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Thursday, September 20, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Gordon Davidson Award Presentation, honoring its inaugural recipient, Oskar Eustis of The Public Theater, for “Lifetime Achievement and Distin…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Actors’ Gang Theater kicks offs its 2018/19 season with The Madwoman of Chaillot, the 1943 satire written by Jean Giraudoux, celebrating “lo…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Humanitas announces that its 3rd Annual Play LA Festival, at CASA 0101 Theatre in Los Angeles, Sep 7-9, will include a new play by Pulitzer Prize-…

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Musical Theatre Guild will open its 23rd anniversary season with Jerry Herman’s 1966 Tony-nominated musical, Mame, based on Patrick Dennis’ nove…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN MEMORIAM Nancy Hereford, longtime Press Director for the Center Theater Group, passed away on August 14. Originally assigned as press representative for the …

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Once Upon A Canyon Night, Treepeople’s summer entertainment series at S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre in Coldwater Canyon Park (12601 Mulhol…

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS East West Players announces Counter-Culture, a new series of community conversations and readings, as part of its 53rd anniversary season, Culture S…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) announces two “Intersection” events during its annual New Works Festival (Aug 5-12), including an opening …

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Center Theatre Group has completed casting for the pre-Broadway run of ain’t too proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations, opening at the Ahm…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

AIDS and Los Angeles Theatre by Julio Martinez

by Julio Martinez The AIDS virus was not readily apparent to the Los Angele theater community in the early 1980s. On June 5, 1981, UCLA-based immunologist Dr. Michael Gottlieb published a r…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The real-life Hollywood romance of Ronald and Nancy Reagan has been turned into the musical, In A Booth At Chasen’s, with music and lyrics by two…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Ovation Award-winning Rogue Machine will be leaving the Met Theatre at the end of September to take up residency at Electric Lodge, located at 1416 …

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Road Theatre Company presents its Ninth Annual Summer Playwrights Festival—"8 Days! 30+ Plays!"—with new works by Wendy MacLeod, Craig Pospi…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Executive Producer Michael Sterling and Co-Executive Producer Barbara Van Orden have announced that auditions for LA's Next Great Stage Star 2018, p…

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The fourth annual Stage Raw Theater Awards will take place on Aug 20, 2018, at Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown LA. In prior years, shows were…

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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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