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  • February 13, 2019

    Dulé Hill
    Actor Dulé Hill talks with Rory about his role as Nat King Cole in, “Lights Out: Nat King Cole” at the...
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  • January 23, 2019

    Megan Hilty
    It’s just friends catching up as Megan Hilty and Rory O’Malley talk about their long friendship, their...
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  • Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole
    NOW EXTENDED THRU MAR 24!

    Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

    Written by Colman Domingo & Patricia McGregor
    Directed by Patricia McGregor
    Music Supervision by John McDaniel
    Choreography by Edgar Godineaux
    Tap and Additional Choreography by Jared Grimes

    In this highly theatrical exploration into the soul of an American icon, Tony and Olivier Award-nominee Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine Nat "King" Cole as he faces the final Christmastime broadcast of his groundbreaking variety show and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to "go out with a bang." Songs such as "Nature Boy," "It's a Good Day" and "Unforgettable" underscore this innovative look at one of America's greatest talents. Starring Emmy Award-nominee Dulé Hill (West Wing, Stick Fly, Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk) as Nat "King" Cole and Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton, Memphis) as Sammy Davis Jr.

    February 5 - March 24, 2019

    GIl Cates Theater

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  • Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider
    LIMITED COMEDY ENGAGEMENT • SHOWS ADDED!

    Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider

    Saturday Night Live alumn Julia Sweeney jumps back into comedy after a 10 year hiatus raising her daughter in suburban Chicago and she’s got quite the story to tell. Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider is a hilarious take on parenting, religion, cancer, feminism and even her iconic SNL characters’ place in today’s modern landscape. It’s an evening of laughter with one of comedy’s most indelible, indestructible voices.

    February 5 - February 17, 2019

    Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

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  • Black Super Hero Magic Mama

    Black Super Hero Magic Mama

    Written by Inda Craig-Galván
    Directed by Robert O'Hara

    When Sabrina's 14-year-old son dies in a police shooting, it prompts a flurry of media attention and calls for racial justice. Unable to play the expected role of grieving mother, Sabrina retreats into the fantasy world of superheroes and arch-villains that inhabit the comic book created by her son before his death. Both heartbreaking and highly imaginative, this stunning world premiere from Los Angeles-based playwright Inda Craig-Galván signals the arrival of an exciting and distinctive new voice in American theater.

    March 5 - April 14, 2019

    Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

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  • The Niceties
    JUST ANNOUNCED!

    The Niceties

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

    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

    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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  • 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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