November 18, 2008 |
Three local productions of contemporary Broadway musicals and a new play about morality won the most 2008 Ovation Awards, the LA Stage Alliance's honors for the best in Southern California theater. The awards were to be presented Monday night at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. "Miss Saigon," a production of Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities, won four awards, including best musical at a large theater and best actress in a musical for Jennifer Paz. "The Quality of Life," a Geffen Playhouse world premiere of a Jane Anderson play about morality, religion and self-righteousness, won three awards, for best play in an intimate theater, for lead actress Laurie Metcalf and for playwright Anderson.
September 23, 2008 |
With 11 nominations, the musical "Miss Saigon," presented by Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities, has made the top of the list of nominations for the 2008 Ovation Awards, LA Stage Alliance’s peer-judged awards recognizing excellence in California theater. Other big nominees include "All Shook Up" at Musical Theatre West (10 nominations), "Jekyll & Hyde" at Cabrillo Music Theatre (nine) and "Singin' in the Rain"(nine), also at Cabrillo Music Theatre, which put that theater at the top of the list of nominations for an individual company.
November 13, 2007 |
A revival of a 1953 musical and a one-man tribute to George Gershwin tied for most honors for a single show in the 2007 Ovation Awards, LA Stage Alliance's peer-judged awards recognizing excellence in Southern California theater. The awards were scheduled to be announced Monday night at a ceremony at downtown L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre, hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris.
September 25, 2007 |
In a replay of last year, Center Theatre Group dominates this year's Ovation Awards nominations, announced Monday, with a total of 18 divided among productions at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre, which received 10 nominations for "Sleeping Beauty Wakes," Deaf West Theatre's first original musical. The peer-judged awards, sponsored by the LA Stage Alliance, recognize the best of L.A. theater at large and small venues.
November 15, 2006 |
Center Theatre Group was the big winner Monday night at the Ovation Awards, collecting eight statuettes in the peer-judged contest recognizing excellence in Los Angeles theater. With three times the nominations of any other theater company -- 34 -- CTG had been poised to rack up the most wins at the black-tie ceremony at downtown's Orpheum Theatre. Five honors went to "The Drowsy Chaperone," which moved to Broadway after its L.A. run and went on to win five Tony Awards.
September 26, 2006 |
"The Drowsy Chaperone," the quirky valentine to '20s musicals that had its world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre last year, on Monday captured the most nominations -- an even dozen -- for the Ovation Awards, which recognize the best of L.A. theater. The musical, currently playing on Broadway, collected five Tony Awards this year.