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2019/2020 Season · Save Up to 30%!

August 20, 2019 - July 19, 2020

A new season of visionary line-up of hilarious comedies, tried-and-true classics and brand new theatrical experiences featuring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked), Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), and Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (ER, The Affair).
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Witch

August 20 - September 29, 2019

In this fiendishly funny new play, a charming devil arrives in the quiet village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes, featuring Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (ER, The Affair).
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Skintight

September 3 - October 6, 2019

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked) takes the stage in Joshua Harmon’s neurotic family comedy that asks the age-old questions of how to age gracefully in a world obsessed with youth and where love fits into the picture.
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The Thanksgiving Play

October 22 - December 1, 2019

This play puts the American origin story itself in the comedy-crosshairs when three “woke”white thespians are tasked with devising an elementary school pageant about the first Thanksgiving.
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Key Largo

November 6 - December 10, 2019

In a reimagined version of the iconic play and noir film, Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven, The Godfather III) takes on the role of mobster Johnny Rocco in this classic Bogart and Bacall thriller.
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Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation

February 4 - March 8, 2020

A rousing, romping, music-filled look at the real life of Julie d’Aubigny, a queer 17th century French swordswoman, this world premiere features the outrageous fun and wit of the Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company.
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Nightfall

March 3 - April 12, 2020

Survival becomes the name of the game in Marisela Treviño Orta’s new play about a fraught family camping trip interrupted by news of a mysterious outbreak.
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Bernhardt/Hamlet

April 7 - May 10, 2020

Fresh off its Broadway triumph, Theresa Rebeck’s shrewd comedy puts the spotlight on legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt’s quest to challenge whether a woman’s place was “to be or not to be” in the greatest role ever written.
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The Enigmatist

May 5 - June 14, 2020

Can you solve the enigma? Prepare for an immersive experience of puzzles, cryptology and illusions by renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong.
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Macbeth

June 16 - July 20, 2020

Three witches, a prophecy and the ambitious general Macbeth set the stage for Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy about the dangerous allure of power, starring Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones).
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Upcoming Productions

2019/2020 Season · Save Up to 30%!

August 20, 2019 - July 19, 2020

A new season of visionary line-up of hilarious comedies, tried-and-true classics and brand new theatrical experiences featuring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked), Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), and Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (ER, The Affair).
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August 20, 2019 - July 19, 2020

A new season of visionary line-up of hilarious comedies, tried-and-true classics and brand new theatrical experiences featuring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked), Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), and Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (ER, The Affair).
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Witch

August 20 - September 29, 2019

In this fiendishly funny new play, a charming devil arrives in the quiet village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes, featuring Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (ER, The Affair).
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Skintight

September 3 - October 6, 2019

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked) takes the stage in Joshua Harmon’s neurotic family comedy that asks the age-old questions of how to age gracefully in a world obsessed with youth and where love fits into the picture.
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The Thanksgiving Play

October 22 - December 1, 2019

This play puts the American origin story itself in the comedy-crosshairs when three “woke”white thespians are tasked with devising an elementary school pageant about the first Thanksgiving.
More

Key Largo

November 6 - December 10, 2019

In a reimagined version of the iconic play and noir film, Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven, The Godfather III) takes on the role of mobster Johnny Rocco in this classic Bogart and Bacall thriller.
More

Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation

February 4 - March 8, 2020

A rousing, romping, music-filled look at the real life of Julie d’Aubigny, a queer 17th century French swordswoman, this world premiere features the outrageous fun and wit of the Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company.
More

Nightfall

March 3 - April 12, 2020

Survival becomes the name of the game in Marisela Treviño Orta’s new play about a fraught family camping trip interrupted by news of a mysterious outbreak.
More

Bernhardt/Hamlet

April 7 - May 10, 2020

Fresh off its Broadway triumph, Theresa Rebeck’s shrewd comedy puts the spotlight on legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt’s quest to challenge whether a woman’s place was “to be or not to be” in the greatest role ever written.
More

The Enigmatist

May 5 - June 14, 2020

Can you solve the enigma? Prepare for an immersive experience of puzzles, cryptology and illusions by renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong.
More

Macbeth

June 16 - July 20, 2020

Three witches, a prophecy and the ambitious general Macbeth set the stage for Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy about the dangerous allure of power, starring Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones).
More

2019-2020 Season

2019/2020 Season · Save Up to 30%!

August 20, 2019 - July 19, 2020
Geffen Playhouse

Join us for the 2019/2020 Geffen Playhouse season, which features a visionary line-up of hilarious comedies, tried-and-true classics and brand new theatrical experiences. This season, we welcome to our stage Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked), Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), and Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (ER, The Affair), starring in a parade of not-to-be-missed productions of some of the most innovative theater happening anywhere!





Gil Cates Theater Season


 

Skintight

WEST COAST PREMIERE
SEP 3 – OCT 6, 2019
Gil Cates Theater
Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Daniel Aukin
Featuring Will Brittain, Eli Gelb, Harry Groener, Kimberly Jürgen, Idina Menzel & Jeff Skowron


Hanging on by a thread after her ex-husband gets engaged to a much younger woman, Jodi (Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, RentWicked) retreats to her dad’s swanky Manhattan townhouse. But rather than the comforts of home, she instead finds her aging father’s new live-in boyfriend, Trey—who is 20. In his new comedy, Joshua Harmon (Bad JewsSignificant Other) brings neurotic family drama to the forefront as father and daughter contend with the age-old questions of how to age gracefully in a world obsessed with youth and where love fits into it all.


