Review: SISTERS IN LAW Celebrates Friendship and Conflict Between the Supreme Court's First Two Female JusticesReview: SISTERS IN LAW Celebrates Friendship and Conflict Between the Supreme Court's First Two Female Justices
by Shari Barrett - Sep 30, 2019

During the thought-provoking 90-minute play, made even more visually intense via attention-grabbing historical projections of news headlines to forward the progression of time on Rachel Myers exquisitely transformational scenic design, Feldshuh and Faracy fully embody not only the physical presence of Ginsburg and O'Connor but also their dependency on each other to get their voices heard over the gender-biased male members of the Court. Their dedication to justice and the law was solid, although O'Connor felt the need to take it slowly like a tortoise while Ginsburg always felt the need to charge ahead like the hare when it came to issues of sexual harassment towards women. (more...)

The Wallis Presents SISTERS IN LAWThe Wallis Presents SISTERS IN LAW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Elizabeth Weber, Dale Franzen (Hadestown) and Don Franzen, presents the West Coast Premiere of SISTERS IN LAW, starring Tovah Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony, a?oeThe Walking Dead,a?? a?oeCrazy Ex-Girlfrienda??) as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephanie Faracy (Hocus Pocus, The Great Outdoors with Dan Aykroyd and John Candy, a?oeSneaky Petea?? and a?oeModern Familya??) as Sandra Day O'Connor.  Directed by Patricia McGregor (Lights Out: Nat a?oeKinga?? Cole, Skeleton Crew), with an all-female design  team,  performances begin Wednesday, September 18 through Sunday, October 13, 2019, in The Wallis' Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: A Disturbing SMART LOVE Rivets With Much Food For ThoughtBWW Review: A Disturbing SMART LOVE Rivets With Much Food For Thought
by Gil Kaan - Jan 19, 2019

The west coast premiere of Brian Letscher's SMART LOVE rivetingly posits a truly sci-fi event as a real-life situation in which you're forced to come face-to-face with some serious moral dilemmas. Anchoring this strong cast of four, Melissa Weber Bales totally inhabits the fairly recently widowed Sandy, who's freshly found a new zest for life in Vic (a most memorable Scott Conte in the show's smallest part). (more...)

SMART LOVE Opens In Los Angeles January 12thSMART LOVE Opens In Los Angeles January 12th
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

LA Drama Critics Circle Award Winning Director Elina de Santos helms the contemporary comedy SMART LOVE opening January 12th at Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles. The west coast premiere marks the second professionally produced full length play by writer/actor Brian Letscher. This and Letscher's previous work, WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON, premiered at Jeff Daniels' The Purple Rose Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Review: JAZZANTIQUA PRESENTS FREEDOM! JAZZ! DANCE! IN THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT ~ A CELEBRATION OF THE HEART! at The Nate Holden Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: JAZZANTIQUA PRESENTS FREEDOM! JAZZ! DANCE! IN THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT ~ A CELEBRATION OF THE HEART! at The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 8, 2018

Artistic Director Pat Taylor's JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble is a beautiful jazz/dance and soulful enterprise that is so exuberant and exhilarating to watch, that, and this is also because the four jazz musicians who play throughout are just beyond brilliant, you forget every one of your troubles and feel compelled to join in to rejoice the human spirit through music, dance, poetry and the spoken word. (more...)

Elina De Santos Directs World Premiere Of A MISUNDERSTANDINGElina De Santos Directs World Premiere Of A MISUNDERSTANDING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

 Understand you? I don't even understand myself. Elina de Santos directs a playful play of ideas that challenges our fundamental understanding of reality. The world premiere of A Misunderstanding by Matt Chait (Disinherit the Wind) opens on Friday, Jan. 4 at The Complex in Hollywood, where performances continue through Feb. 3. Leave all your preconceived notions at the door… this play is sure to turn them inside out. (more...)

