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The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's biggest night at the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party, honoring Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley. The evening will feature red carpet arrivals, cocktail hour, gala dinner, live performances, silent auction, and the West Coast's exclusive live feed of the 2017 Tony Awards broadcast from New York City.
Betty Buckley will be honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. Previous honorees have included Liza Minnelli, Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, Jerry Herman, Rita Moreno, Lauren Bacall, Jason Alexander, Florence Henderson and James Earl Jones.
Born in Middletown, New York, Aaron Tveit turned down business school scholarships to pursue his passion for theater and made it big on Broadway. Tveit is an American theater, television, and film actor. He is known for originating the roles of Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of Catch Me If You Can. He is also known for the recurring role of Tripp van der Bilt in the CW's Gossip Girl and for his portrayal of Enjolras in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables. He currently stars as Mike Warren in USA's Graceland.
Inspired by the absinthe-drenched cabarets of late 19th-century Europe, Absinthe is an adult-themed cocktail of circus, comedy, burlesque, and vaudeville for a 21st-century audience. Guests enter the seductively intimate environment of Spiegelworld's tent, where the artists perform on a central circular stage only nine feet in diameter. In Las Vegas, Absinthe has been playing to sold-out audiences at Caesars Palace since 2011 and celebrates its sixth anniversary there in April.
Note: Absinthe is for ages 18 and above. The performance features some nudity and strong language.
This uplifting story is about humanity and the dignity of life. When a 14-year-old boy goes missing, his disappearance is illuminated by memories of his brilliant spirit.
Moss Hart's classic stage autobiography is brought to life in a story that illuminates the early years of one of Broadway's great humorists. Written by James Lapine from the autobiogrpahy by Moss Hart.
"The only credential the city asked was the boldness to dream. For those who did, it unlocked its treasures, not caring who they were or where they came from." — Moss Hart, Act One
Actually is the story of Amber and Tom, who, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy — and if unspoken, can it be called consent? Playwright Anna Ziegler investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.
A rare departure from Eugene O'Neill's darker oeuvre, this comedy is unabashedly nestled in the halcyon days of turn-of-the-century Americana; a gentle, loving, and boldly optimistic study of a deeply bonded family as they navigate the youthful indiscretions of their wayward son.
In Allen Wilder 2.0, a director of soft-core porn returns from Hollywood to his dead parents' house to sort through his belongings and reexamine his life. Can a chance meeting with his former babysitter and his estranged niece soothe the wounds of the failure he feels? Is it too late? His search for redemption gets comic treatment in this new play.
An American in Paris is a Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film. The four-time Tony-winning musical features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas. The show earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-15 season.
Belgrade, 1914. Three strangers, poor, alone, and adrift, each receive a death sentence in the form of a tuberculosis diagnosis. But being young men with nothing to lose makes them the perfect recruits for The Black Hand — a secret organization looking to strike a blow in the name of Serbian nationalism. Set against the backdrop of the 20th century beginning to discover its identity — and with playwright Rajiv Joseph's signature dark humor — Archduke draws parallels to our own troubling times and asks: How (and when) does a century define itself?
Archduke is a new play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph, one of the most exciting playwrights of our time. Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Guards at the Taj) returns to the Taper with this world premiere that poetically traces a group of young men along their unlikely path to terrorism at the onset of World War One.
Go the Distance Productions presents the world premiere of The Awful Grace of God, an evening of six original one-act plays written by Michael Harney (Netflix's Orange Is the New Black). Mark Kemble directs.
The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière together revisit the great Indian epic Mahabharata thirty years after Brook's legendary production took world theater by storm. The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused. An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict.
Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Rose is an updated version of the classic tale in the style of a traditional British family pantomime. The show features family-friendly magic with a comedic twist, dancing (with So You Think You Can Dance alums), contemporary music, and more.
Show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvise the "black version" of that film complete with its improvised soundtrack, dance numbers, DVD extras, audition reels & more.
The Black Version is a completely improvised show that started at The Groundlings Theatre in LA in 2010 to sold out crowds and great reviews. Rolling Stone magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast a "Comedic A-Team", LA Weekly says the show is "Red Hot" and "Scores more than it's share of belly laughs" while the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"!
Los Angeles is home to over 250 theatre companies, featuring an abundance of talent, diversity, and ingenuity. To celebrate the vibrant theatre of our city, we're premiering Block Party—three recent productions from local theatre companies, highlighting some of the best work our town has to offer. We will announce the three productions in the fall. Help us celebrate L.A. theatre and join the Block Party!
Former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics, including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time — "I Will Always Love You."
