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Breaking Through - 2015 - Los Angeles Tickets, News, Info & More


BREAKING THROUGH is told through the eyes of a young, talented singer/songwriter, as she tries to navigate the treacherous shark-filled waters of the music business. She embarks on a compelling journey to find her way back to her authentic self and in the process rediscovers the music that truly makes her alive. BREAKING THROUGH features a score by Emmy award-winning songwriter and producer Cliff Downs ("The Voice," "American Idol,"), and Katie Kahanovitz (Girls Night Out Pop Radio), with a book by Kirsten Guenther (Mrs. Sharp, 2008 Richard Rodgers Award-winner; the upcoming Benny and Joon). BREAKING THROUGH originated as a HOTHOUSE staged reading at The Pasadena Playhouse.


Original Production
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Los Angeles
Previews: October 27, 2015
Closing:November 22, 2015

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by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022
As the EP pre-order launches, he shared the new single “Tripping Over Air,” which he wrote with Captain Cuts (Walk The Moon, Lennon Stella), who produced, and David Charles Fisher. Fans who pre-order the digital EP will instantly receive “Tripping Over Air” plus the track “Twenty Something,” which was released in June.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
The Billy Rose Theatre Division at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has made the archives of Joan Marcus and Carol Rosegg publicly accessible. The collected work by the prominent theater photographers was acquired in 2018. It represents one of the largest digital acquisition of photography ever made by the Library.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced its October line-up for in-person cabaret performances. October will feature new installments of Broadway Sessions, At This Performance, Villain: DeBlanks and much more.ARTZ
by Ilana Lucas - Sep 25, 2022
We regularly use “cockroach” as dehumanizing language for the Other in an attempt to justify their oppression or extermination. That’s the central metaphor of Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)’s Cockroach, a scathingly funny screed that pits a wisecracking insect against the ghost of Shakespeare in a fight for the identity of a Chinese immigrant to Canada.
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022
Ashibah has earned live sets from clubs like Brazil’s Green Valley and Hi Ibiza to heavyweight festivals. The past year alone has seen Ashibah officially remix for GRAMMY nominated act Above & Beyond and debut on Danny Howard’s Nothing Else Matters label Get 2 Know Me supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1, Jamie Jones, David Guetta and Claptone.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022
Robert Peterpaul, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, is thrilled to welcome actress and model Emily Ruhl to the hit podcast The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul. Ruhl talks breaking through the modeling industry and then transitioning to filmmaking and much more. The episode is now available exclusively from the Broadway Podcast Network wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. You can find it at BPN.FM/ArtofKindness. 
by Andrea Stephenson - Sep 10, 2022
What better way to kick off autumn than with The Legend of Sleepy Hollow adapted by local playwright David Ramón Zayas and directed by Jeff Luttermoser at Theatre Harrisburg September 9-18. If you love the spooky season and tales of ghosts, this is a show you will not want to miss.
by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2022
Capitol Records released Aidan Bissett’s debut EP, I’m Alright If You’re OK. The five-track project documents the stages of a troubled relationship with raw immediacy and illuminating perspective, demonstrating his knack for twisting heartbreak into exhilarating songs. Listen to the new EP now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022
In MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre, Sheldon Epps recounts his rollercoaster ride of a life in the theatre, with all the excitement and occasional anguish that come with the highs and lows.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 4, 2022
After selling-out the first leg of her debut tour and enjoying a highly acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Maisie Adam is adding new dates to her current show Buzzed.
by Michael Major - Oct 28, 2022
Lifting off to another stratosphere, multi-platinum and six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, genre-bending pioneers Black Eyed Peas unveil an anthemic new single and music video entitled “SIMPLY THE BEST” [with Brazilian global pop superstar Anitta & El Alfa]. Watch the new music video now!
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 26, 2022
Two hundred years after Washington Irving introduced the little hamlet of Sleepy Hollow and its superstitious denizens to the canon of American literature, the legend remains among the most enduring of stories that capture the imagination of adults and children alike, inspire questions about the supernatural realm, and scare the bejesus out of its audience.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022
Theater Breaking Through Barriers the only professional Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to advancing artists and developing audiences of people with disabilities, recently took a contingent of 14 artists to Japan’s Tottori Prefecture to participate in the 15th BIRD International Theatre Festival. See photos from their trip here. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2022
Theatre Revolution announces the call for submission for the return of Glass Ceiling Breakers: GCB3!
