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The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Will Air As Two-Hour Primetime Special The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Will Air As Two-Hour Primetime Special
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in Los Angeles

The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys for Tots, produced by Associated Television International and presented in associations with The City of Los Angeles, will be televised as a Two-Hour Primetime Special airing on The CW Network on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (7:00 p.m. CT) and will be seen on Hallmark after The CW broadcast. The parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on the American Forces Network during the holiday season. (more...)
Winter @ The Wallis Returns In 2018 With 18 Great Dance, Music & Theater Events Winter @ The Wallis Returns In 2018 With 18 Great Dance, Music & Theater Events
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Los Angeles

The 2017/18 season of world-class dance, music and theater continues as the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) presents its third annual Winter @ The Wallis series. This year, Winter @ The Wallis programming grows to eighteen events to be performed in the Bram Goldsmith Theater and the intimate Lovelace Studio Theater, beginning on Saturday, January 6 with the classical music duo, violinist Sarah Chang and pianist Julio Elizalde. Other highlights include: The Wallis debut of the L.A.-based dance company Lula Washington Dance Theatre; a weekend celebrating the great jazz legend Arturo Sandoval along with other local jazz artists; the modern music collective wild Up under the baton of founder Christopher Rountree; the return of the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company Kneehigh with The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk; and the world premiere of Tom Dugan's Jackie Unveiled. (more...)
VIDEO: NMI presents CURSES! at Stages Musical Theatre Festival VIDEO: NMI presents CURSES! at Stages Musical Theatre Festival
by Stage Tube on December 11, 2017 in Los Angeles

Another video from the Stages Musical Theatre Festival was just released this week. New Musicals Inc. aired 51 hours of live streamcast footage of musical theatre readings, concerts, creative sessions, as well as interviews with writers and producers, all part of the most recent Stages Musical Theatre Festival. The Festival ran for fifteen years in Chicago before New Musicals Inc. brought it to the West Coast about a decade ago. (more...)
Steve Yockey's REYKJAVIK to Close Celebration Theatre's New Works Reading Series Steve Yockey's REYKJAVIK to Close Celebration Theatre's New Works Reading Series
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in Los Angeles

Celebration Theatre presents as its final New Works Reading of 2017, REYKJAVIK by Steve Yockey, directed by Ryan Bergmann and performing one night only today, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood. (more...)
John Tufts to Star in I AM MY OWN WIFE at Laguna Playhouse This January John Tufts to Star in I AM MY OWN WIFE at Laguna Playhouse This January
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Los Angeles

Laguna Playhouse has announced the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 97th season, I AM MY OWN WIFE, written by Doug Wright and directed by Jenny Sullivan and starring John Tufts. (more...)
La Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This Winter La Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This Winter
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Los Angeles

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb with musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Larry Carpenter. (more...)
LGBTQ Holiday Performance of ELECTRICITY to Benefit The Lavender Effect LGBTQ Holiday Performance of ELECTRICITY to Benefit The Lavender Effect
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Los Angeles

Thrilled to announce we're bringing the immersive production of ELECTRICITY in a motel room to LA for one night only on Monday, December 18, 2017, as a benefit performance for THE LAVENDER EFFECT. ELECTRICITY performance will launch THE LAVENDER EFFECT's 'Queerstory Performance Series' (more...)
MY FATHER'S A COP to Make Los Angeles Premiere This Winter MY FATHER'S A COP to Make Los Angeles Premiere This Winter
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles premiere of My Father's A Cop co-written by Jerry Dean and director Kurt Brungardt opens January 6th at the Lounge Theatre (6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038). (more...)
BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
by Michael Sterling on December 11, 2017 in Los Angeles

BroadwayWorld's Michael Sterling of BWW TV Los Angeles talks to the cast and creative team members during at rehearsal at the beautiful Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the world premiere of the Lythgoe Family Panto production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE, produced in association with Pasadena Playhouse. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by Audition Roundup on December 10, 2017 in Los Angeles

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by BWW News Desk on December 10, 2017 in Los Angeles

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Los Angeles

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announce that Kira Kosarin (3-time Kid's Choice Award-nominee of Nickelodeon's hit show The Thundermans ), Jason Gotay (World Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's The Prince Of Egypt, title role of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Barry Pearl ( Grease ) and Josh Adamson (Big Fish, Taboo) star in Lythgoe Family Panto's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. Check out a first look at the production here! (more...)
Indie Horror Community Celebrates 2017 at 'Scary Christmas' Wrap Party Indie Horror Community Celebrates 2017 at 'Scary Christmas' Wrap Party
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Los Angeles

The indie horror filmmaking community gathers for the fourth annual year-end wrap party known as Scary Christmas. Seraph Films, AWOL Studios, Nvisionate Studios, We Are Indie Horror and Rise Motion Pictures invite you to celebrate another year of film-making by kicking off the holidays the right way - with SCARY CHRISTMAS 2017! (more...)
BOB'S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY Comes to Atwater Village Theatre BOB'S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY Comes to Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Los Angeles

