Theatre

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 […]

GROVES CABIN THEATRE DISHES ON THE LIFE OF ICON KATHARINE HEPBURN

GROVES CABIN THEATRE DISHES ON THE LIFE OF ICON KATHARINE HEPBURN

The world fell in love with the movies about one hundred years ago. Instead of losing interest in what some said was just a passing fad, the movies and its actor/celebrities have instead grown from mere curiosities, to fascination, to an all-consuming addiction. Hollywood became a movie studio-mecca, producing   ‘the ‘stuff that dreams are made […]

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 […]

ACTRESS IRINA MALEEVA TACKLES DIVERSITY AND AGING IN HOLLYWOOD WITH STYLE, GRACE AND WIT

ACTRESS IRINA MALEEVA TACKLES DIVERSITY AND AGING IN HOLLYWOOD WITH STYLE, GRACE AND WIT

Serendipity and timing definitely has a place in the world of show business and movies in particular. This past week I was fortunate to interview iconic international star of stage, screen and television, Irina Maleeva, who latest feature film “The Meddler”, starring Susan Sarandon, opens nationwide on April 22nd. Maleeva, born in Bulgaria but who […]

COYOTE STAGEWORKS BACK ON STAGE AT ANNENBERG WITH “ART”

COYOTE STAGEWORKS BACK ON STAGE AT ANNENBERG WITH “ART”

Who would have thought that a ‘white canvas painting’ three feet by four feet without a frame, could wreak such comedy havoc between three old friends? That in a nutshell is the gist of the story of the blisteringly funny comedy ‘ART’, written by Iranian-born, but French-raised, Tony Award winning-playwright Yasmina Reza. English playwright Christopher […]

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 […]

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