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'Sideways the Play' Premieres in Los Angeles

'Sideways the Play' Premieres in Los Angeles

The play, based on the movie and novel, takes on the world of pinot

Rick Bayless isn't the only foodie or wino to jump on stage. This weekend, Sideways the Play premieres in Los Angeles to give Californians and pinot lovers a taste of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Based on Rex Pickett's novel — and the award-winning film adaptation by Jack Payne — the play is based on the two central characters, Miles and Jack, and their quest through wine country before Jack's impending marriage. Said Pickett in a press release, he was at first hesitant for a stage adaptation, but said that the Ruskin Stage Theatre had him convinced otherwise. "This team at the Ruskin was so passionate about theater, so certain that Sideways based on my novel — not the film — would lend itself to the stage, that this time the development process became truly rewarding," he said.

Pickett also wrote on his blog that the play displays the true humanity of the characters, based on his friend Roy Gittens and himself circa 1998: "..That’s what, I believe, the play, based on my novel, not on the film, celebrates: our foibles, our frailties, our attempts to produce light out of the darkness, comedy out of the despair; in short, the humanness in all of us."

If that didn't have you convinced, the Ruskin Stage Theatre will also offer pinot pairings from the area — Sonoma Coast Vineyard, Carlton Cellars, Willamette Valley Vineyards, and more. Learn more from the theater's web site.


Hollywood Movie Premieres?

Anyone know if there will be a Hollywood Premiere of "The American", which opens on 9/1, "Machete", which opens on 9/3 or "Going the Distance", which also opens on 9/3.

How do I get information about that?

I think it might be interesting to watch whatever goes on at them.

What exactly does go on at a movie premiere that the public sees?

If its a big premier, you'll have fans lined up behind barricades, "red carpet" type arrivals of the film's stars, director etc. and perhaps some other invited celebrities, perhaps some interviews etc. Sometimes they'll have a main screening for the stars and other big wigs and additional screenings at nearby theaters / screens for fans that have obtained tickets (usually through movie industry connections).

This page seems like a good resource:

But no info on the movies that you mentioned :(

This website has a calendar:

Wow, the Tinkerbell movie premiere would be absolutely perfect.

How does it typically work?

The site said arrivals likely to start between 5:00 and 6:30pm at the El Capitan Theater?

What time would we get there? Where do we go? What do we do? What can we expect to see? Do all of the main stars typically show up for this kind of thing?

Is it worth going? It's a day we have open and we are staying at the W down the street, so I don't think it'd be much of an inconvenience to carve out a couple of hours to do this.

It's got some people that my kids would recognize too, so even better.

Afraid there is some confusion - the Tinkerbell "premiere" you are speaking of is not a movie premiere, it is the official unveiling / dedication of Tinkerbell's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Generally, when the star is for a real actress / actor, the ceremony could range from a pretty minor affair to something more well attended by crowds and other celebrities, depending on how popular the celebrity happens to be. In this case, since Tinkerbell's star will be following in the long tradition of awarding stars to animated or otherwise non-human characters, its more difficult to say how big an event this will be since there is no actual celebrity receiving a star in this case.

Looks like there is indeed a movie pemiere on 9/2 and the star thing is at a later date.

Assuming there is a premiere, then I'm still hoping for answers to my earlier questions.

Lex, you brilliant supervillain you. how is Metropolis doing these days? :)

Well, I went to the site you give MachThree the link to, and it just shows that the Tinkerbell character is the only one listed for September in terms of Hollywood Walk of Fame star awards. I can think of only one known celebrity that might show up for that. Julia Roberts, since she did play Tink in "Hook" (Ruffio rocks. . lol). Anyways, that's for that .

as for premieres, a new Tinkerbell movie premieres on the 2nd at the El Capitan, and while it may sound to be an animated one, the stars list for that one is pretty good. Lucy Liu, Disney singer/ actress Raven-Symone, Broadway singing legend Kristen Chenowith. sounds cool. There's also the "Legends of Guardians" film premiere at the Chinese theatre on the September 19th with Helen Mirren and Geoffrey Rush being the known names there. sounds like an English film. either way, if you wanna see stars in the Hollywood Boulevard, those events sounds pretty cool.


