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Theater Review: The Pride at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

How much of the human experience is determined by the era you are born into? In The Pride, a play by Alexi Kaye Campbell currently in its Los Angeles premiere at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, one storyline takes place in 1958 and another in 2008. 808 more words

Los Angeles Theater

The Pride Gets Stuck in The Past

By Patrick Hurley

There are moments in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play The Pride, playing now through July 9, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, where the intentions of the playwright seem to peek through the swathes of heavy-handedness, and the clutter of exposition, shedding a little light on the ever changing views toward homosexuality. 1,094 more words

Patrick Hurley

Day 28 - Hunchback of Notre Dame

Just to spend one day out there.

Bringing Disney back into the musical conversation, Hunchback of Notre Dame was always one of my favorites growing up. 605 more words

Musical

A bit of joy || Winter's on the Wing

Unless you live in Colorado. As they say here, “April showers bring May blizzards.”

On Stage

Once On This Island Will Return To Broadway

While Broadway has been introduced to a new island this season, at the northeast tip of North America, a more familiar island will join Newfoundland next season with a revival of Aherns and Flaherty’s… 675 more words

Broadway News

Theater Review: Merrily We Roll Along at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

In 1981, audiences weren’t ready for Merrily We Roll Along. Directed by Hal Prince with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the musical was highly anticipated…until it became a flop with critics and audiences, closing just 16 performances after opening night. 1,037 more words

Los Angeles Theater