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Circlesnake Productions at The Attic Arts Hub Presents the World Premiere of THE QUEEN'S CONJUROR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Circlesnake Productions explores the life of John Dee, the 16th century adviser to Queen Elizabeth, and a scientist and magician when the two professions were indistinguishable. The Queen's Conjuror runs from November 4 to November 20 at The Attic Arts Hub, 1402 Queen St E. (more...)

Titanfall 2 is Now Available Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

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Angel City Chorale Fires Up the Season with BRING ON THE JOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the celebrated Los Angeles choir led by Founder/Artistic Director Sue Fink, will jump-start the season in style with Bring on the Joy, the choir's 23rd annual set of holiday concerts and sing-alongs during the first weekend in December. The festive evenings will bring together talented Los Angeles area singers and instrumentalists with a tapestry of seasonal favorites featuring musical textures from diverse traditions. (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater and Angel City Theatre Ensemble to Present MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

CASA 0101 Theater, Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director and the newly formed production company, Angel City Theater Ensemble (ACTE), Vance Valencia, Founder, will present the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed play, MARIELA IN THE DESERT, written by Karen Zacarias, directed by Robert Beltran (Star Trek:  Voyager; Zoot Suit; Eating Raoul).  The production will be presented for a five-week run on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA  90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m., November 4 - December 11, 2016.  There will be no performances on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25th, 26th and 27th. (more...)

Experience This Holiday's Highest Rated Shooter with the Titanfall 2 Free Multiplayer Trial
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Experience This Holiday's Highest Rated Shooter with the Titanfall 2 Free Multiplayer Trial
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Presenting Hell and High Water VR, from USC Annenberg, ProPublica and the Texas Tribune
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A RADIO PLAY to Run December 12/10- 12/18 at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy's Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to be believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for six performances only. Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play is perfect for families looking for a fun outing that captures the spirit of the season. Full of laughs, holiday magic and music, Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play tells how the department store Santa who comes in to Macy's as an emergency substitute challenges the mother and daughter's refusal to believe when he claims to be the one and only Kris Kringle. Can he prove to them and the world that Santa is real while making one little girl's dreams come true?  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CITY OF ANGELS at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Welcome to the CITY OF ANGELS, a musical that mixes the glamorously seductive world of 1940s Hollywood with a fish out of water romantic comedy. Add great songs and Jazz music and it all adds up to a rare theater experience. Join Maurer Productions OnStage as they present CITY OF ANGELS at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Todays, May 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interview: The World According to Sue Fink and Angel City Chorale
by Ellen Dostal - May 31, 2016

For 23 years, Angel City Chorale and Artistic Director Sue Fink have been bringing people together with their community-building world music concerts. Celebrating the spirit of diversity they make music in a wide variety of musical styles and for all people to enjoy. Up next for the illustrious group is Rhythm Planet, featuring the music of two-time Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin and other world composers. These two family-friendly evenings (June 4 & 5 at 7pm) will feature 150 voices in a grand collaboration that celebrates the Earth's rich cultures and beauty. I asked Sue to share her thoughts about working with Christopher Tin on Rhythm Planet and what is in store for audiences this weekend. (more...)

Grand Park + The Music Center's to Host 4th of July Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

For the fifth year, Grand Park and The Music Center will present downtown's largest July 4th party with Grand Park + The Music Center's 4th of July Block Party on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Angelenos will enjoy entertainment that highlights the sounds of America featuring Jazz, Funk, Blues and Classical artists with DJ sets inspired by these musical genres.  The day's festivities include a kids' play area; live music performances; L.A.'s best food trucks; a mobile vendor and activity area; and a fireworks show, which will be shot from the roof of The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, set to Pop and Classic hits along with patriotic music, and visible throughout Downtown L.A. and the surrounding neighborhoods.  L.A.'s favorite July 4th block party will cover more than five city blocks from Spring Street to Grand Avenue and from Temple Street to 2ndStreet. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/29/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Ravi Coltrane, Troy Roberts, and More Coming to Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts. (more...)

