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The Irish Tenors to Play Saban Theatre in March Photo The Irish Tenors to Play Saban Theatre in March
by Blair Ingenthron on January 28, 2023 in Los Angeles

The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 special. With ten best selling CD's to their credit, they share company with the likes of The Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli as the biggest money makers PBS has presented.
LA Philharmonic Musicians to Play Chamber Music at First Presbyterian Church in Photo LA Philharmonic Musicians to Play Chamber Music at First Presbyterian Church in February
by Blair Ingenthron on January 28, 2023 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Philharmonic's Principal Clarinet Boris Allakhverdyan and Associate Principal Cello Ben Hong will join internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning 20-year-old pianist and composer Talon Smith for a very special performance of Brahms' Trio Op. 114.  Talon Smith will also perform his newly published composition “24 Preludes” for solo piano.
Photos: First Look at KATRINA at Loft Ensemble Photo Photos: First Look at KATRINA at Loft Ensemble
by Blair Ingenthron on January 28, 2023 in Los Angeles

Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood is presenting the world premiere of Katrina by LaDarrion Williams, at Sawyer’s Playhouse (the company’s second stage). Directed by Jazmine Nichelle, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Antwan Alexander II, Cassandra Carmona, John Goodwin, Zenarra James, and Jessica Perkins. Performances run through Sunday, February 19. Check out the photos here!
Redondo Ballet Presents SNOW QUEEN, February 18 & 19 Photo Redondo Ballet Presents SNOW QUEEN, February 18 & 19
by A.A. Cristi on January 27, 2023 in Los Angeles

Redondo Ballet presents SNOW QUEEN based on Hans Christian Anderson's tale at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on February 18 and 19, 2023.
Getty Villa Presents SEVEN LOVES This February Photo Getty Villa Presents SEVEN LOVES This February
by A.A. Cristi on January 27, 2023 in Los Angeles

Getty Villa Museum presents Seven Loves, a Valentine's cabaret that brings together award-winning performers singing songs from Broadway, based on Greek and Roman myths, to explore the full range and complexities of love.
​​​​​​​UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance Presents Armenian Jazz Ensemble Photo ​​​​​​​UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance Presents Armenian Jazz Ensemble MVF Band
by A.A. Cristi on January 27, 2023 in Los Angeles

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Armenia's leading folk jazz and ethno-fusion ensemble MVF Band performing songs from their latest album, Nightology, along with other repertory on Thursday, February 23 at 8 pm in Royce Hall. Tickets are $38 and are available now at cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101 and the UCLA Central Ticket Office. 
Liveone Launches All-Stars Talent Competition Series Photo Liveone Launches All-Stars Talent Competition Series
by A.A. Cristi on January 27, 2023 in Los Angeles

LiveOne (Nasdaq: LVO), an award-winning, creator-first, music, entertainment and technology platform, has announced the launch of the LiveOne All-Stars Talent Competition Series, a year-long competition to celebrate the best and the brightest of the 3,000+ talented artists, both past and present, who have been featured across LiveOne's platforms over the past five years.
Matt Cook Named Executive Director Of Blue 13 Dance Company Photo Matt Cook Named Executive Director Of Blue 13 Dance Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 27, 2023 in Los Angeles

Arts leader Matt Cook has been named Executive Director of Blue13 Dance Company, the Los Angeles-based dance ensemble known for presenting aesthetically and culturally daring live performances throughout the US and abroad for over 20 years.
Review: Gleeful GREASE Revs Up Nostalgia in La Mirada Photo Review: Gleeful GREASE Revs Up Nostalgia in La Mirada
by Michael Quintos on January 27, 2023 in Los Angeles

Despite outdated, cringe-inducing tropes, McCoy Rigby Entertainment's new production of this ubiquitous rock-and-roll stage musical---now on stage at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through February 12---manages to still entertain thanks mostly to the superb musical numbers energetically performed by its talented cast.
REDCAT Presents The Wooster Group/Bertolt Brecht: THE MOTHER, February 8-12 Photo REDCAT Presents The Wooster Group/Bertolt Brecht: THE MOTHER, February 8-12
by A.A. Cristi on January 26, 2023 in Los Angeles

From Feb. 8 to 12, 2023, Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts' center for contemporary arts in downtown Los Angeles presents The Wooster Group with a new production of Bertolt Brecht's 1932 play, The Mother.
Illustrator/ Storyboad Artist Janet Kusnick To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievem Photo Illustrator/ Storyboad Artist Janet Kusnick To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At ADG Awards
by A.A. Cristi on January 26, 2023 in Los Angeles

