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Open Fist Theatre (Los Angeles, )
1625 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles,


Running Time: Two hours and 25 minutes, with one intermission

Mondays: 7:45pm
Tuesdays: 7:45pm
Wednesdays: 7:45pm
Thursdays: 2:15pm and 7:45pm
Fridays: 7:45pm
Saturdays: 2:15pm and 7:45pm

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From a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron was hailed as the spiritual leader of the nation. Seen as the champion of the poor, her ambition, glamour and power made her the world's first major political celebrity, winning the adoration of the people.

With a chart-topping score including Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall - and having "redefined Jesus Christ Superstar for a whole new generation of theatregoers" (WhatsOnStage) - Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Evita.

TheaterWorksUSA to Adapt DOG MAN Series Into Family Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

TheaterWorksUSA announces their newest partnership with Writers House and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, by securing the rights to adapt the worldwide bestseller DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey for the stage. (more...)

Cast Announced For STRIKE UP THE BAND Upstairs At The Gatehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Director Mark Giesser returns to Upstairs at the Gatehouse with George and Ira Gershwin's madcap musical hidden gem Strike Up The Band, written with George S. Kaufman in 1927. While the original script was rewritten by Morrie Ryskind in 1930, this production presents the original, with the dark satire on America's war-mongering over a trade deal re-established. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, January 30- Happy Birthday, Hal Prince!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 30, 2019

Harold 'Hal' Prince directed the premiere productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Evita and Parade. (more...)

Full Casts Announced For Sheffield Theatres' HANG And STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full casts for the debbie tucker green's hang; and the world premiere of his production of the new musical Standing at the Sky's Edge with music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Continues MTC MainStage's 32nd Anniversary Season In Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 32nd Season with Always... Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley. Always...Patsy Cline is a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. Always... Patsy Cline will run from February 8th until February 24th- Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

The World of Musicals is making its Jacksonville premier, coming to the Times-Union Center's Terry Theater on March 30, 2019 for one performance only. (more...)

The Green Room 42 Presents DO YOU DREAM IN SPANISH?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

The Green Room 42 presents Roberto Araujo in DO YOU DREAM IN SPANISH? by Roberto Araujo with additional material by Michael Perrie Jr., March 15, 2019 at 9:30pm at The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Avenue in New York City (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JASON ROBERT BROWN at Philadelphia Theatre Co.
by Alyssa Biederman - Jan 27, 2019

Imagine rehearsing a show with a Tony Award-winning score for months, only to learn you'd have the opportunity to sing the part for the man who made it. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity became reality for Sarah Gliko and Greg Goodbrod, who play Francesca and Robert in Philadelphia Theatre Company's upcoming production of The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

BWW Review: Natalie Cortez Dazzles in Riverside's Thrilling EVITA, Despite Lack of Political Focus
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 26, 2019

My mind kept turning these quotes over after I saw Riverside Theatre's spectacular production of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Time Rice's Evita, running through Sunday, Jan. 27 in Vero Beach. With its supremely talented cast, phenomenal production values, and shining star, there is no doubt that the musical is engaging. So, in that respect - at least by Albee's definition - the production is political. However, I couldn't help but feel as though the inherent politics had been boiled out of this Evita. That certainly didn't hamper my enjoyment or appreciation for the production, but it did leave me thinking that perhaps the very point of the show had been missed. (more...)

VIDEO: Eden Espinosa Talks Playing Trina on the FALSETTOS Tour
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2019

The North American Tour of Falsettos is getting ready to kick off. Hear what Eden Espinosa has to say about taking on the role of Trina! (more...)

Raven Capital Management Acquires Majority Stake In David Ian Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

David Ian Productions Limited ('David Ian Productions' or the 'Company'), a leading producer, promoter, and tour operator of high-profile licensed musicals that are staged in theatrical markets around the world, has sold a majority stake in the Company to a newly-formed joint venture (the 'JV') controlled by Raven Capital Management LLC ('Raven'). (more...)

