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TABLE OF CONTENTS

APRIL 2014

CENTER THEATRE GROUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013/2014 OFFICERS

honorary chairman Lew R. Wasserman† chairman Martin Massman president William H. Ahmanson vice presidents Ava Fries Susan Grode secretary Amy R. Forbes treasurer Dr. Steven Nagelberg

The Last Confession Ahmanson Theatre June 7 – July 6, 2014 David Suchet in The Last Confession. photo by john haynes.

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board members Dean V. Ambrose Pamela Beck Miles Benickes Norris J. Bishton, Jr. Howard Bragman Diana Buckhantz Dannielle Campos Ramirez Joseph C. Carieri Marcy Carsey Bill Damaschke Nancy de Brier Cástulo de la Rocha Vin Di Bona Dante Di Loreto Frances Flanagan Eric R. Garen Kiki Ramos Gindler Patricia Glaser Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Aliza Karney Guren Tim Hanlon Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Darell L. Krasnoff Lucy M. Labruzzo Jennifer Altfeld Landau

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Carol Mancino Scott Mauro Dale S. Miller Walter Mirisch Jo Muse Edward B. Nahmias Diane Neubauer Edward L. Rada Bill Resnick Michael Ritchie Laura Rosenwald Bruce L. Ross Dan Sernett Cheryl A. Shepherd Jack Simon Maggy Simon Sue Tsao emeritus Harold Applebaum Ronald J. Arnault Judith Beckmen Gordon Davidson Phyllis Hennigan Leonard Hirshan Richard Kagan Nancy Olson Livingston O. Kit Lokey Diane Morton past presidents Lew R. Wasserman† Marshall Berges† Armand S. Deutsch† Walter Mirisch Henry C. Rogers† Richard E. Sherwood† J. David Haft† Lawrence J. Ramer† Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Phyllis Hennigan Richard Kagan Martin Massman †Deceased

Center Theatre Group’s Mission: To serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles by producing and presenting theatre of the highest caliber, by nurturing new artists, by attracting new audiences, and by developing youth outreach and arts education programs. This mission is based on a belief that the art of theatre is a cultural force with the capacity to transform the lives of individuals and society at large. 2 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE

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Center Theatre Group Publications 2014 Editor Nancy Hereford Art Director Nishita Doshi Copy Editors Liz Lin, Eric Brown, Kelly Christ Designers Irene Kaneshiro, Haruka Hayakawa, Teresa English VISIT US ON THE WEB CenterTheatreGroup.org LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CAN BE MAILED TO 601 W. Temple St., Room 111, Los Angeles, CA 90012 OR E-MAILED TO ctgmedia@CenterTheatreGroup.org Published By SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIA GROUP Publisher Jeff Levy Editor in Chief Benjamin Epstein Art Director Carol Wakano Marketing Director Audrey Nimura Production Manager Ellen Melton Associate Art Director Heidi Schwindt Associate Editor Suzanne Ennis Production Artist Ryan Furuya Advertising Director Lyle Laver Account Managers Kerry Brewer, Heather Howard-Heintz, Natalie Johnson, Brandee Leonard, Jessica Levin, Joanna McLean, Mali Mochow Advertising Services Dawn Kiko Cheng Administration Leanne Killian, Beth Moline Christine Noriega, Christina Xenos Regional Representation Northern California: Christine Tye (707) 939-0269 East Coast: Sandra Ourusoff (212) 260-4883 Honorary President Ted Levy

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Audience Services: 213.628.2772: Ticketing, subscriptions, full customer service including lost ticket replacement, ticket donations, Passport memberships, information about upcoming productions or events, and hotel and restaurant recommendations. Telephone hours: Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Except major holidays.

Center Theatre Group is a non-profit company that produces worldclass theatre at the Ahmanson Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center of Los Angeles, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

Walk-Up Box Office Hours: The central box office for Center Theatre Group is located in front of the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, and open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and closed on Monday. Remote box offices that are located at the Taper and Douglas are open two hours before performances. Receive Breaking News at CenterTheatreGroup.org Online ticketing plus information about upcoming productions, advance copies of the program and study guides, downtown restaurants, sponsorship programs, special community activities, and much more. Season Tickets: 213.972.4444: Subscribers are assigned seats before tickets are released for sale to the general public. Plus, whenever special events are announced at any of our theatres, subscribers have first offer for tickets with no service or convenience fees.  Group and Corporate Services 213.972.8075: Discounts are available for groups of 10-15 or more. A variety of corporate employee/client ticket programs is also offered. Enjoy VIP service for theatre receptions, fundraisers and tour groups. Flexible payment options and access to purchase tickets before single tickets go on sale.

Kingsley Leggs and Alicia Hall Moran in the national tour of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. photo by michael j. lutch.

Hot Tix: A comprehensive and convenient discount ticket program called Hot Tix offers a $20 ticket to the general public. Beginning three weeks prior to the first performance of each production, Hot Tix can be purchased by phone or in person at CTG’s central box office. Cash or credit card (no checks; limited to two tickets per household). Hot Tix may also be purchased (subject to availability) on the day of performance at the central box office or two hours before the performance at the Taper or the Douglas. Young Children and Babies: Children under age six are not admitted, unless the production is advertised for younger audiences. Regardless of age, everyone must have a ticket and be able to sit quietly throughout the performance. Babes in arms are not admitted. Donations: Center Theatre Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. For further information, call 213.972.7368.

Gift Certificates: 213.628.2772: Available in any amount. They’re perfect for friends, employee recognition and special occasions. Complimentary cards for “Happy Birthday,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Season’s Greetings,” “Congratulations” or “In Appreciation.”  Taper and Douglas Stage Talks: Lively post-show discussions, led by staff who are often joined by members of the cast, are held on selected evening performances. Call Audience Services at 213.628.2772 or visit CenterTheatreGroup.org for a complete schedule. Late Seating: To minimize disruption, patrons not seated when the performance begins will be asked to watch the lobby monitor until an appropriate break in the performance. 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. Special Access: Assisted listening devices for persons with limited hearing are available in the lobby at no charge. Accommodations are available for persons in wheelchairs and their companions for all performances. Specific dates are available for American Sign Language interpretation and Audio Description for deaf, hard of hearing, blind and low-vision patrons. Open Captioning for blind and low-vision patrons is available for specific dates at the Ahmanson Theatre and is provided by a generous anonymous Artistic Director’s Circle gift. Call 213.628.2772 or TDD 213.680.4017 or visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/ProjectDate. Photographs and Recordings: Flash photography can be dangerous to performers and is very distracting to audiences. Photography and any other type of recording device are unlawful, unless authorized by Center Theatre Group. Your use of a ticket constitutes acknowledgement of willingness to appear in authorized photographs and video in public areas of the Music Center and the Kirk Douglas Theatre and releases Center Theatre Group, the Music Center and all others from liability resulting from the use of such photographs. First Aid: In case of injury or illness, please see an usher. Lost and Found: For the Ahmanson and the Taper, please contact one of our head ushers after the performance or contact the Lost and Found clerk at 213.972.2600. At the Douglas, contact the Performance Manager at 213.972.4435. Smoking is Prohibited. Smoking of any kind, including electronic devices, is prohibited.

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Center Theatre Group | Arts Education

A History of Excellence Center Theatre Group is Los Angeles’ preeminent non-profit theatre company. On our three stages — the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre — we present the highest quality and broadest range of theatre: groundbreaking new works, explosive productions of the classics and hit Broadway plays and musicals. In the most current nine seasons alone, over 170 productions have been selected for presentation, including 38 world premieres. Seventeen productions have subsequently been produced in New York.  The same high standards that we apply to our stages extend to our education and community outreach programs. Through special performances, residencies at schools, discount tickets and educational materials, we reach each year over 19,000 students, educators and community members who would not otherwise experience professional theatre.

Bringing Youth to the Theatre Target Young Audiences Program This play made me think about all the fantastic, wonderful works of art — of beauty — that people create together. We are moving forward together, forever learning how to speak and, more importantly, how to listen. Thank you. —Christine L., Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts student after seeing Tribes last season at the Mark Taper Forum.

1,400 students will see the landmark American musical The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Ahmanson Theatre this month, thanks to the generous support of funders like The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

We are proud to continue our 47-year tradition of contributing to the culture of our city and to the enrichment of the national theatre community, and we are grateful to our subscribers, donors and board whose generous support makes our work possible.

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The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation was founded in 2001 by Sheri and Les Biller, and has since greatly enhanced the quality of life in the Los Angeles and Seattle communities through deep investments in K-12 education, supportive care services, career training and theatre. Through the Billers’ shared generosity, passion and vision, the Foundation has dedicated itself to affecting long-term and sustainable change. With their 15 years of support, Sheri and Les Biller are longtime partners in what we do here at Center Theatre Group. They have made a tremendous impact on the organization, including launching CTG’s Corporate Circle in 2000. Sheri Biller served as its founding chair, helping galvanize support for CTG from the business community. The Corporate Circle has since provided more than $7.5 million of support to CTG programs. Since 1999, the Billers have contributed to a decade and a half of CTG’s successes and helped bring the art of theatre to thousands of young people each year. We could not be more grateful for their invaluable support and steadfast dedication to the fundamental importance of arts education to a vibrant and healthy society. Their shared vision has helped make possible initiatives like the Target Young Audiences Program, opening the door to lifetime participation in the arts for so many.

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DONOR PROFILE CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT

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Creative Partnerships Anaya Supports Theatre Business Raul A. Anaya, president for Bank of America’s Greater Los Angeles region.

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t its annual Season Celebration gala last month, Center Theatre Group was pleased to honor Bank of America, which has believed in and supported CTG’s mission to reach the Los Angeles community since 2001. Raul A. Anaya, president for Bank of America’s Greater Los Angeles region, accepted the award. Here, he takes a few moments to share his background and interest in the arts. What does the partnership between Bank of America and CTG mean to you? We’ve enjoyed a longstanding relationship with CTG. It is a very important partnership for me because of the great work CTG does to enhance arts and culture within the Los Angeles community.

What was the first play or musical you ever saw? I saw Cats in high school and really enjoyed it. What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at the theatre or at work? I enjoy any outdoor activity — hiking, biking, walking along the beach and gardening. What show would you love to see at CTG and at which theatre? I would love to see Miss Saigon at the Ahmanson Theatre. I saw Miss Saigon many years ago and really enjoyed the production and storyline.

Which playwright or actor would make the best lunch date? What question would you definitely ask? I’m a huge fan of Al Pacino and would enjoy spending time with him over lunch so I can ask him about his acting in The Godfather and Scarface. Which theatrical talent would you most like to have? I would love to know how to act — from performing in dramas and comedies to memorizing lines to acting out various emotions. Plays or musicals? I love many types of music so I always enjoy musicals. What do theatre and banking have in common? Both theatre and banking are very much people businesses. The audience connects with the personality and energy of the actors in the play. In banking, bankers connect with their clients in the same manner. ○ Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility Bank of America’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is a strategic part of doing business globally. Their CSR efforts guide how they operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Bank of America’s goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about.

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ABOUT RUTH AND BEN Ruth Flinkman-Marandy and her husband, Ben Marandy, are dedicated philanthropists in their community. Supporting Center Theatre Group’s production of Harmony with their Artistic Director’s Circle membership seemed like a wonderful match for their philanthropic interests. The context of the show particularly appealed to Ruth, not to mention she has always been a big fan of Barry Manilow. “I grew up listening to him and watched him grow up,” she said. She even cajoled her kids to listen to him. “I deeply appreciate what he does.” A fellow singer herself, Ruth became smitten by the theatre as a child. She began performing at the age of three and a half. She sang on radio and television in New York through her teens and performed in regional theatre and at social events. She still performs to this day as a soloist and with The Songbirds, formerly the Club 100 Singers. Ruth is a deeply devoted supporter of the theatre. She has been a CTG subscriber for more than 45 years and joined the Artistic Director’s Circle in 2009. In addition to her dedication to Center Theatre Group, Ruth is on the boards of Theatre 40, American Friends of Hebrew University, American Technion Society and the American Associates of BenGurion University. She is also a member of The Music Center, Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, West Coast Jewish Theatre, Ophira Hadassah, the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue.

The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard Of Artistic Director’s Circle Members Help Bring a Forgotten Story to the Stage

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he Comedian Harmonists sold millions of records, played to packed houses all over the world and starred in many films until their career was cut short by events that profoundly changed history forever. Many have forgotten their story, but thanks to Artistic Director’s Circle members Ruth Flinkman-Marandy and Ben Marandy (see sidebar) — proud supporters of Harmony now onstage at the Ahmanson Theatre — Los Angeles audiences can experience this unforgettable true story of friendship and adversity.

A BRIGHT FUTURE The Comedian Harmonists, the real-life musical group upon which Harmony is based, were dapper and uproariously funny, but fans knew them best for their complex harmonies. Germany’s first “boy band,” the Comedian Harmonists had a vast repertoire ranging from folk and classical music to popular songs of the day. Early in their career, they performed only three or four of their own songs as part of a larger program, but audiences wanted more. Their first full-length concert catapulted them to stardom.

“The shouting, the clamoring of the audience — I was flabbergasted,” remembered the group’s first tenor, Ari Leschnikoff, 45 years later. “I shed tears of joy.”

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AHMANSON CORPORATETHEATRE SPOTLIGHT

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The Blue Ribbon Celebrates The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

l to r: Douglas Williams, Chris Dwan, Shayne Kennon, Tony Yazbeck, Will Taylor and Will Blum in the Alliance Theatre production of Harmony. photo by GreG mooney.

Soon they were a global sensation, traveling to Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris and the United States. In the early 1930s, just one press notice could sell out a prestigious concert hall. They became popular on radio and recordings and starred in 13 films. They had it all. AN UNEXPECTED FINALE Then the political climate in Germany began to change, and the Comedian Harmonists found themselves on a collision course with history. Their amazing story inspired the legendary Barry Manilow and theatre veteran Bruce Sussman, longtime collaborators, to create a new musical with an original score that celebrates this extraordinary group of friends, ensuring their quest for harmony in the most discordant chapter of human history will never be forgotten. ○

“We are both thrilled to finally return to our first love — writing a musical together. Especially this one. It has been an indescribable honor to spend all this time in the company of these six extraordinary men.” —Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, creators of Harmony.

Center Theatre Group is profoundly grateful to Artistic Director’s Circle members Ruth Flinkman-Marandy and Ben Marandy for their generous support of Harmony at the Ahmanson Theatre. The Artistic Director’s Circle, founded by Brindell and Milton Gottlieb, is comprised of individuals supporting specific areas of Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision with commitments of $100,000 and above. For more information, please call Erin Schlabach at 213.972.3069.

You might remember first visiting The Music Center as a guest of the Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival, an annual admissionfree program specifically designed for fifth-graders. Chances are you were greeted by members of The Blue Ribbon, dressed in their red, white and blue pinafores, welcoming young minds to experience the exuberance of the performing arts. Since 1970, The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival has served more than 700,000 children in Southern California. Members of The Blue Ribbon dedicate their time and resources to the event’s planning, funding and staffing. But that’s not all The Blue Ribbon does for L.A.’s downtown performing arts center. Since its founding in 1968, this women’s membership group has raised more than $71 million to support The Music Center and its resident companies. In April and May, they will lend their support to Center Theatre Group’s presentation of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess — just one more example of their commitment to bringing exciting music, opera and dance to The Music Center.

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The cast of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. photo by michael j. lutch.

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he Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is set in Charleston’s fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past. Threatened by her formidable former lover, Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker, Sporting Life, the only one who can rescue her is the courageous Porgy. Their relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theatre’s most exhilarating love stories.

Nevertheless, a national tour began in January 1936 with members of the original Broadway company, including stars Todd Duncan and Anne Brown. On the third leg of the tour, Duncan refused to perform for the segregated National Theatre in Washington, D.C. When producers balked at his request to integrate their audiences, Brown and the rest of the cast went on strike, prompting management to desegregate the National Theatre for the first time.

This iconic masterwork now finds itself on the Ahmanson stage thanks in part to Artistic Director’s Circle member Jeanette Shammas and The Blue Ribbon, the premiere women’s support organization for The Music Center.

