Entertainment Watch SoCal

As the weather heats up so does the entertainment scene in Southern California. Here’s a “heads up” on what’s headlining around Southern California in the coming months.

Theatre

Now through July 7

L-R: The cast of “Indecent” at Huntington Theatre Company. A co-production with Center Theatre Group, “Indecent” runs June 5 through July 7, 2019 at the Ahmanson Theatre. For more information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org. Press Contact: [email protected] / (213) 972-7376. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

“Indecent”

Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., LA, 90012. Info and tickets: www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

This Tony Award-nominated play will feature the original Broadway cast. “Indecent” is a deeply moving play inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s “God Of Vengeance” — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. “Indecent” follows the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. Tickets $30 to $155.

June 6-July 7

“The Phantom of the Opera”

Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., LA, 90028. Info and tickets: www.hollywoodpantages.com

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” features new scenic design, new choreography and new staging. Performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, this is one of the largest productions now on tour. Tickets start at $42.

July 9-14

“Rent”

Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., LA, 90028. Info and tickets: www.hollywoodpantages.com

Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning show is a re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters… love. Tickets start at $49.

July 9-Aug. 11

L-R: Peyton Crim, Scott Cote, Evan Alexander Smith and Ned Noyes in the national tour of “The Play That Goes Wrong.” Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Mark Bell, “The Play That Goes Wrong” will be presented by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre July 9 through August 11, 2019. For more information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org. Press Contact: [email protected] / (213) 972-7376. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

“The Play That Goes Wrong”

Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., LA, 90012. Info and tickets: www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

“The Play That Goes Wrong” is a riotous comedy about the theater. The play introduces The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call. Tickets $30 to $135.

Films Opening in Wide Release

June 7

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” Animated sequel. Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.

June 14

“Men in Black: International” The fourth movie in the MiB franchise. This one introduces us to two new MIB members: Chris Hemsworth as Agent H, and Tessa Thompson as Agent M. The plot involves them tackling the “biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.”

“Shaft” This fresh, funny update on Shaft stars three generations of Shafts: Samuel L. Jackson (from the 2000 movie), Richard Roundtree (the original John Shaft from the 1971 movie and TV show) and Jessie T. Usher as the new John Shaft Jr.

June 21

“Anna” Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty is one of the world’s most feared government assassins,

“Child’s Play” Horror. A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

“Pixar’s Toy Story 4” Everyone’s favorite pull-string cowboy sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks), along with his best friends Buzz Lightyear and Jessie, are happy taking care of their kid, Bonnie, until a new toy called “Forky” arrives in her room.

June 26

“Annabelle Comes Home” Sequel to the horror film “Annabelle.”

June 28

“Yesterday” Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed to everyone else. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them Jack’s fame explodes.

July 2

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” After the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Peter Parker and his friends go on summer vacation to Europe and Peter finds himself trying to save his friends against a villain known as Mysterio.

Special Event

June 22 7:30 p.m.

“Titanic Live”

The Soraya, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, 91330. Tickets and info: www.thesoraya.org/calendar/details/titanic

Experience this iconic film with live orchestra performed by New West Symphony. State-of-the-art digital screens bring to life the heart wrenching story of Jack and Rose (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) on the fated voyage of the H.M.S. Titanic.

Music

June 8-9

Playboy Jazz Festival

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., LA, 90068. Tickets and info: www.hollywoodbowl.com.

June 18-19 8 p.m.

Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., LA, 90068. Tickets and info: www.hollywoodbowl.com.

June 22 7 p.m.

Cardi B performs at THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The BET Experience with Cardi B, Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, City Girls and Trippie Redd

Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., LA, 90015. Tickets and info: www.staplescenter.com/events/detail/betexperience19

June 24 7 p.m.

Santana

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., LA, 90068. Tickets and info: www.hollywoodbowl.com.

June 25

Hootie & The Blowfish with special guests Barenaked Ladies 7:30 p.m.

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., LA, 90068. Tickets and info: www.hollywoodbowl.com.

July 9 8 p.m.

An Evening with Michael Buble

Staples Center, 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, 90015. Tickets and info: www.staplescenter.com/events/detail/michaelbuble070919

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