Apr 272017
 
Free Concert Broadway At Grand Park

Mark Ballas, who will appear in the Los Angeles engagement of the national tour of “Jersey Boys,” which plays May 16 through June 24, 2017, at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre. For tickets and information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org or call (213) 972-4400. Photo by SMOG design.

 

CENTER THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS “BROADWAY AT GRAND PARK” FRIDAY APRIL 28

Free Concert from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Grand Park Across From The Music Center

“Into the Woods and “Jersey Boys” Casts Perform Hits From Their Smash Broadway Shows

“Jersey Boys” to Perform “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh, What A Night”

On Friday, April 28, Center Theatre Group will launch the newly created free concert event “Broadway at Grand Park” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with cast members from the Ahmanson Theatre’s “Into the Woods” and “Jersey Boys” performing some of the biggest hits from these popular shows. The concert is free and open to the public.

Mark Ballas as Franki Valli will lead the Jersey Boys for the Grand Park concert with Matthew Dailey, Keith Hines and Cory Jeacoma as Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio, respectively. The Jersey Boys will perform the hits “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh, What A Night,” “Who Loves You” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Cast members from “Into the Woods” will perform a selection of favorites from the hit Sondheim musical.

Ballas will reprise his acclaimed Broadway performance as Frankie Valli in the Ahmanson engagement of “Jersey Boys.” Ballas, known for his Emmy nominated work on “Dancing with the Stars,” made his Broadway debut in the role last fall. “Jersey Boys,” plays at the Ahmanson May 16 through June 24, 2017.

Free Concert Broadway At Grand Park

The cast of the Fiasco Theater production of “Into the Woods,” which plays April 4 through May 14, 2017, at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre. For tickets and information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org or call (213) 972-4400. Photo by Joan Marcus.

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater Company’s “Into the Woods” is currently playing at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre through May 14. The Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld.

“Into the Woods” includes memorable songs like “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone.” Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honor the giant in the sky in this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true. The award-winning musical has been mounted with boundless imagination: a witty and wild theatrical reinvention of a beloved modern classic.

Music and lyrics for “Into the Woods” are by Stephen Sondheim, the book is by James Lapine and the co-directors are Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld.

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical “Jersey Boys” is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard—and the radio just couldn’t get enough of it. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

The book for “Jersey Boys” is by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the music is by Bob Gaudio, the lyrics are y Bob Crewe, the choreography is by Sergio Trujillo and the director is Des McAnuff.

Bank of America is the season sponsor for the Ahmanson Theatre and Delta Airlines is the official airline sponsor.

Center Theatre Group, one of the nation’s preeminent arts and cultural organizations, is Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit theatre company, programming seasons at the 736-seat Mark Taper Forum and 1600 to 2000-seat Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, and the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. In addition to presenting and producing the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country, Center Theatre Group is one of the nation’s leading producers of ambitious new works through commissions and world premiere productions and a leader in interactive community engagement and education programs that reach across generations, demographics and circumstance to serve Los Angeles.

Grand Park Mainstage is located at 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012. The event will also feature a pop-up box office open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Grand Park so attendees may purchase tickets for “Into the Woods” and “Jersey Boys.”

Tickets for “Into the Woods” and “Jersey Boys” are available by calling (213) 972-4400, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or by visiting the Center Theatre Group box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre. Tickets will also be available for purchase from 11:30 to 2 p.m. in Grand Park on Friday, April 28 only. Tickets range from $25 – $125 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Ahmanson Theatre is located at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, 90012

 

 

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Aug 012016
 
A Shark And A Dancer Got Married

We thought they were just dancing…. As it turns out the chemistry was real. The Shark And The Dancer Got Married!

Congratulations to Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec who have just gotten married!

The couple met – and danced together – at Dancing With The Stars. Their nuptials have taken place in Los Angeles yesterday (07/31/16).

Kym looked stunning in a white, strapless gown. She walked down the aisle with both of her parents while “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” played in the background. Robert – one of Shark Tank’s millionaire investors – was beaming.