As part of its current tour, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returned to the National Theatre in December 2013. ○

A HISTORY OF FIRSTS Porgy and Bess premiered at Boston’s Colonial Theatre in September 1935, the culmination of George Gershwin’s long-held dream to write the great American folk opera. A month later, the production transferred to Broadway, where it closed after only 124 performances. Critics and audiences struggled to understand the piece, which was the first opera to blend blues, jazz and African-American spirituals.

Center Theatre Group is profoundly grateful to Artistic Director’s Circle member Jeanette Shammas and The Blue Ribbon for their generous support of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Ahmanson Theatre. The Artistic Director’s Circle, founded by Brindell and Milton Gottlieb, is comprised of individuals supporting specific areas of Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision with commitments of $100,000 and above. For more information, please call Erin Schlabach at 213.972.3069.

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ntertainment has always been in Jeanette Shammas’ blood, so it’s no surprise that she has become one of Center Theatre Group’s most loyal supporters over the last few years. Her interest comes from not only her enjoyment of the arts but also from a desire to support her friend, Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. Most recently, Shammas chose to support The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess as a member of the Artistic Director’s Circle. When Ritchie arrived in Los Angeles in 2004, he and Shammas bonded over their interest in The Bowery Boys, a group of fictional New York City “tough kids” first introduced in the 1935 Broadway play Dead End. Ritchie’s first production at CTG was a revival of that play, and at the opening, Shammas shared she once lived next door to original cast member Leo Gorcey. This began their blossoming friendship.

“Seeing Jeanette always brings a smile to my face,” Ritchie said. “There aren’t many people that can say that. Whenever we get together, I’m always struck by her keen sense of humor and intelligence.”

Shammas fell in love with entertainment at an early age. At nine years old, she convinced her parents to let her be an extra for Central Casting, and she appeared in many films until the age of 12. As she grew up, Shammas began enjoying other art forms including music and theatre. She fondly recalls seeing the movie Rhapsody in Blue, a musical biography about George Gershwin. “I remember enjoying the music and wanting to see more of what he created,” Shammas said. When Michael Feinstein performed Rhapsody in Blue in Los Angeles, Jeanette persuaded her husband, Nickolas, to see the show. “At first he didn’t really want to go, but after the show he let me know he really enjoyed it.” Years later, Shammas met Feinstein at a Salon at the Taper and shared how he had helped introduce her husband to Gershwin and his music. Over time Shammas saw other Gershwin musicals, including The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess on Broadway. She decided to align her support with the touring production of the show after Ritchie told her he would bring it to the Ahmanson Theatre. “I really enjoy Gershwin’s music, and I am happy to be able to help make this happen for Los Angeles,” she said. Shammas is happy to see that her passion for the arts has had an impact on her family. Her granddaughter, Julia, is an internationally recognized singer, songwriter and musician. “Nick and I gave her a grand piano for her seventh birthday, and she has been playing ever since,” she said. ○

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Meet Kim Bruno Downtown Arts High School Welcomes Ambitious New Principal

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im Bruno, the new principal at Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, began her career as an actor in New York and now has 26 years as an arts educator under her belt.

“I have auditioned and been cast and stood center stage and have also been denied roles that I thought I was perfect for,” she said. “I think it’s important that you have that understanding when you are working with aspiring young artists.” SHOOTING FOR THE MOON Before relocating to Los Angeles, Bruno served 11 years as principal of New York City’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where, she said, “It was always ‘shoot for the moon.’” Under her leadership, LaGuardia earned national recognition as a flagship school with strong arts programming and high-quality academic instruction. Now Bruno aspires to help Cortines fulfill its potential.

“I think there’s a place for Cortines to be nationally recognized,” Bruno said, “and I am committed to obtaining the necessary funding to support this unique dual-mission school.”

As part of its mission to improve arts education in Los Angeles, Center Theatre Group has partnered with its Grand Avenue neighbor the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts since it opened in 2009. Students attend live performances, participate in leadership programs and learn from professional artists in the classroom.

A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH After just one year, Bruno has already made great strides toward achieving her vision. In partnership with CalArts and The Colburn School, Cortines now offers Saturday arts classes that prepare eighth-graders for high school while helping the school learn about its incoming students and tailor its ninth-grade curriculum to their needs. Bruno also plans to partner with film and television leaders in Los Angeles. Cortines students are the future of the entertainment industry, she said, so forging these connections makes sense. With Bruno at the helm, the Grand Avenue campus has a bright future. She speaks prudently about the needs to create rigorous, sequenced arts curricula and to secure funding, and she plans to take informed steps in pursuit of her heartfelt dream for students. “Whether they become dancers, singers, actors, doctors, lawyers, politicians or educators, I want to graduate kids who will make a difference in the world and have the courage to live their lives creatively.” ○ To learn more about Center Theatre Group’s support of the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/Cortines.

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Ahmanson Theatre

47th 2013/14 Season

first season production Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch in Neil Simon’s

The Sunshine Boys

Directed by Thea Sharrock September 24 – November 3, 2013

season bonus option

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

A Gothic Romance Music composed by Tchaikovsky A New Adventures Production Co-Presented with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center November 21 – December 1, 2013

second season production

Peter and the Starcatcher

by Rick Elice Based upon the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers December 3, 2013 – January 12, 2014

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fourth season production

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin Book Adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks Musical Score Adapted by Diedre L. Murray Directed by Diane Paulus April 22 – June 1, 2014

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The Last Confession by Roger Crane Directed by Jonathan Church United States Premiere June 7 – July 6, 2014

fifth season production Queen and Ben Elton’s

We Will Rock You Created by Ben Elton Musical Supervisors – Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor July 15 – August 24, 2014

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A Word or Two

Written, Arranged and Performed by Christopher Plummer Directed by Des McAnuff January 19 – February 9, 2014

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Harmony

A New Musical Music by Barry Manilow Book and Lyrics by Bruce Sussman Choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter Directed by Tony Speciale March 4 – April 13, 2014

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Inspiring Our Future Special Thanks to Center Theatre Group’s Most Generous Annual Patrons Center Theatre Group wishes to thank the following donors for their significant annual gifts and for their belief in the transformative power of theatre. $1 Million and above

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Center Theatre Group Affiliates Kirk & Anne Douglas The Dream Fund at UCLA Donor Advised Fund The James Irvine Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $150,000 and above

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William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Lloyd E. Rigler — Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation

This list includes gifts made to Center Theatre Group between January 19, 2013, and March 19, 2014.

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Michael Ritchie, artistic director Edward L. Rada, manaGinG director

Jeffrey Richards

Jerry Frankel

Rebecca Gold

Patty Baker Joseph & Matthew Deitch Scott M. Delman Independent Presenters Network The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust John Frost/Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Ron Simons Cheryl & Ted Lachowicz Luigi Caiola/Rose Caiola Judith Resnick SHN/SHN Presents Dallas Michael & Jean Strunsky Irene Gandy Will Trice GFour Productions present the AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER production of

by

George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin Book Adapted by

Book Adapted by

Suzan-Lori Parks

Diedre L. Murray

Nathaniel Stampley Alicia Hall Moran Sumayya Ali Denisha Ballew Dan Barnhill Danielle Lee Greaves David Hughey

Fred Rose

and

Alvin Crawford

Kingsley Leggs

Vanjah Boikai Adrianna M. Cleveland Roosevelt André Credit Cicily Daniels Dwelvan David Nkrumah Gatling Tamar Greene Nicole Adell Johnson James Earl Jones II Quentin Oliver Lee Cheryse McLeod Lewis Sarita Rachelle Lilly Kent Overshown Chauncey Packer Lindsay Roberts Soara-Joye Ross Scenic Design

Costume Design

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Christopher Akerlind

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J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Dale Rieling

John Miller

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Nancy Harrington

John M. Atherlay

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Michael Crea

PJ Miller

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Orchestrations by

William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke Choreographed by

Ronald K. Brown Directed by

Diane Paulus First performed at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University August 17, 2011. Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and Diane Borger, Producer. The worldwide copyrights in the works of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin for this presentation are licensed by the Gershwin Family.

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CAST (in order of appearance)

Clara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sumayya Ali Jake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Hughey Mariah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Lee Greaves Sporting Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingsley Leggs Mingo, the Undertaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kent Overshown Serena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denisha Ballew Robbins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Earl Jones II Porgy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathaniel Stampley Crown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alvin Crawford Bess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alicia Hall Moran Detective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Barnhill Policeman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Rose The Strawberry Woman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarita Rachelle Lilly Peter, the Honey Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chauncey Packer The Crab Man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dwelvan David Fisherman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt AndrÊ Credit, Nkrumah Gatling, Tamar Greene Women of Catfish Row. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrianna M. Cleveland, Cicily Daniels, Nicole Adell Johnson, Soara-Joye Ross SWINGS Vanjah Boikai, Quentin Oliver Lee, Cheryse McLeod Lewis, Lindsay Roberts UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for the listed players unless a specific posting or announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Porgy: James Earl Jones II, Quentin Oliver Lee, Kent Overshown; For Bess: Sumayya Ali, Cheryse McLeod Lewis, Soara-Joye Ross; For Sporting Life: Kent Overshown, Chauncey Packer; For Crown: Dwelvan David, Quentin Oliver Lee; For Clara: Adrianna M. Cleveland, Lindsay Roberts; For Jake: Vanjah Boikai, Nkrumah Gatling; For Detective: Fred Rose; For Serena: Adrianna M. Cleveland, Soara-Joye Ross; For Mariah: Cicily Daniels, Soara-Joye Ross; For Policeman: William Gilinsky. DANCE CAPTAIN Nicole Adell Johnson The national tour of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is dedicated to the memory of Associate Costume Designer Ashley Farra, who followed her dreams and dedicated her passions to the art of theatre.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE OVERTURE “SUMMERTIME”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clara and Jake “A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake and Ensemble “CRAP GAME”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble “GONE, GONE, GONE”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble “MY MAN’S GONE NOW”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serena “LEAVING FOR THE PROMISED LAND”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bess and Ensemble “IT TAKES A LONG PULL” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake and the Fisherman “I GOT PLENTY OF NOTHING”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Porgy “I HATES YOUR STRUTTING STYLE”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mariah “BESS, YOU IS MY WOMAN NOW”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Porgy and Bess “OH, I CAN’T SIT DOWN”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble

ACT TWO ENTR’ACTE “IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sporting Life and Ensemble “WHAT YOU WANT WITH BESS?” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bess and Crown “IT TAKES A LONG PULL” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake and the Fisherman “OH, DOCTOR JESUS”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serena and the Ensemble “STREET CRIES” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strawberry Woman, Honey Man, Crab Man “I LOVES YOU, PORGY”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bess and Porgy “OH, THE LORD SHAKE THE HEAVEN” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble “A RED HEADED WOMAN”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crown and Ensemble “CLARA, DON’T YOU BE DOWNHEARTED”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble “THERE’S A BOAT THAT’S LEAVING SOON” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sporting Life “WHERE’S MY BESS?” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Porgy, Mariah, Serena “I’M ON MY WAY” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Porgy and Ensemble SETTING Time: Late 1930s Place: Catfish Row and Kittiwah Island, Charleston, South Carolina There will be one intermission. ORCHESTRA Conductor Dale Rieling Associate Conductor/Piano Chip Prince Drums Mark O’Kain Synthesizer Programmer Karl Mansfield Woodwind 1 Patricia Cloud Woodwind 2 Jonathan Davis Woodwind 3 Sal Lozano Woodwind 4 Jeff Driskill Woodwind 5 Robert Carr French Horn 1 Joe Meyer French Horn 2 Laura Brenes Trumpet 1 Dan Fornero Trumpet 2 Rob Schaer Trombone/Contractor Robert Payne Bass Trombone Craig Ware Concertmaster Jennifer Choi Fischer Violin Grace Oh Violin Vladimir Polimatidi Violin Lesa Terry Viola Diane Gilbert Viola Robin Ross Cello David Mergen Cello Ira Glansbeek Bass Ken Wild

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RISE UP SINGING:

THE RESURRECTION OF CATFISH ROW

By Lynell George When Porgy and Bess premiered on a New York stage in 1935, no one could have predicted its reach, not its indelible impact on the American psyche nor its persistently shifting position within popular culture. Grand and unprecedented, the production clocked in at a little over three hours, featured an all-black cast in its singing roles, and showcased a textured, richly atmospheric George Gershwin score that seamlessly incorporated elements of blues and jazz and spirituals into a classic operatic structure. Ground-breaking on every level, the production closed after 124 performances, good for opera, but not for Broadway. Gershwin was not simply penning an adventurous score, but recasting the possibilities for American theatre. Although his hopes were high, much attention was given over to qualifying just what the production was: Gershwin preferred the idea of a Broadway run rather than an opera-hall setting; the term “opera” itself was strategically finessed, embroidered into a more homespun vernacular, “folk opera.” The completed piece represented what he considered to be his most ambitious work, but George Gershwin did not live to see the work fully understood or warmly embraced. After his death in 1937, Porgy and Bess would go on to be produced internationally, in scores of memorable versions on stage and screen. It would take 40 years for it to be considered a legitimate opera, first performed in 1976 in a Houston Grand Opera production and finally making its way to The Metropolitan Opera a decade later. Nathaniel Stampley, photos by mchael j. lutch.

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know edges of it — a vague outline of the plot, its characters. Or perhaps stray lines — or choruses — from songs that have become part of the Great American Songbook — a wash of haunting melodies that tell the story of Porgy, the lame black beggar, and his attempts to rescue the troubled Bess from her domineering and violent lover, Crown, and the flashy neighborhood drug dealer, Sporting Life.

“Gershwin saw rich possibilities — a vehicle which would enable him to incorporate his jazz influences but, as well, would dip into rich southern black traditions — blues, work songs, call and response.” Kingsley Leggs and cast.

Into this tangled history steps Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Known for her radical re-imaginings which turn work either on its head or inside out (Hair, 2008; Pippin,2013) — Paulus was approached by producer Jeffrey Richards with an intriguing offer. Richards had been in ongoing conversation with both the Ira and George Gershwin estates as well as with estate representatives of the opera’s librettist DuBose Heyward and his wife Dorothy. Michael Strunsky, sole trustee of the Ira Gershwin Estate, had been dreaming of a Broadway-musical style retelling of Porgy and Bess since the early ‘90s. He was looking for something that would interpret the story — in flow and form — for a 21st century audience. In a 2012 Columbia Review interview, Paulus noted: “He said, ‘The opera is going to exist forever … We are asking you to do a version of the show that can coexist with the opera — specifically for the musicaltheatre stage.’ She went on to say, “That was something that the estate was very passionate about.”

and would ultimately be over time, still felt bound up inside of it. It would be Paulus’ task to tease the essence out, along with the psyche of the characters — their deep impulses and desires. Much of it she realized would be altering the storytelling lens — a task that would begin by looking back to the origins — the seeds of the story on the page as well as the dramatic team’s own process of breathing life into it.

Heyward had snipped the story from the news pages — a crime-sheet item about a disabled man who had committed a crime of passion. In the very bones of the tragedy, Gershwin saw rich possibilities — a vehicle which would enable him to incorporate his jazz influences but, as well, would dip into rich southern black traditions — blues, work songs, call and response. “Because Porgy and Bess deals with Negro life in America it brings to the operatic form elements that have never before appeared in opera,” Gershwin explained, “I have adapted my method to utilize the drama, the humor, the superstition, the religious fervor, the

In 1926, after George Gershwin finished reading the last paragraph of DuBose Heyward’s novel, Porgy, he sat down to compose what could be considered the prelude to his most important work — a letter to the book’s author. Gershwin hoped to entice the novelist into a collaboration. As it turned out Heyward’s wife, Dorothy, was already secretly at work on a play based on her husband’s story. By the summer of 1934, Gershwin repaired to South Carolina to visit the Heywards and began imagining what an operatic version of Heyward’s Porgy might look, feel and, most importantly, sound like.

