Tuesday, April 15, 2014

16 Famous Sally Bowles

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome…to a celebration of all the great women who've played Sally Bowles since “Cabaret” first debuted on Broadway 1966. The latest revival opens …

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17 Famous Sally Bowles

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome…to a celebration of all the great women who've played Sally Bowles since “Cabaret” first debuted on Broadway 1966. The latest revival opens …

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

L.A.’s Center Theatre Group Nets $600K Grant

Center Theatre Group received a $600,000 grant to fund a pair of community engagement programs. The gift, one of six awarded to nonprofit California arts organizations, came from the James I…

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Why National Tours May Spend More Time in N.Y.

New York actors getting ready for a major tour will get longer to say goodbye thanks to a new tax incentive. Beginning next year, producers who ready their shows for touring (a process known…

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Even Tony Winners Struggle with Insecurity

It might be lonely at the top, but it’s also anxiety-inducing. At least that’s what several of Broadway’s former and current leading ladies told author Eddie Shapiro. For h…

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Atlanta Proves Bountiful for Theater Actors

Tired of being lost among the throngs of New York and Los Angeles actors? Consider relocating to Georgia, where the weather’s hot and the excitement of working with risk-taking theater…

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L.A. Now Casting ‘Boss: The Untold Tony Danza Story’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

Three Rivers Theatre Company is currently seeking talent for its production of “Boss: The Untold Tony Danza Story.” Of the show, the company says it’s “a comedy loose…

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Public Theater Gets Record Lucille Lortel Nods

New York’s the Public Theater set a record Wednesday when it was nominated in 11 categories for Lucille Lortel Awards. The nominations, which for 29 years have recognized Off-Broadway …

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

18 Screen Actors Who Have Been on Broadway

Many actors and industry pros alike have said that doing both stage and screen work rounds out an actor, but how many have actually done both? We love getting to see some of our favorite Hol…

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Friday, March 28, 2014

'Heathers' Off-Broadway Remake Hits the Stage

Of all the unlikely films adapted to the musical stage, 1988’s cult black comedy classic “Heathers”—the ultimate in mean girls, stylized dialogue, and staged suicides…

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L.A. Casting ‘Bronies! The Musical’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

Oddbird Theatricals is seeking talent for its production of “Bronies! The Musical!,” the original show about three guys who find meaning, love, and purpose, all thanks to cartoon…

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10 Signs You’re Obsessed With Theater

To celebrate World Theatre Day, we honor those of you who can’t live without theater, and whose dedication goes above and beyond! If the following apply to you, you’re totally, c…

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Miserable and Scared of Change?

Head over the river and through the hipsters to Brooklyn’s The Brick—home of “mad experimenters of theater”—for “I’m Miserable But Change Scares Me&…

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The Broadway Community Gives Back

That charity, volunteerism, and activism are principles embedded deep in the theater community is no coincidence. “Actors [and entertainment professionals] are extraordinarily creative…

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

9 ‘Gangster’ Actors

It’s one of the most successful archetypes in Hollywood history: the gangster. With “Bullets Over Broadway” opening on The Great White Way in the coming weeks, and movies l…

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We Want the ‘Stage Kiss’

This week we’re looking to get smooched at “Stage Kiss”; bask in Liza Minnelli’s brilliance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall; check the new makers in the film scene at…

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Now Casting ‘King Lear’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

New York Shakespeare Festival / The Public Theater is seeking talent for its production of “King Lear.” “King Lear” is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, that tells th…

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LADCC Awards Turn Critical of CTG

The Los Angeles theater community went from celebrating itself to critiquing its shortcomings during the 45th annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards March 17. Bart DeLorenzo, who rec…

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Regional Finalists Announced in August Wilson Monologue Competition

Three young actors from around Los Angeles are on their way to Broadway. Jonah Gould and Mykaela Sterris placed first and second, respectively, in the August Wilson Monologue Competition Los…

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Monday, March 17, 2014

The Australian Theater Scene Moves Into L.A.

A newly formed Australian theater company in Los Angeles wants to be a showcase for the country’s talent—and its launch has serendipitous timing. Australian theater has garnered …

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Get Your Gloves on for ‘Rocky’ on B’way

This week we’re excited to see “Rocky” take the ring; catch comedic play “Day of the Dog”; grab recordings of “Brigadoon” and “Kiss Me, Kate&r…

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Now Casting ‘A Chorus Line’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

The Sacramento Music Circus is seeking talent for its production of “A Chorus Line,” as part of its 2014 season. “A Chorus Line” focuses on Broadway dancers auditioni…

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Spend Sundays at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda

When Lin-Manuel Miranda drove up to the United Palace Theatre for the second installment of his new monthly film series “Sunday Movies at the Palace With Lin-Manuel Miranda,” he …

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Casting Process at L.A.'s Center Theatre Group

To find talent for a new play in development for the past year, casting has been outsourced at the Center Theatre Group. Kimber Lee’s Idaho-set drama, “different words for the sa…

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L.A. Youth Theater Group Still Casting After 17 Years

Phantom Projects Theatre Group is still on the hunt for young talent.  The Los Angeles-area youth theater company produces a four-show season at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Art…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A New National Festival Seeks to Unite Latino Theater

Organizers are hoping a new theater festival set to be held in Los Angeles this fall will help create a touring network for Latino theater companies. Such companies have sprouted up in citie…

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L.A.’s Next Great Stage Star Announced

A local college student won Los Angeles’ top amateur musical theater competition Sunday, Feb. 16, by dodging a pitfall that snagged her competitors, according to casting directors who …

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Monday, February 24, 2014

11 Films We'd Hate to See Musicalized

It seems people love to turn movies into musicals—movies that have no business being musicalized! Now, the beloved ’80s cult classic “Back to the Future” is going to …

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

‘Heathers: The Musical,” A Cult Classic Reimagined

Our first peak at the Off-Broadway show “Heathers: The Musical” at the Snapple Theater Center on Feb. 19 left us wanting more. The show is based off the 1988 high school crime dr…

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

5 Famous Broadway Replacements

With previews scheduled to begin March 8, the news that Diahann Carroll—set to star as Lena Younger—was dropping out of the Broadway revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” …

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17 Actors Who Have Played U.S. Presidents

Monday, Feb. 17 is Presidents Day (and also Washington’s birthday!) Contrary to popular belief, the holiday means more than just getting a day off work. It’s meant to celebrate G…

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