"Star Trek Into Darkness" premieres in Los Angeles

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Actress Zoe Saldana arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles. The film opens in U.S. theaters on May 16.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Actor Chris Pine arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actor Zachary Quinto arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Director/producer J.J. Abrams, right, and wife Katie McGrath arrive at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Actress Alice Eve arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Actress Jennifer Morrison arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Actress Zoe Saldana arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actors Leonard Nimoy, left, and Susan Bay arrive at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor John Cho arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Jason Kempin/Getty Images Actress Nazneen Contractor arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Lea Thompson arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Jason Kempin/Getty Images Actress Kate Beckinsale, left, and her husband, director Len Wiseman, arrive at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Jason Kempin/Getty Images Actress Ashley Williams arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Damon Lindelof, co-writer and producer, arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Actor Lavar Burton arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Actress Jessica Szohr arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images TV host Maria Menounos arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor Karl Urban arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor Bruce Greenwood, left, and Susan Devlin arrive at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Fran Drescher arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Filmmaker Judd Apatow, second left, arrives with daughters Maude and Iris Apatow and a guest at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Jason Kempin/Getty Images Actress Catherine Bell arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Sarah Chalke arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor Peter Weller, right, and Sheri Stowe arrive at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actors Chris Pine, left, and Zachary Quinto arrive at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images From left, director/producer J.J. Abrams, actors Zachary Quinto, Alice Eve and chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures Brad Grey arrive at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theater on May 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

The Hitching Post II

On the face of it, the Hitching Post II is just another local Californian steak house. Opened by Frank Ostini, a Pinot Noir lover and winemaker, it coasted happily until the release of the film Sideways in 2004. By the following year, the unremarkable brown–painted, timbered building with its yellow neon sign had become a destination restaurant for residents of Los Angeles and visitors to the pretty wine country surrounds of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Sideways play to premiere in London

I arrived to find the happy-birthday-to-you crowd represented along with an undazzling array of T-shirt and jeans slobs. An attentive waitress, albeit not quite Virginia Madsen from Sideways, served a refreshing antipasto plate of fresh olives, radishes, spring onions and pickled cucumber, followed by a quesadilla appetiser. The folded ‘Mexican’ tortilla, amply filled with cheese, corn and peppers, melted in the mouth all the more readily for being washed down by a gulpable 2013 Hitching Post Portenza Pinot Noir.

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Sitting over an open fire of red oak wood were some of the most massive slabs of beef I had ever seen, Argentina included. Deciding against the 26 ounce Angus Rib Chop, I opted instead for a 12 ounce rib-eye steak cooked medium rare, ‘still red inside, when the juices start to flow’, and sure enough it arrived oozing its juice and fats, and dissolving so tenderly that I had to remind myself to chew more then seemed necessary. A fragrantly sagey, opulent, subtly gamey 2000 Hitching Post Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir was the proverbial perfect match.

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The dessert menu had to be politely brushed away as I was keen not to have to pierce another notch in my belt. Whatever points it may or may not score for its desserts, The Hitching Post is all about the steaks, the Pinot Noir, and the excellent service. The three elements have been carefully honed over time by an owner who’s well aware how to ensure that his customers leave with broad smiles on their faces and a burning desire to tell their friends about the place.


Kevin Winter/Getty Images Maggie Q, left, and Zoe Kravitz arrive at the world premiere of "Divergent" at the Westwood Regency Village Theater on March 18, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Shailene Woodley, left, and Theo James arrive at the world premiere of "Divergent" at the Westwood Regency Village Theater on March 18, 2014, in Los Angeles.

'Sideways the Play' Premieres in Los Angeles - Recipes


Seeing Stars: Where the Stars Meet the Public

Here is a list of recent movies that had their gala world premieres here in L.A.,
and the movie theatres where each movie held its star-studded premiere.

(Click on the title links to see which stars attended the premiere.)
(Click here to see a Calendar of upcoming premieres.)

