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November 11, 1994 | JANICE ARKATOV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Janice Arkatov writes frequently about theater for The Times
Can a 63-year-old play be new again? John Rubinstein thinks so. "It's very similar to L. A. today," says the actor, who's starring in a revival of Elmer Rice's 25-character drama "Counsellor-at-Law" at Interact Theatre. "There's the same mixing together of ethnic groups, depending on each other and yet competing for business, turf and opportunity. There's also very much a class war going on now--and the play is about that: people who are downtrodden, fighting their way up from the streets.
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December 1, 1996 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Actor-director-composer John Rubinstein has performed in a vast array of plays, films and television programs during his adult lifetime, yet few works hold so special a place in his heart and memory as the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods," an adult fairy tale fraught with Freudian motifs. In 1989, when Rubinstein first saw the musical in New York, his personal life was in turmoil.
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September 1, 1994 | BARBARA ISENBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor John Rubinstein was at his Tarzana home reading the newspaper one morning when he came upon a review of Donald Margulies' "Sight Unseen" at the Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles. "It was very moving, very interesting and very original," recalls Rubinstein, who had seen and admired the play in New York. "I started mumbling to myself that I wish I'd known it was coming here. . . . It's the kind of play that you want to do."
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November 11, 1994 | JANICE ARKATOV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Janice Arkatov writes frequently about theater for The Times
Can a 63-year-old play be new again? John Rubinstein thinks so. "It's very similar to L. A. today," says the actor, who's starring in a revival of Elmer Rice's 25-character drama "Counsellor-at-Law" at Interact Theatre. "There's the same mixing together of ethnic groups, depending on each other and yet competing for business, turf and opportunity. There's also very much a class war going on now--and the play is about that: people who are downtrodden, fighting their way up from the streets.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 1996 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Actor-director-composer John Rubinstein has performed in a vast array of plays, films and television programs during his adult lifetime, yet few works hold so special a place in his heart and memory as the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods," an adult fairy tale fraught with Freudian motifs. In 1989, when Rubinstein first saw the musical in New York, his personal life was in turmoil.
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February 7, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
TV and stage actor John Rubinstein is going to Broadway to take over David Dukes' role in the hit play "M. Butterfly." Dukes who has been playing the French diplomat who falls in love with a Peking Opera star who turns out to be a man, is leaving the show for personal reasons. He will make his final appearance Feb. 18, and Rubinstein moves in Feb. 20.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2000
Joanna Gleason and John Rubinstein will perform A.R. Gurney's two-person romantic play "Love Letters," Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the American Renegade Theatre in North Hollywood. The performances of the play, about a lifelong relationship carried out through correspondence, benefit the Interact Theatre Comany. Tickets: $60 (includes catered post-show reception). Information: (818) 773-7862.
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May 25, 2001
Interact Theatre Company will present two special performances of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical "A Little Night Music," directed by and featuring John Rubinstein, to benefit Retinoblastoma International on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Each of the gala fund-raisers will include a post-show catered reception with the cast. Tickets are $125. Interact Theatre Company is at 5215 Bakman Ave., North Hollywood. Information: (818) 773-7862.
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June 23, 1985
Jack Warden and John Rubinstein make an appealing father and son combo on CBS' "Crazy Like a Fox." Warden plays a rather irascible private eye who seems always to be dragging his reluctant son (Rubinstein), an upwardly mobile young attorney, into his cases. "Crazy Like a Fox" joined the CBS schedule last December, airing at 9 p.m. Sundays on CBS (Channels 2 and 8). It's been picked up for the coming season and will continue in the same time slot.
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September 1, 1994 | BARBARA ISENBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor John Rubinstein was at his Tarzana home reading the newspaper one morning when he came upon a review of Donald Margulies' "Sight Unseen" at the Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles. "It was very moving, very interesting and very original," recalls Rubinstein, who had seen and admired the play in New York. "I started mumbling to myself that I wish I'd known it was coming here. . . . It's the kind of play that you want to do."
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June 26, 1988
Sad to say, as much as I admire Liza Minnelli as a performer, her "Triple Play" special was almost as embarrassing as her recent theatrical ventures. Minnelli and John Rubinstein strained so hard to make something out of their musical number (about a ferocious mutt, no less) that my heart sank for both of them. And the romantic segment with Louis Gossett Jr. was a pathetic piece of pseudo old-fashioned whimsy. ABC should have bought the rights to "Liza With a Z" and broadcast that instead.
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June 19, 1998
Internationally known stage artists will share their views on the local and national theater scene in "Spotlight," a new Saturday afternoon series at the Skirball Cultural Center. The program, hosted by writer Barbara Isenberg, begins June 27 with Oscar and Grammy winner Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the music and lyrics for "Godspell" and "Pippin."
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