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The Blank Theatre Presents THE TRAGEDY OF JFK Streaming Now Photo The Blank Theatre Presents THE TRAGEDY OF JFK Streaming Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

The two-time Telly Award-winning film version of The Blank Theatre's production of The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) is now available for free streaming on YouTube (https://youtu.be/jhnBy9fKvHk). Conceived, adapted, and directed by Daniel Henning, the play had its world premiere in Los Angeles on October 1, 2016.

DAMES AT SEA Opens June 15 At Sierra Madre Playhouse Photo DAMES AT SEA Opens June 15 At Sierra Madre Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

Ruby gets off the bus from Utah with 'nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart.' As fate would have it, she is immediately cast in the chorus of a Broadway show. When the theatre is forced to close, Ruby's songwriting sailor boyfriend persuades the Captain of his ship to allow the show to move on deck. Voila! Dames at sea! When the show's lead gets seasick, Ruby may have to go on for her. Will Ruby come back a star? Do you need to ask?

Review: THE SOUND OF MURDER Echoes Within the Walls of Theatre 40 Photo Review: THE SOUND OF MURDER Echoes Within the Walls of Theatre 40
by Shari Barrett - Mar 22, 2019

THE SOUND OF MURDER by William Fairchild premiered in London in 1959, making the plot somewhat predictable now, given the abundance of murder mysteries written and being produced on local stages. But this one set play is exactly the kind of British murder mystery that Theatre 40 audiences enjoy, especially with the company's designers onboard who always create a visually stunning production. Skillfully directed by Adrian Cohen to keep the action interesting and a lot more than just a lot of talking heads with British accents, the cast of THE SOUND OF MURDER includes Roslyn Cohn, Gabriel Olivas, David Hunt Stafford, Peter Trencher, David Westbay and Kate Whitney. And why that title? There's some audio equipment involved that turns out to be a pivotal prop in the investigation!

BRUSHES: A COMEDY OF HAIRS to Receive World Premiere At Whitefire Theatre Photo BRUSHES: A COMEDY OF HAIRS to Receive World Premiere At Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

MB Artists and the Whitefire Theatre present the world premiere of BRUSHES: A Comedy of Hairs, written by Cathy Hamilton and Carol Starr Schneider, directed by Kevin Bailey. BRUSHES untangles the hysterically complicated relationship between women and their hair since time immemorial. This smart, sassy, shiny new play deals with disaster, vanity, envy,    self-doubt, sex, death - even the law - are explored in hilarious and poignant style. In a series of vignettes, the follicular follies flow from the Bad Hair Days Inn to a new salon on the block called Blow Me Now. 

BAR MITZVAH BOY Opens March 23 At Miles Memorial Playhouse Photo BAR MITZVAH BOY Opens March 23 At Miles Memorial Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Bar Mitzvah Boy. Southern California Premiere engagement of a new play.

BWW Review: Unbound Productions Rouses the Dead with WICKED LIT: THE CHIMES AND THE C Photo BWW Review: Unbound Productions Rouses the Dead with WICKED LIT: THE CHIMES AND THE CORPSE
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 15, 2018

For eight of the last ten years, Wicked Lit has created theatre among the dead - quite literally - at Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena. Three stories adapted from classic literature have been the norm most recently, with a fourth story functioning as a framing device to connect the pieces and bring a sense of camaraderie to the crowd. The result is an exceedingly entertaining evening of indoor-outdoor theatre in one of the spookiest venues in Southern California.

Cast Announced For Wicked Lit: THE CHIMES & THE CORPSE Photo Cast Announced For Wicked Lit: THE CHIMES & THE CORPSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson and Artistic Director Paul Millet have announced the details for Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse, the company's 10th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 9th consecutive year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena, California.

Wicked Lit Announces Major Changes To Format Photo Wicked Lit Announces Major Changes To Format
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson and Artistic Director Paul Millet have announced the details for Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse, the company's 10th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 9th consecutive year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena, California.

