May 10 - June 12, 2016 EXTENDED! | Mandell Weiss Theatre
By Joe DiPietro | Directed by Christopher Ashley
In 1922, famed director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered in his home. The celebrity suspects mount as the headlines explode with lurid reports of love triangles, hush money and deception. Enter Will Hays, Hollywood’s newly appointed moral watchdog, determined to silence the scandal and purify this increasingly corrupt city. Based on the true story of Taylor’s unsolved murder, Hollywood is a noir thriller set in the Golden Age of movies by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro.
Brian & Silvija Devine
Dr. Howard & Barbara Milstein
Photo credit: The cast of Hollywood, photo by Jim Carmody.
Joe DiPietro is the writer and co-lyricist of Chasing the Song and Memphis. He won two Tony Awards for Memphis, which won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical. He won the Drama Desk Award and was nominated for another Tony Award for Best Book for his Gershwin show, Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick. Other works include the award-winning The Toxic Avenger (with David Bryan) and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, the longest-running musical revue in off-Broadway history.Joe DiPietro Playwright
Christopher Ashley has served as La Jolla Playhouse’s Artistic Director since October, 2007. During his tenure, he has helmed the Playhouse’s productions of The Darrell Hammond Project, Chasing the Song, His Girl Friday, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Dram of Drummhicit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Restoration and the musicals Xanadu, Memphis, which won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical. He also spearheaded the Playhouse’s Without Walls (WoW) series, the DNA New Work Series and the Resident Theatre program.Christopher Ashley Director
Located on the southwest end of University of California, San Diego's campus, the Mandell Weiss Theatre was introduced in 1983, the first La Jolla Playhouse theatre. The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.