Photo Flash: First Look At Theatricum's THE GIN GAMEPhoto Flash: First Look At Theatricum's THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

Westside audiences are in for a treat. Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed byChristian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors atWill Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife teamAlan Blumenfeld andKatherine James reprising their roles. With Lebano again at the helm,performances of D.L Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander will run Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 in Theatricum's intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion. (more...)

Review: Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Offers Songs of Love and Laughter in the Beautiful Woods at Theatricum BotanicumReview: Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Offers Songs of Love and Laughter in the Beautiful Woods at Theatricum Botanicum
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2019

William Shakespeare's rollicking and ever-popular comedy of mistaken identity, TWELFTH NIGHT, brings its magical combination of mischief, madness and romance into the outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum this summer where it plays in rep through September 28. Written in 1601 and first seen in the Inns of Court shortly after Christmas (hence, the title), the holiday was celebrated as a festival during which everything was made delightfully topsy-turvy, much like the world of the play's Illyria. And you could not ask for a more ideal cast of characters to bring The Bard's non-stop, high energy hijinks to life. (more...)

Theatricum Brings Acclaimed Production of THE GIN GAME to its Outdoor Stage in TopangaTheatricum Brings Acclaimed Production of THE GIN GAME to its Outdoor Stage in Topanga
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019

Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed by Christian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife team Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James reprising their roles. (more...)

Botanicum Seedlings Presents Free Readings Of New Plays Outdoors In TopangaBotanicum Seedlings Presents Free Readings Of New Plays Outdoors In Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

Botanicum Seedlings: A Development Series for Playwrights -Botanicum Seedlings augments Theatricum Botanicum's summer repertory season with free readings of two new plays about American families confronting their very particular legacies across generations. Readings take place under the oaks in Theatricum's intimate S. Mark Pavilion outdoor space in Topanga. Admission is free. (more...)

Two L.A. Theaters To Host 'Mueller Report Read-A-Thons' In JulyTwo L.A. Theaters To Host 'Mueller Report Read-A-Thons' In July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

Two venerable Los Angeles intimate theaters will each host a Mueller Report Read-A-Thon, offering Angelenos the opportunity to hear the Mueller Report read aloud, in its entirety, on either side of the City. The Fountain Theatre in East Hollywood will host a single, 15-hour event on Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to midnight. The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in West L.A. will hold a separate marathon reading, breaking it up into two 8-hour sessions on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23, each from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to both Read-A-thons is free and open to the public. (more...)

Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Celebrates Human Indestructibility Outdoors at TheatricumThornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Celebrates Human Indestructibility Outdoors at Theatricum
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 18, 2019

The Skin of Our Teeth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning tribute to the indestructibility of the human race by Thornton Wilder, opens on the beautiful outdoor stage at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on Saturday,July 13, where performances continue through Sept. 29.  (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Presents New Version of Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLETheatricum Botanicum Presents New Version of Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 4, 2019

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum continues its mission to resist and struggle against the forces of inequality and injustice by presenting socially conscious classics that speak to today. A new version of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, freely adapted by artistic director Ellen Geer and co-directed by Geer and Melora Marshall, joins Theatricum's 2019 summer repertory season beginning Saturday, June 22. (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Holbrook Does Two Plays This SummerBWW Interview: Will Holbrook Does Two Plays This Summer
by Don Grigware - May 28, 2019

Actor Will Holbrook made a big splash as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet when he first arrived in Los Angeles in 2016 at the Archway Theatre Co. The grandson of Hal Holbrook, Will is ambitious with two plays scheduled to perform this summer and the presentation of his new production company dedicated to film. In our conversation, Will talks with candor and enthusiasm about his plans for this summer and beyond. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor/Puppeteer Alexander Sheldon's Hands On (& In) THE HITCH-HIKERBWW Interview: Actor/Puppeteer Alexander Sheldon's Hands On (& In) THE HITCH-HIKER
by Gil Kaan - May 28, 2019

The Wallis Studio Ensemble's latest production THE HITCH-HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will open at The Wallis June 6, 2019. Established in 2016 by theatre director and choreographer Madeleine Dahm, WSE (in partnership with GRoW @ The Wallis) strives to share the arts with audiences of all ages. One of WSE's four original company members Alexander Sheldon will be performing multiple roles onstage and off in HITCH-HIKER. Alexander made some time available to answer my queries between his never-ending multi-tasking for WSE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatricum Botanicum Presents Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHTPhoto Flash: Theatricum Botanicum Presents Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

