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  • Such glorious decay: The musical 'Grey Gardens' at the Ahmanson

    Such glorious decay: The musical 'Grey Gardens' at the Ahmanson

    Summertime is the perfect time for a visit to the Hamptons, though you’ll have to make allowances for the flea-bitten accommodations of our eccentric hosts, Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, “Little” Edie Beale, the once-grand relations of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy who have fallen on hard...

  • Classical music can unite and console in troubling, angry times

    Classical music can unite and console in troubling, angry times

    You want anger? Go to the opera. Go to the symphony. Classical music has, of course, a hard-won reputation for civility. Concert decorum typically involves a certain courteousness. Being a member of a symphony orchestra requires a remarkable cooperation. We turn to age-old classical scores to console...

  • They put it all on the line — 'A Chorus Line' — at the Chance Theater

    They put it all on the line — 'A Chorus Line' — at the Chance Theater

    It was New York’s must-have ticket, its audiences studded with celebrities crushed in among folks deliriously happy to have landed a seat. Soon it accumulated nine Tonys and a Pulitzer and was hailed as a game-changer that had reenergized musical theater. In many ways, the whirlwind caused by “A...

  • A rocking, rollicking 'Richard III' kicks off Griffith Park Shakespeare festival

    A rocking, rollicking 'Richard III' kicks off Griffith Park Shakespeare festival

    DNA testing from the remains of Richard III — the 15th century king of England, amazingly unearthed from under a Leicester parking lot in 2012 — suggest illegitimacy along the Plantagenet line that has raised questions about the royal succession. That's just the kind of scandal that Richard III,...

  • L.A. theater openings, July 17-24: 'Cabaret' and more

    L.A. theater openings, July 17-24: 'Cabaret' and more

    This week: Life is a “Cabaret” at the Pantages, and “The Sound of Music” rings out at Segerstrom Center. The Kinsey Sicks: Electile Dysfunction The a cappella drag quartet returns with a musical campaign-season satire. Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood....

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