‘Sweat’ Shines Somber Light on Working Class Despair

‘Sweat’ Shines Somber Light on Working Class Despair

For Los Angelenos, watching Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat,” playing at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum until Oct. 7, may seems like a documentary about people from another civilization. The gritty 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is about a factory town and its blue-collar inhabitants, who are devastated by the economic reality of the early 2000s and […]

‘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 […]

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