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BWW Interview: Actor Burt Grinstead Talks Richard the Lionheart in THE LION IN WINTER Photo BWW Interview: Actor Burt Grinstead Talks Richard the Lionheart in THE LION IN WINTER
by Don Grigware - Nov 8, 2019

Actor Burt Grinstead gained recognition in Los Angeles for his terrific performance in Deathtrap at LGBTQ and later in The Rope at Actors Co-op. He formed his own production company and produced and co-starred in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which he also adapted with his partner Anna Stromberg. They won top prize at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018. Grinstead is currently preparing to open as Richard the Lionheart in The Lion in Winter at Laguna Playhouse this Sunday November 10. In our conversation he talks about the play in depth and lays bare his passion for the acting profession.

Stage Raw Announces Winners At Fifth Annual Awards Show For 2018-2019 Theatrical Exce Photo Stage Raw Announces Winners At Fifth Annual Awards Show For 2018-2019 Theatrical Excellence
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2019

The 2019 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fifth annual celebration included productions that opened between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, September 9, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, and was co-hosted by IAMA Theatre Company and Ammunition Theatre Company (a?oeAmmoa??).

Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend Photo Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2019

Digital arts journal Stage Raw announces the nominees for its fifth annual Stage Raw Theater Awards, to be held Monday night September 9, 2019, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday August 7, 2019. The Stage Raw Theater Awards honor the finest work performed on Los Angeles area stages of 99-seats or fewer, and are selected by a jury of Stage Raw critics. This year's awards celebrate work performed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

BWW Review: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at Soho Playhouse Photo BWW Review: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at Soho Playhouse
by Carissa Chesanek - May 13, 2019

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde recently opened at Soho Playhouse, offering a simple two-person play mixing both comedy and horror for an entertaining take on the classic gothic tale.

New Take On DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Begins Performances Next Week At Soho Playhouse Photo New Take On DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Begins Performances Next Week At Soho Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2019

SoHo Playhouse (Darren Lee Cole, Producing Artistic Director), is proud to announce that the winner of the 2018 Fringe Encore Series Outstanding Production Award, Blanket Fort Entertainments' Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, will get a six-week run at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) beginning April 17 through May 26, 2019; Opening night is set for Sunday, April 28, 2019. Written and performed by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg, tickets for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde are $49 and are available at www.sohoplayhouse.com or by calling 212 691-1555.

SoHo Playhouse Announces DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Photo SoHo Playhouse Announces DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 13, 2019

SoHo Playhouse (Darren Lee Cole, Producing Artistic Director), is proud to announce that the winner of the 2018 Fringe Encore Series Outstanding Production Award, Blanket Fort Entertainments' Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, will get a six-week run at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) beginning April 17 through May 26, 2019; Opening night is set for Sunday, April 28, 2019.

DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Wins Outstanding Production Award, Will Have Off-Broadway Run Photo DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Wins Outstanding Production Award, Will Have Off-Broadway Run
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2019

After nearly 100 performances of 16 award-winning productions, SoHo Playhouse's producing artistic director, Darren Lee Cole is proud to announce that Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, written and performed by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg and presented by Blanket Fort Entertainment, is the winner of the SoHo Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series Outstanding Production Award. As the recipient of this award, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde will receive a six-week Off Broadway run at the historic SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). Dates TBA.

BWW Review: Don Grigware Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2018 Photo BWW Review: Don Grigware Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2018
by Don Grigware - Jan 2, 2019

DOC LA Opens Submissions For The 2019 Edition Photo DOC LA Opens Submissions For The 2019 Edition
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2018

DOC LA - Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival, presented by the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute, opened this week submissions for its 2019 edition. After five successful editions, the film festival, which rapidly has positioned itself as one of the most coveted by documentary filmmakers in the USA and abroad, has launched its call for entries.

Blanket Fort Entertainment's DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Opens Tonight At Soho Playhouse Photo Blanket Fort Entertainment's DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Opens Tonight At Soho Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 6, 2018

The Soho Playhouse's production of Blanket Fort Entertainment's New York premiere of DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE opens tonight at The Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) in New York City, as part of the Fringe Encore Series. The show, written by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg, and directed by Anna Stromberg, runs Off-Broadway from December 6 - 15.

Photo Flash: First Look at DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE at Soho Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE at Soho Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Nov 28, 2018

The Soho Playhouse proudly presents Blanket Fort Entertainment's New York premiere of DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE, written by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg, and directed by Anna Stromberg, as part of the Fringe Encore Series, running Off-Broadway from December 6 - 15, 2018. The Soho Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street between 6th Avenue and Varick Street in New York City.

