Los Angeles Theatre Newsroom

The latest news on live theatre in Los Angeles.

Company Of Angels' L.A. Short Play Festival Returns In March
by A.A. Cristi - February 26, 2024

Company of Angels will present the return of its annual L.A. Short Play Festival: L.A. Unmasked, featuring 8 new short plays exploring the masks we wear in different aspects of life.

Student Blog: Spicy for a Cause
by Student Blogger: Ava Karlstad - February 26, 2024

As the hosts of 'Peppers', MTR does the opening number. Our chosen performance was our adaptation of 'Apex Predator' from Mean Girls which was brilliantly titled 'Apeps Predator' and the lyrics were changed to match the peppery theme of the night. We ate the peppers about one minute into the song and when I tell you it was like a SLAP in the face which only got worse the more you breathed.

Video: New Trailer For LA Opera's HIGHWAY 1, USA & THE DWARF Double Bill
by Joshua Wright - February 26, 2024

Get a first look at an all-new trailer for LA Opera's new production of an operatic double bill featuring William Grant Still's Highway 1, USA along with Alexander Zemlinsky's The Dwarf. 

Exclusive: First Look At Tesori's & Lindsay-Abaire's Reimagined SHREK THE MUSICAL Tour
by Blair Ingenthron - February 25, 2024

The all-new production of SHREK THE MUSICAL has officially embarked on a cross-country national tour and BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look! Check out production photos here.

Pedro Pascal, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, and More Win 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Full List of Winners Here!
by Blair Ingenthron - February 25, 2024

The SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2023 at the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall. Learn more about the winners here!

Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Nick Chuba Collaborate On Score For FX Limited Series SHŌGUN
by Blair Ingenthron - February 24, 2024

Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, and Nick Chuba collaborate on the score for the FX limited series Shōgun, premiering February 27 on Hulu. Learn more here!

OUR DANCER'S PROJECT to Play LA Dance Project in April
by Blair Ingenthron - February 24, 2024

Our Dancer's Project is a counter-tribute to the musical A Chorus Line, first launched 50 years ago as a dancer-centered initiative. Learn more about the performance here!

Celebrate The 49th Anniversary Of WONDER WOMAN TV Series At The Quadz Bar With Special Guest Mike Pingel
by A.A. Cristi - February 23, 2024

Join the celebration of the 49th Anniversary of Wonder Woman TV Series at QUADZ bar on Wed, February 28, 2024, with special guest Mike Pingel.

Photos: FATHERLAND Opens Sunday At Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - February 23, 2024

The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of “Fatherland,” a new work of verbatim theater conceived and directed by Fountain artistic director Stephen Sachs, opening Sunday, with performances continuing through March 30. See photos from the production.

Review: BLACK CYPRESS BAYOU at Geffen Playhouse
by Evan Henerson - February 23, 2024

Part mystery, part cathartic family drama ruminating on legacies of evil and forgiveness, director Tiffany Nichole Greene’s production grips us tightly from the outset and does not easily let us go. Thankfully, along this 80-minute journey, we also get to laugh as well as exhale.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, WICKED & More Set for Broadway In Hollywood 2024-25 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 23, 2024

BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD has revealed their new 2024-25 Season - consisting of Six Los Angeles Premieres and the return of two blockbuster favorites. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

St. Patrick's Day Event Comes to The CATS Restaurant & Tavern in Los Gatos Next Month
by Stephi Wild - February 23, 2024

For Saint Patrick’s Day The CATS Restaurant & Tavern in Los Gatos will present an evening of Irish music and comedy with Jim Stevens & Friends on Sunday, March 17, from 6pm to 8pm. No Cover Charge and No Reservation required. 

Photos: First Look at John Rubinstein in EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND at Rubicon Theatre
by Stephi Wild - February 23, 2024

EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND, a one-person play starring Tony Award-winner John Rubinstein, is now playing at Rubicon Theatre. The production will run through March 10, 2024, at The Karyn Jackson Theatre in Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District. Check out all new photos here!

FAITHLESS: A World Premiere By Jon Klein Comes To The Victory Theatre Center
by A.A. Cristi - February 22, 2024

Discover the thought-provoking and witty world premiere play, FAITHLESS by Jon Klein, at Victory Theatre Center.

Theatre Forty's Monday Night Theatre Appreciation Seminars to Return This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 22, 2024

Theatre Forty's popular series of Monday Night Theatre Appreciation Seminars is resuming. Learn more about the series!

Documentary THE LAST OF THE WINTHROPS To Screen At DaVinci International Film Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 22, 2024

Dr. Viviane G. Winthrop's award-winning documentary The Last of the Winthrops, chronicling her unexpected journey into the meaning of love, belonging and family, has been named an official selection of the DaVinci International Film Festival.

Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott Discusses SWEENEY TODD on BOB BARTH'S ONE NIGHT STAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 22, 2024

Join in as director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott joins Bob Barth's One Night Stand.

