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Spencer Garrett performed “A Finger of Speech” by Brian Doyle

JK Simmons performed “Wedding Day” by Brian Doyle

Edi Gathegi performed “First Kiss” by Brian Doyle

Gethin Anthony performed “Joyas Voladoras” by Brian Doyle

Wendie Malick performed “The Hawk” by Brian Doyle

Lesley Nicol performed “The Best Poem Ever” by Brian Doyle

Michael Nouri performed “Memorial Day” by Brian Doyle

Fred Melamed performed “November, 1968” by Brian Doyle

Rhashan Stone performed “Mr. Kim” by Brian Doyle

Dan Lauria performed “Sachiel the Tailor” by Brian Doyle

Jing Lusi performed “A Surf Story” by Brian Doyle

Bruce Vilanch performed “Cool Things” by Brian Doyle








The GRAMMY Museum

at L.A. Live

is proud to present

a benefit production for


WordTheatre® in the Schools





Tuesday, May 14th

Doors 7 PM | Performance 7:30-9:00 PM

800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015


GRAMMY Museum/WordTheatre Member Tickets $48

(Members must apply promo code ‘Member‘ at check-out for $10 discount.

Two discounted tickets at member price only please)

Non-Member Tickets $58




Enjoy the extraordinary shorter-than-short, touching and funny stories of the

late, great Brian Doyle brought to life by a brilliant cast infused with music

composed by Jonathan Sacks and Starr Parodi,

produced and directed by Cedering Fox.








J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Juno)









Antonique Smith (Luke Cage, Notorious)









Rhashan Stone (Carters Get Rich, Strikeback)








Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones, Aquarius)











Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey, East is East)










Edi Gathegi (StartUp, The Blacklist: Redemption)











Spencer Garrett (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Mad Men)












Jing Lusi (Crazy Rich Asians, Before I Go To Sleep)









Fred Melamed (A Serious Man, Fargo)










Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland, Just Shoot Me!)











Bruce Vilanch (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan)









Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, Independence Day)









Michael Nouri (The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Flashdance)









*Due to the ever-shifting nature of actors schedules, appearances are subject to change without notice!






Steinway artist and multi-award winning composer Starr Parodi’s recordings have been featured on iHEART Radio, NPR’s Echoes, numerous films, television shows, iconic movie trailers. Her solo piano album COMMON PLACES, which won Solo Piano Album of the year, was lauded by KCRW’s Grammy-nominated host Chris Douridas “This deeply passionate and beautiful recording is one of the best albums of the year”.







Jamie Hovorka is a lead/jazz trumpet player based in Los Angeles. He has appeared on hundreds of TV, motion picture, and album recordings in his career so far. He is currently with the Eagles as their trumpet soloist. 








Bernie Dresel has been one of the busiest studio and live musicians in the world as both a drummer and percussionist since moving to Los Angeles in 1983 after graduating from the Eastman School of Music.  You’ve heard him most recently on Incredibles 2, Zootopia, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Family Guy, and The Simpsons as well as countless others tv and film soundtracks.  He has traveled the world as the drummer for the multi-Grammy Award-winning Brian Setzer Orchestra, selling close to 4 million records from 1992-2006. 






As a bassist, composer and bandleader, Nedra Wheeler has been performing in Southern California and touring internationally for more than 25 years.  Nedra is a recipient of the 2006 Jazz Legend of Los Angeles Awards from the Dunbar Economic Development Corporation and The City of Los Angeles, State of California.







Since his move to Los Angeles from San Francisco in 2005, Alex Budman has been in heavy demand as a session musician and soloist, recording on a wide variety of albums, TV shows and movies. His command of the saxophone, clarinet and flute keeps him busy playing in the top tier of LA’s musical community, particularly known for his jazz clarinet sound and big band lead alto stylings.