Based on Lawrence Kasdan's Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris, The Bodyguard had its world premiere in London's West End, where it was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, and won Best New Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards.
The moving new musical by Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, Bright Star is directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. It won the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. It also received five Tony nominations, including one for best musical.
Inspired by an actual event, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just back from World War Two, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past — and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.
Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies, and powerful performances. An uplifting theatrical experience that holds the audience tight in its grasp, Bright Star is daringly hopeful.
Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald makes her debut as part of the acclaimed Broadway @ series. McDonald will be joined onstage by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who this past November starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical, Disaster! This concert performance, produced by Mark Cortale, will be a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from one of Broadway's biggest stars — prompted by Seth Rudetsky's funny, probing questions — and McDonald singing some of the biggest hits from her musical theater repertoire.
Note: This one-night-only event will feature two concerts, one at 7pm and the other at 9:30pm.
Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including South Pacific, The Producers, The Book of Mormon, Motown the Musical and Les Misérables have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood.
The newest play by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (All the Way) was written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration and is an urgent call to action. In the very near future, the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. As a writer interviews the former supervisor of a private prison, it becomes clear how federal policy has escalated to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. The Fountain premiere is the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network rolling world premiere.
The Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates the new Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale with a fully partner-cast production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. In the steamy Mississippi Delta on a hot summer evening, members of a prominent Southern family are pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life-altering secrets are revealed. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a sexy, smoldering descent into a world choking on mendacity.
What do you do when your enemy may be smarter than you? Torn from today's headlines, William Mastrosimone's gripping drama is about a terrorist who has wreaked madness and destruction on America and is about to use a news reporter to exploit just one more valuable hostage — the world's supply of clean water.
Note: This show is for mature audiences.
A Noise Within's delightfully festive, musically merry holiday tradition returns. Families love the inspirational story of Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge — the perfect burst of boundless good cheer for the season.
Producing artistic directors Geoff Elliott (who adapted the play directly from the Charles Dickens' novella) and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott codirect this masterpiece about the redemptive and transformative power of love. In this production, Dickens' poignant tale is matched by evocative original music by composer Ego Plum.
From the highbrow to the low, this fast-paced ride covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes to Shakespeare, Molière to vaudeville, Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show. Find answers to the age-old questions "Who's on first?" and "Why did the chicken cross the road?" No joke is left untold as a talented trio deconstructs and puts back together the entire history of comedy.
Warning: The side effects of this play may include groan-worthy humor, uncontrollable laughter, and painful running gags.
Hilarity knows no hours! The Completely Different Late Show is an all-star extravaganza featuring Main Company Groundlings. The show is different every week, and it features the perfect blend of various sketch & improvisation styles all in one night!
Roland is a beekeeper. Marianne is a quantum physicist. What are their odds of falling in love? With infinite moments that can change the trajectory of a life, it's anyone's guess how cosmic collision is possible. Nick Payne's Olivier and Drama League-nominated hit is a charming, devastating, and profound exploration of the universal truth of finding and losing love. A play that balances on the question of "what if," Constellations is, at its core, a poignant picture of "what is."
Since 1992 The Groundlings Main Company, Alumni and Sunday Companies have played together every Thursday night in the all-improv explosion that has become almost as much of an institution as the Groundlings Theatre itself! Based entirely on audience suggestions, the comic daredevils invent custom-made satire and song. Each week features a new surprise guest.
16 and over only. Management reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone who appears younger than 16 years of age with no ticket refund or exchange.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a Tony Award-winning play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play!
Audience advisory: This production features moments of loud music, bright lighting, and strobe effects. Please also be aware that the show contains some adult language and themes.
Upon arrival you'll be greeted by Dan Chan's award winning close up magic. You'll enjoy a Chinese banquet meal followed by an unforgettable magic act by Dan and his team of performers.
The Broadway star (Wicked, A Light in the Piazza) returns with a strong, confident baritone that soars into the tenor range, and a charm that's undeniably magnetic!
A Delusional Affair will make you question everything you ever thought you knew about love, marriage, fantasy, and reality, coupling and uncoupling, and come away with a new and surprisingly uplifting perspective on it all. Helmed by award-winning director Chris DeCarlo (Aspirin & Elephants, Climax), Albert James Kallis's delightful and biting world premiere comedy features stage and screen personalities Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show, Loose Lips), Rachel Galper (Turning Thirty, How to Love a Republican), and Albina Katsman (Piper the Movie, Raise Me Up). Note: This show is rated R.
