The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is internationally-renowned for creating some of the most exciting and adventurous work in American theatre, through its new play development initiatives, its innovative Without Walls series, artist residencies and commissions. Currently led by Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Debby Buchholz, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer. La Jolla Playhouse has had 32 productions transfer to Broadway, garnering 38 Tony Awards, among them the currently-running hit musicals COME FROM AWAY, JERSEY BOYS, MEMPHIS, THE WHO'S TOMMY, as well as Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS and the Pulitzer Prize-winning I AM MY OWN WIFE, both fostered as part of the Playhouse's Page to Stage Program.
La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work. Situated on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla Playhouse encompasses four distinct venues: the 492-seat, proscenium-style Mandell Weiss Theatre; the flexible 450-seat Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre; the 400-seat, thrust Mandell Weiss Forum, and the 99-seat black box Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre.
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