The historic Hayworth Theatre, a Spanish colonial-style building named after actress Rita Hayworth, has changed its identity many times since it opened in 1926 on Wilshire Boulevard near MacArthur Park.
The venue has served as a live-performance theater for the last 11 years, and before that was the longtime home of the Vagabond, the popular repertory cinema. Legend has it that it was once a dance studio for Hayworth's father.
The Hayworth's newest identity comes with a different kind of Hollywood twist.
The building has been purchased by TV writer Jenji Kohan, the creator of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" and Showtime's "Weeds." Records show the...