Articles by Michelle Clay
The second edition Sydney Indie Film Festival (SIFF) taking place from the 10th thru 22th of October 2016, welcomes Filmmakers and Films from Mexico, Canada, Italy, UK, Sweden & USA
Ambition and art collide with the business of the blues in August Wilson's masterpiece "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" Set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session at a white-owned studio -inspired by real-life Mother of the Blues Gertrude "Ma" Rainey
The 11th Annual Broad Humor Film Festival brings a Trio of Funny Features by Women back to Venice
The King of the Universe is coming to L.A. for the first time ever! God takes the form of Emmy Award® winner Sean Hayes in this 90-minute comedy. He's finally arrived to set the record straight…and He's not holding back!
The Vietnam Draft Lottery was 1968's "Hunger Games"
Poetic and erotic, DREAM BOY tells the story of Nathan and Roy’s unlikely high school romance against the backdrop of repression and religion in 1970s North Carolina.
Form and Emptiness, a two-person show at the Electric Lodge in Venice, presents the bright artistic vision of two women from two different cultures that bridge and meet in the play of color on canvas
American artist Susan diRende's remarkable exhibit of 109 miniatures - Each scene is a mere 50 x 85 mm, the size of the credit cards in your wallet - are subjects drawn primarily from life around the North Island of Wairarapa
Mark Taper Forum brings you Paul Oakley Stovall's love letter to family dysfunction in the new comedy Immediate Family.
Supersized silliness, wrapped in British accents brings you the latest production at the Mark Taper forum: What The Butler Saw
The 2014 AFI Fest presented by AUdi is in full swing in the heart of Hollywood, and the super short films just keep on coming
The Trip to Bountiful is an extraordinary journey to a kinder, gentler time, to the only place where one woman's soul feels like home
A story of memory, loss and love that transcends the passing of life by Jordan Harrison
HollyShorts Film Festival, an annual independent short film festival located in Hollywood, California, turns 10
The Max Factor Factor is not just story about Hollywood. In every direction, it all touches on not giving up on your dreams, but more importantly, yourself
Brooklyn playwright Marja Lewis Ryan tests the waters of drama in her new play One In The Chamber
Lyle is a chilling and clever glimpse into the mind of an expectant mother's mind
We Will Rock You the musical takes you into the future, where rock music is dead and technology has overtaken all individuality
Filmmaker Ken Roht makes Outfest's "5 in Focus" with his family musical western Perfect Cowboy
BFFs is a simmering, smart comedy that boils over with laughs at all the right moments.
Almost eighty years after its 1935 premiere in New York, Director Diane Paulus and Chorographer Ronald K. Brown have polished the style of Porgy and Bess into a more beloved masterpiece brimming warmth and humility
The Tallest Tree in the Forest is a controversial musical biography about the indomitable Paul Robeson
Harmony A New Musical is the story six young singers who must come of age in the time of Hitler and combat the impending darkness with a song and a smile.
STOMP is a theatrical performance that will electrify the sense!
In the untamed wilderness that is the mind’s eye of Thomas Dunne, a faded public figure does battle with the truculent decisions of his past
The Center Theatre Group brings you the untold tale of Peter Pan
In a very modern new translation by David Greig, Strindberg's classic play is a sexy, savage and fun look at marriage as a uniquely brutal system of exchange
Sheldon Epps brings a powerful interracial rendition of Twelve Angry Men to the Pasadena Playhouse
Kevin Daniels is burning up the stage from coast to coast. From Broadway to Rouge Machine to his new network Sirens, this star is on the rise!
Humor Abuse successfully features the loving and celebratory life of the son of a clown
From the Tony Award®-winning author of Clybourne Park & the Tony Award®-winning director of August: Osage County comes a comedy about how family and memory are both relative
Dying City explores the complicated politics of loss, love and learning to live without the things that complete you
Better Half, the indie feature about a gay couple that adopt a baby, is in full swing, fighting to get to the finish line. The production moves forward, one filming day at a time, with its sights set on one thing: Tribeca Film Festival
In the year of their gubernatorial pardon, the powerful, bittersweet story of The Scottsboro Boys finds its way from Broadway to the Ahmanson Theatre
Phylicia Rashad directs the August Wilson Classic Joe Turner's Come and Gone for the Center Theatre Group
Peter Quilter's Bio-musical End of the Rainbow provides an front row seat to the spectacular talent and deteriorating life of America's First Sweetheart, Judy Garland
Beyond the Stage Productions' RENT Revival Raises Critical Funding for Los Angeles Outreach Organization The Stigma Project
OUTFEST ANNOUNCES FUSION LAB: THE FIRST EVER LGBT CINEMA AND MEDIA WORKSHOP IN HIGHLAND PARK. FREE SEMINARS FOR EMERGING ARTISTS TAUGHT BY OUTFEST ALUMNI FILMMAKERS
Overbearing roommates: just awkward or truly psychotic?
Nina Raine's striking drama explores the self-discovery, language and what it means to be heard in the world
Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting LGBT media, has announced its lineup for the 2013 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival
Independent filmmaker Michelle Clay launches her second feature film production "Better Half" the story about a gay couple who adopt a baby. But the clock is ticking...
Backbeat explores the rise of a legendary rock band and the fall of the little known fifth Beatle.
