February 15, 2013 |
Cinemark USA Inc., one of the world's largest theater chains, on Friday announced plans to sell off all of its Mexican theaters. The Texas-based chain, the third-largest theater company in the U.S., plans to sell its 31 theaters in Mexico -- representing 290 screens -- to two Mexican theater companies, Grupo Cinemex and Cadena Mexicana de Exhibicion. “This transaction allows us the opportunity to provide greater focus on the growth...
February 8, 2013 |
“What's in a name,” quoth the Bard of Avon in “Romeo and Juliet.” In the offices of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, one of the deep South's flagship theater companies, marketing director Meg Lewis has been trying to brainstorm over that very question. On Sunday, a bluesy young rock band fronted by a woman who reminds a lot of listeners of Janis Joplin has a shot at Grammy Awards for best new artist and best rock performance, and the art director for its debut album is a contender for the award for best recording package design.
January 18, 2013
You might have loved watching Jack, Janet, Chrissy and Furley on "Three's Company" when you were a kid. And once it went off the air you were glued to its reruns. Today those reruns have gotten a little, well a lot, stranger thanks to Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater, which is committed to reviving classic sitcoms through the use of sock puppets. This week at the Echo, the sitcom being revived features your favorite threesome. The Echo, 1822 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Sat. $10. (213) 413-8200, http://www.theecho.com .
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January 11, 2013 |
Before the ashes and the anguish, before the 1965 riots and the spotlight of attention that followed, there was a pocket of people already fighting for Watts. They fought for the arts and for the black community from a building on Grandee Avenue and 104th Street. It was there, in the community she was raised in, that Jayne Cortez founded the Watts Repertory Theater Company, an ensemble she used to unearth and highlight racial inequalities. Cortez, a performance artist whose evocative, surreal poetry tackled racial and sexual oppression, died Dec. 28 of heart failure at a hospital in New York City, said her husband, Melvin Edwards.
December 29, 2012 |
Just because they run their own theater companies doesn't mean they can't look forward to what's ahead on other stages in 2013. We asked some of Los Angeles' theater community leaders what they resolve to see in the new year - at some place other than their own house. Daniel Henning, founding artistic director at the Blank Theatre Company: "I can't wait to see 'American Misfit' at Boston Court. I love American history, and I love when we can tell historical stories in the theater, and this seems to be a fantasia on those ideas.
November 28, 2012 |
Ten new plays produced by Latino theater companies from around the United States will have their world premieres in downtown Los Angeles in 2014, in the inaugural installment of a National Latino Theater Festival and Conference that's envisioned as a biennial event. The festival, still in its planning stages, came to light Tuesday when the National Endowment for the Arts announced a round of grants that includes $50,000 to the L.A.-based Latino Theater Company, which will host the gathering at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.