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  • Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

    Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

    Written by Colman Domingo & Patricia McGregor
    Directed by Patricia McGregor
    Music Supervision by John McDaniel
    Featuring Dulé Hill & Daniel J. Watts

    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 10, 2019

    GIl Cates Theater

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  • Rita Wilson's Liner Notes
    LIMITED CONCERT ENGAGEMENT • FOUR SHOWS ONLY!

    Rita Wilson's Liner Notes

    The true stories behind your favorite songs.
    Featuring Rita Wilson
    With Guest Artists Billy Steinberg & The Warren Brothers

    Hear hit music performed by the songwriters themselves in an intimate, cabaret-style setting at the Geffen Playhouse. Special guests Billy Steinberg (Madonna’s "Like a Virgin," Cindy Lauper’s "True Colors") and The Warren Brothers (Tim McGraw’s "Felt Good On My Lips," Dierk Bentley’s "Feel That Fire") join singer/songwriter Rita Wilson for a lively mixture of music and the behind-the-scenes backstories to your favorite songs.

    January 10 - January 13, 2019

    Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

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

    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 10, 2019

    Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

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Upcoming Shows & Events

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