March 2, 2009 |
That striped scarf is back, along with those peroxide blond boys. "Rent," Jonathan Larson's ground-shaking rock musical, is now very, very live at Pantages Theatre, and this Broadway tour features two original cast members, bespectacled Anthony Rapp as filmmaker Mark and Adam Pascal as HIV-positive songwriter Roger. It's been only a dozen years since this amplified update of Puccini's "La Boheme" knocked Gotham on its ear, showcasing the diverse talents of Taye Diggs, Jesse L.
January 21, 1999
8 pm: Dance India's percussion master Zakir Hussain collaborates with Bay Area classical choreographer Alonzo King in "Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner?" (1998), to be given its local premiere by King's Lines Contemporary Ballet at UCLA. Hussain, who composed the score, will perform it here. The award-winning 14-member ensemble is also scheduled to dance the local premiere of "Three Stops on the Way Home" (1997) to music composed by jazz great Pharoah Sanders.
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February 9, 1987 |
A 4-year-old girl was killed Saturday when a shotgun was fired into a large doghouse in Lancaster where she was playing, sheriff's deputies said. Marc Gillespie, 30, of Lancaster was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and was being held in lieu of $22,000 bail. Deputy Chris Robbins said that Gillespie, who has a history of randomly firing guns after he drinks, had been drinking before the shooting.
June 3, 1996 |
Topping off what has been widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive seasons in recent Broadway history, the big winners at Sunday's Tony Awards were the groundbreaking musicals "Rent" and "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," which each took four honors. The Pulitzer-winning "Rent," a musical about East Village bohemians, won the top award, for best musical, over "Noise/Funk," the explosive rap-and-tap musical tale of African American history.
December 17, 1996 |
The Pulitzer- and Tony-winning musical "Rent" will open the Ahmanson Theatre's 1997-98 season in September and will play there at least 16 weeks, through January of 1998, theater officials announced Monday. "Rent" will come to Los Angeles from its previously announced summer engagement at the La Jolla Playhouse.
July 16, 2000 |
My name is Annabelle Hunter, and I am a rather kind, outgoing and expressive beautician," 11-year-old Katya Hammerstein recites, "but the thought of helping was pushed to the back of my mind, because I was frozen on the spot."
June 4, 1996 |
At the start of the 9 p.m. Tony Award telecast on Sunday, Nathan Lane noted it had been an exciting year on Broadway but he didn't really have time to tell us about it, as the show had to be off the air by 11 on the dot. In very quick succession, he landed good jokes on subjects as diverse as Julie Andrews' ruffled feathers, the proposed same-sex marriage legislation and the introduction of taped acceptance speeches for major awards into the Tony telecast.
November 12, 1997 |
With the successful L.A. runs this fall of Puccini's "La Boheme" and Jonathan Larson's "Rent," the age-old question arises: What is bohemia, and why do we find it so alluring? Even more intriguingly: Who are the bohemians of L.A.? What is their story? Shouldn't the lively artistic spirit of the Big Orange be captured in its own hit singing-and-dancing show? "Show?" a new voice keens.
September 30, 1997 |
A musical being greeted by whoops of recognition and encouragement before even a note is sung? Is this the universe as we know it? The juggernaut that is "Rent" came to Los Angeles on Sunday night. If you haven't yet seen this 1996 rock-tinged, loose adaptation of "La Boheme" in New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Washington, or La Jolla, now's your chance to vote yea or nay. Directed and designed by the original team, the production at the Ahmanson Theatre offers the force of the original.