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Monday, June 28, 2021

Theater: COOKING WITH BUBBIE (A New Musical at the Skokie Theatre, Chicagoland Area) by John Todd

An original musical, Cooking with Bubbie begins its national tour in Skokie, Illinois, and will travel the country before setting in for a New York run. At a “taping” of her fictional T…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 09:42PM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Theater: NORTH COAST REP’S 40TH SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT (Solano Beach near San Diego) by John Todd

Two West Coast premieres, one Southern California premiere and one World Premiere highlight an engaging, eclectic 2021-2022 seven-play series at North Coast Repertory Theatre, now celebratin…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 08:29AM
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Theater: A GOOD DAY AT AUSCHWITZ (L.A. Theatre Works) by John Todd

L.A. Theatre Works presents the world premiere of a new play based on an extraordinary true story. Produced as a state-of-the-art audio theater recording, A Good Day at Auschwitz by note…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 06:09AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Theater: CHALK LINES (Chalk Repertory Theatre) by John Todd

Chalk Rep is launching its new audio play series Chalk Lines, five short plays using immersive audio storytelling which will bring to life unsung landmarks in Los Angeles City Council dist…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 08:20PM
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Theater Podcast: THE SUMMER OF DAISY FAY (New American Folk Theatre) by John Todd

GET FAY Chicago’s New American Folk Theatre is bringing us The Summer of Daisy Fay, the inaugural production of its “season of audio theatre,” featuring new recordings of three of the …

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 08:47PM
Monday, March 15, 2021

Theater: 31ST ANNUAL KLEBAN PRIZE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (Broadway on Demand) by John Todd

Broadway On Demand, the theater-focused streaming platform, is presenting the first ever virtual presentation of the 31st annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre, tonight, Monday, March 15 …

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 05:34PM
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Theater Preview: MAKING FRIENDS (IAMA Theatre Company) by John Todd

LOOK FORWARD IN ANGER Wait a minute! Hold on! A one-man play by an angry gay man to be performed by an angry gay man in a show written by an angry gay man? I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 03:17PM
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Theater: THE GREEK TRILOGY OF LUIS ALFARO (The Getty Museum and Center Theatre Group) by John Todd

IT’S ALL GREEK ACTIVE TO YOU Getty Museum and Center Theatre Group have joined forces to premiere Luis Alfaro’s Chicano adaptations of Electricidad, Oedipus El Rey, and Mojada in virtu…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 03:21PM
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Theater Feature: 2020 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS by John Todd

2020 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS  Nominations in 25 competitive categories for the 74th Annual “Tony” Awards were announced today by James Monroe Iglehart on the official Tony Awards YouTub…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 02:07PM
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Theater Preview: FIRST FOLIO THEATRE (Update to 20-21 Season) by John Todd

FIRST FOLIO THEATRE ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO 2020-2021 SEASON SCHEDULING In response to the current health situation, and in accordance with their commitment to maintaining a safe environment for…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 01:41PM
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Theater Feature: QUIZ ME, KATE (42nd Street Moon) by John Todd

THE CHANCE TO PLAY BROADWAY TRIVIA IS A NO-BRAINER! WINNING..? WELL… San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has been offering a program that I know our readers would delight in. Mavens and new…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 03:41PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Theater Extras: SETTING THE STAGE FOR LEARNING (L.A. Theatre Works) by John Todd

AN EDUCATION VIA STREAMING THEATER As schools are turning to at-home learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers are struggling to find relevant, high-quality distance learning reso…

SOURCE: at 10:25PM
Monday, August 13, 2018

Theater Review: END OF THE RAINBOW (Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach) by John Todd

THE LEGEND THAT GOT AWAY No, this show isn’t how fans want to remember Judy Garland at the bittersweet end. End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter’s sardonic salute to a star on the skids, is…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 08:05PM
Monday, May 20, 2013

San Diego Theater Review: BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW (Old Globe) by John Todd

HOME IS WHERE THE HEARTACHE IS Moments before the arrival of Hope (a domineering mother-in-law, not the aspiration), newly-married Melody jests with her handsome corporate attorney husband, …

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 11:52AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

San Diego Opera Review: AIDA (San Diego Opera) by John Todd

EYEING AMNERIS IN AIDA In this well-loved 150-year-old Guiseppe Verdi classic of Grand Opera, it may be heretical to question the relationship of the principle characters and their so-calle…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 03:46AM
Thursday, November 29, 2012

San Diego Theater Review HICKORYDICKORY (Moxie Theatre) by John Todd

WASTED TIME In Marisa Wegrzyn’s Hickorydickory, all humans are born with a mortal clock encoded with the date and time of their death.  This mortal clock takes the form of an actual pocke…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 04:00PM
Monday, November 19, 2012

San Diego Theater Review: A HAMMER, A BELL AND A SONG TO SING (San Diego Repertory Theatre) by John Todd

A FEW PROTESTS… Todd Salovey’s revue of mostly American songs of protest is buoyed by a fiercely energetic, multi-talented quartet of singers and musicians: Dave Crossland, Jim Moone…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 01:26PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

San Diego Theater Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Lamb’s Players Theatre) by John Todd

ADAPTATION NEEDS TO MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT Jules Verne channeled 19th century technological progress into wondrous stories that fueled the world’s imagination.  He took us to the center of …

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 02:41PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

San Diego Theater Review: SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR (La Jolla Playhouse at Martini’s Above Fourth) by John Todd

THANK GOD THE DRINKS ARE STRONG The secret to living in New York is knowing how to cross the street against the light.  Sam Bendrix (Luke Macfarlane) recalls having been given that advice w…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 01:26AM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

San Diego Theater Review: THE EXIT INTERVIEW (San Diego Repertory Theatre) by John Todd

A PLAY THAT GROPES FOR AN EXIT William Missouri Downs’ The Exit Interview is a jumble of a play whose myriad directions are made more difficult to track by its opening pronouncement:  Tw…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 03:05PM
Monday, September 24, 2012

San Diego Theater Review: ALLEGIANCE (Old Globe) by John Todd

NEW MUSICAL TOO LUKEWARM TO PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO IT Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing “exclusion zones” which effectively allowe…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 01:25PM

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