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Wilshire Theatre Hosts Season with Tango, Janis & Whistle

The curtain rises on a spectacular new Broadway theatre season at the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills (8440 Wilshire Blvd.) featuring three attractions that celebrate the rebirth of this legendary venue with shows from Broadway and London.

Forever Tango
February 29 – March 2, 2008

Fiery hot passion ignites on stage in Forever Tango from February 29 -March 2 for three performances only. Created and directed by Luis Bravo, the Broadway hit Forever Tango is sensuous and sophisticated, sleek and sexy. The production traces the Tango's colorful history through music, dance, and dramatic vignettes, performed by an ensemble of dancers, musicians and singers.

Whistle Down The Wind
April 22 – 27, 2008

Direct from London on its first ever US National Tour, Whistle Down The Wind will have its Los Angeles premiere April 22-27. Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell, and subsequent 1961 movie set in the UK, the musical, with book by Patricia Knop, Gale Edwards and Andrew Lloyd Webber and featuring music by Webber and lyrics by Jim Steinman of "Meatloaf" songwriting fame, is now set in Louisiana in 1959.

Love, Janis
May 29 – June 1, 2008

Love, Janis plays in Los Angeles for the first time ever May 29-June 1. The life and music of rock-n-roll icon Janis Joplin explodes onto the stage.  Joplin's journey is told in her own words through letters and interviews intertwined with performances of her greatest hits.  Described as an electric musical event full of energy, the show was a critically acclaimed hit in San Francisco.

Season subscriptions for the three attractions are now available with preferred seating and a package discount at the Wilshire Theatre Box Office, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., and by phone at 323-655-0111.  Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster - online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at Ticketmaster at 213-365-3500, and all Ticketmaster outlets.



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