No musical has ever been so quiet, so often, as "A Catered Affair," the Broadway-bound adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's '50s-era teleplay and Gore Vidal's subsequent screenplay.
A sentimental streak a mile wide, a modicum of religious faith and a disinclination to irony are as necessary as a ticket in order to wrap oneself around "Oscar and the Pink Lady," Eric-Emmanuel…
Review: ‘Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)’
Re-creating the pleasures of 19th century platform entertainment with a tart contemporary twist, Donald Margulies' South Coast Rep-commissioned "Shipwrecked!" offers a self-promoting fabulist a forum…
There's an upscale Los Angeles restaurant whose identity we must keep secret, on pain of incurring the wrath of Mel Brooks. (It's good to be the King.) Every Friday, a group assembles there for lunch.
Alan Ladd Jr. -- "Laddie" to everyone -- is a scion of Old Hollywood who's managed to teach New Hollywood a thing or two about making pictures.
Shifting fluidly among three distinct levels of theatrical representation, "Black Watch" at its best is a stinging and often heartwrenching primer on the hearts and minds of soldiers today and, by…
A young white boy from Chicago is currently singing, dancing and acting all the roles in a kick-butt, rhyme-busting musical drama, during whose run the Kirk Douglas Theater had better keep up the…
In many ways, there's nothing surprising in the fact that playwright Donald Margulies is launching his latest world preem -- the first of two in Los Angeles this season -- at South Coast Repertory…
If we're going to get past this red state/blue state polarization nonsense, writers are going to have to pitch in. Op-ed pundits, speechwriters and (yes) playwrights need to start blending us into…
Eighty-four years on, Elmer Rice continues to harangue about the pitifulness of the human condition in "The Adding Machine."
"A Little Night Music" is arguably Stephen Sondheim's most perfect show, if not his most adventurous, but it loses some luster at South Coast Rep through half-baked directorial decisions.