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Key Largo

WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION & GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE COMMISSION
NOV 6 – DEC 10, 2019
Gil Cates Theater

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher & Andy Garcia
Produced in association with Frank Mancuso & Andy Garcia
Based on the play by Maxwell Anderson and the Warner Bros. Film; Produced by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures
Featuring Andy Garcia
Additional casting to be announced.


Welcome to the eye of the storm! Key Largo is a bold reimagining of Maxwell Anderson’s Broadway hit that became the iconic noir film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Returning from World War II, disillusioned Frank McCloud travels to a hotel in Key Largo to pay his respects to the widow of a fallen friend. What McCloud doesn’t count on is an entirely different battle with mobsters who have overtaken the hotel, led by the ruthless Johnny Rocco (Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia). As a hurricane barrels toward the Keys, McCloud must face his demons in order to take down a monster.

 


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Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation

WORLD PREMIERE & GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE COMMISSION
FEB 4 – MAR 8, 2020
Gil Cates Theater

Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Robert Ross Parker


A rousing, romping, music-filled look at the real life of Julie d’Aubigny, a queer 17th century French swordswoman and opera singer, Revenge Song is a heroine’s journey toward self-discovery and acceptance. In this world premiere Geffen Playhouse commission, conversations about gender and sexuality blend together with the outrageous fun and superhero style of the Vampire Cowboys to create a genre unto itself—a hilarious, historical comedy with epic fight scenes and a punk rock attitude.

Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund.

 


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Bernhardt/Hamlet

WEST COAST PREMIERE
APR 7 – MAY 10, 2020
Gil Cates Theater
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Sarna Lapine


It’s 1899, and the legendary Sarah Bernhardt shocks the world by taking on the lead role in Hamlet. While her performance is destined to become one for the ages, Sarah first has to convince a sea of naysayers that her right to play the part should be based on ability, not gender—a feat as difficult as mastering Shakespeare’s most verbose tragic hero. 

Fresh off its Broadway triumph, Theresa Rebeck’s shrewd comedy puts the spotlight on a woman who used her singular talent to challenge whether a woman’s place was “to be or not to be” in the greatest role ever written.


 


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Macbeth

JUN 16 – JUL 19, 2020
Gil Cates Theater
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Matt Shakman
Featuring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Additional casting to be announced.


"Something wicked this way comes." Three witches, a prophecy and the ambitious general Macbeth (Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones) set the stage for Shakespeare’s timely and timeless tragedy about the dangerous allure of power. As Macbeth violently sets forth to fulfill his fate, he and his wife find themselves mired in murder and cover-up in a bloody attempt to hold onto the throne.

Following a triumphant collaboration on Game of Thrones, director Matt Shakman and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau reunite for Shakespeare’s most cinematic play.


 


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Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater Season

 

Witch

WEST COAST PREMIERE
AUG 20 – SEP 29, 2019
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

Written by Jen Silverman
Directed by Marti Lyons

Inspired by The Witch of Edmonton by Rowley, Dekker & Ford
Featuring Brian George, Ruy Iskandar, Evan Jonigkeit, Vella Lovell, Maura Tierney & Will Von Vogt

Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (ER, The Affair) is featured in this fiendishly funny new play by Jen Silverman (The Roommate, Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties). A charming devil arrives in the quiet village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes. Elizabeth should be his easiest target, having been labeled a “witch” and cast out by the town, but her soul is not so readily bought. An inventive retelling of a Jacobean drama, this sharp, subversive fable debates how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to come by.

 


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The Thanksgiving Play

OCT 22 – DEC 1, 2019
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
Written by Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Michael John Garcés


How does one celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month at the same time? In Larissa FastHorse’s biting satire, this is the question facing three “woke” white thespians tasked with devising an elementary school pageant about the first Thanksgiving while avoiding any culturally appropriative missteps. A roast of the politics of entertainment and well-meaning political correctness alike, The Thanksgiving Play puts the American origin story itself in the comedy-crosshairs.


 


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Nightfall

MAR 3 – APR 12, 2020
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
Written by Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Jaime Castañeda

Survival becomes the name of the game for Karla and her stepdaughter Olivia when their fraught family camping trip is interrupted by news of a mysterious outbreak causing the humans in nearby San Francisco to become...well, bitey. With little information to go on, the two women must identify the biggest threat to their safety—the supposedly deadly virus, the stranger who stumbles into their campsite, or each other.
 
Nightfall is an Audible Theater Emerging Playwrights Commission. A co-production with Audible, Nightfall will be released as an audio play simultaneously with the premiere of the Geffen Playhouse production.


 


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The Enigmatist

WEST COAST PREMIERE
MAY 5 – JUN 14, 2020
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

Written and performed by David Kwong

Can you solve the enigma? Prepare for an immersive experience of puzzles, cryptology and illusions by renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong in the intimate Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater. Clues are everywhere, so keep your eyes open and be ready for surprises behind every flip of the card.


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