| Aug 15, 2008
Hoping to give audiences something to buzz about in the expanded lobby yielded by its $30-million renovation, the Mark Taper Forum will offer a 2009 season that includes revivals of the Broadway musicals "Pippin" and "Parade" and Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"...
| Nov 3, 2008
In what could be the region's most ambitious, broadest-based artistic endeavor since the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles Opera will join forces with more than 50 Southern California arts and educational institutions to stage a 10-week festival...
| Sep 16, 2008
GROPING for a comfortable moral in John Guare's classic black comedy "The House of Blue Leaves," which opened Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum in a sensational revival directed by Nicholas Martin, is a little like asking an escaped felon for some friendly...
| Jul 25, 2010
Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony?
A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
B) George and Ira Gershwin.
C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
| Mar 28, 2010
Southern California is famous for being ahead of the national curve -- in styles, fads and unenviable crises. And right now, the region's largest institutional theaters are serving as a crystal ball for leadership concerns affecting nonprofit theaters...
| Oct 25, 2009
A few weeks ago, on a fog-enshrouded night in Malibu, Richard Montoya stepped onstage in full mariachi regalia to welcome his audience to what he slyly called the "Getty Pancho Villa."
The occasion was a performance of "Peace," Aristophanes'...
| Sep 10, 2008
| 5:13 PM
Touring the newly renovated Mark Taper Forum a few weeks before its official unveiling was a bit like standing at the crossroads between the past and the future. It wasn't merely the sight of stage carpenters readying the set for "The House of Blue...
| Oct 8, 2009
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Plays about love and Big Pharma, magicians, a son???s death in Iraq and life at the post office are part of this fall's DouglasPlus series of new works, which the Center Theatre Group will announce today. Artistic director Michael Ritchie......
| Dec 15, 2009
| 9:32 PM
The Jersey Boys do it. Estelle Parsons does it regularly in "August: Osage County." Practically every actor who's been in a Noel Coward play has done it too. Smoking onstage by performers is a commonplace occurrence that most theater professionals......
| Dec 21, 2009
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The much anticipated revival of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" at the Mark Taper Forum has been officially taken off the schedule for the 2010 season. Center Theatre Group had originally announced that "Speed-the-Plow" was to open the Taper's 2010...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group said Thursday that it is in talks to produce the world premiere of "Leap of Faith" at the Ahmanson, but added that no plans have been finalized. The long-gestating stage musical is an adaptation of......
| Feb 5, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The last time the esteemed founding artistic director of a major Southern California theater company gave way to a successor, the place was pretty much turned upside down. That was five years ago, when Michael Ritchie took over from Gordon......