* Dinner or two-drink minimum required in addition to the tickets, plus a $0.45 music royalty fee per patron.
Freda Payne, vocalist
THE ONLY BREAKS YOU GET ARE THE ONES YOU TAKE The iconic black culture phenomenon gets a thrilling new stage adaptation courtesy of legendary producer and director Je'Caryous Johnson. Don't miss this action-packed production about four lifelong friends who head out to Los Angeles to pull off the heist of a life time. Released in 1996, Set It Off was an instant chart-topping success alongside its platinum-selling soundtrack. Now you can re-live the urban movie live as it tours across the country this year in the super-capable hands of Johnson and all-star cast. With over 20 stage plays to his name and an incredible four-decade career, we guarantee this is going to be a theatrical highlight!
Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at THE BAND'S VISIT -- now one of the most celebrated musicals ever. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up. THE BAND'S VISIT features music and lyrics by Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, and a book by Tony, NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner Itamar Moses. It is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and is directed by Tony, Drama Desk, Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer.
Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more cooking, more comedy, more music and more potentially dangerous science stuff. Prepare for an evening unlike any other and if Brown calls for volunteers… think twice.
The biggest Broadway show since The Book of Mormon is hitting the road on its first national tour. Written by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is a true landmark of American culture, tearing up the musical theatre rulebook with a score that is equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G., and a cast of ethnically diverse actors in the roles of the Founding Fathers. The story centers on Alexander Hamilton, one of our most important (and colorful) characters, who rose from his humble orphaned beginnings to play a major role in making America the country it is today. Hamilton made its New York debut Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2015, where it was met with universal acclaim and was extended three times due to public demand. It lost none of its potency in the subsequent Broadway transfer, with Ben Brantley of the New York Times writing it was "changing the language of musicals". President Obama himself deemed it good enough for not one but two visits. In 2016, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and scooped 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and many more! In 2018, it swept up the Olivier Awards bagging seven of their recording breaking 11 nominations, including Best New Musical.
From the team at Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1). Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?
The Nutcracker is the city’s holiday tradition perfect for celebrating the season. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, Los Angeles Ballet stays true to the traditions of the holiday story with some surprises! This production is set in 1912 Los Angeles. Throughout the five scenes in two acts you will find hints and tastes of Southern California - a Spanish style home, calla lilies, bougainvillea, the snowy forests of the Sierras, Venice archways, a moonlit Pacific Ocean and more! Adding to the enchantment of The Nutcracker, LAB will perform again with the Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra at Dolby Theatre for four performances on December 23rd, 24th and 26th. * tickets go on sale August 30th
Moses Sumney is a singer, writer, and multidisciplinary storyteller whose 2017 debut Aromanticism—an exploration of solitude and lovelessness—was hailed by The New York Times, NPR, and Pitchfork. His 2020 album græ, which has been described as a “conceptual patchwork about greyness,” received top marks from The New Yorker, The Guardian, and many more.
Kermit the Frog? Miss Piggy? The Great Gonzo? Whoever your favorite is, we invite you to dress up as a Muppet character in the spirit of Halloween at this special screening of The Muppet Movie. Filled with star cameos and Oscar-nominated music, The Muppets’ first big-screen adventure follows the gang in a cross-country journey to Hollywood in pursuit of their dreams. We’ve got an added surprise up our sleeves, too—don’t miss this show! Produced in partnership with the American Cinematheque: Since it began screening films to the public in 1985, the American Cinematheque has provided diverse film programming and immersive in-person discussions and events with thousands of filmmakers and luminaries in venues across Los Angeles.
This will mark his first performance around the release of his second solo album Drama. Rodrigo Amarante plays the new record nearly in its entirety, as well as the acclaimed songs from his first solo record Cavalo, and other tunes from his distinguished catalog including songs like "Tuyo," his original theme song from the Netflix series Narcos. Drama is out July 16 on Polyvinyl Records.
On her new EP If I Should Die, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Niia dives inward in search of answers to deeply existential questions. Her noir journey is soundtracked by nocturnal jazz and haunting pop, and edged with dark alternative. The LA musician has shared stages with Jorja Smith and The xx, and has collaborated with Khruangbin’s Laura Lee and Jazmine Sullivan, but on this night, she makes The Ford’s stage her own. Produced in partnership with Mixed Feelings: LA Natives Mixed Feelings are an independent concert, festival, and special event production company
Pan-American Hoy! is a celebratory snapshot of the colorful, vibrant community of musicians across the Americas, featuring up-and-coming artists who highlight the rich traditions and contemporary creativity. iLe’s ability to move between boleros, ballads, boogaloo, and more has been celebrated by everyone from NPR to Bob Dylan. The New York Times called her Grammy-winning 2016 album iLevitable “a knowingly retro survey of Latin music’s past, full of romance and a longing that can despondent,” while her 2019 album Almadura blurs the boundaries between the modern and the traditional, a personal portrait that takes on Puerto Rico’s past and reflects on its future. Colombian-born, Toronto-based singer and producer Lido Pimienta takes inspiration from everything around her. Her music draws together afro-latin sounds—from palenque to cumbia—and is influenced by indigenous Canadian musicians like A Tribe Called Red and Tanya Tagaq. After winning the Polaris Music Prize for her 2016 album La Papessa, she released Miss Colombia in 2020, whose “avant-Latin sonic palette” was revered by Rolling Stone and named one of the best albums of the year by NPR. Travis Birds opens the night with a set that looks to the roots of Spanish music to find the seeds of the future.
The Angel City Jazz Festival presents a special concert with Billy Childs' Jazz-Chamber Ensemble, a groundbreaking project that, as its name suggests, merges improvisation and jazz rhythms with the orchestration and instrumentation of a traditional chamber ensemble. Childs got his start playing with Freddie Hubbard and soon became a go-to sideman for artists like Joe Henderson and Wynton Marsalis, but he shines as a bandleader and composer, winning five Grammy Awards, including a pair for his “jazz-chamber” albums Lyric, Vol. 1 and Autumn: In Moving Pictures, Vol. 2. Grammy winner Dianne Reeves—one of the most acclaimed singers in jazz today—joins the party as a special guest. Produced in partnership with Angel City Jazz: Angel City Jazz is a longtime partner of The Ford with a mission to cultivate and revitalize jazz culture in Los Angeles by producing concerts by established and emerging music innovators who have brought forward a significant contribution to the evolution of jazz and improvised music.