‘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 […]

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