For all of Gershwin’s intentions, Porgy and Bess, from the very start, had been nothing short of polarizing — both among audiences and critics. In some corners, it was lauded as revolutionary, and in others, derided as a collection of condescending stereotypes. While it was eventually embraced as an American classic, the work’s journey over the decades has been marked by critique and controversy. Paulus knew immediately that she was not just up for it, but was energized by the challenge.

The first reactions were mixed. But in time, the saga of Porgy and Bess would gather a loyal following, ultimately becoming a fixture of standard operatic repertoire.

In certain respects, the very essence of Porgy and Bess, what it could have been

Even if one doesn’t know the full arc of the story of Porgy and Bess, most people

A year and 500 pages later, the first version of the opera was performed privately at Carnegie Hall. Its full runtime, including intermission, un-scrolled into a leisurely four-plus hours. During rehearsals in Boston, George began trimming, hoping to sharpen its dramatic arc.

(l-r): Denisha

Ballew and Alicia Hall Moran.

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“Much of it she realized would be altering the storytelling lens — a task that would begin by looking back to the origins — the seeds of the story on the page as well as the dramatic team’s own process of breathing life into it.” Alvin Crawford and cast, photo by mchael j. lutch.

dancing and irrepressible high spirit of the race. In doing this I have created a new form.” The question for Paulus wasn’t how to improve on a classic, rather it was how to shape and shade it. She hoped to inject it with an immediacy that would bring the story out of the shadows of antiquated mores. She had a grand task. While the Gershwins and the Heywards saw their work as a way of elevating black life, language and song to the operatic stage, the resulting (and lingering) effect was much more complicated — and sometimes hit squarely at a still-raw nerve. Even performers struggled with the material and their ambivalence with their roles. Famously, mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, one of the many “Besses,” characterized her experience as a tug-ofwar with the past: “I thought it beneath me. My way of dealing with it was to see that it was really a piece of American history, whether we liked it or not. Whether I sing it or not, it was still going to be there.” Getting to that uncomfortable “it” — that American history — and the filter through which it was told — is what Paulus hoped to address. She convened a team that included Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-

Lori Parks, composer Diedre L. Murray and choreographer Ronald K. Brown — to walk through the old rambling structure — to see what could be modified, amplified, saved or discarded. To bring Catfish Row to life, Brown spent time thinking about how people would have moved — how they would have walked to church, danced or trotted across the street — what story would that movement tell an audience about place as well as each character? Murray hoped to peer into the soul of Bess, making her less an “accessory” — an inanimate object/ prize pulled between Crown and Porgy. And for Parks’ part, one of the elements that struck her ear, like a mis-sung note, was the improvised dialect. Part of telling one’s story begins with the voice — the rhythms, pauses and stresses.

at arms-length for nearly 90 years. The question would be: Who would they be if they could speak for themselves? What — or who — would rise up? Walking into the heart of that beloved text — really an American keepsake — Paulus knew would raise hackles, and it did. But trying to travel toward the truth — any truth — often presents a rutted, uncertain road. In this journey, what Paulus learned, in indisputable, potent ways, was that the story and people of Catfish Row continue to deeply resonate, prick at raw nerves. The process has shown her that audiences care much more about this piece of Americana than she could have ever imagined. The Heywards and the Gershwins were on to something — a beginning — to build a bridge toward understanding.

The summer that Gershwin paid his visit to the Heywards, he stayed on Folly Island, some miles from Charleston where he could survey the comings and goings of the Gullah people who resided nearby on James Island. What Gershwin — and previously the Heywards — gleaned from their research would become the prototype for Catfish Row.

This reimagining might be best, as choreographer Brown recently suggested, to think of as “less a fixing than an opportunity for a deeper understanding,” not just of the characters or the people who brought them all to life so many years ago, but perhaps most critically, of ourselves. ○

It was up to Paulus’ team to close that observational distance — bring the audience deeper inside — up close and into the lives of characters who have been

LYNELL GEORGE is a Los Angeles based journalist who writes about art, culture and social issues.

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Who’s Who NATHANIEL STAMPLEY (Porgy). West End: The Lion King (Disney U.K. Ltd.). Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The Color Purple, The Lion King. Fiorello! and Lost in the Stars (N.Y. City Center’s Encores!), Abyssinia (North Shore Music Theatre), Pacific Overtures (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Strike Up the Band (Auditorium Theatre’s Ovations!), Violet and Big River (Apple Tree Theatre), Girl Crazy and The King and I (The Skylight Opera Theater), Link Up with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall; Musical Introduction Series at 92Y. ALICIA HALL MORAN (Bess) is thrilled to portray Bess in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess after performing in the company of the workshop, the A.R.T. premiere, and finally as the Bess alternate and understudy in Broadway’s Tonywinning production. Moran’s musical background includes critically-acclaimed concerts and collaborations in dance, jazz, classical music and fine arts. A California native, Moran lives in New York with husband and frequent collaborator, pianist Jason Moran and their sons. aliciahallmoran.com. ALVIN CRAWFORD (Crown). Broadway: The Lion King, Candide, Miss Saigon, The Buddy Holly Story. Off-Broadway/ Regional: Pirates Of Penzance, Big River, A Raisin In The Sun (director Phylicia Rashad), Famous Orpheus, Martin Guerre, Street Scene. Film/TV: And So It Goes (2014 release), It Runs In The Family, Clarence, Pray For Me, South Pacific. Alvin is a graduate of The Juilliard School. KINGSLEY LEGGS (Sporting Life). Broadway: Sister Act, The Color Purple, Miss Saigon. Touring: Sister Act, Ragtime, Miss Saigon, It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues. Regional: NCT, 5th Avenue, Goodman

Alicia Hall Moran and Nathaniel Stampley, photo by mchael j. lutch

Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Seattle Rep, Ford’s Theatre, Baltimore Centerstage, Geffen Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, Milwaukee Skylight, Alliance Theatre, Marriotts Lincolnshire, The MUNY, St. Louis Black Rep. TV: City of Angels, One Life to Live, Law & Order: SVU. SUMAYYA ALI (Clara, Understudy for Bess). Broadway/New York: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Ragtime!, Lost in the Stars. Favorite Regional: Master Class, Ragtime! (Kennedy Center), Oklahoma! (Portland Center Stage). TV/Film: Red Hook Summer, Something Whispered. Boston District winner of Metropolitan Opera Competition. Spelman College, B.A., New England Conservatory, M.M. Performance dedicated to my lovely teacher, Mr. Bonds. www.sumayya.com. DENISHA BALLEW (Serena). Artist highlights include Eliza in Baber’s River of Time (Kennedy Center premiere), 1st Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute (Nashville Opera), Bess in Porgy and Bess (Knoxville Symphony Orchestra) and Mozart’s Don Giovanni (AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria). DAN BARNHILL (Detective). Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. OffBroadway: The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite, director William H. Macy

(Atlantic Theater Company), Graceland (LCT3). Other: Benten Kozo (The Flea), As You Like It (The Drilling Company), Emerging Artists Theater Co., NYC Fringe, DC Fringe. Toured Europe as the guitarist in a punk band. DANIELLE LEE GREAVES (Mariah). Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Rent, Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat. New York: The Importance of Being Earnest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Purlie. National Tours: The Lion King, Rent. Film: Growing Up (and Other Lies). Television: Smash, The Big C, Rescue Me, Damages, Whoopi, 100 Centre Street. Other: Broadway Inspirational Voices. DAVID HUGHEY (Jake). Soundtrack: 12 Years A Slave. Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Regional: West Side Story, Into The Woods, Street Scene, The Wiz, Children Of Eden, Chess. Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Bohème, Carmen. This performance is dedicated to my amazing parents, Calvin and Linda, for their undying love and support! www.davidhughey.com. FRED ROSE (Policeman, Understudy for Detective). Fred has appeared on Broadway in Cyrano de Bergerac (with Kevin Kline), Company (director John Doyle), Cabaret PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 9

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(Studio 54) and Phantom, as well as in the pit orchestras (cello) of The Boy from Oz and Phantom. He is proud to be a part of this incredible production! VANJAH BOIKAI (Swing, Understudy for Jake) studied opera at Ohio State. Touring debut. Regional: Barn Theater, Weathervane Playhouse, Opera Columbus. He sings with Condola Rashad’s band, Condola and the Stoop Kids. He is thrilled to join this family and tell this classic story. Thanks to family, friends. For Mom and Dad. ADRIANNA M. CLEVELAND (Woman of Catfish Row, Understudy for Clara and Serena). Native of Pittsburgh, B.M. in voice from BaldwinWallace College. Trained by world famous heldentenor Dr. Timothy Mussard and his wonderful wife, Annie Mussard. Currently a member of the Nouveau Noir Vocal Ensemble directed by Maestro David Jennings-Smith. Thankful for my family and my teachers for inspiring me. ROOSEVELT ANDRÉ CREDIT (Fisherman). Broadway: Show Boat (and national tour), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. OffBroadway: Marie Christine, The Prince and the Pauper. Regional: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (A.R.T.), Ragtime, I Am Harvey Milk, For the People, (Majestic Theater, Gettysburg), The White House Cantata. Great to be back! Hugs for all! CICILY DANIELS (Woman of Catfish Row, Understudy for Mariah). Broadway: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ursula understudy, Alana), All Shook Up (Sylvia understudy),  Rent (Joanne understudy). National Tour: Caroline, or Change (Washing Machine). TV & Film: Boardwalk Empire (Jazz Dancer), Ugly Betty (Zelda), Across the Universe. Yale University, B.A. Theatre.

DWELVAN DAVID (The Crab Man, Understudy for Crown). First 1st national tour. N.Y.: Standby (NYMF 2013). Regional: Ain’t Misbehavin’; The Wiz; Caroline, or Change; Ragtime; Big River; Cats; Show Boat; The Nativity; Hot Mikado. Nominations: BTAA, Louie, Joseph Jefferson. BFA Millikin University. AEA Proud. Shalom y’all! visit www.DwelvanDavid.com. NKRUMAH GATLING (Fisherman, Understudy for Jake) is thrilled to be joining the cast of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess! Broadway: Hair. National Tours: Hair, Miss Saigon. Regional: Band Geeks (Goodspeed), Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls, Wonderful Life (TUTS). Many thanks and lots of love to Mom and my family! TAMAR GREENE (Fisherman) is making his Broadway national tour debut! Regional: Rent (Collins), The Wiz (The Wiz), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II). Opera: Buffalo Opera Unlimited, Rochester Lyric Opera, Oswego Opera. M.M.: Eastman School of Music. Much love to my family, friends and fiancé Jen. www.TamarGreene.com. NICOLE ADELL JOHNSON (Woman of Catfish Row, Dance Captain). Baltimore native. Credits: The Lion King (Broadway, national tour). Companies: Lula Washington, Creative Outlet Dance Theater. Him and Us (film), Tannhauser (L.A. Opera). AEA Member. Thank you God, family and friends for your endless love and support. JAMES EARL JONES II (Robbins, Understudy for Porgy). Regional: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, First Folio, Writers Theatre, Marriott Theater, Lookingglass, Court Theatre, Lyric Opera Chicago, S.F. Opera, Theater at the Center, Drury Lane

Oakbrook, Northlight, Ravinia, Broadway in Chicago. Love and thanks to his family, friends, Sam/Stewart Talent & Telsey. For Semaje. QUENTIN OLIVER LEE (Swing; Understudy for Porgy and Crown) is proud and excited that this is his first professional credit. He sends love to his family, friends and all supporters of local performing arts. More info about Quentin at www.quentinoliverlee.com. CHERYSE MCLEOD LEWIS (Swing, Understudy for Bess) is thrilled to join this 1st national tour! Opera Highlights: Carmen (Carmen), Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Rosina), Hansel and Gretel (Hansel). Concert Highlights: Gettysburg Festival, Orchestra Seattle, Greensboro Symphony. Debut Solo CD: Spirituals. www.CheryseMusic.com. SARITA RACHELLE LILLY (The Strawberry Woman). Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Swing). Regional: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (A.R.T.). Opera: Dead Man Walking (Sister Rose, New England Premiere - BOC); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mrs. Ford). International: Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica - Urbania, Italy). Much love to Eagles 4. KENT OVERSHOWN (Mingo, the Undertaker, Understudy for Porgy and Sporting Life). Tour: Memphis (Wailin’ Joe, understudy for Bobby, Delray and Gator). Regional: Casa Mañana, MUNY, Westchester Broadway Theatre. Endless thanks to friends and family without whose love and support I wouldn’t be here. Thanks to Telsey and Co. and the phenomenal team at Harden-Curtis. Dad, this is for you! Go Blue!

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CHAUNCEY PACKER (Peter, the Honey Man, Understudy for Sporting Life) is excited to perform in his first Broadway tour. Chauncey has performed operatic roles in Porgy and Bess, La Bohème and others in the U.S. and abroad. Special thanks to family and friends. LINDSAY ROBERTS (Swing, Understudy for Clara). National Tours: Memphis (1st National, Felicia understudy). OffBroadway/Regional: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Lost in the Stars (N.Y. City Center Encores!), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Ragtime (Sarah), festival of The Lion King (Nala). B.M. University of Maryland. All glory to God!  www.lindsayroberts.com. SOARA-JOYE ROSS (Woman of Catfish Row, Understudy for Bess, Serena and Mariah). From Dance of the Vampires and Les Misérables on Broadway, Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall, to Elton John’s Aida, this award-winning actress has performed roles throughout the USA and abroad. “Grateful for my family, friends, agency and The Almighty!” www.Soara-JoyeRoss.com. GEORGE GERSHWIN (Composer) was born in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898. George wrote 22 musical comedies, most with his brother Ira. From his early career George had ambitions to compose serious music, and his classical masterpieces include Rhapsody in Blue. In the late ’20s George became fascinated by DuBose Heyward’s novel Porgy, recognizing it was a perfect vehicle for opera using jazz and blues idioms. Porgy and Bess opened in Boston on September 30, 1935, and had its Broadway debut two weeks later. In 1937 George was at the height of his career. While working on the score of The Goldwyn Follies in Hollywood, he collapsed, and on July 11, died of a brain tumor. DuBOSE & DOROTHY HEYWARD (Libretto/Lyrics). DuBose Heyward (1885–

1940) was a native and life-long resident of Charleston, South Carolina. In 1923 Heyward married Dorothy Hartzell Kuhns (1890-1961), an aspiring author from Ohio. His novel Porgy, was published with great success in 1925. Dorothy inspired, and collaborated in, the transformation of Porgy into a play, which ran a total of 367 performances on Broadway. The Heywards later collaborated with George and Ira Gershwin in the creation of the opera, Porgy and Bess, contributing the libretto, based largely on the play, and co-writing many of the songs, including “Summertime.” IRA GERSHWIN (Lyrics), the first songwriter to receive a Pulitzer Prize (Of Thee I Sing, 1932), was born in New York in 1896. He wrote hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood, the majority with his brother, George, but many in collaboration with composers Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Harry Warren, Burton Lane and Vernon Duke, among others. Nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Song, Ira also took great pride in his contributions to Porgy and Bess (1935), and in his acclaimed book, Lyrics on Several Occasions (1959). Ira died in 1983 at the age of 86. DIANE PAULUS (Director) is Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard. Broadway: A.R.T.’s Pippin (2013 Tony AwardRevival), A.R.T.’s The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012 Tony Award-Revival) and The Public Theater’s Hair (2009 Tony Award-Revival). A.R.T.: The Donkey Show, Prometheus Bound, Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds and Johnny Baseball. Opera: The Magic Flute, Il mondo della luna, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Orfeo. Other Work: Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. Awards: 2013 Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical (Pippin) and Drama League’s 2012 Founders Award for Excellence in Directing. SUZAN-LORI PARKS (Book Adapter). Broadway: Topdog/Underdog, winning 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and becoming the first African-American woman to do so. Off-Broadway: 365 Days/365 Plays, and many others. Screenplays for Brad Pitt, Spike Lee, Oprah Winfrey. Novel: Getting Mother’s Body (Random House). MacArthur

“Genius” Award; student of James Baldwin, who called her “an astounding creature who may become one of the most valuable artists of our time”; The Public Theater’s Master Writer Chair. Visit Suzanloriparks.com. DIEDRE L. MURRAY (Musical Score Adapter) is a pioneering jazz and new music cellist, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Obie winner. Compositional works include Running Man (MTG), Best of Both Worlds (The A.R.T.), The Voice Within (Harlem Stage), The Blackamoor Angel (Bard College), Eli’s Comin’ (Vineyard Theatre), Sweet Billy and the Zooloos (Colored Girls Productions). The recipient of numerous awards, she has appeared on more than 100 recordings and led numerous acclaimed ensembles. RONALD K. BROWN (Choreographer). Brown founded Evidence, A Dance Company 1985. Brown has received two Black Theater Alliance Awards and a Fred and Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreography on Broadway for the Tony Award-winning The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. He is a member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. Arcell Cabuag, (Associate Choreographer) is the Associate Artistic Director of Evidence, A Dance Company. RICCARDO HERNANDEZ (Scenic Design). Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The People in the Picture (Studio 54); Caroline, Or Change; Topdog/Underdog; Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; Noise/Funk; Parade (Tony, Drama Desk nominations); The Tempest; Bells Are Ringing. Recent: Il Postino (L.A. Opera, PBS Great Performances), Philip Glass’ Appomattox (SFO), Lost Highway (London’s ENO/ Young Vic). More than 200 productions in the U.S. and internationally. ESOSA (Costume Design). Broadway: Motown, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination), Topdog/Underdog. Off-Broadway: Water by the Spoonful, Vera Stark (Lucille Lortel Award), Trust, Crowns, Break of Noon, The Capeman, Romeo and Juliet. Regional: American Night, Ruined, Cuttin’ Up, Señor Discretion Himself (Helen Hayes Award nomination), Twist (2011 Ovation Award), Fences, Big Maybelle, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Once on This Island, Gleam, Whaddabloodclot!!!, Sense & Sensibility. www.esosadesign.com. CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND (Lighting Design). Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination), 110 In The

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Shade (Tony nomination), Awake and Sing! (Tony nomination), Seven Guitars (Tony nomination), The Light In The Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics awards), among others. Over 650 productions for theatre, opera, circus, and dance, in U.S. and internationally. Awards: Obie, Lortel, Merritt, among others.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Pippin, Once, Jersey Boys, Newsies, Rock of Ages, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell. Musician (bass): Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon. His album Stage Door Johnny – John Miller: Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics Records. www.johnmillerbass.com.

