BWW Review: Let Me Introduce You To DANIEL'S HUSBAND - A Perfect 10!BWW Review: Let Me Introduce You To DANIEL'S HUSBAND - A Perfect 10!
by Gil Kaan - May 6, 2019

The Fountain Theatre's Southern California premiere of DANIEL'S HUSBAND has brought together a not-oft-enough, ideal convergence of uniformly talent of talents - with witty, realistic, heart-rendering dialogue by playwright Michael McKeever; sturdy, even-paced directing by Simon Levy; first-rate technical elements; and a pitch, pitch-perfect cast of five actors, each at the top of their individual games. (more...)

Bill Brochtrup, Tim Cummings Reunite at the Fountain in DANIEL'S HUSBANDBill Brochtrup, Tim Cummings Reunite at the Fountain in DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

There is the rule of law, and there are the laws of the heart. Which do we follow and when? The Fountain Theatre presents the funny, passionate and poignantSouthern California premiere of Daniel's Husband, the 2018 off-Broadway hit play byMichael McKeever that was hailed as "compelling" by The New York Times, "emotionally charged" by the Huffington Post and "beautiful and powerful" by the Daily Beast. Opening night is set for May 4, with performances continuing through June 23. Pay-what-you-want previews begin May 1. (more...)

BWW TV: Marissa Jaret Winokur to Perform Cut Song in Hollywood Bowl's BEAUTY & THE BEASTBWW TV: Marissa Jaret Winokur to Perform Cut Song in Hollywood Bowl's BEAUTY & THE BEAST
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2018

The animated classic Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' will be given new life for two special evenings at the Hollywood Bowl. Marissa Jaret Winokur joins the all-star cast as The Wardrobe, get a sneak peek at her performance of a cut song below! (more...)

Sacred Fools Announce Extension of World Premiere Play THE ART COUPLESacred Fools Announce Extension of World Premiere Play THE ART COUPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

The Sacred Fools Theater Company is delighted to present the World Premiere of The Art Couple by Brendan Hunt (Absolutely Filthy), directed by Lauren Van Kurin. The comic mayhem begins Friday, February 16 and runs through Sunday, March 17 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm (with the exception of Sunday, March 4 - no performance that date). The show will be performed in the Black Box Theater of the Broadwater Theater Complex. (more...)

Review: THE ART COUPLE Cleverly Re-Imagines Two Very Different Odd CouplesReview: THE ART COUPLE Cleverly Re-Imagines Two Very Different Odd Couples
by Shari Barrett - Apr 1, 2018

Long before Felix met Oscar, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin were ill-fitting roommates in the south of France, which turned out to be a fateful co-habitation that changed the face of art - as well as Van Gogh's face! Playwright Brendan Hunt cleverly re-imagines these two art masters as the subjects of Neil Simon's original draft of The Odd Couple, which Hunt presents as being co-written with yet another of the oddest couples possible - Sam Shepard, here introduced as Steve, an oddball busboy looking for his first big break. (more...)

Zooey Deschanel, Taye Diggs, Rebel Wilson and More to Star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Hollywood BowlZooey Deschanel, Taye Diggs, Rebel Wilson and More to Star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Casting has been set for Beauty and the Beast at the Hollywood Bowl. The cast will include Zooey Deschanel (Belle), Taye Diggs (Gaston), Rebel Wilson (LaFou), Jane Krakowski (Mrs. Potts), Anthony Evans (Beast), and Kelsey Grammer (Lumiere).  (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHOSEN Proves There is More Than One Way to Raise Your Son to be a ManBWW Review: THE CHOSEN Proves There is More Than One Way to Raise Your Son to be a Man
by Shari Barrett - Feb 6, 2018

When Danny, son of an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic rabbi, injures the more traditionally Orthodox Reuven during a baseball game between their rival yeshivas, their two universes collide and a unique friendship is born. "This powerful story shows how essential it is to consider the views of those who are different from us," says director Levy. "It's an antidote to the toxicity of our times. Potok beautifully depicts what it means to bridge chasms - between modernity and tradition, the secular and the sacred, Zionism and Hasidism, adolescence and adulthood, friendship and family, fathers and sons, the head and the heart, and the struggle to choose for ourselves, to fight for what we believe in and who we want to be." (more...)

