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Lea Salonga, Michael Cerveris, Jason Robert Brown, and More Join Bridge To Broadway Photo Lea Salonga, Michael Cerveris, Jason Robert Brown, and More Join Bridge To Broadway
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2020

Joining Erik Liberman's Bridge to Broadway online training platform are Tony winners Lea Salonga, Michael Cerveris, Jason Robert Brown, and Ann Reinking, Emmy winner Ron Cephas Jones, casting director Bernard Telsey, showrunner Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl, Smash), and Wicked star Alexandra Billings.

Andrea Martin, Ben Vereen, Christine Ebersole and More Join BRIDGE TO BROADWAY Photo Andrea Martin, Ben Vereen, Christine Ebersole and More Join BRIDGE TO BROADWAY
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2020

Adding to the starry line-up of master teachers on Erik Liberman's Bridge to Broadway online training platform are Tony winning actors Andrea Martin, Ben Vereen, and Christine Ebersole.

Feinstein's Presents MOSTLYNEWMUSICALS With LA Premiere Of Brett Ryback's JOE SCHMOE  Photo Feinstein's Presents MOSTLYNEWMUSICALS With LA Premiere Of Brett Ryback's JOE SCHMOE SAVES THE WORLD
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2019

LA's newest monthly musical series, Feinstein's Presents mostlyNEWmusicals, returns Monday, November 4, 2019 with Brett Ryback's JOE SCHMOE SAVES THE WORLD, directed by Christian Barillas.

Feinstein's Presents: MostlyNEWmusicals Returns With Brett Ryback's JOE SCHMOE SAVES  Photo Feinstein's Presents: MostlyNEWmusicals Returns With Brett Ryback's JOE SCHMOE SAVES THE WORLD
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

LA's newest monthly musical series, Feinstein's Presents mostlyNEWmusicals, returns Monday, November 4, 2019 with Brett Ryback's JOE SCHMOE SAVES THE WORLD, directed by Christian Barillas.

Rachel Bloom Hosts BALLOTS OVER BROADWAY Featuring Constance Wu, Shoshana Bean, and M Photo Rachel Bloom Hosts BALLOTS OVER BROADWAY Featuring Constance Wu, Shoshana Bean, and More
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2019

Feminists In Action and Hang Out Do Good present Ballots Over Broadway - an intimate evening of Broadway musical performances by your favorite stars of stage and screen, to benefit Field Team 6 and Spread the Vote.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSIC Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 24, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz. GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, September 20, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 21 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 13, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

VIDEO: Check Out All New Trailer For STUCK Starring Heather Matarazzo & Joel McHale Photo VIDEO: Check Out All New Trailer For STUCK Starring Heather Matarazzo & Joel McHale
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2019

Darby finds herself in trouble with the law, and is sentenced to house arrest. Now she must serve 30 days in the home she used to share with her ex-boyfriend, that he now shares with his new fiancée.

VIDEO: Lea Salonga, Ana Gasteyer, Megan Hilty And More Perform In ANNIE At The Hollyw Photo VIDEO: Lea Salonga, Ana Gasteyer, Megan Hilty And More Perform In ANNIE At The Hollywood Bowl
by Alan Henry - Jul 31, 2018

The Broadway classic ANNIE was featured at the Hollywood Bowl this past weekend, helmed by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden, conducted by Todd Ellison, and choreographed by Eamon Foley. Check out video from the concert below!

Photo Flash: ANNIE Composers Charles Strouse and Michael Charnin Pay A Visit Backstag Photo Photo Flash: ANNIE Composers Charles Strouse and Michael Charnin Pay A Visit Backstage at the Hollywood Bowl
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 30, 2018

ANNIE composer Charles Strouse and ANNIE lyricist (and director of the original 1977 Broadway production) Martin Charnin paid a visit backstage at Saturday night's performance of ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl.  Check out photos from the special visit below!

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl, Starring Megan Hilty, A Photo Photo Flash: Get a First Look at ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl, Starring Megan Hilty, Ana Gasteyer, Lea Salonga, and More
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 29, 2018

Featured at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend (July 27-29) is Annie, helmed by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden, conducted by Todd Ellison, and choreographed by Eamon Foley.

