GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Announces 2019 SeasonGhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Directors Caitlin Teeley and Harrison Lang, is proud to announce its spring and summer 2019 season, featuring the regional premieres of Nicky Silver's absurdist dark comedy, Pterodactyls, and the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

DUSK DANCES Proudly Presents Its 24TH Annual SeasonDUSK DANCES Proudly Presents Its 24TH Annual Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

DUSK DANCES proudly presents its 24TH annual season. Dusk Dances is a renowned and beloved outdoor dance festival presented at Withrow Park each August. This year, for the very first time, a Guest Curator was invited to program the Withrow Park event: Michael Caldwell. Dusk Dances 2018 features some of Canada's top choreographers and dancers, including Peter Chin, Allison Toffan Carmen Romero, Karissa Barry, and Tina Fushell, in a diverse program of dance featuring contemporary, flamenco, tap, Bharatanatyam, and West African forms and styles. (more...)

BWW Review: DEBBIE...A NIGHT TO REMEMBER a Spectacular Evening at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Jul 3, 2017

Fans of the unforgettable Debbie Reynolds and members of the Thalians, an organization she helped found, flocked to the El Portal Friday June 30 for a dedication of the mainstage and grand party to celebrate her life and career. It was an SRO event, with celebrity guests, whose proceeds benefited the great charity work of the Thalians - 'Hollywood for Mental Health', to which Reynolds devoted tirelessly of herself since its inception in 1955. Debbie had history with the El Portal. It was one of her favorite venues, as she used to ride her bicycle there to go to the movies as a young girl living in Burbank...and she performed there with her fabulous night blub act and the play Love Letters 46 times between 2003 and 2015 So, it is totally apropo to name the mainstage in honor of this great star and humanitarian. (more...)

Toffan Rhythm Projects presents the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

With roots in percussive dance traditions such as African tribal dance and Irish jigs, tap dance became popularized on the vaudeville stage. Over the decades, tap dancing has taken on many forms but it has never lost its focus on the musicality of dance. International headlining acts Heather Cornell and Ted Louis Levy represent opposite ends of tap's spectrum; one uses the sounds of their tap shoes striking the floor as percussion, the other performs accompanied by music in its full force.  (more...)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE: THE MUSICAL Extends at Falcon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Falcon Theatre and Roger Bean Productions are proud to present The Real Housewives of Toluca Lake: The Musical, book, music, and lyrics by Molly Bell, arrangements and additional music by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and directed by Roger Bean, the fifth production of the Falcon's 2015-2016 Season, now extended through May 1st. (more...)

Arthur Duncan Returning to El Portal, 4/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

An intimate evening of song, dance and memories with living legend Arthur Duncan, and Musical Direction by Lenny LaCroix with the Lenny LaCroix Trio at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 4 show only engagement will be presented April 1,2,3. (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances began December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is tonight, January 11th. (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Begins Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE to Play New World Stages This Winter; Jeff Calhoun Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Tapestry Dance Company Presents 15th Annual Soul to Sole Festival at Long Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

It's time to get up from the audience and step onstage! Tapestry Dance Company presents its annual SOUL TO SOLE FESTIVAL, a one-of-a-kind event featuring master classes, showcases, and dancers and teachers from around the world, today, June 10, through June 14th at the Long Center. (more...)

Tapestry Dance Company to Present 15th Annual Soul to Sole Festival at Long Center, 6/10-14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

It's time to get up from the audience and step onstage! Tapestry Dance Company presents its annual SOUL TO SOLE FESTIVAL, a one-of-a-kind event featuring master classes, showcases, and dancers and teachers from around the world, June 10-14th at the Long Center. Tickets are on sale now and start at $27. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'By the Pricking of My Thumbs,' Something Witchy This Way Comes on OUTLANDER
by Kara McCoy - Apr 11, 2015

A lot went down on tonight's episode of OUTLANDER. And I mean a lot. So much, in fact, that it felt like the type of episode that would pave the way for one heck of a season finale. But guess what, folks? We still have six episodes to go! So if this is Ronald D. Moore's idea of a typical filler episode, well then my goodness, color me impressed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GRIGWARE Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2014
by Don Grigware - Dec 26, 2014

The Best in LA Theatre for 2014 (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audiences Love ARTHUR DUNCAN at the Monroe Forum Theatre of the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Sep 15, 2014

What a joy-filled experience to see tap legend Arthur Duncan live onstage in his one man show One More Time! at the El Portal when he performed five shows September 12 - 14 in the Monroe Forum Theatre! Duncan was the first African American performer to do a regular TV gig - for 18 years in fact - on The Lawrence Welk Show. His legendary tapping has been seen all over the world from Australia to Egypt to Yugoslavia and on various TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder dancing with Dick Van Dyke and on the big screen in Tap with Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines. (more...)

El Portal Theatre Welcomes Arthur Duncan This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents 'ONE MORE TIME!' An intimate evening of song, dance and memories with living legend Arthur Duncan, and Musical Direction by Lenny LaCroix with the Lenny LaCroix Trio at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 5 show only engagement will be presented this weekend, September 12, 13, & 14. (more...)

El Portal Theatre to Welcome Arthur Duncan, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents "ONE MORE TIME!" An intimate evening of song, dance and memories with living legend Arthur Duncan, and Musical Direction by Lenny LaCroix with the Lenny LaCroix Trio at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 5 show only engagement will be presented September 12, 13, & 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE in North Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

El Portal Theatre and 22Q Entertainment -- Robert Levinstein& Alan Wager present Always...Patsy Cline, starring Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert as Patsy Cline, through August 3, 2014 at the historic El Portal Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. Check below for photos from the opening night! (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically welcomes dance legend Maurice Hines to Cleveland in the toe-tapping extravaganza, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, CPH audiences will be dazzled by this infectious production, which brings the history of American tap to life. Directed by Tony-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers and music from the all-female big band The Diva Orchestra, Tappin' Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare's Allen Theatre stage for an extended run from today, May 30 - June 29. Special gratitude is given to CPH's generous sponsor, Zinner & Co. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically welcomes dance legend Maurice Hines to Cleveland in the toe-tapping extravaganza, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, CPH audiences will be dazzled by this infectious production, which brings the history of American tap to life. Directed by Tony-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers and music from the all-female big band The Diva Orchestra, Tappin' Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare's Allen Theatre stage for an extended run from May 30 - June 29. Special gratitude is given to CPH's generous sponsor, Zinner & Co. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

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