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Friday, May 7, 2010

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Picture – The Women of Brewster Place – Celebration Theatre, Los AngelesPicture – Nightmare Alley – Geffen









now playing in Los Angeles

Two new musicals hit LA.  One
of them sucks -- and I mean
really sucks.  The other one is
good.  And I mean really good.
Can you guess which is which?

The Women of Brewster Place
Nightmare Alley

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Harvey Perr

picture - Collected Stories graphicnow playing on Broadway

This one, by the great (or at 
least excellent) playwright
Donald Margulies gets its
third New York production,
this time on Broadway

Collected Stories

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Cindy Pierre

picture Everyday Rapturenow playing on Broadway

Thanks to the cancellation of
the Roundabout's revival of
Lips Together, Teeth Apart,
self-described "semi-star"
Sherie Rene Scott fills the slot
with her musical autobiography

Everyday Rapture

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Cindy Pierre

picture - Happiness Runs posteropens Friday, May 7 in New York
opens Friday, May 14 in Los Angeles

The decline and fall of the
hippie empire is explored in

Happiness Runs

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Caroline Hagood

picture - Iron Man 2 posternow playing around every nook
and cranny the whole world over

Surprisingly, the USA is one of the
last 5 countries to be given the, er,
privilege of seeing this movie.
For the rest of the planet, including
Latvia, Kazakhstan, and Mexico,
it's already last week's news.

Iron Man 2

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Kevin Bowen

picture - The 39 Steps graphicnow playing in Los Angeles

Disdainer of the theatrical
juggernaut called Alfred
Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps,"

thy name is Stage and Cinema

Alfred Hitchcocks
"The 39 Steps"

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Harvey Perr

picture - The Subject Was Roses - Pearl Theater Companynow playing Off Broadway

Frank D. Gilroy's famous play
gets revived by the Pearl
Theater Company at City Center

The Subject Was Roses

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Cindy Pierre

picture - Spend the Night in Jailnow playing Off Broadway

The one act plays
"Hello Out There" by William Saroyan
and "Deathwatch" by Jean Genet
comprise this evening of incarceration

Spend the Night in Jail

reviewed for Stage and Cinema
by Alexander Harrington


check out these currently running shows
(both on Broadway and off)
that were reviewed by Stage and Cinema

* = highly recommended by Stage and Cinema

666 (Cindy Pierre)

The Accidental Pervert (Andrew Turner)
extended to December 18

* Collected Stories (Cindy Pierre)

Come Fly Away (Alexander Harrington)

Creditors (Cindy Pierre)
ends May 16

Everyday Rapture (Cindy Pierre)
ends July 11

Fearless Moral Inventory (Alexander Harrington) 
ends May 31

* God of Carnage(Cindy Pierre)
ends June 27

Hair (Harvey Perr)

In The Heights (John Topping)

* La Cage Aux Folles (Cindy Pierre)

* Langston in Harlem (Alexander Harrington)
extended to May 9

Memphis (William Gooch)

* Million Dollar Quartet (Sarah Baram)

Next Fall (Cindy Pierre)

* Next to Normal (Harvey Perr)

* Race  (Cindy Pierre)

* South Pacific (Harvey Perr)

Spend the Night in Jail (Alexander Harrington)
ends May 23

* The Subject Was Roses (Cindy Pierre)
ends May 9

* The Temperamentals (William Gooch)

* West Side Story (Harvey Perr)


Los Angeles Theater

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" (Harvey Perr)
ends May 16

*  The Arsonists (Harvey Perr)
ends May 23

Awake and Sing (Harvey Perr)
ends May 23

* The Ballad of Emmett Till (Harvey Perr)
extended to May 30

Nightmare Alley (Harvey Perr)
ends May 23

* See What I Wanna See (Harvey Perr)
ends May 23

* The Women of Brewster Place (Harvey Perr)
ends June 6


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