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BWW Interview: Jon Peterson of P3 Theatre Company on Presenting Streaming Perfor PhotosBWW Interview: Jon Peterson of P3 Theatre Company on Presenting Streaming Performances of Tour-de-Farce Comedy GREATER TUNA
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(7/28/2020) - The long-running Off-Broadway hit a?oeGreater Tunaa?? by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard is a tour-de-farce comedy of quick-change artistry, with non-stop costume and character changes that run by faster than a jack rabbit from a coyote in the third smallest town in Texas, named Tuna. Now fans (and those who are destined to become one) can experience the towna??s zany denizens during two streaming performances presented by P3 Theatre Company under the direction of Jon Peterson, who performs all the characters with Philip McBride, on Monday, August 3 and Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00pm.


Photo Flash: Cheryl Hines Joins Groundlings' CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW Online Edition PhotosPhoto Flash: Cheryl Hines Joins Groundlings' CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW Online Edition
by BWW News Desk - Los Angeles

(7/24/2020) - On Wednesday evening, Groundlings alum Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) joined the online edition of one of the most popular shows at  The Groundlings Theatre - “The Crazy Uncle Joe Show.”


BWW Interview: Branda Lock on Directing “Romeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending” PhotosBWW Interview: Branda Lock on Directing “Romeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending” for Little Fish Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(7/16/2020) - No doubt anyone who has read or seen a production of Shakespeare's tragic love story a?oeRomeo and Julieta?? has wished they could change the ending so that the lovers can be reunited rather than separated by death due to a seemingly split-second decision. And now, thanks to Little Fish Theatre and director Branda Lock, you CAN choose to change things around during a?oeRomeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Endinga?? airing online Saturday, July 25 at 6pm (Pacific) and on Sunday, July 26 at 2pm. But exactly how will it work? I spoke with the production's director, Branda Lock, to find out.


BWW Feature: Star-Studded RADIO ROUND Premieres Online July 12 PhotosBWW Feature: Star-Studded RADIO ROUND Premieres Online July 12
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(7/9/2020) - In a nod to the bygone days of radio plays, Casey Stangl created RADIO ROUND, a series of 10 short interlinked two-character plays written by 10 visionary writers, performed online by 10 all-star actors, in which one character from each play moves forward to the next play until it comes full circle. Thus, a character from the last play winds up meeting a character from the first, proving the whole of humanity is interconnected and absolutely greater than the sum of its parts. Tune in Sunday, July 12 at 4pm Pacific at http://HouseSeats.LIVE


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Comedian Carla Collins, Host of SHELTER AT 'OM: Comed PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Comedian Carla Collins, Host of SHELTER AT 'OM: Comedic Meditation Benefiting the Whitefire Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/23/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on Award-winning comedian, actress, television, radio host and bestselling author Carla Collins, who is on a mission to help everyone laugh and relax at a time when we so desperately need it. Join her on Wednesday, June 24 at 6pm PST/9pm EST, Carla will be hosting the World Premiere of SHELTER AT 'OM: Comedic Meditation, a unique 30-minute experience of hilarious stand-up comedy to fire up your endorphins followed by a relaxing, authentic guided meditation. Her premiere event will be live-streamed around the world from Los Angeles' popular Whitefire Theatre, and 50% of the proceeds will go toward supporting the 40-year-old venue, which has suffered heavily during the pandemic.


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Stephen Foster & Chuck Pelletier who Recently Launche PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Stephen Foster & Chuck Pelletier who Recently Launched Round Earth Entertainment
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/21/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on Stephen Foster & Chuck Pelletier, award-winning co-writers of the musical 'The Green Room' which was based on a one-act play written by Rod Damer. The couple, married since 2011, met through their mutual love of theater and have launched their own production company, Round Earth Entertainment, from home during the current Covid-19 pandemic.


