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Thursday, September 21, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Board of Trustees of South Coast Repertory (SCR) and Artistic Director Marc Masterson have determined that, after seven years of service, Master…

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Playwright Oliver Mayer’s “Yerma in the Desert” by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez Playwright Oliver Mayer first came onto the L.A. theater scene in 1996 with the Mark Taper Forum’s production of Mayer’s Blade to the Heat, a highly expressionistic lo…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS East West Players (EWP) and the Robey Theatre Company (RTC) are reuniting to produce Philip Kan Gotanda’s Yohen, about the struggles of an interra…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks will host the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles' 27th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit performance on Sep 18 at the Fre…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Los Angeles Theatre Works is kicking off its 2017-18 season with a special one-night only event honoring E. Randol Schoenberg, the attorney who succ…

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Inside LA Stage History: The Burbank Theatre & Oliver Morosco by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez From July 1943 until August 1949, I grew up in downtown Los Angeles, where my father managed the twelve restaurants in Downtown LA's Whelan’s Drug Stores. He was headqua…

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This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Theater, film, and television director Matt Shakman has been named Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse by the theater’s Board of Directors a…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Inside LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Magician/actor Albie Selznick has amalgamated twenty-five acts—drawn from The Magic Castle, America’s Got Talent, Penn and Teller’s Fool Us and mo…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS East West Players announces its 52nd anniversary season kick-off fundraising event, One Night Only: EWP Night Market, to be held Sep 9 at East West …

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Celebration Theatre, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews and Michael A. Shepperd, has announced its 2017-18 season of shows, beginning …

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS 24th Street Theatre kicks off its 20th year with the 2017-18 season opener, La Razón Blindada, Arístides Vargas' Spanish language political drama…

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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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