Sacred Fools presents THE ART COUPLE; Opening 2/16Sacred Fools presents THE ART COUPLE; Opening 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

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Photo Flash: Chaim Potok's THE CHOSEN Opens Tonight at the Fountain TheatrePhoto Flash: Chaim Potok's THE CHOSEN Opens Tonight at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Friendship, faith and fatherhood. Jonathan Arkin, Alan Blumenfeld, Dor Gvirtsman and Sam Mandelstar in The Chosen, the award-winning stage adaptation by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok of Potok's beloved novel. Simon Levy directs for aJanuary 20 opening at the Fountain Theatre, where performances continue through March 25. The Fountain celebrates the novel's 50th anniversary (last April) with the West Coast premiere of Posner's new, streamlined version. (more...)

Fountain Opens 2018 Season with Newly Revised Stage Version of Chaim Potok's THE CHOSENFountain Opens 2018 Season with Newly Revised Stage Version of Chaim Potok's THE CHOSEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Friendship, faith and fatherhood.Jonathan Arkin, Alan Blumenfeld, Dor Gvirtsman and Sam Mandelstar in The Chosen, the award-winning stage adaptation by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok of Potok's beloved novel. Simon Levydirects for a January 20 opening at the Fountain Theatre, where performances continue through March 25. The Fountain celebrates the novel's 50th anniversary (last April) with the West Coast premiere of Posner's new, streamlined version. (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOMEThe Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Sometimes what you're searching for is right where you started. The Fountain Theatre presents a powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story byJeremy J. Kamps. Multiple award-winning Shirley Jo Finneyreturns to the Fountain to direct the world premiere of Runaway Home for a Sept. 16 opening. (more...)

BWW Review: SKULLDUGGERY: The Musical Prequel to Hamlet, a Rowdy Good Time
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 11, 2016

I love a good prequel, especially when a contemporary playwright decides to take on the back story of a hallowed play by the likes of William Shakespeare. I mean, come on. Daring to tread on that playing field takes some guts because you know before you begin that audiences are going to have high expectations of your work. They also know where you need to end your story in order for Shakespeare's to begin so getting there must be highly inventive and worthy of its foregone conclusion. (more...)

Sacred Fools Theatre's PAST TIME Begins 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Sacred Fools Theatre's inaugural production in their new home on Hollywood Theatre Row is Past Time, Padraic Duffy's World Premiere comedy. The production opens Friday, February 19th and runs through March 26th with previews February 12th, 13th and 14th.  Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are available at www.sacredfools.org Tickets are $25 for regular performances, $15 for previews. (more...)

Inaugural STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS Winners Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

April 14, 2015…It was an awards show born in a moment of relevance. An electrified contingent of professional Los Angeles Intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles theatre Center to support the first-everSTAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS. Picking up where the LA WEEKLY Awards, left off, and hosted by the Celebration Theatre and the hilarious duo of Alec Mapa and Parvesh Cheena, it was a night to celebrate the best of 99-seat theatre and a rallying cry against the Equity proposal and referendum that is currently being voted on. Impassioned speeches were given by Steven Leigh Morris and Bill Raden to open the show, followed by an introduction of the original plaintiffs in the Equity wars of 30 years ago who all received a standing ovation. One of those plaintiffs, Gary Grossman, gave a rousing speech as he presented the "Queen of the Angels" award to Rebecca Metz, who brought down the house with her heartfelt message of community and standing up for what is right in the face of adversity. The emotion in the room was palpable from start to finish and it was a fitting start to a tradition that it sure to last for decades to come! (more...)

STAGE RAW Announces First Ever Nominations, April 13 at LA Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

STAGE RAW is pleased to announce the FIRST ANNUAL STAGE RAW LOS ANGELES THEATER AWARDS, championing the best work of 2014 in L.A.'s now embattled theaters of up to 99-seats. (STAGE RAW is using the same jury that was assembled through 2014 for the now dearly departed LA WEEKLY Theater Awards.) Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)