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“O Réjane” – Los Angeles theater review

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It takes a highly talented actor to emulate a real-life theater legend. Born 1856, Gabrielle Réjane (her stage name) was a remarkable French actress and innovative theater impresario who altered French culture, its fashion and socio-politics during the late 19th Century. Conceived and written by Ilana Turner, a new play about this striking French icon,

“A Woman of No Importance” – latest theater review for Stage Raw – Los Angeles theater review

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Gentle #LAThtr fans!
Here is an intro and link to my latest theater review for the critical website Stage Raw which contains the latest arts and theater coverage from our intrepid team of journalists & critics.
Happy reading!
A Woman of No Importance
Oscar Wilde’s satire of English upper class society has solemn and

Staycation! The Broad Stage and Le Méridien Delfina partner on ‘Discovering the Arts’ hotel and entertainment package – Los Angeles theater and hotel review


Santa Monica’s The Broad Stage and the glamorous beach-handy hotel Le Méridien Delfina will once again partner for the 2014-15 performing arts season to offer the aesthetically vibrant Discovering the Arts hotel package. This exciting package enables guests to discover global music, international theater, and contemporary dance at the edge of their seat, taking the culture seeker around

“2 Across” — Los Angeles theater review

2 Across

The Santa Monica Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional intimate theater and educational conservatory that has been serving its community for an impressive 54 years.
Now playing — and in its last week of an extended run — is a sweet two-handed play about an unexpected friendship that blossoms into something deeper.
2 Across stars

“Birdman” – Los Angeles film review

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In the 1970s and early ’80s, Michael Keaton worked his way up the showbiz ladder, paying his dues in such now-forgotten television shows as Working Stiffs and Report to Murphy before soaring into the stratosphere with films like Mr. Mom, Night Shift and especially Beetlejuice. But when he put on the cowl to play Batman,