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It's COW (Critique of the Week) Time Again Folks!

Bob Verini goes against the grain and calls A Night With Janis Joplin out for its diminished theatricality. read more
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Playhouse Fantasy Boy-Land

A fantasy world is a closed system, and all closed systems are boring. read more
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Newsflash: Theater is Alive and Well in Los Angeles (Evidence Within)

Every time I think I've had enough of the fear-based tail-chasing pettiness that permeates much of Los Angeles Theater I see a couple shows that pull me back into the mix and I'm reminded that even though LA Theater still remains in its adolescence when it comes to the business of making theater, at times, the theater itself soars and the rest of the bullshit fades away. read more
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Is the Pro99 Movement Splintering?

It's hard to keep a "movement" steadfast especially when there are no moving targets to focus upon. They usually become distracted by other "causes". This was stated aptly by Hoyt Hilsman a few weeks ago. read more
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What to See in Los Angeles Theater: Your Weekly LemonMeter Update

Here's your weekly travel guide to the shows that are getting all the critical love in Los Angeles: read more
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Hollywood Fringe Favorite "Alien vs. Musical" to Get Full Run at Theatre Asylum

ALIEN VS. MUSICAL the runaway Hollywood Fringe hit, is being extended by Combined Artform’s Matthew Quinn at Theatre Asylum for a 6 week run, starting Friday August 7 at 8pm. read more
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A cause, a cause! My theatre for a cause! By Ezra Buzzington

Lately I seem to be writing a great deal about the American theatre. I'm enjoying it immensely and, from the reports trickling back to me, it would appear that others have been as well. This thrills me no end. But, I keep asking myself why am I suddenly doing this? To be honest, I'm not sure. A sudden awareness of the importance of personal history plays a part, I think. Legacy and all that. But, I'm just not sure. What I do know is that looking back at the myriad experiences I've had and the decades of observations I've made seem to suddenly be culminating in a sort of mutiny of common sense resulting in an unexpected desire to make these things public. But to what end? read more
9277263

Friday

Depression: got. And then what? read more
4369014

The Bitter Lemons Imperative Remains Open for Business

In business only 3 months. 40 reviews published so far. A couple more in the chute. All paid for by the companies making the theater. All the critics doing the hard work being paid a reasonable wage for that hard work. Steven Stanley being hailed as the bastion of Los Angeles Theater Criticism by the Torch and Pitchfork crowd (if that just raised some hackles on the back of your neck then yes that's you). International controversy. Armageddon. So far so good. read more
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What to See in Los Angeles Theater: Your Weekly LemonMeter Update

Here's your weekly travel guide to what's getting the best reviews in Los Angeles Theater, LemonHeads. We're pulling these shows write off our LemonMeter wire and you might want to take a gander at it as you make your weekend theater-going plans. read more
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New Ashton Marcus SoCal Theater Podcasts: Madness! Murder! Mayhem!, Without Annette, Singing in the Rain, Phantom of the Opera and Heir Apparent

Newest podcasts from Ashton Marcus include Madness! Murder! Mayhem!, Pantages Phantom of the Opera, Theatre West's Without Annette and Musical Theatre West's Singing in the Rain read more
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Can I Get a Translator?

Just need a little help on this review's headline from Jennifer K. Hugus over at Los Angeles Beat. I feel sorry for this particular writer's Thesaurus, because after something like this there's no way it could have survived and clearly it must've either been put down or retired. read more
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STOP THE PLAY - I WANT A NEW DIRECTOR - by Ezra Buzzington

About 400 years ago I was asked to play the role of "Cocky" in a production of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's "The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd". Well, not so much asked, really, as asked to replace the guy who had booked the gig before me after he demurred his way out of the gig. Wisely, as it turned out. His reasons for leaving the show went unstated but when I stopped by his Hollywood bungalow to get the script the look of concern in his darkening eyes indicated to me a warning I should have heeded. But, I was young. Younger. Old enough to know better. Fuck it. I needed the gig. read more
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