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HAPPY NEW YEAR As one year comes to an end and a new one begins, may 2020 bring you endless possibilities of inspiration, unforgettable moments and pure happiness.

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FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

WELCOME TO CENTER THEATRE GROUP We’re starting the new decade at Center Theatre Group with three productions that couldn’t be more different—a major musical from a rock icon, an acclaimed play about American democracy, and a deeply compassionate exploration of a devastating moment in recent history. But what unites these three works, and all of us in the audience, are the powerful and personal stories they tell. At the Ahmanson, Sting stars alongside a top-notch cast in the visually spectacular The Last Ship. I love the songs and the choreography, but I also love the origin story—that this musical was created to pay tribute to the shipbuilding community where Sting was born and raised. It’s about a man returning to his roots and was written by a man returning to his roots, too. And as it explores an industrial city moving into a post-industrial age, it uses one community’s story to highlight a very universal experience of our current time. At the Taper, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me chronicles the relationship between four generations of American women and the document on which our country was founded. It has, rightfully, been declared one of the most important new plays in recent memory; it is timely and, I am sure, will be proved timeless. That’s because it fulfills a promise of great theatre: changing the way we see our world by saying something we’ve never heard before about a subject we thought we knew intimately. At the Douglas, we’re proud to produce Dael Orlandersmith’s stunning Until the Flood, directed by Associate Artistic Director/Literary Director Neel Keller. Dael conducted interviews in Ferguson, Missouri following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown to create a play that goes far, far beyond the headlines to explore race, grief, and community. This theatrical experience connects you to what it means to be human, and to why we need art. Thank you for starting the new year with us and with these stories.

Sincerely,

Michael Ritchie

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2019/2020 Officers

HONORARY CHAIRMAN

BOARD MEMBERS

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Christine Cronin-Hurst

Louise Moriarty

Susanne Daniels

Kari L. Nakama

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FOSTERING WORKS-IN-DEVELOPMENT Our Artistic staff spent November holding two workshops to support the development of new works: Tambo and Bones by playwright Dave Harris—the eponymous story of two characters in a minstrel show—and Stereophonic, a Center Theatre Group commission and a new musical that is a collaboration between playwright David Adjmi and Arcade Fire’s Will Butler.

(Top) Stereophonic workshop participants: (L–R) music director Justin Craig, composer Will Butler of Arcade Fire, playwright David Adjmi, director Daniel Aukin, and Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Kelley Kirkpatrick. (Bottom) Tambo and Bones workshop participants: (back, L–R) stage manager Joanne Pan, playwright Dave Harris, director Taylor Reynolds, and actors Doug Harris and Brendan Dalton; (front, L–R) actors Carter Redwood, W. Tre Davis, and Phillipe Gregory Burke.

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THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH US We’re so grateful to all of the generous Center Theatre Group supporters who made a year-end gift to stand for artists, audiences, and community. Your donations help us fulfill our mission as a nonprofit organization and ensure the future of live theatre in Los Angeles.

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ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS PARTICIPANTS Four schools have been selected to participate in our 2019/2020 Disney Musicals in Schools program. Dr. Owen Lloyd Knox, Eastman Avenue, Euclid Avenue, and San Gabriel Avenue Elementary Schools—all LAUSD—began their 17-week musical theatre residencies in November. We’ll see their students onstage at the Ahmanson this spring! Thanks to Disney Theatrical Group for supporting this program.

IRA GLASS AT THE AHMANSON Public radio legend Ira Glass (left), who executive produced The New One, came out to Los Angeles to support Mike Birbiglia (right) in his Ahmanson Theatre debut this fall.

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ON OUR STAGES

IN THE THEATRE

STING starring in

THE LAST SHIP AHMANSONTHEATRE JAN 14 – FEB 16, 2020

LATE SEATING

The heartfelt and empowering musical by multiple Grammy Award winner Sting, who stars in every performance, tells the story of a young man who returns home after 17 years at sea to find that the local shipyard is closing, and no one knows what will come next. ®

To minimize disruption, patrons not seated when the performance begins will be asked to wait in the lobby until an appropriate break. Latecomers may also be given alternate seats until intermission.

FRAGRANCES Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes and cologne. Many people are allergic to heavy scents.

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

LOST & FOUND

MARKTAPERFORUM JAN 12 – FEB 23, 2020 Direct from Broadway, the 2019 Tony -nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, What the Constitution Means to Me, by famed writer Heidi Schreck, breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will affect the next generation of Americans. ®

UNTIL THE FLOOD KIRKDOUGLASTHEATRE JAN 24 – FEB 23, 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience.

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BEHIND SALON DOORS KICKING OFF THE L.A. WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

“WHAT’S IT LIKE TO PUNCH SOMEONE IN THE FACE?” playwright Ngozi Anyanwu asked mixed martial artist Ashlee Evans-Smith. They were sitting in the Douglas rehearsal room, where the 2019/20 L.A. Writers’ Workshop had just kicked off with its annual Salon. From a clinical psychologist and Jesuit priest to an anthropologist and African American art curator, nearly a dozen experts from around Los Angeles dropped in on the three-day event to help seven local playwrights gain insight into the subjects of the new works they’re developing with Center Theatre Group’s support.

But what is also exciting about the weekend is that the playwrights gain additional knowledge about subjects they never anticipated exploring—a phenomenon that seems to happen every year, noted Keller. He said the playwrights often end up incorporating the ideas of the experts who were invited by other members of the cohort.

“I felt that some of the topics the other experts spoke on correlated so brilliantly to my own work—and even if they didn’t have anything to do with my own work, all of them were so captivating,” said Daniel, who even thinks the On Friday, November 8, 2019, introductions and dinner conversation between Evans-Smith and Anyanwu will find welcomed the group to this artistic community. “The opening its way in her work. “Her stories about being a woman in weekend gives everyone the sense of safety and excitement the mixed martial arts world were awesome.” that promotes fearlessness and creativity. Our goal is for Anthony felt the same. “Hearing from other people’s everyone to feel valued and supported by the group,” said experts was beneficial because it sparked other story/ Associate Artistic Director/Literary Director Neel Keller. “To character possibilities for me,” said Anthony. “I know I spend a weekend together sharing meals and ideas—along have so much to synthetize and process creatively over with having wild, varied, and interesting conversations—is a great way to start the year.” Each playwright is allotted about the coming months—and that’s a good feeling to have.” an hour to lead a Q&A session with one or two experts in the The L.A. Writers’ Workshop is supported in part by the topic the playwright has chosen. National Endowment for the Arts. There was no inquiry the experts couldn’t answer—for instance, in response to Anyanwu’s initial question, EvansSmith went on to explain that, for her, throwing a punch is methodical and tactical, rather than emotional.

Playwright Dionna Michelle Daniel, who is working on two plays—a theatrical revision of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and a semi-autobiographical play about family secrets—said the most “mind-blowing” thing she learned at the Salon was that New York City’s iconic nightclub, the Cotton Club, was highly segregated. Daniel also said talking with experts “made the ideas and themes of my play much more personable—it’s a much better experience to speak with the experts than scouring Google for information.” Adelina Anthony, who is working on a sci-fi play that incorporates Nahuatl codex imagery and mexihcatl tradition, was excited to discover that there are plans to make the Florentine Codex (which translates and transcribes Aztec history) accessible online. “Speaking to my own experts made me realize the terrain I want to explore in my play are vast areas of knowing and not-knowing,” she said. “This liminal space is always attractive to me as an artist, because it’s in the shades of gray that I find affirmation of our collective humanity.”

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(Top, L–R) Playwrights Boo Killebrew, Jonathan Caren, Dionna Michelle Daniel (back), Ngozi Anyanwu, Kemp Powers (back), Kenneth Lin, and Adelina Anthony. (Bottom, L–R) Dionna Michelle Daniel, Ngozi Anyanwu, Jonathan Caren, and Kenneth Lin.

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THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

W JAN 14 – FEB 16, 2020 AHMANSON THEATRE

At Center Theatre Group, we tell stories with and for our artists, our audiences, and our community. The first three shows coming to Center Theatre Group’s stages in 2020—The Last Ship at the Ahmanson January 14, What the Constitution Means to Me at the Taper January 12, and Until the Flood at the Douglas January 24—are truly representative of the power of stories to inspire artists, change lives, and bring people together. “I’m repaying a debt, if you like, to the community that raised me, that created me,” said Sting of The Last Ship, which tells the story of a coastal English shipbuilding town that finds its livelihood threatened. In order to write this story, “I began to go back in my life to the environment that formed me, made me who I am. I started to revisit the people I’d known in that community, the people who worked in the shipyard, the people who were my neighbors, the people who were my friends,” recalled Sting. “I wanted to write a story about the richness and the value of community, the spirit of community.”

JAN 12 – FEB 23, 2020 MARKTAPERFORUM

The inspiration for What the Constitution Means to Me playwright Heidi Schreck also came from her past. As a teenager, she competed in American Legion debate competitions. “I decided to follow the prompt of the original contest, which was to find a personal connection between my own life and the Constitution,” Schreck told Terry Gross in a Fresh Air interview. “And in attempting to do that, I ended up writing a story about four generations of women in my family, about how the Constitution shaped their lives...and about the ways it shaped my own life.” The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis approached Dael Orlandersmith about creating Until the Flood in the months after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an African American teenager, and Ferguson, Missouri erupted in social unrest. Orlandersmith conducted extensive interviews in Ferguson in order to write the piece. “I hope the characters reflect the different feelings and thoughts” of the community, said Orlandersmith. “That’s what my emphasis is on and that’s why I wrote it.” She added, “I don’t speak for people, I speak to people. I’m not a politician. I hope that people are listening, and I hope it invokes a certain kind of thought and communication.

JAN 24 – FEB 23, 2020 KIRKDOUGLASTHEATRE

“WE ARE TREMENDOUSLY PROUD TO HAVE THESE THREE WORKS ONSTAGE SIMULTANEOUSLY— AND TO BE BRINGING ANGELENOS TOGETHER AROUND THESE STORIES.” —Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. 12 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE

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WHAT DOES THE TAPER MEAN TO YOU? AT THE MARK TAPER FORUM, LEGENDS ARE MADE, ARTISTS ARE INSPIRED, AND MEMORIES ARE CREATED. We interviewed audience members, artists, and staff to celebrate our 2019/20 Season and to honor the greats who have made the Taper one of America’s iconic regional theatres and a Los Angeles landmark. Our new video series, “What the Taper Means to Me,” blends interviews, behind-the-scenes footage (including a drone in the house!), and archival materials to explore what the Taper means to all of us. “When they say ‘Forum,’ they’re not kidding,” said actor Bernard K. Addison, who made his Taper debut in 2018’s Water by the Spoonful after attending shows as an audience member for many years. “It’s open. We all see each other; we all immerse in the storytelling that’s on the stage. It’s not an accident that great plays like Angels in America and August Wilson plays are great because of their work here.” It doesn’t take long to figure out that the Taper is someplace special. “I come to be inspired, to be moved, to escape,” said Nayara Alexis, who has attended shows through our FreePlay program for audiences age 25 and under. “One of my favorite feelings is when I come here, right before the show starts— everybody talking, everybody’s excited to see the play, they’re reading the programs. There’s no other theatre like the Taper.”

packed up all the props that I had helped create, and we sent it to Broadway, where they used those. It’s really exciting to just be part of theatre history.” That history includes many of the most talented theatre artists of all time. Groundbreaking plays like Angels in America and Zoot Suit made their World premieres there. Denzel Washington, Al Pacino, and Anna Deavere Smith are among the famous faces who have trod the boards of the Taper. Playwrights including August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Robert Schenkkan have watched previews of their new work from the audience and in the wings. 2020 is no exception, with this spring and summer featuring Heidi Schreck’s acclaimed What the Constitution Means to Me, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker’s The Antipodes, and Rajiv Joseph’s World premiere production King James. Adriana Gomez has been a Taper subscriber since 1993 in order to see works such as these. Theatre “moves one in a way to think differently, so that we can make our world a better world,” she said. “I think the theatre really is important in that way.”

Center Theatre Group Prop Director Merrianne Nedreberg has worked on many memorable shows at the Taper, but among her favorites was Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph (whose King James comes to the Taper this summer). Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo “was absolutely beautiful at the Taper,” said Nedreberg. “Then we

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LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Written by & Starring John Leguizamo Directed by Tony Taccone Sep 5 – Oct 20, 2019 SECOND SEASON PRODUCTION

THE NEW ONE Written & Performed by Mike Birbiglia Directed by Seth Barrish Oct 23 – Nov 24, 2019 THIRD SEASON PRODUCTION

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SWAN LAKE Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Bourne Dec 3, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020 FOURTH SEASON PRODUCTION

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THE LAST SHIP Music & Lyrics by Sting New Book by Lorne Campbell Original Book by John Logan & Brian Yorkey Directed by Lorne Campbell Jan 14 – Feb 16, 2020 FIFTH SEASON PRODUCTION

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MICHAEL RITCHIE Artistic Director | MEGHAN PRESSMAN Managing Director | DOUGLAS C. BAKER Producing Director GORDON DAVIDSON Founding Artistic Director KARL SYDOW presents

MUSIC & LYRICS

NEW BOOK BY

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STING

LORNE CAMPBELL

JOHN LOGAN and BRIAN YORKEY

STING FRANCES McNAMEE JACKIE MORRISON OLIVER SAVILE MARC AKINFOLARIN JOE CAFFREY MATT CORNER SUSAN FAY ORLA GORMLEY ANNIE GRACE OLIVER KEARNEY SEAN KEARNS DAVID MUSCAT TOM PARSONS JOSEPH PEACOCK SOPHIE REID HANNAH RICHARDSON JADE SOPHIA VERTANNES DIRECTOR

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SEBASTIAN FROST

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MUSICAL DIRECTOR

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

RICHARD JOHN

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ROB MATHES COSTUME DESIGNER

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CASTING DIRECTOR

MOLLY EINCHCOMB

SELMA DIMITRIJEVIC

BETH EDEN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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JAN 14 – FEB 16, 2020 AHMANSON THEATRE The Los Angeles production of The Last Ship is generously supported in part by The Blue Ribbon.

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THE HISTORY OF SHIPBUILDING AND PROTEST

GEORDIE GLOSSARY

1938–1950: Many shipyards are reinstated and nationalized to build ships for the war effort.

Geordie is the dialect of Tyneside in the North East of England. On the border with Scotland and as a deep sea port, the city has its own distinct accent and a lexicon of words drawn from Scandinavian and Baltic languages from across the North Sea, Scots, Scots Gaelic, and Romany. For this production we are not using the broadest of accents, but we have retained some of the wonderful sound and words of the North East. Al Reet: All right

1970: The Conservative government is elected under Edward Heath.

Aye: Yes

1971: The Heath government attempts to close the Upper Clyde Yard in Glasgow despite the Yard being economically viable. Led by trade union leader Jimmy Reid, the laborers occupy the yard and stage a work-in, where they continue working despite the yard’s proposed closure. In a span of 18 months, the workers complete several ships, and in 1972, the government is forced to keep the yard in operation.

Canna: Cannot

1294: First shipyard is established on the River Tyne, building ships for Edward the 1 of England. st

1852: The Swan Hunter Yard is established in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne. 1906: The Mauretania, a transatlantic ocean liner, is launched from Swan Hunter. The ship was 790 feet long with a beam of 88 feet and a gross tonnage of 31,938 tons. It carried 2,000 passengers on its maiden voyage on November 16, 1907 and won the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic, a record held for 22 years. 1920–1933: During the global economic downturn, 28 shipyards are closed in the North East.

