The Tiffany Theaters are being resurrected, at least briefly.
The twin 99-seat Sunset Strip theaters closed in 2002 because the building that houses them was to be demolished as part of a mixed-use real estate development. That's still the plan, but the wrecking ball isn't expected until next year. So the developer of the proposed Sunset Millennium project, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, is donating the use of the Tiffany spaces to the Actors Studio for at least the rest of 2004.
The famous acting academy will reopen the space today at 5 p.m. with a staged reading of "The Sunshine Boys" starring Mark Rydell and Martin Landau. Other readings will follow in the next eight weeks.
Full productions are expected in the late summer and fall: Calvin Levels' "James Baldwin -- Down From the Mountaintop," Lyle Kessler's "Unlisted" and George Furth's "Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex and Sex."
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday July 04, 2004 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 52 words Type of Material: Correction
Actors Studio West -- The headline on an Arts Notes item in today's Calendar section says "The Actors Studio heads West," which may give the impression that the New York-based acting academy is coming to Southern California for the first time. Actors Studio West has had a West Coast presence for decades.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday July 11, 2004 Home Edition Sunday Calendar Part E Page 2 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 60 words Type of Material: Correction
Actors Studio West -- In an Arts Notes item in last Sunday's Calendar about the Actors Studio, a headline may have given the impression that the New York-based acting academy is coming to Southern California for the first time when it uses space at the Tiffany Theaters. In fact, Actors Studio West has had a West Coast presence for decades.