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Danny DeVito, Richard Griffiths, and David Suchet to Appear in Center Theatre Group's 2013-2014 Season

The upcoming season will include The Sunshine Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, Barry Manilow's Harmony, and more.

Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths
(© Michael Birt)
Center Theatre Group's 2013-2014 Ahmanson Theatre season will feature Broadway hits and theater favorites. Kicking off the season will be (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Tony Award winner Richard Griffiths (The History Boys) in the Neil Simon classic The Sunshine Boys. Thea Sharrock (Equus) will direct this touching comedy about former vaudevillian stars, which will play September 24-November 3.

The season will also feature the recent Broadway success, Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher, which will play December 4-January 12. Roger Rees and Alex Timbers direct this tale of an orphan who heads to a magical, faraway land. From March 12-April 13, the theater will present Harmony, a new musical with book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman (Barry Manilow at the Gershwin) and music by recent Broadway performer Barry Manilow.

Another Broadway hit, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, will continue the season from April 23-June 1, with the Diane Paulus-directed story of a beautiful woman struggling to break free from her scandalous past in fabled Catfish Row. The season's final offering will be Queen and Ben Elton's We Will Rock You, running July 16-August 24, a musical based around the rock group Queen's biggest hits.

Two bonus offerings will round out the season. For only two weeks in November, Center Theatre Group will present Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty in a new production featuring music by Tchaikovsky. From June 11-July 6, David Suchet (Amadeus) will star in The Last Confession, a new play Roger Crane, directed by Jonathan Church, about the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978.

For more information about Center Theatre Group's upcoming season, click here.