Under Milk Wood
By Dylan Thomas
Honoring the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’ birth, this landmark production features an all-star Welsh and Welsh-American cast, including Matthew Rhys (The Americans), and Kate Burton (Scandal). This immortal “play for voices” conjures up the salty fishing village of Llareggub, an enchanted spot where the wicked are forgiven and their indiscretions transformed into rich fuel for comedy.
A poetic memory evoked through narration and short brilliant gusts of comedy, drama and dreams. – The New York Times
In the Heat of the Night
Adapted by Matt Pelfrey
A stellar cast, including Ryan Vincent Anderson and Tom Virtue, presents this adaptation of John Ball’s sizzling 1965 noir thriller before departing on LATW’s National Tour. Based on the award-winning novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series, In The Heat of the Night pits a visiting black detective from California against a small Alabama town simmering with anger over desegregation. A fitting reflection of America in the 1960s, this Off Broadway hit is provocative, timely, and uncomfortably relevant.
This production is made possible in part by generous gifts from Hope Warschaw and
John Law and Beegie Truesdale and Bill Carrick.
By David Hare
This stirring drama reveals the struggles of four clergymen desperately seeking to make sense of their mission, while being torn in all directions by the Church of England. After a critically lauded debut in 1990 at London’s National Theatre, Racing Demon went on to earn universal acclaim. More than 20 years later, this modern classic’s bold and moving revelations on gay ordination and the doctrine of the priesthood ring more resoundingly than ever. Starring Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey) and Alan Mandell.
The plot is genuinely gripping…rigorously explored…lucid, deeply felt and constantly compelling. – The Telegraph
Cyrano de Bergerac
By Edmond Rostand
Translated by Anthony Burgess
This French classic features Hamish Linklater (Magic in the Moonlight) as Cyrano, a brash, strong-willed man of many talents whose whimsical aptitude for the spoken word is overshadowed by an attribute that is iconic, outrageous and gigantic—his nose. How can the curiously snouted Cyrano ever hope to win the affections of the beautiful Roxane? Cyrano is a clever romantic comedy with moments that pull at your heartstrings while you chuckle
with delight. Also starring Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary), Gregory Itzin (Covert Affairs) and David Krumholtz.
...an immortal popcorn entertainment...
– The New York Times
By Kenneth Lin
Few will have heard of the powerful story of Curt Herzstark, an industrialist and Holocaust concentration camp prisoner who was sent by the Nazis to an underground salt mine after the war. There, he began experimenting with a device that would become the hand-held calculator.
Starring Josh Stamberg (Parenthood) and Dakin Matthews (True Grit).
[A] deeply moving play about the power of the human heart. – Houston Press
Intelligence-Slave is part of our Relativity Series, presented with major funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology.
By Nina Raine
Billy has been deaf since birth, but his family has never learned sign language. In fact, until he meets Sylvia, who is fluent in ASL, Billy has never in his life been understood by anyone. This critically acclaimed sensation will awaken all of your senses as it boldly asks some of life’s hardest questions: what is communication and understanding, and can we truly have it—with anyone? Featuring original Off Broadway cast members Russell Harvard (There Will Be Blood), Mare Winningham and Susan Pourfar.
A smart, lively and beautifully acted new play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech. – The New York Times
Arthur Miller - A Life
An L.A. Theatre Works Original Docudrama
Celebrating the 2015 centennial of the great American playwright Arthur Miller’s birth, this world premiere docudrama reveals the events in Arthur Miller’s life that shaped some of the most iconic plays in modern history.
Get a glimpse into Miller’s Depression-era adolescence (with Edward Asner as Miller’s father); journey into the McCarthy era and Miller’s complicated relationships with director Elia Kazan (Hector Elizondo) and Marilyn Monroe; and, later, his marriage to Inge Morath (Jane Kaczmarek). Arthur Miller – A Life sheds rich and lasting light on the life and art of this profound man. Directed by renowned BBC radio drama producer Kate McAll.
By Claudia Shear
A reunion of one of the few complete Broadway casts in history to be entirely nominated for individual Tony Awards®—Claudia Shear, Bob Stillman and Kevin Chamberlin—in a touching and hilarious tribute to Mae West. The 1930s film star comes roaring back to life when two super-fans meet at her grave and form a hesitant friendship. Together, their celebrity fantasies form a strikingly human portrait of America’s wittiest sex symbol.
Ms. Shear finds the enduring substance in the smoke and mirrors of one actress’ stardom, allowing Mae West to shock and delight once again. – The New York Times
I am My Own Wife
By Doug Wright
When the Berlin Wall crumbled in 1989, many Cold War artifacts emerged: none stranger than elegant Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning, one-man show explores the mystery of how transgendered Charlotte—who grew up a Jewish boy—hid in plain sight from the Nazis and the Communists for over fifty years. Jefferson Mays (star of Broadway’s A Gentleman’s Guide…) recreates his unforgettable Tony Award®-winning performance as the remarkable and inspiring Charlotte.
Mr. Mays is thoroughly mesmerizing. [I Am My Own Wife] is both moving and intellectually absorbing…a true tour de force.
– The New York Times
The Whipping Man
By Matthew Lopez
Tensions run high as Caleb de Leon (Jonathan Groff, Glee), a young Jewish Confederate soldier returns home to celebrate Passover with his family's newly freed slaves in their crumbling antebellum mansion. This gripping drama explores a little- known aspect of the Civil War, unearthing dark family secrets on the way to a shocking climax.
Winner of the 2011 John Gassner New Play Award from the NY Outer Critics Circle.
Haunting, striking and powerful... - The New York Times
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