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  • L.A. theater listings, Oct. 27-Nov. 3: The Tiger Lillies perform

    L.A. theater listings, Oct. 27-Nov. 3: The Tiger Lillies perform
    Brechtian bad boys the Tiger Lillies descend on REDCAT, Isabella Rossellini brings "Green Porno" to the Luckman and Musical Theatre West stages "Young Frankenstein: The Musical." Community Day Celebration New venue holds a family-friendly open house...
  • Review: Audra McDonald taps the soul of songs in concert

    Review: Audra McDonald taps the soul of songs in concert
    Audra McDonald was in grand merry-making form for much of her magnificent L.A. Opera concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Performing a diverse selection of songs spanning almost a century of the American musical and interspersing these works with...
  • Union Station the platform for the opera 'Invisible Cities'

     Union Station the platform for the opera 'Invisible Cities'
    The idea of a headphone opera was hatched over drinks at a downtown Mexican bar. The production design was partly inspired by flash mobs and silent disco. And the setting won't be a proscenium theater, but the majestically melancholy Union Station train...
  • New York City Opera near bankruptcy; Kickstarter effort falling short

    New York's second-largest opera company appears to be on the brink of bankruptcy as an emergency fundraising effort is failing to meet its target, barring any last-minute miracle. The New York City Opera was looking to raise $1 million through...
  • Placido Domingo: New York City Opera demise would be a 'tragedy'

    Placido Domingo: New York City Opera demise would be a 'tragedy'
    When renowned tenor Plácido Domingo was still a relatively unknown singer from Spain, he made his Los Angeles-area debut at the Music Center in 1967 in a touring series by the New York City Opera. His local debut included performances in "Don Rodrigo,"...
  • Pioneering AIDS play 'Normal Heart' revived just in time

    Pioneering AIDS play 'Normal Heart' revived just in time
    Actor Tim Cummings is quietly stripping on stage at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre. Each item of clothing comes off with mounting dread. Now Cummings, who plays writer-turned-AIDS activist Ned Weeks in Larry Kramer's pioneering play "The Normal Heart,"...
  • Richard Montoya takes L.A. tale 'Water & Power' from stage to screen

     Richard Montoya takes L.A. tale 'Water & Power' from stage to screen
    Richard Montoya keeps a mental library of depictions of L.A. gleaned from "Chinatown," "Repo Man," "Mulholland Drive," the novels of James Ellroy, and other pop-culture texts. So when he began adapting his neo-noir stage drama "Water & Power" for the...
  • Review: Bramwell Tovey gets the job done with L.A. Philharmonic

    Review: Bramwell Tovey gets the job done with L.A. Philharmonic
    Some conductors speak to the audience at the Hollywood Bowl. Some don't. It's up to them, but a few well-chosen remarks can be a good way to get an audience's attention. Plus, this summer's new hi-def video screens are meant to bring the intimacy of...
  • Review: 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' slyly upends fixed notions of life

     Review: 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' slyly upends fixed notions of life
    To judge by appearances, Catherine is a roaring success. A celebrated New York academic who still fits into her skinny jeans, she's dubbed the "hot doomsday chick" when she appears on Bill Maher's program. Riding high in her career, this...
  • Theodore Bikel and Tevye, the perfect match

    Theodore Bikel and Tevye, the perfect match
    Sweeping statements are risky, but one can be made confidently about Theodore Bikel: No living actor's connection to a fictional character has been more lasting or deeply personal than his lifelong walk with Tevye the Dairyman. Bikel is 89. Three...
  • Opera's greatest star brought classical music to the masses

    Opera's greatest star brought classical music to the masses
    Luciano Pavarotti, the Italian tenor with a glorious voice that made him the opera world's greatest star as he brought classical singing to the masses on a scale never before imagined, died today. He was 71. The singer, who had been diagnosed with...