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BWW Review: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Is An Insightful Story Still Finding Its FootingBWW Review: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Is An Insightful Story Still Finding Its Footing
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Aug 9, 2018

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES is an insightful look at the realities of immigration and the standards placed upon Latinx women. It's also an entertaining story about the incredible bond that women share. While the show is still finding its footing, its place and relevance in our community are undeniable. (more...)

Dual Language Edition of Disney's ALADDIN to Open This Week at LATCDual Language Edition of Disney's ALADDIN to Open This Week at LATC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions, in association with El Centro Del Pueblo and CASA 0101 Theater in a new expanded guest production. (more...)

Dual Language Edition of Disney's ALADDIN to Open This Week at LATCDual Language Edition of Disney's ALADDIN to Open This Week at LATC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions, in association with El Centro Del Pueblo and CASA 0101 Theater in a new expanded guest production. (more...)

Latino Theater Company Unveils Lupe Ontiveros Theatre at The LATC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The Latino Theater Company will rename one of five theaters at downtown's Los Angeles Theatre Center complex in honor of award-winning Mexican American actress and community activist Lupe Ontiveros, who was a founding member of the company. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Latino Theater Company's 10th annual Gala - The Latino Theater Company celebrates 30 years of success with a fundraising "Dia de los Muertos" gala event featuring a cocktail reception, silent auction and gourmet dinner. Honoring public figures who have dedicated their careers and lives to servicing the arts in Los Angeles, LTC's Marco Antonio Firebaugh Legacy Award will be presented to Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon; retired partner of Latham & Watkins Donald P. Baker; Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment John Naveira; and General Manager of Goya California Robert A. Unanue. The company's Lupe Ontiveros Dream Award will go to Associate Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group Diane Rodriguez. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Latino Theater Company's productions as well as outreach programs that contribute arts education and cultural enrichment to our city. (more...)

Aisha Tyler, Gina Torres, Wendie Malick, Connie Stevens and Kerris Dorsey to Be Honored at 2016 La Femme International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

LA Femme International Film Festival (LAFIFF) is proud to announce that Connie Stevens, Aisha Tyler, Gina Torres (pictured), Wendie Malick, and Kerris Dorsey are being honored at this year's at LAFIFF Awards Show and Gala event on October 23, 2016 (Red Carpet at 6 pm; Show at 7 pm) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Latino Theater Company's 10th annual Gala - The Latino Theater Company celebrates 30 years of success with a fundraising "Dia de los Muertos" gala event featuring a cocktail reception, silent auction and gourmet dinner. Honoring public figures who have dedicated their careers and lives to servicing the arts in Los Angeles, LTC's Marco Antonio Firebaugh Legacy Award will be presented to Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon; retired partner of Latham & Watkins Donald P. Baker; Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment John Naveira; and General Manager of Goya California Robert A. Unanue. The company's Lupe Ontiveros Dream Award will go to Associate Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group Diane Rodriguez. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Latino Theater Company's productions as well as outreach programs that contribute arts education and cultural enrichment to our city. (more...)

Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! Officially Dances onto Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

On Your Feet!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, nineteen-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, opens on Broadway tonight, November 5, 2015, following preview performances beginning tonight, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre. (more...)

Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! Begins Previews Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

?On Your Feet!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, nineteen-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. On Your Feet! opens on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, following preview performances beginning tonight, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Funny and Titillating, REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Opens Big at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Sep 15, 2015