Photo Flash: Laura Bell Bundy and the Cast of SWEET CHARITY Celebrate Opening Night a Photo Photo Flash: Laura Bell Bundy and the Cast of SWEET CHARITY Celebrate Opening Night at Reprise 2.0
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 (led by Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson), in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT) chaired by Brian Kite, presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity.  Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, the classic Broadway hit plays through July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Take a look at photos from the show's opening night below!

Photo Flash: Hey Big Spender! Laura Bell Bundy Stars in SWEET CHARITY in Los Angeles Photo Photo Flash: Hey Big Spender! Laura Bell Bundy Stars in SWEET CHARITY in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity. Get a look at the all-star cast below!

Reprise 2.0 Completes Cast of SWEET CHARITY; Terron Brooks, Krystal Joy Brown, and Mo Photo Reprise 2.0 Completes Cast of SWEET CHARITY; Terron Brooks, Krystal Joy Brown, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Casting is now complete for the inaugural REPRISE 2.0 production of Sweet Charity. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the classic Broadway hit plays from June 20 to July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. 

Theatre in Historic Places: No Rest for the Wicked in WICKED LIT at Mountain View Mau Photo Theatre in Historic Places: No Rest for the Wicked in WICKED LIT at Mountain View Mausoleum
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 5, 2017

Thousands of souls have their final resting place in Altadena's Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery but, once a year in the fall, the living invade the domain of the dead. That's when Unbound Productions' WICKED LIT takes over the grounds and creates a site-specific theatrical experience based on classic and original horror stories. It is unlike any other kind of theatre or Halloween event you've ever seen and it is seriously the coolest thing you can do in Southern California. Ask anyone who's done it.

Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS Opens Tonight at Lonny Chapman Theatre Photo Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS Opens Tonight at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic drama directedby Larry Eisenberg, produced by Doug Haverty.

WICKED LIT 2017 Lineup Announced! Photo WICKED LIT 2017 Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the details for WICKED LIT 2017, the company's 9th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 8th year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California.

Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS to Open Next Week at Lonny Chapman Theatre Photo Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS to Open Next Week at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic drama directedby Larry Eisenberg, produced by Doug Haverty.

Details Announced for 9th Annual WICKED LIT 2017 Photo Details Announced for 9th Annual WICKED LIT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the details for WICKED LIT 2017, the company's 9th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 8th year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. Tickets will go on sale this week.

Photo Flash: First Look at The Group Rep's Extended WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Group Rep extends their well-received production of Agatha Christie's New York Critic's Circle Award-winning play, Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Jules Aaron and featuring Guest Artist Salome Jens, a mystery about a man on trial for murder whose enigmatic wife is called as a 'witness for the prosecution' whereupon a series of plot twists, deceptions and lies are dramatically uncovered. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

BWW Review: WICKED LIT 2016 Continues to Thrill and Chill Audiences During its 8th Annual Production
by Shari Barrett - Oct 11, 2016

Each October for the past several years, I have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming the Halloween Season by attending WICKED LIT, produced by Unbound Productions at the spooky Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery in Altadena. This year audiences are being treated to three World Premiere short plays staged at various locations indoors and outside (yes, it is dark as you walk among the standing headstones with werewolves howling in the distance). When you arrive, you are issued a program on which there is either a red, yellow or green sticker denoting in which group you will view the three plays with a running time of almost 3 hours, including a pre-show and two intervals during which all audience members meet at Camp Mountain View, the outdoor staging area for the evening.

Cast and Designers Set for THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (AS TOLD BY WM. SHAKESPEARE)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The cast and designers have been set for The Blank Theatre's World premiere of The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) conceived, adapted, and directed by Daniel Henning. Performances begin September 24 with opening night set for Saturday, October 1 at the Skylight Theatre in Los Feliz. 

Photo Flash: I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Celebrates Opening at Montalban Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Corky Hale presents I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, which opened May 13 at the Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St. in Hollywood. This new musical features lyrics by Al Dubin, music mostly by Harry Warren, book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. The production is directed and choreographed by Kay Cole. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below!

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