Thurgood, LA

ThurgoodLaurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall in "Thurgood" at the Geffen PlayhousePhoto by Carol RoseggBy George Stevens Jr.With Laurence FishburneDirected by Leonard FogliaThe Geffen Playhouse, Los AngelesThrough August 8, 2010http://www.geffenplayhouse.com(See video interview with Fishburne and excerpts from "Thurgood" below.)Suspension of  ...

Götterdämmerung, LA Opera

Götterdämmerung and The Ring Cycle Eric Halfvorsen (center, in yellow) as Hagenin the LA Opera production of "Götterdämmerung"Photo by Monika Rittershaus By Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonLA OperaThrough June  ...

Siegfried, LA Opera

SiegfriedJohn Treleaven (left) as Siegfried and Linda Watson as Brünnhilde in LA Opera's production of "Siegfried"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA Opera"The Ring of the Nibelungen" through June 26, 2010www.laoperaring.com(see video  ...

Opus, LA

OpusThe fictional Lazara String Quartet in the Fountain Theatre's production of "Opus" (left to right): Christian Lebano, Cooper Thornton, Gregory G. Giles, and Jia Doughman Photo by Ed KriegerBy Michael HollingerDirected By Simon LevyFountain Theatre, Los AngelesThrough July 25,  ...

Das Rheingold, LA Opera

Das RheingoldRichard Paul Fink (center) as Alberich in LA Opera's "Das Rheingold"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA OperaDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles"Der Ring des Nibelungen" through June 26, 2010www.laoperaring.com/(see video clip  ...

South Pacific, LA

South Pacific (Lincoln Center touring production)Rod Gilfry and Carmen Cusack in the Lincoln Center production of "South Pacific"By:  Richard Rogers and Oscar HammersteinWith:  Rod Gilfry and Carmen CusackA Lincoln Center ProductionAhmanson TheatreLos AngelesThrough July 17, 2010www.CenterTheatreGroup.orgIf it has been  ...

39 Steps, L.A.

Alfred Hitchcock’s '39 Steps'Cast members in "Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps"(left to right): Ted Deasy, Scott Parkinson, Eric Hissom,and Claire BrownellPhoto by Craig SchwartzAdapted by:  Patrick BarlowOriginal concept by: Simon Corble and Nobby DimonWith:  Claire Brownell, Ted Deasy, Eric  ...

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, L.A.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad ZooBrad Fleischer (left) and Kevin Tighe in the Mark Taper Forum production of "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo." Photo by Craig SchwartzBy:  Rajiv JosephWith:  Kevin TigheDirected by:  Moisés KaufmanThrough May 30, 2010Mark Taper  ...

Cannibals L.A.

CannibalsLeft to Right: Dale Dickey, Jackie Debatin, Amy K. Murray, Caryn RichmanPhoto-Tom KellerBy:  R.J. CollearyDirection:  Kathleen RubinZephyr Theater, Los AngelesThrough May 23, 2010http://www.Plays411.com/cannibalsA little while ago Christopher Isherwood, writing in the New York Times,  ...

Through the Night, LA

Through the NightWritten and Performed by:  Daniel Beatty Directed by:  Charles Randolph-WrightGeffen Playhouse, Los AngelesThrough April 4, 2010http://www.geffenplayhouse.comFor me, "Through the Night" at the Geffen Playhouse, had two strikes against it before the lights dimmed:  I understood it would  ...