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BWW Review: Antaeus' Sly & Wicked LITTLE FOXES Slay!BWW Review: Antaeus' Sly & Wicked LITTLE FOXES Slay!
by Gil Kaan - Oct 27, 2018

Lillian Hellman's THE LITTLE FOXES receives a stunning, STUNNING mounting by the always dependable Antaeus Theatre Company. Helmed with much precision by director Cameron Watson, the two-and-a-half-hour, two-intermission, three-act simply whizzes by, packed with Hellman's wonderful words coming out of the most capable troupe of actors, all. (more...)

Review: THE CAKE Proves That Love is Always the Key Ingredient in LifeReview: THE CAKE Proves That Love is Always the Key Ingredient in Life
by Shari Barrett - Sep 22, 2018

When Della and her Goddaughter Jen have a truthful heart-to-heart about making the decision whether or not the wedding cake will be baked at Della's Sweets, even though you may need a Kleenex, listen closely to the truthful honesty with which the lines are delivered by these two actresses dedicated to showing audiences that neither side is right nor wrong, just diametrically opposed and correct to each of them. And I am not revealing whether or not Della bakes the cake or even attends the wedding as the truth is revealed during the final moments of the play when THE CAKE proves that love is always the key ingredient in life. (more...)

ANW Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Begins 10/7ANW Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Begins 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre, presents Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the Tony Award-winning play that first brought Stoppard to the attention of an international audience - a position he has held in the half century since its premiere in 1967. ANW Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott directs. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead performs from October 7 to November 18 (Press Opening October 13). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at INFIDEL at Whitefire TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at INFIDEL at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2018

When an American anthropologist is kidnapped in Baghdad by seemingly ruthless fundamentalists, an exchange of ideas with his captors evolves into a spiritual quest for the meaning of faith. The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of Infidel by Christopher Vened. The playwright directs for a Sept. 1 opening at the Whitefire Theatre, where performances will continue though Oct. 7. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Award RecipientsStage Raw Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition included productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, August 20, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by Coeurage Theatre Company, and co-directed by Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Thaddeus Shafer and Lauren Ludwig. Winners notated in red below. (more...)

World Premiere INFIDEL Offers Terror and Suspense and Hope for UnderstandingWorld Premiere INFIDEL Offers Terror and Suspense and Hope for Understanding
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

When an American anthropologist is kidnapped in Baghdad by seemingly ruthless fundamentalists, an exchange of ideas with his captors evolves into a spiritual quest for the meaning of faith. The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of Infidel by Christopher Vened. The playwright directs for a Sept. 1 opening at the Whitefire Theatre, where performances will continue though Oct. 7. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical ExcellenceStage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CRY IT OUT at Echo Theater CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at CRY IT OUT at Echo Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Echo Theater Company presents a hilarious and deeply moving "comedy with dark edges" that takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work and the effect class has on parenthood in America. Lindsay Allbaugh directs the West Coast premiere of Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler for a July 14 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE!Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. (more...)

CRY IT OUT Takes Comic, Moving, Honest Look at New MotherhoodCRY IT OUT Takes Comic, Moving, Honest Look at New Motherhood
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The Echo Theater Company presents a hilarious and deeply moving "comedy with dark edges" that takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work and the effect class has on parenthood in America. Lindsay Allbaugh directs the West Coast premiere of Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler for aJuly 14 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HOT LIST! What's Hot on Stage NowBWW Review: THE HOT LIST! What's Hot on Stage Now
by Ellen Dostal - May 30, 2018

What made the Hot List? Check out these productions for a look at the vast creativity of theatre makers in action in Los Angeles: FOREVER BOUND at Atwater Village Theatre, PLUNGE: Part 1 of The Ballad of Bimini Baths Trilogy at Son of Semele, SOFT POWER downtown at the Ahmanson, VIOLET at Actors Co-op, THE GIANT VOID IN MY SOUL from Ammunition Theatre Company,  WOOD BOY DOG FISH at Garry Marshall Theatre, and Antaeus Theatre Company's NATIVE SON in Glendale. Reviews by BWW Sr. Editor Ellen Dostal, LADCC. (more...)