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced that Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick will be presented with an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) Council. The celebration will take place at the 27th Annual ADG Awards on Saturday February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Making the announcement was Guild President Nelson Coates, ADG and Awards Producers Michael Allen Glover, ADG and Megan Elizabeth Bell, ADG.
Photos: First Look At The Cast of SELLING KABUL At Ensemble Theatre Company Photo Photos: First Look At The Cast of SELLING KABUL At Ensemble Theatre Company
by Robert Diamond on January 26, 2023 in Los Angeles

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) begins the new year with the third show of its 2022-23 Season, the suspenseful thriller, SELLING KABUL, written by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Nike Doukas.
Orange County's Rose Center Theater Unveils Star-Studded Cast For Disney's THE L Photo Orange County's Rose Center Theater Unveils Star-Studded Cast For Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by A.A. Cristi on January 26, 2023 in Los Angeles

Get ready to dive into the enchanting world of Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Rose Center Theater in Orange County!
Pasadena Chorale Presents The MISSA PANGE LINGUA of Josquin Desprez Photo Pasadena Chorale Presents The MISSA PANGE LINGUA of Josquin Desprez
by Stephi Wild on January 26, 2023 in Los Angeles

On March 4 and 5, for two performances only, the Pasadena Chorale will present the Pange Lingua Mass of Josquin Desprez. The concerts will be at the Altadena Community Church, where the intimate setting and gorgeous acoustics will play a vital role in bringing this music to life.
Interview: Kristina Wong Brings Her SWEATSHOP OVERLORD to the Kirk Douglas Theat Photo Interview: Kristina Wong Brings Her SWEATSHOP OVERLORD to the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Gil Kaan on January 25, 2023 in Los Angeles

Kristina Wong’s Pulitzer Prize finalist “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord” will open at The Kirk Douglas February 15, 2023 (with previews beginning February 12th). Chay Yew directs this coproduction of Center Theatre Group and East West Players, with additional support from the Skirball Cultural Center. I managed to catch the ever-in-motion Kristina in Tempe, Arizona where she is the ASU Gammage Artist-in-Residence for three years.
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Now Accepting Applications For 2023 Cabaret Junior Photo Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Now Accepting Applications For 2023 Cabaret Junior Fellows
by A.A. Cristi on January 25, 2023 in Los Angeles

The Junior Fellows program is a part of the O'Neill's annual Cabaret & Performance Conference, which brings leading Cabaret artists to perform at the organization's seaside campus in Waterford, CT and provides development opportunities for up-and-coming artists.
Interview: Peter Noone Talks Touring with Herman's Hermits Photo Interview: Peter Noone Talks Touring with Herman's Hermits
by Shari Barrett on January 25, 2023 in Los Angeles

Herman's Hermits featuring lead singer Peter Noone formed in Manchester in 1964 and then took the world by storm during the Beatles-inspired British Invasion era. The group's success continues internationally, with the group touring to entertain not only fans from the 1960s but their children and grandchildren as well. So when I heard Herman's Hermits was set to appear at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 27, I decided to speak with Peter about the group's beginning and how life on the road has kept the band going for so many years.
Foolish Production Co To Present TWELFTH NIGHT and MEASURE FOR MEASURE In Rep Photo Foolish Production Co To Present TWELFTH NIGHT and MEASURE FOR MEASURE In Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 25, 2023 in Los Angeles

Foolish Production Co will return to their artistic roots with Measure For Measure and Twelfth Night performed in repertory at the Broadwater Studio in Hollywood.
Shop Cozy Winter Essentials in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop Photo Shop Cozy Winters Essentials in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop
by Team BWW on January 25, 2023 in Los Angeles

Shop official merchandise from Kimberly Akimbo, Hadestown, Kimberly Akimbo, Wicked, Beetlejuice and more to stay warm and cozy this winter!
World Premiere of SCINTILLA to Open at The Road Theatre Company This Spring Photo World Premiere of SCINTILLA to Open at The Road Theatre Company This Spring
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 25, 2023 in Los Angeles

