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Photo Flash: Get a First Look At SELL/BUY/DATE at The Geffen Photo Photo Flash: Get a First Look At SELL/BUY/DATE at The Geffen
by Alan Henry - Mar 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look a SELL/BUY/DATE at The Geffen! The production runs February 27 - April 8, 2018 at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.

Brief 2/21: AT HOME AT THE ZOO Opens, and More! Photo Brief 2/21: AT HOME AT THE ZOO Opens, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: At Home at the Zoo opens off-Broadway tonight at Signature Theatre, and more!

Review: IRONBOUND Proves When the Going Gets Tough, Tough Darja Gets Going. Again and Photo Review: IRONBOUND Proves When the Going Gets Tough, Tough Darja Gets Going. Again and Again.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 11, 2018

Now playing at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, the 80-minute play IRONBOUND by award-winning playwright Martyna Majok recounts the hard luck life of Polish immigrant Darja and the men she chooses to have in it. Moving between 2014, 1992, and 2006 - but not necessarily in that order - this wry drama points out that sometimes survival is the only measure of success. No doubt the title of her play, though set at a bus stop a quarter of a mile from Elizabeth, NJ, makes sense since that blue-collar town is just like where Darja works in a nearby noisy paper factory and as a maid for a wealthy married woman, and yet still suffers through poverty, abusive husbands who drink too much, single motherhood, and then an adult son who steals her car and abandons her with no way to get to work other than the bus, which of course is always late.

Photo Flash: Marin Ireland Leads the Cast of IRONBOUND at the Geffen Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: Marin Ireland Leads the Cast of IRONBOUND at the Geffen Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2018

At once humorous and heartrending, Ironbound spans 22 years to tell the story of Darja, a Polish immigrant getting by on a cleaning job, aggressive pragmatism and sheer will. In this wry drama, award-winning playwright Martyna Majok points out that sometimes survival is the only measure of success.

BWW Review: CHASING MEM'RIES Shows Us the Path to a Happier Life Photo BWW Review: CHASING MEM'RIES Shows Us the Path to a Happier Life
by Don Grigware - Nov 18, 2017

lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman/music by: Bill Cantos & Mari Falcone, Dave Grusin, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Johnny Mandel/Geffen Playhouse/Gil Cates Theater/through December 17 When I first heard about the premise of Chasing Mem'ries, I thought, 'Oh no, a musical about death and grieving...and with a ghost on tap...spare us!' Well, sometimes first thoughts are terribly wrong. As it turns out Josh Ravetch's world premiere is a complete joy to watch. Ravetch skillfully directs, allowing the brilliant Tyne Daly plenty of space to pursue her journey as Victoria. Also starring Robert Forster as Franklin and Scott Kradolfer as their son Mason, this piece not only tugs at your heartstrings but will make you cherish every moment of living, through December 17 at the Gil Cates Theater of the Geffen Playhouse. Subtitled A Different Kind of Musical, ...Mem'ries is more a play with music in which the songs, some old, some new, generate the memories that Victoria experiences in the attic of her Connecticut home on the day of Franklin's memorial. With lyrics by the sensational Alan and Marilyn Bergman, it's hard to go wr

Photo Flash: Tyne Daly Stars in CHASING MEM'RIES: A DIFFERENT KIND OF MUSICAL at Geff Photo Photo Flash: Tyne Daly Stars in CHASING MEM'RIES: A DIFFERENT KIND OF MUSICAL at Geffen Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2017

Production shots are in from Chasing Mem'ries, a new musical starring Tyne Daly and Robert Forster at the Geffen Playhouse.

Review Roundup: UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Geffen Playhouse Photo Review Roundup: UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Geffen Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Oct 31, 2017

UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL runs at Geffen Playhouse through November 19. When a reclusive librarian discovers a 113-year overdue book in the night slot, curiosity compels him to pursue the borrower. His search for answers leads to a worldwide, whirlwind journey, where he discovers instead the great mysteries of humanity.

VIDEO: Actor Ayre Gross and Director Steve Robman Discuss UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL At Ge Photo 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!

