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The taco-themed Tacotopia pop-up is coming to Los Angeles, and tickets are about to go on sale

If you plan your week around Taco Tuesday, you don’t want to miss Tacotopia. The art installation featuring more than 20 taco-themed environments for you to play and take photos in will be on exhibit in Los Angeles from May 24 through the end of July. You can sit in an avocado chair, swing on a lime, try out a taco teeter-totter, play in a bowl of chunky dip and more. You will also receive a complimentary Jarritos soft drink and can visit the hot sauce sampling bar by Cholula, the event’s sponso...
Tags: Restaurant Reviews + Food, Theater, Things to do, Food, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN, Visual Arts


A Word With: Cush Jumbo Still Has Hope. And You Should, Too.

She talks about “The Good Fight,” her new baby, the craziness of art replicating life (and vice versa) — and why she still has hope.
Tags: Television, Theater, Actors and Actresses, Jumbo, Cush (1985-, The Good Fight (TV Program, The Good Wife (TV Program


‘Marie, Dancing Still’ at 5th Avenue Theatre is a rarity: a ballet musical

Why have there been so few ballet-themed musicals? The biggest challenge is finding performers with a strong background in classical ballet who can also sing — while on pointe! — and act. "Marie" managed to find, for its title role, such a performer in Tiler Peck, a New York City Ballet principal dancer.
Tags: Dance, Entertainment, Theater


Can Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre score another hit with Broadway-bound new musical ‘Marie, Dancing Still’?

“Marie, Dancing Still," a much-anticipated, Broadway-bound new show with some big names behind it, debuts this month at the 5th Ave, which has a new artistic director eager to make his mark with his first pre-Broadway pick.
Tags: Dance, Entertainment, Local News, Theater


“This event is probably not unique”: On communication and metaphor in Robert Ashley’s Improvement

The opening words of Robert Ashley’s Improvement are a bit of a head-scratcher: “To continue, I must explain an idea that I am inadequate to communicate in the music.” Continue what? It’s the first line of the opera. And communicate what? If he didn’t think himself capable of communicating via music, why write an opera, of all things? Over the course of the next 88 minutes, seven voices attempt to communicate this unexplainable idea alongside an orchestral accompaniment consisting of a MIDI-cont...
Tags: New York City, Religion, Articles, Communication, Spain, Analysis, United States, Language, New York Times, Theater, Bob, Opera, Johnson, Voice, Hamilton, Bell


Critic’s Pick: Review: An All-Star Team in the Temptations Musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud’

This shrewdly assembled show, directed by Des McAnuff, considers the interchangeability of a crew of Motown’s finest, though there’s plenty of star shine, too.
Tags: Theater, Pop and Rock Music, Motown Records, Mcanuff, Des, Morisseau, Dominique, Sykes, Ephraim (1985-, Pope, Jeremy (Actor, Trujillo, Sergio, Baskin, Derrick


Be More Chill Is a Candy-Colored Musical for the Internet Age

At first, it seemed as if the current Broadway phenomenon Be More Chill was going to be condemned to regional-theater status. “We only had a four-week limited engagement in New Jersey,” says music and lyrics writer Joe Iconis of the show’s initial run in 2015. “For us to go beyond that, we’d need a good…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, New Jersey, Broadway, Theater, Joe Iconis


Critic’s Pick: Review: Hearing the Roar of Racism in ‘White Noise’

In her enthralling study of interracial relationships, featuring a brilliant Daveed Diggs, Suzan-Lori Parks parses the lies we live by.
Tags: News, Theater, Parks, Public Theater, Diggs, Oskar, Eustis, Suzan-Lori, Daveed, White Noise (Play, Daveed Diggs Suzan Lori Parks


Social Studies: The Pioneers of Postmodern Dance, 60 Years Later

The movement upended all notions of what the form could be. Today, it’s still shaping how we see the world around us.
Tags: Art, News, Dancing, Theater, Anna, Brown, Cunningham, Judson Memorial Church, Lucinda, Childs, Trisha, Mendieta, Schneemann, Merce, Ana (1948-85, Halprin


A play in Mumbai on Parsis called Geedra of Thrones

A play that imagines a world with no Parsis reminds us why we need them more than ever There are people outside of Mumbai, who think Parsis are a figment of our imagination. “You can’t blame them,” says theatre director Meherzad Patel. “Sixty thousand is literally the crowd in this area. But, we are so loud and boisterous that one Parsi sounds like 50 Parsis. We look at swear words as punctuation. Article by Ekta Mohta | Mid-Day The way we treat our car, our bike, our food, our drinking habi...
Tags: Life, Buckingham Palace, Theater, Mumbai, Nowruz, Antia, Patel, Parsi, Geedra, BPP, Nallasopara, Moti Antia, Meherzad Patel, Ekta Mohta, Meherzad Patel Sixty, Shazneen Acharia


