Returning to the Ahmanson, the venue whence it departed for its Broadway odyssey (20 months, 674 perfs, five Tonys), "The Drowsy Chaperone" has lost none of its joie de vivre.
The spectacle of the Diva in extremis -- from Margo Channing and Maria Callas to Kate Hepburn -- promises outrageous fun while threatening to veer into crude cliche. Both are abundantly present in…
The Old Globe's lovely but empty "Romeo and Juliet" plays the first half as a blithe Italian Renaissance romantic comedy, until an inadvertent misstep suddenly plunges all concerned into chiaroscuro…
Some of the shortcomings in the famously problematic "All's Well That Ends Well" -- with its pushy heroine, caddish hero and nasty bed-trick leading to forced marriage -- are addressed in this Old…
Review: ‘Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)’
With the cast, helmer and designers of its 2007 South Coast Rep premiere still aboard, Donald Margulies' "Shipwrecked!" offers Geffen Playhouse audiences more of just about everything -- more lights…
Performing the evidently autobiographical "The Artist at 40" to kick off John Bucchino's catalog revue "It's Only Life," Jamison Stern complains he's "so busy making art / That there's no time to…
Only one show in town can boast no risk of cell phone rage. Your Bose headphones firmly in place at "The Who's Tommy" -- piping in Steve Margoshes' pulsating La Jolla and Broadway orchestrations and…
The action of John C. Picardi's "The Sweepers" is restricted to two tiny, adjacent concrete back yards in Boston's Italian North End, but its themes sprawl,
Not a sex farce or even a want-to-have-sex farce, Alan Ayckbourn's 1979 "Taking Steps" is a "want to realize my full potential" farce bursting with need and self-absorption.
Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch ... again. The touring "A Chorus Line" carefully respects and duplicates the trappings -- if not always the tone -- of Michael Bennett's long-running…