Gil Kaan

Gil Kaan

      Gil Kaan, a former Managing Editor of the now-defunct Genre magazine, has had the privilege of photographing and interviewing some major divas of film, television, and stage in his career; including Ann-Margret, Diana Ross, Faye Dunaway, Carol Channing, Shirley MacLaine, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minnelli, Sandra Bernhard, Glenn Close, Anna Nicole Smith, Margaret Cho, and three Catwomen—Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar.  He had the fortuitous opportunity to conduct Lily Tomlin’s coming out interview.  Gil has since reviewed movies and theatre for a number of local Los Angeles and national outlets. Check out his video interviews with the talented participants of S.T.A.G.E. @ http://apla.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=STAGE_Video
 




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BWW Review: Mesmerizingly Effective THE INTIMACY EFFECTBWW Review: Mesmerizingly Effective THE INTIMACY EFFECT
Posted: Apr. 14, 2018


BWW Interview: Behzad Dabu DISGRACED Again As He Repeatedly Gets It Right In Chicago, & Now L.A.BWW Interview: Behzad Dabu DISGRACED Again As He Repeatedly Gets It Right In Chicago, & Now L.A.
Posted: Apr. 16, 2018


BWW Interview: Eric Tucker Creating Bedlam With HAMLET & SAINT JOANBWW Interview: Eric Tucker Creating Bedlam With HAMLET & SAINT JOAN
Posted: Mar. 27, 2018


BWW Interview: Will Von Vogt & Melanie Field On SIGNIFICANT OTHER & Significant Theatre LifeBWW Interview: Will Von Vogt & Melanie Field On SIGNIFICANT OTHER & Significant Theatre Life
Posted: Apr. 4, 2018


BWW Interview: Thomas Sadoski - A Self-Proclaimed Theatre Rat Shares His PassionsBWW Interview: Thomas Sadoski - A Self-Proclaimed Theatre Rat Shares His Passions
Posted: Apr. 17, 2018


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BWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To BeBWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be
Posted: Nov. 9, 2017


BWW Interview: AMERYKA's Nancy Keystone's Constantly Creating Cultural ConversationBWW Interview: AMERYKA's Nancy Keystone's Constantly Creating Cultural Conversation
April 24, 2018

Critical Mass Performance Group's AMERYKA has been chosen as the next production of this year's Center Theatre Group's second annual BLOCK PARTY running April 19 through April 29, 2018 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. We had the opportunity to talk to Nancy Keystone, CMPG's founding artistic director, and director and co-writer of AMERYKA, as she rhapsodizes on all things cultural, critical and collaborative.

BWW Interview: Thomas Sadoski - A Self-Proclaimed Theatre Rat Shares His PassionsBWW Interview: Thomas Sadoski - A Self-Proclaimed Theatre Rat Shares His Passions
April 17, 2018

Thomas Sadoski will be starring in BELLEVILLE with Anna Camp at The Pasadena Playhouse starting April 18, 2018. Theatre aficionados will know Thomas for his acclaimed roles in reasons to be pretty, SANTALAND DIARIES, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Sam Mendes' THE TEMPEST and AS YOU LIKE IT, and OTHER DESERT CITIES for which he won an Obie Award.

BWW Interview: Behzad Dabu DISGRACED Again As He Repeatedly Gets It Right In Chicago, & Now L.A.BWW Interview: Behzad Dabu DISGRACED Again As He Repeatedly Gets It Right In Chicago, & Now L.A.
April 16, 2018

Playwright Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED will be preserved for wide audience accessibility in a series of live performance recordings by Susan Albert Loewenberg's L.A. Theatre Works April 19 through April 22, 2018. We had the chance to pick the mind of a very frequent collaborator of Ayad Akhtar, actor/producer/activist Behzad Dabu who will be reprising 'Abe' at the L.A. Theatre Works production, in the role he originated.

BWW Review: Mesmerizingly Effective THE INTIMACY EFFECTBWW Review: Mesmerizingly Effective THE INTIMACY EFFECT
April 14, 2018

JTK Productions mounts a strong, involving production of the west coast premiere of playwright Jeff Tabnick's THE INTIMACY EFFECT. Director Eric Hunicutt tightly reins his talented cast of five in a very quick-paced 75 minutes. Smart and timely dialogue flows out of the impassioned actors all. These four characters, totally inhabited by the skilled artists playing them, volley and return sharp barbs and stinging taunts like a well-oiled tennis match of top pros.

