Lost Moon Radio did another bang-up job hosting the 34th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards Monday night. (See the full list of L.A. Weekly Theater Award winners here.) Thanks to Lauren Ludwig, Trish Hadley and the LMR troupe for their talent, and thanks for all the kind missives from people who had ... More >>
"I just touched your boob." When was the last time you heard a bingo caller say that at a bingo game? When was the last time you played bingo?
If you have recently, and you're not on social security, you were probably at Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood. The irreverent twist on ... More >>
Tracie Bennett knocked the socks off our critic Tom Provenzano with her impersonation of Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow at the Ahmanson, which he made this week's Pick of the Week. Also Bill Raden had good things to say about S.O.E. -- Jami Brandli's clever, three-character riff on the venerable ... More >>
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Start looking for your postapocalyptic-chic attire. The 34th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards, celebrating the best work on our smaller sta ... More >>
Child-like views delighted our critics this week, with Mike Kenney's Walking the Tightrope at the 24th Street Theatre taking Pick of the Week, and a nod to Albie Selznick's magic show Smoke and Mirrors at the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood. There's also a recommendation for an adult comed ... More >>
Tony Abatemarco's family drama Beautified, at Hollywood's Skylight Theatre, is our Pick of the Week. Recommendations include Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw at Hollywood's Underground Theatre; and Catherine Butterfield's The Sleeper at North Hollywood's Theatre T ... More >>
You might say that Fellowship! The Musical Parody of The Fellowship of the Ring has gone there and back again.
After originating at NoHo's El Portal Theatre in 2004 and winning L.A. Weekly Theater Awards for Best Comedy Ensemble and Best Musical of 2005, Fellowship! played to great acclaim in San D ... More >>
Blending droll wit and broad farce, sketch-comedy troupe Lost Moon Radio hosted the 33rd annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards Monday night in a taut show at Avalon in Hollywood, handing out more than 30 awards in less than two hours.
The "Lawees" honor the best stage work in theaters of 99 seats or le ... More >>
This week is our annual theater issue, which looks at ensemble-created work -- work that's not written by a playwright typing by themselves on a computer, but created during collaborative rehearsals involving an entire company of actors and directors.
The issue includes an essay from our head theat ... More >>
Celebration Theatre's intimate-theater rendition of the musical, The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker's novel, is this week's Pick of the Week. Warm reactions also for a revival of Patrick Marber's Closer, presented by Ghost Players at the Avery Shreiber Theatre; for Malibu Stage's renditi ... More >>
Antaeus Company's double-cast production of Chekhov's The Seagull scored this week's Pick of the Week. Click here for all of this week's New Theater Reviews, or after the jump.
Also, check this week's Stage feature on a mixed reaction to Hollywood's A-List (Clooney, Pitt, Bacon, Sheen) taking ... More >>
Phinneas Kiyomura's discerning family drama, Figure 8 at Theatre of NOTE, is this week's Pick of the Week. Our critics were in good spirits this week, with good notices for Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's relationship drama, Boom, presented by Alive Theatre, in residence at the Long Beach Playhouse; Ka ... More >>
Aaron Morgan"Candida," produced by Crysalis Stage at The ComplexChrysalis Stage's revival of G.B. Shaw's Candida at The Complex nabbed this week's Pick of the Week. Our critics also liked On Holy Ground with Salome Jens at the MET, in Hollywood. See here for all the latest New Theater Reviews ... More >>
Jordan Elgalby"Sarah"s War is this week's Pick. Go to the jump for all other new stage reviews.The nominees for the 33rd annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards will be posted Wednesday evening here. Lauren Ludwig directs Lost Moon Radio, host of the bash, with an ancient Greek theme. (Wear your to ... More >>