It is said that about 250 guests attended the wedding. At hand was Dancing With The Stars’ judge Carrie Ann Inaba as well as Kym’s fellow dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas.

A Shark And A Dancer Got Married: Kym Johnson (39) and Robert Herjavec (53) made beautiful music together on the dance floor… May the music continue for many years to come.

Anything L.A. Magazine’s Entertainment Editor / I. Sturm

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Nov 262014
 

Season 19 Mirrorball Champion Alfonso Ribeiro To Headline Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour

Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Emma Slater Join Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe and Kym Johnson on the 39-City Tour Launching December 27th

Dancing with the Stars Winner Alfonso Ribeiro Will Headline DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! Tour

Congratulations to Alfonso Ribeiro and his dancing partner Witney Carson
Photo credit: ABC

Dancing with the Stars’ newest Mirrorball champion Alfonso Ribeiro announced on last night’s season finale that he will join the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour, joining his partner and pro dancer Witney Carson, who also marked her first win last night. The exciting finale featured the top three celebrity couples of the season which included previously announced touring dancers Mark Ballas and Valentin Chmerkovskiy and their partners.

Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Emma Slater were also revealed to be joining the North American tour during Monday night’s finals with a dazzling group performance featuring several members of the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour cast including Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Keo Motsepe and Sasha Farber. Get a sneak peak of the tour and watch that stunning dance number right here:

Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s leading entertainment show, will bring the one-of-a-kind touring production to fans across North America beginning December 27th. Ribeiro, Slater and Chmerkovskiy join previously announced fan favorites Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Keo Motsepe, Sasha Farber, and Kym Johnson.

In addition to the cast additions, several shows have been added to the tour. For complete list of tour dates, please visit www.dwtstour.com.

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE!, produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide, kicks off Saturday, December 27, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015 showcasing faces from the show you know and love. The official 90-minute live show will feature a cast of the television show’s most popular competitors who will choreograph original numbers as well as re-create some of the show’s most memorable moments from the past season.

General tickets are on sale now through www.dwtstour.com. VIP Packages are available through VIP Nation offering fans meet & greets, photo opportunities with cast, premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information, visit www.VIPNation.com.

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! Southern California Tour Dates:

Mon 9-Feb   San Diego, CA   Balboa Theater
Wed 11-Feb   San Jose, CA   Center for the Performing Arts
Thu 12-Feb   Santa Rosa, CA   Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Sat 14-Feb   Thousand Oaks, CA   Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts
Sun 15-Feb   Los Angeles, CA   Nokia Theatre L.A. Live


Nov 062014
 

North American Tour Comes To Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE On February 15th 2015

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! At Nokia Theatre L.A.

Featuring Fan Favorites from the Hit ABC Show: Mark Ballas and Witney Carson are the First Dancers Revealed For the Tour with More to Be Announced

Tickets on Sale Now!

Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s leading entertainment show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on February 15, 2015. The official 90-minute live show, DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE!, produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide, comes to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on February 15, 2015 showcasing some of the faces from the show you know and love. The confirmed list of tour dates can be found below, with additional shows to be announced shortly.

The all-new DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! tour will feature a cast of the television show’s most popular competitors, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances. Dancing with the Stars dancers will choreograph brand new never-before-seen numbers and re-create some of the show’s most memorable moments. As announced during Monday’s broadcast, Mark Ballas and Witney Carson are the first two dancers revealed to be on the tour. Further announcements will be made throughout the season.

Mark Ballas said, “I’m looking forward to hitting the road and being able to perform live across North America. See you there!”

Witney Carson added, “I’m so excited to be a part of “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” I can’t wait to meet our fans and dance live for them!”

General tickets are on sale now at www.axs.com.

VIP Packages will be available through VIP Nation offering fans meet & greets, photo opportunities with cast, premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information, visit www.VIPNation.com.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays, 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the ABC Television Network. Fans can check www.ABC.com/Dancing for full details on the DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! tour.

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