1972 & 1974: Miners begin protest strikes, which paralyze the country and lead to huge wage increases, directly bringing down Ted Heath’s Conservative government in 1974. 1973: Britain joins the European Economic Community. 1974: Election ends in a “hung parliament” with Harold Wilson as prime minister. 1977: In the Ridley Plan, MP Nicholas Ridley proposes how the next Conservative government could fight and defeat a major strike in a nationalized industry. Privatization of heavy industry and the systematic weakening of the power of trade unions becomes a central objective of “Thatcherism.” 1978–1979: Strikes paralyze Britain during the so-called Winter of Discontent. In response to government wage restraining, inflation, and IMF austerity measures, a massive wave of industrial unrest spreads across Britain. May 1979: Conservative Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first female prime minister. March 1984: A 12-month “miners strike” over pit closures begins. National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) chief Arthur Scargill unites various strikes into nationwide industrial action without a ballot. June 1984: During the battle of Orgreave, 5,000 riot police take on 5,000 protestors. The BBC edits footage of this violent confrontation to make it appear as though the miners instigated violence when, in fact, the police baton charged protestors. September 1984: Thousands of miners and police clash once more at Malty Colliery near Rotherham. Protestors had been out of work for six months and the lack of income was starting to take its toll. November 1984: A growing number of miners decide to return to work as Christmas looms. Violence on the picket lines becomes more widespread.

Divvin’t: Don’t Divvin’t Kna: Don’t know Doon: Down Gan: Go Haddaway: Exclamation of dismay or disgust, “go on,” “do one,” “go away”; as in, “Haddaway with you” Hinny: Woman, often wife/partner/girlfriend; expresses connection and affection Howay: General exclamation, literally meaning “come on,” can be positive (“Howay, let’s go”) or negative (“Howay, stop that”) Hoy: Throw Man: Person regardless of gender, see “Howay Meg-Man” Nowt: Nothing Owt: Anything Pet: Term of affection regardless of gender Quay (pronounced “key”): Dock Quayside: Dockside Radgie: Crazy person, often a young man, unpredictable, irrational, possibly violent, certainly irresponsible Slipway: Where the ship is constructed and launched

March 3, 1985: Delegates at a NUM conference decide 98-to-91 to end the strike.

Telt: Told

December 8, 1986: Major national industries are privatized. Tens of thousands of jobs are lost in the steel, coal, shipbuilding, and heavy manufacturing.

The Dole: Unemployment assistance

June 11, 1987: Margaret Thatcher wins a third term. 1988: The Neptune Yard in Newcastle, the last yard of the Swan Hunter Company, is closed. December 2015: The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign provided the then-Home Secretary Theresa May with a lengthy legal argument, calling on her to set up an independent public inquiry into the policing of events at Orgreave on June 18, 1984.

Us: Me Woe betide you: Bad things will befall you Ye: You

October 2016: Theresa May’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd announces that there will be no Orgreave inquiry.

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THE CAST Jackie White ...............................................................................................................STING Meg Dawson........................................................................................ FRANCES McNAMEE Peggy White........................................................................................... JACKIE MORRISON Gideon Fletcher.............................................................................................OLIVER SAVILE Adrian Sanderson................................................................................ MARC AKINFOLARIN Billy Thompson................................................................................................JOE CAFFREY Mrs. Dees................................................................................................... ORLA GORMLEY Baroness Tynedale..........................................................................................ANNIE GRACE Cathleen Fleming............................................................................ HANNAH RICHARDSON Freddy Newlands, Old Joe Fletcher, Ferryman................................................SEAN KEARNS Ellen Dawson....................................................................................................SOPHIE REID Young Meg................................................................................. JADE SOPHIA VERTANNES Davey Harrison............................................................................................. MATT CORNER Young Gideon..........................................................................................JOSEPH PEACOCK Kev Dickinson…………............................................................................. OLIVER KEARNEY Maureen Summerson......................................................................................... SUSAN FAY Thomas Ashburner.......................................................................................DAVID MUSCAT Eric Ford....................................................................................................... TOM PARSONS Dance Captain/Understudy........................................................................ JAMES BERKERY Understudy................................................................................................. JULIA LOCASCIO UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for a listed performer unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Jackie White................................................................................... JOE CAFFREY, SEAN KEARNS For Peggy White........................................................................................ANNIE GRACE, SUSAN FAY For Meg Dawson........................................................................................................ORLA GORMLEY For Gideon Fletcher........................................................................... TOM PARSONS, MATT CORNER For Ellen Dawson............................................... HANNAH RICHARDSON, JADE SOPHIA VERTANNES For Billy Thompson...................................................................................................... DAVID MUSCAT For Freddy Newlands................................................................DAVID MUSCAT, MARC AKINFOLARIN For Davey Harrison............................................................................TOM PARSONS, DAVID MUSCAT For Young Meg...............................................................................................HANNAH RICHARDSON For Young Gideon.................................................................................................... OLIVER KEARNEY For Baroness Tynedale.......................................................................................................SUSAN FAY For Mrs. Dees............................................................................ SUSAN FAY, HANNAH RICHARDSON For Old Joe Fletcher.................................................................DAVID MUSCAT, MARC AKINFOLARIN For Ferryman............................................................................DAVID MUSCAT, MARC AKINFOLARIN For Adrian Sanderson.................................................................... TOM PARSONS, OLIVER KEARNEY

The Company is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. ORCHESTRA Musical Director and Keyboard—Richard John Melodeon—Mick McAuley, Guitar—Ben Butler, Guitar—Scott Goldbaum Acoustic Bass—Kaveh Rastegar, Drums/Percussion—Nathaniel Laguzza, Violin—Molly Rogers Music Contractor—Encompass Music Partners

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SCENES & MUSICAL NUMBERS Setting: Wallsend, North East England, 1986 ACT ONE We’ve Got Nowt Else (Overture)............................................ Jackie White and Company Island of Souls................................................................................................ Company And Yet...........................................................................Gideon Fletcher and Ferryman Shipyard.............................................Jackie White, Billy Thompson, Adrian Sanderson, ................................................................ Peggy White, Davey Harrison, and Company If You Ever See Me Talking to a Sailor.......Meg Dawson and the women of the Company Underground River...........................................................Billy Thompson and Company Dead Man’s Boots......................... Gideon Fletcher, Old Joe Fletcher, and Young Gideon When the Pugilist Learned to Dance.......................... Gideon Fletcher and Ellen Dawson August Winds.............................................................................................Meg Dawson The Last Ship (Part One)...................................................... Jackie White, Peggy White, ..................................................................................... Davey Harrison, and Company

ACT TWO Mrs. Dees’ Rant........................................... Mrs. Dees and the women of the Company It’s Not the Same Moon................................................ Meg Dawson and Ellen Dawson All This Time.............................................................................................Ellen Dawson So to Speak.................................................................... Jackie White and Peggy White What Say You, Meg?...................................................Gideon Fletcher and Meg Dawson The Last Ship (Reprise)........................................................ Jackie White and Company Hadaway (Out of Your Tiny Minds).................................... Davey Harrison and Company Underground River (Reprise)........................................... Peggy White and Jackie White When We Danced......................................................Gideon Fletcher and Meg Dawson Women at the Gate...................................Peggy White and the women of the Company Show Some Respect............................................................ Peggy White and Company The Last Ship (Finale)...................................................................................... Company

The Last Ship has a running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes, including intermission.

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WHO’S WHO STING (Jackie White, Music & Lyrics) was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on October 2, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell) and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman. He grew up in the turmoil of the ship-building industry and wanted to become a musician very early having developed a love for the bass guitar. He played in jazz/rock bands such as The Last Exit and other various outfits, including a Dixieland jazz group. In 1977, he formed the rock trio The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. In 1984, he went on to record solo albums and has evolved into one of the world’s most prolific songwriters and musicians. Throughout his illustrious career, he has received 17 Grammy Awards , a Golden Globe, an Emmy , four Oscar nominations, a Tony nomination, and has sold 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, as well as honorary doctorate of music degrees from Northumbria University (1992), Berklee College of Music (1994), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2006), and Brown University (2018). Sting has authored two books, including The New York Times best-selling memoir Broken Music. His latest album, My Songs, features contemporary interpretations of his most celebrated hits and was accompanied by a critically acclaimed world tour, which will resume in June 2020. This spring, he will headline a Las Vegas residency, set to open at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International, and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Theatre includes The Last Ship (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); 3 Penny Opera directed by John Dexter with Sting in his Broadway debut as Macheath (LuntFontanne Theatre, Broadway); The Play What I Wrote (Wyndhams Theatre, West End); The Last Ship, directed by Joe Mantello, with Sting temporarily stepping into the role of Jackie White (Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway); The Last Ship Benefit Shows at Sage Gateshead (Newcastle); and The Last Ship Broadway Benefit (New York). Television includes Ally McBeal: “Cloudy Skies, Chance of A Parade,” Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: “The Long Lead Story,” Little Britain USA and Life’s Too Short (HBO/Ricky Gervais); The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC); The Last Ship: Live at The Public Theater (PBS); The Tony Awards performing The Last Ship; The Academy Awards performing The Empty Chair; and The Queen’s 92 Birthday Party (BBC/performance with Shaggy at The Royal Albert Hall, London). Film includes Quadrophenia, Radio On, Artemis 81, The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle, The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball, Brimstone and Treacle, Dune, The Bride, Plenty, Bring on the Night, Julia and Julia, Stormy Monday, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Gentlemen Don’t Eat Poets (aka The Grotesque and Grave Indiscretion), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (producer), The Bee Movie, Brüno, and Zoolander 2. Sting is managed by the Cherrytree Music Company. sting.com, cherrytreemusiccompany.com ®

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FRANCES McNAMEE (Meg Dawson). Theatre includes Clybourne Park (UK tour); The Last Ship (UK tour/Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), where she was nominated for UK Theatre Awards’ Best Performance in a Musical; The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover, The Christmas Truce, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Love’s Labour’s Won (Royal Shakespeare Company); A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic); Big Fish (The Other Palace); Punishment Without Revenge and A Lady of Little Sense (Theatre Royal Bath/Arcola Theatre), where Frances was nominated for The Ian Charleston Award; The Mother (Kiln Theatre); and 20th Anniversary Gala Performance of Les Misérables (West End). Television includes Stigma (web series). Radio includes 15 Minutes Live (Slung Low). Instagram: @frannymacnanny, Twitter: @francesmcnamee1 JACKIE MORRISON (Peggy White). Theatre includes Clybourne Park (UK tour); Coriolanus (RSC); The Last Ship (Toronto); Abigail’s Party (Curve); This Is Ceilidh (Edinburgh & London); Othello and A Bunch of Amateurs (Watermill Theatre); Peribanez (Young Vic, West End); Oh! What a Lovely War! (National Theatre); Pygmalion, Hay Fever, Taking Steps, and Private Lives (Oldham Coliseum); Celaine (Hampstead Theatre); After Mrs. Rochester (Duke of York’s, West End); What Every Woman Knows and Candida (Stephen Joseph Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ESC); When We Are Married (Savoy, West End); ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Derby Playhouse); The Hypochondriac (West Yorkshire Playhouse); and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Strand, West End). Television includes Black Earth Rising (BBC/Netflix); Coronation Street (ITV); Doctors, EastEnders, Holby City, and Casualty (BBC); Londongrad (Wind Catcher); Endeavour III (Mammoth Screen); The Commander: Abduction (La Plante Productions); Midsomer Murders (Bentley Productions); Monarch of the Glen (Ecosse); Ultimate Force (Bentley Productions); Taggart and Doctor Finlay (STV); and Head Over Heels (Carnival Films). Radio and recording includes Eyes of the Soul, First Person, The Child, and Into Exile (BBC Radio 4); and Brigadoon (EMI). OLIVER SAVILE (Gideon Fletcher). Oliver trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre includes Whizzer, Falsettos (The Other Palace); Gideon, The Last Ship (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); Robert, Company (AAC); Fiyero, Wicked (Apollo Victoria, West End); Hugo, Knights of the Rose (Arts Theatre, West End); Max, The Navigator (Phoenix Theatre, West End); Wayne, LMTO’s State Fair (Cadogan Hall); Raoul, Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre); Rum Tum Tugger, CATS (UK tour); Enjolras, Les Misérables (Queens Theatre, West End); Peter Tork, Monkee Business (UK tour); Sky, Mamma Mia! (world tour); and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour). Television includes Enjolras in Les Misérables (ITV Olivier Awards 2014) and PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 7

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Rum Tum Tugger in CATS (ITV Olivier Awards 2013). Instagram: @olliesavile, Twitter: @oliversavile MARC AKINFOLARIN (Adrian Sanderson) trained at ArtsEd London School of Musical Theatre. Theatre includes The Last Ship (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); Spamilton, Assassins, and The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Wizard of Oz (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Spamalot (UK tour/Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Peter and The Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate, Northampton); Floyd Collins (Wilton’s Music Hall); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK & European tour); Sweeney Todd (English National Opera); Porgy & Bess (Royal Danish Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep); Soul Man (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Landor Theatre); and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour). Instagram: @Marcakinfolarin JOE CAFFREY (Billy Thompson) trained at LAMDA. Theatre includes Clear White Light (Live Theatre, Newcastle); The Last Ship (UK tour/Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); Saint George and the Dragon and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (National Theatre); The Pitmen Painters (National Theatre/Live Theatre/Duchess Theatre & UK tour); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, We The People, and The Globe Mysteries (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Girls (Phoenix Theatre); Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace); Cooking with Elvis (Whitehall Theatre & UK tour); Keepers of the Flame (RSC/Live Theatre); Charlie’s Trousers, Dirty Nets, Your Home In The West, Cabaret, and Close the Coalhouse Door (Live Theatre, Newcastle); Noir (Northern Stage); Season Ticket (Northern Stage/Pilot); Wet House (Soho Theatre, London); and A Walk on Part (Arts Theatre, West End). Television includes Wolfblood, Clay, Doctors, Heartbeat, Holby City, The Bill, Distant Shores, Byker Grove, Attachments, Badger, Soldier Soldier, Colour Blind, and Spender. Film includes Victoria and Abdul and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. MATT CORNER (Davey Harrison) trained at The Arts Educational School London. Theatre includes Fiddler on the Roof (Menier Chocolate Factory), Back to the Future (workshop—Universal Theatrical) Fiddler on the Roof (workshop—Universal Theatrical), Zelda (workshop—The Other Palace), The Last Ship (Northern Stage/national tour), Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre & national tour), High Society (national tour), A Day at the Races, and A Night at the Opera (Russell Labey). Film includes You Are a Musical Star and Les Misérables. Instagram and Twitter: @mattjcorner

