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BWW Review: In 1984 at Garden Theatre, Big Brother Is Shocking You...

Those who know 1984 will anxiously await a big twist, and let me tell you, I couldn't have dreamed of a better execution. It was so startling and dramatic that I physically jumped in my seat, even though I knew what was coming...

1984 Comes to Garden Theatre

What if one thought cost you everything? Following a wildly successful Broadway run, the nerve-jangling stage adaptation of 1984, George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, opens at Garden Theatre on March 1, 2019. Directed by Bobbie Bell, the Central Florida premiere of Winston's fight to remember the past and protect the future will run from March 1 - 17, 2019 on the Garden stage.

Broward Center Welcomes Slow Burn Theatre's LEGALLY BLONDE This Month

Slow Burn Theatre Company and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts present the Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde Thursday, December 13 - Sunday, December 30.

Los Angeles LGBT Center Announced World Premiere of HOODWINKED

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the world premiere of Hoodwinked, an original play created for the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Preview performances begin June 2, at 6:30pm with opening set for Saturday, June 9, at 8pm at the LGBT Center's Davidson/Valentini Theatre.

BWW Review: FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Opens the Block Party Series at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

'Failure: A Love Story' chronicles the lives, loves and deaths of the three Fail sisters (June Carryl, Margaret Katch, and Nicole Shalhoub) and the one man with the double moniker Mortimer Mortimer (Kurt Quinn) who fell in love with each of them but not at the same time. Set against the backdrop of 1920s Chicago, this touching, whimsical tale explores the impermanence of life and the permanence of love, especially among devoted family members. The 'failure' in the title refers to poor Mortimer's inability to ever marry any of the three sisters after falling in love with them, as the untimely deaths of the three sisters happen before any marriages can take place.

Center Theatre's Block Party Begins with Opening of FAILURE: A LOVE STORY

Center Theatre Group's Block Party begins with the opening of the Coeurage Theatre Company production of "Failure: A Love Story" this Sunday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. Written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Michael Matthews, "Failure: A Love Story" will run through April 23, 2017, with 11 performances only.

Cast Set for CTG's Block Party, Featuring 'FAILURE', 'CITIZEN' and DRY LAND

Casting is finalized for three local productions being presented as part of Center Theatre Group's inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre.

LA LGBT Center to Stage THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE: REVISITED

?For the first time in the 35-year history of Jane Wagner's iconic play The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, the author and her creative and life partner Lily Tomlin have given their approval for it to be reinvented as a fully staged production performed by a company of 12 actors as opposed to its original solo format.

LA LGBT Center to Stage THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE: REVISITED

?For the first time in the 35-year history of Jane Wagner's iconic play The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, the author and her creative and life partner Lily Tomlin have given their approval for it to be reinvented as a fully staged production performed by a company of 12 actors as opposed to its original solo format.

LA LGBT Center to Stage THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE: REVISITED

?For the first time in the 35-year history of Jane Wagner's iconic play The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, the author and her creative and life partner Lily Tomlin have given their approval for it to be reinvented as a fully staged production performed by a company of 12 actors as opposed to its original solo format.

Nominations Announced for 2nd Annual STAGE RAW AWARDS; Ceremony Held This Spring

The answer to last year's question of whether the digital arts venture STAGE RAW could bring back its awards ceremony celebrating the best of LA's up-to-99-seat theaters, the answer is YES. STAGE RAW is pleased to announce the SECOND ANNUAL STAGE RAW LOS ANGELES THEATER AWARDS, championing the best work of 2015 in L.A.'s still-embattled theaters of up to 99-seats.

DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2015 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, or technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out.

BWW Review: Powerfully Passionate HIT THE WALL Pulls No Punches

The West Coast premiere of Ike Holter's HIT THE WALL vividly illustrates what might have happened that fateful night in 1969  when Stonewall became the flashpoint for what many consider the start of the gay liberation movement. With director Ken Sawyer's inventive staging, the audience becomes almost fully immersed in the play's actions. The stage seems to be every available space where an audience member's not physically sitting.

Ike Holter's HIT THE WALL Makes West Coast Debut at LA LGBT Center Tonight

The Los Angeles LGBT Center and Sixth Avenue have announced the West Coast premiere of Hit the Wall by Ike Holter. This acclaimed play brings audiences into the famed 1969 Stonewall riots, credited historically as the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement. Directed by Ken Sawyer with a cast of 10, a live three-piece band, and original music by Anna Waronker (former singer for That Dog) and Charlotte Caffey (guitarist for The Go-Go's), Hit the Wall will play three previews on September 15, 16, and 17, and opening is set for Today, September 18 at 8pm. Hit the Wall will run through October 25 in the Davidson/Valentini Theatre.

Ike Holter's HIT THE WALL Makes West Coast Debut at LA LGBT Center Tonight

The Los Angeles LGBT Center and Sixth Avenue have announced the West Coast premiere of Hit the Wall by Ike Holter. This acclaimed play brings audiences into the famed 1969 Stonewall riots, credited historically as the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement. Directed by Ken Sawyer with a cast of 10, a live three-piece band, and original music by Anna Waronker (former singer for That Dog) and Charlotte Caffey (guitarist for The Go-Go's), Hit the Wall will play three previews on September 15, 16, and 17, and opening is set for Friday, September 18 at 8pm. Hit the Wall will run through October 25 in the Davidson/Valentini Theatre.

Ike Holter's HIT THE WALL to Make West Coast Debut at LA LGBT Center This Fall

The Los Angeles LGBT Center and Sixth Avenue have announced the West Coast premiere of Hit the Wall by Ike Holter. This acclaimed play brings audiences into the famed 1969 Stonewall riots, credited historically as the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement. Directed by Ken Sawyer with a cast of 10, a live three-piece band, and original music by Anna Waronker (former singer for That Dog) and Charlotte Caffey (guitarist for The Go-Go's), Hit the Wall will play three previews on September 15, 16, and 17, and opening is set for Friday, September 18 at 8pm. Hit the Wall will run through October 25 in the Davidson/Valentini Theatre.

BWW Reviews: FAILURE: A LOVE STORY - An Original Success

Couerage Theatre Company mounts a fine-tuned production of Failure: A Love Story, playwright Philip Dawkins' fresh, unique take on a ill-fated family in the early 1900s. Michael Matthews smoothly directs and inventively stages his large talented, triple-threat cast as they sing, dance and act out this saga of the Failure family, with seemingly more deaths than the Kennedy clan has endured.

Coeurage Theatre Company Opens LA Premiere of FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Tonight

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced the third production of its 2015 season, the Los Angeles premiere of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins. Directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews, opening is set for tonight, July 24 at 8pm. Failure: A Love Story will play through August 29 at GTC Burbank.

Coeurage Theatre Company to Stage LA Premiere of FAILURE: A LOVE STORY, 7/24

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced the third production of its 2015 season, the Los Angeles premiere of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins. Directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews, there will be three preview performances on July 18, 22, and 23 at 8pm and opening is set for Friday, July 24 at 8pm. Failure: A Love Story will play through August 29 at GTC Burbank. 

Photo Flash: Production Photos of BUSCH FEST Playing Thru Feb. 20 at Mary's Attic

The Idea Place presents an ambitious new project: BUSCH FEST, featuring four early plays by drag theater legend Charles Busch running in repertory Friday and Saturday nights through February 20, 2010 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. Program A includes Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Sleeping Beauty of Coma. Program B includes Theodora She-Bitch of Byzantium and Pardon My Inquisition or Kiss The Blood Off My Castanets.

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