Down the Road, written by Lee Blessing, centers on a convicted serial killer and the husband-and-wife writing team hired to help him craft an account of his crimes. The killer, Bill Reach, has admitted to the murder of 19 women, but there may have been more. Over many weeks of interviews, the couple — Dan and Iris Henniman — grow more and more uncertain of the ethics of what they are doing. Are they simply relating terrifying events, or are they helping readers consume rape, murder, and mutilation as if consuming any other product of our society? Are they, in fact, helping to turn Reach into a celebrity?
Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Alana Dietze, Echo Theater Company's Dry Land is a haunting play about female friendship and an abortion that takes place in the locker room of a central Florida high school. Written when Spiegel was just 21 years old and still an undergraduate at Yale, the play is a deeply truthful portrait of the fears, hopes, and bonds of teenage girls — as gut-wrenching as it is funny.
When seven strangers — CEO Woman, Business Man, Office Temp, Hot Girl, Musician, Maintenance Man, and Goth Girl — get stuck in an elevator, it's only a matter of time before the truth comes out. When forced together and given nothing but four walls and each other, these stereotypes prove to be anything but typical. The strangers' preconceived notions and judgments are challenged at every turn as, one by one, they remove their masks and reveal their truths.
Laced with musical sequences and cinematic elements, Elevator is a comedic and emotional ride into the human psyche that asks a fundamental question: Who are people behind closed doors?
Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive (that's fancy for 100 percent sure) that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?
Farragut North is a taut and plot-twisting story of political, emotional, and sexual intrigue by Beau Willimon, creator of Netflix's House of Cards. During a hotly contested presidential primary campaign, a wunderkind press secretary, blinded by hubris, makes a wrong turn. After choosing to walk through "that door," his life and the lives of others spin out of control. Set against an all-too-familiar contemporary landscape, the story reveals the human struggle between ideologies and unbridled ambition.
Audiences help Cinderella, Snow White, Little Bo Peep, and even Mother Goose confront the magic and mystery of modern living as they try to find Belle, save the fairy-tale world, and prove that you're never too old to believe in imagination and happily-ever-afters. Finding Belle is a family musical for anyone between the ages of 2 and 102. It has a whole new perspective on fantasy and reality, sharing and caring, and the importance of family togetherness.
The story unfolds at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia that is often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time, Froggy has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So Froggy tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. The fun begins when Charlie overhears more than he should — hilarious and damaging revelations delivered on the assumption that Charlie doesn't understand a word of English. The fact that only Charlie and the audience are in on the joke fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
The Foreigner won the 1985 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.
A stellar cast of four sensational entertainers perform the hits from four of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history! This Vegasstyle revue is complete with fun costumes, and choreographed production numbers like "Twist and Shout," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Surfin' USA, "Stayin' Alive," and more!
A stellar cast of four sensational entertainers perform the hits from four of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history! This Vegas style revue is complete with fun costumes, and choreographed production numbers like "Twist and Shout," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Surfin' USA, "Stayin' Alive," and more!
Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves, and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. Enter Fun Home. The show received raves from critics and audiences alike, won five 2015 Tony Awards — including Best Musical — and made history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces audiences to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. This exploration makes for a refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
A bride. A groom. A maid of honor (who just happens to be the bride's ex-lover). What could possibly go wrong? When the road to normal is getting you nowhere, maybe it's time to take a detour. Bisexual, gay, straight, spiritual, atheist — all need apply because Wendy Michaels' God and Sex has something for everyone.
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
Written and directed by Tim Robbins, Harlequino: On to Freedom combines commedia dell'arte, Shakespearean tragedy, live music, and sophisticated comedy to produce a dialectic on the meaning of freedom.
This new musical celebrates a particular kind of theater created by the Italians 500 years ago: the commedia dell'arte. It explores 16th-century actors' limits of free expression in the authoritarian environment they lived in. As the story evolves, a conflict between a group of rogue actors and a commedia dell'arte expert becomes a battle for the soul of the commedia, questioning the purpose of art, what is funny, and who writes history. Ultimately the musical asks this question: What must the artist risk to live freely in today's world?
An astonishing, deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith from MacArthur "Genius Award"-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), featuring Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah's family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah (Rashad) must fight to survive the rising flood of life's greatest challenges in this poetic and piercing new play.
Amid the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a man much older than she is, and plants a kiss on his neck. This encounter thrusts the two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Heisenberg brings to life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. This production of Tony Award winner Simon Stephens' new play stars Denis Arndt and Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winner Mary-Louise Parker. Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw directs.
The dogs of war are unleashed, and a charismatic warrior king emerges in Shakespeare's breathtaking depiction of the Battle of Agincourt. But the events before and after the decisive victory temper the fervor of nationalism — and paint a nuanced portrait of the introspective Henry, who learns that the attributes that make an inspirational leader often come into conflict with those that make a good man.