The Theater at the Forefront of Poland’s Culture Wars

The Powszechny Theater in Warsaw faced protests and acid attacks when it staged a play about the Catholic Church. Will its staging of “Mein Kampf” cause more uproar?
Tags: News, Censorship, Poland, Theater, Warsaw, Roman Catholic Church, Politics And Government, Pawel, Culture (Arts, Warsaw (Poland, Law and Justice (Poland, Mein Kampf (Play, Powszechny Theater, The Curse (Play, Lysak, Catholic Church Will


Doors Open for Women and People of Color at Top Ranks of American Theater

Artistic directors, the faces of local theater and tastemakers in their communities, have long been white men who have held the posts for many years. That’s changing.
Tags: News, Theater, Maria, Padron, Stephanie, Sharif, Garrett, Jacob, Hana, Ybarra, Long Wharf Theater, Soulpepper Theater Co, Nataki, Goyanes, Actors Theater of Louisville, Woolly Mammoth Theater Co


Doors Swing Open for Women and People of Color at Top Ranks of American Theater

Artistic directors, the faces of local theater and tastemakers in their communities, have long been white men who have held the posts for many years. That’s changing.
Tags: News, Theater, Maria, Padron, Stephanie, Sharif, Garrett, Jacob, Hana, Ybarra, Long Wharf Theater, Soulpepper Theater Co, Nataki, Goyanes, Actors Theater of Louisville, Woolly Mammoth Theater Co


Doors Swing Open for Women and Minorities at Top Ranks of American Theater

Artistic directors, the faces of local theater and tastemakers in their communities, have long been white men who have held the posts for many years. That’s changing.
Tags: News, Theater, Maria, Padron, Stephanie, Sharif, Garrett, Jacob, Hana, Ybarra, Long Wharf Theater, Soulpepper Theater Co, Nataki, Goyanes, Actors Theater of Louisville, Woolly Mammoth Theater Co


Mastering the Monologue and the Mammoth Part

Quincy Tyler Bernstine, now starring in “Marys Seacole,” is drawn to the toughest, brainiest roles. And playwrights are drawn to her to pull them off.
Tags: News, Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Drury, Actors and Actresses, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Blain-Cruz, Lileana, Bernstine, Quincy Tyler, Jackie Sibblies, Marys Seacole (Play, Power (TV Program


The Part Seems Impossible? Hire Her

Quincy Tyler Bernstine, now starring in “Marys Seacole,” is drawn to the toughest, brainiest roles. And playwrights are drawn to her to pull them off.
Tags: News, Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Drury, Actors and Actresses, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Blain-Cruz, Lileana, Bernstine, Quincy Tyler, Jackie Sibblies, Marys Seacole (Play, Power (TV Program


When Your World Spins Too Fast

It's an ugly time in our culture. I see pundits on cable news trying to explain why it's ugly and what we can do about it. But almost all of them miss the central point.America is changing in big ways, very quickly, and to a substantial minority, that is terrifying. And right now, for those folks, fear motivates everything in them. These people fear losing power (that they never really had), fear losing social status (that they never really had), fear losing their culture (which was never as Whi...
Tags: Gender, Musicals, Theatre, America, Gay, Broadway, Fear, Theater, Lgbtq, Joy, Drag, Scott Miller, La Cage aux Folles, Harvey Fierstein, Zak, Jean Michel


Sunday Routine: How Andrew Rannells, Actor, Spends His Sundays

If/when he manages to separate from his group of friends, Mr. Rannells will take a Swiffer to his floors, attempt to work out, or listen to a podcast.
Tags: Television, News, Theater, Ny, Andrew, Rannells, Chelsea (Manhattan


Seattle’s Intersections Festival shows how comedy is evolving

Intersections, now in its second year and running March 21-24 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, is a comedy festival focused on equity, inclusion and representation. The performer lineup is diverse and each show combines stand-up comedy, improv, dance and burlesque.
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Events, Dance, Theater, Seattle, Nightlife, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center


Critic’s Pick: Review: A Fair Fight Makes ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ Lovable Again

With a few changes of emphasis and one major lyric rewrite, the 1948 musical comedy comes through detox as a bawdy, heady pleasure.
Tags: News, Chase, Warren, Theater, Kate, Will, Porter, Ellis, Kelli, Carlyle, Cole, O'hara, Bella Spewack, Kiss me, Roundabout Theater Co, Scott (1957-


See photos of Star Wars-inspired ‘Empire Strips Back’ burlesque parody coming to Riverside, LA

There will be droids, Twi’leks, a tauntaun and many fan favorites from the Star Wars saga. But for this show, leave the kids at home. “The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody” boasts a selection of vignettes from a galaxy far, far away. The touring production is a blend of striptease, song and dance, group routines and humor during which you’ll see sexy Stormtroopers, a lovely Princess Leia, a sultry Darth Vader and more. Boba Fett thrills the crowd in “The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque...
Tags: Star Wars, Los Angeles, Sport, Dance, Things To Do, Soccer, Theater, Darth Vader, Leia, Southern California, Fox Performing Arts Center, Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Cholly Atkins Taught Motown to Dance. His Moves Get an Update in ‘Ain’t Too Proud.’

