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Darren Criss and Lea Michele Spread Glee

He went on to The Assasination of Gianni Versace, and she went on to star in Scream Queens, but now Glee stars Darren Criss and Lea Michele are reunited on stage in a concert tour...

Why Josh Groban and Idina Menzel Make a Dynamic Duo

Wondering what will happen when Josh Groban and Idina Menzel bring their unique vocal fireworks to a stage near you? Let’s face it, going to a live concert can be a hassle....

Rufus Wainwright Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Tour

It’s the twentieth anniversary of Rufus Wainwright releasing his self-titled debut album, so he’s taking his show on the road: performing classic material on his...

LGBTQ Customers Are Denied in “The Cake” at Geffen Playhouse

A lesbian returns home to her small town in search of acceptance and a wedding cake in a new play where the mom from That ‘70s Show plays a baker who’s not always sweet. To...

How to Get the Most out of Your First Trip to a Massage Parlor

We sent a writer who is less than familiar with the rituals of massage to see if this boutique could ease him into it. The Now Massage Boutique 7611 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA...

“School Girls” Brings “Mean Girls” to a Ghana Schoolhouse

The Center Theater Group (at Los Angeles’ Kirk Douglas Theater) presents this play set in 1986 at a boarding school in Ghana. School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play...

New Temptations Jukebox Musical Gets a Spin at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA

Fresh from Lincoln Center and ramping up for its premiere on Broadway, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations arrives buffed, polished and ready to impress...

Hershey Felder Captivates as Beethoven

What happens when a mere mortal (Hershey Felder) attempts to embody a god of classical music (Beethoven)? Ludwig Van Beethoven, the deaf composer — best known for such concertos...

Glory Be! Check Out Church Boutique on LA’s Fashion-Forward Melrose Boulevard

Step through the looking glass into a wonderland of celeb-worthy couture and art that will challenge the imagination. Church Boutique 8462 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA...

What Does On Your Feet Say about Gloria Estefan and Immigrants?

Due to the current political climate, the Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet may now be more relevant than ever. Following a nearly two-year run on Broadway, the national tour of...

Why Do We Love Looking at Family Dysfunction on Stage?

What can recent Los Angeles productions of Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey into Night and Stephen Karam’s 2016 Tony-winner The Humans teach us about the nature...

Soft Power Is a Powerful New Musical Play that Makes Hillary Clinton a Showstopper

It may be your last chance to see Soft Power, the beautiful-but-complicated new East-West musical mash-up, before it’s Broadway-bound. It’s the morning after I saw the new...