FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, the âtriple threatâ multi-award nominated stage and screen personality Jenifer Lewis will perform SO MUCH LOVE, a special event scheduled at the state-of-the-art Nate Holden Performing Arts Center.
Jenifer Lewisâ has her roots in the theatre. So when she found out that one of LAâs most well-respected theatre companies, Rogue Machine, was looking for a new home, she offered to organize a spectacular benefit event! Proceeds from SO MUCH LOVE will assist Rogue Machine in finding a new home for their next season. An evening of fabulousness, promises Jenifer.
âThis production, SO MUCH LOVE, was an inspiration which came from a deep love of the arts, life, being in love, and of course âŚ so near to Valentineâs Day,â says Lewis. The star-studded evening will include new songs written by Jenifer and Mark Alton Brown.
âThere will be some nice surprisesâŚâ featuring works by Tony and Grammy Award winner Marc Shaiman ( HAIRSPRAY). Lewis mentioned about their friendship, âwe met years ago and we both have our roots in the theatre. Heâs just wonderful.â
In addition to Jeniferâs critically acclaimed
work on Broadway in
EUBIE, DREAMGIRLS, in Neil Simon's
PROMISES PROMISES, and with
Meryl Streep in
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at the
Public Theater in New York, Jenifer has garnered
two NAACP Image Award nominations as
Best Supporting Actress -- for her work
WHATâS LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? and
THE PREACHERâS WIFE respectively. She has appeared in more than 60 feature
films. Her 70-plus television
appearances include her role as âJackie Washingtonâ in Lifetime's hit movie
JACKIEâS BACK! Which firmly established
her as a 'Diva' and icon.
Flynn (Artistic Director of Rogue Machine) says Ms.
Lewis, âShe has made this show happen, and contributed generously to the arts
in Los Angeles.â Jenifer is known for lending her time and energy to causes
close to heart. She is also a strong
advocate for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America programs and for HIV/AIDS
Rogue Machine Theatre presents plays that are new to Los Angeles. The company has just garnered an Ovation Award for their production of Four Places and has been nominated by the Los Angeles Drama Criticâs Circle for awards in the categories of Best Production and Ensemble.
Since 2008 Rogue Machine has produced three (3) Los Angeles Premieres, five (5) West Coast Premieres and three (3) World Premiere Productions, which includes Henry Murrayâs multi-award winning TREEFALL. The company stages high-quality productions by contemporary playwrights who specifically address our culture and time.
SO MUCH LOVE, a special engagement with Jenifer Lewis is one night only, February 4, 2011 at 8pm @:
NATE HOLDEN PERFOMING ARTS CENTER
4718 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(Venue Hosted By Ebony Repertory Theatre)
Tickets: $25-$500 (based on seating)
**Tickets $125+ grant admission to an exclusive after-party with champagne, hors dâoeuvres, and Ms. Lewis herself. **
For reservations call: (323) 930-0747