October 20, 2011
EVENTS Who says red-blooded liberals can't match their right-wing counterparts in passion and bluster — not to mention a sense of humor? Nationally syndicated talk radio show host Stephanie Miller takes her Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour on the road, bringing hilarious, sexy lefties to the masses. The Los Angeles installment will feature John Fugelsang and Hal Sparks, and will conclude with a panel discussion and audience questions. Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
May 3, 2009 |
There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only thing producers can bank on are stars. Celebrities still sell, which is why so many of them are working these days on the Great White Way.
May 28, 2008 |
Chazz Palminteri will re-create his recent Broadway revival of his memoir "A Bronx Tale" at the Wadsworth Theatre in Brentwood for 16 performances in September. The one-man show, about growing up in a tough neighborhood in the 1960s, originally was produced off-Broadway in 1989 and later became a movie starring Palminteri and Robert De Niro.
April 4, 2007 |
The original Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will reunite for a four-week run at the Wadsworth Theatre in L.A., beginning May 24. A presentation of Broadway/L.A., the production had been scheduled to run eight weeks at the 499-seat Brentwood Theatre.
April 29, 2006 |
OSCAR WILDE'S "Salome" is a strange play. Just how strange? It's lured the great Al Pacino to take on the part of Herod, king of Judea -- as though he were channeling Jerry Lewis. Evidently it's a choice. Pacino has been working on the one-act for a number of years with his director, Estelle Parsons.
April 27, 2006
Looking for ... Herod? Al Pacino stars in "Salome," Oscar Wilde's interpretation of the biblical tale of lust and revenge, directed by Estelle Parsons and with original music by Yukio Tsuji. The production, which had a Broadway run in 2003, was developed by Pacino and Parsons. Jessica Chastain plays the infamous woman scorned, Pacino portrays King Herod and Kevin Anderson is John the Baptist. "Salome," Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., West L.A. Opens 8 p.m. today. $68 to $93.