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PEACH BOY ��" A New Musical Original Cast Demo Recording Released Photo PEACH BOY ��" A New Musical Original Cast Demo Recording Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2020

The release of the Original Cast Demo Recording of PEACH BOY a?" A New Musical is now available on all major music platforms including Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon. With music by Phil Luna and book & lyrics by Tony Pinizzotto, the album includes all 18 songs from the enchanting new coming-of-age musical based on the 200-year-old Japanese Fairytale of Momotarō: The Peach Boy. Produced by its creator and award-winning writer Tony Pinizzotto, the album will be available everywhere where digital music is sold, accompanying its development last year.

Free Staged Reading of A BEATING HEART Will Be Presented at the Lonny Chapman Theatre Photo Free Staged Reading of A BEATING HEART Will Be Presented at the Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

The Group Rep presents a free staged reading of the musical A Beating Heart, inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray with book by Thomas Sheehan and Claire Barré, lyrics by Thomas Sheehan, music and additional lyrics by EJ Reyes, directed by Jules Aaron. March 3 and March 4 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, California.

BWW Interview: Actor Patrick Burke Talks About His Love for AVENUE Q Photo BWW Interview: Actor Patrick Burke Talks About His Love for AVENUE Q
by Don Grigware - Dec 28, 2019

Actor/director Patrick Burke is nominated for a BWW Award for his outstanding direction of Avenue Q at Group Rep this past summer. This interview shows his deep connection to the show and desire to move it forward. You've been an active member of the Group Rep for years, as an actor and producer.  The Group Rep is not known for having musicals on their season schedules.  How did Avenue Q get on the 2019 Season Schedule?

Photo Flash: A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens Upstairs at the Group Rep in the Lonny C Photo Photo Flash: A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens Upstairs at the Group Rep in the Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

The Group Rep's world premiere production of A Twisted Christmas Carol, written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York, a Texas style spoof of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol,” played to a sold out crowd at opening night. The play runs December 15, 2019 through January 12, 2020, Upstairs at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, California.

BWW Interview: Doug Engalla Talks About A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo BWW Interview: Doug Engalla Talks About A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Don Grigware - Dec 13, 2019

A Twisted Christmas Carol marks Doug Engalla's eighth production as Director at The Group Rep. Doug has worked with Phil Olson since 1997 on a number of productions, including five World Premieres in the Don't Hug Me series (most recently, as director of Don't Hug Me, We're Family in 2018), as well as the 2016 World Premiere of A Nice Family Christmas (featuring Tony Award-nominated actor, Marcia Rodd) at The Group Rep. A Twisted Christmas Carol is Doug's sixth World Premiere as Director with Phil Olson. Doug's cast of Phil Olson's A Nice Family Gathering - also in 2016 at The Group Rep - earned a Best Ensemble, Small Theatre nomination from the NAACP Theatre Awards. Doug's previous directing project at the Group Rep was for Neil Simon's Rumors in 2018. He is preparing to open A Twisted Christmas Carol this Sunday December 15. You have such a great rapp

The Group Rep Presents The World Premiere of A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo The Group Rep Presents The World Premiere of A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

The Group Rep presents the world premiere premiere of A Twisted Christmas Carol, a comedy written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York, a Texas style spoof of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' December 14 - January 12, Upstairs at the Group Rep on the second floor of the Lonny Chapman Theatre.

Group Rep Brings Adaptation Of Romero Film NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD To The Stage Photo Group Rep Brings Adaptation Of Romero Film NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD To The Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

The Group Rep is proud to present George A. Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead,' adapted for the stage by Gus Krieger, directed by Drina Durazo, produced by Larry Eisenberg, October 4 through November 10, on the Main Stage of the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. California.

PEACH BOY Musical Holds Staged Reading For Two Nights Only at Lonny Chapman Theatre Photo PEACH BOY Musical Holds Staged Reading For Two Nights Only at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019

The Group Rep presents a musical staged reading of PEACH BOY, based on a 200 year old favorite fairy tale character Momotaro, book and lyrics by Tony Pinizzotto, music by Phil Luna, directed by Hisato Masuyama. PEACH BOY is a timeless tale of love, adventure, and coming-of-age; crafted to excite as it restores your faith in never being told you're too old to dream. Two performances only! Tuesday, July 2 at 8 pm and Wednesday, July 3 at 8 pm.

PEACH BOY Gets Musical Staged Reading At Lonny Chapman Theatre Photo PEACH BOY Gets Musical Staged Reading At Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

The Group Rep presents a musical staged reading of PEACH BOY, based on a 200 year old favorite fairy tale character Momotaro, book and lyrics by Tony Pinizzotto, music by Phil Luna, directed by Hisato Masuyama. PEACH BOY is a timeless tale of love, adventure, and coming-of-age; crafted to excite as it restores your faith in never being told you're too old to dream. Two performances only! Tuesday, July 2 at 8 pm and Wednesday, July 3 at 8 pm.

