3 days ago | Theater
Off the Rails, Randy Reinholz’s engaging adaptation of Measure for Measure, interweaves strands of American history, chiefly the Native American struggle to preserve tribal identity, with the themes and cadences of Shakespearean comedy. The play i...
10 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...
18 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...
2 months 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 ...