Bob Martin
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Bob Martin
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles has announced its 2008-2009 season.

As previously announced Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Marc Kudisch, and Allison Janney will star in the world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical 9 to 5, September 3-October 19. The production, based on the film of the same name, will feature a score by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick. It will be directed by Joe Mantello, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler.

Up next will the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, October 29-December 7, featuring a score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer, and choreography by Bill T. Jones, all of whom won Tony Awards for their work.

It will be followed by the world premiere of Minsky's, a musical comedy set in the burlesque world of New York City in the 1920s, to run January 21-March 1. Directed by Casey Nicholaw, the show will feature a book by Tony winner Bob Martin, music by Tony winner Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.

The season will continue with the national tour of Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon, starring Stacy Keach and directed by Michael Grandage (March 11-29); a 30th anniversary production of the Tony-winning musical revue Ain't Misbehavin' (April 18-May 31); and Dame Edna: My First Last Tour, the newest solo show from Tony-winning performer Barry Humphries (June 9-21).

In addition, the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins will make its West Coast premiere at the Ahmanson in November, 2009.

For tickets and information, call 213-972-4444 or visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.