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BWW TV: An Off-Stage and On-Stage Look at LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2011BWW TV: An Off-Stage and On-Stage Look at LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2011
February 10, 2011

Following six weeks of fierce competition among 20 of California's finest young musical theatre performers, LA's Next Great Stage Star 2011 celebrated Judy Mora's outstanding victory at the 5th annual competition's glittering Finale on Sunday, February 6, presented by Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's, the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in greater Los Angeles. Runners up included San Francisco's Michael David (2nd place); Matthew McFarland (3rd place); Emily Goglia (4th place); and Reba Buhr (5th place). Broadway World's Dean Butler was there to capture the three and a half hour event ... off and on stage - which also included a Special Guest Star performance by musical theatre, television star and pop composer/singer Blake McIver Ewing.

BWW TV: Meet ANNIE's Andrea McArdle as Miss HanniganBWW TV: Meet ANNIE's Andrea McArdle as Miss Hannigan
November 7, 2010

BroadwayWorld TV's west coast correspondents Dean Butler and Michael Sterling spent an afternoon with Andrea McArdle and the cast of Musical Theatre West's production of ANNIE at the beautiful 1070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. ANNIE, opened October 30th and continues through November 14th. Musical Theatre West Artistic Director/Producer Steven Glaudini directs with musical direction by Daniel Thomas and choreography by Roger Castellano.

BWW TV: TEA AT FIVE with Zimbalist at the Falcon Theatre in Los AngelesBWW TV: TEA AT FIVE with Zimbalist at the Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles
October 23, 2010

The Falcon Theatre in Toluca Lake, CA (a Los Angeles suberb) have officially opened TEA AT FIVE written by Matthew Lombardo, and directed by Jenny Sullivan, the second production in its 2010-2011 Subscription Season. This gracefully funny and heartwarming tale stars Stephanie Zimbalist (Remington Steele) as legendary actress Katharine Hepburn. Broadway World TV's Los Angeles correspondents Dean Butler and Michael Sterling visited with Zimbalist and Sullivan earlier this week.

BWW TV: OF GRAPES AND NUTSBWW TV: OF GRAPES AND NUTS
October 15, 2010

LA's critically acclaimed production: OF GRAPES AND NUTS, written by Doug Armstrong, Keith Cooper and Tom Willmorth (formerly of Chicago's highly celebrated Illegitimate Players), will continue performances through October 24, 2010 at the Victory Theatre Center's Little Vic Theatre in Burbank, CA. Having opened September 18, SeaGlass Theatre's 6-week engagement of this award-winning comedy, marks the show's 20th anniversary.

BWW TV: LEAP OF FAITH Opens in LA!BWW TV: LEAP OF FAITH Opens in LA!
October 3, 2010

Four-time Tony Award-nominee Ral Esparza and Golden Globe Award-nominee Brooke Shields star in the world premiere of the new musical 'Leap of Faith,' at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Broadway World TV's Dean Butler and Michael Sterling get up close and personal with Leap of Faith in this special Broadway World TV preview.

BWW TV: RENT in Rehearsal at the Hollywood Bowl!BWW TV: RENT in Rehearsal at the Hollywood Bowl!
August 4, 2010

BroadwayWorld TV's Los Angeles correspondent Michael Sterling, got up close and personal today with the cast of RENT at rehearsals for the Hollywood Bowl presentation of the groundbreaking musical August 6 through 8, 2010. Sterling spoke in detail with the show's star-studded cast and director about the upcoming performances at one of the world's most renowned venues.

BWW TV: SOUTH PACIFIC at the Ahmanson!BWW TV: SOUTH PACIFIC at the Ahmanson!
June 7, 2010

Tickets for 'South Pacific' are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office located the Ahmanson Theatre or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

BWW TV: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2010 Competition FinaleBWW TV: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2010 Competition Finale
January 8, 2010

Upon the conclusion of the January 3rd Finale of six, unprecedented sold-out days of competition among 18 contestants at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA, the spectacular, collective performances of Janet Krupin earned her the coveted title of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2010.

BWW TV: Behind the Beat - BABY IT'S YOU!BWW TV: Behind the Beat - BABY IT'S YOU!
November 27, 2009

Broadway World TV's own Dean Butler and Michael Sterling were there to talk to the cast and creative team of BABY IT'S YOU! for an inside look at what may well be heading to a theatre on Broadway or even London's West End in the not-so-distant future.

BWW TV: PARADE at the Mark Taper ForumBWW TV: PARADE at the Mark Taper Forum
October 10, 2009

London's Donmar Warehouse production of PARADE, presented by the Center Theatre Group at the Los Angeles Music Center, had its U.S. premiere Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the Mark Taper Forum.