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 […]

‘Indecent’ Play Shows How Theater Pushes Boundaries – With ‘Vengeance’

‘Indecent’ Play Shows How Theater Pushes Boundaries – With ‘Vengeance’

“Indecent,” the Tony Award winning play that shows how little times have changes, opened Sunday, June 9, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles shows. Playwright Paula Vogel based the script on the true story of Sholem Asch’s play, “God of Vengeance, ” that pushed boundaries and offered incendiary theatre in the 1920s. While it […]

‘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 […]

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