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L.A. theater openings, June 19-26: ‘Disgraced’ and more

This week: A Pulitzer Prize-winning drama and a musical celebration of a beloved singer-songwriter, plus three of the Bard’s classic tragedies.

Disgraced A Pakistani American lawyer and his artist wife host a small dinner party that quickly turns contentious turn in the West Coast premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 7 p.m.; Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends July 17. $25-$85. (213) 628-2772.

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale A small-town preacher’s daughter takes a chance on romance in Tennessee Williams’ revised version of his drama “Summer and Smoke.” Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Sun., next Sun., 3 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 14. $25-$34. (310) 822-8392.

Hollywood Fringe Festival 2016 The seventh annual edition of this multi-venue performing-arts showcase continues. Sun.-next Sun. Tickets and info at www.hollywoodfringe.org. (323) 455-4585.

Tennessee Williams UnScripted Impro Theatre improvises full-length works in the Southern Gothic style of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Sun., next Sun., 4 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 4 and 8 p.m.; ends July 31. $29-$59. (818) 955-8101.

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Love Is Love The Groundlings perform an improv show as a benefit for the families of the Orlando shooting victims. The Groundlings Theatre, 7307 Melrose Ave., L.A. Mon., 10 p.m. $15. (323) 934-4747.

Dan & Phil: The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire The British duo performs an interactive sketch-comedy show. Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $45 and up. (714) 556-2787.

God of Carnage L.A. Theatre Works records Yasmin Reza’s Tony-winning drama for its radio program. James Bridges Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Westwood. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 4 p.m.; ends June 26. $15-$60; student discounts available. (310) 827-0889.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Tony-winning bio-musical about the singer-songwriter who found solo success with her Grammy-winning 1971 album “Tapestry.” Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends July 17. $29 and up. (800) 982-2787.

Othello Remount of Josh T. Ryan and Zombie Joe’s fashion-themed makeover of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; for ages 15 and up. Fri.-Sat., 11 p.m.; ends July 30. $15. (818) 202-4120.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music A celebration of the beloved 1965 film based on the hit Broadway musical. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. Fri., 6:30 p.m. $12-$110. (323) 850-2000

The Addams Family Hit musical comedy based on Charles Addams’ creepy cartoons. Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends July 31. $28 and up. (310) 828-7519.

Hamlet Shakespeare Orange County presents the Bard’s tragedy of the melancholy Dane; with David Denman (“The Office”). Festival Amphitheater, 12762 Main St., Garden Grove. Sat., 8 p.m.; ends July 23. $15-$40. (714) 590-1575.

Johnny Got His Gun Beau Bridges and his son Ezekiel read from Dalton Trumbo’s anti-war novel as part of a fundraiser for Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. The Mountain Mermaid, 20421 Callon Drive, Topanga (parking at Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., with shuttle service to the venue). Sat., 6:30 p.m. $150, $200; reservations required. (310) 455-3723.

Macbeth Shakespeare’s tragedy of an ambitious Scottish warlord and his scheming wife. The Old Globe, San Diego, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. Sat.-Sun., 8 p.m.; ends July 24. $29 and up. (619) 234-5623.

Stand Up! A Night of Comedy With Dean Delray (IFC’s “Maron”) and others. Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Sat., 8:30 p.m. $15, $20. www.malibuplayhouse.org

The Three Louies Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Los Angeles poet laureate Luis J. Rodriguez and journalist Luís Torres share the stage as part of the “Evolución L.A.tino” series. Grand Performances, California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Next Sun., 7 p.m. Free. www.grandperformances.org


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