Ahmanson Season Has Poppins, August, Spamalot, Pacific and Revised Dreamgirls

News   Ahmanson Season Has Poppins, August, Spamalot, Pacific and Revised Dreamgirls Center Theatre Group will welcome five national touring shows into its 2009-10 season at the Ahmanson Theatre. A bonus engagement of Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin in their dual concert is also in the mix.
Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

The CTG/Ahmanson Theatre's 43rd season at the Los Angeles Music Center will include the Los Angeles debut of Monty Python's Spamalot starring John O'Hurley as King Arthur (July 7-Sept. 6); Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning dysfunctional-family drama, August: Osage County starring Estelle Parsons (Sept. 8-Oct. 18); the L.A. debut of the Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical Mary Poppins (Nov. 13, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010); director-choreographer Robert Longbottom's new staging of the Motown-flavored Dreamgirls, direct from a run at Harlem's Apollo Theatre and including the film score's song, "Listen" (Feb. 24-April 4, 2010); and Lincoln Center Theater's new production of South Pacific, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic about romance and racism during World War II, with a cast of 40 (June 29-Aug. 22, 2010). An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin will kick off the Ahmanson's season June 23-29. The Broadway Evita co-stars created this special concert in 2008.

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