Backbeat explores the rise of a legendary rock band and the fall of the little known fifth Beatle.
R.J. Colleary’s Happy Face, Sad Face, is a do-overs dual feature of high concept and lowbrow bawdiness
The RoundaboutThea Company's production of Anything Goes is a classic musicals that easily translates to the 21st century. This show truly is a entertaining pleasure cruise for the whole family
Indie Filmmaking, by every means necessary, helps push forward the latest narrative effort by writer/director Amber Dawn Lee
Seminar, the opener for the 45th Season at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre, serves up the laughs in a comedy about five writer and if they can handle the truth about fiction
Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of Elmina's Kitchen, a bitter clash of values between three generations of Black men and its effect on family and community
Paint collides with canvas live on stage, as masterpieces are born and torn down in a visceral experience that spills off the stage and forever changes the way you see red.
Mary Poppins is truly the first “Supernanny” of our times. Go see this current production at the Ahmanson Theatre, and you will see why!
Director Gregg T. Daniel talks theatre & the latest production from Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble: ELMINA’S KITCHEN the story of a bitter clash of values between 3 generations of black men & its effect on their family & community
When the cash-strapped Canadian yuppies fire their teen-aged daughter's lesbian Mexican nanny, Margarita, they set off a chain of events that lead to her deportation
When JJ falls in love with a beautiful diva, JJ and Seb's friendship is tested. JJ is forced to chose between her hot new lover and her best friend
When Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten Jesse's already bittersweet feelings about leaving
Morgan is an intimate tale of a young man's struggle to feel whole, despite his own emotional disabilities
The dual story of Elliot Ayende: as a 9-year-old who is side-kick and confidant to his barely-keeping-it-together single mom; & as a 21-year-old looking for love in New York City. A comedy-drama that shows you can survive anything life throws at you
Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend. Great Family entertainment
OUTFEST 30 is Coming! Full Force with Great Films. Don't Miss Out on the Film Festival Event of Summer 2012
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse tells the story of how a sibling rivalry blossoms into an unexpected and extraordinary bond between a teenaged boy and his beloved horse.
“Geography Club,” based on Brent Hartinger’s best-selling young adult novel, has begun production on locations in and around Los Angeles, it was announced today by producer Michael Huffington
Breaking up is hard to do, even when you're not trying
A 2012 LAFF Featured Gala Event: Middle of Nowhere. A drama that follows a woman who changes her life in order to contend with her husband's 8-year prison sentence; and an intense character study in the taut ties that bind
Sister is the remarkable story of a boy who endures manhood's hard lessons of life and survival well before his time
In a small town somewhere in the South, four restless souls venture out into the hot July 4th night in search of something. Exactly what they each seek is unclear, even to them
"VODKA & EURYDICE is a raw, wistful dramedy, punctuated by the hilarity of everyday life"
Each year, Christopher Street West recognizes people & groups that have especially impacted the LGBTQ community, demonstrating commitment to greater visibility, understanding, advocacy, human rights, empowerment, marriage equality & service
The Council on Foundations Film + Video Festival is the premier showcase for grantmaker-funded media that embodies the dynamic power media can have to raise awareness and reflect change
As with all theatre productions at Boston Court, The Children thrives on originality and creatively presents a theatrical work like no other
Practically every number was met with cheering and thunderous applause as an enthusiastic audience gobbled up every note of the opening night performance of Sondheim & Goldman’s Follies
What if your greatest loss led you to your greatest love?
The new feature film from writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk, tells the story of five Brown University classmates reuniting in the Big Apple for a weekend of sin and fun - each with a little growing up to do
Celebration Theatre's latest production: The Color Purple: The Musical is a spectacular accomplishment - a true musical theatre event. Go See This Show!
The Mother of all Rock Operas is currently at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.
It’s T-minus two weeks before the Egyptain Theatre in Hollywood gets its annual splash of LGBT color. An offshoot to the ten-day flagship film festival Outfest, Fusion celebrates the filmmakers and cinematic tales that feature LGBT people of color.
