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Catch Legendary Mikael Baryshnikov in “Man In A Case” at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center

Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, Man In A Case is a pair of haunting love stories – one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are […]

Record-Breaking Smash CHICAGO in L.A. at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood Starring Christie Brinkley – May 15 – 27, 2012 • 2 Weeks Only!

Broadway comes to Hollywood with CHICAGO, the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, which has opened at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.  After her critically-acclaimed debut as “Roxie Hart” on Broadway and in London’s West End, Christie Brinkley, one of the world’s most successful supermodels, made her highly-anticipated Los Angeles debut […]

P.L.A.Y. Noir: NoHo Goes Noir in Punk Monkey’s Production

Sarah and James are a husband-and-wife producing team who met on the set of a play in 2005, at the same studio that will be presenting their P.L.A.Y Noir opening on June 8th at The Actor’s Workout Studio in North Hollywood’s Arts District. Married in October of last year, they have since built a company […]

Dame Julie Andrews Honored, The Cast of Grey’s Anatomy Performs: Record-Breaking Fundraising Day for the Arts

Dame Julie Andrews was honored this past week with the 25th Annual Gypsy Award. An extraordinary list of previously-honored Professional Dancer Society tributees gathered to pay homage beginning in the morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Later that evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Grey’s Anatomy cast members joined in song for Grey’s Anatomy: The Songs Beneath The Show, and together raised […]

Cirque du Soleil’s IRIS A Journey through the World of Cinema at Kodak Theatre

Cirque du Soleil’s IRIS – A Journey through the World of Cinema, their newest show and resident production created exclusively for the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, is a world of wonderment and blinding beauty in tribute to the Hollywood’s golden film era. IRIS, appropriately named, is certainly an eye opener and […]

Not Rated R but Damn Funnier: Live Nude Groundlings Opens Friday, July 22nd

Funny is as sexy does! To see what all the fun is all about, The Groundlings Theatre presents  the LIVE NUDE GROUNDLINGS show on their new main stage. Opening Friday, July 22nd. Full frontal comedy at its best, you may feel like flashing the crowd or moon the director, Damon Jones (but don’t really…!), as […]

Peter Pan Flies High at the Orange County Performaning Arts Center

If you’re ready for something new, the theatrical production of Peter Pan at the Orange County Performing Arts Center might just be the ticket. The performers fly high, there is a bit of camp, and a very misbehaving Tinkerbell steals the show. A unique combination of live theater and film, this production, adapted from J […]

Michael Gavino’s “In The Heights” Musical Review

The best musicals do a remarkable balancing act. On one level they transport the audience to a separate world, while at the same time they have universal themes that apply to everyone. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play In The Heights skillfully performs this delicate balancing act. In The Heights does a wonderful job of transporting the audience […]

UCLA Live Unveils New Season Lineup Including Music, Dance, Spoken Word

With performances in the historic Royce Hall on UCLA’s campus, UCLA Live’s latest lineup of events for the 2010-2011 season includes many intriguing guests in categories like dance, special event, spoken word, music & film and musical genres including classical, world, jazz and roots. This year debuts the series’ newest section, music & film Curated […]

“South Pacific” Takes the Stage in Los Angeles

In a Lincoln Center Theater production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic, Tony award-winning Broadway musical “South Pacific” takes the stage June 2nd through July 17th at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles Set on an island during World War II, “South Pacific” tells the story of two romances – one between US Navy Nurse Nellie Forbush […]

Martin Sheen Returns to Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama “The Subject Was Roses”, Mark Taper Forum

Who knew a bouquet of roses could cause such a stir? In the Pulitzer prize-winning play “The Subject Was Roses” by Frank D. Gilroy, roses symbolize the fragility of hope and loss as a family attempts to reconnect after their young son returns from war as a man. Martin Sheen revisits the play 46 years […]

Opening The Mark Taper’s 2010 Season: “The Subject Was Roses” Starring Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen returns to Frank D. Gilroy’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play “The Subject Was Roses”. In 1964, the play brought Sheen a Tony Award nomination and this time around he joins Frances Conroy and Brian Geraghty. The news was announced by Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. Replacing the previously announced “Speed-the-Plow” by David Mamet […]

Mary Poppins the Smash Hit Musical Opens at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA

