The Los Angeles Theatre Digest: April 23–29

Los Angeles News   The Los Angeles Theatre Digest: April 23–29
Ginnifer Goodwin and Alan Leech star at the Geffen, Bedlam comes to the Broad, plus openings and closings on the West Coast
Ginnifer Goodwin
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Ginnifer Goodwin and Alan Leech Come to the Geffen
A beekeeper and a quantum physicist meet. What are the odds that they’ll fall in love? How do those odds change when faced with an infinite number of moments and possibilities? Constellations, by Nick Payne, marks the L.A. stage debut of both Ginnfer Goodwin and Alan Leech. This also marks Leech’s U.S. stage debut. The Geffen production runs June 14–July 16 and is directed by Giovanna Sardelli. For more information, visit

Elevator Extends
The Coast Playhouse production of Michael Leoni’s Elevator has been extended through June. Seven strangers are trapped in an elevator. It is only a matter of time before the cramped space forces everyone to drop their masks and reveal who they truly are. Elevator opened on March 25 and was originally scheduled through April 30. The run has been extended through June 25. For more information, visit

Center Theatre Group Announces Community Event
CTG is hosting a series of events surrounding their production of ArchDuke, running April 25–June 4. Community conversations will be held to discuss ‘Alienated Youth,’ ‘Terrorism,’ and ‘What Makes a Man.’ Along with the talks, the group plans post show talk-backs, a gin tasting event, and Archduke-themed trivia nights. For more information about the production and these community events, visit

Bedlam Comes to the Broad
The Broad Stage has announced their tenth anniversary season, which includes a mix of music, dance, and theatre. The NY based company Bedlam is bringing two of their productions to Santa Monica. Hamlet and Saint Joan will run in rep from April 5–15 in 2018. Other productions offered are Bebe Winans’ Born for This, Beth Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds, Bedlam: Hamlet + Saint Joan, Impro Theatre’s UnScripted Season, and Shakespeare, His Wife & The Dog. For more information, visit

Laurie Veldheer as Cinderella and Bonne Kramer as Cinderella's Stepmother in Into The Woods. Photo by Joan Marcus.jpg
Laurie Veldheer and Bonne Kramer in Into The Woods Joan Marcus

Ahmanson Theatre Throwing Cast Part for All Into The Woods Actors, Ever
On May 13, the Ahmanson—in honor of Fiasco Theatre’s Into the Woods—will host a cast party for all productions of the show. Following the matinee performance, Center Theatre Group is throwing a cast party and everyone is invited to go. Anyone familiar with the show will be able to sing along with their character counterparts as a pianist plays the familiar score. Actors are encouraged to send in images of them playing various roles from their productions, which will be highlighted on the CTG’s social media and on display during the party. For more information, visit

Coming soon to the Los Angeles area:

An American In Paris
Music by Ira and George Gershwin, Book by Craig Lucas
Directed by Christopher Wheeldon
April 25–May 7
Segerstrom Center For The Arts
600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa
An American soldier and a French woman meet in Paris looking for a new beginning in the aftermath of the war.

Allen Wilder 2.0
Written and Directed by Matt Morillo and featuring Farida Amer, Eileen Grubba, and Tom Pilutik
April 28–May 21
KADM Productions
The Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles
The West coast premiere of Morillo’s newest play. A soft-core porn director returns to his deceased parents’ home to sort through their estate and his life. His former baby sitter and his estranged niece both re-enter his world offering help at his redemption. But, is it too late?

Written by Guillermo Calderón
Directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Kristin Couture, Max Lloyd-Jones, Natali Anna Ortiz, Kevin Matthew Reyes, Nagham Wehbe, and Cynthia Yelle
April 29– June 18
Odyssey Theatre
Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in Los Angeles
Two couples meet for dinner in Damascus in 2014 as a war rages around them. During this dinner, a series of events unfolds that slowly open their eyes to the limits of living under an oppressive militaristic regime.

Written by Anna Ziegler
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli and featuring Jerry MacKinnon & Samantha Ressler
May 2 - June 11
The Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Ave in Los Angeles
Two freshmen at Princeton spend a night together that forever changes their lives. Is unspoken consent actually consent? Especially when there is an established attraction? This world premiere is co-produced with the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Closing soon in the Los Angeles area:

Cat’s Paw
Written by William Mastrosimone
Directed by Steve Rothman and featuring Ivy Beech, Deborah Marlowe, Sean McHugh, and Vito Viscuso
Through April 30
Actors Co-Op
1760 N Gower St in Hollywood
A known terrorist is to use a news reporter to attack the world’s clean, drinkable water supply. Visit


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