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Monday, June 18, 2018

On the Fringe: Winding Down by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez AWARDS AND CLOSING The 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival Awards Ceremony will be held at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre on June 24. Doors open at 6 pm.; awards begi…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS 5-Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) Board of Directors announced that Patrick Cassidy will assume the responsibilities of Artistic …

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Pizza and Whine, Balls’ On, Terra is a Warm Gun, and More at the Fringe by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez THE PLAY’S THE THING Pizza And Whine, written by Raffaela Capp, Virginia Kelly, and Maria Capp, follows four female cousins as they “reignite their love for…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

Julio Martinez is taking a vacation in Paris. LA STAGE Insider will return on June 14th.  

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Events and More from the Official Opening Week of the Hollywood Fringe Festival by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Community events scheduled for the 9th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival: Fringe Cabaret, hosted at The Eastside Commons at Thymele Arts (Jun 10, 12…

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Hollywood Fringe 2018 Kicks Off by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez THE PLAY’S THE THING Bloodbound, written by L.A.-based Michael Kearns and directed by Mark Bringelson, tracks the lives of "misfit sibling determinedly cement…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Pasadena Playhouse has unveiled its 2018-2019 season, highlighted by four new works, beginning with the West Coast premiere of Native Gardens, t…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Long Beach Opera celebrates two milestones in its 2018-2019 season—the organization's 40th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of Andreas Mitisek…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Inside LA Stage History: The Ivar Theatre and the Decline of LA’s Mid-Size Theatres by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez Yeghishe Harout, an Armenian-born immigrant and actor (proclaimed “the Armenian Barrymore”), performed with the Antranik Dramatic Company, touring through Europe and t…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

This Week in LA Stage by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Ojai Playwrights Conference announces honorees and guest artists for its 21st Annual Gala Benefit, at a ranch in upper Ojai on May 19. Festivities, which …

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

This Week in LA Stage by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS L.A.-based playwright Tom Jacobsen has chronicled the troubled history of Bimini Baths (1902-1951)—the premiere but segregated hot springs resort …

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

This Week in LA Stage by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS A Noise Within has announced its 2018-2019 season, themed “Let Me In,” opening with Man of La Mancha, based on the Cervantes classic, Don Quixo…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Center Theatre Group is inviting current high school students to attend Reimagine Your American Dream, a teen youth summit inspired by David Henry H…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Ford Theatres has announced its schedule for 2018, its first full season since the venue closed in 2014 for renovations, now under the guidance …

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum's 2018 summer season opens Jun 2 with William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, co-directed by Ellen Geer and Melora Ma…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS For those performers who would like to be included in this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival and the printed Festival guide, the deadline is April 1.…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) will soon be enjoying expanded performance areas. At the conclusion of ISC’s upcoming 15th-anniversary presentat…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Josefina López, founding artistic director of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, announced that the theater has secured 134 financial donors of th…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Circle X Theatre Co. announced that Kate Jopson will become the new Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed theatre company effective May 1. She ser…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Geffen Playhouse has announced the nine productions that will make up its first full season under new Artistic Director Matt Shakman. The 2018-1…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS L.A.’s Australian Theatre Company is hosting a six-day workshop with Pulitzer-, Tony- and Academy Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley at…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Center Theatre Group is holding its free, third annual College & Career Fair for the Arts on March 17 (9:30 am to 4 pm) at the Music Center Anne…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Edward Machado and Darrell Larson present a marathon reading of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis at the Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles on Valentine…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Road Theatre on Lankershim in North Hollywood is hosting a reading of a new play, Onward, by Ojai playwright Christine Rosensteel, starring Ed Asner…

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Final casting has been announced for the all-star reading of William Goldman's screenplay for the 1976 film, All The President’s Men, scheduled for Ja…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Rogue Machine Theatre launches season 11 with Ovation winner Guillermo Cienfuegos serving as Producing Director this year. The season opener is the …

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Chance Theater, the official resident theatre of Anaheim, announces its 20th anniversary season, with productions on both the Cripe and Fyda-Mar sta…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

This Week in LA Stage by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., L.A. Theatre Works will present a touring production of the 2010 Olivier Award …

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Friday, December 22, 2017

This Week in LA Stage by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Fountain Theatre will present the West Coast premiere of Aaron Posner’s streamlined version of The Chosen, the coming-of-age story of two Jewi…

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Inside LA Stage History: Justin Tanner by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez Steven Justin Tanner, born in 1964,  grew up in Salinas, California, an area that is the setting for his early plays. Tanner didn’t know he was going to be a playwright…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The USC Master of Arts in Specialized Journalism (the Arts) program is accepting applications through Jan 31. This program brings together journalis…

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