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  • Theater world remembers Gil Cates

     
    Gil Cates, who died Monday at the age of 77, wore many hats during his long career in Hollywood. Cates served as the head producer of the Academy Awards telecast for a record 14 times. He directed movies and produced for television. But the man's prime...
  • 'Funny Girl' revival postponed indefinitely for L.A. and Broadway

     
    The highly anticipated revival of "Funny Girl" that was set to open in early 2012 at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. before transferring to Broadway in April has been put on indefinite hold, organizers announced late Thursday....
  • Monster Mash: Art auctions start slow; Christo project in Colorado

     
    Sales were slow and low at Phillips de Pury & Company’s auction of contemporary art, which started this week’s back-to-back big-money auctions....
  • Ahmanson moves 'Fela!' from late April to mid-December start

     
    The touring musical "Fela!" will play at the Ahmanson Theatre starting Dec. 13, moved up from its previously announced April opening. The change provides flexibility for finding a show to replace the canceled "Funny Girl."...
  • John Lithgow, Jane Fonda, Theresa Rebeck headline 2011 Mark Taper season

     
    L.A.'s Center Theatre Group announced Tuesday that its 2011 season for the Mark Taper Forum will feature a total of five productions, with star turns by John Lithgow, Olympia Dukakis and the previously announced Jane Fonda. In addition, playwright...
  • Ben McKenzie gets a birthday surprise at 'The Glass Menagerie' cast party

     
    "Southland" hunk Ben McKenzie's surprise birthday celebration at Ciudad restaurant in downtown Los Angeles Sunday evening was just the cherry on his sundae. Or should we say the chocolate mousse on his pastel rufina, the yummy puff pastry, chocolate chunk...
  • Charles Dillingham, managing director of Center Theatre Group, stepping down in 2011

     
    Have you ever wanted to preside over the finances of a major theater company, one that regularly sends its productions to Broadway? Well, now's your chance. Charles Dillingham, who has served as managing director of Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group......
  • John Lithgow's 'Stories by Heart' on opening night [Updated]

     
    In John Lithgow’s one-man show “Stories by Heart,” which opened Wednesday at the Mark Taper Forum, he stood alone onstage, acting out favorite short stories from his childhood and sharing memories of his father reading to the family. “There’s...
  • Scene & Heard: John Lithgow's one-man show and opening day at Santa Anita

     
    L.A.'s high society has been out in full force, taking in a one-man show at John Lithgow's 'Stories by Heart' opening and dressed in its Sunday best at the opening day races at Santa Anita. To see photos of Lithgow's......
  • Original Broadway cast of 'God of Carnage' coming to Ahmanson Theatre

     
    The original Broadway cast of "God of Carnage" — Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden — will reprise their roles when the Tony-winning play opens at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles in April. "God......
  • Jane Fonda on her life, career and '33 Variations'

     
    As the star of “33 Variations” at the Ahmanson Theatre, Jane Fonda has been performing six days a week, twice a day on weekends. Instead of relaxing on her day off, she spent Monday discussing her life, career and current......
  • L.A.'s Center Theatre Group produces 'It Gets Better' video

     
    Center Theatre Group, the largest theater company in Los Angeles, is the latest local organization to join the "It Gets Better" groundswell. Initiated by columnist Dan Savage last year, the grassroots, anti-bullying campaign was formed in response to a...