BWW Review: CITY OF ANGELS Jazzes It Up at NextStop
by Keith Tittermary - May 16, 2016

The Broadway composer Cy Coleman is completely underrated. His range of musicals stretch from traditional musical (Little Me) to 60's pop (Sweet Charity) to comic operetta (On The Twentieth Century). His greatest triumph is the hard jazz / film noire musical City of Angels. On Saturday night, the DC area professional premier opened at NextStop Theatre in Herndon, Virginia. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NextStop's CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

City of Angels, with book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by David Zippel, plays through June 5, 2016 at NextStop Theatre Company, in Herndon, Virginia. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Ford Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Ford Theatres today announced a spectacular season for Summer 2017 at the fully transformed John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The 2017 season will open on Saturday, July 15 with a performance by famed tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and runs through Monday, October 16. (more...)

Angel City Chorale's 'Rhythm Planet' Set for 6/4-5
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the acclaimed Los Angeles choir led by Artistic Director Sue Fink, will present Rhythm Planet, the first weekend in June, featuring the music of two-time Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin and other world beats. (more...)

BWW Review: CITY OF ANGELS at Theatre Harrisburg
by Allison Rambler - Mar 7, 2017

In the vast world of community theatre, the production of obscure musicals can often be a dangerous game. The unfamiliarity of the show tends to lend itself to smaller crowds and clouded expectations. From a performer's perspective, this can be both advantageous and inconvenient. While unknown characters provide more opportunity for creative liberties and interpretations, there is relatively little source material to draw from. However, from the perspective of an audience member, we are less likely to hold actors to certain standards of how a character is to be portrayed, because quite frankly, we're not too sure ourselves. In the case of CITY OF ANGELS at Theatre Harrisburg, the cast and crew have taken an exceptionally underground musical and crafted a performance that left the audience entertained from beginning to end, wondering why they'd never heard of it before. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Tina Mabry to Receive Fusion Achievement Award at 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Writer-director Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned, “Queen Sugar”) as the recipient of their Fusion Achievement Award. Mabry will receive the award at the Fusion Gala during the 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival (more...)

Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Announces Snapchat Geofilters for Race Day History-Making
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

With less than one week until the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, race organizer Conqur Endurance Group is proud to announce a variety of dynamic race weekend programming to engage runners from around the world as they take on 26.2 miles in the world-famous city of Los Angeles. (more...)

Stacey Kent and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for June 19-June 25, featuring Stacey Kent, Lynn Stein, Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is in Session at The Artistic Home 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. As Ives did with The Liar, his 'translaptation' of Corneille's Le Menteur, he honors the French 17th Century practice of writing in verse, but uses contemporary language even as he maintains the Moliere play's original setting of Paris in 1666. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Hosts Chorus America Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Artistic leaders and managers of choirs from North America will gather in Los Angeles this month for Chorus America's 2017 Conference held Wednesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 24. The conference is being held at the Omni Hotel on Grand Avenue and is hosted by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, a resident company of The Music Center and choir-in-residence at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Chorus America is a 2,000-member national advocacy, research, and leadership development organization based in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Rob McClure, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reunion & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: Spencer Day Returns to Birdland to Celebrate CD Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

On Monday night, Spencer Day made a triumphant return to the Birdland stage with a celebration of his new CD, "Angel City." (more...)

BWW Interview: Paul Sand on Getting KURT WEILL On the Boards & Working Actors Off the Streets
by Gil Kaan - Jun 22, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Paul Sand took time out of his Sunday afternoon off to talk with BWW. He is currently putting on his third-ish re-incarnation of KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL at the Miles Memorial Playhouse. Inspiration for CUTTLEFISH initially hit Paul as he was walking on the Santa Monica Pier. 'Wouldn't Kurt Weill's nasty songs about murder and revenge and broken hearts be terrific down here?' (more...)

LA's Ford Theatres Opens 2016 Season Tonight in Renovated Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Returned to use as part of a $65.8 million restoration project, the original 11'-4' front doors of the historic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre open to visitors today for the first time in 70 years, as the Los Angeles County Arts Commission welcomes audiences back to the Ford Theatres for the 2016 Summer Season. (more...)

Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. He was 73 years old. (more...)

