artsmeme to glimpse CAP-UCLA ‘Nimoy’ the erstwhile Crest Theatre

Architecture & Design · Dance · Music · Theater
photo courtesy chris nichols for los angeles magazine

Named in honor of artist, actor, director and philanthropist Leonard Nimoy, The Nimoy is a reimagining of Westwood’s historic Crest Theatre, acquired by UCLA in 2018 and since renovated into a flexible 300-seat off-campus performing arts space.

The show artsmeme will attend features performances by Grammy Award-winning poet, spoken word artist and songwriter J. Ivy joined by singer Tarrey Torae and guest musicians as part of the first installment of Poetry Uncut, a four-part series of curated poetry evenings and music hosted by Ivy throughout the 2023-2024 season. But there are a myriad other performances over a range of genres you can try out. All about the “Nimoy” here.

Opening night remarks will be given by actor Zachary Quinto (right, above) who played the character Spock in the J.J. Abrams-directed film Star Trek (2009), a role originated and made legendary by Leonard Nimoy (at left).

The Nimoy | Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA | opening September 23

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