Tag Archives: Geffen Playhouse

Geffen Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season

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Beginning its third decade of producing world-class theater, the not-for-profit Geffen Playhouse announces its upcoming season: Barbecue  (written by Robert O’Hara), September 6 – October 16, 2016.  West Coast Premiere.  From Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O’Hara comes a new comedy about sibling love and loathing. The Model Apartment  (written by Donald Margulies, directed by Evan Cabnet), October 11 – November 20, 2016. Pulitzer ...

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From 99 Seat Theater to LORT

LA Times: Vanessa Stewart has talked passionately about the need for 99 seat theater and the continued success of her show Louis & Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara, like that of Spring Awakening, is just another in a series of stories why.  The show has recently returned to the Geffen Playhouse after playing in Chicago. “Sacred Fools didn’t even have an air conditioner, we were ...

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Huffington Post’s Brad Schreiber’s Views on Best of 2015 Theater

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Huffington Post writer Brad Schreiber gives his 10 best theater productions in Los Angeles for the year 2015.  Both the Geffen Playhouse and the Fountain Theatre score twice on his list.

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A Conversation with Vanessa and French Stewart

Vanessa and French Stewart

Vanessa:  French thinks of LA Theater like farming. I think of it like cooking. Both metaphors are about creating something from nothing.  Growing up in the kitchens of Louisiana, I would try one of my mother’s recipes over and over again until I got it right. And getting it right meant people walking away from the dinner table having experienced something special. No wonder that ...

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L.A. Small Theater Hit ‘Louis & Keely’ Makes Comeback After Six Years

LA Times: L.A. small theater hit “Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara” is back on its feet after a six-year interruption and is headed for the Geffen Playhouse and Laguna Playhouse this winter in what’s billed as a new production that includes Taylor Hackford as director and Vanessa Claire Stewart as pop singer Keely Smith. http://lat.ms/1JKFfAn

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