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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.
Dangerous passions, fatal mistakes and terrible secrets leave two families filled with a bitter thirst for revenge. To make matters worse, two brothers unwittingly fall in love with the same woman and unleash a firestorm of fatal reckoning in the process. Our Verdi master, James Conlon, conducts the incredible LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus—who get to sing the quintessential "Anvil Chorus“—in this unforgettable opera.
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?
* Dinner or two-drink minimum required in addition to the tickets, plus a $0.45 music royalty fee per patron.
A return to Walt Disney Concert Hall is a return to beauty, a return to joy, and a return to one another. We invite you to join us for our Homecoming Gala, which sees Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil taking the stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time in 579 days, with special guests Cynthia Erivo and Seong-Jin Cho.
Mexico de Noche explores the energetic and eclectic music of Mexican nightlife. Whether it’s listening over a romantic dinner to a special serenade by the iconic duo Pepe Martinez Jr. and Susie García, walking through a plaza hearing the all-string and all-female powerhouse Mariachi Las Colibrí adorned by the colorful Ballet Folklorico Ollín, or dancing the night away to the electrifying cumbias of Viento Callejero, Mexico de Noche offers an enchanting evening under the stars. Produced in partnership with Colibrí Entertainment: Colibrí Entertainment is the brainchild of Executive Director Susie Garcia. With a long career as a musician and a Mariachi herself, Garcia is "committed to using visual and performing arts as a vehicle to educate and inspire audiences of all ethnicities."
Element Band returns to The Ford showcasing their distinctive arrangements of traditional Armenian songs infused with anthemic vocals and searing instrumentals as they perform newly recorded songs, as well as past fan favorites. The evening will feature the multi-instrumentalist music director Ara Dabandjian alongside vocalists Soseh Aramouni and Natalie Avunjian. Element Band’s music transcends language and resonates with the listener, whether they understand Armenian or not. Don’t miss this long awaited concert under the Hollywood stars.
In a program exploring music inspired by Romantic poetry, Dudamel begins with Schoenberg’s Romantic vision of a night transfigured by love. Profound themes continue in Richard Strauss’ sublime Four Last Songs, composed near the end of the composer’s life and performed by rising star South African soprano Golda Schultz with her “warm, exceedingly captivating voice” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). And Strauss has the last word with his symphonic poem Death and Transfiguration, which again touches on death but was written with a younger man’s perspective. Program: Transfigured Night by Schoenberg; Four Last Songs by Strauss; Death and Transfiguration by Strauss
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.
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.
Platinum selling recording artist and Tony Award-nominated Broadway star SAM HARRIS returns to Hollywood with his new show "THE RETURN"! LIVE Friday, October 15th (& Sat, Oct 16th) at 8:30pm at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Life and entertainment are finally returning, and the legendary Sam Harris is returning with it! After a five-year hiatus from the concert world during which he performed his award-winning one-man show “HAM: A Musical Memoir” in New York and Los Angeles theaters, and then filmed it for television; as well as writing and publishing his new novel, “The Substance of All Things,” Sam is back! Led by longtime Musical Director TODD SCHROEDER, Harris brings his singular interpretations of pop and Broadway classics to the stage in an all new show, sprinkled with fan favorites, with the inimitable voice that Rolling Stone Magazine listed as one of the “Top 100 greatest voices of All Time”. * Single Entree or Drink minimums apply for all tickets.
After escaping an erotic entrapment with the goddess Venus, Tannhäuser returns to the real world to pursue the virtuous love of a mortal woman. But in a momentary lapse of judgment, he shocks the town with a passionate affirmation of carnal delights... which definitely doesn't help him woo the innocent young woman heʼs smitten with.