Women Take Centre Stage as TIFF Kicks Off Second Year of Trailblazing Share Her Journey CampaignWomen Take Centre Stage as TIFF Kicks Off Second Year of Trailblazing Share Her Journey Campaign
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Share Her Journey is back for its second year, and TIFF is asking you to join the movement. The $3-million, five-year campaign championing women in front of and behind the camera ramps up ahead of Festival season, reaffirming the organization's commitment to providing practical support for women and its efforts to help shift the dial across equity in the film industry.  (more...)

Richard Skipper Celebrates and Commemorates The Life And Work Of Richard BarclayRichard Skipper Celebrates and Commemorates The Life And Work Of Richard Barclay
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Richard Skipper Celebrates Richard Barclay featuring Frank Basile, Julie Budd, Eileen Fulton, Richard Holbrook, Ilene Kristen, with Musical Director, Rolf Barnes. October of last year, the entertainment industry lost a powerful friend. Richard Barclay, a celebrated singer/actor and producer/director ended his eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. (more...)

Richard Skipper Celebrates and Commemorates The Life And Work Of Richard BarclayRichard Skipper Celebrates and Commemorates The Life And Work Of Richard Barclay
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Richard Skipper Celebrates Richard Barclay featuring Frank Basile, Julie Budd, Eileen Fulton, Richard Holbrook, Ilene Kristen, with Musical Director, Rolf Barnes. October of last year, the entertainment industry lost a powerful friend. Richard Barclay, a celebrated singer/actor and producer/director ended his eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. (more...)

DON 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...)

BWW Review: Greenway Court Has FRONT DOOR OPEN
by Don Grigware - Nov 16, 2015

As art imitates life, dysfunctional family make up the majority of characters onstage nowadays. Life crises consistently prove that no one is perfect. Thank heavens! If they were, there'd be no conflicts, and in the theatre, no drama. In Tom Baum's new world premiere play Front Door Open, the matriarch of the dysfunctional brood (Joanna Miles) is suffering from agoraphobia, The disease strikes 1 in 50 Americans, whereby its victims do not leave the house. Due to deep, inexplicable emotional issues, they lock themselves in. Now at the Greenway Court Theatre in Hollywood, Front Door Open boasts a superb four person cast headed by pros Miles and David Selby and helmed by prolific television director Asaad Kelada. As absorbing as the play may be, it is not without its flaws, however. In many ways, the relationships may remind you of On Golden Pond, but it is not nearly as well-honed or humorous. (more...)

Joanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN, Beginning Tonight at Greenway Court
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance continues their season of world premieres with FRONT DOOR OPEN, a drama written by veteran playwright Tom Baum, directed by acclaimed theater and television director Asaad Kelada. There will be two preview performances tonight and tomorrow, November 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm with opening night set for Friday, November 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emmy Winning Actress JOANNA MILES Discusses FRONT DOOR OPEN
by Don Grigware - Nov 9, 2015

Actress Joanna Miles, who won two Emmy Awards in 1973 for playing Laura in TV's The Glass Menagerie, will co-star with David Selby in a world premiere drama Front Door Open at the Greenway Court Theatre in LA opening November 13. In our talk, Miles discusses the play, her costar David Selby as well as highlights from her career. (more...)

Joanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN at Greenway Court This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance continues their season of world premieres with FRONT DOOR OPEN, a drama written by veteran playwright Tom Baum, directed by acclaimed theater and television director Asaad Kelada. There will be two preview performances on November 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm with opening night set for Friday, November 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- CORKTOWN '57 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

Emotions run high and battle lines are drawn when family and political loyalties collide in a powerful new family drama by John Fazakerley. Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) helms a distinguished ensemble cast in the world premiere of Corktown '57, opening March 28 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

World Premiere of CORKTOWN '57 Begins Tonight at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

Emotions run high and battle lines are drawn when family and political loyalties collide in a powerful new family drama by John Fazakerley. Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) helms a distinguished ensemble cast in the world premiere of Corktown '57, opening tonight, March 28 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Jane Fonda and More Set for L.A. Theatre Works' 40th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th Anniversary and honors Geoffrey Cowan, President of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and University Professor at the University of Southern California and the L.A. Theatre Works Company of Artists. (more...)

Jane Fonda and More Set for L.A. Theatre Works' 40th Anniversary Gala This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th Anniversary and honors Geoffrey Cowan, President of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and University Professor at the University of Southern California and the L.A. Theatre Works Company of Artists. (more...)

World Premiere of CORKTOWN '57 Begins 3/28 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Emotions run high and battle lines are drawn when family and political loyalties collide in a powerful new family drama by John Fazakerley. Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) helms a distinguished ensemble cast in the world premiere of Corktown '57, opening March 28 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEX, LIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA Presents 5 Stories About Modern Relationships
by Shari Barrett - Jun 10, 2014

Mariah Bonner strikes quite a figure as the narrator of these 5 short plays by The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). Encouraging the audience to post on social media about the show, many in the audience were more than happy to oblige! Each of the 5 plays poses questions about sexual orientation, attraction, and how social media has affected our relationships. Each story is simple in the telling, but deep in human interaction. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents THE OLD MASTERS, 1/29-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, present the U.S. premiere of The Old Masters by Simon Gray. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents THE OLD MASTERS, 1/29-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2011

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, present the U.S. premiere of The Old Masters by Simon Gray. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents THE OLD MASTERS, 1/29-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2010

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, present the U.S. premiere of The Old Masters by Simon Gray. (more...)

Sam Waterston Returns To The Long Wharf Theatre Stage In HAVE YOU SEEN US?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2009

Sam Waterston, star of TV's 'Law and Order' and countless film and stage appearances, returns to the Long Wharf Theatre stage in the 2009-10 world premiere of Athol Fugard's play Have You Seen Us?, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: South Coast Repertory Announces 09-10 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2009

South Coast Repertory will open its 2009-2010 season with a celebration of the music of Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and will shine the spotlight later in the season on the up-and-coming musical theater composer and lyricist, Adam Gwon. The season lineup includes World Premieres by Bathsheba Doran, Julie Marie Myatt and Howard Korder, and a West Coast Premiere by Noah Haidle. (more...)