THE HISTORY BOYS

THE HISTORY BOYS By Alan Bennett Through December 9, 2007 Center Theatre Group Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, Los Angeles website Ah, how nice it would have been to have seen The History Boys, fresh, on a  ...

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Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States (1829 – 1837) as the subject of a mostly humorous rock musical? [Actually as it is billed as an “emo rock” musical and I have never heard that category, I shall ignore  ...

An Ideal Husband

By Oscar Wilde. Directed by Jonathan Moscone California Shakespeare Theater July 2-27, 2008 http://www.calshakes.org/ Julie Eccles as Gertrude Chiltern and Stacy Ross as Mrs. Cheveley. Photo: Kevin Berne Oscar Wilde’s over-the-topness, as a person and a writer,  ...

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The Color Purple (the musical) Based on the novel by Alice Walker Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture Book by Marsha Norman Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis Stephen Bray Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles December 13, 2007  ...

The Best Man

How best to view The Best Man? As a fresh new work or as homage to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? Start with two couples: one couple younger, one couple older and a swelling undercurrent of domestic and sexual war  ...

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels National tour Presented by American Musical Theatre of San Jose San Jose Center for the Performing Arts May 1-13 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Tour American Musical Theatre of San Jose Once upon a time, in Beaumont  ...

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by Harold Pinter. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, Featuring Ian McShane (Max); Raul Esparza (Lenny); Michael McKean (Sam); Gareth Saxe (Joey); James Frain (Teddy); Eve Best (Ruth); others. Cort Theatre, New York December 16, 2007-April 13, 2008 http://www.thehomecomingonbroadway.com/ Harold  ...

Come Back, Little Sheba

Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge Kirk Douglas Theatre Los Angeles June 17, 2007 – July 15, 2007 website S. Epatha Merkerson and Jenna Gavigan. Photo: Craig Schwartz. Come Back, Little Sheba, was an unequivocal hit  ...

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By Nicolai Gogol Adapted by Alistair Beaton Directed by Carey Perloff American Conservatory Theater (ACT) March 20-April 20 http://www.act-sf.org/ In Nicolai Gogol’s “The Government Inspector” a gaggle of inept bureaucrats spends a good deal of time pointing fingers at one  ...