Just a spoonful of the fantastic “Mary Poppins” musical makes the medicine go down oh so blissfully well.  Opening on November 15th as the West Coast premiere to a standing ovation with a surprise guest appearance of Dick Van Dyke (the original Burt in the 1964 “Mary Poppins” movie) at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown […]

Entertaining Elephants

Eleven years ago, four graduates of a Theater Arts program embarked on a journey to introduce Los Angeles to “quality original theater.” Michael Vaez, Jimmie D. Hudson, Matthew Jones and David Fofi reconstructed the former Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery, located in Downtown just off Main Street, turning it into a 45 seat theater which doubled […]

Henry Jaglom’s “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway” Play Opens at Edgemar

The Rainbow Theatre Company presents Tanna Frederick in Henry Jaglom’s new play, “Just 45 Minutes From Broadway” at the Edgemar which opened October 17th and runs through December 20th. Written by Henry Jaglom. Directed by Gary Imhoff. Stars Tanna Frederick; also starring Julie Davis, David Garver, Jack Heller, David Proval, Diane Louise Salinger, and Harriet […]

Ahmanson Theatre Premieres “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin”

You’ll be laughing, clapping and singing along with two of Broadway’s greatest performers, Mandy Patinkin and Patti LaPone, as they bring to life over thirty songs from different musicals in the show, “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin” at the Ahmanson Theater of the Center Theatre Group in Downtown Los Angeles.  The two […]

Brit Week is Back – through May 16th

Created to celebrate and share all the Brits contributions to Los Angeles, this all- encompassing  British events, concerts, car rallies, plays, art exhibits, business mixers, sporting events, films, shopping, pub and restaurant news. You will be surprised at the breadth and depth of the British contribution to Californian life, from being the biggest foreign investors […]

“Annie” Comes to the Kodak Theatre

The classic story, “Annie” is coming to the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center. The show will run from January 13th – January 18th of next year, and just in time for Christmas, tickets are available at a discounted price. “Annie” is the story of  the eternally optimistic orphan who searches for a […]

UCLA Live Presents its Seventh International Theatre Festival this October – December

Get ready for some spectacular theatre because this fall UCLA Live once again presents a stunning line up at the UCLA Live Theatre Festival starting October 1st. Sponsored by Yahoo!, the seventh international Theatre Festival will showcase a range of classic and eclectic work, several pieces making their U.S. debut at UCLA Live’s exclusive event. […]

Shakespeare Salute Takes Summer Stage in Silverlake

If you’ve already frequented the famous “Hollywood Forever” cemetery as an outdoor answer to a great Saturday night, then it’s time to bundle the blanket and head on over to Silverlake for a sweet summer night of Shakespeare under the stars. And it’s free! One of LA’s secret charms is letting the local parks and domains […]

‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ In the Park

Nestled deep within West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, in the quaint courtyard of the Great Hall, is home to Classical Theatre Lab’s company production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Shakespeare’s only domestic comedy is a cheerful delight. Story centers on Sir John Falstaff (Joe Hulser), a mischievous gentleman. Recently arrived in Windsor, he is inspired […]

‘Mamafied’ Mothers Plenty of Laughs

“Mamafied” reads as a ‘flat-out hilarious comedy’ about motherhood, married sex, and three generations of women in the same family. And it is all that, but it’s also so much more. Part romantic comedy, part love story, even part quirky coming of age tale. It’s a tasty cocktail with more than a spritz of sexy […]

‘Talk Radio’ Struggles to Tune In

The Met Theater is a modest 2-stage house smack in the middle of Hollywood. Founded in 1973, it has a prestigious history including productions with Ed Harris, Carole Kane, Holly Hunter, James Gammon and Sam Shepard. Its latest offering “Talk Radio” runs through July 27 under the careful direction of Ben Kusler and a supple […]

Matthew Landon stars in “Doll”

Check out Matthew Landon starring in an original play, “Doll,” by Timothy Pape at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse Second Story Theatre. Running for 8 weeks, the show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or pre-ordered at This show contains adult language.

Celebrate BritWeek 2008 in Los Angeles, April 24 – May 10

Spring in Los Angeles may feel distinctly British this year, where BritWeek 2008 will be in full force between April 24, 2008 – May 10, 2008. Created by 19 Entertainment President and American Idol Exec Producer Nigel Lythgoe, BritWeek 2008 promises to celebrate the major investments and strong influences that the Brits have had on […]

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