Stuart Ross’ “Plaid Tidings,” at Laguna Playhouse, an ingenious rehash of “Forever Plaid,” has solid-gold musical content combined with wearyingly innocuous comedic material.
Roger Bean’s staging of his Christmas-oriented jukebox musical “Winter Wonderettes,” at La Mirada Theatre, is a slick blend of laughs and schmaltz with a peerless cast.
Writer-performer Juan Francisco Villa’s “Empanada for a Dream,” from Latino Theater Company, recounts his childhood in an extended family that was part of the Columbian drug cartel.
Though Broadway had a starry year, the Tinseltown Effect was not in evidence this year; stars such as Al Pacino, Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, and Bette Midler tread the boards, but Tony nominators bypassed their performances.
The Tony Awards are coming up on June 9! Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, we'll be sharing some of our exclusive videos with the nominees as we chat with them about the lessons they've learned along the way.
“Black Women: State of the Union—Taking Flight,” at Katselas Theatre Company, is an uneven mix of six new plays, presented by a talented ensemble with personal urgency and passion.
The Diane Paulus-directed revival earned 11 OCC nominations this morning, while “Kinky Boots” and “Chaplin” trailed with 9 and 8, respectively.
Adapter-director-designer Brian Newell’s stage version of “Night of the Living Dead,” at Maverick Theater from Staged Cinema Productions, delivers terror and strong performances.
Carrie Coon, who plays Honey in the Broadway revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, calls Gary Oldman's performance in "Sid and Nancy" " ... so out there."
Robert Askins’ “P.S. Jones and the Frozen City,” from terraNOVA Collective, is delightful to look at but dizzying to follow, burdened by an ambitious but overstuffed plot.