Friday, February 22

No pain, no gain

No pain, no gain Broderick undergoes ‘torture’ to work with Hopkins in ‘Welville’ By Michael Horowitz Daily Bruin Senior Staff Matthew Broderick’s character Will Lightbody in The Road to Wellville is akin to James Caan’s author in Misery. Read more...


Good casting fails to salvage film’s plot

Good casting fails to salvage film’s plot Actors’ talents wasted in ‘Road’ to nowhere; coherent story absent The Road to Wellville Written and directed by Alan Parker Starring Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Broderick, and Bridget Fonda The assembly of talent for The Road to Wellville is impressive, but you know what they say about Anthony Hopkins. Read more...


The theater story behind ‘Story Theatre’

The theater story behind ‘Story Theatre’ School of Theater brings Aesop and Grimm tales to life By Jeana Blackman Acting director Mel Shapiro finds purity in the simplicity of UCLA’s "Story Theatre." Shapiro describes the show, and its message, most succinctly. Read more...


Sappy rhetoric loses ‘Paradise’

Sappy rhetoric loses ‘Paradise’ Depression-era play depicts life during hardship By Lawrence Sullivan During the Great Depression my grandfather sold mustard door to door in Chicago. Read more...


A cappella group finds key to future

A cappella group finds key to future Black Voices to unleash talent at Wadsworth By Rodney Tanaka Black Voices was an accident waiting to happen. The all-female British group unleashes its a cappella harmonies with an African-inspired flavor at the Veterans Wadsworth Theater on Sunday. Read more...


How to spell overrated: C-A-T-S

How to spell overrated: C-A-T-S Webber’s musical disappoints, lacks cohesive qualities By Denise Cruz and Robert Stevens Daily Bruin Senior Staff Here’s a money saving tip. Read more...