Celebration Presents Reading Of New Musical ORRYCelebration Presents Reading Of New Musical ORRY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

CELEBRATION presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, Orry by Nick Hardcastle and Wayne Harrison, directed by Wayne Harrison and performing one night only on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30pm at The West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd in West Hollywood.    (more...)

Justin Sayre's RAVENSWOOD MANOR Returns To Joe's Pub, 4/27-28Justin Sayre's RAVENSWOOD MANOR Returns To Joe's Pub, 4/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

JOE'S PUB will present the return of Justin Sayre's camp-horror-soap-opera Ravenswood Manor on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at 9:30 PM. Ravenswood Manor will be presented episodically with episodes 7 thru 9 on Saturday, and episodes 10 through 12 on Sunday. (more...)

Fox to Develop Movie of THE HATE THAT YOU GIVE Author's New BookFox to Develop Movie of THE HATE THAT YOU GIVE Author's New Book
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Fox 2000 has bought the movie rights to “The Hate U Give” author Angie Thomas's upcoming novel “On the Come Up,” according to Variety. (more...)

Celebration Presents SKIN LIKE MILK As Part Of Its Celebrating New Works SeriesCelebration Presents SKIN LIKE MILK As Part Of Its Celebrating New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, SKIN LIKE MILK by Ryan Fogarty, directed by Ryan Bergmann and performing one night only on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30pm at The West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd in West Hollywood. (more...)

Justin Sayre's RAVENSWOOD MANOR Camp-Horror-Soap Opera to Thrill at Joe's PubJustin Sayre's RAVENSWOOD MANOR Camp-Horror-Soap Opera to Thrill at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Celebrated performer and writer Justin Sayre will bring his "Camp-Horror-Soap Opera," Ravenswood Manor: The Box Set to Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Justin Sayre Presents RAVENSWOOD MANOR at Joe's PubJustin Sayre Presents RAVENSWOOD MANOR at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Celebrated cabaret performer and writer Justin Sayre brings his 'Camp-Horror-Soap Opera,' Ravenswood Manor: The BOX Set to Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) on November 17 & 18 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents FOR THE PEOPLE By Carol MullenCelebration Theatre Presents FOR THE PEOPLE By Carol Mullen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, FOR THE PEOPLE by Carol Mullen, directed by Nathan Frizzell and performing one night only on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30pm at The West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd in West Hollywood. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bess Wohl's Darkly Comic AMERICAN HERO Opens IAMA SeasonReview Roundup: Bess Wohl's Darkly Comic AMERICAN HERO Opens IAMA Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

IAMA Theatre Company opens its 2018-19 season with a darkly comic celebration of the power of teamwork and unity to overcome adversity. James Eckhousedirects the Los Angeles premiere ofAmerican Hero, opening Sept. 21 in aPasadena Playhouse guest production at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Performances will continue through Oct. 21, with low-priced previews beginning Sept. 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bess Wohl's Darkly Comic AMERICAN HERO Opens IAMA SeasonPhoto Flash: Bess Wohl's Darkly Comic AMERICAN HERO Opens IAMA Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

IAMA Theatre Company opens its 2018-19 season with a darkly comic celebration of the power of teamwork and unity to overcome adversity. James Eckhousedirects the Los Angeles premiere ofAmerican Hero, opening Sept. 21 in aPasadena Playhouse guest production at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Performances will continue through Oct. 21, with low-priced previews beginning Sept. 15. (more...)

3 Plays Come to The Carrie Hamilton Theatre Of Pasadena Playhouse This Fall!3 Plays Come to The Carrie Hamilton Theatre Of Pasadena Playhouse This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Tickets on sale today for three plays in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre of the Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, this fall. The Los Angeles premiere of Bess Wohl's darkly comic American Hero, a Pasadena Playhouse Guest Production from IAMA Theatre Company, directed by James Eckhouse performs September 15 to October 31 (press opening September 21).  Next, The USC School of Dramatic Arts and Pasadena Playhouse continue their exciting partnership by presenting two productions for the School's MFA in Acting program at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre: Detroit 67 by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Gregg T. Daniel November 8-10, and The Receptionist by Adam Bock, directed by Andi Chapman November 16-17. (more...)

Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO Gets LA Premiere at Pasadena PlayhouseBess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO Gets LA Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

IAMA Theatre Company opens its 2018-19 season with a darkly comic celebration of the power of teamwork and unity to overcome adversity. James Eckhouse directs the Los Angeles premiere ofAmerican Hero, opening Sept. 21 in aPasadena Playhouse guest production at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Performances will continue through Oct. 21, with low-priced previews beginning Sept. 15. (more...)

Celebration Extends CABARET for Third and Final TimeCelebration Extends CABARET for Third and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Celebration Theatre announces that the third and final show in its 2017-2018 season, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed production of CABARET (more...)

Celebration Presents THE INCREDIBLE LIFE AND WONDROUS ADVENTURES OF THE AMAZING FABULOUS FREDCelebration Presents THE INCREDIBLE LIFE AND WONDROUS ADVENTURES OF THE AMAZING FABULOUS FRED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents, in association with The Aliiance of Los Angeles Playwrights, as part of its New Works Reading Series, The Incredible Life and Wondrous Adventures of the Amazing Fabulous Fredby Dan Berkowitz, directed by Alan Wethern and performing one night only on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30pm at Celebration Theatre @ The Lex, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Hollywood.    (more...)

Celebration Extends CABARETCelebration Extends CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that their smash-hit third and final show of its 2017-2018 season, CABARET, is extending through Sunday, August 5 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles (now known as the Kit Kat Klub!). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Celebration Theatre has announced a limited engagement of Matthew Scott Montgomery's award-winning drama Dead Boys, set to run July 1-31 on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. Under the direction of Christopher James Raymond, the production will feature (in alphabetical order) playwright Montgomery and Andrew Puente. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Closes Season with CABARETCelebration Theatre Closes Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, present the third and final show in its 2017 2018 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews. CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 25 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 1 at 8pm, with tickets on sale through Sunday, July 15 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Celebration Theatre has announced a limited return engagement of Ryan O'Connor's Vote, Pray, Love, O'Connor's first cabaret show since his highly lauded autobiographical debut Ryan O'Connor Eats His Feelings in 2009. With musical direction by Emily Rosenfield and Andy Arena and directed by Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray), Vote, Pray, Love, will play four performances only on April 8, 9, 15, and 16. (more...)

Celebration Announces That PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends Through May 6Celebration Announces That PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends Through May 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and in association with Ryan Allen, Andrew Carlberg and Amy Miller Gross is thrilled to announce that the fastest selling show in its history and the second show in its 2017-2018 season, its critically acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE, Stage Raw RECOMMENDED), Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT The Musical, book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., presented in special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) with choreography by Roman Pantoja, musical direction by Jennifer Lin, directed by Jessica Hanna and produced by Stephen Soucy and Jay Marcus is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 6 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Interview: How Being SORDID, Queer & SISSY Made Del Shores the Southern Gentleman He Is TodayBWW Interview: How Being SORDID, Queer & SISSY Made Del Shores the Southern Gentleman He Is Today
by Gil Kaan - Feb 21, 2018

Most people know Del Shores as the creator/writer/director of the play and film SORDID LIVES, which morphed into the TV series Sordid Lives: The Series. Del also has utilized his producing and writing talents on Showtime's Queer As Folk and ABC's Dharma & Greg, among others. Del has been touring his various stand-up acts since 2009. Del's latest theatrical opus SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A PLAY finds the man himself onstage in his west coast premiere, beginning at the Celebration at the Lex on February 25, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebration Presents The Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere Of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERTPhoto Flash: Celebration Presents The Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere Of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, has announced that the fastest selling show in its history and the second show in its 2017-2018 season, the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT The Musical, book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., presented in special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) with choreography by Roman Pantoja, musical direction by Jennifer Lin, directed by Jessica Hanna and produced by Stephen Soucy and Jay Marcus is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, APRIL 15 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

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