Whether or not Los Angeles is a "theater town," it is certainly a town filled with theaters -- and actors. Small stages and itinerant acting companies are as ubiquitous here as car dealerships, and it's difficult to spit or pay a restaurant check without encountering another headshot-packing devotee ... More >>
Stephen BirchPadua Playwrights' Guy Zimmerman makes a point The first jolt of Los Angeles' big summer of theater came to its convulsive close yesterday with the final curtain of the Radar L.A. festival and the wrap of downtown's TCG National Theater Conference. And even as the last of the vis ... More >>
All the world's a set
In the national spotlight this summer, will we show we've grown up, or just embarrass ourselves?
Thanks for the memories
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS NEW THEATER REVIEW (see below)STAGE FEATURE on Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset LimitedNEW REVIEW GO ROCK WITH YOU: THE KING OF POP, LATIN STYLE For those of us brought up to giggle at Michael Jackson's foibles, from his holding his son over a balcony by his arms t ... More >>
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: THE WEEKEND'S NEW THEATER REVIEWS EMBEDDED WITHIN THIS COMING WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSand this week's THEATER FEATURE: an Off-Broadway roundupReviewed this week: the world premiere of Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair at South Coast Rep; the west coast ... More >>
THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso at your fingertips, the latest NEW THEATER REVIEWS, and our REPORT of Monday night's 30th annual L.A. Weekly Awards.Rosalind Productions' staging of Shaw's Misalliance continues at the Odyssey. Photo by Christopher MoscatielloCheck back here Monday afte ... More >>
Also, The Devil With Boobs, Clown Show for Bruno and more
CLICK HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLAND OF THE TIGERS IS THIS WEEK'S PICKLand of the Tigers Photo by Jon Beauregard Noises OnCool Cats and Hot ActorsAct 1 of the Burglars of Hamm's hilarious and thought provoking comedy, Land of the Tigers, outlandishly crosses Cats with Planet of the Ape ... More >>
CLICK HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSTHE 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 ON MONDAY NIGHT MARCH 30. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 P.M., AND NO IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO RSVP (310) ... More >>
CLICK HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSThe news that L.A.'s City Beat is folding leaves the prospect of the former L.A. Times arts reporter and City Beat theater columnist/critic Don Shirley without gainful employment -- temporarily I hope. It also mutes the opinions of one of L.A. theater's m ... More >>
Can Michael Elias make it there?
Including Flirting with Morty and this week's pick, Souvenir
Edgefest holds the answers to those handicapping the future of theater in L.A.
The 24th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards
Murray Mednick’s Catskills Cabala
The 23rd Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards
The year in theater
Wordplays about history and its atrocities
The persistence of Murray Mednick
Reflections on a non-commercial theater
Eduardo Machado on Padua, the Taper and P.C. hell
Playwright Jon Robin Baitz on his youthful skip through L.A.
Pamela Gordon has seen it all
Warren Leight’s up-tempo tale about men with horns
Facing my second millennium of theater
Hope among the ghosts
The 19th Annual LA Weekly Theater Awards