Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsTheaters Los Angeles
IN THE NEWS

Theaters Los Angeles

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1999 | PETER HALL
Sir Peter Hall, among the foremost theater and opera directors in the world, is best known for his Shakespeare productions. Hall recently suggested in an article in the Spectator that American speech is richer for Shakespeare than modern British speech, and he wants to prove it in Los Angeles. Based in London, Hall is in town completing auditions for productions of "Measure for Measure" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which he will direct in repertory at the Ahmanson Theatre, opening June 20.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Katy Perry debuted her latest album, “Prism,” with an album release party where she performed stripped down versions of new material and sat for an interview with TV personality Mario Lopez. Album release parties are typically a private affair -- reserved for tastemakers, record label suits, press and occasionally superfans -- with the actual music taking a back seat to open bars, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and shoulder rubbing. And while Perry's celebration Tuesday night certainly had some of those trappings, the singer smartly made her party double as the ultimate promo vehicle.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1988 | DON SHIRLEY
The national council of Actors' Equity, meeting in New York Thursday afternoon, voted unanimously to uphold the controversial Actors' 99-Seat Theater Plan and to dismiss charges brought against the authors of the plan by 11 dissident members of the union. The plan will impose more stringent regulations on small theaters in Los Angeles County as of Oct. 3.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
One evening last month, eight Southern California theater professionals met in a book-lined room at East LA Rep theater company to talk about the reasoning behind the new Latino Theater Network/Los Angeles. To begin with, they said, the alliance aims to assess the range of Latino theater offerings across the region: what's being done as well as what's missing. The network's member companies - which include Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights, East L.A. Rep, Grupo de Teatro Sinergia/Frida Kahlo, the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble in Santa Ana - also seek to encourage more collaborations and sharing of resources.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1988
If you're an independent producer and looking for a home for your play, the search can be long and frustrating. And expensive--as some of the examples below indicate. The theaters listed below vary in price (usually negotiable), location--and perks. Some, such as the Callboard, offer "four walls" only; everything else must be provided by the production. Others, such as the Matrix and the Tiffany, offer marquees on busy streets and high-quality technical facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990
Actress Marla Gibbs' Crossroads Arts Academy has purchased the Leimert theater complex in Leimert Park from the Jehovah's Witnesses for $3.2 million and will convert the site into a playhouse and concert hall, academy officials have announced. The complex, on 43rd Place near Leimert Boulevard, includes what will be an 800-seat main stage and an adjacent property with a 99-seat theater, classrooms, a restaurant and banquet hall.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2000 | Bob Howard
Dome Entertainment Center Inc. has obtained $44 million in financing for construction of a 1,700-space public parking structure that will be part of the rehabilitation and expansion of Pacific Theatres' Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. The development at Sunset Boulevard between Ivar Avenue and Vine Street will include shopping, restaurants and an additional 14-screen theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1999 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1966, Brian Murray was playing young Claudio in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" at the Bristol Old Vic. Director Tyrone Guthrie was disgusted with his own inability to crack the "engine" of the play, a ruler who hands over his corrupt kingdom to an overly strict surrogate and then roams through the land as a friar. "'Guthrie said: 'I don't understand the Duke; no one understands the Duke,' " Murray recalls. "I've been haunted by that ever since.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1998 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mark Taper Forum's 1998-99 season will include Paula Vogel's award-winning off-Broadway hit "How I Learned to Drive," Athol Fugard's "The Captain's Tiger" starring the playwright, and the premiere of a new musical about the silent movie era, "The First Picture Show." In addition, the season includes the previously announced "Putting It Together," "Tongue of a Bird" and "House Arrest." Artistic director Gordon Davidson said the season could be seen as "a celebration of women."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1995 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre's third annual "Summer Nights at the Ford" series, June 1-Sept. 3, will be its most expansive season to date, with 49 performances presented by 19 Los Angeles-based groups--up from 30 performances by 17 groups last year--as well as 10 morning programs for children, up from last year's seven. The amphitheater, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is in the midst of a $2-million face-lift by the County of Los Angeles.
SPORTS
March 26, 2009 | CHRIS ERSKINE
As you know by now, I am a curator of elusive little truths, in an era when everyone's trying to stomp them dead. I can smile for days on the strength of one dead-on observation in a Dilbert cartoon or a great zinger on "30 Rock." So in an era of bombast, media machines and grossly over-the-top sports telecasts, it is a mitzvah for me to come across something as purely wonderful as "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29." True, when I like something I get a physical reaction, almost like the flu.
NEWS
October 6, 2005 | F. Kathleen Foley
P.L.A.Y. The Center Theatre Group's P.L.A.Y. (Performing for Los Angeles Youth) has been around, under one name or another, since 1971. In addition to its busy schedule of school tours and on-site educational programs, P.L.A.Y.'s current season will include two shows at the new Kirk Douglas Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats film festival, which showcases the opulent historical theaters downtown on Broadway, began in 1987 simply as a proposed lecture series. "The Broadway theaters were an important historical resource that we wanted to showcase," says Conservancy Executive Director Linda Dishman. "We had a volunteer committee who were very interested in the historical theaters and were trying to figure out a way to get people into the theaters.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
The Mark Taper Forum's 2001-02 season will experiment with theater size--moving its opening production, "Flower Drum Song," into the Taper from a previously scheduled slot at the Taper's larger sibling, the Ahmanson Theatre, and also moving its subscribers into the larger Wilshire Theatre for the touring "Copenhagen." "Copenhagen" will mark the first time the Taper has shifted its main-stage subscription audience from the Music Center to a different space.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2001 | HOWARD REICH, CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTS CRITIC
Only a hard-swinging, head-tripping, scat-singing jazz poet such as Chicagoan Kurt Elling could have come up with it. And only a theater company as fearless as Chicago's Steppenwolf would have dared to stage it. Yet there it was, last week on the Steppenwolf main stage, a vast and sometimes apocalyptic view of urban life in America unfolding before a capacity audience that seemed to hang on every word and relish every riff.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2000 | KARLA S. BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a Friday night in Los Feliz. A crowd is gathered outside one of the oldest theaters in the L.A. area, the Vista. With its unique architecture reminiscent of ancient Egypt and its colorful history, it stands out among megaplexes and mall theaters around town. Karie Jacobson, a local resident and patron of the Vista, says that when she enters the theater, she "can't take her eyes off of those beautiful Egyptian heads."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to give another $350,000 to the financially troubled Los Angeles Theatre Centre, but asked for a five-year plan detailing the theater's economic outlook. Several council members had expressed increasing concern over the amount of money spent on the center--more than $19 million over the last several years.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Community Redevelopment Agency committee recommended Monday that the city purchasethe Los Angeles Theatre Center "in the most cost-efficient manner." The city agency has spent more than $20 million constructing and operating the downtown facility at 514 S. Spring St. and has an option to buy it from the private investment trust that holds the title.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Deaf West Theatre's first musical, "Oliver!," set the pace in this year's Ovation Awards nominations by receiving 10 nods, and the same company's revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" was one of two runners-up, garnering seven nominations. The honors were announced Monday in a ceremony at the new Burbank Center Stage, home of the Colony Theatre. Although the awards won't be announced until Oct.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|