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Rogue Machine Brings DAYTONA to Los Angeles Rogue Machine Brings DAYTONA to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

Rogue Machine Opens the American Premiere of "DAYTONA" on 9/9 in Los Angeles Written by Oliver Cotton    Haunting and humorous, Daytona is a play with two love stories at its heart. Joe and Elli were childhood friends who survived the Holocaust. They found each other, after the war, and have been married almost 50 years now and living in New York. The couple created an active world for themselves to forget the past…until the day an unexpected visitor arrives, fracturing the relationship that took a lifetime to build. How do we forgive ourselves, and others, and live with the parts of our past that are better forgotten? (more...)
Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Select 11 Artist Fellows for Grants Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Select 11 Artist Fellows for Grants
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

Eleven diverse independent artists have been selected to receive support from the 2017 Sundance Institute | Time Warner Foundation Fellowship. These Fellowships and accompanying grants are part of the non-profit Institute's year-round efforts to discover and support independent artists from diverse backgrounds in getting their work made and seen by a wide audience. (more...)
David Buchbinder's ODESSA/HAVANA Set for Skirball's Sunset Concerts Series David Buchbinder's ODESSA/HAVANA Set for Skirball's Sunset Concerts Series
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2017 in Los Angeles

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana continues the twenty-first season of Sunset Concerts at the Skirball Cultural Center, today, August 24, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)
Carolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre Carolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Garry Marshall Theatre's first production of its Inaugural Season, Terrence McNally's Master Class, will star Emmy-winner Carolyn Hennesy as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas and opens September 22. (more...)
Jason Gotay to Star as Ramses in PRINCE OF EGYPT Musical; Full Casting Announced! Jason Gotay to Star as Ramses in PRINCE OF EGYPT Musical; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. (more...)
Adam Lambert & More Attend Project Angel Food's 27th Annual Angel Awards Adam Lambert & More Attend Project Angel Food's 27th Annual Angel Awards
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

Project Angel Food hosted its 27th annual Angel Awards Gala at on Saturday, August 19, 2017, honoring the late George Michael, at the organization's Hollywood headquarters, turning the parking lot and adjacent street into a world class wonderland for the 470 supporters, celebrities and media members in attendance. (more...)
Former Artistic Director Sues Geffen Playhouse for Age Discrimination Former Artistic Director Sues Geffen Playhouse for Age Discrimination
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

According to Deadline, former artistic director of Geffen Playhouse Randall Arney has sued the theater for 'age and disability discrimination, fraud, slander and 'a succession of lies.' (more...)
Casting Announced for World Premiere Comedy RESOLVING HEDDA at Victory Theatre Center Casting Announced for World Premiere Comedy RESOLVING HEDDA at Victory Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

Maria Gobetti, co-artistic director of the Victory Theatre Center, is pleased to announce casting has been completed for the next production scheduled in The Big Victory - the world premiere of Jon Klein's comedy RESOLVING HEDDA. (more...)
BWW Interview: Nasty Woman Margaret Cho - A Powerful Force That Tours BWW Interview: Nasty Woman Margaret Cho - A Powerful Force That Tours
by Gil Kaan on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

The very unique, very outrageous, very out-spoken, and always very funny Margaret Cho has begun her new tour FRESH OFF THE BLOAT, with European dates following the U.S. stops. Named this year by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the '50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Times,' Margaret will be tackling current topics in the news as only she can. We grabbed a few moments of Margaret's down time to pepper her with a few queries. (more...)
LA/LA Announces Free Day and Public Programming LA/LA Announces Free Day and Public Programming
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

More than 50 museums throughout Southern California will offer free admission on Sunday, September 17, in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA launch week, supported by Presenting Sponsor Bank of America. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, participating in a vibrant and diverse array of exhibitions, public events and performances that explore Latin American and Latino art. A list of Free Day participating institutions is available at pacificstandardtime.org/freeday. (more...)
L.A. Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with CARMEN L.A. Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with CARMEN
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

General Director Placido Domingo has announced that due to overwhelming ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of the company's season-opening production of Carmen, conducted by Music Director James Conlon and starring company favorite Ana Maria Martinez. Tickets for this newly scheduled performance on September 28 are on sale as of today. (more...)
Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 26 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)
Photo Flash: Stage and Screen Personalities Gather To Save Lives Photo Flash: Stage and Screen Personalities Gather To Save Lives
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