Henry V, the history play by William Shakespeare written around 1599, tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; and Henry IV, Part 2. Audiences may know the title character from Shakespeare's earlier Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined lad called "Prince Harry" or "Hal."
HisPanic Attack is an original sketch comedy written and performed by Roxana Altamirano, Mario Barra, Jorge Berrios, David Luna, Jay Pichardo, Jennifer Polania Garcia, and Xochitl Romero. They have this to say about their show: "Are you afraid Latinos are taking your jobs? Your Medicaid? Your wife? You should be. Because we are, but first we'll make you laugh about it. Don't have a panic attack; come have a HisPanic Attack. It's a fun 45-minute vacation...just don't drink the water!"
Stephen Karam's The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle prewar duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor and compassion in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for best play.
I'm Not Famous is a funny, poignant, and powerful evening of theater. Film, television, and Broadway star Barbara Minkus shares private moments, personal tidbits, and a plethora of musical delights. She may not be "famous," but she is certainly one of the most widely adored artists in the business. She toured as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, sang the part of Lucy in the recording of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, starred on Broadway in The Education of Hyman Kaplan and off-Broadway as Molly Picon in Picon Pie, and was a regular on the television shows Love, American Style and Curiosity Shop. She has also made appearances over the years on The Danny Kaye Show, The Tonight Show, The Merv Griffin Show, and HBO's Getting On.
Improv Olympic West, the Los Angeles arm of the world-famous ImprovOlympic in Chicago, presents the best improvisation west of the Windy City. There are shows every night. It's always something new, fresh...and funny!
Only persons 21 and older will be admitted into Improv Olympic shows.
World-renowned magician Ivan Amodei stars in his critically acclaimed Intimate Illusions show at the famed Beverly Wilshire at the most glamourous address in the world Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd.
A celebrity favorite, Ivan has entertained in luxury venues throughout the world. Expert sleight of hand, original and mind bending illusions all while accompanied by a concert cellist that scores the show with great classics. BroadwayWorld calls his hit show "Spectacular' " and the L.A. Times named it a "Top Pick."
Here's what you will experience:
• Witness Ivan Amodei recreate the famous story of William Tell with a surgically sharp darts and a unsuspecting volunteer from the audience • Ivan will disclose Houdini's biggest kept secret • Watch him unleash the power of the mind of a mega-savant
• A World Class magic show for only 60 guests • Set at the famed Beverly Wilshire in Ivan's private luxury suite • Décor styled after a Ralph Lauren Madison Ave Apartment • A concert cellist accompanying Ivan like the score to a great movie • Hear the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Mission Impossible, James Bond, The Pink Panther and other famous classics played live
Don't miss Ivan's witty humor and interactive style that leaves audiences wanting more!
Fiasco Theater Company's wildly theatrical reinvention of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods is unlike any musical you've never experienced before! Revisit the classic songs like "Children Will Listen" and "Giants in the Sky" — performed by the acclaimed Fiasco's ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival. Mind the wolf, heed the witch, and honor the giant at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what happens when they really do come true.
The cast includes Anthony Chatmon II (Lucinda, Wolf, Cinderella's Prince), Eleasha Gamble (Baker's Wife), Evan Harrington (Baker), Lisa Helmi Johanson (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel), Bonne Kramer (Cinderella's Stepmother, Jack's Mother), Patrick Mulryan (Jack, Steward), Darick Pead (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel's Prince), Evan Rees (music director, pianist), Fred Rose (Mysterious Man), Stephanie Umoh (Witch), and Laurie Veldheer (Cinderella, Granny), with Joshua Archer, Sean Peter Forte, Javier Ignacio, Kate Moore, and Alanna Saunders.
As America's hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop mystifies with stunning and original state-of-the art magic, award-winning sleight of hand, and one-of-a-kind grand illusions delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock soundtrack. From exclusive grand illusions to close-up magic projected onto a huge screen—no other touring illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents and virtuosity!
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Jersey Boys is the Broadway musical based on the life of Frankie Valli and the other members of the Four Seasons: Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. The show tells the story of these blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds, and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30 years old. Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," among others.
For one magical night, Jetzo — a father-son comedy team from the small fishing village of Nagoya, Japan — will get to live their lifelong dream of headlining an international variety show in America with their comedy hero, Ithamar Enriquez. It's the feel-good spectacle of the millennium, full of live music, dance, physical comedy, and audience interaction.
