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Monday, November 11, 2013

Stayin’ Live Summit Ponders Viability of Theater in Hollywood by Ed Rampell

Can theater survive in the Hollywood neighborhood? That was the topic at Stayin' Live, a gathering last Saturday at the Montalban Theatre.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Can You Hear the Intergalactic Nemesis Approaching? by Ed Rampell

The "Intergalactic Nemesis" live-action graphic novel is passing through UCLA (Book 1) and Costa Mesa (Book 2). Touring Foley artist Cami Alys discusses the show's sound effects.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Designing a Wait Until Dark for the Noir Era by Ed Rampell

As they re-set Frederick Knott's "Wait Until Dark" in 1944, director Matt Shakman and his designers at Geffen Playhouse discuss how to stage parts of the thriller in the dark.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Shun-kin: In the Realm of the Shadows by Ed Rampell

A Jun'ichiro Tanizaki novella from 1933 is the source of "Shun-kin," staged by Simon McBurney for CAP UCLA and Radar L.A. Veteran Peter Brook actor Yoshi Oida is in the cast.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Breaking Music’s Racial Barrier in Beaty’s Breath and Imagination by Ed Rampell

Daniel Beaty's "Breath and Imagination" explores the story of Roland Hayes,a pioneering African-American lyric tenor. Elijah Rock stars at the Colony Theatre.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Clown Prince Gaulier Exits the LA ‘Motorway’ to Teach at Inner-City Arts by Ed Rampell

French clown master Philippe Gaulier teeaches in LA for the first time, sponsored by the Clown School and Fixt Point at Inner-City Arts. His students will put on a show.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Things Go Better with El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ed Rampell

Ron House and Alan Shearman return to their madcap roots with a revival of their first hit comedy, "El Grande de Coca-Cola," at Ruskin Group Theatre in LA.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Samuels Remembers Britain’s Quality of Mercy in Kindertransport by Ed Rampell

Diane Samuels' Kinderstransport returns in a radio theater production by LA Theatre Works, marking the 75th anniversary of the pre-World War II rescue of Jewish children from Europe.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

David Thompson Wrote the Book for The Scottsboro Boys by Ed Rampell

David Thompson, who wrote the book for the Kander/Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys, discusses the show as it's about to open at the Ahmanson Theatre.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Son of Weathermen, Dohrn Goes Down Into the Immigration Debate by Ed Rampell

Zayd Dohrn, the son of Weathermen radicals, writes plays, including Long Way Go Down, which is about immigrants without papers, at Art of Acting Studio.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Stories of Ex-Slaves Dramatized in Do Lord Remember Me by Ed Rampell

Chromolume Theatre revives its production of James de Jongh's Do Lord Remember Me, drawn from accounts of ex-slaves who were interviewed in the '30s. Director Wilson Bell discusses the lates…

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Russell Harvard Travels Between Tribes at the Taper by Ed Rampell

He speaks, he signs, he reads lips, and he had a key role in There Will Be Blood in his professional acting gig. Now Gallaudet grad Russell Harvard plays the pivotal role of Billy in Nina Ra…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Finding What Drives Miss Daisy and Hoke by Ed Rampell

Mary Lou Rosato and Willie C. Carpenter play Miss Daisy and her chauffeur Hoke Coleman, who are "eyeball to eyeball and heart to heart"  in Sierra Madre Playhouse's revival of Alfred Uhry's…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Free Music and Dance on Christmas Eve at the Chandler by Ed Rampell

LA County's annual holiday celebration at the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion features a wide variety of musical and dance groups, from Immaculate Heart of Mary Children's Choir to …

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Native Voices Festival Focuses on Short Sports Plays by Ed Rampell

Native Voices' short play festival offers readings of six short plays on Saturday at the Autry. Among the playwrights are veteran Muscogee Creek playwright Bret Jones, Inupiak artist and the…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Michael Golamco Builds Brave New Dramas by Ed Rampell

Michael Golamco depicts video game creators in Silicon Valley in his Build, opening tonight at the Geffen Playhouse. The LA-based Year Zero playwright uses a story similar to that of Pygmali…

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Casting Blame Behind the Scenes at a Nonprofit Theater by Ed Rampell

Playwright John Morogiello's resume lends credibility to Blame It on Beckett, a comedy set behind the scenes of a resident theater company. The director -- former Laguna Playhouse artistic d…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Music to Their Ears — The ANMT Sequel by Ed Rampell

The Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, producers who make and lose money, the decreasing importance of print media in marketing and how to craft a great pitch were among the subjects covered at the Su…

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Music To Their Ears: ANMT’s Bi-Annual Musical Theatre Writers Conference by Ed Rampell

Musical theater writers gathered over the weekend for the Biz of the Musical Theatre Biz Conference for musical theater writers, at the NoHo Arts Center. The first couple days saw participat…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Experiments Inside REDCAT’s Lab — NOW by Ed Rampell

REDCAT associate director George Lugg, who oversees the organization's New Works Festival (NOW), discusses some of the coming attractions of the 2012 edition of the annual event, July 26-Aug…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Evelina Fernández and Her Contributions to Charity by Ed Rampell

In the wake of Hope comes Charity,  more of Evelina Fernández's semi-autobiographical trilogy about a multi-generational Mexican American family.  Fernandez is also on stage in Charity, w…

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