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Ambitious new work would help elevate Center Theatre Group
Ambitious new work would help elevate Center Theatre Group

Taking stock of Center Theatre Group on the occasion of the Music Center's 50th anniversary is a bit like trying to summarize an up-and-down marriage. So many reasons to leave, so many cherished moments making it impossible to go. After the rudderless revival of Sebastian Barry's "The Steward of Christendom" at the Mark Taper Forum in December, I lost faith in Los Angeles' flagship theater. But then in February hope bloomed again with a deliriously fizzy staging of Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." If the swoops of this roller-coaster ride have been extreme since Michael Ritchie took over as artistic director of Center...

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