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Rock of Ages: Theater Review

Hair is back. No, not the flower-child, love-rock musical of the 1960s, but the ‘80s-set jukebox version "Rock of Ages" that features big hair, big dreams, big egos (always in fashion) and making it big in Hollywood.

33 Variations: Theater Review

Jane Fonda gives an outstanding performance as a musicologist in the early stages of ALS in Moises Kaufman's deeply moving play.

Theater Review: ‘Harps and Angels,’ a Musical Revue Featuring the Songs of Randy Newman

A first-rate cast and sharp staging make Randy Newman's wonderful songs sound even better than usual.

Venice — Theater Review

A postapocalyptic hip-hop musical loosely based on “Othello” sounds like a promising idea for a major theater’s New Play Production Program. So it is that we have “Venice,” debuting at the Kirk Douglas Theatre after a lengthy workshop and developmental process commissioned by Center Theatre Group and artistic director Michael Ritchie.

Leap of Faith — Theater Review

Like the little engine that could, "Leap of Faith," a Broadway-bound new musical that opened at the Ahmanson Theatre, earnestly keeps plugging away on its long journey up the mountain.

The Glass Menagerie — Theater Review

What would Tennessee Williams think about director Gordon Edelstein's reconceived production of his beautiful memory play "The Glass Menagerie"?

Parasite Drag — Theater Review

In "Parasite Drag," Mark Roberts continues his examination of the dark side of small-town life in Illinois.

Jewtopia — Theater Review

Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson's "Jewtopia" returns to Los Angeles, where the popular comedy debuted in 2003, in a slimmed-down, snappier form -- "New jokes! New Jews!" -- even funnier than the original.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore — Theater Review

Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" takes off like a rocket -- a brilliant, unpredictable rocket -- and doesn't look back until the stage is littered with ... well, therein lies the tale.

Yellow — Theater Review

Del Shores has written a darker play than usual, but as always with this accomplished playwright, there's never a dull moment onstage.

South Pacific — Theater Review

The Lincoln Center production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic docking at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre is about as good as it gets.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore — Theater Review

Nora and Delia Ephron's "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is a marvelous piece of writing, and the cast -- Carol Kane, Rita Wilson, Natasha Lyonne, Tracee Ellis Ross, Caroline Aaron -- could hardly be better.