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‘Elevator’ The Play, Extends: Who Are You Really, Behind Closed Doors?

‘Elevator’ The Play, Extends: Who Are You Really, Behind Closed Doors?

*The successful Los Angeles return extends for a second time — ELEVATOR, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and playwright Michael Leoni, is now performing at The Coast Playhouse (8325 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood) through July 30.  The production is An 11:11 Experience. Imagine your worst urban nightmare — seven strangers are in […]

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L. A. Women’s Theatre Festival ‘Taking Flight’ on March 23rd with Champagne Awards Gala!

L. A. Women’s Theatre Festival ‘Taking Flight’ on March 23rd with Champagne Awards Gala!

*The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) marks 24 years of producing close to 500 extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary solo performers from around the globe.  The longest-running annual solo festival for women in Los Angeles, LAWTF will take place March 23-26, 2017 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood  and at the Electric Lodge in […]

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Obba Babatundé Stars in ERT Production of ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

Obba Babatundé Stars in ERT Production of ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

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*LOS ANGELES, CA — Ebony Repertory Theatre/ERT (and Producing Artistic Director Wren T. Brown) announced today that ERT will present FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatundé (Dreamgirls/Tony nomination). Written by Clarke Peters, this exuberant, international hit musical pays tribute to the music of rhythm and blues pioneer Louis Jordan.  ERT’s production, directed […]

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Al Pacino and Judith Light Star in ‘God Looked Away’ at Pasadena Playhouse

Al Pacino and Judith Light Star in ‘God Looked Away’ at Pasadena Playhouse

*PASADENA, CA – The Pasadena Playhouse (Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a new partnership with TodayTix, the theater ticket app, to launch a mobile Rush program for Dotson Rader’s GOD LOOKED AWAY, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, and starring Al Pacino and Judith Light. Now, ticket-buyers will be able to purchase […]

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From the Mississippi Delta–FREE–January 30 at Sierra Madre Playhouse

From the Mississippi Delta–FREE–January 30 at Sierra Madre Playhouse

*For the eleventh entry in its Off the Page series of monthly staged readings, Sierra Madre Playhouse will present From the Mississippi Delta. From Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland, winner of the Lorraine Hansberry Award, comes the personal story of her rise from poverty as an unwed mother, high-school dropout and prostitute to become a […]

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Meet the Killer Women of ‘Life Without Parole’ (West Coast Premiere!), Plus Video Teaser

Meet the Killer Women of ‘Life Without Parole’ (West Coast Premiere!), Plus Video Teaser

  *The women of  Life Without Parole are real women. This is their story. At a parole hearing at the California Institution for Women in Chino in 1999, Helen Broker must fight to regain her freedom. She’s been jailed for killing the abusive husband who beat her, threatened to rape her daughter, and who pointed […]

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Trial by Jury: The Case of The N-Word (Listen to Interview with Creator, Kyle D. Bowser)

Trial by Jury: The Case of The N-Word (Listen to Interview with Creator, Kyle D. Bowser)

*Santa Monica, CA –  The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Trial by Jury: The Case of The N-Word a one-of-a-kind interactive event on October 17 at 7:30pm.  Trial by Jury: The Case of The N-Word, is an original fusion of dramatized litigation, deliberation and audience participation, which explores both sides of a very […]

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Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ at CTG/Mark Taper Forum

Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ at CTG/Mark Taper Forum

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*Rehearsals have begun for August Wilson’s blazing masterpiece “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” which begins previews September 1, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Phylicia Rashad, who directed Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” at the Taper in 2013, directs this groundbreaking play which depicts the […]

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LAWTF Accepting Online Submissions for 2017 Festival

LAWTF Accepting Online Submissions for 2017 Festival

*The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, now in its 23rd year, is currently accepting submissions for its 2017 Annual Festival; which honors the achievements of women in theatre. 1. Application and supporting materials must be submitted prior to deadline of August 31, 2016. 2. Email all submission materials to the following email address: [email protected] In […]

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