Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is opening Eduardo Machado’s Celia and Fidel on October 8, 2021. It’s 1980 and Cuba is dealing with a failing economy. As Fidel Castro ponders on how to move his country forward, his political partner, Celia Sánchez, is never far from his side. Imbued with magical […]

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Hammer Museum and ICA LA Present Witch Hunt On view October 10, 2021 – January 9, 2022 On view at the Hammer Museum at UCLA and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) from October 10, 2021 to January 9, 2022 is Witch Hunt, an incisive international survey of 16 critically acclaimed artists whose […]

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In Los Angeles, we have L.A. Theatre Works, which has been recording live theater for decades in front of a live audience. These shows are then available for radio broadcast. Even without sets and lights, just Foley, the live performances have been remarkable events, often more satisfying than live theater itself. Now in New York, […]

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DON’T STOP THIS WORLD The Marriott Theater is reopening for business with a revival of “The World Goes ‘Round,” a review (originally titled “And the World Goes ‘Round”) that features songs by the Broadway music and lyrics team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. Patrons expecting a predictable “and then they wrote” compilation of greatest […]

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ALEJANDRO CERRUDO’S IT STARTS NOW OPENS SEPTEMBER 28 AT THE JOYCE “Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am […]

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Three new plays. Three audience discussions. One great mission. Artemisia Theatre returns to live performances with its 10th Artemisia Fall Fest, a showcase of three timely new plays by women writers presented as staged readings, October 18-20, 2021 at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark Street, Chicago. Celebrating women as heroes is the theme. Amplifying diverse […]

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OH, YOU CAN SWALLOW THIS The re-opening cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS starts performances tonight, “on the twenty-first day of the month of September” at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). For tickets — on sale for performances through January 9, 2022 — visit Telecharge.com/212-239-6200. Jeremy Jordan as Seymour Under the direction of […]

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ENGLISH PLAY, ITALIAN OPERA, SCOTS-AMERICAN PRODUCTION The first performance I reviewed of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth was simply terrible, so it was a delight to hear this new production at Lyric. But almost any opera would have been delightful after a pandemic hiatus of eighteen months. Mandatory masking did not fail to dampen the opening night […]

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North Hollywood’s The Road Theatre Company is back with in-person readings on its Magnolia stage. It’s been over 18 months since the theatre doors have been closed but The Road Theatre – led by Founding Artistic Director Taylor Gilbert, together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director – is leading the charge with 2 weeks of new […]

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 Free Guy: Is It One of the Best Video Game Movies?  It is difficult to imagine Ryan Reynolds without seeing him in the Deadpool avatar, sarcastically fighting with evil. However, Ryan has come up with the latest blockbuster titled Free Guy. In this movie, he is playing an entirely different kind of hero. The Canadian […]

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