Tracy is in her prison cell telling her roommate Angel her life story of how she endured abuse as child from her mom and her moms boyfriend and the mistakes she made that guided her down a path of destruction that lead to a life sentence. Tracy lived in shelters with her abusive mom Mildred until she was 7 years old. Mildred meets an older man named James at a bar and moves in with him after dating for one month. James keeps Mildred intoxicated and torments Tracy physically until she reaches puberty. Tracy meets a guy named Tayvon at age 17 and becomes pregnant with his child. She doesn't want the baby, but he convinces her to keep it. They have a daughter named Treasure, but their relationship deteriorates leaving Tracy to raise a kid she didn't want. Tracy takes her frustration out on Treasure punishing her severely causing her untimely death which lands Tracy in prison.
The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man's trajectory through power and hubris; it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as that family disintegrates around the mental illness of its patriarch. To add a deeply personal dimension to Shakespeare's themes of madness, frailty, and love, this production is set in a memory care facility. The show invites you to experience, in the midst of tragedy, the healing and transcendent nature of great art.
Riding a wave of success triggered by his mega hits Tony Award-winning Roger Miller (Big River) is forced to face his demons and accept love.
For nearly 20 years, playwright Lauren Yee's father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush. But when her father goes missing, Lauren must plunge into the rabbit hole of San Francisco Chinatown and confront a world both foreign and familiar. At once bitingly hilarious and heartbreakingly honest, King of the Yees is an epic joyride across cultural, national, and familial borders that explores what it truly means to be a Yee.
Damascus, Syria, in 2014. Two couples meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. An unexpected profession of love, an untimely proposal, and one kiss later, one of the foursome lies dead on the floor. What starts out as a Syrian melodrama quickly takes an unexpected turn. Intersecting with the personal, political, and theatrical, Kiss breaks open cultural barriers, challenging audience members to confront the limits of their own understanding and exposing the suffocating effect of an oppressive, omnipresent regime. Kiss is a politically charged and emotionally urgent new play by acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón.
After years of struggling at a small-time club in the Florida Panhandle, Casey realizes it's now or never for his career as an Elvis impersonator. Enter Miss Tracy Mills, a self-proclaimed grande dame of drag who guarantees Casey's life is about to get "all shook up." Matthew Lopez's hip-shakin', heartwarming tale explores what happens when one man trades in his blue suede shoes for platform pumps and discovers he ain't nothing but a drag queen.
Ted L. Nancy is a customer in need of service. He writes to the city of Huntington Beach requesting a permit for operating his Electronic Nose Blowing Machine, invites Czechoslovakian President Václav Havel to become Treasurer of Ted's Vacuum Club, asks Nordstrom about buying a mannequin that looks like his deceased neighbor to present to the grieving widow, and more. Time after time, well-meaning representatives offer earnest replies to his letters. Nancy brings his madcap collection of correspondence to the Geffen stage for a one-of-a-kind show that is both outlandish and uproarious.
The roots of reproductive justice are unearthed in this poetically raw play by Louisa Hill. Knocked up as a teenager, Dee finally meets the baby she gave up for adoption. Only thing is, the baby is now 25, really into death metal, and wants nothing to do with her.
After five years of an embarrassing wedding and betrayal of trust, Simone determines whether her relationship with her ex-fiancé can be restored or whether she should pursue a new love that arrives at her home and to her heart.
Wanna make six million dollars the easy way? (Okay, maybe not so easy.) The Tony Award-winning writing team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime) has created a hilarious musical murder mystery farce that mixes diamonds, mistaken identities, and a body in a wheelchair (oh, and puppies!).
In this scathingly funny look at a family in crisis, the Lyons family is falling apart just when it needs to pull together. Rita Lyons, in a heroic effort to keep the family united while her husband, Ben, is dying of cancer, has called their grown children together to say goodbye around his hospital bed. In the ensuing maelstrom of kvetching, guilt-giving, and recriminations, they discover that despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, the Lyons are unexpectedly propelled into foreign territory — human connection.
The Madwoman of Chaillot is a two-act play, a poetic satire by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux. It was written in 1943 and first performed in 1945, after his death. The story concerns an eccentric woman (Countess Aurelia), her coterie of eccentric friends who live in Paris, and her struggles against the straitlaced authority figures who want to drill oil wells and destroy the City of Light, the center of culture. Stephanie Shroyer, who recently gave A Noise Within audiences a comic You Never Can Tell (spring 2016) and a dark The Maids (fall 2016), directs the production.
