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Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents THE LION IN WINTER Photo Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents THE LION IN WINTER
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2019

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard are thrilled to announce the final cast and creative team to join acclaimed film, TV and theatre veterans Frances Fisher (‚ÄúTitanic,‚ÄĚ Native Gardens, Barbeque), as ‚ÄúQueen Eleanor‚ÄĚ and Gregory Harrison (‚ÄúTrapper John, M.D.,‚ÄĚ Broadway's Chicago, Steel Pier), as ‚ÄúKing Henry II‚ÄĚ in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Sheldon Epps.

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.

Laguna Playhouse Announces Full Cast For THE LION IN WINTER Photo Laguna Playhouse Announces Full Cast For THE LION IN WINTER
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2019

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard have announced the final cast and creative team to join acclaimed film, TV and theatre veterans Frances Fisher (a?oeTitanic,a?? Native Gardens, Barbeque), as a?oeQueen Eleanora?? and Gregory Harrison (a?oeTrapper John, M.D.,a?? Broadway's Chicago, Steel Pier), as a?oeKing Henry IIa?? in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Sheldon Epps.

Frances Fisher and Gregory Harrison Will Lead Laguna Playhouse's THE LION IN WINTER Photo Frances Fisher and Gregory Harrison Will Lead Laguna Playhouse's THE LION IN WINTER
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2019

Laguna Playhouse announces the final cast and creative team to join acclaimed film, TV and theatre veterans Frances Fisher (a?oeTitanic,a?? Native Gardens, Barbeque), as a?oeQueen Eleanora?? and Gregory Harrison (a?oeTrapper John, M.D.,a?? Broadway's Chicago, Steel Pier), as a?oeKing Henry IIa?? in THE LION IN WINTER

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.

Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Lineup for 2019 Edition Photo Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Lineup for 2019 Edition
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 14, 2019

Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) announces today the film lineup for its 22nd edition: THE GATHERING. Over the course of the 10-day festival, BFF presents film programs at Wythe Hotel, nearby returning venue Windmill Studios in Greenpoint and five additional screening venues throughout Brooklyn. To open the festival on Friday, May 31st will be the World Premiere of Claudia Myer's Above the Shadows starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Jim Gaffigan and Megan Fox.

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. 

Photo Flash: ACTORS Co-op ROPE Sells Out Opening Weekend Photo Photo Flash: ACTORS Co-op ROPE Sells Out Opening Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) played to sold out houses opening weekend of their 27th Season with the thriller ROPE, written by Patrick Hamilton, directed by Ken Sawyer, produced by Kevin Shewey.  ROPE runs now through Sunday, October 28 at the Actors Co-op Crossley in Hollywood.

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