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Joseph has played 'Frankie' a record number of times, nearly 1700 performances (including Las Vegas, the 1st National Tour and his 2013 Broadway debut in the role). The California native began his professional career on "Highway To Heaven" at age 9 and holds a BFA from Boston's Emerson College. ... (read more)
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Bio:
Joseph has played 'Frankie' a record number of times, nearly 1700 performances (including Las Vegas, the 1st National Tour and his 2013 Broadway debut in the role). The California native began his professional career on "Highway To Heaven" at age 9 and holds a BFA from Boston's Emerson College. ... (read more)
BWW Review: A Shakespeare Classic Gets the Rocker Treatment in Troubadour Theater Company's JULIUS WEEZERBWW Review: A Shakespeare Classic Gets the Rocker Treatment in Troubadour Theater Company's JULIUS WEEZER
by Ellen Dostal - May 13, 2019

In JULIUS WEEZER, Troubadour Theater Company uses its signature wit to turn a Shakespeare classic into a blissfully-alive rocker version of its ancient self, and the result is divine madness. You don't need to be a Bard lover to have a great time but, if you are, you'll be impressed by the level of classical talent on stage and the company's ability to "speak the speech" while tickling your funny bone. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Troubadour Theater Co's JULIUS WEEZERPhoto Flash: First Look at Troubadour Theater Co's JULIUS WEEZER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019

Et Tu, Weezer? TROUBADOUR THEATER COMPANY opens its 25th Silver anniversary season (bringing Los Angeles audiences a quarter century of mayhem!), by taking a stab with their latest hilarious world premiere musical comedy event. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with Matt Walker and Beth Kennedy, the King and Queen of Troubie LandBWW Interview: A Conversation with Matt Walker and Beth Kennedy, the King and Queen of Troubie Land
by Ellen Dostal - May 2, 2019

When it comes to developing a loyal fan base, Troubadour Theater Company has found the secret: do outstanding work, stay true to your aesthetic, and give the people what they want - a great time at the theater. Artistic Director Matt Walker started the troupe and, with the help of longtime friend and foil, Beth Kennedy, continues to lead his merry band into the great theatrical unknown. Next up for the company is JULIUS WEEZER, which combines Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR and the music of Weezer to tell its tale of political intrigue Troubie style. Today, they talk about what it's like putting together a new show and why they keep on coming back for more. (more...)

Troubadour Theater Company Presents World Premiere of JULIUS WEEZERTroubadour Theater Company Presents World Premiere of JULIUS WEEZER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Et Tu, Weezer? TROUBADOUR THEATER COMPANY is back, and taking a stab at their latest hilarious world premiere musical comedy event with JULIUS WEEZER, adapted, choreographed & directed by Matt Walker. JULIUS WEEZER will preview on Saturday, May 4 at 8pm; Sunday, May 5 at 4pm; Thursday, May 9 at 8pm; and will open on Friday, May 10 at 8pm and perform through Sunday May 19 at 4pm at the El Portal Theatre, 11206 Weddington St. in North Hollywood. (more...)

The Root Beer Bandits Announced At Garry Marshall TheatreThe Root Beer Bandits Announced At Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

The marshallARTS Family Series presents The Root Beer Bandits - A Rootin' Tootin' Wild West Musicale, at the Garry Marshall Theatre in a new, updated pull-out-all-the-stops version complete with live band, added songs, a revised book, and all-new costumes for its 15th anniversary. (more...)

marshallARTS Family Series Storybook Pages Presents GASTONmarshallARTS Family Series Storybook Pages Presents GASTON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the delightful doggy tale Gaston, the spring edition of the popular marshallARTS Family Series program Storybook Pages, for two free presentations on Saturday, March 2. The first presentation at 11 am SOLD OUT and so we have added a just announced additional presentation at 1 pm. New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio wrote Gaston. (more...)

Storybook Pages: GASTON Comes to Garry Marshall TheatreStorybook Pages: GASTON Comes to Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the delightful doggy tale Gaston, the spring edition of the popular marshallARTS Family Series program Storybook Pages, a free event on Saturday, March 2 at 11am. New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio wrote Gaston. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The Cast of THE MOUNTAINTOP At Garry Marshall TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look At The Cast of THE MOUNTAINTOP At Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the West End and Broadway play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall.  The Mountaintop is directed by Gregg T. Daniel, who recently staged A Raisin in the Sun at A Noise Within (Ovation Award nomination for Best Director) and Her Portmanteau at Boston Court. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP By Katori HallGarry Marshall Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP By Katori Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the West End and Broadway play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall.  The Mountaintop is directed by Gregg T. Daniel, who recently staged A Raisin in the Sun at A Noise Within (Ovation Award nomination for Best Director) and Her Portmanteau at Boston Court. (more...)

