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Cast Of Big Night At Kirk Douglas Theatre

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick’s new play “Big Night.” Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (“Chicago” and “Bright Star”), “Big Night” begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 8, 2017, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Brian Hutchinson (“Smokefall” Off- Broadway), Max Jenkins (NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura”), Luke Macfarlane (ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters”), Wendie Malick (NBC’s “Just Shoot Me!”) and Tom Phelan (ABC Family’s “The Fosters”). One more cast member will be announced at a later date.

The creative team includes set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long and lighting design by Ken Billington. Casting is by James Calleri, CSA and Paul Davis, CSA and Brooke Baldwin is the production stage manager. The sound designer will be announced at a later date. Read more

MOCA Exhibitions Fall 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), presents Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance, a site-specific installation inside The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s warehouse space. Villar Rojas (b. 1980, Rosario, Argentina) has built a singular practice by creating environments and objects that seem to be in search of their place in time. Villar Rojas’s interventions beckon viewers to consider fragments that exist in a slippery space between the future, the past, and an alternate reality in the present. With his post-human artworks, Villar Rojas posits the question: What happens after the end of art?

For his project at MOCA, Villar Rojas will radically transform the Little Tokyo space, employing dramatic architectural and aesthetic shifts. In preparation for the installation, Villar Rojas spent a great deal of time exploring technologies used in Hollywood special effects and was struck by the universal digitization of the industry. From his perspective, it echoes a kind of post-human world dominated by technology, and in response, he will create an environment in The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA that is at once tactile and ephemeral, otherworldly and utterly human. Read more

Carmen Cusack To Star In “Bright Star”

Center Theatre Group has announced that Carmen Cusack will reprise her Tony-nominated role as Alice Murphy in “Bright Star” at the Ahmanson Theatre. The Tony-nominated Best Musical, with music, lyrics and story by Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, will be presented by Center Theatre Group by special arrangement with Joey Parnes Productions at the Ahmanson Theatre October 11 through November 19, 2017. The opening is set for October 20 and individual tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 26.

The powerfully moving new musical is directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. “Bright Star” won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. It also received five 2016 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical and Best Orchestrations. Read more

Community Conversations Are Coming!

Center Theatre Group will partner with East West Players on the upcoming world premiere of “Soft Power” at the Ahmanson Theatre May 3 through June 10, 2018, announced Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. Through the partnership, East West Players will add this new work created by Tony Award-winning artists David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori as part of its 2017-2018 Season and will also collaborate with Center Theatre Group on four Community Conversations leading up to the play’s premiere as part of the Ahmanson Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season.

“When we started talking with our colleagues at East West Players about ways to collaborate, we quickly realized that ‘Soft Power’ was the perfect opportunity for us to continue a tradition of artistic partnership by bringing our audiences together once again for a unique new work from David Henry Hwang,” said Ritchie. “The last time we partnered was on ‘Yellow Face’ at the Mark Taper Forum, so it’ll be great to have East West Players’ subscribers join us in another fascinating journey into David’s imagination, this time at the Ahmanson.” Read more

Theatre in L.A.

Cast Of Big Night At Kirk Douglas Theatre

Cast Of Big Night At Kirk Douglas Theatre

  CAST ANNOUNCED FOR PAUL RUDNICK’S NEW PLAY “BIG NIGHT” AT CENTER THEATRE GROUP’S KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE The World Premiere Will Run September 10 Through October 8, 2017   Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick’s new play “Big Night.” Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (“Chicago” and[...]
Bright Star On The Way To Ahmanson Theatre

Bright Star On The Way To Ahmanson Theatre

  “Bright Star” Music, Lyrics and Book by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Choreography by Josh Rhodes Directed by Walter Bobbie   Inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. Propelled by an ensemble[...]
Community Conversations Coming To Ahmanson Theatre

Community Conversations Coming To Ahmanson Theatre

  CENTER THEATRE GROUP PARTNERS WITH EAST WEST PLAYERS ON THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “SOFT POWER” BY DAVID HENRY HWANG AND JEANINE TESORI AT THE AHMANSON THEATRE The Two Organizations Will Hold Four Community Conversations Exploring Themes of this Center Theatre Group Commission Center Theatre Group’s “Soft Power” Begins May 3, 2018 and Runs Through June 10, 2018   Center[...]

