Imagining Brad - Theatre REview
Posted By Harrison Held
A review by Harrison Held. Sarah Randall Hunt & Sirena Irwin Imagining Brad is a powerful, poignant & peculiar 80 minute 2 character play written by Academy Award nominated writer Peter Hedges ( About A Boy, Dan In Real Life, What's Eating ...
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A Little Bit of This and That
Posted By Susan Hornik
by Susan Hornik NEW AT EASTOWN: If you are looking for a way to wake up feeling amazing, head to Pressed Juicery Hollywood at 6201 Hollywood Blvd., in the new Eastwood Apartment Complex. Try an exciting morning of flavors perfect for the summer ...
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Den of Thieves - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
A review by Bill Garry Montana Roesch, Fletcher Day, Alexandra Lemus It's always a pleasure attending a show at the Stella Adler Academy. Classic shows with solid acting and skilled technical design - performed in front of enthusiastic young ...
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One Cut, One Life - Film Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
By Rachel Flanagan. Ed Pincus was well-known as a pioneer to first person documentary films. One Cut, One Life is one last film Ed made with Lucia Small, who had previously collaborated on an earlier film, "The Axe in the Attic" (2007). The film is a ...
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House of Yes - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A Review by Suzanne Birrell. The show started nine minutes late. The opening was stark and intense. I had approximately two minutes of uncertainty and then was hooked and fully engaged in The House Of Yes, a twisted and witty play by Wendy Macleod, ...
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Motown - the Musical -Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Julius Thomas III as Berry Gordy (center right) & Cast MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour (C) Joan Marcus, 2015 Motown, the Musical is a story of a man and his dreams, the history of a time, and a legacy of songs ...
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The Glass Menagerie - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
A review by Harrison Held James O'Halloran and Amanda Correia in "The Glass Menagerie" at Renegade Theater. Photo credit: Theodora Greece. Tennessee Williams' classic The Glass Menagerie is now playing at the cozy 37 seat Renegade Theatre in ...
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Loophole$ A pain in the I.R.S
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell An excited crowd of taxpayers gathered at the Hudson Theater for Stan Rich's new musical, Loophole$ A pain in the I.R.S., a musical parody based on Mr. Rich's actual dealing with the I.R.S. It's a happily ever after story ...
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Recorded In Hollywood - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Before Motown there was John Dolphin whose record store, Dophin's of Hollywood, introduced Doo-wop, rhythm & blues, and rock 'n roll music to the west coast. As a bass player, I love R&B and so was excited to see ...
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I and You - Theare Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell I and You by Lauren Gunderson now playing at the Fountain Theatre is one of those plays you'll want to see more than once. You'll get to the end and want to go right back to the beginning. There is definitely more than ...
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Occupation - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A Rave Review by Suzanne Birrell. Brandon Bales and K.J. Middlebooks in "Occupation." Jessica Sherman Photography I had the opportunity to attend opening night of Occupation by Ken Ferrigni at Sacred Fools Theatre. The premise of the play is that ...
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Desert Dancer - Film Review
Posted By Eliya Reis
A Review by Eliya Reis. Reece Ritchie and Frieda Pinto star in Relativity Media's DESERT DANCER...COPYRIGHT DESERT DANCER PRODUCTIONS LTD 201 4 You can't help but appreciate the film " Desert Dancer's " attempts to bring the Western audience into the ...
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Loopholes - An Interview with Stan Rich
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
By Suzanne Birrell. Blame it on the IRS. Stan Rich actually started out working in Medicine and Finance. One of his early assignments was getting Space Monkeys from NASA to a research facility. From monkeys he moved into tax shelters for the Docs he ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Oscar Arslanian
Get A Job! That's what the Silhouettes wailed on their 1957 R & B #1 record. Jobs, especially the lack of them, are a big time conversation in 2015. Yet, in Los Angeles County, Tourism and Hospitality is the fastest growing industry adding more ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
It's Spring and the time for thoughts of love. We do love this time of year. Awards have been passed out and there's a brief lull between Spring break and the onslaught of summer visitors. We've rebounded from the Great Recession and many building ...
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Cinderella - Theatre Review
Posted By Jen Brown
By Jen Brown Constance Jewell Lopez as Fairy Godmother. Charleene Closshey as Cinderella. Photo credit: Dina Morrone. If you are looking for a wonderful afternoon of fun, laughter and sheer enjoyment - get yourself along to Theatre West, Cahuenga ...
