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    Elephant Room

    There’s a “Wayne’s World” inanity in “Elephant Room,” from Center Theatre Group, with three infectiously silly performers executing impressive magic tricks. But is it theater?

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    ‘Tribes’ Raises Timely Issues

    The deaf son of a hearing family falls in love with a woman who is going deaf, and matters quickly get ambiguous, in Nina Raine’s hot new play “Tribes,” from Center Theatre Group.

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    Loud but Never Dull, ‘Backbeat’ Rocks

    “Backbeat,” an adaptation of the 1994 film from Glasgow Citizens Theatre, at the Ahmanson, depicts the birth of the Beatles through the travails of onetime bassist Stuart Sutcliffe.

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    LADCC Awards Turn Critical of CTG

    The Los Angeles theater community went from celebrating itself to critiquing its shortcomings during the 45th annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards March 17.

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    Finalists for August Wilson Monologue Competition Announced

    The Southern California finalists will be competing on the stage at the Mark Taper Forum for one of three spots at the May 6 finale in New York.

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    L.A. Theater Honors Get Competitive

    Los Angeles theater awards are becoming increasingly competitive as small companies jostle for recognition with their larger rivals.

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    Three L.A.-Area High School Students Headed to Broadway

    Three finalists have been chosen to represent Southern California in the final rounds of the August Wilson Monologue Competition in New York in May.

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    L.A.’s REDCAT Lands $244K Grant To Fund Theater Festival, Residencies

    The REDCAT has received a major grant that will help it expand Radar L.A., an international contemporary theater festival set for late September. The Los Angeles interdisciplinary contemporary arts center, known formally as the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, announced this week its received $244,000 from ArtPlace ...

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    DOMA Theatre Co., South Coast Repertory Lead L.A. Critics Awards

    The South Coast Repertory's production of "The Fantasticks" and DOMA Theatre Company's production of "Dreamgirls" lead the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) Awards nominations with a half dozen each.

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    Best of the Week Ahead: April 25–May 1

    Opening night of “Pippin” on Broadway; the annual TCM Classic Film Festival; the New York Pops’ 30th Birthday Gala; the Fourth Annual East Side Stories Festival; and “Fela!” at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, starring Michelle Williams, are some of the things we’re looking forward to this ...