Photo Flash: Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative Winners Receive L.A. ProductionsPhoto Flash: Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative Winners Receive L.A. Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Two new character-driven relationship plays, both by award-winning women writers and both inspired by events currently at the forefront of our national consciousness, beat out 1241 other submissions in the inaugural Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative. Hart NPI artistic director Christopher Hart will direct Silver Medallion-winning plays Confederates by Suzanne Bradbeer, opening Nov. 9, and Exit Wounds by Wendy Graf, opening Nov. 16, atGrove Theater Center in Burbank, where the two plays will continue to run in repertory through Dec. 16. One will be named the Gold Medallion winner and open on March 13, 2019 for a six-week, off-Broadway run in the 196-seat "Theater A" at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. (more...)

Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative 'Silver Medallion' Winners Get L.A. ProductionsMoss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative 'Silver Medallion' Winners Get L.A. Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Two new character-driven relationship plays, both by award-winning women writers and both inspired by events currently at the forefront of our national consciousness, beat out 1241 other submissions in the inaugural Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative. Hart NPI artistic director Christopher Hart will direct Silver Medallion-winning plays Confederates by Suzanne Bradbeer, opening Nov. 9, and Exit Wounds by Wendy Graf, opening Nov. 16, at Grove Theater Center in Burbank, where the two plays will continue to run in repertory through Dec. 16. One will be the named the Gold Medallion winner and open on March 13, 2019 for a six-week, off-Broadway run in the 196-seat "Theater A" at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. (more...)

Moss & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative Winners to Run In Rep At GTC BurbankMoss & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative Winners to Run In Rep At GTC Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Two new character-driven relationship plays, both by award-winning women writers and both inspired by events currently at the forefront of our national consciousness, beat out 1241 other submissions in the inaugural Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative. Hart NPI artistic director Christopher Hart will direct Silver Medallion-winning plays Confederates by Suzanne Bradbeer, opening Nov. 9, and Exit Wounds by Wendy Graf, opening Nov. 16, at Grove Theater Center in Burbank, where the two plays will continue to run in repertory through Dec. 16. One will be the named the Gold Medallion winner and open on March 13, 2019 for a six-week, off-Broadway run in the 196-seat "Theater A" at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. (more...)

Tom Ormeny Directs World Premiere Comedy SHOWPONY By Judith LeoraTom Ormeny Directs World Premiere Comedy SHOWPONY By Judith Leora
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

The Victory Theatre Center is proud to present the World Premiere of SHOWPONY, a new comedy by Judith Leora and directed by Tom Ormeny. (more...)

CHARMING UNEMPLOYED ELEPHANTS Extended At The Victory TheatreCHARMING UNEMPLOYED ELEPHANTS Extended At The Victory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

World premiere of Unemployed Elephants - A Love Story:  Extended through April 29. A chance meeting in an airport lounge leads to a Burmese odyssey and a search for a missing monk… and maybe love. (more...)

BWW Review: UNEMPLOYED ELEPHANTS, a Predictable Romantic AdventureBWW Review: UNEMPLOYED ELEPHANTS, a Predictable Romantic Adventure
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 12, 2018

Playwright Wendy Graf is best known for her uniquely dramatic works such as PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET, ALL AMERICAN GIRL, and NO WORD IN GUYANESE FOR ME.  But, in her latest world premiere, UNEMPLOYED ELEPHANTS - A LOVE STORY, she takes a lighter - and more formulaic - approach to her subject. (more...)

Photo Flash: Maria Gobetti Directs World Premiere Comedy UNEMPLOYED ELEPHANTSPhoto Flash: Maria Gobetti Directs World Premiere Comedy UNEMPLOYED ELEPHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

A chance meeting in an airport lounge leads to a Burmese odyssey and a search for a missing monk… and maybe love. Maria Gobetti directs the world premiere of Unemployed Elephants - A Love Story, a romantic comedy by Wendy Graf (No Word in Guyanese for Me, Please Don't Ask About Beckett). Performances begin on March 9 at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank, where they continue through April 15. Three low-priced previews take place on March 1, 2 and 3. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

A chance meeting in an airport lounge leads to a Burmese odyssey and a search for a missing monk… and maybe love. Maria Gobetti directs the world premiere of Unemployed Elephants - A Love Story, a romantic comedy by Wendy Graf (No Word in Guyanese for Me, Please Don't Ask About Beckett). Performances begin on March 9 at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank, where they continue through April 15. Three low-priced previews take place on March 1, 2 and 3. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Michael Harney Returns to His Theater Roots for THE AWFUL GRACE OF GOD in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Michael Harney, star of the three-time SAG Award-winning Netflix hit drama series Orange Is The New Black as Inmate Counselor Sam Healy, returns to his theater roots as playwright of the evening of highly anticipated one-act plays right here in Los Angeles. (more...)

Beyond the Usual Presents World Premiere of THE INTERVIEW, Now thru 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Beyond the Usual presents the world premiere of THE INTERVIEW, a new play by Los Angeles-based playwright Susan Josephs, directed by Diana Wyenn and featuring Jacqueline King, Marshall McCabe and Melissa Sullivan. The production runs tonight, October 4 - 27, 2013 in Los Angeles at Studio/Stage, 520 North Western Avenue. (more...)

World Premiere of Susan Josephs' THE INTERVIEW Opens Friday at Studio/Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Today, China restricts family size to one child; impassioned parents, doctors and government officials debate the right way to raise a child; advances in birth control make it possible for both men and women to electively become permanently or temporarily sterile; and elected officials make significant decisions affecting our lives, and those of generations to come. Now imagine if having a child in the United States of America was no longer a right, but a privilege-and they could dictate how you should raise that child... (more...)

Beyond the Usual to Present World Premiere of THE INTERVIEW, 10/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Beyond the Usual presents the world premiere of THE INTERVIEW, a new play by Los Angeles-based playwright Susan Josephs, directed by Diana Wyenn and featuring Jacqueline King, Marshall McCabe and Melissa Sullivan. The production runs October 4 - 27, 2013 in Los Angeles at Studio/Stage, 520 North Western Avenue. (more...)