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  • Partying With the Many Faces of ‘Alma’

    By Tom Tugend

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Alma Mahler-Gropius-Werfel, who married and bedded a string of the 20th century's most creative geniuses, is celebrating her 125th birthday -- and what a party it's going to be.

    For the occasion, guests, after running a paparazzi gantlet and imbibing a welcoming drink, will meet not...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Chug on down to the Getty today or tomorrow, as they present Sharon Katz and the Peace Train as part of their Garden Concerts for Kids series. The Grammy-nominated South African ensemble gives a family-oriented performance of jazz-/folk-/rock-infused African music and...

  • Odets Revival Hits Venice, Long Beach

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Clifford Odets burst onto Broadway in 1935, when three plays by the 29-year-old actor-writer -- "Waiting for Lefty," "Awake and Sing" and "Paradise Lost" -- opened in the same year.

    Odets, the son of Jewish immigrants, was an early member of the fabled Group Theatre in New York,...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Bite off a rose, scoop up your honey and dance on down to the New JCC at Milken. This evening they present "A Magical Argentinian Night," complete with tango dancers and singers, folk songs and ballet, as well as Argentine snacks, drinks and desserts. Best of all, proceeds...

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  • The Passion of the Tovah

    By Amy Klein

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In a life-imitating art moment, Tovah Feldshuh sits in her Broadway dressing room animatedly discussing politics. Feldshuh -- the one-woman star of the play "Golda's Balcony" -- has already transformed herself from an old, disheveled Golda Meir and is reviewing her day in Albany,...

  • Tradition Falls Flat on Broadway

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It may be a cliché that L.A. theater does not compare to New York's, but even in the case of Broadway's current less-than-rave-reviewed production of "Fiddler on the Roof," it remains true. The show, which has been nominated for five Tony awards, including best revival, has been...

  • Screen Scribe

    By Tom Tugend

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Norman Hudis is a patient man, not by temperament but by necessity. It took the ex-Londoner and current Woodland Hills resident some 30 years to see his play produced on stage, and if the venue is Santa Ana rather than Manhattan, he is as pleased as any playwright savoring his name...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    With a title like "Jane White Is Sick and Twisted" the product practically sells itself. But just in case you haven't heard of this little cult film, here's what you need to know: Obsessed with television and home-schooled by an agoraphobic mother, Jane White's strange...

  • Nell Carter

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Nell Carter, the African American Jew best known for bawdy turns in the Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" and the 1980s sitcom "Gimme A Break!" died Jan. 23 of uncertain causes. She was 54.

    The stout, sassy singer-actress -- who won a 1978 Tony Award for "Misbehavin'" spent the...

  • Wendy Wasserstein to Give a Little Peek

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fertility therapy, Jewish identity, pressure to marry, single parenting. All are themes that flow through both the personal life and creative work of playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony in 1998 for "The Heidi Chronicles."

    In a rare peek behind the...

  • Mr. ‘Saturday Night’

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    If there are two blockbuster motion pictures that stand as the defining pop-cultural phenomena of the 1970s, they are, arguably, "Star Wars" and "Saturday Night Fever." And while "Star Wars -- the Broadway Musical" is probably not as far-off as we may think, "Saturday Night Fever --...

  • the Spectator     With Reprise, Marcia Seligson banks on the public’s desire for the return of the

    By Diane Arieff

    May 15, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Marcia Seligson is the prime mover and shaker behind Reprise, a new theater organization determined to mount local, first-class revival productions of Broadway musicals.

    Marcia Seligson is a self-described "musical theater fanatic" and the prime mover and shaker behind Reprise, a new...

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