WILLIAM GILINSKY (Stage Manager, Understudy Policeman) has stagemanaged, supervised and even performed in professional theatrical productions throughout the world, including five Broadway shows, 35 national and international tours and more. Bill is a proud member of AEA, IATSE, SAG/ AFTRA and AGMA.

ACME SOUND PARTNERS (Sound Design). Over 30 Broadway shows since 2000 including The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony nomination), The Merchant of Venice, Fences (Tony nomination), The Addams Family, Ragtime, Hair (Tony nomination), In The Heights (Tony nomination), Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Avenue Q, and La Bohème. Acme is Tom Clark, Mark Menard, Nevin Steinberg and Sten Severson.

WILLIAM DAVID BROHN (Orchestrations). Miss Saigon, Oliver!, The Secret Garden, Carousel, Oklahoma!, Crazy For You, Ragtime, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Curtains, Wicked.

MIA WALKER (Assistant Director). Broadway: Pippin (Assistant Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Assistant Director). Upcoming: assisting Diane Paulus on American Repertory Theater’s productions of Witness Uganda and Finding Neverland. B.A. Harvard University.

J. JARED JANAS & ROB GREENE (Wig, Hair & Makeup Design). Recent Broadway designs include The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Motown (makeup design), Peter and the Starcatcher, All About Me and Next to Normal. Other productions include On the Town, Passion, And By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (NYC & L.A.). CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS (Music Supervisor). Music Director of eight Broadway shows including The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, La Bohème, Coram Boy and A Catered Affair. Music Director of Queens Symphony Orchestra and Festival of the Arts Boca. Artistic Director of OK Mozart. Guest conductor with the N.Y. Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, NJ Symphony and many others. Conducting studies with Vincent LaSelva. DALE RIELING (Music Director and Conductor) was the Musical Supervisor/ Director for the Broadway production of Les Misérables. He supervised/music directed the first and third national and the international tours of Les Misérables. Also on Broadway: Miss Saigon and Mary Poppins. He appeared with the Kansas City Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and Syracuse Symphony and conducted Boublil and Schönberg’s Do You Hear The People Sing with the Colorado Symphony and in Mazatlan, Mexico. JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). Broadway (over 100 shows, including)

CHRISTOPHER JAHNKE (Orchestrations). Cry Baby, Memphis, Grease (2007), Just So, Dessa Rose, A Man of No Importance, Legally Blonde, Les Misérables (new orchestrations currently used worldwide). TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting). Broadway/Tours: If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, All the Way, Motown, Kinky Boots, Newsies, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Evita, Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Margin Call, Sex and the City. TV: Masters of Sex, The Sound of Music Live!, commercials. www.telseyandco.com. NANCY HARRINGTON (Associate Director). With Ms. Paulus, Tony Award-winning productions of Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Hair. Additional Broadway includes I Am My Own Wife, A View from the Bridge, Fool Moon, The Full Monty, The Regard of Flight, Largely New York, The Play What I Wrote. JOHN M. ATHERLAY (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Fela!, Xanadu, Beauty and The Beast, A Small Family Business, The Seagull, Prelude To A Kiss. National Tours: Anything Goes, Fela!, Young Frankenstein, The 101 Dalmatians, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, Stardust with Betty Buckley. SHARIKA NILES (Stage Manager). Broadway: Motown, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Tours: The Color Purple 1st national, What My Husband Doesn’t Know, Without You (Korea). Apollo Theater: Production Coordinator/ Stage Manager 2012/2013 Season. Film: Black Nativity (NYC), Baggage Claim (L.A.), Our Song(NYC). TV: BET’s 106 & Park.

ARCELL CABUAG (Associate Choreographer) of the Bay Area is the Associate Artistic Director of the Ronald K. Brown Evidence Dance Company. Winner of the 2004 Bessie N.Y. Dance Award, he is also a professor of dance at Long Island University. “Follow your Bliss!” TYPE A MARKETING (Press and Marketing) is an independent, full-service marketing company specializing in Broadway and national tours. Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, Tuck Everlasting. Tours: The Addams Family, American Idiot, Anything Goes, Flashdance the Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, I Love Lucy: Live on Stage, Chaplin. www.typeamktg.com. HUDSON THEATRICAL ASSOCIATES (Technical Supervisor). Over 65 Broadway productions and tours. Recent: A Night with Janis Joplin, The Glass Menagerie, Romeo & Juliet, Forever Tango, The Trip to Bountiful, Cinderella, Glengarry Glen Ross, Newsies, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. HTA is part of the Hudson family which includes Hudson Scenic Studio and Hudson Sound & Light. RICHARDS/CLIMAN, INC. (General Manager) founded by David R. Richards and Tamar Haimes (formerly Climan). Current: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, All The Way, Mothers and Sons, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and Bullets Over Broadway. Past: Glengarry Glen Ross, Anything Goes, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?, The Best Man, August: Osage County, Annie. JEFFREY RICHARDS (Producer) is proud to present The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and is grateful to Diane Paulus and Diane Borger, who gave this production its

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initial home at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard. He would also like to thank all the writers, directors, actors and actresses, designers, managers, agents and theatre owners that he has had the pleasure of working with for making his career possible. JERRY FRANKEL (Producer) received Tony Awards for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? (2013), Glengarry Glen Ross (2005), August: Osage County, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, La Cage Aux Folles, Hair, Spring Awakening and Death of a Salesman (1999). Past Broadway: Glengarry Glen Ross (2013), The Anarchist, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and more. Film: Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. REBECCA GOLD (Producer) is honored to be a part of this significant production, an important piece of American theatre history. Broadway: Many, including the Tony-winning Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Hair. Off-Broadway: the Drama Desk and Obie Awardwinning, groundbreaking Sleep No More and Mistakes Were Made. She is extensively involved with and committed to not-for-profit theatre, including the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and Shakespeare & Co. A shout-out to all who support her, especially N, S and B. PATTY BAKER/GOOD PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Broadway: Matilda, Virginia Woolf (Tony Award), Glengarry Glen Ross, Memphis (Tony Award), Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Bonnie & Clyde, Catch Me If You Can, Blithe Spirit, All My Sons, Beautiful (coming January 2014). Thank you to the cast and crew for making this production soar. JOSEPH & MATTHEW DEITCH (Producers) are honored to be part of such an entertaining, powerful, and important show as The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Recent productions include Chinglish, The Addams Family, The Merchant of Venice, Race, Fela! and A View From the Bridge. SCOTT M. DELMAN (Producer) is a private equity investor and Broadway enthusiast. Over the past five years, Scott has co-produced over 30 plays and musicals and even managed to earn two Tony Awards along the way. Nevertheless, his greatest productions remain Edward and Rebecca.

INDEPENDENT PRESENTERS NETWORK (Producer) represented in this production by NAC Entertainment, Blumenthal Performing Arts and Des Moines Performing Arts, is a consortium whose members present touring Broadway shows in over 80 cities worldwide. Recent Broadway: Kinky Boots, Pippin, Matilda, La Cage Aux Folles. THE LEONORE S. GERSHWIN ESTATE/ MIKE & JEAN STRUNSKY (Producers). Mike manages the trust of his uncle, Ira Gershwin, and promotes Gershwin music worldwide. Jean and Mike comanage the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund and a trust for the Music Division of the Library of Congress. They made possible the Gershwin Room in Washington, the Ira Gershwin Gallery at the Disney Concert Hall, and the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. JOHN FROST (Producer). Australia’s most prolific theatrical producer. Tony Awards: The King and I, Hairspray. Other productions: The Producers, The Secret Garden, The Phantom of the Opera, Driving Miss Daisy, Chicago, Annie, Wicked. CHERYL WIESENFELD (Producer). Broadway: Three-time Tony-winning producer of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and Elaine Stritch: At Liberty. RON SIMONS (Producer). Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony). Ron produced two films in theatres now: Blue Caprice and Mother of George. www.simonsaysentertainment.com. CHERYL AND TED LACHOWICZ (Producers). Over the past 12 years, Cheryl and Ted have been involved with many Broadway productions, including The Color Purple, West Side Story, The Addams Family, Gypsy, The Merchant of Venice, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?. LUIGI & ROSE CAIOLA (Producers). Broadway: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? (Tony Award), Macbeth, Cinderella, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Anarchist, The Heiress, Jekyll & Hyde, Godspell. Owners of Manhattan Movement & Arts Center and B&L Management. JUDITH RESNICK (Producer). Productions include The History Boys (Tony), All About Me, Desire Under the Elms, Blithe Spirit, Flower Drum Song

and more. London: David Mamet’s Cryptogram and From the Mississippi Delta. Trustee: Channel 13/WNET, Israel Museum. SHN/SHN PRESENTS DALLAS (Producers). SHN is pleased to launch The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco’s mid-Market district. SHN owns and programs the Curran, Golden Gate and Orpheum Theatres and nourishes artists and audiences and celebrates the digital and diverse creativity in the Bay Area. IRENE GANDY (Producer) is a Tony Award-winning producer who is proud to have been associated with Jeffrey Richards for 28 years. WILL TRICE (Producer). Credits include The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? (Tony Award), Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (Tony nomination), Glengarry Glen Ross. Also This Season: The Glass Menagerie, The Bridges of Madison County, All The Way, The Realistic Joneses, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. GFOUR PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Kenneth Greenblatt, Seth Greenleaf, David Beckerman, Alan Glist and Marc Goldman. Productions include Tony winners Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?, Nine, La Cage Aux Folles. Recent: The Glass Menagerie, Glengarry Glen Ross, Menopause The Musical. Combined: over 40 Tony Awards, over 50 Drama Desk Awards. GFourProductions.com. GREENLEAF PRODUCTIONS (Associate Producer). Recent: Tony Award-winners Matilda the Musical, The Book of Mormon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?, Death of a Salesman and The Glass Menagerie. GreenleafProductions.com. MICHAEL CREA (Associate Producer). Broadway: The Glass Menagerie, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Upcoming: The Bridges of Madison County. BFA Shenandoah Conservatory. PJ MILLER (Associate Producer). Broadway: Ghost the Musical, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Anarchist, The Glass Menagerie. Love to Mom, Dad, Katie and James. OLIVIA SMITH-DEWS (Associate Producer) has been the Accounting

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Administrator for the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts since April 2000, overseeing all financial matters for Ira Gershwin Trusts. AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER. A.R.T. at Harvard University is one of the country’s most celebrated theatres and winner of numerous awards, including three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Since becoming Artistic Director, Diane Paulus continues the A.R.T.’s mission to expand the boundaries of theatre by originating innovative work such as Sleep No More, Once, Prometheus Bound and Pippin. OBERON, A.R.T.’s club theatre, also serves as an incubator for local artists and a groundbreaking producing model. FOR CENTER THEATRE GROUP MICHAEL RITCHIE (Artistic Director) is in his ninth season as Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Director, and has led over 170 productions to the Ahmanson, Taper and Douglas stages since his arrival in 2005. From 1996 to 2004 Michael was the Producer of the Williamstown Theatre Festival and prior to that he was a Production Stage Manager in NYC. At CTG, he premiered six musicals that moved to Broadway — The Drowsy Chaperone (which won 13 Tony Award® nominations), Curtains (eight Tony nominations) 13, 9 to 5: The Musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Leap of Faith. He has produced 39 world premieres including the musicals Minsky’s, Venice and Sleeping Beauty Wakes, and the plays Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (a Pulitzer Prize finalist that also moved to Broadway), Water & Power and Yellow Face, and he presented a broad range of plays and musicals ranging from Dead End to The Black Rider to Edward Scissorhands to blockbusters such as God of Carnage, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys and August: Osage County. In addition, Michael inaugurated CTG’s New Play Production Program, designed to foster the development and production of new work. EDWARD L. RADA (Managing Director) returned to Center Theatre Group in 2011 after previously serving as CTG’s Chief Financial Officer for 12 years

(1996–2008). Rada spent three years (2008–2011) as President of the Music Center Foundation, a non-profit corporation that holds and invests the endowment and reserve funds for the Music Center and its resident companies (including CTG). Prior to his years at CTG, he was the Director of Finance at The Old Globe in San Diego and principal of Rada & Associates, an accounting firm that specialized in entertainment-related nonprofit organizations and theatrical productions. He is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles with numerous post-graduate coursework and credentials. He currently serves on the board of directors for Entertainment Industry Foundation, Theatre @ Boston Court, and United Support of Artists for Africa/USA for Africa, among other affiliations. He also serves on the board of trustees for the pension, health and welfare and 401(k) plans of I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 Stagehands Union. DOUGLAS C. BAKER (Producing Director) is now in his 24th season at CTG. Previously, he managed Broadway and touring productions including Tru, Born Yesterday, The Gospel at Colonus, Annie, A Chorus Line, Working, The Wiz, and Legends!, which premiered at the Ahmanson Theatre in 1986 and starred Mary Martin and Carol Channing. Doug is a member of the Achievement Hall of Fame of Chagrin Falls Schools in Ohio and a graduate of Albion College. 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. LINDSAY ALLBAUGH (Producing Associate) is a member of Center Theatre Group’s artistic staff and has served in varying capacities for the past nine years. Lindsay also serves as the artistic coordinator for CTG’s Sherwood Award, which supports emerging Los Angeles artists. In addition to her work for CTG, Lindsay is the coartistic director at the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood. Producing

credits include the upcoming production of different words for the same thing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, and most recently The Nether at the KDT, and Waiting for Godot at the Taper. Directing credits include the West Coast premieres of 100 Saints You Should Know and Never Tell (Elephant), the world premiere of Revelation (Elephant), Supernova (Elephant) and Kate Crackernuts, Gray City, Aloha Say the Pretty Girls (Harvard/ART). 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 São Paulo, Brazil). Prior to CTG, he was the marketing manager for the last two of his 11 seasons with The Santa Fe Opera, and worked in various capacities at Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, among others. He graduated magna cum laude with his studies in film and theatre from Washington University in St. Louis, and received an MFA in theatre management from the Yale School of Drama. 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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STAFF FOR THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS GENERAL MANAGER RICHARDS/CLIMAN, INC. DAVID R. RICHARDS TAMAR HAIMES Michael Sag Kyle Bonder Jenny Peek Rachel Welt COMPANY MANAGER Erik Birkeland PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT HUDSON THEATRICAL ASSOCIATES Neil A. Mazzella Geoffrey Quart Sam Ellis Irene Wang TOUR DIRECTION THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair Kara Gebhart www.thebookinggroup.com TOUR MARKETING & PUBLICITY TYPE A MARKETING Elyce Henkin John McCoy DJ Martin Melissa Cohen GENERAL PRESS REPRESENTATIVE JEFFREY RICHARDS ASSOCIATES Irene Gandy Alana Karpoff Thomas Raynor Christopher Pineda CASTING TELSEY + COMPANY Bernie Telsey CSA, Will Cantler CSA, David Vaccari CSA, Bethany Knox CSA, Craig Burns CSA, Tiffany Little Canfield CSA, Rachel Hoffman CSA, Justin Huff CSA, Patrick Goodwin CSA, Abbie Brady-Dalton CSA, David Morris, Cesar A. Rocha CSA, Andrew Femenella CSA, Karyn Casi CSA, Kristina Bramhall, Condrad Woolfe Rachel Nadler, Rachel Minow, Sean Gannon, Scott Galina