Grauman's Chinese Theatre: ("TCL Chinese Theatre")
6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood / (323) 464-8111

Pacific's El Capitan:
6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood / (323) 467-7674

Pacific's Cinerama Dome / ArcLight Cinemas:
6360 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood / (323) 466-3401

Regency Village Theatre (& Bruin Theatre) :
(Formerly Grauman's Village Theatre)
Village: 961 Broxton, Westwood Village / (310) 208-5576 />
Bruin: 948 Broxton, Westwood Village / (310) 208-8998 />

Universal CityWalk Cinemas:
at CityWalk, outside of Universal Studios Hollywood / (818) 905-3767
or at the nearby Gibson Amphitheatre (aka The Universal Amphitheatre)

The Egyptian Theatre:
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. / (323) 466-FILM

(Theatre re-opened in December 1998)

Samuel Goldwyn Theater at
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences:
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills / (310) 247-3000 or (310) 247-3600

The Nokia Theatre / L.A. Live Regal Cinemas :
(next to the Staples Center)
777 Chick Hearn Court (at Figueroa), in downtown Los Angeles / (213) 763-6030


The Directors Guild of America (DGA) :
7920 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Calif. / 310-475-0711

Her
American Hustle
Paranoia
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Skyline
Despicable Me
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Speed Racer
Jeff Who Lives at Home
Garden State
A Mighty Wind
Frida
Dragonfly
State & Main
John Carpenter's Vampires
Dancer in the Dark
The Game

Avco Cinema Center :
10840 Wilshire Blvd. Westwood, Calif. / 310-475-0711

Cineplex Odeon Broadway 4 :
1441 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA.


Grauman's National Theatre: (now gone)
10925 Lindbrook, in Westwood Village / (310) 208-4366

    Land of the Dead
    Timeline
    Second Hand Lions
    Gigli
    Daddy Day Care
    The Core
    The Hours
    Friday After Next
    The Panic Room
    Hart's War
    The Shipping News
    Spy Game
    The Last Castle
    American Pie 2
    The Animal
    Evolution
    Get Over It
    The Mexican
    Thirteen Days
    The 6th Day
    The Contender
    Gone in 60 Seconds
    Price of Glory
    Snow Falling on Cedars
    Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
    The Bone Collector
    Three To Tango
    The Story of Us
    Runaway Bride
    The General's Daughter
    Goodbye Lover
    In Dreams
    Pleasantville
    Antz
    The Parent Trap
    Firestorm
    Absolute Power
    Desperado
    The Crossing Guard
    Speechless
    Jason's Lyric
    Blown Away
    Sliver
    Dave


Loews/Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas: (now gone)
2040 Avenue of the Stars, Century City / (310) 553-4291


The Powerpuff Girls
Affair of the Necklace
Two Can Play That Game
Rat Race
Baby Boy
Kiss of the Dragon
Fifteen Minutes
The Wedding Planner
Vertical Limit
Bait
Thomas and the Magical Railroad
The Patriot
Return To Me
The Whole Nine Yards
The End of the Affair
For Love Of The Game
Drive Me Crazy
The Love Letter
Living Out Loud
Practical Magic
The Mighty
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Dark City
Fallen
Great Expectations
Wag the Dog
Seven Years in Tibet
Mad City
Most Wanted
Air Force One
Diabolique
City Hall
The American President
Money Train
Nine Months
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
My Life
Philadelphia
Sleepless in Seattle
Silence of the Lambs
Dances with Wolves


Click here to see the current Calendar of Events
to find out about upcoming movie premieres.


“Body of War” Premieres in Los Angeles with PDA Benefit

One hundred and ten Progressive Democrats of America members and their guests filled the center section of the Nuart Theater in Los Angeles for the premiere of Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro’s new film, “Body of War.” It was a sold-out house and a very special evening for everyone lucky enough to have gotten their tickets in advance.

The “Body of War” is the story of Tomas Young and his journey from healthy young man from Kansas to that of the face and body of the broken warrior returning to his country, disillusioned by the lies that sent him to war and a leader who jokes about non-existent “weapons of mass destruction.” Tomas begins his new life paralyzed from the chest down in a wheel chair. City riding in an unarmored Humvee on his first mission into Sadr City, he had been shot above the collarbone.

In the front row with us was one man who has lived his life this way since Vietnam, Ron Kovic (pictured here with Marcy Winograd), author of “Born on the Fourth of July,” which became the Oliver Stone movie of the Vietnam generation’s war.

