Tag Archives: Los Angeles Times

Updated: Lauded L.A. Theater in 2016

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Local writers are reflecting on the best that appeared on Los Angeles stages, both large and small, the previous 365 days.  Turns out there was a lot: L.A. Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty’s list focused nearly exclusively on the larger stages but Orson Bean’s storytelling at the Pacific Resident Theatre made the list as well. Dany Margolies‘s list at Time Out includes the highly lauded ...

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L.A. Drama Critics Circle expands by 4

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The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has expanded its circle by 4 for 2017.  Both F. Kathleen Foley of the Los Angeles Times and Rob Stevens of Haines His Way are returning and are joined by new members, Erin Conley of On Stage & Screen and Frances Baum Nicholson of Stage Struck Review and SCNG. The 2017 Circle includes 24 critics from throughout Los ...

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Deaf West’s ‘Spring Awakening’ Announces National Tour

LA Times: Deaf West Theatre’s revival of the musical “Spring Awakening” is closing Sunday at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre after more than 130 performances on Broadway. Producers have announced plans for a national tour in 2017 but declined to reveal more details Thursday. The musical began previews in New York on Sept. 8 and opened on Sept. 27. Members of the Broadway cast, including Oscar- and ...

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From 99 Seat Theater to LORT

LA Times: Vanessa Stewart has talked passionately about the need for 99 seat theater and the continued success of her show Louis & Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara, like that of Spring Awakening, is just another in a series of stories why.  The show has recently returned to the Geffen Playhouse after playing in Chicago. “Sacred Fools didn’t even have an air conditioner, we were ...

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LA Times Drama Critic McNulty’s Best of 2015 Theater

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LA Times: Charles McNulty reflects on the theater highlights of 2015. Fun Home and Hamilton:  These musicals, both of which began at the Public Theater, have brought new currency to an art form too long enthralled to dopey movie adaptations and jukebox nostalgia.

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LA Times Critic Charles McNulty Lauds New Generation of Playwrights

LA Times Theater Critic, Charles McNulty, writes of the current revolution in American play writing: This fall season has provided Los Angeles theatergoers the opportunity to become better acquainted with the most exciting generation of playwrights to have burst onto the scene since I became a theater critic more than two decades ago.  

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Stage Raw’s 2nd Symposium: “Funding Arts Journalism”

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Stage Raw: These are tumultuous days for the theater community in Los Angeles, but one thing is for sure: There has never been a better time for the community to draw together for the purposes of thought-provoking self-analysis.  Jenny Lower reports on Stage Raw’s second of three symposia: “Funding Arts Journalism.”  

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Self-criticism: A theater critic’s search for nuance in the age of Yelp

LA Times:  Looking back on 10 years in Los Angeles, LA Times’ chief theater critic, Charles McNulty, gives his observations on what is troubling about theater criticism in the digital age and how these issues might be addressed.

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Stage Raw’s First Symposium: “Visualizing the Invisible: Form and Content”

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Stage Raw: These are tumultuous days for the theater community in Los Angeles, but one thing is for sure: There has never been a better time for the community to draw together for the purposes of thought-provoking self-analysis.  Paul Birchall reports on Stage Raw’s first of three symposia: “Visualizing the Invisible: Form and Content.”

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L.A. Arts Groups Get $4.5 Million from Michael Bloomberg’s Foundation

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LA Times: Michael Bloomberg, the publishing mogul and former New York City mayor, will pump $4.5 million into L.A.’s nonprofit arts scene over the coming two years, as part of a national initiative by his Bloomberg Philanthropies to help small and mid-size arts organizations. http://lat.ms/1OIeHld Here are the LA recipients, including several 99-seat theaters (click to enlarge):

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