946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS

World War II England comes breathtakingly to life as Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre returns to the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts with the magical, musical, mesmerizing (and fact-based) 946: The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips.
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LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

It’s a long summer day’s journey into the darkest nighttime of their souls for the illness-and-addiction-plagued Tyrones of Eugene O’Neill’s 20th-century classic Long Day’s Journey Into Night, now getting a superbly acted and designed Geffen Playhouse revival under Jeanie Hackett’s inspired direction.
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VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

Vanya, Sonia, and Masha Hardwick, Christopher Durang’s hilariously squabbling siblings, are back (along with Masha’s sexy boy toy Spike), and hallelujah for that, as Santa Monica’s Edgemar Center For The Arts gives the 2013 Best Play Tony Award winner Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike a 99-seat staging well worth its back-for-2017 extension.
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LATE COMPANY

Anti-gay bullying and its potentially fatal consequences are hardly topics you’d expect to see tackled by a theater company perhaps best known for seniors-friendly mystery/comedy fare, but these are precisely the issues that propel Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill’s shattering family drama Late Company, now being given a compelling American Premiere at Beverly Hill’s Theatre 40.
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THE LION

One man, six guitars, fifteen songs, and Benjamin Scheuer’s extraordinary true-life tale add up to twenty-two reasons not to miss the Geffen Playhouse L.A. Premiere of the award-winning international sensation The Lion.
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OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY

Nearly three decades may have passed since Other People’s Money first introduced off-Broadway audiences to corporate takeover whiz Larry The Liquidator, but Jerry Sterner’s bitingly comedic look at our country’s increasingly affluent 1% proves as relevant as ever as evidenced by its terrifically entertaining (though sadly just-closed) InterACT Theatre Company revival.
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MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Broadway couldn’t do it any better than the breathtaking revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along now playing at Beverly Hills’ Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts, not unless they too could get recent Tony nominee Michael Arden on board to direct with the same originality and flair he brought to last season’s Spring Awakening or come up with a cast as spectacular as the one at the Wallis.
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THE CONSUL, THE TRAMP, AND AMERICA’S SWEETHEART

Here’s a fun fact for you. Hollywood routinely allowed Hitler’s Nazis to dictate movie content during the decade leading up to World War II, a bit of Tinseltown trivia at the heart of John Morogiello’s The Consul, The Tramp, And America’s Sweetheart, the engaging, enlightening latest from Theatre 40.
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