New Adventures stars to perform excerpt from Swan Lake at Center Theatre Group's 2024 Gala where Matthew Bourne has been named Inaugural Artistic Honouree

15 February 2024

Matthew Bourne has been named the inaugural artistic honouree for Center Theatre Group: The Gala 2024 which will take place on 28 April 2024 in Los Angeles.

Center Theatre Group has been Matthew's American home since 1997, when his company presented the US premiere of Swan Lake at the Ahmanson Theatre. Most recently, Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet played at the Ahmanson Theatre in February 2024.

Rory Macleod, Matthew Bourne and Jackson Fisch at the US premiere of Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet at the Ahmanson Theatre, CTG.

Snehal Desai, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, said, “We are overjoyed to honor the Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne, who has been sharing his memorable dance theatre productions with the CTG community and L.A. audiences for over twenty-five years. Matthew is not only a singular artist but someone who has been dedicated to making sure the next generation of artists and audiences have access to the arts. We could not think of a better or more deserving person to honor at this year’s gala.”

As Center Theatre Group’s largest annual fundraiser, proceeds from the event will help the theatre company further its mission to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles by producing and presenting world-class theatre, by nurturing rising artists, and by attracting new audiences.

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, recently on the West End in Old Friends directed by Bourne, will be the evening’s headlining performer. Performances will also include an excerpt from Bourne’s groundbreaking Swan Lake by New Adventures stars Jackson Fisch and Rory Macleod.

Congratulations to Matthew on this commendable achievement and thank you to Center Theatre Group for being such a loyal and supportive partner to New Adventures. We can't wait to see the photos from the star-studded Gala event!

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