A Walk in the Woods - Theatre Review
Posted By Terry Gloeggler
By Terry Gloeggler Phil Crowley and Nan McNamara Photo by Matthew Gilmore "A Walk in the Woods" by Lee Blessing and directed by Ken Sawyer is so much more than a politically charged two actor play about negotiators during the Cold War. This ...
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The Speed of Darkness - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held Eddie Kehler and Leo Ramsey Photo by Cesar Gamino "The Speed of Darkness" presents a complex story that I really enjoyed at the cozy, classy River Street Theatre Company in Hollywood. The acting is excellent and the dramatic story is ...
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Pizza Man - Theatre Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
By Joan Alperin Emma Chandler, Freddy Giorlando and Raleigh West Photo by Grafton Doyle "Pizza Man" written by Darlene Craviotto is the second production I've seen by the Pop Up Theater and once again they did not disappoint. The Pop Up Theater was ...
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The Chosen - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry Sam Mandel, Dor Gvirtsman, Alan Blumenfeld Photo by Ed Krieger The first thought I had while watching "The Chosen," now playing until March 25 at the Fountain Theatre, was "How did they get such authentic New York Jews?" For the ...
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Demin Doves - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
By Rachel Flanagan "Denim Doves" is self-described as a feminist farce, with music, stuck somewhere between "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Idiocracy." The audience joins in one morning to witness a small commune made up of a five seemingly clueless woman ...
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The Ugly Duckling - Theatre Review
Posted By Jen Brown
By Jen Brown Heather Keller McCarthy, Kathy Garrick, Anthony Grupposo and Kristin Towers Rowles Photo by Dina Morrone As per usual, Storybook Theatre served up the sweetest of shows with the strongest of messages - "Even though you're different, you ...
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TCA Press Tour - Lifetime Presentations to Look Forward to
Posted By Valerie Milano
By Valerie Milano Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Lifetime "Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story" TV show panel, TCA Winter Press Tour, Jan 2018 Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock For over 30 years the Lifetime network has provided ...
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Disney's Aladdin - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
By Rachel Flanagan Anthony Murphy Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann In 1992, Disney brought the animated classic "Aladdin" to life on movie screens. "Aladdin," the story of a street urchin in the fictional city of Agrabah who falls in love with a ...
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My Father's a Cop - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held Jerry Dean Photo by Matt Kamimura Take a walk on the wild side... "My Father's a Cop" is a funny and highly entertaining new one-man show starring actor Jerry Dean. The self confessed former con man, boxer, actor, model and drug ...
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Television Critics Association Press Tour
Posted By Valerie Milano
By Valerie Milano FX CEO Speaks at the TCA Winter 2018 Press Tour Executive Session FX Executive Session, TCA Winter Press Tour, Los Angeles, USA - 05 Jan 2018 Landgraf began by mentioning "Mayans MC," Kurt Sutter's follow-up to the hit series "Sons ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Oscar Arslanian
Let's hear it for Hudson Pacific Properties spectacular new Sunset-Bronson Studios building on Sunset Blvd. If you are not aware, Netflix now occupies not only the entire 14 story building that is called "ICON" but the historic former Warner Bros. ...
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Letter from the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
Some say that Southern California has no seasons, but that's not quite true. Yes, we're fortunate to have one of the world's best climates occasionally interspersed with rain, fire and the dreaded Santa Anas. We also have awards season. That zany ...
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Annie Reiner at the Catalina
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held Super singer and eclectic Songstress Annie Reiner presented a very lovely and lively show this past week at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. This very talented and accomplished Renaissance woman wears many hats ranging from ...
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World of Wonder Presents The 13th Annual WOWie Awards
Posted By Annette Semerdjian
By Annette Semerdjian Laganja Estranja and Gia Gunn with their BESTie Friends Award as the fan-favorite duo on RPDR Photo by Discover Hollywood Emmy winning production company behind hit TV shows like "RuPaul's Drag Race," World of Wonder, presented ...
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Bled for the Household Truth - Theatre Review
Posted By Annette Semerdjian
By Annette Semerdjian Alexandra Hellquist and Benjamin Burdick Photo: John Perrin Flynn "Bled for the Household Truth" is an engaging and exciting new play at Rogue Machine at The MET Theatre that had the audience on the edge of their seats. We were ...
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Dynamic Dames Film Series
Posted By Discover Hollywood
Harrison Held, Juliet Hyde White, Christian Meoli, Sloan DeForrest Photo: Michele Marotta The Dynamic Dames Film Series got off to a dynamic start Saturday night at Hollywood's new Arena Cinelounge. The opening night audience was warmly welcomed by ...
