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BWW Review: THE ABUELAS Offer Conflicts & Strong Performances Photo BWW Review: THE ABUELAS Offer Conflicts & Strong Performances
by Gil Kaan - Oct 14, 2019

A well-acted ensemble gives THE ABUELAS its relatable humanity. Stephanie Alison Walker has written a unflinching look at realistic, flawed relationships under the most atypical circumstances. THE ABUELAS (THE GRANDMOTHERS) - a follow-up of Walker's THE MADRES (THE MOTHERS) also deals with the Dirty War in Argentina in the mid-1970s.

Photo Flash: First Look at Antaeus Theatre Company's THE ABUELAS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Antaeus Theatre Company's THE ABUELAS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2019

‚ÄúIf you have doubts about your identity, contact Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo.‚ÄĚ So read billboards across Argentina, where thousands of people were ‚Äúdisappeared‚ÄĚ between 1976 and 1983 under a brutal military dictatorship. Questions of truth and identity are explored when Antaeus Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Stephanie Alison Walker's striking new play, The Abuelas. Andi Chapman directs for an Oct. 11 opening at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale, where performances continue through Nov. 25. Low-priced previews begin Oct. 3.

West Coast Premiere of THE ABUELAS Explores Truth and Identity at Antaeus Photo West Coast Premiere of THE ABUELAS Explores Truth and Identity at Antaeus
by Julie Musbach - Sep 3, 2019

a?oeIf you have doubts about your identity, contact Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo.a?? So read billboards across Argentina, where thousands of people were a?oedisappeareda?? between 1976 and 1983 under a brutal military dictatorship. Questions of truth and identity are explored when Antaeus Theatre Company presents theWest Coast premiere ofStephanie Alison Walker's striking new play, The Abuelas. Andi Chapman directs for anOct. 11 opening at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale, where performances continue through Nov. 25. Low-priced previews begin Oct. 3.

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Saturday, July 6, 2019 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Saturday, July 6, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jun 18, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE ROOKIE, airing on ABC on Saturday, July 6, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on the Midseason Premiere of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Today, January 8, 2 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on the Midseason Premiere of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Today, January 8, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Midseason Premiere of THE ROOKIE, airing on ABC today, January 8, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Today, January 5, 2019 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Today, January 5, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE ROOKIE, airing on ABC today, January 5, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Today, January 5, 2019 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Today, January 5, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 4, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE ROOKIE, airing on ABC on today, January 5, 2019!

ABC Drops THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW From Saturday Slot, Check Out New Saturday Line-Up Photo ABC Drops THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW From Saturday Slot, Check Out New Saturday Line-Up
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 4, 2019

ABC drops 'The Alec Baldwin Show' from Saturday slot.  Look for repeats of 'The Rookie' (January 5) and 'A Million Little Things' (January 12) to fill the time period until NBA coverage takes over the night on January 19.

Scoop: Coming Up on the Winter Finale of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Today, December 11, 2018 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on the Winter Finale of THE ROOKIE on ABC - Today, December 11, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Winter Finale of THE ROOKIE, airing on ABC today, December 11, 2018!

BWW Review: Politics and Power Clash in Theatricum Botanicum's CORIOLANUS Photo BWW Review: Politics and Power Clash in Theatricum Botanicum's CORIOLANUS
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 7, 2018

Theatricum Botanicum takes on Shakespeare's stinging drama CORIOLANUS this summer on its outdoor stage in Topanga Canyon and offers an intriguing look at the cynicism of politics and power. The work includes a massive cast of 45. Some are seasoned veterans and many are young actors in the early stages of their careers, including a sweet Geer granddaughter (Quinnlyn Scheppner). Together they bring forth the early days of Rome when democracy was in its infancy and mob mentality could turn the tide in the blink of an eye.

Theatricum Opens 2018 Summer Season with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS Photo Theatricum Opens 2018 Summer Season with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2018

William Shakespeare'sCoriolanus, a tragedy based on the life of legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus, opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 2.

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2018 Summer Season at Outdoor Venue in Topanga Photo Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2018 Summer Season at Outdoor Venue in Topanga
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2018

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is back with an exciting summer line-up of socially conscious theater, music and performance. The Summer 2018 Season, including five plays set to open in rapid succession and perform in repertory throughout the summer together with a host of satellite events, will open June 2 and continue through mid-October in the company's breathtakingly beautiful outdoor Topanga setting.

Complete Casting Has Been Announced for MCC's TRANSFERS Photo Complete Casting Has Been Announced for MCC's TRANSFERS
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2018

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced the complete cast for the fourth show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere production of Transfers, written by MCC Theater's Youth Company Playwriting Lab Director and Obie Award winner Lucy Thurber, and directed by Jackson Gay.

Photo Coverage: THE SWEETHEART DEAL Explores Struggle for Farm Workers' Rights
by Julie Musbach - May 6, 2017

A woman finds her calling while volunteering for an underground political newspaper during the early years of the United Farm Workers movement. Written and directed by Obie Award winnerDiane Rodriguez, the world premiere of The Sweetheart Deal opens May 12 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center,presented by The Latino Theater Company in association with El Teatro Campesino. Low-priced previews begin May 4. 

The Latino Theater Company to Premiere THE SWEETHEART DEAL at LATC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

A woman finds her calling while volunteering for an underground political newspaper during the early years of the United Farm Workers movement. Written and directed by Obie Award winner Diane Rodriguez, the world premiere of The Sweetheart Deal opens May 12 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, presented by The Latino Theater Company in association with El Teatro Campesino.

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.

Casey Stangl to Helm CLOUD 9 at Antaeus, 3/10-4/24
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

'Pro99' Actors' Equity Members Send Open Letter to AEA President
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 27, 2015

Members of the 'Pro99' movement of Actors' Equity Association have issued an open letter to AEA's newly elected president, Kate Shindle, in response to her victory and to her inaugural address as president of the national union for actors and stage managers. The open letter is signed by over 400 Equity members (listed below), including such notable names as Ed Asner, Francis Fisher, Sally Kirkland and Alfred Molina. The 'Pro99' movement formed in late 2014 in opposition to AEA's rollout of a new plan that will effectively force 'intimate theaters' in Los Angeles to pay Equity actors minimum wage, go 'non-union' or even close - despite an overwhelming vote against the plan by 66% of the Los Angeles membership on an advisory referendum. 'Pro99' members around the nation, who take their name from the current AEA '99 Seat Plan' that allows members to volunteer in smaller venues, oppose AEA's new promulgated plan. They are requesting that Equity leadership put a moratorium on the plan until local members' voices can be heard, and that the union work with its members to develop an alternative plan that will more realistically address the needs of the Los Angeles theater community.

Photo Flash: Nikki M. James, Hal Linden & More Attend Tony Awards' 'Broadway in Hollywood' Celebration
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 26, 2015

Yesterday, The Tony Awards hosted 'Broadway in Hollywood,' a cocktail party to toast the Broadway community in Los Angeles. The night paid tribute to the honorees of past Tony Awards and friends from the Great White Way. The event was sponsored by La Crema Wines, the official wine of the Tony Awards, and additional support was provided by media partner, The Hollywood Reporter. Check out photos below!

BWW Reviews: A Noise Within's Dark World of MACBETH
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 20, 2014

The bleak and barren world in A Noise Within's MACBETH is as much an outward visual of the inner state of Shakespeare's title character as it is the setting for the story itself. Moody, shrouded in shadows, and sparsely but strikingly accented, it has the look and feel of a timeless purgatory.

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