SOUTHERNMOST Extends Through May 6thSOUTHERNMOST Extends Through May 6th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director of Playwrights' Arena - the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights - is thrilled to announce the extension of SOUTHERNMOST by Mary Lyon Kamitaki, with its original stars intact which includes Amielynn Abellera, Kimberly Alexander, Aaron Ikeda, Alberto Isaac, and Sharon Omi. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights Arena Presents SOUTHERNMOSTPhoto Flash: Playwrights Arena Presents SOUTHERNMOST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director of Playwrights' Arena - the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights - is presenting  SOUTHERNMOST by Mary Lyon Kamitaki, with a cast that includes Amielynn Abellera, Kimberly Alexander, Aaron Ikeda, Alberto Isaac, Sharon Omi (more...)

Playwrights' Arena Announces Cast of SOUTHERNMOSTPlaywrights' Arena Announces Cast of SOUTHERNMOST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director of Playwrights' Arena - the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights - is thrilled to announce the cast for SOUTHERNMOST by Mary Lyon Kamitaki, which includes Amielynn Abellera, Kimberly Alexander, Aaron Ikeda, Alberto Issac, and Sharon Omi (more...)

Video: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Comes to Milwaukee RepVideo: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Comes to Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Junk, the hit Broadway play by Milwaukee native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse now through February 17, 2019.  Since its Broadway premiere at Lincoln Center last year, Ayad Akhtar along with Artistic Director Mark Clements have continued to hone Junk to bring Milwaukee audiences a new, two hour no intermission riveting story set in the financial world of the 1980s. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JUNK by Ayad Akhtar at Milwaukee RepPhoto Flash: First Look at JUNK by Ayad Akhtar at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Junk, the hit Broadway play by Milwaukee native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse now through February 17, 2019.  Since its Broadway premiere at Lincoln Center last year, Ayad Akhtar along with Artistic Director Mark Clements have continued to hone Junk to bring Milwaukee audiences a new, two hour no intermission riveting story set in the financial world of the 1980s. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces Cast and Creative Team of JUNKMilwaukee Rep Announces Cast and Creative Team of JUNK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the complete cast and creative team for the Midwest premiere of Junk by Milwaukee native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. Since its Broadway premiere at Lincoln Center last year, Ayad Akhtar along with Artistic Director Mark Clements have continued to hone Junk to bring Milwaukee audiences a new, two hour no intermission riveting story set in the financial world of the 1980s. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chalk Rep's World Premiere DEATH AND COCKROACHES By Eric LooPhoto Flash: Chalk Rep's World Premiere DEATH AND COCKROACHES By Eric Loo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Meet Eric. He's an aspiring playwright who's trying to break into TV writing when his Dad interrupts his plans by suddenly getting sick with a terminal illness. Instead of stepping up to his familial duties, Eric runs away from his sadness straight into a 'Wall of Dicks'. Fortunately, there's a hot, imaginary Cockroach who's there to help him to confront his grief and his family's disappointment. Death and Cockroaches, a brand new theatrical experience presented by Chalk Repertory Theatre, opens November 9 for four weeks at Atwater Village Theatre. Written by Chalk Rep Artistic Circle member Eric Reyes Loo and directed by Chalk Rep Founding Member Jennifer Chang, in an innovative, immersive production featuring a full sensory experience. (more...)

Artists at Play's Production of TWO MILE HOLLOW Extends Additional Week of PerformancesArtists at Play's Production of TWO MILE HOLLOW Extends Additional Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Artists at Play's production of Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler will be extending due to popular demand. The story of the very White Donnelly family is told with an all-Asian American cast and presented by Artists at Play (AAP) as part of a series of world premieres across the country, each receiving much critical acclaim. AAP's production of Two Mile Hollow will now perform through Nov. 11 at the Lounge Theatre. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/AAPTMH. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bess Wohl's Darkly Comic AMERICAN HERO Opens IAMA SeasonReview Roundup: Bess Wohl's Darkly Comic AMERICAN HERO Opens IAMA Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

IAMA Theatre Company opens its 2018-19 season with a darkly comic celebration of the power of teamwork and unity to overcome adversity. James Eckhousedirects the Los Angeles premiere ofAmerican Hero, opening Sept. 21 in aPasadena Playhouse guest production at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Performances will continue through Oct. 21, with low-priced previews beginning Sept. 15. (more...)

