Gil Kaan

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BWW Interview: Rye Mullis on Balancing a Circus & Juggling CollaborationsBWW Interview: Rye Mullis on Balancing a Circus & Juggling Collaborations
Posted: Jul. 7, 2016


BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOL. 2 - A Masterful, Exhilarating Contemporary Take on A Shakespeare's ClassicROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOL. 2 - Masterful, Exhilarating
Posted: Jul. 23, 2016


BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the LineBWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
Posted: Jul. 25, 2016


BWW Review: ONE OF THE NICE ONES Features One of the Nastiest Ones EVER!ONE OF THE NICE ONES Features One of the Nastiest Ones EVER!
Posted: Jul. 18, 2016


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BWW Review: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROOP BEVERLY HILLS - A Non-Stop, Two-Hours of HIGH-larity & Stunning VocalsPARODY OF TROOP BEV.HILLS - A Non-Stop, 2-Hrs of HIGH-larity & Stunning Vocals
Posted: Jul. 5, 2016


BWW Review: Such a Pleasure Being Lost in VARLA JEAN MERMAN'S BIG BLACK HOLESuch a Pleasure Being Lost in VARLA JEAN MERMAN’S BIG BLACK HOLE
Posted: Apr. 2, 2016


BWW Review: East West's Stunningly Rousing LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Does Fierstein & Herman Proud!East West's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Does Fierstein & Herman Proud!
Posted: May. 20, 2016


BWW Review: SPEAKING IN TONGUES- A Talented Cast Makes This Twisty-Turning Puzzle Most Easy to Swallow & EnjoySPEAKING IN TONGUES- A Talented Cast Makes This Twisty-Turning Puzzle Most Easy to Swallow & Enjoy
Posted: Jun. 7, 2016


BWW Review: Solid Acting and First-Class Production Values Elevate a Protracted AY, CARMELA!Solid Acting and First-Class Production Values Elevate a Protracted AY, CARMELA!
Posted: Nov. 16, 2015


BWW Review: A Stunning COLONY COLLAPSE Makes For a Completely Engrossing Honey of a ProductionA Stunning COLONY COLLAPSE Makes For a Completely Engrossing Honey of a Production
Posted: Feb. 22, 2016


BWW Review: I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER - Some Beautiful Songs Performed Ever So BeautifullyBWW Review: I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER - Some Beautiful Songs
Posted: Oct. 12, 2015


BWW Review: Dynamite Production of THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHI*T UPBWW Review: Dynamite Production of THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHI*T UP
August 26, 2016

The thoroughly involving world premiere of playwright Carla Ching's THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP combines the potent mixture of a witty script with two totally dynamic actors directed in a steady, flowing, non-stop pace of a brisk 90 minutes. Jeremy Lelliott deftly directs his two brilliantly believable actors as they portray two people brought together by not any of their own doings.
BWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him LatelyBWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately
August 25, 2016

Playwright/actor John Copeland's latest theatrical projectANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW recounts a specific incident in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of the former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up to Miss America whose 'Save Our Children' campaign fought to repeal gay rights in Dale County, Florida in 1977.
BWW Review: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL - A PC Sunset Blvd. Gone AwryBWW Review: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL - A PC Sunset Blvd. Gone Awry
August 22, 2016

Playwright Peter Lefcourt manages to cram every current political hot topic into DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL, his two-act dramedy on the proposed re-make of the classic Sunset Boulevard. DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL's chronicling the beginnings of Gerard, an indie director's quest to cast his remake of the Gloria Swanson-starrer, has the benefit of the frequent witty one-liners, biting disses and smarting comebacks.
BWW Interview: Peter Marc Jacobson Climbing MOUNT VERNON on His Quest For the Perfect Broadway ProjectBWW Interview: Peter Marc Jacobson Climbing MOUNT VERNON on His Quest For the Perfect Broadway Project
August 19, 2016

