Tuesday, March 28, 2017

REVIEW: Antaeus Theatre Company opens their new space with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Rob Stevens

A gut-wrenching, sexually steaming production of Tennessee Williams's masterpiece.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

REVIEW: John Pollono's RULES OF SECONDS receives its World Premiere at LATC. by Rob Stevens

Pollono's play about the Code Duello is set in 1855 Boston and under Jo Bonney's tight direction reaches the heights of Jacobean Tragedy in its near abattoir finale.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

REVIEW: A Noise Within presents Ah, Wilderness! by Rob Stevens

Eugene O'Neill's comedy is a lovely valentine to a simpler past.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

REVIEW: Finding Neverland crash lands at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre by Rob Stevens

Magic and charm are in short supply in James Graham's book for the musical about the creation of Peter Pan.

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REVIEW: 3D Theatricals presents a lively Once On This Island by Rob Stevens

The larger cast makes the Flaherty/Ahrens musical sound richer and feel more full bodied.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

REVIEW: Zoot Suit returns to the Mark Taper stage where it premiered 38 years ago by Http://www.haineshisway.com/2017/02/zoot-Suit-Reviewed-By-Rob-Stevens/

Zoot Suit may have lost some of its zip for those of us who witnessed it previously, but if you have never seen, don’t miss it.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

REVIEW: Hollywood's Actors Co-Op offers an intimate production of 33 VARIATIONS by Rob Stevens

Moises Kaufman's beautifully written play about obsession, relationships and illness is receiving a masterful production.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

REVIEW: For Piano and Harpo at Butbank's Falcon Theatre by Rob Stevens

Dan Castellaneta has written and stars in a new play about the tortured genius that was Oscar Levant.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

REVIEW: Moby Dick sails the theatrical waters at South Coast Repertory by Rob Stevens

Tech rules the day in adapter/director David Catlin's and The Lookingflass Theatre Company's production of Herman Melville's classic novel.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

REVIEW: Agatha Christie's WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION by Rob Stevens

Christie's 1953 courtroom drama is still crisp in its writing and filled with twists and turns of the plot. The problem with The Group Rep's production is in the casting.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

REVIEW: Chapatti at the Laguna Playhouse is a charmer by Rob Stevens

A whimsical Irish tale of another chance at finding love will leave you with a smile on your face.

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REVIEW: Jen Silverman's female two-hander THE ROOMMATE is a laugh filled outing.at SCR by Rob Stevens

Linda Gehringer and Tessa Auberjonois sparkle as two lonely women of a certain age who bond over their difference and similarities.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

REVIEW: AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL is having a pre-Broadway run at LA's Ahmanson Theatre by Rob Stevens

The creators have tried but failed to capture the charming, quirky whimsy of the delightful French film.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

REVIEW: National Tour of THE KING AND I at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre by Rob Stevens

You probably will never see such a sumptuous production of this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

REVIEW: Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along revived in Beverly Hills by Rob Stevens

Director Michael Arden takes on Sondheim's "problem" musical and gives it a highly theatrical look.

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REVIEW: New musical When Jazz Had The Blues is a musical biography of Billy Strayhorn by Rob Stevens

As in real life, Strayhorn is overshadowed by the bigger stars--Duke Ellington and Lena Horne--that he associated with in his career.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

REVIEW: The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) by Rob Stevens

Daniel Henning had adroitly taken Shakespeare's prose and transferred it to the JFK assassination.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

REVIEW: Skullduggery The Musical Prequel to Hamlet by Rob Stevens

Fun is afoot in Elsinore 30 years before Shakespeare's Prince appears.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review: Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby by Rob Stevens

The Road Theatre Company presents a sterling production of a puzzling yet mesmerizing piece of theatre.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Rob Stevens

A lyrical and uplifting production made memorable by the genius and heart of director Glenn Casale and the performance of deaf actor John McGinty in the role of Quasimodo.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

REVIEW" A stellar production of ALL THE WAY opens SCR's 53rd season. by Rob Stevens

Although Robert Schenkkan's play premiered in 2012, it feels and sounds like it was written expressly for the current presidential campaign.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

REVIEW: Barbecue at the Geffen Playhouse by Rob Stevens

Robert O'Hara has written a very funny one-act about race and class in Middle America. Unfortunately it's a two-act play.

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REVIEW: A View From the Bridge at the Ahmanson Theatre by Rob Stevens

Director Ivo Van Hove leaches all the ethnicity and color out of Arthur Miller's play.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Review: L.A. Now and Then is Bruce Kimmel's love letter to The City of the Angels. by Rob Stevens

A new musical revue about the storied history of Los Angeles is receiving its premiere at L.A. City College.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Review: Celebration Theatre is presenting the West Coast Premiere of The Boy From Ox by Rob Stevens

Do I have anything negative to say about this energetic production produced in a 55 seat theatre on a tiny budget? Yes--it ended!

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Antaeus Theatre Company stages a funny and touching revival of CLOUD NINE. by Rob Stevens

Caryl Churchill's gender-bending 1979 play seems as relevant today as it was originally.

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National Tour of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER stops at the Ahmanson Theatre by Rob Stevens

Who's bumping off the D'Ysquith heirs in this musical mayhem with an old English Music Hall flavor.

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New production of DREAMGIRLS is a feast for the eyes and ears. by Rob Stevens

Robert Longbottom choreographed and directed the new revival of the faux Motown musical that is filling the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts with eye popping color.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

30th Anniversary Robby Award winners announced in Los Angeles by Rob Stevens

Bruce Vilanch and Sharon McNight hosted an entertainment filled awards show on February 8 honoring Distinguished Achievement in Los Angeles Theatre for 2015.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Empire The Musical debuts in La Mirada by Rob Stevens

The new musical about the building of the Empire State Building needs some reconstruction work.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse is presenting the U.S. Premiere of the two-hander comedy ACT 3... by Rob Stevens

The play is short in time and of content but the audience gets to see two pros--Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy--doing what they do best.

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