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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Out & About with Susan Hornik - July
Posted By Susan Hornik
By Susan Hornik Movers and Shakers If you were a fan of Will Farrell's Anchorman you might remember a hilarious scene with the comedian playing a flute. The man who, behind the scenes, so deftly played that instrument was really Katisse Buckingham, ...
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The Conway Curve - Film Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry The Conway Curve, an ambitious new indie from a Texas-based team, provides both the pleasures and the pitfalls of an independent film. Led by director, producer, and co-writer Marian Yeager, the film goes the way a lot of independent ...
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Savion Glover - Dance Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
By Joan Alperin After going through a 70 million dollar renovation, the Ford Amphitheatre, which originally was built in 1920, reopened with an incredible show. The amazing Savion Glover tapped to the sounds of Dance Candy, a super tight jazz group, ...
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The Devil's Wife - Skylight Theatre
Posted By Joshua Kahn
By Joshua Kahn The Skylight Theatre presents another world premiere with Tom Jacobson's The Devil's Wife, a pulpy, comedic melodrama, heavily steeped in the world of 19th Century moralistic fables. Its roots as a European folktale become immediately ...
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Any Night - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
By Rachel Flanagan Is it a sleepwalker's nightmare or a sweet love story? Any Night at Sacred Fools Theater will have you hooked on finding out. Anna (Marie Fahlgren) is an attractive young woman looking for a new place to start over. Thanks to a ...
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Odd Brodsky - Film Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry Odd Brodsky, an independent comedy from writer-director Cindy Baer (working with co-writer Matthew Irving), is a little movie overstuffed with big-hearted sitcom laughs. It's about quirky Audrey "Aud" Brodsky and a group of equally ...
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Spider-Man: Homecoming - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
By Joan Alperin First off, I must say that British actor Tom Holland is my favorite Spider-Man ever and this reboot, directed by Jon Watts, is my favorite film in this Marvel franchise. What makes this film work so well, is that it's your basic ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
Summertime and the livin' is easy. That may be true for the true South, but it's also vacation time and there's always an influx of visitors that our summer travel plans don't match. Rachel Flanagan's article about the Hollywood Sign points out what ...
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Apathy Killed the Cat - Hollywood Fringe Festival Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
By Rachel Flanagan Apathy Killed the Cat is a one-act play written and directed by Ryan Lisman and premiering at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play centers around an unstable playwright named Colin (Aaron Stall). Colin is slowly losing his ...
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Out & About with Susan Hornik 6/26/17
Posted By Susan Hornik
By Susan Hornik For Mummy Day, Tom Cruise was at the Hollywood & Highland complex as they unveiled a big mummy for Universal's The Mummy movie. "I just remember growing up and seeing them on Friday and Saturday night when I was a little kid and ...
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The Amitycode - Hollywood Fringe Festival Review
Posted By Harrison Held
By Harrison Held Photo by Nick Cimiluca I had a terrific time at the Hollywood Fringe Festival last night watching the 10 pm performance of the must see play The Amitycode written by and starring the talented Devin Crittenden at the intimate ...
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1001 Minutes of New Musicals - Hollywood Fringe Festival Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry I think of the Hollywood Fringe Festival as creative anarchy -- independent writers, composers, actors and producers put on hundreds of shows with just as many goals in mind. Some want to be discovered, some want to hone their craft, ...
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The Interference - Hollywood Fringe Festival Review
Posted By Erin Fair
By Erin Fair It is a tale as old as time, but The Interference is no fairytale; it's a story of sexual violation. Before the play begins, the audience walks in and the stage is littered with a cast of thirteen front and center. They sit very still ...
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Tough Brown Leather - Hollywood Fringe Festival Review
Posted By Erin Fair
By Erin Fair Two chairs adorn the minimalist stage, framing the performer and a projector shining on a white screen. The lights in the theater go down and the screen displays a singular image of four black girls holding hands and partaking in a ...
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Dogfight - Theatre Review
Posted By Joshua Kahn
By Joshua Kahn The talented young ensemble of After Hours Theatre Company attempts their biggest production yet with the spirited staging of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's Dogfight at the Hudson Theatre. The musical, based on the 1991 film of the same ...
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Book of Mormon - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
By Rachel Flanagan What do you get when you mix the writers of an animated series that follows cartoon children on foul-mouthed adventures with a Broadway musical comedy about two mismatched Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda to spread the word of ...
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Species Native to California - Theatre Review
Posted By Annette Semerdjian
By Annette Semerdjian "Species Native to California " is a tale about the significance of land, especially in the age of current political turmoil. Inspired by Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" and the Mexican folk tale of La Llorona, Dorothy ...
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Lucky Stiff - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
By Bill Garry There's something really wholesome about seeing a show at the Actors Co-Op in Hollywood. The troupe's home is at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, which has a beautiful, pristine campus on the northern edge of Hollywood with ...
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