Sep 9, 2008

L.A. Playgoer

My colleague Steven Leigh Morris guest-blogs at Garrett Eisler's crib on a topic much on the minds of we who consider or have considered both coasts home of a sort: Why L.A. theater don't get no respect. He raves about a Keely Smith/Louis Prima bio-revue at Sacred Fools (which I also heard great things about from Don Shirley when he was in town recently), and shrugs about the purportedly Broadway-bound Vanities.

He fails to mention another L.A. import I've been hearing about for some time now, The Marvelous Wonderettes, a sort of candy-colored, distaff version of Forever Plaid, which opens next week at the Westside Theatre. As far as I know, it marks the N.Y. producing debut of everyone's favorite independent L.A. publicist, David Elzer, in association with another no-slouch name, Peter Schneider.

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