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  • Vanya and his grumpy sibs play it for laughs at the Goodman

    Vanya and his grumpy sibs play it for laughs at the Goodman
    "I dreamed I was 52 and unmarried," says Sonia, one of the trio of siblings in Christopher Durang's very droll new comedy featuring the middle-aged children of a pair of academics, literary professors who named their kids after characters in the plays...
  • 'Larry Kramer in Love & Anger': At 80, the film's subject reveals a complex heart

    'Larry Kramer in Love & Anger': At 80, the film's subject reveals a complex heart
    How does it feel seeing your life pass before your eyes in a documentary? "Very strange," admitted Larry Kramer, his plaintive voice a shadow of the nasal bullhorn that excoriated New York Mayor Ed Koch and President Ronald Reagan in the terrifying...
  • The star of 'Matilda'? It's a constellation made of three vivacious young actresses

    Like a soda can opened after a vicious shake, Gabby Gutierrez, Mia Sinclair Jenness and Mabel Tyler explode across the Santa Monica Pier in pursuit of the bright orange roller coaster in the corner of the boardwalk. Though they blend into the crowd of...
  • For Broadway's Audra McDonald and others, same-sex marriage ruling is a 'no-brainer'

    For Broadway's Audra McDonald and others, same-sex marriage ruling is a 'no-brainer'
    Prominent members of the performing and visual arts professions have voiced their approval of Friday's ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage around the country. Their reactions are perhaps not surprising for a community, including ...
  • With 'California: The Tempest,' Cornerstone makes homespun magic

    After a year on the road, taking its production of "California: The Tempest" from Eureka to Pacoima, Cornerstone Theater Company returned last weekend to downtown Los Angeles, where the tour began, to present the final performances in Grand Park. This...
  • With 'Five-O' on hiatus, Scott Caan gets to play (in a play he wrote)

    With 'Five-O' on hiatus, Scott Caan gets to play (in a play he wrote)
    The playwright Scott Caan — yes, the same square-jawed Scott Caan who has appeared in Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven" franchise and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Danny "Danno" Williams on CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" —...
  • Abraham Lincoln was a ... what?

    Abraham Lincoln was a ... what?
    The sexual orientation of the 16th president of the United States has long been a matter of politically charged curiosity; Tony Kushner grappled with the issue when he wrote his Oscar-nominated screenplay for the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln."...
  • Generosity overcomes terrorism in unpretentious 'Come From Away'

     Generosity overcomes terrorism in unpretentious 'Come From Away'
    Terrorists make the covers of newspapers while those who selflessly give comfort and support in times of crisis are usually relegated to the back pages. "Come From Away," the small yet stirring new musical that opened last week at La Jolla Playhouse,...
  • Comic take on the hovering neighbor at the Road on Lankershim

    Comic take on the hovering neighbor at the Road on Lankershim
    For introverts of a certain stripe, a guest who won’t leave is essentially a horror-movie monster. Wendy McLeod’s comedy “Things Being What They Are,” now at the Road Theatre, plays with the primeval terror of this scenario —...
  • 'Flamenco Passion' showcases Spain's love-filled artform

    'Flamenco Passion' showcases Spain's love-filled artform
    Dame Libby Komaiko, who founded Ensemble Espanol at Northeastern Illinois University in 1975, must be proud of the house that love built. Her own profession of love — "Tiempos de Goya" (1990), devoted to the history and culture of Spain —...
  • 'Smash's' 'Bombshell' musical hits Broadway briefly; next stage in works

    Ever since the TV series "Smash" spawned a narrow but rabid fan base before going off the air in 2013, the question has lingered: Would "Bombshell," the fictional Marilyn Monroe musical that drove the series, ever be developed for a real Broadway stage?...