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First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; TEACHING A ROBOT TO LO Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; TEACHING A ROBOT TO LOVE Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Interview: Julanne Chidi Hill On Her Career & Her GREAT JHERI CURL DEBATEs Photo Interview: Julanne Chidi Hill On Her Career & Her GREAT JHERI CURL DEBATEs
by Gil Kaan - Sep 15, 2022

Next up at East West Players, playwright Inda Craig-Galván’s The Great Jheri Curl Debate opening September 17 (with previews beginning September 15). Scarlett Kim directs the cast of Julanne Chidi Hill, Ryun Yu, Ray Baker, Mildred Marie Langford and Bruce A. Lemon Jr. I got the chance to pepper Julanne, a frequent player in the Los Angeles theatre scene, with a few queries on Jheri Curl and her productive career.

East West Players to Present the World Premiere of THE GREAT JHERI CURL DEBATE in Sep Photo East West Players to Present the World Premiere of THE GREAT JHERI CURL DEBATE in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022

East West Players will present the world premiere of The Great Jheri Curl Debate. Written by Inda Craig-Galván and directed by Scarlett Kim, The Great Jheri Curl Debate performs September 15 through October 9, press night is September 17. 

Boise Contemporary Theater Announces Plays and New Partner For Second Annual BIPOC Pl Photo Boise Contemporary Theater Announces Plays and New Partner For Second Annual BIPOC Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

Boise Contemporary Theater has announced the Second Annual BIPOC Playwrights Festival August 1-6, funded in part by a partnership with Boise Cascade, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the incredible generosity of the Morrison Center Endowment Fund.

BWW Review: Satirical Play TIGER STYLE! Mocks Stereotypes at South Coast Repertory Photo BWW Review: Satirical Play TIGER STYLE! Mocks Stereotypes at South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - Jun 1, 2022

Funny, outrageous, and surprisingly thought-provoking beneath all its biting sarcasm, Mike Lew's reverberating satire TIGER STYLE!---now on stage at OC's South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through June 5, 2022---shines a light on the merits of a controversial parenting style and whether it results in happy, well-rounded adults (um, likely not).

Sam Woodhouse to Retire as Artistic Director of San Diego REP Photo Sam Woodhouse to Retire as Artistic Director of San Diego REP
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced that Sam Woodhouse will step down as Artistic Director in September 2022 after leading the company for 46 years. At the end of this season, San Diego REP will have produced 333 productions under Woodhouse’s leadership - more than 50 of them were world premieres.

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Live Virtual Reading Will Celebrate AAPI Theatre Artists This Month Photo HOLD THESE TRUTHS Live Virtual Reading Will Celebrate AAPI Theatre Artists This Month
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2022

Created in response to the sharp rise in hate directed toward the AAPI community over the past few years, Boston Court Pasadena, East West Players, and Pasadena Playhouse have joined forces to share a virtual reading of Jeanne Sakata's timely solo play Hold These Truths. 

Son Of Semele Leaves Home Of 18 Years Photo Son Of Semele Leaves Home Of 18 Years
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2021

Award-winning theatre company Son of Semele Ensemble is announcing its departure from their Silver Lake home of 18 years. Led by Founding Artistic Director Matthew McCray since 2000, the company has been in residence at 3301 Beverly Boulevard in a black box theatre they created in 2003. 

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of UNITED WE FALL on ABC - Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of UNITED WE FALL on ABC - Tuesday, July 21, 2020
by TV Scoop - Jul 17, 2020

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of UNITED WE FALL, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 21, 2020!

Scoop: Coming Up on the Series Premiere of UNITED WE FALL on ABC - Wednesday, July 15 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on the Series Premiere of UNITED WE FALL on ABC - Wednesday, July 15, 2020
by TV Scoop - Jun 30, 2020

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Series Premiere of UNITED WE FALL, airing on ABC on Wednesday, July 15, 2020!

ALMOST FAMOUS, CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND & More Win San Diego's Craig Noel Awards Photo ALMOST FAMOUS, CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND & More Win San Diego's Craig Noel Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the winners of its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements of professional theaters in San Diego County.

San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announced Nominations For 2019 Craig Noel Awards For Photo San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announced Nominations For 2019 Craig Noel Awards For Theatrical Excellence
by Stephi Wild - Jan 1, 2020

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements at professional theaters in San Diego County.