SUSAN FAY (Maureen Summerson). West End theatre includes The Girls, Saturday Night Fever, Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Billy Elliot the Musical, Spend Spend Spend, Martin Guerre, Buddy, Les Misérables, and Me and My Girl. Other theatre includes The Last Ship (UK tour/ Princess Wales Theatre, Toronto), The Threepenny Opera (The Opera Group), Half a Sixpence (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Annie and Cabaret (Sheffield Crucible), Aspects of Love (UK tour), and Camelot (Liverpool Playhouse). Workshops include Bridget Jones and Mary Poppins. Concerts include My Fair Lady (Royal Albert Hall) and Les Misérables’ 25th Anniversary (O2 Arena). Film includes Rocketman (Paramount Pictures) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Pathe Films), London Road (Cuba Pictures), and Les Misérables (Universal Pictures). ORLA GORMLEY (Mrs. Dees) trained at The Arts Educational School London. Theatre includes Musical of the Year (Eloy Productions), The Last Ship (UK tour/ Princess of Wales, Toronto), Beauty and the Beast and Pride & Prejudice (The Lyric Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (ATG/Jerry Mitchell Productions), Comrade Rockstar (Julian Woolford), HATCH! (The Mac Theatre), GET GOT (The Main Space/Edinburgh Fringe), Comedy of Errors (Theatre at The Mill), Molly Wobbly’s TiT Factory (Assembly Rooms/Edinburgh Fringe), Lead Production Singer (P&O Azura), and Romeo & Juliet (NZ Opera Company). Cast albums include Lizzie (Musical of the Year), Renata (Comrade Rockstar), and Ruth (Molly Wobbly’s TiT Factory). Instagram: @orlagormley1 ANNIE GRACE (Baroness Tynedale) Annie trained at Glasgow School of Art. Her early musical training was playing the bagpipes and harmony singing with her siblings during her childhood in the Highlands. She went on to become a founding member of the renowned Scottish folk group Iron Horse, touring internationally for 12 years and releasing several albums. After the band retired in 2001, Annie started to work as an actor and theatre-maker. She has also recorded two solo albums: Take Me Out Drinking Tonight and The Bell. Theatre includes The Last Ship (UK tour/Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); The Winter’s Tale (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); Poker Alice, Tir Na Nog, and Hysteria (Oran Mor); Threads (Stellar Quines); Dark Woods Deep Snow and The Bloody Great Big Border Ballad (Northern Stage); and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, The Tin Forest, Blabbermouth, and Peter Pan (National Theatre of Scotland). Twitter: @heedurunho, anniegracemusic.com

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OLIVER KEARNEY (Kev Dickinson) trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. His stage credits while training include St. Jimmy in American Idiot, Mr. Jackson in Swallows and Amazons, and Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd. This is Oliver’s professional stage debut. Instagram: @okayactor, Twitter: @oliverkearney SEAN KEARNS (Freddy Newlands, Old Joe Fletcher, Ferryman). West End theatre includes The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and The 39 Steps (Criterion); The Commitments (Palace); Wicked (Victoria Apollo); Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace); Macbeth, God in Ruins, The Merchant of Venice, and The Taming of the Shrew (Royal Shakespeare Company); and Henry the Fourth Parts I and II, Bedlam, As You Like It, and A New World (Shakespeare’s Globe). Other theatre includes Good Vibrations, Double Cross, Of Mice and Men, Oliver!, Annie, Orphans, and The Sound of Music (Lyric Theatre Belfast); and Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and The Importance of Being Earnest (Gate Theatre Dublin). Sean has just directed A Christmas Carol for The Mac in Belfast. Instagram: @seankearns36q, Twitter: @lamseankearns DAVID MUSCAT (Thomas Ashburner) made his West End debut in 2012 and has since gone on to work across television, film, and theatre worldwide. Theatre includes Mr. Braithwaite in Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace, West End), CC in Flashdance (UK & international tour), and Donnie in Jersey Boys (international tour). Other shows include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Side Show, Andy Capp the Musical, Jeremy Corbyn the Musical, Miracle on 34th Street, and One Man, Two Guvnors. Television includes Todd Fisher in Autopsy, Host on Stagey Live, George Bush in The Last Leg, and Constable Harris in The T-Boy Show. Film includes Mr. Braithwaite in Billy Elliot the Musical Live and Barry in Hi-Lo Joe. Twitter: @davidmmuscat TOM PARSONS (Eric Ford). Theatre includes The Last Ship (The Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Michael in Lazarus (King’s Cross Theatre, London), Guy in Once (Princess Theatre Melbourne/The Olympia Theatre Dublin/Charlotte Theatre Seoul), Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (Arena World Tour), Mark in Monkee Business (Manchester Opera House/King’s Theatre Glasgow), Nicky and Trekkie in Avenue Q (The Noel Coward/The Gielgud/Wyndham’s Theatre, West End), Eddie in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre, West End), and Narrator in Tango Moderno (UK tour). Instagram: @thompmusic, thom.parsons.com

JOSEPH PEACOCK (Young Gideon) trained in musical theatre at Emil Dale Academy. Theatre includes Bat Out of Hell (Coliseum and West End), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (UK tour), The Burnt Part Boys (Park Theatre), Grease (The Factory Playhouse), and West Side Story (The Factory Playhouse). Television includes Holby City (BBC). Dance includes Young Creatives (Youth Dance England/Wayne McGregor), Sadler’s Wells (Ryan Jenkins), and Move It (EDSA Company/Gareth Walker). Instagram: @josephpeacock, Twitter: @josephpeacock_ SOPHIE REID (Ellen Dawson). Sophie trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Theatre includes The Last Ship (Princess of Wales, Toronto), The Snow Queen (Dundee Rep), Merlin (Nuffield, Southampton/Royal & Derngate, Northampton), and Once (Phoenix Theatre, West End). Film includes the leading role in Barracuda, opposite Allison Tolman (Orion Pictures & Samuel Goldwyn); Justine and Further Education (Jump Start Productions); and Beauty and the Beast (Disney). Television includes Doc Martin (ITV), Game of Thrones (HBO), Gary: Tank Commander (BBC), and Hedz (BBC Scotland). Instagram: @lamsophiereid HANNAH RICHARDSON (Cathleen Fleming) trained at the Arts Educational School London. Her stage credits while training include Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, Rosalind in As You Like It, Mrs. Fitzwilliam in It Never Happened, and Rebecca in Pravda. This is Hannah’s professional stage debut. Instagram: @hann_rich, hannahrichardson.co.uk JADE SOPHIA VERTANNES (Young Meg) trained at Urdang Academy London. Theatre includes The Last Ship (Princess of Wales, Toronto), Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace, West End), and Respect La Diva (Garrick Theatre, West End). Television includes documentary School for Stars (CBBC). Instagram: @jadesophia_ LORNE CAMPBELL (Director & Book Writer) is Northern Stage’s Artistic Director. Before moving to Newcastle upon Tyne, he was Co-Artistic Director at Greyscale Theatre Company and a freelance director and theatre-maker. He was also the course leader of the BA in directing program at Drama Centre, Central Saint Martins. Lorne is a graduate of the Channel 4 Young Theatre Director’s Scheme and a former Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. During his time at the Traverse he directed a range of work, including Distracted by Morna Pearson (winner of the Meyer-Whitworth Award) and Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Alan Wilkins, which was named Best New Play by the Critics’ PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 9

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Awards for Theatre in Scotland in 2007. Lorne has also worked extensively in mainland Europe and Britain. Since 2008, he has been a freelance director with works at The Gate, London, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, and Oran Mor. He founded his company Greyscale in 2009, which has produced touring work including What Would Judas Do? by Stewart Lee, What the Animals Say by David Ireland, and A Prayer by Selma Dimitrijevic. For Northern Stage, Lorne has directed The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project at the company’s Edinburgh venue (winner of the 2013 Spirit of the Fringe Award). He has also directed two children’s Christmas productions, Dark Woods, Deep Snow: A Grimm Tale for Christmas and Get Santa, as well as Cyrano de Bergerac in co-production with Northampton’s Royal & Derngate (2015), Get Carter (including the UK tour) in 2016, and Dr. Frankenstein (including the UK tour) in 2017. ROB MATHES (Music Supervisor & Orchestrator) is an Emmywinning, Grammy, Tony, and Drama Desk Award-nominated arranger/composer, producer, and singer/songwriter. Rob has produced recordings by Sting, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, Beth Hart, Vanessa Williams, Bettye LaVette, and the band Panic! At The Disco. He is an Emmy winner for his yearly music direction of the Kennedy Center Honors for CBS. Rob musically directed HBO’s We Are One: The Obama Inauguration Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, featuring Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, John Legend, U2, Beyoncé, and others, and has acted as musical director for the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards for the past 15 years. He has performed at the Grammys with Bruce Springsteen and has created the orchestral arrangements for his last three records, along with his recent Western Stars film. Rob has written arrangements for Elton John, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, Mavis Staples, Jay-Z, Eric Clapton, Beck, Aretha Franklin, and Yo-Yo Ma, among others. He was nominated for a Best Original Score Emmy twice for the HBO movie Thurgood and the documentary Herblock: the Black & the White. His work on Sting’s The Last Ship has been the great adventure of a lifetime. RICHARD JOHN (Musical Director). Musical direction includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (associate conductor, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, West End), Sinatra (London Palladium, West End), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre, West End), Dirty Dancing (Piccadilly Theatre, West End), Legally Blonde (associate MD, Savoy Theatre, West End), Desperately Seeking Susan (associate MD, Novello Theatre), Corrugation Road (Black Swan Theatre/Australian tour), The Small Poppies (Company B/Australian tour), 2 Pianos 4 Hands (StageWorks/Australian/New Zealand/Hong Kong tour), and The Midnight Gang (West Australian Symphony Orchestra/Spare Parts Theatre, Australia). Musical supervision includes Legally Blonde (UK, Australia, and Austria tours), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK tour), and supervising music director of Dirty Dancing (European/UK tour). Theatrical composition includes The Centre, The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor (published by the Australian Script Centre), Old Mother Hubbard (published by Black Swan Press), The Wind in the Willows (published by the Australian Script Centre), The Legend of Snow White (Hayman Theatre, Australia), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Sevenoaks Playhouse), Deadly Game (Vienna’s English Theatre), Mrs. Warren’s

Profession, and The Importance of Being Earnest (English Theatre of Hamburg). In collaboration with novelist Andrew Neiderman and book writer/lyricist Julian Woolford, Richard is currently developing a musical adaptation of The Devil’s Advocate. 59 PRODUCTIONS (Designer) is a multi-award-winning design studio and production company with offices in London and New York. Recent work includes The Shadow Factory (Nuffield); Oslo (Harold Pinter Theatre National Theatre and Lincoln Center); Junk (Lincoln Center Theater); Brigadoon (New York City Center); An American in Paris (West End and US tour); Emil and the Detectives, Great Britain, Waves, and Attempts on Her Life (National Theatre); wonder.land (National Theatre/Manchester International Festival); Life of Galileo (Young Vic); Reflections: Guggenheim Bilbao 20th Anniversary (Guggenheim Museum); Paul Auster’s City of Glass (HOME, Manchester/Lyric Hammersmith); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Broadway/US tour); Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland); David Bowie Is (V&A); Boeing Centennial Projection Spectacular (Boeing Field, Seattle); Bloom (Edinburgh International Festival); The Forbidden Zone (Salzburg Festival and Schaubühne, Berlin); Les Misérables (world tour); and the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Designs for opera include The Pearl Fishers (LA Opera); The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Santa Fe Opera); The Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala and The Enchanted Island (Metropolitan Opera); Satyagraha, Two Boys, Doctor Atomic, and Marnie (ENO and Metropolitan Opera); The Minotaur, Salomé, Morgen und Abend, and Eugene Onegin (Royal Opera House); and The Shining (Minnesota Opera). MOLLY EINCHCOMB (Costume Designer) is a London-based designer for performance. Costume design work includes The Shadow Factory (NST City), Sukanya (Royal Opera House/ Curve, Leicester), and City of Glass (HOME, Manchester/Lyric Hammersmith). Stage and costume design work includes Last Journey (Pentabus Theatre Company); Ariodante and Giove in Argo (Britten Theatre); Fink’s international tour for Hard Believer; The Russian Doctor—Chasm of Sorrow (Welcome Trust/UK tour); Gallup Memo (Theatre O/London Sinfonietta); The Drawer Boy (Finborough); Tagore’s Women (Southwark Playhouse); African Gothic (Arcola); Barbershopera (Trafalgar Studios/Theatre503/ Edinburgh Festival Fringe); The Wizard of Oz (Courtyard, Hereford); and L’Étoile and Three Sisters (Sherman Theatre, Cardiff). Other work includes design assistant for David Bowie Is (V&A Museum) and live-action art director for title cards (London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony). LUCY HIND (Movement Director) was born and trained in South Africa. She is an Associate Artist of the award-winning company Slung Low, with which she made Camelot (Sheffield Crucible) and, most recently, the epic four-part Flood (Hull, 2017). Lucy has worked as movement director and choreographer in many acclaimed British theatres including the Old Vic, Royal Exchange, Almeida, Barbican, Lowry, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse, and Theatre Royal Bath. Lucy has received critical acclaim for her movement direction on Girl from the North Country (Old Vic/West End). Other recent work includes movement director on Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre); No’s Knife (Old Vic); and

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The House of Bernarda Alba (Royal Exchange). Choreographer on The Snow Maiden (Opera North); The Merchant of Venice with Jonathan Munby (Globe Theatre); The Effect (Sheffield Theatres), directed by Daniel Evans; and This Is My Family (Sheffield Theatres). Lucy’s choreography for television includes the CBeebies pantomimes The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker, and Peter Pan; and the award-winning writer Russell T. Davies’ series Banana. Instagram: @lucyhind, Twitter: @lucymayhind MATT DAW (Lighting Designer). Theatre includes The Shadow Factory (Nuffield Southampton Theatres); Rapunzel (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Rules for Living (English Touring Theatre/UK tour); The Hartlepool Monkey (Gyre & Gimble/UK tour); City of Glass (Lyric Hammersmith/HOME, Manchester); Death Takes a Holiday (Charing Cross Theatre); Secret Cinema’s Moulin Rouge! and 28 Days Later; Wasted (Leeds Playhouse); Beacons (Park Theatre); Reel Life (UK tour); Lardo (Old Red Lion Theatre); Ghost the Musical (English Theatre Frankfurt); Shrek The Musical (UK tour with Hugh Vanstone); and The Elephantom (West End/National Theatre). Other projects include Made in Space exhibition (Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen); Bloom (Edinburgh International Festival); Sigur Rós (world tour 2016/2017 with Bruno Poet); Damien Rice’s My Favourite Faded Fantasy (World tour); Björk’s Biophilia (World tour); and concert lighting for Pride (film). SEBASTIAN FROST (Sound Designer) trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Theatre includes Memoirs of a Sailor (Kuwait); Torch Song (Turbine Theatre); Dessert and The Life (Southwark Playhouse); An Inspector Calls (directed by Stephen Daldry); Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic); Grease and The Witches (Curve, Leicester); Monsieur Popular (Theatre Royal Bath); Antony & Cleopatra and If Only (Chichester); Queen Coal (Sheffield Crucible); Calamity Jane (Watermill Theatre/UK tour); Trainspotting (UK tour), Annie, and White Christmas (Leeds Playhouse); Summer Begins (Donmar Warehouse); Drunk (McOnie Company); Little Shop of Horrors (Birmingham Rep); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens); Kat & the Kings (London/ New York); The Common Pursuit, La Cage aux Folles, Take Flight, and Total Eclipse (Menier Chocolate Factory); Tonight’s the Night (London); and Sunday in the Park with George (London/New York). Opera includes 170 Days in Nanking (Nanjing Opera); Kiss Me, Kate (Welsh National Opera); Giovanna d’Arco (Buxton Opera); and Fiddler on the Roof and The Queen of Spades (Grange Park). Beyond theatre, Sebastian has designed a range of events from Elekron (Studio City, Macau), Madame Tussauds’ The Sherlock Experience (London/New York), Secret Cinema’s Star Wars, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee (London), and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Edinburgh/Sydney/Wellington). JULIA LOCASCIO (Associate Director) is a London-based American director and deviser of theatre and opera. Training includes BFA NYU Tisch and MFA Birkbeck, University of London. She has directed new work in New York, Chicago, and Edinburgh, and has maintained large-scale productions as an associate, including The American Clock (Old Vic, Rachel Chavkin, dir.); Salomé and Dido, Queen of Carthage (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Kite Runner (West End); and ATG’s UK national tour of King Lear. She

