‘Book of Mormon’ Cast Keeps Viewers Entertained, Even While Cringing

‘Book of Mormon’ Cast Keeps Viewers Entertained, Even While Cringing

When it opened nine years ago, “The Book of Mormon” was hailed as one of the funniest musicals of all time on the way to Tony Award triumph with nine wins. The still popular show opened in Los Angeles this week at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre for its fourth L.A. engagement. Looking anew at […]

‘Until the Flood’ Revisits Racial Divide After Michael Brown Was Shot

‘Until the Flood’ Revisits Racial Divide After Michael Brown Was Shot

, The shooting of Michael Brown, a unarmed black 18-year old, five and a half years ago focused national attention on Ferguson, Mo. A white 28-year-old police officer, Darren Wilson, shot him dead after he allegedly robbed a convenience store. The aftermath piqued the interest of Pulitzer Prize finalist, actress and playwright Dael Orlandersmith. She […]

Sting Cannot Keep His ‘Last Ship’ Afloat

Sting Cannot Keep His ‘Last Ship’ Afloat

Sting developed a musical about the North East England area where he was born. It did not do well on Broadway, but he wanted a do-over. The result, version 2.0 of Sting’s “The Last Ship,” made its U.S. debut Wednesday night at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles. While some songs were catchy and Sting took […]

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