BWW Feature: Quarantine Mystery Chiller Theater Presents Saturday Night Online E PhotosBWW Feature: Quarantine Mystery Chiller Theater Presents Saturday Night Online Episodes
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/21/2020) - Quarantine Mystery Chiller Theater presents Episode 13, an online reading of 'Backstage Murder' written and directed by Kelly Brighton and produced by Jeff LaGreca, on Saturday, June 20 at 7pm. The story centers on the much hated, Artistic Director of The West Hollywood Theatre Company, Finishing The Hat, who is found murdered. Was it his Board of Directors? Join the fun by tuning in to find out! The episode also features a commercial parody written by Amanda Conlon, and a Gruesome Lady segment written by Jeff LaGreca.


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Award-Winning Clown Zach Zucker, creator of the Indep PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Award-Winning Clown Zach Zucker, creator of the Independent Production Company Stamptown
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/17/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on Zach Zucker, one half of Norwegian-American comedy duo, Zach & Viggo, who performs as the renowned standup comedian, Jack Tucker. As the creator of the independent production company, Stamptown, Zach has created, performed and produced eight original shows that have toured around the world.


Feature: Daniel Sugimoto Musical Marathon to Benefit The Innocence Project on 6/ PhotosFeature: Daniel Sugimoto Musical Marathon to Benefit The Innocence Project on 6/14
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/13/2020) - Daniel Sugimoto promises, 'I CAN'T STOP PLAYING UNTIL WE REACH THE GOAL!!!' Join me for my first ever Live Stream Musical Marathon! I am playing to raise money for The Innocence Project, with the goal of raising $1,000, donating 50% of all proceeds directly. Since this is a large goal I am planning to play until the dollar amount is reached, only stopping to use bathroom or snack mildly. Even if this is a charity event I am preparing over 50 songs to play; original and covers. Tune in throughout the day and you won't be disappointed.


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Jon Lawrence Rivera, Co-Founder of Playwrights' Arena PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Jon Lawrence Rivera, Co-Founder of Playwrights' Arena, Dedicated to Producing Original Works for Adventurous Minds
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/11/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on Jon Lawrence Rivera, co-founder of Playwrights' Arena with Steve Tyler in 1992 during the LA Riots. At the time, and for at least two decades, we were the only theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing new works for the stage written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights to be enjoyed by adventurous minds. I first discovered Playwrights' Arena when their 2017 production of Bloodletting was selected to be presented during Center Theatre Group's 2018 Block Party at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Elmira Rahim Who Began Her Acting Career in Iran, Tra PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Elmira Rahim Who Began Her Acting Career in Iran, Trained at USC, and Created the ELAN Ensemble
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/10/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on Elmira Rahim who began her acting career in Iran, trained at USC, and created the ELAN Ensemble whose inaugural production, How We're Different From Animals, was the recipient of Best Adaptation at Stage Raw Theater Awards in 2019 as well as nominated in multiple categories including Best Production at Stage Raw Theater Awards and LA Drama Critics Circle Awards. But like so many others, this year's production of a modern adaptation of Trojan Women with A Noise Within had to be postponed until theaters can safely open again.


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Cate Caplin, A Multiple Award-Winning Producer, Direc PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Cate Caplin, A Multiple Award-Winning Producer, Director and Choreographer
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/8/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on Cate Caplin, a multiple award-winning producer, director and choreographer whose talents have ignited productions on television, in films, music videos, commercials, and in theatrical venues worldwide. But of course, her busy schedule was put on hold with the rest of the world, just as she was beginning to direct and choreograph a musical very close to her heart.


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet John Wuchte, a Talented Actor/Director/Writer/Compose PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet John Wuchte, a Talented Actor/Director/Writer/Composer and Tribal Acting Theater Creator
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/5/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on John Wuchte, a talented actor/director/writer/composer and amazing Tribal Acting theater creator, who I first met during last year's Hollywood Fringe Festival when I attended his masterful musical production Scarlett Fever which told the true story of the great search to find an actress to portray Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939. The production utilized John's unique style of performance, which he calls Tribal Acting; a combination of movement, gesture, song and dance, all accompanied by live percussion. And I was hooked!


