May 092017
 
Star-Studded 50th Anniversary Celebration At Ahmanson

Annette Bening and Alfred Molina in “The Cherry Orchard” at the Mark Taper Forum. Bening and Molina will participate in Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre. For more information, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/50thCelebration. Center photo by Craig Schwartz.

 

MATTHEW BRODERICK, TYNE DALY, KEITH DAVID, LOUIS GOSSETT JR.,

THOMAS SADOSKI, JIMMY SMITS AND MORE JOIN

ANNETTE BENING, SIR MATTHEW BOURNE, ALFRED MOLINA,

EDWARD JAMES OLMOS AND PHYLICIA RASHAD

FOR CENTER THEATRE GROUP’S STAR-STUDDED

5OTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PERFORMANCE

One-Night-Only Production to Take Place on Saturday, May 20th 2017 at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre

 

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, announced today that Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Louis Gossett Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Jimmy Smits, René Auberjonois, Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Anthony Crivello, Culture Clash, Merle Dandridge, Tim Dang, Keith David, Shaila Essley, Davis Gaines, Harry Groener, Clint Holmes, David Henry Hwang, Gregory Itzin, Dale Kristien, Doug LaBrecque, Tzi Ma, Alan Mandell, Dakin Matthews, Christina Saffran, Benjamin Schrader, Shoshannah Stern, Lisa Vroman, Ed Waterstreet and Aryana Williams are set to take the stage at Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Co-Chaired by Chairman of NBC Entertainment and Center Theatre Group board member Robert Greenblatt and fellow Center Theatre Group board member Sue Tsao.

The lauded group joins previously announced Center Theatre Group alums Annette Bening, Sir Matthew Bourne, Alfred Molina, Edward James Olmos and Phylicia Rashad for the one-night-only production from writer, director and producer Robert Egan. The performance will draw from the many landmark productions that have been brought to life on Center Theatre Group’s stages, as well as its continuing role in creating new work and helping to define the role of theatre both in Los Angeles and beyond.

Center Theatre Group has welcomed to its stages some of today’s biggest stars, including Matthew Broderick, Sterling K. Brown, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Al Pacino, Chris Pine, Denzel Washington and more.

For more information about Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, please visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/50thCelebration.

 

 

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Feb 032015
 

CULTURE CLASH’S “CHAVEZ RAVINE: AN L.A. REVIVAL” OPENS THIS WEDNESDAY (FEBRUARY 4) AT THE CTG/KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE

This Revival Marks the Prominent Latino Theatre Group’s 30th Anniversary

CULTURE CLASH’S “CHAVEZ RAVINE: AN L.A. REVIVAL” OPENS THIS WEDNESDAY

L-R: Herbert Siguenza, Richard Montoya, Sabina Zuniga Varela and Ric Salinas in Culture Clash’s “Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival” at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Lisa Peterson, “Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival” plays January 27 through March 1, 2015.
Photo by Craig Schwartz

Powerhouse Latino theatre group Culture Clash’s “Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival,” opens next Wednesday (February 4) at the Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances run through March 1, 2015.

This revisited and reimagined “Chavez Ravine” is directed by Lisa Peterson (who was at the helm of the world premiere in 2003 at the Mark Taper Forum) and features Culture Clash’s Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza along with Sabina Zuniga Varela and musicians Vaneza Mari Calderón, Randy Rodarte and Scott Rodarte.

“Chavez Ravine” has set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Christopher Acebo, lighting design by José López, sound design by Paul James Prendergast, music direction/arrangements by John Avila and projection design by Jason H. Thompson. The production stage manager is Kirsten Parker.

Energized with new material and music from the Rodarte Brothers, Culture Clash continues to examine the constantly changing landscape of urban Los Angeles, in particular, the potential transformation of a small, tightly knit neighborhood into what was initially to be a low-income housing project, but eventually became Dodger Stadium.