Man of La Mancha is a comic tragedy of mankind's struggle to better both himself and the world in which he lives. Based on The Adventures of Don Quixote, by Miguel Cervantes, the story is both entertaining and very moving, and will warm the heart of anyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of a victory by the underdog. The score is a musical delight, and contains one of the most inspiring moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in "The Impossible Dream."
Set in a prison, the story-within-a-story of Don Quixote's musical misadventures – rife with love, chivalry, and of course, four-armed giants – unfurls into something more transcendent: a beacon of hope in a dire world. Dream the impossible dream with the wandering hidalgo in this quintessential tale about the resilience of the human spirit, and the power of storytelling when faced with insurmountable odds.
Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown, eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. When she befriends resident John Dodge, she quickly discovers that below Middletown's flinchingly honest exterior lies something much more complex. Middletown is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives — one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.
Mrs. Warren's Profession, written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893 and first performed in London in 1902, is about a prostitute-turned-madam who attempts to come to terms with her disapproving daughter. The daughter, Cambridge-educated Vivie, lives a comfortable middle-class life shielded from her mother's source of income. Vivie envisions herself a pragmatic and open-minded 20th-century woman until she discovers that her entrepreneurial mother, Kitty, is an unapologetically successful madam. Sensibilities clash in this character-driven dramedy about the business of pleasure, the economics of necessity, and the ties that bind…or don't.
Brad Zimmerman brings his off-Broadway sensation My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy to Southern California. The play is part theater and part standup, and it will leave audience members in stitches with its sardonic commentary on Zimmerman's table-waiting days and its old-school Jewish humor, featuring his overbearing mother, thrifty father, and misbegotten love life.
A Noise Within's most requested production returns! ANW favorites are ready to rein in the chaos of this joyfully out-of-control British farce about the auspiciously titled play-within-a-play Nothing On. Noises Off invites the audience to step backstage and meet the under-rehearsed, overworked cast and crew with a penchant for drama more personal than professional. As the production progresses, the bumbling cast brings down the house — literally!
When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. As the country waits for Scalia's seat to be filled, The Originalist looks into the complexities of one of the most polarizing Supreme Court Justices of all times. This powerful work portrays the passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth, and the constitution.
Glitz. Glamour. Kidnapping. Money. Really, really small false teeth.
Welcome to the hilarious, terrifying, and surreal world of child beauty pageants. Pinky Corningfield will do anything to make sure her little angel wins the ultimate title, Supreme Queen. When Marge, a newcomer to the pageant circuit, shows up and starts grabbing all the glory, Pinky and her minions, Bob and Bobby, use some unorthodox methods in order to ensure her darling, Chevrolet, is victorious.
Phalaris's Bull is the story of a philosopher's quest for a solution to all of life's problems, a solution based not on belief or faith but on logical rigor, a solution to what Einstein called "the riddle of the great big world." Harvard-educated molecular biologist, visual artist, and provocative visionary philosopher Steven Friedman has the answers to life's big questions. Using personal narrative, poetry, art, and science, he delivers a spellbinding performance reflecting his prismatic, eclectic, transformative, and deeply consoling vision of the world.
The Pride is a gorgeously-drawn drama alternating between two very distinct time periods and sets of characters whose fate is written by their eras. In 1958, Philip is married to Sylvia, but is secretly attracted to her colleague Oliver. In 2008, Philip lives with his boyfriend Oliver, who continually destroys their relationship with his addiction to casual sex and turns to their friend Sylvia for guidance and support. As the past and present worlds collide, The Pride's complex love triangle provides a provocative, humorous and insightful look at fidelity and forgiveness.
What happens when kids have the world at their feet, and its weight on their shoulders? A ferociously funny, complex, and unnerving look at seven intelligent, articulate teens at an English prep school as they tangle with the pressures of love, sex, bullying, and college entrance exams.
Based on his experiences as a teacher and inspired by the 1999 Columbine shooting, Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) peels back the layers of the teenage psyche for a deeper look at what might make one of them snap.
Recommended for mature audiences: graphic language and violence.
In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, which debuted on Broadway in 1959, the prospect of life insurance money from their late father offers life-changing options to the Youngers, an African-American family living in a cramped apartment on Chicago's South Side. However, competing visions of how to use the money — for the grandmother Lena, her son Walter (with wife Ruth and son Travis), and her daughter Beneatha — threaten to tear apart a family already facing a pre-civil-rights-era America.
Fun (and appropriate) for everyone from 2 to 200 years old, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation. Because there's a rotating cast, audiences see different performers and games each week.
