Lainie Kazan

The Colony Theatre Company

The Towne Street Theatre

Theatre 40

Marilyn Fox

Leesa Freed

Shirle Gottlieb

Dawn Grabowski

Christina Hart

Velina Hasu Houston

Garry Kluger

Barbara Masters

Michael & Carol Kiernan Convey


Theatre 40 was founded in 1964 and is considered one of the oldest and among the most respected of all the professional 99 seat theaters in all of Los Angeles and is the only theatre company in Beverly Hills. Two of the four founders of Theatre 40 were women - Ms. Susan French and Ms. Kathrine Henryk.

Theatre 40 located in the beautiful, elegant and intimate Reuben Cordova Theatre on the campus of the Beverly Hills High School. Theatre 40 has produced over 400 professional productions over the years and has won over 150 drama criticís awards for excellence in production, including the rarely awarded Margaret Harford Award for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for sustained excellence.

Over the years, Theatre 40ís menu of plays has become more eclectic, and the quality of productions have been finely tuned. As we continue our 44th Anniversary Season, Theatre 40 continues their tradition of innovation by making excellent choices in the material selected, to entertain and stimulate the community we serve as well as all of Los Angeles theater goers. Theatre 40 is committed to delivering high quality theater productions to Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, as well as give ample opportunity to women playwrights and women directors.

Theatre 40 offers convenience, high quality productions, free parking and affordable season ticket prices, using professional actors, directors, designers and technicians and is proud to be one of the best professional theatres in all of Los Angeles. Theatre 40ís Artistic & Managing Director, David Hunt Stafford will accept the Red Carpet Award on behalf of the organization.

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