Gram­mer will star in ‘Can­dide’

Los Angeles Times - - CULTURE MONSTER - By Jes­sica Gelt

Kelsey Gram­mer is head­ing to the opera. The ac­tor, fa­mous for his por­trayal of Dr. Frasier Crane on TV, is mak­ing his opera de­but in “Can­dide” as part of Los An­ge­les Opera’s 2017-18 sea­son, the com­pany has an­nounced.

Gram­mer will take on two lead­ing roles in Leonard Bern­stein’s 1956 hit: Voltaire, au­thor of the 1759 satir­i­cal novella, and Dr. Pan­gloss, the fa­mously up­beat guru to the book’s ti­tle char­ac­ter.

The Juil­liard-trained Gram­mer has been nom­i­nated for 16 Em­mys, eight Golden Globes and a Tony — in 2010 for his star­ring role in the mu­si­cal “La Cage aux Folles.” In 2015, he re­turned to Broad­way to star in “Find­ing Nev­er­land.”

“Can­dide” will run from Jan. 27 through Feb. 18 at the Dorothy Chan­dler Pav­il­ion. Tick­ets are now avail­able.

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