The 2012-13 season at the Ahmanson Theatre will feature Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar," starring Jeff Goldblum, and the U.S. premiere of "Backbeat," a new musical about the origin of the Beatles, based on the 1994 movie.
As previously announced, the theater also will present the touring productions of "Anything Goes" and "End of the Rainbow," the latter starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland. The season also will include the musical "The Scottsboro Boys."
In all, the Ahmanson will offer five productions for the regular season, the same as the current season.
"Seminar" (Oct. 10-Nov. 18) will open the season in the production directed by Sam Gold that recently ran on Broadway. Goldblum plays a famous author who leads a writing seminar. The Broadway production opened with Alan Rickman in the lead role, with Goldblum taking over the role in April.
The tour of "Anything Goes (Nov. 27-Jan. 6) will star Rachel York in the role of Reno Sweeney. The current Broadway revival from the Roundabout Theatre Company opened in 2011 with Sutton Foster.