February 13, 2014 |
Cicely Tyson will bring her recent Tony Award-winning performance in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" to Los Angeles as part of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 season, the Center Theatre Group announced Thursday. The season will feature five productions including touring versions of the Broadway musicals "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" and the previously announced "Matilda the Musical. " Tyson's "Bountiful" is set to open the Ahmanson's new season Sept. 26. The revival, directed by Michael Wilson, ran on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
February 6, 2014 |
"Matilda the Musical," the hit family-friendly show based on the Roald Dahl book, will launch a national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in 2015, organizers announced Thursday. The musical, which won multiple Tony Awards, is currently running on Broadway and on London's West End. "Matilda" will run at the Ahmanson from May to July 2015, organizers said without announcing exact dates. The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, first produced the musical before it moved in 2011 to the West End, where it won seven Olivier Awards, the London equivalent of the Tonys.
February 4, 2014 |
It might seem odd that South Coast Repertory is presenting a revival of "The Light in the Piazza. " Renowned for developing new American plays, SCR isn't known for producing musicals. What's more, the show hasn't been away all that long. Bartlett Sher's original Broadway production had a spectacular run at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2006. But this more contained SCR production provides a unique perspective on "The Light in the Piazza," written by Craig Lucas (book) and Adam Guettel (music and lyrics)
January 28, 2014 |
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its award nominations for 2013, and leading the pack are the recent revivals of the musicals "Dreamgirls" by the DOMA Theatre Co. and "The Fantasticks" at South Coast Repertory, with six nominations each, followed by the play "The Nether," produced by Center Theatre Group, with five nominations. This year's awards are scheduled to be handed out March 17 at a ceremony at the Colony Theatre in...
January 18, 2014 |
This is a Christopher Plummer interview without any questions about "The Sound of Music. " Not that the veteran stage and screen actor would have minded talking about Captain Von Trapp, but he has more pressing items at hand. His one-man show "A Word or Two" at the Ahmanson Theatre opens Wednesday, and each performance requires him to command the stage for nearly an hour and a half. The show, which previously ran at the Stratford Festival in Canada, is a literary stroll through works by the actor's favorite writers.
January 16, 2014 |
"The Book of Mormon" is back at the Pantages, Segerstrom's Off Center Festival gets underway down in the O.C., and the musical "Let's Misbehave" sings the praises, and the songs, of Cole Porter. Don't Leave It All to Your Children L.A. premiere of this off-Broadway musical-comedy revue about aging gracefully. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Today, next Sun.2 p.m.; ends March 30. $30. (800) 838-3006. Doodu Boy Stefhen F.D. Bryan's solo show about his journey from Jamaica to the U.S. to Japan; contains adult themes.