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Ahmanson Theatre

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Seats (approximate)
2133

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Since its inception in 1967, the Ahmanson Theatre has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies and classic revivals, including 11 plays by Neil Simon (five world premieres). The Ahmanson has been represented on Broadway as a co-producer of the award-winning Smoke Joe's Café, August Wilson's The Piano Lesson and Two Trains Running, and Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella. Initially under the artistic direction of Robert Fryer, then Gordon Davidson and now Michael Ritchie, the Ahmanson has played host to a veritable who's who in the entertainment world from Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison, to James Earl Jones, Lynn Redgrave and Cherry Jones. A unique, state-of-the-art 1995 reconfiguration provides the Ahmanson with variable seating capacity from 1,600 - 2,000, allowing the theatre to accommodate a greater variety of plays, from the intimate to the spectacular. It currently enjoys the largest theatrical subscription base on the West Coast in a year-round season from early fall through late summer.
Once on This Island
Apr 07, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Revival
Musical Original Comedy
The Last Ship
Jan 14, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020
Music by Sting; New Book by Brian Yorkey, Lorne Campbell; Original Book by John Logan; Lyrics by Sting
Musical Original
The New One
Oct 23, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019
Written by Mike Birbiglia
Play Original Solo
The Play That Goes Wrong
Jul 09, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Play Original Comedy
Falsettos
Apr 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Music by William Finn; Book by James Lapine, William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn
Musical Revival
Come From Away
Nov 28, 2018 - Jan 06, 2019
Musical Original
Dear Evan Hansen
Oct 17, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018
Musical Original
The Humans
Jun 19, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
Written by Stephen Karam
Play Original
Musical Original Comedy
Bright Star
Oct 11, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017
Music by Edie Brickell, Steve Martin; Book by Steve Martin; Lyrics by Edie Brickell
Musical Original
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Aug 02, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Music by Adrian Sutton; Written by Simon Stephens
Play Original
Jersey Boys
May 16, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Into the Woods
Apr 04, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Fun Home
Feb 21, 2017 - Apr 01, 2017
Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Lisa Kron; Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
An Act of God
Jan 30, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016
The Bridges of Madison County
Dec 08, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016
Music by Jason Robert Brown; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Musical Original
The Sound of Music
Sep 22, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
Musical Revival Drama
Matilda The Musical
May 29, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
Music by Tim Minchin; Book by Dennis Kelly; Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Musical Original
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Mar 17, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Music by Richard Rodgers; New Book by Douglas Carter Beane; Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Original
Blithe Spirit
Dec 09, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015
Written by Noël Coward
Play Revival ComedyFarce
We Will Rock You
Jul 15, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Music by Queen; Story and Script by Ben Elton; Lyrics by Queen
Musical Original
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Apr 22, 2014 - Jun 01, 2014
Music by George Gershwin; Musical Score Adapted by Diedre Murray; Lyrics by Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Musical Revival Opera
Peter and the Starcatcher
Dec 03, 2013 - Jan 12, 2014
Music by Wayne Barker; Written by Rick Elice
Play Original Play with music
Fela!
Apr 25, 2013 - May 05, 2013
Additional music by Aaron Johnson, Jordan McLean; Music by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti; Book by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis; Additional lyrics by Jim Lewis; Lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Musical Original
Anything Goes
Nov 27, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013
Musical Revival Comedy
Mary Poppins
Aug 09, 2012 - Sep 02, 2012
Musical Original Spectacle
War Horse
Jun 12, 2012 - Jul 29, 2012
Songmaker: John Tams
Play Original Drama
American Idiot
Mar 13, 2012 - Apr 22, 2012
Musical Original
Fela!
Dec 13, 2011 - Jan 22, 2012
Additional music by Aaron Johnson, Jordan McLean; Music by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti; Book by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis; Additional lyrics by Jim Lewis; Lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Musical Original
Bring It On: The Musical
Oct 30, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011
Musical Original Comedy
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Jun 14, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Musical Revival Drama
Next to Normal
Nov 23, 2010 - Jan 02, 2011
Music by Tom Kitt; Book by Brian Yorkey; Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Musical Original
South Pacific
May 25, 2010 - Jul 18, 2010
Musical Revival Drama
The 39 Steps
Apr 27, 2010 - May 16, 2010
Play Original Comedy
Dreamgirls
Feb 23, 2010 - Apr 04, 2010
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
Mary Poppins