BWW Review: MUSICAL AWARDS 2019 at RAI THEATER: The Winners, the Losers, and everything in-between!
by Chantal Kunst - Jan 24, 2019

The first performance of the evening was spectactular.  Directed by Ashley Wallen, the choreographer of The Greatest Showman, treated the audience on a tribute to a new generation of Hollywood musicals such as La La Land, A Star is Born and - of course - The Greatest Showman performed by the talented Freek Bartels, Jamai Loman and students of Lucia Marthas Institute of Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Charles Sanders Shares His Thoughts On ELAINE PAIGE IN CONCERT
by Jade Kops - Jan 24, 2019

Guest Reviewer Charles Sanders (Co Artistic Director House of Sand) shares his thoughts on Elaine Paige's Sydney Concert. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Will Perform At Sony Hall in Support of New Album, Revelation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Broadway powerhouse Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Brooklyn, Rent) released her Sophomore Album REVELATION. The crowd-funded album is comprised entirely of original songs. The night will open with Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Izzi Ray and will feature Espinosa singing her new music as well as special guest performances. The songs of REVELATION will premiere at New York's Sony Hall on January 28 at 8 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at The Argyle Theatre Takes Risks and Raises Questions
by Jaime Zahl - Jan 23, 2019

Modern audiences were given the opportunity to see the powerful messages of Wedekind's play - set in the late 19th century - juxtaposed with a manic, brilliant rock score by Duncan Sheik and equally impactful lyrics and a book by Steven Slater to create the recipient of 2007's Tony Award for Best Musical. Brought to life by The Argyle Theatre, Long Island fans of the show and those who missed it on Broadway have the chance to see this important work.  (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA is Rich in the Heart of her People at BJCC CONCERT HALL
by David Edward Perry - Jan 19, 2019

'Evita' is a hybrid rock & opera musical interpretation of the life journey of actress turned 'spiritual leader of Argentina' Eva Peron (Yael Reich). Her saturation of power, extraordinary wealth, and status grows heavier. Bringing with it heartache and self-discovery. (more...)

Jonathan David Sloate Releases New Single 'If You Believe'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

Composer, lyricist and playwright Jonathan David Sloate releases new single entitled 'If You Believe' featuring stellar performances from Broadway's Rodney Hicks (Come From Away, The Scottsboro Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent) and Max von Essen (Anastasia, An American in Paris, Evita, Les Miserables) along with the 59-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra. 'If You Believe' is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, CDBaby, and all other major digital platforms worldwide. (more...)

Photo Flash: EVITA Comes to Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present one of Broadway's great musicals, Evita. Sponsored by Bobbie Olsen and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group, Evita performs on the Stark Stage from January 8-27, 2019. (more...)

JONES' DIARY: A Musical Valentine In Concert Comes to Piano Works West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Get out your big knickers! Bridget Jones has finally decided that this year, she will take control of her life (even if that means sleeping with her boss)! Don't be All by Yourself this Valentine's day! Join us on a hysterical, musical journey as Bridget recounts her year by dieting, dating, and feeling bad about it. Jones' Diary: A Musical Valentine in concert is rammed with your favourite pop hits with incredible musical arrangements, such as 'Sexy Back', 'Fighter', 'Toxic' and 'Jump'. You will literally be jumping out of your seats. This concept originated in L.A where the team Tye Blue and Marion Pugliesi perfected the pop-culture parody genre. An immersive experience that invites the audience to submerge themselves into the story. (more...)

Announcing FROM BROADWAY, WITH LOVE At Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the newest addition to its Broadway Series, From Broadway, With Love, on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range between $25 - $55, plus applicable fees, and are available online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pasadena Playhouse Presents RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019


High Flying Adored! EVITA Lands At The McCallum On It's 40th Anniversary Rainbow Tour
by David Green - Feb 7, 2019

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's blockbuster hit musical Evita celebrates the 40th anniversary of its 1979 Broadway debut. Staged by Andy Ferrara with musical direction by Lloyd Cooper, the tour brings together talent from around the country to perform one of the best-known musicals in history.The McCallum Theatre presents the 2019 touring production of Evita, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, for three performances - Wednesday, February 27, at 8:00pm, and Thursday, February 28, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA at Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts
by Alan Portner - Feb 6, 2019

