VIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for HUGE IN FRANCEVIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for HUGE IN FRANCE
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2019

Huge In France, a semi-autobiographical look at comedian Gad Elmaleh's experience reinventing himself in the US, will launch globally April 12, 2019 on Netflix. The series focuses on Gad's career, personal life, and rediscovery of his identity in the absence of the fame he's become accustomed to overseas. (more...)

MainStreet Announces Cast & Creative Team For THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE!MainStreet Announces Cast & Creative Team For THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

The treasured tale by Hans Christian Andersen of a wise bird that helps save a kingdom gets a new twist in this adaptation set in 18th-century China. The West Coast Premiere of The Emperor's Nightingale by Damon Chua, directed by Tim Dang, opens May 4th and runs through May 19th at the Lewis Family Playhouse. Tickets are priced at $18.00 for General admission, and $16.00 for Seniors and Youth up to age 12. (more...)

Review: VALLEY OF THE HEART Recounts a Cross-Cultural Love Surviving World War IIReview: VALLEY OF THE HEART Recounts a Cross-Cultural Love Surviving World War II
by Shari Barrett - Nov 26, 2018

For playwright, director and El Teatro Campesino founder Luis Valdez, who was born in Delano, CA as the second of ten children born to migrant farm worker parents who made a living picking whatever crop was in season, Cupertino will always be known for the rich land that once grew an abundance of crops and fruits trees during the time he lived in the area shortly after World War II. His latest play, the phenomenal VALLEY OF THE HEART at the Mark Taper Forum through December 9, 2018, uses California history as a jumping-off point to tell an important story about the fight to maintain dignity, identity, family and faith in the once-fertile farmland that is now known as the Silicon Valley. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Offers Spanish Language Open Captioning For VALLEY OF THE HEARTCenter Theatre Group Offers Spanish Language Open Captioning For VALLEY OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Center Theatre Group will offer Spanish-language translations of the 8 p.m. performance of Luis Valdez's "Valley of the Heart" on Friday, December 7 at the Mark Taper Forum. Each show will be performed in English with Spanish translations running simultaneously on open caption screens. Audience members wishing to view the open captions should request to be seated in the captioning area when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Photo Flash: VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper Forum Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper Forum Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Center Theatre Group's production of 'Valley of the Heart' celerbated its opening night! See photos from the event below. (more...)

Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART Opens At TaperLuis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART Opens At Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

Currently in previews, Center Theatre Group's production of "Valley of the Heart" will open on November 7 at 8 p.m. at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit") and presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will run through December 9, 2018. (more...)

Performances Begin For VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper ForumPerformances Begin For VALLEY OF THE HEART At Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Performances for Center Theatre Group's production of "Valley of the Heart" will begin on October 30 at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit") and presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will run through December 9, 2018. The opening will be on Wednesday, November 7 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Rehearsals Have Begun For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At TaperRehearsals Have Begun For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At Taper
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Rehearsals have begun for Center Theatre Group's production of "Valley of the Heart," which is written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit"). Presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will play at the Mark Taper Forum October 30 through December 9, 2018. The opening will be on Wednesday, November 7. (more...)

Cast Announced For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At The TaperCast Announced For Luis Valdez's VALLEY OF THE HEART At The Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Center Theatre Group has announced the cast for "Valley of the Heart," which is written and directed by Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit"). Presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, the production will play at the Mark Taper Forum October 30 through December 9, 2018. The opening will be on Wednesday, November 7. (more...)

BWW Review: BALL YARDS Fumbles
by Gil Kaan - Jul 31, 2017

Playwright Chuck Faerber should be applauded for including the many current day issues that he squeezes into this 90-minute BALL YARDS, a collection of semi-related sketches, some succeeding more than others. This world premiere comedy directed by Richard Kuhlman tackles: anti-Semitism, the Ku Klux Klan, transgender transitioning, marketing spin at its most transparent desperation, drug trafficking, feminism. (more...)

BWW Review: East West Players presents Emotional NEXT TO NORMAL
by Michael Quintos - May 30, 2017

To close out its historic 51st season, East West Players is presenting a bold and emotionally-packed production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical NEXT TO NORMAL, which continues performances at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts through June 11, 2017. Featuring a deeply connected, all-Asian-American cast led by a stirring, awards-worthy performance by Deedee Magno Hall, EWP's top-notch production of NEXT TO NORMAL is one of the most impressive and important regional productions of this notable musical you will ever experience. No matter what your racial or ethnic background, this production will sear its way into you. (more...)

Review Roundup: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical NEXT TO NORMAL at East West Players
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce Nancy Keystone as director of our upcoming production ofNext To Normal, which begins performances onMay 11and runs untilJune 11, 2017, with opening night onMay 17. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere Play FUGU Recounts a World War II Immigration Tale Full of Danger and Romantic Intrigue
by Shari Barrett - Feb 8, 2017

The story of FUGU, a world premiere play written by Howard Teichman and Steven G. Simon which Teichman also directs and produces, takes place at a time just prior to the United States' entry into World War II. Suggested by true events, it recounts the efforts of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara who assisted in getting 6000 Lithuanian Jews rescued from the clutches of the Nazis and relocated to Kobe, Japan, and the choices which had to be made to ensure their safety. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chalk Rep's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN Returns to Clark Library Grounds by Popular Demand
by Shari Barrett - Jul 28, 2014

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is located in the historic West Adams District of Los Angeles and houses the pre-eminent collection of Oscar Wilde materials in the world, including a typed copy of "Lady Windermere's Fan" with Wilde's handwritten notes from 1892, the year this comedy of manners was first produced. Thus it is the perfect site for Wilde's brilliant examination of status, family values, gossip and loyalty, presented by Chalk Rep.. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Oscar Wilde's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN Returns to UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library This Summer
by Shari Barrett - Jul 3, 2014

Back by popular demand after sold-out houses last summer, Chalk Repertory Theatre, the Los Angeles-based production company that is a leader "in the growing conversation about the shape of immersive theatre," will re-mount Oscar Wilde's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN at UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles this summer for 5 performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN at UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
by Shari Barrett - Jul 15, 2013

Chalk Repertory Theatre continues their Fifth Anniversary Season by heading to the grounds of UCLA's historic William Andrews Clark Memorial Library to present Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde from July 27-August 18, 2013 on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:00pm. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

Yes, And Productions, led by Helen H. Ota and Michael C. Palma, will present the Los Angeles premiere of the musical Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon at the Imagined Life Theater from May 26 - June 10, 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: Yes, and ... Productions Kicks Off LA Premiere of ORDINARY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2012

Yes, And Productions, led by Helen H. Ota and Michael C. Palma, presents the Los Angeles premiere of the musical Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon at the Imagined Life Theater now through June 10, 2012. See photos from the production, which opened last night, May 26, below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Yes, And Productions, led by Helen H. Ota and Michael C. Palma, will present the Los Angeles premiere of the musical Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon at the Imagined Life Theater from today May 26 - June 10, 2012. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

Yes, And Productions, led by Helen H. Ota and Michael C. Palma, will present the Los Angeles premiere of the musical Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon at the Imagined Life Theater from May 26 - June 10, 2012. (more...)

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