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Theatre Review: ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Theatre Review: ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind …” —Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street While I agree with this sentiment, let’s be clear: Christmas is coming, and it’s all over Los Angeles. Stores are filled with red-and-green blinking... READ
Representation in ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’

Representation in ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’

ABC will air a presentation of The Little Mermaid Live! on November 5 in honor of the Disney film’s 30th anniversary. The milestone was also marked by The Little Mermaid — An Immersive Live-to-Film Concert Experience put on at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this year. And... READ
Performance Review: ‘Latin History for Morons’

Performance Review: ‘Latin History for Morons’

I had mixed feelings about attending a performance of Latin History for Morons. Prior to my decision, I weighed the pros and cons. In the cons column: it’s a one-man show (I don’t typically enjoy them), it’s 110 minutes with no intermission, and it’s about history.... READ
Why Jake Gyllenhaal Is His “Best Self” in the Theater

Why Jake Gyllenhaal Is His “Best Self” in the Theater

Looking for the best possible version of Jake Gyllenhaal? You’ll find it onstage, according to the actor himself. “I am my best self when I’m working in the theater,” Gyllenhaal said on the latest episode Stagecraft, Variety’s theater podcast, on which he appeared... READ
Netflix Lands Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’

Netflix Lands Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’

Following a heated bidding war, Netflix has walked away with the rights to “Tick, Tick… Boom,” a musical adaptation to be directed by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sources say Andrew Garfield is the top choice to star, though no deal is done. Read... READ
Theatre Review: ‘The Christians’

Theatre Review: ‘The Christians’

“There is no hell. And there is no reason to tell people they’re going to hell. Because they are in hell. They are already there.” Pastor Paul (Townsend Coleman) delivers this epiphany to his thriving mega-church congregation after sharing a harrowing... READ
Performance Review: “Canuck as F*ck”

Performance Review: “Canuck as F*ck”

The Second City Hollywood’s sketch comedy revue “Canuck as F*ck” had such a successful initial run that it was extended until mid-August. The extension comes as no surprise, considering the timeliness of the content and the stellar cast, whose members count 21... READ
‘Trump in Space – The Musical’: Theatre Review

‘Trump in Space – The Musical’: Theatre Review

Trump in Space – The Musical, was the winner of the 2017 Los Angeles Fringe Festival Encore Award. Trump in Space, which recently achieved “the second longest running show at Second City (Los Angeles),” is closing August 16th, but you can still catch it every... READ