‘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 […]

New Play Vicuña Portrays Trump in “Emperor’s New Clothes” Tale

New Play Vicuña Portrays Trump in “Emperor’s New Clothes” Tale

“Vicuña,” the new play that opened Sunday at Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, Calif., portrays a Donald Trump-like candidate in an “Emperor’s New Clothes” tale. The satire about a real estate tycoon and reality TV star turned presidential candidate could be perceived as a hatchet job. However, it offers an entertaining topical comedy on […]

Exploring Mystery of Love & Sex in L.A. [Review]

Exploring Mystery of Love & Sex in L.A. [Review]

The Mystery of Love & Sex a dramedy by Bathsheba Doran that opened Feb. 21 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles gamely explores family relationships, stereotypes and shifting social norms. Making its West Coast debut, following an off-Broadway debut last year, the play is an ambitious exploration of lives in today’s complex world. […]

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