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The biggest Broadway show since The Book of Mormon is hitting the road on its first national tour. Written by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is a true landmark of American culture, tearing up the musical theatre rulebook with a score that is equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G., and a cast of ethnically diverse actors in the roles of the Founding Fathers. The story centers on Alexander Hamilton, one of our most important (and colorful) characters, who rose from his humble orphaned beginnings to play a major role in making America the country it is today. Hamilton made its New York debut Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2015, where it was met with universal acclaim and was extended three times due to public demand. It lost none of its potency in the subsequent Broadway transfer, with Ben Brantley of the New York Times writing it was "changing the language of musicals". President Obama himself deemed it good enough for not one but two visits. In 2016, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and scooped 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and many more! In 2018, it swept up the Olivier Awards bagging seven of their recording breaking 11 nominations, including Best New Musical.
From the creator and performer of the hit virtual production Inside the Box comes an immersive experience of puzzles and cryptology. Following a sold-out New York City run in 2019, renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong brings his popular in-person show to the Geffen Playhouse. Clues are everywhere, so keep your eyes open and be ready for surprises behind every multi-layered illusion.
And trumpet-playing club owner Blue has a tough decision to make. Should he sell his jazz joint as gentrification is banging on the door? The house band is desperate to stay, Blue’s demons are tempting him to leave, and the arrival of a seductive stranger turns everything upside down. In Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau’s (Ain’t Too Proud, Skeleton Crew) powerful noir-inspired drama, a makeshift family and their troubled bandleader find themselves fighting for the future of Paradise.
In this comedy, true love conquers all — even a pompous stepfather and two self-absorbed stepsisters. Rossini’s delightfully entertaining spin on the ultimate rags-to-riches tale finds our spunky heroine (no damsel in distress here) with an opportunity to nab the most eligible bachelor in the land and outwit her social-climbing family in the process. Fast-rising operatic royalty Serena Malfi and Levy Sekgapane star as our fairytale lovers, alongside a bit of luxury casting with Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Cinderella's mysterious benefactor. Rossini master Alessandro Corbelli returns as the stepfather who tries to foil the happy ending.
Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at THE BAND'S VISIT -- now one of the most celebrated musicals ever. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up. THE BAND'S VISIT features music and lyrics by Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, and a book by Tony, NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner Itamar Moses. It is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and is directed by Tony, Drama Desk, Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer.
The Nutcracker is the city’s holiday tradition perfect for celebrating the season. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, Los Angeles Ballet stays true to the traditions of the holiday story with some surprises! This production is set in 1912 Los Angeles. Throughout the five scenes in two acts you will find hints and tastes of Southern California - a Spanish style home, calla lilies, bougainvillea, the snowy forests of the Sierras, Venice archways, a moonlit Pacific Ocean and more! Adding to the enchantment of The Nutcracker, LAB will perform again with the Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra at Dolby Theatre for four performances on December 23rd, 24th and 26th. * tickets go on sale August 30th
National recording artists Johnny Britt and Nils join forces for the "Heart & Soul Christmas" Johnny Britt Johnny Britt is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer, trumpeter, arranger and composer in the entertainment industry. Britt has performed worldwide with The Temptations, Josh Groban, Maxwell to name a few. Britt has written 3 #1 Billboard hit singles for Boney James amongst others. Britt’s critically acclaimed Marvin Meets Miles Vol. 1 CD has international success and Britt’s current CD “So Hot” along with the current Billboard hit single “Hot Fun In The Summer” ft. Najee is playing on Sirius XM Radio nationwide. Britt scored big with an on camera trumpet solo feature in the movie La La Land and was the solo trumpeter for the movie Hidden Figures. Britt quotes “I am so excited to be performing next to my good friend and amazing guitarist Nils” … this will be a night to remember. NILS NILS, one of contemporary Jazz’ most well known and revered musicians, who for nearly 20 years as a solo artist has been a force to be reckoned with, achieving major accolades along the way, most notably from Billboard, scoring the esteemed charts song of the decade, 2000-2010 (“Pacific Coast Highway”), song of the year, 2011 (“Jump Start”) and over 15 top 20 radio hits. Nils has headlined some of the largest festivals and clubs across the US and Europe throughout his stellar career, sharing the stage as well as recording with many titans of the industry including George Benson, Dave Koz, Chante Moore, Rick Braun, Nathan East, The Temptations, and countless others.
Israel Philharmonic Returns to the U.S. with Quartet Performance at Los Angeles Gala Co-Chairs Abigail and Tanner Tananbaum cordially invite you to join us for one of the most glamourous nights of the year: the Israel Philharmonic’s Los Angeles Gala. Honoring Camille and Arnon Adar This momentous evening will kick off with a festive cocktail party, feature an intimate concert performed by an Israel Philharmonic string quartet, and conclude with an elegant dinner.
For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. His influences are numerous, but among the more prominent figures that inform his music are two of the primary architects of Latin jazz – conga drummer and composer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Sanchez pays tribute to these two titans on his new album, Chano y Dizzy!, his 25th recording as a bandleader on Concord Picante, set for release on September 27, 2011. For the first time, Sanchez and Francisco Torres, long time band member (trombone/vocals), join forces to produce the new album.
ALBERTO SALAS …KEYS, GILBERTO TORRES …FLUTE/VOCALS, RIGOBERTO LOPEZ …BASS, RAMON STAGNARO …GUITAR/VOCALS, KEVIN RICARD …PERC, LUIS CONTE …PERC & LEADER TRADITIONAL CUBAN JAZZ.
A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by David Newman. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who's accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family! Program: Home Alone in Concert by John Williams
The violins from the Holocaust were on their way to Los Angeles when their journey was interrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. The historic instrument's triumphant return this December to The Soraya is a further testament to resilience,and music’s power to transcend. Violinist Lindsay Deutsch plays one of the finest rescued violins of the Holocaust with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony conducted by Noreen Green for a performance of Schindler’s List Suite, Ernest Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite, and Suite for Klezmer Band and Orchestra by Sid Robinovitch. Instruments of the Holocaust will also be displayed before and after the concert.