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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Beloved Los Angeles Art Space LAXART Rebrands as The Brick Ahead of Reopening Next Month by Degen Pener

Ahead of its reopening in its new home next month, the beloved Los Angeles art space formerly known as LAXART has rebranded as the Brick. Since June 2022, LAXART has been closed amid pr…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:39AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Herb Alpert Foundation Reveals the 10 Winners of the 30th Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (Exclusive) by Degen Pener

The Herb Alpert Foundation has announced the winners of its 30th annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, which recognizes mid-career artists in the fields of dance, music, film/video, theater …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:00PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Camille Claudel, Portrayed Onscreen by Juliette Binoche and Isabel Adjani, Seen Anew in Getty Show by Degen Pener

Known in France as a giant of modernist sculpture, to the rest of the world Camille Claudel is mainly remembered as Auguste Rodin’s lover. Her tragic life, which included spending the la…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:41PM
Monday, April 15, 2024

Christie’s to Sell the Art Collection of Norman Lear by Degen Pener

Christie’s has secured the art collection of television writer, producer, and political advocate Norman Lear and his wife, Lyn Davis Lear, the auction house announced Monday. Lear passed …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:28PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

While Patti Lupone Vows She’ll Never Do Another Musical, She Is Singing Soon Onstage in L.A. by Degen Pener

Musical theater legend Patti LuPone may have sung her last show. “I don’t know if I’ll ever do another Broadway musical cause I just don’t think they’re very good right now. They…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:02PM
Thursday, February 11, 2016

David Geffen on His Playhouse Turning 20: "I'm Only the Benefactor" by Degen Pener

The philanthropist mogul is leading the charge to build an endowment for the beloved Westwood theater as Hollywood stars (Chris Pine, Annette Bening) and writers (Beau Willimon) add to the 5…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:00PM
Monday, June 23, 2014

Hollywood Bowl Inducts the Go-Gos, Pink Martini, Kristin Chenoweth Into Hall of Fame by Degen Pener

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame welcomed three new acts with a finale that brought them all together.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:47PM
Monday, November 4, 2013

Center Theatre Group Collects 12 Awards at L.A. Stage Alliance's 24th Ovation Awards by Degen Pener

Sunday night's awards ceremony honored the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, which received the award for best season, including productions of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:32PM
Monday, May 20, 2013

Dulce Rosa: Theater Review by Degen Pener

Based on Allende’s short story, the opera had its world premiere at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, marking the first time a fully-staged opera was performed in the hall.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:36PM
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

'The Color Purple,' 'Waiting For Godot' Win Big at L.A.'s Ovation Awards by Degen Pener

The annual awards, honoring Los Angeles theater community, picked 36 winners out of 400 submitted stage productions in the last year.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:50PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

James Franco and Joseph Fiennes To Appear During NYC Performing Arts Festival by Degen Pener

Franco will hold a seance to communicate with dead Tennessee Williams via a Ouija board; Fiennes will perform at the opening night benefit during the fourth biennial NYC Performa series.

SOURCE: Backstage at 10:07AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards