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Geffen Playhouse Premiere’s Neil Labute Drama

Geffen Playhouse Premiere’s Neil Labute Drama

Playwright Neil LaBute is a prolific writer of plays and screenplays.  But he rarely appears on the radar screens of mainstream American theatre goers. Some accuse him of being a…

Comedian Robin Williams found dead in suspected suicide

Comedian Robin Williams found dead in suspected suicide

Oscar winning actor Robin Williams has died in his home in California at the age of 63. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late.…

British Comedy Scores High Marks In “Quartet”   At The Old Globe White Stage

British Comedy Scores High Marks In “Quartet”   At The Old Globe White Stage

No matter how famous one thinks they are it always comes as a shock when they discover that they can no longer perform whatever they did to make them famous…

Mark Taper Forum Hits A Home Run With “Buyer & Cellar”

Mark Taper Forum Hits A Home Run With “Buyer & Cellar”

Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum’s current West Coast premiere production of “Buyer & Cellar” is just a few miles from Dodger Stadium, home to those lovable lugs and expats from…

La Jolla Playhouse Presents West Coast Premiere Of “Ether Dome”

La Jolla Playhouse Presents West Coast Premiere Of “Ether Dome”

When a new medical treatment promises to eradicate pain, a doctor and his student play out an epic battle between altruism and ambition (think big bucks).  Based on the true…

Old Globe Musical Revival “Into The Woods” Proof That One Can Go Home Again

Old Globe Musical Revival “Into The Woods” Proof That One Can Go Home Again

Novelist Thomas Wolfe’s famous admonition of one “not being able to go home again” (he was speaking literarily and metaphorically) doesn’t hold up when it comes to the current production…

La’s Geffen Playhouse Presents A World Premiere Set In Academia

La’s Geffen Playhouse Presents A World Premiere Set In Academia

If one is interested in plays about the good old days of the early twentieth century of academia when students were just students with boy meets girl problems – like…

Old Globe Sends Christopher Durang Comedy/Farce Into Orbit

Old Globe Sends Christopher Durang Comedy/Farce Into Orbit

There’s no doubt about it.  Actors love Christopher Durang plays whether they are in them or just watching them, as was the case of Durang’s fast-paced and wildly wacky play…

Mark Taper Forum Stages One-Man Musical Tribute To Paul Robeson

Mark Taper Forum Stages One-Man Musical Tribute To Paul Robeson

When a playwright or a performer wishes to pay tribute to an iconic personality or a celebrity there are bound to be inherent challenges in trying to render that individual…

Old Globe White Theatre Stages Edgy Drama

Old Globe White Theatre Stages Edgy Drama

From the pen of the librettist of the 2007 Tony winning musical “In the Heights” comes  “Water by the Spoonful”, the second installment in playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes’ exciting Elliot…

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