Thursday, June 2, 2016

Playwrights & Partnerships: Creating the Future at The Blank Theatre by Tracey Paleo

  Collaboratively exciting on the festival scene this Summer is the alliance between The Blank Theatre, The Hollywood Fringe Festival and Theatre Asylum. For the first time, Founding Ar…

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

24th Street Theatre Presents ‘Man Covets Bird’ by Tracey Paleo

Los Angeles Daily News:  Award-winning 24th Street Theater directors Debbie Devine and Jay McAdams befriended one of the world’s leading playwrights for young audiences, while attending a…

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Ovation Awards Nominees by Tracey Paleo

This Stage:  We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Ovation Awards nominees. For the unacquainted, the Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles, created to …

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What Lies Beneath: The Truth About Unconscious Bias by Tracey Paleo

AMERICAN THEATRE – Do men write better plays than women? We think we know that’s not true. So why does the disparity persist?  What is the truth about unconscious bias?  http:/…

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Why Is There A Fight? by Peter Finlayson

The standoff between Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and its members moves on without any sign of shifting positions. The word from AEA is that they will not consider any changes to the p…

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

L.A. Arts Groups Get $4.5 Million from Michael Bloomberg’s Foundation by Tracey Paleo

LA Times: Michael Bloomberg, the publishing mogul and former New York City mayor, will pump $4.5 million into L.A.’s nonprofit arts scene over the coming two years, as part of a national i…

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Deaf West’s Spring Awakening Extends Broadway Run by Tracey Paleo  Deaf West’s new revival play incubated in Los Angeles Intimate Theatre is extending its Broadway run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Michael Arden’s productio…

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Keep Your Hands Off of My Kimono, White People by Tracey Paleo

AMERICAN THEATRE: On Monday, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players announced they would mount a production of The Mikado at the NYU Skirball Center next January with an almost all-whit…

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Denzel Washington Says He Will Bring 10 August Wilson Plays to HBO by Tracey Paleo

The New York Times: During an interview at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday night Denzel Washington said that he would produce adapta…

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Tornado Weather – by William Salyers by Tracey Paleo

Bitter Lemons: I spent the 90’s doing poor but inspired theater with great actors like Paul Giamatti. I did a lot of new work – a lot. I kind of fell in love with it, in fact. In 1998, I…

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Glenda Jackson Laments Lack of Key Acting Roles for Women by Tracey Paleo

The Guardian: Five months after standing down from her Hampstead and Kilburn constituency, Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson is acting again, featuring in a radio adaptation of the 20-volu…

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2015–16 Season by Tracey Paleo

AMERICAN THEATRE: You’ve seen (and maybe argued about) our Top 10 Most-Produced Plays list. Now let the debate begin over the most-produced playwrights in the country; goodness knows we…

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Sienna Miller Quits Play After Being Offered Half the Wage of Her Male Co-star by Tracey Paleo

Stylist Magazine: Sienna Miller has revealed that she refused the Broadway role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret in New York when she discovered she was offered only half the wage salary of her ma…

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The Top 10 Most-Produced Plays of the 2015–16 Season by Tracey Paleo

AMERICAN THEATRE: Each fall, American Theatre compiles its Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights lists, providing a snapshot of the most popular names and plays …

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Art of The Intimate by Kevin Delin

“I know it’s 4 weeks away, but I wanted to tell you that CDs, even a boxed set, are not the kind of a birthday present you give to someone you are intimate with.” It was 7:16 am Sunday…

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Why Doesn’t L.A. Get the Cool New Plays Like Those Cities Back East? by Tracey Paleo

L.A. Weekly:  Los Angeles has a lot going for it when it comes to theater. It’s filled with creative types, has a large and vocal 99-seat theater scene, is home to some heavyweight la…

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Elephant Theatre Co. in Hollywood Bids Farewell, For Now at Least by Tracey Paleo

LA Times: The Elephant Theatre Co. in Hollywood has ceased operations and its members are considering their options following the recent sale of the company’s longtime home on Santa Mo…

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Schindler and Neutra are “The Princes of Kings Road” by Michelle Hunter

It’s impossible to drive anywhere in Los Angeles and not notice the eclectic architecture is as ubiquitous as the palm trees. From Old Pasadena’s distinctive masonry to the steel high-ri…

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Theater Needs To Pay A Lot More Attention To Female Playwrights by Tracey Paleo

HuffPost: The gender gap pervades every industry and measurable statistic of modern life, except maybe roundups of gynecology patients. The theater is one of our worst examples. While festiv…

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

12 Best Theater Companies In Los Angeles by Tracey Paleo

LAist: The vitality and fun of Los Angeles’s theater scene should not be a well-kept secret.  L.A. is home to dozens of excellent theater organizations and companies offering great produc…

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Pro-99 Movement Release Letter to AEA President Kate Shindle by Tracey Paleo

Stage Raw:  Last week, members of the Pro-99 movement, whose current contact person is Lisa Glass, released their long-awaited congratulatory letter to newly elected AEA President Kate Shin…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Celebration Theatre: Welcome to the Hood! by Tracey Paleo

Within 15 minutes of Celebration Theatre announcing the location of its new home, the Lex Theatre at Lexington Ave & McCadden, Hollywood Theatre Row, artistic director Michael Shepperd w…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fountain Theatre Celebrates 25 Years as Vital, Intimate L.A. Stage by Tracey Paleo

L.A. Times: Fountain Theatre co-founder and co-artistic director, Stephen Sachs recalls a quarter-century of productions on one of L.A.’s most vital intimate theaters from Deborah Lawl…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Audience Member Seeks Relief Backstage During Performance by Tracey Paleo Oh No She Didn’t! There are many kinds of actor nightmares, but this looks like a new one. An intoxicated audience member climbed onto the stage of the Signature Theatre …

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Friday, August 14, 2015

The Sounds of Silence by Tracey Paleo

Stage Raw: Can Actors’ Equity Association new president Kate Shindle save her union by setting the factual record straight to the rank-and-file membership from Los Angeles to New York…

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

GARY BRIC’S RAMP by Ingrid Wilmot

Unless you’re a vegetarian (or, perhaps, even then) you’ll feel like a steak, every once in a while. Trouble is, that has become something of a luxury. I mean, it’s not a culinary crea…

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BOW AND TRUSS by Ingrid Wilmot

In the heart of NOHO’s Arts District, BOW AND TRUSS is the perfect place for dinner before a show, just minutes from several theatres. The odd name, which I thought might be an homage to W…

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Monday, August 10, 2015

CAFÉ PICCOLO by Ingrid Wilmot

This charmer has been the secret favorite restaurant of Long Beach cognoscenti for three decades and under the same ownership. One of them, Moe Shabbani, has a day job (real estate), a smart…

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Dramatists Guild Clashes With Minnesota Troupe Over New Play Fest by Tracey Paleo “Arrogant” and “cowardly” were words used by Doug Wright, president of the Dramatists Guild, to describe guidelines posted by the Words Players Theatre …

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

L.A. Small Theater Hit ‘Louis & Keely’ Makes Comeback After Six Years by Tracey Paleo

LA Times: L.A. small theater hit “Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara” is back on its feet after a six-year interruption and is headed for the Geffen Playhouse and Laguna Playh…

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Iconic L.A. Architects Neutra and Schindler Reunite in a Site-Specific Play by Tracey Paleo

Iconic L.A. architects Neutra and Schindler reunite in a site-specific play, ‘The Princes of Kings Road,’ at the Neutra Institute and Museum of Silverlake. In 1953, iconic L.A. architec…

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