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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LA STAGE TALKS Debut March 27: What is the Intrinsic Value of Live Theater? by LA Stage Alliance

The LA Stage Alliance launches its new LA STAGE Talks series on March 27 to coincide with World Theatre Day. Moderated by LA STAGE CEO Terence McFarland, the five free events seek to explore…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 03:21PM

LADCC’s Big Winners — Rogue, Odyssey, Ebony, CTG by LA Stage Alliance

The companies who won the most Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards Monday were Rogue Machine, the Odyssey Theatre/Evidence Room combination, Ebony Repertory Theatre and CTG.   Highest v…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 02:01AM
Friday, March 9, 2012

TCG/ITI-US Releases the 50th Annual World Theatre Day International Message by John Malkovich by LA Stage Alliance

Happy Big 5-0, World Theatre Day. John Malkovich leads the chorus of well-wishers. Here also is information about some related events this weekend and later in March. READ MORE

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 04:52PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

50th Annual World Theatre Day on March 27 Features Malkovich Message by LA Stage Alliance

John Malkovich will write a message for the 50th annual World Theatre Day, sponsored by Theatre Communications Group and the US Center of the International Theatre Institute. An essay contes…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 02:29PM
Friday, February 17, 2012

Geffen Playhouse Opening Night: The Jacksonian by LA Stage Alliance

Beth Henley's 1964 Mississippi drama The Jacksonian world premiered this week at the Geffen Playhouse. Stars Amy Madigan, Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Bill Pullman and Bess Rous celebrate with …

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 05:00PM

Reprise Suspends the Rest of Its Season by LA Stage Alliance

Reprise Theatre Company is canceling the third show of the 2011-2012 season, The Apple Tree, in addition to its earlier cancellation of its second show The Baker's Wife, while the Reprise b…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 03:13PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Raisin in the Sun, Jerry Springer, Center Theatre Group Top LADCC Nominations by LA Stage Alliance

A Raisin in the Sun and Jerry Springer: The Opera each nabbed eight Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nominations -- more than those of any other productions. Center Theatre Group won a total…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 06:41PM

Theatrical Artists Wanted for Meet Me @Metro III by LA Stage Alliance

Meet Me @Metro: Uncovering Los Angeles' Hidden Treasures (M3-III) will use theatrical artists to uncover history along the Metro Gold Line route next summer. Companies and individual theatri…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 03:00PM
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Applications For 2012-13 [Inside] the Ford Winter Partnership Program Available Now by LA Stage Alliance

Now is the time for any theater companies who want to produce in LA County's Winter Partnership Program at [Inside] the Ford -- next winter, not this one -- to prepare your applications. The…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 01:25PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Latino Theater Company Evicted From LATC by LA Stage Alliance

The Los Angeles City Council voted in closed session this morning to evict the Latino Theater Company from the city-owned Los Angeles Theatre Center, the Los Angeles Downtown News is repor…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 02:46PM
Friday, December 23, 2011

A Holiday Message from LA STAGE Times by LA Stage Alliance

LA STAGE Times is taking a brief hiatus next week and will be back online January 3. Wishing all our readers a happy holiday and a joyous 2012!  READ MORE

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 04:38PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Director Heidi Helen Davis Dies by LA Stage Alliance

Director Heidi Helen Davis has died from breast cancer. She's probably best know for staging more than 20 Theatricum Botanicum productions since 1988, but she also staged the premiere of EM …

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 03:08PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shinsai Event to Benefit Japanese Theater Community by LA Stage Alliance

Shinsai: Theaters for Japan on March 11 will mark the anniversary of the devastating Tohoku earthquake with short performances at American theaters, designed to benefit Japanese theater arti…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 05:34PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2011 Ovations: We Laughed, We Cried, We Complained by LA Stage Alliance

The Ovation Awards ceremony Monday offered laughs from French Stewart, Carolyn Hennesy and Sally Struthers, tears and counsel from Wren Brown, fond memories of Gil Cates from Randall Arney a…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 09:15PM

A Troubie Triumph at the Ovation Awards by LA Stage Alliance

Troubadour Theater Company won more Ovations than any other company, its A Wither's Tale took more trophies than any other production, and two of its leaders -- Matt Walker and Beth Kennedy …

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 01:14AM
Friday, November 11, 2011

Mancuso Is Interim Producing Director at Geffen by LA Stage Alliance

Frank Mancuso, Geffen Playhouse's board chairman, will temporarily become the playhouse's producing director -- a title that had been held by the late Gil Cates.  A special executive sessio…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 08:24PM
Friday, November 4, 2011

