Articles by Beverly Cohn

Why We Have a Body - Theatre Review

Why We Have a Body - Theatre Review “Why We Have A Body,” a Rainbow Theatre Company production currently being performed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts

Belgium: A Gastronomical Delight... Eat, Drink, And Be Merry

Belgium:  A Gastronomical Delight...  Eat, Drink, And Be Merry Belgium surely cannot begin to prepare you for the tasty days that lie before you in this tiny, pure white diamond of a country

Upclose and Personal with Actor Danny Arroyo - One of The Stars of 'Hercules Saves Christmas'

Upclose and Personal with Actor Danny Arroyo - One of The Stars of 'Hercules Saves Christmas' Born in the Bronx, New York, Danny Arroyo has always had a knack for acting. In between football and reading the art of acting unknowingly grew on him as a career. Till this day, Danny Arroyo has acted with some of Hollywood's most elite actors

Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” Theatre Review - An Outrageous Comedy of Manners

Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” Theatre Review -  An Outrageous Comedy of Manners Every once in a while a production comes along that is sheer perfection. Noel Coward’s timeless “Private Lives,” on stage at the International City Theatre, at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, is one of those rare theatrical experiences

Interview with Top Chef Finalist Stefan Richter - Frank Talk Outside the Kitchen About Food, Relationships and Marriage

Interview with Top Chef Finalist Stefan Richter - Frank Talk Outside the Kitchen About Food, Relationships and Marriage Following sampling a delightful array of dishes from his L.A. Farm tasting menu, your reporter sat down with this most lively, spirited chef for an interview that has been edited for print purposes.

Director Wayne Wang Interview - Reflections on Filmmaking and the New China

Director Wayne Wang Interview - Reflections on Filmmaking and the New China At a recent press conference, Wang sat down with a group of select journalists to talk about his latest film, “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

The Geffen Playhouse Scores Another Hit With the West Coast Debut of “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity”

The Geffen Playhouse Scores Another Hit With the West Coast Debut of “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” hit the Geffen Playhouse with a thunderous body slam, dazzling the senses with a profusion of sights, sounds, and crisp dialogue that could be described as brilliant prose poetry

Theatre Review - God of Isaac

Theatre Review - God of Isaac To use a medical metaphor, The Los Angeles premiere of James Sherman’s comedy “The God of Isaac,” presented by the West Coast Jewish Theatre, could be described as “the operation was successful but the patient died.”

Special Olympics Southern California - Holding Its 15th Annual Pier del Sol Event on the Santa Monica Pier

Special Olympics Southern California - Holding Its 15th Annual Pier del Sol Event on the Santa Monica Pier The Pier del Sol’s annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC,) the world’s largest sports organization offering year-round training programs, and competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities

Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion - On Stage At the Edgemar Center for the Arts

Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion - On Stage At the Edgemar Center for the Arts In an effort to set the record straight, writer-director Terry Jastrow researched that period and tried to interview people who were directly affected by her activities, including war veterans, most of whom refused to cooperate

Topher Grace Interview - Up Close and Personal

Topher Grace Interview -  Up Close and Personal Topher Grace’s foray into show business began at the ripe old age of 20 at which time he was a student at USC. He was cast in “That 70s Show” and thus embarked on the road to a successful acting career.

Exclusive Interview with Martin Sheen Part 1- Up Close and Personal Intimate Talk on “The Way,” Career, Family, and James Dean

Exclusive Interview with Martin Sheen Part 1- Up Close and Personal  Intimate Talk on “The Way,” Career, Family, and James Dean Martin Sheen is one of America’s most talented and revered treasures who moves seamlessly from film, to television, to stage

Emilio Estevez Interview - Emilio's Take On His Career and His Latest Film “The Way,” Starring His Dad, Martin Sheen

Emilio Estevez Interview - Emilio's Take On His Career and His Latest Film    “The Way,” Starring His Dad, Martin Sheen Estevez’s latest film is “The Way,” an inspirational, poignant film, beautifully written and directed, and stars Martin Sheen as Tom, an ophthalmologist who lives a very cushy, insulated California life

Anne Archer Interview – Up Close and Personal

Anne Archer Interview – Up Close and Personal Anne Archer has been one of Hollywood’s favorite on-screen wives.She currently plays Jane Fonda in “Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion,” a play written and directed by Terry Jastrow, on stage at the Edgemar Center for the Arts

Martin Sheen Interview Part 2- Up Close and Very Personal: Intimate Talk on Faith, Activism, Marriage, and Frank Sinatra

Martin Sheen Interview  Part 2- Up Close and Very Personal: Intimate Talk on Faith, Activism, Marriage, and Frank Sinatra In Part 2 of this deeply personal interview, Sheen candidly discusses his spiritual re-awakening and the responsibilities it created. The following conversation was conducted in the Tavis Smiley Green Room and has been edited for print purposes

