August 27, 2013 |
How has Sarah Horn's life changed since she was randomly plucked from the audience at the Hollywood Bowl last Friday and brought onstage to sing an impromptu duet with her idol, Kristin Chenoweth? For one, type “Sarah” into YouTube's search box and the (until recently) completely unknown vocal instructor from Riverside is the second name, Web-wide, that pops up (after Sarah McLachlan, before Sarah Silverman!). The now-viral video of Horn and Chenoweth performing the song “For Good” from the musical “Wicked” has racked up more than 2 million views on YouTube so far. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Onstage at the Bowl, Horn more than held her own beside Chenoweth, belting out the song with stage presence, vocal depth and polish.
August 7, 2013 |
The Ford Amphitheatre can be magical, especially for dance: The tiered performance area, stone steps and verdant foliage seem to heighten the art form's already ephemeral qualities. When L.A.'s Lula Washington Dance Theatre joins forces with New York-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet on Saturday, the alchemy promises to be potent. As the second and final part of the newly inaugurated Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series, the pairing of a local troupe with a world-renowned one sounds irresistible.
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.