Production Stage Manager . . . . . John M. Atherlay Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharika Niles Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Gilinsky Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mia Walker Associate Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Arcell Cabuag Assistant Company Manager. . . . . . . . Jose Solivan Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Adell Johnson Dialect Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn-Elin Fraser Associate Scenic Designer. . . . . Stephen A. Davan Associate Costume Designer. . . . . . . . Ashley Farra Costume Design Assistants. . . . . Kathryn Squitieri, Jennifer Stimple-Kamei, Casandra Lollar Associate Lighting Designer . . . . Anthony Pearson Lighting Programmer. . . . . . . . . . . Justin Freeman Associate Sound Designer. . . . . . . . . Jason Crystal Production Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Szaller, Sammi Cannold Production Carpenter. . . . . . . . . . Andrew Sullivan Production Electrician . . . . . . . . . . Michael Brown Production Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colle Bustin Synthesizer Programmer. . . . . . . . . Karl Mansfield Production Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Worth Strecker Head Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Stevens Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . David “Sideshow” Burgdorf Head Electrician. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zak Knoll Assistant Electrician/Spot Operator. . . . . . . . . . . . William Nallett Head Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Jones Assistant Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anna-Lee Craig Head Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Boesch

Assistant Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jillian Bartels Wardrobe Supervisor. . . . . . . . . F. Steven Weldon Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor. Christine Goodall Hair/Makeup Supervisor. . . . . . . Jason Goldsberry Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . The Marketing Division, Bob Bucci, Maris Smith, David Spry, Mahaley Jacobs Social Media Outreach. . Broadway’s Best Shows/ Andy S. Drachenberg, Lindsay Hoffman Marketing & Outreach Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . It Is Done Communications/Linda Stewart Banking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City National Bank/ Michele Gibbons, Erik Piecuch Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . DeWitt Stern Group Inc./ Peter Shoemaker, Anthony Pittari Accountants. . . . . . . . Fried & Kowgios, CPA’s LLP Comptroller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elliott Aronstam Legal Counsel . . . . . . . . . . Lazarus & Harris LLP/ Scott R. Lazarus, Esq., Robert C. Harris, Esq. Physical Therapy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neuro Tour Physical Therapy, Inc Payroll. . . . . . . . Checks and Balances Payroll, Inc/ Sarah Galbraith, Anthony Walker Housing . . . Road Concierge, an Altour Company, Lisa Morris Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Janice Kessler Trucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janco Ltd. Production Photographer. . . . . . . Michael J. Lutch Artwork Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Daniel Merchandise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Merchandising/ Randi Grossman, Ellie Dunn Merchandise Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jose Solivan Company Mascots. . . . . . . . . . . . Skye and Franco Gershwin® is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises. Porgy and Bess® is a registered trademark of Porgy and Bess Enterprises. CREDITS Scenery constructed and automated by Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc. Lighting equipment from Hudson Sound & Light LLC. Sound equipment from Sound Associates. Costumes constructed by Giliberto Designs, Jennifer Love Costumes, Katrina Patterns, Jonathan Sharpless, Tricorne, A.R.T. Costume Shop. Fabric dying and distressing by Hochi Asiatico. Millinery by Arnold Levine and Denise Wallace. Dance shows by Worldtone. Undergarments by Bra*Tenders. Makeup provided by MAC. Hair products provided by PRAVADA.

The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers of 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 Treasures and Ticket Sellers Local 857; Wardrobe Crew Local 768; Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Local 706. The Musicians, Conductors, Music Preparation Personnel and Librarians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The Press Agents, Company and House Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. United Scenic Artists represents designers and scenic artists for the American Theatre. This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees. Center Theatre Group is a member of the American Arts Alliance, the Broadway League, Independent Producers’ Network (IPN), LA Stage Alliance, League of Resident Theatres (LORT), National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) and the Theatre Communications Group (TCG)

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Rehearsed at Foxwood Studios. SPECIAL THANKS To A.R.T. Board of Trustees and Advisors and the Porgy and Bess Leadership Circle. www.PorgyAndBessTheMusical.com Facebook.com/ TheGershwinsPorgyandBessNationalTour Youtube.com/PorgyandBessTour Twitter.com/PorgyBessTour The 2012 Broadway Cast Recording of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is now available on PS Classics. www.psclassics.com

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C E N T E R T H E A T R E G R O U P L.A.’s Theatre Company

MICHAEL RITCHIE, Artistic Director EDWARD L. RADA, Managing Director DOUGLAS C. BAKER, Producing Director ARTISTIC NEEL KELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Artistic Director KELLEY KIRKPATRICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Artistic Director DIANE RODRIGUEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Producer/Director of New Play Production PIER CARLO TALENTI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resident Dramaturg/Literary Manager LINDSAY ALLBAUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Producing Associate JOY MEADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Literary Associate and Artistic Engagement Strategist MARK B. SIMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Director STEVEN PIESZCHALKSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistant DAVID ADJMI (FADIMAN), JESSICA BLANK, SHEILA CALLAGHAN (FADIMAN), TIM CROUCH, JUSTIN ELLINGTON, GINA GIONFRIDDO, GOB SQUAD, MATT GOULD, DANAI GURIRA, JENNIFER HALEY, JOE HORTUA, ERIK JENSEN, RAJIV JOSEPH, LATINO THEATER COMPANY, GRIFFIN MATTHEWS, LAURAL MEADE, JULIE MARIE MYATT (FADIMAN), DAN O’BRIEN, EVANGELINE ORDAZ, DAEL ORLANDERSMITH, WILL POWER (FADIMAN), RAINPAN 43, MARCO RAMIREZ, MATT SAX, YOUNG JEAN LEE THEATER COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commissioned Artists BEKAH BRUNSTETTER, CARLA CHING, JASON GROTE, SARAH GUBBINS, TIM McNEIL, HENRY ONG, MADHURI SHEKAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CTG Writers’ Workshop Members EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LESLIE K. JOHNSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Education and Community Partnerships PATRICIA GARZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Department Director TRACI CHO KWON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of School Partnerships CAMILLE SCHENKKAN . . . . . . . . . Program Manager, Emerging Artists and Arts Professionals JESUS REYES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Manager, Community Partnerships KATRINA FRYE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Associate NIJEUL PORTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Temporary Program Associate KELLY CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications Coordinator ASHLEY LAMPSON OPSTAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Coordinator SHANNON WINSTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department Coordinator DEBRA PIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resident Teaching Artist MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION NAUSICA STERGIOU . . . . . . . . . . General Manager (Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre) JEFFREY UPAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager (Ahmanson Theatre) SUZANNE HEE MAYBERRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager (Mark Taper Forum) KATIE BRUNER SOFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre, NPP) ALANA BEIDELMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to Managing Director PATRICK BELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Management Associate EMIKA ABE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yale School of Drama Fellow ERIC SIMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operations Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) TOM BURMESTER . . Audience Experience Design/Front of House Mgr (Kirk Douglas Theatre) LAUREN BAXA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Performance Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) MAX OKEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facility Assistant (Kirk Douglas Theatre) SONDRA MAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concessions Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre)

JODY HORWITZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Human Resources MADRIO FLEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Human Resources Generalist SINGER LEWAK, LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor MICHAEL C. DONALDSON, LISA A. CALLIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Counsel GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Counsel DEVELOPMENT YVONNE CARLSON BELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Development PATRICK OWEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deputy Director of Development NATALIE BERGESON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Donor Contributions JEAN KLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Institutional Support LIZ LIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Corporate Relations and Communications CHARITY WU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Individual Giving BECKY BIRDSONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Gifts Officer JAMIE CATALDO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Relations Manager MANDI OR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Events Manager ERIC BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications Coordinator JENNIFER CHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Events Associate JUSTIN FOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Contributions Associate SARAH HARBURG-PETRICH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Assistant KATY HILTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Writer DONALD JOLLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Relations Associate for the Inner Circle KRISTEN LEVY-VAUGHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Individual Giving Assistant JESSICA NASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Contributions Supervisor MARIA PAREDES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Relations Associate for The Guild ERIC SEPPALA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to the Development Director ERIN SCHLABACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Gifts Coordinator JESSICA THORSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Relations Coordinator AL BERMAN, ELIZABETH DELLORUSSO, DAVID GARVER, GINA EAST, LILI HERRERA, TONY LEWELLEN, HOLLY RAMOS, NICOLE SCIPIONE, LENA THOMAS, PAUL VITAGLIANO, BILL WALTON, TOM WINKLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Advisors ADAM BURCH, KARLA GALVEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Services Associates ANNE BRUNER, MURRAY E. HELTZER, MARCI MILLER, JULIE NADAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Volunteers MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS KORY P. KELLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing and Communications NANCY HEREFORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Media and Communications PHYLLIS MOBERLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Associate JASON MARTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Associate LYN COWAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Coordinator CHELSEY ROSETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Coordinator NISHITA DOSHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art Director IRENE KANESHIRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Design Manager HARUKA HAYAKAWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graphic Designer

PRODUCTION DAWN HOLISKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Department Operations Director JOE HAMLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director/Ahmanson Production Manager SHAWN ANDERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter (Ahmanson Theatre) ANDREW W. ARNOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flyman (Ahmanson Theatre) STAN STEELMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Propertyman (Ahmanson Theatre) JIM BERGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Ahmanson Theatre) ROBERT SMITH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Soundman (Ahmanson Theatre) MICHAEL GARDNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Supervisor (Ahmanson Theatre) PATRICE MIRANDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hair and Make-up Supervisor (Ahmanson Theatre) CHRISTINE L. COX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager (Ahmanson Theatre)

SUSAN BARTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interim Associate Director of Marketing ANDREW DARCEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising Manager KAREN VOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager JAMES SIMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Creative Manager JEWEL MOORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Coordinator ROSE POIRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webmaster CRAIG SCHWARTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Photographer LARRY DEAN HARRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copywriter CINEVATIVE/MARK CIGLAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Video ALLIED LIVE: LAURA MATALON, SHANNON WILLETT, KELLY ESTRELLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising Agency

CHAD SMITH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Technical Director SAM CRAVEN-GRIFFITHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Technical Director

TICKET SALES AND SERVICES SHAWN ROBERTSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Sales Director SKYPP CABANAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Operations Coordinator SANDY CZUBIAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience and Subscriber Services Manager JENNIFER BAKER, CHERYL HAWKER, RICHARD RAGSDALE . . Audience Services Supervisors ALICE CHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Asst. Supervisor SAM AARON, DEBORAH REED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Sales Associates

ANDREW THIELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Manager MERRIANNE NEDREBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Prop Manager SARAH KRAININ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Associate CANDICE CAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Director BRENT M. BRUIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Workroom Supervisor MADDIE KELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Generalist SWANTJE TUOHINO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tailor ELIZABETH LEONARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Operations Manager JULIO A. CUELLAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driver/Custodian DONAVAN MARTINELLI, EUGENE A. MONTEIRO II, BRIAN SLATEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drivers JENNIFER ACHTERBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Administrator JONATHAN BARLOW LEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager (Mark Taper Forum) CELESTE SANTAMASSINO . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Production Manager (Mark Taper Forum) EMMET KAISER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter (Mark Taper Forum) ROBERT RUBY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Propertyman (Mark Taper Forum) WILLIAM MORNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Mark Taper Forum) BONES MALONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Soundman (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) CHRISTY WEIKEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) KATE COLTUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Production Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) RICHARD PETERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Kirk Douglas Theatre) AARON STAUBACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Board Programmer/Operator (Kirk Douglas Theatre) ADAM PHALEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Audio (Kirk Douglas Theatre) VICTOR COBOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Supevisor (Kirk Douglas Theatre) FINANCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RESOURCES MICHAEL F. THOMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Financial Officer MELODY MATTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller JANIS BOWBEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Controller FELICISIMA LAPID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounts Payable Specialist DANNY LAMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Staff Accountant ALEGRIA SENA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant YUEN KI “ANNIE” LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payroll Manager AMEETA SHARMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payroll Specialist DAVE ALTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Information Officer STAN GRUSHESKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Information Systems SEAN PINTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Database and Web Manager MANDY RATLIFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tessitura Administrator JARED WATANABE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Information Systems Analyst

JEREMIE ARENCIBIA, VICKI BERNDT, RJ CANTU, CARLOS D. CHAVEZ, JR., PETER COLBURN, DONALD CRANDALL, GARY HOLLAND, KAY LOCHARD, JUSTINE PEREZ, LEX SAVKO, DANNY SCHMITZ, CRIS SPACCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Representatives DANUTA SIEMAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Supervisor CHRISTINA GUTIERREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Asst. Supervisor LIGIA PISTE, CELIA RIVAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Senior Representatives IRENE CHUANG, PETER STALOCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Representatives SARAH K. GONTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Treasurer KISHISA ROSS, GISELE FRAZEUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Treasurers
 YULIZA BARRAZA, ANGELICA CARBAJAL, MICHAEL KEMPISTY, 
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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

Special Thanks to Artistic Director’s Circle Members for Supporting CTG The Artistic Director’s Circle, founded by Brindell and Milton Gottlieb, is comprised of individuals supporting specific areas of Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision for Center Theatre Group. The following individuals have made commitments of $100,000 and above. (Donors listed as of March 4, 2014.) Emerald Circle ($1 million+) Kirk & Anne Douglas Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinocco Foundation Eva & Marc Stern Ruby Circle ($500,000+) Jeanette Shammas Sapphire Circle ($250,000+) Anonymous Debra & Norris Bishton Louise & Brad Edgerton June & Gareth Hughes Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation

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Artists & Educators Forum ($20,000+)

The Artists & Educators Forum, founded by Joni and Miles Benickes, is comprised of individuals dedicated to providing significant funding for CTG’s new play development and Education and Community Partnerships programs. For more information about leadership gifts, please call Erin Schlabach at 213.972.3069. (Donors listed as of March 4, 2014.) Melissa & Bob Alvarado Joni & Miles Benickes Annette Blum Linda Brown Bill Cohn & Dan Miller Erica & Vin Di Bona Dorskind Family Frances & Terry Flanagan Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Aliza & Marc Guren Heather & Paul Haaga In Support of New Theatre Artists Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W. Kehle Vicki King

Harry & Arlette Lumer Linda S. Peterson Joyce & David Rabinov Bill Resnick Chester James Semel, M.D. Elliott R. Sernel Bui & Herb Simon Jane Rissman & Richard Sondheimer Sunshine Stone Mr. & Mrs. Ian D. Teague Karen & William Timberlake Robin & Gary Ungar Suzanne V. Wilson

Donors who have made additional gifts to Center Theatre Group’s Endowment or Planned Gifts programs.