New Jerusalem - The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27,1656

New Jerusalem - The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at  Talmud Torah Congregation:  Amsterdam, July 27,1656 West Coast Jewish Theatre’s production of David Ives’ brilliant, exquisitely written “New Jerusalem,” on stage at the Pico Playhouse, is pure theatrical and intellectual magic

Up Close and Personal With Rade Šerbedžija and Goran Kostić Co-Stars - Angelina Jolie’s “In The Land of Blood and Honey”

Up Close and Personal With Rade Šerbedžija and Goran Kostić  Co-Stars - Angelina Jolie’s “In The Land of Blood and Honey” Born in Bunic (Korenica) in 1946, Šerbedžija graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and has gone on to become one of the greatest Croatian stage and screen actors

Sam Worthington Interview - Musings on Actor Responsibility, Weird Phobias and “Avatar 2”

Sam Worthington Interview -  Musings on Actor Responsibility, Weird Phobias and “Avatar 2” “Man On A Ledge,” directed by Asger Leth, this is a caper movie with lots of plot twists and turns. The cast includes Ed Harris, Edward Burns, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, and Kyra Sedgwick

Edward Burns Interview - Up Close and Personal Frank Talk on His Life As Writer, Director, Actor, and Family Man

Edward Burns Interview - Up Close and Personal  Frank Talk on His Life As Writer, Director, Actor, and Family Man Die hard New Yorker Edward Burns recently sat down with a select group of journalists to discuss, among other topics, his latest film, “Man On A Ledge,” a fun pop-corn caper film loaded with interesting twists and turns.

Joseph Culp Interview - Frank Talk On Acting Technique, Growing Up With A Movie Star Parent, Marriage, and Healing Childhood Wounds

Joseph Culp Interview - Frank Talk On Acting Technique, Growing Up With A Movie Star Parent, Marriage, and Healing Childhood Wounds Santa Monica resident Joseph Culp grew up the son of Hollywood icon, Robert Culp. He has carved out a successful career as an actor, writer, and filmmaker

John Hawkes, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sarah Paulson Talk About Their Latest Film

 John Hawkes, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sarah Paulson Talk About Their Latest Film “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” is a compelling psychological thriller that mines the depths of the cult experience of a young woman played by Elizabeth Olsen, who gives a break out, “Oscar buzz” performance as the troubled Martha.

Angelina Jolie Interview - Up Close and Personal - Frank Talk on Family Values and Her Humanitarianism

Angelina Jolie Interview - Up Close and Personal - Frank Talk on Family Values and Her Humanitarianism In Part 2 of the interview, Jolie talks in depth about her humanitarian awakening and how it impacts on her family

“Drive” and “The Descendants” - Score Top Honors at the Satellite Awards

“Drive” and “The Descendants” - Score Top Honors at the Satellite Awards Kicking off the awards season, under the leadership of President Mirjana Van Blaricom, the International Press Academy held its 16th Annual Satellite Awards™ on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Lisa See Interview - Thoughts on Women Through the Ages

Lisa See Interview - Thoughts on Women Through the Ages See recently sat down with a select group of journalists to discuss the film “Snow Flower and the Hidden Fan” which was adapted for the screen from her novel

Li Bing Bing and Wendi Murdoch Interview

Li Bing Bing and Wendi Murdoch Interview “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” is a visually stunning, epic film directed by Wayne Wang (“The Joy Luck Club”)

An Interview With Buck Brannaman - Robert Redford’s Horse Whisperer

An Interview With Buck Brannaman - Robert Redford’s Horse Whisperer For those of you who remember Robert Redford’s stunning portrayal of the magical horse whisperer in “The Horse Whisperer,” it will be a special treat to meet Buck Brannaman, the gentleman cowboy on whom Redford’s character was based

Superior Donuts Theater Review - Another Slam Dunk At The Geffen Playhouse

Superior Donuts Theater Review - Another Slam Dunk At The Geffen Playhouse “Superior Donuts,” a superb script written by Tracy Letts, takes place in a family donut shop located in a run-down part of Chicago. The owner is the equally run-down Arthur Przybyszewski, brilliantly portrayed by Gary Cole

Extraordinary Chambers Theater Review - David Wiener World Premiere at The Geffen Playhouse

Extraordinary Chambers Theater Review - David Wiener World Premiere at The Geffen Playhouse The world premiere of David Wiener’s “Extraordinary Chambers,” on stage at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is a stunning fictional drama, directed with great skill by Pam MacKinnon, about a couple who visit Cambodia

Ewan McGregor Interview – Insights Into Acting, Taking Direction, and Relationships

Ewan McGregor Interview –  Insights Into Acting, Taking Direction, and Relationships When the award-winning actor Ewan McGregor was a young boy of six, he watched wide-eyed with amazement the dazzling performance by Alec Guinness in the role of Ben ‘Obi-Wan’ Kenobi in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”

Jodie Foster Interview – Thoughts on Directing, Acting, and Mel Gibson

Jodie Foster Interview – Thoughts on Directing, Acting, and Mel Gibson Jodie Foster is one of Hollywood’s most respected and highest paid actors whose compelling performances have brought her Academy Awards and multiple nominations

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