BWW Review: Hysterically Funny CASH ON DELIVERY Rocks the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Dec 7, 2015

1996's mega hit British farce Cash on Delivery is an exceedingly hilarious romp through an unemployed man's out-of-control experiences with social security fraud. Written by Michael Cooney, son of well-known British actor/playwright Ray Cooney, the play builds an affecting series of misunderstandings, mistaken identities and all-out silliness that prevail when Eric Swan (Jim Mahoney) attempts to fraudulently kill off the people - out of guilt - whose government checks he has been collecting illegally. Now onstage at the El Portal, Ray Cooney has directed evenly and with dynamite pacing, guaranteeing fool-proof laughter with a terrific cast, through December 20 only. (more...)

BWW Interview: Internationally Renown British Actor/ Playwright RAY COONEY Talks About son Michael Cooney's CASH ON DELIVERY at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Nov 19, 2015

World renown British actor/playwright Ray Cooney will be performing the zany farce Cash on Delivery, written by his son Michael Cooney, on the mainstage of the El Portal in Noho December 3-20.  Cooney performed Out of Order at the El Portal in 2001, and was a tremendous hit. In our conversation Cooney, who was bestowed the honor of OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen, and wife Linda talk about the play, and among other topics, theatre and its importance in our world right now. Linda is a landscape painter and former actress, and her work will be exhibited in the El Portal lobby during the run of the play and on to January 1, 2016. (more...)

International Cast Announced for Holiday Comedy at Historic El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

El Portal Theatre proudly presents Cash On Delivery directed by Ray Cooney, written by Michael Cooney, December 3 - December 20, 2015, at the historic El Portal Theatre Mainstage in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. 15 performances only! (more...)

FIRST LOOK at BLOOD RELATIONS, a Lizzie Borden Psychological Murder Mystery, Opening 5/16
by Shari Barrett - May 13, 2014

On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted 14 days and caused a national sensation as it was the first public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Although Lizzie Borden was acquitted, the question still remains: "Did she or didn't she?" We challenge you to make your own decision after seeing BLOOD RELATIONS. (more...)

First Look: BLOOD RELATIONS Asks Did She or Didn't She? A Psychological Murder Mystery About Lizzie Borden
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2014

On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted fourteen days, and caused a national sensation as it was the first public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Popular opinion was split on her innocence or guilt. Did she or didn't she do it? See BLOOD RELATIONS and decide for yourself. (more...)

The Production Co Presents THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA Starting 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

Producer T L Kolman just announced a very exciting cast and crew line-up for The Production Company's LA Premiere of Horton Foote's Pulitzer Prize-winning mystery-drama THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. (more...)

The Production Company Presents THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

Producer T L Kolman just announced a very exciting cast and crew line-up for The Production Company's LA Premiere of Horton Foote's Pulitzer Prize-winning mystery-drama THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. The production headlines Dick DeCoit (Academy Award Nominee: Best Short Subject, DramaLogue Performance Award, Free Press Nomination - Best Actor), and Eileen Barnett (Broadway, Reprise!, and MTG) as the ubiquitous Will and Lily Dale Kidder, and Hap Lawrence (Reprise!, Pasadena Playhouse, and Coast Playhouse) as Uncle Pete. This power-house trio is supported by excellent performances from Nicole J. Butler, Geoff James, David Robert May, Cyndi Martino and Jonathan Strait. ...ATLANTA is directed by TheProdCo's Artistic Director August Viverito, and is produced & assistant directed by T L Kolman. The design team is top-notch as well: Set by Bryan Forrest, Lighting by Ric Zimmerman and costumes by The Production Company's new Resident Costume Designer Shon LeBlanc. (more...)

The Production Co Presents THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Producer T L Kolman just announced a very exciting cast and crew line-up for The Production Company's LA Premiere of Horton Foote's Pulitzer Prize-winning mystery-drama THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. (more...)

The Production Company Presents THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2011

Producer T L Kolman just announced a very exciting cast and crew line-up for The Production Company's LA Premiere of Horton Foote's Pulitzer Prize-winning mystery-drama THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. The production headlines Dick DeCoit (Academy Award Nominee: Best Short Subject, DramaLogue Performance Award, Free Press Nomination - Best Actor), and Eileen Barnett (Broadway, Reprise!, and MTG) as the ubiquitous Will and Lily Dale Kidder, and Hap Lawrence (Reprise!, Pasadena Playhouse, and Coast Playhouse) as Uncle Pete. This power-house trio is supported by excellent performances from Nicole J. Butler, Geoff James, David Robert May, Cyndi Martino and Jonathan Strait. ...ATLANTA is directed by TheProdCo's Artistic Director August Viverito, and is produced & assistant directed by T L Kolman. The design team is top-notch as well: Set by Bryan Forrest, Lighting by Ric Zimmerman and costumes by The Production Company's new Resident Costume Designer Shon LeBlanc. (more...)

Photo Flash: Reprise Theater Company's THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2009

Eric McCormack, Emmy Award winner for 'Will & Grace,' will play El Gallo, Lucas Grabeel from 'High School Musical' will play Matt, and Broadway star and Tony nominee Harry Groener will play Bellomy in 'The Fantasticks,' which concludes the 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company at the Freud Playhouse May 5-May 17 (press opening May 6). (more...)

McCormack, Grabeel, Groener Set for Reprise's 'THE FANTASTICKS' 5/5 - 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Eric McCormack, Emmy Award winner for 'Will & Grace,' will play El Gallo, Lucas Grabeel from 'High School Musical' will play Matt, and Broadway star and Tony nominee Harry Groener will play Bellomy in 'The Fantasticks,' which concludes the 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company at the Freud Playhouse May 5-May 17 (press opening May 6). (more...)

McCormack, Grabeel, Groener Set for Reprise's 'THE FANTASTICKS' 5/5 - 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

Eric McCormack, Emmy Award winner for 'Will & Grace,' will play El Gallo, Lucas Grabeel from 'High School Musical' will play Matt, and Broadway star and Tony nominee Harry Groener will play Bellomy in 'The Fantasticks,' which concludes the 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company at the Freud Playhouse May 5-May 17 (press opening May 6). (more...)