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Padua Playwrights Presents MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN Photo Padua Playwrights Presents MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN
by Julie Musbach - Jun 19, 2018

Two love stories. Two suicides. Padua Playwrights presents the world premiere of Mayakovsky and Stalin, written and directed by legendary poet/playwright Murray Mednick (The Gary Plays), opening at the Lounge Theatre on July 21.

RIPE FRENZY Comes to Greenway Court Theatre Photo RIPE FRENZY Comes to Greenway Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Jennifer Barclay's RIPE FRENZY is produced by Greenway Arts Alliance (Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors) at Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles), as part of a National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere with partnering theaters New Repertory Theatre in Boston and Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta. Winner of the 2016 NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre, RIPE FRENZY is directed by Ovation Award-nominee Alana Dietze (Dry Land at the Echo Theater Company and Kirk Douglas Theatre) and projection designs by Obie Award-winner Jared Mezzocchi (Vietgone at Manhattan Theatre Club). Performances will play May 17 through June 17, 2018; with the press opening on Saturday, May 19.

RIPE FRENZY Comes to Greenway Court Theatre Photo RIPE FRENZY Comes to Greenway Court Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 26, 2018

Jennifer Barclay's RIPE FRENZY is produced by Greenway Arts Alliance (Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors) at Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles), as part of a National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere with partnering theaters New Repertory Theatre in Boston and Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta. Winner of the 2016 NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre, RIPE FRENZY is directed by Ovation Award-nominee Alana Dietze (Dry Land at the Echo Theater Company and Kirk Douglas Theatre) and projection designs by Obie Award-winner Jared Mezzocchi (Vietgone at Manhattan Theatre Club). Performances will play May 17 through June 17, 2018; with the press opening on Saturday, May 19.

Jennifer Barclay's RIPE FRENZY Comes to Greenway Court Theatre Photo Jennifer Barclay's RIPE FRENZY Comes to Greenway Court Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 19, 2018

Jennifer Barclay's RIPE FRENZY is produced by Greenway Arts Alliance (Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors) at Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles), as part of a National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere with partnering theaters New Repertory Theatre in Boston and Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta. Winner of the 2016 NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre, RIPE FRENZY is directed by Ovation Award-nominee Alana Dietze (Dry Land at the Echo Theater Company and Kirk Douglas Theatre) and projection designs by Obie Award-winner Jared Mezzocchi (Vietgoneat Manhattan Theatre Club). Performances will play May 17 through June 17, 2018; with the press opening on Saturday, May 19.

BWW Review: Nothing is as it seems in Echo Theater Company's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN Photo BWW Review: Nothing is as it seems in Echo Theater Company's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 16, 2018

The air between the words is so thick you could cut it with a knife in Daniel Talbott's shadowy play about three siblings attempting to survive their dysfunctional family. Each is broken in his or her own way and, as the hairball unravels, the audience must piece together their fragmented story over a period of six years.

Photo Flash: Echo Theater Company Presents WHAT HAPPENED WHEN? Photo Photo Flash: Echo Theater Company Presents WHAT HAPPENED WHEN?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 12, 2018

Brooding, compelling, funny and startling. Memories unravel and dark truths are revealed in a haunting ghost story by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Daniel Talbott (Slipping). Chris Fields directs theWest Coast premiere of What Happened When for The Echo Theater Company, opening at Atwater Village Theatre on April 12. Following the production's three-week run through April 26, What Happened When will re-open this summer and again in the fall, each time with a different cast.

MainStreet's New Musical FREDERICK Opens 5/5 Photo MainStreet's New Musical FREDERICK Opens 5/5
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2018

What does it mean to be part of a community? What does it take to make it through the darkest days? These are some of the questions that will be answered with joyful exuberance when the beloved 1968 Caldecott Honor Book comes to life on stage!  Frederick, based on Leo Lionni's book about a poet mouse who stores up something special for the long winter, opens at the Lewis Family Playhouse on May 5th, and runs through May 20th.

Immersive Ghost Story WHAT HAPPENED WHEN Gets West Coast Premiere at Echo Theater Photo Immersive Ghost Story WHAT HAPPENED WHEN Gets West Coast Premiere at Echo Theater
by Julie Musbach - Mar 12, 2018

Brooding, compelling, funny and startling. Memories unravel and dark truths are revealed in a haunting ghost story by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Daniel Talbott(Slipping). Chris Fields directs the West Coast premiere of What Happened When for The Echo Theater Company, opening at Atwater Village Theatre on April 12. Following the production's three-week run through April 26, What Happened When will re-open this summer and again in the fall, each time with a different cast.