BWW Review: Kingsmen's TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Proves Honor Has Value and Chivalry isn't DeadBWW Review: Kingsmen's TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Proves Honor Has Value and Chivalry isn't Dead
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 6, 2018

It contains possibly the last words William Shakespeare ever wrote and chances are you've never seen a production of it. THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN was written around 1613 but not published until 1634, and is attributed to both Shakespeare and John Fletcher, the man who would succeed him as resident playwright for the King's Men (named for the company's benefactor, King James I). Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's production is the perfect opportunity to see it for the first time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sexy, Scandalous LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES Premieres at Antaeus Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Sexy, Scandalous LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES Premieres at Antaeus Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Sex, revenge, betrayal... let the games begin. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton's Olivier, Evening Standard and New York Drama Critic's Circle Award-winning adaptation of the scandalous novel by Choderlos de Laclos. Directed by Robin Larsen, Les Liaisons Dangereuses opens on Oct. 26and Oct. 27 (one opening for each cast), running through Dec. 10 at theKiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin on Oct. 19. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY Trundling Into Cavod Theatre This FallDRIVING MISS DAISY Trundling Into Cavod Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

This October we honor our Cavod Theatre founder, Stan Deen, with one of his favorite productions, Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY Trundling Into Cavod Theatre This FallDRIVING MISS DAISY Trundling Into Cavod Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

This October we honor our Cavod Theatre founder, Stan Deen, with one of his favorite productions, Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company Presents LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESAntaeus Theatre Company Presents LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Sex, revenge, betrayal... let the games begin. (more...)

BWW Review: Rogue Machine Presents U.S. Premiere of DAYTONABWW Review: Rogue Machine Presents U.S. Premiere of DAYTONA
by George Brietigam - Sep 18, 2017

As you age, every wrinkle and liver spot on your face tells a story, and there are some stories you would rather just forget. (more...)

DUO: A MUSICAL to Premiere at NY SummerFest Theater FestivalDUO: A MUSICAL to Premiere at NY SummerFest Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Summerfest Theater Festival presents Duo: A Musical, written and directed by Elias Rubin in his second musical piece to be presented in New York. (more...)

Rogue Machine Brings DAYTONA to Los AngelesRogue Machine Brings DAYTONA to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Rogue Machine Opens the American Premiere of "DAYTONA" on 9/9 in Los Angeles Written by Oliver Cotton    Haunting and humorous, Daytona is a play with two love stories at its heart. Joe and Elli were childhood friends who survived the Holocaust. They found each other, after the war, and have been married almost 50 years now and living in New York. The couple created an active world for themselves to forget the past…until the day an unexpected visitor arrives, fracturing the relationship that took a lifetime to build. How do we forgive ourselves, and others, and live with the parts of our past that are better forgotten? (more...)

Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the OdysseyLaugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 26 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

DUO: A MUSICAL to Premiere at NY SummerFest Theater FestivalDUO: A MUSICAL to Premiere at NY SummerFest Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Summerfest Theater Festival presents Duo: A Musical, written and directed by Elias Rubin in his second musical piece to be presented in New York. (more...)

BWW Review: JULIUS CEASAR at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 28, 2017

What happens when a family loses a loved one? Said family bans together, consoles each other, and stand as a united front to continue the celebration of the memory of the lost family member. (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company Presents AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare directs one of the Bard's most popular and delightful romantic comedies, filled with shrewd observations about life, love and human nature. (more...)

Photo Flash: AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to Antaeus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare directs one of the Bard's most popular and delightful romantic comedies, filled with shrewd observations about life, love and human nature. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of As You Like It, opening July 27 and July 28 (one opening for each cast) at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin July 20. (more...)

Servant Stage Company presents SING SING SWING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

If you're in the mood for an energetic song and dance tribute to the Swing era, then don't miss Servant Stage Company's next production, SING SING SWING, on stage this summer at locations across Lancaster County! A joyful and nostalgic salute to the dance styles of jive, lindy hop and the jitterbug; and the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman, audiences won't want to miss this song and dance extravaganza. (more...)

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