Boston Court Presents The West Coast Premiere Of HER PORTMANEAUBoston Court Presents The West Coast Premiere Of HER PORTMANEAU
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Boston Court Performing Arts Center presents the West Coast premiere of Her Portmanteau written by Mfoniso Udofia and directed by Gregg T. Daniel, May 24 - June 30, 2018 (press opening June 2).  The production stars Joyce Guy (Abasiama), Omoze Idehenre (Adiaha) and Dele Ogundrian (Iniabasi). (more...)

A Noise Within Adds Dates for NOISES OFFA Noise Within Adds Dates for NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

 A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, is bringing back its smash hit production of MICHAEL FRAYN's hilarious NOISES OFF from now until Saturday, May 26, 2018, reviving a critical and audience favorite for all to enjoy. Two performances on Saturday, May 26 were just added due to popular demand. (more...)

BWW Review: A Noise Within's So ON With their NOISES OFFBWW Review: A Noise Within's So ON With their NOISES OFF
by Gil Kaan - Apr 29, 2018

A Noise Within most successfully revives their 2011 audience favorite, Michael Frayn's 1982 NOISES OFF. Co-directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott sure-handedly lead their comically gifted cast through a fast moving two-hour-forty-minute romp of the most expert props handling, laser sharp comic timing and funny, naturalistic, three-dimensional characters. Time just whizzes up with this guffaw-inducing cast oft times making their entrances and exits through the seated audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: NATIVE SON Adaptation Gets Southern California Premiere at AntaeusPhoto Flash: NATIVE SON Adaptation Gets Southern California Premiere at Antaeus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Andi Chapman directs the Southern California premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's visceral, groundbreaking stage adaption of Richard Wright's racially charged novel, Native Son, for Antaeus Theatre Company. Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom and justice comes to life on stage at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale beginning April 19, with performances continuing through June 3. Low-priced previews take place April 12-18. (more...)

Boston Court Presents The West Coast Premiere Of HER PORTMANEAUBoston Court Presents The West Coast Premiere Of HER PORTMANEAU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Boston Court Performing Arts Center presents the West Coast premiere of Her Portmanteau written by Mfoniso Udofia and directed by Gregg T. Daniel, May 24 - June 30, 2018 (press opening June 2).  The production stars Joyce Guy (Abasiama), Omoze Idehenre (Adiaha) and Dele Ogundrian (Iniabasi). (more...)

NOISES OFF Starts April 21 at A Noise WithinNOISES OFF Starts April 21 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, is bringing back its smash hit production of MICHAEL FRAYN's hilarious NOISES OFF from Saturday, April 21 to Sunday, May 20, 2018, reviving a critical and audience favorite for all to enjoy. Featuring most of the original A Noise Within cast, Noises Off, directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott, pays tribute to the art of theatre-making itself as chaos reigns onstage and off. (more...)

NATIVE SON Adaptation Gets Southern California Premiere at AntaeusNATIVE SON Adaptation Gets Southern California Premiere at Antaeus
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Andi Chapman directs the Southern California premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's visceral, groundbreaking stage adaption of Richard Wright's racially charged novel, Native Son, for Antaeus Theatre Company. Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom and justice comes to life on stage at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale beginning April 19, with performances continuing through June 3. Low-priced previews take place April 12-18. (more...)

Performances of A RAISIN IN THE SUN Added at A Noise WithinPerformances of A RAISIN IN THE SUN Added at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW) presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Gregg T. Daniel, the sixth production of its 26th season performing February 25 to April 8 (Press Opening March 3). Now added - three performances - Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday March 29 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 8 at 7 pm. (more...)

A Noise Within's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins 2/25A Noise Within's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW) presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Gregg T. Daniel, the sixth production of its 26th season performing February 25 to April 8 (Press Opening March 3). (more...)

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