Spencer Lowell captures the beauty of The Theatre at The Ace Hotel

We’re throwing it back this Thursday afternoon to this stunning shot by Spencer Lowell of one of the most gorgeous theaters in Los Angeles.

Want to visit? Click here to check out their calendar of events – one of our personal favorites, Pop-Up Magazine, happening tomorrow night!

 

Perry Ogden Films Lisa Dwan for The Old Vic production of No’s Knife

Which is a selection of Samuel Beckett’s Texts For Nothing, conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan.

‘Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this, saying it’s me?’

A lone figure. A voice searching in the dark for who it is and why it speaks. Lisa Dwan offers a searing personal and political vision of his most original work: Texts for Nothing.

Filled with piercing insight, rage, wit and humour, No’s Knife is an extraordinary journey into the heart of Beckett, unlocking his contemporary relevance to gender, identity and the human condition. It is an invitation to look at ourselves, and to ask who, or whom, am I?

The Old Vic presents the world premiere of No’s Knife and directed by Joe Murphy.

 

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates shot by Sam Jones

We’re getting ready for the weekend over here at Eye-Forward and first on the to do list is seeing Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Out in theaters tomorrow.

 

Frank Ockenfels 3 ONCE A Musical – One more time in Los Angeles

It has been nice to see the advertising that Frank did originally for the Broadway production ( and he shot the London cast for the advertising there too ) up all over Los Angeles for ONCE a Musical at The Pantages Theater playing now and until August 10th.

Often when you see something like a film ONCE ( released in 2006 ) and love it when it then gets changed into a play or a musical, much like when a beloved book is made into a film you are disappointed. Not with this one. I saw it in NY and then recently saw it here and it really is such an engaging musical and such an interesting staging no wonder it won the TONY for best musical in 2012.

It has now been staged in six countries and is on tour with the LA cast here in the States and more information on tickets here in LA or elsewhere can be found on the website here

And for fun check out this video of Frank shooting the original NY cast that captures the spirit of the play and the music here

 

Sting’s New Album – “The Last Ship” by Frank Ockenfels 3

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Sting put out an album, how time flies! But he’s back now with not only a new album (featured here – cover by Frank Ockenfels), but he is also debuting this year on Broadway, a musical also titled “The Last Ship”.

The musical is based on Sting’s experiences of living near a shipyard in Newcastle and the demise of Britain’s shipbuilding industry. The musical is what inspired the new album, and we are so excited for both! The new album will be released this fall on September 23rd.

You can read more about the album and the broadway musical here