BWW Review: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL - A PC Sunset Blvd. Gone Awry
by Gil Kaan - Aug 22, 2016

Playwright Peter Lefcourt manages to cram every current political hot topic into DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL, his two-act dramedy on the proposed re-make of the classic Sunset Boulevard. DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL's chronicling the beginnings of Gerard, an indie director's quest to cast his remake of the Gloria Swanson-starrer, has the benefit of the frequent witty one-liners, biting disses and smarting comebacks. (more...)

Theatre Planners Presents World Premiere Comedy DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauerdirects the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at theOdyssey Theatre beginning August 20. (more...)

Theatre Planners Presents World Premiere Comedy: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre beginning August 20. (more...)

BWW Review: Antaeus Transforms CLOUD 9 into a Resounding 10!
by Gil Kaan - Mar 14, 2016

Caryl Churchill's 1982 Obie Award-winning CLOUD 9 receives a hilarious, yet heartstring-tugging revitalization from the always reliable Antaeus Theatre Company. Casey Stangl expertly directs her very talented cast as they skillfully navigate the complexities of each undertaking dual roles. What an incredible showcase for these actors to display their diverse acting ranges. (more...)

Casey Stangl to Helm CLOUD 9 at Antaeus, 3/10-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Sex and gender. Race and power. Politics and family. Plus Queen Victoria! Antaeus Theatre Company presents Caryl Churchill's outrageous, hilarious and bitingly satirical Cloud 9 in a fully partner-cast production. Casey Stangl directs for a March 10 opening at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo, with low-priced previews beginning March 3. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Team Takes First Bows and Celebrates at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Mar 22, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, and The Transfer Group present the Los Angeles premiere of the all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE THE MUSICAL. Performances started at Southern California's La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (14900 La Mirada Blvd.) on Thursday, March 12, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5, 2015. Opening night was March 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you inside press night at the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SERRANO THE MUSICAL Creative Team Visits the Show at The Matrix Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jan 25, 2015

Serrano NY, LLC presents the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). SERRANO THE MUSICAL opens tonight, January 16, and runs through Sunday, March 29 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the stage door, featuring the creative team, below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SERRANO THE MUSICAL's a Laugh Out Loud, Music to Your Ears, Bull-Eye Hit!!! Owww!!!
by Gil Kaan - Jan 19, 2015

A perfect combination of talents winningly converges in the world premiere of Serrano The Musical, a non-stop, jaw-dropping two-hour-plus of entertainment at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SERRANO THE MUSICAL, Opening Tonight at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Serrano NY, LLC presents the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). SERRANO THE MUSICAL opens tonight, January 16, and runs through Sunday, March 29 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SERRANO THE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere Tonight at the Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Serrano NY, LLC is thrilled to present the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). SERRANO THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, January 8, 2015 and will open tonight, January 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 29 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

SERRANO THE MUSICAL Begins Performances Tonight at the Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Serrano NY, LLC is thrilled to present the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Tony nominee Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). (more...)

SERRANO THE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere 1/16 at the Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Serrano NY, LLC is thrilled to present the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Tony nominee Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Antaeus Company Successfully Mounts the World Premiere of THE CURSE OF OEDIPUS
by Gil Kaan - Jun 24, 2014

Playwright Kenneth Cavander's found the ideal collaborator in The Antaeus Company for finessing his original two night's worth of performances into its current smartly-written, easily comprehensible, two-and-a-half hour narrative. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Antaeus Company's THE CURSE OF OEDIPUS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

A curse lies upon the land of Thebes and its ill-fated rulers that reiterates generation upon generation. Casey Stangl directs the world premiere of The Curse of Oedipus, written by Kenneth Cavander and developed by The Antaeus Company. Opening weekend for the fully double-cast production runs tonight, June 21 through Aug. 10 at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

World Premiere THE CURSE OF OEDIPUS Opens Tonight at Antaeus Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

A curse lies upon the land of Thebes and its ill-fated rulers that reiterates generation upon generation. Casey Stangl directs the world premiere of The Curse of Oedipus, written by Kenneth Cavander and developed by The Antaeus Company. Opening weekend for the fully double-cast production runs today, June 19 -22 at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. (more...)

World Premiere THE CURSE OF OEDIPUS to Open 6/19 at Antaeus Company
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

A curse lies upon the land of Thebes and its ill-fated rulers that reiterates generation upon generation. Casey Stangl directs the world premiere of The Curse of Oedipus, written by Kenneth Cavander and developed by The Antaeus Company. Opening weekend for the fully double-cast production runs June 19 -22 at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo, with previews beginning June 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bets Malone, Robert Townsend and More Celebrate NEXT TO NORMAL Opening at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 2, 2013

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the Southern California regional theatre premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, NEXT TO NORMAL, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, musical direction by Darryl Archibald and directed by Nick DeGruccio with musical direction by Darryl Archibald. NEXT TO NORMAL opened last night, June 1, and runs through Sunday, June 23, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening festivities and brings you photos from the curtain call, party and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Star Is Born in NUTTIN' BUT HUTTON
by Don Grigware - Mar 19, 2013

Triple threat actress/singer/dancer Betty Hutton is perhaps one of the greatest yet lesser known musical film stars of the 40s and 50s. Star of Annie Get Your Gun and The Greatest Show on Earth, Hutton possessed a uniquely energetic style that can be most realistically described as 'manic'. It seems that she was in constant motion, never stopping for an instant and propelling her musical numbers through her electric singing and dancing to new heights of excitement. Diane Vincent was so taken by Robert Osborne's 2000 interview with Hutton on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) that she knew she had to research and put together a show to celebrate the lady's immeasurable talent. And here it is, some 13 years later, the world premiere of Nuttin' But Hutton, a revue in two acts with music both familiar and unfamiliar from all of Hutton's films. (more...)

SCR Presents THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, Closes 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2011

Marcus is 14. He has just been named emperor. And he has no idea what he's doing. All of which makes him a prime target for a swindler who promises him magical, invisible clothing in Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's musical version of The Emperor's New Clothes, running May 20 - June 5 as part of SCR's Theatre for Young Audiences series. (more...)

SCR Presents THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, 5/20-6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2011

Marcus is 14. He has just been named emperor. And he has no idea what he's doing. All of which makes him a prime target for a swindler who promises him magical, invisible clothing in Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's musical version of The Emperor's New Clothes, running May 20 - June 5 as part of SCR's Theatre for Young Audiences series. (more...)

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