(Courtesy Poster)

Written by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor

Directed by Patricia McGregor

Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by John McDaniel


Previews: Tuesday, February 5 – Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Opening Night: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Closing Night: Sunday, March 24, 2019


In this electrifying exploration into the soul of an American icon, Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine Nat “King” Cole as he faces the final Christmastime broadcast of his groundbreaking variety show and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to “go out with a bang.” Cole’s hit songs, such as “Nature Boy,” “It’s a Good Day” and “Smile,” underscore this boldly original homage to the renowned performer who struggled to break through America’s color barrier in the early days of television.



Monday                      No performance

Tuesday – Friday        8:00 p.m.

Saturday                     3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday                        2:00 and 7:00 p.m.



Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024



Tickets currently priced at $30.00 – $120.00. Available in person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, by phone at 310.208.5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org. Fees may apply.


Rush tickets for each day’s performance are made available to the general public 30 minutes before showtime at the box office. $35.00 General / $10.00 Student



Through a variety of events and other opportunities, the Geffen Playhouse welcomes college students to experience the live storytelling presented on our stages. We are proud of our association with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, and open our doors to all.