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Kevin is a Japanese-American performer currently based in Los Angeles.

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Photos: First Look at Caryl Churchill's LOVE AND INFORMATION at Antaeus Theatre Company

What does it mean to be human? Love and Information by boundary-pushing playwright Caryl Churchill (Cloud Nine, Top Girls) asks the big questions at Antaeus Theatre Company. Currently in previews, Love and Information opens Friday night, March 3 and runs through April 3 at Glendale’s Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center. 

Interview: Emily Chase Talks LOVE AND INFORMATION At Antaeus Theatre Company

Next up at Antaeus Theatre Company, Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information opening March 3, 2023 (with previews beginning February 26th). Emily Chase directs the eight-member cast of: — John Apicella, Anne Gee Byrd, Darius De L Cruz, Kwana Martinez, Kevin Matsumoto, Erin Pineda, Lloyd Roberson II and Zoe Yale. Emily was most gracious to give me some behind-the-scenes of Love and Information and some of the rational driving her creative decisions.

Caryl Churchill's LOVE AND INFORMATION to be Presented at Antaeus Theatre Company in March

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.

Photos: First Look at Coeurage Ensemble's RENT

Coeurage Ensemble presents its first in-person production since 2019 — a reimagined staging of Jonathan Larson’s ​Rent. This is also the first production under the leadership of new artistic director Amanda McRaven; it will be directed by Reena Dutt with Rebecca Graul serving as musical director. Check out photos here!

Coeurage Ensemble Presents Jonathan Larson's RENT Beginning This Month

Coeurage Ensemble, LA's Pay What You Want performance company, has announced its first in-person production since 2019 — a reimagined staging of Jonathan Larson's Rent.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Of 3D Theatricals' KINKY BOOTS

3-D Theatricals continues its 2019-2020 season with Kinky Boots, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production, which will be directed by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Broadway's Avenue Q and Shrek The Musical) and choreographed by Linda Love Simmons (3-D Theatricals' Once The Musical) with musical direction and conducting by Benet Braun (La Mirada Theatre's Grumpy Old Men: The Musical). Kinky Boots will play February 14-March 1 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA). Opening night is Saturday, February 15. 

BWW Review: An Effecting ANNE, A NEW PLAY - A Heroine Humanized

The U.S. premiere of ANNE, A NEW PLAY receives a sturdy mounting by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, under the strong directing reins of Eve Brandstein. The uniformly talented ensemble present most translucently the re-imagined Anne Frank's Diary of A Young Girl, in the words of playwrights Jessica Durlander & Leon de Winter (translated by Susan Massotty and adapted by Nick Blaemire). Sound designer Derek Christiansen most complementarily heightens the claustrophobic, hovering, impending doom with his ominous footsteps, bombs exploding, and static-ridden radio broadcasts.

Photo Flash: Simon Wiesenthal Center Present The U.S. Premiere of ANNE, A NEW PLAY

In celebration of what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday this June, the Simon Wiesenthal Center presents the U.S. premiere of Anne, A New Play, a unique play by Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter that reframes Anne's story through an unconventional lens.

ANNE, A NEW PLAY Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday At Museum Of Tolerance

In celebration of what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday this June, the Simon Wiesenthal Center presents the U.S. premiere of Anne, A New Play, a unique play by Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter that reframes Anne's story through an unconventional lens. Produced by five-time Tony award nominee Suzi Dietz, Durlacher and de Winter's play has been newly adapted for American audiences by Nick Blaemire from a translation by Susan Massotty and is directed by Eve Brandstein. Previews begin June 5, with opening night set for June 16 at the Peltz Theater in the Center's Museum of Tolerance, where performances will continue through July 22.

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, concluded their 23rd Anniversary season with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the Pulitzer Prize winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The one-night-only concert took place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM. 

New Play Remembers Holocaust, Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday at Museum of Tolerance

 In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Simon Wiesenthal Center today announced casting for a new play about Anne Frank that will celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday this summer.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At La Mirada Theatre

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Falsettos), associate director is Cynthia Ferrer (original 'Kathy Selden' in the first National Tour of Singin' in the Rain) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Preceding, it will perform Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff Street, in Northridge.

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE To Conclude MTG's 23rd Season

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will conclude their 23rd Anniversary season with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the Pulitzer Prize winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Rockwell Hosts A STAR IS BORN Special Concert Event

Conceived and Directed by Blake McIver (Ragtime, 'Full House,' 'The People's Couch'), A STAR IS BORN3 is an evening of music and moments from three iconic A Star Is Born films. Scenes and songs from the three separate yet similar stories are woven together as one to create a unique singular experience.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 3D Theatricals' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

Broadway is closer than you think! Now that 3-D Theatricals is the official company in residence at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, theatre lovers from Los Angeles and Orange counties can delight in experiencing the biggest Broadway stars and blockbuster shows just minutes from their front door!

BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS Returns to the Stage Celebrating the Early Years of the Mischievous Marx Brothers

Musical Theatre Guild was founded 21 years ago by a dedicated group of professional musical artists who were interested in exploring and preserving works from the musical theater repertoire that were either forgotten, neglected or unfairly dismissed. Working under a special Actors' Equity Concert Staged Reading code, the entire MINNIE'S BOYS production was put together in 25 hours, focusing on the script and score with actors holding book during the performance, including while singing and dancing their way through the 14 numbers in the show, with a wonderfully talented 6-piece band backing them up.

Photo Flash: First Look at Musical Theatre Guild's MINNIE'S BOYS

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents MINNIE'S BOYS

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Rockwell Hosts A STAR IS BORN Special Concert Event

Conceived and Directed by Blake McIver (Ragtime, 'Full House,' 'The People's Couch'), A STAR IS BORN3 is an evening of music and moments from three iconic A Star Is Born films. Scenes and songs from the three separate yet similar stories are woven together as one to create a unique singular experience.

Marx Brothers Musical, MINNIE'S BOYS is Up Next For MTG

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM. 

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