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Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Of 3D Theatricals' KINKY BOOTS Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Of 3D Theatricals' KINKY BOOTS
by Lily Lim - Feb 18, 2020

3-D Theatricals continues its 2019-2020 season with Kinky Boots, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production, which will be directed by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Broadway's Avenue Q and Shrek The Musical) and choreographed by Linda Love Simmons (3-D Theatricals' Once The Musical) with musical direction and conducting by Benet Braun (La Mirada Theatre's Grumpy Old Men: The Musical). Kinky Boots will play February 14-March 1 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA). Opening night is Saturday, February 15. 

BWW Review: An Effecting ANNE, A NEW PLAY - A Heroine Humanized Photo BWW Review: An Effecting ANNE, A NEW PLAY - A Heroine Humanized
by Gil Kaan - Jun 17, 2019

The U.S. premiere of ANNE, A NEW PLAY receives a sturdy mounting by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, under the strong directing reins of Eve Brandstein. The uniformly talented ensemble present most translucently the re-imagined Anne Frank's Diary of A Young Girl, in the words of playwrights Jessica Durlander & Leon de Winter (translated by Susan Massotty and adapted by Nick Blaemire). Sound designer Derek Christiansen most complementarily heightens the claustrophobic, hovering, impending doom with his ominous footsteps, bombs exploding, and static-ridden radio broadcasts.

Photo Flash: Simon Wiesenthal Center Present The U.S. Premiere of ANNE, A NEW PLAY Photo Photo Flash: Simon Wiesenthal Center Present The U.S. Premiere of ANNE, A NEW PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

In celebration of what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday this June, the Simon Wiesenthal Center presents the U.S. premiere of Anne, A New Play, a unique play by Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter that reframes Anne's story through an unconventional lens.

ANNE, A NEW PLAY Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday At Museum Of Tolerance Photo ANNE, A NEW PLAY Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday At Museum Of Tolerance
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

In celebration of what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday this June, the Simon Wiesenthal Center presents the U.S. premiere of Anne, A New Play, a unique play by Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter that reframes Anne's story through an unconventional lens. Produced by five-time Tony award nominee Suzi Dietz, Durlacher and de Winter's play has been newly adapted for American audiences by Nick Blaemire from a translation by Susan Massotty and is directed by Eve Brandstein. Previews begin June 5, with opening night set for June 16 at the Peltz Theater in the Center's Museum of Tolerance, where performances will continue through July 22.

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Photo Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, concluded their 23rd Anniversary season with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the Pulitzer Prize winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The one-night-only concert took place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM. 

New Play Remembers Holocaust, Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday at Museum of Tole Photo New Play Remembers Holocaust, Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday at Museum of Tolerance
by Sarah Hookey - May 2, 2019

 In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Simon Wiesenthal Center today announced casting for a new play about Anne Frank that will celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday this summer.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At La Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 24, 2019

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Falsettos), associate director is Cynthia Ferrer (original 'Kathy Selden' in the first National Tour of Singin' in the Rain) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Preceding, it will perform Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff Street, in Northridge.

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE To Conclude MTG's 23rd Season Photo SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE To Conclude MTG's 23rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will conclude their 23rd Anniversary season with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the Pulitzer Prize winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Rockwell Hosts A STAR IS BORN Special Concert Event Photo Rockwell Hosts A STAR IS BORN Special Concert Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Conceived and Directed by Blake McIver (Ragtime, 'Full House,' 'The People's Couch'), A STAR IS BORN3 is an evening of music and moments from three iconic A Star Is Born films. Scenes and songs from the three separate yet similar stories are woven together as one to create a unique singular experience.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 3D Theatricals' A GENTLEM Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 3D Theatricals' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
by Lily Lim - Feb 20, 2019

Broadway is closer than you think! Now that 3-D Theatricals is the official company in residence at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, theatre lovers from Los Angeles and Orange counties can delight in experiencing the biggest Broadway stars and blockbuster shows just minutes from their front door!

BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS Returns to the Stage Celebrating the Early Years of the Mis Photo BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS Returns to the Stage Celebrating the Early Years of the Mischievous Marx Brothers
by Shari Barrett - Feb 13, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild was founded 21 years ago by a dedicated group of professional musical artists who were interested in exploring and preserving works from the musical theater repertoire that were either forgotten, neglected or unfairly dismissed. Working under a special Actors' Equity Concert Staged Reading code, the entire MINNIE'S BOYS production was put together in 25 hours, focusing on the script and score with actors holding book during the performance, including while singing and dancing their way through the 14 numbers in the show, with a wonderfully talented 6-piece band backing them up.

Photo Flash: First Look at Musical Theatre Guild's MINNIE'S BOYS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Musical Theatre Guild's MINNIE'S BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents MINNIE'S BOYS Photo Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents MINNIE'S BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Rockwell Hosts A STAR IS BORN Special Concert Event Photo Rockwell Hosts A STAR IS BORN Special Concert Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Conceived and Directed by Blake McIver (Ragtime, 'Full House,' 'The People's Couch'), A STAR IS BORN3 is an evening of music and moments from three iconic A Star Is Born films. Scenes and songs from the three separate yet similar stories are woven together as one to create a unique singular experience.

Marx Brothers Musical, MINNIE'S BOYS is Up Next For MTG Photo Marx Brothers Musical, MINNIE'S BOYS is Up Next For MTG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM. 

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Opening Night Of 3D Theatricals' 42ND STREET Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Opening Night Of 3D Theatricals' 42ND STREET
by Lily Lim - Oct 19, 2018

Get a first look at 3D Theatricals' 42ND STREET's opening night. The bygone era of theatre will feel hauntingly real and magical. This new production will combine the Ziegfeld Follies golden age of MGM musicals, Busby Berkeley dance numbers and the spice of Chicago to entrance and amaze audiences of all ages.

Theatre Guild's Next Musical is ZORBA Photo Theatre Guild's Next Musical is ZORBA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with Kander and Ebb's haunting musical ZORBA. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concludes MTG's 22nd Season Photo HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concludes MTG's 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will conclude their 22nd Anniversary season with Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM.   This staging will provide Southern California audiences a first look at this delightful musical.  

Review: Sondheim's Musical PACIFIC OVERTURES Returns to Los Angeles After a 19-Year A Photo Review: Sondheim's Musical PACIFIC OVERTURES Returns to Los Angeles After a 19-Year Absence
by Shari Barrett - Dec 8, 2017

PACIFIC OVERTURES with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, with additional material by Hugh Wheeler had its Broadway premiere in 1976 and was presented in Kabuki style, with men playing women's parts and set changes made in full view of the audience by people dressed in black. It opened to mixed reviews and closed after six months, despite being nominated for 10 Tony Awards. Given the unusual casting and production demands, there is good reason why this remains one of the least-performed Sondheim musicals. So it's no wonder it has been 19 years since the musical has been presented in Los Angeles.

Chromolume Theatre Announces Final 2017 Production PACIFIC OVERTURES Photo Chromolume Theatre Announces Final 2017 Production PACIFIC OVERTURES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic has announced the final production of its 2017 Season of Musicals, Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures. Opening on Friday, December 1 at 8pm, the show will play a strictly limited engagement of 12 performances through December 17.