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Sister Act, the Musical Includes Four Black Actors to Star The Show, A Must See For All
May 8, 2019
After witnessing a murder and turning to the police, Deloris Van Cartier, a nightclub singer is placed under the witness protection program in the most unlikely place, a convent. After some opposition, Mother Superior agrees to allow Deloris into the convent for protection, under the condition she follows the rules. From Deloris Van Cartier to Sister Mary Clarence, she’s now expected to act as a nun, a behavior completely opposite of her usual flash and sass. ... read more »
‘The Niceties’ Makes Its West Coast Debut
April 25, 2019
“The Niceties” is the latest play at the Geffen Playhouse to tackle race and society. ... read more »
Amazing Grace Conservatory Presents “Our Westside Story”
April 25, 2019
The school for the performing arts brings a classic musical with a twist to Los Angeles Southwest College. ... read more »
Alvin Ailey Celebrates 60 Years of Dance
April 11, 2019
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (AAADT) celebrates its 60th anniversary with a tour through the U.S., including its biennial return to the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles, ... read more »
The Robey Theatre Company Awakens the Past, Present, and Future
March 28, 2019
In terms of film and television, we are living in a time where the brilliance and creativity of Black people seems to be flourishing in this country. With blockbuster films and high television ratings, African-American creatives are making significant impact in Hollywood.  However, an often-forgotten black tradition is in theatre arts.  Historically, the black theatre community has always, consistently impacted the community; and, very often sparking movements leading to social action and change. ... read more »
Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Play ‘Lackawanna Blues’ Lands in L.A
March 28, 2019
The play is performed, directed, and written by Santiago-Hudson with live music by blues guitarist Chris Thomas King. ... read more »
Black Super Hero Magic Mama Makes Its Debut at the Geffen Playhouse
March 21, 2019
Inda’s Craig-Galván's play tackling media and police brutality will run at the Geffen Playhouse through April 14. ... read more »
The Music Center Celebrates Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s 60th Anniversary with Four Special Programs
March 14, 2019
Featuring West Coast premieres of “Lazurus” and “Kairos” as well the Los Angeles premiere of “The Call” ... read more »
Film Review: ‘The Favourite’
March 5, 2019
Olivia Colman Delivers Oscar-Winning Performance in Revisionist Costume Drama ... read more »
CAP UCLA Presents Carrie Mae Weems “Past Tense” March 8 at the Theater at the Ace Hotel
February 25, 2019
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Past Tense, a production by acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems on Friday, March 8 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for $29-69 are available now at cap.ucla.edu,theatre.acehotel.com, 310-825-2101 and The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office. ... read more »
Getty Villa Theater Lab Series Presents New Workshop Performances By UCLA Dance Professor and Choreographer Lionel Popkin and Polish Opera and Theater Director Grzegorz Jarzyna
February 22, 2019
The Theater Lab Series at the Getty Villa begins in March with a multimedia performance by UCLA dance professor and choreographer Lionel Popkin, which is inspired by the gap between Sophocles’ best-known plays, “Oedipus Rex” and Oedipus at Colonus. ... read more »
Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole Extends Through March 24 at Geffen Playhouse
February 22, 2019
Featuring Gisela Adisa, Connor Amacio Matthews, Bryan Dobson, Mary-Pat Green, Dulé Hill, Ruby Lewis, Zonya Love, Brandon Ruiter And Daniel J. Watts ... read more »
Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole Comes to Los Angeles
February 21, 2019
The highly acclaimed musical, “Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole,” is here on the West Coast at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood until March 24. After seeing the musical during a sold out run in Philadelphia, the Geffen Playhouse made sure to bring a production of it to Los Angeles. ... read more »
CAP UCLA Presents Carrie Mae Weems Past Tense
February 15, 2019
 Carrie Mae Weems’ Past Tense takes us on a deep dive into the enduring significance of the iconic tale of Antigone. Through music, text, projection, and video, this powerful piece explores themes of social justice, escalating violence, gender relations, politics and personal identity within the context of contemporary history.  ... read more »
Vic Bulluck Directs Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Produced Play ‘Paradise’
February 13, 2019
Bulluck’s new passion project is his latest play titled “Paradise.” Originally written by Laura Censebella, the play shares the journey between a gifted Yemeni-American and biology teacher’s unlikely relationship. The pair becomes tangled in conflict, religious differences, and test the boundaries of mentorship. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s production company JuVee Productions teamed with American Oasis to bring the play to life. ... read more »
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