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PHOTOS: ‘Pose’ Season 3 Red Carpet

Cast and crew attend premiere in New York City

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‘Pose’ star Dominique Jackson (‘Elektra Abundance’) on the red carpet at the season 3 premiere in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)

The red carpet premiere for the third and final season of FX’s “Pose” was held on Thursday at JAZZ at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Cast in attendance included Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel, Sandra Bernhard, Jason Rodriguez and guest stars Angelica Ross, Jeremy Pope, and Jeremy McClain. 

The event was produced by FX Networks and the red carpet was designed by Nicholas Calhoun of Look Design Studios, LLC. (Photos by Anthony Behar and Stephen Lovekin; courtesy of FX/PictureGroup)

‘Pray Tell’ Billy Porter. (Photo by Anthony Behar; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
‘Candy Ferocity’ Angelica Ross. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy FX/Picture Group)
‘Lil Papi Evangelista’ Angel Bismark Curiel. (Photo by Anthony Behar; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
‘Ricky’ Dyllón Burnside. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy of FX/PictureGroup)
‘Lulu’ Hailie Sahar. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
‘Cubby Wintour’ Jeremy McClain. (Photo by Anthony Behar; courtesy FX/PhotoGroup)
‘Lemar Wintour’ Jason Rodriguez. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
‘Judy Kubrak’ Sandra Bernhard. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
‘Archie’ Jeremy Pope (Photo by Anthony Behar; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
‘Angel Evangelista’ Indya Moore. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
Alexis Martin Woodall, executive producer of ‘POSE.’ (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
‘Pose’ Executive Producer Sherry Marsh. (Photo by Anthony Behar; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
‘Pose’ Executive Producers Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson of Color Force. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy of FX/PictureGroup)
‘Pose’ Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Steven Canals. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
(Photo courtesy of FX/PictureGroup)
‘Elektra Abundance’ Dominique Jackson. (Photo by Anthony Behar; courtesy FX/PictureGroup)
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LA’s hidden gem- Fountain Theatre premieres its Outdoor Stage June 18

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood is a hidden gem, one of the Los Angeles region’s premiere regional live theatres

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The Fountain Theatre Photo Credit: Google Earth screenshot

EAST HOLLYWOOD – Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood on Fountain Avenue just off Normandie Avenue is a hidden gem, one of the Los Angeles region’s premiere regional live theatres. Founded in in 1990 by co-artistic directors Deborah Lawlor and Stephen Sachs the theatre has garnered an impressive resume and reputation in the theatre world for reflecting a unique cultural voice and serving the distinctive ethnic communities that make up the LA metroplex.

Over the past thirty-one years of its existence the theatre has staged over 35 world premieres; and also 31 U.S., West Coast, Southern California or Los Angeles premieres. On its website the Fountain points out that Fountain Theatre projects have been seen in  New York City, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Chicago, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, Minneapolis, London and Edinburgh UK, among other cities and countries.

Like most of the region and certainly the entertainment world in LA, the House lights went dark at the Fountain as the coronavirus pandemic tore through Los Angeles and California. Undeterred, the artistic directors forged ahead and in January the theatre received approval from the City of Los Angeles to install a temporary outdoor stage for the purpose of presenting live performances and other events during the pandemic.

“Pandemic permitting, we hope to open our first outdoor production by late spring or early summer,” says Fountain artistic director Stephen Sachs. “We’re planning an exciting Los Angeles premiere that dramatizes urgent social issues using the Fountain’s signature bold and theatrical approach.”

For the past several months work has progressed in installing a stage in what is now the theater parking lot. The new performance area will be able to accommodate 50 to 84 audience members. It will feature seven rows of chairs, each six feet apart, as well as 12 high-top tables positioned six feet apart for use by patrons from the same “bubble” households. Every aspect of the outdoor performance area will meet COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Fountain Theatre Outdoor Stage Photo Credit: Lucy Pollak

The wait is now nearly over as the stage is complete and the final touches on the performance areas are being finalized. This past week the Fountain announced that casting is complete and rehearsals begin this week for the Los Angeles premiere of a radical, incendiary and subversively funny Obie award-winning play by MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” recipient, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a playwright who identifies as a Black queer but whose plays aren’t chiefly about LGBTQ life.

Performances of  ‘An Octoroon’ will inaugurate the new outdoor stage at The Fountain Theatre on June 18.  Performances run June 18 through Sept.19, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays,  Sundays and Mondays at 7 p.m., except Saturday, June 19, which will be at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a special Juneteenth event, and July 30 through Aug. 2 and Aug. 27 through  Aug. 30 which will be dark.

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Four preview performances will take place on June 11, June 12,  June 13 and June 16 at 7 p.m. There will be one press preview on Thursday, June 17 at 7  p.m. Tickets range from $25–$45; Pay-What-You-Want seating is available every Monday night  in addition to regular seating (subject to availability).

The Fountain tells the Blade that it is proud to count L.A. City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, and Mayor Eric Garcetti as supporters, reflecting the company’s successful history of partnering with the City’s government.

Artist’s conception of finished and fully dressed out performance area of the Fountain Theatre

In addition to being a Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs grant recipient for decades, the Fountain launched a groundbreaking program that brings celebrity actors to L.A. City Hall to perform one-night free public readings in the City Council chambers.

The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060  Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. For reservations and information, call (323)  663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.

Construction of the Stage in a Time Lapsed video:

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Ellen Degeneres sits down with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie

Ellen chats with Savannah Guthrie on Today about her leaving daytime television

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Ellen chats with NBC's Savannah Guthrie on Today about her leaving daytime television

BURBANK – Ellen DeGeneres announced yesterday that she will end her talk show after next season. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie speaks with DeGeneres Friday about the decision, which comes 10 months after DeGeneres faced accusations of allowing/running a toxic workplace.

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Ellen discusses her departure with Oprah Winfrey

The two powerful women television celebrities shared how each came to the decision for their shows to end

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Ellen and Oprah discuss Ellen's decision to end her show after 19 years. (Screenshot via YouTube)

BURBANK – After Ellen DeGeneres announced she would be ending her talk show with Season 19 this week, she had a discussion with invited special guest Oprah Winfrey on Thursday, whose iconic talk show wrapped in 2011 after 25 seasons.

The two powerful women television celebrities shared how each came to the decision for their shows to come to an end, and Winfrey divulged what she misses about her show, and DeGeneres revealed what she will miss about hers.

Winfrey also talked about her new Apple TV+ mental health docuseries “The Me You Can’t See,” which she co-created and executive produces with the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

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