BWW Interview: Will Von Vogt & Melanie Field On SIGNIFICANT OTHER & Significant Theatre LifeBWW Interview: Will Von Vogt & Melanie Field On SIGNIFICANT OTHER & Significant Theatre Life
April 4, 2018

Playwright Joshua Harmon is finally returning to the Geffen Playhouse, the scene of his 2015 runaway hit BAD JEWS. This time he's bringing his SIGNIFICANT OTHER, after having finished successful runs both on Broadway and Off. We got the chance to catch cast members Will Von Vogt and Melanie Field during their final rehearsals.

BWW Interview: Eric Tucker Creating Bedlam With HAMLET & SAINT JOANBWW Interview: Eric Tucker Creating Bedlam With HAMLET & SAINT JOAN
March 27, 2018

Bedlam, a New York City audience-favorite and award-winning theatre group has been touring select cities across the nation bringing their unique brand of minimalism for distinctly innovative interpretations of selected theatre classics. Bedlam's co-founder and current artistic director Eric Tucker spared a few minutes of his multi, multi-tasking schedule for some insights into his juggling of directorial projects with his families, theatrical and personal.

BWW Review: PIGS AND CHICKENS Leaves You Hungry For More SubstanceBWW Review: PIGS AND CHICKENS Leaves You Hungry For More Substance
March 19, 2018

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA's world premiere of playwright Marek Glinski's PIGS AND CHICKENS presents a vivid send-up ofexaggerated composites of co-workers Glinski at one time had to work with (as he writes in the program notes). Hard to imagine having to spend forty hours a week working with these unlikeable people, after the two hours in the theatre watching Glinski's PIGS AND CHICKENS.

BWW Review: AN UNDIVIDED HEART Deserves Your Undivided AttentionBWW Review: AN UNDIVIDED HEART Deserves Your Undivided Attention
March 17, 2018

The world premiere of playwright Yusuf Toropov's AN UNDIVIDED HEART receives a stunning mounting by The Echo Theater Company and Circle X Theatre Co. Director Chris Fields sure-handedly guides his talented cast through the involving story of a passionate young priest striving to do the right thing. In this case, publish an expose on the pedophilia prevalent in the Catholic church.

BWW Interview: Lois Robbins On Sex & The Married MotherBWW Interview: Lois Robbins On Sex & The Married Mother
March 16, 2018

Actress/playwright Lois Robbins will be world premiering her candid one-woman show L.O.V.E.R. April 15, 2018 at the Zephyr on Melrose. We grabbed a chance to chat with Lois on the topics she'll be covering and how her family reacted to her racy subject.

BWW Interview: Jonathan Moore On Partnering With A Police-Man For THE INVENTION OF MORELBWW Interview: Jonathan Moore On Partnering With A Police-Man For THE INVENTION OF MOREL
March 13, 2018

The latest artful collaboration of Stewart Copeland and Jonathan Moore, the co-world premiere of THE INVENTION OF MOREL, will be presented by the Long Beach Opera at the Beverly O'Neill Theater for three performances beginning March 17, 2018. Actor/director/playwright Jonathan Moore took a few moments of his busy schedule to provide us with a few details on teaming up with the co-founder of The Police.

BWW Review: A Mother of A Performance Given By Two Female Powerhouses In An Involving THE MADRESBWW Review: A Mother of A Performance Given By Two Female Powerhouses In An Involving THE MADRES
March 12, 2018

The Skylight Theatre Company's National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of THE MADRES most effectively succeeds in personalizing the plight of Argentinean mothers of 'disappeared' children during the height of La Guerra Sucia (The Dirty War) in 1978. Anchored by the two incredibly strong performances of Margarita Lamas as Josefina and Arianna Ortiz as her daughter Carolina, THE MADRES involves and mesmerizes whenever these two interact.

BWW Review: THE GALE - Dexterous Groundlings Comedy Delivered Gaily ForwardBWW Review: THE GALE - Dexterous Groundlings Comedy Delivered Gaily Forward
March 8, 2018

The Groundlings is bringing back THE GALE, their sold-out LGBTQ-focused improv from last year, scheduling at least five evenings of gay gaiety for 2018. THE GALE, 90-minute improvisations of much hilarity by the troupe The Gale, created by Chris Eckert, feature gay and lesbian Groundlings members, as well as, special funny guests from other improv communities.

