‘Something Rotten!’ Fun Spoof Skewers Broadway and Bard

‘Something Rotten!’ Fun Spoof Skewers Broadway and Bard

A musical called “Something Rotten!” begs to be panned. However, “Something Rotten!” is actually a lot of fun with its over-the-top spoof on Broadway and skewering of the Bard. The musical that opened Tuesday in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre is a high-spirited romp through the Renaissance about two struggling playwrights living in the aura […]

‘Spamilton’ Spoofs ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Broadway

‘Spamilton’ Spoofs ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Broadway

The overwhelming success of Broadway juggernaut “Hamilton” currently playing to sell-out crowds in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and soon London has producers wondering how to top it or at least capitalize on it. So, it is no wonder that Gerard Alessandrini, an impresario who has made his career spoofing musical theater, developed a show […]

Cusack’s ‘Bright Star’ Shines at Ahmanson

Cusack’s ‘Bright Star’ Shines at Ahmanson

“Bright Star,” a musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, and its triumphant star Carmen Cusack should have garnered more attention on Broadway, but are shining in the national tour that opened at the Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20. Presented by Center Theatre Group, the bluegrass-infused musical offers a tale of […]

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