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Inner Circle

Frances Flanagan, Inner Circle Chair The Inner Circle is an organization of community leaders who provide outstanding support to Center Theatre Group. CTG also wishes to acknowledge its generous supporters in the Entertainment Circle, who are leaders in the entertainment industry (denoted below with *). In appreciation, members enjoy a host of special benefits, including meet-the-artist receptions, backstage tours, premium theatre seating, and much more. For information, call Donald Jolly at 213.972.3149. (Donors listed as of January 2, 2014.)

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Guarantor Circle ($15,000+) Betsy & Harold Applebaum Rob & Joan Blackman Jonna Bollenbacher Lynn Booth Maynard & Linda Brittan Marcy Carsey Susan & Stephen Chandler Morgan & Helen Chu Jay & Donna Gallagher Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie Annie & Georges Gross Lydia Hao Leonard Hirshan & Family Joyce & Don Kaiserman Kelton Fund/Lenny & David Kelton Darell & Elizabeth Krasnoff Joyce & Kent Kresa Janay & Eugene La Pietra Nahum & Alice Lainer Lee Levin

Doug Little* Carolyn & Kit Lokey The Isabel Foundation Harry & Arlette Lumer Kelly Sutherlin McLeod & Steven B. McLeod Family Foundation Edward & Deena Nahmias Kay & Bob Rehme Michael Ritchie & Kate Burton Melissa L. Rhone Catherine Schreiber & Miles Ruthberg Drs. Joan & Harry Saperstein Rary Simmons George Takei & Brad Takei* Lynda Thomas Roberta & James Vigneau Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wardlaw

Benefactor Circle ($10,000+) Anonymous (2) Robert & Sara Adler William J. Aisley Geraldine & Harold Alden Constance A. Austin G.W. Bailey* Jackie & Howard Banchik Greg Basser & Kiera O’Neill* Shelley & Rick Bayer Laurie Benenson Phyllis M. Berger Carole Black Howard Bragman Rose Marie Browning & Michael Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Burdorf Beth Burnam Lou Colen Roberta A. Conroy Dr. & Mrs. Frederic Corbin Eunice & Hal David Ms. Diana Davidow Nancy & Donald de Brier Cástulo de la Rocha & Zoila Escobar Dante Di Loreto Connie Elliot Rhonda C. Evans Dennis L. Field & H. Douglas Galt Polly Fleming Barbara & Peter Fodor Ava & Charles Fries Cindy & Rick Goldman Roslyn & Abner Goldstine Susan A. Grode Timothy G. Hanlon & Anthony Klatt Shirley J. Hess Lorraine & Jesse Hizami Ellen & Tom Hoberman Mary N. Howey

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Hunter James Jennings & Deidre Steine Jacqueline & Marvin Jubas Andrew & Denise Katz Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kavanaugh Diane Kessler Laura King & Charles Nagurka In Memory of Salem Ludwig Joanne & Roger Kozberg Sheila Krasnoff Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald Jeff & Griselda Kreitzman Joan Kroll & In Memory of Irving Kroll Lucy Labruzzo & Jim Zaniboni David & Tam Lachoff Jennifer & Rodger Landau In Memory of Malcolm Lewis In Loving Memory of Anna Strahlman John Liebes Phillips & Emily Marshall Martin Massman Carol & Douglas Mancino William O. McClure Janis B. McEldowney Betty L. McMicken Margot & Mitch Milias Janice & Bruce Miller Carrie & Ben Mui Sheila Muller Kari L. Nakama Arline M. Nakanishi Chris & Dick Newman/ C & R Newman Family Foundation

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition Fellow Circle ($3,000+) (continued) Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Itami, Mitchell Jacobs, Lawrence J. Jaffe, M.D., Jonathan & Melissa Jaivin, Adrienne Grant & Paul Jennings, Mark A. Kadzielski, Kathleen L. Kane, Judith & Russell Kantor, Renee & Milton Kaplan, Dr. Karen Kartun & Dr. Ronald Shiell, Elyse & Stanley Katz, Idea Asylum Productions & Dr. Allegra & Mr. Sheppard Kaufman*, Michael Keir, Judith G. Kelly, Alex Kim, M.D., Carol Kindler, Michael & Deborah Klein, Genni Klein, Terry Koepke, In Memory of Leonard L. Korf, Marlene & Donald Kottler, Jale Kutay, The Kwon Family Foundation, Don & Rosemary La Londe, Katherine L’Amour, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert A. Lampert, Mr. & Mrs. Jack D. Lantz, Joan & Chris Larkin, Dr. & Mrs. David Lask, Allen Law, Dr. & Mrs. John F. Lawrence, Michael A. & Mattie Lawson, Eleanor & Nathan Leanse, Ron & Pat Lebel, Bob Leibowitz, M.D., Charlotte P. Levine, Pam, Amanda, Lianna & Eddie, Marla E. Levine*, Carrie & Mark Levinson & Emily, Lauren & Max, Lydia & Chuck Levy, Michael D. Lewis, Mae & Hugh Lichtig, Barbara K. Lilly, Lisa Hinchliffe & Dave Link, Herbert Linville, Marilyn & Tom Lippiatt, Dennis & Holli Lipton, Philip LoGiudice, M.D., Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Louchheim, Alan & Irene Lund, Michael S. Lurey & Laurie Hasencamp, Anita & Steve Layton, E&B Natural Resources, Roger & Julie Mairs, Daniel & Jeremy Burton, Ginny Mancini, Janice E. Mangerino, Jean Marcon, Dorrie & Paul Markovits, M. Michele Martin, Susan D. Martynec, Laura & Jim Maslon, Amy & Harold Masor, James A. Zapp & Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Jerry & Tami McHarg, Gordon & Dale McWilliams, Robert L. Mendow, Marcy Milan, Neal S. Millard, Carolyn Miller, Marshall & Gretchen Milligan, Steven Modglin, Joan I. Moe, Sue & Monty Mohrman, Mildred M. Moon, Louise Moriarty, Toni Hollander-Morse & Lon Morse, Loula Moschonas & James Edgerton, Wendy A. Moss, Richard Newcome, Marianne & Michael Newman, Patty & John Nickoll, Marc I. Nishino, D.D.S., Bob & Renee Nunn, Dale & Ayako Okuno, Janie & Allan Orenstein, Edward & Mary Rose Ortega, Tye Ouzounian & Karyn Wong, Christina Owen & Marvin Isaacson, Jennifer N. Owens & Jay T. Ornellas, John Paley, Thomas Payne, Helen Pekny, Ken Perry, Cynthia Ann Petty, Carol Phillips & Bob Shapiro, P. Joseph Piazza, Polinger-Cohen Foundation, Sheila Poncher, Patty & Mike Post*, Eleanor Pott, Shelley Powsner & Stephen Skrovan*, Cheryl & Joel Prell, Gamward C. Quan, Don Foster & Erin Quigley*, F. Ronald & Deborah Rader, James H. Radin, Dr. Gary Ramelli, Lee Ramer, Rollin A. Ransom & Chris Lacroix, Dudley Rauch, Michael Reisz, James & Melanie Renfroe*, Dr. Marguerite Renner, Ellen & Irwin Rennert, Rona Cele Resnick, Mrs. Mark A. Resnik, Susan & Walter Reutimann, The Reynolds Family, Brian Reznick & Alison Prior, Mrs. Judy Richman, Ms. Woodie R. Rogers, Jaye Rogovin, Bingo & Gino Roncelli, Fred & Suzie Rose, Julie A. Rosser, Jennifer & Matthew Rowland, Phyllis Rubel, Joel, Kai & Piper Saken, June & Samuel Sale, John Salter, Harvey Saltz & Carmen Carrillo, Olga Samuel-Alderson, Nancy & Ted Sanborn, Francine E. Sanders, Gail Sandford & Beatrice Castillo, Linda & Jay Sandrich*, Stephen J. Sass & Steven Hochstadt, June Sanders Sattler, Marlene & Roger Schaffner, From Darlene in Memory of Harry Schultz, Jackie & Charles H. Schwartz, Joan & Arnold Seidel, Robert & Cathy Sevell, Scott Shagrin, James & Alexis Sheehy , The Sheldon Family, Livia S. Shemansky, Linda M. Sherman, Howard & Stephanie Sherwood, Mrs. Mary Louise Shnier, Steven E. Shulem, Mike & Charlene Sievers, Keong Sim*, Dr. & Mrs. Vahe H. Simonian, Kurt & Keli Skarin, Deborah E. Small, M.D., Ellen Donaldson, Diane Sherman Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Randy Snyder, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sobelle, Kathleen Spearman, Melvin Spears, Jacque & Herb Spivak, Allen & Arleen Steiner, Mrs. Barbara Stern, Mr. James C. Stewart, Susan R. Stockel, Ellen & Steve Sugerman, Sullivan & Hargreaves Court Reporters, Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Sussman, Robin & David Swartz, Dr. Allan & Roslyn Holt Swartz, Rosalie Swedlin & Robert Cort*, Elayne & Thomas Techentin, Peter & Mary Tennyson, Cliff Teston & Todd Dickey, Sandra Tufts, Roberta Turkat, Ms. Andrea Valcourt, Tebby & Kathryn Wafer, Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Wallace, Bunny Wallach, Hope Landis Warner, Wendie Warwick & Ken Pierce, John & Charlene Wasilczyk, Seymour Waterman & Family , Dean E. Weichel, Norman & Barbara Weiler, Winifred P. & William Weisinger, Pat West, Carol S. Wharmby, Leilani Whitney, Willett Financial Services, Lori Williams & Stephen Schulte, Valerie & Nathaniel E. Williams, Jean Willner, Denise & Andrew Winner, The Winnick Family Foundation, Richard Witter*, Ralph M. & Molly Wolveck, Marcie & Howard Zelikow

Advocate Circle ($2,000) Anonymous (3), Matthew Adler & Greg Weinberg, Davis Alexander, Liz & Lou Altman, Elizabeth Bawden, Mr. & Mrs. Steven B. Bergjans, Jamie & Joel Berman, Mr. & Mrs. John Bettfreund, Rochelle Wilson Blank & William Hellman, Mrs. Lois Bock, James & Lauren Briggs, Willie & Charlene Brownlee, Laura Calderone, Thomas J. Carmichael, Jean & Ray Cassetta, Mrs. Joseph Cerrell, Eric Chien, Maria & Brenton Chinn, Don & Claudine DeFazio, Gerald & Sandra Dorfman, Ellen Eubanks, Ronald & Sandra Fein, Roland & Joy Feuer, Lesley & Kenneth Geiger, The Gelfand Family, Jeanne K. Gerson, The Gold Family, Neal Goldman & Kate Harrington, Myles & Barbara Goodson, Rhonda & Stanley Green, Tom & Claudia Grzywacz, Philip & Kyoko Handler, Don Herman, Dr. Karen Hill Scott, Jody L. Isenberg, Hal & Agnes Jackson, Roz & Jerry J. Joseph, Albert & Marjorie Kelly, Paul & Sharon Kleiter, Gaylen Kobayashi, Bob & Karen Kushell, Anne & Michael Landsburg, Julie Lawrence, Julia & Anthony Lewinter, Linden Optometry, Doris Luster, Suzanne J. Marks, Sharon Matsumoto & Ron Rose, Bill Meyenberg & Doug Loewy, Jack Needleman, Isabel Friend Newman, Linda Nussbaum & Lawrence Ross, Thomas Patrick, Mary Phillips, Paulene Popek, Erwin “Sonny” & Jean Raffle, Tracy L. Ramont, Charles Reinhart, Tim Reynolds, M.D., Tom & Gerry Rische, Lauren Ross, Rabbi & Mrs. Moshe Rothblum, Anna J. Rundle, Lee Anne & David Sanderson, Ruth Silveira, Harlean & Joseph Silverman, David Snow, Nancy Horii, Diane & James Staes, Tom & Kerstin Stempel, Maria Straith, Jayashree & Jeff Sung, Ellen Tam, Sheila & Lawrence Teplin, Paulette Toumazos & Michael Lorenz, J. R. Vincent, Ms. Diane Levine & Mr. Robert Wass, Alan Wilson & Ina Coleman, Jill Wondries, Dr. Merilynn Yamada

Associate Circle ($1,000) Anonymous (29), Josefina Aaronson, M.D., Michael & Susan Abeles, Cynthia Abrams, Amy & Bob Abramson, Dr. Gladi Adams, Robert W. Adams, M.D., Jennifer & Brad Agens, Andrew Agle, James & Marsha Alexander, Patricia K. Allen, Allysha Almada, Merryl & David A. Alpert, Lynn K. Altman, Mrs. Nora Amrani & Mr. Israel Amrani, Mr. Irving H. Anderson*, Paula & Douglas Anderson, Milt & Anne Andres, Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Anthony, Amy Aquino & Drew McCoy*, Paula & Don Arii, James Armitage, Art Works Hollywood, Inc.*, Rich & Annette Atwood, Maggie Austin Moir*, Audrey L. Bahr, Deborah G. Baine, David Baird, Carol Ann & D.C. Bakeman, Barry M. Baker, Shelly Baker, Corinne Baldassano*, Dr. Stewart & Eileen Balikov, Jill Banks Barad, Lynn G. Barancik, Gregory & Melanie Barbee, John & Carol Barcal, Pat Barkley, Howard A. Barmazel, Mrs. Jericho Poppler & Dr. Greg Bartlow, Ginger G. Bauer, Chris & Rose Bauss, Judy & Chuck Beck, John & Linda Belsito, Frederic & Linnea Benning, Delores & Roger Berg, Jeffrey & Susan Berman, Peter & Helen Bing, Leah M. Bishop & Gary M. Yale, In Memory of Sy & Maxine Gomberg, Michael & Patty Blakely, Louise Blanchard, Marjorie Blatt, Cheryl Bledin, David & Vivian Block, Richard & Patricia Bongeorno, Harriet Rossetto & Rabbi Mark Borovitz, Linda Bradley, Dr. Grace Emery Brandt, Kim Brant-Lucich & Tony Lucich, Marti Breier, Ronda & Stanley Breitbard, Devra Breslow, Bill & Susan Brewer, Henry Brown, L.D. Brucker, D.D.S. & Shirley White, Dr. Lisa Bukaty & Mr. Raymond M. Bukaty, Ward & Mari Bukofsky, Carola & Allen Bundy, Constance Burg, Lore & Thomas Burger, Jan Burnett, Linda Stafford Burrows, Daniel R. Burschinger, M.D., Robert & Angie Butler, Mike & Sandy Buttitta, Allen B. Cagle, M.D., Christine Cahill, Richard & Norma Camp, Marla S. Campagna, Lynne Campbell, Vickie Camper, Cathy Paul, Kelly Cantley & Kevin Kashima*, Carol & Ken Carlson, Melinda Carmichael, Joseph A. Carter, Sandra L. Carter, Veronica Cartwright*, Marc Castagnola,

