The pay stinks. Hollywood is more glamorous (and pays more). And Broadway is 3,000 miles away. So why be a playwright in L.A.?
That's the question posed by our theater issue this year, which comes out just in time for our theater awards on Monday.
Check out Steven Leigh Morris' main story in the i ... 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 >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS AND NEW REVIEW FUNCTIONS WILL RETURN SHORTLY. 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSYeah, we know, there was apparently no glue in the frames, so recipients who held their coveted Lawee prizes on the stage of the El Rey Monday night frequently suffered the indignity of ... More >>
The latest NEW THEATER REVIEWS are embedded within this week's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS; also, see this week's THEATER FEATURE on Elephant Man at Andak Stage CompanyGROUNDLINGS ENCHANTED FOREST
Groundlings Enchanted Forest is one of 11 plays being reviewed this week. Photo courtesy of The G ... More >>
THE WEEKEND'S NEW REVIEWS ARE EMBEDDED IN THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSCo-hosts Vanessa Claire Smith and Jake Broder at the 20th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards Monday night. Photo by Tim NorrisTHE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSCo-hosts Jake Broder and Vanessa Claire Smith wer ... More >>
CLASS CLOWN: PHIL NEWBY (1971-2009)
The following article appears in print tomorrow (Thursday)
The day after actor Phil Newby, 37, was found dead in his apartment last month, the victim of an apparent suicide, 200 company members and friends of Sacred Fools Theatre Company, where Newby perfo ... More >>
Light up the Sky is this week's Pick of the Week.
Light up the Sky Photo by Maia Rosenfeld
THEATER PICK Moss Hart's sharp, hard-boiled 1946 farce, Light up the Sky, is the quintessential backstage tale of the mid-20th century. His characters are often based on real people: fast-talking produ ... More >>
L.A. Stage Alliance Approaches L.A. Weekly over job cut
News of L.A. Weekly's elimination of its Theatre Editor staff position, which I held until Wednesday -- as well as that of film critic Ella
Taylor -- spread across the city last Friday, in a swirl of arts staff
layoffs that also included Th ... More >>