Theatre Of NOTE Presents World Premiere Of FRUITIONTheatre Of NOTE Presents World Premiere Of FRUITION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Theatre of NOTE closes its 2019 season with the world premiere of Fruition, by Alexis DeLaRosa, directed by Lauren Smerkanich.  Fruition will preview Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 at 8pm. It will open on Thursday, November 7 at 8pm and run through Saturday, December 7 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.     (more...)

2Cents Theatre Group Presents David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE2Cents Theatre Group Presents David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019

2Cents Theatre Group is set to kick off its 2019 site-specific season with a unique production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole, a stunning journey through grief, the search for comfort, and the rebirth of hope. Under the direction of 2Cents artistic director Kristen Boul , there will be one preview performance on Friday, February 8, at 8pm, and opening is set for Today, February 9, at 8pm. The engagement will run through March 10 only. (more...)

2Cents Theatre Group Presents David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE2Cents Theatre Group Presents David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

2Cents Theatre Group is set to kick off its 2019 site-specific season with a unique production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole, a stunning journey through grief, the search for comfort, and the rebirth of hope. Under the direction of 2Cents artistic director Kristen Boul , there will be one preview performance on Friday, February 8, at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, February 9, at 8pm. The engagement will run through March 10 only. (more...)

Photo Flash: OH FREEDOM! Opens Tomorrow at Lewis Family PlayhousePhoto Flash: OH FREEDOM! Opens Tomorrow at Lewis Family Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Based on historical events, Oh Freedom! tells the story of the greatest collaboration against racism in American history before the Civil Rights movement. Combining stories of the men and women who were active in the fight against slavery with songs of the period, it reminds us that it took the cooperation, conviction, and bravery of many people, both black and white, to help hundreds of enslaved people make their way to freedom. Due to serious subject matter, this production is not suitable for children under 10. (more...)

Announcing The Cast Of OH FREEDOM! The Story Of The Underground RailroadAnnouncing The Cast Of OH FREEDOM! The Story Of The Underground Railroad
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The greatest collaboration against racism in American History before the Civil Rights Movement was The Underground Railroad, in which persons of all ethnic backgrounds, from North and South, came together to help escaped slaves make their way to free territory. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) Bows at the Falcon Theatre
by Don Grigware - Apr 3, 2017

The last time I laughed, really laughed at something funny, I didn't stop to ask myself what made it funny. The various classifications of comedy through the ages have never seemed that significant to learn unless I were a professor of comedy or were looking for a few items of fun trivia to share at a cocktail party. Reed Martin and Justin Tichenor love to abridge as in their Reduced Shakespeare and the History of America, both of which seem to work just fine with audiences, but if you reduce comedy, doesn't it take the fun out of funny? For the first half of The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), currently onstage at the Falcon Theatre, I felt like I was in a classroom instead of the theatre. Lists and lists of the funniest people, funniest double acts, etc were thrown at us as if we were students preparing for a major exam on the subject. But by the time the first act came to an end, in a scene filled with strobe lights, a Mack Sennett chase replete with cream pies flying and cops falling down took center stage, and what he had been hearing about started to make sense. Comedy is the slap, the pratfall, the schtik, the slapstick produce the laugh-filled relief that we get from the pressures of everyday living. Under the fast paced direction of Jerry Kernion, three geniuses of physical comedy Marc Ginsburg, Mark Jacobson and last. but hardly least Zehra Fazal prove that they can put on a show and make us laugh. (more...)

THEATRE OF NOTE Presents the West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2016 season with the west coast premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich and directed by Doug Oliphant. D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH will open on Thursday, August 11 and run through Saturday, September 17 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE presents West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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BWW Review: DIRT - Too Calculated to Get Down and Dirty
by Gil Kaan - Mar 21, 2016

The Rogue Machine Theatre's West Coast premiere of Bryony Lavery's DIRT, a precautionary dissertation of the lethal hazards of commonplace chemicals humans come in contact with, benefits from its strong talented cast. Bravo to all the actors for their commitment to their respective roles, some requiring the tackling of reiterating endless laundry lists of chemical terminology.  (more...)

