The 1993 romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" has been turned into a stage musical that can best be described as pointless in Pasadena.
The musical adaptation of "Sleepless in Seattle" has tapped a new director, Sheldon Epps, and set the date for its world premiere run this spring at the Pasadena Playhouse, of which Epps is a.d.
"Intimate Apparel" wears well. The Pasadena Playhouse revival of Lynn Nottage's award-winning 2003 drama, set at the turn of the century, boasts first and foremost a luminous lead performance by…
Imagine "Jersey Boys" without the carefully integrated character development of Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, and with a tunestack only one quarter as imperishable.
Brandon Victor Dixon will portray Ray Charles in "Unchain My Heart."
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…
Time has enhanced the luster of "Fences." Dozens of dysfunctional-family dramas have come and gone since its 1987 Pulitzer win, but August Wilson's tragedy of a working man at war with his family and…
A galaxy of African American artists and an important subject -- how blacks can control theater ownership and operations -- aren't given the substance they deserve in "Black Theatre Today 2005," a…
The major pizzazz of "Purlie," which won Tonys for Melba Moore and Cleavon Little in 1970, stems from its vibrant pop-gospel score. All 13 songs by Gary Geld (music) and Peter Udell (lyrics) retain…
If the Encores! presentation of "Purlie" over the weekend was a trial run for director Sheldon Epps' planned stagings this summer at Pasadena Playhouse and Chicago's Goodman Theater, with a hopeful…
In "The Old Settler," John Henry Redwood takes a richly detailed look at World War II Harlem and two unmarried 50-plus sisters, Elizabeth (CCH Pounder) and Quilly (JeniferLewis), who are forced to…