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Hollywood Pantages Theatre Reopens for First Time in 17 Months With ‘Hamilton’

Over 17 months ago, the Hollywood Pantages Theatre was forced to put a halt to its Hamilton production, just hours before the show was set to launch March 13, 2020. After a painfully long and uncertain hiatus for Broadway productions and performers across the globe, the Los Angeles landmark theater finally reopened its doors  Tuesday […]

Sri Rao on How New Geffen Show ‘Bollywood Kitchen’ Weaves Cooking and Personal Storytelling

The television writer and cookbook author debuted his new virtual theater production as part of the Geffen Stayhouse series: "The show is really a story of my family’s immigrant experience."

Walter Raney, Longtime L.A. Drama Coach, Dies at 79

He mentored the likes of Jason Patric, Amy Jo Johnson and John Larroquette during his career.

Artios Awards: Casting Directors for ‘The Boys,’ ‘Pose,’ ‘Watchmen’ Among TV Nominees

The Casting Society of America also announced its theater, short film and short-form series nominees.

Pasadena Playhouse Sets Tribute to Late Broadway Composer Jerry Herman

Musical director Andy Einhorn is staging a Jan. 10 streaming performance honoring the composer of 'Mame,' 'Hello, Dolly!' and 'La Cage aux Folles.'

Inside Shia LaBeouf’s Drive-in Theater Production About a COVID-19 Testing Facility

The Slauson Rec production, which continues performances through Nov. 1, is one of the only drive-in theatrical productions mounted during the COVID-19 pandemic and is inspired by "interviews conducted by the theatre company with frontline workers, CORE volunteers, company members’ journal entries and published news reports."

Alexander Zale, Actor on New York Stages, Dies at 89

Alexander Zale, an Iraqi-born actor who starred on New York stages, died Aug. 28 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his home in Los Angeles, his nephew David Shamoon announced. He was 89.

Nick Cordero, Standout Actor in Broadway Musicals, Dies of COVID-19 Complications at 41

Nick Cordero, the charming Tony-nominated actor known for his work in 'Bullets Over Broadway,' 'Waitress' and 'A Bronx Tale the Musical,' died Sunday after a battle with the novel coronavirus. He was 41.

Michael Keenan, ‘Picket Fences’ Actor and Longtime USC Professor, Dies at 80

Michael Keenan, who portrayed Mayor Bill Pugen on the 1990s CBS series 'Picket Fences' and taught acting and directing at USC for more than 25 years, has died. He was 80.

Diane Rodriguez, L.A. Theater Actress, Director and Producer, Dies at 68

Diane Rodriguez, an actress, director, playwright and producer who spent 24 years with Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group, died Friday of cancer in Los Angeles. She was 68.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Pantages, Center Theatre Group Cancel Performances Due to Coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Center Theatre Group have canceled their upcoming performances.

Geffen Playhouse Sets Residency for Top African American Theater Talent

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles has established a new artist residency for Cast Iron Entertainment, a collective of top talent from film, TV and the stage who will engage in a collaborative and experimental story development process intended to incubate new theater projects.