The latest fictionalization of the Perfect Storm of terror that was Charles Manson and how the Folger Coffee Heiress perhaps met her fate before her time.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! SHORT EYES WRITTEN BY MIGUEL PIÑERO, DIRECTED BY JULIAN ACOSTA RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER
A World Premiere fantasy play by Joan Beber about Roy Cohn, the brilliant attorney whose hunger for power and prominence ultimately destroyed him
After A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park travels across town to where the other half lives and examines exactly how different the races really are from one another - from 1959 to 2009
In Dennis Richard's Oswald - the Play, the war of wills between prisoner and interrogator rages, while the world outside waits and watches
A Street Rock Musical inspired by the true stories of Homeless Kids
A Four Letter Four Production and Frantic Redhead Productions present Diana Son's Stop Kiss - the story of a new friendship between Callie and Sara that over time turns into something more, with unexpected and tragic consequences
The Tony® Award Winning creators of Next to Normal and Avenue Q bring their latest crowd-pleasing spectacular to Los Angeles. BRING IT ON - The Musical defies gravity and expectations
Once upon a time, PRESS meant safe passage in a war zone. In 2011, it is a target. Martyn Burke's latest documentary examines the psychological cost of covering war
THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast culture of public “drag balls” that predates established gay liberation history in the U.S. by nearly ten years
Adam and Luke seem like a case of opposites attract. But after Luke is involved in a critical accident, family and friends descend upon the couple and these longtime differences collide, forcing opposing views on faith and family into a stand-off
NOW IN LIMITED RELEASE.The Latest film by Writer/Director/Editor Andrew Haigh is an intimate story of a meeting of souls, told with exceptional skill
Hunky Daniel, engaged to the beautiful Jen, has a seemingly perfect life... but there is one temptation that may derail his plans: Tommy
Director Roger S. Omeus, Jr.(Finding Me), takes us back to the friendships+love+relationships = DRAMA, of a group of tight knit group of African American friends: queer, straight and everything in-between
There are two things no one can avoid in a modern society. No, not death and taxes - Food & Family
Comedy is often about commitment beyond reason, where if you don't get committed, you will get a laugh
The Broad Humor Film Festival DIY DAY – Amazing Workshops for Filmmakers of all Stripes
Ten takes on romance in 80 minutes, promising to have you even more confused about love than when you arrived
It began with a suggestion of a suspicion that led to an accusation
Chris Isaacson Presents four fabulous fellas and one femme phenom for one unforgettable evening of Upright Cabaret with New York's Finest: The Leading Men of Broadway
Leading us on this sonic journey are two of Los Angeles’ most valuable sound resources: professor and world renowned production sound mixer, Fred Ginsburg, CAS, Ph.D. and author/ award-winning rerecording mixer,Woody Woodhall CAS
CAROL CHANNING, DUSTIN LANCE BLACK, BRUCE VILANCH AND DOT MARIE JONES TO JOIN FRENCHIE DAVIS AND SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER AT 14th ANNUAL UNOFFICIAL GAY DAYS AT DISNEYLAND
The 2009 LA Film Festival is in full swing with "Turistas", a charming Chilean entry into the International Showcase
Shorts Program 3
Time: 100 min
Striving to prove themselves, a disgraced referee, a curious pair of Finns, a Latino immigrant and a young polygamist grow beyond their fears, inhibitions and skepticism.
Los Angeles' Newest Mega Club "Versus" Presents Official Grand Opening Celebration
Shorts Program 5
Short Film Competition
Running Time is 92 min
The experiences of adolescents are examined in this riveting collection of shorts. Some revel in their coming of age moment and some venture into situations that are too much to handle.
In her new play, Meditations: Eva Hesse, Marcie Begleiter invites the audience into the hallowed space of an artist at work, both in the outer world and in the world of her mind
From the folk who brought you "The Girl Who Would Be King", Absolute Theatre Company proudly present a heavenly new play by David Hilder, The Insidious Impact of Anton
A married mom of two drops a bombshell by discovering she's gay in playwright Marja-Lewis Ryan's new domestic comedy, which follows the resulting shock and awe felt by her buttoned-down husband, delinquent teenage son, and seemingly-perfect daughter
Celebration Theatre finishes out their groundbreaking 28th Season of LGBTQA Theatre with a melodious and irate Rap opera Bash'd
This 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables was a phenomenal night of theatre, Do not miss this show
OUTFEST 2008 has come and gone, but they Gay Themed flicks just keep on coming in Hollywood Independents Shorts Collection Straight Men and the Men Who Love Them Too
Director Brillante Ma. Mendoza's latest film is a journey through beauty and despair: "Serbis"
Veteran actress Sigourney Weaver lead a strong cast in the true story of Mary Griffith, the devoutly religious Mom of four, and how the loss of her son Bobby put her on the road to tolerance
Author Peter Morgan makes a very successful debut into the realm of playwrighting with his new play Frost/Nixon
In Lie With Me, Playwright Keith Bridges has crafted a truly disturbing tale is family dysfunction that manages to ring true on all the right notes
The great thing about shorts is brilliance in brevity. OUTFest celebrates films by LGBT filmmakers of color
The Sketch Comedy Troupe Slow Children Crossing returns to Southern California with its unique brand of wackiness and fun
How Theatre Failed America is the latest in a series of workshop productions presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Mike Daisey serves as monologist, entertainer and advocate in this provocative and passionate piece about America's languishing art
Golden Performing Arts Center, the resident theatre company for the Madrid Theatre presents Once on This Island March 20-22, 2009
