5th issue of The Hollywood Reporter, costume designer Colleen Atwood (Broadway's Breakfast at Tiffanys, 2002's Chicago) reveals secrets and a sketch from her work in Rob Marshall's highly anticipated film, INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Celebrates its Return to the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

'Zoot Suit' was originally commissioned and developed by Center Theatre Group, playing for nearly a year in Los Angeles first at the Taper from August 6 to October 1, 1978, then from October 10, 1978, through July 1, 1979, at the Aquarius in Hollywood. It went on to become Broadway's first Chicano play, was made into a major motion picture and became a cultural phenomenon. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for The Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, running November 14 - November 22 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Strand Theater to Present NOW That's What I Call Music LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Ave, Lakewood, NJ and artistic director Anthony D'Amato presents first time ever live music subscription series, NOW That's What I Call Music LIVE!, beginning with 1998's original NOW album on November 27. The infamous compilation album series you may collected over the years, NOW That's What I Call Music!, comes alive as a list of local and national music acts re-create and their spin on pop classics from Aqua's 'Barbie Girl' and The Spice Backstreet Boys 'As Long as You Love Me' to Cherry Poppin' Daddies 'Zoot Suit Riot' and Radiohead's 'Karma Police' as you've never heard them before.  (more...)

Demian Bichir to Star as 'El Pachuco' in ZOOT SUIT at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

International stage and screen star Demian Bichir (Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' FX's 'The Bridge,' Showtime's 'Weeds' and Soderbergh's 'Che') is set to play the indelible role of El Pachuco in Center Theatre Group's production of 'Zoot Suit' at the Mark Taper Forum, with previews beginning January 31, opening set for February 12 and performances continuing through March 12, 2017. (more...)

The Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

The Old Globe presents the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, running tonight, November 14 - November 22 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host ZOOT SUIT Ticket On-Sale Bash
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Tickets for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum's production of 'Zoot Suit' go on sale Friday, November 18, 2016, with a celebratory on-sale event from noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Ahmanson Theatre on the Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Announces Three 2017 Sherwood Award Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Three finalists have been selected for Center Theatre Group's 2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award: Jenny Foldenauer, Pablo Santiago and Keith Skretch. Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates this year's finalists for their exceptional contributions to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and their work as innovative and adventurous artists. (more...)

EL REY NETWORK PRESENTS: THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Debuts on iTunes Today
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

El Rey Network announced today the launch of their original series "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" on iTunes. (more...)

EL REY NETWORK PRESENTS: THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Now on iTunes
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

El Rey Network announced today the launch of their original series 'El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair' on iTunes. The hour-long series features the industry's most notable directors engaging in a revealing and unexpected exchange with filmmaker and El Rey Network founder, Robert Rodriguez. Episodes at launch will include the previously-aired Quentin Tarantino Volumes 1 & 2 (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn), John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from L.A., They Live) Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Strain), Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now); and Luis Valdez (La Bamba, Zoot Suit). (more...)

Robert Rodriguez Appears on El Rey Network's THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

El Rey Network Founder and Chairman Robert Rodriguez sits down with award-winning film and theater director, university professor, author, activist, and political organizer Luis Valdez (more...)

MET's 12th Annual Retro Prom Set for 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) annual Retro Prom is returning for the twelfth straight year this April 2nd. (more...)

Robert Rodriguez to Appear on El Rey Network's THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR, 3/29
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

El Rey Network Founder and Chairman Robert Rodriguez sits down with award-winning film and theater director, university professor, author, activist, and political organizer Luis Valdez (more...)

BWW Reviews: Maureen McGovern's New 54 Below Show Celebrating Her Singer/Songwriter 'Sisters' Is Overstuffed and Over-Seasoned
by Alix Cohen - Mar 12, 2015

Emerging as a pop diva in the 1970s, Maureen McGovern has been somewhere on the scene for decades. She still has a powerful, well-honed instrument, sufficient to perform confident acapella. However, It's difficult to tell from her new 54 Below show, Sing, My Sisters, Sing! Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters, whether the artist's range has vastly diminished or arrangements and rhythms, often unsympathetic to original tunes, are so similar as to make an otherwise diverse selection of songs homogeneous. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."   (more...)

