‘Search for Signs of Intelligent Life’ Falls Short Despite Strong’s Effort

‘Search for Signs of Intelligent Life’ Falls Short Despite Strong’s Effort

“The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” now playing at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, falls short despite the enthusiastic effort from Cecily Strong. The show is a revival of the Tony-winning Lily Tomlin tour-de-force from the ‘80s, and it is hard not to compare Strong’s genial charm with […]

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 […]

‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Superhero Empowers Women

‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Superhero Empowers Women

Disney’s latest Marvel Comics addition, “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” combines humor and action while its storyline and characters empower women. Bruce Banner’s cousin, Jennifer Walters, is confident, intelligent, personable, caring, and self-reliant, yet vulnerable. She is totally relatable. The first episode, “A Normal Amount of Rage,” unveiled splendid on-screen chemistry that will bring audiences back […]

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