Kim Porter's dramedy Munched is a bittersweet story about denial and revelation when an adult daughter seeks the truth about whether her mother tried to kill her as a child
This intense play by Octavis Solis' is the heartbreaking drama of a dysfunctional El Paso Family whose tangled and destructive secrets refuse to stay hidden
Ovation winner Anna Khaja stars in a one-woman show that deftly deconstructs the visceral experience of coming to emotional maturity
A Star studded stage of celebrity performers, armed with a handful of one-acts from today's most important and prolific wordsmiths, lend their talents in the quest for social equality
The original Broadway cast of God of Carnage bring heavyweight laughter to the Ahmanson
LOL! Latina on the Loose makes its World Premiere at Los Angeles Theatre Center
Musical Theatre West presents Jonathan Larson's Tony Award Winning Rock Musical "Rent"
The Wasatch Theatrical Ventures and GTC Burbank remind us of what recession looks like from the eyes of a middle class Brooklyn couple during the early 1970s in Neil Simon's Prisoner of Second Avenue
In many ways Barack Obama made history with his presidential victory in 2008. However, in this latest Fremont Centre Theatre World Premiere, it seems that no credential is good enough for a disapproving mother-in-law
For the guardians of happily ever after, change has finally come. In The Next Fairy Tale, once upon a time begins with a prince finding true love... in a prince
Gay Days Disneyland Anaheim is coming. Once a year, the happiest place in Southern California goes red, unofficially that is
The Homewood Suites - South by Hilton provides comfortable accommodations while still attempting to be a real home away from home for its guests
When I arranged to stay at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis during my business trip, I was not sure what to expect. Now having spent a long weekend in their care, Im thinking upscale may be the way to go
I’ve said it before: The great thing about shorts is brilliance in brevity. OUTFest Fusion celebrates films by LGBT people of color
Theatre Unleashed opens its 2011 Season with a sensational production of a Hollywood Fringe Festival winner, Aaron Kozak's The Birthday Boys
Director Jessica Kubzansky enlists the best of Cal Arts School of Theatre and the Theatre at Boston Court to concoct an entertaining, fantastical and dark circus of Tennessee Williams' surreal work, Camino Real
A simple Venetian discovers the power of her own beauty and the cost of following her heart's true love in Dangerous Beauty
A family struggles to survive in rural Northern California during the Great Depression telling a story about the eternal laws of survival and existence
This one is for the daring theatergoer. Don't ask. Don't Google. Just Go
FOR TWO WEEKENDS ONLY - Musical Theatre West in Long Beach revives a Broadway Juggernaut - CATS
Finding Love Is Never Easy... And Kindergarten Is Just The Beginning
DIRT: a gritty, poetic play that pits a father against his son in a
fight to control their land and the memories it holds
Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards® Short Films come to SoCal February 11th.
On a quiet semi-residential corner in Burbank… Beyond an unassuming neon marquee of The Victory Theatre, the SkyPilot Theatre Company opens their first production of 2011: REWIND: a series of original Late Night Short One-Acts
REWIND is SkyPilot Theatre Company’s first late night short one-act series. The plays are written by our fabulous resident company playwrights, all taking place in the same location: a video store
What is a wedding, gay or straight without the Village People? The Renegade Theatre Group presents But Not For Love
FEBRUARY 4, 2011 - FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, ‘triple threat’ multi-award nominated stage and screen personality Jenifer Lewis will perform SO MUCH LOVE, a special event fundraiser to benefit Rogue Machine Theatre in their quest for a new home
The Geffen Playhouse presents Neil LaBute's "The Break of Noon" directed by Jo Bonney
It started out as quaint dinner party of four and evolves into a frenzied blood bath. Black comedy is resurrected at Hollywood's Fake Gallery with the Norton People production of Mr. Kolpert
The Dermatologist, The Photographer, The Writer and his Lover. This is the love-quadrilateral, which is Patrick Marber’s Closer
Fremont Centre Theatre’s production of Topdog / Underdog exemplifies exquisite acting, intelligent, emotional writing and judicious direction
Now EXTENDED through February 26th! "Butterfly" A World Premiere Musical by Michael Antin at Write Act Repertory
Southern meets SoCal in a tale of the ever evolving institution of family. The Zephyr Theatre on Melrose presents Caught
Jordan Productions presents EMILY'S SONG, an epic musical Journey straight to your heart
How can you tell if it's a normal day at The Magic Bean Coffee Shop when the clientele are anything but? The Eclectic Company Theatre presents the world Premiere of 99 Impossible Things
The West Coast premiere of a musical about loving life, loving thinking, loving making art and loving love in Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein"
**EXTENDED THRU FEBRUARY 19TH** Celebration Theatre hits a homerun with its latest production, the Tony Award winning play, Take Me Out
Nothing comes between a man and his dog; except maybe his wife. The Sierre Madre Playhouse presents the A.R. Gurney comedy SYLVIA
Larry Blum looks back at HIS life less ordinary in his one-man show BLINK & You Might Miss Me
John Lithgow brings his critically acclaimed walk down memory lane to the Mark Taper Forum
**EXTENDED THRU MARCH 13TH!!** A little while back, a good friend told me ‘there are no good gay dramas’. Well, all I can say now is... EUREKA! Go Check Out DADDY at the Hudson Theatre
2011 Sundance Film Festival opens its arms to the latest film by Korean Director Kim Jee-woon
Young Edgar Allan Poe has his hands full when he visits his oldest & best friend, the one person from whom he also harbors his own darkest secrets
Elliot does not want to grow up, and he's determined to keep Amy with him. See the new comedy by Ryan Eggold that asks: Does growing up really have to suck?