Jan 112015
 

REHEARSALS HAVE BEGUN FOR CULTURE CLASH’S
“CHAVEZ RAVINE: AN L.A. REVIVAL”
OPENING FEBRUARY 4TH 2015, AT THE CTG / KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE

This Revival Marks the Prominent Latino Theatre Group’s 30th Anniversary

REHEARSALS FOR “CHAVEZ RAVINE: AN L.A. REVIVAL” HAVE BEGUN

Front row (L-R): Cast members Herbert Siguenza, Richard Montoya and Ric Salinas and back row (L-R): Randy Rodarte, Vaneza Mari Calderón, Sabina Zuniga Varela and Scott Rodarte in rehearsal for Culture Clash’s “Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival” at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Lisa Peterson, “Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival” plays January 27 through March 1, 2015.
Photo by Craig Schwartz

Rehearsals have begun for powerhouse Latino theatre group Culture Clash’s “Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival,” which opens February 4, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews begin January 27 and performances run through March 1.

This revisited and reimagined “Chavez Ravine” is directed by Lisa Peterson (who was at the helm of the world premiere in 2003 at the Mark Taper Forum) and features Culture Clash’s Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza along with Sabina Zuniga Varela and musicians Vaneza Mari Calderón, Randy Rodarte and Scott Rodarte.

“Chavez Ravine” has set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Christopher Acebo, lighting design by José López, sound design by Paul James Prendergast, music direction/arrangements by John Avila and projection design by Jason H. Thompson. The production stage manager is Kirsten Parker.
Energized with new material and music from the Rodarte Brothers, Culture Clash continues to examine the constantly changing landscape of urban Los Angeles, in particular, the potential transformation of a small, tightly knit neighborhood into what was initially to be a low-income housing project, but eventually became Dodger Stadium.
Joel Hirschhorn of Variety said that the world premiere of “Chavez Ravine” was “… an enjoyable madcap world of clashing characters and it brings to life a legendary Los Angeles story about Latinos uprooted from their homes by powerful politicians … most of the roles are played by Culture Clash … their kooky, kinetic joy in performing is contagious.”

Culture Clash is celebrating its 30th year of bold and fun theatre-making. Since 1984, Culture Clash – Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza – has combined its own satiric sense along with a vaudevillian tradition of performance into a group that has continually redefined the boundaries of theatre and broken down the divisions between cultures. Culture Clash has performed all over the country at major resident theatres and performing arts centers, and wrote, executive-produced and starred in 30 episodes of the first ever Latino-themed sketch comedy show, “Culture Clash the T.V. Show” for Fox Broadcasting.

“Chavez Ravine” was originally commissioned by Center Theatre Group. The presentation at the Kirk Douglas Theatre is the seventh Culture Clash presentation at CTG. In addition to “Chavez Ravine” – “Water & Power” (world premiere), “Carpa Clash,” and “Palestine, New Mexico” (world premiere) were all presented at the Mark Taper Forum, “American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose” was presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and “Culture Clash in Bordertown” was presented at The Actors’ Gang on Santa Monica Blvd.

Tickets for “Chavez Ravine” are available at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, the CTG box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office starting two hours before curtain or by calling (213) 628-2772. The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.


Nov 212014
 
Culture Clash Will Take A New Look At Chavez Ravine At Kirk Douglas Theatre

L-R: Herbert Siguenza and Richard Montoya of Culture Clash in the world premiere of their popular “Chavez Ravine” at the Mark Taper Forum in 2003. Culture Clash will return to CTG with “Chavez Ravine: Revisited. Reimagined. Revival” January 27 through March 1, 2015, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Photo by Craig Schwartz

EVENT:
“Chavez Ravine: Revisited. Reimagined. Revival.” by Culture Clash. Directed by Lisa Peterson.

DESCRIPTION:
Energized with new material and music from the Rodarte Brothers, Culture Clash continues to examine the constantly changing landscape of urban Los Angeles, in particular, the potential transformation of a small, tightly knit neighborhood into what was initially to be a low-income housing project, but eventually became Dodger Stadium. This revisited and reimagined “Chavez Ravine” is written and performed by Culture Clash and will be directed by Lisa Peterson, who was at the helm of its world premiere in 2003 at the Mark Taper Forum.

DATES/TIMES:
Previews Begin January 27. Opens February 4. Continues through March 1, 2015.
Previews: (January 27 through February 3)
Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 1 p.m.
Opens Wednesday, February 4 at 8 p.m.
Regular Performances (February 5 through March 1):
Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No performance on Mondays.
Exceptions: No public performances February 10-13 (student performances only).