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Theatre Reviews: We Will Rock You, A Streetcar Named Desire
We Will Rock YouAhmanson TheatreThrough Aug. 24** The degree to which you love the songs of British rock band Queen will dictate how much you can forgive the egregious offenses of this meandering mess of a musical that has played London for years and is finally touring ...
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Theater Reviews: Buyer & Cellar, Once
Buyer & CellarMark Taper Forum | Through Aug.***** Following an acclaimed off-Broadway run last year, Jonathan Tolins’ wildly imaginative and gloriously entertaining Buyer & Cellar lands at the Taper with the magnificent Michael Urie delivering the summer’s must-see performance. Combining the freewheeling friskiness of a fringe ...
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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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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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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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Theater Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Pantages Theatre | 6233 Hollywood Blvd,, Los Angeles.Through June 22 |* * * * 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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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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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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Theater Review: Into the Woods
Into the WoodsPlummer Auditorium, 210 E.Chapman Ave., FullertonThrough May 18,* * * 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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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 |* * * * 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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