Review: Michael Arden Directs ANNIE with Creative Ingenuity at the Hollywood Bowl Photo Review: Michael Arden Directs ANNIE with Creative Ingenuity at the Hollywood Bowl
by Shari Barrett - Jul 29, 2018

Even if you have seen it before, I cannot stress enough how miraculous the current production of ANNIE is at the Hollywood Bowl, directed with creative ingenuity by Michael Arden. Featured in the cast of incredibly talented triple-threat (acting, singing, dancing) performers are Ana Gasteyer as the ruthless headmistress Miss Agatha Hannigan, David Alan Grier as the refined, generous billionaire Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, Lea Salonga as his dedicated and caring assistant Grace Farrell, with newcomer Kaylin Hedges as Annie, who won the role over hundreds of other young girls from across the country who submitted video auditions to win role. Miss Hedges is the cornerstone of the production and her soaring, pitch-perfect voice and effervescent stage presence setting the jubilant tone for the entire ensemble.

BWW Review: Salonga, Grier, Hilty, Bart & Company Lead Charming Arden-directed ANNIE  Photo BWW Review: Salonga, Grier, Hilty, Bart & Company Lead Charming Arden-directed ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl
by Michael Quintos - Jul 28, 2018

Quite possibly the most popular family-friendly stage musical of all time, ANNIE---the classic 1977 Tony Award winner for Best Musical based on Harold Gray's 'Little Orphan Annie' comic strip---seems like a no-brainer choice to appear as the annual all-star summer musical at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl. So it's actually not a surprise that this plucky, unabashedly charming production---now causing giddy bursts of laughter and collective choruses of 'awwww's' at Hollywood's iconic 18,000-seat outdoor arena for two more performances this weekend---is such a perfect fit. And judging by its marvelous opening night performance this past Friday, July 27, the production itself is sure to win over anyone in attendance of its remaining shows.

BWW TV: Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Roger Bart & More Preview ANNIE at the Hollywood Bo Photo BWW TV: Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Roger Bart & More Preview ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 23, 2018

Featured at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend (July 27-29) is Annie, helmed by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden, conducted by Todd Ellison, and choreographed by Eamon Foley.

Brief 7/6: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Begins Previews, and More! Photo Brief 7/6: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Smokey Joe's Cafe begins previews tonight, and more!

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE Photo Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by Julie Musbach - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy.

Artemis Women In Action Film Festival Announces its 2018 Winners Photo Artemis Women In Action Film Festival Announces its 2018 Winners
by Macon Prickett - Apr 3, 2018

What seemed like an impossible task, the Artemis Women In Action Film Festival (AWIFF) has chosen the winners from its staggering number of entries this year. Filmmakers who featured strong female characters entered this cause célèbre from around the world, an increasing record for the fast-rising festival, geared to honor female action and empowerment heroes to movie enthusiasts everywhere. With films about women overcoming great odds, saving lives, stopping wars, and other socially relevant themes, every film in the festival, ranging from dramas to documentaries offers their audiences something unique and engaging.

Scoop: LA TO VEGAS on FOX - Today, January 16, 2018 Photo Scoop: LA TO VEGAS on FOX - Today, January 16, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Get all the scoop on LA TO VEGAS, airing on FOX today, January 16, 2018!

Scoop: LA TO VEGAS on FOX - Today, January 16, 2018 Photo Scoop: LA TO VEGAS on FOX - Today, January 16, 2018
by - Jan 15, 2018

Get all the scoop on LA TO VEGAS, airing on FOX on today, January 16, 2018!

Scoop: LA TO VEGAS on FOX - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Photo Scoop: LA TO VEGAS on FOX - Tuesday, January 2, 2018
by - Jan 2, 2018

Get all the scoop on LA TO VEGAS, airing on FOX on Tuesday, January 2, 2018!

AN OCTOROON Extends Through July at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and audiences, Berkeley Rep has announced that the West Coast premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon will extend for an additional week. Originally scheduled to close on July 23, the provocative play will now run through Saturday, July 29.

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