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Leap of Faith & The Glass Menagerie
@ the Center Theatre Group in Downtown LA
Leap of Faith
Now – October 24, 2010
The Ahmanson Theatre
Recommended for ages 10+
You'll be dancing in the aisles when con man Jonas Nightingale brings his gospel-charged tent revival to rain-starved Kansas. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Raúl Esparza and Golden Globe Award-nominee Brooke Shields will star in this world premiere Broadway-bound new musical.
Based on the movie with Steve Martin, Leap of Faith boasts a brand new score from 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and directed and choreographed by Tony Award®-winner Rob Ashford, helmer of the recent Taper favorite, Parade.
When his traveling ministry breaks down in a small Kansas town, part-time reverend and full-time con artist (Esparza) quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, but Jonas' real challenge arises when he meets a pretty waitress (Shields) and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.
The Glass Menagerie
Now – October 17, 2010
Mark Taper Forum
"You'll find something unexpected, namely the fiercely moving and seriously funny play Williams actually wrote, in a production that's lightning-lit from within by the tough, compelling and first-rate Amanda Wingfield of Judith Ivey, giving what is surely the performance of her career."
– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
One of the greatest American plays finds new light in this critically-lauded re-imagining of the classic story of a fragile family hanging its hopes on the arrival of a "gentleman caller."
Two-time Tony Award®-winner Judith Ivey featured in director Gordon Edelstein's sparkling new production that makes this Menagerie as fresh and vital and sadly magical as its original 1944 debut.
Ben McKenzie, best known for his roles on "Southland"and "The O.C.," and in the films "Johnny Got His Gun" and "Junebug," will play the gentleman caller.