BWW Review: Bess Wohl's Dissin' Franchise AMERICAN HERO Served UpBWW Review: Bess Wohl's Dissin' Franchise AMERICAN HERO Served Up
by Gil Kaan - Oct 1, 2018

The L.A. premiere of Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO doles out a steady stream of screaming conflicts, yet leaves you hungry for more satisfactory resolutions. James Eckhouse ably directs his committed cast of four in a fast-paced torrent of workplace disagreements. Rodney To totally steals the show with three of his four characters. (more...)

Chalk Rep Presents the World Premiere of DEATH AND COCKROACHESChalk Rep Presents the World Premiere of DEATH AND COCKROACHES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Meet Eric. He's an aspiring playwright who's trying to break into TV writing when his Dad interrupts his plans by suddenly getting sick with a terminal illness. Instead of stepping up to his familial duties, Eric runs away from his sadness straight into a 'Wall of Dicks'. Fortunately, there's a hot, imaginary Cockroach who's there to help him to confront his grief and his family's disappointment. Death and Cockroaches, a brand new theatrical experience presented by Chalk Repertory Theatre, opens November 9 for four weeks at Atwater Village Theatre. Written by Chalk Rep Artistic Circle member Eric Reyes Loo and directed by Chalk Rep Founding Member Jennifer Chang, in an innovative, immersive production featuring a full sensory experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bess Wohl's Darkly Comic AMERICAN HERO Opens IAMA SeasonPhoto Flash: Bess Wohl's Darkly Comic AMERICAN HERO Opens IAMA Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

IAMA Theatre Company opens its 2018-19 season with a darkly comic celebration of the power of teamwork and unity to overcome adversity. James Eckhousedirects the Los Angeles premiere ofAmerican Hero, opening Sept. 21 in aPasadena Playhouse guest production at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Performances will continue through Oct. 21, with low-priced previews beginning Sept. 15. (more...)

Two Mile Hollow Upends Dysfunctional Family Stories With An All Asian American CastTwo Mile Hollow Upends Dysfunctional Family Stories With An All Asian American Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Leah Nanako Winkler injects the dysfunctional family genre with brutality, awe and compassion through a parody coupled with moments of disorienting sincerity in Two Mile Hollow. The story of the very White Donnellys is told with an all Asian American cast and presented by Artists at Play (AAP) as part of a series of world premieres across the country, each receiving numerous critical acclaim. AAP's production of Two Mile Hollow performs Oct. 11-Nov. 4 at the Lounge Theatre. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/AAPTMH. (more...)

3 Plays Come to The Carrie Hamilton Theatre Of Pasadena Playhouse This Fall!3 Plays Come to The Carrie Hamilton Theatre Of Pasadena Playhouse This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Tickets on sale today for three plays in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre of the Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, this fall. The Los Angeles premiere of Bess Wohl's darkly comic American Hero, a Pasadena Playhouse Guest Production from IAMA Theatre Company, directed by James Eckhouse performs September 15 to October 31 (press opening September 21).  Next, The USC School of Dramatic Arts and Pasadena Playhouse continue their exciting partnership by presenting two productions for the School's MFA in Acting program at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre: Detroit 67 by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Gregg T. Daniel November 8-10, and The Receptionist by Adam Bock, directed by Andi Chapman November 16-17. (more...)

Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO Gets LA Premiere at Pasadena PlayhouseBess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO Gets LA Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

IAMA Theatre Company opens its 2018-19 season with a darkly comic celebration of the power of teamwork and unity to overcome adversity. James Eckhouse directs the Los Angeles premiere ofAmerican Hero, opening Sept. 21 in aPasadena Playhouse guest production at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Performances will continue through Oct. 21, with low-priced previews beginning Sept. 15. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Playwrights Arena's TARPhoto Flash: First Look at Playwrights Arena's TAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Playwrights' Arena, Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director, the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works for the stage written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights, is presenting the World Premiere of TAR by Tom Jacobson. It is directed by Edgar Landa and starring Noel Arthur, Adrian Gonzalez and Tim Ryan Meinelschmidt. (more...)

Playwrights' Arena New Play TARPlaywrights' Arena New Play TAR
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Playwrights' Arena, Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director, the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works for the stage written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights, is presenting the World Premiere of TAR by Tom Jacobson. It is directed by Edgar Landa and starring Noel Arthur, Adrian Gonzalez and Tim Ryan Meinelschmidt (more...)

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