Photo Flash: HOLD THESE TRUTHS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: HOLD THESE TRUTHS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by Julie Musbach - Mar 5, 2018

Jeanne Sakata's one-man drama Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants who defied an unjust court order when America placed its own citizens in internment camps during World War II. Midway through Arena Stage's 2017/18 season, Hold These Truths brings an untold story to the stage that represents the diversity of our country and examines what it means to be an American. Under the direction of Jessica Kubzansky, Hold These Truths runs February 23-April 8, 2018 in the Kogod Cradle.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2018 Season Opens 2/23 Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2018 Season Opens 2/23
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 6, 2018

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 83nd year with preview performances beginning on February 16. The 2018 season officially kicks off Friday night, February 23, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Othello (director, Bill Rauch). On Saturday afternoon, Shakespeare's Henry V (director, Rosa Joshi) opens in the Thomas Theatre, and the West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility (director, Hana S. Sharif) opens that evening in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. On Sunday afternoon, Karen Zacarias's Destiny of Desire (director, Jose Luis Valenzuela) will be staged in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

Jeanne Sakata's HOLD THESE TRUTHS to Make D.C. Premiere Photo Jeanne Sakata's HOLD THESE TRUTHS to Make D.C. Premiere
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2018

Jeanne Sakata's one-man drama Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants who defied an unjust court order when America placed its own citizens in internment camps during World War II. Midway through Arena Stage's 2017/18 season, Hold These Truths brings an untold story to the stage that represents the diversity of our country and examines what it means to be an American. Under the direction of Jessica Kubzansky, Hold These Truths runs February 23-April 8, 2018 in the Kogod Cradle.

Photo Flash: TIME ALONE Opening Night Red Carpet - Los Angeles Theatre Center Photo Photo Flash: TIME ALONE Opening Night Red Carpet - Los Angeles Theatre Center
by Maeve Riley - Oct 19, 2017

Belle R ve Theatre Company presents its inaugural production Time Alone a World Premiere by Alessandro Camon starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins and Alex Hernandez, at Theatre 2, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring Street Los Angeles, now to October 29.

Tonya Pinkins to Lead World Premiere of TIME ALONE in Los Angeles Photo Tonya Pinkins to Lead World Premiere of TIME ALONE in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017

Belle Reve Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Time Alone, a World Premiere by Alessandro Camon (Academy Award nominee 'The Messenger') starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, ABC Scandal) and Alex Hernandez (Peter and the Starcatcher, Richard III NYC Public Theatre Mobile Unit), at Theatre 2, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring Street Los Angeles, September 30 to October 29 (Press Opening October 7).

Evil Witches Squelch Children at the Lewis Family Playhouse! Photo Evil Witches Squelch Children at the Lewis Family Playhouse!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 22, 2017

City Staff have reported an unusual sight around the halls of the Lewis Family Playhouse. Normal-seeming women have been seen squelching unsuspecting children, who then seem to disappear forever. In some instances, instead of being squelched, children have been rumored to be transformed into other creatures, including mice! Staff urges all patrons to the Playhouse and the Library to be vigilant and to purchase tickets to MainStreet Theatre Company's production of Roald Dahl's The Witches, opening October 14th and running through October 29th.

Tonya Pinkins to Lead World Premiere of TIME ALONE in Los Angeles Photo Tonya Pinkins to Lead World Premiere of TIME ALONE in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Belle Reve Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Time Alone, a World Premiere by Alessandro Camon (Academy Award nominee 'The Messenger') starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, ABC Scandal) and Alex Hernandez (Peter and the Starcatcher, Richard III NYC Public Theatre Mobile Unit), at Theatre 2, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring Street Los Angeles, September 30 to October 29 (Press Opening October 7).

Full Company Announced for THE CONDUCT OF LIFE by Maria Irene Fornés
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hero Theatre announced the full company for its upcoming production of The Conduct of Life by famed Cuban-American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes. The production will be directed by the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Jose Luis Valenzuela.

Bootleg Theater Announces Final Schedule for HOPE FESTIVAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 12, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). I CARRY YOUR HEART will preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run through Saturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.  

Photo Flash: First Look at Open Fist's Epic 'GARY PLAYS' Series, Opening This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire 'The Gary Plays' series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Bootleg Theatre Presents I CARRY YOUR HEART as Part of Hope Festival
by Julie Musbach - Apr 20, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). I CARRY YOUR HEARTwill preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run throughSaturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Open Fist Tackles Ambitious GARY PLAYS Series by Iconic Playwright Murray Mednick
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 4, 2017

Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire 'The Gary Plays' series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs.

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