America Ferrera & More Set for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company and creative advisors that are participating in its 2015 Theatre Lab, which kicked off yesterday and runs through July 26 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere Production of MANIFEST DESTINITIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of 'Manifest Destinitis,' an Early California adaptation of Moliere's 'The Imaginary Invalid' from Culture Clash founding member and REP Playwright in Residence Herbert Siguenza. The brand new comedy, directed by REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse opens San Diego REP's 41st season. The show's run begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and plays through Sunday, October 9, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for ZOOT SUIT at the Taper with Luis Valdez and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The legendary play with music, 'Zoot Suit,' just kicked off rehearsals at Center Theatre Group. 'Zoot Suit' begins previews January 31, opens February 12 and continues through March 12, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

KPCC in Person Presents a Special One Night Event the Return of ZOOT SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

KPCC In Person will present a special event with The Frame at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The return of "Zoot Suit": downSTAGE with The Frame will include host John Horn, "Zoot Suit" writer-director Luis Valdez, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, original and revival cast memberRose Portillo and others as they take the "Zoot Suit" stage to revisit this crucial part of L.A. history and examine social conditions for Mexican-Americans in current-day Los Angeles. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2015

Today we are talking to one of the most accomplished bring young stars on Broadway all about her many exciting endeavors including headlining the most recent revival of mega-hit ANNIE as well as playing a major part in the new Disney feature film edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS - the gifted and talented Lilla Crawford. Opening up about her experiences participating in the big screen edition of the Sondheim classic, Crawford offers insight into her iconic character of Little Red Riding Hood and sheds light on the filmmaking process with director Rob Marshall as well as comments on sharing the screen with such Hollywood heavyweights as Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Additionally, Crawford illuminates her time spent headlining the most recent Broadway revival of ever-popular Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin/Thomas Meehan musical ANNIE as well as working with recognizable Miss Hannigans two-time Tony-winner Katie Finneran and GLEE's Jane Lynch, as well as recounts her experiences meeting the star of the big screen ANNIE remake, Quvenzhane Wallis, and her own thoughts on the updated film remake. Most importantly, Crawford discusses her participation in this weekend's open house event to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids and shares her enthusiasm for joining Broadway proponent and Tony Award Honors recipient Rosie O'Donnell in bringing attention to the acclaimed theatre program for underprivileged youth, as well as clues us in on what she will be performing, too. All of that, participating in Marvin Hamlisch's recent PBS tribute, BILLY ELLIOT memories, who she would love to play in the forthcoming WICKED feature film and much, much more! (more...)

THE WHO HITS 50! Continues Throughout 2015 with Special Re-Releases
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Through the decades, THE WHO redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Begins 1/31 at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

"Zoot Suit" begins previews this Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The legendary play with music opens February 12 and will continue through March 19, 2017, (extending one week from the originally announced closing date). Written and directed by Luis Valdez, "Zoot Suit" is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Demian Bichir as 'El Pachuco' in ZOOT SUIT at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

International stage and screen star Demian Bichir posed in costume as the iconic character El Pachuco during a promotional photo shoot for the Mark Taper Forum's upcoming revival of "Zoot Suit," opening February 12, 2017 (previews begin January 31). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at him in character below! (more...)

Pablo Santiago Named Sherwood Award Winner at 2017 Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates the recipient of the 2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award, Pablo Santiago, for his exceptional contribution to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and his work as innovative and adventurous artist. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Extends at Mark Taper Forum; ARCHDUKE Pushes Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rehearsals have barely begun and Center Theatre Group is already announcing a one-week extension for 'Zoot Suit,' due to strong ticket sales. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Opens 2/12 at Center Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Currently in previews, Center Theatre Group's 'Zoot Suit' opens February 12 at the Mark Taper Forum. This legendary play with music will continue through March 19, 2017, (extending one week from the originally announced closing date). Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino.  (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Extends for Third and Final Time at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Due to continued extraordinary ticket sales and resounding critical response, Center Theatre Group is announcing a third and final one-week extension for the run of Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit' at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning ZOOT SUIT Revival at Taper Mirrors Present Day Politics
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Let's get one thing perfectly clear from the get.go. Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and on Broadway in 1978, is a milestone. Broadway had not seen anything quite like it up to that point. First of all, it put Mexicans into the mainstream ... and their Pachuco culture, including their music and dance. In form it's a serious play about the Zoot Suit murders of 1942 in Southern California, but it is laced with humor, song and dance, classifying it in both realms of fact and fantasy. Now, after 39 years, in the 50th anniversary year of Center Theatre Group, Zoot Suit returns in an all new revival, once again directed by the brilliant Valdez. It has a fantastic cast, is high on entertainment value...and its issues do indeed mirror those present in today's politically ruthless world. (more...)

New Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS to Play TNC This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Playwright/composer/lyricist Eric B. Sirota, who also happens to be a physicist by trade, scrutinizes the changing nature of love in 'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical about a young artist who fights to hold on to his soulmate as the materialistic world tugs at her. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the work March 2 to 19. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Seth MacFarlane, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin and More Slated for Boston Pops' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

We have a feeling Broadway fans are going to love the 2016 Boston Pops season, running May 6-June 18, under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart. Featuring classic Boston Pops programming, including film scores of the silver screen, ballads from Broadway and the great American Songbook, classic rock anthems, and a Gospel Night spectacular, along with an impressive lineup of Boston Pops debuts, new programs that spotlight the best of the worlds of dance and puppetry, and the return of last year's audience favorite -- Pops On Demand: You Choose the Tunes -- the lineup features a slew of Broadway talent, including Sutton Foster, Mandy Patinkin, and Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Due to extraordinary ticket sales, Center Theatre Group's 'Zoot Suit' has announced a second one-week extension. Performances will now continue through March 26, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews for 'Zoot Suit' began January 31; the show officially opened on Sunday, February 12. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Due to extraordinary ticket sales, Center Theatre Group's 'Zoot Suit' has announced a second one-week extension. Performances will now continue through March 26, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews for 'Zoot Suit' began January 31. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has photos from Sunday's opening festivities below! (more...)

Cynthia Nixon in AN EVENING WITH DESDEMONA AND EMILIA & More Set for 2015 Spring Public Forum Drama Club Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Spring Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Continuing its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Six Community Conversations for ZOOT SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host six Community Conversations for 'Zoot Suit,' which returns to the Mark Taper Forum to celebrate Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary. This series of panel conversations on selected nights throughout the run will be open to the public and feature local thought leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on our stages. (more...)

Daniel Valdez and Rose Portillo to Return for ZOOT SUIT at the Taper; More Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Jeanine Mason, Rose Portillo, Daniel Valdez and Jeremy Ray Valdez will join the previously announced Demian Bichir in the cast of Center Theatre Group's production of 'Zoot Suit' at the Mark Taper Forum, which begins previews January 31, opens February 12 and continues through March 12, 2017. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS Is a Wish Come True for Fans of Both Theatre and Film
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 19, 2014

For many musical theatre fans, a beloved Broadway musical, fairly faithfully, adapted into a stunning big screen success, is their most treasured of Christmas wishes. In recent years, however, the holidays have brought us near misses (LES MISERABLES), underwhelming disappointments (RENT), and outright abominations (NINE). However, Disney's INTO THE WOODS, opening nationwide on Christmas Day, is those musical theatre fans' wish fulfilled. With a cast of Hollywood A-listers and Broadway alums, all of whom prove more than capable of handling Stephen Sondheim's uniquely intricate and intellectual music and lyrics, this very well might be the most effectively adapted movie musical of the past half century. The lush orchestrations, the gorgeous settings, and the spectacular cast had a smile plastered on my face from the film's first note until its last. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Diego Rep's MANIFEST DESTINITIS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of "Manifest Destinitis," an Early California adaptation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" from Culture Clash founding member and REP Playwright in Residence Herbert Siguenza. The brand new comedy, directed by REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse opens San Diego REP's 41st season. The show's run begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and plays through Sunday, October 9, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

BWW Recap: WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, Episodes Five and Six
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 5, 2015

We are half way through the First Day of Camp in Waterville and the drama has only just begun to unfold. But can anything really prepare us for the premiere of the coveted musical; Electro/City? They've been in rehearsal for nearly four hours! (more...)

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