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Long Beach Opera Announces Revised 2021 Season Photo Long Beach Opera Announces Revised 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021

Long Beach Opera has announced a revised 2021 Season, which will include an exciting return to live opera performance in May with an immersive drive-in Phillip Glass opera, the company’s first venture into longform digital content with a world premiere operatic television series in June, and an outdoor live performance of two operas in August.

THE NIGHT BUSTER KEATON DREAMED ME to Have West Coast Premiere at 24th Street Theatre Photo THE NIGHT BUSTER KEATON DREAMED ME to Have West Coast Premiere at 24th Street Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2020

24th Street Theatre finds color in the lives of two orphan girls living in a silent film world of black, white and varying shades of gray. Debbie Devine directs the West Coast premiere of Kerry Muir's magical, surreal, dream-like movie-within-a play, The Night Buster Keaton Dreamed Me, for an April 11 opening. Performances will continue through May 31, with low-priced previews taking place March 28 through April 5.

Photo Flash: IAMA Theatre Company Presents the West Coast Premiere of FOUND Photo Photo Flash: IAMA Theatre Company Presents the West Coast Premiere of FOUND
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 17, 2020

IAMA Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Found, a new musical inspired by Davy Rothbart's popular Found Magazine, which features scores of actual discarded notes and letters that have been 'found' in the real world by everyday people.

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Announced At 24th Street Theatre Photo THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Announced At 24th Street Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 5, 2019

Renowned for presenting sophisticated and provocative theater that appeals to both kids and adults, 24th Street Theatre puts a cutting edge spin on a seemingly simple tale. The Los Angeles premiere of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford from the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo, opens on April 6 at 24th Street's converted carriage house on the edge of L.A.'s historic West Adams historic district. Low-priced previews take place on March 9 and 10.

BWW Review: The American Dream is only a Taco Away in ICE at 24th STreet Theatre Photo BWW Review: The American Dream is only a Taco Away in ICE at 24th STreet Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - May 2, 2018

Seduced by the notion that, in America, winning is everything, an immigrant loses sight of what is really important in Leon Martell's world premiere play, ICE. Commissioned by 24th STreet Theatre to commemorate its 20th anniversary, the 65-minute one act highlights the plight of every hopeful soul diligently trying to attain the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness promised by our founding fathers.

24th Street Theatre Explores Immigration Issues with Bilingual, Comedy for Families Photo 24th Street Theatre Explores Immigration Issues with Bilingual, Comedy for Families
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Commissioned by award-winning 24th Street Theatre in celebration of its 20th Anniversary Season, the world premiere of ICE, written by Leon Martell and directed by Debbie Devine, is a bilingual, humorous journey in search of what it means to be "American." For adults and kids 8 and up, ICE opens on April 21, with low-priced previews beginning April 7.

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Starring Obba Babatundé
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.'

Nominations Announced for 2017 Stage Raw Theatre Awards, Hosted by Vanessa & French Stewart
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Stage Raw announces the nominations for its third annual awards show 'A Wake and Sing!,' coming Monday, May 15 to Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street, Downtown.

Ebony Rep Finds Full Cast for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Starring Reginald VelJohnson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today the full casting and the creative team of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. Acclaimed veteran actor Reginald VelJohnson (ABC/CBS's Family Matters, Die Hard, Die Hard 2) will co-star as 'Big Moe' with the previously announced Emmy Award-winner Obba Babbatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.'

World Premiere Play GOONIE Comes to Atwater Village Theatre 4/7
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 27, 2017

Goonie, a world premiere play written and performed by Terry Maratos, will run for a limited engagement of five weeks at the Atwater Village Theatre with opening set for Friday, April 7 at 8pm, it was announced today. There will be one Pay-What-You-Can preview performance on Thursday, April 6 at 8pm. Directed by Jim Anzide, the run will continue through May 5 only.

BWW Review: LIANA AND BEN - A Stunning Technical Marvel
by Gil Kaan - Feb 20, 2017

Circle X Theatre Co.'s world premiere of playwright Susan Rubin's LIANA AND BEN presents one of the best technical productions I've seen in small LA theatres. Walking into the Atwater Village Theatre, more than a number of entering audience members do a double take at the optical illusion right in front of their faces. The lighting design of Dan Weingarten combined with the very basic, very clever set of set designer Alan E. Muraoka lead one to believe they're looking...

Photo Coverage: Twisted Take on Faust LIANA AND BEN Makes World Premiere in LA
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2017

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new play, LIANA AND BEN, written by Susan Rubin and directed by Mark Bringelson.  LIANA AND BEN will preview on Thursday, February 16 & Friday, February 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 26 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.

Circle X Theatre Co.Announces LIANA AND BEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new play,LIANA AND BEN, written by Susan Rubin and directed by Mark Bringelson.  LIANA AND BEN will preview today, February 16 & Friday, February 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 26 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.

Circle X Theatre Co.Announces LIANA AND BEN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 24, 2017

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new play,LIANA AND BEN, written by Susan Rubin and directed by Mark Bringelson.  LIANA AND BEN will preview on Thursday, February 16 & Friday, February 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 26 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.

New York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 17 season on November 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2016 with the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffo's Fallujah, the first opera written about the Iraq War experience.

BWW Review: 24th Street Theatre's HANSEL AND GRETEL BLUEGRASS Is Artful Storytelling
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 31, 2016

24th Street Theatre takes on the Brothers Grimm in its latest world premiere Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass by Bryan Davidson, but forget the fairy tale you think you know. This is no sanitized version of the story. The original, written in 1812, was a cautionary tale, bleak in its portrayal of a time when it was commonplace for impoverished families to abandon their children for lack of food and resources. The thought was that they would somehow find a way to survive and maybe even be better off on their own. It's a heartbreaking decision for any parent to make and, unfortunately, one that families in dire circumstances around the world still face today.

New York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 17 season on November 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2016 with the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffo's Fallujah, the first opera written about the Iraq War experience.

PHOTO FLASH: The Bootleg Theater Presents THE STAND-IN
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 16, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the world premiere of THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Bootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews today, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Bootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-IN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 20, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.

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