The film of Josefina Lopez's Real Women Have Curves in 2002 was a big hit in art houses and won several Sundance prizes including an audience award for Best Actresses Lupe Ontiveros and America Ferrera, long before her Ugly Betty fame. Lopez's semi-autobiographical play from the 90s about the garment industry and the Latina women who struggle to survive in it - the basis for the film - is currently running at the Pasadena Playhouse through October 4 and has terrific direction from Seema Sueko and a closely connected ensemble of five actresses. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Marquis Theatre Box Office (46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue) officially opens today, Monday, August 17 for ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, nineteen-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. ON YOUR FEET! opens on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, following preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre.  The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical), lands on Broadway following a world premiere summer engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Josefina Lopez to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree in the Arts from Columbia College Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Josefina López, the award-winning playwright and co-screenwriter of Real Women Have Curves and Founding Artistic Director of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, CA will receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree in the Arts from her Alma Mater, Columbia College Chicago on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., at which time López will deliver a Commencement Address to the Class of 2015. López graduate with a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Columbia College Chicago in 1993. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Presents REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Celebrate the power of womanhood, as five Mexican-American women venture down the road of self-discovery in a coming-of-age drama that will shower audiences of all ages with inspiration and courage! As part of Aurora Theatre's annual Teatro del Sol, a Spanish language theatre initiative with a goal of the preservation of Hispanic cultural heritage, Real Women Have Curves plays tonight, April 10-26, 2015. Based on playwright Josefina Lopez's own young adult experiences, this widely recognized portrayal of immigration and its impact on women and their families has sparked a greater conversation and call to action for young immigrants struggling to defy the odds and achieve the American dream. (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Celebrate the power of womanhood, as five Mexican-American women venture down the road of self-discovery in a coming-of-age drama that will shower audiences of all ages with inspiration and courage! As part of Aurora Theatre's annual Teatro del Sol, a Spanish language theatre initiative with a goal of the preservation of Hispanic cultural heritage, Real Women Have Curves plays April 10-26, 2015. Based on playwright Josefina Lopez's own young adult experiences, this widely recognized portrayal of immigration and its impact on women and their families has sparked a greater conversation and call to action for young immigrants struggling to defy the odds and achieve the American dream. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Award-winning author, Josefina Lopez, best known at the creator of the play Real Women Have Curves, which spawned the popular Sundance Film Festival award-winning film of the same title starring America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros and George Lopez, will appear in The Fourth Annual Idyllwild Authors Series presented by Eduardo Santiago & Pen Center USA on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Cafe Aroma, 54750 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549. (more...)

Ben Winchell, Ana Villafane to Star in MAX STEEL
by Movies News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Ben Winchell (Disney's “A.N.T. Farm,” “Necessary Roughness”) and Ana Villafañe (“Hiding,” “Los Americans”) have signed on to play the signature roles of Max McGrath and Sydney Gardner in “Max Steel,” (more...)

JOSEFINA LOPEZ to Deliver Commencement Address at Los Angeles High School for the Arts' 2013 Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013

JOSEFINA LOPEZ, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the play and the film, "Real Women Have Curves," will deliver the Commencement Address at Los Angeles High School for the Arts' (LACHSA's) 2013 Graduation Ceremony at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 on Friday, June 7, 2013, starting at2:00 p.m., it was announced today by LACHSA Principal George Simpson. The graduation will feature many LACHSA performing arts groups and is open to the general public to attend. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Oct 7, 2012

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 7, 2012 - Sunday, October 7, 2012. (more...)

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by - Oct 7, 2012

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Sunday, October 7, 2012. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, Roberta Reardon & More to Attend 2012 HOLA Awards, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2012

Attending the 13th Annual Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) Awards presented by Delta Air Lines this Monday, October 8, 2012 will be SAG-AFTRA elected leadership reps that include national SAG-AFTRA Co- President, Roberta Reardon and national SAG-AFTRA Co-Treasurer and Co-Secretary, Amy Aquino. Also joining the celebration will be Tony Plana, Tony Shalhoub, Brooke Adams and CNN's Jane Vélez-Mitchell. A special tribute to the late Lupe Ontiveros will be given by Latin Heat Editor and co-host of 'HOLA L.A.' Bel Hernández. Odalys Molina and Jorge Ramos will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies of this year's HOLA Awards. (more...)

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