Les Miserables, perhaps France's third best-loved export after champagne and Brigitte Bardot (or fourth, after champagne, Bardot, and the two paired together), opens in LA at the Ahmanson starting June 14th and runs through July 31st in a new 25th Anniversary touring production that the London press has been calling "a five-star hit" (London Times), "overwhelmingly moving".... Read More
South Coast Repertory's 48th season will offer audiences an exciting blend of new plays and modern-day classics. The season begins with an adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice and will include works from some of theatre's master craftsmen: Horton Foote's touching The Trip to Bountiful, August Wilson's powerful Jitney, Donald Margulies' stimulating Sight Unseen and.... Read More
Cabrillo Music Theatre announced its 2011-2012 season, produced exclusively in the Kavli Theatre, at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Cabrillo subscribers and audiences will enjoy three Kavli Theatre premieres, plus a returning favorite with a returning favorite star. Theatregoers will follow a young orphan girl's adventures to.... Read More
The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper Pietro, but returns to his corrupt court disguised as Malevole, a surly cynic seeking revenge with the only weapon he needs - his savage wit. Antaeus, L.A.'s classical theater company and winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award for Outstanding Season for 2010, opens.... Read More
Producer Tom Brocato's Butterfield Road Productions has announced a special three-week engagement of the comedy The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon, starring Jason Alexander and Gina Hecht. Directed by Glenn Casale, the production will begin performances at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood on April 21 for three weeks only. Opening.... Read More
The explosive Broadway hit "American Idiot" will be presented in Los Angeles next spring as part of Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre's 2011-2012 season at the Los Angeles Music Center. The 2010 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, called "thrillingly raucous" and "emotionally charged" by Charles Isherwood of The New York Times, will be presented March 14 through April 22,.... Read More
What if you were suddenly faced with the now-or-never chance to leave your spouse for your lover, no messy strings attached? Would you take it? Michelle Clunie (Queer as Folk) and Vs. Theatre Company artistic director Johnny Clark star in the Los Angeles premiere of The Mercy Seat, Neil LaBute's caustically funny examination of opportunism in the.... Read More
Music, passion, madness, and one woman's fight for her right to a career. The intense relationships between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara Schumann and the young Johannes Brahms come to theatrical life in a new romantic drama by playwright and renowned concert pianist, Israela Margalit. The U.S. premiere of Trio, directed by Rick Sparks and featuring Peter.... Read More
The Ovation award-winning Fountain Theatre celebrates the centennial of Tennessee Williams' birth (March 26, 1911) with the West Coast premiere of his final play, by special permission of the Williams Estate. Simon Levy, just announced as the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's 2010 Milton Katselas Award for special achievement in directing, directs A House.... Read More
Coeurage Theatre Company's 2011 season debut is the world premiere of Eric Czuleger's black comedy No. Saints Lane. Czuleger authored two successful plays for Coeurage's inaugural season last year, Head Over Heels and L.A. Lights Fire. Both plays were entries in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, in addition to receiving full production runs.
No. Saints Lane was written.... Read More
Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 Season with Master Harold...And The Boys, a powerful and compelling drama by Athol Fugard which begins previews February 9 at Rubicon's intimate 195-seat home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. Set in the 1950s, MASTER HAROLD is the story of an adolescent white South African torn between his relationship with the black.... Read More
"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.
Fortunately,.... Read More
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.
The mission.... Read More
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