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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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Thursday, February 2, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Rose Portillo, Daniel Valdez, Jeanine Mason, and Jeremy Ray Valdez will join previously announced Demián Bichir in the cast of Center Theatre Group’s revival of Lui…

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Friday, January 27, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Sacred Fools Theatre has launched its 20th season, beginning with the West Coast premiere of Rose and the Rime—the tragic and magical story of the frozen town of Rad…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS In its first LA performance since the early 1950s, Kurt Weill’s rarely produced social indictment of apartheid-era South Africa, Lost in the Stars, will be staged by…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Inside LA STAGE History: Lobero Theatre and Arthur J. Beckhard by Julio Martinez

by JULIO MARTINEZ 1950, noted stage and screen thesp Charles Laughton was about to go on the road with the four-person play Don Juan in Hell, which he adapted from the third act of Georg…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Theatre of Note in Hollywood has announced its 22nd Annual Hollywood Performance Marathon, featuring more than 50 performers in an all-day, all-night extravaganza of c…

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS LA theater vets Gregory Crafts and Jenn Scuderi Crafts have launched the venue management firm StageCrafts LLC, officially taking control January 1 of local theatre sp…

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Friday, December 16, 2016

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS The City of Inglewood has awarded an Inglewood Growing Artists Performed Project (IGAPP) grant to playwright Henry Ong to stage his six-hour adaptation of the famed Ch…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Inside LA STAGE History: Padua Hills Theatre and Las Posadas by Julio Martinez

by JULIO MARTINEZ December 1949, just one week before Christmas vacation, the fifth grade classes of Eastmont Elementary in Montebello were given a special treat: a field trip to the hil…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS The Geffen Playhouse will honor Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning artists Quincy Jones and Mel Brooks at its 15th annual Backstage at the Geffen fundraiser, …

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Group Rep opened its 43rd season with Phil Olson’s premiere comedy, A Nice Family Christmas, with Broadway veteran guest artist Marcia Rodd, running through Dec 18 a…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS Hollywood Fringe announces its 2017 Fringe Scholarships program, with awards now doubled from five to 10 scholarships, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment …

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