BWW Review: MR.MARMALADE - Indigestible!BWW Review: MR.MARMALADE - Indigestible!
March 3, 2018

The SRS Production Wing is currently reviving playwright Noah Haidle's 2005 hit MR.MARMALADE. Wondering what changed from that hit production to this current most nonsensical, two-hour puzzlement. Wanted so much to buy into the conceit that Lucy, a four-year-old (played with much commitment by the pig-tailed, adult Kaitlin Sullivan), would have such a vivid imagination, with such dire consequences as making herself miserable, unhappy, abused and with child.

BWW Review: A Luminous Jaimi Paige - The Definitive Blanche DuBois - Drives A Masterful STREETCAR NAMED DESIREBWW Review: A Luminous Jaimi Paige - The Definitive Blanche DuBois - Drives A Masterful STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
February 26, 2018

The combined creative genius of director Michael Michetti and dramaturg Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni have re-imagined the Tennessee Williams' classic A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE into a stunning, relevant update to present time. With a very talented cast of many racial backgrounds, Williams' words of insult and prejudice take on new significance to our present culture.

BWW Review: Witty Banter Doesn't Sustain WICKED PAGAN GAYSBWW Review: Witty Banter Doesn't Sustain WICKED PAGAN GAYS
February 24, 2018

World premiere of playwright Jeff Dinnell's WICKED PAGAN GAYS showcases Dinnell's clever quips, as well as, his natural acting style portraying the main character Jeff, an atheist. Kiff Scholl ably directs his accommodating cast at a smartly quick clip with punchlines and disses coming fast and furious on such targets as religion, using people and gay culture.

BWW Review: The Actors' Gang's THE NEW COLOSSUS - An Artful PuzzlementBWW Review: The Actors' Gang's THE NEW COLOSSUS - An Artful Puzzlement
February 23, 2018

One must applaud Tim Robbins and his Actors' Gang troupe for their passionate, timely presentation of the immigrant plight in their struggles to reach a better life in America. Currently world premiering at The Actors' Gang, Robbins and his cast of twelve performers have created twelve characters they each have familiarity with in THE NEW COLOSSUS. This production may best be described as a performance art piece with the vital message of inclusion

BWW Interview: George Takei Talks Bringing ALLEGIANCE To Los AngelesBWW Interview: George Takei Talks Bringing ALLEGIANCE To Los Angeles
February 23, 2018

ALLEGIANCE, George Takei's chronicles of his unimaginable family imprisonment in internment camps, makes its L.A. premiere February 28 at the JACCC's Aratani Theatre. During previews, we managed to grab a chance to talk with George on ALLEGIANCE's too-long, incredible journey from his all-too-vivid childhood memories to its decades-later try-out at San Diego's Old Globe, through its Broadway engagement, to its Los Angeles premiere with the East West Players.

BWW Interview: How Being SORDID, Queer & SISSY Made Del Shores the Southern Gentleman He Is TodayBWW Interview: How Being SORDID, Queer & SISSY Made Del Shores the Southern Gentleman He Is Today
February 21, 2018

Most people know Del Shores as the creator/writer/director of the play and film SORDID LIVES, which morphed into the TV series Sordid Lives: The Series. Del also has utilized his producing and writing talents on Showtime's Queer As Folk and ABC's Dharma & Greg, among others. Del has been touring his various stand-up acts since 2009. Del's latest theatrical opus SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A PLAY finds the man himself onstage in his west coast premiere, beginning at the Celebrationat the Lex on February 25, 2018.

BWW Review: Pazakis' Dinosaurs & Company Hysterically Run Rampant in UMPO JURASSIC PARKBWW Review: Pazakis' Dinosaurs & Company Hysterically Run Rampant in UMPO JURASSIC PARK
February 10, 2018

Kate Pazakis, executive producer of the UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF... series ably does triple duty in her latest wildly entertaining, two-hour production of THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF JURASSIC PARK. For UMPO JURASSIC PARK, Pazakis not only produces and cleverly writes this enthralling, very witty musical homage to Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic film Jurassic Park; Pazakis joins her talented cast onstage singing her ass off as the dinosaur T-Rex.

BWW Interview: Playwright Martyna Majok BOUND to Distribute Her TruthsBWW Interview: Playwright Martyna Majok BOUND to Distribute Her Truths
February 5, 2018

Martyna Majok wrote IRONBOUND to share the story of the everyday challenges and hurdles of a Polish immigrant surviving in America, basing this theatrical piece on her own mother's experiences. Already in previews, IRONBOUND officially opens February 7, 2018. Martyna took some time out to answer my inquisitive questions in much depth.



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