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FEATURE: “DIANA: THE MUSICAL” coming to Netflix and Broadway in 2021

FEATURE: “DIANA: THE MUSICAL” coming to Netflix and Broadway in 2021

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/30/21 It’s been a really rough year for the British Royals. Now, along comes “Diana, the Musical,” for all the world to see… and Broadway, too. The show, which premiered in 2019 at the La Jolla Playhouse, was scheduled to open on Broadway last March. It was two weeks into previews when it was forced to shutter because of the pandemic. “Diana the Musical” celebrates the life of Princess Diana and chronicles her stratospheric Read More →

2020 Theater Year in Review

2020 Theater Year in Review

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/30/20 It was a tough and terrible year — in oh, so many ways. Theaters and theatermakers were especially hard-hit. Nationwide, all theater spaces were closed down, and all those who lovingly toil in those spaces lost their gigs and their livelihood — including designers, directors, actors, musicians, stage managers, technicians and more. Some of them may not make it through. But on the upside, theatermakers remained endlessly imaginative and resourceful, and they found Read More →

FEATURE/PREVIEW: San Diego Rep’s Latinx New Play Festival

FEATURE/PREVIEW: San Diego Rep’s Latinx New Play Festival

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/28/21 RUN DATES:  9/3/21 - 9/6/21 VENUE: Live and online  It isn’t the first, and it won’t be the last. But it is the most flexibly accessible. The 5th annual San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival is a hybrid affair. There are three ways to enjoy the weekend Festival (9/3-5), which celebrates the work of Latinx playwrights from across the nation: You can attend the event live (while the REP space is undergoing renovations, the Festival Read More →

FEATURE: Pat Launer Interviewed at the onset of the Pandemic 4/20

FEATURE: Pat Launer Interviewed at the onset of the Pandemic 4/20

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com and on youtube on 4/15/20 VENUE:  Hosted by Salomon Maya at OnStage Playhouse Listen to the 20-minute interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&feature=share&v=m8QhZAgpd7U     ©2021 PAT LAUNER/Patté Productions, Inc.  Read More →

FEATURE/PREVIEW: “BLACK ARTIST COLLECTIVE and Juneteenth

FEATURE/PREVIEW: “BLACK ARTIST COLLECTIVE and Juneteenth

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/13/21 RUN DATES: 6/13/21 - 6/19/21 VENUE: various As so many great relationships do, it all began with Breaking Bread. That was the name of the February 2020 dinner gathering organized by The Old Globe, to bring together local black theater artists and the cast of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which was running at the time. “It was so wonderful,” says Joy Yvonne Jones, President and co-founder (with Rich Soublet and Zack King) of the San Diego Read More →

FEATURE: BLACK ARTIST COLLECTIVE

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/13/21 RUN DATES: 6/13/21 - 6/19/21 VENUE:  Various Celebrating Juneteenth As so many great relationships do, it all began with Breaking Bread. That was the name of the February 2020 dinner gathering organized by The Old Globe, to bring together local black theater artists and the cast of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which was running at the time. “It was so wonderful,” says Joy Yvonne Jones, President and co-founder (with Rich Soublet and Zack King) of the San Read More →