"Topdog/Underdog" centers on two African-American brothers named Lincoln and Booth (their dad's idea of a joke). Abandoned by their parents to fend for themselves while still juveniles at the respective ages of 16 and 11, the brothers are now in their thirties. They live marginal lives sharing a rented room in a low-rent district. Their relationships with.... Read More
Everyone knows someone who needs to get out more (in my case, that person is me). This holiday season, why not kick them out of the nest with a gift of some theatre? You could even get an extra ticket yourself and join them! Heck, it's something to do after the BB gun gets taken away.
Lyle Lovett joins the cast of Much Ado About Nothing beginning December 10 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The performing company of 18 actors and musicians include Chris Butler, Ramon De Ocampo, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Grace Gummer, Helen Hunt, Tom Irwin, Brian Joseph, Greta Jung, Geoffrey Lower, Anthony Manough, Dakin Matthews, Stephen Root, Jared Sakren, FrEd Sanders, David.... Read More
You know what they say about Christmas in L.A.... "It's a warm holiday"... "The orange and palm trees sway..." etc., etc. Well, here to dump some picturesque fake snow all over your SoCal holiday season is TheatreInLA's Holiday Shows Round-up! To help you dream of whatever color Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Scientology holiday you're inclined to have, TheatreInLA presents a complete list.... Read More
Kathleen Turner and Matthew Rhys will reprise the roles they created in the original West End production when L.A. Theatre Works records Terry Johnson's hit stage adaptation of The Graduate for radio. Also in the cast are Bruce Davison, John Getz and Tom Virtue. John Rubinstein will direct five performances, December 8-12, at the Skirball Cultural Center..... Read More
OBIE Award-winning director Lou Bellamy will take the helm when L.A. Theatre Works records A Raisin in the Sun for radio broadcast. The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by Lorraine Hansberry will star Judyann Elder, James Gleason, Noah Gray-Cabey (Heroes), Deidrie Henry, Terrell Tilford, Rutina Wesley (HBO's True Blood) and Mirron Willis in five performances, November 17-21, at the Skirball.... Read More
Starting this month, TheatreInLA.com is pleased to announce a collaboration with Footlights Publishing, Inc., publisher of Footlights programs for over 180 theatres in the Los Angeles area. The goal of the partnership is to provide greater coverage and easier access for L.A.-area residents and theatre-goers to Los Angeles' large array of live offerings.
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California announced their upcoming 2010 fall productions. The doors will reopen with seven-time Emmy Award and five-time Golden Globe Award-winner Ed Asner ("Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Lou Grant") starring in the solo performance drama, FDR based on Dore Schary's Broadway hit Sunrise at Campobello. Ed Asner as FDR, presented.... Read More
Three L.A. County-based theater companies without permanent facilities have again been selected through a competitive process to present at [Inside] the Ford. The 2010-11 season opens on October 30 with the world premiere of HYPERBOLE: origins, created by L.A.'s designer-based Rogue Artists Ensemble (Gogol Project, The Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch). On January 22, the Neo Ensemble Theatre (The.... Read More
Kathleen Turner, Matthew Rhys, Ron Rifkin, Steven Weber, Billy Crudup, Jane Kaczmarek, David Selby, Julian Sands, Tate Donovan and Dule Hill are just some of the stars lined up to perform in an exciting lineup of 10 plays for L.A. Theatre Works' 2010-11 Season.
Celebrating 25 years of recording plays for radio, the LATW season includes contemporary hits.... Read More
Hollywood's Blank Theatre Company (Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director, Noah Wyle, Artistic Producer) has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, which will feature plays by Edmund White, David Sedaris, and Marc Blitzstein, plus 12 new plays by inspired teenagers.
The Hollywood theatre company begins its 20th Anniversary season on October 2, with the Southern California premiere of Terre Haute.... Read More
Tim Robbins' new play Break the Whip is set to premiere at The Ivy Substation in Culver City. The show will be produced by the Actor's Gang, which was co-founded by Robbins. Catsing has not yet been announced, but performances will begin on September 2.The play revolves around struggles of the three cultures of the Jamestown Colony-.... Read More
Carole W. Nussbaum, Cabrillo Music Theatre President and Chief Executive Officer, have announced Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2010-2011 Season. Cabrillo subscribers and audiences will travel back to the 1950s with the stage musical of the hit television series, Happy Days; then off to the cotton-candy colored pop musical blast from.... Read More
There's something new happening in town. A grassroots movement working to ensure fair representation of women playwrights on LA-area stages is gaining momentum - the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, or the LA FPI. The 100+ "instigators" behind this initiative are men and women who recognize that female playwrights are critically underrepresented on.... Read More
A housekeeper who hates cleaning prefers trying to dream up the funniest joke in the world, even though she's convinced it might kill her. International City Theatre presents The Clean House, Sarah Ruhl's unpredictable and sublime rumination on the importance of laughter and mess in our lives. Caryn Desai directs Rob Roy Cesar, Kathy Bell Denton,.... Read More
Following on the heels of last season's multiple award-winning production of Stick Fly, Joseph Stern's Matrix Theatre Company is back with Neighbors, Brenden Jacobs-Jenkins' shocking, explosive, and wildly theatrical new play that examines race relations in post-racial America. Nataki Garrett directs the West Coast premiere at The Matrix Theatre, August 28 through October 24, with previews beginning.... Read More
Ruskin Group Theatre will present All My Sons, the multi-award winning classic by Arthur Miller.
A stunning moral conflict resurfaces in the Tony Award winning play, where crimes from the past threaten the future of two seemingly typical families. This gripping American classic reveals the lethal consequences of deceit and greed. As relevant today as the year it.... Read More
The spectacular new threesixty° stage production of Peter Pan, J M Barrie's classic story performed in the threesixty° Theatre, a state-of-the-Art Theatre pavilion will conclude its San Francisco engagement at Ferry Park across from the Ferry Building, Sunday, August 29. The next stop for this production of Peter Pan will be the Orange County Performing Arts Center.... Read More
The Open Fist Theatre Company presents their second First Look Festival Of New Plays, with new works written by Ty Taylor, Douglas Crawford, Ron West, Joseph Fisher, William Mesnik, Phillip William Brock, and Laura Richardson and directed by Martha Demson, Benjamin Burdick and Amanda Weier. The Festival will.... Read More