In the City of Angels, The Colony Studio Theatre's musical production of same name has been extended for the second time, now playing through September 1.
Los Angeles critics have hailed The Colony's City of Angels, the Broadway musical that won the 1990 Tony Award. With music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart, the show is set in a 1940's "film noir" style, and reveals the life of a screenwriter and his relationship with one of his fictional characters; a detective investigating a murder.
Performances run at the Colony Studio Theatre in Silver Lake, Thu-Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. In addition, a special performance, "Disney Night" has been added for employees of Walt Disney Studios, thanks to the high number of cast and crew members who are also Disney employees, Wednesday, August 7. Tickets are $20-25, and available by calling (213) 665-3011.
The Blank Theatre company's Breaking the Code which celebrates the opening of the company's new, permanent home at the Second Stage Theatre, has been extended for a second time as well, now closing on August 11.
The play is directed by the Ovation Award-winning director Daniel Henning, Artistic Director and Producer of The Blank Theatre Company, who said that the show, which has been running since late April and still sells out every night, would have extended longer, but 10 days after the current closing date, an exciting new musical is scheduled to open. He added that the company is exploring the possibility of moving the show to another venue. Hugh Whitmore's drama reveals the true story of scientist Alan Turing, who is famous for having broken the German's U-boat Enigma code in World War II and is considered "the father of the computer," yet also suffered great scorn and humiliation in his life for his open homosexuality.
The British actor Dennis Christopher, best known for his performance in the film Breaking Away, received many accolades for his portrayal of Turing.
Breaking the Code runs at the Second Stage Theatre on Theatre Row in Hollywood, Tue-Sat 8pm; Sun 7 PM. Tickets are $22, and are available by calling (213) 660-TKTS.
-- By Blair Glaser