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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 […]

CV REP’S “ANNAPURNA” TRAVELS THE BUMPY ROAD OF LOVE, MARRIAGE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

CV REP’S “ANNAPURNA” TRAVELS THE BUMPY ROAD OF LOVE, MARRIAGE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

The bumpy road of love, marriage, and everything else in between, is often filled with potholes we call life passages. There are precious few rose gardens out there, promised or not, and some aren’t even worth taking care of. But Hope springs eternal. Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVREP) kicks off their 8th season with the […]

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 […]

LIZARD BOY: MODERN MYTHOLOGY + AGE-OLD DESIRES = MONSTER HIT

LIZARD BOY: MODERN MYTHOLOGY + AGE-OLD DESIRES = MONSTER HIT

When Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Jerry Manning commissioned an original musical piece from Justin Huertas, a talented actor, composer, singer, musician and illustrator, he didn’t know what it would be exactly, but Manning and adapter/dramaturg Andrea Allen were willing to bet it would be amazing. Lucky for them and audiences everywhere, that bet paid […]

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