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Rotterdam - Theatre Review
Posted By Annette Semerdjian
By Annette Semerdjian Ashley Romans and Miranda Wynne The UK hit "Rotterdam" makes its West Coast premiere at Skylight Theatre for night of hilarity and fun as well as food for thought. What makes this production, produced by Gary Grossman, unique, ...
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Out & About - November
Posted By Susan Hornik
By Susan Hornik Donald Sutherland AFI Film Festival The fall is always a busy time for journalists with so many events to attend! I went to several screenings at Hollywood's AFI Film Festival and interviewed celebrities like Helen Mirren, Donald ...
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Delearious - Theatre Review
Posted By Terry Gloeggler
By Terry Gloeggler Ensemble Photo by Darrett Sanders Musical lovers looking for a laugh, Shakespeare enthusiasts who enjoy a tale about the Bard, or just theatre goers searching out some light fun should not miss "Delearious" (stylized as ...
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The Radiant - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held "The Radiant" is directed by talented Australian director/actress Jane Edwina Seymour. The intriguing new play about Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie was written by Shirley Lauro and is now playing at a cool venue called The Other ...
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The Man Who Came to Dinner - Theatre Review
Posted By Terry Gloeggler
By Terry Gloeggler Natalie Hope MacMillan, Jean Kauffman, Karen Furno, Kevin Michael Moran, Greg Martin, Lila Hood, Deborah Marlowe, Irwin Moskowitz and Lawrence Novikoff Photo: John Dlugolecki If you are looking for theatre to enjoy this Holiday ...
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Channelling the King - Q&A with Rick Pasqualone
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held Rick Pasqualone as Elvis in "Channelling the King" Photo by Bobby Bank Harrison Held: Tell us about "Channeling the King." Rick Pasqualone: This is a one-man show about the relationship between Jessie Haldeman, a nebbishy insurance ...
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Collected Stories - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry Susan Fisher and Gretchen Goode Photo by ShoWorks Entertainment New York in the 1990s is tiny walk-up apartments with broken intercoms. Korean markets. High-brow programs at the 92nd Street Y. Woody, Mia and Soon-Yi. And writers both ...
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Out & About - October
Posted By Susan Hornik
By Susan Hornik Film Next month, Discover Hollywood readers are invited to hear the uplifting story behind the documentary "Mighty Ground," which follows the journey of a gifted songwriter named Ronald Troy Collins, a homeless man living on the ...
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An Evening with Neile Adams
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held A delightful evening with stylish singer/dynamo Neile Adams at the beautiful Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club on Sunset directed by Ted Sprague. The engaging, warm and very personable Ms. Adams and former Mrs. Steve McQueen was ...
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Br'er Cotton - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held Emmanline Jacott, Dane Oliver, Jasmine Wright and Omete Anassi "Br'er Cotton," written by Tearrance Arvelle Chrisholm is a timely, relevant and ambitious dramatic production directed by Gregg T. Daniel that's playing now at The ...
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Hello Stranger - Theatre Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
By Joan Alperin "Hello Stranger" written by Sharon Yablon and directed by Sarah Figoten Wilson is one of the most original, engrossing plays I've seen in a long time. When the play opens we meet Mike (the outstanding Trevor H. Olsen) a man who has ...
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The 39 Steps - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry Townsend Coleman, Kevin Shewey, Lauren Thompson and Carly Lopez An innocent man is on the run from the police for the murder of a mysterious woman. Who are those men standing under the street lamp just outside his window? Who are those ...
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World Mental Health Day
Posted By Susan Hornik
By Susan Hornik Today is World Mental Health Day and stars like Lady Gaga and Lin-Manuel Miranda have already spoken out about the importance of spreading awareness about mental health. The Los Angeles Times reported this year that homelessness ...
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Architects of Denial - West Coast Premiere
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held The premiere of the riveting new documentary "Architects of Denial" took place at the Tagylan Complex in Hollywood. The must-see film is executive produced by Dean Cain and Montel Williams as well as directed and produced by David ...
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Mice - Theatre Review
Posted By Terry Gloeggler
By Terry Gloeggler Kevin Comartin and Sharmila Devar Photo: Youthana Yuos "Mice," written by Schaefer Nelson might sound innocent, but this one-act play evokes the feeling you experience when alone in a dark room surrounded by low squeaks and the ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Oscar Arslanian
Two new hotels opened in Hollywood last month - the Kimpton Everly with 216 rooms and the Hampton Inn Hollywood with 112 rooms. With the Dream Hotel that opened in July, more than 500 rooms have been added to the Hollywood market this year. This is a ...
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Letter from the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
Whether you are a loyal reader or this is the first issue you've ever seen, you are important to us. Years ago, when we first began promoting all the good things about Hollywood, we surveyed people who were visiting for the first time. That's when we ...
