(Bio as of February 2012)
Center Theatre Group is one of the largest and most active theater companies in the nation, programming seasons at the Ahmanson Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum at the L.A. Music Center, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. In the most recent six seasons, a total of 26 world premieres have been presented and 13 productions have gone on to be produced in New York, including the musicals The Drowsy Chaperone and Curtains (both moved to Broadway and received a combined total of 21 Tony Award nominations in consecutive seasons). The Taper has developed a number of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays over the years, including Children of a Lesser God; The Shadow Box; The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America, Part One—Millennium Approaches, and has earned a number of distinguished honors including a Tony Award for Theatrical Excellence. The Douglas is the newest member of the Center Theatre Group family and already has had three works move to Broadway: the world premieres of the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the dark comedy Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist), along with the revival of Come Back, Little Sheba. The Convert was commissioned by Center Theatre Group and will be presented at the Douglas in April and May, 2012.
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