Playing through this week, The American Theatre Guild presents Andy Ferrara's new touring production of 'Evita' from the revered pens of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The year 2019 marks the fortieth American anniversary of this entirely new approach to musical theater. It is opera (albeit rock opera) that is accessible to a general audience. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Artistic Director Ray Jivoff today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2019-2020 season, which will mark the theatre's 60th Anniversary. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, announced that its 2019 mainstage season will include: Carlisle Floyd's opera Of Mice and Men, based on the John Steinbeck classic, in May/June; the Stephen Sondheim fairy tale musical Into the Woods in July; and, for Halloween, Engelbert Humperdinck's enchanted opera Hansel and Gretel in October. All three productions will be directed by Marc Deaton. (more...)

Paddy O'Connell to Host COMPANY Post-Show Q&A with Patti LuPone, Rosalie Craig & Marianne Elliott
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

To celebrate last week's successful release of the cast recording as well as two prestigious Critics' Circle Awards for Marianne Elliott's critically acclaimed production ofCompany, broadcaster Paddy O'Connell will be hosting a post-show Q and A at the Gielgud Theatre, with two of the show's stars - Rosalie Craig, who plays the central role of Bobbie and Patti LuPone, who plays Joanne. (more...)

EVITA Breaks Record Becoming Highest Selling Show Ever At Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2019

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita is one of the most celebrated musicals of all time. The original West End and Broadway production, directed by Hal Prince, is currently playing at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne and has now become the highest selling show ever staged at the venue. The remarkable Tina Arena stars in the musical where her portrayal of Eva Per n has been recognised as the role of her lifetime. (more...)

Louise Dearman and Emma Hatton Will Lead West End Live Lounge's WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

On Sunday 10th March, West End Live Lounge returns to The Other Palace with WOMAN- an evening celebrating some of the most influential female artists from the world of music. (more...)

BWW Interview: Federico Bellone, director de GHOST, EL MUSICAL
by Juan Carlos Verdu Garcia - Feb 20, 2019

Hablamos con el responsable de la nueva produccion de LETSGO que llegara a la Gran Via en octubre de este año. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Rob Houchen, and More Join THE BEST OF...ROCK MUSICALS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

On Sunday 12 May 2019 at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, there will be two concerts of The Best of… Rock Musicals for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. It will be the 20th Anniversary production from the same team who for the last 19 years have presented The Night of 1000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall and elsewhere. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019


Tickets For Disney's ALADDIN On Sale At DPAC On March 7, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions and DPAC announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 7 at 10 am as part of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC's 2019/20 season. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at DPAC on Wednesday, October 2 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Saturday, October 26. The opening night is Thursday, October 3 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Musicales de Oscar - Las canciones premiadas por la academia
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Feb 18, 2019

Desde que se crease el Oscar a mejor cancion en 1934, el galardon ha estado estrechamente relacionado con el Musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: Eden Espinosa Talks FALSETTOS on Tour and More!
by Brett Burger - Feb 18, 2019

Being the theatre fan that I am, was beyond ecstatic when I read that the Eden Espinosa would be in the production. If I had a dollar for every time I watched the various performances of her belting in shows like Evita and Wicked then I could pay off my student loans. Imagine how thrilled I was when I had the opportunity to interview her as well on her experience in this show, what she hopes audiences take away and also some fun rapid fire questions. (more...)

by David Pearson - Feb 17, 2019

Kansley and Lidert have a special one night only concert as part of HomeGrown's Songbook Series at Chapel Off Chapel on Monday 25th February, with some of Australia's best talent ready to showcase the duo's original work. (more...)

Josh Young and Emily Padgett Announce Birth of Baby Girl
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019

Broadway couple Josh Young and Emily Padgett have announced the birth of their new baby girl. Adele May Young was born on February 3, 2019. (more...)

by Brett Burger - Feb 16, 2019


The Curtain Up Show Unplugged Will Benefit Resonance FM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

Join Tim McArthur & Nathan Matthews for an evening of unplugged music and song in aid of Resonance FM, featuring a host West End stars! (more...)