joined the design teams for War Horse (US tour) as a costumer and Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More as an installation artist. She was the 2018 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Charles Abbott Musical Theatre Fellow and received the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa from Arts Council England. SAM SOMMERFELD (Associate Musical Director) studied at Leeds College of Music, where he graduated in 2014. He is a pianist, conductor, musical director, and arranger. Musical director work includes Baddies: the Musical (Unicorn Theatre, London), Leeds Lads (Red Ladder Theatre, Leeds), Future Fest (Lyric Hammersmith, London), Variété (Riverside Studios), and Ruby: the Musical (Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York). Assistant musical director work includes Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Theatres), The Donkey Show (Proud Camden), Oliver! (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾ (Curve, Leicester), Out There (Riverside Studios, London), Loserville (Youth Music Theatre UK/West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds), Promised Land (Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds), and The Dummy Tree (Tristan Bates Theatre, London). Alongside theatre work, Sam is Artistic Director for the London Sound Project. JAMES BERKERY (Associate Movement Director) trained at CSN Dance, Ireland and Bird College Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre (DaDA Scholarship). Theatre includes The Sound Affect (Les Enfant Terribles); Hamlet (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival & Brighton Open Air Theatre); Armadillo (Yard Theatre); Shadow Kingdoms (Theatre503); Gulliver’s Travels, Notre Dame (Alexandra Theatre); and Tiger (Vaults Festival). Film includes Censor (Film4/Film Cymru/BFI); Toni_With_An_I (BBC Four & BFI Born Digital); Quest For Fire (76 Ltd); Leash (Reel Issue Films); and Four Quartets (4Q Films & Pecadillo Pictures). Associate/assistant credits: Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith); The Last Ship (Princess of Wales, Toronto); Threepenny Opera (Shoreditch Town Hall); Stiles and Drewe’s Three Little Pigs (international tour—Kenny Wax Productions); and Tales of Hoffman (English Touring Opera). Instagram and Twitter: @jamesberkery, jamesberkery.com BETHAN CLARK of Rc-Annie Ltd (Fight Director) is an Emerging Fight Director for Rc-Annie Ltd. Theatre includes Hello and Goodbye (York Theatre Royal); Boudica (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama); Mold Riots (Theatr Clwyd); Our Lady Of Kibeho (Theatre Royal Stratford East/Royal & Derngate, Northampton); A View From the Bridge (York Theatre Royal); My Beautiful Laundrette (Curve Theatre Leicester); As You Like It (National Theatre Public Acts/Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); Kes (Leeds Playhouse); The Hired Man, In Basildon, Abigail’s Party, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Rope, and The Invisible Man (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Tilted Wig Productions); The Last Ship (Northern Stage/Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); Hansel & Gretel (Rose Theatre Kingston); Thick As Thieves (Clean Break/Theatr Clwyd); Dwyn i Gof (Theatr Bara Caws); Lord of the Flies (Theatr Clwyd/Sherman Theatre); Othello (Liverpool Everyman); Legacy (York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre); Othello (Eton College); and Bad Girls and Sister Act (Edge Hill University).

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HELEN JANE SIMMONS (Voice Coach) holds an MA in voice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as well as a BA in combined honours in dance and French from Chester University. She has taught voice and accents in several drama schools including Italia Conti, ALRA, and East 15 Acting School. She now solely works as a dialect coach in television, film, and theatre. She has just finished working on Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho (Big Smoke Pictures) and is currently working on The Duke directed by Roger Michell. Other television and film coaching includes Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Flack (Hat Trick Ltd.), and Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hulu). Theatre includes Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Northern Stage), Strictly Murder (UK tour, Talking Scarlet), and Cathy (UK tour, Cardboard Citizens). BETH EDEN (Casting Director, US Tour). Beth’s recent work as casting director includes the UK and international tour of The Bodyguard, Benidorm Live (UK tour), and Annie directed by Nikolai Foster (Piccadilly Theatre, West End/UK tour/Toronto), as well as The Bodyguard (Dominion Theatre, West End/Ed Mirvish Theatre Toronto/UK and China tours) and ensemble casting for Bodyguard—Das Musical (Cologne and Vienna). Further work includes I Dreamed a Dream, the Susan Boyle Story (UK tour); Chess, directed by Craig Revel Horwood (UK tour/Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndham’s Theatre, also Resident Director); the UK tours of Hot Flush and Thoroughly Modern Millie (also tour director); Buddy (West End/ tour); and 10 seasons for Cruising Musicals Consortium (P&O’s Aurora and Oriana). SELMA DIMITRIJEVIC (Dramaturg) is a writer, director, and Artistic Director of Greyscale. Work includes the libretto for To See the Invisible Man, a new opera based on a sci-fi short story by Robert Silverberg, composed by Emily Howard, which premiered at Aldeburgh Festival in 2018, and directing Baroness and the Pig at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Her work has been performed across the world, including in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, and Croatia. Theatre includes Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone (Greyscale/ Almeida); Dr. Frankenstein, Hedda Gabler, and This Is Not a Love Story (Northern Stage); The Gamblers (Dundee Rep); A Prayer (Greyscale); and Night Time (Traverse Theatre). As a dramaturg, she has worked with Bush Theatre, Caroline Horton, NT Studio, National Theatre of Scotland, Exit Theatre, Tron Theatre, and Croatian National Theatre. Selma has translated over 20 novels and plays, including work by Robert Holman, David Harrower, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, Roddy Doyle, Monica Ali, James Kelman, Susan Sontag, and Irvine Welsh. RUSS SPENCER (Company Stage Manager) trained at Laine Theatre Arts (MT Diploma). His work as company manager includes The Last Ship (Toronto/UK tour), Girl from the North Country (Toronto), Annie (New Zealand), Santa Claus: The Musical (Singapore), Lazy Town Live! (Dubai), and Bananas in Pyjamas (Cairo). Russ was resident director on Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage (West End/UK and European tours), and as a performer, his work includes Nine (West End), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), Santa Claus: The Musical (Birmingham), Rock Legends (New

Zealand/US tour), Explosive Dance, and Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration (Royal Albert Hall). Russ and his group, Scooch (Warner Bros./EMI), represented the UK at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest and achieved four Top 20 UK hits including no. 5 single “Flying The Flag.” Instagram and Twitter: @russspenceruk, russspencer.com MAGGIE SWING (Production Stage Manager). For Center Theatre Group: Dana H., For The Love Of, Native Son, Linda Vista, Quack, Bloodletting, Ameryka, Die, Mommie, Die!, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, Spamilton, Big Night, King of the Yees, Failure: A Love Story, Dry Land, Vicuña, and Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up. For Geffen Playhouse: Big Sky, Barcelona, Guards at the Taj, Discord, The Country House, and American Buffalo. Other work includes Collective Rage (Boston Court) and The Apple Family Plays (European tour). Maggie’s work Off-Broadway includes Regular Singing, Sorry, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Sweet and Sad, Knickerbocker, Compulsion, That Hopey Changey Thing (Public Theater), Slowgirl (Lincoln Center), and Blood Knot and The Orphans’ Home Cycle (Signature Theatre Company). LORRAINE KEARIN (Deputy Stage Manager) graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, in 2004 with a BA (honours) degree in stage management and technical theatre. Since then she has gone on to enjoy an extensive career in stage management, working on a variety of productions in the UK and around the world. West End theatre includes Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Kinky Boots, The Play That Goes Wrong, Top Hat, The Woman in Black, Strangers on a Train, Birdsong, and Porgy and Bess. UK and international tours include The Last Ship (Toronto), Top Hat (Japan), Swan Lake on Ice (Spain), Grease (UK), Chicago (UK), Cats (Germany), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK/Singapore). CHRISTIAN BAWTREE (Assistant Stage Manager). Christian’s career so far has included shows both in the UK and internationally. He joins this production directly from the international tour of Titanic the Musical, which he stage managed both in Germany and China. Other stage manager work includes Dirty Dancing (UK tour) and The Last Ship (UK/Toronto). Christian’s career started in carpentry, where he worked on shows such as Mary Poppins (UK and international tour) and Barnum (UK tour). BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press & Marketing) is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing, and press company representing awardwinning musicals and plays. Currently: Jersey Boys; Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera; Les Misérables; Miss Saigon; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; A Bronx Tale; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical; The SpongeBob Musical; Sting starring in The Last Ship; Be More Chill; The Ferryman; Potted Potter; The Heroin Diaries Musical; The Crown Dual; The New Colossus; the Lythgoe Family Panto productions including Aladdin and His Winter Wish and A Cinderella Christmas; and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. bbonyc.com

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PW PRODUCTIONS (General Management) is one of the West End’s most prolific and significant theatre producers, responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in British theatre over the past 30 years. The company has also acted as general manager and production accountant for more than 500 productions in London, the UK, and internationally. Notable credits include the multi-award-winning J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, directed by Stephen Daldry, in the West End at the Novello, Wyndham’s, and The Playhouse Theatres, and on tour in the UK and internationally, and Stephen Mallatratt’s The Woman in Black, which plays at The Fortune Theatre in the West End and tours the UK and the world. With the National Theatre: the British premiere of Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, The Wind in the Willows, and Oh What a Lovely War! With Matthew Bourne: Nutcracker! and Play Without Words (UK tour, Tokyo, Moscow, US tour). With the Roundhouse: Michael Clark, Stomp, and the spectacular De La Guarda. With the RSC: Krapp’s Last Tape starring Edward Petherbridge and Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus starring David Suchet and Michael Sheen (Old Vic, Broadway) and Lenny starring Eddie Izzard (Queen’s), both directed by Sir Peter Hall. With Mobil Touring Theatre: The Philanthropist (1986), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1987), Habeas Corpus (1988), Charley’s Aunt (1992), The Crucifer of Blood (1993), Absurd Person Singular (1994), Noises Off (1995), Dial M for Murder (1996), Forty Years On (1997), Tartuffe (1998), Sleuth (1999), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2000), Deathtrap (2001), and The Sunshine Boys (2001). Independently PW has produced: Edmund Kean with Ben Kingsley, Rowan Atkinson at the Atkinson (Broadway), Julian Glover’s Beowulf (NY and UK), Ben Kingsley and Geraldine James in A Betrothal, Miriam Margoyles in Dickens’ Women, Alan Howard in Kings, Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, directed by Anthony Hopkins and co-produced with Eric Clapton, Edward Fox and Stephanie Beacham in The Father, Bob Hoskins in Old Wicked Songs, The Madness of George Dubya and Bombshells (The Arts Theatre), Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (Criterion), Honour with Diana Rigg (Wyndham’s), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love with David Essex, Sign of the Times, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (and at the O2), The Railway Children at Waterloo Station, and Broken Glass with Sir Antony Sher and Tara Fitzgerald (Vaudeville). PEMBERLEY PRODUCTIONS (General Management) is dedicated to bringing European drama to North America and North American drama to Europe. The 2019/20 season sees Pemberley general managing (alongside PW Productions) the first US tour of The Last Ship written by and starring Sting, the first US tour of Emma Rice’s new musical Romantics Anonymous with Plush Theatricals in association with Wise Children, and a DC engagement of The Woman in Black (produced by PW Productions) at the Shakespeare Theatre of DC. In addition, Pemberley will produce the 2019 US tour of Georgian choral group Ensemble Basiani to New York, Berkeley, and Princeton. In their 2018/19 season, Pemberley co-produced the US tour of The Woman in Black, An Inspector Calls directed by Stephen Daldry, and the first US tour of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful, adapted and directed by Simon Reade. Previous projects include a US national tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company/Filter Theatre production of Twelfth Night, a European tour of The Public Theater’s Apple Family Plays,

and an Irish tour of the American Players Theatre’s production of James DeVita’s In Acting Shakespeare. Pemberley also coproduced the US tour of Ensemble Basiani from the Republic of Georgia in 2016 and general managed the US tour of Druid Theatre’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane. In 2017/18, Pemberley Productions produced the second US national tour of Sancho by and with Paterson Joseph, and general managed the national tour of Theatre De La Ville’s State of Siege and the NY premiere of Some Old Black Man at 59E59. IAIN GILLIE (Associate Producer) is the Managing Director of PW Productions, one of London’s most prolific theatre producers. Alongside The Last Ship, current productions include The Woman in Black in the West End and McKittrick Hotel New York; Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls on UK tour; and general management for The Jungle at St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York. Previous productions include Nigel Slater’s Toast (London/UK tour); The Last Ship (UK tour/Toronto); An Inspector Calls (West End/US tour); and This Is Ceilidh (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Iain was general manager for the West End productions of Jerry Springer: The Opera; Bat Boy: The Musical; The Seven Year Itch with Daryl Hannah; and Round the Horne… Revisited. He trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and went on to work at the National Theatre. In 1994, Iain was production manager for the West End production of Sue Townsend’s The Queen and I, which began his long association with producer Karl Sydow. During this period he also worked with Matthew Bourne, The Royal Court Theatre, Sir Peter Hall, Sam Mendes, Stephen Daldry, Yukio Ninagawa, Nick Hytner, Phyllida Lloyd, Caryl Churchill, and Stewart Lee. From 2007–2013, Iain was Executive Producer for Leicester’s new Curve Theatre, where he led the delivery of all aspects of the artistic program. IVAN MACTAGGART (Associate Producer) is a feature film, TV, and theatre producer at the Cambridge Picture Company. In 2018, Ivan was BAFTA and Oscar nominated, having produced the world’s first painted animation feature film, Loving Vincent, about the later life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. He recently co-produced Red Joan, the story of an elderly woman unexpectedly arrested for espionage, starring Dame Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson. He works as an associate producer with Karl Sydow on theatre projects including Dirty Dancing and The Last Ship. Previous film and TV credits include My Week with Marilyn (with Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh), The Wipers Times (starring Ben Chaplin, Michael Palin, and Emilia Fox), and the BBC documentaries Glyndebourne: The Untold History, and The Birth of an Opera. Formerly Director of Film and Media Funds for senior debt financier BMS Finance, he has 20 years of experience in film financing, having worked in a variety of finance and business affairs roles for companies including BBC Films, BBC Worldwide, Baker Street Media Finance, The Works, and Signpost Films. As financier he was involved in numerous successful British films including Made in Dagenham, Moon, Bend It Like Beckham, Billy Elliot, and Shallow Grave. -

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KARL SYDOW (Producer). In 2019, Karl Sydow produced Sting’s The Last Ship at The Princess of Wales, Toronto, following a 2018 tour of the UK and Ireland. Recent theatre includes Noises Off (Lyric, Hammersmith & Garrick West End), The Light In The Piazza (Royal Festival Hall/LA Opera/Lyric Opera of Chicago), Toast (West End/UK tour), Sweat (Gielgud West End) Evening Standard Award Best Play, Valued Friends (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Invisible Cities with 59 Productions (Manchester International Festival/Brisbane Festival, Australia), since 2018, Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide with The Old Vic and Edinburgh International Festival, David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York’s Theatre, and Sketchings by James Graham at Wilton’s Music Hall, as well as Red Joan, a film featuring Dame Judi Dench which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Other work in the UK includes Paul Auster’s City of Glass with 59 Productions; Sinatra: The Man and His Music, directed by David Gilmore; Backbeat directed by David Leveaux; the centennial production of Under Milk Wood directed by Terry Hands; A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson featuring Trudie Styler, directed by Max Stafford-Clark; Triptych by Edna O’Brien; Ajax (Southwark Playhouse); The Line and Jenufa (Arcola) written by Timberlake Wertenbaker; Ring Round the Moon (The Playhouse, West End). Karl has produced Dirty Dancing Live on Stage across the UK and around the world since 2004 (Aldwych/Piccadilly, West End/ UK Tours/Germany/France/Italy/ Spain/Asia/Africa/Australia); the spectacular multimedia production Sinatra at the London Palladium, directed by David Leveaux with choreography by Stephen Mear; And Then There Were None with Tara Fitzgerald (Gielgud, West End); the London and Sydney productions of Dance of Death with Sir Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, and Owen Teale; Bea Arthur at the Savoy (Savoy, West End); Auntie and Me with Alan Davies and Margaret Tyzack (Wyndham’s, West End); Michael Moore, Live! (Roundhouse); the West End premiere of Noël Coward’s Semi-Monde; Kevin Elyot’s Mouth to Mouth with Lindsay Duncan and Michael Maloney (Albery, West End); David Mamet’s Speedthe-Plow with Mark Strong, Patrick Marber, and Kimberly Williams; Drummers by Simon Bennet and Some Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill (winner of the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer), both directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint; Macbeth with Rufus Sewell (Queen’s, West End); A Swell Party—A Celebration of Cole Porter (Vaudeville, West End); Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good (Olivier Award for Best Play); Hysteria (Olivier Award for Best Comedy); and an adaptation of Sue Townsend’s novel The Queen and I, which was Out of Joint’s inaugural production. A Day By The Sea, The Fifth Column, and Bodies (Southwark Playhouse), Go Bang Your Tambourine (Finborough). In North America, he has produced Broadway productions of The Seagull with Carey Mulligan, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Peter Sarsgaard, and American Buffalo with John Leguizamo, Backbeat directed by David Leveaux (Royal Alexandra, Toronto/Ahmanson, Los Angeles), international tours including The Last Confession with David Suchet, and the original Broadway production and Out of Joint’s revival of Our Country’s Good.

CENTER THEATRE GROUP MICHAEL RITCHIE (Artistic Director) is in his 15 season as Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Director, and has led over 200 productions to the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre stages, including the premieres of six musicals that moved to Broadway—The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, 13, 9 to 5: The Musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Leap of Faith—and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

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MEGHAN PRESSMAN (Managing Director) joined Center Theatre Group as Managing Director in 2019. Previously, she served as Managing Director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (D.C.), Director of Development for Signature Theatre (N.Y.), and Associate Managing Director of Berkeley Rep, in addition to working at numerous other theatre and arts organizations across the country. She is the Vice-Chair of the National Board for the Theatre Communications Group (TCG). DOUGLAS C. BAKER (Producing Director) is now in his 30 season at Center Theatre Group. He is an active member of the Broadway League, the Independent Presenters Network, and is a proud member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. In May 2013, Doug received the Broadway League’s prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management Award. TH

JEFFREY UPAH (General Manager, Ahmanson Theatre) has worked in management at Center Theatre Group since 2006 on more than 50 musicals, plays, and special events including both pre-Broadway productions and Broadway tours. Some of his favorites include Follies, God of Carnage, and The Black Rider (having previously worked on Robert Wilson productions in Boston, Houston, and Sao Paulo, Brazil). Prior to Center Theatre Group, he worked in various capacities at the Santa Fe Opera, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theater, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, among others. GORDON DAVIDSON (Founding Artistic Director) led the Taper throughout its first 38 seasons, guiding over 300 productions to its stage and winning countless awards for himself and the theatre— including the Tony Award for theatrical excellence, Margo Jones Award, The Governor’s Award for the Arts, and a Guggenheim fellowship. The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America (Part One) won the Pulitzer in consecutive years and, in 1994, three of the four plays nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play were from the Taper (Angels in America won). In 1989, Gordon took over the Ahmanson and, in 2004, he produced the inaugural season in the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

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FOR THE LAST SHIP

Producer....................................................................................Karl Sydow Associate Producers..................................... Iain Gillie and Ivan Mactaggart General Manager................................................................ PW Productions General Manager..................................................... Pemberley Productions

TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT, PRESS & MARKETING Broadway Booking Office NYC Steven Schnepp Kent McIngvale, Jenny Bates, David Freeland Zach Stevenson, Sean Mackey, Stacey Burns Danny Knaub, Rachel Peterson, Phil Della Noce BBONYC.com

Production Manager.................................................................Pete Kramer Associate Musical Director (UK)....................................... Sam Sommerfeld Music Preparation......................................................Mike and Lori Casteel Company Stage Manager.......................................................Russ Spencer Production Stage Manager (US).............................................Maggie Swing Deputy Stage Manager.........................................................Lorraine Kearin Assistant Stage Manager..................................................Christian Bawtree Video Programmer........................................................................ Iain Syme Production Lighting.....................................................................Neil Foster Lighting Programmer..............................................................Leo Woolcock Production Video...................................................................... Rick Clutton Production Sound Engineer........................................................ David Chin Audio 1........................................................................................ Joe Green Audio 2.................................................................................... Christian Lee Sound Operator........................................................................... Joe Green Production Carpenters..................................Martin Riley and Dave England Rigging.................................................................................... Christie Lites Set Built By.................................................... Belgrade Production Services Sound and Video Equipment..................................... Stage Sound Services Lighting Equipment.................................................................. Christie Lites Production Photography....................................................Matthew Murphy Social Media...................... Marathon Digital, Broadway Booking Office NYC, .............................................................................................Nick Rice Media Accountancy...................................................................... PW Productions Payroll US................................................................................. Martin Platt Insurance....................................................... Michael and Robert Israel for ......................................... Gordon & Co and EPIC Entertainment & Sports

FOR PW PRODUCTIONS

FOR PEMBERLEY PRODUCTIONS Producer & General Manager...................................................... Tim Smith Associate General Managers................. Bryony Taylor and James P Yandoli Bookkeeper............................................................................Patricia Taylor

THANKS TO Phil Hurley & Stage Sound Services

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The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The following employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Machine Operators, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC: Stage Crew Local 33; Local Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Local 857; Wardrobe Crew Local 768; Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Local 706 United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. The Press Agents and House Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. Center Theatre Group is a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the American Arts Alliance, the Broadway League, Independent Producers’ Network (IPN), LA Stage Alliance, National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), and the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Chief Executive........................................................... Peter Wilson MBE DL Managing Director......................................................................... Iain Gillie Associate Producer................................................................. Zoë Simpson Production Coordinators.......................................................... Janice Taylor .............................................................................................. Sarah Peters ......................................................................................... Charlotte Peters ............................................................................................ George Rowell Production Accountant..............................................................Dee Vithlani Production Coordinator (Accounts).......................................Rama Umanee

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management. Patrons with disabilities: wheelchair seating is available in a variety of theatre locations. When ordering tickets, please indicate any special needs. For our hearing-impaired guests, the theatre is equipped with listening devices; please contact an usher for assistance.

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MICHAEL RITCHIE ♦ Artistic Director | MEGHAN PRESSMAN Managing Director | DOUGLAS C. BAKER♦ Producing Director GORDON DAVIDSON Founding Artistic Director Center Theatre Group would like to thank its exceptional staff for their ongoing commitment, dedication, and extraordinary efforts.

ARTISTIC LINDSAY ALLBAUGH♦.................................................. Associate Artistic Director NEEL KELLER♦................................. Associate Artistic Director/Literary Director KELLEY KIRKPATRICK♦............................................... Associate Artistic Director PATRICIA GARZA♦ ..................................Line Producer, Special Artistic Projects MICHAEL DONOVAN CASTING................................................Casting Consultant SUZANNE HEE MAYBERRY .................................................Casting Coordinator TIFFANY SLAGLE ...................................................................... Literary Assistant MATTHEW BOURNE, DANAI GURIRA, ANNA D. SHAPIRO ......................................................................Associate Artists MAT DIAFOS SWEENEY.................................... Sherwood Award Recipient, 2020 EDUCATION, ENGAGEMENT, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS KATHRYN MACKENZIE ................................................ Director of Administration TYRONE DAVIS.....................................................Audience Engagement Director TRACI KWON♦................................................. Arts Education Initiatives Director JESUS REYES ♦.................................................Community Partnerships Director CAMILLE SCHENKKAN..................................Next Generation Initiatives Director CARLA JACKSON....................................................................... Program Manager JAQUELYN JOHNSON...........................................Audience Engagement Manager FELIPE M. SANCHEZ............................................................Emerging Artists and Arts Professionals Program Manager ESTELA GARCIA............................................................. Resident Teaching Artist DEBRA PIVER................................................................. Resident Teaching Artist

OPERATIONS DAWN HOLISKI♦........................................... Director of Operations and Facilities PETER WYLIE........................................................................ Operations Manager ELIZABETH LEONARD................................................... Senior Facilities Manager MAX OKEN................................................................................ Facilities Manager SONDRA MAYER♦..........................Concessions Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) PRECIOUS ALFARO........................................................... Operations Coordinator NIKI ARMATO........................................................................... Facilities Assistant JULIO A. CUELLAR♦................................................................. Facilities Assistant CURT GAVIN, JOE HALLAM, IRUNGU MUTU................................................Drivers FINANCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND HUMAN RESOURCES CHERYL SHEPHERD...........................................................Chief Financial Officer SARAH STURDIVANT.................................... Director of Finance and Technology SUZANNE BROWN.................................................................................. Controller DANNY LAMPSON OPSTAD♦.................................................Accounting Manager NAKISA ASCHTIANI......................................................... Senior Staff Accountant XOCHITL RAMIREZ.................................................. Accounts Payable Supervisor KERRY LARICK.....................................................................Accounting Assistant JESSICA HERNANDEZ................................................................. Payroll Manager JUAN MARTINEZ......................................................................... Payroll Specialist TOM MEGALE................................................... Director of Business Applications JANELLE CABRERA TORRES..................... Senior Tessitura & Web Administrator MICHAEL J PALERMO JR.................................................. Systems Administrator CHIMA OMEAKU......................................................................Help Desk Support

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION NAUSICA STERGIOU♦................................................................. General Manager JEFFREY UPAH♦ ..........................................................................General Manager KATIE SOFF♦...............................................................Associate General Manager ERIC SIMS ♦................................................................Associate General Manager MEGAN AARON........................Company Manager & Assistant General Manager KEVIN JOHNSON..................................................General Management Associate ALANA BEIDELMAN♦........................ Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director

JODY HORWITZ........................................................Director of Human Resources PJ. PHILLIPS.................................................Senior Human Resources Generalist MELISSA MCCAFFREY...........................................Human Resources Generalist MOSS ADAMS............................................................................................. Auditor MICHAEL C. DONALDSON, LISA A. CALLIF..................................... Legal Counsel GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER......................................................... Legal Counsel

PRODUCTION JOE HAMLIN♦...................................................................... Director of Production KRYSTIN MATSUMOTO.......................................................... Production Manager CHRISTOPHER REARDON......................................................Production Manager KATIE CHEN...........................................................Assistant Production Manager ERIN TIFFANY........................................................Assistant Production Manager ERICA LARSON..................................................................Production Coordinator SHAWN ANDERSON♦.................................. Head Carpenter (Ahmanson Theatre) SCOTT LUCAS...........................................Head Properties (Ahmanson Theatre) JAMES WRIGHT.......................................... Head Electrician (Ahmanson Theatre) ROBERT SMITH♦................................................Head Sound (Ahmanson Theatre) SHANE ANDERSON............................................Head Flyrail (Ahmanson Theatre) MICHAEL GARDNER♦........................ Wardrobe Supervisor (Ahmanson Theatre) MARY WARDE......................................................... Hair and Make-up Supervisor .............................................................................................. (Ahmanson Theatre) CHRISTINE L. COX♦.....................................House Manager (Ahmanson Theatre) EMMET KAISER............................................Head Carpenter (Mark Taper Forum) MARY ROMERO........................................... Head Properties (Mark Taper Forum) AARON STAUBACH♦....................................Head Electrician (Mark Taper Forum) BONES MALONE♦.............................................. Head Sound (Mark Taper Forum) DENNIS SEETOO♦................................ Wardrobe Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum) RICK GEYER♦............................. Hair & Make-up Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum) LINDA WALKER♦ ......................................... House Manager (Mark Taper Forum) ADAM PHALEN♦ ............................................ Head Audio (Kirk Douglas Theatre) SEAN MEYER .......................................Head Electrician (Kirk Douglas Theatre) CAMBRIA CHICHI............................Wardrobe Supervisor (Kirk Douglas Theatre) BEN GRAY..............................................Stage Supervisor (Kirk Douglas Theatre)

INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT YVONNE CARLSON BELL♦.........................Director of Institutional Advancement TYLER ENNIS................................ Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement JASON CABRAL....................... Director of Advancement Operations & Analytics LOUIE ANCHONDO............................... Director of Events & Corporate Relations ASHLEY TIERNEY.......................................................Director of the Annual Fund TERRA GOULDEN..........................................................Senior Major Gifts Officer LAURA HITE............................Associate Director of Gift Operations & Reporting NIKKI MICHELA................................... Associate Director of Institutional Grants MANDI OR♦...................................................Associate Director of Special Events RYAN WAGNER...............................................Associate Director of Donor Data & .......................................................................................Communication Strategy VANESSA WHEELER..............................Associate Director of Prospect Research MOLLY COTTEN........................................................................ Major Gifts Officer SARAH RIDDLE..................................................................Annual Fund Manager ELIZABETH DELLORUSSO...................................................... Annual Fund Officer DONALD JOLLY♦.................................. Advancement Communications Specialist PAULA MATALLANA.............................................................................Grant Writer PAUL MERCADO......................................................... Special Events Coordinator EDUARDO MOLLINEDO-PIÑÓN.......................... Advancement Database Analyst MIKE RATTERMAN........................................................ Donor Advisor Supervisor ERIC SEPPALA................................................Executive Assistant to the Director ................................................................................of Institutional Advancement OLIVIA BERUMEN......................................... Advancement Operations Associate SOHINI RISAM............................................ Institutional Advancement Assistant AL BERMAN♦, VARTAN MERJANIAN, BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ, NICOLE SCIPIONE, PAUL VITAGLIANO...........................................Donor Advisors KARLA GALVEZ♦, JUSTINE PEREZ♦............................. Donor Services Associates MURRAY E. HELTZER, EARL KLASKY.............................Development Volunteers

CHAD SMITH♦........................................................................... Technical Director LEE O’REILLY........................................................... Associate Technical Director SEAN KLOC...................................................................................Shop Supervisor MERRIANNE NEDREBERG♦............................................................... Prop Director KATE REINLIB..................................................................Associate Prop Manager ERIC BABB............................................................. Assistant Prop Shop Manager ERIN WALLEY.........................................................................Assistant Prop Lead CANDICE CAIN♦.......................................................................... Costume Director BRENT M. BRUIN..............................................................Costume Shop Manager MADDIE KELLER..................................................................... Costume Generalist WHITNEY OPPENHEIMER..........................Resident Assistant Costume Designer KAT PATTERSON......................................Resident Assistant Costume Designer SWANTJE TUOHINO♦......................................................................................Tailor