Mischief, madness and romance are in the air this summer when Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy, Twelfth Night, in its magical, outdoor Topanga amphitheater. Twelfth Night opens Theatricum's summer repertory season onSaturday, June 1 at 8 p.m., where performances will continue through Sept. 28. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Presents MOBY DICK--REHEARSED By Orson WellesTheatricum Botanicum Presents MOBY DICK--REHEARSED By Orson Welles
by Sarah Hookey - May 16, 2019

A celebration of one of the greatest novels ever written and a triumph of theatrical imagination. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents Moby Dick-Rehearsed by Orson Welles. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT Offers Songs of Love and Laughter at Theatricum BotanicumTWELFTH NIGHT Offers Songs of Love and Laughter at Theatricum Botanicum
by Sarah Hookey - May 9, 2019

Mischief, madness and romance are in the air this summer when Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy, Twelfth Night, in its magical, outdoor Topanga amphitheater. Twelfth Night opens Theatricum's summer repertory season on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m., where performances will continue through Sept. 28. (more...)

'Woody Guthrie All-Star Tribute Concert 1970' Comes to DVD'Woody Guthrie All-Star Tribute Concert 1970' Comes to DVD
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2019

This All-Star Tribute Concert 1970 celebrates the life and work of the legendary folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie, whose songs have become part of the bedrock of American life. Three years after Guthrie died of Huntington's disease in 1967, the California chapter of the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, now known as the Hereditary Disease Foundation, helped stage this concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles to raise funds for Huntington's research. (more...)

Dan Lauria & Wendie Malick Star In THE GUYS At Theatricum BotanicumDan Lauria & Wendie Malick Star In THE GUYS At Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019

The Guys - In tribute to our own first responders and brave Woolsey Fire fighters, Dan Lauria (This Is Us, The Wonder Years) and Wendie Malick (This Is Us, Just Shoot Me, Hot In Cleveland) star in the acclaimed two-hander by Anne Nelson about the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. In Nelson's play. Nick, an FDNY captain who lost most of his men that day, and Joan, a writer who helps Nick prepare their eulogies, discover friendship and a shared love for the spirit of New York City. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2019 Summer Season Outdoors in TopangaTheatricum Botanicum Announces 2019 Summer Season Outdoors in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Spring has sprung, andWill Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is thrilled to announce its annual summer line-up of theater, music and performance in its unique and stunning outdoor setting in Topanga. The Summer 2019 Season will include six plays opening in rapid succession and performed in repertory throughout the summer, along with a host of satellite events. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works Present Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER Now Running 2/21 To 3/10Hudson Theatre Works Present Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER Now Running 2/21 To 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Hudson Theatre Works Presents"The Caretaker'by Harold Pinter at their new space 80 Hauxhurst Avenue Weehawken, NJ 07086 on February 21 thru March 10 Today - Saturday @8pm, Sunday @5pm (more...)

Warriors for Peace Theatre in Association with Richard Allen Enterprises Presents THE WOMEN OF SHAKESPEAREWarriors for Peace Theatre in Association with Richard Allen Enterprises Presents THE WOMEN OF SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Back by popular demand, Warriors for Peace Theatre presents another night of The Women of Shakespeare. Come and take a journey through the world of Shakespeare through the eyes of glorious women. This is an opportunity for some of LA's most exciting actresses to delve into the most compelling characters in William Shakespeare's litany of work. Under the direction of Susan Angelo, one of the foremost Shakespeare instructors and directors in the Los Angeles area. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works Present Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER Now Running 2/21 To 3/10Hudson Theatre Works Present Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER Now Running 2/21 To 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Hudson Theatre Works Presents"The Caretaker'by Harold Pinter at their new space 80 Hauxhurst Avenue Weehawken, NJ 07086 on February 21 thru March 10 Thursday - Saturday @8pm, Sunday @5pm (more...)

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Celebrates 50th AnniversaryLA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC), which presented its first awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County a half-century ago, has begun the gala celebration of its 50th anniversary by announcing its nominations for the year 2018 (Dec. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018). (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre Opens New Play This FridayValley Youth Theatre Opens New Play This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) opens the only play of their 30th anniversary season, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, this Friday, February 8, at 7:00 pm, at Valley Youth Theatre.  In addition to opening night, public performances include Saturdays and Sundays, February 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. (more...)

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