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Bio:
Broadway debut! Off Broadway: Valley Song (MTC); Funnyhouse of a Negro (Signature). Regional: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Syracuse); Doubt (Portland). Film: Straight Outta Compton (Dr. Dre's mom). TV: "Law &Order." BFA: Rutgers Univ MGSA. LisaReneePitts.com (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway debut! Off Broadway: Valley Song (MTC); Funnyhouse of a Negro (Signature). Regional: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Syracuse); Doubt (Portland). Film: Straight Outta Compton (Dr. Dre's mom). TV: "Law &Order." BFA: Rutgers Univ MGSA. LisaReneePitts.com (read complete bio)
BWW Review: THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse Florian Zeller's brilliant play THE FATH Photo BWW Review: THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse Florian Zeller's brilliant play THE FATHER plumbs the idea of how memory makes us who we are.
by Harker Jones - Feb 17, 2020

Florian Zeller's brilliant play THE FATHER plumbs the ideas of memory and self, starting off light-hearted and slowly, piece by piece, descending into a harrowing and devastating freefall.

VIDEO: First Look at THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse, Starring Alfred Molina Photo VIDEO: First Look at THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse, Starring Alfred Molina
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse presents The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, February 5 to March 1, 2020.

Review Roundup: THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Feb 13, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse presents The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, February 5 to March 1, 2020.

Photo Flash: John C. Reilly, Simon Helberg and More Attend Opening Night of THE FATHE Photo Photo Flash: John C. Reilly, Simon Helberg and More Attend Opening Night of THE FATHER Starring Alfred Molina
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of California, presents The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, now through March 1, 2020. The production stars Alfred Molina (Frieda, An Education, Enchanted April) in a tour-de-force role in perhaps one of the most awarded plays of recent times on two continents – winning the 2014 Molière Award, and nominations for the Evening Standard Theatre Award, Olivier Award for Best New Play, and Tony Award for Best Play.

BWW Interview: Michael Manuel: From Creature to THE FATHER's Memory (Or Imagination?) Photo BWW Interview: Michael Manuel: From Creature to THE FATHER's Memory (Or Imagination?)
by Gil Kaan - Feb 7, 2020

The Alfred Molina-starrer THE FATHER, currently in previews, will have its official opening night February 11, 2020 at the Pasadena Playhouse. Playwright Florian Zeller (translated by Christopher Hampton) illuminates the internal struggles of a very proud man cursed with dementia. Two versions of André's (the father) memory play out on stage that will keep the audience guessing as to which is André's reality. Jessica Kubzansky directs a seasoned cast including: Sue Cremin, Michael Manuel, Pia Shah, Hugo Armstrong and Lisa Renee Pitts. I had the chance to interview Michael Manuel, whom I last saw in his stunning portrayal of The Creature in A Noise Within's FRANKENSTEIN.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse presents The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, February 5 to March 1, 2020.

BWW Interview: Alfred Molina Speaks About THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse Photo BWW Interview: Alfred Molina Speaks About THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jan 24, 2020

Florian Zeller's play The Father is so topical, for it deals with a father who is suffering from dimentia. It opens for previews on February 5 at the Pasadena Playhouse with the official opening night set for Tuesday February 11. Alfred Molina whose stage and film appearances are laudatory stars as the father Andre, a former tap dancer. He talks succinctly about the role as he settles in to a comfortable rehearsal period.

Sue Cremin, Michael Manuel and More Complete Casting of THE FATHER Starring Alfred Mo Photo Sue Cremin, Michael Manuel and More Complete Casting of THE FATHER Starring Alfred Molina at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of California, has completed casting for The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, that comes to the Playhouse February 5 to March 1, 2020.

BWW Review: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Reminds Us of the Power of Empathy, at Portland Cen Photo BWW Review: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Reminds Us of the Power of Empathy, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Mar 5, 2019

Portland Center Stage's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS asks us all to 'imagine what the world would be if we led with love and kindness," and shows us a path to get there.