“Body of War” is that film for the Afghanistan/Iraq generation showing what Tomas now must endure to adjust to this changed life and take care of himself. Scenes include his marriage, discussion of sex with a Vietnam vet with a similar injury, and the demonstration in Washington with the Gold Star Families whose sons and daughters did not come home. We all cried with them as they reached out and touched the son who had returned.

Overlaid between scenes of Tomas’ new life is the roll call that took us to war. We watch as our senators parrot the White House talking points, almost word for word, and vote FOR the war. California’s own Dianne Feinstein and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are joined by Democrats such as Bayh (IN), Breaux and Landrieu (LA), Cantwell (WA), Reid (NV), Schumer (NY) and, of course, Lieberman (CT). For the complete roll call, go here.

The final moments of the film are with now 91-year-old Senator Robert Byrd, who as the lone voice implored his Senate colleagues to NOT rush the vote for war. Senator Byrd meets with Tomas in his Senate office and carefully takes down the framed list of the vote and honored the “Immortal 23” who in HJR114 stood with him against the race for war. He called it the most important vote he had ever cast. From the record he slowly reads:

NAYs 󈟧
Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Chafee (R-RI),
Conrad (D-ND),Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI),
Graham (D-FL), Inouye (D-HI), Jeffords (I-VT), Kennedy (D-MA), Leahy (D-VT),
Levin (D-MI), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD),
Stabenow (D-MI), Wellstone (D-MN), and Wyden (D-OR)

The film ends with Tomas Young in his wheelchair and Senator Byrd with his cane leaving the capitol together, both having “mobility issues” and both not knowing what tomorrow shall bring.

Winner of the Best Documentary award from the National Board of Review, the film is the collaboration of Phil Donahue (pictured here) and Ellen Spiro as co-producers. Eddie Vetter provided the original soundtrack music.

It is currently showing for ONE WEEK at the Nuart theater in Los Angeles,
(310) 281-8223, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA (Just west of the #405)

Go to the Body of War website for links to other cities where it is currently playing.


Los Angeles Premiere of “Inglourious Basterds”

AUGUST 10, 2009 – HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
From Universal Pictures
Story and Photos are © Lee Roth / Roth Stock Digital Media
Links go to Actor Profiles on IMDb.Com

While personally, I can’t say I’m a big fan of grindhouse films, there is something about Quentin Tarantino movies that draws me in every time!

Quentin Tarantino

Having photographed Angelina Jolie for many years, it strikes me, in retrospect, how happy she looks at this premiere. Earlier in her career, when making appearances, there are many events I photographed her where she never once smiled. She was always presenting something of an aloof persona it seemed to me. After settling in with Brad Pitt, all that seemed to change and she softened her demeanor quite a bit.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Personally, I like the newer Angie!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Diane Kruger chose a playful, sparkly, pretty thing from Atelier Versace for the premiere!

Diane Kruger

Mélanie Laurent looked Hollywood glam in this lacy confection of a strapless black dress.

Mélanie Laurent

Although not appearing in this film, Samuel L. Jackson is a regular in Quentin Tarantino fare.

Samuel L. Jackson

Sometimes, someone will show up on a red carpet just screaming, “I want to be in next week’s magazines!” Mallika Sherawat did so at this premiere. Wearing something … unique … is one way to assure it will happen!

Mallika Sherawat

People often ask me who stands out in my career on the red carpet. Honestly, that list is long. But who actually made me take a pause and appreciate their depth of career and talent as they stopped and smiled for my lens? That list is very short. The few times I’ve been honored to photograph Sidney Poitier are among those moments.

Sidney Poitier attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Inglourious Basterds

Click the thumbnails below
to view full-size photos
.


