Los Angeles Theater

Marjorie Prime
Opening Sept. 10 Playwright Jordan Harrison’s innovative new drama deals with hard-hitting questions technology poses­—specifically, whether one should use it to simulate departed loved ones. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

Kiss Me, Kate
Opening Sept. 16 Wayne Brady lends his talents to this production of the classic musical, known for its iconic songs by Cole Porter. The play celebrates both Shakespeare and theater itself, and this retelling showcases the trailblazing African American actors of the early 20th century. $47-$125. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 626.356.7529Map Q20

Choir Boy
Opening Sept. 16 Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play deals with discrimination at a boys’ prep school, set against beautiful gospel harmonies. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454 Map J10

The Trip to Bountiful
Opening Sept. 17 Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood star in this inspiring tale of an aging matriarch embarking on one last trip to her Texas hometown. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772
Map H16

Jersey Boys
Opening Sept. 30 The award-winning musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons makes a stop in L.A., bringing hit songs like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and more.Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770 Map H13

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