Nontraditional ‘Oklahoma!’ Shows Flaws in Changing Classics

Nontraditional ‘Oklahoma!’ Shows Flaws in Changing Classics

Richard Rodgers’ and Oscar Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” is a staple of American musical theatre. But, the temptation to update a musical that debuted on Broadway in 1943 was too tempting. The result – the nontraditional version of “Oklahoma!” that hit Broadway in 2019 and is on a national tour that landed at the Center Theatre Group’s […]

Deaf West Theatre Presents Ambitious, Fresh ‘Oedipus’ at Getty Villa

Deaf West Theatre Presents Ambitious, Fresh ‘Oedipus’ at Getty Villa

The play may have been performed for thousands of years. However, the ambitious, innovative version of “Oedipus,” Sophocles’ ancient tragedy, presented by Deaf West Theatre at the Getty Villa offered a fresh take on the Greek classic. This production by the Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre is bilingual. Adapted and directed by Jenny Koons, the […]

Academy Museum ‘Regeneration’ Looks at Black Film History

Academy Museum ‘Regeneration’ Looks at Black Film History

A new exhibit at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, “Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898–1971,” provides an eye-opening lesson about Black film history, and looks at it from the early days to after the civil rights movement. The exhibition provides an in-depth look at Black contributions to American filmmaking from the onset. The galleries display images […]

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