Megan Hilty from NBC’s “Smash” gets to play Marilyn Monroe on the stage for real in a revival of Gentleman Prefer Blondes
Encores! presents this 1949 musical, based on the novel by Anita Loos, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Leo Robin. Megan Hilty (“Smash”) stars as Lorelei Lee, the gold-digging blonde made famous onscreen by Marilyn Monroe. John Rando directs.
“Shoppers seeking the offbeat have cause to celebrate, as last year’s most wild and eclectic weekly outdoor shopping adventure returns. With a brand-new day (Saturday) and location (Micheltorena & Sunset Blvds), this vibrant bazaar hawks everything from crafts to collectibles, and from designer pet wear to tarot readings. The market has wares to tempt even the most frugal art and record collectors, vintage-frock lovers, and panicking rug-rat shower and commitzvah gift buyers — not to mention all those recovering shopaholics who just want to do their part to stimulate the local economy.” via Flavor Pill
“Not a Surface Shared with Painting” by John Miller, part of the Ruben Family Collection
“American Exuberance displays many of Don and Mera Rubell’s new acquisitions by various contemporary American artists (all either U.S. citizens or residents) whose artwork examines cultural norms and values within the social context of our country. It’s easy to judge other nations, but this show takes an inward look into America, allowing viewers to excogitate the pros and cons of our own society — a comment on the ethnocentric tendencies of many individuals. With work from 64 artists (including John Miller, Matthew Barney, Cindy Sherman, John McAllister, Nate Lowman, and Charles Long) featured throughout the 28 galleries of the museum, the exhibit reflects a strong selection and the high stance the family continues to have as top-notch collectors.” via Flavorpill