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Geffen Playhouse Announces 2019/2020 Season

February 21, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced eight productions that will make up its 2019/2020 season, with one additional production to be announced. This marks the second lineup curated by Artistic Director Matt Shakman and the 24th season for the Los Angeles theater. The season will launch Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and run through Sunday, July 19, 2020. 
 
The 2019/2020 Geffen Playhouse season will commence with comedies including Witch by Jen Silverman, Skintight by Joshua Harmon (Bad JewsSignificant Other), featuring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, and The Thanksgiving Play by Los Angeles-based playwright Larissa FastHorse. As the season continues, the productions take on a more dramatic tone with Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Matt Shakman and starring Emmy nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), and a world premiere adaptation of Key Largo by Jeffrey Hatcher and Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia, also featuring Garcia. Geffen Playhouse Chairman Emeritus and former Paramount Pictures and MGM Chairman/CEO Frank G. Mancuso will serve as a producer for this new Key Largo adaptation, uniting with Garcia, his longtime collaborator. Rounding out the season will be the comedy Bernhardt/Hamlet by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar), The Enigmatist, a highly inventive, immersive theatrical experience from renowned magician David Kwong, and a world premiere production of Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation, a play with music written by Qui Nguyen (Vietgone), which also serves as the West Coast debut of New York City’s Obie Award-winning “geek theater” Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company. One additional production will be announced to complete the 2019/2020 lineup.

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