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY has announced the second show of its 2022-2023 Season, the world premiere of SCINTILLA, written by Alessandro Camon and directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky.
MEHTA CONDUCTS MAHLER 3 at Disney Concert Hall & More Lead Los Angeles' February Photo MEHTA CONDUCTS MAHLER 3 & More Lead Los Angeles' February Theater Top Picks
by BWW Staff on January 25, 2023 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out this month's offerings, sponsored by the Los Angeles Philharmonic!
Creatives Share Talent, New Work & Network at Placer Rep's First 2023 Collaborat Photo Creatives Share Talent, New Work & Network at Placer Rep's First 2023 Collaboration LAB
by Stephi Wild on January 25, 2023 in Los Angeles

The Divine Spark is the theme explored at Placer Repertory Theater’s first Collaboration LAB of 2023 on January 29 in the Tamraloo Studio E black box in Lincoln, CA.
HAROLD AND MAUDE Comes to the Lonny Chapman Theatre in February Photo HAROLD AND MAUDE Comes to the Lonny Chapman Theatre in February
by Stephi Wild on January 25, 2023 in Los Angeles

The Group Rep will present the stage adaptation of Colin Higgins’ cult-classic film HAROLD AND MAUDE, directed by Larry Eisenberg, produced by Lloyd Pedersen for the Group Rep.  The play runs February 10 through March 19 on the Main Stage of the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, CA.
Broadway's 1776 Comes To Center Theatre Group This April Photo Broadway's 1776 Comes To Center Theatre Group This April
by A.A. Cristi on January 24, 2023 in Los Angeles

Center Theatre Group will present the Broadway revival of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, running April 11- May 7, 2023.
Los Angeles New Play Project Celebrates 2nd Annual Award Recipients Photo Los Angeles New Play Project Celebrates 2nd Annual Award Recipients
by A.A. Cristi on January 24, 2023 in Los Angeles

Winning playwrights and producers of the LANPP 2022 grants came together to celebrate the four new plays to be produced in the coming year. Two of the four plays selected are authored by a single playwright, David Johann Kim. Kim's Pang Spa, in a site-specific production staged in Koreatown, will be premiered by Chalk repertory Theatre, a company with a long history of site-specific work.
HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens February 18 At Theatre West Photo HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens February 18 At Theatre West
by A.A. Cristi on January 24, 2023 in Los Angeles

Hansel and Gretel is Storybook Theatre's award-winning musical retelling of the famous fairy tale. The popular musical about the brother and sister who leave home and follow bread crumbs through the theatre, meet a funny witch, a wacky bird, have all kinds of adventures and along the way learn that no matter what trouble you are in, it's never a good idea to run away. It's a happy, fun show, inspired by the beloved story from the Brothers Grimm.
The Naghash Ensemble Of Armenia to Perform At Zankel Hall As Part of North Ameri Photo The Naghash Ensemble Of Armenia to Perform At Zankel Hall As Part of North American Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 24, 2023 in Los Angeles

After years of successfully touring Europe, Armenia's critically-acclaimed Naghash Ensemble will embark on their debut tour of North America in March 2023, with stops in eleven U.S. and Canadian cities, including a special performance at New York City's Zankel Hall on Saturday, March 11th. 
BroadStage Presents BLACKBOX: LIZZIE NO Next Month Photo BroadStage Presents BLACKBOX: LIZZIE NO Next Month
by Stephi Wild on January 24, 2023 in Los Angeles

Next in BroadStage's blackbox series is jazz artist Lizzie No at The Edye on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 8:00pm.
Arturo Sandoval Comes to Catalina Jazz Club This Weekend Photo Arturo Sandoval Comes to Catalina Jazz Club This Weekend
by Stephi Wild on January 24, 2023 in Los Angeles

Legendary multi Grammy award-winning artist and Jazz master Arturo Sandoval is bringing his iconic show to Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club on Saturday January 28 for one night only. 
ACCEPTING ADINA Debuts February 15 At Open-Door Playhouse Photo ACCEPTING ADINA Debuts February 15 At Open-Door Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi on January 23, 2023 in Los Angeles

In the play Accepting Adina, David and his stepson Arron are at odds over the placement of Arron's mother, Rebecca, in an assisted living facility due to the progression of her Alzheimer disease.
AND IF I DON'T BEHAVE THEN WHAT By Serbian Playwright Iva Brdar Gets West Coast Photo AND IF I DON'T BEHAVE THEN WHAT By Serbian Playwright Iva Brdar Gets West Coast Premiere At Open Fist
by A.A. Cristi on January 23, 2023 in Los Angeles

