“Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Imagine my joy when I learned that Quiara Alegría Hudes’ play, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, is the first of a trilogy that includes Water by the Spoonful, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2012, and opens next week at the Mark Taper Forum. The cycle concludes with The Happiest Song Plays Last hitting … Continue reading “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

“Recorded in Hollywood” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Before Berry Gordy and Motown Records, there was John Dolphin and the Dolphins of Hollywood Record Shop. Entrepreneur, businessman, concert promoter and record producer, “Lovin” John Dolphin (superb triple threat performer Stu James) was also an activist who organized a protest of the rampant intimidation of Black-owned businesses in the famous jazz district of Central … Continue reading “Recorded in Hollywood” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre