Don Grigware

Don Grigware Don Grigware is an Ovation nominated actor and journalist/writer whose contributions to theatre through the years have included 6 years as theatre editor of NoHoLA, a contributor to LA Stage Magazine and currently on his own website:
www.grigwaretalkstheatre.com

Don hails from Holyoke, Massachusetts and holds two Masters Degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Education and Bilingual Studies. He is a teacher of foreign language and ESL.

Don is in his tenth year with BWW, currently serving as Senior Editor of the Los Angeles Page. He received a BWW Award for Excellence in 2014 as one of the top ten Regional Editors across the globe.

Don is also an author/playwright and recently published Books I, II & III of his children's fable Two Worlds Together: Donnelly's Greatest Christmas. You may purchase copies of the two volumes at amazon.com A trilogy of one-acts in a collection called Holiday Madness was recently revised and re-published, also on amazon.com. Both the story and plays are available on kindle as well as in paperback.

There are new projects on the horizon, including co-authoring both a bilingual novel about Columbia and an autobiography, publishing a collection of scary mini-plays - 10-15 minutes in length - and publishing a sequel to Two Worlds Together, entitled Donnelly Tackles Technology. Stay tuned in 2018 and beyond for more fun and games!



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From film to musical stage: though hardly original, it seems to be the steadiest solution to filling the large theaters of The Great White Way. 10 years ago the Old Globe hosted the musicalization of The Full Monty, which translated quite appealingly to the stage...and now so does the new effort from Rupert Holmes and Holland, Dozier, Holland: The First Wives Club, so popular with movie audiences in 1996.

Broder and Smith Expose Their Passion for Louis and Keely
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Jake Broder and Vanessa Claire Smith created and star in the multi-award-winning Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara! onstage through Labor Day Weekend in the Skirball Theatre of the Geffen Playhouse. It all began in 2008 at the Sacred Fools Theatre, then moved to the Matrix last fall and now it is going into its 6th month at the Geffen.The two phenomenal - and very humble, I may add - talents took time out of their busy schedules to talk about the show.

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Eden Espinosa performed her solo show ME, which had already sold out 4 nights at Joe's Pub in New York this winter, at the Ford Amphitheatre on Friday, July 24 in the second concert of Upright Cabaret's Wicked Summer Nights! Espinosa creates a sensation wherever she sings and this evening was no exception. Her set began Act II, which included an appearance by Grammy-winning Paula Cole; cute, petite Audra Mae, grand-niece of Judy Garland, was the Act I opener. There was a definite rock, pop feel to the evening whose theme was Lost Love, Found Love, Found Me.

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CD of Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara will be available after July 22. Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara Geffen Playhouse - Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater directed by Taylor Hackford through August written by and starring Award-winning Vanessa Claire Smith and Jake Broder as Keely Smith and Louis Prima.

More Twisted 'TWIST'
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In Cy Coleman's Seesaw, Gittel Mosca bemoans screwing up her chances for happiness. Coleman cherished the female underdog. Gittel. Charity in Sweet Charity and Sonja in The Life are three examples of ordinary hard-working gals who helped elevate Coleman's upbeat songs to majestic heights

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CD of Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara will be available after July 22. Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara Geffen Playhouse - Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater directed by Taylor Hackford through August written by and starring Award-winning Vanessa Claire Smith and Jake Broder as Keely Smith and Louis Prima.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail meets Mel Brooks' History of the World Part I meets Mel Brooks' The Producers. Find the Holy Grail! No, find Jews to produce a Broadway show!

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My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra created by David Grapes & Todd Olson directed by David Grapes at the Moulton Theatre @Laguna Playhouse through August 23

Aren't Queens' Hats Crowns? CROWNS at the Pasadena Playhouse Through 8/16
July 13, 2009

Crowns written by Regina Taylor directed by Israel Hicks Pasadena Playhouse through August 16

Bright 'Light in the Piazza' at the El Portal
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The Light in the Piazza book by Craig Lucas; music & lyrics by Adam Guettel directed by William Robert Ewing El Portal Second stage through July 26

FARRAGUT NORTH Is Explosive at the Geffen Playhouse
July 7, 2009

Farragut North written by Beau Willimon directed by Doug Hughes plays the Geffen Playhouse through July 26

Crown City's THE APPLE TREE Keeps Extending!
July 4, 2009

The Apple Tree book, music & lyrics by Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock additional book by Jerome Coopersmith directed by Gary Lamb (I), William A. Reilly (II), Matthew J. Williamson (III) choreography by Gary Lamb and Bradley Michael Crown City Theatre @St. Matthew's Church on Camarillo in NoHo through July 27



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