With an improved ship of a production, a leaner edition of 1997's Tony-winning best musical "Titanic" steams into the Ahmanson Theatre with bombast intact and a few worthy revisions.
Death scenes are tricky in the theater, especially when they go on for close to two and a half hours. Ersatz heartbreak is so easily replaced with genuine impatience.
These days, the key to quality L.A. theater has less to do with what played where vis-a-vis New York than with the growing number of noncommercial theaters here that are abandoning their 99-seat…
New York's Encore! series resurrected "Chicago" two years ago, and sent the 1975 Kander & Ebb musical back to Broadway where it belongs. L.A.'s Reprise! series should do exactly the same with George…
The event is long overdue, but now that it's imminent, there is a definite logic at work. "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is debuting Dec. 9 at the L.A. Opera, marking the first world premiere of an American…
Given an American premiere last season at the Joseph Papp Public Theater that was too broad -- more Oyrish than Irish -- the Geffen Playhouse's production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" has attempted…
This is going to be one of those ornery minority opinions. After all, Alfred Uhry won a Pulitzer for his first play, "Driving Miss Daisy," and a Tony for his second, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."
Jonathan Tolins takes a step backward in the right direction with his brand new comedy, "If Memory Serves," at the Pasadena Playhouse, the venue that also gave us the world premiere of his last play…
Ten to Watch, Actors - 1998