For more information, visit www.WizardOfOzTheMusical.com.
October 23 - November 10, 2013
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical EVITA returns to the Pantages Theatre for a limited engagement direct from the critically lauded revival this past Broadway season. The three-week engagement will play Pantages Theatre from October 23 - November 10, 2013.
Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world - while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."
EVITA features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice. Direction is by Michael Grandage with choreography by Rob Ashford.
For more information, visit www.EvitaOnBroadway.com.
Disney's THE LION KING
November 20, 2013 - January 12, 2014
By popular demand, Disney's THE LION KING, the highest-grossing show in Broadway history, will return to Hollywood for a very special eight-week holiday engagement from November 20, 2013 - January 12, 2014. This marks the production's first return to the Pantages in seven years since its eight-week sold-out engagement in 2006 and second return overall since its highly successful L.A. Premiere in 2000 for which the Pantages Theatre underwent a 10 million dollar renovation to accommodate the Tony-winning blockbuster.
THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical. THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 GRAMMY for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.
For more information worldwide, visit www.LionKing.com.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
January 21 - February 9, 2014*
THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play a limited engagement at the Pantages beginning January 21, 2014. Pantages Season Ticket Holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to the production.
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." Entertainment Weekly says it's "the funniest musical of all time." From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it's THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Contains explicit language.
For more information, visit www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com.
*Represents Pantages Season Ticket Holder Subscription Weeks.
THE MUSIC OF Andrew Lloyd Webber
June 3 - 22, 2014
Pantages Theatre will host a very special theatrical event celebrating the work of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber entitled THE MUSIC OF Andrew Lloyd Webber. Special engagement will play Pantages Theatre for three-weeks only June 3 - 22, 2014.
Since bursting onto the Broadway scene 30 years ago, Tony, GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has brought to the stage a host of musical blockbusters that have taken the theatre world by storm. The biggest hits from these inspirational works have been fashioned into a theatrical evening of music that is unforgettable just for Los Angeles theatre-goers.
Included in THE MUSIC OF Andrew Lloyd Webber are the great songs and musical excerpts from The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Song and Dance, Requiem, Sunset Boulevard, and, for the first time in the U.S., Love Never Dies.
For more information on the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, visit www.AndrewLloydWebber.com.
GHOST THE MUSICAL
June 27 - July 13, 2014
The 2012 Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award winner, GHOST THE MUSICAL, will make its L.A. Premiere at the Pantages Theatre for a limited three-week engagement June 27 - July 13, 2014.
Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie Ghost in a brand-new Broadway musical. GHOST THE MUSICAL breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple GRAMMY Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. The musical's tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages.
Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.
For more information, visit www.GhostTheMusical.com.
July 15 - August 10, 2014
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 GRAMMY Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE will make its L.A. Premiere at the Pantages Theatre for a limited four-week engagement July 15 - August 10, 2014.
ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.
ONCE features a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh, the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, direction by the acclaimed John Tiffany, movement by Steven Hoggett and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe.
For more information, visit www.OnceMusical.com.
October 8- 13, 2013
War Horse, winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, returns to Los Angeles making its Pantages Theatre debut for one week only October 8 - 13, 2013.
A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards, War Horse tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, he is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
For more information on War Horse, visit www.WarHorseOnStage.com.
May 13 - 18, 2014
The national tour of the Broadway hit AMERICAN IDIOT, will return to L.A. making its Pantages Theatre debut for one week only May 13 - 18, 2014.
AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical and 2010 GRAMMY Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award-winner Mayer (Spring Awakening). The production was called "wonderfully raucous" and "emotionally charged" by The New York Times and "flat-out electrifying" by the Boston Globe.
The musical features the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track "American Idiot" from Green Day's 2004 GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day's 2009 release "21st Century Breakdown," and an unreleased love song, "When It's Time."
For more information, visit www.AmericanIdiotTheMusical.com.
Pictured: Jelani Remy as "Simba" and the ensemble in "He Lives in You" from THE LION KING National Tour. (C)Disney. Photo credit: Joan Marcus.