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Ahmanson Theatre

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135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States
213-628-2772 www.centertheatregroup.org

May 2011

God of Carnage

May 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM - May 29, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Yasmina Reza’s brutal comedy about two warring pairs of Brooklyn parents (recast from Reza’s Parisians) arrives in L.A., its Broadway cast intact (that’s rare). Now Angelenos can identify with its hypersensitive, middle-class grown-ups—portrayed by Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden—making excuses for their misbehaving children. The piece was the 2009 Best Play Tony winner. More information.

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July 2011

Les Misérables

July 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM - July 31, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Cameron Mackintosh presents the 25th-anniversary production of the smash Broadway musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg based on the Victor Hugo novel. This staging features redesigned scenery inspired by Hugo's paintings. Expect tickets to go fast. More information.

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December 2011

Bring It On: The Musical

December 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM - December 10, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

The movie about two cheerleading squads with something to prove was all fun and fluff, but the group behind this production carries much more weight. Tony winners Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and Any Blankenbuehler (In the Heights) are joined by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green. Go, team! More information.

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January 2012

Fela!

January 3, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - January 22, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Fanny Brice has been replaced with Fela Kuti. When financing for Funny Girl fell through, CTG moved up this Tony-nominated musical about Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Jay-Z, Will Smith, and  Jada Pinkett Smith present this re-creation of one of Kuti’s legendary concerts. More information. 

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March 2012

Evidence, A Dance Company

March 9, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - March 11, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Artistic director Ronald K. Brown presents the West Coast premiere of On Earth Together, set to the music of Stevie Wonder. Brown’s company, which weaves traditional African dance with contemporary choreography, also performs Grace, a work created for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. For an additional fee, there’s a dance party—with a cocktail reception and live DJ—immediately following the opening-night program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. More information.

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American Idiot

March 13, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - April 22, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

In the tradition of the Who’s Tommy comes Green Day’s rock album transition to Broadway. More information.

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May 2012

Follies

May 3, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - June 9, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s devastating musical about love, loss, and theatrical dreams deferred heads downtown. Featuring a 28-piece orchestra and a 41-person cast, the hit brings the mega-acclaimed actors Jan Maxwell, Victoria Clark, and Elaine Paige into the spotlight. More information. 

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June 2012

War Horse

June 14, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - July 29, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Audiences champed at the bit for Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the children’s story and Tony-winning play about the bond between a rider and his steed. The Handspring Puppet Company energizes the World War I tale with life-size horses animated by average-size humans. More information.

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October 2012

Seminar

October 10, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - November 18, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Onscreen, Jeff Goldblum doesn’t get the respect he deserves. (Blame it on The Lost World: Jurassic Park.) Onstage, he shines. For the West Coast premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s biting academic satire, he plays a teacher who provides quirky tutelage to aspiring writers. More Information. 

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November 2012

Anything Goes

November 28, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - January 6, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Cole Porter's timeless musical comedy about lovers, liars, and clowns makes its return from Broadway in downtown Los Angeles this holiday season. You better get your floaties on because "Anything Goes" on this transatlantic cruise. More information.

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January 2013

Backbeat

January 20, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - March 1, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Based on the 1994 movie, this musical traces the Beatles’ trajectory from bar band to cultural legend. The chronicle of their beginnings includes tunes from the early songbook alongside other retro hits. More information.

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March 2013

End of the Rainbow

March 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - April 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

This “night in the life” musical finds Judy Garland poised for a comeback—again. Sadly the singer’s troubles didn’t melt like lemon drops; she died a year later. British phenom Tracie Bennett revives her lauded Broadway take. More information.

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April 2013

FELA!

April 25, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - May 5, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Throughout the 1970s and '80s, Fela Kuti used driving beats and inflammatory lyrics to criticize Nigeria’s corrupt government, until he was thrown in prison. (He was eventually freed through international efforts.) Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams headlines this revival, produced by hip-hop royal Jay-Z Carter and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. More information.

