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July 21, 2007 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
The Ricardo Montalban Theatre officially opened three years ago, but there's been scarce cause to celebrate until now. This week the historic Hollywood venue (formerly the Doolittle), which had been underutilized since its ballyhooed opening in May 2004, was finally put to use as intended under its new management -- as a showcase for the best in Latino theater.
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September 26, 2009 | Charlotte Stoudt
In 1974, a programmer at a PBS station in Texas came across a tape of a British comedy show he'd never heard of and tried it out on the air. "Monty Python's Flying Circus" eventually conquered America, and the world was never the same. (This incident alone should justify eternal government funding for public television.) The Pythons' humor captured the extreme tension between British formality and its veiled aggression; their silliness signaled the end of empire as surely as India's independence.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2008
More "Tommy": The production of "The Who's Tommy" at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, which was scheduled to close Sunday, has been extended through July 6.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2009 | David Ng
Promoters for the stage production "An Evening Without Monty Python" announced Wednesday that Hank Azaria has withdrawn from the show because of a film commitment. Jeff B. Davis, a comedy and improv actor, will replace him. Cast members include Jane Leeves, Alan Tudyk, Rick Holmes and Jim Piddock. "An Evening Without Monty Python" has 10 performances in Hollywood, Sept. 23 through Oct. 4, at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. It will then play five performances at Town Hall in New York, starting Oct. 6. Eric Idle will co-direct with B.T. McNicholl.
NEWS
March 18, 2008
"Rutlemania" phone number: The ticket information number included with a story in Saturday's Calendar about the show "Rutlemania," at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre through Friday, was incorrect. The correct number is (866) 468-3399.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2009 | David Ng
Promoters for the stage production "An Evening Without Monty Python" announced Wednesday that Hank Azaria has withdrawn from the show because of a film commitment. Jeff B. Davis, a comedy and improv actor, will replace him. Cast members include Jane Leeves, Alan Tudyk, Rick Holmes and Jim Piddock. "An Evening Without Monty Python" has 10 performances in Hollywood, Sept. 23 through Oct. 4, at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. It will then play five performances at Town Hall in New York, starting Oct. 6. Eric Idle will co-direct with B.T. McNicholl.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2009 | Charlotte Stoudt
In 1974, a programmer at a PBS station in Texas came across a tape of a British comedy show he'd never heard of and tried it out on the air. "Monty Python's Flying Circus" eventually conquered America, and the world was never the same. (This incident alone should justify eternal government funding for public television.) The Pythons' humor captured the extreme tension between British formality and its veiled aggression; their silliness signaled the end of empire as surely as India's independence.
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May 15, 2008 | Charles McNulty, Times Theater Critic
Two ROCK musicals will amp up the summer, one a classic from an all-time great band, the other a world premiere about the racial politics of the birth of rock 'n' roll. As for substantive new dramas, two emerging playwrights tackle subjects that are sure to spark vigorous discussion, if not heated debate. A new mounting of the "The Who's Tommy" opens at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre on June 20 for a two-week run. The marvelous Alice Ripley, who was in Des McAnuff's original Broadway production, joins a cast that includes Nona Hendryx as the Acid Queen and Aleks Pevec as Tommy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
When the curtain finally went up this month on the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, the long-awaited debut spotlighted the hard-fought progress made by L.A.'s perennially struggling Latino theater. But at the same time, the clumsy unveiling ceremony also resurrected old doubts about its future.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2009 | David Ng
Ricardo Montalban was never one to turn up his nose at product endorsements. The Mexico-born Hollywood actor memorably lent his name and face to commercials for Chrysler and Maxwell House. His was the sonorous voice that proclaimed that his favorite brand of coffee was always "good to the last drop." The actor, who is best known for playing Mr. Roarke on "Fantasy Island," passed away in January, but the endorsements haven't stopped. Montalban's name is currently associated with another internationally recognized brand: Nike Sportswear, which recently extended its marketing deal with the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood through June 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2009 | David Ng
Ricardo Montalban was never one to turn up his nose at product endorsements. The Mexico-born Hollywood actor memorably lent his name and face to commercials for Chrysler and Maxwell House. His was the sonorous voice that proclaimed that his favorite brand of coffee was always "good to the last drop." The actor, who is best known for playing Mr. Roarke on "Fantasy Island," passed away in January, but the endorsements haven't stopped. Montalban's name is currently associated with another internationally recognized brand: Nike Sportswear, which recently extended its marketing deal with the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood through June 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2008
More "Tommy": The production of "The Who's Tommy" at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, which was scheduled to close Sunday, has been extended through July 6.
NEWS
June 13, 2008
'The Who's Tommy': In Thursday's edition of The Guide, an article about "The Who's Tommy" at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre gave an incorrect phone number for the box office. The correct number is (323) 461-0663.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2008 | Charles McNulty, Times Theater Critic
Two ROCK musicals will amp up the summer, one a classic from an all-time great band, the other a world premiere about the racial politics of the birth of rock 'n' roll. As for substantive new dramas, two emerging playwrights tackle subjects that are sure to spark vigorous discussion, if not heated debate. A new mounting of the "The Who's Tommy" opens at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre on June 20 for a two-week run. The marvelous Alice Ripley, who was in Des McAnuff's original Broadway production, joins a cast that includes Nona Hendryx as the Acid Queen and Aleks Pevec as Tommy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2007 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
The Ricardo Montalban Theatre officially opened three years ago, but there's been scarce cause to celebrate until now. This week the historic Hollywood venue (formerly the Doolittle), which had been underutilized since its ballyhooed opening in May 2004, was finally put to use as intended under its new management -- as a showcase for the best in Latino theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
When the curtain finally went up this month on the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, the long-awaited debut spotlighted the hard-fought progress made by L.A.'s perennially struggling Latino theater. But at the same time, the clumsy unveiling ceremony also resurrected old doubts about its future.
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