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American Express Named Official Card of Center Theatre Group


Card Members Can Receive Access to Presale Tickets, Preferred Seating and Exclusive Card Member Performances for the 2019 – 2020 Season at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre

American Express has been named the Official Credit Card for Center Theatre Group’s 2019 – 2020 season at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre. All Card Members will have access to ticket presales for every show next season, with specific dates listed below. Eligible Card Members can purchase American Express® Preferred Seating subject to availability at each performance. In addition, American Express will host exclusive Card Member Performances throughout the season, giving Card Members the opportunity to purchase special tours, talkbacks and other experiences to complement the onstage performance. All offers are subject to availability and other terms apply. More information on the specific benefits and Card Member eligibility is available at

“We are excited to welcome American Express into the Center Theatre Group family next season,” said Deborah Warren, Center Theatre Group Director of Marketing. “We’re glad to be recognized by American Express for not only the work on our stages but for our ability to bring theatrical experiences to the widest audience possible in Southern California.”

The first American Express® Presale began July 10 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for “Latin History for Morons” written and performed by John Leguizamo at the Ahmanson Theatre (performances run September 5 through October 20, 2019). Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public through Thursday, July 18 at 9:59 a.m. by visiting

The full schedule of presale dates for the 2019 – 2020 season are as follows. Each presale event begins at 10 a.m. All presale times and dates are subject to change and availability.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 thru Thursday, July 18 “Latin History for Morons” (Ahmanson Theatre, September 5 – October 20, 2019)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 thru Wednesday, July 24 “A Play Is a Poem” (Mark Taper Forum, September 11 – October 13, 2019) “On Beckett” (Kirk Douglas Theatre, September 13 – October 27, 2019) “The New One” (Ahmanson Theatre, October 23 – November 24, 2019) August Wilson’s “Jitney” (Mark Taper Forum, November 22 – December 29, 2019) Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” (Ahmanson Theatre, December 3, 2019 – January 5, 2020) “Until the Flood” (Kirk Douglas Theatre, January 24 – February 23, 2020)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 thru Wednesday, September 4 Sting in “The Last Ship” (Ahmanson Theatre, January 14 – February 16, 2020)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 thru September 18 “The Book of Mormon” (Ahmanson Theatre, February 18 – March 29, 2020)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 thru October 16 “What the Constitution Means to Me” (Mark Taper Forum, January 12 – February 16, 2020)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 thru March 11 Block Party (Kirk Douglas Theatre, March 18 – April 19, 2020) “The Antipodes” (Mark Taper Forum, March 25 – April 26, 2020) “Once on This Island” (Ahmanson Theatre, April 7 – May 10, 2020) “1776” (Ahmanson Theatre, July 21 – August 23, 2020) “King James” (Mark Taper Forum, July 29 – August 30, 2020) “Sakina’s Restaurant” (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Summer 2020)

Center Theatre Group, one of the nation’s preeminent arts and cultural organizations, is Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit theatre company, which, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Managing Director Meghan Pressman and Producing Director Douglas C. Baker, programs seasons at the 736-seat Mark Taper Forum and 1600 to 2100-seat Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, and the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. In addition to presenting and producing the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country, Center Theatre Group is one of the nation’s leading producers of ambitious new works through commissions and world premiere productions and a leader in interactive community engagement and education programs that reach across generations, demographics and circumstance to serve Los Angeles.

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July 15, 2019