"In Time" premieres in Los Angeles

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actors Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried arrive at the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles. The science fiction thriller opens in theaters on Oct. 28.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor/singer Justin Timberlake arrives at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actress Olivia Wilde arrives at the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor Johnny Galecki arrives at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actors Vincent Kartheiser and Toby Hemingway arrive at the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actresses Amanda Seyfried and Yaya DaCosta arrive at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor Matt Bomer arrives at the premiere of Regency Enterprises' "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Actress Olivia Wilde arrives for the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor Joey Lawrence arrives at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Jenna Elfman and husband Bodhi Elfman arrive at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor/singer Justin Timberlake arrives at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Olivia Wilde arrives at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor Vincent Kartheiser arrives at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the premiere of Regency Enterprises' "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actor Toby Hemingway arrives at the premiere of Regency Enterprises' "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Loretta Devine arrives at the premiere of "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Sarah Carroll arrives at the premiere of Regency Enterprises' "In Time" at the Regency Village Theater on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actors Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, writer/director/producer Andrew Niccol and actor Vincent Kartheiser arrive at the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actors Matt Bomer, Rachel Roberts and Olivia Wilde talk at the after party for the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images From left, producer Eric Newman, writer/producer/director Andrew Niccol, actress Olivia Wilde actor Matt Bomer pose at the after party for the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actors Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried pose at the after party for the premiere of "In Time" on Oct. 20, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

'Sideways the Play' Premieres in Los Angeles - Recipes

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Cast of “Married but Single” photoed on the red carpet for Los Angeles premiere held at the Orpheum Theatre.

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, the “Married But Single” stage play premiered at the Orpheum Theatre for the Los Angeles stop of the cast’s nation-wide tour. The play, written, directed and produced by playwright Je’Caryous Johnson, portrays the struggles of being married but feeling single, and being single yet desiring the commitment that comes with marriage.

The plot presents quite an interesting dynamic between family, friends, lovers, married couples, and a fast talking pimp. Leading lady Lisa Raye McCoy plays Sharon Wilson, girlfriend to Julian Johnson, a young, talented and extremely fine man who loves Sharon, but lacks direction in his commitment. Played by Terrell Carter, Julian proposes to Sharon with an empty box and ends up losing the woman of his dreams to her ex fiancé, Will Hamilton, played by actor Darrin Henson. Will is a karate chopping, smooth crooning, military man who doesn’t mind the chase to get that ‘old thing’ back, and gives Julian a run for his money, or his girl, in this case.

In an interview with Henson, he provided his thoughts on the concept of being married but single. “I would hallucinate that some who’s married but single is not in a oneship, they’re in a relationship. Our lives our based on the questions that we ask ourselves, so it’s time to ask better questions,” Henson said.

In the midst of the sudden love triangle as theatrically portrayed, Julian’s father, played by actor Clifton Powell, tries rekindling their broken father-son relationship while giving advice on just how to get his woman back. Powell says that “When you get married, you’ve got to be spiritually ready.” “ If you’re not spiritually ready and you don’t take the time to build a friendship, then you’re going to be married but single,” Powell uttered.

Official Cast of “Married But Single” written, directed and produced by Je’Caryous Johnson. (courtesy photo)

As the play continues, a combination of bitterness, jealousy and plain hateration arise when Sharon’s roommate, played by La’Myia Good, breaks ‘girl code’ and pushes up on Sharon’s ex fiancé Will. Good’s character just can’t seem to understand why Sharon finds men at her becking call, while she continues to sit on the sideline single and looking for love. One night, the overzealous roommate goes overboard with her attraction to Will and ends up sleeping with him behind Sharon’s back in the apartment they share.

Good says that the key to singlehood is focusing on you and becoming whole in order to bring value to a partnership. Good says if you’re married, it’s important to “stay in truth and in your covenant” and fight for your relationship. “It’s sticking to your commitment and really working on it,” Good continued.

Meanwhile, as the play progresses, singer Lisa Bryson, played by Chrisette Michelle, Lance Carter, played by Samson Logan, depict long-time friends who are both struggling in their respective marriages. Lisa finds herself swooning over Lance, looking to fill the void of loneliness in her marriage, while Lance finds himself reminiscing on old times with Lisa at Sugar Sweet’s Lounge where she sings. Eventually, the two married couples turn to prayer and successfully fight the temptation of rekindling an old fling.

In the midst of the drama between lovers and friends, actor Carl Anthony Payne kept the laughter going in his all too funny role as a 21 st century pimp attempting to encourage his friends while keeping his pimp game strong. “Married But Single” continues to make waves in theatres around the nation.


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