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Broad Stage season includes Placido Domingo, Shakespeare's Globe

April 18, 2012|By David Ng
(Ken Hively / Los Angeles…)

The Broad Stage's 2012-13 season, which will be announced Wednesday, will feature appearances by a number of prominent performers including actor Hal Holbrook, violinist Pinchas Zukerman and thespians from Shakespeare's Globe in a production of "Hamlet."

The fifth anniversary season will also mark a new collaborative series with Los Angeles Opera, featuring Placido Domingo conducting a new opera.

As reported Wednesday in The Times, a new building is set to rise next to the Broad Stage, providing the organization with more performance and rehearsal space. The new structure is expected to be completed by 2014 at the earliest.

Among the season's highlights will be the return of Diavolo (Sept. 28-30), the high-flying L.A. dance company, which will present a new piece, "Transit Space."

Holbrook will bring his long-running, one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" to the Broad for one performance (Oct. 13). Another solo highlight will be an appearance by Ben Vereen (Oct. 19).

The new season will feature the return of Shakespeare's Globe from London in a production of "Hamlet" (Nov. 15 to 25). The production is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst. 

L.A. Opera will present "Dulce Rosa" (May 19 to June 9, 2013), a new opera composed by Lee Holdridge. The piece is adapted from an Isabelle Allende story, "An Act of Vengeance." The staged production, conducted by Domingo, will be the inaugural production of L.A. Opera Off Grand, a new series that will bring opera to various neighborhoods around the city.

Recovered Voices, another L.A. Opera series, will be represented in the Broad's season with a one-night concert (Oct. 4) featuring music by  Zemlinsky, Schuloff and Schonberg.

Violinist Zukerman will appear with his ensemble, the Zukerman Chamber Players (April 5 and 6). The Trey McIntyre Project, the celebrated dance company from Philadelphia, is scheduled to perform twice (April 18 and 19).

Other season highlights include the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, performing a concert with cellist Alisa Weilerstein (March 1); a production of the play "Freud's Last Session" (January, date to be determined), written by Mark St. Germain; and "LEO," a stage piece combining acrobatic dance and theater from the German group Circle of Eleven (March 9 and 10).


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