Bill is a freelance writer and theater critic who reviewed his first play for LA Weekly on a typewriter. He was recently named Online Journalist of the Year by the L.A. Press Club.
1 day ago | Theater
The free spirit of animator Max Fleischer’s salacious, pre-Code animated flapper, Betty Boop, literally hovers over Jen Silverman’s wisecracking if somewhat undercooked 2016 gender comedy, which is making its West Coast debut at Pasadena’s Boston ...
8 days ago | Theater
To be a theater reviewer in Los Angeles is to some degree to work in the shadow of Gordon Davidson’s near-mythic 1978 production of Zoot Suit, the dazzling original musical written and directed by Luis Valdez, the equally legendary founder of the ...
1 month ago | Theater
Audiences for The Lion, balladeer Benjamin Scheuer’s solo autobiographical coming-of-age rumination about love and loss and regret and finding his voice as an artist, might be forgiven for momentarily thinking they’ve wandered into an acoustical s...
2 months ago | Theater
Taking the true measure of any stage scene has little to do with box office receipts or number of productions or even stage awards. Rather, it is found in the vitality and vibrancy of experimental work — that ontological frontier of performance, t...
2 months ago
3 months ago | Theater
A lot of gender theory has passed under the bridge since Arthur Miller dramatized the Salem witch trials as the tragedy of a man martyred by femme-fatale vindictiveness and an unforgiving wife. In a sense, the stage has been begging ever since for...