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Lea Thompson, Zoey Deutch, David Duchovny and More Featured in Audible's May Content Photo Lea Thompson, Zoey Deutch, David Duchovny and More Featured in Audible's May Content
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021

Exciting content is set to debut on Audible in May. Scripted titles include the original comedy podcast A Total Switch Show, starring real-life mother and daughter Lea Thompson and Zoey Deutch, plus more!

BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL at Fountain Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL at Fountain Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Sep 6, 2020

Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, Bayezaa??s lyrical integration of past, present, fact and legend turns Emmetta??s story into a soaring work of music, poetic language and riveting theatricality, transformed into an online format that breaks the notion of what a virtual performance can be. With the actors seen as cut-outs inserted into backdrops to fit each scene, characters move about each other in cars, on a living room couch, or while riding on a Ferris Wheel as if they really are in the scene together at the same time.

Original Cast of the Fountain Theatre's THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Reunites for Online Photo Original Cast of the Fountain Theatre's THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Reunites for Online Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2020

The original director and cast of the Fountain Theatre's 2010, multiple award-winning production of The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza will reunite for a live-streamed reading of the play on Friday, Aug. 28, which marks the 65th anniversary of Till's murder.

Fountain Theatre Speaks Out Against Racism With Live-Streamed Reading Of CITIZEN: AN Photo Fountain Theatre Speaks Out Against Racism With Live-Streamed Reading Of CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 4, 2020

In response to current events and in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, The Fountain Theatre will present a one-time, live online reading of Stephen Sachs' critically acclaimed, award-winning stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric. This compelling portrait of racism in America will stream live on Sunday, June 7 at 5 p.m. PT on Facebook, Twitter, the Fountain's Youtube channel, and Zoom (zoom ID #959 8241 0639).

World Premiere of tHis Is Very IMPORTANT Comes to Zephyr Theatre Photo World Premiere of tHis Is Very IMPORTANT Comes to Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Producer Adenrele Ojo and The Zephyr Theatre are proud to present the premiere of tHis Is Very IMPORTANT - Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, starring Rahvaunia. The powerful production is set to open January 18, 2018.

World Premiere of tHis Is Very IMPORTANT Comes to Zephyr Theatre Photo World Premiere of tHis Is Very IMPORTANT Comes to Zephyr Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 5, 2017

Producer Adenrele Ojo and The Zephyr Theatre are proud to present the premiere of tHis Is Very IMPORTANT - Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, starring Rahvaunia. The powerful production is set to open January 18, 2018.

'Pro99' Actors' Equity Members Send Open Letter to AEA President
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 27, 2015

Members of the 'Pro99' movement of Actors' Equity Association have issued an open letter to AEA's newly elected president, Kate Shindle, in response to her victory and to her inaugural address as president of the national union for actors and stage managers. The open letter is signed by over 400 Equity members (listed below), including such notable names as Ed Asner, Francis Fisher, Sally Kirkland and Alfred Molina. The 'Pro99' movement formed in late 2014 in opposition to AEA's rollout of a new plan that will effectively force 'intimate theaters' in Los Angeles to pay Equity actors minimum wage, go 'non-union' or even close - despite an overwhelming vote against the plan by 66% of the Los Angeles membership on an advisory referendum. 'Pro99' members around the nation, who take their name from the current AEA '99 Seat Plan' that allows members to volunteer in smaller venues, oppose AEA's new promulgated plan. They are requesting that Equity leadership put a moratorium on the plan until local members' voices can be heard, and that the union work with its members to develop an alternative plan that will more realistically address the needs of the Los Angeles theater community.

LaChiusa, Miranda, et al. Win 2011 Garland Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 10, 2011

The 2011 Garland Award recipients were announced today, honoring the best of Los Angeles theatre. Under the voting system each Garland winner was named on at least three critics' 'Best of 2010' lists. Each critic listed up to five nominees for each category except performance, up to 10 nominees for performance in musical productions and 10 for straight plays. Here are the critics' lists, minus the winners. The critics who voted are Jeff Favre, Hoyt Hilsman, Travis Holder, Eric Marchese, Dany Margolies, Dink O'Neal, Melinda Schupmann, Madeleine Shaner, Les Spindle, Neal Weaver, and Jennie Webb. Back Stage thanks them, as we hope you will when you see them this year, for their perpetual devotion to Southland theater large and small.