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Daniel Durant, a Multi-Talented ASL Actor with Deaf W PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Daniel Durant, a Multi-Talented ASL Actor with Deaf West Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/4/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on Daniel Durant, a multi-talented American Sign Language (ASL) actor whose impressive performance in Spring Awakening with Deaf West Theatre took him all the way to Broadway! As a Deaf actor who performs using ASL, how is he keeping creative while waiting to get back onstage?


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Kara Karaoke Whose Musical Theatre Background Led Her PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Kara Karaoke Whose Musical Theatre Background Led Her to Becoming a Professional Karaoke Host
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(6/3/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on Kara Karaoke whose musical theatre background led her to start her own business as a professional karaoke host five years ago. Of course, she is now obviously quite affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, not being able to host gatherings in person for the time being. So how is she keeping her business going and creativity flowing during these trying times?


BWW Feature: CORONA CHOREOGRAPHIC CHRONICLES ~ PAT TAYLOR, JAZZANTIQUA, & THE MO PhotosBWW Feature: CORONA CHOREOGRAPHIC CHRONICLES ~ PAT TAYLOR, JAZZANTIQUA, & THE MOVEMENT IN THE MUSIC: A DIGITAL Jazz Dance Showcase
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Los Angeles

(6/2/2020) - Since the shelter-in-place order in mid March for all of California, there have been no Theatre productions, no Live Performances, not even a class available in Los Angeles to take to keep working on your craft. Slowly but surely, Artists and Producers are adjusting and finding new ways to present their creations and their viewpoints through different sources, and in new and unique ways.


BWW Interview: Meet Jon Peterson, Executive Artistic Director/Founder of P3 Thea PhotosBWW Interview: Meet Jon Peterson, Executive Artistic Director/Founder of P3 Theatre Roulette, on Presenting THE LARAMIE PROJECT Online 6/1
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(5/31/2020) - Jon Peterson, Executive Artistic Director/Founder of P3 Theatre Roulette, is presenting a virtual reading of Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project's masterful play THE LARAMIE PROJECT, on Monday, June 1 at 7pm at https://p3theatre.biz/p3-theatre-roulette. The online presentation features Emily Abeles, Guillermo Alonso, Alden Bettencourt, Kara Brouelette, Elizabeth Curtin, Christy Mauro-Cohen, Jodi Marks, Philip McBride and Jeremy Saje, each of whom will be reading from their individual a?oesafe at homea?? locations. For more information, please call (714) 689-8116.


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Daniel Sugimoto, a Talented Entertainer Who Found Him PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Daniel Sugimoto, a Talented Entertainer Who Found Himself Stuck at Sea When COVID-19 Forced Ports to Close
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(5/30/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on the super-talented Daniel Sugimoto who I first met at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe 'Best In Cabaret' show Thenardier's Inn by CAC Studios, I knew I would be following his progress as one of the finest musical theater progenies I had ever met. Not only is he a triple threat onstage as well as a brilliant musical director, his skill with composing musical numbers that movingly tell a story imbues each of his characters with deep-felt heart and soul through his incredible imagination and understanding of human nature. But 2020 has certainly proven to be a challenge since Daniel was entertaining at sea in mid-March when COVID-19 forced worldwide ports to close.


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Julia Buis, an L.A. Actor Who Traveled the World Ente PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Julia Buis, an L.A. Actor Who Traveled the World Entertaining Before Settling in Hamburg, Germany
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(5/28/2020) - With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the Arts alive in the City of the Angels. And just like all of us, I wondered how they are dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved. This Spotlight focuses on Julia Buis, an L.A. actor who traveled the world entertaining before settling in Hamburg, Germany.


BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Mike Blaha, Fringe Management Co-Founder PhotosBWW Spotlight Series: Meet Mike Blaha, Fringe Management Co-Founder
by Shari Barrett - Los Angeles

(5/27/2020) - This Spotlight focuses on Mike Blaha, Co-Founder of Fringe Management, a company that has produced an incredible assortment of shows for both the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Hollywood Fringe Festival. Listen in as he shares his insights on how the Coronavirus pandemic has affected both this year, especially since the shutdown occurred just as the Edinburgh event had begun.