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  • Geffen Playhouse Announces World Premiere, 2 West Coast Premieres

    The Geffen Playhouse has announced three of the eight plays slated for its 2014-2015 season. The slate includes the world premiere of helmer Trevor Hay's "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" as well as the West coast premieres of "Choir Boy" (pictured at...
  • Anne Sweeney on Disney CEO Post: 'It Wasn't the Job I Wanted'

    Kathryn Bigelow and the late Gil Cates -- that's the unlikely pair who were two of the major influences on Anne Sweeney's surprising decision to move on from her top perch at Disney/ABC TV Group to pursue a career as a TV director. Bigelow's milestone of...
  • Oscar producers suit up for the big game

    Oscar producers suit up for the big game
    For some it's the Super Bowl, for others Olympic ice hockey — but for many, Oscar producer Neil Meron believes, the season's big game takes place in black-tie. "The Oscars is a sport," Meron said in an interview Thursday from a small office...
  • Geffen Playhouse replaces Pinter play with Neil LaBute drama

    Geffen Playhouse replaces Pinter play with Neil LaBute drama
    Forced to jettison a master of disquieting stage menace, Harold Pinter, when its revival of “The Birthday Party” broke an axle or two during rehearsals last month, the Geffen Playhouse is filling the hole in its season with “Reasons to...
  • DGA President Paris Barclay Juggles Guild Duties with Career

    Paris Barclay is not slowing down -- even with the additional responsibility of being the 25th president of the Directors Guild of America. He's executive producing the last season of "Sons of Anarchy," shooting the 100th episode of 'Glee" and...
  • Tom Sherak, Former Academy President and Film Czar, Dies at 68

    Tom Sherak, the longtime film marketing and distribution exec who led the Academy of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences through a period of innovation and change, died Tuesday in Calabasas, Calif. after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 68. His...
  • Cinema Audio Society to Honor Edward Zwick with Filmmaker Award

    The Cinema Audio Society has named producer, writer and director Edward Zwick as the recipient of this year's CAS Filmmaker Award. Zwack will receive the prize at the 50th Annual CAS Awards on Feb. 22 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. "It...
  • L.A. theater openings, Dec. 29-Jan. 5: 'Abe Lincoln's Piano' debuts

    L.A. theater openings, Dec. 29-Jan. 5: 'Abe Lincoln's Piano' debuts
    Brian Childers steps into the shoes of a legendary song-and-dance man, a new theater company steps up to the plate with the baseball-themed "Take Me Out," and Hershey Felder steps back in time to 19th-century America in a new show at the Geffen. An...
  • L.A. theater openings, Dec. 1-8: 'Peter and the Starcatcher' opens

    L.A. theater openings, Dec. 1-8: 'Peter and the Starcatcher' opens
    "Peter and the Starcatcher" alights at the Ahmanson, Bette Midler portrays super-agent Sue Mengers, and Brian Dennehy is "The Steward of Christendom." Plus, a stocking stuffed full of seasonally -themed shows. Celebrating the Holidays with The Lion King...
  • Bette Midler $400 seats a record high, Geffen Playhouse confirms

    Bette Midler $400 seats a record high, Geffen Playhouse confirms
    The Geffen Playhouse confirmed Monday that the $397 it’s currently charging for the best seats to Bette Midler’s upcoming one-woman show have set a house record, blowing beyond the previous pricing pinnacle of about $250. Pricing for “...
  • 'Newsroom's' Alison Pill to star in 'Wait Until Dark' at the Geffen

    'Newsroom's' Alison Pill to star in 'Wait Until Dark' at the Geffen
    Alison Pill is finding herself in the dark these days -- for play rehearsals, anyway. Pill, who plays eager TV news staffer Maggie Jordan on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” is to star in a new adaptation of Frederick Knott’s thriller...
  • Bette Midler bringing Sue Mengers play to Geffen Playhouse

    Bette Midler bringing Sue Mengers play to Geffen Playhouse
    The late Hollywood talent agent Sue Mengers will rise again in Los Angeles when Bette Midler reprises her recent Broadway starring role in "I'll Eat You Last" at the Geffen Playhouse. The production is scheduled to run for three weeks at the Geffen with...