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L.A.'s Broadway Will Celebrate Centennials With Special Events

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Los Angeles' Broadway Historic Theatre District has been enjoying a revitalization of late, and this year, to observe the centennials of the three oldest remaining historic theatres (The Arcade, The Cameo, and The Palace) in the district, a series of special events under the banner Broadway 100 has been announced.

At an event held this morning, attended by Councilmember José Huizar (CD14) and several performing arts professionals, details of the first of several special events, due to kick off at the end of this month, were revealed.

Here's what events are lined up so far as part of Bringing Back Broadway's Broadway 100:

March 26, 2011: Theatrefication, the world-premiere of an avant-garde celebration of art, music and theatre, featuring two musical theatre productions by Helene Federici and David J at the historic Million Dollar Theatre on Broadway.

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April 2, 2011 - April 3, 2011: Broadway 100 will welcome REDCAT’s Broadway debut at the Million Dollar Theatre with the U.S. premiere of Tempest: Without a Body by renowned New Zealand director and choreographer Lemi Ponifasio.

June 16, 2011: A History of L.A.’s Iconic Street, a free event at the Los Angeles Theatre which will provide an historical and visual retrospective of the history of Broadway as the birthplace of entertainment in Los Angeles and the former commercial capital of the west.

June 26, 2011: Los Angeles Conservancy’s 25th annual “Last Remaining Seats” series will offer two screenings of the classic film Sunset Boulevard with a special celebration to commemorate the Palace Theatre’s 100-year birthday happening that very day.

June 30, 2011: A two-weekend run (Thursday through Sunday each week) for the Lucent Dossier Experience at the Palace Theatre in celebration of the theatre’s 100th birthday.

Other events, tours and productions will be announced as they are confirmed throughout the year.