HIPSTER TIPS: TWO GREAT PRODUCTIONS WORTH CATCHING (BUT HURRY!)

THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell at the Wallis Annenberg

Neal Bledsoe, Jessica Collins, Augustus Prew in the 1958 triangle. Photo Credit: Kevin Parry

In his review of the New York production, Ben Brantley called The Pride "sentimental," and he may not be wrong.  The play dramatizes...

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FRINGE BINGE 1: GOING IT ALONE

Like a hard-core drunk coming off a massive bender, I am still whoozy and wobbly from the three weeks of Fringe.  Did I really see 50-odd shows - some odder than others?  Did I really turn around that time in Serial Killers to find the couple sitting behind me suddenly...

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THERE'S A FESTIVAL GOING ON RIGHT NOW (AND IT'S NOT THE FRINGE)

HIPSTER LAMENT

CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne at the Geffen

Goodwin, her orange sweater and poor Leech (Chris Whitaker photo credit)

For the last two-plus years, I've been hearing what has seemed like a non-stop hymn of praise for the two-hander play Constellations by Nick Payne, which had its...

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EPIPHANIES AT THE FRINGE, PART III: LIFE AND DEATH, MAGIC AND MUSIC

HIPSTER TIP AT THE FRINGE

EASY TARGETS at Sacred Fools is simply the most fun you can have at the Hollywood Fringe, and one of the most fun evenings you will ever have at the theater.  There's an A evening (Male Actors) and a B evening (Female Actors); I've only seen...

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EPIPHANY EPIPHANY EPIPHANY AT THE FRINGE, PART I: FOUR SOLO SHOWS

"Epiphany epiphany epiphany," Ellyn Daniels chants at one point during her stand-up Fringe show, Emotional Terrorism.
The context is this: Ellyn has just run into an old high school friend from Florida here in Hollywood, and she is crashing at the friend's house after a party.  The friend has to...

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THIS JAM-PACKED CRAZY WEEK, PART II: THE FRINGE APOCALYPSE!!!

On a recent Thursday, a few days before the 2017 Fringe shows began previewing, I squeezed my Hipster self into a jam-packed Cellar 43 on Cahuenga.  This was a party in the series of parties that marks the Fringe season, but it was my first experience of this year’s Hollywood...

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ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE-LA: FINDING ITS WAY OUT OF THE SHADOWS

 This Thursday June 1st, the curtain will rise on Program A of Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA's Second Annual One Act Festival at their 50-seat performance space at the Atwater Village Theatre, with Programs B & C still to follow.

Meanwhile, back in New York City, the 36th Annual one act Marathon...

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HIPSTER END-OF-SPRING TIPS AND LAMENT

Those of you who read my column regularly - and yes, I mean you, Sandra Zeitzew, and you, Mary Tierney, and you, guy I went to high school with, who has hated me ever since I didn't return your wave "hello" in 8th grade (I didn't see you!) -...

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A Short Video in honor of Manchester's Girls

This is from the graduation ceremony a few days ago at the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles.

The song was written by a few girls from the Archer class of 2017 - Annie Rose Schindel, Meg Elizabeth Anne Smith, Sophie Simone Smyth.  Thanks to them for their talent...

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