theTribeProductions rings in the new year with a wacky farce that celebrates a classic 1970s Sitcoms
From the director of RENT comes Next to Normal, an emotional powerhouse of a musical with a thrilling contemporary score about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other
As a musical roast, Randy Newman's Harps and Angels is everything a Newman fan would want and hope for
Richard Kalinoski’s heartbreaking tale of two Armenian holocaust survivors is truly unique in the way it addresses the necessity for love in the wake of tragedy
ToTuus Artists presents The World Premiere of Circle Dance, the story of a seemingly perfect modern family on the verge of implosion
Ahmanson Theatre presents the World Premiere directed by Rob Ashford. Raul Esparza stars in the uplifted new musical Leap of Faith
LATC presents The Reckoning. A good-intentioned semi-historical family melodrama that unfortunately misses its mark
Female Dog productions Presents: Bitch The Play, a collection of true life stories surrounding the constantly evolving meanings and uses of one evocation five-letter word
Director Gordeon Edelstein renders a fairly forgettable production of an American Classic
The Lincoln Center Theatre Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific enchants and delights now at the Ahmanson Theatre
Gloria Naylor's classic collection of short stories is revisited in the musical creation by Tim Actio. The Women of Brewster Place the Musical - Now at the Celebration Theatre in Hollywood
The Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2009/2010 season winds down with a one-man show from David Cale
Tony Award Nominated Director Maria Aitken combines suspense, slapstick and Shadow puppets to bring the irresitably funny "The 39 Steps" to Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre
Celebration Theatre opens its 27th season with a slam dunk in its current production of the satirical, Christian pop musical Altar Boyz.
The Theatre @ Boston Court opens its 2010 All New Works Season with Luis Alfaro's powerful reimagining of an enduring Greek tragedy
Martin Sheen and Frances Conroy star in Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize winning Classic "The Subject Was Roses"
Musical Theater West presents a powerful, near perfect production of Sweeney Todd at the Carpenter Theatre in Long Beach
Tommy Carter's gritty, hard-hitting drama delves into the sadly familiar terrain of police brutality and corruption
Frantic Redhead Productions presents the rarely produced Tennessee Williams' classic "Orpheus Descending" at the Theatre/Theater in Los Angeles
John Patrick Shanley's contemporary folktale asks: Does being a good friend necessarily have to include risking life and limp, literally?
The holiday classic A Christmas Carol revisits the Madrid Theatre bringing with it much heartwarming, holiday cheer
In Gabe McKinley's World Premiere play, the two long-time friends face-off with their indulgent past and take a sober look at their all-too-present future
Mary Poppins: Broadway's Practically Perfect Magical Musical flies into the Ahmanson
CREATING KARMA the BEST FEATURE in the 2008 Broad Humor Film Festival makes its US Theatrical release in Los Angeles.
What Goes Around... Comes Around
The Golden Gays explores the world of four older gay men who are unhealthily obsessed with the famous foursome. Thanks to their equally dysfunctional therapist, they are able to explore their obsession through a novel new therapy: Drag role-play
A sensational production of the Tony Award Winning "August: Osage County" opens at the Ahmanson with well-deserved standing ovations
The comedy School for Suckers highlights five young adults experience at being served the inevitable suck punch by the real world
Bright Ideas takes the absurdity of excessive parental devotion, wraps it in a richly textured abstract set, adds a healthy dash of Macbeth and ties it all together with a bright bow of screwball comedy
Tall Blonde Productions and Elephant Stageworks presents the West Coast Premiere of Manuscript, Paul Grellong's ode to the unrequitted Wordsmith, and those who try to steal their work
The Whitefire Theatre presents two legends in Back-to-back Solo Shows Billie & Bogie
Saturday night at the Ford Amphitheater, music and song filled the night air with the presentation of “The Music of Life” a musical salute to the life of Philippines' own native son, Ryan Cayabyab
Director Kiff Scholl give the midas touch to "Don't Forget to Remember", a sensitive social issue explored in this compelling drama of when minds and lives become unhinged
Henry Murray's Treefall is a poignant tale of three young boys who struggle to grown into men, in a world that provides no example of how to do that
Director Damaso Rodriguez of the Furious Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Bruce Norris' brilliantly wicked dramedy at the Theatre @ Boston Court
The Kickass Action Comedy of the summer is here, and there's not a guy or an explosion in sight. Look for this movie: And Then Came Lola
More than its title, this film is a thriller, a mystery and a fresh cocktail in Gay cinema
Director/Actor Tony Stone makes his feature film debut in this majestically ambitious fictional retelling of The Vinland Sagas
College Boys Live! A documentary by George O'Donnell that is - thankfully - not at all what you are expecting
Musical Theatre West presents an extra-terreststrial blast from the past, Little Shop of Horrors, showing at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach
OUTFEST 2009 narrative feature Mr. Right follows a group of lovers and frenemies in their struggles with civility, finding love and awkwardly entangled relationships
Ruskin Theatre Company presents Paul Leaf's historical drama Mutiny at Port Chicago
Florencia Manovil makes her directorial debut with Fiona's Script, a story about one young woman's struggle with love, writer's block and the bumpy road to adulthood
Director Everett Lewis screens his latest feature for Los Angeles' OUTFest 2009: Lucky Bastard
Sharon Gless stars in a sentimental journey to through the past in the new feature Hannah Free
OUTFest 2009 is in full swing at the DGA and surrounding neighborhood theatres. Might I suggest you start with the shorts
The Golden Performing Arts Center invites you to an exuberant frolick through some of Musical Theatre's most beloved and memorable moments: Summer Nights at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park
Monty Python's Spamalot: a New Musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Los Angeles Filmmakers turn a raffle win of a luxury cruise into a cinematic tale of one young man's misadventures in Jamacia, in the feature Wah Do Dem
'Some Loves Are Meant To Be. This One, Not So Much' Humpday, is a hilarious new comedy showing at the 2009 LA Film Festival
In the documentary City of Borders, filmmaker Yun Suh examines "love and consequences at Jerusalem's only gay bar."