MARKETING DEBORAH WARREN..............................................................Director of Marketing GARRETT COLLINS.................................................... Marketing Strategy Director KYLE HALL...................................................................................Creative Director KIYOMI EMI♦.............................Senior Marketing Manager, Promotions & Events EMYLI GUDMUNDSON....................Senior Marketing Manager, Creative Content MARIN ROBINSON............................................Senior Marketing Manager, Media MIMI RIOS..........................................................................Marketing Coordinator CAROLINE THOMPSON/IMPACT 123............................................ Media Planning DEANNA McCLURE........................................................... Art and Design Director IRENE T. KANESHIRO♦..................................................... Senior Design Manager SANDI SILBERT............................................................................ Senior Designer TARA NITZ.....................................................................................Senior Designer JAVIER VASQUEZ............................................. Senior Designer-Digital Specialist COMMUNICATIONS JAMES SIMS..............................................................Director of Communications JASON MARTIN♦......................................................................... Head of Publicity KRISTI AVILA............................................................................................ Publicist KAREN BACELLAR.........................................................................Junior Publicist SARAH ROTHBARD.....................................................Associate Editorial Director TYLER EMERSON............................................................Digital Product Manager MICAELA CUMMINGS........................................................Social Media Specialist SYDNEY SWEENEY.................................................. Communications Coordinator HAL BANFIELD......................................................................Multimedia Producer TICKET SALES AND SERVICES SHAWN ROBERTSON♦.......................................................... Ticket Sales Director SKYPP CABANAS ♦.......................................... Senior Manager, Ticket Operations NICOLE MEDINA.....................................................Ticket Operations Coordinator MICHAEL ZOLDESSY............................................Senior Manager, Account Sales SANDY CZUBIAK♦.......................................................... Audience and Subscriber ....................................................................................................Services Director JENNIFER BAKER♦, CHERYL HAWKER♦, RICHARD RAGSDALE♦......................................... Audience Services Supervisors ALICE CHEN♦................................................ Audience Services Asst. Supervisor MICHAEL ESPINOZA, GARY HOLLAND....... Audience Services Sales Associates SAM AARON♦, JESSICA ABROMAVICH, KIMBERLY ARENCIBIA, VICKI BERNDT, DAVID BETANCOURT, ALEJANDRA DE PAZ, JONATHAN FLORES, KAITLYN GALVEZ, ANASTASHIA GARCIA, ELIANA HERNANDEZ-FAUSTO, CHRISTINE PEDROZA, EILEEN PEREZ, CHRISTIAN UNGER..............Audience Services Representatives DANUTA SIEMAK♦............................................... Subscriber Services Supervisor CHRISTINA GUTIERREZ♦ .......................... Subscriber Services Asst. Supervisor IRENE CHUANG♦, LIGIA PISTE♦, PETER STALOCH♦...............Subscriber Services ..........................................................................................Senior Representatives SARAH K. GONTA♦ ................................................................ Box Office Treasurer
 ANGELICA CARBAJAL♦, MICHAEL VALLE♦........................... Assistant Treasurers
 KEANA JACKSON, MICHAEL KEMPISTY♦, KEVIN LAUVER, CRIS SPACCA..................................................... Box Office Staff KERRY KORF♦................................................................ Priority Services Director CANDICE WALTERS................................. Priority Services Senior Sales Manager PAUL CUEN♦, KRISTEN SCHRASS.............................. Priority Services Managers SOFIJA DUTCHER......................................Priority Services Assistant Supervisor ................................................................................................................................ BEALENE AHERN, REBEKAH BOROUGHS, CLAY BUNKER, KARAMA DANQUAH, MAGGIE DODD, NATALIE DRESSEL, MARC “BYRON” DROTMAN♦, FRANK ENSENBERGER, LOU GEORGE♦, BRAD GRIFFITH, KATHLEEN LITTLEFIELD, SHEP KOSTER♦, THIEN NGUYEN, JULIANNA OJEDA, IAN PRICE, DIANE WARD, JOE WEBSTER...........................Priority Services Representatives ................................................................................................................................

On staff for 10+ years.

ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT & COMMISSIONS As part of our commitment to supporting a new generation of playwrights, we foster and develop a broad range of theatrical work from artists within the diverse communities of Los Angeles as well as from across the nation and abroad. Artists creating new work commissioned by Center Theatre Group this season:

DAVID ADJMI JON ROBIN BAITZ STEVE CUIFFO LISA D’AMOUR WILL ENO JENNIFER HALEY

ALESHEA HARRIS RAJIV JOSEPH LISA KRON KIMBER LEE YOUNG JEAN LEE MATTHEW LOPEZ

TREY LYFORD RICHARD MONTOYA JANINE NABERS QUI NGUYEN LYNN NOTTAGE MARCO RAMIREZ

SARAH RUHL ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH GEOFF SOBELLE LUIS VALDEZ PAULA VOGEL TRACEY SCOTT WILSON KAREN ZACARÍAS

Since 2005, we have invited local playwrights to spend a year researching and writing a new work with the feedback of their fellow writers and artistic staff as part of our L.A. Writers’ Workshop. Our growing community currently contains 103 playwrights. 2019/20 Season members: ADELINA ANTHONY NGOZI ANYANWU JONATHAN CAREN

DIONNA MICHELLE DANIEL BOO KILLEBREW KENNETH LIN KEMP POWERS

Learn more at CTGLA.org/Artists.

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OUR SUPPORTERS

for your generous annual support Acknowledges a loyal supporter who has pledged to sustain their commitment beyond Center Theatre Group’s current season by making a multi-year investment to our annual operating or membership funds.

$1,000,000+

Anonymous $250,000+

Kirk & Anne Douglas Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinoco Foundation $100,000+

Anonymous Kiki & David Gindler Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie Aliza Karney Guren & Marc Guren Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr Jerry & Terri Kohl The Labowe Family Foundation In Support of New Theatre Artists Deena & Edward Nahmias Sue Tsao The Louis & Harold Price Foundation $50,000+

Diana Buckhantz & Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Eric & Nancy Garen Stanley Iezman & Nancy Stark The Michael Shaw Jacobs Fund Donna Schweers & Tom Geiser Elliott Sernel Mr. & Mrs. Jack Simon J R Stein Family Foundation $25,000+

Anonymous Pamela & Dennis Beck Thomas Beers Joni & Miles Benickes Gail Berman & Bill Masters Jana & Trevor Bezdek Joan & Rob Blackman Betsy Borns & Jonathan Shapiro Marcy Carsey Helen & Morgan Chu Christine Cronin-Hurst & Mark Hurst Cindy & Gary Frischling Robert Greenblatt Manuela & James Goren In Memory of Morris A. Hazan Joan Hotchkis Marvin Jubas & Janet Wald Jubas Vicki King Jody & David Lippman

Renee & Meyer Luskin Doris Luster Lynn & Dreux McNairy Ruth Flinkman-Marandy & Ben Marandy Louise Moriarty & Patrick Stack Marsha J. Naify Olivia & Anthony Neece Bill Resnick & Michael Stubbs Ernesto & Richard Rocco-Davies Joyce & Deane Ross Ben Sherwood & Karen Kehela Jane Rissman & Richard Sondheimer Ms. Marie H. Song Glenn & Andrea Sonnenberg Eugene & Marilyn Stein Eva & Marc Stern Sandra Stern Stone Family Sunshine Stone Karen & William Timberlake Peter & Iona Tompkins Matt & Dana Walden $15,000+

Anonymous (2) Gay & Harry Abrams/ Abrams Artists Agency Laura & Harvey Alpert Melissa & Bob Alvarado Karen & Jonathan Axel Judith & Thomas Beckmen Annette Blum Jonna Bollenbacher Lynn Booth & Kent Kresa Linda & Maynard Brittan Traub-Brittan Family Trust Marla Campagna Mara & Joseph Carieri Susan & Stephen Chandler Connie Elliot Rhonda C. Evans Lynda & Al Fadel Lisa Field Judith R. Forman & Richard N. Weiner Rebecca George Jason Grode & Maryl Georgi Annie Gross Mr. & Mrs. James L. Hunter Freya & Mark Ivener Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W. Kehle Kelton Fund/Lenny & David Kelton Harvey & Ellen Knell Foundation Mrs. Gayle Leventhal Pamela & Mark Litvack Harry & Arlette Lumer Kelly Sutherlin McLeod & Steven B. McLeod Family Foundation Ben Mui & Carrie Hartman

Sheila Muller Jerri & Dr. Steven Nagelberg Laura & Selwyn Oskowitz Laura & David Quigg Michael Ritchie & Kate Burton Bruce & Randy Ellen Ross Nina & Steven Sheldon Rosemary Simmons Phyllis J. & Steven F. Spierer The Sugimoto Family Foundation Donna & John Sussman Anne C. Taubman Terence Tchen & Emily Breckenridge Paulette Toumazos & Michael Lorenz Elinor & Rubin Turner Robin & Gary Ungar Peter & Susan Van Haften Walmilly Foundation Suzanne V. Wilson $10,000+

Anonymous (2) Dr. Geraldine Alden Betsy & Harold Applebaum James Asperger & Christine Adams G.W. Bailey Howard Banchik Greg Basser & Kiera O’Neill Shelley & Rick Bayer Yvonne & Derek Bell Hon. Mary Lou Byrne & Gary W. Kearney The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Jack E. & Rachel Gindi Fund Roslyn & Abner Goldstine The Jim Hicks Family Foundation Marion & Tod Hindin Gail & Stanley Hollander Jennifer L. Jackman Ellen & Jerry Jacobson Gary Kading Joan Kroll & In Memory of Irving Kroll Michael & Sandy Leahy Edward Lewis Marlene & Sandy Louchheim The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Janice & Bruce Miller Kari L. Nakama Gail Neiman Chris & Dick Newman/C & R Newman Family Foundation Ms. Linda S. Peterson Gregory Pickert & Beth Price Joan & Arnold Seidel Tracy A. Stone Brad & George Takei Sandra Tufts Seymour Waterman & Family Sheila & Wally Weisman

Jerrie D. Whitfield & Richard W. Motika Ralph M. & Molly Wolveck Jennifer Crittenden & William Wrubel $8,000+

Russi Taylor Allwine Dr. O. Allen Alpay Liz & Lou Altman Linda Barnett Elissa Becker I. Mark & Marlene Bledstein Ms. Virgina Blywise Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin & Stan Tatkin Paula Brand Ms. Susan M. Brewer Robert Brook & Jackie Kosecoff Pamela Herman Broussard & J. Garfield Broussard Rose Marie Browning & Michael Fletcher John Jewett Byers In Memory of John W. Carner Dr. Lawrence & Jane Z. Cohen Diana Rogovin Davidow Nancy & Donald de Brier Anne M. Dougherty & David B. Dobrikin Bob Ducsay Joanna Exacoustos Rocky & Deborah Gentner Marylyn Ginsburg & Chuck Klaus Lori Glickman Eleanor Gorman Ms. Dana Guerin Dr. Lisa Guerin & Mr. Tim Ryan Steve & Toya Harrison Dr. & Mrs. Randy W. Hawkins Phil Hettema Marcia S. Jones Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kavanaugh In Memory of Mille Kern Janice A. Kido In Memory of Lynn Kinikin Vicki & Seth Kogan Norman & Leslie Koplof Sheila Krasnoff Phyllis Kupferstein & Donald O. Farkas David & Tam Lachoff Anne & Michael Landsburg Craig Lawson & Terry Peters David & Janet Lazier Barbara & Andrew Leigh Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D. Emily & Phillips Marshall Janis B. McEldowney Margot & Mitch Milias Ron & Lee Miller Andy & Laura Mintzer

Joan I. Moe Mildred M. & Earl Moon Toni Hollander-Morse & Lon Morse Robert & Sally Neely Michael R. Oppenheim Jack & Jane Pollock Patty & Mike Post Michael Powell & Dr. Sheila Phillips Paula F. Reach Kay & Bob Rehme Willard & Sharon Reisz Melissa Louise Rhone Rick Richman William & Sue Roen Craig E. Rogers Dana Saladen & Linda Walters Honey Sanders Peter & Susan Schwab Carol (Jackie) & Charles H. Schwartz Allen Blue & Kira Snyder Clumeck Stern Schenkelberg & Getzoff Mari & Randall Tamura Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Wallace Doug & Ellen Weitman $4,000+

Anonymous (8) Amy & Bob Abramson Florence C. Agcawili Andrew Aichlmayr Susan Alschuler Robert C. Anderson Suzanne & Bill Attig Cheryl & Elliott Balbert Jill Banks Barad Angela Bardowell Mark & Jody Barnhill Dr. Norma Barretta Lois Barth & Michael Schubach Barbara Bauer & Lawrence Cox Susan Baumgarten Susan & Adam Berger Elliot, Roberta, Dayna, & Alison Berkowitz Drs. Jack & Barbara Berman Jeffrey & Susan Berman Leah Bishop & Gary Yale Carole Black Karlyn & Chuck Boppell Wayland & JoAnn Bourne Desobry E. Bowens in Memory of Alice Desobry Bowens Dr. Robert Braun & Dr. Joan Friedman Janice R. Brittain Diane & Dorothy Brooks Foundation

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Cynthia & Solomon Hamburg Harris Family Foundation Dr. Leon & Rochelle Brooks Sam Harris Mr. Jay Brooks Johnny Ruth Harrison, M.D. Linda Brown Chet & Sheila Hasday Neil H. & Karen Hochman Brown Michael Lurey & Laurie Hasencamp Anne Bruner & James Bremner Al & Sandy Haveson Norman Buckley, In Memory of Tanna Handley Havlick Davyd Whaley James & Christi Hays Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Busuttil Gail & Murray Heltzer Kathleen & Milton Campbell Zvia Hempling Carol & Ken Carlson Dr. Stephen D. Henry & Rudy Oclaray Catherine & Anthony Chanin Donna L. Herman Rita Chenoweth Karen Hillenburg Arthur & Katheryn Chinski Alicia Hirsch & Jesse Russo The Honorable Judith C. Chirlin Karen Hirshan/ Bill Cohn & Dan Miller Hirshan Family Foundation Nadege & Jay Conger Ofer B. Ho Roberta A. Conroy Sam Ho, M.D. Corinna Cotsen & Lee Rosenbaum Jim & Gloria Hopper Seth Cover & Mycotoo Mr. William H. Hurt Kevin Crombie Joan R. Isaacs Richard Jr. & Darlene Crook Roslyn & Warren Jacobson Louise & Jeffrey Davis Lawrence J. Jaffe, M.D. Cathy DeRoy & Mrs. George DeRoy Audrey & Edgar Jessup Dr. Allison Diamant Gordon Johnson & Barbara Schnell Mike & Jamie DiFiori Michael Galindo & Mary Quon Jung Julia Donoghue Judith & Russell Kantor Dorskind Family Foundation Linda R. Kaplan Nick Dudzak Michael Keir Robin C. Dumas Jackie A. Kern Greg H. Dunn Michael & Deborah Klein Dr. & Mrs. William Duxler Genni Klein Ms. Anita H. Dymant & Karen & Bob Knapp Mr. Richard Drooyan Thea & Neal Koss Richard J. Burdge Jr. & Joanne C. Kozberg Lee Smalley Edmon Darell & Elizabeth Krasnoff Michael A. Enomoto Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald Earl & Karen Enzer Castro Krinel David & Joyce Evans The Kwon Family Foundation Alan & Barbara Faiola Mr. & Mrs. Jack D. Lantz Jim Bright & Lucy Farber Sharon Lapid Robyn Field & Anthony O’Carroll Ron & Pat Lebel The Finston Family In Honor of Our Christine Lee Beloved Fay & Milton Friedman Drs. Anu & Ali Leemann Fran Flanagan Bob Leibowitz, M.D. Pat Fleming Curtis Lelash The Franke Family Trust Joanne Freed & Richard C. Mendelson Dinny & David Lesser Ronald Levenson & Ellen Fujikawa Marcia Gold Levenson Howard & Suzanne Furst Michael Levin & Andy Abowitz Jay & Donna Gallagher Gail J. Levine Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Garrett Marla E. Levine Freddi & Marvin Gelfand In Loving Memory of Anna Strahlman Michael & Karen Gilbert Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Louchheim Stephen Glick & Sylvia Turk Sandra & Kenneth Malamed Mr. & Mrs. Efrain Gonzalez Jeff Mandel Edith Gould M. Michele Martin Donald W. Grant Mr. Theodore K. Martinez James D. & Margaret A. Gray Susan D. Martynec Dr. Stuart & Adrienne Green Ms. Jacqueline H. Matlock Lenore S. & Bernard A. Greenberg Fund James A. Zapp & Elizabeth A. McGlynn Marcy Gross Carla Meyer & Charles Arnold Claudia & Tom Grzywacz Joan & Philip Miller Vera & Paul Guerin Gretchen & Marshall Milligan Lorrie & Richard Gurewitz Lawrence A. Mirisch Roberta L. Haft Cindy Miscikowski Linda & Michael Haines Joanne & Joel Mogy Mr. Jeffrey L. Hall & Mr. Kevin A. Yoder Toni & Tom Morgan

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FLYIN’ WEST

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By Pearl Cleage. Three African-American sisters carve out their independence on the western frontier.

