January 30, 1992 |
La Jolla Bookings: The La Jolla Playhouse announced Wednesday that its 1992 season will open with Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" (May 10-June 14), followed by the Flying Karamazov Brothers in "Le Petomane," their irreverent farce about the Gay '90s (June 14-July 12). The West Coast premiere of Jose Rivera's "Marisol" (Sept. 16-Oct. 18) will play in rotating repertory with "The Swan" by Elizabeth Egloff (Sept. 13-Oct. 18). Des McAnuff's staging of "Much Ado About Nothing" (Oct. 25-Nov.
October 5, 1996
Daphne Rubin-Vega and Adam Pascal, the romantic leads of Michael Greif's Broadway production of "Rent," will perform at the La Jolla Playhouse's "Monday Night Live Overnight Express: Direct From New York to La Jolla--Broadway Showstoppers" gala on Dec. 9. Stars from the Broadway productions of "Cats" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" will also perform. Stars from the Broadway productions of "Cats" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" will also perform.
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June 10, 2002 |
Dorothy Louise Johnston, 70, a member of the board of trustees of the La Jolla Playhouse and a leading benefactor of that institution, died May 28 at her home in La Jolla. The cause of death was a carcinoid tumor. Beginning in 1983, Johnston was an active member of the playhouse's board.
September 2, 2005 |
Michael C. Hall, an Emmy nominee for his work as mortician David Fisher in HBO's just-ended series "Six Feet Under," has traded one offbeat role for another. Hall, who was starring on Broadway as the Emcee in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of "Cabaret" in 2000 when he was cast in the pay cable show, will return to the stage in the disturbing title role in Roundabout's New York premiere of Noah Haidle's dark comedy "Mr. Marmalade," about a child and her unwholesome imaginary friend.
April 12, 2001
What's happening the next few weeks: * The B-52s, above, play May 17 and 18 at Humphrey's, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. (619) 523-1010 or tickets though Ticketmaster. * Mark Lewis and Paul Oakenfold play the San Diego Sports Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, on May 12. (619) 224-4171 or tickets through Ticketmaster.
April 14, 1996 |
It was closing night for the new musical "Rent" at the New York Theatre Workshop, a 150-seat East Village theater where the pop opera, loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme," opened in February. Onstage, friends and creative personnel, including director Michael Greif, mingled with the youthful cast and band in the kind of pizza-and-beer ritual that has been repeated countless times in experimental theater spaces. But this celebration was distinctly different.
April 30, 1996 |
When "Rent," a rock musical version of Puccini's "La Boheme" opened off-Broadway last February, Jonathan Larson garnered the kind of rave reviews that young, struggling composer-lyricists pray and dream for. Larson wasn't there to read the reviews--he died of an aortic aneurysm on the night of the final dress rehearsal at the age of 35. His opus depicts the life he knew--the disease- and drug-plagued but joyous Bohemia of New York's East Village, circa 1995.
July 3, 2005 |
Three plays launched with Southland premieres will show up at points east in the fall. Richard Greenberg's "A Naked Girl on the Appian Way" will open on the Great White Way -- specifically, at the American Airlines Theatre -- on Oct. 6 as the first offering of the Roundabout Theatre Company's 40th anniversary season. The production is to be directed by Doug Hughes, a recent Tony winner for "Doubt." South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa commissioned and initially produced "Naked Girl" in April.