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WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

The La Jolla Playhouse has a successful track record of sending its musical productions to Broadway and has a penchant for winning Tony Awards in the process. “Memphis” (2010), for one, springs to mind; the Best Musical Tony-winner was brilliantly performed and brilliantly directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Chris Ashley. However, I’m not quite sure […]

TWO STARS SHINE IN THE MAY/DECEMBER ROM-COM “HEISENBERG” AT MTC

TWO STARS SHINE IN THE MAY/DECEMBER ROM-COM “HEISENBERG” AT MTC

May/December romance stories are few and far between. For starters, storylines are usually predictable or implausible for most of the audience, to say nothing of the seat-squirming anticipation while waiting for that first onstage geriatric kiss – unless we’re watching Cary Grant plant one on Eva Marie Saint in the film “North by Northwest”, which, […]

PLAYWRIGHT DONALD MARGULIES GOES DEEP IN POWERFUL DRAMA AT LOS ANGELES GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

PLAYWRIGHT DONALD MARGULIES GOES DEEP IN POWERFUL DRAMA AT LOS ANGELES GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

Donald Margulies is a multiple award winning playwright and a Pulitzer Prize winner in 2000 for his play “Dinner with Friends”. Not only is he a very prolific journeyman playwright with fourteen plays in his canon, he is also a screenwriter and television series developer and writer. A recurring them that runs throughout his work […]

OLD GLOBE MUSICAL “OCTOBER SKY” A SPARKLING ENERGETIC GEM

OLD GLOBE MUSICAL “OCTOBER SKY” A SPARKLING ENERGETIC GEM

When the Soviet Union launched their space probe named “Sputnik” into orbit around the earth on October 4, 1957, it was a wake-up call for America signaling that the ‘space race’ between Russia and the United States had begun. That small, 180 pound metal ball, however launched more than a scientific experimental race for supremacy […]

RE-IMAGINED ARTHUR MILLER’S ‘VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ IS OBSCURED

RE-IMAGINED ARTHUR MILLER’S ‘VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ IS OBSCURED

Arthur Miller is one of America’s greatest playwrights. Ivo Van Hove is a fine Dutch-born, Belgium-based, talented, Tony Award-winning European stage director. This being an election year, and politics continually being compared to theatre, I guess it’s okay for me to compare and harken back to the 1988 vice-presidential debate where vice-presidential candidate Dan Quayle […]

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