November 28, 2012 |
Ten new plays produced by Latino theater companies from around the United States will have their world premieres in downtown Los Angeles in 2014, in the inaugural installment of a National Latino Theater Festival and Conference that's envisioned as a biennial event. The festival, still in its planning stages, came to light Tuesday when the National Endowment for the Arts announced a round of grants that includes $50,000 to the L.A.-based Latino Theater Company, which will host the gathering at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
November 12, 2012 |
Southern California's biggest theater company was the biggest winner at the 2012 Ovation Awards, which were handed out Monday evening at a ceremony at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown. Center Theatre Group scooped 13 trophies for its productions of "Waiting for Godot," "The Convert" and "War Horse. " The company also received the evening's biggest honor as having the best season. The Ovations, organized by the L.A. Stage Alliance, honor excellence in stage productions throughout the L.A. area.
September 11, 2012 |
The nominations for the 2011-2012 Ovation Awards were announced Tuesday evening. Leading the way were Center Theatre Group with 29 nominations, followed by the Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West, with 16 nominations each. Productions that received the most nominations included the Celebration's staging of the musical " The Color Purple " with 13 nominations; Danai Gurira's new play " The Convert ," at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, with 11; David Lindsay-Abaire's " Good People ," at the Geffen Playhouse, with eight; and the revival of Samuel Beckett's " Waiting for Godot ," at the Mark Taper Forum, also with eight.
May 31, 2012
The Last Remaining Seats When : 8 p.m. Wednesdays (2 p.m. matinee on June 30). Doors open one hour before each screening. Cost : $20 ($16 for Los Angeles Conservancy members) Info : (213) 623 2489; http://www.laconservancy.org . Schedule : June 6: "Tootsie" (1982). Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, L.A. June 13: "The Big Sleep" (1946). Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway, L.A. June 20: "Los tres mosqueteros" (The Three Musketeers)
May 15, 2008 |
One OF the best things about spending summer in the city is that you get plenty of offbeat filmgoing choices in interesting venues to go along with your tent poles. On Wednesday evenings between May 28 and July 2, the Los Angeles Conservancy presents the 22nd annual "Last Remaining Seats" series, featuring rare screenings of classic movies at landmark theaters in downtown L.A. Catch "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" at the Los Angeles Theatre, "Mildred Pierce" at the Million Dollar Theatre and "Goldfinger" at the Orpheum Theatre.
October 10, 2007 |
The Los Angeles Theatre Center, newly renovated and renamed the New LATC, will reopen on Oct. 25 in downtown L.A.'s historic Old Bank district with an inaugural performance event, "The World Stage Festival." The Latino Theater Company, the center's operating entity, is expected to make that announcement today. The festival, which will run through Dec.