LMDA (Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas) and LA STAGE Alliance are creating networking events and other programming for LA directors, playwrights, dramaturgs & literary managers. The goal is to create a more cohesive theater community…

Written by Patrick Chavis 
Murder, murder, and more murder — who knows the subject better than the queen of the murder mystery herself, Agatha Christie.  In her lifetime Christie wrote over 50 different novels, mostly focusing on a genre she mastered, the murder mystery.  Christie’s stories are all different and unique, but one thing they have in common is a mysterious death and a group of people that all seem to look guilty.  This trope is consistent in Stages Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile. While the climax and twist ending in this production give a much-needed boost of energy to the show, the buildup in the first act lacks a kick and feels almost irrelevant after watching the whole story play through. Continue reading

CHEEK (AND OTHER STORIES) @ Undergroung Annex Theatre in Hollywood 1.  8.8 out of 10 –  A GREAT SHOW!!!!!!!! Elevator @ The Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood  2.  8.2 out of 10 – GOOD SHOW!!!…

Guest Writer Alina Mae Wilson  If you have been longing for a bit of Disney without the Disney feel, your time has finally come.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame is playing over at the La…

Were you at the Hollywood Fringe? Did you just happen to think to yourself “Man. I wish we had just one more month” ? Well, we wont get a month, it’s over and we’ve got…

The 26th New Works Festival (NWF) begins April 1st at the Long Beach Playhouse in Long Beach.  According to Broadway World,  “The festival spans two weekends. The first weekend, the two best submissions each receive…