‘Falsettos’ Rings False With Dated, Annoying Elements

‘Falsettos’ Rings False With Dated, Annoying Elements

Panning a play or musical that appeared on Broadway and was Tony-nominated is not easy; clearly some people liked the show. However, the annoyingly stereotypical portrayals in “Falsettos,” which opened at the Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on April 17, 2019, rang false and came-off as dated. The plot of William Finn […]

Nia Vardalos Keeps Audience Engaged With ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

Nia Vardalos Keeps Audience Engaged With ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

A play like “Tiny Beautiful Things” is simple in concept but difficult to pull off. With little action, it’s success hinges on the craft and credibility of the actors and script. However, Nia Vardalos’ adaptation of author Cheryl Strayed’s work manages to effectively balance the material’s emotional punch with enough humor to keep the audience […]

Black Artists on View in Los Angeles

Black Artists on View in Los Angeles

Black History month may have been February, but several museums in Los Angeles are highlighting observations and images created by black artists in a series of new exhibitions this Spring. The Broad, Skirball Cultural Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) typically highlight other artists and periods. However, the trio of museums, along […]