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  • ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ creator has magic touch

    November 11, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    The day may arrive when writer-actor Albie Selznick declares his magic-infused theatrical performance “Smoke and Mirrors” a finished product, but audiences probably shouldn’t hold their breath. Given that Selznick is a self-described perfectionist and workaholic — and because there...

  • Jason Alexander brings Neil Simon’s ‘Broadway Bound’ to L.A.

    August 6, 2014 | 10:59 am

    It has been nearly 30 years since actor/director Jason Alexander, perhaps best known for his role as George Costanza on the TV series “Seinfeld,” appeared in the original New York production of Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound,” the third play in a trilogy that included “Brighton Beach...

  • Theater as addiction therapy in ‘Bliss Point’

    June 18, 2014 | 9:45 am

    The healing power of theater underlies the collaboration between the Cornerstone Theater Company and rehabilitation centers around the city, which resulted in the company’s production of “Bliss Point,” a play about addiction and recovery, through June 22 at the Odyssey Theatre in...

  • ‘Assisted Living’: Connections and transformations

    April 24, 2013 | 11:22 am

    The surprising ways in which people can connect is at the heart of the play “Assisted Living,” written by and starring the husband-and-wife team of Winnie Holzman (Tony nominee for the book of the Broadway musical “Wicked”) and Paul Dooley (co-star of the Robert Altman films...

  • All hail the ‘King’

    October 17, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    "The King of Hearts Is Off Again" has already closed after a run at the Odyssey Theatre, but its powerful impact lingers. One is left with a haunting memory of constant, frenetic, often balletic motion, undergirded by frequently dark, dramatic music, which created a pervasive sense...

  • Theater as deception

    October 5, 2011 | 6:25 pm

    “The theatre has the power to both reveal the truth and hide the truth,” according to Spanish playwright Juan Mayorga, whose internationally acclaimed work, “Way to Heaven,” is currently being presented by the Odyssey Theatre.

    The script, translated by David Johnston, is...

  • A Modern Take on King Lear

    By Tom Tugend

    March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    "King Levine," a two-act comedy at the Odyssey Theatre, is propelled by a fairly ingenious concept. Playwright Richard Krevolin has transformed Shakespeare's King Lear into an elderly, self-made business tycoon, who reigns supreme as the frozen-bialy monarch of America.

    (Krevolin, who...