Red Helen rules her three grown daughters with a powerful fist. The oldest, Astrid, craves appreciation. The middle one, Max, brings home money in wee bloody fistfuls. And the youngest, Bebe, has returned from her travels abroad with a fiancé, seeking her father's approval. But the father is traveling indefinitely, their family steakhouse is in crisis, and Helen's speech is deteriorating into manic loops. As her daughters try their best to break free, Helen pulls out all the stops to keep them in her grip. Red Helen is a dark and twisted comedy about bloody money, bloodred meat, and blood relations.
A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession, and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance, but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Tony Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne is the guiding force behind this magical new adaptation of The Red Shoes.
Scot Nery's Boobie Trap is an acclaimed variety show that features big names in cirque, variety, comedy, magic, and music. In it's second year of weekly shows, Scot Nery presents a hilarious cirque, magical, musical party-show like nothing you've seen before. See great comedy, stunning circus arts, jaw dropping magic and, just maybe, a guy spinning a cheeseburger atop an umbrella. Accompanied the national sensation Fire Leopard house band, this is good stuff!
Highly acclaimed and very Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner at various restaurants throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. This evening of intrigue, suspense, laughter, and murder includes a 3 course gourmet dinner with salad, choice of entree and dessert. Guests may be implicated in the crime. Audience has the opportunity to solve the mystery and win a prize.
The feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.
It's Las Vegas in the 1970s, and when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but in doing so, blows her cover.
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us.
Hilariously provocative, what begins as a contemporary play slowly becomes a play with music set 150 years in the future in this seductive world premiere by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly). A beloved East-meets-West musical, China's 21st-century rise, and a theater company gala collide to make mayhem — and some beautiful music. Inspired by the West's often ridiculously inauthentic portrayals of Asia, Soft Power is the first collaboration between two of America's great theater artists: Hwang and Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home).
With 10 Tony Award nominations (including best musical) this hilarious musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells that the next big thing in theater involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first musical.
Spamilton, the acclaimed parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, was created by Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway. With a cast of five, Spamilton celebrates, roasts, and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster. In addition to Alessandrini, the creative team includes Gerry McIntyre (choreography), Dustin Cross (costume design), Fred Barton (musical director), and Richard Danley and Fred Barton (musical arrangements).
When the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren't as ferocious as they may seem! Featuring an unforgettable score and some fun twists to a classic story every child knows and loves, this humorous adaptation is "just right" for the whole family! For ages 4 and up.
Academy Award winning writer (Birdman) and Broadway playwright (On Your Feet!) Alexander Dinelaris examines the causal link between ethics and success, life and death, art and redemption. How do we endure loss and rediscover the will to make something of our lives? Living at an emotional crossroads, with her career on the rise, celebrated photographer Carrie Ann scrambles to reconnect with her passion for the work. An unexpected inspiration arrives in the form of a trend analyst who becomes determined to help her move forward, even while facing his own uncertain future.
The Koch brothers are infamous, super-rich, right-wing reactionaries from Wichita, Kansas. Trained in business and politics at their father's knee and bestowed with his oil wealth and his company, Koch Industries, the brothers are litigious multibillionaires who fund ultra-right-wing causes and candidates in an attempt to shape America in their image. This play is definitely NOT about the Koch brothers.
Back by overwhelming popular demand is Rubicon Theatre Company's Sylvia, a howlingly funny canine comedy with a lot of doggone heart. Written by the award-winning A.R. Gurney (Love Letters), this 1995 comic masterpiece follows the love triangle connecting a couple of empty nesters (Greg and Kate) and an adorable mutt named Sylvia. Man's best friend, however, may not be exactly what a wife has in mind. Greg and Sylvia bond, leaving Kate to feel like a third wheel in her own home. As Kate and Sylvia fight for "top dog" status, Greg comes to terms with his own dissatisfactions and shortcomings. This love story offers insights into the nature of love, marriage, jealousy, and of course, dogs. Directed by Ovation Award-winning Stephanie A. Coltrin, the play stars Joseph Fuqua, Ashley Fox Linton, Stasha Surdyke, and Kevin Symons.
The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a contemporary updating of the 1995 comedy Sylvia, a howlingly funny canine comedy by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winner A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, The Dining Room). Considered a comic masterpiece, this hilarious and heartwarming comedy follows a love triangle that forms between empty-nesters Greg and Kate (Kevin Symons and Stasha Surdyke) and an adorable mutt named Sylvia (Ashley Fox Linton). Greg discovers Sylvia on a visit to Central Park and brings her home without asking for Kate's consent, causing friction in their marriage. Greg and Kate confer with friends, strangers and therapists (all played by Rubicon company member Joseph Fuqua), and ultimately Greg must make a difficult choice. Ovation Award-winning director Stephanie Coltrin has set the play in 2017 in multiple locations in New York City which will be effected by an automated turntable and projections designed by Mike Billings.
