July 27, 1988 |
Leslie Uggams will star in the touring production of "Anything Goes" that will play the Southland next year. The casting was announced by a spokesman for the Orange County Performing Arts Center, where the Cole Porter show will play Sept. 19-24, 1989. The Los Angeles Civic Light Opera has also announced "Anything Goes" is on its schedule, and a New York spokesman for the show confirmed that the road company of the Tony-winning revival, featuring Uggams, will play Los Angeles July 18-Sept.
May 28, 1987
Five Broadway musicals, including "Cats," "South Pacific" and "Me and My Girl" have been booked for the Orange County Performing Arts Center's 1987-88 season, officials for the Costa Mesa facility announced Wednesday. The other two musicals are "My One and Only" with Tommy Tune and Stephanie Zimbalist, and Cole Porter's "Can-Can," featuring the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Center President Thomas R. Kendrick and theatrical agent Miles Wilkin said in a joint announcement.
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November 5, 1988 |
The general manager of the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa resigned this week to take a similar post at a new concert amphitheater in Atlanta. Stephen Redfearn, the Pacific's general manager since 1984, said that a longstanding dispute with neighbors over noise from the 18,000-capacity amphitheater "wasn't really a factor in my decision." "It wasn't pleasant to deal with at all. But that had nothing to do with my leaving," Redfearn said Friday.
March 14, 1986 |
With the opening of the Orange County Performing Arts Center six months away, the Center is widening its search for musical shows for the inaugural season. The Center has already announced the signing of such touring attractions as the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony for the season that opens Sept. 29 at the 3,000-seat multipurpose theater in Costa Mesa.
June 26, 1993 |
Tommy, can you sell me? Buoyed by a clutch of Tonys and an ocean of hype, "The Who's Tommy" has been raking in an estimated $600,000 a week at Broadway's St. James Theater. And while the musical has yet to recoup its $6-million capitalization, a growing school of pilot fish is already thrashing expectantly in the show's wake.
September 6, 1998 |
More than anyone else in L.A., Stan Seiden was the dean of the local commercial theater presenters. From 1975 until a few months ago, he was the president of Nederlander Companies West, which handles bookings at the Pantages, Wilshire and Henry Fonda Theatres and San Diego Playgoers Series, as well as concerts and other events at several other venues. Seiden, who died Aug.
August 18, 1996 |
Musicals remain the most popular genre of American theater. But the musical theater scene from Orange County to Santa Barbara looks very different than it did just a year ago. The granddaddy among Southland musical theater companies, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, has been converted into something called Broadway/L.A.
August 17, 1990 |
Although officials of the Orange County Performing Arts Center and La Jolla Playhouse have consistently downplayed their interest in a tour of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," which bows tonight in Costa Mesa, they have been waiting quietly for the Pace Theatrical Group to consider the possibility of mounting one.
August 14, 1989 |
Non-traditional productions will highlight the 1989-90 Broadway series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express," which features singing roller-skaters, and Tim Rice's "Chess," with a score by members of the pop group ABBA, will be among the five Center offerings. "Starlight Express" will run April 3 through 8; the dates for "Chess," in June, will be announced. The series will open Nov.
March 5, 1999 |
Fashion has finally caught up with Sally Bowles. You've been wearing car-colored nails for the past couple of years, tops. The fraulein's latest channeler, Teri Hatcher, was brandishing vintage Bowles green--chipped to perfection--at Wednesday's opening of "Cabaret" at the Wilshire Theatre. "I do it myself," the gamine Hatcher said at the party. "I have a zillion shades of green and gold and silver, and then I mix them and I chip them, and it's all my little project."