The Playhouse has received a coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to
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About the Playhouse
La Jolla Playhouse, a Tony Award-winning professional non-profit theatre, is located in the San
Diego coastal suburb of La Jolla, California.
Its mission is to advance theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political
platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and
tomorrow. With a youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach, the Playhouse cultivates a
local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.
The Playhouse has received more than 300 awards for theatre excellence, including the 1993 Tony
Award as America's Outstanding Regional Theatre. La Jolla Playhouse is nationally acclaimed for its
innovative productions of classics, new plays and musicals. Led by Artistic Director Christopher
Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory
Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer.
Scores of Playhouse productions have moved to Broadway, garnering a total of 35 Tony Awards,
including Big River, The Who's Tommy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Walk
in the Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dracula, Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, the
Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, fostered as part of the Playhouse's Page To Stage
New Play Development Program and the Tony Award winners Jersey Boys and Memphis.
The Playhouse also presents a wide range of education programs that enrich the community and serve 30,000 children, students and adults annually.
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