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Artistic director Chris Fields spills the secrets of Echo Theater Company's success as it marks a milestone anniversary with 25 alumni performing 25 monologues by 25 alumni playwrights.
Tom Dugan stars in this new show, which imagines the lives of the characters from "Fiddler on the Roof" after they move to America.
Torrey Townsend's streaming play, presented by Jeremy O. Harris, takes aim at the systemic racism, sexism and hypocrisy in theater.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' celebrated 'An Octoroon' has its Los Angeles premiere at the Fountain Theatre's new outdoor stage.
Forget musicals. The time is now for the American play, and 'An Octoroon' is just one of many groundbreaking works by women and writers of color.
Michael Ritchie is stepping down as artistic director of L.A.'s most important theater company. What can his replacement — or replacements — do differently?
What's wrong with using incentives to increase the vaccination rate? The opportunity to see that new musical should be a reward, not a right.
Casting a straight actor in landmark gay role isn't a misstep. It's a recognition of shared struggle.
What ticket buyer wants to spend unnecessary time in a crowded lobby or cramped restroom? Even more important: the broken spell of storytelling onstage.
In Geffen Playhouse's "Someone Else's House," multimedia artist Jared Mezzocchi opens the door to his family's haunted 200-year-old New England house.
Theater has returned to UCLA's Royce Hall, pairing perfect strangers in a private encounter.
With the next chapter of the pandemic comes a fear of returning to the roles we all used to perform, even among friends.
Celebrating Shakespeare's birthday may seem retrograde, but his plays reveal what drama can do. Here's how I advise students to read the work.
A James Baldwin-William F. Buckley Jr. debate is fodder for a REDCAT presentation, and CAP UCLA's "Plastic Bag Store: The Film" mixes gravity with whimsy.
Scott Rudin apologized after allegations of abusive workplace behavior, but he's not the only one. Broadway, it's time to straighten up your act.
A doc illuminates the dark hold of Sondheim's 'Assassins' in a Classic Stage Company benefit reminding us why theater has been such a pandemic loss.
Two new versions — a National Theatre film coming to PBS and a Public Theater podcast out now — bring new life to Shakespeare's romantic tragedy.
What role can art play in opening eyes to the humanity of people different from ourselves? After the Atlanta-area shootings, the answer is urgent.
COVID-19 restrictions are loosening for cultural institutions even though health experts urge caution. We've haven't yet won the fight.
A year ago Michael Michetti, one of L.A. theater's most accomplished directors, was about to open the Stephen Sondheim musical "Passion" at Boston Court Pasadena. Then the pandemic hit.
Center Theatre Group streams "The Gaze ... No Homo," a Larry Powell play examining the possibilities of Black queer work in white environments.
Daniel Fish, Culture Clash, Dael Orlandersmith, Richard Maxwell, Annie Dorsen and Lars Jan reveal much loss — but also see a way forward.
REDCAT's digital production of 'Yorick, La Historia de Hamlet' miniaturizes Shakespeare's tragedy into an ingenious hourlong show.
The reading actor isn't a thing of the past, but a refined literary sensibility is valued less than social media savvy today.
As the Senate impeachment trial gets underway, Shakespeare's tragedy illuminates the politics of rebellion and the quest to maintain a grip on power.
Adrienne Kennedy, a Black playwright who's more influential than produced, is celebrated in a rare digital festival not to be missed.
Theater has suffered from placelessness in the digital era. Mark O'Rowe's "The Approach" roots us somewhere theatrically real.
Same stage, different script: For a theater critic watching President Biden's inauguration, the most notable part of the performance is its humility.
The nation's overlapping crises have sparked the notion that audiences want to be uplifted, more than anything else. I disagree.
Pasadena Playhouse streams "You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman," in which paying tribute to the Broadway composer proves harder than it might seem.
This was the year that streaming versions of "Hamilton," "What the Constitution Means to Me" and "Ma Rainey" proved stage stories can shine on-screen.