Art & Entertainment in L.A.

MOCA Exhibitions Fall 2017

MOCA Exhibitions Fall 2017

MOCA'S LA/LA EXHIBITION SCHEDULE ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO August 4–December 31, 2017 MOCA Grand Avenue ADRIÁN VILLAR ROJAS: THE THEATER OF DISAPPEARANCE October 22, 2017–February 26, 2018 The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA AXIS MUNDO: QUEER NETWORKS IN CHICANO L.A. September 9–December 31, 2017 MOCA Pacific Design Center and the ONE Gallery ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO August 4–December 31, 2017 MOCA[...]
Entertainment At The Staples Center In L.A.

Entertainment At The Staples Center In L.A.

Usually, there are several notable events scheduled at the Staples Center in L.A. Currently, there are two listed: MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! July 7-9, 2017 (7 Shows) time TBA KCON (an annual Korean wave convention) August 19 & 20, 2017 Take a look at upcoming concerts? Tickets are available online at www.staplescenter.com, via axs.com, by phone at[...]
Schedule Of Events And Concerts At The Microsoft Theater L.A.

Schedule Of Events And Concerts At The Microsoft Theater L.A.

A schedule of concerts and other Special Events taking place at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   THE ESPYS July 12th, 2017 at 5:00 pm BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA July 14-15th, 2017 at 8:00 pm OZUNA July 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 pm 90’s POP TOUR July 28th, 2017 at 8:00 pm 80’S WEEKEND #4 July 29th, 2017 at 8:00[...]

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Academy News

Investigations Extend Oscar Submission Deadline

Investigations Extend Oscar Submission Deadline

  11 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AREAS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR 2017 OSCARS®   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2017 Oscars®. These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will[...]
2017 FILM SCHOLARS GRANT RECIPIENTS

2017 FILM SCHOLARS GRANT RECIPIENTS

  THE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2017 FILM SCHOLARS GRANT RECIPIENTS   Dr. Ross Melnick and Dr. James Tweedie have been named 2017 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects focus on Hollywood’s foreign ownership and operation of movie theaters and the history and theory of[...]
Academy Gold Program Underway

Academy Gold Program Underway

“ACADEMY GOLD” INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OFFERS EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM ACADEMY MEMBERS AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS “Academy Gold” Adds Four Industry Partners; 20 to Participate in Pilot Year   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from four additional industry partners – Creative Artists Agency (CAA),[...]

Concerts in L.A.

Schedule Of Events And Concerts At The Microsoft Theater L.A.

Schedule Of Events And Concerts At The Microsoft Theater L.A.

A schedule of concerts and other Special Events taking place at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   THE ESPYS July 12th, 2017 at 5:00 pm BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA July 14-15th, 2017 at 8:00 pm OZUNA July 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 pm 90’s POP TOUR July 28th, 2017 at 8:00 pm 80’S WEEKEND #4 July 29th, 2017 at 8:00[...]
Los Angeles Loves Katy Perry

Los Angeles Loves Katy Perry

BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND KATY PERRY ANNOUNCES THIRD LOS ANGELES CONCERT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT STAPLES CENTER Citi Pre-Sale tickets for all three Los Angeles shows, are on sale now. Los Angeles area show registrations for Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale are valid for this added show date. By overwhelming demand, a third Los Angeles concert has been added[...]
NICKY JAM'S “EL GANADOR TOUR” TO STOP AT MICROSOFT THEATER

NICKY JAM'S “EL GANADOR TOUR” TO STOP AT MICROSOFT THEATER

  NICKY JAM'S “EL GANADOR TOUR” TO VISIT UNITED STATES NICKY JAM & PLAN B MAKE A STOP AT MICROSOFT THEATER ON AUGUST 12   Puerto Rican singer and the biggest Latin urban act, Nicky Jam, returns to the most important stages in the United States to globally continue leaving landmarks with his impressive[...]