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Associate Circle ($1,000) (continued) Carolyn Castillo, Don & Ellen Castleman, James Castranova, Kathryn Cencirulo, Ling Chan, Catherine & Anthony Chanin, Dorothy Mae Chapple, Rita Chenoweth, Tim Cherry, Mrs. James L. Chew, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Chin, Linda & Doug Clarke, Becky & Mike Clements, Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Clemmer, Timothy Cline Insurance, Ms. Jean F. Cohen, Dr. Melvin S. Cohen, Patricia T. Colby, Father Vince Connor, James M. Cooke, Mary P. Coquillard, Ted Cordes & Bill Derby, Rosalie Corona, Earl & Christina Cory, Mark Coulombe, Seth Cover, Lois Cox, Michele Crahan, Kathryn Crown, In Memory of Ada Gory, Mary & Don Curtin, Joan Danto, Steve & Linda Darling, Maurie Davidson, Louise & Jeffrey Davis, Margaret E. De Grazio, Ron de Salvo, William De Witt, Linda Vanwinkle Deacon & Erika Deacon, Kurt Delsack & Linda J. Levenson Delsack, Matt Denoff, Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey W. Descombes, Melisa DesJardien, M. Dessecker, Dr. Udaya & Sherin Devaskar, Norma & Al Diaz, Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Dickerson, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Dischler, Laurie Dix & Moe Blumin, Kathleen & Sarah Doramus, Rabbi Elliot & Marlynn Dorff, Bob Doucette & Tom Slotten*, Susan B. Downey, Jessie J. Duffy, Mr. & Mrs. Gene B. Duncan, Emily & Fred Edelman, Mr. & Mrs. Fred M. Edwards Jr., Marilee Eils, Donald & Diane Eisenberg, Jill & Bob Eisfelder, Carol Eliel & Tom Muller, Rick & Becky Thyne, Ken & Kathi Ellis, Dr. Naomi & Mr. Jim Ellison, Bonnie Ellman, Stanley & Ferne Emas, Suzanne & Dr. Kenneth Epstein, Louise & Charles Escoffery, Linda & Arthur Eskowitz, Victoria I. Evers, Jim Bright & Lucy Farber, Mr. Amnon & Dr. Myra Feffer, In Loving Memory of James A. Feiga, Justice & Mrs. Robert Feinerman, Stanley Feinstein, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Feo, Conchata Ferrell, Mr. & Mrs. William Fimpler, Larry S. Fish, In Memory of Robert A. Fisher, Joan & Marty Flax, Mr. & Mrs. Manny Flekman, Ruth Fleming-Stephens, Martha Flores & Kate Roberts, Ms. F. Janet Fluent, Lynne & Michael Flynn, Ryan Flynn & David Hernandez*, John & Dianne Forbing, Fordney Foundation for Dance Sport*, Judy & Radon Fortenberry, Betty & Frank Fouce, Victoria Fouce Otter, Mr. & Mrs. Stan Fox, Matthew Frank, Richard Frank, Patricia L. Frazier, Fran Fredella & Scott Rubin, Joanne Freed, Marilyn Wallace & Sami Freedman, Fran & Jack Freeman, Seth Freeman & Julie Waxman*, Debra & Roger Friedland, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Friedman, Sharon & Mark E. Friedman, Susan R. Friedman, Mr. John Fukuoka, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Fusco, Dr. & Mrs. Humberto A. Galleno, Mr. & Mrs. Sol F. Galper, Karen & Lindsay Gardner, Norma & James Garner, Dr. Robert Gasway & Mrs. Kristen Wong, Frederick & Leslie Gaylord, Dr. & Mrs. Arthur F. Gelb, Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Gershon, Fariba Ghaffari, Bob & Esme Gibson, Laura Gibson*, Karen & Michael Gilbert, Drs. Asha & Pratap Saraf, Liz and Mike Giordano, Shirley A. Gipson, Kelly Lynn Gitter, Traute & Gene Gleeson, Stephen Glick, Bruce & Madelyn Glickfeld, Gary Jackson & Linda Globerman, M.D., Nancy J. Goff, Bob Gold & Associates*, Donna & Lee B. Gold, M.D., Dr. Irene Goldenberg, Linda & Gary Goldfein, Josh & Cathy Goldsmith , Barbara Gollin, Leonard W. Gomez, Ms. Dorothy Gonzalez, Leticia Gonzalez, Nan & Allan Goodman, The J.B. Berland Foundation, Tanya Goodman, Goodstein Wealth Management, LLC., Howard & Cambria Gordon, Bill & Sue Gordon, Dr. Jerry & Josephine Gorelick, Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Grace*, Marsha Grant, James & Margaret Gray, Dr. Stuart & Adrienne Green, Lory Greenbaum, Roberta Gregg, David & Diane Griffith, Patricia Griggs, Jodi & Robbie Groff, Agnes Grohs, Arlyn Gundersen, Mary Gwynn & Mark Rossen, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard P. Haber, Dennis & Michelle Hackbarth, Dave & Sally Hackel*, Scott Hall & Rhonda Church, Carol Halperin, Daniel Hammond & Linda Bentley, Debra Harbort, Sara & John Harms, Janet Harootun, Arlene S. Harris, Harris Family Foundation, Dr. Patricia Harrison, Gene Hawkins, Christine Shaner, Steve Heagstedt, David Heckel, Alan Heilpern, Steve & Leta Helfrich, Eric & Carol Helm, Scott & Flora Herman, Karen Hermelin & Mark Borman*, Robert D. & Claire Heron, Mara Hitner, Bunny Hogan, Sonny & Jerry Hollander, Charles S. Holmes, Joanne Holmes, Tama & Greg Holve, David D. Horner, Dena & Michael Horowitz, Michael & Robin Howard, Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Hrab,

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enter Theatre Group is proud to recognize Robey Theatre Company, now celebrating 20 years of developing, exploring and producing plays about the global black experience. Since its inception, Robey has honored the legacy of actor and activist Paul Robeson, whose life inspired the story now onstage at the Mark Taper Forum, The Tallest Tree in the Forest. Through its Donor Theatre Adventures, CTG will join Robey in celebrating its 20th anniversary this spring by taking a group of donors to see Knock Me a Kiss, produced by Robey Theatre Company in association with Los Angeles Theatre Center. Written by Charles Smith and directed by Dwain A. Perry, Knock Me a Kiss is a fictional account inspired by the actual events surrounding the 1928 marriage of W.E.B. Du Bois’ daughter Yolande to one of Harlem’s great poets, Countee Cullen. This marriage marked the height of the Harlem Renaissance and was viewed as the perfect union of talent and beauty. It united the daughter of America’s foremost black intellectual and co-founder of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, with a young poet whose work was considered to be one of the flagships for the New Negro movement. Knock Me a Kiss runs through May 4. For tickets, visit TheLATC.org. ○

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition Associate Circle ($1,000) (continued) Dr. Harold G. Hubbard, Jane Hufnagel, Dorothy K. Hull, Marilyn Hykes, Marie Mazzone & David Israeli, Dr. Adel F. Jabour, Carol & Ron Jacobi, Jake Jacobs, Roslyn & Warren Jacobson, Tom Jacobson & Ramone Munoz*, Sarah James, Ms. Lee Ann Janek, Marion & Frederick Jenks, Ms. Stella M. Jeong, In Memory of Wayne Jervis, Jr., Sarah E. Johns, Ann C. Johnson, Barbara Schnell & Gordon Johnson, Starr & Ralph Johnson, Robert & Marilyn Johnson, Sean Johnson & Alex Ocampo*, David & Carol Jones, Janet Jones, Marcia S. Jones, William Jones, Arthur & Carolyn Kagan, Sandy & Stanley Kahan, Aris Kakkis, Richard Kaltenbrun, Regina & Richard G. Kaplan, Laurence & Linda Kaufman, Cynthia & Jerry Kay, Saul & Rima Kay, Diane & Stephen Kay, Sandra Kaye, Claudia E. Kazachinsky & Richard A. Sherer, Patricia A. Keating, John & Karen Keller, Neel Keller & Molly Callender, Denise & David Kellogg, Beverlee Bickmore & Jim Kelly, Louanne Kennedy, Jackie A. Kern, Morris & Debra Kessler, Linda & Rudy Kessman, Lisa & James Keston, Lynne Rosenberg, Sarah E. Kiefer*, Jules Kievits & Lorraine Bagdasarian, DannÊ Montague-King, Ms. Marilyn L. Kizziah, Christine Klasen, Alfred Klein & Geralynn Krajeck, Barry Klein, Dr. Phyllis H. Klein, Irene & Marvin H. Kleinberg, Stacy Kling, Mr. & Mrs. Roman M. Silberfeld, Jean Korf, Jenny & Michael Kostroff*, Pearl & Tim Kraft, Bernelle Krause & Jao Robert Santos, Dr. Paul Krause & Nicola Dill, Sharon & Joel Krischer, Fred & Sheri Kuppers, Carol & Richard Kurland, Owen & Sari Kustner, Benjamin Kwan, Mrs. Frumeh Labow, Lena, Mark, Jodi & Emily Labowe, Howard & Lara L. Ladd, Holly R. Lake, Julianne LaMarche & Lonnie Burstein*, Earle & Sharon Lambert, Sally Landau, Leah Landry, Marlee & Katharine Lauffer, Richard & Ruth Lavine Family Foundation, Larry Layne & Sheelagh Boyd, Barbara & Tom Leanse, Christine Lee, Janeen & David Lee, Betty Fu & Don Lee, Constance Leonard, Ms. Grace Leonard, Cindy Leslie, Dinny & David Lesser, Chip Letzgus & Michael McDonald, Todd Levin*, Allyn & Jeffrey Levine, Patricia Levinson, Donna & Jebb Levy, Dr. & Mrs. Richard F. Levy, Richard Lewis, Paula & Barrett Litt, Mr. & Mrs. LoCasale, Dr. Dianne Long, Sondra Murr Love, Kathleen & Raymond Lovell, Maoyeh Lu, Judy & Alan Ludwig, Melba Macneil, Denise M. Mamishian, Isabel & M. Milo Mandel, Honorable Nora M. Manella, Richard & Myra Mannheimer Family, Dorothy Manning, Sarah F. Manson, Darlene Manus, Barbara & Joe Marino, Brett J. Markel, Connie L. Martin, Mr. & Mrs. Dennis G. Martin, Rick & Rebecca Martinez, Jacqueline Sanchez, Seth Maxwell, Daniel M. Mayeda & Susan I. Rosales, Pauline & Roger Mayer*, Eleanor Portilla Maynard, Claudia Maytum, Mrs. A. A. McCardle, Dennis J. McCarthy, Kathleen McCarthy Kosttan, Meg McComb, Cheryl McConaughey, David McDowell & Richard Bautzer, Barbara H. McGuire, Jacqueline & Eric Winston, Lora McPhail & Mark Deischter, Mrs. Lucille H. Melcher, Arthur Melville, Ph.D. & Marsha Utain, M.S., Nancy & Joseph Mendoza, Charlotte A. Mennillo, Andrea & Katherine Mesi, Helen Michaels, Michael & Laurie Milhiser, Lynn Miller & Diane Elton, Ms. Lynn E. Miller, Mark Miller, Tina J. Miller*, Joan C. Mills, Gleam by Melanie Mills, Julien Minard, Maureen Mitchell, Helene G. Mochedlover, Dr. Theodore & Mrs. Mary J. Mock, Orrick Law Firm*, Bev Moore, Francoise Schmutz & Antonio Morawski, Toni & Tom Morgan, Doug Morseburg & Kelley Brock, Dr. Paula C. Moseley, Alden & Jane Munson, John & Sandra Murdock, Barry J. Nadell, Dr. Diane C. Narhi MD, Donn Nelson, Dr. Anthony Nesburn & The Nesburn Family, Ms. Jane Nobbs, Russell Noel, Mariann & Tom Nolan, Cindy & Ken Norian, Roberta Novick & Martin Gardner, Michelle Nuttall, Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Mueller, Justin Okin*, Alan, Sandy, & Oliver Olick, Jill Olmstead, Maureen O’Neill, Zoli Aswad Osaze*, Henry & Cheryl Osowski, Patrick Owen, Bill & Linda Owen, Mr. James Owsley*, The Panagos Family, Mr. & Mrs. Mark M. Panatier, Sylvia & Robert Paris, Carolyn & Dan Kelly, Ms. Sandra J. Paskus, Nanette F. Pastor-Hanna, Mr. & Mrs. Martin B. Pearlman, Sharon Pember, Paul Geissler & Tamra Phipps, Janine Pierce, Frank & Arlene Pirolo, Elisabeth Pollon, Jill Poppe, Patricia A. Powell, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Praw, Samuel Prentice in Loving Memory of Susan Sculley, James P. Bennett & Company, Sandra B. Price, Suzanne & Harvey Prince, Charlie & Kristi Proctor,

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING FRIDAY NIGHT?

The Fringe @ CTG celebrates with the cast of American Idiot and Los Angeles Magazine at Perch in downtown Los Angeles. photo by casey curry photography.

do you remember your first love?

Find out more about The Fringe @ CTG, a membership group for young professionals who love theatre and believe in its importance in Los Angeles.

Chopin certainly did—and captured the passionate young love we all feel in his virtuosic piano concerto. “Spectacular pianist” Natasha Paremski takes you down memory lane with her “beautifully atmospheric interpretations” of the composer’s Concerto No. 2. (American Record Guide, New York Times)

chopin: piano concerto

@ CenterTheatreGroup.org/Fringe

Jeffrey Kahane

Music Director

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sat apr 26 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre, Glendale sun apr 27 @ 7 pm Royce Hall, UCLA

Hannah Lash This Ease (Sound Investment commission) (world premiere) Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 Haydn Symphony No. 102

making great music personal

photo Andrea Joynt

Jeffrey Kahane conductor Natasha Paremski piano

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Associate Circle ($1,000) (continued) Ms. Erin Quillen, Dr. Stephen C. Rabin, Sandra & John Radine, The Ramachandran Family, Karen Ramsdell, Susan Rasmussen, Doreen Ray, Geoff Wells & Janet Ray, Walter & Maria Rebar, Margo Reymundo*, Laurie & Stuart Rice, Patricia Robbins, Joan G. Robinson, Peter Robinson & Buffy Shutt, Murphy & Ed Romano, Dr. Janice Roper, Ms. Becky Rosales, Lisa Rosales, Ruth Aura Ross, Ph.D., Ron & Sharon Ryan, Mary & Robert Sabol, Alexandra & Edward Saborio, David A. & Karen Richards Sachs, Harvey & Peggy Saferstein, Maria Elena Salas, Rosa M. Salazar, Maryann & Michael Sanders, Lora A. Sandroni, David & Toni Sargent, Victoria & Orman Sartwell, Maxine Savitz, Alexander & Mariette Sawchuk, Tina Saxe, Clifford L. Schaffer, Larry & Carole Scherzer, Mia Schiavone, Kelly Schiffer, John & Louise Schilling, Pam Schmidt, Nancy & Steven Schneider, Rita & Larry Schneider, Vincent Schodolski & T. Elaine Carey, Mr. & Mrs. John Schulte, Glenn & Eva Schusterman*, John H. Scott, Suzie & Michael Scott, Mr. & Mrs. Logan J. Scroggy, Ruth A. Seigle, Harry & Maureen Selvin, Dr. Michael & Susan Sequeira, Mark & Cindy Serrano, David & Linda Tashman, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shadur, Marvin & Daryl Shapiro, Drs. Richard Shapiro & Jacquelyn Green, Daniel Shattuck, Edwin L. Shaughnessy, Juanita Shaw, Doreen & Jack Shine, Kevin M. Shiramizu & Michael J. Kerkman, Mr. & Mrs. Del Shofner, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Shulman, Marlene Sirkin Siegel, Nancy Signer, John J. Silva, Debra J. Silvera-Sheehan, Bruce & Nancy Silverman, Karen & Gordon Silverstein, Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Simon, Kathleen A. Siu, Martin & Leah Sklar, Leslie Smith, In Memory of Giuliano Solari, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Soldate, William Sollfrey, Davia Solomon, Ruth & Harvey Solomon, Ricardo Sosapavon & Marcus Otto, Phillip K. Sotel / Charles Fairchild, Colonel & Mrs. S. M. Soukup, Martin & Patricia Spear, Michelle & David Spiegel, Merrilee B. St. John, Mr. & Mrs. Errol Stambler, Lynne Coakley-Steele, Carol Stein Sterling & James Sterling, In memory of Shirley Levine Fischer and In Honor of Brindell Gottlieb., Paul Steinke & Paul Thomas, Nadine Stenovitch & Johnny Littlefield, Robert Stephenson, Barbara Ann Sterling, Wayne Collett II & Aaron Collett, Terry Stiles, Bunny Stivers, Gail Goldberg Stoter, Stephen J. Strauss & Harriet M. Rolnick*, Dr. Arthur H. Streeter, Deborah K. Streiber, Antoinette M. Strelich, William R. Stringer, The Sugimoto Family, Jack & Marlene Susser, The Music Center Symphonians, Ronald & Shelly Tamkin, Judith D. Tamkin, Michael N. Taylor, Sharon Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Erna Taylor-Stark & Larry Stark, Kathy Terry, Michelle Tesoro, Allison Thomas & Gary Ross, Jody Thomas, Martha T. Thompson, Michael F. Thompson, Laurens & Sandra Thurman, Karl S. Thurmond, William Tierney & Barry Weiss, Charles S. Tilghman, William & Susan Tinkley, Dr. Robert & Dinah Titcher, Russell Todd Agency*, Dianne Tomita, Elizabeth Topkis, Ms. Patricia R. Torres, Judith Toscano, Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Tremonti, Christine P. Tucker, Gwendolyn Hamilton Tucker, Scott & Lauri Ujita, John Van Deusen, Mary F. Van Orsdol, Kirsten Vangsness*, George Vissio, Justin Wagner*, Margaret A. Wagner CPA, M. June Walden, Laurie & Ira Waldman, Denise & Peter Walsh, Tina & Michael Gittelson, Maurice & Tamika Watkins, Elisa Wayne, Thomas & Kathryn Weber, Carol Webster & Chris Enterline, Rose & Ben Weinstein, Bonnie Weis*, Victoria Weisbart*, John & Alaine Weiss, Dr. & Mrs. Steve Kahane, Coleen & Louis T. Welsh, Robert Wemischner & Leslie Raffel, Wems Incorporated, Richard Wenk, Martin, Sara & Samantha Widzer, Susan & Joshua Wieder, Katherine & Douglas Wilkinson, Carol Woodbury*, Patty & Richard Wilson, Carolee Winstein & Kip Thorne, Exodus Recovery, Karen & Bill Wolett, Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Wolf, Ken & Madeline Wolf, Deborah Ann Woll*, Suzanne Wood & Jim MacDonald, Stephen E. Wright, Virginia Yeager, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Yoder-Edney, Dr. & Mrs. Gary Yontef, Kenneth & Soyoung Yoon, Wally T. Zajac, Liz & Len Zander, Tim Zeleny, Gary & Carol Zimmerman, Myrna & Stanley Zimmerman, Anne & Alan Zuckerman, Abram & Dayle Zukor

