Bob Verini

Review: 'The Jazz Age'

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Despite the title, there's hardly any jazz heard in Allan Knee's "The Jazz Age," nor does the play provide much insight into that period between the World Wars beyond the grim repetition of Gertrude…

Review: 'The Jazz Age'

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Despite the title, there's hardly any jazz heard in Allan Knee's "The Jazz Age," nor does the play provide much insight into that period between the World Wars beyond the grim repetition of Gertrude…

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'Minsky's'

Review: 'Minsky's'

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The potential of a tuner titled "Minsky's," with its promise of gorgeous gals, baggy-pants comics, hot dance and nostalgia, is partly realized in its Ahmanson Theater premiere thanks to a strong…

'Stormy Weather'

Review: 'Stormy Weather'

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Leslie Uggams' triumphant evocation of Lena Horne's spirit and talent is the main attraction, but bio-tuner "Stormy Weather" at the Pasadena Playhouse also boasts a cavalcade of sizzling standards, a…

Review: 'Pippin'

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Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's 1972 "Pippin" meshes nicely with Deaf West Theater's performance style, though it falls well short of the company's "Big River," which sailed from the Mark…

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