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Fountain Theatre's Virtual End-of-Year Party Features Holiday Cheer, Games & Play Rea Photo Fountain Theatre's Virtual End-of-Year Party Features Holiday Cheer, Games & Play Reading
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2020

Settle in with your favorite beverage on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET when the Fountain Theatre winds up 2020 and its monthly Saturday Matinee series with an Old Hollywood-themed holiday party filled with joy, games, and ‚ÄĒ of course ‚ÄĒ an online play reading. Admission is free at fountaintheatre.com.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Simon Levy Who Began His Directing Career in San Francisco Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Simon Levy Who Began His Directing Career in San Francisco and Now Calls The Fountain Theatre His Home
by Shari Barrett - Apr 20, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Simon Levy who began his directing career in San Francisco, then moved to Los Angeles in 1990 where he has been the Producing Director for the Fountain Theatre since 1993. His directing and producing credits are numerous, with over 100 productions in Los Angeles and San Francisco that have won more than 200 awards. His journey has been blessed with having wonderful mentors along the way, which has enabled the talented director to earn his living doing theatre and earned him great respect from the entire L.A. Theatre community.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Actor Rob Nagle from ‚ÄúHuman Interest Story‚ÄĚ at the Fou Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Actor Rob Nagle from ‚ÄúHuman Interest Story‚ÄĚ at the Fountain Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Apr 2, 2020

With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World Los Angeles which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like all of us, how are they dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved? This Spotlight focuses on Rob Nagle, a proud member of the Antaeus Theatre Company and the Troubadour Theater Company, who was in the fourth week of performances of the world premiere of Human Interest Story at the Fountain Theatre when the production was forced to postpone the run.

BWW Review: Timely New Play HUMAN INTEREST STORY Focuses on Homelessness, Celebrity W Photo BWW Review: Timely New Play HUMAN INTEREST STORY Focuses on Homelessness, Celebrity Worship and Truth in American Journalism
by Shari Barrett - Feb 24, 2020

This thought-provoking testament to the universal struggle of living day-to-day in a society whose apathy seems to know no bounds for the down-and-out will grab your attention and keep you at the edge of your seat as Jane Doe's story unfolds. Tanya Alexander's magnificent ability to morph herself from a homeless woman in dirty clothing, sitting on a park bench holding a sign stating a?oeI am NOT Invisiblea?? allows us to see where she has been and how much she really desires to pick herself up by her bootstraps and do whatever is necessary to survive. As she achieves celebrity status, Alexander opens to heart and soul and lets us see into Jane Doe's guilt of having survived when others have not. And as Jane Doe's fortunes rise, Alexander is costumed to perfection in lovely, form-fitting dresses designed by Shon LeBlanc that would allow Jane Doe to shine anywhere.

Photo Flash: World Premiere of HUMAN INTEREST STORY at the Fountain Theatre Photo Photo Flash: World Premiere of HUMAN INTEREST STORY at the Fountain Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2020

The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and directed by Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Bakersfield Mist), about homelessness, celebrity worship and truth in American journalism. Human Interest Story opens at the Fountain on Feb. 15, where performances continue through April 5.

BWW Interview: HUMAN INTEREST STORY's Chameleon Actor Rob Nagle On Choosing Roles, Cl Photo BWW Interview: HUMAN INTEREST STORY's Chameleon Actor Rob Nagle On Choosing Roles, Classics & L.A. Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jan 28, 2020

A stalwart member of the Los Angeles Theatre community, the multi-award-winning Rob Nagle will next be appearing on the Fountain Theatre stage in the world premiere of Stephen Sachs' HUMAN INTEREST STORY, opening February 15, 2020. Rob essays Andy Kramer, who just having been laid off, fabricates a letter to the editor; then, has to mastermind an elaborate charade to justify it. Rob's HUMAN INTEREST STORY onstage accomplices include: Tanya Alexander, Richard Azurdia, Aleisha Force, James Harper, Matt Kirkwood and Tarina Pouncy. The ever-busy Rob managed to find some time to answer a few of my queries.

World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY By Stephen Sachs Announced At Fountain Theatre Photo World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY By Stephen Sachs Announced At Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2020

a?oeThe line between where you are now and sleeping in your car is much thinner than you think.a?? The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and directed by Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Bakersfield Mist), about homelessness, celebrity worship and the assault on American journalism. Human Interest Story opens at the Fountain on Feb. 15, where performances continue through April 5.

