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...

Zoot Suit Opening Ni...

Talk turns to politics and the new administration at Opening Night of a timely Zoot Suit revival     If opening-night guests at the Mark Taper Forum agreed on one thing, it was that the restaging of “Zoot Suit” couldn’t have been timelier. Based on the Sleepy Lagoon murder...

Grey Gardens Los Ang...

Conversations with Betty Buckley, Rachel York and more at the Grey Gardens Los Angeles Opening Party     Who could have imagined a standing ovation before the July 13 opening night performance of “Grey Gardens” at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles? Yet, the minute Angela...

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...

Music Center of Los ...

Stana Katic, Paula Abdul Join Los Angeles Music Center’s Gala 50th Anniversary Celebration     The event: The Los Angeles Music Center’s 50th anniversary celebration dinner, which immediately followed a Dec. 6 performance spectacular, handily kept up the momentum in a tent...

Matthew Bourne’...

Dance Aficionados Join Matthew Bourne For His Inventive New Time-Traveling, Vampire-Laden Sleeping Beauty   On Opening Night for “Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty” at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, Bourne said he hadn’t seen “The Twilight Saga,”...