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Theater Review (LA): Some Kind of Love Story by Arthur Miller

The West Coast premiere of a play by Arthur Miller - an undiscovered gem? If it sounds too good to be true . . . Read More »

Theater Review (Los Angeles): Cesar & Ruben at NoHo Art Center

Ed Begley Jr. revives his 2003 musical about Chavez and Salazar in a production that integrates numerous forms. Read More »

Theater Review: The Deception at La Jolla Playhouse, California

Marivaux's intricate game of deceit gets a new rendering in a beautiful production directed by Dominque Serrand. Read More »

Theater Review: Can-Can at the Pasadena Playhouse

Director David Lee and company make Cole Porter's story of a censorship-plagued dance hall a lively entertainment. Read More »

Theater Review: A New Carmen Musical at the La Jolla Playhouse

Prosper Merimee's gypsy woman will survive to sin again after the dulling effects of an oddly uninspired vision from a Cirque d'Soleil founder. Read More »

Theater Review: Jersey Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre (L.A.)

Driven by intimacy with their hits and interest in their history, audiences can't take their eyes off this ode to all Four Seasons. Read More »

Theater Review: The Verdi Girls by Bernard Farrell, Laguna Playhouse

The Laguna Playhouse premieres a new work by the traveling Irish writer who has come to call the seaside company his California home. Read More »

Theater Review: David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face at the Mark Taper Forum

The author of M. Butterfly puts himself onstage in a fictionalized documentary. Read More »

Theater Review: W. Somerset Maugham’s The Constant Wife

The Pasadena Playhouse has a consistent winner in Art Manke's staging with Megan Gallagher in the lead. Read More »

Theater Review: Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig

Prejudging a book by its cover is bad for people - and this play, now getting its West Coast premiere at L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse. Read More »