Questions About LA’s Center Theatre Group Direction

Questions concerning Michael Ritchie’s “artistic vision for the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas — three unique spaces demanding customized leadership — are mounting. Having begun with a promise to make the Ahmanson more a showcase for world premieres, he’s backed off in the new season with a lineup mostly of touring Broadway shows. As for his two other spaces, the message has been murky.”