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  • Joey Luft, Mary Bridget Davies coming to Pasadena Playhouse

    Joey Luft, Mary Bridget Davies coming to Pasadena Playhouse
    Joey Luft, son of Judy Garland, will headline a show about his mother at this year's Summer at the Pasadena Playhouse, the company's annual performing arts offerings. The lineup also includes Mary Bridget Davies, who was recently seen on Broadway...
  • For L.A. cabaret show, Jeremy Jordan is nervous about being himself

     For L.A. cabaret show, Jeremy Jordan is nervous about being himself
    Even guys who have starred on Broadway, been a regular on a TV series and have a few films under their belt hit that moment in their career where Jeremy Jordan was recently. "Honestly, I didn't have anything to do," Jordan said. The actor, who quickly...
  • 'ABBAMEMNON' a fun, jam-packed hybrid

    'ABBAMEMNON' a fun,  jam-packed hybrid
    Aeschylus meets Agnetha, Bj÷rn, Benny and Anni-Frid in “ABBAMEMNON,” the latest deconstruction from Troubadour Theater Company.áThe classic Greek playwright, Swedish pop group and incomparable troupe may never be quite the same again, and...
  • Sarah Steele of 'The Country House' finds comfort in her characters

    Sarah Steele of 'The Country House' finds comfort in her characters
    "Who are you?" It's a line Scott Foley, playing TV star Michael Astor, delivers to Sarah Steele's teenage character Susie Keegan in the new Donald Margulies play "The Country House" at the Geffen Playhouse after Susie delivers a diatribe of truth: The...
  • Eli Wallach, an Actors Studio veteran and theater stalwart

    Eli Wallach, who died on Tuesday at the age of 98, was an actor whose working-class demeanor often led to typecasting and character parts on the big screen. Onstage, where he began his career and continued to work well into old age, his career was...
  • Eli Wallach had the power to illuminate a character on stage and screen

      Eli Wallach had the power to illuminate a character on stage and screen
    Some actors are too good for stardom. Eli Wallach, who died Tuesday at 98 after a long and distinguished career on stage and screen, was at the top of my list of the best actors I've encountered in the theater — a striking fact given that I was...
  • Classic sampling in 'The Curse of Oedipus' at Antaeus Theater

    Classic sampling in 'The Curse of Oedipus' at Antaeus Theater
    It’s easy to see why “The Curse of Oedipus,” now at the Antaeus Theater, was originally intended to be presented over the course of two evenings. Not only does playwright Kenneth Cavander sample liberally from Sophocles’...
  • For 'Venus in Fur' author, working with Roman Polanski was 'heaven'

     For 'Venus in Fur' author, working with Roman Polanski was 'heaven'
    Beyond his many accomplishments as a dramatist, author, humorist and all-around urban wit, David Ives can also lay claim to a reasonably good impression of Roman Polanski. The lanky, owlish playwright was seated in a cramped coffee shop a few blocks...
  • Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London

    Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London
    A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened this...
  • 'Jersey Boys' has been a windfall for all involved

     'Jersey Boys' has been a windfall for all involved
    At the height of their fame, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons churned out a string of hit singles about a rag doll, a girl named Sherry and a particularly memorable night in late December, back in '63. The team behind the stage musical "Jersey Boys"...
  • A masterly 'Les Miserables' at La Mirada Theatre

    A masterly 'Les Miserables' at La Mirada Theatre
    A juggernaut entertainment since its 1985 premiere, “Les MisÚrables” has undergone many incarnations, including the controversial 25th anniversary production that pitted original director Trevor Nunn against producer Cameron Mackintosh, and...