Gil Kaan

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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: Antaeus Appropriately Goes Out With a Bang With a Strong HEDDA GABLERAntaeus Appropriately Goes Out With a Bang With a Strong HEDDA GABLER
Posted: Jun. 3, 2016


Dinner & Show: The Re-Vamped CLIFTON'S CAFETERIADinner & Show: The Re-Vamped CLIFTON'S CAFETERIA
Posted: May. 31, 2016


BWW Review: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE BIG LEBOWSKI  - An Incredibly Sung, High Energy, Hysterical Cabaret EventTHE BIG LEBOWSKI - An Incredibly Sung, High Energy, Hysterical Cabaret Event
Posted: Jun. 13, 2016


BWW Review: THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening Making Full Use of Clifton's Unique SpaceCLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening
Posted: May. 31, 2016


BWW Review: The Talented MICHAEL LONGORIA Truly Connects With His Biographical CabaretThe Talented MICHAEL LONGORIA Truly Connects With His Biographical Cabaret
Posted: Jun. 9, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

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: A SINGULAR THEY Brilliantly Commands Your Riveted UneasinessBWW Review: A SINGULAR THEY Brilliantly Commands Your Riveted Uneasiness
Posted: Mar. 26, 2016


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?'
BWW Review: MUSICAL COMEDY WHORE - A Raw, Unapologetic Look at An Escort's PastBWW Review: MUSICAL COMEDY WHORE - A Raw, Unapologetic Look at An Escort's Past
June 20, 2016

In MUSICAL COMEDY WHORE, actor David Pevsner has written a most revealing musical autobiography that he performs himself, backed by the able musical accompaniment (and very funny, injecting vocal choruses) of Gerald Sternbach. Randy Brenner smartly directs Pevsner at a smooth, fast clip in this hour-and-a-half one-act.
BWW Review: FOOL FOR LOVE Intensely Rivets After Bewildering StartBWW Review: FOOL FOR LOVE Intensely Rivets After Bewildering Start
June 13, 2016

A mesmerizing second half more than compensates for a curious first in Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE, the Los Angeles LGBT Center's entry into the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. With the four characters' relationships peeling open like layers of an onion, the last half explodes with the actors' intensity and their quite evident acting talents. Both Burt Grinstead and Charlotte Gulezian seamlesslyinhabit their roles as the past lovers.
BWW Review: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE BIG LEBOWSKI  - An Incredibly Sung, High Energy, Hysterical Cabaret EventBWW Review: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE BIG LEBOWSKI - An Incredibly Sung, High Energy, Hysterical Cabaret Event
June 13, 2016

A ridiculously talented troupe of singer/comedians totally revel and entertain in THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Staged, not only on the mainstage, but in various nooks and on available bar stools of the Rockwell; director Tye Blue smoothly whips his energy-infectious cast through the non-stop, laugh-a-minute spoof, covering unrelated popular songs that cleverly advance the loose plot.
BWW Review: The Talented MICHAEL LONGORIA Truly Connects With His Biographical CabaretBWW Review: The Talented MICHAEL LONGORIA Truly Connects With His Biographical Cabaret
June 9, 2016

On June 7, the Rockwell Table & Stage featured the stunning vocals of Michael Longoria. Smartly written by Longoria and his director Taylor James, Broadway standards received re-imagined, re-purposed raison-d'etre in advancing Longoria's fascinating narrative. His verbal accounts (serving as song intros) gave fresh, innovative meanings to his show tune classics selections.
BWW Review: SPEAKING IN TONGUES- A Talented Cast Makes This Twisty-Turning Puzzle Most Easy to Swallow & EnjoyBWW Review: SPEAKING IN TONGUES- A Talented Cast Makes This Twisty-Turning Puzzle Most Easy to Swallow & Enjoy
June 7, 2016

The Australian Theatre Company's stunning quartet of talented actors elevates playwright Andrew Bovell's very clever SPEAKING IN TONGUES into an entertaining puzzlement. Jeneffa Soldatic firmly directs her gifted cast in their multiple intersecting roles that asks the audience to really, really pay attention to details.
BWW Review: Antaeus Appropriately Goes Out With a Bang With a Strong HEDDA GABLERBWW Review: Antaeus Appropriately Goes Out With a Bang With a Strong HEDDA GABLER
June 3, 2016

Steven Robman's strong hand at brisky directing his very talented ensemble at a snappy pace makes this updated 19th century classic whizz by in its two-hour-and-twenty-minute length. Who knew Hedda Gabler was such a BITCH! As beautifully limmed by Jaimi Paige, her Hedda's the original Mean Girl.
BWW Review: THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening Making Full Use of Clifton's Unique SpaceBWW Review: THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening Making Full Use of Clifton's Unique Space
May 31, 2016

In their inaugural collaboration with Clifton's Cafeteria, Creating Arts Studios has produced THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN, a fitting and entertaining tribute to and for our servicemen and servicewomen during Memorial Weekend. Patterned after a USO show, each member of the troupe played a famous celebrity of the 1940s (save for the vocally gifted Lee Marshall and Jason Cichon as Army Guy Lee and Army Guy Jason).
Dinner & Show: The Re-Vamped CLIFTON'S CAFETERIADinner & Show: The Re-Vamped CLIFTON'S CAFETERIA
May 31, 2016

