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POWER AND LIGHT World Premiere to Open at Theatre 40 in March

'Power and Light' is a new play about the rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in the development of electricity. Tickets are $35.

INTO THE BREECHES to Open at Theatre 40 in March

'Into the Breeches! A comedy by George Brant opens at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Interview: Theatre 40 Regular John Combs Finally Joins THE MANOR - MURDER AND MADNESS AT GREYSTONE

Theatre 40’s hit immersive drama The Manor- Murder and Madness at Greystone returns for its nineteenth season at the Greystone Mansion January 18, 2024.  Martin Thompson directs the cast of Darby Hinton, Eric Keitel, Daniel Leslie, Carol Potter, Nathalie Rudolph, David Hunt Stafford, Amy Tolsky, John Combs, Katyana Rocker-Cook, Gail Johnston, Kristin Towers-Rowles and Peter Mastine. John managed to carve out some time to answer a few of my queries.

Circus Bella's KALEIDOSCOPE Extended Through Early January

CIRCUS BELLA is presenting KALEIDOSCOPE, a winter holiday spectacular! The performance will take place under a picturesque circus tent in the heart of San Francisco. Learn how to purchase tickets!

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN to Open at Theatre 40 in January

'Strangers on a Train' opens January 18 at Theatre 40, Beverly Hills, CA. Written by Craig Warner, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Directed by Jules Aaron.

THE MANOR Returns to Greystone Mansion in January

The Manor- Murder and Madness at Greystone is by now a Los Angeles/Beverly Hills institution. The play, returning for a nineteenth season, surpassed its 200th performance in 2014. This will mark its first engagement since 2020.

THE HALF-LIGHT Opens November 16 At Theatre 40

Theatre 40 presents the West Coast Premiere engagement The Half-Light written by Monica Wood. Directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky. Produced for Theatre 40 by David Hunt Stafford.

New Theater 40 Play Reading Series Starts Next Month

Theatre 40's Fall 2023 Monday Night Theatre Appreciation Seminars feature play readings in Beverly Hills, CA. Check out the schedule of plays!

Agatha Christie Thriller TOWARD ZERO Comes to Theatre 40

Towards Zero, a mystery thriller is now playing at Theatre 40. Adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie and Gerald Verner, this mystery thriller explores the psychology of jealousy amidst a savage murder. Catch the show from September 21 to October 22, 2023, in Beverly Hills. Reserve your tickets now!

Interview: A Man of Multi-Occupations Craig Hissong Directs AGATHA CHRISTIE'S TOWARDS ZERO

Next up for Theatre 40, Agatha Christies’ Toward Zero opens September 21, 2023. Craig Hissong directs this classic whodunnit with the cast of includes John Combs, Katyana Rocker Cook, Christopher Franciosa, Hisato Matsuyama, Michael Mullen, Kristin Towers Rowles, Jeremy Schaye, Michele Schultz, Holly Sidell and David Hunt Stafford. A master of many theatrical positions, Craig carved out some time to give me some clues to the behind the scenes of Towards Zero.

Interview: David Hunt Stafford on PLAYS IN REP & READING SERIES at Theatre 40

David Hunt Stafford (pictured) is the Artistic Director and Managing Director of Theatre 40, posts he has proudly held since 2000 at the professional theater company located on the campus of Beverly Hills High School. I decided to speak with David about the current plays running in rep during July and August: Doris and Ivy in the Home, in which he appears, and One Moment of Freedom which he produces; and the group’s ongoing Reading Series showcasing new and well-known plays read by company members.

ONE MOMENT OF FREEDOM to Have World Premiere at Theatre 40 This Week

The World Premiere engagement of the new play One Moment of Freedom, written by Marion J. Zola, directed by Linda Alznauer, and produced by David Hunt Stafford for Theatre 40, will run July 27 through August 27, 2023 at Theatre Forty.

DORIS AND IVY IN THE HOME Opens July 20 At Theatre 40

Doris and Ivy in the Home, a comedy, written by Norm Foster and directed by Warren Davis will play at Theatre Forty, 241 S, Moreno Drive, in the Mary Levin Cutler Theatre (same venue, new name), Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Wake Up With BWW 4/10: Lea Michele Teases Filmed FUNNY GIRL, Plus a Message From Michael R. Jackson!

Top stories: Lea Michele has teased a possible filmed version of Funny Girl, plus watch an exclusive video message from Michael R. Jackson in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Interview: Juliet Mills - A Lady of the Theatre Plays PRIN at Theatre 40

Next up at Theatre 40 will be the stage reading of Andrew Davies’s Prin April 28th and 29th. Jules Aaron directs Juliet Mills (as the titular Prin), Maxwell Caulfield, Ivy Khan, Ann Hearn Tobolowsky, Joe Clabby and David Hunt Stafford. Juliet was most gracious to chat with me on her day off from filming Grey’s Anatomy.

Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield in PRIN at Theatre 40 This Month

The egocentric and eccentric heroine of this play is principal of a teachers' college in England. She fights with every fiber of her being against mediocrity in public education and in the world in general.


WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS takes the audience behind-the-scenes of the Watergate scandal as Nixon's political saboteurs, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally topple the presidency they were zealously trying to protect… and their families along with it. Watch the new video trailer now!

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Opens March 23 At Theatre 40

 It's Only a Play a comedy written by Terrence McNally, directed by Larry Eisenbergm and produced by David Hunt will be presented by Theatre Forty (241 S, Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212).

Theatre 40 Presents THE ROSENBERG CASE This Month

A reading of The Rosenberg Case comes to Theatre 40 this month. The play is written by Dennis Richard and directed by Louis Fantasia. The performance is set for Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Theatre 40's Production Of GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?Moves To Greystone Mansion On January 14

Theatre Forty's production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a hit with critics and audiences alike, is extending by moving to the beautiful, historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills for a limited engagement of five performances. Please note the earlier curtain times and special reservation phone number for this engagement.

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