Category: Los Angeles

S.T.A.G.E. 2016: SONDHEIM... N°5

S.T.A.G.E. 2016: SONDHEIM… N°5

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016

by tony reverditto – Since its inception in 1984, Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) has become the longest-running, annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser in the world. To date, over the course of its three decades-long history, more than 350 Broadway, film and television stars have performed Great White Way music selections. Originally started when Michael Kearns […]

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL: EXPRESSION UNLEASHED

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL: EXPRESSION UNLEASHED

[ 0 ] June 5, 2016

by ken knox – The Hollywood Fringe Festival makes its way back to L.A. for its seventh go-round of innovative and uncensored art and entertainment. For its seventh outing, the Hollywood Fringe Festival is upping the ante in exploring some fresh, “out there” concepts. From a story drawing on the traditions and rituals of the […]

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

[ 0 ] June 3, 2016

by tim parks –  As the famous saying goes, “The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step” and in the case of those participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, the ride of a lifetime begins as soon as their feet are placed on the pedals. During the course of the seven-day event, bicyclists will trek 80 […]

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

[ 0 ] May 7, 2016

  CHRIS BOTTI WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY Back by popular demand for an all-new show, the world’s most popular trumpeter, Chris Botti returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night […]

FROM OZ TO CALIFORNIA - THE ESSENCE OF PETER ALLEN

FROM OZ TO CALIFORNIA – THE ESSENCE OF PETER ALLEN

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016

  by ken knox –  For the West Coast premiere of the Tony-winning musical The Boy from Oz, the Celebration Theatre is trying something very different. The director of Celebration Theatre’s production, Michael Shepperd, discusses the show’s SoCal debut, the lasting legacy of its hero, Peter Allen and scaling it for a smaller space. The […]

FULL THROTTLE MONTY - GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

FULL THROTTLE MONTY – GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

by tony reverditto – Six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, New York are at a stalemate in their unproductive lives. They’re all broke, with no work prospects in sight. During their down time,. A “lightbulb” moment takes place when they catch their wives amongst a crowd of crazed women at a male strip club. The unlikely […]

BETTE, BABS & BEYONCÉ

BETTE, BABS & BEYONCÉ

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) is taking “diva,” to a whole ‘nother level… As they themselves say, “Why settle for one diva when you can have them all?” Bette, Babs & Beyonce not only promises a packed concert with songs audience members will know and love, but stunning renditions of music from […]

RAGE REVIEW: Death Becomes Him

RAGE REVIEW: Death Becomes Him

[ 0 ] March 31, 2016

by chris carpenter –  After zig-zagging back and forth across the US the last few years, the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is finally making its Los Angeles debut now through Sunday, May 1 at the Ahmanson Theatre.  It was first performed at Connecticut’s Hartford Stage and was then finessed […]

A BLOODY TRAGEDY

A BLOODY TRAGEDY

[ 0 ] March 10, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Thirty years ago—when AIDS was a deadly disease but still considered limited to gay men—medical companies in the US knowingly sold HIV-infected blood to Japan. More than 2,000 Japanese citizens died as a result. Robert Allan Ackerman’s world premiere play Blood, which will be presented by LA’s The Garage, promises to […]

2016 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: CELEBRATING VISIBILITY AND DIVERSITY

2016 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: CELEBRATING VISIBILITY AND DIVERSITY

[ 0 ] March 9, 2016

by chris carpenter –  This year’s Academy Award nominations were roundly criticized for their lack of ethnic and LGBT diversity. Fortunately, the same can’t be said of the 27th annual GLAAD Media Award nominees. While they repeat several Oscar honorees, notably the lesbian romance Carol and trans historical drama The Danish Girl, GLAAD identified a […]

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