This week, our critics enjoyed composer and musical director Gregory Nabours' 90-minute musical The Trouble With Words (Coeurage Theatre Company at the Unknown Theatre) as well as a quartet of one-acts at the Lillian under the collective title Unscreened. This week's Pick goes to Dorothy Fortenberry ... More >>
The Canadian troupe Cavalia wowed critic Lovell Estell III this week with its equestrian spectacle Cavalia's Odysseo. Good notices also for Diane Glancy's The Bird House at the Autry National Center, and for a revival of Carlos Murillo's Dark Play (or Story for Boys) at the Whitmore-Lindley The ... More >>
Family trauma drama Machu Picchu, Texas (pictured above) grabs our Pick of the Week this week. Good reviews also for Noel Coward's Fallen Angels at the Pasadena Playhouse and David Henry Hwang's Chinglish at South Coast Rep. For all New Theater Reviews, and this weekend's comprehensive listing ... More >>
Kathryn Graf's new comedy about women slipping into middle-age, The Snake Can, is this week's pick of the week. Also a nod for Cathy Rigby reprising her decades-long performance in Peter Pan. See below for all the latest New Theater Reviews, and this week's comprehensive stage listings.
Also, two s ... More >>
Nods this week for Laguna Playhouse's production of Neil Simon's Chapter Two and Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground at Zombie Joe's Underground in North Hollywood. For the latest new reviews and comprehensive stage listings, see below.
Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley star in N. Richard Nash's T ... More >>
Our critic Lovell Estell was entranced by Vickilyn Reynolds' performance in a show based on the life of Hattie McDaniel, Hattie -- What I Need You To Know. For all the latest New Theater Reviews, and comprehensive stage listings, see below.This week's Stage Feature takes a look a three shows th ... More >>
No new reviews this week, but these will return at the same time next week, as the new theater season gets underway. See below for complete listings of shows to see this week.In this week's stage feature, we asked our stable of critics what they most dread and anticipate when being assigned a s ... More >>
A musical about World War II war brides, Tea, With Music, for which the author, Velina Hasu Houston, has added songs and music for this production, is our Pick of the Week. For all new theater reviews, see below.
This week's stage fature looks a couple of plays aiming to be light fare: Micha ... More >>
The dozen or so people gathered at Atwater Crossing on this Wednesday night are watching the first episode of Friends.
You remember how it goes: After ditching her fiance, runaway bride
Rachel starts a new life in Manhattan with the help of her friends --
uptight Monica, ditzy Phoebe, smarmy Chan ... More >>
Tina Fey got nominated this year! (Or at least we assume -- we haven't checked yet)
Guess what? HBO dominated the Emmys again.
Another way the Emmys are predictable: the nominees' reactions.
Or at least how they convey their reactions. We don't really know people's real reactions -- we know ... More >>
Sam SlovickCharlie Romero is a small, exotic island just off the east coast of Echo Park, nestled in a sea of tidy bungalows in East L.A.
"I'm a hot mess," Charlie confesses. He's wearing a candy-striped, polyester-blend tank top and capri pants.
The compact three-room home he occupies wit ... More >>
Octogenarian Betty White was the unofficial "it" girl of 2010, proving that old is the new young. For the Golden Girls/Betty White fan in your life, thank your friend for being a friend (cue the theme song) with these last-minute, better-than-cheesecake holiday gift ideas.
Hoodie ... More >>