THE BIG EVENT Extended For Two More Weekends!THE BIG EVENT Extended For Two More Weekends!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

The famous Billy Wilder quote serves as the backbone of a poignant, ambitious and disturbingly funny project from acclaimed local playwright Christian Levatino and his gangbusters theatre company. Now in their 15th season, gangbusters is partnering with the newly reorganized Complex Hollywood to launch a repertory run of three dark comedy plays from Levatino's 'Black Bag Pentalogy,' a series of works that holds a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972.   (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The famous Billy Wilder quote serves as the backbone of a poignant, ambitious and disturbingly funny project from acclaimed local playwright Christian Levatino and his gangbusters theatre company. Now in their 15th season, gangbusters is partnering with the newly reorganized Complex Hollywood to launch a repertory run of three dark comedy plays from Levatino's "Black Bag Pentalogy," a series of works that holds a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972. Sunny Afternoon, King Dick and ...meantime at HoJo's will run in rep from Oct. 26 to Dec. 2 (except for Thanksgiving weekend) at The Complex Hollywood, including "The Big Event" on Sundays, which will feature all three shows performed back to back to back. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The famous Billy Wilder quote serves as the backbone of a poignant, ambitious and disturbingly funny project from acclaimed local playwright Christian Levatino and his gangbusters theatre company. Now in their 15th season, gangbusters is partnering with the newly reorganized Complex Hollywood to launch a repertory run of three dark comedy plays from Levatino's "Black Bag Pentalogy," a series of works that holds a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972. Sunny Afternoon, King Dick and ...meantime at HoJo's will run in rep from Oct. 26 to Dec. 2 (except for Thanksgiving weekend) at The Complex Hollywood, including "The Big Event" on Sundays, which will feature all three shows performed back to back to back. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

"If you're going to tell the truth, at least make it funny." (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The famous Billy Wilder quote serves as the backbone of a poignant, ambitious and disturbingly funny project from acclaimed local playwright Christian Levatino and his gangbusters theatre company. Now in their 15th season, gangbusters is partnering with the newly reorganized Complex Hollywood to launch a repertory run of three dark comedy plays from Levatino's "Black Bag Pentalogy," a series of works that holds a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972.  Sunny Afternoon, King Dick and ...meantime at HoJo's will run in rep from Oct. 26 to Dec. 2 (except for Thanksgiving weekend) at The Complex Hollywood, including "The Big Event" on Sundays, which will feature all three shows performed back to back to back. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

Christian Levatino pulls three comedic plays out of his Black Bag Pentalogy--"Sunny Afternoon," "King Dick" and "…meantime at Hojo's"--to examine seminal moments in our not too distant past and their eerie similarities to today's political landscape. (more...)

gangbusters Partners With Complex Hollywood For BLACK BAG PENTALOGYgangbusters Partners With Complex Hollywood For BLACK BAG PENTALOGY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

"If you're going to tell the truth, at least make it funny." (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The famous Billy Wilder quote serves as the backbone of a poignant, ambitious and disturbingly funny project from acclaimed local playwright Christian Levatino and his gangbusters theatre company. Now in their 15th season, gangbusters is partnering with the newly reorganized Complex Hollywood to launch a repertory run of three dark comedy plays from Levatino's "Black Bag Pentalogy," a series of works that holds a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972.  Sunny Afternoon, King Dick and ...meantime at HoJo's will run in rep from Oct. 19 to Nov. 18 at The Complex Hollywood, including "The Big Event" on Sundays, which will feature all three shows performed back to back to back. (more...)

Gangbusters Theatre Brings The Big Event To The Complex Hollywood!Gangbusters Theatre Brings The Big Event To The Complex Hollywood!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The famous Billy Wilder quote serves as the backbone of a poignant, ambitious and disturbingly funny project from acclaimed local playwright Christian Levatino and his gangbusters theatre company. Now in their 15th season, gangbusters is partnering with the newly reorganized Complex Hollywood to launch a repertory run of three dark comedy plays from Levatino's "Black Bag Pentalogy," a series of works that holds a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972.  Sunny Afternoon, King Dick and ...meantime at HoJo's will run in rep from Oct. 19 to Nov. 18 at The Complex Hollywood, including "The Big Event" on Sundays, which will feature all three shows performed back to back to back. (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre Launches Ninth Season at New Home, The Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (BEST PRODUCTION Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) will be opening their ninth season in their new home at The Met, located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave, one block east of Western Ave. on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Oxford Ave. (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre to Launch Ninth Season at New Home, The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (BEST PRODUCTION Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) will be opening their ninth season in their new home at The Met, located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave, one block east of Western Ave. on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Oxford Ave. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 6/21/2015
by BWW - Jun 21, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/21/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 6/14/2015
by BWW - Jun 14, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/14/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

gangbusters theatre company Stages SUNSHINE at Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

The gangbusters theatre company presents SUNSHINE, written by William Mastrosimone & directed by Corryn Cummins, produced by Dana Lyn Baron, and starring Mary Kelsey, Donnie Smith and Adam Garst. The show runs as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, playing now through June 28, 2015. (more...)

Gangbusters Theatre Co. to Bring SUNSHINE to 2015 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

A play in 65 minutes, SUNSHINE is the story of a small-time stripper at Club Paradise, where women sit in isolated Plexiglas booths and talk dirty to their customers. Sunshine is the star of this place, with her name up in lights. And her unexpected encounter with disillusioned paramedic Nelson offers two lost souls a window to love and acceptance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 6/07/2015
by BWW - Jun 7, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/07/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

gangbusters theatre company to Stage SUNSHINE at Hollywood Fringe, 6/7-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The gangbusters theatre company presents SUNSHINE, written by William Mastrosimone & directed by Corryn Cummins, produced by Dana Lyn Baron, and starring Mary Kelsey, Donnie Smith and Adam Garst. The show runs as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, playing June 7-28, 2015. (more...)

Theatre Asylum Presents PULP SHAKESPEARE (OR BARD FICTION)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum are thrilled to announce the comeback of PULP SHAKESPEARE (or Bard Fiction), adapted by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer & Brian Watson-Jones directed by Ovation Award winning director Amanda McRaven. PULP SHAKESPEARE will be opening Friday, January 23, 2015 at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood, running Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm through March 8. Preview January 16. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tarantino Meets Elizabethan England in PULP SHAKESPEARE
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 26, 2015

The stylistic marriage of Shakespeare's language and Tarantino's Pulp Fiction reaps heady rewards for linguists and lovers of indie crime drama in PULP SHAKESPEARE at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood. The runaway hit of the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival is reinventing itself in a new production produced by Matthew Quinn and Aaron Lyons. Originally helmed by Jordan Monsell, this iteration is directed by Amanda McRaven and features three returning major cast members surrounded by a new ensemble of players. (more...)

PULP SHAKESPEARE Returns to the Theatre Asylum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum are thrilled to announce the comeback of PULP SHAKESPEARE (or Bard Fiction), adapted by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer and Brian Watson-Jones, and directed by Ovation Award winning director Amanda McRaven. PULP SHAKESPEARE will be opening tonight, January 15, 2015 at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood, running Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm through March 8. (more...)

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