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THE GREAT GATSBY to Open at the Ivoryton Playhouse This Week Photo THE GREAT GATSBY to Open at the Ivoryton Playhouse This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

No book has captured the essence of America in the 1920s with such damning insight as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, opening on stage at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Thursday, September 29th.

THE GREAT GATSBY to be Presented at Ivoryton Playhouse This Month Photo THE GREAT GATSBY to be Presented at Ivoryton Playhouse This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

No book has captured the essence of America in the 1920s with such damning insight as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, opening on stage at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Thursday, September 29th.

Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre Photo Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre
by Grace Cutler - Jul 24, 2022

Jason Alexander directs L.A. premiere of Steven Levenson‚Äôs funny, powerful ‚ÄėIf I Forget‚Äô at Fountain Theatre

Interview: Jason Alexander Never FORGETs His Tradition, His Friends Or His Fellow Art Photo Interview: Jason Alexander Never FORGETs His Tradition, His Friends Or His Fellow Artists
by Gil Kaan - Jul 18, 2022

Next up at the Fountain Theatre, the L.A. premiere of Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson’s If I Forget beginning July 23, 2022 (with previews starting July 20th). Jason Alexander (also a Tony Award-winner) directs the cast of Síle Bermingham, Caribay Franke, Matt Gottlieb, Samantha Klein, Leo Marks, Valerie Perri, Jerry Weil and Jacob Zelonky. I had the opportune occasion to throw out a few queries to Jason, the well-known TV actor and respected L.A. Theatre community denizen.

Jason Alexander Directs L.A. Premiere Of Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET At Fountain Th Photo Jason Alexander Directs L.A. Premiere Of Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022

The Fountain Theatre presents a deeply personal play about history, responsibility, and what we're willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander, widely known from TV's Seinfeld, directs the Los Angeles premiere of If I Forget by Steven Levenson, running July 23 through September 10 on the Fountain's indoor stage. Previews begin July 20.

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of DETAINED at Fountain Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of DETAINED at Fountain Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022

 How do families stay together, even when they are kept apart? Performances of Detained at Fountain Theatre will continue through April 10.

THE GREAT GATSBY Comes to Altoona Community Theatre This Month Photo THE GREAT GATSBY Comes to Altoona Community Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022

Altoona Community Theatre presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, beginning this week. Performances are February 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 PM, and February 13 at 2:00 PM.

World Premiere of DETAINED Announced At The Fountain Theatre Photo World Premiere of DETAINED Announced At The Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022

How do families stay together, even when they are kept apart? The Fountain Theatre presents a gripping new docudrama, a compilation of true stories that explores the rippling impact of mass deportations on families. The world premiere of Detained, written by 2021 Lorraine Hansberry Award-winning playwright France-Luce Benson and directed by Mark Valdez, winner of the 2021 Zelda Fichandler Award, opens February 19 at the Fountain Theatre.

Ivoryton Playhouse Announces 2022 Season Photo Ivoryton Playhouse Announces 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2021

On April 7th, 2022 The Ivoryton Playhouse will open its doors for a new season ‚Äď a very different season with fewer productions but more performances and a year full of exciting, affordable professional theatre. Plays for romantics and plays for cynics; shows for families and shows for sweethearts; classic hit music from the 50s and 60s as well as country music favorites.

BWW Interview: Simon Levy on Directing the Los Angeles Premiere of THE CHILDREN by Lu Photo BWW Interview: Simon Levy on Directing the Los Angeles Premiere of THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by Shari Barrett - Oct 25, 2021

Here's my interview with director Simon Levy on Lucy Kirkwood's funny and astonishing Tony-nominated play is a taut and disquieting thriller about responsibility, reparation and what one generation owes the next. With the outside world in chaos following a devastating environmental disaster, two retired nuclear engineers live a quiet life in a remote cottage on the lonely British coast - until a surprise visit from a former colleague upends the couple's equilibrium and trust. LA. premiere at the Fountain Theatre from Saturday, November 6 through January 23. Featured in the cast are Ron Bottitta, Elizabeth Elias Huffman, and Lily Knight, all three well known around the L.A. theatre scene.

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE GREAT GATSBY at Orlando Shakes
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, The Great Gatsby from February 8 - March 26, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Adapted for stage by Simon Levy, The Great Gatsby will play in repertory with William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost (February 22 - March 24, 2017). BroadwayWorld has a first look below!