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BWW Review: THE SUPERHERO AND HIS CHARMING WIFE Told Via Emotionally Expressive Physicality BWW Review: THE SUPERHERO AND HIS CHARMING WIFE Told Via Emotionally Expressive Physicality
by Shari Barrett - May 01, 2016

The premiere of THE SUPERHERO AND HIS CHARMING WIFE as presented by Not Man Apart, the amazing Physical Theatre Ensemble, was born from a dream in which heroes, villains, witches and a changing wife fill the stage with incredible athletic movement performed by a cast of ten. As are most dreams, it ... (more...)
BWW Review: LUNATICS & ACTORS Captivates & Mesmerizes in All Its Sober Absurdity BWW Review: LUNATICS & ACTORS Captivates & Mesmerizes in All Its Sober Absurdity
by Gil Kaan - 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 art... (more...)
BWW Review: Pink Lady Brings MAGICAL MUSICAL MATINEES to the Whitefire BWW Review: Pink Lady Brings MAGICAL MUSICAL MATINEES to the Whitefire
by Don Grigware - April 29, 2016

On Thursday April 21, Prime Time Players presented their second of three Magical Musical Matinees at the Whitefire Theatre. It was a delightful show full of talented people 60 years young or older. There was dancing, singing and comedy all wrapped up with a pink bow in the name of Jackie Goldberg, t... (more...)
BWW Review: It's Thanksgiving in April at Group rep in NoHo BWW Review: It's Thanksgiving in April at Group rep in NoHo
by Don Grigware - April 29, 2016

Playwright Phil Olson, who is best known for his outrageous Don't Hug Me musical comedies, is taking a look at a typical American family on Thanksgiving Day in A Nice Family Gathering, currently onstage in the black box theatre of Group rep in Noho through May 29.... (more...)
BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - April 27, 2016

Adorable, utterly romantic, and thoroughly winsome, this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is, admittedly, a wonderful surprise---filled with dazzling stage ingenuity; a dreamy, sweeping classic score by two legendary titans of musical theater; a revised, 21st-Century-tinged n... (more...)
BWW Review: DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY Offers Look at TV Pilots That Never Aired BWW Review: DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY Offers Look at TV Pilots That Never Aired
by Shari Barrett - April 27, 2016

Every year, Hollywood studios spend millions upon millions of dollars on TV pilots, the “test shows” that networks order before deciding which shows should become full-fledged series or wind up being locked away in a vault never to be seen again. For every pilot that eventually airs, there are three... (more...)
BWW Review: Coyote Stageworks' AGNES OF GOD - An Emotional Powerhouse at the Annenberg BWW Review: Coyote Stageworks' AGNES OF GOD - An Emotional Powerhouse at the Annenberg
by David Green - April 25, 2016

AGNES OF GOD is challenging theatre at every level. It demands a lot of its audience. It demands its audience be engaged and active at every turn. It is both emotionally and intellectually stimulating and provocative. It is ninety-plus minutes of thought provoking dialogue with minimal action. One m... (more...)
BWW Review: Rarely Revived It's a Bird...It's a Plane...IT'S SUPERMAN THE MUSICAL BWW Review: Rarely Revived It's a Bird...It's a Plane...IT'S SUPERMAN THE MUSICAL
by Don Grigware - April 25, 2016

Wham! Pow! Boom! Up and away, it's Superman! Growing up in the 50s I couldn't wait for the next weekly adventure-filled installment of Supie and Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White and the Daily Planet on the small television screen. It was thrilling to see a man go into a telephone booth and change... (more...)
BWW Review: Crown City Theatre Revives THE FANTASTICKS BWW Review: Crown City Theatre Revives THE FANTASTICKS
by Don Grigware - April 25, 2016

The longest running musical in the world The Fantasticks is always at its best when produced and performed with simplicity. When I first saw it in New York in the 60s, it was performed in a cabaret space against a brick wall, with the suspension of a paper moon above. You can't get much simpler than... (more...)
BWW Review: Unusually Bold and Engrossing FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS by Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright at the Taper BWW Review: Unusually Bold and Engrossing FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS by Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright at the Taper
by Don Grigware - April 25, 2016

Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks has the uncanny ability to get under your skin and really make you feel the turmoil and misery of the black soul. In her latest play, now onstage at the Mark Taper Forum through May 15 entitled Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3), Park... (more...)
BWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW Ghost Story Presented Unconventionally in a No-Frills Space BWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW Ghost Story Presented Unconventionally in a No-Frills Space
by Shari Barrett - April 25, 2016

I am always interested in seeing a conventional play being presented in an unconventional way. So when I heard about director Blake Silver undertaking a production of Henry James THE TURN OF THE SCREW adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, produced by Haldane Morris, and presented lit only by flashlights held... (more...)
BWW Review: THE STORY OF ALICE- An Entertaining Fall Down the Rabbit Hole BWW Review: THE STORY OF ALICE- An Entertaining Fall Down the Rabbit Hole
by Gil Kaan - 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 Pilla... (more...)
BWW Review: ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS Playfully Pokes Fun at Life in American Theatre BWW Review: ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS Playfully Pokes Fun at Life in American Theatre
by Shari Barrett - April 25, 2016

ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS by Jane Martin is a satirical romp across the stage of American Theatre, that holds a hilarious mirror up to the live theatre entertainment from coast to coast. The story focuses on Holly (Gillian Shure), a wildly popular TV star, who needs to get theatrical street cred to be ... (more...)
BWW Review: Sandra Oh Stars in Intense New Play OFFICE HOUR at South Coast Rep BWW Review: Sandra Oh Stars in Intense New Play OFFICE HOUR at South Coast Rep
by Michael L. Quintos - April 25, 2016

More than ever, Americans are living in a state of fear. Such is the subject searingly explored in playwright Julia Cho's intensely jarring new play OFFICE HOUR which continues its exceptional world premiere performances at Orange County's Tony Award winning regional theater South Coast Repertory in... (more...)
BWW Review: ELECTRICITY - Power Source Interrupted BWW Review: ELECTRICITY - Power Source Interrupted
by Gil Kaan - 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... (more...)
BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Farcical Felonious Fun at Ahmanson Theatre BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Farcical Felonious Fun at Ahmanson Theatre
by Cary Ginell - April 22, 2016

Occasionally we venture beyond the borders of Ventura County to see what is going on in Los Angeles, and on this occasion, we couldn't resist taking in a performance of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown. The 2013 show won Tonys for Be... (more...)
BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY - Still Fun After All This Time BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY - Still Fun After All This Time
by Ellen Dostal - April 21, 2016

The destination for girls' night out in Southern California this month is definitely Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton. That's where 3-D Theatricals' revival of David Yazbek and Terrence McNally's THE FULL MONTY kicks into high gear for the next two weekends.... (more...)
BWW Review: FIGHTING SHADOWS - An L.A. Story of Love and Redemption BWW Review: FIGHTING SHADOWS - An L.A. Story of Love and Redemption
by Ellen Dostal - April 20, 2016

We tell a lot of stories in the theatre. Here in Los Angeles, however, we don't often tell stories that are authentically home-grown. FIGHTING SHADOWS is that rare exception, a deeply personal story of a Mexican-American boy who grew up in east L.A., survived abuse, gangs, prison, and drugs, ultimat... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT Brings Joyful Noise to Musical Theatre West, Ends 4/24 BWW Review: SISTER ACT Brings Joyful Noise to Musical Theatre West, Ends 4/24
by Michael L. Quintos - April 20, 2016

Though that comedy device of rewritten song lyrics is (unfortunately) not utilized for the film's musical stage adaptation, still, much of the spirit and basic plot architecture of the original movie remains in SISTER ACT - THE MUSICAL, which features all-original songs by composer Alan Menken and l... (more...)
BWW Review: Pantages Theatre Welcomes Triumphant Return of KINKY BOOTS Tour to Hollywood BWW Review: Pantages Theatre Welcomes Triumphant Return of KINKY BOOTS Tour to Hollywood
by Michael L. Quintos - April 20, 2016

If it was possible to like... or rather, LOOOVE... the Broadway musical KINKY BOOTS even more so than one already does, the lovable, fresh-faced cast of the musical's current first national tour is certainly making a really good case for it. An all-around spectacular stage show in every sense of the... (more...)
BWW Review: IT'S JUST SEX! Tries to Figure It Out BWW Review: IT'S JUST SEX! Tries to Figure It Out
by Stacy Davies - April 18, 2016

The battle of the sexes. The battle of sex. Maybe, even, the battle for sex. However it's termed, men and women have scrambled to make sense of their insidious attraction versus spectacular confusion with each other since the Big Bang (ahem).... (more...)
BWW Review: MY MAñANA COMES - Intricate Details Upstage Everyday Kitchen Tales BWW Review: MY MAñANA COMES - Intricate Details Upstage Everyday Kitchen Tales
by Gil Kaan - April 18, 2016

The Los Angeles premiere of playwright Elizabeth Irwin's MY MAñANA COMES receives a very detailed mounting at the Fountain Theatre. Armando Molina quite ably directs his very talented cast at a quick clip with Irwin's very words-heavy dialogue flowing non-stop from the quartet. Ingenious scene chang... (more...)
BWW Review: THE END TIMES - Not the Best of Times BWW Review: THE END TIMES - Not the Best of Times
by Gil Kaan - April 18, 2016

For those adverse to sitting through cult orientation lectures, the world premiere of playwright Jesse Mu-En Shao's THE END TIMES might be ninety minutes to avoid. Shao vividly recreates the militaristic recitation of a cult's teachings which all members continuously repeat, either to re-enforce the... (more...)
BWW Review: 2Cents's Acting Out INK FEST Celebrates Art and the Female Playwright BWW Review: 2Cents's Acting Out INK FEST Celebrates Art and the Female Playwright
by Shari Barrett - April 17, 2016

2Cents's Acting Out INK Fest is back for its 3rd exciting year, organized by its Founding President and Artistic Director Kristin Boule. The Fest is being held for 3 days this weekend at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood, right in the heart of Theatre Row and the LA 99-seat community. INK FEST 2016... (more...)
BWW Review: Laughs Abound in Sarah Ruhl's Frothy Backstage Farce STAGE KISS at the Geffen Playhouse BWW Review: Laughs Abound in Sarah Ruhl's Frothy Backstage Farce STAGE KISS at the Geffen Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - April 16, 2016

I have long been a fan of plays that present an insider's look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at a theatrical production. A fine example of such a backstage farce is Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS, skillfully directed by Bart DeLorenzo who knows exactly how to make the most outrageous stage antics and ... (more...)




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