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Babylon's Argyle Theatre Streams Jefferson Mays' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Babylon's Argyle Theatre Streams Jefferson Mays' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2020

The Argyle Theatre and producer Hunter Arnold unofficially kicked off the holiday season early by announcing that a special filmed version of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol starring one of the finest stage actors of our time, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, was released worldwide on Saturday, November 28.

BWW Feature: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Coachella Valley Repertory Photo BWW Feature: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Coachella Valley Repertory
by Kay Kudukis - Nov 27, 2020

Jefferson Mays is Scrooge again, and he's right on time.

Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays Stars In A CHRISTMAS CAROL To Benefit Actors' Playho Photo Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays Stars In A CHRISTMAS CAROL To Benefit Actors' Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2020

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre unofficially kicked off the holiday season early today, announcing that a special filmed version of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol starring one of the finest stage actors of our time, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, will be released worldwide on Saturday, November 28.

BWW Review:  Funny and Sad SKINTIGHT Hits the Mark Photo BWW Review: Funny and Sad SKINTIGHT Hits the Mark
by Don Grigware - Sep 14, 2019

I had the following to say about playwright Joshua Harmon' s play Bad Jews: 'Excessively harsh reality is at the core of most contemporary dramedies. A character cannot be rude or abrasive enough to arouse a viewer's attention or glean laughs. It's particularly characteristic of the irritating females who talk too fast, too loud and scream their shrewish lungs out. It makes me happy that I live alone; and yes, I do care and respect others and their feelings; but, being pleasant nowadays is considered boring and in drama, it will never win awards, so on with the show. ' Harmon's current play Skintight is receiving its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse and star Idina Menzel's character Jodi is another shrewish female, selfish and most definitely in need of a lesson or two about how to treat others. The play has already been extended through October 12. It boasts a dynamic six person cast and is worth your time.

Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Stars In SKINTIGHT At Geffen Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Stars In SKINTIGHT At Geffen Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2019

Get a first look at Idina Menzel in Skintight at the Geffen Playhouse!

BWW Review: BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA Visually Stunning World Premiere Will Invade  Photo BWW Review: BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA Visually Stunning World Premiere Will Invade Your Psyche and Sensibilities
by Shari Barrett - Mar 20, 2019

Kimberly Hebert Gregory literally shines as bright as the Sun as she battles to find the Entity to show her the way to find inner peace, as her comic book battle as superhero Maasai Angel is child's play compared to the heartbreaking emotional pain in her real life. And her journey contains some of the most stunning visual displays ever seen in the smaller Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse! Playwright Inda Craig-Galvan and director Robert O'Hara have brilliantly brought modern-day issues such as race-motivated police shootings, gun control, personal responsibility, ratings-motivated media reporting, and parenting styles to the forefront in this world premiere, sure to go on to great fame worldwide following the Geffen run.

Photo Flash: First Look at Geffen Playhouse's BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Geffen Playhouse's BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA
by Julie Musbach - Mar 14, 2019

Both heartbreaking and highly inventive, Black Super Hero Magic Mama gives us the hero we have been waiting for.

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on Mays' and Arden's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on Mays' and Arden's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Review Roundups - Nov 9, 2018

The Geffen is currently hosting a world premiere adaption of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Jefferson Mays, Susan Lyons and Michael Arden, this one-man production features Mays taking on nearly 50 different roles in a new adaptation, which is based on the edited version Dickens himself used for public performances. Let's see what the critics had to say.

BWW Review: Geffen's Incredible CHRISTMAS CAROL Is Not To Be Missed Photo BWW Review: Geffen's Incredible CHRISTMAS CAROL Is Not To Be Missed
by Don Grigware - Nov 8, 2018

A Christmas Carol/by Charles Dickens/adapted by Jefferson Mays, Susan Lyons, Michael Arden/directed by Michael Arden/Geffen Playhoous/Gil Cates Theater/through December 16 Another version of A Christmas Carol you moan? Well, take my word for it, you have never seen a produciton of the Dickensian classic quite like the one currently onstage at the Geffen Playhouse mainstage Gil Cates Theater. Adapted by the brilliant actor playing every role Jefferson Mays, Susan Lyons and brilliant director Michael Arden, A Christmas Carol becomes the perfect transition from Halloween, Dia de los Muertos

Review: THE CAKE Proves That Love is Always the Key Ingredient in Life Photo Review: THE CAKE Proves That Love is Always the Key Ingredient in Life
by Shari Barrett - Sep 22, 2018

When Della and her Goddaughter Jen have a truthful heart-to-heart about making the decision whether or not the wedding cake will be baked at Della's Sweets, even though you may need a Kleenex, listen closely to the truthful honesty with which the lines are delivered by these two actresses dedicated to showing audiences that neither side is right nor wrong, just diametrically opposed and correct to each of them. And I am not revealing whether or not Della bakes the cake or even attends the wedding as the truth is revealed during the final moments of the play when THE CAKE proves that love is always the key ingredient in life.

Chris Whitaker Videos

VIDEO: Actor Ayre Gross and Director Steve Robman Discuss UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL At Ge Videoplay
VIDEO: Actor Ayre Gross and Director Steve Robman Discuss UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL At Geffen Playhouse

by Alan Henry - Oct 24, 2017

UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL runs at Geffen Playhouse through November 19. Watch director Steve Robman and actor Ayre Gross discuss the show in this video!