BWW Interview: HUMAN INTEREST STORY's Chameleon Actor Rob Nagle On Choosing Roles, Classics & L.A. Theatre BWW Interview: HUMAN INTEREST STORY's Chameleon Actor Rob Nagle On Choosing Roles, Classics & L.A. Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jan 28, 2020

A stalwart member of the Los Angeles Theatre community, the multi-award-winning Rob Nagle will next be appearing on the Fountain Theatre stage in the world premiere of Stephen Sachs' HUMAN INTEREST STORY, opening February 15, 2020. Rob essays Andy Kramer, who just having been laid off, fabricates a letter to the editor; then, has to mastermind an elaborate charade to justify it. Rob's HUMAN INTEREST STORY onstage accomplices include: Tanya Alexander, Richard Azurdia, Aleisha Force, James Harper, Matt Kirkwood and Tarina Pouncy. The ever-busy Rob managed to find some time to answer a few of my queries. (more...)

2nd Annual Star-Studded Mammoth Film Festival Unveils Shorts & Episodics In First Round Of Official Selections 2nd Annual Star-Studded Mammoth Film Festival Unveils Shorts & Episodics In First Round Of Official Selections
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Announcing today the first round of Official Selections in Shorts and Episodics category for the upcoming 2nd Annual Mammoth Film Festival. Last year's inaugural festival drew headlines for being 'the biggest first year film festival ever organized' and this year's lineup and events aim to repeat and expand the momentum. The festival is expanding to 5 days and taking place February 7-11, 2019 in the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA. The festival's slate of World Premieres include feature films, short films, indie episodics, VR,  and a wide variety of documentaries. Additional projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and MammothFF is excited to align itself with other great film festivals like HollyShorts and SeriesFest in year two of the festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Great Marin Mazzie Photo Flash: Remembering the Great Marin Mazzie
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2018

Today, BroadwayWorld remembers Mazzie with an extensive photo gallery of her life onstage and off.  (more...)

THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY Receives West Coast Premiere At Antaeus THREE 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: Antaeus Tackles Harold Pinter's Dark Comedy THE HOTHOUSE Photo Flash: Antaeus Tackles Harold Pinter's Dark Comedy THE HOTHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Chilling, sinister, thought-provoking and wickedly funny. Antaeus Theatre Companypresents a fully partner-cast production of Harold Pinter's seldom seen dark comedy, The Hothouse. Directed by Nike Doukas, The Hothouse opens on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 (one opening for each cast), running through March 11 at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin on Jan. 18. (more...)

Antaeus Tackles Harold Pinter's Little-Known Dark Comedy THE HOTHOUSE Antaeus Tackles Harold Pinter's Little-Known Dark Comedy THE HOTHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Chilling, sinister, thought-provoking and wickedly funny.Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of Harold Pinter's seldom seen dark comedy, The Hothouse. Directed by Nike Doukas, The Hothouse opens on Jan. 25and Jan. 26 (one opening for each cast), running through March 11 at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin on Jan. 18. (more...)

BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!
by Michael Sterling - May 31, 2017

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the west coast's renowned Center Theatre Group was a thrilling evening of performances top lined by Academy Award winner and Platinum recording artist Jennifer Hudson at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday, May 20th in Los Angeles. Fresh off her acclaimed performance in NBC's "Hairspray Live!," Hudson sang the evening's closing number. BWW TV's own Michael Sterling covered the red carpet for the much anticipated event. (more...)

Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Center Theatre Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More! (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Sing Closing Number at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, today announced two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and newly announced coach on NBC's 'The Voice' Jennifer Hudson will join Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Keith David and More Sign on for Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, announced today that Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Louis Gossett Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Jimmy Smits, Rene Auberjonois, Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Anthony Crivello, Culture Clash, Merle Dandridge, Tim Dang, Keith David, Shaila Essley, Davis Gaines, Harry Groener, Clint Holmes, David Henry Hwang, Gregory Itzin, Dale Kristien, Doug LaBrecque, Tzi Ma, Alan Mandell, Dakin Matthews, Christina Saffran, Benjamin Schrader, Shoshannah Stern, Lisa Vroman, Ed Waterstreet and Aryana Williams are set to take the stage at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)

Echo Theater Company's bittersweet romantic comedy FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE Extends Through 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

World premiere of The Found Dog Ribbon Dance  has been xtended through March 12. Professional cuddler Norma's quest to return a lost dog to its rightful owner leads her to encounter a slew of oddballs and maybe even discover a second chance at love. A bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE - An Entertainingly Fresh & Original Exploration Into Human Behavior
by Gil Kaan - Jan 23, 2017

The Echo Theatre Company's world premiere of playwright Dominic Finocchiaro's THE FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE succeeds in all its combined creative elements - clever, thought-provoking dialogue from Finocchiaro, emoted via a uniformly talented cast, and directed in a quick and smooth pace by Alana Dietze. (more...)

Echo Theater Company Kicks off 2017 with Bittersweet Romance FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Alana Dietze (A Small Fire, Dry Land) directs the world premiere of a bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin - and the healing power of Whitney Houston. The Echo Theater Company opens The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro on January 21 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Echo Theater Company Kicks Off 2017 with Bittersweet Romance FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Alana Dietze (A Small Fire, Dry Land) directs the world premiere of a bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin - and the healing power of Whitney Houston. The Echo Theater Company opens The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro on January 21 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: French Stewart, Daisy Eagan, Frances Fisher and More at Pro-99 Rally in NoHo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Impassioned members of Actors' Equity Association in Los Angeles have raised funds from within their own ranks to follow up yesterday's North Hollywood rally with a full-page ad in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times to urge a 'No' vote on the upcoming AEA advisory referendum to eliminate L.A.'s 99-Seat Theater Plan. Scroll down for photos from the Pro-99 Rally, held yesterday, March 23! (more...)

Frances Fisher, French Stewart and Kirsten Vangsness Join March Against AEA's 99-Seat Theatre Plan Referendum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Frances Fisher, French Stewart and Kirsten Vangsness will join a protest march by members of Actors' Equity Association against a proposal recently announced by their union to end the 99-Seat Theater Plan in Los Angeles on Monday, March 23. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HENRY IV, PART ONE, by The Rogues of Antaeus
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 18, 2015

A striking image hovers above the action in HENRY IV, PART ONE at The Antaeus Company. It is a partial rendering of the planets orbiting the sun which serves as a constant reminder that this is the journey of a king-in-the-making. As Prince Hal, also known as Harry, slowly transitions from party boy to royal warrior, its glow becomes more and more noticeable until it finally overtakes the stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Antaeus Company's HENRY IV, PART ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Antaeus, L.A.'s classical theater ensemble, opens its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part One. Previews began March 6, with two opening nights set for last night, March 12, and tonight, March 13, (one with each cast) at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. Michael Murray directs. Scroll down for a first look at the casts in action! (more...)

HENRY IV, PART I to Run 3/12-5/3 at Antaeus
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Antaeus, L.A.'s classical theater ensemble, opens its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I. Previews begin March 6, with two opening nights set for March 12 and March 13 (one with each cast) at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. Michael Murray directs. (more...)

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