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May 2013

The Scottsboro Boys

May 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - June 30, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Songwriting duo Kander and Ebb’s last collaboration centers on the historical case of nine African American men falsely convicted of rape in Depression-era Alabama. Using a minstrel show as a framing device, the show generated tons of controversy on Broadway along with 12 Tony nominations, including one for Best Musical. More information

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September 2013

The Sunshine Boys

September 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - November 3, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

The TV classic Taxi took its last fare in 1983, but two of its stars are teaming up for the first time in 30 years. For the Neil Simon comedy, Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch play feuding vaudeville actors who are forced to reunite for a television show. Is it art mirroring life? More information.

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November 2013

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

November 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - December 1, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Forget Disney’s Barbie-in-a-bed movie; the fairy tale goes Gothic in a dark and beautiful ballet from the guy who brought Edward Scissorhands to the stage. More information.

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January 2014

A Word or Two

January 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM - February 9, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

For his one-man show Christopher Plummer, best known as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, ruminates on a more literary topic: the books that have moved him. More information

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February 2014

James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance

February 14, 2014 @ 12:00 AM - February 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

Godfather of Soul. Sex Machine. Soul Brother Number One. James Brown was a man of many names and many moves, all of which the Philadelphia Dance Company flaunts during a tribute to the King of Super Bad. More information

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March 2014

Harmony

March 4, 2014 @ 12:00 AM - April 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

They were the Backstreet Boys of ’20s and ’30s Germany until WWII destroyed their world. The story of the Comedian Harmonists hits the stage in a production with music by Barry Manilow and lyrics by Bruce Sussman. More information

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April 2014

Porgy and Bess

April 22, 2014 @ 12:00 AM - June 1, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

George Gershwin’s folk opera focuses on the residents of early-1920s Charleston, where the living wasn’t easy. The amped-up production features a swinging 23-piece orchestra. More information.

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July 2014

We Will Rock You

July 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM - August 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States

You’ve seen Mamma Mia! (twice), but you’ve likely never seen We Will Rock You, a musical based on the songs of Queen. The show has been entertaining audiences across the globe since 2002 and finally embarks on its first U.S. national tour. More information.

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September 2014

The Trip to Bountiful

September 18, 2014
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Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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Led by three-time Emmy award winner Cicely Tyson, the fresh-from-Broadway production finds a temporary home in L.A. Nominated for four Tony awards, it tells the heartbreaking and inspiring tale of an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one last time. Various times.

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November 2014

BalletBoyz

November 4, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
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Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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Former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt established this all-male company in 2001

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December 2014

Blithe Spirit

December 9, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
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Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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Angela Lansbury (you may know her as Jessica Fletcher) plays the clairvoyant Madame Arcati in a comedy about a novelist and his spouse who are haunted by the ghost of his former wife.

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January 2015

Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye

January 24, 2015
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Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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Long before RuPaul ruled the drag world, Dame Edna was queen of the scene.

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March 2015

Cinderella

March 17, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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Just as Kenneth Branagh’s film rendition comes to the big screen, a classic takes to the stage

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May 2015

Matilda the Musical

May 29, 2015
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Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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The Tony-winning musical kicks off its national tour

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December 2015

The Bridges of Madison County

December 8, 2015 - January 17, 2016
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Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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Exhaust your supply of Kleenex at the Broadway adaptation of this literary and cinematic tearjerker

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January 2016

An Act of God

January 30, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - March 13, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
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Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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In this hit play Sean Hayes summons his inner deity in a droll take on religion

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March 2016

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

March 22, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - May 1, 2016 @ 11:00 PM
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Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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The story follows the high jinks of Monty Navarro, a charming bloke intent on securing a fortune by any means necessary

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April 2016

A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder

April 22, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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Center Theatre Group’s The Fringe

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March 2017

Center Theatre Group’s Young Producers Night of FUN HOME

March 24, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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This is a group of professionals in their 20s, 30s, 40s who gather throughout the year to see shows and bond over a love of theatre with post-show drinks

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August 2017

Young Producers Circle: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90012United States
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Join the Young Producers Circle for a fun evening at this Tony® Award winning production. Mix and mingle with other theatre lovers after the show at a fabulous downtown restaurant. For tickets and more information visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/YPC

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