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LOS ANGELES (June 26, 2015) – Geffen Playhouse has exciting news to announce. The critically acclaimed and popular production Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon and directed by Matt Shakman extends by one week through July 26.Following the close of Bad Jews in the Gil Cates Theater, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will return for an extension engagement performing August 4-16. Bad Jews and Irving Berlin are among five current season productions to extend due to audience demand; the others are The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord by Scott Carter, which nearly doubled its original run; Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith; and the current off-Broadway hit Murder for Two with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, which has been extended four additional weeks through August 2 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.Geffen Playhouse is also announcing that a new show from acclaimed conjurer Derek DelGaudio in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater will be the eighth and final season production of the not-for-profit’s landmark 20th anniversary season. DelGaudio was the writer and co-star of the 2011 production Nothing to Hide which was directed by Neil Patrick Harris. After extending for several months and breaking multiple box office records the show transferred to New York’s Signature Theatre. DelGaudio has been twice been named the “Close-Up Magician of the Year,” by The Academy of Magical Arts.Executive Director Gil Cates, Jr. said, “It’s incredibly gratifying that we’re able to offer additional performances to deepen and broaden our relationships with artists and the community at large. These announcements are invitations to a wider audience – many of whom are new to the theater – to enjoy the plays and special events that have so clearly resonated with our current subscribers and donors; these include this week’s sell-out performances: Lee England, Jr., an extraordinarily gifted musician who came to us through Founding Board Trustee Quincy Jones, and a Girls Night Out performance of Bad Jews. I can’t think of a better way to build anticipation for our coming 20th anniversary season.”Bad Jews has not only been a hit with audiences, it has been a hit with critics as well. The Hollywood Reporter said, "Brims with bile and belly laughs. For audiences of all stripes!" LA Weekly said, “GO! Resonates with audiences of all creeds.” And the Los Angeles Times said, "The humor does more than entertain ... the richness of the play is in the flamboyant vitriol of the language and dysfunctional gusto of the characters."CALENDAR INFORMATION FOR BAD JEWS EXTENSIONBAD JEWSWritten by Joshua HarmonDirected by Matt ShakmanOpening Night: Wednesday, June 17, 2015Closing Night: Sunday, July 26, 2015CASTAri Brand as LiamMolly Ephraim as DaphnaLili Fuller as MelodyRaviv Ullman as JonahPRODUCTION TEAMScenic Design by John ArnoneCostume Design by E.B. BrooksLighting Design by Elizabeth HarperSound Design by Jonathan SnipesProduction Stage Manager Elizabeth A. BrohmAssistant Stage Manager Amy RamsdellPERFORMANCE SCHEDULEMonday No performanceTuesday – Friday 8:00pmSaturday 3:00pm and 8:00pmSunday 2:00pm and 7:00pmTICKET INFORMATIONTicket prices are currently $39 - $79 and are available in-person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, via phone at 310.208.5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org. Fees may apply. For future Signature Series events, visit www.geffenplayhouse.org/BadEvents.LOCATIONGil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024CALENDAR INFORMATION FOR MURDER FOR TWO EXTENSIONMURDER FOR TWOBook and Music by Joe KinosianBook and Lyrics by Kellen BlairDirected by Scott SchwartzOpening Night: Wednesday, June 3, 2015Closing Night: Sunday, August 2, 2015CASTJeff Blumenkrantz as The Suspects through July 9 and resuming July 24Joe Kinosian as The Suspects July 10 through July 23Brett Ryback as MarcusPRODUCTION STAFFChoreography by Wendy SeybScenic design by Beowulf BorittCostume design by Andrea LauerLighting design by Jason LyonsSound design by Jill BC DuBoffPERFORMANCE SCHEDULEMonday No performanceTuesday – Friday 8:00pmSaturday 3:00pm; 8:00pmSunday 2:00pm; 7:00pmTICKET INFORMATIONTicket prices currently range from $69-$74 and are available in-person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, via phone at 310.208.5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org. Fees may apply.LOCATIONAudrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024www.geffenplayhouse.org or 310.208.54542015/2016 SEASON INFORMATION FOR [UNTITLED, DEREK DELGAUDIO][UNTITLED, DEREK DELGAUDIO]Written and Performed by Derek DelGaudioWorld Premiere in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen PlayhouseMay 3 – June 12, 2016Derek DelGaudio, critically acclaimed writer/magician of Nothing to Hide (directed by Neil Patrick Harris), returns to the Geffen for a world premiere. This radically new show traverses uncharted regions of imagination by way of impossible happenings, poetic interactions and awe-inspiring gestures.ABOUT GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and second productions, the not-for-profit organization continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition. Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the company was founded by Gilbert Cates, and is currently helmed by Artistic Director Randall Arney, Executive Director Gil Cates Jr., and Co-Chairs of the Board Martha Henderson and Pamela Robinson Hollander. Proudly associated with UCLA, the Geffen welcomes an audience of more than 130,000 each year, and maintains an extensive education and outreach program, designed to engage young people and the community at large in the arts.