Gil Kaan

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


BWW Interview: Jason Odell Williams Muses on His Various Partnerships: His With His Wife, CHURCH & STATE With NNPN, & His Writings With His AudiencesJason Odell Williams Muses on His Various Partnerships
Posted: Jul. 1, 2016


BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It RealBWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
Posted: Jun. 27, 2016


BWW Review: HAMLET - A Successful Contemporized & Humanized Re-TellingBWW Review: HAMLET - A Successful Contemporized & Humanized Re-Telling
Posted: Jul. 5, 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


BWW Review: KINGDOM OF EARTH - Sometimes Hot, Sometimes Wet, All Times InvolvingKINGDOM OF EARTH - Sometimes Hot, Sometimes Wet, All Times Involving
Posted: Jul. 16, 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 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?'
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.


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