Rare ‘Visitation’ by Pontormo Altarpiece at Getty

Rare ‘Visitation’ by Pontormo Altarpiece at Getty

One of the greatest works by 16th-century Florentine painter Jacopo da Pontormo (1494–1557) is on display in Los Angeles for the first time. The “Visitation,” a rare altarpiece by Pontormo that until recently could only be seen in Italy is  at the J. Paul Getty Museum through April 28, 2019. The eye-catching piece features intense, […]

Matthew Bourne’s WWII ‘Cinderella’ Magical Reimagining

Matthew Bourne’s WWII ‘Cinderella’ Magical Reimagining

Versions of the fairy tale, Cinderella, exist in most cultures around the world. In the U.S., there have been cartoons, musicals, ballets and films. Yet, Matthew Bourne’s magical reimagining of “Cinderella” as a tale set in Blitz-era London, which opened at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles this week, plumbs new depths in its entertaining […]

Male Misanthrope Heart of Tracy Letts’ “Linda Vista”

Male Misanthrope Heart of Tracy Letts’ “Linda Vista”

Male middle-age angst has been explored on stage in a variety of forms. As displayed in “Linda Vista,” a play by Tracy Letts (“August: Osage County”), that opened this week at the Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, the white male misanthrope around which the characters swarm (and spar) is alternating hilarious […]