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2022
The album features twelve tumultuous tracks recorded in an impressive seventy-two hours at Retro City Studios (Mannequin Pussy, Mitski, Lizzo, The Menzingers) that navigate life through love and rock ‘n’ roll, and have already earned support from KEXP, SiriusXM, WXPN and beyond. The band will play a hometown release show at Johnny Brenda’s.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022
No Limits – A Song Cycle by Sam Thomas will open in London at the Turbine Theatre on 15th February 2023. 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2022
Don't miss music director Gregory Nabours and a stellar lineup of talent from LA and Broadway on Tuesday, 11.22.22 for MOVING OUT - our farewell to Vitello's, our main home for the past 7 years!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022
Fresh off the back of a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, comedian, writer and podcaster Pierre Novellie (The Mash Report, Stand Up Central, The Frank Skinner Radio Show) kickstarts his 29-date debut tour with a 6-night run at London's Soho Theatre from Monday 30th January - Saturday 4th February 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU kicks off Art Basel Season in Miami Beach with the premiere of the new exhibition Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective (November 16 through March 26).
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022
Tomorrow night - Tuesday, 11.22.22, don’t miss music director Gregory Nabours and a lineup PACKED with talent as (mostly)musicals bids farewell to Vitello’s, its home for the past 7 years!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022
Theater Breaking Through Barriers will presentthe first  Hybrid  Playmakers’ Intensive:  Dramatis UbQTous,  featuring seven new, short plays created specifically for digital platforms. This year’s presentations will take place online as well as live and in person.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
What would you do if your greatest idea was stolen by one of America's most beloved stars? Dynamic writer-actor duo Louie Rinaldi and Zoe Tyson explore the sordid realities of breaking through in their new play F#@% Julie, part of the Hollywood Fringe theatre festival. Directed by Jason Avezzano and premiering at The Dorie Theatre at The Complex, the show debuts on June 10th at 7:15 pm, with a preview performance on June 3rd at 7 pm. Visit Hollywood Fringe to view all dates and to purchase tickets.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022
Theater Breaking Through Barriers has announced its third  Playmakers ' REDUX  entitled  Out of the Box  which will be presented live and in person at  Theatre Row’s Studio Theatre  from  May 19 – 22, 2022. 
by Michael Major - May 10, 2022
The album was started in Stockholm, Sweden with revered session drummer and producer Brady Blade, with the rest completed at Chastity’s own home studio with her longtime drummer Greg Schutte. Additional production and mixing was done by Chris Bell in Austin, Texas.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
In his latest Fringe show, running at Monkey Barrel Comedy 1-28 August, award-winning comedian Pierre Novellie (The Mash Report, Stand Up Central, Joke Thieves, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live) looks into why he can't just enjoy things. It's observational comedy for people who think they hate observational comedy.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 5, 2022
At 51 years-old, Adelaide artist Tarsha Cameron is making her cabaret debut to explore what it is to be an unapologetic woman.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York announced that the Mellon Foundation has awarded the organization a fourth and final year of funding to administer the New York Theater Program, which will be distributed to the program’s current grantees in July 2022, extending the current grant cycle through June 30, 2023.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022
Today, Jermyn Street Theatre announces that Stella Powell-Jones and David Doyle will succeed Tom Littler.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in a new production by Ruth Stage, will play The Theater at St. Clements (423 W. 46th Street) beginning previews July 15, and opening night is set for July 24. The original scheduled run of this production, which had been announced for January, 2022, was postponed due to the ongoing health crisis.
by Greg Kerestan - Jun 18, 2022
It may be a product of its time, but what a surprisingly weird, subversive show it can be.
by Michael Major - Jun 16, 2022
“Delta Jet Set with the Jonas Brothers,” an intimate concert that will take place on the floor of Madison Square Garden, will present Delta SkyMiles Members with an opportunity to experience the band like never before. Find out how to get tickets and more. 