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Loula Moschonas & James Edgerton Wendy A. Moss Ron Myrick Arline M. Nakanishi Isabel Friend Newman Patty & John Nickoll Cindy & Ken Norian Bob & Renee Nunn Norman & Margrit Oberstein Janie & Allan Orenstein Mary Rose & Edward Ortega Tye Ouzounian & Karyn Wong Jennifer N. Owens-Ornellas & Jay T. Ornellas Elsie & Peter Paterno Helen Pekny Mr. Stephen Pescetti Maggi Phillips & Mario Gerla The Polinger-Cohen Foundation Irv & Gina Posalski Shelley Powsner & Stephen Skrovan Mr. & Mrs. Albert Praw Cheryl & Joel Prell Gail & Gary Rachelefsky John Rallis & Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis Rollin A. Ransom & Chris Lacroix Michael Reisz & Jeff Rago Dr. Peggy Renner & Dr. Robert Nelson Kirk & Cathy Reynolds Irene & Eytan Ribner Dr. Harry E. Rice, M.D. Stuart & Laurie Rice In Loving Memory of Adam Rice Suellen Richmond Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Ring Barbara Roberts Dr. Heather J. Roberts June Caldwell & Jaye Rogovin Joseph Rosales Lois Rosen Ellen & Mike Rosenberg Barbara & Peter Rosenthal Robyn & Steven Ross Leonard J. & JoAnn Roth Janet Salter in Memory of Maxwell Hillary Salter June Sanders Sattler Beatrice (Tina) Castillo & Gail Sandford Drs. Joan & Harry Saperstein Stephen J. Sass & Dr. Steven Hochstadt Wes Schaefer & Cathy King-Schaefer Marlene & Roger Schaffner John R. Sealy, M.D. Christine Shaner Linda M. Sherman Gloria Sherwood Howard & Stephanie Sherwood Charlene & Mike Sievers Debra J. Silvera-Sheehan Bruce & Nancy Silverman Bui & Herbert Simon Shani Smolens Christine Helppie-Soldate Sue & Steve Soldoff Jacque & Herb Spivak Merrilee B. St. John Susan R. Stockel

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Thu, Oct 3 | Royce Hall GREGORY PORTER

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SANKAI JUKU

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RACHEL FULLER’S ANIMAL REQUIEM

A Concert to Celebrate and Honor All Animals

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INTERNATIONAL CURTAIN CALL

2020 Deluxe Opera & Music Tours PRAGUE & VIENNA June 17 – July 1, 2020

PRAGUE: CARMEN; RUSALKA; BILLY BUDD; DVORAK'S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY (Czech Phil.); VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS AT THE FAMED KLEMENTINUM MIRROR HALL. Guided Tours of Important Prague Sites; and Excursion to Nelahozeves Castle. VIENNA: IL TROVATORE (Rebeka, Rachvelishvili, Kunde, Petean); LA TRAVIATA (Garifulina; Bernheim, Keenlyside); BALLO IN MASCHERA(Stoyanova; Meli); FALSTAFF (Bezsmertna; Maestri); & NUREYEV GALA BALLET. Guided Tours of Palace Schönbrunn, St. Stephans, Fine Arts Museums; & More. – 5-Star Deluxe Hotels – Art Nouveau Palace Hotel– Prague & Grand Hotel– Vienna

VENICE–VERONA–MILAN June 30 – July 13, 2020

VENICE: ROBERTO DEVEREUX (Mantegna, Jorstad; Scala, Luongo); Handel's RINALDO (Iervolino, Semenzato, Remigio). VERONA: AIDA; NABUCCO; CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & I PAGLIACCI [Casts tba]; DOMINGO GALA CONCERT. MILAN: LA TRAVIATA (Rebeka; Meli); & BALLO IN MASCHERA (Hernandez; Sartori). Guided Tours of Important Sites of Venice, Verona & Milan–Including VIP Backstage Scala Opera House & Museum. Excursions to Lake Garda and Mantua. – 5-Star Hotels – Danieli –Venice; Due Torri –Verona & Westin Palace– Milan

LONDON–GARSINGTON & GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVALS July 13 – 26, 2020

LONDON (Royal Opera) & GARSINGTON: TOSCA (Netrebko; Jagde, Terfel); MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Jaho; Puente, Finley) DON CARLO (Gerezmava, Garanca, Fabiano, Furlanetto); RUSALKA; Plus WEST END MUSICAL TBA. GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL: FIDELIO; ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL; & Handel's ALCINA [Casts tba] Guided Tours Include: London–Westminster Abbey & Buckingham Palace, Parliament & Churchill War Rooms, Tate Museums. Excursions to Brighton & Lewes Castle. – 5-Star Hotels – The May Fair –London & Grand Hotel– Eastbourne

SALZBURG FESTIVAL August 2020

DON GIOVANNI; DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE; BORIS GODOUNOV; CONCERTS– VIENNA PHILHARMONIC/DudamelKissin; BERLIN PHILHARMONIC/Petrenko; & PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY/Honeck– Anne-Sophie Mutter. –Guided Tours of Important Salzburg Sites– 5-Star Hotel – Sheraton Grand Salzburg

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Judy Stone Michael Stone Ellen & Steve Sugerman Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Sussman I.H. Sutnick Robin & David Swartz Laney & Thomas Techentin Michelle Tesoro Eileen T’Kaye & David Bischoff Arthur Melville, Ph.D. & Marsha Utain, M.S. Wendie Warwick & Ken Pierce Charles W. Weeks Norman & Barbara Weiler Susan & William Weintraub Luke & Colleen Welsh Alan Wilson & Ina Coleman Denise J. Winner Mary J. Witt Edward Wolkowitz Family Jill Wondries Virginia & Greg Young Arnold H. & Tricia L. Zane George Zimmerman & Tatyana Gurvich $2,400+

Anonymous (12) Merryl & David A. Alpert Mrs. Jacqueline Applebaum Carol L. Archie & Edward L. Keenan Sandra Aronberg, M.D. & Charles Aronberg, M.D. Corinne Baldassano John Ballinger & Rod Davis Melanie & Gregory Barbee Christopher & Anadel Barbour Chris & Rose Bauss Dr. Martine Bauwens Charles Berney & Family Mr. & Mrs. John Bettfreund Ms. Rhian Beutler Peter & Helen Bing Cheryl Bledin Michael Blend Mr. Moe Blumin Yvonne Bogdanovich & Family Bill Bohnert Richard & Pat Bongeorno Nancy Brandel The Saul Brandman Foundation Sandra & Robert Braun Marti Breier Sandy & Mayer Brenner Stu Brower Rick Buche & Vin Reilly Dr. Lisa Bukaty & Mr. Raymond M. Bukaty Beth Burnam Linda Stafford Burrows Edward J. Butorac & Paul R. Kaiser Christine Cahill Kelly Campbell Sandra L. Carter Eric Chien Nicholas Chrisos Suzanne & John Clark Mary Coates

Lauren Firestone & Chris Cookson Hon. Candace Cooper (Ret) Corbell Family Dr. Frederic H. Corbin, M.D. Ted Cordes Judy Tishkoff & Keith Crasnick Margo Cross Mary Levin Cutler Steve & Linda Darling Eunice David Bill & Ellie D’Elia James & Lynne DeWitt Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Dickerson The Dong Family Ms. Laurie Dubchansky Mr. & Mrs. Gene B. Duncan Jack & Cynthia Edelstein Jill & Bob Eisfelder It’s A Wrap Motion Pictures Joyce A. Esposito Ellen Eubanks Victoria I. Evers Johanna & Gene Felder Edwin & MaryAnn Feo Robert Finkel & Adelle Gross Darcy Fleck Ruth Fleming-Stephens Laura E. Fox, M.D. & John D. Hofbauer, M.D. . Carolyn Hope Fried Susan R. Friedman Rosalie Friis-Ross Howard J. Fulfrost Dr. Robert Gasway & Kristen Wong Lesley & Dr. Kenneth H. Geiger Kate & Dr. Stephen Geller Jeanne K. Gerson Jeri & Keith Gertzman Catherine Gessner Laura Gibson Patrick & Frank Gibson-McMinn Howard Gleicher Dr. Irene Goldenberg Tanya & David Goodman Dr. Sudha & Dr. Gopal Govindarajan Terry Grossman Scott Hall & Rhonda Church Diane & J.P. Harris Gene Hawkins Phyllis & J. Michael Hennigan Sharon & Joe Hernandez Winifred Hervey Dorothy Hoffman Rand Hoffman & Charlotte Robinson Dozar Office Furnishings Dorothy K. Hull Dr. & Mrs. Robert Itami Susan & Larry Ivanjack Irwin & Meredith Jacobson In Memory of Wayne Jervis, Jr. Sean Johnson & Alex Ocampo Starr C. Johnson Roz & Jerry Joseph David & Martha Kadue Janet & Steve Kahane Kathleen Kane Regina & Richard G. Kaplan Elyse & Stanley Katz Cari & Marty Kavinoky

Cynthia & Jerry Kay Albert Kelly & Marjorie Stevens Kelly Sarah E. Kiefer Jules Kievits & Lorraine Bagdasarian Dr. K. Alex Kim Irene & Marvin H. Kleinberg Gaylen Kobayashi Jale Kutay Earle & Sharon Lambert Katherine L’Amour Carol M. Lanning Joan & Chris Larkin Julie Lawrence Ned Leiba Richard & Vivian Levy Lisa Hinchliffe & Dave Link Patty Loch Alan & Helen Gordon Lowy Mary Anne Lucero Loris & Kory Lunsford Marge & Bill MacLaughlin Ginny Mancini Carol & Douglas Mancino Laura & Jim Maslon Amy & Harold Masor Margaret L. Mathews Dr. Rosie M. Mayfield Colleen T. McCarthy Theresa L. McConville David & Kathleen McDonald Timothy & Connie McOsker David & Cara Melnick Robert L. Mendow Lorraine & Craig Meyer Carolyn Miller Carole Miller Lynn & Mani Miller Tina J. Miller Julien Minard Steven Modglin Sue & Monty Mohrman Diane Morton Richard Newcome Marianne & Michael Newman Kim Nicholas Marc I. Nishino, D.D.S. Russell Noel Michelle Nuttall Drs. William Magee & Casey O’Connell Jose J. Palacios & Amanda Reyes Mr. & Mrs. Mark M. Panatier Carol Phillips & Bob Shapiro William & Deborah Pitruzzelli Pauline & Drew Pomerance Barrett Porter Charlie & Kristi Proctor Tracy L. Ramont Courtney Rangen Harvey Reese & Jonathan B. Murray James & Melanie Renfroe Carlene Ringer Belinda Robins Suzanne & David Robinson Murphy & Ed Romano Bingo Roncelli Nathalie & Jim Rosen Rabbi & Mrs. Moshe Rothblum Ron & Sharon Ryan Jay & Linda Sandrich

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Linda & Clifford Schaffer Carmen & Gordon Schaye Greg Scott Drs. T.V. Scott & Karen Hill Scott Scott Shagrin Ruth & Mitchell Shapiro James & Alexis Sheehy Loretta Hirsh Shine Steven E. Shulem Jan & Carl Siechert In Memory of Ruth & Leon Sirkin Scott Sigman Karen & Gordon Silverstein Kurt & Keli Skarin Martin & Leah Sklar Stephen & Judith Slagle Leslie Smith Roberta Smith Drs. Debra & Philip Sobol Mason A. Sommers & Rami Aizic James & Diane Staes Carol Stein Sterling & James Sterling Jill Stein David A. Steinberg Tom Stempel Bobbie Stern Lynn Bider & Daniel Stone Dr. Arthur H. Streeter Mr. Stan Sullins

Jeff Sung Jack & Marlene Susser Dr. Allan & Roslyn Holt Swartz Craig Sweeny Judith N. Taylor Mary & Peter Tennyson Dr. Keith Terasaki Marla Thornton Russell Todd Agency Elizabeth Topkis Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Traver Joyce Huyett Turner & Craig Turner J Usaraga Ms. Andrea Valcourt Valerie Vanaman Carol Vernon & Robert Turbin Claire Vincent Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Volk Elliott & Felise Wachtel Cliff Warner Ms. Lynn E. Weisman Pat West Kim White Peterson Lori Williams & Stephen Schulte Valerie & Nathaniel E. Williams Karen & Gary Winnick Michele A. Kerr Wolfe Madelon Yamamoto George Ziegler Myrna & Stanley Zimmerman

Center Theatre Group gratefully appreciates all of our donors who, due to space constraints, could not be listed here. The above list reflects donations made as of November 11, 2019. If your name was misspelled or omitted from this list in error, please contact the Advancement Department at 213.972.7654. Thank you.

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OUR SUPPORTERS

for your campaign support We would like to take this opportunity to thank the incredibly generous donors who have contributed leadership gifts in support of Center Theatre Group’s 50 Anniversary Campaign. Your loyalty to our theatre and support in honor of our history paves the way for the next 50 years. AS OF NOV 1, 2019.

