BWW Review: Don Grigware Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2018BWW Review: Don Grigware Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2018
by Don Grigware - Jan 2, 2019

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BWW Review: Ira Levin's Popular DEATHTRAP Revives Once MoreBWW Review: Ira Levin's Popular DEATHTRAP Revives Once More
by Don Grigware - Apr 16, 2018

Broadway had one of its greatest commercial hits and the longest running comedy-thriller with Ira Levin's Deathtrap in 1978, and it was later on film in 1982 with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. Like Sleuth  before it, Deathtrap makes a game out of murder with plot twists too numerable to mention, and adds just a small amount of comedy to make it all palatable. It's a play within a play, making it doubly intriguing to watch. Now on stage at Group rep, this new production of the classic is sturdy with fine direction from Jules Aaron and a top notch cast. (more...)

The Group Rep Presents Ira Levin's Comic Thriller DEATHTRAPThe Group Rep Presents Ira Levin's Comic Thriller DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

The Group Rep presents Ira Levin's comic thriller Deathtrap directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Larry Eisenberg. One of the great popular successes of Broadway history and Tony nominated for Best Play in 1978, Deathtrap deals with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes. Deathtrap runs April 6 through May 20 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: Group Rep Presents Rare View of THE CHINESE WALLBWW Review: Group Rep Presents Rare View of THE CHINESE WALL
by Don Grigware - Jan 29, 2018

The Chinese Wall/by Max Frisch/translated by James L. Rosenberg/Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, NoHo/directed by Larry Eisenberg/through March 11 Suffice to say, The Chinese Wall by Max Frisch, written in 1946, after Hitler and World War II, is a cluttered play about facism and those who revolt against it. Its message is repetitious, and the play goes on much too long, but Group Rep's vibrantly colorful production boasts a wonderful cast of 20 actors under the superb direction of Larry Eisenberg through March 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Group Rep Gives Back With Charitable Childrens' EventPhoto Flash: The Group Rep Gives Back With Charitable Childrens' Event
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially for the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, which for 38 years has provided holiday cheer for children-in-need. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Group Rep's Extended WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Group Rep extends their well-received production of Agatha Christie's New York Critic's Circle Award-winning play, Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Jules Aaron and featuring Guest Artist Salome Jens, a mystery about a man on trial for murder whose enigmatic wife is called as a 'witness for the prosecution' whereupon a series of plot twists, deceptions and lies are dramatically uncovered. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Group Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Begins 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Group Rep presents as their first production of their 41st Season Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire directed by L. Flint Esquerra, produced by Kellie Brook Malone for the Group Rep. This Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Considered to be one of the most remarkable plays of our time, the play solidified Tennessee Williams' position as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation. (more...)

The Group Rep to Present World Premiere of MOM'S GIFT, 12/6-1/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

The Group Rep presents the World Premiere Comedy, MOM'S GIFT, written by Phil Olson, directed by Sherry Netherland, and produced by Laura Coker for the Group Rep. The play runs Todays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from December 6th, 2013 to January 19, 2014 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre (10900 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood 91601). (more...)

The Group Rep to Present World Premiere of MOM'S GIFT, 12/6-1/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

The Group Rep presents the World Premiere Comedy, MOM'S GIFT, written by Phil Olson, directed by Sherry Netherland, and produced by Laura Coker for the Group Rep. The play runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from December 6th, 2013 to January 19, 2014 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre (10900 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood 91601). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Group Rep Makes Another Valiant Effort with HOTEL PARADISO
by Don Grigware - Jul 2, 2013

Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres wrote the French farce Hotel Paradiso in 1894 to be enjoyed by a French audience. Any translation of it should keep the culture and manners of the people intact as their risque behavior is representative of the Parisian upper class of the time. In Group rep's new production, updated to 1920s Paris, director Drina Durazo has sadly forgotten about the French element, so instead of a rich crepe, what we get is a pancake. She has her actors wonderfully performing the mechanics of farce, but unfortunately, the flavor is American, all the way. But, it's a bold effort for Group rep, and many of the actors do superb work, through August 11. (more...)

The Group Rep Presents HOTEL PARADISO, Now thru 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

The Group Rep presents the French farce by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres, translation by Peter Glenville, directed by Drina Durazo, produced by Sherry Netherland. Slamming doors, trysts and secret assignations abound when no one is whom they appear to be in this hilarious, head-spinning bedroom comedy. The show runs tonight, June 28 - August 11, 2013. (more...)

The Group Rep to Present HOTEL PARADISO, 6/28-8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

The Group Rep presents the French farce by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres, translation by Peter Glenville, directed by Drina Durazo, produced by Sherry Netherland. Slamming doors, trysts and secret assignations abound when no one is whom they appear to be in this hilarious, head-spinning bedroom comedy. The show runs June 28 - August 11, 2013. (more...)

Grigware Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2011!
by Don Grigware - Dec 28, 2011

The Best in LA Theatre for 2011 (alphabetical listings) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) (more...)

Actor/Playwright Doug Haverty Talks About My Three Angels and His Busy 2011
by Don Grigware - Dec 6, 2011

Actor/playwright Doug Haverty has had a very busy 2011 both on stage and off. He discusses the local productions given his musicaliGhost and play Next Window, Please and his acting roles in two GRT productions: the recently closed Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and the upcoming My Three Angels, set to open December 9. (more...)

Group Rep Premieres NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE 8/13-9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

The Group Rep will present the World Premiere dramedy, NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE by award-winning playwright Doug Haverty, directed by Richard Alan Woody, produced by Fran Freedman, Saturday, August 13 - Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in NoHo. (more...)

Next Window Please World Premiere at GROUP rep
by Don Grigware - Aug 16, 2011

Actor/playwright Doug Haverty's latest world premiere play is a slice of life drama about the inner workings of a bank centering around the tellers who comprise the banking team. Entitled Next Window Please, the piece, despite its commendable message during our troubled economic times and its excellent cast and direction, now onstage at the GROUP rep in NoHo, never catches fire theatrically. (more...)

Group Rep Premieres NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE 8/13-9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2011

The Group Rep will present the World Premiere dramedy, NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE by award-winning playwright Doug Haverty, directed by Richard Alan Woody, produced by Fran Freedman, Saturday, August 13 - Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in NoHo. (more...)

NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE Plays The Group Rep At Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2011

The Group Rep is proud to present the World Premiere dramedy, NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE by award-winning playwright Doug Haverty, directed by Richard Alan Woody, produced by Fran Freedman for the Group Rep, Saturday, August 13 - Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Theatre and Arts District of North Hollywood. (more...)

Group Rep Premieres NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE 8/13-9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2011

The Group Rep will present the World Premiere dramedy, NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE by award-winning playwright Doug Haverty, directed by Richard Alan Woody, produced by Fran Freedman, Saturday, August 13 - Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in NoHo. (more...)

NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE Plays The Group Rep At Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

The Group Rep is proud to present the World Premiere dramedy, NEXT WINDOW, PLEASE by award-winning playwright Doug Haverty, directed by Richard Alan Woody, produced by Fran Freedman for the Group Rep, Saturday, August 13 - Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Theatre and Arts District of North Hollywood. (more...)

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