Jeff Daniels and Ryan Reynolds stars in the 2009 La Film Fest's Opening Night feature "Paper Man"
Passenger Side is the sophomore appearance of writer/director Matt Bissonnette to the Los Angeles Film Festival, in competition in the 2009 Narrative Showcase
Jason Bushman's international comedy Hollywood Je T'amie tells the story of a Frenchman in LA, where it's summer all the time
Argentinean feature Una Semana Solos is a selection of the LA FILM FEST 2009's International Showcase
Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles pull no punches in David Mamet's Oleanna, now running at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles
The West Coast Premiere of Apartment 6 & 9: Two New York comedies about Love, Whiskey and Coitus Interruptus
Two sisters grapple with settling for let than domestic bliss in Edward Allan Baker's dark comedy, Dolores
The Tony Award nomimnated play The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, brings an all-star cast to the Geffen Playhouse
Ain't Misbehavin' make a gi-normus splash at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles
Lanford Wilson's Burn This has found its way into the more than capable hands of Santa Monica's own Ruskin Group Theatre
It's one man, one guitar and one bumpy and embarrassing personal journey to manhood for singer-songwriter, performer Kevin Thornton in the West Coast Premiere of Sex, Dreams and Self-Control
The Actor's Gang present "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine" and question how much has really changed in our government when put to the test of morality and war
The 81st Annual Academy Awards Live Action Short Films features the brilliance on brevity - from abroad
The 81st Annual Academy Awards Animated Film Shorts delivers the best of brilliance on brevity from 2008
The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles presents Pippin, a unique Musical Theatre experience brought to you in part by Deaf West Theatre
Stella Adler Theatre hosts the "Pope Joan", A World Premiere musical by Christopher Moore
Magnet Releasing continues its Six Shooter film Series with the twisted and sexually charged UK thriller Donkey Punch
Director/Writer Jude Anchang bring a modern African tale of love, war and hope in the World Premiere production of Far From an Angel's Gaze
Gibson Amphitheatre was host to the first legs of the I Am Music Tour featuring Hip-Hop man of the hour Lil Wayne
A Necessary Death was crowned the winner of the 2008 AFI Fest Narrative Audience Award, and for good reason. The Indie by writer director Daniel Stamm explores the fine line of what is tabu and what is art in filmmaking
The School of Night, written by Peter Whelan and directed by Bill Alexander explores the whimsical, audacious life and untimely death of the famed Elizabethan dramatist and poet, Christopher 'Kip' Marlowe
As oddbeat as they come, Icelandic director Olaf de Fleur Johannesson brings us The Higher Force, which follows the ironic and humorous rise and fall of a below-average thug
Writer/director Francesco Munzi offers a sober look at Italian class relations in the dark ensemble drama, The Rest Of the Night (Il Resto della Notte)
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution goes into overdrive every year at the American Film Market
In the Swedish dramatic comedy Patrick 1,5 a small grammatical error turns the life of a newlywed couple upside down - for the better
See the title? Yep. It is exactly as advertised. No surprises here. And, dare I say it, possibly worth checking out
Sibling Rivalry and Personal Identity are explored in this great documentary by Kimbery Reed, Prodigal Sons
Duncan Sheik's Tony Award Winning musical "Spring Awakening" makes its Los Angeles Premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre
The latest incarnation of the popular racing video game Need For Speed:Undercover, gets the big budget, big screen treatment, compliments of the RED ONE Camera
For eight years, Carousel has been serving the finest authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine right in the heart of Glendale
"SEAL Team VI" tells the heroic, heart-wrenching drama behind the 'black ops' Team's incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Storm, and the harrowing consequences they ultimately faced when their mission was suddenly compromised
The Intergalactic Premiere of Earth Sucks: as cosmic Rock musical, lands at art/works Theatre
ShriekFest Los Angeles Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi Film Festival is happening at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Official Selection: Dark Reel
Shriekfest is an international festival and screenplay competition dedicated to getting horror/thriller/sci-fi/fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters the recognition they deserve. First up, a few shorts selections
ShriekFest 2008 presents a documentary on one of mordern horror's first and unexpectedly influencial voices: Lovecraft: Fear of The Unknown
Upward Bound Productions presents No Place To Be Somebody, the 1970 Pulitzer Prize Winner, the story of hustlers, gangsters and dreamers in the thick of the Civil Rights Era
The Civilians tackle the fervor behind the Evangelical movement, its effect on Colorado Springs and a community in crisis following the resignation of pastor Ted Haggard.
