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 […]

‘Adler & Gibb’ Looks at Art and Reel Life

‘Adler & Gibb’ Looks at Art and Reel Life

On the surface, “Adler & Gibb,” the avant garde Tim Crouch play that made its American premiere this week at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in the Los Angeles area, is about a fictitious dead artist named Janet Adler and her partner, Margaret Gibb. On reflection, “Adler & Gibb” is apropos today with its look at […]

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