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Theater Review (LA): ‘Buyer and Cellar’ at the Mark Taper Forum

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Playwright Jonathan Tolins and star Michael Urie take on the legend of Barbara Streisand and the cult of celebrity with riotous results. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Peter Lefcourt

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An intriguing premise is squandered in a well-staged but essentially ho-hum romantic comedy. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Long Shrift’ by Robert Boswell, Directed by James Franco

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Sarah will not visit her son in Huntsville prison while Henry is convinced of Richard's innocence. Richard is released after 5 years of his prison term when the witness against him recants. After attempting to straighten out his life, his accuser tracks him down and confronts him. it is then the truth is revealed. Read More »

Music Review: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ (Original Cast Recording)

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While there is much that works well in the adaptation, for the most part its music is uneven. Read More »

‘You’re Good at What You Do': Backhanded Compliments and Thinly Veiled Bias on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

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Persistent racial inequality in America still means that young people of color with a love of dance have unequal access to its 'classical' forms. Read More »

Review (LA): ‘The Last Temptation of Paula Deen’ and ‘God of Abraham’ at the Hollywood Fringe

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A comic celebrity profile and a surreal sketch show wrapped up the Fringe's final weekend. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘The Conduct of Life’ and ‘The Best of 25 Plays Per Hour’ at the Hollywood Fringe

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A high-speed sketch show and a brutal but tiring avant-garde piece play their final performances at the Fringe. Read More »

Eli Wallach: Celebrating A Legend

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The world has lost one of the finest actors of our time and a wonderful man. Read More »

Theater Review (DC): ‘The Lion King’ Tour Nears 5,000th Performance

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Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 70 million people and, cumulatively, run for a staggering 106 years. Read More »

Theater Review (Washington, D.C.): ‘Side Show’ – Stunning Revival at The Kennedy Center

Set during the depression era, this true story follows the life of conjoined twins Violet (Erin Davie) and Daisy Hilton (Emily Padgett) who get adopted by a sleazy owner of a carnival freakshow. Read More »