The Ahmanson Theatre proudly debuts 9 to 5: The Musical, the Broadway bound World Premiere Production
Jay Sefton is a Los Angeles actor and writer whose hoping his personal journey as a artist will help him put a new spin on the ever-popular one-man show
Filmmaker Robert Cary talks about his latest film Save Me, opening this month in New York and Los Angeles
L.A.'s newest theatre troupe offers a darker twist on a popular Shakespeare Classic, The Tempest
The Most Mediocre Story Never Told! a One-Man performance by Jay Sefton
John Pankow, Jane Kaczmarek and Kate Burton head an all-cast in the goofball comedy about the Pope, blue birds and big dreams in The House of Blue Leaves
Theater lives in Los Angeles, you just have to look for it. Here's a tip: South Pasadena for Metamorphosis Theater Company's production of Josh Tobiessen's Election Day
For one night only, Target and The Ford Amphitheatre hosted an evening of performance art featuring the Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project and the husband-wife team of Catch Me Bird Dance Theater
Two men ironically find love and God when they enter a small New Mexico Ministry designed to free them of their "brokenness of homosexuality" in Robert Cary's latest film Save Me
Action! Theatre Company brilliantly revives this classic menagerie of characters, reigniting the philosophical fire of the free thought debate
If you could choose how and when to go, wouldn't you choose death by chocolate
"The Bones of Lesser Men" takes a comtemporary look at the classic dilemna of the down-trodden African American community: In whom or what should we entrust our hopes
Write Act Repertory welcomes the return of Wendy Gough's award winning one-woman show, The Divine Madness of Isabella
Trendy Sushi bar and popular hot spot Wokcano Cafe opens its doors in the heart of Santa Monica
Suffer The Long Night is a wonderfully twisted tale within a tale of Murphy's Law gone wild at the theater
OUTFEST ruled the Director's Guild for two solid weeks, bringing Los Angeles the best in of GLBT films
Johnny Symons examines the imaginary compromise and true repercussions of the military DADT policy on gay and lesbian Americans and their right to serve
James Vasquez's Ready? OK! sets the gold standard for parents of 'artistic' kids everywhere
Director Yen Tan explores love and loss in his latest film Ciao
Irreverance reachs an all new high - high school that is - in director Andrew Fleming's magnanomously incorrect Hamlet 2
The Golden Performing Arts Center presents Sweet Charity, another musical classic alive and Kicking at the Madrid Theater
OUTFest 2008 presents "Fashion Victims", the film that proves that in the world of fashion, having a gay son could prove to be an advantage
OUTFEST 2008 presents a story of a teenager faced with the difficult and extraordinary task of choosing which gender to live as
The 26th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival serves up sizzling, sexy and surreal shorts. First up: Shorts Program Rough and Ready
Adrian Shergold's dramatic feature "Clapham Junction" can best be described as a British "Crash" for Queers; and arguably even better
Director Barry Jenkins sends forth his love letter to the great city of San Francisco in the delicate and charming film Medicine for Melancholy
What's fact and what's fiction is up to you to decipher in Olaf de Fluer's The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela
Another eclectic collection of movies: Foreign to animation to surreal, LAFF has it all
Filmmaker Lance Hammer brings a sad tale of the dead-end Mississippi Delta life in his feature Ballast
This 2008 LAFF documentary takes us to the "sex change capital of the world", a little town in Colorado name Trinidad
Hell's Kitchen's got nothing on these Philly High School seniors in the documentary Pressure Cooker
Writer/Director Sean Baker of Greg the Bunny fame brings us a story of hustling and impromptu fatherhood in the feature film Prince of Broadway
Director Melvin Van Peeples brings us his latest screen-dream
The Shorts Program #3 celebrates brevity in filmmaking
Documentary The Order of Myths reminds us that in some part of America, segregation is still alive and well
"Tooth and Nail", the latest production at the Lillian Theater in Hollywood delivers just what the doctor ordered: Laugh out-loud comedy
In the new Web series Secret Fridays, five friends discover the best business to have, is the one no one talks about.
"Shhh... It's Friday"
Before the perfect headshot and the right hair cut, The UN-LA Class / Sacred Actor workshops at The Theater Lounge helps the performing artists of Los Angeles fine tune their most important instrument: their acting skill
The Disable actors of "The History of Bowling" show no signs of handicap in the acting department
There are no adequate words to describe the fantastic one-woman show that is No Child…, now running at the Kirk Douglas Theater
Dan was sorta gay for a few years. Try and explain that to the woman you love
World Premiere Musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson salutes the first man to rock the American Presidency, in more ways than one
In the Attic Studios' production of "Say You Love Satan", Andrew needs to figures out if Satan wants him for his body or his soul
Cloverfield, the latest effort by producer J.J. Abrams delivers with real destruction and real human emotion
"The Common Air" explores the uniquely human ability to create your own reality
A Traveling salesman wonders his way into a Deadly Lawyer's lair. Now running at the Long Beach Playhouse
The Catholic Girl's Guide to Losing Your Virginity is now running at the newly remodeled Pico Playhouse in West LA
The Gay Mafia does it again, poking fun and taking no prisoners
What do a Mississippi widower and an LA junkie transvestite have in common? You would be surprised. The Elephant Theater Company answers that very question with its latest production of Timothy McNeil's Anything
Norwegian film The Art of Negative Thinking knocks political correctness from its thrown and crowns truthful irreverance King
Three people from different worlds discover that paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be in Michael James Rowland's Lucky Miles
A Small Egyptian police band get lost in Israel in this school of Fish Out of Water Comedy
Get ready for the chill to run up your spine, but don’t be afraid to go see this film
The story about kidnapping, perserverence and hope is now screening at the 2007 AFI Film Festival
The 2007 Hollywood Interfaith Choir Festival recognizes Los Angeles non-profit: The Harmony Project
For the fifth year, Steve Harvey presents the Hoodie Awards, highlighting those who are leaders in the community. This awards ceremony is the best party in town
The Matthew Shepard Foundation Honors: the awards ceremony conceived to recognize and celebrate the work of trailblazers in the movement to erase hate in America
Translated as IN A YELLOW SUN (MEMORIES OF AN EARTHQUAKE), the Teatro de los Andes deliveres an abstract theater piece that is both moving and visceral.
