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  • A cakewalk from Kander & Ebb: 'The Scottsboro Boys'

     
    It all started at lyricist Fred Ebb’s kitchen table about eight years ago. Ebb and composer John Kander, the legendary songwriting team that crafted celebrated scores for “Chicago,” “Cabaret” and nearly a dozen other Broadway shows, were ready...
  • Theater review: 'The Scottsboro Boys' at the Lyceum Theatre

     
    Location is everything in real estate, and that goes for theatrical properties as well. Let me tell you a story that demonstrates the truth of this maxim, the tale of a boldly risk-taking off-Broadway musical that got its Broadway wish......
  • Shows you won't see on Broadway come January

     
    Broadway has looked like a killing field in recent weeks as some high-profile shows have shut down prematurely or announced early closings. The unforgiving economics of the New York theater world -- a combination of exorbitant rents, ruthless...
  • 'Cabaret' and 'The Baker's Wife' set for Reprise Theatre Company's 2011-12 season

     
    Reprise Theatre Company will present two very different tales of European life during its 2011-12 season at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. "Cabaret," which explores the decadent world of '30s Berlin, will run Sept. 13-25. The show, which has music by John......
  • Tony-nominated 'Scottsboro Boys' coming to Old Globe in 2012

     
    'Scottsboro Boys' musical coming to San Diego in 2012...
  • Theater review: 'Cabaret' at UCLA's Freud Playhouse

     
    Charles McNulty reviews the Reprise Theatre Company revival of "Cabaret" at UCLA's Freud Playhouse...
  • Spring theater preview: 'Waiting for Godot,' 'Hands on a Hardbody'

     
    A look ahead at the spring theater season in Southern Calfornia: Trucks have never really been my thing, but of the upcoming new musicals this season, I’m most curious about “Hands on a Hardbody,” the Doug Wright-Trey Anastasio-Amanda...
  • On Theater: Golden West announces lineup for 2011-12

    Local theater groups have recently announced their schedules of productions for the 2010-11 season, but one forward-thinking organization already has its to-do list nailed down for 2011-12. That would be Golden West College, whose longtime director,...
  • On Theater: 'Cabaret' a solid musical drama at GWC

    On Theater: 'Cabaret' a solid musical drama at GWC
    The musical drama "Cabaret" has undergone more surgery than Joan Rivers since it first hit the Broadway stage in 1966, including an emasculated movie version that somehow won the best picture Oscar. At Golden West College, director-choreographer Martie...
  • David Hyde Pierce Directs Comedy At Williamstown

    David Hyde Pierce Directs Comedy At Williamstown
    David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
  • Youmans: Chita Rivera to perform hits from a storied career

    Youmans: Chita Rivera to perform hits from a storied career
    Two-time Tony award-winner Chita Rivera will jazz up Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this week during a cabaret-style evening of timeless music and storytelling. "Chita Rivera: My Broadway," which has four shows Thursday through Sunday, will...
  • In James Harms, a Chicago actor who sets himself apart

    In James Harms, a Chicago actor who sets himself apart
    When director Frank Galati premiered "The Visit," a new musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, at the Goodman Theatre in 2001, the legendary Chita Rivera soaked up most of the attention (although, given the timing of the production that terrible, post-Sept....