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7/21/2014
Theater Reviews: Stupid Fucking Bird, The Brothers Size
Photos by Ed Krieger Stupid Fucking BirdThe Theatre @ Boston Court| Through July 27***** Aaron Posner’s sly, intelligent and meta adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull is given a sparkling and surprisingly moving West Coast premiere in director Michael Michetti’s exquisite staging. Like its source material, Stupid Fucking ...
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6/11/2014
Theater Reviews: Death of the Author, Dorian's Decent, Gruesome Playground Injuries
Death of the AuthorGeffen Playhouse | Through June 29 This world premiere play by prolific scribe Steven Drukman offers a rich brew, blending humor in academia with a sly battle of wits, spiced up with homoerotic undertones. Ace director Bart DeLorenzo and a crackerjack cast parlay this taut 90-minute ...
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6/11/2014
Theater Review: The Importance of Being Earnest
(Photo By Teena Pugliese) The Importance of Being EarnestLet Live Theatre through June 22 A new theatre company called Queer Classics lives up to its name with its unabashedly gay adaptation of the classic Oscar Wilde farce The Importance of Being Earnest, premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. As ...
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6/6/2014
Theater Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Pantages Theatre | 6233 Hollywood Blvd,, Los Angeles.Through June 22 | hollywoodpantages.com* * * * Former American Idol contestants and married couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo headline Andrew Lloyd-Weber’s classic and sassy Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Sort of a Jesus Christ Superstar-lite, it centers on Joseph’s rise to ...
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5/30/2014
Theater Reviews: Holding The Man, 110 In The Shade, Thaïs
Holding The ManAustralian Theatre Company at the Matrix Theatre | Through June 29* * * * * Aussies have descended upon Hollywood in a big way. At the Matrix Theatre, producers Nick Hardcastle, Nate Jones and Mike Abramson have launched the ambitious new Australian Theatre Company with the ...
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5/16/2014
Theater Reviews: Porgy & Bess, Fat Pig
PORGY AND BESSAhmanson Theatre | Through June 1****The controversial 2011 Broadway revival of the classic folk opera The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess has arrived on the West Coast. The story takes place in the late ‘30s in an area of South Carolina called Catfish Row. It centers ...
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5/7/2014
Theater Review: Into the Woods
Into the WoodsPlummer Auditorium, 210 E.Chapman Ave., FullertonThrough May 18, 3DTshows.com* * * Stephen Sondheim fans who are eagerly awaiting Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of the classic Broadway musical Into the Woods, opening this Christmas, can get an early fairy-tale fix (no euphemism intended) in an ambitious ...
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4/29/2014
Theater Reviews: Ruth Draper's Monologues, The Tallest Tree in the Forest
THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Mark Taper Forum | 135 N. Grand Ave., DTLAThrough May 25 | centertheatregroup.org* * * * Whether or not you’ve heard of Paul Robeson, once you see the new play written by and starring the powerhouse that is Daniel Beaty, you won’t ...
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4/23/2014
Theater Reviews: Doctor Anonymous, L.A. Deli
(Photos by Ed Kreiger) Doctor AnonymousZephyr Theatre  |  7456 Melrose Ave., Hlywd.Through May 4  |  plays411.com/doctor* * * * The new play Doctor Anonymous by Guy Fredrick Glass has moments of brilliance, but it can’t quite reach the heights of its historical brethren. Set in 1972, the ...
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4/2/2014
Theater Reviews: For the Record: Tarantino, Classic Couples Counseling, A Steady Rain
Photo by Rony Alwin For the Record: Tarantino
DBA | 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., WeHoThrough May 17 | dbahollywood.com For the Record: Tarantino is back, and it’s more badass than ever! The long-running series has found a new home at DBA, right in the heart of West Hollywood. For those ...
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