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Planned Gifts

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Soloists Amanda Squitieri Soprano

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With excerpts from operas Baritone by VERDI • PUCCINI • DONIZETTI • LEONCAVALLO Sat., May 3 • 7:30 pm For more information and to order tickets

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or call 800-838-3006 $40 Priority Seats, $30 General, $25 Seniors, $10 Students | Visa & MasterCard Accepted First United Methodist Church 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica This concert made possible, in part, by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, through the L.A. County Arts Commission

STORE Distinctive Artwork Contemporary Jewelry Architectural Pieces Great Music • Fine Books Cool Items for Kids LA Phil Gift Cards Gustavo Dudamel Merchandise

Center Theatre Group is grateful to these donors, whose irrecovable deferred estate gifts to CTG’s endowment ensure the organization’s financial wellbeing for generations to come. $1,000,000+ Richard & Julie Kagan Martin Massman Betty McMicken in honor of Jeanette Shammas Diane & Leon Morton Carol Vernon & Robert Turbin $500,000+ Mary Levin Cutler Virginia Hayes Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Merle & Peter Mullin Magda & Frederick R. Waingrow $250,000+ Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie Edward L. Rada Susan & William Weintraub

$100,000+ W. Lee Bailey, M.D. Angela Bardowell Allan & Joan Burns Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald Deborah M. Hyde Sarah & Andy Kane Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kavanaugh The Paul Kowal Charitable Foundation Darell L. Krasnoff Joyce & Kent Kresa Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D. $50,000+ Pamela & Dennis Beck The Moira Byrne Foster Foundation Mr. Kim L. Hunter Sally & Frank Raab $25,000+ Charles Dillingham & Susan D. Clines

Endowment Gifts These gifts ensure a stable source of support for new work and CTG’s many initiatives to make theatre accessible to underserved audiences. $500,000+ Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Renee & Meyer Luskin John S. Surabian, Jr. and in memory of Faith and Sharon Ann Surabian $250,000+ The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation $100,000+ Betsy & Harold Applebaum Judith & Thomas Beckmen The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Kenneth Corday Center Theatre Group Affiliates Regina Fadiman Barbara & Peter Fodor Ava & Charles Fries Brindell & Milton Gottlieb

The Hearst Foundation, Inc. Vicki King Richard G. & Virginia L. Martin Louise Taper $50,000+ Maynard & Linda Brittan Ellen & Michael S. Korney Dorothy & Richard Sherwood $25,000+ Abbott Brown Linda Brown Greve Foundation Dr. Tom Hickey Diane & Leon Morton $10,000+ A and J Davidson Skipper Award Fund Levine Foundation Carolyn & Kit Lokey Betty & Sanford Sigoloff

Sponsors Center Theatre Group is grateful to these companies for their generous support.

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Center Theatre Group Affiliates CTG-A has supported CTG since 1971. Through volunteering and fundraising, members introduce young people to the magic of live theatre. Its biennial gala, Angels’ Night, raises significant funds for CTG’s Education and Community Partnerships programs. PRESIDENT

Diane Neubauer EXECUTIVE BOARD Alice Desobry Bowens   Anne Bruner   Ruth Flinkman-Marandy Joanne Freed Ava O. Fries* Linda Goldman Beverly Haas Diane Kessler* Diane Lesser   Jerri Nagelberg

Kim White Peterson* Harriett Chatters Rose Bonnie Sachs Maggy Simon Carole Solomon Marilyn Stambler* Donna Sussman* Janice Weiner Rosalind Zane*

MEMBERS Helen Abbott Gail Ann Andrews Arthe P. Anthony Shirley Rae Ashkenas Sandy Avchen Janet Barnet* Mimi Barry Sue Bass Judith Beckmen* Marjorie Ann Beradino Lanie Bernhard Lestrita Boardman Roanna Araneta Brown Elnora Guerrero Campos Wilma Glenn Chappelle Marlene Theresa Charbonnet Barbara Mansfield Cheyne* Beverly Cohn Mary Levin Cutler Jean Crawford Donald* Babe Eagle Ilene J. Eisenberg Gloria H. Ellwood* Lynda Wolfson Fadel Stephanie Fisher-White Carole A. Gillie Linda Goldfein Vicky Goodman Debra Gordon Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Joan Greiff Roberta Haft* Carol Halperin Christine Harte Stephanie Hibler Audrey Jessup Sondra Jolles Diane Papo Kaplan* Tobé Karns

Thea F. Koss Barbara Krasnoff Beau Lavine Annie Maria Lehrer Carol LeVeque-Uri Marilyn Levin Helen Gordon Lowy Elizabeth Lu Phyllis Massing Jacqueline Nach Deena Nahmias Gail Newman Sheila Poncher* Gina Posalski* Debra Rabinowitz Sharon Reisz Irene Ribner Lois Rosen Judy Rosenberg Gaile Gray Ryan June Sanders Sattler* Kelly Schiffer* Zrelda Sealey Marsanne J. Shapiro Robbie J. Solomon Marilyn Stark Carol Stein Judy Stone Betsy Straszheim Gloria Stroock-Stern Roslyn Holt Swartz Louise Taper Kathy L. Todd* Sue Tsao Elinor Turner Kim Ulrich Barbara Van Orden Donna Venick* Fern Wallace Janice Brock Wallace* * Past Presidents

Donate Your Best So We Can Do Our Best Donations of gently-used items help us provide services for at-risk women, children and families.

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leandro traveled 5,000 miles to bring you his lamb chops. As you can imagine, a few stories came along for the ride. The Southern Brazilian open-fire cooking method called “churrasco” has been handed down for centuries, with each new generation of gauchos adding their own touch of culture and refinement. You can taste that tradition today at Fogo De Chão. Where gaucho chefs like Leandro prepare, cook and serve a variety of grilled meats, including steaks, sausage, tender chicken, lamb, ribs, and Leandro’s favorite, a traditionally-seasoned sirloin called “picanha.”

For a taste of Southern Brazil, visit Fogo.com.

National Corporate Theatre Fund National Corporate Theatre Fund is a not-for-profit created to increase and strengthen support from the business community for this country’s most distinguished professional theatres, including Center Theatre Group. The following donors support these theatres through their contributions to NCTF: Chairman’s Circle ($250,000+) Ford Foundation* The James S. and Lynne P. Turley Ernst & Young Fund for Impact Creativity** Leadership Circle ($100,000+) Clear Channel Outdoor**† CMT/ABC**† The Hearst Foundations** Theatre Executives ($50,000-$99,000) AOL† Bank of America BNY Mellon Ernst & Young Benefactors ($25,000-$49,999) American Express Cisco Systems, Inc. Citi Goldman, Sachs & Co. MetLife Morgan Stanley Pfizer, Inc. Wells Fargo** Pacesetters ($15,000-$24,999) Acquis Consulting Group† Bloomberg Steven Bunson** McGraw Hill Financial Frank Orlowski** Southwest Airlines** Theatermania.com/ Gretchen Shugart James S. Turley UBS Donors ($10,000-$14,999) James E. Buckley Christopher Campbell/ Palace Production Center† Datacert, Inc. Dorfman and Kaish Family Foundation, Inc. Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Pamela Farr Marsh & McLennan Companies

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New York Life Lisa Orberg** RBC Wealth Management** Sharp Electronics† Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLC The Schloss Family Foundation** George S. Smith, Jr.** John Thomopoulos** Time Warner Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Supporters ($2,500-$9,999) Mitchell J. Auslander** Dantchik Family Datacert, Inc. Disney/ABC Paula Dominick** Dramatists Play Service, Inc. John R. Dutt** Christ Economos** Epiq Systems** Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing** Richard Fitzburgh John Gore for Broadway.com Jeffrey Gural/Newmark Holdings Mariska Hargitay** Gregory S. Hurst Howard and Janet Kagan** Joseph F. Kirk** Michael Lawrence and Dr. Glen Gillen Jonathan Maurer and Gretchen Shugart** The Maurer Family Foundation** John G. Miller John R. Mathena Ogilvy & Mather† Theodore Nixon** Edison Peres Thomas C. Quick** TD Bank Evelyn Mack Truitt Michael A. Wall Isabelle Winkles** *NCTF/Ford Foundation Fund for New Work †Includes In-kind support

Impact Creativity is an urgent call to action to save theatre education programs in 19 of our largest cities. Impact Creativity brings together theatres, arts education experts and individuals to help more than 500,000 children and youth, most of them disadvantaged, succeed through the arts by sustaining the theatre arts education programs threatened by today’s fiscal climate. For more information on how “theatre education changes lives,” please visit ImpactCreativity.org.

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Special Thanks

Center Theatre Group is grateful to all the patrons who made Season Celebration 2014 A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!

Season Celebration 2014 A gala that benefitted CTG’s Education and Community Partnerships programs honoree

BANK OF AMERICA event chair and board member

Jennifer Altfeld Landau event vice chair and board member

Carol Mancino

Special thanks to sponsor Wells Fargo, who made the special evening possible. presented by

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INTRODUCING

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Connect. Explore. Engage. In theatre terms, a grid is where everything comes together; it’s a network of steel that supports the scenery and lights.

April 4 - 20, 2014

Join the conversation at TheGrid.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

FIVE TALENTED PERFORMERS FIVE MINI MUSICALS OVER 40 CLASSIC GERSHWIN SONGS

Daniel Beaty, photo by nathan yungerberg

Center Theatre Group’s new interactive blog, The GRID, is where theatre-lovers like you come together to read behind-the-scenes stories, discuss the work on CTG’s stages and catch up on the latest theatre news.

JUST FOR EDUCATORS

Share with your colleagues and find resources for your classroom in The GRID’S Educator Hub!

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R Estelle Parsons in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of August: Osage County. photo by joan marcus.

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You’ll be supporting the best theatre Los Angeles has to offer, new play development programs for emerging artists, and award-winning education programs for youth. Plus you’ll give your mother behind-the-scenes access to the work on our stages, including: • Up Close Dialogues with artists. • Invitations to tech or dress rehearsals when available. • Backstage and costume shop tours. • Opportunities to purchase or exchange tickets for great seats at designated performances. For more information about our various giving levels and their benefits, call Maria Paredes at 213.972.7327, or email her at mparedes@CenterTheatreGroup.org.

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REMBRANDT TO PICASSO

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THE MUSIC CENTER 2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Lisa Specht

Wallis Annenberg Colleen Bell Louise Henry Bryson Fung Der Craig A. Ellis David Gindler Brindell Gottlieb Joyce Hameetman Dennis Haysbert Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Amb. Glen A. Holden Richard B. Jones Carolbeth Korn Amb. Lester B. Korn Nigel Lythgoe Martin Massman Patrick S. McCabe Bowen “Buzz” H. McCoy Elizabeth Michelson Neal S. Millard Darrell D. Miller Cindy Miscikowski

BOARD CHAIR

Robert J. Abernethy Michael J. Pagano VICE CHAIRS

Stephen D. Rountree PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Karen Kay Platt SECRETARY

Thomas R. Weinberger TREASURER

Lisa Whitney ASSISTANT TREASURER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

DIRECTORS EMERITI Shelby Notkin Diane Paul Kurt C. Peterson Max Ramberg Joseph Rice Richard K. Roeder Thomas L. Safran Carla Sands Joni J. Smith Catharine Soros Marc I. Stern Cynthia A. Telles Franklin E. Ulf Walter F. Ulloa Catalina Joos Vergara Timothy S. Wahl Susan M. Wegleitner Alyce Williamson Rosalind W. Wyman Stephen G. Contopulos GENERAL COUNSEL

Peter K. Barker Judith Beckmen Eli Broad Ronald W. Burkle Lloyd E. Cotsen John B. Emerson* Lois Erburu Richard M. Ferry Bernard A. Greenberg Joanne D. Hale Stuart M. Ketchum Kent Kresa Robert F. Maguire, III Ginny Mancini Edward J. McAniff Walter M. Mirisch Fredric M. Roberts Claire L. Rothman James A. Thomas Andrea L. Van de Kamp* Paul M. Watson *­CHAIR EMERITUS

SUPPORT THE MUSIC CENTER

CONTACT THE MUSIC CENTER

The Music Center Annual Fund supports world-class dance programming, nationally recognized arts education programs and participatory arts programs that inspire people of all ages and create opportunities for expression. It is only through unrestricted annual support that our innovative programs continue to grow.

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For more information, please call (213) 972-4349.

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Ballet Preljocaj, The Nights. Photo by Jean-Claude Carbonne.

–Victoria Looseleaf, Dance Magazine

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THIS PROGRAM CONTAINS PARTIAL NUDITY AND THEMES OF A SEXUAL NATURE; RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.

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COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Through the support of the Board of Supervisors, the County of Los Angeles plays an invaluable role in the successful operation of The Music Center. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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FIRST DISTRICT

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At The Music Center April 2014

Michael Trusnovec with Sean Mahoney and Orion Duckstein in Paul Taylor’s Banquet of Vultures. Photo by Tom Caravaglia. Daniel Beaty in The Tallest Tree in the Forest. Photo by Don Ipock.

Albina Shagimuratova in Lucia di Lammermoor. Photo by Pavel Vaan / Leonid Semenyuk.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1 Harmony 8:00 PM

Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre Runs through April 13

Chamber Music Society 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

Minimalist Masterworks 7:00 PM LA Master Chorale / Walt Disney Concert Hall

TUESDAY, APRIL 8

MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: Maximum Minimalism 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

Joshua Redman Quartet & Brad Mehldau Trio 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall

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MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: An Evening of Andriessen 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess 8:00 PM Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre Runs through June 1

Paul Taylor Dance Company 7:30 PM The Music Center / Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Runs through April 13

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

Bronfman & Zukerman in Recital 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall

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SUNDAY, APRIL 6

Lucia di Lammermoor 2:00 PM LA Opera/ Dorthy Chandler Pavillion Final Performance

The Tallest Tree in the Forest 8:00 PM Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum Runs through May 25

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MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: Glass' the CIVIL warS 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Runs through April 19

For more information, visit musiccenter.org or call (213) 972-7211.

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Midori in Recital 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Denève & Shaham 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Runs through April 27

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Cheyenne Jackson: Music of the Mad Men Era 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Runs through Mar 1

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Chamber Music Society: All Mozart 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall

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