Los Angeles Theater

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 3–19 In their first collaboration since the Tony Award-winning War Horse, Bristol Old Vic Director Tom Morris and the South African Handspring Puppet Company join forces to bring one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies to life through puppetry. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310.434.3200, thebroadstage.com Map L8

Ruth Draper’s Monologues 
Opening April 8 Actress Annette Bening channels actress Ruth Draper channeling characters such as the harried society woman, the hostess and the debutante in this premiere at the Gil Cates Theater. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454 Map J10

Harmony
Through April 13 New musical about a 1920s German boy band, with music by Barry Manilow and book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

The Tallest Tree in the Forest
Opening April 12 Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty chronicles the life of Paul Robeson, the son of a runaway slave who died “the most well known black man in the world.” Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Opening April 22 This reinvisioned production of the classic American play features award-winning members of the Broadway cast performing such classics as “Summertime.” Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

Man In A Case
Opening April 24 In a high-tech fusion of theater, movement, music and video, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Big Dance Theater artists perform a story based on Anton Chekhov’s short stories Man in a Case and About Love. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310.434.3200, thebroadstage.com Map L8

The Book of Mormon
Continuing The irreverent, Tony Award-winning musical comedy from the  Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and the Tony Award-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez. Contains explicit language. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770 Map H13

Upright CabaretUpright Cabaret
L.A.’s famed “new generation” cabaret has quickly become the home for cabaret and live performance in Southern California. For over eight years, the Upright stages have featured performers from over 100 Broadway shows, as well as, stars from SMASH, Glee, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and more! Performing in the best venues in So Cal, these unique productions provide an intimate musical experience with the most talented performers from Broadway stars to talented Los Angeles locals! UprightCabaret.com

Musical Theatre WestMusical Theatre West
Musical Theatre WestMusical Theater Company in residence at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, 562.856.1999 musical.org

 

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