THE GREAT DIVIDE to Play Lillian Theatre, 7/11-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Elephant Theatre Company is delighted to present the World Premier of The Great Divide by Lyle Kessler, directed by David Fofi. Opening night is Today, July 11th at the Lillian Theatre (1036 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038). The production runs Thursday, Friday and Today at 8 PM and Sunday at 5 PM through August 29th, 2015.Tickets are $25 and available at Plays411.net/divide or by calling 323.960.4429. (more...)

'Pro99' Actors' Equity Members Send Open Letter to AEA President
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Members of the 'Pro99' movement of Actors' Equity Association have issued an open letter to AEA's newly elected president, Kate Shindle, in response to her victory and to her inaugural address as president of the national union for actors and stage managers. The open letter is signed by over 400 Equity members (listed below), including such notable names as Ed Asner, Francis Fisher, Sally Kirkland and Alfred Molina. The 'Pro99' movement formed in late 2014 in opposition to AEA's rollout of a new plan that will effectively force 'intimate theaters' in Los Angeles to pay Equity actors minimum wage, go 'non-union' or even close - despite an overwhelming vote against the plan by 66% of the Los Angeles membership on an advisory referendum. 'Pro99' members around the nation, who take their name from the current AEA '99 Seat Plan' that allows members to volunteer in smaller venues, oppose AEA's new promulgated plan. They are requesting that Equity leadership put a moratorium on the plan until local members' voices can be heard, and that the union work with its members to develop an alternative plan that will more realistically address the needs of the Los Angeles theater community. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT DIVIDE Hits a Home Run Straight Into Fantasy Land
by Shari Barrett - Aug 8, 2015

Playwright Lyle Kessler is perhaps best known as the author of 'Orphans' which began its stage life at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles. Similar to the two lost brothers living in Philadelphia looking for family in that play, Kessler's new play 'The Great Divide' also centers on two very different brothers in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia dealing with the loss of their mother and overhearing father as best they can while life throws them curve balls, especially when two unexpected siblings show up and break into their family home looking for love as well as money. (more...)

THE GREAT DIVIDE Opens Tonight at Lillian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Elephant Theatre Company is delighted to present the World Premier of The Great Divide by Lyle Kessler, directed by David Fofi. Opening night is tonight, July 11th at the Lillian Theatre (1036 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038). The production runs Thursday, Friday and Today at 8 PM and Sunday at 5 PM through August 29th, 2015.Tickets are $25 and available at Plays411.net/divide or by calling 323.960.4429. (more...)

THE GREAT DIVIDE to Play Lillian Theatre, 7/11-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Elephant Theatre Company is delighted to present the World Premier of The Great Divide by Lyle Kessler, directed by David Fofi. Opening night is Saturday, July 11th at the Lillian Theatre (1036 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038). The production runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 5 PM through August 29th, 2015.Tickets are $25 and available at Plays411.net/divide or by calling 323.960.4429. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HEIR APPARENT at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Raucously witty and devilishly ribald, love and money are at stake in David Ives' hilarious, rhyming 'translaptation' of The Heir Apparent by Jean-Francois Regnard. Comedic director extraordinaire Matt Walker directs the Los Angeles premiere of Regnard's newly rediscovered 18th century comic masterpiece for a June 19 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews are set for June 17 and 18. (more...)

L.A. Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Raucously witty and devilishly ribald, love and money are at stake in David Ives' hilarious, rhyming 'translaptation' of The Heir Apparent by Jean-Francois Regnard. Comedic director extraordinaire Matt Walker directs the Los Angeles premiere of Regnard's newly rediscovered 18th century comic masterpiece for a June 19 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews are set for June 17 and 18. (more...)

Theatre of Note to Present THE INVISIBLE PLAY, 11/22-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Theatre of NOTE completes its 2013 season with the West Coast premiere of THE INVISIBLE PLAY written by Alex Dremann and directed by Amanda Weier. THE INVISIBLE PLAY will preview Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd, and will open on Friday, December 6th at 8pm and run through Saturday, December 21st at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

2011 LA Ovation Award Nominations Announced; Reprise, Troubadour, CTG & Demand Lead Pack
by BWW - Sep 19, 2011

Nominees for the 2011 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 19 at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank; the complete list of nominees is as follows. (more...)