LA Theatre Reviews
LA Review: 'Red'
"Red," John Logan's two-hander about abstract painter Mark Rothko, hits L.A. like a keenly aimed brush splatter, thanks to Alfred Molina and Jonathan Groff. More »
LA Review: 'Inherit the Wind'
Adrian Noble's low-key revival of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's "Inherit the Wind," at the Old Globe, is entertaining and provides much to ponder. More »
LA Review: 'As You Like It'
Dana Green's sassy, flirty, and deeply love-struck Rosalind anchors Adrian Noble's production of "As You Like it" in the Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival. More »
LA Review: 'The Comedy of Errors'
Don't miss the Independent Shakespeare Co.'s very funny free production of "The Comedy of Errors," one of Shakespeare's silliest comedies, in Griffith Park. More »
LA Review: 'Assassins'
Coeurage Theatre Company offers a sparkling bare-bones revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ever-topical "Assassins," at Actors Circle Theatre. More »
LA Review: 'Memphis'
The national tour of Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Tony Award–winning musical "Memphis," at the Pantages Theatre, is in good shape and sports a fine cast. More »
LA Review: 'Farm Boy'
"Farm Boy," Michael Morpurgo's sequel to his children's novel "War Horse" adapted by Daniel Buckroyd, is small scale, intimate, and tender. More »
LA Review: 'The King'
Brian Newell's Elvis-centric "The King," at Maverick Theater, has an ingenious premise and enjoyable trappings but is hurt by oversimplified characters. More »
LA Review: 'The Bat'
"The Bat," adapted from Mary Roberts Rinehart's novel and playing at Theatre 40, has enough plot for three plays but is too leisurely in unfolding. More »
LA Review: 'Everything Is Enough'
Part of Open Fist's First Look Festival, Gita Donavan directs Elizabeth Berger's "Everything is Enough," a whimsical, intriguing puzzle where the pieces don't quite fit. More »
LA Review: 'The Paris Letter'
Jon Robin Baitz's incisive drama "The Paris Letter" gets a strong production from the Group Rep under Jules Aaron's admirably clear and coherent direction. More »
LA Review: 'Divine Rivalry'
"Divine Rivalry," a world-premiere play about Machiavelli, Michelangelo, and da Vinci, at the Old Globe in San Diego, is interesting but needs polishing. More »
LA Review: 'Macbeth'
At Antaeus Company, director Jessica Kubzansky's evocative "Macbeth," Shakespeare's daunting Scottish tragedy, has vaulting ambition but variable horror. More »
LA Review: 'To Quiet the Quiet'
Christy Hall's exhilarating new play "To Quiet the Quiet," at Elephant Stages, directed by Barbara Bain, features a terrific performance from Lisa Richards. More »
LA Review: 'West Side Story'
Chance Theater's reconceptualization of the landmark "West Side Story" lends new depth and dimension while preserving its classic book, music, and lyrics. More »
LA Review: 'Short Ends'
"Short Ends," five one-acts by Neil LaBute, including a world premiere, in Open Fist's First Look Festival, has its moments but comes up, well, short. More »
LA Review: 'Missing Dick'
Writer-director Gordon Bressack's "Missing Dick," from the Mirror Theatre Company, treats transsexuality as a sitcom, and the result is formulaic but funny. More »
LA Review: 'Avenue Q'
3-D Theatricals delivers a production of "Avenue Q" whose puppetry and song-and-dance scenes live up to the satirical show's original and touring stagings. More »