• The Problem with Cock

    ‘Cock’ Wrestles with Identity, Stereotypes

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor In a time when Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal top the list of social media posts, it is easy to see how issues of identity take center stage in today’s society. Cock, a play by Mike Bartlett, aims to cha

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  • Allen Ginsberg, in 3-D

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    Long Beach Opera produces an unsettling dark journey into a neon American apocalypse

    Ivan Adame, Contributing Writer Hydrogen Jukebox, which closed June 7 after a weeklong run in San Pedro, was staged in the rear of the same space

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  • Queen Latifah, Empress of the Blues

    By Melina Paris, Columnist If there was ever a question as to which present-day actress would be one of the best choices to portray Bessie Smith, Queen Latifah would certainly be the best answer. Queen Latifah will indeed star in the legendary singer’s biopic, Bessie, which airs on HBO May 16. The film

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  • 99-Seat Theater May Go

    Proposal Changes May Affect San Pedro, Long Beach Theaters
    By John Farrell, Curtain Call writer

    Actors don’t agree on much, but recently hundreds of them agreed on one thing: the new plans that the Actor’s Equity Association is considering threaten the theatrical diversity in town. Read More

  • Beam Me Up, Wolfgang

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio is a comic singspiel about Turks and Christians. Written more than two centuries ago, Abduction is about rescue and redemption and a Moslem leader who is more merciful than his Christian counterparts. This all is told in spoken word an

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  • LA Harbor International Film Festival Features Live Burlesque

    By Ivan Adame, Editorial Intern The L.A. Harbor International Film Festival has announced its roster of films for its 12th year, taking place at the Warner Grand Theatre April 9 through 12. Among them is the 1962 musical Gypsy, which will be preceded by a live, adults-only burlesque show. The Academy Award-nominated

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  • Marilyn Forever Brings the Star to the Warner

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call columnist The Warner Grand in San Pedro was built for movie premiers. In its long and sometimes illustrious career, it was home, at least for a few hours, to some big Hollywood celebrities. But as far as anyone can figure out, Marilyn Monroe was not one of them. That will change March 21, when Long

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  • Power Outage Doesn’t Stop Shakespeare

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer William Shakespeare had more than his share of production headaches back when the Globe Theater, the original Globe Theater, was operating. Never mind the fact that his female characters had to be played by men — effeminate men, no doubt, but still. Never mind that his scripts had to

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  • Summer is All Fun at The Garage

    [gallery ids="9198,9199,9200,9201,9202,9203,9204,9197"] By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Wet Hot American Summer … The Play? is being presented, through March 21, at Long Beach's Garage Theatre. There is no poetry; there is no message; hell, there isn't even much o

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  • RLn THEATER Calendar: Feb. 26, 2015

    Feb. 28 The Real Thing Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing is being performed at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays through March 28, at the Long Beach Playhouse. The Real Thing is about an articulate and romantica

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