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Contentious collaboration

by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

March 20, 2013 | 7:15 am

Author and screenwriter Raymond Chandler with film director Billy Wilder on the set of 1944’s “Double Indemnity.” Courtesy of the Raymond Chandler Papers, Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

The contentious, often hilarious, collaboration between legendary screenwriter-director Billy Wilder and mystery novelist... read full article

  • Humor thrives in ‘Divorce Party: The Musical’

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    March 13, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Divorce can be a devastating experience, but one can get through it, survive and even thrive, according to Amy Botwinick, co-author of “Divorce Party:...

  • Theater à la Second Avenue

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

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    With the revival of his musical about a Jewish cabaret comedian, writer-director Pavel Cerny feels he is giving the current generation of Los Angeles...

  • Rescuing Jewish Musicians

    by Kirk Silsbee, Contributing Writer

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    When Zubin Mehta takes the stage at the Disney Concert Hall on Oct. 30 to conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), most in the audience will...

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  • Theatre Dybbuk: Company invokes folklore, myth to stretch boundaries of Jewish theater

    by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

    September 10, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    When Aaron Henne decided to form a new Jewish theater company, he knew he needed to push boundaries and make bold statements to challenge the...

  • Stage dramedy tackles interfaith marriage taboo

    by Jonathan Maseng

    August 15, 2012 | 11:00 am

    If you take Israel out of the equation, there’s little in the Jewish world that gets people as riled up as the idea of intermarriage. For most secular...

  • ‘Oy’ bring the past to the present at Culver City’s Actors’ Gang

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

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    For Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins, who founded Actors’ Gang and serves as its artistic director, presenting plays that are relevant to our...

  • Loss, survival — cue the music

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    April 11, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    “When I told my son I was going to write a musical about the Holocaust,” playwright and Holocaust survivor Lucy Deutsch recalled, “he raised both...

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