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“Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye” wows Ahmanson audiences

What can you say about Australian-born Dr. Barry Humphries’ “Anima,”* Dame Edna, that hasn’t been said over the past 60 years? Well, as luck would have it, this was my first experience with the Grand Dame of nuanced “nastiness,” so I can talk about her performance with virgin eyes. Direct from London’s West End Stage, […]

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Play Review: “The Other Place” worth a trek to NoHo

When a 90-minute suspenseful play leaves you feeling exhilarated and wanting to see it again, you know that it’s worth the price of admission. The duo of actress Taylor Gilbert (recent Eddon award nomination for Best Lead Performance 2014) and Sam Anderson (of “Lost” and “Justified” television fame) deftly portray married doctors Juliana and Ian […]

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S&M supporters protest “Fifty Shades of Grey” film

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Sadomasochism is “a sexual orientation” and not a mental illness as depicted in the new film “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and the S&M community will fight false prejudices that have destroyed the lives of practitioners who are “outed,” a longtime dominatrix and fetish film star said today. “It’s not a character defect, it’s not a […]

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‘Country House’ now playing at the Geffen

Currently at the Geffen Playhouse through July 13, “The Country House” made its world premier earlier this month at the Westwood theater. Written by Donald Margulies and directed by Daniel Sullivan, “Country House” stars Blythe Danner as an aging yet legendary actress and Scott Foley as the young, hot television star who wants to stay […]

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