My paternal grandfather was a legend in the Oakland flea market community. When I was a kid of nine, he and I would take off every Sunday morning to hunt down the latest bargains, and we’d usually finish off our jaunts at Talk of the Town on International Boulevard in Oakland, devouring carne asada burritos and cokes, refueling after pounding the drive-in pavement for hours on end. 1,160 more words
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Berkeley Rep’s new Broadway try-out, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations, is another jukebox musical biography (or as playwright Dominique Morisseau refers to it, a “catalog musical”) in the vein of… 1,126 more words
By Patrick Hurley
The story of the rise of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Jersey Boys, playing now at the Ahmanson Theatre, is a high-energy juke box musical that relies entirely on spectacle and song recognition and falls completely short of compelling narrative. 658 more words
The first UK dates for the second tour of the hit West End and Broadway musical have been announced.
Following popular demand, producers of Jersey Boys have announced that a second UK tour of the hit musical will open at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham on the 16th December 2017. 353 more words
“You could make a killing, but not a living, in the theater,” said playwright Robert Anderson in a 1966 Christian Science Monitor interview about “Tea and Sympathy,” his successful first Broadway play that was turned into a movie. 406 more words