Soho Playhouse Hosts NY Premiere of Blanket Fort Entertainment's DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYD Photo Soho Playhouse Hosts NY Premiere of Blanket Fort Entertainment's DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
by Julie Musbach - Nov 20, 2018

The Soho Playhouse proudly presents Blanket Fort Entertainment's New York premiere of DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE, written by Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg, and directed by Anna Stromberg, as part of the Fringe Encore Series, running Off-Broadway from December 6 - 15, 2018. The Soho Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street between 6th Avenue and Varick Street in New York City.

Soho Playhouse Announces Slate for the 2018 FRINGE ENCORE SERIES Photo Soho Playhouse Announces Slate for the 2018 FRINGE ENCORE SERIES
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2018

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse (15 Van Dam Street) is proud to announce this year's selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series, featuring the "Best of the Fests" from around the globe. This year's selections come from Fringe Festivals at Brighton, Edinburgh, Hollywood, Limerick, Orlando, Toronto and New York (to be announced soon) and will take place between November 6 - December 16, 2018. Tickets are $39/$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.fringeencores.org.

FRINGE ENCORE SERIES Begins Tonight At The SoHo Playhouse Photo FRINGE ENCORE SERIES Begins Tonight At The SoHo Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 6, 2018

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse (15 Van Dam Street) is proud to announce this year's selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series, featuring the "Best of the Fests" from around the globe. This year's selections come from Fringe Festivals at Brighton, Edinburgh, Hollywood, Limerick, Orlando, Toronto and New York (to be announced soon) and will take place between November 6 - December 16, 2018. Tickets are $39/$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.fringeencores.org.

DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Returns To Los Angeles LGBT Center For Three Halloween Photo DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Returns To Los Angeles LGBT Center For Three Halloween
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2018

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Blanket Fort Entertainment have announced three special Halloween performances of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival breakout hit Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. 

SoHo Playhouse Announces Slate For The 2018 FRINGE ENCORE SERIES Photo SoHo Playhouse Announces Slate For The 2018 FRINGE ENCORE SERIES
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2018

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse (15 Van Dam Street) is proud to announce this year's selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series, featuring the "Best of the Fests" from around the globe. This year's selections come from Fringe Festivals at Brighton, Edinburgh, Hollywood, Limerick, Orlando, Toronto and New York (to be announced in October) and will take place between November 6 - December 16, 2018. Tickets are $39/$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.fringeencores.org.

Hollywood Fringe Hit DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Set for Extended Run Photo Hollywood Fringe Hit DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Set for Extended Run
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2018

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Blanket Fort Entertainment have announced an extended run of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival breakout hit Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Nominated for six HFF Awards including Best Comedy, winner of the 2CentsTheatre Award for Distinctive Voices, and winner of the SoHo Playhouse (NYC) Fringe Encore Series Award, this genre-bending thriller had its world premiere at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Davidson/Valentini Theatre and returns for 10 performances only, July 12 through July 29.

BWW Review: World Premiere DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Bows at LGBT Center Photo BWW Review: World Premiere DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Bows at LGBT Center
by Don Grigware - Jun 11, 2018

As part of Hollywood Fringe 2018, the world premiere Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde bowed at LGBT in Hollywood on the smaller stage on June 9 for 10 performances. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, this adaptation is written by Fringe veterans Burt Grinstead and Anna Stromberg who also perform the piece. Grinstead plays the dual main characters and Stromberg everyone else, including maids, professors, detectives, Sara, Jekyll's love interest and even small children. Set in London in 1865, the story takes a few twists and turns from the original, but still focuses on Jekyll's scientific study of good and evil. Grinstead and Strombeg lace their script with lots of dark humor and farce, making us question at first whether we are watching a comedy or a thriller. As the plot moves along, though, the joke lines become a naturally entertaining part of the proceedings. 

Los Angeles LGBT Center Presents BLACKBIRD at Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced that as part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center will present Blackbird by David Harrower.

The Amoralists Present New Plays by Derek Ahonen & Mark Roberts at Walkerspace, Now thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Amoralists present The Gyre, a two play repertory exploring man's vicious cycles, featuring the World Premiere of Derek Ahonen's The Qualification of Douglas Evans, directed by James Kautz, and the World Premiere of Mark Roberts' Enter at Forest Lawn, directed by Jay Stull.

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