Lin-Manuel Miranda & his father Luis

Sitting center stage at the Geffen Playhouse, Broadway sensation and Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father Luis A. Miranda Jr., enlightened the audience for 90 minutes about theatre, Puerto Rico and Lin-Manuel’s new movie role in Mary Poppins with moderator Soledad O’Brien. Together this father and son team are very entertaining. O’Brien:…

Let Everyone Eat Cake

Walking into the smaller Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater inside the Geffen Playhouse, I admired Peter Hickok’s set for The Cake. It was so detailed that I thought I was walking into a soundstage to watch a taping of the Cake Wars baking show. The Tiffany blue walls and bright pink bakery counter were pleasing to…

LOVE Chasing Mem’ries at Geffen Playhouse

If you have recently lost a loved one, you will relate to stage and television actress Tyne Daly’s character Victoria in Chasing Mem’ries at the Geffen Playhouse. You will also empathize with Scott Kradolfer playing Victoria’s son Mason. Both have lost one of the most important people in their life, Franklin, Victoria’s husband of 57…

Barbecue is Smokin’ Hot at the Geffen Playhouse

Remember James Frey’s mega selling book, A Million Little Pieces? I read it in 2003, before Oprah discovered and picked it for her Oprah’s Book Club. The book shot up to the top of the New York Times best seller list, until Oprah discovered it was not a completely factual memoir. She slammed Frey for…