The Last Night of Ballyhoo

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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

(La Mirada, CA)
4900 La Mirada Boulevard
La Mirada, CA 90638
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
The Broadway community mourns the loss Tony Award® winner Carole Shelley, who passed away on Friday, August 31 at age 79.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2018
It's the day of the show, y'all: The Nashville premiere of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band is tonight - at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue in The Nations - and six of the actors portraying Crowley's now-iconic characters took time from tech week to answer questions about their processes and to offer their reasons for why you should come see the show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
Nine Nashville area actors have been cast in the upcoming production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band, which will play six performances at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue, in a production helmed by veteran director Jeffrey Ellis, who is known throughout Tennessee as a leading theater journalist and critic.
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019
Jessica Hecht, who played George's girlfriend Lindsay, on Seinfeld, recalls, 'They were such a genius system of making it funny, and George making it funny that you just kind of plugged yourself in and people would scream with laughter.a?? Watch the clip from 'Today Show' below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Alfred Uhry's The Last Night of Ballyhoo will be the first play of The Heights Player's 64th Season with performances October 4-13th at The John Bourne Theatre: 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn, NY.
by Charles Shubow - Sep 25, 2018
I had the opportunity to meet the DirectorChoreographer of Everyman Theatre's DANCING AT LUGHNASA after opening night at Forno's Restaurant. She was a real delight and I thought would make a good interview. I was so right!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
59E59 Theaters presents the world premiere of A WOMAN OF THE WORLD written by Rebecca Gilman and directed by Valentina Fratti. Produced by The Acting Company in association with Miranda Theatre Company, A WOMAN OF THE WORLD begins performances on Thursday, October 24 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 17. Press Opening is Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday a?' Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm; and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Please note the following added performances: Thursday, November 7 and Thursday, November 14 at 2:30 pm. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($26 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or by visiting www.59e59.org. The running time is 85 minutes, with no intermission.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
After a months-long internal search, the Board of Directors of Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the selection of founding company member Greg Longenhagen as the organization's new Artistic Director. Greg is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Florida Gulf Coast University and the President, Owner, CEO, and Senior Creative Director of Abbott Productions in Fort Myers. He will assume leadership as Artistic Director and join the theatre's board and staff on October 15. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
NPR's hit public radio series Selected Shorts is coming to Kean Stage's Enlow Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16 with an evening of festive stories filled with love, laughter and nostalgia. The stories will be read by actors Michael Cerveris, Dana Ivey and Richard Masur.
by BWW Special - Oct 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Once On This Island, The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for this year's Literature Live! production of F. Scott Fitzgerald'sThe Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, directed by Joe Minutillo and choreographed by Stephanie Vertichio.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
The Last Night of Ballyhoo places audiences in the home of the Freitag family. The year is 1939, and the Freitags reside amongst the upper-echelon of the German-Jewish community in Atlanta, GA. As the beginnings of World War II percolate from a distance, the Freitags are more concerned with finding Lala a date to Ballyhoo, the lavish social event of the year. This comedy light heartedly explores the struggle with religious identity in times of great change and prejudice.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a free community event on Thursday, December 20 at 7 pm. A special one-night-only reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will be performed by a versatile and distinguished company of four actors, including Paul Hecht (numerous Broadway, film and TV credits), Harris Yulin (Bay Street's Frost Nixon, Ozarks), Amanda Kristin Nichols (Bay Street's The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Bay Street's The Great Gatsby) and John Kroft (Bay Street's The Great Gatsby).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018
Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of "A Christmas Carol: The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge," a world premiere adaptation of the Dickens classic written and directed by Mark Shanahan. Playing November 30-December 19 in the Historic Arcade Theatre, the run includes four nearly sold out preview performances November 27-29.
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 14, 2018
This year the Sag Harbor venue has mounted a superb showing of the classic jazz era play The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald adapted for the stage by Simon Levy.
by Andrea Stephenson - May 11, 2019
The Last Night of Ballyhoo was first performed at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre and found its way to the Broadway stage in 1997 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Written by Alfred Uhry, The Last Night of Ballyhoo takes place in 1939 in the home of Adolph Freitag in Atlanta, Georgia. The play explores themes of identity, prejudice, and inter-Jewish racism through the lives of Adolph and his sister Beulah 'Boo' Levy, their sister-in-law Reba Freitag, cousins Lala Levy (Beulah's daughter) and Sunny Freitag (Reba's daughter), and two young men-Joe Farkas from New York and Peachy Weil of the Louisana Weils. Oyster Mill Playhouse takes on this deep yet humorous play through May 12th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
"The Game's Afoot" by Ken Ludwig is opening March 22 at the Granite Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta has announced their 2019/2020 season including three world premieres, including the new musical BECOMING NANCY directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell, two musicals, including MAYBE HAPPY ENDING directed by two-time Tony Award® nominee Michael Arden, and three productions for youth and families including the world premiere of  MAX MAKES A MILLION based on the book by Maira Kalman and adapted & directed by Liz Diamond.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of 'Native Gardens' by Karen Zacarias playing to an already-extended run April 5 to May 19 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. The run includes four discounted previews April 2 - 4 that are nearly sold out.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2018/19 season with Native Gardens, a cutting-edge suburban comedy from America's hottest new playwright and National Latino Playwriting Award winner, Karen Zacarias. When an up-and-coming Latino couple purchases a home in a sought-after neighborhood beside the prize-winning garden of a prominent Washington D.C. family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. Directed by Amy Gonzalez (Sunset and Margaritas, Anna in the Tropics), Native Gardens will be presented August 22 - September 16, 2018 (press opening: August 25) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jun 27, 2018
On June 16, 2018, Joshua Harmon spoke about Skintight with education dramaturg Ted Sod as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's lecture series.
