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Theater has suffered from placelessness in the digital era. Mark O'Rowe's "The Approach" roots us somewhere theatrically real.
Same stage, different script: For a theater critic watching President Biden's inauguration, the most notable part of the performance is its humility.
The nation's overlapping crises have sparked the notion that audiences want to be uplifted, more than anything else. I disagree.
Pasadena Playhouse streams "You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman," in which paying tribute to the Broadway composer proves harder than it might seem.
This was the year that streaming versions of "Hamilton," "What the Constitution Means to Me" and "Ma Rainey" proved stage stories can shine on-screen.
The best of the best of Broadway from 2010-2019
"In Circles," Al Carmines' musical adaptation of Gertrude Stein's "A Circular Play," gets a topnotch revival at the Odyssey Theatre.
Playwright Joshua Harmon's family comedy has its West Coast premiere.
Fall theater season highlight for Los Angeles include a musical version of 'Almost Famous,' Bill Irwin in "On Beckett," a revival of August Wilson's "Jitney" and a new standup show by comic …
John Leguizamo's one-man show, now at the Ahmanson, delves into the Latino history missing from his son’s textbooks. It's a funny, dizzying journey.
The annual outdoor production of classic Greek theater is Sophocles reimagined by Aaron Posner, known for adapting Chekhov into "Stupid ... Bird."
Jiehae Park's "Hannah and the Dread Gazebo," presented by the Fountain Theatre and East West Players, follows a New York woman to the DMZ as she unravels the mysterious death of her grandmot…
'Fefu and her Friends,' María Irene Fornés' feminist classic, is reborn at the Odyssey Theatre
Hal Prince redefined the musical and Broadway in the second half of the 20th century.
Geraldine Inoa's "Scraps" and Dionna M. Daniel's "Gunshot Medley: Part 1" explore pain in the fight for control over black bodies in America and demonstrate exciting new directions in Africa…
"Into the Woods," Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical deconstruction of classic fairy tales, gets a starry, al fresco revival at the Hollywood Bowl with Sierra Boggess, Sutton Foste…
Rob Nagle, Lisa Fernandez and Justin Huen star in E.L. Lewis' latest play, 'Apple Season' at Atwater Village Theatre
"X-Men" superstar and Broadway triple-threat Hugh Jackman performs his concert show, "Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show," at the Hollywood Bowl.
Olivier-winning British comedy "The Play That Goes Wrong" arrives at the Ahmanson Theatre as a comedy of blunders with a fringe-theater soul.
Betsy Brandt stars in a new Pasadena Playhouse version of "Riverdale" creator Aguirre-Sacasa's 2008 work, which centers on a prep-school sex scandal.
PBS’ ‘American Masters’ explores the path-breaking gay writer Terrence McNally through interviews with Billy Porter, Nathan Lane, Rita Moreno and others.
Of the many cliffhangers the Tony Awards will resolve on Sunday, the story line that has me on the edge of my seat is whether “Hadestown” will be crowned best musical. Anaïs Mitchell is…
At a time in America when lies are rampant in public life and alternative truth has been adopted as a winning political strategy, the 2018-19 Broadway season will be remembered for those gri…
It turned out not to be a horrendous year for new Broadway musicals, if you disqualify “King Kong,” lower your IQ for “The Cher Show” and bring earplugs to “Be More Chill.” “Th…
Rebecca Taichman won a Tony Award for directing a darkly enchanting production of the Paula Vogel play, now at the Ahmanson Theatre.
The Tony Awards sort out a Broadway year divided between the impulse to innovate and the desire to maintain the status quo.
Handicapping Sunday's Tony Awards: Can "Hadestown" beat "Tootsie"? Will Sorkin's "Mockingbird" be redeemed? And will the Tonys justly reward a female director?
The playwright gets personal in this documentary tale about his mother, a psych ward chaplain held captive by a suicidal convict. It's a sly, slippery tale.
Anaïs Mitchell's concept album-turned-folk opera is an exquisite marriage of story and song that advances the art of theater.
Heidi Schreck's "What the Constitution Means to Me" is more than a performance piece: It's the most moving play of the year.
Time passes, and even a contemporary classic can use a nip and tuck. David Henry Hwang, most famous for his Tony-winning 1988 play “M. Butterfly,” performed some not insignificant cosmet…