March 15, 2005 |
Annabelle Gurwitch was ecstatic when she was cast two years ago in the New York production of "Writers Block," a pair of one-act plays written and directed by Woody Allen. Like many actors, Gurwitch was a huge fan who kept Allen's published scripts, his short story collections and his DVDs proudly displayed in her Los Feliz home. A few days into rehearsal, Gurwitch became less of a fan. She was fired.
August 14, 1998
L.A. Theatre Works' live performance radio theater series will offer seven plays during the fall-winter season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1998
After more than a year of negotiations, an acclaimed literary organization has signed a new lease to remain in the former Venice City Hall, officials said. The 10-year lease for Beyond Baroque, a literary salon and bookstore which took up residence in the historic building in 1980, was approved by the city Department of General Services Monday, said Niki Tennant, a spokeswoman for City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter, who pushed for the unusually long lease. The annual rent is $1, Tennant said.
February 17, 1999
THEATER "The Colored Museum," L.A. Theatre Works' radio drama. Call for times. Skirball Cultural Center. (310) 827-0889. BOOKS Lauren Dockett and Kristin Beck discuss their book, "Facing 30," Thursday at Book Soup, West Hollywood. (800) 764-BOOK. FOOD The Farmers Market at St. Agnes Church in L.A. sponsors "Ask the Dietitian" today, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (213) 244-9190. MUSIC Bobby Short performs love songs for L.A. nightly through Sunday. Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood. (323) 466-2210.
December 29, 1998
Loretta Devine and Vickilyn Reynolds will re-create their New York Shakespeare Festival turns in George C. Wolfe's "The Colored Museum," during performances Feb. 17-21 at the Skirball Cultural Center. The Black History Month production is part of L.A. Theatre Works' "The Play's the Thing" live radio series and will be recorded for a broadcast on KCRW-FM (89.9). Tickets are $28 and $32, with half-price seats, subject to availability, offered five minutes before each performance.
July 24, 2001 |
Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason, founding members of the award-winning L.A. Theatre Works Radio Company, are protesting a decision on the part of KCRW-FM (89.9) to drop "KCRW Playhouse" and its "star attraction": their group's Sunday-night series "The Play's the Thing." In a letter sent to general manager Ruth Seymour on Monday, the actors called the move, initiated in late March, a retreat from the kind of programming that made the station the "flagship" of the Los Angeles public radio scene.