5510 Hollywood Show Biz – Theater

2016 / Play “Blood” at The Complex in Hollywood – political thriller based on Japan’s true story, Oct. 14 – Dec. 18

“Blood,” political thriller based on Japan’s true story, playing at The Complex, Hollywood, Oct. 14 – Dec. 18 Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland’s Opus) and James Kyson (NBC’s Heroes, voted one of “Hollywood’s 25 Hottest” by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage (productions) re-opens its acclaimed world premiere...
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2016 / Japanese Visual Dance Troupe Enra Defies Time and Space in New Show PROXIMA at The Montalban Theatre, Hollywood, Oct. 21.22. 23

enra Proxima 2016 Oct Hollywood

Japanese Visual Dance Troupe Enra Defies Time and Space in New Show PROXIMA Japanese visual dance troupe Enra defies conventions of space, time, gravity, and physics, through seamless synchronization of digital projection and physical movement. Using vibrant swatches of primary colors, Tetris-like geometry in multiple dimensions, and contrasts between human silhouette and digital art, Enra’s performances are...
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2016 / A political thriller with music, based on Japan’s true story at Hollywood theater, Feb. 26 – April 17

In 1980s, nearly 2,000 people died of AIDS in Japan because of contaminated bloods were imported from the U.S. and these bloods were used for blood transfusions of hemophiliac patients. Based on this medical scandal in modern Japan, seasoned scrip writer Robert Allan Ackerman creates “Blood,” a political thriller with music at The Complex,...
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2015 / 19th century samurai drama with swordplay in English at Aratani Theatre, Aug. 28, 29, 30

For the first time in downtown Los Angeles, a live action stage play evokes the dramatic style and excitement of Japanese samurai films when the curtain rises on Burai: Standing All Alone at the Aratani Theatre Aug. 28, 29, and 30. The remarkable production features powerful sword-fighting scenes staged by Keiya Tabuchi, one of...
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2014 / Los Angeles version of “Takarazuka” to be performed by East West Players, Nov. 6 – Dec. 7

East West Players Takarazuka

East West Players, the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, continues its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden, with TAKARAZUKA!!!, by Susan Soon He Stanton, directed by Leslie Ishii and choreographed by Cindera Che. This production is presented with community partners the Japanese...
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2104 / Playwright Velina Hasu Houston to speak at University of Southern California, Oct. 21

Velina Hasu Houston

Velina Hasu Houston Literary Retrospective : Provost’s Writers Series October 21, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Doheny Library, USC, 240 Velina Hasu Houston is the only American playwright to amass a body of work that explores the U.S.-Japan relationship through a bilateral, global view of identity. She has written more than 30 plays as...
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2014 / Atomic bombing survivors’ agony to be told in “The Face of Jizo: A Hiroshima Story”play, Aug 16, 17

Face of Jizo

Depicting a young survivor’s agony after the atomic bombing in World War II, English language play “The Face of Jizo: A Hiroshima Story” will return to Los Angeles on Saturday, August 16 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, August 17 at 5:00 pm (two performance only) at Studio/Stage Theatre, 520 North Western Ave, Los Angeles,...
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2014 / Kuro Productions present “Vengeance Can Wait” during Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 6 – 29

From June 6 through June 29 From Kuro Productions Theater Play /Vengeance Can Wait  Underground Theatre, 1314 North Wilton Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028   Ticket: $15                                                                                         June 6, 8 pm June 7, 8 pm June 8, 2 & 8 pm June 13, 7 pm June 14, 2 pm June 15, 1 pm June 18,...
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2014 / Karate Chop Teriyaki Comedy Show, June 7 – 28 in Hollywood

June 7, 13, 15, 20, 28 The Karate Chop Teriyaki Comedy Show Traditional and Modern Japanese Style Comedy in English Featuring Kazumi Kusano and Michael Naishtut 6470 Theatre @ The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038 June 7 (Sat) 7:30 pm, June 13 (Fri) 7:30 pm, June 15 (Sun) 1:30 pm, June...
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