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Monthly Archives: January 2010

LA Drama Critics Circle Nominates “Parade” and Awards JRB


Kenneth Jones’s article can be found here. L.A. Drama Critics Circle Nominees Include Parade, Birkenhead, Strouse, Metcalf and More By Kenneth Jones Playbill, 25 Jan 2010 The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced nominees and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2009. The 41st Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony, hosted by Jason Graae, will take place on March 22 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. The co-host will be critic Wenzel Jones. Awards will be given in 20 categories, honoring excellence in theatre over the past year. Eight specialRead More »



I’ve been teaching a course in musical theater performance at USC for the past four years, but this semester, I was asked to come up with a class focussing on songwriting for the musical theater. I had taught writing courses at USC before, but they were solely attended by students in the School of Theater, and so I had an overabundance of lyricists and very few composers. This year’s course, however, is being offered in conjunction with the School of Music – in fact, it’s part of the Songwriting minor – so I was assured of a more balanced groupRead More »