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ZOOT SUIT Extends at Mark Taper Forum; ARCHDUKE Pushes Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rehearsals have barely begun and Center Theatre Group is already announcing a one-week extension for 'Zoot Suit,' due to strong ticket sales.

KPCC in Person Presents a Special One Night Event the Return of ZOOT SUIT
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2017

KPCC In Person will present a special event with The Frame at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The return of "Zoot Suit": downSTAGE with The Frame will include host John Horn, "Zoot Suit" writer-director Luis Valdez, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, original and revival cast memberRose Portillo and others as they take the "Zoot Suit" stage to revisit this crucial part of L.A. history and examine social conditions for Mexican-Americans in current-day Los Angeles.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for ZOOT SUIT at the Taper with Luis Valdez and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The legendary play with music, 'Zoot Suit,' just kicked off rehearsals at Center Theatre Group. 'Zoot Suit' begins previews January 31, opens February 12 and continues through March 12, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Ruben C. Gonzalez' LA ESQUINITA, USA Tells the Stories of Forgotten American Border Town
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2017

Ruben C. Gonzalez' powerful, poetic play about love, forgiveness and ultimate redemption connects 10 people left behind in their little corner of the world to struggle with eternal human relationships in the acclaimed La Esquinita, USA at the Temple of Music & Art from Jan. 14 through Feb. 4 in Tucson and from Feb. 9-26 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. The 2016-17 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser.

STAGE TUBE: TCG Launches 'Legacy Leaders of Color' Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, launches the Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP). Working with MOPED, a video production company, and with support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, TCG filmed a series of interviews chronicling the stories of founding leaders of theatres of color.

Three World Premieres Headline Latino Theater Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Three world premieres by Los Angeles-based playwrights Jonathan Ceniceroz, John Pollono and Diane Rodriguez make up the centerpiece of the Latino Theatre Company's 2017 season at The Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Daniel Valdez and Rose Portillo to Return for ZOOT SUIT at the Taper; More Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Jeanine Mason, Rose Portillo, Daniel Valdez and Jeremy Ray Valdez will join the previously announced Demian Bichir in the cast of Center Theatre Group's production of 'Zoot Suit' at the Mark Taper Forum, which begins previews January 31, opens February 12 and continues through March 12, 2017. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino.

Center Theatre Group to Host ZOOT SUIT Ticket On-Sale Bash
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tickets for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum's production of 'Zoot Suit' go on sale Today, November 18, 2016, with a celebratory on-sale event from noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Ahmanson Theatre on the Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.

Demian Bichir to Star as 'El Pachuco' in ZOOT SUIT at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

International stage and screen star Demian Bichir (Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' FX's 'The Bridge,' Showtime's 'Weeds' and Soderbergh's 'Che') is set to play the indelible role of El Pachuco in Center Theatre Group's production of 'Zoot Suit' at the Mark Taper Forum, with previews beginning January 31, opening set for February 12 and performances continuing through March 12, 2017.

Center Theatre Group to Host ZOOT SUIT Ticket On-Sale Bash
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Tickets for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum's production of 'Zoot Suit' go on sale Friday, November 18, 2016, with a celebratory on-sale event from noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Ahmanson Theatre on the Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.

CASA 0101 Theater and Angel City Theatre Ensemble to Present MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 21, 2016

CASA 0101 Theater, Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director and the newly formed production company, Angel City Theater Ensemble (ACTE), Vance Valencia, Founder, will present the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed play, MARIELA IN THE DESERT, written by Karen Zacarias, directed by Robert Beltran (Star Trek:  Voyager; Zoot Suit; Eating Raoul).  The production will be presented for a five-week run on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA  90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m., November 4 - December 11, 2016.  There will be no performances on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25th, 26th and 27th.

Borderlands Theater Presents the World Premiere of Sonoran Shadows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Borderlands Theater presents the world premiere of Sonoran Shadows, a shadow play based on Patricia Preciado Martin's El Milagro and Other Stories, excerpted and adapted for the stage by Milta Ortiz. The family friendly spectacle will be staged outdoors at Armory Park Band Shell and Oury Recreation Center. Art direction by Cristina Cardenas. Marc David Pinate directs. Audience members are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks.

Arizona Theatre Company Adds Widely Acclaimed LA ESQUINITA, USA to 50th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2016

Due to artist scheduling conflicts, Arizona Theatre Company has added acclaimed actor/playwright Ruben C. Gonzalez' one-man tour de force¬†La Esquinita, USA¬†to the 2016-17 50th¬†anniversary season and rescheduled Marisela Trevi√Īo Orta's¬†The River Bride¬†to 2017-18.¬†La Esquinita, USA¬†will run in Tucson from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4, 2017 and in Phoenix from¬†Feb. 2-26, the same dates as the postponed¬†The River Bride.

Borderlands Theater Presents the World Premiere of Sonoran Shadows
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2016

Borderlands Theater presents the world premiere of Sonoran Shadows, a shadow play based on Patricia Preciado Martin's El Milagro and Other Stories, excerpted and adapted for the stage by Milta Ortiz. The family friendly spectacle will be staged outdoors at Armory Park Band Shell and Oury Recreation Center. Art direction by Cristina Cardenas. Marc David Pinate directs. Audience members are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks.

The Kennedy Center to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Premiere of 'VIVA CESAR' and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Kennedy Center announced today a series of programs honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, a national celebration that is observed annually from September 15 to October 15.

Regina Taylor to be Honored at Black and Latino Playwrights Conference
by Ashlee Latimer - Sep 10, 2016

Golden Globe award-winning actress and playwright Regina Taylor is this year's recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award at the 14th Annual Texas State Black and Latino Playwrights Conference Sept. 12-18 at Texas State University. A tribute to the native Texan will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.  

The Kennedy Center to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Premiere of 'VIVA CESAR' and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Kennedy Center announced today a series of programs honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, a national celebration that is observed annually from September 15 to October 15.

Milagro Announces 33rd Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2016

Milagro, the Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization announces its 2016-2017 season, dubbed Season 33, featuring four world premieres, a national touring production, and a brand-new Spanish-language musical!  In Season 33, Milagro explores HOME as the central theme as it continues to provide extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education for the enrichment of all communities.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Awards Two Directing Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Director Joshua Chase Gold has been selected to be the 2016 SDCF Charles Abbott Fellow. He will be assisting Charles Abbott on his production of South Pacific at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles.

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