July 31, 2013 |
In the age of TiVo, rewind can be a viewer's favorite button. Sadly, we can't record and play back those moments in life that we want to do over. This isn't true for the play "A Parallelogram," written by Bruce Norris and playing at the Mark Taper Forum, because a special remote control allows the character, Bee (Marin Ireland), to replay scenes from her current life. She is aided by an older version of herself, who materializes to share wisdom and surprises about Bee's future. Her boyfriend, Jay (Tom Irwin)
June 20, 2013 |
Hearing the news of the death of actor James Gandolfini, Culture Monster checked in with Center Theatre Group artistic director Michael Ritchie, whom he worked with before and after "The Sopranos. " Gandolfini starred in Yasmina Reza's play "God of Carnage" on Broadway with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis and Marcia Gay Harden. The play was a major hit on Broadway, and all four actors were nominated for best actor Tony awards. After the four left the cast (the play briefly closed, but then continued on Broadway with different actors)
April 28, 2013 |
Tuesday is a big day for Broadway with the Tony nominations set for a live webcast starting at 5:30 a.m. PDT. The nominations will be announced on TonyAwards.com by multiple Tony winner Sutton Foster (most recently for "Anything Goes") and "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (who starred in the Hollywood Bowl production of "The Producers" last summer). PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The American Theatre Wing will nominate plays and musicals in 26 categories for productions that opened during the 2012-2013 Broadway season.
April 12, 2013 |
Key facts and features of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences museum, scheduled to open in 2017: The 290,000-square-foot facility at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue would encompass six stories, including a rooftop terrace. A 1,000-seat theater with a grand staircase and an elaborate red carpet would be built in a glass-domed structure behind the main building, the historic May Co. department store. Two 144-seat theaters would be constructed within the exhibition galleries.
March 19, 2013 |
Despite the recent offer from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to acquire the cash-strapped Museum of Contemporary Art, the contemporary museum's board of trustees says that its members agree that "the best future for MOCA would be as an independent institution. " MOCA leaders had declined any comment since the offer became public this month. But the board met Friday and a museum spokesperson issued the following statement Tuesday: “The Board is in agreement that the best future for MOCA would be as an independent institution.
January 20, 2013 |
At first blush, "Ganesh Versus the Third Reich" sounds like a long-lost Monty Python skit about some bizarre time-tripping action-figure wrestling bout. Indeed, as the title hints, a cosmic smackdown between the pachyderm Hindu god and the German Führer takes center stage in the production from Australia's Back to Back Theatre company, which on Thursday opens a four-night run at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. But that epic confrontation is only one thread in the show's imaginative tapestry.