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TheatreFirst Announces New Artistic Director Photo TheatreFirst Announces New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk on January 24, 2021 in Los Angeles

For too long American Theatre has been centered on white-led hierarchy and storytelling inherent to racist capitalism, but at T1 they strive to make the world they want to see on and off their stages. As announced earlier this season, going forward T1 will become a pipeline for Artistic Directors who understand the BIPOC experience to create, build and ultimately lead larger institutions.
BWW Interview: Playwright and Actor Sarah Hunter on Why DOGS ARE BETTER THAN PEO Photo BWW Interview: Playwright and Actor Sarah Hunter on Why DOGS ARE BETTER THAN PEOPLE
by Shari Barrett on January 24, 2021 in Los Angeles

Dogs Are Better Than People, written and performed by Sarah Hunter, and developed and directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, is an eccentric romp through drinking, bad men, and fabulous dogs who each tell Sarah’s story. But why, you may ask, does Sarah Hunter truly believe that Dogs are better than people? I spoke with her to find out
BWW Review: BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN is Much More Than a Cooking Show Photo BWW Review: BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN: Much More Than a Cooking Show
by Ellen Dostal on January 24, 2021 in Los Angeles

Even before the performance began, I was hooked. I couldn’t stop smelling the spices. Two of the three ticket levels for Geffen Playhouse’s world premiere of BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN include a Bollywood Box sent to your home. This beautifully designed box – easily a keepsake in and of itself –  contains recipe cards, a shopping list, specialty ingredients, and jars of the most aromatic spices you can imagine, that you’ll use in Sri Rao’s recipes. Ground cloves, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon, the whole experience begins long before you start cooking. It’s a perfect example of how food conjures memories just by the way it smells.
Michael Urie Comes To ON THE ROCKS Radio Show Photo Michael Urie Comes To ON THE ROCKS Radio Show
by BWW News Desk on January 24, 2021 in Los Angeles

Broadway personality Michael Urie will appear on On the Rocks Radio Show Tuesday, January 26th at 7pmPST/10pmEST with host TV/radio personality Alexander Rodriguez and guest co-host sitcom writer/playwright/director Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Yes, Virginia) to chat about theatre during COVID, his career, and more!
BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin on January 23, 2021 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Opera was the first to launch original programming in response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Because of the success of its online  programming, LAO decided to make that feature a permanent part of its offering and to give it a name that reflects fresh and innovative interpretations of the art form. Welcome to LA Opera On Now.
Los Angeles Performance Practice to Present ACTING STRANGER Photo Los Angeles Performance Practice to Present ACTING STRANGER
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2021 in Los Angeles

Co-Presented with ON THE BOARDS, January 26, 2021 at 6:00p PST.
THE COVID MONOLOGUES Announced At Breath Of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble Photo THE COVID MONOLOGUES Announced At Breath Of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2021 in Los Angeles

Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble presents COVID 19 Monologues. Streaming Starts January 26, 2021 at Covid Monologues.
The Wallis to Stream Three Hershey Felder World Premiere Musical Events Photo The Wallis to Stream Three Hershey Felder World Premiere Musical Events
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2021 in Los Angeles

Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts announces three live streamed World Premiere musical events produced by HERSHEY FELDER PRESENTS – LIVE FROM FLORENCE benefiting The Wallis, including Hershey Felder as Sholem Aleichem in BEFORE FIDDLER – Live from Florence, Hershey Felder: PUCCINI – Live from Florence, and Hershey Felder as Sergei Rachmaninoff in ANNA & SERGEI – Live from Florence.
East West Players Announces Virtual 55th Anniversary Season Photo East West Players Announces Virtual 55th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2021 in Los Angeles

East West Players will launch its 55th anniversary season Between Worlds, an innovative and interdimensional experience that expands the scope of our storytelling to the digital stage.
BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN Extended At Geffen Playhouse Photo BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN Extended At Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2021 in Los Angeles

In this interactive production, Rao invites us to prepare a homemade Indian meal along with him, drawing on the recipes that were staples at his family's table.
Lesli Margherita to Appear on KPFK Radio's ARTS IN REVIEW Photo Lesli Margherita to Appear on KPFK Radio's ARTS IN REVIEW
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2021 in Los Angeles

On Jan 22, Arts in Review welcomes singer/actress Leslie Margherita, featured in Pasadena Playhouse’s virtual musical revue, You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman, honoring the genius responsible for the Broadway classics Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles and many more, now through February 7, 2021 on PlayhouseLive.
The Music Center And Dublab Launch 'A Quiet Scene: L.A.' Film Project Photo The Music Center And Dublab Launch 'A Quiet Scene: L.A.' Film Project
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2021 in Los Angeles

The Music Center and non-profit radio station dublab have partnered to offer A Quiet Scene: L.A., a free film competition and screening initiative. Starting today, the public is invited to submit a short original film that is an authentic reflection of Los Angeles during current times.
HARD ON LOVE Set For The Blank Theatre's Living Room Series Photo HARD ON LOVE Set For The Blank Theatre's Living Room Series
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2021 in Los Angeles

