February 23, 2006 |
"Edward Scissorhands," British choreographer Matthew Bourne's ballet adaptation of Tim Burton's 1990 film, will play at the Ahmanson Theatre Dec. 12-31. The piece, which premiered in London in November, features music that composer Terry Davies based on Danny Elfman's original film score. "Scissorhands" will be the sixth Bourne dance creation presented in L.A. since his 1997 American premiere at the Ahmanson with "Swan Lake." * -- Mike Boehm
November 21, 2010
Where: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles Music Center When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays (Call for exceptions) Ends Jan. 2 Admission $20 to $95 Contact (213) 628-2772 or centertheatergroup.org Running time 2 hours, 15 minutes, including one intermission.
December 11, 2013 |
The intersecting fan demographic for baseball and musical theater isn't large, but it is apparently substantial enough to warrant a new stage musical based on the popular 1988 movie "Bull Durham. " Producers announced Wednesday that the new musical will have its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in September 2014. The musical features a script by Ron Shelton, who directed and wrote the original movie, and songs by Susan Werner. The original movie, which starred Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, follows a minor league veteran who is sent to Durham, N.C., to coach a rookie pitcher.
May 30, 2012 |
The 2012-13 season at the Ahmanson Theatre will feature Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar," starring Jeff Goldblum, and the U.S. premiere of "Backbeat," a new musical about the origin of the Beatles, based on the 1994 movie. As previously announced, the theater also will present the touring productions of "Anything Goes" and "End of the Rainbow," the latter starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland. The season also will include the musical "The Scottsboro Boys. " In all, the Ahmanson will offer five productions for the regular season, the same as the current season.
September 5, 2012 |
"War Horse" on Broadway will ride off into the sunset in January. Producers of the Tony Award-winning drama have set a Jan. 6 closing date for the play at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. By the time it closes, the play will have run for close to 21 months. An import from Britain's National Theatre, "War Horse" has been an international success. The show, based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, is running on London's West End and has spawned a U.S. national tour, which recently came to the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. The tour is scheduled to come to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa in January. Using life-size puppets to represent its equine characters, "War Horse" tells the story of a remarkable steed and its adventures during World War I. A movie version of Morpurgo's novel, directed by Steven Spielberg, opened last year. "War Horse" on Broadway won five Tony Awards in 2011, including the prize for new play.