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Bio:
Larry Raben recently completed a stint starring as Leo Bloom in the Las Vegas production of Mel Brook’s THE PRODUCERS. This came after playing Leo and Carmen Ghia on Broadway in the New York production. He is best known to LA audiences as Sparky in FOREVER PLAID at the Canon Theatre (Ovation ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Larry Raben recently completed a stint starring as Leo Bloom in the Las Vegas production of Mel Brook’s THE PRODUCERS. This came after playing Leo and Carmen Ghia on Broadway in the New York production. He is best known to LA audiences as Sparky in FOREVER PLAID at the Canon Theatre (Ovation ... (read complete bio)
BWW Interview: PLAIDS' David Engel FOREVER Performing in Brotherhood Photo BWW Interview: PLAIDS' David Engel FOREVER Performing in Brotherhood
by Gil Kaan - Aug 2, 2021

That triple-threat talent named David Engel will once again grace the Musical Theatre West stage in FOREVER PLAID 30th ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT beginning August 5th, but this time socially distancing at Blair Field near by. Since David originated the PLAID role of Smudge, he has performed on many a stage from Broadway to his home away from home Musical Theatre West. David managed to answer my queries while in the car on the way to his husband Larry Raben’s opening night of SCHOOL OF ROCK he directed at Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins, Utah.

After 13 Successful Seasons Chuck Yates and Coyote Bring Down the Curtain at Coyote S Photo After 13 Successful Seasons Chuck Yates and Coyote Bring Down the Curtain at Coyote Stageworks
by David Green - Jun 9, 2021

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors’ Equity professional theatre company, announced that its founder and board of directors have decided to close the venerated theatre company after 13 years. Along with other theatre companies around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Coyote to cancel its 2019-2020 season, and that closure has continued due to the uncertainty thus far in 2021. This period of forced introspection led Coyote’s leadership to conclude that this was the right time to permanently close the company while celebrating its many accomplishments and accolades.

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Entertainment Announce 2021-2022 Se Photo La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Entertainment Announce 2021-2022 Season of Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

The long intermission is almost over and LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT have announced their 44th season of shows, and will welcome subscribers and audiences back for another exciting, joy-filled season of Broadway smash hits, concerts, comedy and much, much more!

BWW Interview: Triple Threat Jason Graae Always In PERFECT HERMANY Photo BWW Interview: Triple Threat Jason Graae Always In PERFECT HERMANY
by Gil Kaan - Apr 12, 2021

A co-production of San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon and Long Beach's Musical Theatre West, PERFECT HERMANY will be available to stream online through May 2, 2021 as part of Moon’s 2021 Moonbeams season. This homage to legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman stars the versatile Jason Graae, directed by Lee Tannen with musical direction by John Boswell.

Jason Graae Premieres Virtual Jerry Herman Evening PERFECT HERMANY April 10th Photo Jason Graae Premieres Virtual Jerry Herman Evening PERFECT HERMANY April 10th
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 9, 2021

42nd Street Moon and Musical Theatre West join forces to bring a Jerry Herman evening starring Jason Graae to the internet airwaves.

Musical Theatre West Offers “2021 Keep The Lights On” Virtual Benefit Concert Ser Photo Musical Theatre West Offers “2021 Keep The Lights On” Virtual Benefit Concert Series
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2021

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) virtual benefit concert series “2021 Keep the Lights On,” continues its nine-concert streaming series.

VIDEO: FOREVER PLAID Alumni Sing 'Never Met a Man I Didn't Like' in the Valley Villag Photo VIDEO: FOREVER PLAID Alumni Sing 'Never Met a Man I Didn't Like' in the Valley Villagers Virtual Choir
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2021

The Valley Villagers Virtual Choir, headed up by musical director Jeff Rizzo and producer/director Eric Andrist, have gathered together 70+ performers for their latest virtual choir video.

Cast and Creatives Announced for the Old Globe's DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHR Photo Cast and Creatives Announced for the Old Globe's DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! ON THE RADIO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2020

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of its 23rd annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which this year will be presented by KPBS Radio in San Diego as a free audio-only production. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Old Globe is unable to produce the San Diego favorite on its stage this year.

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Under The Stars Spooktacular Concert Photo San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Under The Stars Spooktacular Concert
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 27, 2020

San Diego Musical Theatre has announced the 'SDMT Stars Under The Stars Spooktacular Concert' streaming now thru November 1, 2020.

