Legendary actor Dustin Hoffman narrated American Voices: Spirit of Revolution at the new Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica on Sunday, August 10. The original work explored the drive for innovation behind our Constitution and for a maverick conception of music that could have only happened in America. James Cromwell (c) portrayed James Madison.
The Broad Stage combines the intimacy of a small theater with the acoustics and staging of a grand hall. Built with a variable proscenium and a stage comparable to theaters four times the size, The Broad Stage was designed by Santa Monica architect Renzo Zecchetto. Inspired by the intimacy of Italy’s “horseshoe” opera houses, the new theater allows eye contact with the actors, musicians and dancers from any seat in the house.
The Broad is planning an ambitious season, including theatre, film, music and dance, as well as a comprhensive arts education program. Local residents can experience master classes, workshops, a lecture demonstration, and open, rehearsals with internationally renowne artists. An inagural gala feauring Barbara Cook is scheduled for September 20.
For more information visit thebroadstage.com.