The Temptations’ dancing was essential to their allure. Sergio Trujillo makes it more intricate, stylistically varied and narratively sophisticated.
Tags: Music, News, Dancing, Atkins, Theater, Sergio, Trujillo, Sergio Trujillo, Temptations, The (Music Group, Cholly, Cholly Atkins


Jhalawar’s century-old Parsi theatre getting a facelift

Nearly half the work in the restoration and facelifting of the century-old Parsi Opera Theatre at Bhawani Natyashala in Jhalawar has been completed, state government officials said. The Rajasthan archaeology and museum department is carrying out the restoration at an estimated budget of Rs 5 crore. Article in Hindustan Times The Rajasthan archaeology and museum department is carrying out the restoration work at Parsi theatre in Jhalawar. Photo by: HT Photo The repair, restoration and facelift...
Tags: Life, Theater, Hindustan Times, Rajasthan, Parsi, Jhalawar, Parsi Opera Theatre, Bhawani Natyashala, Jhalawar Photo, Mahendra Kumar Nimhal, Nimhal, Maharaja Bhawani Singh


Even Billy Eichner Likes This Guy

A low-key spotter of high-wattage talent, Jason Eagan has made Ars Nova the launchpad for creative types merging uptown and downtown sensibilities.
Tags: News, Theater, Ars Nova, Miranda, Jason, Billy, Rachel, Natasha, Eagan, Eichner, Chavkin, Lin-Manuel, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Play, Greenwich House, Freestyle Love Supreme (Music Group, Small Mouth Sounds (Play


Admiration Society: Joe Mantello and Stanley Whitney on the ’80s and the Evolution of Their Work

Two creative people in two different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. This time: the director and the artist.
Tags: Art, News, Theater, Ny, Whitney, Joe, Joe Mantello, Mantello, Stanley Whitney, Culture (Arts, Studio Museum in Harlem, Stanley (1946-, Lisson Gallery (Manhattan


Mine Have Naked People

Midway through Act II of La Cage aux Folles we get the number "Cocktail Counterpoint." It doesn't really feel like the other songs in the show. I used to think it was just filler because they felt like they needed a song there.I was really wrong.This is a deceptively complex piece that delivers so much information. On the surface, it feels like just an Irving Berlin style stunt, introducing several independent melodies, then combining them into counterpoint. But it's more than that. Berlin did ...
Tags: Gender, Musicals, Berlin, Theatre, Gay, Broadway, Theater, Lgbtq, Drag, Anne, Foreign Service, Herman, Jacob, Scott Miller, Marie, Irving Berlin


Review: Isabelle Huppert Is a Nightmare to Remember in ‘The Mother’

In Christopher Hampton’s translation of Florian Zeller’s Freudian chamber play, Ms. Huppert confirms her reputation as the most fearless of actresses.
Tags: News, Theater, Isabelle Huppert, Trip, Hampton, Christopher, Huppert, Isabelle, Zeller, Cullman, Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, Atlantic Theater Co, Florian (1979-, The Mother (Play


Isaac Mizrahi comes to Seattle for a stylish song and dance down memory lane

A fashion designer who founded his own company more than 30 years ago, Isaac Mizrahi recently penned "I.M.: A Memoir." His cabaret show “I&Me" is like a companion piece to “I.M.” — an autobiographical show about his life’s journey.
Tags: Books, Fashion, News, Entertainment, Theater, Seattle, Isaac Mizrahi


10 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, March 8-14

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Past Tense’ A fresh look at the classic “Antigone” using music, text, projection and video to explore its themes of social justice, violence, gender relations, politics and more. When: 8 p.m. March 8. Where: UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. Tickets: $26-$69. Information: 310-825-2101, cap.ucla.edu ‘Cemetery of Tortured Souls’ Set in 1930s Hollywood, this new horror production focuses on the stars and vill...
Tags: Hollywood, London, California, Roald Dahl, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Theater, West End, Ucla, James, Southern California, Tupperware, San Bernardino


Encounters: Tommy Dorfman of ‘13 Reasons Why’ Volunteers to Make a Kale Salad

The young actor, who identifies as queer and nonbinary, stars in the Off Broadway play “‘Daddy.’”
Tags: News, Theater, Tommy, Dorfman, Actors and Actresses, Tommy Dorfman, 13 Reasons Why (TV Program, Daddy (Play