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Company of Angels Presents WHAT'S GOING ON? A Virtual Play Festival Photo Company of Angels Presents WHAT'S GOING ON? A Virtual Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020

Celebrating 60 years as Los Angelesa?? oldest non-profit theater company, Company of Angels presents a live-streamed event Whata??s Going On? A Virtual Play Festival: Watch Whata??s Going On? live on Saturday, August 1 & 8 at 8 PM PST on Youtube at https://bit.ly/CoAWhatsGoingOn, Facebook Live at Facebook.com/CompanyofAngels or via their Website at companyofangels.org/whatsgoingon

VIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN Photo VIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2019

Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate recently teamed up for a cover of the Oscar-winning Best Original Song, Shallow, from the film A Star is Born.

BWW Review: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Dazzles Audiences with Original Film Clips Immersed in Photo BWW Review: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Dazzles Audiences with Original Film Clips Immersed in an Entertaining Jukebox Musical
by Shari Barrett - Dec 13, 2019

Taking the film and its music to the next level, The Wallis and For The Record are presenting a holiday season encore of last year's LOVE, ACTUALLY LIVE world premiere in the Bram Stoker Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills through December 29. The multimedia presentation, adapted and directed by Anderson Davis with musical supervision by Jesse Vargas, turns the theater into a giant, immersive, cinema in a three-dimensional world where the film and live action seamlessly intertwine throughout the London setting. Each scene is a festival of excellent characterizations, extraordinary lighting effects and costumes, brilliant and fast-paced direction and choreography, and the joy of great music that perfectly expresses the mood and themes of the movie and jukebox musical LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE. No doubt this suburb holiday musical will be making its return to The Wallis each December!

Photo Coverage:  LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Press Night Celebration At The Wallis Annenberg Photo Photo Coverage: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Press Night Celebration At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 10, 2019

Casting has been announced for The Wallis and For The Record's production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29). Returning from the 2018 production are Rex Smith (RIAA Gold® recording artist), Carrie Manolakos (Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Doug Kreeger (Broadway's Les Misérables), Tomasina Abate (For The Record's Scorsese: American Crime Requiem, Tarantino), Carson Higgins (international tour of Green Day's American Idiot) and the multi-dimensional Emily Lopez. New this year to the lineup of outstanding performers are Rogelio Douglas Jr. (In the Heights and The Little Mermaid on Broadway), Declan Bennett (Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Taboo in the West End, American Idiot and Rent on Broadway), Jon Robert Hall (Fox's Grease: Live, “Glee”), Chris Mann (NBC's “The Voice,” The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Tour), James Byous (Scorsese: American Crime Requiem, Netflix's 'Westside'), Ruby Lewis (Cirque du Soleil's Paramour, Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole), singer/songwriter/actress Aubrie Sellers (one of Rolling Stone's best country albums of the year), Gabriela Francesca Carrillo (American Mariachi, Netflix's Homecoming), Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale: The Musical, It's a Wonderful Life, Mary Poppins and The Music Man on Broadway), young singer/actress Nayah Damasen, John Battagliese and accomplished violinist Molly Rogers. 

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet For LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE at The Wallis Annenberg Photo Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet For LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE at The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 9, 2019

The Wallis and For The Record present LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29).

Photo Coverage: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At The Wallis Annenberg Photo Photo Coverage: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 8, 2019

The Wallis and For The Record present LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29).

BWW Interview:  For The Record, Shane Scheel's An Expert At Producing LIVE Hits Photo BWW Interview: For The Record, Shane Scheel's An Expert At Producing LIVE Hits
by Gil Kaan - Nov 20, 2019

After a most successful run last December, For The Record's LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE encores at The Wallis beginning November 27, 2019. FTR pairs the actual screening of the 2003 perennial holiday hit film Love Actually with live singers and a 15-piece orchestra on stage complementing the movie's soundtrack. I got the chance to grab a few minutes and some behind-the-scenes with the prolific, ever busy, For The Record Live executive producer Shane Scheel.

LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Cast Announced Including Rex Smith, Aubrie Sellers, Chris Mann, an Photo LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Cast Announced Including Rex Smith, Aubrie Sellers, Chris Mann, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Casting has been announced for The Wallis and For The Record's production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29).

Adam Pascal, Tracie Thoms, Shoshana Bean and More Set For This. Is. Love. Benefit Con Photo Adam Pascal, Tracie Thoms, Shoshana Bean and More Set For This. Is. Love. Benefit Concert for Freedom for Immigrants
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

This. Is. Love. Charity Concert For Freedom For Immigrants, produced by Ben Caron and David Krich on November 8, 2019 at 9PM, is a concert uniting the Broadway, film/ television and music communities, featuring songs of resistance, compassion and hope to benefit a?oeFreedom for Immigrantsa?? at Sayers Club, Hollywood. The uplifting event is a one-night-only charity benefit for non-profit Freedom for Immigrants, in advocacy for a more compassionate and humane immigration policy. The event will feature songs performed by musicians and actors from the Broadway, television and film communities in solidarity with immigrants.

