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NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ 28TH ANNUAL OVATION AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
FOR THE
28TH ANNUAL LA STAGE ALLIANCE
OVATION AWARDS
CENTER THEATRE GROUP LEADS WITH 31,
WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AND GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE TIE WITH 19 EACH,
ROGUE MACHINE GARNERS 12,
ACTORS CO-OP AND RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY
TIE WITH 11 EACH,
EBONY REPERTORY THEATRE GETS 10

2017 Ovation AwardsNominees for the 28th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on Thursday, November 2 on @ This Stage Magazine [ThisStage.la]. The ceremony will take place Monday, January 29, 2018 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Center Theatre Group leads the pack with 31 nominations for their productions of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (7), Archduke (5), and Zoot Suit (4) at the Mark Taper Forum; Amélie, A New Musical (1), Fun Home (1), and Into the Woods (1) at the Ahmanson Theatre; and Dry Land (7), Failure: A Love Story (2), King of the Yees (1), and Vicuña (1) at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, along with Best Season. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts follows with 19 nominations for their productions of For the Record: Scorsese – American Crime Requiem (10), The Pride (4), Merrily We Roll Along (3), The Encounter (1), and Best Season. Geffen Playhouse ties the Wallis with 19 nominations for their productions of The Legend of Georgia McBride (8), Actually (6), Long Day’s Journey into Night (2), Barbecue (1), Icebergs (1), and Best Season. Rogue Machine garnered 12 nominations for their productions of Les Blancs (8), Dutch Masters (2), The Super Variety Match Bonus Round! (1), and Best Season. Actors Co-op earned 11 nominations for their productions of 33 Variations (8), Our Town (2), and The Turn of the Screw (1). Rubicon Theatre Company also received a total of 11 nominations for their productions of Gulf View Drive (10) and Sylvia (1). Ebony Repertory Theatre gets 10 nominations for their production of Five Guys Named Moe.

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11-02-2017

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ DONNA MILLS IN “DRIVING MISS DAISY” AT COLONY THEATRE ▪︎ OPENS SATURDAY 11/4 at 8pm

THE COLONY THEATRE
PRESENTS
EMMY AWARD-WINNER
DONNA MILLS
IN
DRIVING MISS DAISY
ALFRED UHRY’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAY
ALSO STARRING
JAMES LEO RYAN AND ARTHUR RICHARDSON
DIRECTED BY HEATHER PROVOST
OPENS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 AT 8PM

Donna Mills headshotThe Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a new production of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy starring Emmy Award-winner Donna Mills. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Heather Provost, the cast will also feature Broadway veteran James Leo Ryan and stage and screen actor Arthur Richardson. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, November 4 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through December 10.
Donna Mills is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the beautiful, scheming, manipulative businesswoman, Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner on the long– running primetime drama series Knots Landing, which ran for 14 seasons on CBS. She began her acting career on soap operas in New York and quickly worked her way up to guest starring roles on countless television series including Cold Case, Nip/Tuck and Melrose Place. Her feature films include The Incident, Murf the Surf, Play Misty for Me, Joy, Life Gets in the Way, and the recently completed indie feature Best Mom. Mills has starred in over 50 movies for television including six she produced with her own production company, Bonaparte Productions, including Runaway Father, My Name is Kate, The World’s Oldest Living Bridesmaid, Dangerous Intentions, An Element of Truth, and Intimate Encounters. She also starred in several TV mini-series including Bare Essence, Remember, False Arrest, Alice in Wonderland, and Hanging by a Thread. Recently, Mills won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Madeline Reeves on General Hospital. She appeared on the reality TV series Queens of Drama and the limited series Hilton Head Island.

Said Mills, “I am so honored to get the opportunity to play the iconic role of Daisy Werthan. I am beyond thrilled to be onstage and to show audiences my take on this character, which is so different from my roles in film and television.”
Director Heather Provost said, “It’s so exciting to relaunch production at The Colony Theatre by revisiting this beautiful play and working with the incredible Donna Mills. The story and the issues the play examines continue to reflect the current times.”
Driving Miss Daisy takes place in the 1940s through 1970s at the height of the Civil Rights movement. The play delicately explores racial tensions when a warm friendship evolves between an elderly Jewish woman and her black chauffeur. It won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

There will be two preview performances of Driving Miss Daisy on Thursday 11/2 at 8pm and Friday 11/3 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday 11/4 at 8pm. The regular running schedule will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm through December 10. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 11/23. Admission is $39 and tickets may be purchased online at www.colonytheatre.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cyprus and Magnolia) in Burbank, 91502. Ample free onsite parking is available.

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10-10-17

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ MEMORIAL CELEBRATION SET FOR ACADEMY AWARD-WINNNG ACTOR MARTIN LANDAU

MARTIN LANDAU
MEMORIAL CELEBRATION:
HIS PASSION, LIFE, AND LEGACY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 7PM
AT WRITERS GUILD THEATER

Martin LandauFriends, family, and colleagues will gather on Sunday, October 1 at 7pm at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills to celebrate the life and legacy of Academy Award-winning actor Martin Landau. The much loved and respected entertainment giant died on July 15 in Los Angeles. He was 89.

Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, featured speakers will include Gina Gershon, Diane Ladd, Peter Lupus, and more. The evening will include a preview of Landau’s final film, The Last Poker Game, in which he stars with Paul Sorvino and Maria Dizzia. Also, excerpts will be shared from the work-in-progress documentary An Actor’s Actor: The Art and Life of Martin Landau.

For seating availability, go to reception@talentworksla.com. The Writers Guild Theater is located at 135 S. Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills, 90211. Validated parking will be provided.

Donations in Landau’s memory may be made to The Actors Studio West, 8341 De Longpre Avenue, West Hollywood, 90069.

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09-29-17