Category: Los Angeles

RAGE REVIEWS:  BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

RAGE REVIEWS: BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Popular movies have been serving as inspiration for Broadway musicals for at least the past two decades.  The Producers, Hairspray, The Lion King and Kinky Boots all originated on the silver screen.  The much-admired 1975 documentary Grey Gardens and 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are additional, somewhat more surprising picks for musicalization […]

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

[ 0 ] July 9, 2016

by tony reverditto –  Most remember the 1969 film version starring Barbra Streisand, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, or the ten-time, Tony Award-winning musical version based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, both featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Mame and La Cage aux Folles). It’s the turn of the century and […]

LGBTQ MOVIES... WHO YA GONNA CALL? OUTFEST 2016!

LGBTQ MOVIES… WHO YA GONNA CALL? OUTFEST 2016!

[ 0 ] July 7, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Lesbian lawmakers, real-life gay porn stars, the world’s first lady ghostbusters and sexually-searching Asian Americans will headline some of the most anxiously anticipated movies at Outfest 2016 this month. The 34th annual Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival runs Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 17 at multiple venues in the L.A./Hollywood […]

S.T.A.G.E. 2016: SONDHEIM... N°5

S.T.A.G.E. 2016: SONDHEIM… N°5

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016

by tony reverditto – Since its inception in 1984, Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) has become the longest-running, annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser in the world. To date, over the course of its three decades-long history, more than 350 Broadway, film and television stars have performed Great White Way music selections. Originally started when Michael Kearns […]

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL: EXPRESSION UNLEASHED

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL: EXPRESSION UNLEASHED

[ 0 ] June 5, 2016

by ken knox – The Hollywood Fringe Festival makes its way back to L.A. for its seventh go-round of innovative and uncensored art and entertainment. For its seventh outing, the Hollywood Fringe Festival is upping the ante in exploring some fresh, “out there” concepts. From a story drawing on the traditions and rituals of the […]

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

[ 0 ] June 3, 2016

by tim parks –  As the famous saying goes, “The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step” and in the case of those participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, the ride of a lifetime begins as soon as their feet are placed on the pedals. During the course of the seven-day event, bicyclists will trek 80 […]

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

[ 0 ] May 7, 2016

  CHRIS BOTTI WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY Back by popular demand for an all-new show, the world’s most popular trumpeter, Chris Botti returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night […]

FROM OZ TO CALIFORNIA - THE ESSENCE OF PETER ALLEN

FROM OZ TO CALIFORNIA – THE ESSENCE OF PETER ALLEN

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016

  by ken knox –  For the West Coast premiere of the Tony-winning musical The Boy from Oz, the Celebration Theatre is trying something very different. The director of Celebration Theatre’s production, Michael Shepperd, discusses the show’s SoCal debut, the lasting legacy of its hero, Peter Allen and scaling it for a smaller space. The […]

FULL THROTTLE MONTY - GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

FULL THROTTLE MONTY – GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

by tony reverditto – Six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, New York are at a stalemate in their unproductive lives. They’re all broke, with no work prospects in sight. During their down time,. A “lightbulb” moment takes place when they catch their wives amongst a crowd of crazed women at a male strip club. The unlikely […]

BETTE, BABS & BEYONCÉ

BETTE, BABS & BEYONCÉ

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) is taking “diva,” to a whole ‘nother level… As they themselves say, “Why settle for one diva when you can have them all?” Bette, Babs & Beyonce not only promises a packed concert with songs audience members will know and love, but stunning renditions of music from […]

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