Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary

Center Theatre Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

The cast included: Jennifer Hudson, Jon Robin Baitz, Annette Bening, Sir Matthew Bourne, Matthew Broderick, Bill Cain, Anthony Crivello, Culture Clash, Tyne Daly, Merle Dandridge, Tim Dang, Keith David, Shaila Essley, Barrett Foa, Davis Gaines, Louis Gossett Jr., Harry Groener, Charlie Hofheimer, Clint Holmes, David Henry Hwang, Gregory Itzin, Doug LaBrecque, Tzi Ma, Alan Mandell, Dakin Matthews, Alfred Molina, Edward James Olmos, Valerie Perri, Phylicia Rashad, Christy Carlson Romano, Thomas Sadoski, Christina Saffran Benjamin Schrader, Jimmy Smits, Shoshannah Stern, DeSean Terry, Rodney To, Lisa Vroman, Ed Waterstreet and Aryana Williams for the one-night-only production from writer, director and producer Robert Egan. The performance drew from the many landmark productions that have been brought to life on Center Theatre Group's stages, as well as its continuing role in creating new work and helping to define the role of theatre both in Los Angeles and beyond.

Center Theatre Group has welcomed to its stages some of today's biggest stars, including Sterling K. Brown, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Sutton Foster, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Al Pacino, Chris Pine, Denzel Washington and more.

Center Theatre Group, one of the nation's preeminent arts and cultural organizations, is Los Angeles' leading nonprofit theatre company, programming seasons at the 736-seat Mark Taper Forum and 1600 to 2000-seat Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, and the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. In addition to presenting and producing the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country, Center Theatre Group is one of the nation's leading producers of ambitious new works through commissions and world premiere productions and a leader in interactive community engagement and education programs that reach across generations, demographics and circumstance to serve Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Hudson performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
From left, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, Jennifer Hudson and producer Craig Zadan backstage during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Jennifer Hudson performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Keith David and Jennifer Hudson backstage during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Matthew Broderick performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Annette Bening performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Phylicia Rashad performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Keith David performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Jimmy Smits performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Alfred Molina performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Tyne Daly performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Harry Groener performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Frank Langella performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Dakin Matthews performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Founder of Deaf West Theatre Ed Waterstreet performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Actor Frances McDormand performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
From left, Doug LaBrecque, Christy Carlson Romano, Benjamin Schrader, Merle Dandridge, Barrett Foa, Denise Carite and Luke Edgemon perform in Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
From left, actors Aryana Williams, Jennifer Hudson and Shaila Essley perform during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Ozomatli performs during Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
Party interior at Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in Grand Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

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