Creative Teams Confirmed For Goodspeed Musicals Five Show Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to helm the five exciting productions planned this season: an All-American classic, a heart-warming musical tale, an electric dance-filled tuner, an extraordinary true story, and an inspirational journey that's sure to inspire. Single tickets for all five shows set for Goodspeed's 2019 season go on public sale this Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m.. (more...)

RAGTIME Extends At Pasadena Playhouse Through March 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California is extending its an all new version of Ragtime: The Musical through Saturday March 9.  With strong critical acclaim and audience reviews, performances have already been selling out.  Six more performances have been added March 5-9. (more...)

Richard Jay-Alexander Turns His Eye Onto Burlesque & Honey Beavers
by BWW Features - Feb 14, 2019

On Monday, February 18th (Presidents' Day) you'll find Richard Jay-Alexander at Midtown's Urban Entertainment Hall, The Greenroom 42, as Co-Producer and Director of HONEY BEAVERS: IT'S 9:30 PM. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE? It's a headlining debut for the downtown artist, but what many of you don't know is that the same girl, by day, is Jay-Alexander's Assistant, Nellie Beavers. (more...)

They're So in Love! Meet the Cast of KISS ME, KATE- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

'The Phantom' Jonathan Roxmouth Stars in His Own Concert at Solaire, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

One of musical theater's favorite leading men, Jonathan Roxmouth (also The Phantom in the world tour of 'The Phantom of the Opera'), returns to Manila this April 13, 2019, with his brand-new concert 'Jonathan Roxmouth, The Musicals in Concert' at The Theatre at Solaire. (more...)

Krystina Alabado Joins the Cast of MEAN GIRLS as Gretchen Wieners March 12th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Mean Girls announces that Krystina Alabado will join the cast in the role of 'Gretchen Wieners' beginning Tuesday, March 12. Tony Award nominee Ashley Park will play her final performance in the role on Sunday, March 10. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN to Make Its Premiere at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is pleased to announce that Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will play an exclusive two-week engagement at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) beginning Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and running through Sunday, April 21, 2019. Press night is set for Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Taylor Hicks and Rachel Potter Will Star in SHENANDOAH at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Serenbe Playhouse will present the musical SHENANDOAH, starring American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks and Broadway and The X Factor finalist Rachel Potter. The story of one family's struggle living in the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War leaps to life in a hidden field in Serenbe, transporting you to the rolling hills of Virginia. A theatrical journey of heartbreak and ultimately hope in a fight for human rights will erupt out of an actual Civil War reenactment with over 100 soldiers, canons, horses and with an all-star cast of singer/musicians in a fight for Freedom and Love! (more...)

Photo Flash: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, has transformed the historic theater with an all new version of Ragtime: The Musical as it returns to Los Angeles more than two decades after its premiere at the Shubert Theatre.  With 21 actors and a 16-piece orchestra, this is one of the most ambitious productions in the Playhouse's recent history. (more...)

Opportunity Announces Cast For The Strawberry Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

After 700 submissions Mixed Messages has announced its cast of Opportunity which will be shown at The Strawberry Theatre Festival March 19, 2019 (3:00 p.m), March 22, 2019 (6:00 p.m), and March 23, 2019 (9:15 p.m) at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, Nyc. (more...)

BWW Review: NEIL BERG'S 110 YEARS OF BROADWAY at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 1, 2019

Neil Berg's 110 Years of Broadway is Magical (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: GUYS AND DOLLS
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 1, 2019

Well, next up in decluttering my apartment is clearing out the big, tall stack of different Guys and Dolls CDs I've spent a few decades collecting. I think I could hack this particular task without any tears (or maybe like you know without having to blog about it) were it not for that gorgeous black square with the orange and yellow title letters thrown into the air alongside perfect pair of cartoon dice. 1992 Grammy Award-winning New Broadway Cast Recording, it's gonna be hard to leave you, baby. (more...)

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