Upcoming Shows & Events

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  • April 17, 2019

    Fiona Shaw
    Rory gets a little nervous talking to theater legend Fiona Shaw! She talks about the latest season of “Killing...
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  • April 3, 2019

    Inda Craig-Galván
    Writer Inda Craig- Galván talks to Rory about her new play at the Geffen, “Black Super Hero Magic Mama.”...
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  • The Niceties

    The Niceties

    Written by Eleanor Burgess
    Directed by Kimberly Senior
    Featuring Lisa Banes & Jordan Boatman

    "In truth, there are few areas of American life that The Niceties doesn’t speak to right now." —Los Angeles Times

    In this “barnburner of a play” (The Washington Post), two extraordinary women square off in a high-stakes academic debate over race, reputation and who gets the final word on how American history is written. When university professor Janine and her brilliant student Zoe don’t see eye to eye, their routine office hours discussion unexpectedly careens off course—and threatens to derail their careers, lives and the status quo.

    April 9 - May 12, 2019

    GIl Cates Theater

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  • Invisible Tango

    Invisible Tango

    Created & Performed by Helder Guimarães
    Directed by Frank Marshall
    Original Music by Moby

    Magic sensation Helder Guimarães returns to the Geffen with the world premiere of his one-man show, Invisible Tango. Directed by legendary film producer and director Frank Marshall (Jurassic World, Indiana Jones, Goonies, Back to the Future), Invisible Tango explores the nature of secrets and how far we are willing to go to discover them. In the midst of the information age and our culture of over-sharing, Guimarães challenges our interaction with the unknown and explores how we can embrace the magic of wonder and mystery. Guimarães last amazed and charmed Geffen audiences in the smash hit Nothing to Hide, the two-man magic show that extended four times before transferring to New York.

    May 7 - June 16, 2019

    Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

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  • Everyday Heroes

    Everyday Heroes

    Riveting stories about loss of innocence and profound transformation, written and performed by local military veterans.

    Featuring Skylar Adams, Brady Alland, Kristin Y. Cho, Irene Cruz, Jean Noel Ruhland, Patrick Putnam, Diana Shield, Marina Viscun and Bernd Willand 
    Directed by April Fitzsimmons

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    GIl Cates Theater

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  • Backstage at the Geffen

    Backstage at the Geffen

    Join us on Sunday, May 19, 2019 as we honor Harry Belafonte and Lily Tomlin to help raise funds to support the Geffen Playhouse’s artistic initiatives and Education and Community Engagement programs, which serve more than 15,000 underserved youth, students, veterans, seniors and community members each year.

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

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  • Mysterious Circumstances

    Mysterious Circumstances

    Written by Michael Mitnick
    Inspired by The New Yorker article "Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic" by David Grann
    Directed by Matt Shakman

    Based on a true story, Richard Lancelyn Green, the world's foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is found dead in his London apartment. With multiple suspects and competing motives, Green's death raises questions that may be answered only by Holmes himself. Inspired by The New Yorker article by David Grann (The Lost City of Z, Killers of the Flower Moon), this world premiere play by Michael Mitnick (Drama Desk Award nominee for Fly By NightThe Siegel) is an ode to literature's most cerebral detective and a meditation on the line between love and obsession.

    June 11 - July 14, 2019

    GIl Cates Theater

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  • 2019/2020 Season

    2019/2020 Season

    Join us for the 2019/2020 Geffen Playhouse season, which features a visionary line-up of hilarious comedies, tried-and-true classics and brand new theatrical experiences. This season, we welcome to our stage Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked), Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), and Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory), starring in a parade of not-to-be-missed productions of some of the most innovative theater happening anywhere!

    August 20, 2019 - July 19, 2020

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