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GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE STAGES CONOR MCPHERSON’S “THE NIGHT ALIVE”

GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE STAGES CONOR MCPHERSON’S “THE NIGHT ALIVE”

It’s been said that the Irish are great storytellers and spinners of mystical tales and yarns.  And this is very true. It’s also been said that the Irishman’s vice comes bottled and is readily available at every pub in the Emerald Isle, which also may be true depending on who is doing the talking. Their […]

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE DELIVERS INVENTIVE FILM NOIR MUSICAL

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE DELIVERS INVENTIVE FILM NOIR MUSICAL

The “film noir” genre is not necessarily the first choice of stage producers to become book musical material. I’m having trouble coming up with a candidate, unless one considers Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd”, an English “noir” story set to music, as an example. And that’s a stretch at best. For audiences of North Coast Repertory […]

More than 150 detained in California as police killing protests reignite

More than 150 detained in California as police killing protests reignite

Some 150 people have been arrested in California as protests spilled into a third night, after decisions not to charge white police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner prompted outcries about the use of force on minorities. Protests in Berkley involved more than a thousand people, several hundred of who stormed […]

Massive blaze in downtown LA: 250 firefighters, 2 major freeways closed

Massive blaze in downtown LA: 250 firefighters, 2 major freeways closed

A massive fire has engulfed an apartment building under construction in downtown Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), firefighters were battling the blaze at the corner of Temple and Fremont streets, the Los Angeles Times reports. The LAFD has subsequently tweeted the exact location of the incident. From the latest reports, […]

World Class Classical Pianist Hershey Felder Becomes Irving Berlin

World Class Classical Pianist Hershey Felder Becomes Irving Berlin

Many are called to become piano virtuosos, but few, very few, are chosen.  Fortunately for audiences of LA’s Geffen Playhouse, Hershey Felder likes the intimate confines of the Gil Cates theatre. Hershey Felder, the brilliant and creative concert pianist also had theatrical ambitions to go along with his life as a world class entertainer. Fifteen […]

SUPERB AMERICAN MUSICAL PREMIERE OF                 “THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME” AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

SUPERB AMERICAN MUSICAL PREMIERE OF                  “THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME” AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

The La Jolla Playhouse, one of the country’s leading Tony Award Regional Theatres, is a recognized leader in the art of transferring its productions from La Jolla to Broadway, and they have a genuine, bona fide candidate with the Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Peter Parnell production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. The libretto by […]

 North Coast Rep Theatre Has A Triumph With “Freud’s Last Session”

 North Coast Rep Theatre Has A Triumph With “Freud’s Last Session”

At last, a thinking person’s play about the vexing concepts and issues concerning the philosophy of science versus the philosophy of faith in today’s society.  It wasn’t much of an issue, say, 5000 years ago.  Then again, there wasn’t much of a scientific community or advocates to challenge the established order.  But, today it’s a […]

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