MAGIC HOUR IN LOS ANGELES Comes to The Mark Taper Forum in March
by Stephi Wild - February 22, 2024

 MUSE/IQUE's 2024 season, themed Make Some Noise: Music and Stories of American Defiance and Hope, opens on March 15 at 7:30 pm, March 16 at 2:30 pm and March 17 at 7:30 pm, 2024.

Review: MIDDLE OF THE WORLD at Rogue Machine
by Amanda Callas - February 21, 2024

At its heart, Middle of the World is something of an unexpected love story between a fallen socialist leader from Ecuador and a young, driven Black finance executive. Middle of the World feels like an elegy, evoking the bittersweet, numbing ache of loss and betrayal. It invokes a sense of loss of an identity, a family, a country.

Experience The Debut Performance Of Romantica Piano Quartet At Casa Romantica's Winter Fundraiser This March
by A.A. Cristi - February 21, 2024

Support arts and arts education at 'Benefit for the Arts: Romantica Piano Quartet' on March 22nd.

The 31st Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival To Host Opening Night Champagne GALA
by A.A. Cristi - February 21, 2024

The 31st Annual Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival will honor eight deserving women for their exceptional career and life achievements in the Opening Night Champagne GALA and Awards Ceremony on March 28, 2024. Hosted by Hattie Winston and Margaret Avery.

Theatre West Presents BELLA ABZUG This March
by A.A. Cristi - February 21, 2024

Discover the life of Congresswoman Bella Abzug in a staged reading at Theatre West. Written and performed by Amy Simon, this event celebrates Women's History Month with a peek into Abzug's fearless and relentless fight for justice.

Interview: Barry Pearl's FOOTLOOSE & Always Fancy-Free
by Gil Kaan - February 21, 2024

Panic! Productions & BarCinBoo Productions’ Footloose the Musical will open at the Colony Theatre March 2, 2024 (with previews beginning March 1st). Barry Pearl directs with co-director/choreographer Michelle Elkin. Barry managed to free up some time to give me some behind-the-scenes of Footloose.

See STAR'S GOTTA SHOW at Pack Theater Every Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

Star, the vivacious and fanatical host, is inviting you to the hottest monthly event in town - Star's Gotta Show!

The Television Academy Foundation to Present 'The Power of TV: Ensuring Authentic Disability Inclusion'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

The Television Academy Foundation will present 'The Power of TV: Ensuring Authentic Disability Inclusion'. Learn more about the event and see how to register.

Former Pussycat Dolls' Carmit Bachar to Join Broadway Theatre Project As Celebrity Guest Artist
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2024

Former Pussycat Dolls' Carmit Bachar will be coaching selected students attending this year's summer intensive musical theatre training-'Shaping The Artist' at Broadway Theatre Project. Learn more about the intensive.

Video: Maestro James Conlon's on LA Opera's THE DWARF
by Joshua Wright - February 21, 2024

LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, James Conlon explores 'The Dwarf' - the story, its history, and of course, the music. Watch this all-new video to learn even more about this stunning opera.

World Premiere of REORIENT THE ORIENT Comes to REDCAT in March
by Stephi Wild - February 21, 2024

Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater will present the world premiere of Reorient the Orient, a career retrospective from renowned Los Angeles choreographer and performer Lionel Popkin.

Photos: Inside All Roads Theatre Company's MACK & MABEL in Concert
by Stephi Wild - February 21, 2024

All Roads Theatre Company (ARTCO), LA’s new Equity company, premiered its inaugural production, a fully staged and choreographed “in concert” presentation of Mack & Mabel. Check out photos here!

Review: SWEENEY TODD at A Noise Within
by Andrew Child - February 20, 2024

In classic ANW style, Rodriguez-Elliott has simplified everything, returning to the text and highlighting elements of the (mercifully and artfully) truncated libretto. Without a drop of stage blood, she has crafted lasting images of violence that grip us and carry the narrative.

Interview: Kristen Adele Calhoun Excitedly World Premieres Her BLACK CYPRESS BAYOU
by Gil Kaan - February 20, 2024

The world premiere of Kristen Adele Calhoun’s Black Cypress Bayou has already begun at the Geffen Playhouse. Tiffany Nichole Greene directs the cast of: Amber Chardae Robinson, Brandee Evans, Angela Lewis and Kimberly Scott. After a successful opening weekend, Kristen managed to find some time to answer a few of my queries.

A Noise Within to Present KING HEDLEY II This Spring
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 20, 2024

A Noise Within is continuing its commitment to August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle” with a new production of King Hedley II. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Fountain Theatre Co-Founding Artistic Director Stephen Sachs Will Retire
by Stephi Wild - February 20, 2024

After 34 years as artistic director, Fountain Theatre co-founder Stephen Sachs has announced his retirement at the end of 2024.

Photos: Red Jasper Entertainment Presents SEX WITH STRANGERS
by A.A. Cristi - February 20, 2024

Red Jasper Entertainment has released first look photos of the new production of Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason. Directed by Kate Sargeant, the cast will feature Sarah Wylie and Jonathan Dylan King.


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