Brad Schreiber: Top L.A. Theatre Productions of 2012
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Red (Center Theatre Group at Mark Taper Forum)
It's rare to be dazzled by a two-hander, but Josh Logan's rich writing made this tale of artist Mark Rothko (a career turn for Alfred Molina) and his newly hired, oft-abused assistant (Jonathan Groff) nothing less than entrancing. Logan's depiction of the irascible Rothko's self-destructing behavior after taking a commission in contrast to his aesthetics was seamlessly guided by Michael Grandage.
Ute Lemper (UCLA Live at Royce Hall)
World class and world-hopping chanteuse Ute Lemper shared her Berlin Nights/Paris Days: The Art of Chanson, supported by the Vogler Quartet and Stefan Malzew. From Piaf to Piazolla, she is a marvelous performer who acts the emotions of the work brilliantly. When you hear an audience member gasp during Weill's "Surabaya Johnny," you are reminded you are witnessing greatness.
It Is Done (22Q Ent. and Go AlleyCat Prods. at The Pig 'N Whistle)
Alex Goldberg's site-specific, spooky metaphysical th
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