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Prison Boxing - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held. I recently attended a great new one woman show called Prison Boxing making it's world premiere at The Skylight Theatre Skylab on Vermont. It's a very good biographical show starring and written by the gifted and likable Leah Joki ...
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Newsies - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A Review by Suzanne Birrell. Original company, North American Tour of NEWSIES. ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer. (When they do this, the crowd goes wild!) Newsies stole our hearts when they opened the show last night in Los Angeles. But before you ...
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Out & About - Grammy & Oscar's
Posted By Susan Hornik
By Susan Hornik Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel with Greenleaf owner Jon Rollo. "I play music and day and all night long!" quipped singer Ryan Cabrera at the Distinctive Assets Grammy Gifting Lounge. " Lately I've listened to Sam Cooke, Frank ...
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Verdigris - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
Theatre Review by Harrison Held Jim Beaver (l.), Sheila Shaw, Adam Conger. Photo: Charlie Mount Lots of interesting and colorful characters in the play Verdigris which takes place in small town Oklahoma. Theatre West premiered Jim Beaver's terrific ...
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If You Can Get to Buffalo - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell (l-r) Chase Cargill, Betsy Moore, Caitlin Teeley & Alex Wells If You Can Get to Buffalo by Trish Harnetiaux is a fine morsel of eclectic humor. Fast moving and funny, witty and thought provoking, If You Can get to ...
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Circles - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
By Suzanne Birrell Lisa Harris and Blake Adams. Photo by Gina Long We are immediately brought into the downward spiral of relationship in Circles, a new play by Lisa Harris and playing at the Bootleg Theatre. The language is smartly convoluted from ...
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Hell Country, Florida
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
By Suzanne Birrell Photos by Chuck Jones (l-r) Chrissy Swinko, Rich Baker, Gillian Bellinger, Maya Estephanos It's an hour of laughter at Second City with their New Show. If you've ever been to Florida, or if you simply watch the news, this show will ...
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7 Redneck Cheerleaders- Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
Review by Bill Garry Seven giant egos collide, conspire, and commiserate in a tenth anniversary staging of Louis Jacobs' " 7 Redneck Cheerleaders" from the Elephant Theatre Company. This production, updated with a few contemporary references in the ...
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Hollywood and Broadway - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
Review by Bill Garry Octavio Carlin, playwright-director-designer, has mined his love for the early years of show business to create " Hollywood and Broadway," an old-fashioned drawing room farce that is now on stage on Hollywood's Theatre Row. ...
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Alternate Endings - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
Theatre Review by Harrison Held I had the pleasure of recently seeing Skypilot Theatre Company's world premiere of Alternate Endings well written by senior playwright in residence, Jonathan Price. It is a great production and I highly recommend it. ...
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Out & About - Oscar Season!
Posted By Harrison Held
Out & About by Harrison Held Oscar season brings party and events where celebrities, nominees, and VIP's go to mingle and be seen. Presidential Chef Kurt Ehrlich, Karen Sharpe Kramer, Kat Kramer, Harrison Held & Roger Neal. Photo by Billy ...
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Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea written by Nathan Alan Davis is a masterful story presented in a style which embraces all cultures. The theme is universal - to connect with our ancestors. It is the story of a dream and the ...
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Pulp Shakespeare (or Bard Fiction) - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
A review by Harrison Held Pulp Shakespeare (or Bard Fiction) I really enjoyed this fast moving take on Quentin Tarantino's hit 90s film Pulp Fiction performed by an impressive & well trained cast at Theatre Asylum on Santa Monica Boulevard. This ...
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Jesus Christ Superstar - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
Reviewed by Suzanne Birrell From the first chords back in the 1970's, Jesus Christ Superstar, penned by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, was a hit. And the current performance by the Doma Theatre Group reminds us why Jesus Christ Superstar is still ...
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Out & About
Posted By Susan Hornik
Now that awards season has kicked off, I've been a busy journalist attending numerous celebrity events around Hollywood. I was happy to see that in addition to gifting celebrities luxury swag and travel trips, gifting lounges like the Secret Room ...
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Reborning - Theatre Review
Posted By Jen Brown
By Jen Brown We don't live in a perfect world or lead perfect lives. We live, we die and in between, for a good portion of the time, we yearn. In "Reborning", the writer (Zayd Dohrn) focuses on a unique kind of yearning, the yearning (and suffering) ...