San Diego Rep Announces Rep Xtras Events Schedule For HOLD THESE TRUTHS Photo San Diego Rep Announces Rep Xtras Events Schedule For HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 24, 2019

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the lineup of free REP Xtras Events surrounding the downtown theatre's production of Hold These Truths. The REP's Xtras Events series includes community-focused conversations, actor talk-backs, musical performances and other activities intended to deepen the audience's engagement with the plays onstage.

San Diego REP Announces Cast & Creative of HOLD THESE TRUTHS Photo San Diego REP Announces Cast & Creative of HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the cast and creative team for Hold These Truths, the inspiring true story of Gordon Hirabayashi. The production, written by Jeanne Sakata and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, will run November 14 a?" December 8, 2019, in San Diego REP's Lyceum Space Theatre, with previews November 14 a?" 19, and press opening on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.

BWW Interview: Playwright E. M. Lewis' Having a Good Year In THE LIGHT Photo BWW Interview: Playwright E. M. Lewis' Having a Good Year In THE LIGHT
by Gil Kaan - Sep 16, 2019

Next up at Boston Court Pasadena, the world premiere of E. M. Lewis' HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, with previews beginning September 19th and opening set for September 28th. Emilie Pascale Beck directs the cast of Amy Sloan, Ryun Yu, Chelsea Kurtz and Dieterich Gray who play four lonely people who find each other when one of them falls apart. I had the chance to delve into the creative mind of the much produced E. M. Lewis.

World Premiere Of HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN At Boston Court Pasadena Photo World Premiere Of HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN At Boston Court Pasadena
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2019

Boston Court Pasadena continues their 2019 theatre season with the world premiere of E.M. Lewis's How The Light Gets In, directed by Emilie Pascale Beck, September 19 a?" October 27 (press opening: September 28). How The Light Gets In features Amy Sloan as Grace, Ryun Yu as Haruki, Chelsea Kurtz as Kat and Dieterich Gray as Tommy Z.

San Diego Repertory Theatre Receives Grant From California State Library Photo San Diego Repertory Theatre Receives Grant From California State Library
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2019

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) Managing Director Larry Alldredge announced today that the theatre has been awarded a grant of $29,500 as part of the California Civil Liberties Public Education program at the California State Library. The grant, one of 30 awarded in 2019, will support the theatre's production of Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata.

San Diego Rep Announces Season 44 - THE HUMANS, HOLD THESE TRUTHS, and More! Photo San Diego Rep Announces Season 44 - THE HUMANS, HOLD THESE TRUTHS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2019

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the line-up for its 2019/2020 season at the Lyceum Theatre. For its 44th season, San Diego REP invites audiences to sing along to the top-40 hits made at Gold Star Recording Studios in the 1950s and 60s in the world premiere musical 33 1/3: House of Dreams by Jonathan Rosenberg and Brad Ross. Enjoy the om pa pa of Banda music from Mexico in Playwright-in-Residence Herbert Siguenza's new comedy Bad Hombres/Good Wives. Delve into powerful dramas with the tour-de-force solo performance of Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata and the 2016 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, The Humans by Stephan Karam. Get swept away in a mash-up of classical Indian music and contemporary hip-hop from India in the action-packed House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar; and relish in the genius of Hershey Felder, with A Paris Love Story, featuring the music of Claude Debussy. Season 44 tickets are currently available by subscription only and can be purchased by calling the box office at (619) 544-1000.

BWW Review: Pasadena Playhouse Brings Back Live Radio Play IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Photo BWW Review: Pasadena Playhouse Brings Back Live Radio Play IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Don Grigware - Dec 15, 2018

Babyboomers are familiar with the original 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Stewart played George Bailey who was trapped in his father's Savings and Loan establishment in Bedford Falls, unable to pursue his dreams. Now through December 23 only, the Pasadena Playhouse is presenting a radio play version live onstage adapted by Joe Landry from the 1946 screenplay.

BWW Interview: Cameron Watson Having A Simply WONDERFUL LIFE Directing Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Cameron Watson Having A Simply WONDERFUL LIFE Directing Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Dec 4, 2018

The always in-demand Cameron Watson, a stalwart of the Los Angeles theatre community, will next be helming the holiday production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at the Pasadena Playhouse for a brief run December 12 to 23. Cameron managed to find some time between his many creative responsibilities to answer a few of my inquisitive inquiries.

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