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Banner Year for the Hollywood Fringe

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The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival did it again, With a significant rise in participation, attendance and revenue, it would seem that there is a hunger for new edgy works for Los Angeles audiences. Official HFF17 Stats The eighth Hollywood Fringe sold an estimated $540,000 in ticket sales. This is a 21% increase in ticket sales from last year. The numbers reflect a growth trend that has been ...

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At Harvard?!

In January, the federal government called out the institute (Harvards A.R.T. Institute) for burdening its students with loan debt averaging about $78,000 each… will take the next three years to work on a strategic plan for the Institute.” N.Y. Times- Sophie Higney

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An Open Letter To LA Theatre Community

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Last week New Musicals Inc. filed a charge against Actors Equity Association through the National Labor Relations Board.  The charge centers upon unfair business practices, accusing AEA of placing New Musicals Inc. on a “Do Not Work” list without cause. Actors Equity Association is demanding that its members do not engage with NMI, threatening union members with penalties, sanctions and possible expulsion from the union.  ...

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The Lyons at the Road

  The Road Theatre just opened a new show at their Lankershim location –  The Lyons by Nicky Silver. This play Which originally opened off Broadway at The Vinyard Theatre in 2011. The following season, it moved to the great white way starring Linda Lavin at the Cort. Scott Allen Smith, the Associate Artistic Director of The Road Theatre Company, directs The Lyons.  Scott is ...

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Latino Theater Company Announces 2017 season

Three world premieres by Los Angeles-based playwrights Jonathan Ceniceroz, John Pollono and Diane Rodriguez make up the centerpiece of the Latino Theatre Company’s 2017 season at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. The company will also produce and curate the 2017 Encuentro de las Americas, a three-week international theater festival celebrating dynamic contemporary Latinx and Latin American theater that spans Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Central and ...

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Board Changes at the Wallis Annenberg

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Press Release Businessman and philanthropist Michael A. Nemeroff will take the helm as Chairman of the Board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts effective September 27, 2017. The announcement was made after the organization’s Board meeting today by current Chairman David C. Bohnett who will simultaneously assume a new leadership position as Chairman of the Executive Committee charged with leadership initiatives critical ...

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Rogue Artists Ensemble 1st Complete Season

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Rogue Artists Ensemble has just announced their first complete season of performances for 2017. The season includes one world premiere immersive production in association with East West Players, one workshop of an original site-specific adaptation commissioned by the City of West Hollywood, one reading of an original script, and a remount and reinvention of an all-ages production at the Pasadena Playhouse. This year will see ...

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No 2017 NYC Fringe Festival

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How to keep a 20 year old Fringe Festival fresh?  If the Fringe Festival is in New York City, apparently you skip a year.   According to the Festival’s website, the hiatus will allow organizers to restart with a (insert mixed art metaphor here) blank canvas.   No further explanation is given.  From their website: While the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) celebrates our first twenty ...

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The Blank’s Young Playwrights Winners

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Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre’s Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 17, 18, and 19 from six different states and the District of Columbia. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year’s Festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 1–25. Said Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director of The Blank, “Each ...

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The Wallis Announces 2017/18 Season

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The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) has announced the 2017/18 season, which features 250 performances delivering groundbreaking produced and presented works in dance, music and theater from locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists and companies. The 2017/18 season, beginning October 8, 2017, marks the second year of programming under the leadership of Artistic Director Paul Crewes, Managing Director Rachel Fine and ...

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