The Blank Theatre's Living Room Series has announced a reading of Hard on Love by Scott Barry on Monday, January 25, at 8pm. Directed by Jonathan Cerullo, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Jesse Havea/Brita Filter (RuPaul's Drag Race) and Rob Nagle.  
CAP UCLA Presents Fourth Installment of L.A. OMNIBUS With Omar Offendum and Than Photo CAP UCLA Presents Fourth Installment of L.A. OMNIBUS With Omar Offendum and Thanks Joey
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2021 in Los Angeles

This Shamreeki sonic saga is equal parts nostalgic and futuristic. Featuring samples from some iconic Syrian films and a dizzying dose of Damascene bilingualism, Lost In Translation is a celebratory love-letter to this very merry & hairy Arabian way of life in the California Califate of Los Shamgeles. 
REDCAT Presents Closing Weekend of the 17th Annual NOW Festival Photo REDCAT Presents Closing Weekend of the 17th Annual NOW Festival
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2021 in Los Angeles

Rescheduled from December, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts’ center for contemporary arts in downtown Los Angeles, presents the closing weekend of its annual -- and now virtual -- New Original Works (NOW) Festival Jan. 28-30, 2021.
The Drive-in At Santa Monica Airport Announces Final Event Photo The Drive-in At Santa Monica Airport Announces Final Event
by BWW News Desk on January 20, 2021 in Los Angeles

In true Breakfast Club fashion, Rooftop Cinema Club (RCC) are saying “Don't you forget about me” as they end their run at The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport. RCC's contactless drive-in experience at this location will end after February 6th, but they plan to be back in LA later this year. 
Galerie XII Presents WOMEN.ON.WOMEN (WOW) Exhibition Honoring the Strength of th Photo Galerie XII Presents WOMEN.ON.WOMEN (WOW) Exhibition Honoring the Strength of the Female Spirit
by BWW News Desk on January 20, 2021 in Los Angeles

Galerie XII Los Angeles presents Women.On.Women (WOW) exhibition from January 26 to April 10, 2021 at their new gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center (2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B2, Santa Monica, CA 90404), which features four exhibition spaces and is open during COVID for limited-capacity viewings and private appointments.
The Broad Stage Presents HEARTBEAT OPERA Photo The Broad Stage Presents HEARTBEAT OPERA
by BWW News Desk on January 20, 2021 in Los Angeles

HEARTBEAT OPERA announces the West Coast Premiere of Breathing Free, an ambitious filmed song cycle dedicated to the celebration of Black artistic voices, presented by The Broad Stage online Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm (Pacific) and Saturday, February 13 at 7pm (Pacific).  For tickets and information visit thebroadstage.org.
Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Presents THE OUTSIDERS Photo Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Presents THE OUTSIDERS
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2021 in Los Angeles

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre announces THE OUTSIDERS by Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton, streaming February 19 – 28, 2021 at www.lagunaplayhouse.com.  
The Music Center Continues FOR THE LOVE OF L.A. Digital Series Photo The Music Center Continues FOR THE LOVE OF L.A. Digital Series
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2021 in Los Angeles

The Music Center’s digital series, For the Love of L.A., celebrates the creativity of Los Angeles and supports L.A.-based artists representing the disciplines of music, dance, visual culture and more. In its first season, For the Love of L.A. provided more 35 L.A. artists with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time.
CAP UCLA Presents Douglas J. Cuomo's SEVEN LIMBS Featuring Nels Cline and the Ai Photo CAP UCLA Presents Douglas J. Cuomo's SEVEN LIMBS Featuring Nels Cline and the Aizuri Quartet
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2021 in Los Angeles

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance presents Douglas J. Cuomo's Seven Limbs featuring Nels Cline and the Aizuri Quartet on Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m. PST through CAP UCLA Online.
Laura Bell Bundy to Teach 'Acting Through Song' Masterclass on BroadwayWorld's S Photo Laura Bell Bundy to Teach 'Acting Through Song' Masterclass on BroadwayWorld's Stage Door
by Team BWW on January 19, 2021 in Los Angeles

Laura Bell Bundy is the first Broadway star to take her teaching talents to our Stage Door site with her 6-week intensive!
9 Jessica Vosk Videos We Can't Get Enough Of! Photo 9 Jessica Vosk Videos We Can't Get Enough Of!
by Team BWW on January 21, 2021 in Los Angeles

Jessica Vosk is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
Actor, Director, Stage Producer Natalia Lazarus Set To Star In Playwright Allan Photo Actor, Director, Stage Producer Natalia Lazarus Set To Star In Playwright Allan Havis' MOROCCO
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2021 in Los Angeles

Actor, Director, Stage Producer Natalia Lazarus has been set to Star as Mrs. Kempler in playwright Allan Havis' MOROCCO on ZOOM starting January 23rd through 24th at 7pm PT during a limited performance weekend announced today by the Topanga Actor's Company.
BWW Interview: Musical Director Andy Einhorn: Jerry Herman He LIKES Photo BWW Interview: Musical Director Andy Einhorn: Jerry Herman He LIKES
by Gil Kaan on January 19, 2021 in Los Angeles

Andy Einhorn's tribute to his dear friend Jerry Herman YOU I LIKE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HERMAN virtually opened January 10, 2021. Safely filmed on the Pasadena Playhouse stage, familiar Jerry Herman classics (and not-so-familiar, undiscovered gems) will be wondrously performed by the uber-talented vocalists Ashley Blanchet, Nicholas Christopher, Lesli Margherita, Andrea Ross, Ryan Vona, and Andy himself.