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There Is A Happiness That Morning Is - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held. Mickle Maher's rhyming scholastic comedy There Is A Happiness That Morning Is now playing at The Sacred Fools Theater is a very enjoyable production... The talented 3 member cast is terrific featuring Bryan Bellomo as Bernard, ...
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Serrano The Musical - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell Serrano-The Musical Entertainment at its finest. Laughter and craziness abound. It all happens in Little Italy. Rival families-Family strife. Dancing and carousing. Friends and feuds. The story is Serrano D'Angelo's -poet, ...
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Wicked - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
Opening night of Wicked at the Pantages Theatre was a Green Carpet festive affair. Stars came out and it was a full house gala. I was probably one of the very few people who had never seen the show before. No need to report that Wicked is a great ...
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Hellcab - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
by Harrison Held Hell Cab is a very entertaining & enjoyable quick running one act 70 minute show currently at the Elephant Stages on Santa Monica Boulevard. The show is back by popular demand for the holidays and well directed by David Fofi. The ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Oscar Arslanian
The recent news that media titan Viacom is moving its cable networks to Hollywood is truly a big time step forward in the on-going renaissance taking place in our town. The company is taking 180,000 square feet of space and moving their cable ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
Isn't it amazing that the holidays come every year and always catch everyone by surprise-or is it just me? Don't get me wrong, I love this time of year especially the Thanksgiving kickoff. Heading into the season in the spirit of gratitude is the ...
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The Groundlings Holiday Show - Review
Posted By Bill Garry
Review by Bill Garry The six improvateurs who rule the stage at The Groundlings Holiday Show were so talented that when they came out at the end to take a bow, I had lost track of who was who. Tony Cavalero, Allison Dunbar, Christ Eckert, Ryan Gaul, ...
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Almost, Maine - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
By Suzanne Birrell Almost, Maine written by John Cariani is the Our Town of the 21 st century. If you haven't seen it, you should. Go with your best friend or significant other and you'll find yourself bumping shoulders as you recognize yourself. ...
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The Gun Show - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
The Gun Show by EM Lewis Review by Bill Garry Playwright EM Lewis tells a moving, personal story about growing up with, and being bitten by, guns in "The Gun Show," her one-person show now running in Los Angeles. The evening is set up like a ...
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The Vortex - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
Theatre Review by Harrison Held Another great play from director Gene Franklin Smith - Noel Coward's The Vortex first premiered on the London stage in 1924 and gets a mod 1960's reboot in this sizzling hot new production now playing at The Matrix ...
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Laundry & Bourbon/ Lone Star -Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
James McLure (1952-2011) was a southern playwright whose works have become staples of Southern and Western schools and theatre companies. He wrote about small-towns, the plight of Vietnam veterans, and the consequences of celebrity and celebrity ...
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Women: Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
Women - Applause from Suzanne Birrell Click: HERE and get your tickets now. Only two more shows in this extended run of Women playing their last two shows Thursday and Friday, November 13 and 14. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out on a show ...
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The Aviation Cocktail -- Film Review
Posted By Bill Garry
The Aviation Cocktail -- Review by Bill Garry There's something going on around here; that nagging suspicion keeps you glued to the screen and interested in the lives of the extended Fisher family in writer/director David Higgins's The Aviation ...
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How I fell in Love-Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
L-R: Kenny Liu, Meg Wallace, Austin Iredale, Desire Noel. Photos by Steve Jarrard There's a lot of wisdom in "How I Fell In Love," the romantic comedy playing through November 16 at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre in Larchmont Village. ...
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Re-Animator The Musical - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
My grandmother used to say, "Laughter is good for what ails ye." This belief was later endorsed by a surgeon who prescribed comedies for me to watch after surgery and claimed that I was able to leave the hospital faster because I laughed a lot. I am ...
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Garbo's Cuban Lover at the Macha Theatre
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
Garbo's Cuban Lover, written, produced and directed by Odalys Nanin and co-directed by Laura Butler, opened at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood on October 11, 2014, with Odalys Nanin also playing the role of Mercedes de Acosta. The play is Nanin's ...
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Jersey Boys at the Pantages Theatre
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
Jersey Boys - The Musical opened at the Pantages on October 5 th to a full house and, I'm here to tell you, no one was disappointed. Three times the members of the cast were forced to acknowledge show stopping applause-once accompanied by a standing ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Oscar
If you want to be successful at anything, identify what's missing and then provide it! Essentially, that's why you have this magazine in your hands. Thirty years ago, I put together a small group of Hollywood stalwarts who thought, as I did, that the ...
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