James A. Doolittle and his non-profit organization, the Southern California Theater Assn., has signed on as a longterm tenant at the Los Angeles Music Center, specifically to present dance there.
You have to give Dame Kiri Te Kanawa a lot of credit. She attempted the impossible -- to convert the vast open spaces of the Greek Theater into an intimate recital hall. And she almost succeeded.
Although Carole King's greatest hits performance Sunday at the Universal Ampitheater was safe and predictable, and at times a little self-indulgent, the venerable artist nonetheless succeeded in…
Most theatergoers revere Eugene O'Neill because of his naturalist classics like "Long Day's Journey Into Night." This production puts O'Neill the expressionist on rare and powerful display, and…
If truth in advertising has any meaning anymore, last weekend's concerts at the Hollywood Bowl should have been billed "Half an Evening with Natalie Cole." What 17,058 Bowlgoers heard Friday was, in…
Control Freaks" is almost surely the first R-rated play to use the services of Flying by Foy. Beth Henley's latest comedy, a mixture of sexual perversity and serial acrobatics, is often as darkly…
Staying power is no small feat for alternative rock musicians. Most are left for dead after a successful album or two and those with hits are somehow entitled to "comeback" status for missing the…
An enormous sheet lifts magically off the set at the start of "Wonderful Tennessee," and immediately we know we're in Brian Friel country. Joe Vanek's no less magical set shows a disused County…
David Williamson perceives himself as an Australian dramatist seeking primarily to entertain as he reflects on contemporary behavior. His critics prefer to dig deeper, focusing on weighty social and…
Tom Tomlinson, founder and executive director of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, has been named exec director of the Orange County Performing Arts Center.