Chris Isaacson News


by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Latin Grammy Award nominee Quattrosound, singer/trumpeter Johnny Britt, and comic Michael Colyar will be special guests when Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Motown legend Thelma Houston brings her show My Motown Memories & More! to the Ford Theatres in Hollywood for one show only on Sunday, August 27, at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Snyder Brings SOLILOQUY to Catalina Bar & GrillPhoto Flash: James Snyder Brings SOLILOQUY to Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Broadway leading man James Snyder (If/Then) brought his new show Soliloquy to Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review:Broadway's James Snyder Performs Engaging SOLILOQUYBWW Review:Broadway's James Snyder Performs Engaging SOLILOQUY
by Don Grigware - Jul 24, 2017

Actor/singer James Snyder premiered his touring cabaret show Soliloquy at the Catalina Jazz Club under the prolific banner Chris Isaacson Presents Thursday July 20. Snyder is one of those handsome Broadway leading men whose magnetic appeal is greatly assisted not only by boyish charm but more importantly by an infectiously off beat sense of humor, unpredictability...and... he has one of the most beautifully powerhouse tenor/baritone voices onstage anywhere. I can only think of one or two others who fill the bill as completely well as Snyder. (more...)

Ford Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication CeremonyFord Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre reopened today with a civic dedication ceremony, marking the completion of a multi-year construction project that has restored, upgraded and enhanced this iconic and historic venue on Cahuenga Boulevard East in the Hollywood Hills. Dancers and musicians from the troupe Viver Brasil, among the artists to be featured in the 2017 Ford summer season, led a celebratory procession to the venue's completely new stage, where LA County 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl cut a red ribbon to inaugurate an era of broadened programming, national artistic partnerships, and improved technical facilities and audience amenities. The latter includes the new Ford Terrace Cafe on the new Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace, "The Zev," which was dedicated today in honor of retired LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who championed the Ford's revitalization during his 20 years as 3rd District Supervisor. (more...)

Thelma Houston Brings MY MOTOWN, MEMORIES & MORE! to Ford TheatresThelma Houston Brings MY MOTOWN, MEMORIES & MORE! to Ford Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Motown legend Thelma Houston will bring her show My Motown, Memories & More! to the Ford Theatres in Hollywood for one show only on Sunday, August 27, at 8pm. (more...)

James Snyder and More to Highlight Chris Isaacson Presents' Summer LineupJames Snyder and More to Highlight Chris Isaacson Presents' Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of summer entertainment, beginning with Chris Mann (star of NBC-TV's The Voice), and continuing with Broadway leading man James Snyder, Electro Jazz and pop chanteuse Maya, Joey Arias: Still Misbehavin', and Grammy Award-winning Motown legend Thelma Houston. (more...)

YITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre SeasonYITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Ford's 2017 season lineup celebrates diverse cultures through theatre and performing arts. Highlights include Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination, presented with the Skirball Cultural Center, in association with The Lincoln Center Festival; and The Hubble Cantata - in association with the LA Opera - an hour-long, space-inspired cantata featuring music by composer Paola Prestini, libretto by Royce Vavrek and a cutting-edge virtual reality film, Fistful of Stars, by Eliza McNitt. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to HollywoodPhoto Flash: Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Legendary Tony Award winner Donna McKecknie (A Chorus Line) thrilled the crowd at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, Calif., last night, May 28th, with her critically-acclaimed cabaret act 'Same Place, Another Time.' BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Donna McKechnie Brings Joyful SAME PLACE ANOTHER TIME to LABWW Review: Donna McKechnie Brings Joyful SAME PLACE ANOTHER TIME to LA
by Don Grigware - May 30, 2017

Someone once asked me what the key is to a good cabaret performance. My answer? First, the performer should be an experienced actor and really know him or herself in depth. He must separate his own personality from every role played on stage. Cabaret audiences want to see something special, a glow from the inside that makes the person take hold of the moment and run with it. Nobody does this better than Donna McKechnie, Tony Award winner for A Chorus Line, whose vibrant persona adds warmth to every moment that she is in our presence. To me she is practically the same off stage as on; maybe that's the key, just being your true joyful self. (more...)

