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  • 'ABBAMEMNON' a fun, jam-packed hybrid

    'ABBAMEMNON' a fun,  jam-packed hybrid
    Aeschylus meets Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid in “ABBAMEMNON,” the latest deconstruction from Troubadour Theater Company. The classic Greek playwright, Swedish pop group and incomparable troupe may never be quite the same again, and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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"...
  • Average cost of a Broadway ticket passes $100 for the first time

    At Sunday's Tony Awards ceremony in New York, many of Broadway's biggest stars — and some of Hollywood's too — were on hand to tout the theater community's achievements from the 2013-14 season, which ended in May. One milestone that didn't...
  • 'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre

    'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre
    The Fountain Theatre follows up its award-winning 2012 production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” with a vibrant incarnation of “The Brothers Size,” the second installment in McCraney’s acclaimed...
  • Fidelity, friendship make up Road on Magnolia's 'Flower Duet'

    Fidelity, friendship make up Road on Magnolia's 'Flower Duet'
    The title of “Flower Duet,” in its West Coast premiere at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, refers to Leo Delibes’ celebrated “Lakmé” air for soprano and mezzo. It is being rehearsed by two Vermont-based frenemies, for a mutual...
  • 'Stoneface' grows in scope, gains punch at Pasadena Playhouse

    'Stoneface' grows in scope, gains punch at Pasadena Playhouse
    More than one legend gets their due in “Stoneface,” which is only as it should be. In a felicitous transfer from the Sacred Fools Theater Company, Vanessa Claire Stewart’s surreal smash about the rise and fall and rise of Buster Keaton...
  • 'The Human Spirit' a history lesson at Odyssey Theatre

    'The Human Spirit' a history lesson at Odyssey Theatre
    The grim aftershocks of South Africa’s racist apartheid regime will be with us for some time to come, which makes the cautionary social relevance of Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s docudrama “The Human Spirit” beyond question. Nevertheless,...
  • This time, David Suchet's a super-sleuth of sorts in the Vatican

    This time, David Suchet's a super-sleuth of sorts in the Vatican
    Though David Suchet played Agatha Christie's brilliantly eccentric Belgian detective Hercule Poirot for more than 25 years, the British actor never had a long-term contract with the series. "Every time a Poirot series finished, I never knew if I was...