by David Edward Perry - Jun 10, 2019
Reaching for the American dream while adjusting to living under prejudice is exposed by Alfred Uhry's 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' at South City Theatre. This Tony award winning play is a touching, relatable, and revealing look at the cost of acceptance. The story peels back the layers to expose the complicated dynamics of a Jewish American family living in Atlanta in the 1930's.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
"How Hope Happens," the Fourth Season at Mosaic Theater Company, will open with Marie and Rosetta, written by George Brant and directed by local artist Sandra L. Holloway. This play featuring gospel music, blues, and rock n' roll tells the story of the first rehearsal between Sister Rosetta Tharpe (recently inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame), and her young protegee Marie Knight.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
This world premiere drama examines the friendship of two remarkable women, one an ex-prisoner of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp, and the other, a Holocaust survivor. A supportive and transformative relationship between these best friends is tested when family and health issues change the routine. Scenes For A Green World explores the potential for redemption when reconnecting to one's early years can be both a curse and a blessing.  What can be nurtured to blossom out of the dark ground of the past to sustain the future for oneself and others?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
Four wildly talented actor-musicians deliver a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along summer experience for all generations in Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, back by popular demand at People's Light. Folk revolutionary Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution with joy. Current troubadour David M. Lutken and friends celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of the legend who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, DiFranco, and an entire songwriting tradition. Featuring 15 instruments, 25 songs, and comprised almost entirely of Guthrie's own words, Woody Sez runs August 1-26 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage in Malvern.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of bare stage, a new work by award-winning Boston Playwright Michael Walker, to run February 9-March 2, 2019 at Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street, Boston 02116). bare stage is directed by A. Nora Long, and features IRNE Award nominee Ashley Risteen as Kate,' Allie Meek-Carufel as Rachel , and Kevin Cirone as 'Parker', the rising star playwright playwright/director, who clashes with the actors around the issues of nudity in his production. Tickets available now at https://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/bare-stage/ or by calling 617.426.5000.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Dunwoody's own professional theatre, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS, kicks off the 2019 leg of their Sapphire Season with a celebration of heritage in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award award winning THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, directed by Mira Hirsch. Originally designed as a series of vignettes based on Uhry's childhood memories, this character study of intra-ethnic bias and identity was commissioned for the 1996 Summer Olympics, seeing its premiere at the Alliance Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 86th season with Church & State written by Jason Odell Williams and directed by Carol Fisher.  Church & State runs January 12th through February 2nd with curtain at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays. BCP's popular Questions & Artists talkback session will be held following the performance on Friday, January 18th. You can also meet the playwright, Jason Odell Williams, during our Talkback following the performance on Saturday, January 19th.  All performances will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 26, 2019
One of the silver screen's most popular musicals, Singin' in the Rain comes to the stage of Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County with all the trappings of a box office smash: memorable score, talented actors and enough technical razzle-dazzle to delight even the most discerning of theater-goers. Opening February 8 (and continuing through February 23) at ACCC, the stage musical stars Austin Jeffrey Smith, Lindsey Mapes Duggin and Daxton Patrick in the film roles immortalized by Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor in the award-winning 1952 film version.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Dunwoody's own professional theatre, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS, kicks off the 2019 leg of their Sapphire Season with a celebration of heritage in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award award winning THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, directed by Mira Hirsch. Originally designed as a series of vignettes based on Uhry's childhood memories, this character study of intra-ethnic bias and identity was commissioned for the 1996 Summer Olympics, seeing its premiere at the Alliance Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Rainy Day Productions will present industry readings of the new play Chasing the River by Jean Dobie Giebel. Directed by Illana Stein, the six-member cast will feature Tony Carlin, Aaron Costa Ganis, Annie Golden, Deborah Rayne, Chet Siegel, and Wendy Rich Stetson. The readings will be held on Monday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please email victoria@PSTheatricals.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2019
The 2019 season opens with THE GAME'S AFOOT by Ken Ludwig. It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop. - March 22 - April 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Cleveland Play House (CPH) is raising the swashbuckling stakes on the Robin Hood folklore with an exciting adventure that conjures up joy, romance and merriment. Ken Ludwig's Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, is a lightning speed tale full of playful characters that will take over the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square from February 2nd through February 24th, 2019.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2019
Dr. Jarod Simon, an Atlanta chiropractor at Century Center Chiropractor, made his Stage Door Players debut in the live play, 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo.' The play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 and also a Tony Award for best play. 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo" is considered a serious comedy set in Atlanta during December 1939, shortly after Hitler invaded Poland. The live production ran through February 17, 2019. Dr. Simon's acting experience spans 25 years with his most recent appearance in the Aurora Theatre production of 'Driving Miss Daisy.' Dr. Simon has also appeared in many Atlanta theaters including Jewish Theater of the South, Theatre in the Square, Horizon Theatre, and Neighborhood Playhouse. Originally from New York, he also appeared in the New York Broadway production of 'An Enemy of the People.' Dr. Simon's television credits include 'Black Lightning' and 'Brockmire.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that Little Known Facts at Atlantic, a live podcast hosted by Ilana Levine, will be returning as a full series this spring. Little Known Facts at Atlantic was originally presented as a one night only event featuring Atlantic Ensemble member Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson. Following the first event's success, three additional live podcasts have been announced.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
Theater for the New City, in association with MBL Productions, has announced, today, the cast and creative team for the New York premiere of the new play, Still at Risk by Tim Pinckney (Message to Michael). Performances begin Thursday, March 7, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 31, 2019 in the Community Space Theater at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th & 10th Streets).
by Audition Roundup - Dec 30, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 30, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018
Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Michael Frayn's Tony award-winning drama Copenhagen January 4-20, 2019 (with a paid preview performance on January 3) on the USF campus in Studio 120, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. Performances are at 8 PM on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 PM on Sundays. Tickets are $25 ($20 student/military/senior). Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org/copenhagen.
by Audition Roundup - Dec 23, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 23, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 22, 2018
Nine Nashville area actors have been cast in the upcoming production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band, which will play six performances at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue, in a production helmed by veteran director Jeffrey Ellis, who is known throughout Tennessee as a leading theater journalist and critic.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2018/19 season with Native Gardens, a cutting-edge suburban comedy from America's hottest new playwright and National Latino Playwriting Award winner, Karen Zacarias. When an up-and-coming Latino couple purchases a home in a sought-after neighborhood beside the prize-winning garden of a prominent Washington D.C. family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. Directed by Amy Gonzalez (Sunset and Margaritas, Anna in the Tropics), Native Gardens will be presented August 22 - September 16, 2018 (press opening: August 25) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
It was announced today that Ilana Levine, host of the popular podcast 'Little Known Facts,' will appear in 'Changemakers: A Celebration of Women and StateraArts.' Levine joins Rachel Spencer Hewitt in a panel talk on motherhood and the Parent Artist Advocacy League.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2018/19 season with Native Gardens, a cutting-edge suburban comedy from America's hottest new playwright and National Latino Playwriting Award winner, Karen Zacarias. When an up-and-coming Latino couple purchases a home in a sought-after neighborhood beside the prize-winning garden of a prominent Washington D.C. family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. Directed by Amy Gonzalez (Sunset and Margaritas, Anna in the Tropics), Native Gardens will be presented August 22 - September 16, 2018 (press opening: August 25) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
J's Cultural Arts Theatre/JCAT Pro is proud to present Alfred Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY, the opening production of JCAT's 13th season in the Alan & Diane Lieberman Theater of the Feldenkreis/Hanono Cultural Center at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC/Sanford L. Ziff Campus in North Miami Beach, Florida. Running from September 4-22, 2019, DRIVING MISS DAISY is directed by JCAT's Artistic Director, Michael Andron. Set Design is by Shawn Lewis, with Lighting Design by Zachary Pitchman and Costume Design by Carole Barou-Mootoo. Aaron Grant Theatrical serves as the Management Consultant. DRIVING MISS DAISY is presented through the MARJCC's Cultural Arts Department.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019
Vintage Theatre Productions Announces 12 Shows For The 2020 Season. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Early bird season tickets are currently on sale. Single ticket will go on sale October 1. Call 303-856-7830 or purchase online at www.vintagetheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season. The World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; will be directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by Andrea Stephenson - Apr 28, 2019
Alfred Uhry, the playwright most well-known for Driving Miss Daisy, penned The Last Night of Ballyhoo based on his own childhood memories. The Last Night of Ballyhoo is set in Atlanta, Georgia in December 1939. It was originally performed at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre as part of the Summer Olympics Arts Festival. In 1997 it made its way to the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The play explores questions of prejudice and identity through the eyes of a Jewish family in Georgia, who have assimilated to the culture around them-even displaying a Christmas tree in their house, and Joe Farkas, an Eastern European Jew whose presence forces the family to examine their inter-Jewish racism. The term Ballyhoo in the title refers to a cotillion ball being held at the country club to which the family belongs. The Last Night of Ballyhoo takes on these questions of identity with a healthy dose of southern humor and can be seen now at Oyster Mill Playhouse under the direction of Aliza Bardfield and Michael Hosler through May 12th.
by Jessica Crowe - Apr 18, 2019
Oyster Mill Playhouse is working diligently to bring you their next production, The Last Night Of Ballyhoo. Set to debut on April 26th, this play transports us back to December of 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia, where the Freitag family is preparing for the annual Ballyhoo ball. As if the excitement surrounding the ball isn't enough, this year's celebration happens to coincide with the premiere of Gone with the Wind...