Danai Gurira and Phylicia Rashad are among the performers set for Center Theatre Group's 50th anniversary celebration.
Danai Gurira and Phylicia Rashad are among the performers set for Center Theatre Group's 50th anniversary celebration.
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Center Theatre Group has announced plans for its 50th anniversary celebration, to be hosted on May 20 at the Ahmanson Theatre.

The event will feature a one-night-only production from writer, director, and producer Robert Egan, followed by dinner in downtown Los Angeles' Grand Park. Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, and Sue Tsao, Center Theatre Group board member have been named cochairs of the celebration.

Honoring Center Theatre Group's past, present, and future, the performance will draw from the many landmark productions that have been brought to life on its stages and feature celebrated alumni such as Annette Bening, Matthew Bourne, Danai Gurira, Alfred Molina, Edward James Olmos, Phylicia Rashad, and more to be announced.

"We are thrilled to have so many incredible artists returning to help us celebrate this exciting milestone, and the power of theatre to shape the cultural landscape of Los Angeles," said Center Theatre Group board president Kiki Ramos Gindler in a statement. "Our 50th Anniversary Celebration will bring together some of our most beloved and talented artists to reflect on Center Theatre Group's proud history of world-class productions, innovative programs and field-defining new work."