Deborah Klugman

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  • 3 days ago | Theater

    Al Pacino and Robert Duvall are among the performers who have played Teach, the deluded, out-of-control conman who spurs much of the seamy shenanigans in David Mamet’s American Buffalo. While I’ve never been privileged to see either in the role, I...

  • 11 days ago | Theater

    A fugue, in music, is a melody repeated in complex patterns. In psychiatry, it’s a dissociative state of mind. Playwright Tommy Smith infuses both meanings into his ambitious new play, Fugue. Smith’s subjects are Arnold Schoenberg, Piotr Ilyich Tc...

  • 1 month ago | Theater

    In Serrano The Musical, book writer Madeleine Sunshine plucks elements from Edmond Rostand’s iconic romance Cyrano de Bergerac and transposes them into a story set in New York City’s mob-infested Little Italy. Running somewhere around two and thre...

  • 1 month ago

    Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury is the best reason to see Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, now at the Ahmanson Theatre. The venerated performer is reprising her Broadway role of Madame Arcati, a dotty psychic who hooks up a martini-drinking mystery ...

  • 2 months ago | Theater

    It’s easy to understand why solo performer Chris Lemmon wants to pay homage to his famous father Jack. Celebrity aside, the parent-child bond is a powerful one. Watching and listening to Jack Lemmon Returns at the Broad Stage, I could almost feel ...

  • 2 months ago | Theater

    Noel Coward is said to have written Blithe Spirit in less than a week. The play premiered a couple of months after he completed it, in 1941, when the Germans were bombing London, and audiences, no doubt desperate for distraction, stepped gamely ov...