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Bill Raden's Boldest in Los Angeles Theater 2015

I love how we come up with new ways to distinguish our lists, the “best”, the “highlights”, the “boldest,” but Bill “I’m Not Elvis” Raden is one of our better writers and so when he makes a list, we are required to check it twice.This year he’s rolling out his…well, let’s let him describe it:End-of-the-year theater roundups are not exactly computer science. Rather they are extremely subjective tricks of the memory filtered by the taste, temperam...
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Ernest Kearney's Best of Los Angeles Theater 2015

The best of 2015, huh?Well, there was a lot of it.So in no particular order here it comes:The Odyssey Ensemble Theatre started off the “best list” of my year with their stunning staging of Eugene O’Neill’s “ANNA CHRISTIE”, produced by Beth Hogan and directed by Kim Rubinstein, with a superb set by Wilson Chin and a stellar cast in Mary Mara, Tait Ruppert, Kevin McKidd, and Jeff Perry who played the “father” to his daughter Zoe Perry in the title role.Over all, I t...
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The 30th Annual Robby Award Nominations for Excellence in Los Angeles Theater 2015

Longtime Los Angeles Theater critic Rob Stevens has been cranking these things out for years. Here’s his latest list in 2015. Noticed an awful lot of Hollywood Fringe shows on this list this year, including our own BLOAT Winner, La La La Strada. A very good sign. I predict 2016 will be an even bigger breakout year for some of the Fringe hits. Hell, My Sister, one of last year’s hits is about to open a full run over at the Odyssey. Good stuff all around,.Okay, here’s a tasty morsel from Ro...
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The 16 Best Theater Critics in Los Angeles

Obviously this list is simply one man’s opinion. My opinion. But I will assert that it is an informed opinion, well informed. There is no one in this city who has read more theater reviews in the last eight years than me. And there is no one in this city who has written more about theater criticism in Los Angeles in the last eight years than me. Again, doesn’t make me an authority, it’s essentially a subjective exercise, but it certainly makes me somewhat of an expert on the subject. Let’s ju...