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$5,000,000+ Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Ahmanson Foundation Kirk & Anne Douglas $1,000,000+ Anonymous (2) The Annenberg Foundation Edgerton Foundation Kiki & David Gindler Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie Aliza Karney Guren & Marc Guren Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Renee & Meyer Luskin The Louis and Harold Price Foundation Laura & James Rosenwal & Orinoco Foundation Rosenthal Family Foundation Sue Tsao $500,000+ Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Jerry & Terri Kohl Louise Moriarty Deena & Edward Nahmias Michael Ritchie & Kate Burton Donna Schweers & Tom Geiser Elliott Sernel

$250,000+ Anonymous Thomas Beers Joni & Miles Benickes Diana Buckhantz & The Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation Cindy & Gary Frischling Center Theatre Group Affiliates Cindy & Gary Frischling Nancy & Eric Garen Vicki King Jody & David Lippman The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Thomas Safran Glenn & Andrea Sonnenberg Judie Stein & J R Stein Family Foundation Matt & Dana Walden $100,000+ Yvonne & Derek Bell The Campagna Family Mara & Joseph Carieri Friars Charitable Foundation Manuela & James Goren Bill Resnick & Michael Stubbs Deidra Norman Schumann Cheryl A. Shepherd Donna & John Sussman Hope Landis Warner $50,000+ Anonymous Anne Bruner & Jim Bremner Carol & Stephen Rountree Sunshine Stone Peter & Iona Tompkins

SYMPHONY CLASSICS SERIES

AT A M B A S S A D O R A U D I T O R I U M

DAVID LOCKINGTON MUSIC DIRECTOR

V I VAL DI F O U R S E AS O N S JANUARY 25, 2020 DAVID LOCKINGTON, conductor SIMONE PORTER, violin

M OZ ART & M CG E G AN MARCH 21, 2020 NICHOLAS MCGEGAN, conductor YERIN YANG, piano

G ERSHW IN P O R GY & BESS FEBRUARY 15, 2020 DAVID LOCKINGTON, conductor NICK KENDALL, violin

R ACHM AN I N OFF PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 APRIL 18, 2020 DAVID LOCKINGTON, conductor INON BARNATAN, piano

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We would also like to thank the following donors for making commitments to the 50 Anniversary Campaign through legacy gifts to our Endowment. TH

$1,000,000+ Judith & Thomas Beckmen Martin Massman Diane & Leon Morton Peter & Susan Van Haften $500,000+ Richard & Norma Camp Susan A. Grode Linda S. Peterson $250,000+ Shirley & Irving Ashkenas Pamela & Dennis Beck Bill Cohn & Dan Miller Mr. & Mrs. Jack Simon I.H. Sutnick

OTHER LEGACY GIFTS Linda & Maynard Brittan – Traub Brittan Family Trust Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D. Gloria Lothrop Carol & Douglas Mancino Renee & Robert Nunn Nan Rae Randy & Bruce Ross Wes Schaefer & Cathy King-Schaefer Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Wallace Margaret White

50th anniversary campaign support

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$250,000+ The Ahmanson Foundation Annenberg Foundation $100,000+ Bank of America Delta Air Lines Edgerton Foundation Rosenthal Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation, Inc. $50,000+ California Arts Council Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Dwight Stuart Youth Fund Wells Fargo $25,000+ The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Center Theatre Group Affiliates JP Morgan Chase & Co. Disney Theatrical Group Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc. City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation The Perkins Charitable Foundation The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Theatre Forward US Bank $15,000+ Anonymous Culver City Unified School District The DigiTrust Group, LLC The Walt Disney Company Foundation KPMG The Liberty Company Dale S. & Shideh Miller The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation

$10,000+ Walt Disney Live Entertainment Joseph Drown Foundation The Friars Charitable Foundation HBO Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Muse Communications Patina Restaurant Group The Edward A. And Ai O. Shay Family Foundation Synder Family Foundation The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation $7,500+ American Business Bank Canadian Consulate General Lawrence P. Frank Foundation Macy’s Malibu Family Wines National Alliance for Musical Theatre Union Bank $5,000+ Sascha Brastoff Foundation The Brookside Fund Chubb City National Bank Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation GI Energy Jones Day Lear Family Foundation Paramount Pictures Payden & Rygel Perry, Neidorf & Grassl, LLP SoCalGas Sally J. Thomas & James A. Thomas USI Insurance Services $1,000+ Northern Trust Theatre Communications Group

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for your institutional partnership

CORPORATE CIRCLE CABINET Sheri Biller, Founding Chair Jonathan Axel, Co-Chair Erin Burke, Co-Chair Anthony Amendola Christopher Bissonnette Dannielle Campos Ramirez

Hany Haddad Michael Jung Jody Kelley Soma Samanta Brian Zimmer

The Corporate Circle is comprised of companies that support Center Theatre Group’s education and community partnership programs. Members receive VIP concierge service, complimentary and discounted tickets to our shows, business development opportunities, and more. For more information, call Louie Anchondo at 213.972.3192.

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We are deeply appreciative of the below corporate members, grant-making institutions and government agencies for supporting our work to improve the impact we have on our Los Angeles community. AS OF NOV 1, 2019. ♦ Acknowledges a member of our Corporate Circle.

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The Los Angeles Jewish Home has provided premier Senior

health care for more than a century. Our award-winning programs and services are delivered with outstanding quality and compassion. We offer care in our Home, in your home, or in the community.

We are endlessly grateful to recognize those contributors who have provided support that extends well beyond this current season and safeguards the future of Center Theatre Group. Thank you to all of our endowment and Ovation Circle donors for your commitment to sustaining our great work. To invest in our future and make a gift toward our endowment, please call Terra Goulden at 213.972.3189. AS OF SEP 1, 2019.

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ENDOWMENT GIFTS $500,000+ The Ahmanson Foundation Gordon Davidson Tribute Fund Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation Renee & Meyer Luskin Martin Massman John S. Surabian, Jr. and in memory of Faith and Sharon Ann Surabian $250,000+ The Michael Shaw Jacobs Fund Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie Mr. & Mrs. Jack Simon $100,000+ Betsy & Harold Applebaum Judith & Thomas Beckmen The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Maynard & Linda Brittan— Traub-Brittan Family Trust Center Theatre Group Affiliates Kenneth Corday Regina Fadiman Barbara & Peter Fodor Ava & Charles Fries Brindell & Milton Gottlieb The Hearst Foundation, Inc. Vicki King Gloria Lothrop Richard G. & Virginia L. Martin Louise Taper $50,000+ Deborah M. Hyde Ellen & Michael S. Korney Dorothy & Richard Sherwood $25,000+ Abbott Brown Linda Brown Greve Foundation Dr. Tom Hickey Levine Foundation Diane & Leon Morton The Estate of Anita Mae Hirsh $10,000+ A and J Davidson Skipper Award Fund George A. V. Dunning Carolyn & Kit Lokey Betty & Sanford Sigoloff Planned Gifts Shirley & Irving Ashkenas W. Lee Bailey, M.D. Angela Bardowell Chris & Rose Bauss Pamela & Dennis Beck Judith & Thomas Beckmen

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The Bennetts Dr. Adrienne Brandriss Linda Brown Allan & Joan Burns Richard & Norma Camp Bill Cohn & Dan Miller Earl & Christine Cory Mary Levin Cutler Susan D. Clines & Charles Dillingham Kirk & Anne Douglas Elisabeth Katte Harris Trust Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Grauman Susan A. Grode Virginia Hayes Mr. Kim L. Hunter Deborah M. Hyde The Doug Jones and John Sanger Theater Ticket Fund Richard & Julie Kagan Arlene M. Kageyama-Chikami Sarah & Andy Kane Debra L. Karrenbrock Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kavanaugh The Paul Kowal Charitable Foundation Darell L. Krasnoff Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald Joyce & Kent Kresa Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D. Carol & Douglas Mancino George Manet Meg McComb Betty McMicken in honor of Jeanette Shammas Diane & Leon Morton Merle & Peter Mullin Bob & Renee Nunn Linda S. Peterson Sally & Frank Raab Edward L. Rada Nan Rae Stuart & Laurie Rice In Loving Memory of Adam Rice Bruce & Randy Ellen Ross Eileen B. Salmas Wes Schaefer & Cathy King-Schaefer The Estate of Frank J. Sherwood Sue & Steve Soldoff I.H. Sutnick Paulette Toumazos & Michael Lorenz Sue Tsao Carol Vernon & Robert Turbin Peter & Susan Van Haften Magda & Frederick R. Waingrow Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Wallace Pat Warford Susan & William Weintraub Margaret H. White

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for being a part of our history The Affiliates have supported Center Theatre Group since 1971. Through volunteering and fundraising, members introduce young people and their peers to the magic of live theatre. We are forever grateful for their long-term support. AS OF SEP. 1, 2019.

PRESIDENT Carmen Schaye

Kim White Peterson* Sheila Poncher* Sharon Reisz Marsha Tauber Sallai June Sanders Sattler* Joyce Sheingold Maggy Simon Carole Solomon Marilyn Stambler* Janice Brock Wallace* Janice Weiner Rosalind Zane*

EXECUTIVE BOARD Anne Bruner* Ilene Eisenberg Roberta Haft* Christine Harte Thea F. Koss Diane Lesser Jerri Nagelberg Diane Neubauer*

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The Music Center of the 21st Century The Music Center is one of the nation’s largest performing arts centers and a cultural anchor in Los Angeles County. Our programming engine, TMC Arts, convenes artists, communities and ideas to deepen the cultural lives of all. With relevant, engaging arts experiences and arts education programs, TMC Arts reflects the diverse voices and interests of the many communities of Los Angeles. The Music Center is home to and the force behind some of the most creative expression today.

2019/2020 MUSIC CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Cindy Miscikowski Board Chair

Robert J. Abernethy Darrell Brown Vice Chairs Rachel S. Moore President and Chief Executive Officer

Diane G. Medina Secretary

Susan M. Wegleitner Treasurer William Taylor Assistant Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

MEMBERS AT LARGE Charles F. Adams William H. Ahmanson Wallis Annenberg Jill Baldauf

Richard K. Roeder Melissa Ann Romain Maria Salinas Lisa See Matthew J. Spence Marc I. Stern Philip A. Swan Walter F. Ulloa Timothy S. Wahl Alyce Williamson Jay Wintrob Rollin A. Ransom General Counsel ^

Leave of absence

DIRECTORS EMERITI Peter K. Barker Judith Beckmen Eli Broad Ronald W. Burkle

Susan Baumgarten

Amb. (ret.) John B. Emerson*

Phoebe Beasley

Richard M. Ferry

Thomas L. Beckmen

Brindell Gottlieb

Kimaada M. Brown

Bernard A. Greenberg

Dannielle Campos

Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr.

Greg T. Geyer

Amb. (ret.) Glen A. Holden

Lisa Gilford

Stuart M. Ketchum

General Information (213) 972-7211 | musiccenter.org

Kiki Ramos Gindler

Amb. (ret.) Lester B. Korn

Maria Rosario Jackson

Kent Kresa

Carl Jordan

Robert F. Maguire, III

Support The Music Center (213) 972-3333 | musiccenter.org/support

Glenn Kaino

Ginny Mancini

Stefanie Kane

Edward J. McAniff

Terri Kohl

Walter M. Mirisch

Cary J. Lefton

Fredric Roberts

David Lippman

Claire L. Rothman

Richard Lynn Martinez

Joni J. Smith

Bowen “Buzz” H. McCoy

Lisa Specht*

Mattie McFadden-Lawson

Cynthia A. Telles

Elizabeth Michelson

James A. Thomas

Darrell D. Miller

Andrea L. Van de Kamp*

Shelby Notkin

Paul M. Watson

Michael Pagano

Thomas R. Weinberger

Cynthia M. Patton

Rosalind W. Wyman

Karen Kay Platt

* Chairman Emeritus

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Be a Music Center Docent If you love the arts and enjoy sharing this enthusiasm with the public, we invite you to join the Symphonians , The Music Center’s volunteer docents. musiccenter.org/symphonians symphonians@musiccenter.org

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Featured Events at

The Music Center WED 01 JAN / 8:00 p.m. A Viennese New Year with Zubin LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

FRI 10 JAN / 8:00 p.m. An Acoustic Evening with Jason Isbell LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

SAT 18 JAN / 8:00 p.m. Adams Conducts Adams LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall Thru 1/19

THU 02 JAN / 8:00 p.m. Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake CENTER THEATRE GROUP @ Ahmanson Theatre Thru 1/05

SUN 12 JAN / 6:30 p.m. What the Constitution Means to Me CENTER THEATRE GROUP  @ Mark Taper Forum Thru 2/16

FRI 24 JAN / 8:00 p.m. Beethoven with Emanuel Ax LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall Thru 1/26

FRI 03 JAN / 8:00 p.m. Mehta’s Mahler LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall Thru 1/05

SUN 12 JAN / 7:30 p.m. Christian Schmitt LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

TUE 07 JAN / 11:00 a.m. LUNCH À LA PARK: Food Trucks @ Grand Park Every Tue/Wed/Thur WED 08 JAN / 12:15 p.m. LUNCH A LA PARK: Yoga reTREAT @ Grand Park Every Wed/Fri FRI 10 JAN / 8:00 p.m. Mehta Conducts Wagner & More LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall Thru 1/12

TUE 14 JAN / 8:00 p.m. The Last Ship CENTER THEATRE GROUP  @ Ahmanson Theatre Thru 2/16 TUE 14 JAN / 8:00 p.m. Russian Romantics LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall THU 16 JAN / 8:00 p.m. Bach, Handel, and Telemann LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall Thru 1/17

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FRI 31 JAN / 11:00 a.m. All-Strauss LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall Thru 2/02 FRI 31 JAN / 8:00 p.m. Tune-Yards LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

THU 16 JAN / 8:30 p.m. Infinitely Yours by Miwa Matreyek REDCAT @Walt Disney Concert Hall Thru 1/18

Visit musiccenter.org for additional information on all upcoming events. @musiccenterla

THU 30 JAN / 8:00 p.m. USC Thornton Symphony LA PHIL @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Illustrations by: Down The Street Designs

MON 06 JAN/ Noon Food Truck Fundays @ The Music Center Plaza Every Monday

SUN 26 JAN / 7:00 p.m. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans LA MASTER CHORALE @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

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AMERICAN DANCE THEATER March 18 – 22

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Groups of 10+: (213) 972-8555 | mcgroupsales@musiccenter.org Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Solomon Dumas. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Support from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors plays an invaluable role in the successful operation of The Music Center.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS, Second District; SHEILA J. KUEHL, Third District; JANICE HAHN, Fourth District, Chair; KATHRYN BARGER, Fifth District; and HILDA L. SOLIS, First District

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RETURNS TO THE SORAYA You know their name. Now, feel their unforgettable beats. 25th Anniversary Tour including two new numbers: Suitcases and Poltergeist. Sat Feb 15 | 8PM Sun Feb 16 | 3PM Tickets start at $39 (Parking Included)

LUCIANA SOUZA THE BOOK OF LONGING FEATURING CHICO PINHEIRO and SCOTT COLLEY Onstage Sessions Jazz Club Fri Jan 17 | 8PM Sat Jan 18 | 8PM ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PINCHAS ZUKERMAN, PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR and VIOLIN SOLOIST Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Fri Jan 24 | 8PM BALLET FOLCLÓRICO NACIONAL DE MÉXICO DE SILVIA LOZANO Thu Jan 30 | 8PM

FEBRUARY SELMA WITH LIVE SCORE by JASON MORAN CHECHE ALARA, CONDUCTOR NEW WEST SYMPHONY Sat Feb 1 | 8PM BALLET WEST’S GISELLE Tue Feb 4 | 8PM TETZLAFF PLAYS BEETHOVEN LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Fri Feb 7 | 8PM LUIS CORONEL y LEONARDO AGUILAR Fri Feb 8 | 8PM MAVIS STAPLES SPECIAL GUEST SON LITTLE Thu Feb 13 | 8PM STEP AFRIKA! Sun Feb 23 | 3PM

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Profile for Center Theatre Group

The Last Ship at Center Theatre Group, January 2020  

The program for Sting starring in "The Last Ship" at the Ahmanson Theatre

The Last Ship at Center Theatre Group, January 2020  

The program for Sting starring in "The Last Ship" at the Ahmanson Theatre