Bob Verini

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…


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    The Equalizer

    Daily Gross:$3.0M

    Cume to09.29.14: $37.1M

    The Equalizer

    Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$37.1M Sony / Columbia -63.56%
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    The Maze Runner

    Daily Gross:$968,406

    Cume to09.29.14: $58.9M

    The Maze Runner

    Daily:$968,406 Cumulative:$58.9M Fox -77.28%
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    The Boxtrolls

    Daily Gross:$733,441

    Cume to09.29.14: $18.0M

    The Boxtrolls

    Daily:$733,441 Cumulative:$18.0M Focus -84.99%

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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…

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Review: 'Urinetown'


Some big Broadway shows, good as they are, improve with shrinkage. Case in point: "Sweeney Todd." As "Sweeney" got teeny, first under helmer Susan H. Schulman and later under John Doyle, its themes…

Review: 'Rabbit Hole'


David Lindsay-Abaire's "Rabbit Hole" is a play tailor-made for people who, as a rule, don't care for plays -- who find the theater too rarefied, artificial or remote from their everyday existence…

Review: 'Nothing Sacred'


Call them Yippies or punks or anarchists or nihilists, every age suffers those whose life mission is to tear down institutions and violate traditions. The archetype of the breed was created by Ivan…

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