Bright Star Opening ...

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell join stars at Bright Star Opening Night in Los Angeles   Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, creators of the musical “Bright Star,” joined an audience punctuated with stars for the Los Angeles premiere of their five-time Tony Award-nominated show on Oct. 20...

Center Theatre Group 50th Anniversary Gala

Center Theatre Group’s 50th: A Starry Show, Gala Dinner and $4 Million   Belting out “I Know Where I’ve Been” from “Hairspray Live!,” Jennifer Hudson closed the one-night-only, star-studded show at the Ahmanson Theatre for the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary, which was celebrated in high style May 20. In addition to Hudson’s performance, CTG’s festivities on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles had plenty of other highlights. A pre-show cocktail party gave patrons a chance to mingle with fellow theater aficionados, and a seated dinner in Grand Park followed. The celebration, which raised a whopping $4...

Gentleman’s Gu...

Murderous Cast Feted by Darren Criss, Barrett Foa and Friends at “Gentleman’s” After-Party     The minute John Rapson stepped into Vespaio following Opening Night of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” at the Center Theatre Group’s...

Sardi’s Benefi...

“A Night at Sardi’s” Goes Out with a “Bang”     After 24 years and more than 500 performances of show-stopping Broadway tunes by familiar actors and well-known faces, the “A Night at Sardi’s” benefit had its swan song with what turned out...

Kansas City Choir Bo...

Courtney Love feted after premiere of ‘Kansas City Choir Boy’ in Los Angeles     The event: Rock icon Courtney Love and composer Todd Almond, stars of “Kansas City Choir Boy,” joined theater-goers in the lobby of the Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre...

Stephen Schwartz Pre...

Stephen Schwartz Stages a Magical Preview for Princess Cruises     Stephen Schwartz conjured up an enchanting evening in Santa Clarita, when he previewed “Magic to Do,” the first of four musicals planned for Princess Cruises. One of my all-time favorite Broadway composers,...