Microbreweries, Eclectic Music and More Set for BREW AT LA ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 6th Annual Brew at the L.A. Zoo, one of summer's most popular events for guests 21 and over, returns on Friday, August 5, 2016, 7 to 11 pm, featuring an after-hours visit to the Zoo with 5 oz beer samples from 40+ local craft and microbreweries, live music, dancing and an overflowing slate of fun.  (more...)

Ford Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre reopened today with a civic dedication ceremony, marking the completion of a multi-year construction project that has restored, upgraded and enhanced this iconic and historic venue on Cahuenga Boulevard East in the Hollywood Hills. Dancers and musicians from the troupe Viver Brasil, among the artists to be featured in the 2017 Ford summer season, led a celebratory procession to the venue's completely new stage, where LA County 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl cut a red ribbon to inaugurate an era of broadened programming, national artistic partnerships, and improved technical facilities and audience amenities. The latter includes the new Ford Terrace Cafe on the new Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace, "The Zev," which was dedicated today in honor of retired LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who championed the Ford's revitalization during his 20 years as 3rd District Supervisor. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Brelby's BLACKLISTERS Serves Up a Gritty Violence, Hard Language and Great Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

'Though the question is never asked directly by the characters, the play demands the audience to answer, 'Why is art important?' She continued, 'Utpadel continues, 'And really, why is it? Art isn't always a pretty thing - this play proves it. There is unbelievable violence, hard language, and great tragedy in this play. Luke Gomez, the playwright, paints a world in which hope is far past a dying ember and has instead already faded to ash. No character is truly a good person. Why is showing the ugliness of human nature so important? Why, when the world we live in already has so much darkness?' (more...)

Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Commemorates Lunar New Year and the "Year of the Rooster" with its 39th Annual Run/Walk and Bike Ride
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

More than 8,000 athletes from around the world will take over the streets of downtown Los Angeles during the 39th annual L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run/Walk and Bike Ride, with proceeds benefitting the surrounding L.A. and Chinatown community.  Expected to attract over 25,000 spectators, the two-day event will begin with a spectacular and festive lighting of 100,000 sparkling red firecrackers on Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12 at 7:30 a.m. (more...)

Brelby's BLACKLISTERS Serves Up a Gritty Violence, Hard Language and Great Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

'Though the question is never asked directly by the characters, the play demands the audience to answer, 'Why is art important?' She continued, 'Utpadel continues, 'And really, why is it? Art isn't always a pretty thing - this play proves it. There is unbelievable violence, hard language, and great tragedy in this play. Luke Gomez, the playwright, paints a world in which hope is far past a dying ember and has instead already faded to ash. No character is truly a good person. Why is showing the ugliness of human nature so important? Why, when the world we live in already has so much darkness?' (more...)

Circlesnake Productions at The Tarragon Workspace Presents SLIP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Circlesnake examines memory loss, identity, and storytelling in the remount of its critically acclaimed mystery Slip, running March 24rd to April 2nd at The Tarragon Theatre Workspace, 30 Bridgman Ave. (more...)

Seventh Annual BROKE LA Announces Official Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, with Associate Producers Brownies and Lemonade, Shifty Rhythms, and Department 4, are proud to announce the lineup for the 2017 BROKE LA Music & Arts Festival. The festival's new location will be 4560 Worth St and will occur on the new date of April 8th, 2017. The date move shifts the festival away from overlapping with Coachella weekend for the first time ever, kicking off festival season in Los Angeles. Commenting on the change, Executive Director Negin Singh notes, "It is important for us, first and foremost, that our event serve our artists in their professional development. We are proud of our unbelievable talent and want to ensure that those in the music industry as well as our audience can freely engage in discovery at our festival without having to sacrifice celebrating what's big in the mainstream festival circuit.' (more...)

Brelby's BLACKLISTERS Serves Up a Gritty Violence, Hard Language and Great Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

'Though the question is never asked directly by the characters, the play demands the audience to answer, 'Why is art important?' She continued, 'Utpadel continues, 'And really, why is it? Art isn't always a pretty thing - this play proves it. There is unbelievable violence, hard language, and great tragedy in this play. Luke Gomez, the playwright, paints a world in which hope is far past a dying ember and has instead already faded to ash. No character is truly a good person. Why is showing the ugliness of human nature so important? Why, when the world we live in already has so much darkness?' (more...)

Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Commemorates Lunar New Year and the "Year of the Rooster" with its 39th Annual Run/Walk and Bike Ride
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

More than 8,000 athletes from around the world will take over the streets of downtown Los Angeles during the 39th annual L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run/Walk and Bike Ride, with proceeds benefitting the surrounding L.A. and Chinatown community.  Expected to attract over 25,000 spectators, the two-day event will begin with a spectacular and festive lighting of 100,000 sparkling red firecrackers today and Sunday, February 11-12 at 7:30 a.m. (more...)

Microbreweries, Eclectic Music and More Set for BREW AT LA ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

The 6th Annual Brew at the L.A. Zoo, one of summer's most popular events for guests 21 and over, returns today, August 5, 2016, 7 to 11 pm, featuring an after-hours visit to the Zoo with 5 oz beer samples from 40+ local craft and microbreweries, live music, dancing and an overflowing slate of fun.  (more...)

REDCAT Announces 15th Fall Season: Vital Artists at a Crucial Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

raises the stakes in 2017 with a bold international program of daring and provocative artists who confront the most vital issues of our time with intelligent, memorable experiences you won't soon forget. Artists from around the world are using our theater and gallery–and other LA neighborhoods–to probe urgent issues: Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula  uses exquisite movement, music and piercing poetry to masterfully capture the essence of hope in the face of the tragedies facing his war-torn home of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Activist-powerhouse Karen Finley's incisive writing and performing gives us a freshly hilarious and alarming perspective on drastic changes in our own country; and Chile's famed playwright/director Guillermo Calderón directs the U.S. premiere of his work questioning the vital role of artists at times of injustice. (more...)

Patti Smith Remembers Her Friend, Sam Shepard: 'We Were Just Ourselves'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 27 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old. (more...)

BROKE LA 2017 Kicks Off Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The one-day extravaganza now in its 7th year celebrating the immense talent and diversity of LA's art scene, will feature more than 50 musical acts across four stages, LA's best up-and-coming comedians, festival-encompassing art installations, one-of-a-kind delicious street food, Lagunitas, Angel City Brewing, and a special Sangria from Zagat 30 Under 30 Mixologist Robin Chopra, photo booths, activism hubs featuring voter registration, petition signing, letters to congress and more, 30+ local business vendors, puppy adoption celebrating Los Angeles becoming an official No Kill city (plus: the fest is dog friendly til 7pm, just register your pup online!), Broke LA merchandise for sale for the first time ever, and more - all for less than a tank of gas. (more...)

Spencer Day to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with Tunes from ANGEL CITY Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Acclaimed singer-songwriter-pianist-and San Francisco Bay Area favorite- Spencer Day returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko to celebrate the release of his much-anticipated new album, "Angel City," on Friday, June 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 17 (7 p.m.). (more...)

BottleRock Napa Valley Announces 2017 Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Situated in the heart of America's wine and food playground, BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced that Martha Stewart, Jose Andres and Masaharu Morimoto will headline the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage, leading a star-studded lineup of celebrated personalities that will deliver memorable mash-up moments during the three-day festival, May 26-28, 2017, in historic downtown Napa. (more...)

Santa Monica Public Theatre presents AN ILLEGAL START
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Santa Monica Public Theatre, founded by Tony Award-winning actor and long-time Santa Monica resident Paul Sand, brings a unique and extraordinary theatrical experience to an equally unique and extraordinary venue with the premiere of the new stage play 'An Illegal Start' inside the national landmark Merry-Go-Round Building on the Santa Monica Pier. (more...)

BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

Ford Theatres Sets 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission today announced the return of culturally diverse outdoor entertainment at the Ford Theatres, following nearly two years of renovations of the historic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and its public amenities and landscape. The 2016 Summer Season, performed under the stars in the Hollywood Hills, opens on July 8 and runs through October 15. A full schedule is attached. Tickets can be purchased at FordTheatres.org or by calling (323) 461-3673. (more...)

Angel City Chorale Celebrates Connectivity with INTERACTIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the esteemed Los Angeles choir led by Founder-Artistic Director Sue Fink, will present Interactive, an imaginative and multidimensional concert event during the first weekend in June. (more...)

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