Ford Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & MoreFord Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Ford Theatres today announced a spectacular season for Summer 2017 at the fully transformed John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The 2017 season will open on Saturday, July 15 with a performance by famed tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and runs through Monday, October 16. (more...)

VIDEO: Chris Isaacson Presents I'VE WRITTEN A LETTER TO DADDY Dance Performance as Baby JaneVIDEO: Chris Isaacson Presents I'VE WRITTEN A LETTER TO DADDY Dance Performance as Baby Jane
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2017

Capping a weeklong celebration of the premiere of Ryan Murphy's new anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan on FX Networks, the Drag-Tacular Live Concert Event, an evening of old Hollywood glamour, took place on Friday, March 3 at Spectra Lounge at Wolfgang Puck (in the Pacific Design Center) in West Hollywood, CA. Special guest host Tony Award-nominee Sam Harris anchored the evening which featured shimmering chanteuse Niki Haris, singer Jake Simpson, Kay-Ta Matsuno's 10-piece band, DJ Laszlo (Adele, Christina Aguilera, Demi Levato), and special appearances by Heklina, Peaches Christ, and BIANCA Del Rio in the LA debut of Whatever Happened to BIANCA Del Rio? (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Capping a weeklong celebration of the premiere of Ryan Murphy's new anthology series  Feud: Bette and Joan on FX Networks, the Drag-Tacular Live Concert Event, an evening of old Hollywood glamour, took place on Friday, March 3 at Spectra Lounge at Wolfgang Puck (in the Pacific Design Center) in West Hollywood, CA.  (more...)

Second Show Added For TRIXIE MATTEL: AGES 3 & UP at Catalina Bar & GrillSecond Show Added For TRIXIE MATTEL: AGES 3 & UP at Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that due to popular demand a second show has been added for Trixie Mattel: Ages 3 & Up at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Monday, April 17 at 8:30pm. The date of Trixie's previously announced show is Wednesday, April 12 at 8:30pm. (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson PresentsShoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson Presents
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of spring entertainment, beginning with Heart & Soul: Music of Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick & Diana Ross starring Sharon Catherine Brown, Natalie Wachen, and Trenyce Cobbins; and continuing with Trixie Mattel in Ages 3 & Up; Shoshana Bean with special guest Rumer Willis; Niki Haris with special guest Donna De Lory; and Donna McKechnie with special guests Greg Safel and Jeffrey Scott Parsons (previously announced). (more...)

Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows OnlyBroadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm. (more...)

Michael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & HollywoodMichael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Australian cabaret sensation Michael Griffiths, making his West Coast debut with his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna in San Diego and Hollywood in January, and Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Andrea McArdle performing her show '70s & Sunny in February. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway's Tony Winning Melba Moore Brings FOREVER MOORE to CatalinaBWW Review: Broadway's Tony Winning Melba Moore Brings FOREVER MOORE to Catalina
by Don Grigware - Dec 12, 2016

On Friday December 9 and Saturday December 10 Chris Isaacson Presents brought us the incomparable R&B recording artist Melba Moore with her CD release party for 'Forever Moore' at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Moore is no stranger to Broadway audiences who remember her Tony-winning portrayal in Purlie and a string of other hits including Hair, Ain't Misbehavin', Les Miserables and Chicago among many others. Once you have attended one of her live concerts, you are electrified and changed for good. Moore sings passionately from the very depths of her soul. She has been known for her p (more...)

Melba Moore: Forever Moore At Catalina Bar & Grill In HollywoodMelba Moore: Forever Moore At Catalina Bar & Grill In Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that four-time Grammy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner Melba Moore will appear in concert at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood celebrating the release of her new CD "Forever Moore."  (more...)

Institutional Investor Announces Inaugural iiFintech Symposium and Awards; Bank of America's Catherine Bessant to Keynote Institutional Investor Announces Inaugural iiFintech Symposium and Awards; Bank of America's Catherine Bessant to Keynote
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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