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DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015
by Don Grigware - Dec 28, 2015

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2015 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, or technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Shots From the Party! BILLY ELLIOT's Opening Night at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Flash: More Shots From the Party! BILLY ELLIOT's Opening Night at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction byJohn Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. The musical premiered over the weekend and BroadwayWorld has more photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Triumphant BILLY ELLIOT Comes to La Mirada TheatreBWW Reviews: A Triumphant BILLY ELLIOT Comes to La Mirada Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 19, 2015

The ensemble effort of La Mirada Theatre/McCoy Rigby's cast of BILLY ELLIOT is an extraordinary accomplishment and especially resonant in a musical that is all about solidarity and overcoming the odds. It also has the kind of opening night story that wins hearts and shows how a company will rally like a family to manage an unexpected, even disastrous, event. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's BILLY ELLIOT At La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's BILLY ELLIOT At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jan 19, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT announce the complete cast as they present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada TheatreBILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview tonight, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment Present SoCal Debut of BILLY ELLIOT, Beginning TonightLa Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment Present SoCal Debut of BILLY ELLIOT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show in its 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview tonight, January 16, 2015(with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre Announces Full Cast for BILLY ELLIOT; Performances Begin Next Month!La Mirada Theatre Announces Full Cast for BILLY ELLIOT; Performances Begin Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT announce the complete cast as they present pure "electricity" with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present SoCal Debut of BILLY ELLIOT This WinterLa Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present SoCal Debut of BILLY ELLIOT This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show in its 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 16, 2015(with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kids of The Arts Celebrate LYRICS FOR LIFE!Photo Coverage: Kids of The Arts Celebrate LYRICS FOR LIFE!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2014

Lyrics for Life to Benefit AFSP on World Suicide Prevention Day Kids of the Arts just presented Lyrics for Life on Wed September 10. The one-night only performance was held at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kids Of The Arts Presents LYRICS FOR LIFEPhoto Coverage: Kids Of The Arts Presents LYRICS FOR LIFE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2014

Lyrics for Life to Benefit AFSP on World Suicide Prevention Day Kids of the Arts just presented Lyrics for Life on Wed September 10. The one-night only performance was held at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Winners Announced - BONNIE & CLYDE, Zach Theatre on Top!2013 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Winners Announced - BONNIE & CLYDE, Zach Theatre on Top!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Austin winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Austin Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Jacob Roberts-Miller Leads!BroadwayWorld Austin Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Jacob Roberts-Miller Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Austin! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Austin Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - LES MIS On Top!BroadwayWorld Austin Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - LES MIS On Top!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Austin! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Post-Turkey Day BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Update 11/29 - LES MIS Taking Over!Post-Turkey Day BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Update 11/29 - LES MIS Taking Over!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Austin! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Update 11/22 - LES MIS at ZACH Theatre in the Lead!BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Update 11/22 - LES MIS at ZACH Theatre in the Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Voting is now underway for Austin! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY SINGS FOR NEWTOWN ConcertPhoto Coverage: Inside BROADWAY SINGS FOR NEWTOWN Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 23, 2013

The 2013 Newtown Arts Festival recently presented a special benefit concert, 'Broadway Sings for Newtown,' as part of the festival's eight days of cultural programming at Walnut Hill Community Church (156 Walnut Hill Road). Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: BILLY ELLIOT Dreams Big, with Some Literal Leaps of Faith, at the BushnellBWW Reviews: BILLY ELLIOT Dreams Big, with Some Literal Leaps of Faith, at the Bushnell
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 19, 2013

Directed by Stephen Daltry, Dickenson (displaying a ribald belt), Perkins (a hoot), Garner and Hebert all give strong performances. Parets dances well with steps performed with precision and technical skill if not all the heart we expect. The same could be said of the special effects: fog and fly rigging are used precisely, but they fail to make our spirits soar the way they did on the Broadway stage. It's also hard to understand several of the kids who are trying very hard to do northern English accents. Entire lines of dialogue are lost. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT to Dance Through Segerstrom Center, 4/16-28BILLY ELLIOT to Dance Through Segerstrom Center, 4/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Segerstrom Center for the Arts from April 16 - 28, 2013. Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Dances Through Segerstrom Center, Now thru 4/28BILLY ELLIOT Dances Through Segerstrom Center, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Segerstrom Center for the Arts from tonight, April 16 - 28, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BILLY ELLIOT A Stunning ExperienceBWW Reviews: BILLY ELLIOT A Stunning Experience
by Harmony Wheeler - Apr 12, 2013

"Billy Elliot" features all the elements of theatricality theatregoers love, although friends of the late Margaret Thatcher may wish to stay away. The Elton John musical balances great storytelling with three intense dance numbers performed by an incredibly talented child and some stunning lighting that highlights the highest points of the lofty production. (more...)

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