BWW Interview:  Joby Earle INDECENT-ly Lighting Up & Rejuvenating The WorldBWW Interview: Joby Earle INDECENT-ly Lighting Up & Rejuvenating The World
by Gil Kaan - Jun 12, 2019

Paula Vogel's INDECENT has already begun its previews at the Ahmanson Theatre. Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman continue their collaboration, from the workshops and the Broadway run (for which Rebecca won her Tony Award directing INDECENT), to this co-production between the Center Theatre Group and the Huntington Theatre Company. I had the opportunity to delve into the inner creative workings of the man portraying Sholem Asch - Joby Earle. (more...)

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Opens March 22Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Opens March 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) marks 26 years of producing well over 500 extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary solo performers from around the globe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of RAGTIMEPhoto Flash: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, has transformed the historic theater with an all new version of Ragtime: The Musical as it returns to Los Angeles more than two decades after its premiere at the Shubert Theatre.  With 21 actors and a 16-piece orchestra, this is one of the most ambitious productions in the Playhouse's recent history. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Inside 29th ANNUAL LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDSPhoto Flash: A Look Inside 29th ANNUAL LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

The 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 28, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Award RecipientsStage Raw Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition included productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, August 20, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by Coeurage Theatre Company, and co-directed by Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Thaddeus Shafer and Lauren Ludwig. Winners notated in red below. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical ExcellenceStage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY - A Time Well-SpentBWW Review: THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY - A Time Well-Spent
by Gil Kaan - Jul 15, 2018

The west coast premiere of Patrick Marber's THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY receives a sturdy mounting by the always dependable Antaeus Theatre Company. Marber's adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's classic A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY has been smartly condensed and updated from its original five-act length to a much more manageable (and most witty and enjoyable) two-and-a-half-hour running time. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE!Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: HENRY IV's Versatile Harry Groener Muses on the Mechanics and Love of TheatreBWW Interview: HENRY IV's Versatile Harry Groener Muses on the Mechanics and Love of Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jun 22, 2018

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) currently presents their new distinct take on Shakespeare's classic HENRY IV. Helmed by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan, SCLA has combined PART I and PART II into a single sitting of theatre, featuring the Los Angeles stage debut of Tom Hanks as Falstaff. We had the opportunity to chat with one of HENRY IV's most talented co-conspirators, actor Harry Groener who plays Northumberland and Justice Shallow. (more...)

THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY Receives West Coast Premiere At AntaeusTHREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY Receives West Coast Premiere At Antaeus
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Full of wit, folly and heart, a tale of unrequited passion unfolds over the course of three days in the sunny Russian countryside as men and women, both young and old, learn the tender and ridiculous lessons of love. Antaeus Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Three Days in the Country by Patrick Marber, a fresh, breezy update of Ivan Turgenev's classic comedy A Month in the Country. Andrew Paul directs the partner-cast ensemble for a July 12 and July 13 opening (one opening night for each cast) at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale, where performances continue through Aug. 26. Low-priced previews begin July 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Inside The 28th Annual L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation AwardsPhoto Flash: A Look Inside The 28th Annual L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The 28th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 29, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA. (more...)

HAMILTON, FUN HOME, BRIGHT STAR Earn Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nominations For Achievements During 2017HAMILTON, FUN HOME, BRIGHT STAR Earn Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nominations For Achievements During 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2017 (Dec. 1, 2016 Nov. 30, 2017). (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Extended Through 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Extended through May 14: The Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates its new home in Glendale with a fully partner-cast production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company Inaugurates Glendale Home with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates the newly completed Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, the company's new home in the City of Glendale, with a fully partner-cast production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. Opening nights (one for each cast) are set for March 23 and March 24, with low-priced previews beginning March 16. Cameron Watson directs Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that was the playwright's personal favorite. (more...)

Photo Flash: VICUNA Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas with Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt, Norman Lear and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's 'Vicuña,' directed by Robert Egan, opened this Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances for 'Vicuña' continue through November 20. The cast includes Linda Gehringer, Brian George, Harry Groener, Ramiz Monsef and Samantha Sloyan. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Antaeus Company's Hilarious 'Turn Off the Dark' Campaign
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2015

It's that time of year at the Antaeus Company. They need your help to keep the clothes and the lights on. Click below to watch Rob Nagle, Dawn Didawick, Ann Gee Byrd, Robert Pine, Rebekah Tripp, Kurtwood Smith, Karen Malina White, Bill Brochtrup, Kitty Swink, Ramon de Ocampo, Harry Groener, Joanna Strapp, and Daniel Bess light their way for the theatre's 'Turn Off the Dark' campaign! (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Garman, Larry Powell, Lucas Hnath and More Celebrate THE CHRISTIANS Opening in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

THE CHRISTIANS, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, opened at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum last night, December 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. CTG and Playwrights Horizons are presenting performances of the Actors Theatre of Louisville production through January 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Baker's UNCLE VANYA at Antaeus Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA bursts with passion and fierce humor in Pulitzer Prize and three-time Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker's colloquial translation, adapted from a literal translation by Margarita Shalina and the original Russian text. The Antaeus Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Baker's fresh new version in a fully partner-cast production. Robin Larsen directs the show, which opens tonight, October 15, at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the casts in action below! (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight at Antaeus Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya bursts with passion and fierce humor in Pulitzer Prize and three-time Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker's colloquial translation, adapted from a literal translation by Margarita Shalina and the original Russian text. The Antaeus Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Baker's fresh new version, hailed as one of the top 10 shows of 2012 by both The New York Times and New York magazine, in a fully partner-cast production. Robin Larsen directs for tonight's October 15 opening at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA to Run 10/15-12/6 at Antaeus
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya bursts with passion and fierce humor in Pulitzer Prize and three-time Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker's colloquial translation, adapted from a literal translation by Margarita Shalina and the original Russian text. The Antaeus Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Baker's fresh new version, hailed as one of the top 10 shows of 2012 by both The New York Times and New York magazine, in a fully partner-cast production. Robin Larsen directs for an October 15 opening at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo, with low-priced previews beginning October 8. (more...)

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