by Michael Major - Jun 16, 2022
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by Michael Major - Jun 16, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022
Spin Cycle, Frigid & JCS Theater Company present the World Premiere of HIT THE WALL, a new play by Jake Shore, directed by Timothy Haskell.
by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022
The genesis of electronic duo BEAUTIFUL MACHINES’ new single 'Baum Baum,” out today, began in Berlin one winter on a three-month writing hiatus, during which time, Stefanie Ku and Conrad Schuman of the duo visited the famed Hansa Studios (Bowie, U2, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2022
After a grenade hits him on the battlefield, a soldier wakes up in hospital without his limbs, eyes, ears and mouth. Based on the 1938 anti-war novel by American writer Dalton Trumbo and created by Essi Rossi, Johannes Holopainen and Pauli Riikonen, this emotionally charged new show examines the life-changing impact fighting in World War I had on the returning soldiers.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 31, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents “54 Sings Barbie” on August 7, 2022. Following a sold-out performance in June, “54 Sings Barbie” returns for an encore show filled to the brim with sparkle! Join them for a magical evening celebrating songs from the Barbie™ movie-musicals of the 2000s and 2010s.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022
The Cape Cod Theatre Project will present its final  show of the 2022 season, A Good Day to Me Not to You by Noor Theatre Founding Artistic Director Lameece Issaq.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022
New Diorama Theatre in London and 59E59 Theaters in New York have partnered again and will co-curate the 2023 Brits Off-Broadway Festival.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022
A unique night for musical theatre REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals is a Livestreamed Online Gala Fundraiser in support of charity Mercury Musical Developments (MMD) in partnership with Musical Theatre Network (MTN), to take place on Sunday 18th September 2022 at 7.00pm GMT (1900hrs.)
by Michael Major - Jul 1, 2022
The album finds James wrestling with monolithic themes such as loneliness and yearning with an uncommon earnestness, as showcased by the album’s singles “Seasick,” “Blue For You,” and “Don’t Get It,” which all were accompanied by self-directed videos featuring James’ signature original animations.
by Michael Major - Dec 2, 2022
Aidan Bissett writes the book on the notion of being “just friends” with someone you’re attracted to in the official video for “I Can’t Be Your Friend,” which is out now. Directed by Brooke James (Troye Sivan), the clip finds Bissett and the object of his affection (played by Faith Hines) going in circles and moving in for a kiss that never comes.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2022
Epps recounts his rollercoaster ride of a life in the theatre, with all the excitement and occasional anguish that come with the highs and lows. The author’s journey in the American theatre has been amplified by his experience as a Black man who has frequently been “one of the few,” “the first” or even “the only.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022
Amidst the current attacks on women's rights in America, Bianca Jade understands that now more than ever, is the time to speak up and band together to support her fellow women. In her new single 'Pressure', Bianca channels beloved 2000's R&B vibes to remind women that they are Bad B*tches who deserve everything they want out of life.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022
American Renaissance Theater Company kicks off their 2022-23 season with two new plays presented in rotation, Fastened to The Moon by Linda Kampley directed by Kathleen Swan and Love, Sex and Real Estate by Bill Cosgriff directed by John D. McNally. Performances begin at the Chain Theater (312 W. 36th Street 4th Floor) starting Thursday September 15th and run thru Saturday October 1st.
by Gary Naylor - Apr 30, 2022
Sir Mark Rylance revisits his extraordinary Rooster Byron in a play that vibrates differently than when first staged in an England almost unrecognisable from the England of today
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022
On Sunday May 1st of the Gold Standard Arts Festival, a week-long celebration of emerging and established artists over 50, will host a panel called: Can't Spell Gold W/out Old: How to Succeed, with stories targeted to an older demographic.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Apr 15, 2022
With a mix of perennial favorites and time-tested originals, KAT EDMONSON made her long-anticipated Charlotte debut, charming a latenight Middle C Jazz Club audience
by Michael Major - Apr 12, 2022
Chastity Brown was born with an innate ability to channel complex circumstances into beautiful, uplifting songs. But after surviving the isolation of the early pandemic and witnessing the global racial reckoning that manifested itself in the riots mere blocks from her South Minneapolis home, even she is surprised how her new album turned out.

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