This intense drama warns to be careful of with whom you share those tiny indiscretion
If a person's love for you is tough, complicated, and sometimes indistinguishable, then they are probably your family
And Neither Have I Wings to Fly is a stunning display of fantastic writing and superb acting
Write Act Rep's latest retelling of the Shakespearean favorite is more creepy than magical
Lost Angeles at the Lillian Theater. "Find Yourself. Or Someone Better"
Mustang Sally explores a topic that is less taboo than one might think
The Only Award Show That Honors The Real Stars Of The Community
CenterStage in Baltimore revives an American classic in grand fashion and big fun
Clay: His rap is pretty fly for a White guy
The three most beautiful names in the jazz lexicon is Ann Hampton Callaway an embodiment of the legendary singers legends Billie Holiday and Betty Carter
Laughing Matters… More! assembles another eclectic group of women comics who share their lives, their stories and keep us laughing
To be, or not to be. That is the question 70-year old Regina faces in the World Premiere of Elizabeth Appell's brilliant Comic-Drama "Confessions of a Catholic Child"
Slippery Slope by writer/director Sarah Schenck is a fine independent film that is bound to have its audience talking about sex. In a good way, of course
If the quality of comedy and filmmaking defines a film's expiration date, then Tamar Halpern’s Shelf Life deserves a very long one
Does there really need to be another review of this blockbuster? Well, Yeah! I actually found more great things to say about the final chapter to the Robert Ludlum Bourne Trilogy
The Painter, His Lover, Her Husband and The Journalist
I have always been a huge fan of the play that is actually a show. A show has singing and dancing and broad humor that makes me laugh out loud. Write Act Rep's Loosely Lysisitrata delivers all this and more
Beautiful Souls makes a limited engagement at the Hudson Mainstage
Out Late, the latest play by Tim Turner, contains all the best elements found in a dramatic May-December romance, but with a queer twist
Bye Bye Birdie - A classic musical filled wall to wall with singing and dancing that celebrates family, loyalty, and the timeless enigma of intergenerational communication
BioPic "Talk to Me" features Don Cheadle as the Washington DC radio icon Petey Greene, an ex-convict who made a career of "telling it like it is"
The Los Angeles Theater Center continues its Cultural Reconstruction Series with the insightful one woman show What's an Indian Woman to Do?, starring Cherokee Indian actress, DeLanna Studi
Jonathan Epstein and Linda Hamilton tackle the infamous roles of McMurphy and Ratchet in the Berkshire Theater Festival's Main Stage production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Acclaimed hit show "The Catskill Sonata" opens at the Matrix Theater July 7th
If it is true that when one life ends another begins, then Anna is the benefactor of her dear friend Robbie's untimely demise - Lanford Wilson's Burn This is a whirlwind of high drama and bittersweet ironies
Its Just Sex toes the line of naughty without actually venturing into the truly raunchy--It's a play that is just as much about communicating, as much as about fornicating
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" has arrived in Los Angeles
"Melancholia" successfully combines an array of forms and styles to create a brilliant storytelling tapestry and an invigorating theater experience
Things of Dry Hours is a sharp-edged drama which finds a Black Communist, his widowed daughter and a White outlaw stranger, locked within an intricate and volatile triangle of race and wills
Sister Cities is a play that examines the importance of working through difficult family relationships while asking the question: is it ever a good idea to poison your sister
Brooklyn Rules: a garden variety, crime drama about three young men growing up in Brooklyn during the era of John Gotti
NAB 2007 celebrated its third largest turnout ever with an international contingency of 25% representing more than 140 countries
The lynda.com party at the NAB convention was the perfect receipe for this software education company: One part company celebration, two parts client appreciation
If you go to see one play this month… Jonathan Yukich's American Midget at The Met in Hollywood
TheSpyAnts present the World Premiere of INFINITE BLACK SUITCASE
SAVOR LIFE. HONOR DEATH. EMBRACE THE JOURNEY
The Wolf by Actor/ Playwright Sean Huze makes its world premiere at the art/works Theatre, exploring the question: Can a wolf ever live among the sheep?
Based on the bestselling novel by James Scurlock. "Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and The Era of Predatory Lenders" A sobering, yet wickedly clever documentary opens in New York and Los Angeles March 9th
Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls is a long-overdue Valentine to every single single father
The 2007 Edition of Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show was packed wall to wall with huge, beautiful billboards, promising an exotic escape top paradise
Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin star in the Edward Albee play that provides a disturbing and guilty glimpse of the power struggle within a relationship between two emotional damaged people
Just a stone's throw from The Guthrie Theater Complex and walking distance from the Metrodome, Nochee provides a comfortable atmosphere of dining and entertainment for a diverse upscale crowd
Harriet Harris and Randy Harrison star in the Guthrie Theater's latest production of the Tennessee Williams classic "The Glass Menagerie"
The Guthrie Theatre's Wurtele Thrust Stage delivers quite a treat with its emotional enthralling stage reading of the play, "In Darfur", a collaboration of playwright Winter Miller and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas D. Kristof
13 is a funny, exciting love letter to childhood and to the elusive moment when the child in all of us embarks on the path of adulthood