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SONDHEIM’S FOLLIES

FOLLIES—a psychological, philosophical memory play with showstoppers (“Broadway Baby,” “Who’s That Woman,” “Losing My Mind,” and the trouper’s biographical tour de force “I’m Still Here”)—is Sondheim at zenith, brilliantly staged in its current London revival by director Dominic Cooke, and available to Los Angeles audiences via a series of National Theatre Live screenings presented at UCLA […]

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Zachary Grant and Raven Scott in Simon Stephens' Punk Rock
Photograph by Enci Box

PUNK ROCK AT THE ODYSSEY

A short, sharp shock, Simon Stephens’ play PUNK ROCK mobilizes its six British teens—students at a private school in greater Manchester—in acts against one another as a subliminal form of training for future acts against the state. It’s about cruel arrogance and narcissism and hormones. About the alienating expense of capitalism—how it stamps out the […]

Marc Lowenstein
Photo courtesy of the artist.

MARC LOWENSTEIN PREMIERES

This week at REDCAT, by Kyle Rosen— The debut of two pieces (this and T’filat haDerech) and excerpts from an opera (Little Bear) by Marc Lowenstein will bring together a cast of musicians from a rapidly growing, increasingly compelling, experimental music scene. Lowenstein is a composer, conductor, singer, and director of the budding LA-based opera […]

MARY WEATHERFORD AT DAVID KORDANSKY

Five years ago, driving through Bakersfield around dusk—just as the neon signs began illuminating the main drag, the setting sun flaring up the darkening sky—Mary Weatherford saw where her work would take her. In Ruby II (Thrifty Mart) (2012), a rope of pinkish-red neon vertically divides the large canvas behind it, an abstract of blue and […]

Jean Dubuffet,  Quatre personnages (Four Figures), July 1946.
Gouache, with incising, on coarse sandpaper. 
12 1/8 × 9½ in. (30.8 × 24.1 cm). 
Richard and Mary L. Gray and the Gray Collection Trust. Photograph by Tom Van Eynde
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris.

STERLING RUBY ON DUBUFFET

At the Hammer Museum, Sterling Ruby will walk and talk visitors through a selection of drawings by Jean Dubuffet. “The career of Dubuffet had some disappointing phases, but when he was on, he was a genius, and he was almost always on in his drawings.” — Roberta Smith*   ARTIST WALK-THROUGH: STERLING RUBY ON JEAN […]