Anatomizing a pop star's life through his catalog of No. 1 hits worked for Frankie Valli, and it works in "Ray Charles Live!" the world premiere musical bio helmed by Sheldon Epps at the Pasadena…
If you think there are no Renaissance men any more, just ask Tony-winning helmer Jack O'Brien about Dakin Matthews: actor, playwright, translator, theater manager and dramaturg.
With recriminations flaring up as the wildfires die down, it's a sadly appropriate moment for Southern California to receive the Teatro de los Andes production of "En Un Sol Amarillo," (In a Yellow…
Some knit; others compose. When not tapping through "On the Town" or needling her next-door neighbor Archie Bunker as Irene Lorenzo, Betty Garrett filled her spare time cranking out lyrics and the…
Stage adaptation of the Disney family film phenom "High School Musical" is as carefully crafted to bring an aud to its feet as an after-hours pep rally, especially when the gymnasium crowd already…
Non-pros assume that the best picture Oscar goes to the pic voters believe to be the year's creative high point, the very pinnacle of filmmaking achievement. Many voters themselves say that's indeed…
As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's world tour, Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" is as much a showcase for director Trevor Nunn as companion piece "King Lear" is for star Ian McKellen.
The question on everyone's lips in Los Angeles: "Is the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'King Lear' worth it?" -- worth the hype, the buzz, the extravagant eBay ducat auctions?
In the course of a 40-year career, quintuple-threat Hampton has toiled away as a Tony-winning librettist ("Sunset Boulevard") and Oscar-winning screenwriter ("Dangerous Liaisons") as well as a…
As any viewer of "To Catch a Predator" knows, the Internet's unique potential for empowering and shielding the unscrupulous provides the perfect setup for greater horrors to follow.
Nailing Samuel Beckett's self-styled "tragicomedy," the great "Waiting for Godot," demands tapping into the droll give-and-take of the great comedy teams, as well as access to a well of sorrow from…