The Music Of Harold Arlen, Wonderful Wizard Of Song Comes to The Soraya, TodayThe Music Of Harold Arlen, Wonderful Wizard Of Song Comes to The Soraya, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2018

Legendary American song composer Harold Arlen will have a Hollywood Big Band tribute when Broadway powerhouse Eden Espinosa (Wicked) and Joseph Leo Bwarie (Jersey Boys) join Arlen's son Sam Arlen and singers Karon Blackwell and George Bugatti, for The Music of Harold Arlen, Wonderful Wizard of Song at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) today, December 1 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Garry Marshall Theatre Second Annual Founder's GalaPhoto Flash: Garry Marshall Theatre Second Annual Founder's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre celebrates starting its second year with support from the entertainment industry and both the Broadway and Los Angeles theatre community for the Second Annual Founder's Gala. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre celebrates starting its second year with support from the entertainment industry and both the Broadway and Los Angeles theatre community for the Second Annual Founder's Gala with performances including the reuniting of Hairspray stars, Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur and Broadway favorite Paul C. Vogt. (more...)

The Music Of Harold Arlen, Wonderful Wizard Of Song Comes to The Soraya, 12/1The Music Of Harold Arlen, Wonderful Wizard Of Song Comes to The Soraya, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Legendary American song composer Harold Arlen will have a Hollywood Big Band tribute when Broadway powerhouse Eden Espinosa (Wicked) and Joseph Leo Bwarie (Jersey Boys) join Arlen's son Sam Arlen and singers Karon Blackwell and George Bugatti, for The Music of Harold Arlen, Wonderful Wizard of Song at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) on Saturday, December 1 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Gala Will Honor PRETTY WOMAN Producer Paula WagnerGarry Marshall Theatre Gala Will Honor PRETTY WOMAN Producer Paula Wagner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre celebrates starting its second year with support from the entertainment industry and both the Broadway and Los Angeles theatre community for the Second Annual Founder's Gala with performances including the reuniting of Hairspray stars, Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur and Broadway favorite Paul C. Vogt. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

The nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre celebrates starting its second year with support from the entertainment industry and both the Broadway and Los Angeles theatre community for the Second Annual Founder's Gala with performances including the reuniting of Hairspray stars, Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur and Broadway favorite Paul C. Vogt. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Prominent Los Angeles  playwright, Josefina Lopez, takes the stage at the Garry Marshall Theatre to dive into the important issues portrayed in Lopez's coming of age comedy, "Real Women Have Curves," with a  special post-show discussion series that begins Oct. 17. Free and open to the public, the series will be led by Lopez herself and feature panelists uniquely related to issues including immigration, retaining one's heritage and women's beauty standards-all prevalent themes in the iconic play, which is currently running at the Garry Marshall Theatre through Nov. 18. (more...)

The Music Of Henry Mancini Comes to The Soraya This MonthThe Music Of Henry Mancini Comes to The Soraya This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

An American icon comes home.  During the early years of his career, American composer, conductor and arranger Henry Mancini and his family lived not far from where California State University, Northridge campus now stands.  On Saturday, October 13 at 8pm, Mancini's music comes home to Northridge as The Soraya presents Moon River and the Music of Henry Mancini.  Starring Monica Mancini with special guest three-time Tony nominated Joshua Henry, Moon River and the Music of Henry Mancini features Gregg Field as Music Director and Chris Walden conducting the New West Symphony.   (more...)

Josefina Lopez's REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Opens Second Season At The Garry Marshall TheatreJosefina Lopez's REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Opens Second Season At The Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Garry Marshall Theatre is proud to present Josefina Lopez's coming of age comedy "Real Women Have Curves" as the first production opening its second season. This new production of the iconic Latina story that inspired the Sundance award-winning film of the same name, is set in present day and features script updates that tackle issues women face today, making it as relevant now as it was when first written in 1988. The production runs from Oct. 12 through Nov. 18. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Appoints New Managing DirectorGarry Marshall Theatre Appoints New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Garry Marshall Theatre's Board of Directors is proud to announce that Kurt J. Swanson has joined the new nonprofit's leadership team as Managing Director.   (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Bids Farewell To Executive Director Sherry GreczmielGarry Marshall Theatre Bids Farewell To Executive Director Sherry Greczmiel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

After its 2017 transition to nonprofit status and the launching of its Inaugural Season, the Board of Directors announces the departure of Sherry Greczmiel as Executive Director of the Garry Marshall Theatre. This follows her 15-year history with Marshall's commercial venture - as a producer for the former Falcon Theatre. (more...)

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