Forty-three years ago, the ineffectively written "Flora, the Red Menace" offered enough early Kander and Ebb ballads and comedy songs to turn Liza Minnelli into a Tony-winning star in the title role.
The working motto for the scribes featured in this year's Pacific Playwrights Festival seems to have been: Dream big, but plan small.
The "Good War" had a great score, and some of the best WWII jukebox tunes are drafted for Roger Bean's "The Andrews Brothers," a splashy sendup of a South Pacific USO tour.
As sunrise signals the weary end of "The Night of the Iguana," play's saintly surrogate stands outside a dilapidated Mexican hotel to pray that God let them all "stop now. … It's so quiet here…
The fine line between directorial concept and gimmick is crossed far too often in the Old Globe's revival of "The Glass Menagerie."
Richard Greenberg's "The Injured Party" examines and finally rejects (hurray!) contempo cynicism and disengagement, albeit in a coolly cerebral way that won't be to every taste.
This year's Pacific Playwrights Festival marks South Coast Repertory's 11th annual convocation of industry and publishing reps from coast to coast, in search of that most elusive of entities, the…
In "What They Have," Kate Robin's South Coast Rep-commissioned study of contemporary attitudes, the scribe sets an attractive pair of married couples, thirtysomething creative types, into conflict…
A concertgoer confesses, "I wish I knew more about what I'm listening to. It all sounds like 'classical' music to me."
While most productions of "My Fair Lady" are awash in class, the 2001 National Theater of Great Britain revival overflows with class consciousness. Original helmer Trevor Nunn unearths, within Lerner…
Alan Ayckbourn, master craftsman of acerbic British comedy who unaccountably has never quite caught on here in the States, ventured into the dramatized ghost story genre first with "Haunting Julia"…