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January 30, 1996 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Midway through the Los Angeles Festival of 1987, Rick Miramontez, the event's publicist, sensed a press backlash to printing more festival-related photos. He realized he had to create a photo opportunity so enticing that the press couldn't resist it. He found the perfect moment at the Playboy Mansion, during the opening night reception for the Lyon Opera Ballet. Miramontez stripped off his clothes and jumped into the pool.
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November 18, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin and David Ng
The seemingly cursed musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will be turning off its lights for good come January -- at least on Broadway. "We are excited to report that the next destination for 'Spider-Man' will be the entertainment capital of the world: Las Vegas," Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the show, said Monday evening.  "Further details will be announced in the weeks to come. " The production -- the most expensive show in Broadway history at a hefty $75 million -- has not been breaking even for weeks now, according to the Wall Street Journal . According to the Broadway League, the show grossed $742,595 last week, against a potential gross of more than $1.5 million.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin and David Ng
The seemingly cursed musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will be turning off its lights for good come January -- at least on Broadway. "We are excited to report that the next destination for 'Spider-Man' will be the entertainment capital of the world: Las Vegas," Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the show, said Monday evening.  "Further details will be announced in the weeks to come. " The production -- the most expensive show in Broadway history at a hefty $75 million -- has not been breaking even for weeks now, according to the Wall Street Journal . According to the Broadway League, the show grossed $742,595 last week, against a potential gross of more than $1.5 million.
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February 4, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The cheering Thursday night at the Mark Taper Forum began backstage, half an hour before the house lights went down for Act 1 of "Clybourne Park. " That's when Jordan Roth, head of the company that owns Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, phoned the cast members to assure them that they'll still have jobs after Feb. 26, when the show will end its L.A. run. The withdrawal of a key producer earlier this week had threatened to abort the Taper production's transfer...
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February 4, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The cheering Thursday night at the Mark Taper Forum began backstage, half an hour before the house lights went down for Act 1 of "Clybourne Park. " That's when Jordan Roth, head of the company that owns Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, phoned the cast members to assure them that they'll still have jobs after Feb. 26, when the show will end its L.A. run. The withdrawal of a key producer earlier this week had threatened to abort the Taper production's transfer...
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June 24, 1987
Ticket sales for the 1987 Los Angeles Festival have surpassed the $1-million mark, according to Rick Miramontez, festival press director. "This is in mail orders alone," said Miramontez, who added that these sales, over a period of seven weeks, represent about 40% of the available tickets.
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July 29, 1987
The Los Angeles Festival box office, at the Embassy Hotel, 851 S. Grand Ave., is now open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets also are available through Ticketron and mail order. According to festival press director Rick Miramontez, both the circus comedy theater of Great Britain's Ra-Ra Zoo and comedic theater of Spain's El Tricicle have already sold out. Total ticket sales have reached $1.2 million since mail-order purchases began April 22, Miramontez said.
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May 8, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Ticket sales for the Los Angeles Festival have surpassed $500,000 only 11 days after they went on sale, a spokesman said Thursday. The multi-discipline arts fest, a successor to the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival here, will be held Sept. 3-27 at a variety of locations throughout the city. Festival spokesman Rick Miramontez said the sales figure represents "about 20%" of the total number off seats available for the 37 events.
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December 15, 1995 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A recollection of "the glory days of the L.A. Supper Club" is the way singer Rick Miramontez describes his "musical revue" "The 3 B's: Boleros, Bossa Novas & Broadway." He's right on one count, and a bit shaky on the other. His performance at the Gardenia Saturday evening had a lot more to do with nightclub entertainment than it did with musical revues.
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June 2, 1994 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After missing just four performances out of about 200 since opening last December as Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard," Glenn Close has been forced to cancel seven performances due to laryngitis within the past week. Her absence has led to some audience frustration and last-minute scrambling to exchange tickets in order to see the star in her final month with the show. Actually, Close has missed seven-and-a- half performances--last Saturday, Close's health sidelined her mid-show.
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January 30, 1996 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Midway through the Los Angeles Festival of 1987, Rick Miramontez, the event's publicist, sensed a press backlash to printing more festival-related photos. He realized he had to create a photo opportunity so enticing that the press couldn't resist it. He found the perfect moment at the Playboy Mansion, during the opening night reception for the Lyon Opera Ballet. Miramontez stripped off his clothes and jumped into the pool.
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June 10, 1994 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Libby Slate is a regular contributor to The Times.
"It's been a wild year," says singing humorist Dale Gonyea. "I've sung for Placido Domingo, sung at a party for George Burns, gone down the Amazon River and performed in Bora Bora and Chile." He also made his debut, in April, at the cabaret-coffee house Tonto & Dietz in Studio City. He returns there tonight and Saturday, with more shows scheduled each Thursday night, June 16 through July 28.
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May 4, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Lynn Redgrave, a member of the distinguished British acting family who became an overnight sensation playing the title character in the 1966 film "Georgy Girl" and later achieved acclaim on stage as both an actress and a writer, has died. She was 67. Redgrave died Sunday with her children at her side at her home in Kent, Conn., said her publicist, Rick Miramontez. "Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer," her children, Ben, Pema and Annabel, said in a statement Monday.
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