Adapter Mike Poulton has given the theater a bold, fast-paced dramatization that deftly transforms Charles Dickens' epic story into a taut political thriller. His A Tale of Two Cities gives a new sense of urgency to the intertwined fates of two men during the bloody, turbulent time of the French Revolution.
The original A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The book depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period.
Tales of Modern Motherhood: This Sh*t Just Got Real, is a heartfelt comedy about the uncertainties of becoming a parent, the fear of being a parent, and the wondering why just settling for a dog wasn't enough. Modern Motherhood addresses the good, the bad, and the ugly truth about what really happens behind closed doors and gives a very honest perspective on the hardest job in the world: parenting!
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is Russia's most famous composer and one of the greatest composers of all time, known for his beautiful lilting melodies from the ballets Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and the ferocious brilliance of his symphonic works. At the age of 53, Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his enigmatic Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique," of which he said, "Let them guess what it means..." Nine days later he was dead. To this day, how and why he died are still a mystery. The extraordinary Hershey Felder returns to The Wallis for the Los Angeles premiere of his newest work, Tchaikovsky, which unveils the life of one of the most beloved and tormented composers of all time.
An intimate evening of exceptional entertainment featuring go-go Amy and Tom Balmont. This international duo brings to life a quaint and quirky evening of magic, comedy and circus sideshow stunts. Together these two will perform sword swallowing, quick change magic, juggling, mentalism, straitjacket and handcuff escapes, the blade box of mystery and you'll get to meet Scraps the mind reading dog!
While there are plenty of entertainment venues in SoCal for children and families, there are very few for just grown ups. Teatro Martini is a new, edgy, fun, interactive experience for grown-ups that merges upscale dining with spicy, but not too spicy, entertainment for couples and groups. Grown-ups love the spicy non-stop comedy, fun interactive experience and fantastic dining. Acrobatics, world class magic, great singing and dancing for the demanding Southern California entertainment marketplace were also added. The food is grown-up gourmet, too, served in a cozy, dinner cabaret environment for just 200 people.
A fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive triangle comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera's bloodiest, most intense dramas.
Kennedy, Khrushchev and the brink of WWIII. October 1962. As Soviet nuclear missiles move ever closer to Cuba, President John F. Kennedy draws on intimate exchanges with his brother Robert and meetings with an inner circle of advisers to face down the Kremlin and prevent global holocaust.
Twelfth Night remains Artistic Director Sheldon Epps' favorite Shakespeare play, in his words, "A perfect mix of comedy, romance, beauty and mystery, and a great way to return to the tradition of the Bard on our stage as The Pasadena Playhouse enters its 100th year." One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, Twelfth Night features mistaken identities, gender confusion and separated twins, all obstacles to be overcome on the quest for true love.
What does it mean to be human? Sometime in the not-too-distant future, a neuroscientist works closely with an artificial being to teach him how to become more human and to grow beyond the "uncanny valley" — a term used to describe the discomfort we feel when we see electronic re-creations of human beings that are oh-so-close, but just not quite right. A chilling jaunt into the future.
Her post-mortem instructions were hidden in a very specific place - but in the time leading up to her mom's death, a woman (Jennie Fahn) uncovered more about her than could be contained in any envelope. A comedy about life, loss, and being of sound mind and body.
Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the "Carol Burnett Show." At the ripe, old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or "Mama" as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in "Mama's Family." The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." Ms. Lawrence takes the stage first in this two-woman show. "My show is not a retrospective," she explains. "It is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life. I think people will get a kick out of the things Mama has an opinion about. Where Mama is concerned, expect the unexpected."
What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in The Video Games! Princess Zelda, Queen of the Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience's assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year's games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than last year's! It's a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains — such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, and the Master Chief — compete to win the coveted title of Player One.
A janitor. A software mogul. A college grad. An IRS paper-pusher. Although they live thousands of miles apart, these four people share a secret: they're recovering addicts who have found a safe haven in an online chat room. There, with liberal doses of jokes and bullying, they help each other navigate the broken terrain of their lives. But when an Iraq War veteran's tragedy spills over into their cyberhome, everything changes. In this fearless Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights), worlds virtual and real unfold onstage, challenging our notions of family, forgiveness, community, and courage.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever. The score, by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. As powerful, poignant, and timely as ever, the thrilling Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim score — including "Tonight," "Maria," "America," and the classic "Somewhere" — remains one of the best ever written. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heartrending and relevant musical dramas of our time.