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GREY NOMAD to Premiere at Skylight Theatre GREY NOMAD to Premiere at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in Los Angeles

Two couples, a wet T-shirt competition - and one vast country. As a growing number of Australian retirees choose to continuously circumnavigate the world's largest island in their caravans and RVs, a new comedy captures their unique spirit and sense of camaraderie. L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Grey Nomad by Australian playwright Dan Lee in a visiting production at the Skylight Theatre. Directed by Iain Sinclair, Grey Nomad opens on Monday, Sept. 11. (more...)
Former Shriners Patient Gives Back Through Charitable Theater Production of DADDY LONG LEGS Former Shriners Patient Gives Back Through Charitable Theater Production of DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in Los Angeles

Melissa Dunham felt both thrilled and terrified when she made the decision to produce a full-scale musical production in LA. This is a completely new adventure for Melissa who is professional actor and singer, and a graduate of UC Irvine's BFA Musical Theater program. Her background has primarily been in the performance side of theatrical production, but when she listened to Daddy Long Legs' stunning score (music and lyrics by Paul Gordon) and read the script by John Caird, she knew the story needed to be told--and the thought of taking on a new challenge only made her more eager to jump into the experience. (more...)
Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in Los Angeles

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup on August 20, 2017 in Los Angeles

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 8/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 8/20/2017
by BWW on August 20, 2017 in Los Angeles

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/20/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup on August 20, 2017 in Los Angeles

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Review: Laugh Your Way Through a Musical Screwball Ride ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Review: Laugh Your Way Through a Musical Screwball Ride ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Shari Barrett on August 20, 2017 in Los Angeles

The glamorous passenger train Twentieth Century Limited, which ran between New York and Chicago between 1902 and 1967, is the main setting for the musical screwball comedy ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY now playing through August 27 at the Pan-Andreas Theatre, 5119 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Based partly on the 1930s film and play of the same name, the musical, with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman, is part operetta, part farce, and part screwball comedy telling the story of the behind-the-scenes relationship between Lily, a temperamental actress and Oscar, a bankrupt theatre producer. The duo, played with great skill and comedic timing by Alena Bernardi and Wade Kelley, recount the tale of their adventure traveling from Chicago to New York in the 1930s as Oscar tries to cajole the glamorous Hollywood star into playing the lead in his new, but not-yet-written drama, and perhaps to rekindle their romance. (more...)
Review: In SO LONG BOULDER CITY, Jimmy Fowlie Hysterically Presents the Background Story of LA LA LAND'S Mia Dolan Review: In SO LONG BOULDER CITY, Jimmy Fowlie Hysterically Presents the Background Story of LA LA LAND'S Mia Dolan
by Shari Barrett on August 19, 2017 in Los Angeles

From the award-winning Celebration Theatre, producers Nathan Frizzell and Tom DeTrinis, whose hilariously twisted minds brought you Go-Goy Boy Interrupted, comes the hilarious solo show SO LONG BOULDER CITY, a satire of the almost-Best Picture winner LA LA LAND. Its genesis began when co-writer/star Jimmy Fowlie and co-writer/director Jordan Black watched the movie and couldn't help but ask themselves what exactly about Mia's poorly-produced, designed and attended one-woman show in the movie was supposed to have launched her highly successful career? And since there was no definite answer to be found, the two created their own hysterical spin on the glorious mystery. (more...)
THE CAT THAT CHANGED AMERICA to Screen in Hollywood THE CAT THAT CHANGED AMERICA to Screen in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Los Angeles

P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. (more...)
Acting Classes Offer Golden Box Technique in Los Angeles Acting Classes Offer Golden Box Technique in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Golden Box: Two Day Acting Technique Analysis with Michelle Danner (more...)
Talent Manager Paulo Andres Named Board Chair of Hollywood's Blank Theatre Talent Manager Paulo Andres Named Board Chair of Hollywood's Blank Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

Paulo Andres is partner at Rothman/Andres Entertainment, a boutique talent management company based in Studio City. The company serves a small, select group of working actors. His non-profit experience includes being a board member and eventual Board President for Common Ground (now called Venice Family Clinic). (more...)
The Grove Theatre presents HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (High School Edition) The Grove Theatre presents HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (High School Edition)
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Grove Theatre is excited to announce Heathers the Musical (High School Edition), opening on October 7th and running on weekends through October 22nd .  Heathers The Musical (High School Edition), based on the cult classic film of the same name, is the story of Veronica Sawyer, a senior at Westerberg High. Veronica longs to be cool like the clique of girls that runs Westerberg: the unaffected, unattainable Heathers. Unfortunately, in addition to awesome levels of popularity, the Heathers are also cruel, choosing to mock and bully their kingdom into submission. Veronica uses her skills as a forger to get the Heathers out of detention, and impresses their leader Heather Chandler - and they agree to let her into their exclusive club. At first Veronica is thrilled-until she finds out that being one of the Heathers means bullying the same kids she used to call friends. (more...)
THE PENIS MONOLOGUES - THE LONG HARD TRUTH Gets Encore at Cal State THE PENIS MONOLOGUES - THE LONG HARD TRUTH Gets Encore at Cal State
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Los Angeles

