Just for Variety
Circle X Theatre Co.'s production of "In Flagrante Gothicto" snared seven noms from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, saluting work in Los Angeles and Orange County theater in the year 2000.
Just For Variety
It's hard to believe that "Strike Up the Band," the musical satire by George S. Kaufman, with songs by George and Ira Gershwin, was considered so scathingly harsh and grim in 1927 that audiences…
Broadway defied the usual post-holiday slump and a Thursday night snow storm to take an unseasonably high $12,204,960, a gain of $344,698 -- 2.8% -- over the previous President's Day session.
Short, sweet and slender, Leslie Ayvazian's solo show "High Dive" is distinguished primarily by its delightful use of that much-dreaded theatrical device, audience participation. When was the last…
It's not that the company has become any kind of specialist in the genre; still, baroque opera seems to flourish under a benign0 star at the Los Angeles Opera. Each of its forays into that repertory…
The dizzy charm, vulnerability, sweetness and warmth of the 1956 musical "Bells Are Ringing" are all absent from this coarse, comic-strip revival. Most of those qualities are also, alas, missing from…
A wrecking ball provides an ominous part of the curved backdrop of William Dudley's overly busy set for the new London revival of "Entertaining Mr. Sloane," but one thing is sure: Joe Orton's 1964…
When a show contains lines like, "I knew Rodgers and Hammerstein before they were married," and "Are you from Brooklyn, New York?" and the response is, "No, Brooklyn, France," you know there's…
Magicians Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn are today expected to announce a new pact that will keep them as headliners at the MGM-Mirage for the remainder of their careers.