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Humor thrives in ‘Divorce Party: The Musical’

by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2013 | 6:03 am

Scott Ahearn and Mary Jayne Waddell in “Divorce Party: The Musical.” Photo by Jason Gillman

Divorce can be a devastating experience, but one can get through it, survive and even thrive, according to Amy Botwinick,... read full article

  • Theater à la Second Avenue

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    February 27, 2013 | 7:08 am

    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

    October 24, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    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...

  • 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...

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  • 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

    July 5, 2012 | 10:30 am

    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...

  • Music transcends darkest hours in ‘Willesden Lane’

    by Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Malka and Abraham Jura faced a Solomonic decision in late 1938, as the Nazis were tightening the vise on the Jews of Vienna. The couple hoped to send...

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