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Gov. Gavin Newsom, Carnie & Wendy Wilson and Melvin Robert Join Gay Men's Chorus LA f Photo Gov. Gavin Newsom, Carnie & Wendy Wilson and Melvin Robert Join Gay Men's Chorus LA for THE CALIFORNIA SOUND
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 18, 2021

On Saturday, March 20 at 8:00 pm, almost a year after it was to perform a program titled The California Sound onstage at Alex Theatre in Glendale, GMCLA will stream this love letter to California and its musical heritage.

VIDEO: Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Releases World Premiere Virtual Performance Of Photo VIDEO: Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Releases World Premiere Virtual Performance Of Frank Ticheli's Earth Song
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2020

As people across the globe join together to express their love and concern for our planet on Earth Day, members of Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, led by Music Director & Conductor, Ernest H. Harrison, have created a virtual performance of EARTH SONG, by renowned USC composer, Dr. Frank Ticheli.

GMCLA Releases Dance Version Of Viral Song and Presents THE CALIFORNIA SOUND Photo GMCLA Releases Dance Version Of Viral Song and Presents THE CALIFORNIA SOUND
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 3, 2020

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' recent performance on The Film Independent Spirit Awards of Gay Spirit Song, viewed over 7 million times online, has just been released in a new Dance version. GMCLA's new Music Director & Conductor Ernest H. Harrison and thirty GMCLA members went back into the studio to work with the song's original composer Greg O'Connor along with GMCLA member Quinn Coleman and the Perry Twins, known for some of the best dance tracks in clubs today, to create this version as a fundraiser for GMCLA: gmcla.com/gayspirit. 

GMCLA Appoints Ernest H. Harrison As Music Director & Conductor Photo GMCLA Appoints Ernest H. Harrison As Music Director & Conductor
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 13, 2019

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of the country's longest-running and largest LGBTQ arts organizations, announced today that Ernest H. Harrison, a conductor, singer, and educator, has been appointed Music Director & Conductor.  

GMCLA Announces 2019-2020 Season To Include Two World Premieres Photo GMCLA Announces 2019-2020 Season To Include Two World Premieres
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 3, 2019

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of the country's longest-running and largest LGBTQ arts organizations, today announced its SEASON 41 Concerts, to be held at the Alex Theatre in Glendale and Walt Disney Concert Hall.    

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats Hollywood Bowl's INTO THE WOODS, Gay Men's Choru Photo The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats Hollywood Bowl's INTO THE WOODS, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Concert
by West of Broadway - Aug 9, 2019

We are super excited about this episode! Lara and Will are joined in studio with 567 Broadway creator and friend of the pod Joseph Corella to discuss Will and Joseph's night at the Hollywood Bowl seeing opening night of the star studded three-day run of Into The Woods. 

Chrissy Metz and Shoshana Bean Join Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Anniversary Conce Photo Chrissy Metz and Shoshana Bean Join Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Anniversary Concert
by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2019

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of the country's longest-running and largest LGBTQ arts organizations, announced today that Chrissy Metz, star of NBC's This is Us and Shoshana Bean, star of Broadway's Waitress, will join GMCLA'S Gala Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall on August 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

GMCLA Appoints Acclaimed Jenny Wong As Interim Artistic Director And Conductor Photo GMCLA Appoints Acclaimed Jenny Wong As Interim Artistic Director And Conductor
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 10, 2019

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of the country's longest-running and largest LGBTQ arts organizations, announced today that internationally-acclaimed conductor Jenny Wong will serve as Interim Artistic Director and Conductor beginning in September and will conduct the upcoming concerts in December. 

David Mixner To Receive Lifetime Legend Award At GMCLA 40/STONEWALL 50 Concert Photo David Mixner To Receive Lifetime Legend Award At GMCLA 40/STONEWALL 50 Concert
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2019

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of the country's longest-running and largest LGBTQ arts organizations, will honor David Mixner, a leader in LGBTQ and civil rights for the past 60 years with its Lifetime Legend award for six decades of activism, service, and leadership, at its upcoming gala: GMCLA 40STONEWALL 50 on August 16, 2019, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. This Concert and Gala will be a mil estone event which concludes GMCLA's 40th anniversary season and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City.  

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles In Financial Trouble Photo Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles In Financial Trouble
by Alan Henry - Apr 11, 2019

The LA Times reports that following reports that following allegations of inappropriate behavior by former board chairman and former West Hollywood Mayor John Duran has furthered financial troubles for the L. A. Gay Men's Chorus, which currently has a deficit of $400K.

Foundation For New American Musicals Announces Finalists For SHOWSEARCH Photo Foundation For New American Musicals Announces Finalists For SHOWSEARCH
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 31, 2018

On Sunday, June 10, the Foundation for New American Musicals will showcase short (10-minute) musicals written by high school and college-age finalists competing for cash-award scholarships in SHOWSEARCH 2018.

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Winners Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, Christine Ebersole, Rachel York and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Los Angeles winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners!

Hollywood Legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Hollywood legends and stars of Love Story, Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal will star in the upcoming UK tour of LOVE LETTERS at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 13 - Saturday 18 November 2017.

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in UK Tour of LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Hollywood legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal star in the upcoming UK tour of LOVE LETTERS, celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances.

Photo Flash: First Look at Stu James and More in RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Veteran Broadway actor Stu James (Benny in RENT, national tour of The Color Purple) will reprise the role of black entrepreneur and music mogul John Dolphin when last season's smash hit musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD gets an all-new production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews began July 8, with the press opening was held on July 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Hit Musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD Returns for Commercial Run at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Broadway producer Lou Spisto joins Jamelle Dolphin to bring story of black businessman, music producer and civil rights activist John Dolphin to larger audience

Hit Musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD Returns for Commercial Run at Kirk Douglas Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Broadway producer Lou Spisto joins Jamelle Dolphin to bring story of black businessman, music producer and civil rights activist John Dolphin to larger audience

BWW Interview: Creative Team of RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD Talk New Changes at the Kirk Douglas
by Don Grigware - Jun 29, 2016

We sat down with Jamelle Dolphin and Lou Spisto, producers of the returning RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD as they prepare for the upcoming run at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City. Both men talk about going deeper into John Dolphin's character and adding new material to create the perfect show, which begins previews July 8.

RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD to Run This Summer at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 15, 2016

Veteran Broadway actor Stu James (Benny in RENT, national tour of The Color Purple) will reprise the role of black entrepreneur and music mogul John Dolphin when last season's smash hit musical Recorded in Hollywood gets an all-new production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews begin July 8, with the press opening set for July 16.

Biz of the Musical Theatre Conference Early Registration Deadline Set for 6/1
by Tyler Peterson - May 27, 2016

The early registration deadline for the sixth biennial Biz of the Musical Theatre Biz Conference is coming up on June 1.

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