After rave reviews and five sold out shows, Mahogany Girl Productions, 'The Penis Monologues - The Long Hard Truth,' written and directed by Karen Roberson, is back for one encore performance August 19, 2017. (more...)
Odyssey Theatre Announces ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Odyssey Theatre Announces ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Los Angeles

A revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy about two little-old-lady aunts who see killing as an act of charity. Good, macabre fun! (more...)
Tony Winner Levi Kreis Coming to Los Angeles LGBT Center This August Tony Winner Levi Kreis Coming to Los Angeles LGBT Center This August
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced a special one-night-only concert by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter/actor Levi Kreis in his show Broadway at the Keys.  (more...)
Center Theatre Group to Host Community Conversations for CURIOUS INCIDENT... Center Theatre Group to Host Community Conversations for CURIOUS INCIDENT...
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

Center Theatre Group will host two Community Conversations inspired by "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" on Friday, August 25 and Wednesday, September 6. Community Conversations are a series of panel discussions that are free and open to the public and feature local thought leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on our stages. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at The Barn Stage Company Photo Flash: First Look at JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Barn Stage Company in association with Temecula Presents present the West Coast Regional Premiere of James and the Giant Peach, based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, on the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre stage from August 17th to the 27th. Join The Barn Stage Company for this delightfully imaginative production, perfect for the whole family! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at WELCOME TO THE WHITE ROOM at Theatre of NOTE Photo Flash: First Look at WELCOME TO THE WHITE ROOM at Theatre of NOTE
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

Theatre of NOTE presents the west coast premiere of WELCOME TO THE WHITE ROOM, written by Trish Harnetiaux and directed by Megan A McGuane. WELCOME TO THE WHITE ROOM opened last night, August 17, and will run through Saturday, September 16 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ryan O'Connor and More for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ryan O'Connor and More for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

On Monday, August 21 at 8:30pm, A Little New Music will present its 15th concert collaboration with an eclectic array of artists performing original musical theatre songs at the historic Catalina Jazz Club. Those who attend A Little New Music will be some of the first to discover new pieces of musical theatre that could potentially become Broadway hits. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)
BWW Blog: HAMILTON Creative Team Talk: Looking to The Cabinet for Inspiration BWW Blog: HAMILTON Creative Team Talk: Looking to The Cabinet for Inspiration
by Erica Garcia on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Tony Award-winning HAMILTON Creative Team - Director Thomas Kail, Orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, and Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler - sat down for a Q&A in LA to reveal details about the show's creation, proving it just as inspiring as the show itself. (more...)
LA Children's Chorus Announces 2017-18 Season LA Children's Chorus Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), one of the world's foremost children's choirs, announces its 2017-18 season, entitled 'And This Shall be for Beauty,' featuring exquisite repertoire that illuminates LACC's signature bel canto sound honed by highly regarded and much-loved Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, who is stepping down at the conclusion of the season, her 22nd at the Chorus' artistic helm. (more...)
LA Phil to Present First-Ever HACK  MUSIC LA at Walt Disney Concert Hall LA Phil to Present First-Ever HACK MUSIC LA at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

Continuing its mission to inspire and strengthen communities through the power of music, the LA Phil will present the first-ever Hack Music LA, a multi-disciplinary convening of ideas exploring the intersection of music and technology October 7-8 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon to Produce EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVE Viola Davis and Julius Tennon to Produce EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVE
by TV News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon will executive-produce 'EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live,' a special one-hour telecast event which will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools. (more...)
THE MINDY PROJECT Costume Exhibit Coming to the Paley Center THE MINDY PROJECT Costume Exhibit Coming to the Paley Center
by TV News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

In celebration of the upcoming sixth and final season of The Mindy Project, The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will showcase the bold color palette and trendsetting style of the critically acclaimed Hulu original comedy series, in an immersive and first-of-its-kind exhibit curated by the series' Emmy-nominated Costume Designer and President of the Costume Designers Guild, Salvador Perez, that will run exclusively at the Paley Center beginning August 26, 2017. (more...)
3rd Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE to Benefit the Dio Cancer Fund Set for October 3rd Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE to Benefit the Dio Cancer Fund Set for October
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Los Angeles

The 3rd Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. (more...)