Broadway’s Historic Theaters Among Topics on Nov. 9 by LA Stage Alliance

A public forum on the Bringing Back Broadway initiative, which would re-vitalize the downtown LA street and many of its historic theaters, is taking place at one of those landmark theaters, …

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 05:46PM
Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Ovation Awards Host Carolyn Hennesy and Presenters Announced by LA Stage Alliance

LA stage veteran Carolyn Hennesy will host the Ovation Awards ceremony, stepping in for French Stewart, who had to withdraw because of a professional conflict. Also, here's a list of the pre…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 07:36PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Biller Family Foundation Honors Six LA Theaters by LA Stage Alliance

The Biller Family Foundation has opened a new source of private funding for smaller LA theater companies with its annual BEST awards. The first batch of grants has provided $47,500 to a tota…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 08:31PM

Geffen Playhouse’s Gil Cates Dies by LA Stage Alliance

Gilbert Cates, the founder and producing director of the Geffen Playhouse, died Monday at the age of 77. During his tenure, Geffen productions earned 119 Ovation Award nominations and won 27…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 04:13PM
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ovation Award Nomination Reception by LA Stage Alliance

Preparing for the Ovation Awards ceremony on Nov. 14, Ovation nominees gathered last Sunday at a reception at the Norris Center in Rolling Hills Estates. Two of the Ovation Honorary Awards w…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 04:44PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

French Stewart To Host Ovation Awards Ceremony by LA Stage Alliance

If Sherlock Holmes were to give voice lessons, but then was discovered to be an immigrant from the third rock from the sun, you might get someone resembling French Stewart, who will host the…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 06:43PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 “Pop-up” Lab is Revving Up by LA Stage Alliance

Engine29, another pop-up arts journalism web site, is preparing for a November burst of activity. But don't confuse it with last June's Engine28 website, which also arose out of USC's Annenb…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 05:58PM
Monday, October 10, 2011

OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS: The Rude Mechs Host Shindig at CTG’s Kirk Douglas by LA Stage Alliance

Center Theatre Group turned the Kirk Douglas Theatre lobby turned into a Wild West shindig for opening night of The Rude Mechs musical I've Never Been So Happy. Attendees were offered cowboy…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 05:59PM
Friday, October 7, 2011

CTG Announces 2011-2012 Writers’ Workshop Participants by LA Stage Alliance

Center Theatre Group has selected seven LA-based playwrights for its 2011-2012 Writers’ Workshop. They include Padraic Duffy, Larissa FastHorse, Sigrid Gilmer, Prince Gomolvilas, Jennifer…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 08:02PM
Monday, September 19, 2011

Kiss Me Kate Tops 2011 Ovation Award Nominations by LA Stage Alliance

The Reprise Theatre Company led the 2011 Ovation Award nominations with (17), followed by the Troubadour Theater Company (16), Center Theatre Group (12) and Demand Productions (11). Most n…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 10:46PM

2011 Ovation Award Nominee Announcement Streaming LIVE Tonight by LA Stage Alliance

Watch tonight's 2011 Ovation Award nominees announcement live from the Falcon Theatre in Burbank on beginning at 7:00 pm.  READ MORE

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 02:40PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CTG and LA Stage Alliance Host Reception for New SCR Artistic Director Marc Masterson by LA Stage Alliance

Center Theatre Group and the LA Stage Alliance hosted a reception at Corkbar in downtown LA to welcome South Coast Repertory’s new Artistic Director Marc Masterson to the Los Angeles the…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 09:19PM
Friday, September 9, 2011

LA STAGE Theatre Task Force by LA Stage Alliance

A group of 20-30 area theatre leaders are meeting on 9/10/2011, for a Theatre Vision/Council Task Force Day, to create a draft of a vision and a council structure for the Greater LA Theatre …

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 05:06PM
Thursday, September 8, 2011

South Coast Rep Opens 2011-12 Studio Series to LA Companies by LA Stage Alliance

South Coast Repertory has announced it is expanding its 2011-2012 Studio Series to include Los Angeles county theater companies. The series partners SCR with "eclectic and adventurous loca…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 04:12PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

LA County Arts Commission Announces Funding Workshops for Its Organizational Grant Program by LA Stage Alliance

Eight free workshops for arts organizations considering applying to the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Organizational Grant Program (OGP) will be held throughout LA county between…

SOURCE: LA STAGE Times at 05:02PM

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