Review: UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Examines a Biblical Myth via Evidence Collected About L Photo Review: UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Examines a Biblical Myth via Evidence Collected About Long-Overdue Library Book
by Shari Barrett - Oct 20, 2017

The plot unfolds during a public presentation during which The Librarian recounts an impressive amount of Lovely Evidences he accumulated during his worldwide search for answers about the person who returned a long-overdue book, truly a most whirlwind journey that occupied his every waking minute. His obsessive search causes the loss of his long-held and beloved employment as he researches for what he considers to be one of the great mysteries of humanity. Director Steven Robman perfectly paces the show to keep you on the edge of your seat as you ponder just what the gathered evidence seems to prove.

Arye Gross-Led UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Opens Tonight at the Geffen Photo Arye Gross-Led UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Opens Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse welcomes Arye Gross (Minority Report, Castle, Geffen's Coney Island Christmas) in Glen Berger's award-winning one-man play Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, directed by Steven Robman. Underneath the Lintel began October 10 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, with opening night tonight, October 18. The production closes Sunday, November 19. BroadwayWorld has a look at Gross in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Arye Gross in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at the Geffen Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Arye Gross in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse welcomes Arye Gross (Minority Report, Castle, Geffen's Coney Island Christmas) in Glen Berger's award-winning one-man play Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, directed by Steven Robman. Underneath the Lintel began October 10 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, with opening night on Wednesday, October 18. The production closes Sunday, November 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Review: Halley Feiffer Creates A FUNNY THING for Two Opposites Overseeing Their Mothe Photo Review: Halley Feiffer Creates A FUNNY THING for Two Opposites Overseeing Their Mothers at a Cancer Treatment Center
by Shari Barrett - Sep 14, 2017

For those of us who have lived through the passing of a loved one from cancer, it may seem an impossibility to create humor out of that heartbreaking situation. But the West Coast Premiere of Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, she shares the entertaining tale of two adult children, sitting bedside with their mothers, with enough funny one-liners to generate laughs galore.

Photo Flash: First Look at Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner and More in 'A FUNNY T Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner and More in 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...' at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse presents the first play in its 2017 / 2018 season, Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. The show is currently in previews at the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, with an opening night set for Today, September 13. The production closes Sunday, October 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner and More in 'A FUNNY T Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner and More in 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...' at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse presents the first play in its 2017 / 2018 season, Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. The show is currently in previews at the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, with an opening night set for Wednesday, September 13. The production closes Sunday, October 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW Review: LETTERS FROM A NUT Spotlights the Humorous Book Series by Ted L. Nancy
by Shari Barrett - Jun 30, 2017

Have you noticed how on most packaging, there is a short statement asking you to please write or call with any questions or concerns about the product you have purchased? That fact came to the attention of author Ted L. Nancy (aka Barry Marder) when he was eating a bag of Fritos while watching television in the middle of the night. Figuring it might be fun to write to the company to see if he would get a response began his career writing absurd correspondence as a customer in need of customer service. Nancy brings his madcap collection of correspondence to the Geffen stage for a one-of-a-kind show that is both outlandish and uproarious.

CONSTELLATIONS, Starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech, Extends at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Los Angeles Premiere of Constellations, Nick Payne's award-winning Broadway sensation, will extend for one week in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse and run through Sunday, July 23.

BWW Review: Geffen Playhouse Sets Its Course for Love in CONSTELLATIONS
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 16, 2017

What a difference one decision makes. Turn a corner, say hello, say nothing, leave - even the smallest of choices has the power to alter our future. In CONSTELLATIONS, Nick Payne's exquisite play for two, now on stage at Geffen Playhouse, we watch the various stages of a couple's relationship play out as a series of overlapping alternate realities.

Photo Flash: First Look at Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech in CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Constellations is the story of Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a quantum physicist. What are their odds of falling in love? Check out photos of Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leach in the show at Geffen Playhouse below!

BWW Review: ACTUALLY Asks the Audience to Consider if Consent Was Given
by Shari Barrett - May 31, 2017

There has been much revealed in legal proceedings relating to what actually constitutes consent when it comes to physical entanglements that somehow go incredibly wrong, thus resulting in a rape charge. Lives can be sidetracked and careers often destroyed upon a court or jurors ruling on who was at fault in such cases, even when the evidence seems too point in both directions. So how do you decide? Such in the case in the award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY, directed by Tyne Rafaeli at the Geffen Playhouse.

Photo Flash: First Look at ACTUALLY at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

"Every single thing leads to everything else…" Amber and Tom, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives.

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