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Friday, August 10, 2018

Review:Coriolanus at curtainup.com/Los Angeles by Evan Henerson

We are probably due for a Coriolanus that examines the rise and fall of an anti-social soldier-turned-politician in the digital age. For now, the Theatricum's offering offers a rousing cou…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Review: Henry IV at curtainup.com/Los Angeles by Evan Henerson

Tom Hanks's Falstaff makesShakespeare Center Los Angeles production simultaneously qualify the must-see event of the summer and as an example of how to build a stellar Shakespearean ensem…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Review:The Columbine Project at curtainup.com/ by Evan Henerson

http://www.curtainup.com/columbineprojectla18.html Paul Storiale's play hits hard and offers little in the way of diplomacy. . . .

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Friday, July 7, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Review:  Archduke at curtainup.com/LA by Evan Henerson

world premiere by Rajiv Joseph at the Mark Taper.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Review: Bakersfield Mist at curtainup.com/LA by Evan Henerson

; Stephen Sachs' play seemed fated to one day arrive back at the Fountain Theatre where it originated.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Review: Captain of the Bible Quiz Team at curtainup.com/LA by Evan Henerson

I would urge all thoughtful theater-goers to visit one of the rotating churches around L.A where Mark Jacobson's sensitive treatment of a potent spiritual conundrum is being staged.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Review: Go Back Where You Are at curtainup.com/LA by Evan Henerson

David Greenspan's play is a kind of crazy reminder to theatrical big shots to treat the bit players with respect. After all, one never knows when they might have divine connections. . .

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Review: Big Sky at curtainup.com by Evan Henerson

A jet-black domestic by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros in its world premiere at the Geffen Playhous

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Friday, June 17, 2016

A First Look at Frozen - Live at the Hyperion by Evan Henerson

What to expect from the first stage version—from director Liesl Tommy—of the smash Disney animated film, premiering in California’s Disneyland.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Review: John Is A Father at curtainup.com/ by Evan Henerson

A simple story, told with truth, can far outweigh a bloated epic with grander aspirations. Playwright Julie Mayer Myatt travels a short but meaningful distance with her one-act play

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Review: Madwoman In a Volvo at curtainup.com by Evan Henerson

Sandra Tsing Loh airs her dirty laundry, throws herself a party and lets her friends get in on the act. .and. we don't need to endure an NPR pledge drive to enjoy the fun or embrace the sadn…

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Review: Honky at curtainup.com-LA by Evan Henerson

Greg Kalleres's in-your-face drama

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Talking it Out: Politics Takes the Stage in “The City of Conversation” by Evan Henerson

As the Los Angeles production opens tonight, the cast talks about their part in politics and today’s presidential race.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Changes Have Come to Illyria: Fugitive Kind Gears Up for Another Classic Adaptation by Evan Henerson

by EVAN HENERSON “Find what you still don’t know.” words, spoken by Amanda McRaven, are more suggestion than directive — the precursor to a set of warm-up exercises designed to …

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Review: Children of Eden at curtainup.com/ by Evan Henerson

a rarely seen Stephen Schwartz/John Caird musical and you'll have to catch it while you can since it's a short run . .

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Review: Tempest Reduxat curtainup.com/Los Angeles by Evan Henerson

a highly enchanting spin on Shakespeare's tale at the Odyssey Theatre. . Read More

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Eden Espinosa is Back (and Conquering the Audition Room Like Never Before) by Evan Henerson

The woman who starred as the famed green girl in Wicked takes a break from instructing at NYU to put her teaching tactics to use.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Review:andersonville16 at curtainup.com/Los Angeles by Evan Henerson

- a tempting work for reexamination, but given the uneven performances, a not-so-friendly performance space and a script that feels talky and dated, the experience is anything but urgent. .

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Review: Pocatello at curtainup.com/LA by Evan Henerson

Samuel D. Hunter has crafted a deeply layered loser and Matthew Elkins, Rogue Machine's producing artistic director, embodies this Willy Loman of the Northwest with heart-rending honesty

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Review: My Sister at curtainup.com/LA l by Evan Henerson

Janet Schlapkohn's play is an intelligent and compelling examination of a sibling relationship which is tested not only by one sister's physical limitations, but by untenable socio-political…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Review:Thom Pain (based on nothing) at curtainup.com/ by Evan Henerson

This high-wire act of a monologue written by Will Eno is now reinvigorated by Rainn Wilson at he Geffen Playhouse. in Los Angeles

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Review:Bullets over Broadway: The Musical at curtainup.com/ by Evan Henerson

All in all, here's wishing the entire Bullets team had had a Cheech to help keep things in line. .

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Review: Touring production of The Bridges of Madison County at curtainup.com/LA by Evan Henerson

For the musical adaptation, currently on its national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre, the laurels belong largely to composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brow

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Review:The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek at curtainup.com/Los Angeles by Evan Henerson

A lovely production of Athol Fugard's latest play at the Fountain Theatre.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Review: Man Covets Bird at curtainup.com/LA by Evan Henerson

70 minutes of enchantment and wonder. . . Read More

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Review: Mojada: A Medea in Los Angelesat curtainup.com/ by Evan Henerson

this harrowing production will rip out your vital organs, fillet them and serve them to you laced with jalapeno sauce. It should also make audiences consider a bit more carefully the plights…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review:Up Here at curtainup.com/ by Evan Henerson

Inside the cerebellums of husband and wife composer/librettists Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, magic happens both individually and working as a team. .

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: Citizen at curtainup.com/ Los Angeles by Evan Henerson

his play continues the Fountain history of producing intelligent, socially conscious work

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Review:Sneaky Ole Time at curtainup.com/Los Angelesl by Evan Henerson

Using 22 songs from Paul Overstreet's catalog as its dramatic through line, this is a diverting if occasionally dopey new musical .

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