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  • Why I won’t see The Book of Mormon

    By Mark Paredes

    September 9, 2012 | 9:30 pm

    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20, 2 Nephi 15:20 (Book of Mormon)

    AY! My name is Joseph Smith, and I’m going to f*** this baby! – verse from the...

  • Actor feeds off ‘Mormon’s’ racy humor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 5, 2012 | 11:22 am

    "My favorite kind of comedy is so wrong that it's right," actor Jared Gertner said.

    So it's fitting that he's starring in the blessedly twisted megahit musical "The Book of Mormon," which after scoring nine Tony Awards and a reputation for almost impossible-to-snag tickets has...

  • Adam Shankman melds worry with chutzpah in ‘Rock of Ages’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 13, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Five years ago, at Sadie Sandler’s first birthday party, at the estate of her father, Adam Sandler, filmmaker Adam Shankman was sitting in a plastic toddler’s chair when he was startled by another guest who sat down beside him.

    “He said, ‘Hi, I’m Tom Cruise,’ and I freaked out,”...

  • Prolific Israeli producer-director tries Hollywood

    By Tom Tugend

    July 16, 2008 | 10:07 pm

    Hollywood attracts hopefuls from the four corners of the earth, but few arrive with as many projects as Israeli producer and director Uri Paster.

    Sitting in a French cafe in Westwood, accompanied by his assistant/translator Shlomit Basmat, Paster rattled off four movie and theater...

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  • Order Up—One ‘Dreamcoat,’ Extra Cheeze

    By Gaby Friedman

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When Dallet Norris signed on to direct Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" for the fourth time in his career, he decided that the classic Bible tale turned classic musical needed some updating.

    So, for the new touring production, which...

  • Hello Jacobowsky!

    By Susan Josephs

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Jerry Herman doesn't play favorites with his musicals. Ask him to rank "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" or "La Cage aux Folles" and he'll tell you, "I love them all." But as for which character he most wants to emulate, he'll admit that it's the Jew who calls himself S.L. Jacobowsky.

    "I want...

  • Heart to Hart

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, the Getty Playhouse showcased a memorable special event: "Here's to Life," Kitty Carlisle Hart's cabaret-style one-woman show, accompanied by her musical director, David Lewis.

    Hart, 94, performed for a little over an hour, reminiscing and singing songs from some of...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Here's a real chochme for you. Head out to The Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club's end-of-the-season concert this evening. Jacob Lewin's readings of stories by Sholem Aleichem will make you long for the old country, the Yiddish musical program will have you all farklempt...

  • 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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