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WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW NOIR MUSICAL “HOLLYWOOD” AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW NOIR MUSICAL “HOLLYWOOD” AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

The La Jolla Playhouse has the best track record of any West Coast theatre when it comes to sending their original theatrical productions to Broadway (over 30 of them to date). Their 2008 musical production “Memphis”, written by Joe Di Pietro and directed by Christopher Ashley went on to Broadway winning a 2010 Tony Award […]

ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS OF YUCCA VALLEY PRESENT NEIL SIMON’S “BROADWAY BOUND”

ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS OF YUCCA VALLEY PRESENT NEIL SIMON’S “BROADWAY BOUND”

Neil Simon was the King of comedy playwrights during the 1960’s through the 1980’s He has written over thirty Broadway hits with three plays on the ‘great white way’ simultaneously. No other playwright has ever broken that record. Simon wrote mainly comedies. But he always infused his plays with some form of drama because drama […]

POWERFUL DRAMA “AGNES OF GOD” A TRIUMPHANT MUST SEE AT THE ANNENBERG THEATRE IN PALM SPRINGS

POWERFUL DRAMA “AGNES OF GOD” A TRIUMPHANT MUST SEE AT THE ANNENBERG THEATRE IN PALM SPRINGS

Whoever says one has to go to New York or LA to see great theatre obviously hasn’t seen, but should see, the current Coyote StageWorks production of “Agnes of God” currently on stage at the Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs. The serious, thought-provoking play written by John Pielmeier examines not only the core issue of […]

NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY OF ‘A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER’ OPENS AT THE AHMANSON THEATRE

NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY OF ‘A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE                              AND MURDER’ OPENS AT THE AHMANSON THEATRE

Music maybe the food of love per the Bard, who urges us to play on. However, it’s devilishly difficult when everyone is laughing and having a great time to think about squaring the circle concerning the murderous aspects in the title of the brilliant and entertaining musical comedy/farce production now on stage at the Ahmanson […]

US PREMIERE OF COMEDY/FARCE “NOW YOU SEE IT” ON STAGE AT NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE

US PREMIERE OF COMEDY/FARCE “NOW YOU SEE IT” ON STAGE AT NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE

Farce, in general, as a theatrical genre has always been a tough sell to American audiences.   Lately, we’ve seen a noticeable upswing in the plays of the masters of the genre – playwrights like the great Moliere, and the “Belle Epoque” favorite Georges Feydeau – being staged again, albeit, via translations mainly by British playwrights, […]

SAN DIEGO REP THEATRE SCORES WITH IRISH ROM/COM “OUTSIDE MULLINGAR”

SAN DIEGO REP THEATRE SCORES WITH IRISH ROM/COM “OUTSIDE MULLINGAR”

The Irish are known for being great storytellers. The bigger the tale the better the story. In America today one of the best practitioners of Irish wit and comedy is the colorful New York-born writer John Patrick Shanley. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Moon Struck” and the Tony-winning playwright of “Doubt: A Parable”, Shanley, also […]

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