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HILARIOUS COMEDY FARCE “THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG” WOWS NYC AUDIENCES

HILARIOUS COMEDY FARCE “THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG” WOWS NYC AUDIENCES

Most older theatre mavens and fans of a certain age will probably remember playwright George Kelly, and his 1936 satire/spoof “The Torch-Bearers”, a play about amateurs producing and performing in what we now call ‘community theatre’. Fifty-six years later, British playwright Michael Frayn struck gold with his hilarious and highly entertaining farce “Noises Off”. The […]

Coachella 2017 set to bring musical greats to Indio

Coachella 2017 set to bring musical greats to Indio

The 2017 edition of Coachellafest will feature headliners Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar. The event will be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio April 14-16 and April 21-23. This round-up will highlight my “wish list” of performances that I hope to catch at Coachella. However, there is always the good chance that […]

Trump appoints ex-Goldman exec as Treasury Sec, bank’s stocks hit highest levels since 2007

Trump appoints ex-Goldman exec as Treasury Sec, bank’s stocks hit highest levels since 2007

Goldman Sachs’ stock price jumped to levels not seen since before the financial crash, thanks to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of his intended Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman exec and hedge fund manager. On Wednesday, Goldman stocks leapt to $220.77, up from Tuesday’s price of $211.76. This is the highest level since December […]

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 […]

FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

The great playwright August Wilson has been the voice and mirror for many African-Americans over the years.  Where fiery writer James Baldwin who was extremely articulate but angry and rightly so, railed at the injustices experienced by many African-Americans, Wilson just quietly and brilliantly opened a window to the everyday existence of black life and […]

OLD GLOBE DEBUTS “MACBETH” FOR 2016 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

OLD GLOBE DEBUTS “MACBETH” FOR 2016 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

It’s been said that there are only 36 plotlines for even the most brilliant and inspired playwrights to render. The progenitor and genius for English speakers in this regard is Shakespeare.  The master of plot, the conductor and orchestrator of emotions, the person most responsible for inspiring playwrights over the last 400 years. There are […]

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