‘Spamilton’ Spoofs ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Broadway

‘Spamilton’ Spoofs ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Broadway

The overwhelming success of Broadway juggernaut “Hamilton” currently playing to sell-out crowds in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and soon London has producers wondering how to top it or at least capitalize on it. So, it is no wonder that Gerard Alessandrini, an impresario who has made his career spoofing musical theater, developed a show […]

Hollywood’s ‘Big Night’ Faces Comedy and Crisis in Kirk Douglas Premiere

Hollywood’s ‘Big Night’ Faces Comedy and Crisis in Kirk Douglas Premiere

Paul Rudnick’s new play “Big Night,” which has an Oscar-nominated Hollywood veteran facing comedy and crisis, premiered, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre on Saturday, September 16. The seriocomic ensemble play looks at fame, family, and a desire to speak out on the awards stage (before the orchestra plays them off). On many levels, […]

‘Good Grief’ Death Stops Time in Ngozi Anyanwu’s Douglas Debut [Review]

‘Good Grief’ Death Stops Time in Ngozi Anyanwu’s Douglas Debut [Review]

Ngozi Anyanwu’s play, “Good Grief,” which debuted at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on March 5, poignantly illustrates that death freezes the deceased in time and often stops time for those left behind. The coming-of-age, lost first love story tackles familiar material from a fresh perspective – a first generation Nigerian-American girl – with wit and […]

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