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BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Kelly Brighton: An Actor, Singer, Composer/Lyricist, Produ Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Kelly Brighton: An Actor, Singer, Composer/Lyricist, Producer/Arranger and Writer
by Shari Barrett - Apr 10, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Kelly Brighton, an Actor, Singer, Composer/Lyricist, Producer/Arranger and Writer who has appeared in theatrical productions his entire life. As a member of DOMA Theatre, Kelly has received accolades for his roles in several company productions. He is also preparing to take a new musical he has written to the stage, and as a Recording Artist works with some of the finest producers and recording engineers in Hollywood. So what's this always-busy guy up to while quarantined at home?

MUSKET AND THE RAT Has its World Premiere In Hollywood On January 4 Photo MUSKET AND THE RAT Has its World Premiere In Hollywood On January 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2019

Musket Cherry is a young woman who lives in a gritty, rugged, ungentrified neighborhood in Chicago. Her mom is a deadbeat alcoholic. Musket's anchors are her beloved brother Weso, her best friend Gay Stevie, and her boyfriend Billy. Times are tough. Musket supports her family by selling heroin and comforts herself with lots of weed. Bad things happen. Weso is arrested on a trumped-up charge and beaten in jail. Billy is jumped and robbed. Musket decides to set things right by arming herself. In a world where justice does not exist, maybe those who wrong her will understand her gun. Can Musket prevail over the forces arrayed against her?

VOTE FOR MURDER! Announced At 2019 Hollywood Fringe! Photo VOTE FOR MURDER! Announced At 2019 Hollywood Fringe!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

2Cents Theatre Group's new immersive game experience Vote for Murder! is set for nine performances in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Created by Tiffany Asta and Kristen Boul , creators of Unreal City (2018 HFF Winner Best in Immersive Theatre) and directed by Boul , there will be performances at the Hobgoblin Playhouse at Arena Stage, Theatre of Arts on Thursday 620 at 6:30pm; Sunday 623 at 11:15am; Monday 624 at 7:30pm & 9:15pm; Thursday 627 at 9:15pm & 11pm; and Friday 628 at 6:30pm & 11pm. Running time is 75 minutes.

BWW Interview: William A. Reilly Talks About Future Plans for Crown City Theatre Photo BWW Interview: William A. Reilly Talks About Future Plans for Crown City Theatre
by Don Grigware - Mar 1, 2019

William A. Reilly has been co-producer/ co-artistic director of Crown City Theatre going on 22 years. Crown has been located at St. Matthew's Church in NoHo for almost 12 years. April 1 the company must leave, as St Matthew's has received a grant to make the spaces a homeless shelter. Reilly sat down recently and talked about what the group will do as they look to the future. Close local spaces are being investigated as rentals until a new permanent space is relegated.

Broadway To The Rescue Returns To LA Photo Broadway To The Rescue Returns To LA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

Broadway to the Rescue returns to LA, bigger and better than ever. And this time with mouse ears!

Broadway To The Rescue Returns To LA Photo Broadway To The Rescue Returns To LA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Broadway to the Rescue returns to LA, bigger and better than ever. And this time with mouse ears!

The Colony Theatre presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in Concert Photo The Colony Theatre presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced four performances of A Little Night Music In Concert from September 21 24. The concert presentation of this classic musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler will be directed by Laura Stribling and feature musical direction by Jennifer Lin. Sarah Jo Provost serves as assistant director.

BWW Review: Chromolume Theatre Revives an Intriguing HELLO AGAIN
by Don Grigware - May 8, 2017

With this concise Wikipedia description in mind let's say that Michael John LaChuisa has taken liberties in composing his musical version of La Ronde called Hello Again. The musical first premiered off-Broadway in 1993. Liberties taken primarily are placing 10 scenes and characters in different time periods of the 20th century in a non-chronological order...and utilizing simulated raw sex in many of the scenes. When the whore (a very enticing Michelle Holmes) gets her hooks into the soldier (Cesar Cipriano), it is 1900. In the next scene the soldier comes onto the nurse in 1940. Mores changed with the times and sexual practices diversified, particularly in the 60s and 70s with Woodstock an open haven for hippies and rampant sex, and then later homosexuals coming out of the closet. Within these varying time periods, LaChuisa introduces a variety of musical styles that somehow manage to tie the stories together, making them more colorful and exciting. Now in a rare revival at Chromolume Theatre, Hello Again is receiving a fine production with even direction by Richard Van Slyke and a fantastic cast of 10 actors.

NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY IN TERROR Brings Darkness to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2017

From the fervent mind of Bram Stoker's Dracula...filtered through the lens of Friedrich Murnau...comes an experience so unique that you will remember it for the rest of your life.

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic presents HELLO AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic has announced the second production of its 2017 Season of Musicals, Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again. Opening on Friday, May 5 at 8pm, the show will play a strictly limited engagement through May 28. The Chromolume production will feature musical direction by Brenda Varda and will be directed by Richard Van Slyke. 

BWW Review: Powerful and Talented Musical Revue Will Make You ROAR
by Ilana Lifshitz - Mar 31, 2017

ROAR, standing for "Rock On American Resurrection," roared to life Thursday at its opening night at the Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood. In contrast to the intimate, quaint setting of a lobby no larger than my living room and a house whose maximum capacity has to be close to 100, ROAR made me (and probably the rest of the audience) feel like I was at a protest concert during the '60s (Act I) and '80s (Act II).

I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY Extends at Crown City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Crown City Theatre Company's 'I'm Just Wild About Harry!' has been extended through February 26th. 

BWW Review: Audiences at Crown City Theatre Are JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY
by Don Grigware - Jan 9, 2017

Think the zaniness of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and Brandon Thomas' Charlie's Aunt and then those crazy American stage musical parodies like Little Mary Sunshine and The Boy Friend, and you've nailed the nonstop comical antics of  I'm Just Wild About Harry adapted by Gary Lamb and William A. Reilly at Crown City Theatre in NoHo. With slick direction and choreography from Lisaun Whittingham and a superior cast, this musical is perfect holiday entertainment.

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out.

New Musical I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY! to Play Crown City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Crown City Theatre Company presents a new old-fashioned musical, I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY, adapted by Gary Lamb & William A. Reilly, and featuring music adapted by William A. Reilly with additional lyrics by Gary Lamb.

New Musical I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY! to Play Crown City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Crown City Theatre Company presents a new old-fashioned musical, I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY, adapted by Gary Lamb & William A. Reilly, and featuring music adapted by William A. Reilly with additional lyrics by Gary Lamb.

New Musical I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY! to Play Crown City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Crown City Theatre Company presents a new old-fashioned musical, I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY, adapted by Gary Lamb & William A. Reilly, and featuring music adapted by William A. Reilly with additional lyrics by Gary Lamb.

BWW Review: Crown's NOSFERATU Is the Perfect Chilling Halloween Fare
by Don Grigware - Oct 24, 2016

German film-maker F. W. Murnau created the 1922 eclectic silent film Nosferatu based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. It is highly regarded worldwide as an artistic masterpiece, utilizing Expressionistic art. Now in a unique Los Angeles production - unlike any you have seen or are likely to - William A. Reilly has adapted the film to the stage at Crown City Theatre in NoHo. Nosferatu: A Symphony in Terror is a silent film onstage with classical music, ballet and a splendid cast of nine actors, directed with remarkable precision by Reilly.

BWW Review: One of a Kind NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY IN TERROR Haunts at Crown City Theatre through Halloween & Beyond
by Don Grigware - Sep 12, 2016

German film-maker F. W. Murnau created the 1922 eclectic silent film Nosferatu based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. It is highly regarded worldwide as an artistic masterpiece, utilizing Expressionistic art. Now in a unique Los Angeles production - unlike any you have seen or are likely to - William A. Reilly has adapted the film to the stage at Crown City Theatre in NoHo. Nosferatu: A Symphony in Terror is a silent film onstage with classical music, ballet and a splendid cast of nine actors, directed with remarkable precision by Reilly.

Crown City Theatre to Present NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY IN TERROR This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Crown City Theatre Company presents 'NOSFERATU: A Symphony in Terror,' based on the film by F.W. Murnau, returning September 3rd.

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