Every year, insurance agent Bob Finhead's whacked out friends and clients stop by his small-town Iowa office for their annual holiday bash. The town mayor, the sheriff, the twin farmer sisters, the stoner, the town floozy and the pastor's wife have already RSVPed for this year's event. But Bob has dreams of a bigger life and wants to escape their narrow-minded thinking. Will he be able to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional inventor and move to the big city, or will he come to realize how much he is the heart and soul of the town? Will any of this matter once the party starts, the bickering and fighting begins, and the drinks hit the floor? (more...)
Photo Flash:  Child Stars Gather With 100 Students Of Dolores Mission For Holiday Tour Of The Hollywood Museum Photo Flash: Child Stars Gather With 100 Students Of Dolores Mission For Holiday Tour Of The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Dolores Mission School is a grade school (K-8) committed to serving low-income families in Los Angeles. Together with the family, we strive to educate the whole child, academically, spiritually, physically, and morally, in a nurturing environment. The students and their families are part of a larger community with a rich cultural identity. The goal is to empower the children to rise out of poverty by becoming educated leaders in their community, 'women and men for and with others.' (more...)
The Anti-Holiday Holiday Show THE SANTALAND DIARIES Returns To Santa Monica Playhouse The Anti-Holiday Holiday Show THE SANTALAND DIARIES Returns To Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Los Angeles

For the third year running Santa Monica Playhouse ushers in the holiday season with David Sedaris' sardonic modern holiday classic The SantaLand Diaries - featuring Patrick Censoplano in the lead as an unemployed writer taking a job as an elf at Macy's department store in New York City - on stage now through December 17, 2017, (more...)
Des Moines Playhouse Announces TEEN IMPROV NIGHT, Today Des Moines Playhouse Announces TEEN IMPROV NIGHT, Today
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is the home for Second Today, an alternative Today night entertainment for young people in grades 6-12. The teen improv night will be held 7:30-10:00 PM, Today, Dec. 9. Cost is $9. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, and is available online at dmplayhouse.com. (more...)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings Christmas Cheer to Long Beach Playhouse A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings Christmas Cheer to Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Los Angeles

December is a month for honoring traditions, celebrating with family and friends and reminding ourselves that compassion and kindness never go out of style. Fortunately for all of us, 170 years ago Charles Dickens mixed those things together and created a story he called A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas. The title has been shortened over time but not its ability to lure us into the story. (more...)
Sheryl Lee Ralph And The D.I.V.A. Foundation Celebrates 27 Years Of DIVAS: SIMPLY SINGING Sheryl Lee Ralph And The D.I.V.A. Foundation Celebrates 27 Years Of DIVAS: SIMPLY SINGING
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Los Angeles

Sheryl Lee Ralph And The D.i.v.a. Foundation Celebrates 27 Years Of Divas: Simply Singing (more...)
THE NUTCRACKER Inland Pacific Ballet's Spectacular with Over 80 Dancers Returns THE NUTCRACKER Inland Pacific Ballet's Spectacular with Over 80 Dancers Returns
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Los Angeles

Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at southern California's most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. The Nutcracker comes to life in this magnificent ballet comprised of beautiful sets, dazzling costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage with a total of 10 performances from December 9-23 at three theatres Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College in Claremont, Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, and the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. (more...)
Brandenburg Concertos to Be Performed by Los Angeles Chamber Opera Brandenburg Concertos to Be Performed by Los Angeles Chamber Opera
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs the complete cycle of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos led from the first chair by LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and featuring harpsichord superstar (The Times) Mahan Esfahani, today, December 9, 8 pm, at Beckman Auditorium, Caltech, Pasadena, and Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7 pm, at Royce Hall, UCLA. (more...)
Los Angeles Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Begins Performances, Today Los Angeles Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Begins Performances, Today
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Ballet (www.losangelesballet.org), the city's own and only professional classical ballet company, brings back the holiday favorite The Nutcracker at LAB's home theatres: UCLA's Royce Hall, Glendale's Alex Theatre, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The performances at the Dolby Theatre will include a live orchestra. (more...)
Grand Park + The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A. to Return with Music, Dancing & More Grand Park + The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A. to Return with Music, Dancing & More
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles will once again make its mark on New Year's Eve celebrations around the world as Angelenos join together with friends and family to share their dreams and aspirations for 2018 at the annual Grand Park + The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A. (more...)
Josiah Bania and Marcel Spears Sign on for IRONBOUND at the Geffen Playhouse Josiah Bania and Marcel Spears Sign on for IRONBOUND at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Josiah Bania (CBS's The Good Wife) and Marcel Spears (ABC's The Mayor) will join Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Broadway's reasons to be pretty, Amazon's Sneaky Pete) in the West Coast Premiere of Martyna Majok's Ironbound, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (Actually). (more...)
Center Theatre Group Selects Five Schools for Inaugural Disney Musicals in Schools Program Center Theatre Group Selects Five Schools for Inaugural Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Los Angeles

Center Theatre Group has announced the five elementary schools that have been selected to participate in the inaugural 2017-2018 Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS) program. (more...)