Your guide to the best and biggest events in the city. Theatre, parties, premieres…check out what the season has in store for you!
KING TUT Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh – March 24 – January 6, 2019
Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) comes to the Geffen Playhouse as a dazzling medley of characters in Sell/Buy/Date, an exuberant new show inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry. Directed by Carolyn Cantor and brimming with Jones’ masterful, multicultural characterizations, Sell/Buy/Date presents an honest, moving and even humorous look at a complex and fascinating subject, all while preserving the full humanity of voices seldom heard in the theater.
CTGLA – MARK TAPER FORUM
A janitor. A software mogul. A college grad. An IRS paper-pusher. Although they live thousands of miles apart, these four people share a secret: they’re recovering addicts who have found a safe haven in an online chat room. There, with liberal doses of jokes and bullying, they help each other navigate the broken terrain of their lives. But when an Iraq War veteran’s tragedy spills over into their cyberhome, everything changes. This fearless Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) challenges our notions of family, forgiveness, community, and courage.
Elliot Ortiz is a young soldier, like his Pop was before him, like his abuelo before him. But despite the things they share—their love of music, their love of each other, and their experiences of war—they can’t communicate, even when they desperately need to. This powerful portrait of a Puerto Rican military family by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award®nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful) is a breathtaking symphony of music, memories, and the things that mark our bodies…and our souls.
Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole star in Bernstein’s round-the-world romp! Freewheeling and funny, satirical and soaring, Candidetakes the audience on a whirlwind tour of human folly and foolishness. Brimming with youthful innocence, Candide is certain that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. But an unrelenting series of ridiculously unfortunate events makes him question everything he has been taught.
In a modern take on a timeless story, a breathtaking new production by living legend John Neumeier showcases the virtuoso dancers of the Joffrey Ballet. Shattered from the sudden death of his beloved Eurydice, Orpheus descends into the underworld in a courageous effort to reunite with his muse.
It’s more than just a cornerstone of opera repertoire; it’s also one of the most heartfelt of all stage works. Rigoletto is the unforgettable tale of a father’s rage, a daughter’s shame and a self-centered ruler who thinks he can get away with anything. Several of Verdi’s best-known tunes accentuate this timeless tragedy of sacrifice, betrayal and revenge.