In "A Snake in the Vein," playwright Alan Bowne creates an almost unimaginably bleak situation -- and then infuses it with laugh-out-loud humor. It's astartling, stimulating combination, and the…
The Frogs" is one Stephen Sondheim musical that did not have legs. The comedic adaptation of the Aristophanes classic has had only three revivals since its 1974 premiere -- the most recent of which…
Paul Rudnick's comedy "Jeffrey" will open an eight-week run Sept. 29 at the Westwood Playhouse, with Christopher Ashley directing the original New York cast.
In junior high, overweight and analytical India Keller (Kathleen Walsh) makes friends with two popular girls, Jen (Susie Balaban) and Sherry (Suzanne Lee Murray). Over the next few years, they…
Pluck this play has. Luck it will need badly, because it's mighty short on virtue.
At long last, "Annie Warbucks" alights in Manhattan, a small miracle given the fact that this famously troubled show has been killed once, orphaned twice and has boasted three Annies since its debut…
When a playwright cuts their slice-of-life theater piece too close to its everyday origins, the danger is that the play will become a monotone and go nowhere -- which is the case with Mary Tower…
Terrence McNally's dark comedy "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" unfolds slowly, in fits and starts, and is never emotionally engaging until the final moments. And in this production Andrea Martin shines…
For the first time since 1988-89, the San Diego Rep has finished its season in the black. Rep producing director Sam Woodhouse said that, for the fiscal year ending June 30, the company showed a…
Two major musical hits will shutter over the Labor Day weekend, while the wandering revival of "My Fair Lady" starring Richard Chamberlain has found a Broadway home.