VIDEO: The Valley Villagers Choir Performs 'The Story Goes On' Photo VIDEO: The Valley Villagers Choir Performs 'The Story Goes On'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 15, 2020

The Valley Villagers Choir had to stop rehearsing and performing together when the Covid pandemic hit. But that hasn't stopped their leaders from getting people to keep singing. Founders Eric Andrist and Jeff Rizzo created a 'virtual' division for the choir and recently released their second virtual choir video, this time for Grandparent's Day. 

Rubicon Theatre Presents FOREVER PLAID: THE 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT With David Engel Photo Rubicon Theatre Presents FOREVER PLAID: THE 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT With David Engel, Larry Raben & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura continues the company's Safe-Distance Drive-In Theatre Concert Benefit Series when Broadway veterans and beloved Southern California musical icons come together for a 30th Anniversary Concert celebrating the music of the hit show FOREVER PLAID.

Rubicon Theatre Company Kicks Off RUBICON GOES RETRO DRIVE-IN CONCERT With Christian  Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Kicks Off RUBICON GOES RETRO DRIVE-IN CONCERT With Christian Hoff and Travis Cloer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2020

After record-breaking opening week sales, Rubicon Theatre Company has announced details related to the first event of Rubicon Goes Retro, the company's Safe-Distance Drive-In Theatre Concert Series featuring live 75-minute concerts at the Ventura County Fairgrounds that patrons can enjoy from the safety and comfort of their cars.

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces DRIVE-IN THEATRE CONCERT SERIES Featuring Christian Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Announces DRIVE-IN THEATRE CONCERT SERIES Featuring Christian Hoff and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2020

One theatre company in California has found a creative way to change that for their audiences. Rubicon Theatre Company, based in the beachside community of Ventura, has become the first non-profit professional regional theatre in the nation to announce a Safe-Distance Drive-In Theatre Concert Series.

BWW Feature: Highlights From the '30th Plaidiversary of FOREVER PLAID' Photo BWW Feature: Highlights From the '30th Plaidiversary of FOREVER PLAID'
by Stephen Mosher - May 26, 2020

Singer Songwriter Christine Lavin offers BWW an exclusive highlights Video of '30th Plaidiversary of FOREVER PLAID'

Original Cast Of FOREVER PLAID Will Reunite For The '30th Plaidiversary' On Facebook  Photo Original Cast Of FOREVER PLAID Will Reunite For The '30th Plaidiversary' On Facebook Live
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2020

Join the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Forever Plaid!

Musical Theatre West Presents Jerry Herman's MAME Photo Musical Theatre West Presents Jerry Herman's MAME
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 27, 2020

Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman's musical masterpiece Mame to Southern California for a three-week run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27 a?" April 12.  Based on the novel, Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Mame lavishly delivers one of theater's all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion.  Tickets are available at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.

Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS to Open at The Gateway Photo Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS to Open at The Gateway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2020

Rehearsals have begun for Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, on stage March 6 through 15. This 'classic whodunit' takes audiences on a fast paced thrill ride with a train full of suspects, and each one with an alibi! There are twists and turns aplenty in this intrigue-filled story, newly adapted for the stage from Agatha Christie's masterpiece by two-time Tony-nominated playwright Ken Ludwig. This unforgettable mystery takes audiences on a thrilling ride - Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.

The Award Winning Coyote Stageworks Brings THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN To The Palm Springs Photo The Award Winning Coyote Stageworks Brings THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN To The Palm Springs Cultural Center To Round Out Its' Eleventh Acclaimed Season
by David Green - Feb 26, 2020

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, will conclude its eleventh season with a full production of a?oeThe Velocity of Autumna?? by Eric Coble, which will run from March 13 through 22 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, located at 2300 East Baristo Road in Palm Springs. Directed by Chuck Yates, The Velocity of Autumn swirls around Alexandra, an 80-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. In Alexandra's corner are her wit, her volcanic passion, and the fact that she's barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block.

Global Roundup 10/25 - Adam Pascal in THE MUSIC MAN, CHESS in Japan and More! Photo Global Roundup 10/25 - Adam Pascal in THE MUSIC MAN, CHESS in Japan and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Once On This Island, The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd and more!

Review Roundup: Adam Pascal Leads 5 Star Theatricals' THE MUSIC MAN - What Did the Cr Photo Review Roundup: Adam Pascal Leads 5 Star Theatricals' THE MUSIC MAN - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Oct 25, 2019

Tony nominee Adam Pascal stars as Professor Harold Hill in the first show of the 5-Star Theatricals 2019-2020 season, THE MUSIC MAN, featuring book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, musical direction by Brad Ellis, choreography by Peggy Hickey and directed by Larry Raben.

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