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If you were one of the many thousands who attended Phantom of the Opera during its first run in Los Angeles (at the Ahmanson Theatre), chances are good you saw Davis Gaines in the title role. After all, he played...
The films of director Tim Burton have inspired several adaptations. Choreographer Matthew Bourne created a ballet from Edward Scissorhands. Concert versions of The Nightmare Before Christmas have found Danny Elfman taking the stage again. Disneyland converts the Haunted Mansion...
It is often said that when an actor tackles a large, heavy role, it is considered that person’s Lear. This is used over and over again, but almost exclusively for men. There are two performances currently going on in...
Colony Theatre
October 19-22
To simply label Karen Finely as one of the "NEA 4" who had to go to the Supreme Court to fight the revocation of her National Endowment for the Arts grant would be to ignore a now 40-year career....
In Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play Head of Passes; currently playing at the Mark Taper Forum, Kyle Beltran plays “Crier,” a young man clearly in love with Cookie, a troubled woman he can’t have. They are part of the characters...
From my point of view there are two groups of people: those who were lucky enough to see the extraordinary performance Tonya Pinkins gave in the musical Caroline, Or Change and those who didn’t. Those in the first category...
If you’ve been watching Ozark on Netflix, you know Jason Butler Harner. Or perhaps you saw him in The Changeling. Or Scandal. Or Ray Donovan. He’s known for playing intense and sometimes villainous characters. For his role as Don...
During the opening 10-15 minutes of Paul Rudnick’s play Big Night  (at the Kirk Douglas Theatre), you might find yourself wondering if Cary, the character played by Max Jenkins, ever has a slow gear. He does, but Jenkins' fast...
Congratulations to all this year's Emmy Award nominees. So many of them have theater credits (and Tony Awards, too) that it would be impossible to list them all. But here are just a few who have spent time on...

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