Director/Writer/Actor Peter Marc Jacobson's latest directorial projectMOUNT VERNON re-opens August 26, 2016 at the Hudson Guild after its successful world premiere in this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival.
BWW Interview: PARALLEL LIVES' Jenny Sullivan on Family, Directing & Contributing HappinessBWW Interview: PARALLEL LIVES' Jenny Sullivan on Family, Directing & Contributing Happiness
August 18, 2016

Director Jenny Sullivan has made her birthright name her own; acting and directing since her early twenties. The daughter of actor Barry Sullivan, Jenny's latest project finds her directing Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy's comic piece PARALLEL LIVES at the Falcon Theater.
BWW Interview: For CHICO'S ANGELS' Kurt Koehler, It's All About the AngelsBWW Interview: For CHICO'S ANGELS' Kurt Koehler, It's All About the Angels
August 15, 2016

Kurt Koehler and Oscar Quintero partnered up in 2003 to give birth to the outrageous, laugh-inducing comedy troupe of Chico's Angels, a most loving homage to TV's crime-fighting Charlie's Angels. Kurt found some time readying CHICO'S ANGELS FIVE-O: WAIKIKI CHICAS!between juggling wigs, sequins and demanding divas to chat with BroadwayWorld and myself.
BWW Interview: Tom Jacobson Waxes Poetic on Theatre, Church & PlaywritingBWW Interview: Tom Jacobson Waxes Poetic on Theatre, Church & Playwriting
August 15, 2016

Prolific playwright Tom Jacobson will have the world premiere of his latest theatrical workCAPTAIN OF THE BIBLE QUIZ TEAM opening August 27, 2016 (weekends only) through October 3, 2016. This immersive piece (with the audience as the congregation) will be presented at venues to include the Lutheran Church of the Master, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Hollywood Lutheran Church.
BWW Review: BLUEPRINT FOR PARADISE: Needs Less Hate and More EmpathyBWW Review: BLUEPRINT FOR PARADISE: Needs Less Hate and More Empathy
August 1, 2016

In the program notes, playwright Laurel M. Wetzork states one of her primary reasons for writingBLUEPRINT FOR PARADISE as, 'It's important that we don't make the same mistakes we've made in the past.' As well-intentioned of Ms. Wetzork to fictionalize the 1941 construction of a Nazi compound in the Pacific Palisades, her well-meaning 'message' does not come soon enough in the almost two-and-a-half-hour show.
BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the LineBWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
July 25, 2016

To any A CHORUS LINE aficionado, the mere mention of Baayork Lee will conjure up vivid memories of the original Connie Wong - the youthful-looking, 4'10' Asian-American, perky dynamo who repeatedly evaded revealing her biological age to Zach, the interviewing choreographer. Now in 2016, Baayork will be choreographing and directing her most recent production of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOL. 2 - A Masterful, Exhilarating Contemporary Take on A Shakespeare's ClassicBWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOL. 2 - A Masterful, Exhilarating Contemporary Take on A Shakespeare's Classic
July 23, 2016

Prospect Theatre's inaugural production, Bradley Bredeweg's ingenious rock musical ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOLUME 2, simply WOWS with its cast of triple-threat performers singing the hell out of cleverly-chosen pop songs while many times dancing up a storm. Creator Bredeweg tightly directs his high-energy troupe with a fast, smooth pace.
Dinner & Show: PROSPECT THEATRE - a True Dinner & Show VenueDinner & Show: PROSPECT THEATRE - a True Dinner & Show Venue
July 23, 2016

Prospect Theatre, a combination restaurant/bar/cabaret/theatre has just recently opened up in the heart of Hollywood. A substantially sized venue seating 150+, Prospect Theatre plans to complement immersive entertainment (from full-production live theatre to jazz quartets to more intimate cabarets) with fine dining, overseen by Executive Chef Kyle Schutte.
BWW Review: GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE - Witty, Fourth-Wall-Breaking VignettesBWW Review: GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE - Witty, Fourth-Wall-Breaking Vignettes
July 22, 2016