BWW Review: The Robey Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of BIRDLAND BLUE Ho Photo BWW Review: The Robey Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of BIRDLAND BLUE Honoring Jazz Great Miles Davis
by Shari Barrett - Apr 30, 2019

At Broadway and 52nd Street in New York City, the nightclub Birdland was the legendary center of the jazz world, where the glitterati of Broadway, Hollywood and the sports world regularly filled its 500 seats. In August 1959, the biggest star in jazz was Miles Davis, who earlier that year recorded Kind of Blue, regarded then and now as the most innovative and best jazz album of all time. The Miles Davis Sextet, as constituted that summer, was regarded as the best jazz combo ever. Honoring his love of all things jazz, Randy Ross Ph.D., an accomplished saxophonist and member of the jazz group the Blue Morning Quintet, spent several years researching Miles Davis and the amazing musicians in his Sextet. After gathering enough information to paint a clear picture of these jazz greats, Ross wrote his world premiere play BIRDLAND BLUE, directed by Ben Guillory, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Robey Theatre Company, the group producing the show at LA Theatre Center through May 12.

'Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Hideaway' Debuts at the Mirage Photo 'Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Hideaway' Debuts at the Mirage
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

“Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Hideaway” debuted the interactive blast-from-the-past experience Thursday, April 18 at The Mirageinside 1 OAK Nightclub. Unlike any previous PMJ performance, this spectacle now features a rotating cast of All-Stars guaranteeing a new experience nightly.

NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards Photo NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Once again, the NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee has spoken, and the nominations are in for the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year's pedigreed list of nominees collectively represents a rich, extensive dossier of legacies and accolades for both stage and screen. These nominees include members of a legendary 'gospel royal family' as well as a Legend whose part of an elite group of artists in the EGOT winners circle. These, along with all their fellow nominees, will be honored for their excellence on the small and large stages during our annual awards dinner, slated to be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m.at the prestigious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

BIRDLAND BLUE To Have World Premiere On April 6 Photo BIRDLAND BLUE To Have World Premiere On April 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019

Birdland Blue, a new play with music, will have its world Premiere engagement. The show is written by Randy Ross Ph.D. Produced and directed by Ben Guillory. It is presented by The Robey Theatre Company at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, in the intimate Theatre 4, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Photo Coverage: Evan Rachel Wood, Reeve Carney, Ty Taylor, Carrie Manolakos And More  Photo Photo Coverage: Evan Rachel Wood, Reeve Carney, Ty Taylor, Carrie Manolakos And More In FOR THE RECORD: TARANTINO At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Jul 26, 2018

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece, Pulp Fiction. To celebrate, Hollywood's raucous concert troupe, 'For The Record,' is taking their show on the road. Just in time for their eight-year anniversary, For The Record returned to The Sorting Room at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to reinvent the hit that started it all. For The Record: Tarantino.

Evan Rachel Wood And Reeve Carney To Star In Live Music of Tarantino Concert Photo Evan Rachel Wood And Reeve Carney To Star In Live Music of Tarantino Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece, Pulp Fiction. To celebrate, Hollywood's raucous concert troupe, 'For The Record,' is taking their show on the road. Just in time for their eight-year anniversary, For The Record returns to The Sorting Room at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts July 12 - 15 to reinvent the hit that started it all. For The Record: Tarantino.

Photo Coverage: Shoshana Bean Performs Release Show for New Album 'Spectrum' Photo Photo Coverage: Shoshana Bean Performs Release Show for New Album 'Spectrum'
by Lily Lim - Mar 2, 2018

On Saturday, February 24, Shoshana Bean performed her album release show - Spectrum - at Ace Theater Downtown Los Angeles. Spectrum, Bean's fourth studio album which was released on February 9, is a fresh new take on the classic tradition of big band with arrangements by Grammy award-nominated arranger Alan Ferber.

Photo Flash: A Look Inside The 28th Annual L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Photo Photo Flash: A Look Inside The 28th Annual L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The 28th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 29, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA.

Davies, Smith, Simpson and Douglas Jr. Star In Michael Childers' ICONS AND IDOLS To B Photo Davies, Smith, Simpson and Douglas Jr. Star In Michael Childers' ICONS AND IDOLS To Benefit Arts In The PSUSD
by David Green - Oct 17, 2017

The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District is proud to announce that Grab Your Seat: Icons & Idols, its annual benefit concert, will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7 PM at the Richards Center for the Arts (formerly Palm Springs High School Auditorium, located at 2360 Ramon Road in Palm Springs). The concert is a musical tribute to Janis Joplin, Freddie Mercury, George Michael, and Prince, and is presented by Michael Childers with Frank Goldstin. Tickets are $125 for front orchestra seating, $95 for middle orchestra and $75 for rear orchestra and may be purchased by calling 760-416-8455 or going to grabyourseat.net.

VIDEO: Tracie Thoms Leads Powerful Cover of P!nk's 'Dear Mr. President' Photo VIDEO: Tracie Thoms Leads Powerful Cover of P!nk's 'Dear Mr. President'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

The creator of #HAM4BEY, Michael Korte, has teamed up with Broadway legend Tracie Thoms and other Broadway voices to create a poignant and emotional cover of the P!nk song, 'Dear Mr. President.' Check it out below!

BWW Review: Ebony Rep's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the Summer Party You Don't Want to Miss
by Ellen Dostal - May 24, 2017

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its successful Broadway run in an out-and-out stellar revival at Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. It's the summer party you don't want to miss!

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