‘Amélie’ Charms in Broadway-Bound L.A. Musical [Review]

‘Amélie’ Charms in Broadway-Bound L.A. Musical [Review]

Many charming movies lose something when they move to the stage, particularly as a musical. However, “Amélie,” a quirky 2001 French film-turned-stage musical that opened in Los Angeles Friday night in a Broadway-bound warm-up, is an exception offering a charming respite from holiday hassles. The stage production of “Amélie, A New Musical” at the Ahmanson Theatre […]

‘Atlanta’ Season One Review [Video]

‘Atlanta’ Season One Review [Video]

Initially, audiences did not know what to expect from “Atlanta.” The trailers released for the television series were vague. They showed Donald Glover and his fellow castmates, Brian Tyree Henry and Keith Stanfield, walking backward to the hit song by Tame Impala “New Person, Same Old Mistakes,” left much to the imagination, in terms of […]

A ‘Wholehearted’ Gripping Play

A ‘Wholehearted’ Gripping Play

“The Wholehearted,” the play that opened Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, features a gripping portrait of a female boxer who reached the top and knows down is the only perspective left to her. A multimedia experience, the show uses video interviews, songs, physicality and a fabulous performance from Suli Holum to tell a tale […]