On Saturday, August 19th, members of LA County Sheriffs Dept, The Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 70 in Malibu, along with several concerned celebrities gathered on the Pacific Coast Highway to raise awareness of the dangers of Drowsy Driving by taking positions at the corner adjacent to the firehouse to hand out informational materials and samples of Alert Drops (Alertdrops.com) to drivers and pedestrians. (more...)
West Hollywood Dance Festival presents THE HOUSE OF MULTIPLEX West Hollywood Dance Festival presents THE HOUSE OF MULTIPLEX
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Second Annual West Hollywood Dance Festival (WHDF), launched by MULTIPLEX DANCE and Chad Michael Hall, returns to the City of West Hollywood next week, with three public performances titled "The House of MULTIPLEX." (more...)
Disney's A GOOFY MOVIE Comes to El Capitan, 8/25- 9/4 Disney's A GOOFY MOVIE Comes to El Capitan, 8/25- 9/4
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (347-6396) and at The El Capitan Theatre box office, for the 1995 original Disney "A GOOFY MOVIE," featured at The El Capitan Theatre  August 25 to September 4, 2017. (more...)
CONFESSIONS OF AN ARAB WOMAN Returns to the Complex Theatres CONFESSIONS OF AN ARAB WOMAN Returns to the Complex Theatres
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

After another sold out run of shows at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, Confessions of An Arab Woman was awarded the Encore! Producers' award. Those chosen for the Encore! Producers' Award represent the best of the Hollywood Fringe as selected by venue producers, based on artistic merit and commercial potential. Along with this distinction comes a set of sponsored encore performances. (more...)
International City Theatre to Present SILENT SKY International City Theatre to Present SILENT SKY
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles

A celestial romance and true story of discovery, this riveting new play explores the life and career of Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) as she fearlessly asserts herself in the male-dominated world of early astronomy. (more...)
BWW Review: Provocative TROUBLE IN MIND by Alice Childress Gets Timely Revival at Theatricum Botanicum BWW Review: Provocative TROUBLE IN MIND by Alice Childress Gets Timely Revival at Theatricum Botanicum
by Shari Barrett on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

TROUBLE IN MIND, the scathingly funny and thought-provoking backstage drama about interracial politics by pioneering African American playwright Alice Childress, is currently enjoying a brilliant revival at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Malibu thanks to director Ellen Geer's vision of the groundbreaking 1955 satire in which an integrated theater company in rehearsal for a “progressive” anti-lynching drama marks the first opportunity for gifted African American actress Willetta Mayer (portrayed by multiple NAACP Award-winner Earnestine Phillips who commands the stage) to play a leading lady on Broadway. This could be her dream come true, but what compromises must she make to succeed? (more...)
Center Theatre Group Receives $100K Disney Musicals in Schools Grant Center Theatre Group Receives $100K Disney Musicals in Schools Grant
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

Center Theatre Group has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to the Los Angeles area. (more...)
Trans Chorus of Los Angeles Returns for Encore Performances of Venerated Bowie Homage Trans Chorus of Los Angeles Returns for Encore Performances of Venerated Bowie Homage
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

No time for a curtain call just yet! Following back to back sold-out performances of its acclaimed Bowie rock opera, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, last April, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles will be returning for two encore performances this coming weekend. (more...)
Photo Flash: Stars Gather Under The Stars at The Hollywood Bowl for Iturbi & Gershwin Photo Flash: Stars Gather Under The Stars at The Hollywood Bowl for Iturbi & Gershwin
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Los Angeles

'Donelle Dadigan does it again! A splendid evening at the Hollywood Bowl. An amazing performance by Aaron Diel and the LA Phil. And kudos to the Jose Iturbi Foundation for the wonderful work they do bringing classical music to children,' said Emmy winning actress, Donna Mills (more...)
Ophelia's Jump Productions presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Ophelia's Jump Productions presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Los Angeles

Ophelia's Jump Productions brings another Shakespearean experience with the hilarious comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)  written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Directed by Ophelia's Jump Associate Artistic Director, Caitlin Lopez, the production plays September 22 - October 7, 2017, at the Ophelia's Jump Studio in Upland. (more...)
OC Premiere of Nina Raine's TRIBES Begins 9/24 at Chance Theater OC Premiere of Nina Raine's TRIBES Begins 9/24 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Los Angeles

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the fifth show in our 19th Anniversary Season… Tribes. Written by Nina Raine and directed by Marya Mazor, Tribes will preview from September 24 through September 29; regular performances will begin September 30 and continue through October 22 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)
Versa-Style Dance Company's BOX OF HOPE Set for The Broad Stage Versa-Style Dance Company's BOX OF HOPE Set for The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Los Angeles' own Versa-Style Dance Company on Saturday, September 23 at 7:30pm.  (more...)
Nerdist CEO Chris Hardwick to Host EXTRAORDINARY: STAN LEE in L.A. Nerdist CEO Chris Hardwick to Host EXTRAORDINARY: STAN LEE in L.A.
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

Chris Hardwick - Nerdist CEO, comedian, actor, TV host, producer, and podcaster - is slated to host Extraordinary: Stan Lee, a highly-anticipated live event paying homage to the world's most iconic comic creator.  Taking place on August 22 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, the once-in-a-lifetime tribute in the vein of "This is Your Life," will bring together heavyweights of the comic book world along with a number of leading TV/film talent. (more...)