‘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 […]

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 […]

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