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Out & About - September
Posted By Susan Hornik
By Susan Hornik September is always such a busy month with many Emmy-related events in Hollywood. Emmy Preview At the Emmy Awards media preview, I met winery Sterling Vineyards who, for the second year in a row, was the Exclusive Wine Sponsor of Emmy ...
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Frida-Stroke of Passion - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry The last week in the life of Frida Kahlo is the subject of the Macha Theatre's original production of "Frida - Stroke of Passion." Writer-director Odalys Nanin has created a comprehensive tour of Frida's life with Mexican spit and fire. ...
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Runaway Home - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry Camille Spirlin and Maya Lynne Robinson Photo : Ed Krieger "Runaway Home" is a political play that goes down easy like a sitcom, but leaves the audience with new awareness and renewed sympathy for the lingering tragedy of post-Katrina ...
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Grey Nomad - Theatre Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
By Joan Alperin Ros Gentle, Paul Tassone, Wendy Hammers and David Ross Paterson Photo : Adrian Wlodarczyk Australian playwright Dan Lee came up with the idea for "Grey Nomad," a couple of years ago. He was living in the Australian town of Boome and ...
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Fixed - Theatre Review
Posted By Annette Semerdjian
By Annette Semerdjian Boni B. Alvarez, Chris Aguila, Allen Lucky Weaver and Tonatiuh Elizarraraz Photo: Darrett Sanders As the spotlight captures three fabulous drag queens at center stage, the music, reminiscent of the New York City LGBTQ ...
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Heartbreak Help - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held Teresa Ganzel, Stan Zimmerman, Sarah Gilman, Melissa Peterman and Marissa Jaret Winkour Photo: Adam Southhard Opening night of Justin Tanner's comedy "Heartbreak Help" at The Dorie Theatre at The Complex on Santa Monica Boulevard was ...
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Viver Brasil Celebrates Their 20th Anniversary at the Ford Amphitheatre
Posted By Joan Alperin
By Joan Alperin Viver Brasil at the Ford Theatres on September 22 is an event you do not want to miss. I've seen this extraordinary group several times during the years and they never disappoint. Viver Brasil is an Afro-Brazilian dance company based ...
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Blackbird - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held I attended the terrific opening night of the intense, dark drama "Blackbird" by David Harrower held in the MET Theatre's cozy Great Scott Theate. Blackbird is the first production from director Don Bloomfield's DBA Studio and is a ...
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Nevertheless, She Persisted - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry "Nevertheless, She Persisted" is an evening of five short plays by women playwrights. L.A.'s Echo Theater Company created the show as a response to the outright sexism now playing in our country's political theater. If you're looking ...
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Out & About - August
Posted By Susan Hornik
By Susan Hornik Television NBC has had huge success with "American Ninja Warrior," which was recently nominated for an Emmy. "I have been so excited with how the show has been appreciated by viewers. It has been an amazing season," said host Akbar ...
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The Dreamer Examines His Pillow - Theatre Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held "The Dreamer Examines His Pillow" is an amazing, intense and thought provoking play. The play features an excellent cast of actors, well directed by Mark Blanchard at the Lounge 2 Theatre in Hollywood. Lovely Scottie Thompson sizzles ...
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The Taste at Paramount's Backlot
Posted By Joan Alperin
By Joan Alperin This Labor Day weekend, over 100 of L.A.'s best restaurants are coming to the Paramount backlot for five themed food and drink events. Friday, September 1 • 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Opening Night Enjoy an opening night soirée mingling with ...
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Welcome to the White Room - Theatre Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
By Joan Alperin "Welcome to the White Room" not only had me guessing until the end but the next day. The extremely funny play, written by Trish Harnetiaux, will keep you thinking long after the curtain falls. When the play opens, we discover Ms. ...
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The Queen of Spain - Film Review
Posted By Joshua Kahn
By Joshua Kahn Photo by Gyorgy Slater The time-tested genre of "movies about movies" has been around almost as long as movies themselves. They're usually joyous, energetic crowd-pleasers (think of recent Oscar winners "The Artist" and "La La Land") ...
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Honky Tonk Laundry - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry At the end of "Honky Tonk Laundry," the new jukebox musical from writer-director Roger Bean (of "The Marvelous Wonderettes" fame), you'll leave the theatre feelin' happy, energized and loved. The only problem is you have to sit through ...
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Las Garcia - Hollywood Fringe Festival Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held "Las Garcia" is a captivating one woman show that is definitely worth seeing. The exciting, entertaining and intriguing production was written by and stars the talented, energetic and charismatic Gabriela Ortega who recently ...
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The Lost Child - Theatre Review
Posted By Annette Semerdjian
By Annette Semerdjian Skylight Theatre creates yet another compelling, topical and one-of-a-kind production with its latest play, "The Lost Child." The story follows a wife and husband who have been torn apart by the disappearance of their ...
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