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Florence of Suburbia: “The Vortex” in review

While "The Vortex" contains more than its fair share of sharp banter, it is also a powerful dramedy.

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The Revolution is coming to a theater near you: 1969 in review

One of the great things about the theater is that it can dramatize history, and the people who make it and shake it.

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Trust and obey: “Choir Boy”

Residents of Greater Los Angeles are lucky to have the West Coast premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play "Choir Boy" currently running at the Geffen Playhouse.

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"The Trip To Bountiful" in review

The entire house rose at the premiere to give Cicely Tyson and the cast a well-deserved standing ovation.

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"What I Learned in Paris" - a review

In 1973 , Maynard Jackson was elected Mayor of Atlanta, and as the characters in the play keep saying, "Nothing's going to be the same."

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"Buddy": The day the music… lived

Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story is a highly entertaining musical about the meteoric rise - and, alas, fall -- of the 1950s rock 'n' roll icon.

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A triumphant must-see show about Paul Robeson

Daniel Beaty doesn't miss a beat in his one-man tribute to African American Paul Robeson, the son of a runaway slave who went on to become an actor, activist and Renaissance Man.

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"Obama Spy Drama": Big Bro' O is watching you

Obama Spy Drama has some of the funniest politics since W.C. Fields' Klopstokia in Million Dollar Legs and the Marx Brothers' Freedonia in Duck Soup.

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Not all “peace and love”: Bill, Joan and the Beat Generation

The latest addition to the Beatnik canon is on the stage, in the form of Bill & Joan, world premiering at the Sacred Fools Theater in Los Angeles.

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Mozart, propagandist, in new rendering of old classic

The current version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute at Los Angeles Opera raises two essential artistic questions (plus, perhaps, eyebrows).

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