One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
When Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland decided to put on a show in those classic MGM musicals, they simply found an old barn and fixed it up. But in modern-day Los Angeles, where ... More >>
Falling JamesThe Go-Go'sThe Go-Go's, Girl in a Coma
The Greek Theatre
Better Than . . . Falling 20 feet from a cliff while hiking in Northern California.
You've got to hand it to the Go-Go's. At a time in their career when they could be touring with some predictable '80s new-wave ol ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Dave Gahan feels it at Nokia.Happy Birthday Dave Gahan! The Depeche Mode singer turns 49 today, but he came frighteningly close to never seeing this milestone. Fifteen years ago, he in fact died from an overdose at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood and was brought back to life ... More >>
The rock community's struggle with substance abuse is no secret, but the glamorization of sex, drugs and rock n' roll means that some sad stats often get buried. For example, new studies show that only 8% of women with drug and alcohol problems ever seek help. The Grammy Foundation's Musicares MAP F ... More >>
THE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY AWARDS, HOSTED BY JAKE BRODER AND VANESSA CLAIRE SMITH (OF LOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA) IS HAPPENING AT THE EL REY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, MONDAY NIGHT MARCH 30. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 P.M., AND NO IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO RSVP OR BUY TICKETS.BRODER AND SMITH ... More >>
L.A.DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS TONIGHT AT EL PORTALL.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS TWO WEEKS FROM TONIGHT AT THE EL REYPURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS ON MARCH 30TH; HERE ARE THE NOMINEES
GREASE at the PantagesGrease Photo by Joan MarcusNEW REVIEW GREASE Born of NBC's re ... More >>
PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS ON MARCH 30TH AT THE EL REY; HERE ARE THE NOMINEES. BEFORE I FORGETKirk Douglas in Before I Forget. Photo by Craig Schwartz The gift in Kirk Douglas' one-man show, Before I Forget, that opened over the weekend in the theater name ... More >>
FILM is this week's Pick of the Week.
Photo by Darrett Sanders
The Absurdists' convention
Local playwright Patrick McGowan's new play, Film, has no right to be as good as it is. The central character is the late theater director Alan Schneider (Bill Robens) -- known for stagi ... More >>
Candida at the Colony Theatre is this week's Pick. Photo by Michael Lamont.
At your fingertips: The 30th Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards NOMINEES.Tickets for nominee's guests and for the general public can now be purchased via http://tinyurl.com/theaterawardsReviewed this we ... More >>
Minsky's Photo by Craig Schwartz
The world premiere of Charles Strouse, Susan Birkenhead and Bob Martin's new '30s musical opens to the press tonight (Friday) at the Ahmanson. Director-choregographer Casey Nicholaw took The Drowsy Chaperone from the Ahmanson to Broadway, and has much ... More >>
Reviewed this week: Pippin at the Mark Taper Forum; Jack Chandlers' new comedy-mystery, Murder on the Bounding Main, at Sierra Madre Playhouse; a dance-rock fusion, Vibrating Sun, at Unknown Theatre; Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble's staging fof Macbeth; Echo One-Act Festival at Stage 52; Furious Th ... More >>
The Biggest Thank You Ever Given
I'm thunderstruck and deeply moved by the outpouring and quality of your appreciations to me in your emails and in the comments to Friday's posting on the elimination of the L.A. Weekly's Theater Editor position. What a privilege: to read all that, to have served ... More >>
ARTS FREEZE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
In a cost-cutting measure, the Los Angeles Unified School District has frozen district funds until the state legislature returns to Sacramento in January to sort out the State budget gridlock. Arts for L.A. has been quick to point out that the freeze includes existin ... More >>
This Week's Theater Pick
Leslie Jordan's Autobiographical Trip Down the Pink Carpet
If a zest for life is infectious, there's probably no more delightful a carrier than Leslie Jordan. A diminutive stage, film, Emmy Award-winning TV actor, and fugitive from the Bible Belt, Jordan regales us ... More >>
Ivanov Photo Credit: Thomas Aurin
Berlin's Volksbühne presents its U.S. premiere of Chekhov's Ivanov at UCLA's Freud Playhouse tonight and Satruday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 7 p.m. Click here for more information.
FOURPLAY @ BOSTON COURT
The Pasadena theater hosts readings of four new ... More >>
Check back here Monday after noon for the upcoming weekend's NEW THEATER REVIEWS of The Little Dog Laughed, Douglas Carter Beane's comedy about being oneself in Hollywood and elsewhere, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; Deborah Pryor's mystical Appalachian one-act The Love Talker at Son of Semele Ens ... More >>
In case you're wondering what Rob Kendt has been up to in New York City, since leaving his post as editor of Back Stage West, first look no further than his byline - now Rob Weinert-Kendt. That's what a wedding can do.
He's also been having bowls of matzoh ball soup at the Polish ... More >>
Woyzeck Photo by Andrew Rothenberg
>NEW REVIEW THEATER PICK WOYZECK 19th Century German playwright Georg Büchner's an unfinished horror story of the common man crushed by military and medical machines, has been fodder for myriad adaptations throughout the last century, and there's no sign of ... More >>