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The work on the city’s #RadarLA, and other theatre news

The work on the city’s #RadarLA, and other theatre news

As theatre-lovers gear up for the international Radar L.A. festival, Los Angeles-based artists earn Ovation Award nominations for their original work.

CTG in the News

1. 2013 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award nominees announced []
September 16, 2013

New work by Los Angeles artists landed Center Theatre Group at the top of the heap when LA STAGE Alliance announced the Ovation Award nominations on Monday night. Eighteen of CTG's 29 nominations were for brand-new productions mounted at the Kirk Douglas Theatre: Jennifer Haley's The Nether with nine, Marco Ramirez's The Royale with seven and The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! with two. Los Angeles-based playwrights Haley and Ramirez also earned nods for playwriting.

Other nominations recognized CTG's entire season and Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Anything Goes and The Scottsboro Boys.

To read the complete list of nominees, click here!

2. Sunshine Boys Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch crack wise by Jessica Gelt []
September 12, 2013

Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch blow into a downtown steakhouse like a comedy hurricane.

They've arrived straight from rehearsal for their upcoming show, "The Sunshine Boys," at the Ahmanson Theatre, and the tone of their entrance shtick owes something to ...

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Onstage in L.A.

3. Radar L.A. Is Again on LA's Radar by Les Spindle []
August 28, 2013

"The 2013 festival’s eclectic bill of fare will be concentrated in several venues in LA and vicinity over an eight-day period — although several productions open before the festival or will extend briefly beyond the festival. The event will include  ... "

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Theatre on the Road

4. DOMESTICATED dives into the conflagration of gender, power, sexuality and politics []
September 16, 2013

Fresh off their run together with A Parallelogram at the Mark Taper Forum, playwright Bruce Norris and director Anna D. Shapiro are now collaborating on Domesticated for Lincoln Center Theater. Read more about this new work. starring Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Goldblum, here.

In the Artist's Own Words's new video series, called Creative Breakthroughs, presents interviews with leaders in media, tech and the arts. One of our favorites so far comes from CTG favorite Anna Deavere Smith, who transformed adversity into a whole new form of storytelling.