Sunday, August 19

Paige Lindsey White starred opposite Daisuke Tsuji in “With Love and A Major Organ.” The UCLA alumna was nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for female comedy performance in the Boston Court Pasadena theatre company's production. (Courtesy of Paige Lindsey White)

Play about human connection receives nomination for comedy direction

A large, beating heart is left on a subway for a man who has only ever had a flimsy, paper heart. The drama comes during the climactic scene in Julia Lederer’s play “With Love and A Major Organ,” which was put on by the Boston Court Pasadena theater company. Read more...

Photo: Paige Lindsey White starred opposite Daisuke Tsuji in “With Love and A Major Organ.” The UCLA alumna was nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for female comedy performance in the Boston Court Pasadena theatre company's production. (Courtesy of Paige Lindsey White)

Paige Lindsey White starred opposite Daisuke Tsuji in “With Love and A Major Organ.” The UCLA alumna was nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for female comedy performance in the Boston Court Pasadena theatre company's production. (Courtesy of Paige Lindsey White)


Theater alumni Davis J Anderson, Calvin Brady and Zoe Yale play Philip, Oliver and Sylvia, respectively, in "The Pride." The play will alternate between two time periods, the 1950s and the present day, considering how stigmas about sexuality impact relationships.
(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

‘The Pride’ production to kick off alumnus-led LGBTQ-focused theater company

Sexuality and relationships are explored in alternating time periods – the 1950s and the present day – in “The Pride.” The play, premiering July 27 at the McCadden Place Theatre in Hollywood, is the first production by My Big Fat Queer Theatre Company. Read more...

Photo: Theater alumni Davis J Anderson, Calvin Brady and Zoe Yale play Philip, Oliver and Sylvia, respectively, in "The Pride." The play will alternate between two time periods, the 1950s and the present day, considering how stigmas about sexuality impact relationships. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Theater alumni Davis J Anderson, Calvin Brady and Zoe Yale play Philip, Oliver and Sylvia, respectively, in "The Pride." The play will alternate between two time periods, the 1950s and the present day, considering how stigmas about sexuality impact relationships.
(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

“Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

Alumna brings female protagonist to forefront in modern adaptation of Greek myth

“Eurydice” twists the classic tragedy of Orpheus by giving its neglected female protagonist a voice. Although the original myth follows the Greek hero’s quest to the land of the dead to rescue his muse Eurydice, this modern adaptation reunites Eurydice with her deceased father. Read more...

Photo: “Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

“Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

Harry Styles performed at The Forum on Friday night, singing a mixture of One Direction songs as well as a collection from his debut solo album, "Harry Styles." (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Concert review: Harry Styles at The Forum

Four words were enough to send Harry Styles fans into a fevered fit of ear-splitting screams, desperate wails and guttural sobs at The Forum on Friday night: “Good evening, Los Angeles.” Actually, any words the English heartthrob spoke – or sang – elicited hysterics from the crowd at the penultimate show of his debut tour as a solo artist. Read more...

Photo: Harry Styles performed at The Forum on Friday night, singing a mixture of One Direction songs as well as a collection from his debut solo album, "Harry Styles." (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Harry Styles performed at The Forum on Friday night, singing a mixture of One Direction songs as well as a collection from his debut solo album, "Harry Styles." (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

Theater review: ‘On Your Feet!’

Gloria Estefan’s latest musical venture possessed colorful Latin flare that radiated beyond the proscenium stage. The ’90s Latin pop singer’s hit songs like “Turn the Beat Around” made their way to Pantages Theatre’s stage during Tuesday evening’s red carpet premiere. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

“The First Thing I Do When I Get Home,” a painting by alumna Hiejin Yoo, explores the feeling of freedom she experiences when she goes through the ritual of removing her bra every day, she said. 
(Courtesy of HieJin Yoo)

Alumna’s deeply personal artwork plays with themes of sexuality, feminism

Hiejin Yoo felt compelled to wear a bra every day when she grew up in the relatively conservative culture of South Korea. Now living in the United States, she notices women feel more freedom to decide whether they wear a bra or not. Read more...

Photo: “The First Thing I Do When I Get Home,” a painting by alumna Hiejin Yoo, explores the feeling of freedom she experiences when she goes through the ritual of removing her bra every day, she said. (Courtesy of HieJin Yoo)

“The First Thing I Do When I Get Home,” a painting by alumna Hiejin Yoo, explores the feeling of freedom she experiences when she goes through the ritual of removing her bra every day, she said. 
(Courtesy of HieJin Yoo)