Clifton's Cafeteria, originally opened in 1935, has been an integral part of Downtown Los Angeles history feeding the masses, open to all whether they could afford it or not. Entrepreneur Andrew Meieran, 80 years later, has re-vamped this architectural relic and transformed it into an ultimate destination for an ideal Dinner & Show combo. Meiran bought the property in 2010 and had its grand re-opening in late 2015.
BWW Review: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES  - A Must-See, Ideal Convergence of Creative TalentBWW Review: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - A Must-See, Ideal Convergence of Creative Talent
May 23, 2016

Rajiv Joseph's very tricky to pull offGRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES lands at the Hudson Backstage as a stunning success! Considering the main conceit of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES requires two actors playing a 30-year age range from 8 to 38; in less capable hands, this seventy-minute one-act would have been so ripe for missteps.
BWW Review: Reality Mirrors Fiction in HILLARY & MONICA - A Nice Work-In-Progress of a Play On a Work-in-ProgressBWW Review: Reality Mirrors Fiction in HILLARY & MONICA - A Nice Work-In-Progress of a Play On a Work-in-Progress
May 20, 2016

Clever workshop presentation of the world premiere of playwrights Victor Bardack & Edward Michael Bell's HILLARY & MONICA. Though HILLARY & MONICA contains lots of witty elements still to be tweaked and fleshed out, the winning and steady component that needs no changing or improving's the central, charismatic performance of Barry Pearl as playwright Ben Rose.
BWW Review: East West's Stunningly Rousing LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Does Fierstein & Herman Proud!BWW Review: East West's Stunningly Rousing LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Does Fierstein & Herman Proud!
May 20, 2016

The East West Players' latest,LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, most successfully communicates the heart and humor of Tony Award-winners Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Herman, injecting an Asian flavor as only East West can do. E/W's outgoing Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang deftly directs his very talented cast at a neck-breaking pace allowing just enough time for the laughter to subside and the heartstrings to stop tugging.
BWW Review: Confusion, Mostly Unintended, Abounds in THE GOLDEN DRAGONBWW Review: Confusion, Mostly Unintended, Abounds in THE GOLDEN DRAGON
May 16, 2016

The Southern California premiere of playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig's THE GOLDEN DRAGON benefits from the sturdy, first-rate technical production values The Theatre @ Boston Court has earned their deserved reputation for. Kudos to GOLDEN DRAGON's color-blind, gender-blind, ageist-blind casting. But with all this color/gender/ageist-blind casting comes the pitfall of equal opportunity offending.
Dinner & Show: AVANTI CAFé
May 16, 2016

For delicious pastas and pizza in a no-frills, friendly neighborhood-vibed establishment; check out Avanti Cafe a few blocks away from The Boston Court Performing Arts Center for a wonderful evening of Dinner & Show. With the wood fire pizza oven and the kitchen in the same room as customers, the smells of tomato, basil, parmesan, and garlic froth through the air making you hungrier than when you first walked in.
BWW Interview: THE BOY FROM OZ 's Director & Lead Talk Peter Allen... and Celebration Theatre DeetsBWW Interview: THE BOY FROM OZ 's Director & Lead Talk Peter Allen... and Celebration Theatre Deets
May 9, 2016

The Celebration Theatre's production of THE BOY FROM OZ has just opened to glowing reviews; raves and compliments Celebration's co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd has gotten used to. (Look at their looong list of award-winning productions!) We had a chance to chat with both the prolifically talented (directing and acting) Shepperd and the charismatic, triple-threat Andrew Bongiorno who plays the titular BOY Peter Allen.
BWW Review: A Solid Production of SECOND SKIN Perfectly Fits Like a GloveBWW Review: A Solid Production of SECOND SKIN Perfectly Fits Like a Glove
May 2, 2016

Kristin Idaszak's SECOND SKIN receives a strong and novel mounting on the sands of the Santa Monica Beach. Fueled by the powerful performances of Sarah Halford, Claire Kaplan and Susannah Rea-Dowling, Idaszak weaves the mythical bedtime stories and real life tales of a daughter and her estranged mother dying of ALS.
BWW Review: LUNATICS & ACTORS Captivates & Mesmerizes in All Its Sober AbsurdityBWW Review: LUNATICS & ACTORS Captivates & Mesmerizes in All Its Sober Absurdity
April 30, 2016

Four Clowns' world premiere of playwright David Bridel's LUNATICS & ACTORS wonderfully succeeds as a loving spoof of the acting process. It's to the credit of all involved that what could have been a five-minute Saturday Night Live skit has evolved into 70 minutes of enthralling wit and engaging artistry. Bad acting's truly an art; and to make the bad acting funny, genius!
BWW Review: THE STORY OF ALICE- An Entertaining Fall Down the Rabbit HoleBWW Review: THE STORY OF ALICE- An Entertaining Fall Down the Rabbit Hole
April 25, 2016

Strong vocals, sharp comedic timing and stunning visuals mark Dutches Theatre's world premiere of THE STORY OF ALICE. Michael Cormier has updated the classic Alice in Wonderland book. Cormier's most clever lyrics appear in 'Keep Your Temper' sung by the charismatic Santino Tomasetti as Admiral Pillar and 'Name Me Names' oh-so-sassily delivered by Emily King Brown as the Queen of Hearts.
BWW Review: ELECTRICITY - Power Source InterruptedBWW Review: ELECTRICITY - Power Source Interrupted
April 24, 2016

The world premiere of playwright Terry Ray's ELECTRICITY's perfect for those rarefied romantics out there who still believe true love can be found, whatever the obstacles. With a three-decade time span, audiences must check their need for plausibility at the theatre front door in order to accept two actors aging thirty years within the ninety-minute performance.


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