Bob Verini

Review: 'The America Play'


Sitting through Suzan-Lori Parks' "The America Play" is not unlike a visit to the theme park serving as her central image. The "Great Hole of History" is where onlookers peer down and confront the…

Review: 'Nightingale'


On the theory that "no one dies who is remembered," Lynn Redgrave expands on a few scraps of family memory to memorialize maternal grandmother Beatrice Kempson as a "Nightingale," singing sweetly but…

Review: 'The Wiz'


To call the La Jolla Playhouse production of "The Wiz" a mere revival is to understate the accomplishment of helmer Des McAnuff and his production team. They have rethought, rescaled and reshaped an…

Review: 'Pig Farm'


Playwright Greg Kotis has a keen ear for genre cliches. His "Urinetown" libretto hoists the socially conscious musical on its own pretentious petard, while his new farce is built on the laconic…

Review: 'Bach at Leipzig'


The nominal premise of "Bach at Leipzig" is that of a competition among Germany's greatest organists, circa 1722, for the coveted post of that city's chief musical director. But if that suggests a…

Review: 'Doubt'


John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt" continues to cast a devastating spell as it makes its first stop on a multicity tour at the Ahmanson. Directed by original helmer Doug Hughes with three Broadway…

Review: 'What to Wear'


It seems only fitting that Los Angeles -- the city of dreams, the glamour factory -- should have been chosen for the world premiere of "What to Wear," the latest of Richard Foreman's diversity…

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Domestic Film DAILY


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    Heaven is for Real

    Daily Gross:$3.7M

    Cume to04.16.14: $3.7M

    Heaven is for Real

    Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$3.7M Sony / TriStar 0.00%
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Daily Gross:$3.5M

    Cume to04.16.14: $170.6M

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Daily:$3.5M Cumulative:$170.6M Disney -25.44%
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    Rio 2

    Daily Gross:$3.0M

    Cume to04.16.14: $49.3M

    Rio 2

    Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$49.3M Fox -28.83%

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