Coronet Theatre (Los Angeles)
|Address||366 North La Cienega Boulevard|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
The Coronet Theatre is a theatre located at 366 North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. During its peak in the mid 20th century, the theatre was an art and experimental movie venue, showing the work of people such as Kenneth Anger, Man Ray, Peter Berg, and Richard Vetere. Over the years its stage has hosted such stars as John Houseman, Charles Laughton, Charlton Heston, James Coburn, George C. Scott, Carol Burnett, Noah Wyle, and Glenn Close.
The Coronet theatre was built in 1947 by Frieda Berkoff of the Russian dancing family, the Berkoffs, and thrived until June 2, 2008 when it was bought on by Mark Flanagan, the owner of Los Angeles's Club Largo. Flanagan moved his entire operation to the new location and renamed it Largo at the Coronet. It now operates as a music and comedy club.
On July 6, 2020, the late night talk show Conan began filming from the Coronet Theatre with limited on-site staff and no audience, as part of a gradual transition from at-home production necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic (and marking the first U.S. late-night show to transition from at-home episodes).
Selected list of productions
- 1947 Bertolt Brecht's Galileo Galilei (world premiere)
- 1947 Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth (west coast premiere)
- 1961 Edna St. Vincent Millay's Conversation at Midnight (world premiere)
- 1969 John Herbert's Fortune and Men's Eyes (1969 west coast premiere)
- 1998 Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts's I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
- 1999 Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly
- 2006 Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... Boom!
- 2020 Conan O'Brien's talk show Conan tapes in the Coronet Theatre.
- The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles, by David E James, p. 482, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005, ISBN 0520242572
- Los Angeles Times, Stage: The 24th Day at the Coronet, February 06, 1996
- The Iris: Views from The Getty: L.A.’s Cinematic Experiment, Then and Now, by Jessica Portner, February 23, 2012
- The Christian Science Monitor: After 50 Years, Stars Are Still Born At L.A.'s Legendary Coronet Theatre, by Bonnie Churchill, April 9, 1997
- Los Angeles Times, Largo is set to move to the Coronet Theatre, by Natalie Nichols , March 12, 2008
- LAist Interview: Mark Flanagan Celebrates Largo at the Coronet's First Year at Its New Location Archived 2009-05-30 at the Wayback Machine
- White, Peter (2020-07-02). "Conan O'Brien To Film TBS Show At Largo, Observing Health & Safety Protocols, Becomes First Late-Night Host To Make Move". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
- Kiefer, Halle (2020-07-07). "Conan O'Brien Debuts His Quarantine Show From Largo to an Audience of One". Vulture. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
- Feuchtwanger Memorial Library at the University of Southern California: Bertolt Brecht's Galileo at the Coronet Theatre, February 1998 Archived 2012-02-03 at the Wayback Machine
- LAist interview: Joan Stein and Stuart Ross, by Michele Reverte in Arts & Events, February 6, 2011 Archived February 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Los Angeles Times, John Herbert; His Play Exposed Prison Life, by Don Shirley, June 28, 2001
- Los Angeles Times Theater Review: It May Not Be 'Chicago,' but That's OK, by Diane Haithman, November 01, 1998
- Los Angeles Times Theater Review: 'Pigs Fly' and Campy Wit Soars, by Michael Phillips, June 28, 1999
- Goldstar National: Jonathan Larson's Musical tick, tick...BOOM! at Coronet Theatre, Aug 14 2006