Theater

Los Angeles Theater

Immediate Family
Opening April 22. This play follows a family reunion, which gets turned upside down when the middle son brings his Swedish boyfriend home with him. The Cosby Show star and Tony winner Phylicia Rashad directs the comedy, which is billed as “Modern Family meets Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

Switzerland
March 6-April 19. This new psychological thriller from playwright Joanna Murray-Smith makes its co-world premiere here with Sydney Theatre Company. Laura Linney stars as novelist Patricia Highsmith, whose career gets upended by a mysterious, handsome young man. Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454 Map J10

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
March 17-April 26. This live iteration of the classic rags-to-riches story is both romantic and hilarious in turns. The legendary creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific are behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, which boasts an orchestra and classic songs—plus some twists on the classic story. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

Newsies
March 24-April 19. Disney’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical brings its high-energy fun to L.A. Based on true events, the crowd-pleasing play tells the story of a group of newspaper boys in New York who fight for what’s right and turn from underdogs into heroes. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770 Map H13

Dunsinane
March 27-April 5. This 2010 play from David Greig—presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company—harks back to Old England with a story about a peace mission bound for Dunsinane Hill and a fierce queen unwilling to relinquish her throne. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000 Map I11