The west coast premiere of playwright David Greenspan's GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE has the pleasing benefit of having a strong cast, witty lines and a cleanly gorgeous set. Director Bart DeLorenzo firmly guides his seven-person ensemble in non-chronological, fourth-wall breaking vignettes set in the Long Island beach house of actress Claire.
BWW Review: ONE OF THE NICE ONES Features One of the Nastiest Ones EVER!BWW Review: ONE OF THE NICE ONES Features One of the Nastiest Ones EVER!
July 18, 2016

The Echo Theatre Company's world premiere of playwright Erik Patterson's ONE OF THE NICE ONESshowcases Patterson's brilliantly witty and detailed script with very capable actors directed in a swift and smooth clip. How unfortunate that ONE OF THE NICE ONESspends so much time focused on the most abrasive, unsympathetic, duplicitous, conniving bitch ever to walk, no, roll in, in her wheelchair. Whoa!
BWW Review: KINGDOM OF EARTH - Sometimes Hot, Sometimes Wet, All Times InvolvingBWW Review: KINGDOM OF EARTH - Sometimes Hot, Sometimes Wet, All Times Involving
July 16, 2016

Tennessee Williams' KINGDOM OF EARTH receives a visually arresting mounting with a strong cast at the Odyssey Theatre. Director Michael Arabian keeps the tensions steady amongst his able trio of performers.
BWW Interview: Rye Mullis on Balancing a Circus & Juggling CollaborationsBWW Interview: Rye Mullis on Balancing a Circus & Juggling Collaborations
July 7, 2016

We had a chance to chat with Rye Mullis, the director of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey latest extravaganza OUT OF THIS WORLD world premiering on the west coast at The STAPLES Center July 14, 2016. Rye's entertainment resume, besides directing, includes acting, casting and professional wrestling.
BWW Review: HAMLET - A Successful Contemporized & Humanized Re-TellingBWW Review: HAMLET - A Successful Contemporized & Humanized Re-Telling
July 5, 2016

Four Clowns' founder and former artistic director Jeremy Aluma has deftly infused his Four Clowns magic directing his contemporary version of the classic HAMLET just finishing its run at the Lyceum Theater. Eschewing Shakespeare's couplets and metrics, this normal-speak HAMLET could be in any time period where fedora-ed men wear three-piece suits and ties while women can wear baggy pastel-colored pants and a beret.
BWW Review: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROOP BEVERLY HILLS - A Non-Stop, Two-Hours of HIGH-larity & Stunning VocalsBWW Review: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROOP BEVERLY HILLS - A Non-Stop, Two-Hours of HIGH-larity & Stunning Vocals
July 5, 2016

Exec. Producer Kate Pazakis has assembled another Ri-Dic-U-lously talented troupe of singer/comedians to totally WOW their Rockwell audience in THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROOP BEVERLY HILLS. Pazakis & company have a talented knack for picking appropriate movies (Devil Wears Prada, Big Lebowski) & spoofing them, using covers of familiar pop tunes to advance the original plotlines.
BWW Interview: Jason Odell Williams Muses on His Various Partnerships: His With His Wife, CHURCH & STATE With NNPN, & His Writings With His AudiencesBWW Interview: Jason Odell Williams Muses on His Various Partnerships: His With His Wife, CHURCH & STATE With NNPN, & His Writings With His Audiences
July 1, 2016

Playwright Jason Odell Williams' latest theatrical project CHURCH & STATE opens July 2 at the Skylight Theatre as the first part of its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Later to also open at JCC CenterStage (Rochester, NY) and New Jersey Rep (Long Branch, NJ) in their 2016-17 seasons.
BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It RealBWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
June 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits.
BWW Interview: Paul Sand on Getting KURT WEILL On the Boards & Working Actors Off the StreetsBWW Interview: Paul Sand on Getting KURT WEILL On the Boards & Working Actors Off the Streets
June 22, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Paul Sand took time out of his Sunday afternoon off to talk with BWW. He is currently putting on his third-ish re-incarnation of KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL at the Miles Memorial Playhouse. Inspiration for CUTTLEFISH initially hit Paul as he was walking on the Santa Monica Pier. 'Wouldn't Kurt Weill's nasty songs about murder and revenge and broken hearts be terrific down here?'


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