Photo Flash: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At The Armory Photo Photo Flash: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Portland Center Stage at The Armory brings the critically acclaimed adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things to debut in the author's hometown. Adapted by Nia Vardalos (writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding), co-created by Vardalos, Thomas Kail (director of Hamilton) and Marshall Heyman, and directed by Rose Riordan, Tiny Beautiful Things explores the time Cheryl Strayed spent as the anonymous advice columnist behind "Dear Sugar," and the honest, intimate connection she forged with her readers. Dana Green takes on the role of Sugar, joined by Leif Norby, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Brian Michael Smith who play the letter writers.

Photo Flash: First Look at The Armory's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at The Armory's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Portland Center Stage at The Armory brings the critically acclaimed adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things to debut in the author's hometown. Adapted by Nia Vardalos (writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding), co-created by Vardalos, Thomas Kail (director of Hamilton) and Marshall Heyman, and directed by Rose Riordan, Tiny Beautiful Things explores the time Cheryl Strayed spent as the anonymous advice columnist behind 'Dear Sugar,' and the honest, intimate connection she forged with her readers. Dana Green takes on the role of Sugar, joined by Leif Norby, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Brian Michael Smith who play the letter writers.

TINY, BEAUTIFUL THINGS To Open At The Armory Photo TINY, BEAUTIFUL THINGS To Open At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Portland Center Stage at The Armory brings the critically acclaimed adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things to debut in the author's hometown. Adapted by Nia Vardalos (writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding), co-created by Vardalos, Thomas Kail (director of Hamilton) and Marshall Heyman, and directed by Rose Riordan, Tiny Beautiful Things explores the time Cheryl Strayed spent as the anonymous advice columnist behind "Dear Sugar," and the honest, intimate connection she forged with her readers. Dana Green takes on the role of Sugar, joined by Leif Norby, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Brian Michael Smith who play the letter writers.

Photo Flash: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Opens at the Mark Taper Forum Photo Photo Flash: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Opens at the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Center Theatre Group's production of 'Sweat' by Lynn Nottage will opened at the Mark Taper Forum last night. Check out photos from the event below!

Photo Coverage: Gloria Steinem, Rose Byrne and More Attend Opening Night of SWEAT
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2017

Sweat, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey completed its long journey and opened last night on Broadway. The stars came out to walk the red carpet and take in a night of confrontational theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand, check out the photos below!

Photo Flash: Three Local Students Top CTG's 2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

From a field of 12 local high school students, Damaris Vizvett, Samuel Christian and Aryana Williams have been selected as the top three performers in the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) regional finals hosted at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum on Monday night, February 29, 2016. Vizvett and Christian will go on to represent Los Angeles in the national finals on May 2. This year's competition featured high school students from three Southern California counties. Scroll down for photos from the event!

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Presents World Premiere of WATCHING O.J.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA continues with their WORLD PREMIERE of Click and drag to move Watching O.J. by David McMillan Continuing through Black History month February 5th - 28, 2016 Running at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays EST/LA is in the Atwater Village Theatre complex at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039 Tickets are $19.95 in advance at watchingoj.com or $25 at the door.

BWW Review: Intense WATCHING O.J. Provides A Delicate Balancing Act of Dejá Vu Tensions
by Gil Kaan - Oct 12, 2015

In the world premiere of his WATCHING O.J., playwright David McMillan deftly balances both sides of the black and white/innocent vs. guilty/jubilant and angry reactions of a multi-racial neighborhood in their varied responses to the infamous O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995. A cross-section of races and occupations make a volatile combustion fueled by the explosive portrayals of the stellar cast.

David McMillan's WATCHING O.J. to Make World Premiere in Los Angeles This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA presents the World Premiere of WATCHING O.J. by David McMillan Opening Today, October 3, 2015 with reception to follow Running at 8pm Fridays and Todays, and 2pm Sundays through November 8, 2015 EST/LA in Atwater Village Theater at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039.

David McMillan's WATCHING O.J. to Make World Premiere in Los Angeles This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA presents the World Premiere of WATCHING O.J. by David McMillan Opening Saturday, October 3, 2015 with reception to follow Running at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays through November 8, 2015 EST/LA in Atwater Village Theater at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039.

Photo Flash: First Look at VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang opens tonight, September 26, at Syracuse Stage. Directed by Marcela Lorca, the show runs through October 12, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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