Nov 10, 2009 - Feb 07, 2010
Musical Original Spectacle
August: Osage County
Sep 08, 2009 - Oct 18, 2009
Written by Tracy Letts
Play Original
Monty Python's Spamalot
Jul 07, 2009 - Sep 06, 2009
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Frost/Nixon
Mar 10, 2009 - Mar 29, 2009
Written by Peter Morgan
Play Original Drama
Spring Awakening
Oct 27, 2008 - Dec 07, 2008
Music by Duncan Sheik; Book by Steven Sater; Lyrics by Steven Sater
Musical Original Drama
The Drowsy Chaperone
Jul 08, 2008 - Jul 20, 2008
Musical Original Comedy
A Chorus Line
May 20, 2008 - Jul 06, 2008
Musical Revival Drama
My Fair Lady
Apr 09, 2008 - Apr 27, 2008
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Sweeney Todd
Mar 11, 2008 - Apr 06, 2008
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Thriller
The Color Purple
Dec 13, 2007 - Mar 09, 2008
Musical Original Drama
Avenue Q
Sep 04, 2007 - Oct 14, 2007
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
Jersey Boys
May 25, 2007 - Sep 02, 2007
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Twelve Angry Men
Mar 28, 2007 - May 06, 2007
Written by Reginald Rose
Play Original Drama
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
Feb 06, 2007 - Mar 18, 2007
Written by Edward Albee
Play Revival Drama
The Light in the Piazza
Oct 31, 2006 - Dec 10, 2006
Music by Adam Guettel; Book by Craig Lucas; Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Musical Original
Doubt
Sep 22, 2006 - Oct 29, 2006
Play Original Drama
Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance
Mar 28, 2006 - Apr 09, 2006
Music by Wayne Barker; Devised and Written by Barry Humphries; Lyrics by Barry Humphries, Wayne Barker
Special Original Comedy
Big River
Jan 10, 2005 - Jan 23, 2005
Music by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Lyrics by Roger Miller
Musical Revival Sign Language
Little Shop of Horrors
Aug 24, 2004 - Oct 17, 2004
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Musical Revival ComedyPuppets
Thoroughly Modern Millie
May 18, 2004 - Jul 25, 2004
New Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Dick Scanlan, Richard Morris; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
42nd Street
Jul 09, 2003 - Aug 31, 2003
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife
Jun 18, 2002 - Aug 11, 2002
Written by Charles Busch
Play Original Comedy
The Full Monty
Apr 16, 2002 - Jun 09, 2002
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original Comedy
Aida
Nov 07, 2001 - Jan 06, 2002
Musical Original Drama
Contact
Jun 26, 2001 - Sep 02, 2001
Written by John Weidman
Musical Original Dance
Swing!
Nov 20, 2000 - Jan 14, 2001
Musical Original Dance Revue
James Joyce's The Dead
Jul 11, 2000 - Sep 03, 2000
Music by Shaun Davey; Book by Richard Nelson; Lyrics conceived and adapted by Richard Nelson, Shaun Davey
Musical Original Drama
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Apr 25, 2000 - Jun 18, 2000
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Titanic
Jan 05, 1999 - Feb 28, 1999
Music by Maury Yeston; Story and Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Musical Original
Barrymore
Sep 08, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998
Written by William Luce
Play Original
Chicago
Apr 28, 1998 - Jul 05, 1998
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk
Mar 04, 1998 - Apr 26, 1998
Musical Original Dance All Black Cast
Rent - Benny
Sep 16, 1997 - Jan 18, 1998
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Show Boat
Nov 12, 1996 - Apr 05, 1997
Musical Revival Drama
Carousel
Jul 02, 1996 - Aug 25, 1996
Musical Revival Drama
An Inspector Calls
May 07, 1996 - Jun 30, 1996
Written by J.B. Priestley
Play Revival DramaMystery
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night
Apr 23, 1996 - May 05, 1996
Musical Original
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Mar 14, 1996 - Apr 21, 1996
Music by John Kander; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Into the Woods
Jan 03, 1989 - Mar 05, 1989
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Comedy Drama
Sleuth
Jul 05, 1988 - Jul 17, 1988
Written by Anthony Shaffer
Play Original Mystery Thriller
Broadway Bound
Apr 12, 1988 - Jul 03, 1988
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Social Security
Apr 28, 1987 - Jun 20, 1987
Written by Andrew Bergman
Play Original Comedy
Legends!
Jan 23, 1986 - Mar 29, 1986
Written by James Kirkwood
Play Original Comedy
My One and Only
Jul 09, 1985 - Sep 22, 1985
Musical Original Comedy
Noises Off
Feb 07, 1985 - Mar 30, 1985
Written by Michael Frayn
Play Original Comedy Farce
Woman of the Year
Jun 09, 1983 - Sep 17, 1983
Music by John Kander; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Comedy
The Pirates of Penzance
Jun 02, 1981 - Sep 20, 1981
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Words by W. S. Gilbert
Musical Revival ComedyOperetta
The Elephant Man
Apr 11, 1980 - May 31, 1980
Written by Bernard Pomerance
Play Original Drama
Dancin'
Jun 05, 1979 - Sep 02, 1979
Musical Original Revue
Dracula
Sep 22, 1978 - Nov 18, 1978
Play Revival Drama
The Wiz
Jun 17, 1977 - Sep 10, 1977
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Original Comedy
The Wiz
Jun 15, 1976 - Sep 11, 1976
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Original Comedy
Same Time, Next Year
Feb 03, 1976 - Mar 27, 1976
Written by Bernard Slade
Play Original Comedy
Odyssey
Jun 07, 1975 - Aug 23, 1975
Music by Mitch Leigh; By Erich Segal
Musical Original
Two Gentlemen of Verona
May 10, 1973 - Aug 18, 1973
Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by John Guare
Musical Original Comedy
Prisoner of Second Avenue
Oct 17, 1972 - Nov 25, 1972
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy Drama
No, No, Nanette
May 16, 1972 - Sep 02, 1972
Musical Revival Comedy
Company
May 20, 1971 - Sep 04, 1971
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by George Furth; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Drama