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West Coast Premiere of FAT HAM coming to Geffen Playhouse

Rehearsals are in full swing for Geffen Playhouse’s West Coast premiere of the Broadway production of five-time Tony Award nominee and 2022 Pulitzer Prize...
PHOTO: Erik Carter | The South Pasadenan | L-R: Angela Lewis, Kimberly Scott, Amber Chardae Robinson and Brandee Evans in Black Cypress Bayou at Geffen Playhouse.

“Black Cypress Bayou” at Geffen Playhouse

It’s several months into the pandemic of 2020 and Ladybird Manifold is a hand sanitizing, 6-feet distancing, no hugging, rule abiding black woman living...

World Premiere of “Black Cypress Bayou” coming to Geffen Playhouse Feb 7 – March...

Geffen Playhouse announced the full cast for its world premiere of Black Cypress Bayou, written by Kristen Adele Calhoun (HBO’s Sula, BLKNWS) and directed...
PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | The South Pasadenan | L-R: Lauren Worsham, Bella Heathcote, Jonah Platt, Richard Bekins, Wendie Malick and Mark Jacobson in The Engagement Party at Geffen Playhouse. Directed by Darko Tresnjak.

“The Engagement Party” Begs the Question, Is the Past Ever Really Past?

It’s a cold January evening in 2007 and a beautiful, young couple are awaiting their dinner guests in their swanky Upper East Side apartment....
PHOTO: Justin Bettman | The South Pasadenan | L-R: Mark Jacobson, Brian Lee Huynh, Wendie Malick, Lauren Worsham, Richard Bekins, Bella Heathcote, Jonah Platt and Brian Patrick Murphy in The Engagement Party at Geffen Playhouse.

THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY opens at Geffen Playhouse October 12

Geffen Playhouse is set for its West Coast premiere of The Engagement Party, written by Samuel Baum (The Wizard of Lies, Lie to Me)...
PHOTO: Isaak Berliner | Daniel K. Isaac in Every Brilliant Thing at Geffen Playhouse. Directed by Colm Summers.

EVERY BRILLIANT THING opens at Geffen Playhouse

UPDATE! NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 29! Every Brilliant Thing, written by Olivier Award–nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (Lungs; People, Places, and Things) with Drama Desk Award,...
PHOTO: Erik Carter | The South Pasadenan | Tarell Alvin McCraney named Artistic Director at Geffen Playhouse.

Tarell Alvin McCraney Named Artistic Director for Geffen Playhouse

Academy Award (Moonlight) and Peabody Award (David Makes Man) winner and Tony Award (Choir Boy) nominee Tarell Alvin McCraney has been named artistic director...

Geffen Playhouse | “Every Brilliant Thing” Begins Rehearsals 

Rehearsals have begun for Geffen Playhouse’s production of Every Brilliant Thing, written by Olivier Award–nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (Lungs; People, Places, and Things) with Drama Desk Award, Lucille...
PHOTO: Aaron Epstein | The South Pasadenan | Nicky Boulos and Megan Hill in The Ants at Geffen Playhouse.

THE ANTS | World Premiere at Geffen Playhouse

Geffen Playhouse opens the world premiere of "The Ants", written by Ramiz Monsef (The Unfortunates, 3 Farids) and directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh, in the...
PHOTO: Justin Bettman | The South Pasadenan | Amanda Warren as Camae and Jon Michael Hill as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in "The Mountaintop" at Geffen Playhouse.

“The Mountaintop” Seeks to Pass the Baton

It’s a rainy night -  April 3, 1968 in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has just...
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“The Mountaintop” Coming to Geffen Playhouse

Geffen Playhouse has announced the full cast for “The Mountaintop”, written by Olivier Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Katori Hall (P-Valley, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and...
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Elizabeth McGovern Lights Up The Stage as Ava Gardner

Imagine being a fly on the wall as an aging, boozy and forever glamorous Ava Gardner regales her ghost writer with stories, thoughts and...
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Ava: The Secret Conversations premieres at Geffen Playhouse

Geffen Playhouse presents the U.S. premiere of Ava: The Secret Conversations, written by and featuring Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated Elizabeth McGovern (Once Upon a...
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West Coast Premiere of “The First Deep Breath” Now Playing at Geffen Playhouse

Pastor Albert Jones and his family are proud leaders of the Mother Bethel Baptist Church and pillars of their community. Plans are being made...
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THE INHERITANCE – PART 1 & PART 2 at Geffen Playhouse

There is a real theatrical EVENT happening on the Gil Cates Theater stage at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. THE INHERITANCE, written by written...
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“The Inheritance” at Geffen Playhouse Opens October 16

In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their...

Man of God at Geffen Playhouse May 20 – June 19

During a mission trip to Bangkok, the four members of a Korean Christian girls’ youth group discover that their revered pastor has hidden a...

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Geffen Playhouse

George and Martha, the American theater’s most notoriously dysfunctional couple, have invited the young and naive Nick and Honey over for drinks. What begins...

TRAYF at Geffen Playhouse

Trayf means unfit to be eaten or used, according to Jewish religious laws. Not kosher. Forbidden. Lindsay Joelle’s  play “Trayf”, a story of friendship,...

Power of Sail at Geffen Playhouse

Bryan Cranston is the rare actor one never sees acting. He is simply being the character. So it’s always a thrill and privilege to...

“Power of Sail” featuring Bryan Cranston opens February 17 at Geffen Playhouse

Geffen Playhouse has announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of “Power of Sail”, written by Paul Grellong and directed by Weyni...

“Paradise Blue” at Geffen Playhouse

In a dimly lit, smoky bar, a lone trumpet player plays a soulful solo and sets the tone for an evening in Paradise, a...

Arts Are Essential | What’s On in Arts & Entertainment This Week | November...

I have been seeing shows at The Geffen in West LA for years now but I do know that sometimes the cross town drive...

THE PRESENT | Live, Virtual & Interactive Theatrical Experience at The Geffen

Geffen Playhouse has announced the world premiere of The Present, a live, virtual and interactive theatrical experience written and performed by master illusionist, storyteller and...

MAN OF GOD | Opens March 12 at Geffen Playhouse

UPDATE! Performance Cancellation Notice: In response to the evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19, our organization is taking immediate, proactive steps to ensure the safety, health and...

Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation

Geffen Playhouse presents its commissioned world premiere production of Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation, written by Qui Nguyen (Vietgone, She Kills Monsters) and...

Key Largo at Geffen Playhouse

On a slow, hot, summer day in post WWII Key Largo, Frank McCloud arrives at the D’Alcala’s hotel looking for the family of one...

KEY LARGO at Geffen Playhouse Starring Andy Garcia

Geffen Playhouse presents its world premiere adaptation of Key Largo, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Farragut North) and featuring Academy Award...

The Thanksgiving Play | Geffen Playhouse

How does one celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month at the same time? In Larissa FastHorse’s biting satire, this is the question facing...

Sexy, Sardonic “Skintight” at Geffen Playhouse

Tony award winning actress, Idina Menzel, delivers a richly nuanced, tightly wound performance as Jodi Isaac, a woman seemingly on the verge of falling...
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