2Cents Theatre Group Announces Plans to Benefit HIV/AIDS Organizations With RENT
(5/21/2013) - 2Cents Theatre Group has announced that its production of Rent, Jonathan Larson's legendary Broadway smash hit that is now celebrating its 20th anniversary, will benefit four different HIV/AIDS research and support organizations during its run. Beginning on May 30, a percentage of each weekend's gross sales will be donated to AIDS Project Los Angeles, AIDS Research Alliance, Being Alive, and Alliance for Housing and Healing. Directed by Kristen Boule, with musical direction by Morgan Fitch, Rent opens on Friday, May 24.
The Grove Theatre Opens SOUTH PACIFIC, 5/31
(5/21/2013) - The Grove Theatre announces the opening of South Pacific on May 31st, under the direction of Frank Minano. From the hauntingly beautiful first three notes of "Bali Hai" to the romance of "Some Enchanted Evening," it's easy to tell why this Rodgers & Hammerstein favorite is considered by many as the finest musical ever written.
Photo Flash: MOVIE MUSICAL Set for Cavern Club This Weekend
(5/21/2013) - Do you love movie? You love Musicals? When the Movie Musical show starring Aunt Cassie Rolle come see the movies which never should have a musical score! Movie Musical runs this Weekend - two nights ONLY: Friday May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at 9pm. BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast below!
Tim Piper to Star in JUST IMAGINE at Hayworth Theatre, Beg. 6/8
(5/21/2013) - Tim Piper returns to Los Angeles with Just Imagine, an extraordinary rock 'n' roll celebration of the life and music of John Lennon. Backed by rock band Working Class Hero (Greg Piper on bass; Don Butler on guitar, Morley Bartnof on keyboards and Don Poncher on drums), Piper will channel Lennon at the Hayworth Theatre, beginning June 8.
Los Angeles Teen Mason Alexander Named 2013 Presidential Scholar in the Arts
(5/21/2013) - Mason Alexander was recently a runner up finalist in the 2013 Jerry Herman Awards, has also been named a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and will be receiving an award from the President and performing at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. This honor is the highest honor a high school senior can receive. Only 141 students are honored out of the millions graduating and from those only 20 are Arts Scholars.
East West Players Extends Run of Musical CHESS to June 23rd
(5/21/2013) - East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, has extended the run of CHESS, now through June 23rd, 2013. All performances are staged at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at2pm.
FOR THE RECORD: ZEMECKIS Begins 5/23 in LA
(5/21/2013) - This summer's most spectacular Hollywood blockbuster will not be found in the movie theater this year but rather at Rockwell: Table & Stage beginning May 23 with For The Record: Zemeckis. Over the past two years the "For The Record" series has brought the movies to life as never seen before in a stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. For The Record: Zemeckis begins previews Thursday, May 23 and officially opens Friday, May 31, 2013. Weekly performances are Thursday -Sunday at 8:30PM and will run through Saturday, July 20. Tickets range from $40 Reserved / $20 General Partial View, for ticket information please call (323) 661-6163 (ext 20) or visit www.rockwell-la.com.
BWW Reviews: Shinn's Blistery DYING CITY Has West Coast Premiere at Rogue Machine
(5/21/2013) - In Dying City, now in its West Coast premiere at the Rogue Machine Theatre, Christopher Shinn examines the devastating effects of the Iraq War on the American soldiers who participated in it and more urgently on those they left behind. At the core are Kelly (Laurie Okin), the wife of a deceased soldier, his identical twin brother Peter (Burt Grinstead) and in flashback, the deceased soldier/husband/brother Craig (also Grinstead).
BWW Reviews: Theatre 40 Offers Funny Canadian Hit, OPENING NIGHT
(5/21/2013) - As backstage comedies go, Opening Night is not on a par with the farcical Noises Off or with the flamboyant My Favorite Year, but it is a sweet play just the same with uber belly laughs and miles of heart. Now onstage at Theatre 40, a fine cast and steady direction make the play within a play Opening Night a definite worth see through June 16.
Photo Flash: De'Borah, Tilky Jones and More at GMCLA's 2013 Voice Awards
(5/20/2013) - On Sunday, May 19, at The Globe Theatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (www.gmcla.org), whose mission is to change hearts and minds through the power of music, presented the 2013 Voice Awards. This year the organization honored American Idol, AT&T, activists Fred Arens and Jason Duguay, and writer/director Liesel Reinhart. The Voice Awards were hosted by actor and activist Wilson Cruz with performances by Alex Newell (Glee) and De'Borah (The Voice). Scroll down for photos from the arrivals!
Photo Flash: First Look at The Antaeus Company's Double-Cast CRUCIBLE
(5/20/2013) - The Antaeus Company, L.A.'s multiple award-winning classical theater company, presents an untraditional staging of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Armin Shimerman and Geoffrey Wade co-direct the fully partner-cast production now through July 7, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the double-cast production below!