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Submissions For CTG 2018 Block Party
Center Theatre Group received submissions from 53 local theatre companies for the second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Block Party will continue to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. The three visiting companies invited to join Block Party will be announced later this year.
The selected productions will be presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, March 29 through May 20, 2018. Each production will have a two-week run with 12 performances (including two previews) at the Douglas. All three theatre companies will be part of a collaboration with Center Theatre Group and will receive the full support of Center Theatre Group and its staff in order to fund, stage and market each production. Read more
Cast Is Set For Of “The Red Shoes”
The role of Victoria Page, the girl who dreams of being a great dancer, was created by New Adventures leading lady Ashley Shaw in a career defining performance. She will perform the role at the Ahmanson Theatre, as will New Adventures rising star Cordelia Braithwaite who has also received great praise for her interpretation.
“It’s a feast for the eye, with every scene animated by sharp detail and witty characterization,” said Luke Jennings of The Observer in his review of the London engagement. “Bourne choreographs with the lightest of touches, threading in references to Hollywood movies and Diaghilev-era ballets as he goes. ‘The Red Shoes,’ I’m certain, will be dancing for years to come.” Read more
Lomachenko vs. Marriaga & MORE!
"I can't wait to get back in the ring on August 5th," said Lomachenko. "I respect all of my opponents who are willing to step in ring with me and I will be at my best to show the boxing fans what boxing is all about it."
"I'm excited to fight on ESPN because so many people will be able to see me. It reminds me of the old days when the best fights were on ESPN so it's cool that Top Rank and ESPN are doing these shows together," said Beltran. "As for my fight I always respect my opponent, but I've knocked out the past five and they had my respect as well. I expect Vasquez to come to fight, but I have a bigger goal to be a world champion, so August 5th is part of that journey and I will not let Vasquez or anyone get in the way of my goal. I'm sure Vasquez and I will make it a great fight for the fans." Read more
2017 FILM SCHOLARS
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 Hollywood production design. The Academy’s Grants Committee will award Melnick and Tweedie each a $25,000 Film Scholars grant on the basis of their proposals.
"The Academy is delighted to support the noteworthy efforts of Melnick and Tweedie, whose unique visions will illuminate fundamental aspects of Hollywood history through new lenses," said Academy Grants Committee Chair Buffy Shutt. "We are confident these ambitious scholars will further the understanding and appreciation of motion pictures and hope their completed projects will spark inspiration in their peers and industry professionals alike." Read more