BWW Interview: Director Patrick Burke Talks Puppetry in AVENUE Q Photo BWW Interview: Director Patrick Burke Talks Puppetry in AVENUE Q
by Don Grigware - Jun 11, 2019

Director Patrick Burke trained at?The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Onstage at the Group?Rep:?A Christmas Carol,?Inspecting Carol,?Sherlock's Last Case,?Hotel Paradiso, Awake and Sing,?Boeing Boeing,?Don't Dress For Dinner,?That Lovin' Feelin',?A Nice Family Christmas, Lost In Yonkers,?A Midsummer Night's Dream,?Romeo & Juliet, and Rumors.  When did you get interested in puppets and puppetry?

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q At The Lonny Chapman Theatre Photo Photo Flash: AVENUE Q At The Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

The Group Rep's production of AVENUE Q played to sold out houses opening weekend at the Lonny Chapman Theatre. The Tony Award-winning musical, with music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Lopez and Marx, Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus, directed by Patrick Burke, produced by Drina Durazo and Kevin Hoffman, Jr., Music Direction by Paul Cady, and Choreography by Michele Bernath has quickly become a Critics Pick.

BWW Review: AVENUE Q Barrels Into Group Rep Photo BWW Review: AVENUE Q Barrels Into Group Rep
by Don Grigware - Jun 1, 2019

This, my fourth viewing of the smash Tony Award winning musical superhit Avenue Q, was a treat in many ways.. This little show, like a Sesame Street for adults, plays out like life - only bigger - with off-the-wall grotesquely funny situations, hilarious one-liners and tantalizing music, each and every tune a winner. The show leaves you craving more, but unfortunately you only have through July 7 to see the Group Rep's delicious production in North Hollywood. It's one thing to see this show on the huge Ahmanson or Pantages stages and quite another to see it on the smaller more intimate stage at Group Rep. This close-up intimacy enhances the enjoyment of the show one hundred fold.

AVENUE Q Comes Alive At Group Rep 5/31 Photo AVENUE Q Comes Alive At Group Rep 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

The Group Rep presents AVENUE Q, Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus, directed by Patrick Burke, produced by Drina Durazo and Kevin Hoffman, Jr., Music Direction by Paul Cady, and Choreography by Michele Bernath.

A CABARET LINE, A Two Night Only Fundraiser For The Group Rep, Comes to Lonny Chapman Photo A CABARET LINE, A Two Night Only Fundraiser For The Group Rep, Comes to Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2019

The Group Rep presents A Cabaret Line, a Two Night Only! fun fundraiser cabaret show, directed and hosted by Bruce Kimmel, with music direction by Richard Allen, produced by Doug Haverty, June 11 and June 12 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, California.

Photo Flash: The Group Rep Gives Back With Charitable Childrens' Event Photo Photo Flash: The Group Rep Gives Back With Charitable Childrens' Event
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially for the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, which for 38 years has provided holiday cheer for children-in-need.

BWW Review: Group rep Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Photo BWW Review: Group rep Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Don Grigware - Nov 21, 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a Shakesperean treasure as it unites reality with fantasy in a dreamlike manner that puts audience in a happy mood, perfect for the holidays at hand. Now onstage at Group rep in NoHo, the play is directed by classically trained actor/director Marc Singer, who creates a gratifying production onstage through December 31. This is an ambitious project for Group rep who normally do their best work with Neil

Photo Flash: The Group Rep at Lonny Chapman Theatre Opens A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Photo Photo Flash: The Group Rep at Lonny Chapman Theatre Opens A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The Group Rep presents William Shakespeare's beloved popular comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Marc Singer, produced by Mannette Antill. This romantic fantasy, set in royal court and enchanted forest, weaves together four plots all joined to the upcoming nuptials of the Duke and his Amazon queen. Under the light of the moon, we're privy to the magical adventures of four young Athenian lovers and six amateur actors, all controlled and manipulated by a warring fairy King and Queen. The play runs November 17 through December 31 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood at the edge of the NoHo Arts District.

The Group Rep to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Lonny Chapman Theatre Photo The Group Rep to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The Group Rep presents William Shakespeare's beloved popular comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Marc Singer, produced by Mannette Antill.

The Group Rep to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Lonny Chapman Theatre Photo The Group Rep to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

The Group Rep presents William Shakespeare's beloved popular comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Marc Singer, produced by Mannette Antill.

Musical Theatre Gets a Millennial Makeover with SLIGHTLY-OFF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Sure, the hottest ticket in town may be the real "Hamilton" but we'll give you the real deets (Mary Poppins style) of why we are "SUPER-STOKED-TO-SEE-A-SHOW-BY-LIN-MANUEL-MIRANDA."

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