‘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 […]

Arthur Miller’s Timeless ‘View From the Bridge’ in Los Angeles

Arthur Miller’s Timeless ‘View From the Bridge’ in Los Angeles

When Arthur Miller wrote “A View from the Bridge” in 1956, the country was in the throws of McCarthyism and the inherent Cold War fear mongering. In today’s atmosphere of xenophobia, the timelessness of Miller’s script is apparent and brought to life in the dramatic staging of “A View From the Bridge” that opened Wednesday night at […]

Stars Make ‘Grey Gardens’ Heart-Wrenching Musical Worth Seeing [Review]

Stars Make ‘Grey Gardens’ Heart-Wrenching Musical Worth Seeing [Review]

Many musicals feature show-stopping numbers that redeem otherwise tepid ones. However, few musicals feature the heart-wrenching starring performance that makes “Grey Gardens: The Musical,” which opened Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles so worth seeing. Rachel York plays the dual roles of Edith Bouvier Beale in middle age and later her daughter, Little […]

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