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PBS' Great Performances to Present Peter Boyer's 'Ellis Island: The Dream Of America  Photo PBS' Great Performances to Present Peter Boyer's 'Ellis Island: The Dream Of America With Pacific Symphony'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020

PBS's Great Performances and Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, pay tribute to America's history and celebrate the historic American immigrant experience with a special Independence Day weekend program of composer Peter Boyer's Grammy-nominated contemporary classical work a?oeEllis Island: The Dream of America,a?? broadcast nationally on PBS on Friday, July 3 at 9 p.m. (PDT).

BWW Review: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Geffen Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Geffen Playhouse
by Jeffrey Scott - Nov 7, 2019

Before getting to the review, allow me to write in full disclosure: Approximately a?' of my viewing enjoyment of this production was usurped due to the fact that there was an elderly gentleman having issues with his hearing devices and the one-act that developed in trying to assist him. The billowing and flustering and seat-switching that was going on with the 'annoyed and put-off' audience members added with the bumbling and fumbling of the Front Of-House staff that tried to assist him was, to say the least, amazingly distracting. Mind you, I was equally disappointed in the 50'something crowd expressing their irritation as I was with the lack of decorum from the staff. To the FOH staff, may I highly suggest to have a workshop on working with seniors before, during, and after a performance and allow for all scenarios that may come up during their visit. To the 50'something crowd...we will sometime (soon) be the age of that senior gentlemen, may we remember that and put forth the energy of how we wish to be treated during our twilight years. Seniors deserve our utmost respect!

BWW Interview: Indigenous Playwright Larissa FastHorse Setting The Table With Truths  Photo BWW Interview: Indigenous Playwright Larissa FastHorse Setting The Table With Truths In THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Gil Kaan - Oct 30, 2019

Playwright Larissa FastHorse is having one hell of a year. Her THE THANKSGIVING PLAY has already been produced in various cities across the United States this year, with her next production already in previews at the Geffen Playhouse, and opening November 5, 2019. Michael John Garcés directs Larissa's humorous and woke take on Thanksgiving traditions featuring Noah Bean, Alexandra Henrikson, Jeff Marlow and Samantha Sloyan. After a full day of PLAY's rehearsals, I had the opportunity to chat with Larissa on her South Dakota, Sicangu-Lakota heritage.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Geffen Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

Geffen Playhouse presents The Thanksgiving Play, written by Larissa FastHorse (What Would Crazy Horse Do?, Landless) and directed by Michael John Garcés (Urban Rez, The Royale).

Geffen Playhouse Announces THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Cast Photo Geffen Playhouse Announces THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of The Thanksgiving Play, written by Larissa FastHorse (What Would Crazy Horse Do?, Landless) and directed by Michael John Garcés (Urban Rez, The Royale).

Crimson Square Theatre Company Takes Up Residency At Beverly Hills Playhouse Photo Crimson Square Theatre Company Takes Up Residency At Beverly Hills Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019

Taking residence at the renowned Beverly Hills Playhouse, is a brand new theatre company. The Crimson Square Theatre Company will support and fund five shows per year, showcasing some of the top talent in Los Angeles. Crimson Theatre Company will also support a writer's lab to develop original works.

DINNER WITH FRIENDS Opens June 14 At Beverly Hills Playhouse Photo DINNER WITH FRIENDS Opens June 14 At Beverly Hills Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

Crimson Square Theatre Company, in association with Beverly Hills Playhouse and Cheshire Moon Inc., are pleased to present Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize winning production of 'DINNER WITH FRIENDS' - Opening June 14, 2019, at Beverly Hills Playhouse.

PBS Great Performances to Air ELLIS ISLAND: THE DREAM OF AMERICA WITH PACIFIC SYMPHON Photo PBS Great Performances to Air ELLIS ISLAND: THE DREAM OF AMERICA WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Great Performances and Pacific Symphony, led by music director Carl St.Clair, pay tribute to America's history with a performance of composer Peter Boyer's Grammy-nominated contemporary classical work "Ellis Island: The Dream of America," at a free, public screening in Orange County, June 29, 8:00 p.m. at the Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University.   

GREAT PERFORMANCES ELLIS ISLAND: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony Premieres Photo GREAT PERFORMANCES ELLIS ISLAND: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony Premieres Friday, June 29 on PBS
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2018

THIRTEEN's Great Performances and Pacific Symphony, led by music director Carl St.Clair, pay tribute to America's history with a performance of composer Peter Boyer's “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” a Grammy-nominated contemporary classical work celebrating the historic American immigrant experience.Great Performances – Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony premieres nationwideFriday, June 29 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month. It will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.

Photo Flash: Broadway Hit HEISENBERG Opens in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed production of 'Heisenberg' by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens opened July 6 as part of Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Season. This insightful and entertaining new play comes to the Taper June 28 through August 6, 2017.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Clips and Behind the Scenes of CTG's VICUNA
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

The world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's 'Vicuña,' directed by Robert Egan, opened this Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances for 'Vicuña' continue through November 20. The cast includes Linda Gehringer, Brian George, Harry Groener, Ramiz Monsef and Samantha Sloyan. Check out the video below of clips and behind the scenes action!

BWW Review: Vicuña Brings 2016 Election Politics and Backstabbing Into Focus
by Shari Barrett - Nov 3, 2016

The world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's 'Vicuña,' directed by Robert Egan, recently opened at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, just in time to present an interesting take on this year's presidential election happening next week. After show discussion revealed Baitz writes daily updates to the script, obviously influenced by the evolving political landscape, thus making the satire a very relevant tale of what might be happening behind the scenes in this year's hotly contested election.

Photo Flash: VICUNA Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas with Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt, Norman Lear and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's 'Vicuña,' directed by Robert Egan, opened this Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances for 'Vicuña' continue through November 20. The cast includes Linda Gehringer, Brian George, Harry Groener, Ramiz Monsef and Samantha Sloyan. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Jon Robin Baitz's VICUNA World Premiere at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's "Vicuña," directed by Robert Egan, opens this Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances for "Vicuña" continue through November 20. The cast includes Linda Gehringer, Brian George, Harry Groener, Ramiz Monsef and Samantha Sloyan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jon Robin Baitz's VICUNA World Premiere at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The cast is set and rehearsals are underway for the world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's 'Vicuña,' with previews beginning October 23 and opening set for October 30, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Robert Egan, 'Vicuña' plays through November 20. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Today, September 15, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC today, September 15, 2016!

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Today, May 12, 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Today, May 5, 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Today, April 28, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC today, April 28, 2016!

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, May 12, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, May 12, 2016!

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