There are two prevailing attitudes when it comes to contemplating Atlantic's Tori Amos, she of the terribly tortured song themes and bittersweet, angelic vocals.
Tedious, trite and trivial are the kindest words to describe this debut production of the Hudson BackStage Theatre. While playwright Thomas George Carter may be striving for David Mamet, the impact…
If all had gone as planned, Dizzy Gillespie, who turns 75 Oct. 21, would have played at his own pre-birthday bash. Health problems precluded that, but the bebop king was still around to take in an…
It's not often one finds a 60-year-old play that's as timely as tonight's CNN News. But Theatre 40 has discovered such a gem in Maxwell Anderson's "Both Your Houses," a bitter, cynical drama about…
The timeliness of life-threatening diseases as the subject of a dramatic work is unquestionable. In light of the multitude of plays and movies relating to this sensitive topic, the treatment and…
A musical of alternate lifestyles, "Under One Umbrella" shows three couples, one gay, one lesbian and one heterosexual (with Dad as Mr. Mom) coping with the pressures of love and daily living. The…
Reviewed Aug. 11, 1992.
Singer-songwriter Holly Near, whose past L.A performances have been one-night stands, is here granted a six-week run. It looks like a concert and it sounds like a concert, but Near calls it a play…
In spite of some fine performances by this sincere ensemble, it's not difficult to see why Clifford Odets' Depression-era romantic comedy/drama rarely finds its way to the boards. The dated material…
Nick Cave, looking like an emaciated Neil Young and sounding like a cross between Jim Morrison and Harry Chapin, barreled through a ferociously paced set at the Roxy Monday.