If I resist, if I cross that line, if I don't conform ...what then? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of the 2021 Eurdram English-language Committee Award-winning And If I Don't Behave Then What by Berlin-based Serbian playwright Iva Brdar, translated by Ana Brdar and directed by Beth F. Milles. Performances take place January 28 through March 4 at Atwater Village Theatre.
Open Fist's Comedy TO THE BONE Returns For Limited Run At Theatre 68 Arts Comple Photo Open Fist's Comedy TO THE BONE Returns For Limited Run At Theatre 68 Arts Complex
by A.A. Cristi on January 23, 2023 in Los Angeles

Open Fist Theatre Company's world premiere production of To the Bone, written and directed by Catherine Butterfield, will get a four-week remount March 4 through March 26 at the Theatre 68 Arts Complex in NoHo.
Mitch Hara's MUTANT OLIVE 2.0 Returns Funnier And More Outrageous Than Ever Photo Mitch Hara's MUTANT OLIVE 2.0 Returns Funnier And More Outrageous Than Ever
by A.A. Cristi on January 23, 2023 in Los Angeles

Zeke Rettman and the Hudson Theatres has announced the return of writer/performer Mitch Hara with a newer and even more outrageous version of his hilarious, heart-wrenching, multiple award-winning signature play, Mutant Olive.
Caryl Churchill's LOVE AND INFORMATION to be Presented at Antaeus Theatre Compan Photo Caryl Churchill's LOVE AND INFORMATION to be Presented at Antaeus Theatre Company in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 23, 2023 in Los Angeles

Antaeus Theatre Company will present Love and Information by boundary-pushing playwright Caryl Churchill (Cloud Nine, Top Girls). Emily Chase (Eight Nights) directs for a March 3 opening at Glendale's Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center.
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT West Coast Premiere to be Presented at The Fountain Theat Photo THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT West Coast Premiere to be Presented at The Fountain Theatre in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 23, 2023 in Los Angeles

What's more important: writing the truth, or telling a good story? The Fountain Theatre will present the West Coast premiere of the Broadway hit play, The Lifespan of a Fact, by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell.
LA Art Show's DIVERSEartLA Announces Nine Participating Art Institutions Photo LA Art Show's DIVERSEartLA Announces Nine Participating Art Institutions
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 23, 2023 in Los Angeles

LA Art Show's non-commercial platform, DIVERSEartLA, will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center February 15-19 as an important part of LA's largest and longest-running art fair.
Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Photo Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Awards on January 23, 2023 in Los Angeles

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
Gregg Marx and Bonnie Gilgallon Will Co-Host Les Michaels Memorial Concert This Photo Gregg Marx and Bonnie Gilgallon Will Co-Host Les Michaels Memorial Concert This Weekend
by Stephi Wild on January 23, 2023 in Los Angeles

 Les Michaels, a cabaret producer and singer in Palm Springs and Los Angeles who presented an ongoing popular Open Mic Cabaret Series at the Arthur Newman Theatre at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert for many years, passed away unexpectedly on November 3, 2022 of a heart attack.  Les Michaels is survived by his husband, Rick Valencia.
Photos/Video: First Look at YOGANDANCE at Art Beyond Survival Gallery Photo Photos/Video: First Look at YOGANDANCE at Art Beyond Survival Gallery
by Blair Ingenthron on January 22, 2023 in Los Angeles

YOGANANDANCE is the first immersive musical at Art Beyond Survival and will have food, tea, and prayers. This experience will become THE spectacular spiritual gathering of the heart of LA. The show will take place every Sunday in January at 5 pm, at the Art Beyond Survival gallery in the Arts District, Los Angeles. Check out the photos here!
Review: HOME FRONT at Victory Theatre Center Photo Review: HOME FRONT at Victory Theatre Center
by Evan Henerson on January 22, 2023 in Los Angeles

“On a night like this, anything can happen,” says Lt. James Walker, “The world is never going to be the way it was.” In a strong West Coast premiere at the Victory Theatre directed by Maria Gobetti, Warren Leight’s gut punch of a play, HOME FRONT, proceeds to prove Lt. Walker both correct and devastatingly wrong.
Sierra Madre Playhouse to Present COLD TOFU LIVE This Month Photo Sierra Madre Playhouse to Present COLD TOFU LIVE This Month
by Blair Ingenthron on January 22, 2023 in Los Angeles

Cold Tofu, the nation's first and longest-running Asian American improv and sketch comedy troupe, will perform at Sierra Madre Playhouse on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.