Casting Announced For World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY At The Fountain Photo Casting Announced For World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY At The Fountain
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2019

The Fountain Theatre is gearing up to present the world premiere of a new play written and directed by company co-artistic director Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Cyrano). Casting is now complete for Human Interest Story, a timely drama about homelessness, celebrity worship and the assault on American journalism, with the opening date set for Feb. 15, 2020.

Photo Flash: First Look at ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID At Flat Rock Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID At Flat Rock Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Aug 24, 2018

Coming up this month at the Flat Rock Playhouse, the 2018 season continues to fill the stage with comedy, wit, and feel-good entertainment with Always a Bridesmaid.

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID Photo Flat Rock Playhouse Presents ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Coming up this month at the Flat Rock Playhouse, the 2018 season continues to fill the stage with comedy, wit, and feel-good entertainment with Always a Bridesmaid. Celebrating the success of the 2017 production of The Dixie Swim Club, Flat Rock Playhouse will bring audiences another comedic hit from the same writing team: Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope. Always a Bridesmaid tells the story of four high school friends who promise to be in each other's weddings while they enjoy their Senior Prom.

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID Photo Flat Rock Playhouse Presents ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID
by Julie Musbach - Aug 14, 2018

Coming up this month at the Flat Rock Playhouse, the 2018 season continues to fill the stage with comedy, wit, and feel-good entertainment with Always a Bridesmaid. Celebrating the success of the 2017 production of The Dixie Swim Club, Flat Rock Playhouse will bring audiences another comedic hit from the same writing team: Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope. Always a Bridesmaid tells the story of four high school friends who promise to be in each other's weddings while they enjoy their Senior Prom.

TEXPATS to Hold Concert to Benefit Planned Parenthood Photo TEXPATS to Hold Concert to Benefit Planned Parenthood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

TEXPATS (Joshua Doss, Producer/Director) announced today that they will hold a one-night performance on Monday, September 18th at The Linney Theatre, with 100% of profits going to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

Cass Morgan to Lead Industry Reading of Mary Adkins's New Play PAULETTE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

An industry reading of the new play Paulette will take place April 17, 2017 in midtown Manhattan.

Amphibian Stage Productions' TIME STANDS STILL Opens Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 25, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its first main stage production of the 2015 season, Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, this Thursday, kicking off a four-week run of the play. Jakie Cabe, Aleisha Force, Greg Holt and Kelsey Milbourn star in this poignant drama running Thursday, February 26 through Sunday, March 22 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions.

Bart Shatto, Sean Hudock, & More Set for Squeaky Bicycle's New Play Reading Lab, 12/8
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 3, 2013

As part of their continued commitment to developing and preparing innovative new scripts for production, New York City-based Squeaky Bicycle Productions will present its fourth annual Reading Lab series on Sunday December 8, 2013 at The Theater at Joria Productions. The free series, which has led to four successful full productions of powerful new plays since its inception in 2010, will feature readings of three unproduced works: Ground Glass by Jonathan Kravetz; Stella Starlight: Queen of Space by W.M. Akers, and Private School by Dylan Lamb. Squeaky Bicycle previously helmed critically acclaimed productions of Akers' Pop Dies in Vegas in 2012 and Lamb's Alligator Summer in 2013.

The Secret Theatre to Present THE EXONERATED, 6/12-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

The Secret Theatre is set to present THE EXONERATED, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jense, and directed by Lenny Banovez from June 12-16.

The Secret Theatre Presents THE EXONERATED, Now thru 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

The Secret Theatre is set to present THE EXONERATED, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jense, and directed by Lenny Banovez from tonight, June 12-16.

The Secret Theatre to Present THE EXONERATED, 6/12-16
by Tyler Peterson - May 25, 2013

The Secret Theatre is set to present THE EXONERATED, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jense, and directed by Lenny Banovez from June 12-16.

Review - Normalcy
by Ben Peltz - Sep 14, 2012

When it comes to the subject of transracial adoption, it would be nice to think that any child is better off with two loving and supportive parents of a different race than with nothing permanent at all, but in Bennett Windheim's challenging play, Normalcy, which deals specifically with the issue of white parents adopting black children, there is a passionate argument presented that claims such an act will inevitably cause serious damage for the child.

NORMALCY Hosts First Talk-Back with Rita Taddonio at Theatre East, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2012

Theatre East is presenting "Normalcy" by Bennett Windheim, Off Broadway at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 416 West 42nd Street (Theatre Row), NYC. Benard Cummings directs the new play. The limited engagement opens on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm. The first of a series of talk-backs during the run begins this Friday, September 7th with Rita Taddonio, LCSW and a representative from Spence-Chapin. Future talk backs with the author, the producers and director, as well as experts in the respective field of this emotionally charged play will be announced.

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