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Thursday, July 20, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge, announced the renaming of CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center as th…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Lamenting the passing of director John Slade, who died Friday from injuries he sustained in a car accident that occurred last Thursday night as he…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Falcon Theatre in Burbank is changing its name to the Garry Marshall Theatre. Relaunching as a non-profit operation, the new theater will be l…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Inside LA Stage History: The 99-seat/AEA Wars, Part Two by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez The conclusion of Julio Martinez's two-part history of the 99-seat/AEA Wars. In case you missed it, you can catch up on Part One here. By the 1970s, Actors' Equity Asso…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Inside LA Stage History: The 99-seat/AEA Wars, Part One by Julio Martinez

By JULIO MARTINEZ One evening in February 1981, I ventured to the Solari Theatre at 205 N. Canon Drive in Beverly Hills to see Arthur Miller’s The Price. The classic four-hander, directed…

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This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS In early 1972, Bill Bordy, a young actor from Pittsburgh, published the first Hollywood Drama-Logue Casting Sheet—a single, mimeographed, 8 1/2 …

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of Sondheim On Sondheim, with music and lyrics by Stephen …

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

This Week: Too Many Hitlers, an Egyptian Tomb, and Chemo Barbie by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez ABSURDISM... In Abby Schroering’s Paper Flowers, directed by Dalin Tone, secrets, cellos, and farms all come together in one comedic hour. June 17, 18 at Sac…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Impro Theatre's 11th anniversary season continues with the company's 2nd annual Pledge Drive UnScripted benefit, encompassing a 30-hour improv mara…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

This Week: Post-Modern Decreation Myth, Dorothy Parker, and a Werewolf Motorcycle Gang by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Los Angeles Stage Alliance’s @ This Stage magazine continues its coverage of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival through its complete run. DRAMA Friedri…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

This Week: Party Dates, Jello Molds and a Bitch Brow by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS At Fringe Central (6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood), mingle, network, and party at one or all of the following events: Fringe Opening Party (June 7, 7:30 pm)—Req…

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS The deadline to apply to Center Theatre Group’s 2017-2018 Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre has been extended to June 6. Block Party aims to highlight rem…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

This Week: The Opening Night Party, Emotional Terrorism, Humorous Penetration by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS The 2017 opening night party for the Hollywood Fringe Festival will be held on June 7th at Fringe Central. To get a head-start on the Fringe experience, attend preview…

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This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

  IN THE NEWS South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, with productions on its Segerstrom and Julianne Argyros Stages, will launch its 2017-18 season Sept. 2–30 with the mult…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Inside LA STAGE History: Gilmor Brown & The Pasadena Playhouse by Julio Martinez

by JULIO MARTINEZ the first 130-plus years of the United States' existence, the apex of upscale cultural life in the nation was live theater. By the 1880s, the introduction of formulaic …

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Friday, May 12, 2017

This Week: Dystopian Societies, Zombie Clown Trump, and Herpes: A Love Story by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival guide is now available for you to view online. There are still pre-festival Fringe events to attend, including the final Workshop o…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Center Theatre Group has added to the considerable list of talent set for its 50th Anniversary Celebration, a one-night-only production from writer/director/producer …

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Playwright and screenwriter Josefina López (Real Women Have Curves), founding artistic director of Casa 0101, will celebrate her 30th anniversary as a writer with the…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Laura Zucker has announced her plans to leave her 25-year position as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission as of July 31, 2017. Under Ms. Zucke…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has announced separate co-commissioning partnerships with four internationally renowned theatres. Chicago’s Go…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with The Pasadena Playhouse, expands its annual Panto at the Playhouse for the holiday season, this year premiering Beauty a…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Center Theatre Group announced its 50th-Anniversary Celebration, paying homage to 50 years of excellence and spotlighting CTG’s education and community outreach prog…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena continues its free Community Engagement programming with a poetry reading and book signing with Dan O'Brien on Apr 9. P…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Center Theatre Group invites current undergraduate and graduate-level college and university students to attend the Going Pro Career Fair, hosted by East Los Angeles C…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Building the Wall, a two-person play by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way), will open on Mar 18 at the 99-seat Fountain …

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse will present Backstage at the Geffen, a 15th annual fundraising event including an online auction featuring luxury vacations, one-of-a-…

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Friday, March 3, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse couldn’t wait until the exact performance dates and directors were in place to announce its 2017/18 season, which will open with the W…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Inside LA STAGE History: Edwin Booth and Child’s Grand Opera House by Julio Martinez

by JULIO MARTINEZ 1852, the great British tragedian Junius Brutus Booth was touring Northern California with a small troupe that included his sons, 21-year-old Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Bootleg Theater announces its 10th Anniversary Mardi Gras Grand Bal Masque. Hosted by comedian Al Madrigal, Bootleg’s Mardi Gras party features the talents of chante…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Artists at Play (founded in 2011) will present Chay Yew’s drama Question 27, Question 28, in association with the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center …

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS New York-based The Wooster Group will be touring The Town Hall Affair, based on Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker's film, Town Bloody Hall, documenting a rowdy 1971 …

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