David Mamet's trifle "November" suddenly looks like a political classic compared to Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's "Yes, Prime Minister." Recycled and updated from a U.K.TV series, this stage comedy…
The 1993 romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" has been turned into a stage musical that can best be described as pointless in Pasadena.
Susan Stroman's staging of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "The Scottsboro Boys" finally comes to L.A.'s Ahmanson Theater after stints on Broadway, San Diego and elsewhere. Although most of the Broadway…
The producers of “Flashdance the Musical” have “postponed” their plans to bring the show to Broadway this summer. The new tuner, based on the Adrian Lyne-helmed pic, opened in January in Pittsburgh…
Ninety minutes is the preferred running time for most new plays these days. But it's just not enough for what Marco Ramirez attempts with “The Royale,” now being given its world premiere at the Kirk…
Ulysses' home in Sharr White's “Annapurna” is a grungy trailer set in the mountains of Colorado. Thomas A. Walsh's set is so effective you can almost smell the mold and grim and whatever's festering…
There's a thrilling cat fight in Beau Willimon's "The Parisian Woman," being given its world premiere at South Coast Rep. It's so good that it draws as much blood and potentially wounds as many…
On Broadway, Robert Duvall and Al Pacino played David Mamet's two-bit hustler Teach in “American Buffalo,” and did so memorably. It is to Ron Eldard's credit that he presents an entirely different…
They've been husband and wife for nearly 30 years, and now, thanks to “Assisted Living,” being given its world premiere at L.A.'s Odyssey Theater, Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley are co-authors and…
Like the hard-core radical voyeurs in Jennifer Haley's terrific sci-fi play "The Nether," you won't want to leave the Hideaway.
In Pasadena Playhouse's current “One Night With Janis Joplin,” at least Mary Bridget Davies tries to replicate the late rocker when she was in her prime — and comes close. Tracie Bennett in Peter…
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