Photo Flash: LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 18, 2011

The LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center on January 17, 2011 in Thousand Oaks, California.

The Fountain Theatre's THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Closes 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2010

Those who have been unable to reserve seats to The Fountain Theatre's sold out production of The Ballad of Emmett Till will get another chance. The Fountain Theatre has announced a third extension through May 30.

Photo Flash: Oscar-Nominee Taraji Henson Visits With Cast of Emmett Till
by Samantha Jacobsen - May 5, 2010

Those who have been unable to reserve seats to The Fountain Theatre's sold out production of The Ballad of Emmett Till will get another chance. The Fountain Theatre has announced a third extension through May 30.

The Fountain Theatre's THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Ends Run on April 25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2010

The Fountain Theatre will close the first production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the West Coast premiere of Ifa Bayeza's daring, folk and gospel-infused The Ballad of Emmett Till, on April 25th. Shirley Jo Finney (Yellowman) directed Bernard K. Addison, Rico E. Anderson, Lorenz Arnell, Adenrele Ojo and Karen Malina White in the five-week run.

The Fountain Theatre's THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Extends Thru May 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2010

Those who have been unable to reserve seats to The Fountain Theatre's sold out production of The Ballad of Emmett Till will get another chance. The Fountain Theatre has announced a third extension through May 30.

The Fountain Theatre Presents THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL, 2/20-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2010

The Fountain Theatre opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Ifa Bayeza's daring, folk and gospel-infused The Ballad of Emmett Till in celebration of Black History Month. Shirley Jo Finney (Yellowman) directs Bernard K. Addison, Rico E. Anderson, Lorenz Arnell, Adenrele Ojo and Karen Malina White in the five-week run, February 20 through March 20, with low-priced previews beginning February 11.

The Fountain Theatre's THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Extends Thru April 25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2010

The Fountain Theatre opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Ifa Bayeza's daring, folk and gospel-infused The Ballad of Emmett Till in celebration of Black History Month. Shirley Jo Finney (Yellowman) directs Bernard K. Addison, Rico E. Anderson, Lorenz Arnell, Adenrele Ojo and Karen Malina White in the five-week run, February 20 through March 20, with low-priced previews beginning February 11.

Photo Flash: Opening Night Of THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 23, 2010

The Ballad of Emmett Till - Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, IfaBayeza's lyrical integration of past, present, fact and legend turns the story of the 1955 murder of 14-year old Emmett Till, whose shocking death helped spark the nascent civil rights movement, into a soaring work of music, poetic language and riveting theatricality.

The Fountain Theatre Presents THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL, 2/20-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2010

The Fountain Theatre opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Ifa Bayeza's daring, folk and gospel-infused The Ballad of Emmett Till in celebration of Black History Month. Shirley Jo Finney (Yellowman) directs Bernard K. Addison, Rico E. Anderson, Lorenz Arnell, Adenrele Ojo and Karen Malina White in the five-week run, February 20 through March 20, with low-priced previews beginning February 11.

Photo Flash: THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL; Now in Previews at The Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2010

The Ballad of Emmett Till - Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, IfaBayeza's lyrical integration of past, present, fact and legend turns the story of the 1955 murder of 14-year old Emmett Till, whose shocking death helped spark the nascent civil rights movement, into a soaring work of music, poetic language and riveting theatricality. The Fountain Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of this daring new work in celebration of Black History Month.

The Fountain Theatre Begins Previews for THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2010

The Fountain Theatre opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Ifa Bayeza's daring, folk and gospel-infused The Ballad of Emmett Till in celebration of Black History Month. Shirley Jo Finney (Yellowman) directs Bernard K. Addison, Rico E. Anderson, Lorenz Arnell, Adenrele Ojo and Karen Malina White in the five-week run, February 20 through March 20, with low-priced previews beginning February 11.

The Fountain Theatre Presents THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL, 2/20-3/20
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 19, 2010

The Fountain Theatre opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Ifa Bayeza's daring, folk and gospel-infused The Ballad of Emmett Till in celebration of Black History Month. Shirley Jo Finney (Yellowman) directs Bernard K. Addison, Rico E. Anderson, Lorenz Arnell, Adenrele Ojo and Karen Malina White in the five-week run, February 20 through March 20, with low-priced previews beginning February 11.

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